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ipswich, United Kingdom
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  • Out of Practice

  • The Larkford Series, Book 1
  • By: Penny Parkes
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713

Out of Practice is based around a large country medical practice, which proves to be a hotbed of rivalry, resentment and romance - and that's just the doctors. Think James Herriot meets House.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truly Enjoyable Read

  • By L Hayes on 04-04-17

Good story

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

Reviewed: 04-04-17

This book had a good but predictable story line. The reading was done nicely and she gave a voice to all the characters, some good some not so good! Didn't like the swearing in it but that's just personal preference. Would get another one of the authors books to try. Hope this helps 😎

20 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • Meet Me at the Cupcake Café

  • By: Jenny Colgan
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Ever dreamed of starting over? Issy Randall can bake. No, more than that - Issy can create stunning, mouth-wateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe’s bakery she has undoubtedly inherited his talent. So when she’s made redundant from her safe but dull City job, Issy decides to seize the moment and open up her own café. It should be a piece of cake, right?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe

  • By Mrs on 10-06-12

One of my favourite books

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

Reviewed: 21-03-17

I love this book! I can close my eyes and be transported to the cafe. A really lovely, easy listening book. The narrator has the most beautiful voice. This is a book that I listen to again and again. The characters are warm and friendly, I really can't praise it enough. 10/10 x 😎

  • The Midnight Gang

  • By: David Walliams
  • Narrated by: David Walliams, Peter Serafinowicz, Morwenna Banks, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 761

Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for...the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning.... When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children's ward.... But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-02-17

A great kids book

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

Reviewed: 21-03-17

I did enjoy this book, but as an adult I found it hard to connect to the characters. Hearing my young nephew giggle along to it was priceless. David knows how to connect to children at the same time as teaching them important lessons. Having it read in different characters made it fun and easy listening. Well done David ! 😎

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,250
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,479
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,472

Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Aibileen is a black maid raising her 17th white child. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi: a wonderful cook with a gossip's tongue. Graduate Skeeter returns from college with ambitions, but her mother will not be happy until she's married. Although world's apart, Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny's lives converge over a clandestine project that will change the town of Jackson forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Relished every minute

  • By Sara on 22-03-10

a moving read - better then the film

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

Reviewed: 11-05-13

I am so glad I read / listened to the book first, I love the way it was read, really brought it to life. Funny, moving, thought provoking and inspiring. Listen to it but give the film a miss!

  • The Life of Lee

  • By: Lee Evans
  • Narrated by: Lee Evans
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071

Lee Evans is one of the best-loved comedians in the country; a Hollywood star able to sell out arenas in the blink of eye. But he was not always such a roaring success. Read unabridged by the man himself, the audiobook edition of The Life of Lee is an utterly hilarious and very moving autobiography, charting his ups and downs on the way to the top.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By AandL272 on 05-06-13

a fantastic listen.

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

Reviewed: 11-05-13

Im not a fan of lee evans stage shows due to the amount of bad language he uses but I wanted to give this book a go because his life sounded intresting yet normal (ish!) I loved the book and he read it so you could hear the feelings in his voice. I only remember 1 sware word and it wax entertaining. Trust me you will laugh out load and feel his pain.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful