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  • What's Your Excuse for Not Eating Healthily?

  • By: Joanne Henson
  • Narrated by: Petrina Kingham
  • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Overcome your excuses, and eat well to look good and feel great. Do you wish you could eat more healthily and improve the way you look and feel, but find that all too often life gets in the way? Do you regularly embark on healthy eating plans or diets, but find that you just can't stick with them? Then this is the book for you. This isn't another diet book. Instead it's a look at the things which have tripped you up in the past and offers advice, ideas and inspiration to help you overcome those things this time around.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Book From Joanne Henson

  • By Mr A Arthur on 04-10-17

Another Great Book From Joanne Henson

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

Reviewed: 04-10-17

I purchased the previous book for my partner but thoroughly enjoyed it myself. This is another book in a similar format and works really well with Whats Your Excuse for Not Getting Fit. Common sense reasons given for eating properly and assistance as to how to make eating well a lifestyle. The author stresses that the book is not a quick fix diet book - it gives easy to follow strategies to cope with unhealthy relationships with food. The most common sense advice given was NOT to repeat things that have not worked for you in the past - seems logical but we all think that 'this time it will be different! Non-judgmental this book is fantastic for men and ladies alike! Lovely clear narration and an easy listen. The audiobook references back to previous chapters to assist moving around the book.

  • The West End Ghost Book

  • A Ghostly Gallivant Through London's Haunted Heartland
  • By: Mr Paul C. Fitz-George
  • Narrated by: Time Winters
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Whether a visitor to, or a native of, the great and ancient metropolis of London, the listener will be drawn in by this book's strange and sometimes horrendous tales about this global melting pot of a city. It discusses in detail some of the demons, ghosts, and life-essence stealers who inhabit London's netherworld and call it their home. This book's tales of hauntings and terror deal exclusively with that hugely haunted area of London known as the West End which has the famous Piccadilly Circus at its centre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic Frolic Through Haunted London

  • By Mr A Arthur on 27-09-17

A Fantastic Frolic Through Haunted London

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

Reviewed: 27-09-17

From Green Park, Broadcasting House, St James Palace, Abandoned Tube Stations, Theatres, private clubs and Hotels no stone is left unturned in this witty and fascinating trip through the West End; We discover its people; famous, rich, poor, dead and alive and are given the Authors theories on the reasons for the apparitions and his sometimes alternative view on historical events. We have succubus, incubus, Merlin, recording ghosts, crisis ghosts, deathbed apparitions and more, all occurring in locations you can visit now!

Time Winters' smokey, versatile narration and quirky production; with sound effects and contemporaneous extracts of songs add an extra special dimension to the whole book. I was led into delving further on the internet in particular search of the story of Madame de Beauclair.

One last hing - Don't EVER go to sleep near a tree in Green Park!!!

  • What's Your Excuse for Not Getting Fit?

  • Overcome Your Excuses and Get Active, Healthy and Happy
  • By: Joanne Henson
  • Narrated by: Petrina Kingham
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Do you want to be fit, lean, and healthy, but find that all too often life gets in the way? Do you own a gym membership you don't use, or take up running every January only to give up in February? Then this is the book for you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time to get fit

  • By Dinky on 23-09-17

A COMMON SENSE FITNESS BOOK THAT WORKS

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Would you listen to What's Your Excuse for Not Getting Fit? again? Why?

Actually I bought this for my partner BUT after listening to it together it works for all. The whole concept of having this as an audio book works because you can delve into any of the chapters to find the excuse you were just going to use and listen to why you need to ignore that demon whispering on your shoulder!

What other book might you compare What's Your Excuse for Not Getting Fit? to, and why?

There are loads of motivational books out there - this is from a publisher who has around 7 books out - all in a similar format. Find the excuse you were going to use not to do something, analyse it and replace it with something else - lots of helpful and sensible suggestions in the book. I can't really compare with with anything I have listened to...neither can my partner.

What about Petrina Kingham’s performance did you like?

I like this narrator and follow her. She is clear and engaging, easy to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

We listened to it in one listening - its a pretty short book but it is something we will go back to when we need to as thats' the way this book works.

Any additional comments?

