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  • Slaving Away (Series 2)

  • By: Miranda Kane
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 306

Miranda’s back, but she’s not sticking around for long. In an attempt to regain her mojo, she’s packing up her whips, chains and thigh-high boots to leave London, and set out on a road trip unlike any other. With her best frenemy, and fellow dominatrix, Mistress Laveen in tow, she heads out to see what delights – and displeasures – they can dish out from the “comfort” of budget hotel rooms across the UK.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it!

  • By Sarah on 14-03-19

loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-04-19

loved it, great cast and story and performances, we need a 3rd series as soon as possible

  • Cunk on Everything

  • The Encyclopedia Philomena
  • By: Philomena Cunk
  • Narrated by: Philomena Cunk
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346

In the olden days, people used to learn about things from encyclopedias. And that was really good, because you could read it, and learn it, then you could stop worrying about thinking. But now, with the Internet and more people and science and research, there's just too much knowledge - more every year - and it's overwhelming. So, after years of asking the big questions - like 'what did people do before evolution?' and 'what is clocks?' - intrepid reporter and visionary philosopher Philomena Cunk is bringing the encyclopedia back with this definitive guide to everything you will ever need to know about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredi-cunk... which isn't a word. Except it is.

  • By Kevin Lennox on 05-11-18

it's ok

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

Reviewed: 23-12-18

if you like the character it is ok, she works better in short sketches not a long book

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,284

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good one!

  • By Robyn on 23-11-16

all round good book

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

Reviewed: 20-12-18

really enjoyed the reader, the story is really good (some points lost me a little but I suppose that is good fantasy)

  • The Quanderhorn Xperimentations

  • By: Rob Grant, Andrew Marshall
  • Narrated by: Cassie Layton, Ryan Sampson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20

Churchill is Prime Minister for the last time. Rationing is still in force. All music sounds like the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. People like living in 1952: it's familiar and reassuring, and Britain knows its place in the world. Few have noticed it's been 1952 for the past 65 years. Meet Professor Quanderhorn; a brilliant, maverick scientific genius who has absolutely no moral compass. With his Dangerous Giant Space Laser, High Rise Farm, Invisible Robot and Fleet of Monkey-driven Lorries, he's not afraid to push the boundaries of science to their very limit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Red dwarf humour in 1950s England

  • By Jonathan on 02-04-19

It is ok

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

It passed the time, story was alright but nothing special, good to have on in the background

  • Fascinating Footnotes from History

  • By: Giles Milton
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 203

Fascinating Footnotes From History details 100 of the quirkiest historical nuggets - eye-stretching stories that sound like fiction but are 100 percent fact. There is Hiroo Onoda, the lone Japanese soldier still fighting the Second World War in 1974; Agatha Christie, who mysteriously disappeared for 11 days in 1926; and Werner Franz, a cabin boy on the Hindenburg who lived to tell the tale when it was engulfed in flames in 1937.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of the best books I've listened to in years

  • By mike blacker on 08-11-16

rubbish

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

please don't waste your time, 5 minutes on wiki and you can find all this info

  • The Devil's Detective

  • Thomas Fool, Book 1
  • By: Simon Kurt Unsworth
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 396

Welcome to hell...where skinless demons patrol the lakes, and the waves of limbo wash against the outer walls while the souls of the damned float on their surface, waiting to be collected. When an unidentified, brutalised body is discovered, the case is assigned to Thomas Fool, one of hell's detectives, known as Information Men. But how do you investigate a murder where death is commonplace, and everyone is guilty of something?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic Horror!

  • By Lynn Worton on 15-10-15

a fantastic book

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

Reviewed: 20-06-18

a brilliant story with fantastic narration, it does not slow keeps you wanting to listen

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  • The Death of WCW

  • By: R.D. Reynolds, Bryan Alvarez
  • Narrated by: Bryan Alvarez
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

In 1997, World Championship Wrestling was on top. It was the number-one pro wrestling company in the world, and the highest-rated show on cable television. Each week, fans tuned in to Monday Nitro, flocked to sold-out arenas, and carried home truckloads of WCW merchandise. Sting, Bill Goldberg, and the New World Order were household names. Superstars like Dennis Rodman and KISS jumped on the WCW bandwagon. It seemed the company could do no wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly told

  • By matt on 24-09-16

Brilliant book for any wrestling fan

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

Reviewed: 06-06-18

This book is a must for any Wrestling fan, some much information given to you in the best way

  • The Real-Town Murders

  • By: Adam Roberts
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

Alma is a private detective in a near-future England, a country desperately trying to tempt people away from the delights of Shine, the immersive successor to the Internet. But most people are happy to spend their lives plugged in, and the country is decaying. Alma's partner is ill and has to be treated without fail every four hours, a task that only Alma can do. If she misses the five-minute window, her lover will die.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Info dumping

  • By R. Maines on 29-11-18

It is a really good book

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

Reviewed: 30-05-18

I love i, the person reading it was great and the story deadly good. I could not recommend it more

  • Mortal Engines

  • Mortal Engines, Book 1
  • By: Philip Reeve
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448

Welcome to the astounding world of Predator Cities! Emerging from its hiding place in the hills, the great Traction City is chasing a terrified little town across the wastelands. Soon, London will feed. In the attack, Tom Natsworthy is flung from the speeding city with a murderous scar-faced girl. They must run for their lives through the wreckage - and face a terrifying new weapon that threatens the future of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazingly narrated story

  • By connor on 28-12-17

Love this book

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

Reviewed: 15-03-18

Love this book, I cannot believe that the film will live up to the book

  • How Not to Be a Boy

  • By: Robert Webb
  • Narrated by: Robert Webb
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,596
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,249

Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh (in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell), and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, Robert Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating charming sad redemptive

  • By sarah on 02-09-17

This is a must listen for any comedy fan

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

Reviewed: 18-11-17

this is a must listen if you are a fan of comedy, such a wonderful audio book