The Diary of Samuel Pepys is one of the most entertaining documents in English history. Written between 1660 and 1669, as Pepys was establishing himself as a key administrator in the naval office, it is an intimate portrait of life in 17th-century England covering his professional and personal activities, including, famously, his love of music, theatre, food, wine and his peccadilloes.
Very interesting accounts from the period, and, I thought, very well read. I would recommend this, ready to listen to the next volume now.
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The fifth volume of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small. During his decades spent as a country vet in Yorkshire, James Herriot has seen huge advances in medical science, technological leaps, and a world irrevocably changed by war. Yet some things have always stayed the same - gruff farmers, hypochondriac pet owners, and animals that never do quite what you expect them to.
Very good, I have read and re-read the books, its lovely to have the audio versions, but, it would be fantastic to have the individual books re-released as unabridged versions, there is so much more to enjoy.
The fourth volume of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small. Finally home from London after his wartime service in the RAF, James Herriot is settling back into life as a country vet. While the world has changed after the war, the blunt Yorkshire clients and menagerie of beasts with weird and wonderful ailments remain the same.
My favourite books.
They deserve to be re recorded and re released INDIVIDUALLY and , (this is important) , ...UNABRIDGED , preferably retaining Christopher Timothy as reader, oh,...and, without the skips and jumps,...and incidental music.
come on Audible, you can do it. 😊
The inspiration for the BBC series of the same name. Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semiferal cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo, James find he is on a learning curve as steep as the hills around him.
The James Herriot books are my all time favourite collection, the ones I would keep above all others.
A great collection of tales, some very funny, some very moving.
Christopher Timothy, excellent, and , after the superb television series, the only choice.
My only wish is that Audible would get Mr Timothy back in to record each individual book unabridged, surely, this classic collection is worthy of such a revisit. Highly recommended.
Here are the rules. Method: you can't use a gun. You can't use explosives. You can't use poison. It has to be up close and personal. You don't have to worry about leaving evidence; that will be taken care of. Victim: no one suicidal. No one over the age of 65. No one with a terminal illness. Choose your method. Choose your victim.
by Luke Smitherd
The summary of this book was one of the best I'd read.
My overwhelming thought, whilst listening however, was that it felt too 'wordy', because of this, I found myself wanting the narrative, (the central character), to hurry up, ...this very good plot could have been concluded a lot sooner, so, ...I wasn't surprised to hear that it was originally planned as a shorter story.
That said, I found myself wanting to finish this book.
I was pleasantly surprised to hear the author talking about the book at the end. I found that I really like Mr. Smitherd.
The chapter about one of his other books sounded good, ...( although too many Americanisms like 'gotten' were slightly irritating)...
However, I will definitely listen to more Luke Smitherd , I have already recommended to others, and wish him every success.
Best Wishes to you Luke Smitherd from a new fan.
A quiet summer night...a neat suburban house...and another innocent, happy family is shattered - the latest victims of a grisly series of hideous sacrificial killings that no one understands, and no one can stop. Nobody lives to tell of the unimaginable carnage. Only the blood-stained walls bear witness. All hope rests on Special Agent Will Graham, who must peer inside the killer's tortured soul to understand his rage, to anticipate and prevent his next vicious crime. Desperate for help, Graham finds himself locked in a deadly alliance with the brilliant Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the infamous mass murderer who Graham put in prison years ago.
A very good story enhanced by the excellent narration of Alan Sklar, I strongly recommend this book.
Audie Award, History/Biography, 2016. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Based on in-depth interviews with 23 of the 24 moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail.
Narration TWO HUUNDREDDD FIFFFTEEE THUOWWWZZZZAAAND MIIIILESSSS over the top.
Luckily I persevered!
Great book , great subject
Believing that a good, interesting life is marked by quality, not quantity, John Steinbeck took note of his itchy feet and prepared to travel. He was accompanied by his French poodle, Charley, diplomat and watchdog, across the states of America from Maine to California. Moving through woods and forests, dirt tracks and highways to large cities and wildernesses, Steinbeck observed America and the Americans with a humorous and sometimes sceptical eye.
Excellent , this book was a joy to listen to, I will revisit it again some day.
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.
What a pleasure A Street Cat Named Bob was to listen to.
I would highly recommend it.
I'm definitely going to seek out more of Bob and James' adventures.
The Isle of Lewis is the most desolate and harshly beautiful place in Scotland. When a bloody murder on the island bears the hallmarks of a similar slaying in Edinburgh, police detective Fin Macleod is dispatched north to investigate. Since Fin himself was raised on the island, the investigation represents not only a journey home but a voyage into his past. Each year twelve island men sail out to a remote and treacherous rock called An Sgeir on a perilous quest to slaughter nesting seabirds.
I found this audio book by accident, glad I did, good story, good performance, recommended.
Can't wait to hear the second and third books of this trilogy.
Thank you Mr May, thanks Mr Worsley and thanks Audiobook.