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  • La Belle Sauvage

  • The Book of Dust, Volume 1
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,852
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,548

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Story, Great Narrator

  • By Lorenzo on 21-10-17

fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-01-18

this was a great book. after listening to all the his dark materials series, when I found out there was going to be another trilogy I couldn't wait to listen. now the waiting beggins again for the. second of this one to be released.

  • A Street Cat Named Bob

  • By: James Bowen
  • Narrated by: Kris Milnes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498

When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fell in love with James and Bob!

  • By Rosie and Duncan on 08-07-13

great listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-17

very much enjoyed listening to this after watching the film. lots of bits missed out in the film but a great story. will definitely listen to the other two books in the series.

  • Not Dead Yet

  • By: Phil Collins
  • Narrated by: Phil Collins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516

Phil Collins gained fame as both the drummer and the lead singer for Genesis and continues to enjoy worldwide success today. He's one of only three recording artists who have sold over 100 million albums both as solo artists and separately as principal members of bands - the other two being Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest interesting amazing account

  • By Mrs W Cole on 27-10-16

Fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-17

I really enjoyed listening to this book, after growing up listening to genesis music and phils solo albs as my dad was a big fan.

  • Touch the Top of the World

  • A Blind Man's Journey to Climb Farther Than the Eye Can See
  • By: Erik Weihenmayer
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Erik Weihenmayer was born with retinoscheses, a degenerative eye disorder that would leave him blind by the age of 13. But Erik was determined to rise above this devastating disability and lead a fulfilling and exciting life. In this poignant and inspiring memoir, he shares his struggle to push past the limits imposed on him by his visual impairment - and by a seeing world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An inspiring listen

  • By CA Weir on 12-05-08

what an achievement

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-16

fantastic book just shows what someone with sight. loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys climbing

  • New York Night

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

Teenagers are being possessed and turning into sadistic murderers. Priests can't help, nor can psychiatrists. So who is behind the demonic possessions? Jack Nightingale is called in to investigate and finds his own soul is on the line.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but could be better

  • By TrickyPolt on 06-06-16

great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-16

fantastic book enjoyed every book in this series can't wait for the next in the series

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Hairy Bikers Blood, Sweat and Tyres

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Si King, Dave Myers
  • Narrated by: Si King, Dave Myers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 334

Si King and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers, have lived life to the fullest. They had fantastically rich northern childhoods laced with food and fun, but of course with some tragedy too. But we also get to know the early Bikers - we find out how their friendship developed and all of the mad capers and round-the-world trips they went on. Perfect for their fans, heavily seasoned with warmth, food, love, bikes and bro-mance, the Hairies never fail to entertain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!!

  • By Glynne on 01-12-15

fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-16

after watching them on tv and now listening to this book was a great choice. enjoyed listening and hearing about the two bikers and their individual lifes around cooking and bikes. also was great listening to the book being read by them

  • Winner

  • My Racing Life
  • By: A. P. McCoy
  • Narrated by: Stephen Armstrong
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Tony (A. P.) McCoy has collected a record 20 consecutive jump jockey titles to date, and since 1992 he has ridden over 4,300 winners. This powerfully honest memoir looks at life at the very top in National Hunt racing - and beyond, discussing fatherhood, writing novels and his decision to retire while he's still a long way ahead. It is a definitive autobiography that is themed around A. P.'s 10 most important races: his first ride, first race, first fall, first win, greatest disappointment - and greatest triumph.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By graham on 30-03-16

great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-03-16

enjoyed listening and hearing all about A P McCoys racing life and all about his big wins as a follower of horse racing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Play On

  • Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac
  • By: Mick Fleetwood
  • Narrated by: Martin Dew
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

'After forty-six years of being on the road, now is the right time to look back in a way I've never done before: now and then. I'm looking forward to sharing it with you.' Mick Fleetwood has been part of one of the world's most successful and adored bands for over four decades. Here he tells the full and candid story of that life, and what it is to be part of the ever evolving Fleetwood Mac.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fascinating Syory

  • By Colin on 20-01-15

Fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-15

What a great book I have been a fan of fleetwood mac since I was little as my dad used to listen to them now I really enjoyed listening to the autobiography of nick fleetwood was good to hear all about the early years and now I have some of the peter green and fleetwood mac albums

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Running

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Ronnie O'Sullivan
  • Narrated by: David John
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

World snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan's first-volume autobiography Ronnie was a major best seller, acclaimed for its candour and insight into the life of a top sports star. In his second book, Ronnie reflects on how much of his life has been running away or running towards (often inadvisable) things.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very enjoyable for fans of the Rocket.

  • By graham on 01-12-13

very enjoyable for fans of the Rocket.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-13

Where does Running rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As a snooker lover myself when i saw that the Rocket Ronnie O'sullivan had his new book out i couldn't wait for the book to become available in audio. I pre ordered the book listened to it in within 2 days. I have followed Ronnie over the years watching him in the snooker tournement. Been to see him live at the masters 4 times when he was in the final.

Was very interesting to hear about his eairly playing days before he turned pro and how he got into the game of snooker.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Running?

Ronnie talking about his child hood and when his father was inside and how that made him continue to play the game of snooker.

What about David John’s performance did you like?

very good and was able to understand and take in the book.

Any additional comments?

Great book and now looking for other autobiographys.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful