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  • The Spy Who Loved Me (with Interview)

  • By: Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

When 007 turns up at a sleepy American backwoods motel, it doesn’t take him long to realise that Vivienne Michel is in a tight spot, and that Sol Horror and Sluggsy Morant are hardened killers bent on destruction. Escaping from a past she doesn’t want to relive, Viv turns to James Bond to save her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a 'typical' Bond book...

  • By SoMrHarris on 08-02-19

Not what I was expecting...

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

Reviewed: 11-07-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

There is a lot of back story to the character of Viv and it takes a surprisingly long time before Bond appears. I also did not enjoy hearing the line 'all women enjoy semi-rape' (or similar) - but I suppose this is of its time.

If you’ve listened to books by Ian Fleming before, how does this one compare?

I have not listened to Fleming before, I'll try again!

What about Rosamund Pike’s performance did you like?

I thought her voice was convincing for the character and her Canadian accent seemed OK to me (as a British person)

Could you see The Spy Who Loved Me being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

well, it is a film...

  • Whispers Under Ground

  • Rivers of London, Book 3
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,365
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,709

Peter Grant is learning magic fast. And it’s just as well - he's already had run-ins with the deadly supernatural children of the Thames and a terrifying killer in Soho. Progression in the police force is less easy, especially when you work in a department of two. A department that doesn't even officially exist. A department that if you did describe it to most people would get you laughed at.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story, wonderful narration

  • By Jane on 04-07-12

Really Entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-13

If you could sum up Whispers Under Ground in three words, what would they be?

entertaining, funny, informative (about London)

What did you like best about this story?

as a Londoner I really enjoyed the descriptions of the city in all of the books - I was hooked with Eel Pie Island in book 1.

What about Kobna Holdbrook-Smith’s performance did you like?

I feel that he is perfect for the role - his voice is spot on for the character. I would not enjoy the books as much without him.

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

magic - it's not what you imagine it to be...

Any additional comments?

I chose this book when it was my pick for the book club I belong to, as several of the other women are married to police officers and we all live in London - mostly everyone enjoyed it! I loved books 1,2 and 3 and am looking forward to book 4. Really a fun listen.

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    Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
    56 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Inspired By … The Bible Experience Audio Bible - Today's New International Version, TNIV: New Testament

  • New Testament
  • By: Inspired By Media Group
  • Narrated by: Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Inspired By...The Bible Experience breaks new ground in the presentation of the Bible. Unique among audio presentations, this is a captivating performance of the Bible (Today's New International Version) by a stellar ensemble of today's top-name actors, musicians, clergy, directors, and award-winning producers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but also disappointed

  • By Chandresh on 19-11-11

confusing...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-13

I would really, really like the chapter 'headings' to give more information than chapter 1, 2 etc. It would be great to be able to find a particular book for example.

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    Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    20 ratings
    Overall 3.9
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist

  • By: Mohsin Hamid
  • Narrated by: Satya Bhabha
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Changez is living an immigrant's dream of America. Top of his class at Princeton, he thrives on the energy of New York, the intensity of his work, and his infatuation with the elegant, beautiful Erica. For a time, it seems that nothing will stand in the way of his meteoric rise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just brilliant

  • By Archway Kid on 17-12-13

not bad... quite good really.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-13

Quite a good listen - just not my cup of tea really. It was chosen by a member of my book group and as the point of that is to read or listen to something different from our own usual choices, it achieved that aim. I enjoyed the story, but found the occasional 'asides' to the silent meal companion a bit irritating as they interrupted the narrative (and I got pretty sick of hearing the word 'sir'). However, these asides did increase the feeling of tension as the story progressed. I liked the narrator's voice and the way he read. The ending was quite abrupt but it fitted the story well.



If it had been a genre I liked more I would have given the book 4 stars. And to be fair, that's not the book's fault.

  • The Lighthouse Keeper

  • By: Alan K. Baker
  • Narrated by: Steven Cree
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80

A terrifying mystery of the sea. In December 1900, three lighthouse keepers vanished without trace from the remote Scottish island of Eilean Mòr. An emergency relief crew was sent to man the lighthouse. At the end of their month-long duty, they resigned from their posts, and never spoke of what they had experienced on the island. The mystery of Eilean Mòr has never been solved. Until now. In the present, a group of environmental researchers arrives on the island to observe the wildlife.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Lighthouse Keeper

  • By Amanda on 02-09-12

terrible ending!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-10-12

quite an entertaining listen but the ending is terrible, it just stops & is deeply unsatisfying.



If you want a story with a similar theme, but much better in every respect, with a great ending, listen to 'Dark Matter'.

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  • The Elephant Man

  • By: Tim Vicary
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffen
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

He is not beautiful. His mother does not want him, children run away from him. People laugh at him, and call him "The Elephant Man". Then someone speaks to him – and listens to him! At the age of 27, Joseph Merrick finds a friend for the first time in his life. This is a true and tragic story. It is also a famous film.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great factual story

  • By Sarah on 23-06-12

Great factual story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-06-12

Great story and well read - although I do wish I'd noticed that it was for students learning English. If you are learning English, I'm sure you will enjoy it.

  • Classic Radio Sci-Fi

  • Chocky
  • By: John Wyndham
  • Narrated by: Sacha Dhawan, Owen Teale, Cathy Tyson
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

When young Matthew starts talking to himself, and introduces his invisible friend, Chocky, to the family, his parents decide it's just a phase he is going through. But when Matthew starts explaining binary maths and anti-gravity propulsion, they begin to worry. Is Chocky really just the product of an over-inactive imagination, or something more?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • entertaining

  • By Sarah on 21-04-11

entertaining

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-11

Not my favourite Wyndham novel but very entertaining anyhow. I liked the voice of Chocky & it was the perfect length for this short-ish book. I enjoy BBC dramas.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful