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Rick

Rick Stockport, United Kingdom Member Since 2010

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  • "A Great Listen"

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    Often great books are let down by poor narration, surprisingly even when the author reads their own book they can often ruin it.



    This is NOT the case with Dom Joly. His writing is only bettered by his excellent reading of his work.



    I'd highly recommend this book and his other book 'The Dark Tourist' . His third book on Audible is on my wishlist for next months credit. Top stuff!





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    Scary Monsters and Supercreeps

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Dom Joly
    • Narrated By Dom Joly
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    Dom Joly sets off round the world again, but this time he's not looking to holiday in a danger zone - he's monster hunting. In Scary Monsters and Super Creeps he heads to six completely different destinations to investigate local monster sightings.

    Mark says: "A great book that is a superb listen"
  • "I really enjoyed this"

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    Very funny writing and excellent narration from the author. Had me in stitches in places, well worth a monthly credit in my opinion.

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    The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing in the World's Most Unlikely Holiday Destinations

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dom Joly
    • Narrated By Dom Joly
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    Ever since he can remember, Dom Joly has been fascinated by travel to odd places. In part this stems from a childhood spent in war-torn Lebanon, where instead of swapping marbles in the schoolyard, he had a shrapnel collection -- the schoolboy currency of Beirut. These early experiences left Dom with a profound loathing for the sanitized experiences of the modern-day travel industry and a taste for the darkest of places.

    Helena says: "Amusing, engaging and thought-provoking"
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