No gimmicks, no quick fixes - the author explains at the beginning that this is a book about lifestyle changes. Doing something you can fit into your life not a punishment.

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  • The Whitby Ghost Book

  • Hauntings Legends & Superstitions
  • By: Paul Fitz-George
  • Narrated by: Time Winters
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

A collection of 22 supernatural tales about the old seaport of Whitby on England's beautiful and mysterious North East Coast. Stories include tales about ghosts, vampires, the fairy folk ,and the ancient customs and superstitions of the town's sea-folk, all of which paint a suitably spectral sketch of the ghostly goings on in this famous old town over the centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SPOOKY, FUN AND EXPERTLY NARRATED

  • By Mr A Arthur on 04-09-17

SPOOKY, FUN AND EXPERTLY NARRATED

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Whitby Ghost Book to be better than the print version?

I thoroughly enjoyed the narrators voice. Deep and Vincent Price-ish, with a delivery which was paced just right for the book.

What did you like best about this story?

This is a collection of ghost stories taken from events and folklore in and around Whitby. I am familiar with the Authors other books and this work expanded on those beautifully. However this is not just a book for Whitby lovers, there is a wealth of Hell-hounds, Grims, Wafts and all things supernatural to tantalize.

What about Time Winters’s performance did you like?

Time added a lot of variety to this book, quirky accents and lovely pace.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was interested in the custom that young ladies performed to see their future husband...interesting use of a cake and stocking...

Any additional comments?

A good way to spend just over two hours!

  • Christmas Customs of Old Whitby

  • By: Paul Christopher Fitz-George
  • Narrated by: Petrina Kingham
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

This booklet covers most of the known Christmas customs at this famous old seaport. It is based on the script of a radio program that I wrote and narrated for BBC Radio Cleveland in 1991 and it was broadcast on Christmas day of that year. Whitby was the port where Captain Cook, the famous Royal Navy explorer and navigator learnt his trade from Quaker shipbuilders and he no doubt experienced, if not participated in this book's customs as a young apprentice seaman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In the Mood for Christmas in Whitby and Frumity

  • By Mr A Arthur on 30-08-17

In the Mood for Christmas in Whitby and Frumity

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

Reviewed: 30-08-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Its a feelgood book with some very interesting facts in about Christmas customs in general and those in Whitby. Its starts with a Christmas tune, has a carol sung by the narrator and a very fattening recipe. Not bad for a short book! It would make a lovely Christmas present for a Whitby resident or established family.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Christmas Customs of Old Whitby?

The custom of Lucky Birding!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Its a short book - the whole scene was Christmas.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Lock Up Your Wifes and Daughters - its Christmas (you have to read the book to understand that)

Any additional comments?

I thought I would give the author a go after coming across his website. I am interested in all things paranormal and am looking forward to listening to his ghost books

  • When Dracula Met the Jabberwocky

  • By: Paul Fitz-George
  • Narrated by: Petrina Kingham
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

This essay resulted from an article written by the author, for a website in the United States. It tells of how four of the greatest British authors of the Gothic period, at one time or another, came to visit or stay in the ancient seaport of Whitby, on England's rugged North Yorkshire Coast. Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Lewis Carroll, and Bram Stoker all came to Whitby and its surrounding area during the 19th century, and received direct, or in some cases and as the author proposes, indirect inspiration for the wonderful works they wrote.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Whitby history and ghosts

  • By Kindlereader on 24-08-17

A Must for Dracula Fans, Ghosts and Whitby!

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

Reviewed: 30-08-17

Would you consider the audio edition of When Dracula Met the Jabberwocky to be better than the print version?

The narrator brought this book to life. Easy to understand and a great pace (not too slow). Just the right amount of drama to keep me engaged throughout.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I am a fan of Bram Stoker and Whitby, but I also learned unusual facts about him and three other authors. Lewis Carroll, Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens. I especially enjoyed Phantasmagoria recited within the book.

Have you listened to any of Petrina Kingham’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Her collaboration with the Author works well for them both. Her voice suits these books.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me want to visit Whitby again with a copy of the audio book and have another look round. Any excuse to go to Trenchers again for their fantastic fish and chips.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this book to anyone remotely interested in Whitby, the supernatural or who might want to amaze a lecturer with inside knowledge of the authors!