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  • The Moving Finger

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Richard E Grant
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Of poison pens and poisoning: a gripping Miss Marple mystery. Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets - a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate-mail causes only a minor stir. But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note said ‘I can't go on'. Only Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict of suicide. Was this the work of a poison-pen? Or of a poisoner?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it !!

  • By Mrs. J. Peel on 03-02-19

Great performance, great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-18

I really enjoyed this book, very well read by Richard e grant. I was wondering when miss Marple would make an appearance, which she does in the last few chapters.

  • All Things Bright and Beautiful

  • The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 89

Now settled into the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby and married to Helen the farmer's daughter, James Herriot thinks he's finally got himself sorted. But life as a vet in the 1930s was never going to be easy. Quite aside from his unpredictable colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, he must contend with new-fangled medical techniques, delivering calves after far too much homemade wine, and a grudge-holding dog called Magnus who never forgets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book spoiled by music

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-11-18

Nice compilation but a repeat of other James Herriot books on audible

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Reviewed: 26-03-18

Lovely classic James Herriot stories. Unfortunately the majority of the stories have already been told on Audible so this is a repeat.

  • Joy in the Morning

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 133

Trapped in rural Steeple Bumpleigh, a man less stalwart than Bertie Wooster would probably have given way at the knees. For among those present were Florence Craye, to who Bertie had once been engaged...and her new fiance 'Stilton' Cheesewright, who regarded Bertie as a snake in the grass...also Zenobia Hopwood and her guardian Lord Worplesdon, whose violent antipathy to 'Boko' Fittleworth amounted to obsession...and that biggest blot on the landscape, Edwin the Boy Scout.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story but............

  • By sd rogerson on 22-08-05

Wodehouse at his best

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Reviewed: 02-03-18

All of the Jeeves and Wooster stories transport me to a sunny world of English country houses and small adventures. Totally perfect. Thank goodness for Jeeves

  • Adventure Guide To Switzerland

  • By: Kimberly Rinker
  • Narrated by: Jae Huff
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
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    1 out of 5 stars 1
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    1 out of 5 stars 1

Here is a fabulous new addition to this acclaimed travel-guide series. Pocket Adventures Switzerland is packed with all the practical travel information you could ever need, including places to stay and eat, tourist information resources, destination-specific travel advice, emergency information, and sections on the region's history and geography that provide listeners with the background knowledge essential to a fantastic holiday.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not for audio!!

  • By Jane on 11-12-17

Not for audio!!

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-17

This book is perhaps fascinating when read as a traditional book, however it does not work for audio. There is no way to know what section or chapter you are listening to at the moment, which makes it very difficult to swap between finding information about Zurich or Geneva, for example. It is the kind of book that you would look at before travelling to a certain location – but there is no way to find out where in the audio that place is discussed. I would certainly not recommend this book in audio format but it would read it in traditional paper format

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Happy Mum, Happy Baby

  • My Adventures into Motherhood
  • By: Giovanna Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Giovanna Fletcher
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

Being a mum is an incredible journey, a remarkable experience that changes how we look, how we feel, who we are. As mothers we are strong, protective and proud. We feel a love like no other. But being a parent can be hard, too. It challenges us physically, mentally, emotionally. There are the days where just managing to fit a shower in amidst the endless feeding, entertaining young children and surviving on a lack of sleep feels like an achievement.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Was very disappointed

  • By Caitlin on 19-11-18

One mothers experiences about parenting

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-17

I bought this book to prepare for the arrival of our new, first baby. It's an interesting story of a woman's experiences conceiving and raising two boys, however it is not the book that I was looking for. I wanted an instructional book about how to care for a new infant and this book is about one mothers experiences, rather than the guide I was expecting. Not for me but I can see I'm the exception to the rule as the book has good reviews from other parents.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes

  • The Heirloom Collection
  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 58 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,698
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,696

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction. Included in this collection are all four full-length Holmes novels and more than forty short masterpieces - from the inaugural adventure A Study in Scarlet to timeless favorites like “The Speckled Band” and more. At the center of each stands the iconic figure of Holmes - brilliant, eccentric, and capable of amazing feats of deductive reasoning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A long and rewarding listen....

  • By Lee on 29-04-15

You will be glad you listened to it

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Reviewed: 04-12-17

Fantastic value for money! Hours and hours of Sherlock homes stories. Better than any tv or film series.

You can see why Arthur Conan Doyle was knighted for such a collection.

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    Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    307 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • The Uncommon Reader

  • By: Alan Bennett
  • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Shortlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.
When the queen chases a straying corgi through the grounds of Buckingham Palace, she happens upon the City of Westminster travelling library, and begins a journey of discovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very very funny, a riveting read

  • By Judi on 21-09-07

Not for me

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-17

My boss read this book on a flight with me and was chuckling throughout and very highly recommended it, as did my mum. Unfortunately I didn't have the same reaction - I didn't find it funny or particularly interesting, but, thankfully we are not all the same.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pimsleur German Level 1 Lessons 11-15

  • Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

German Level 1 Lessons 11-15 builds on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Louise on 21-02-19

Great way to learn german

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Reviewed: 24-08-17

I am really enjoying working my way through the course. I listen to each lesson twice before moving onto the next one. I find the instructions very clear and I'm very pleased with my progress so far. I seem to be learning more than I did after completing the complete Paul Noble course - which was a great introduction but this builds on that very well. I would certainly recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn the German language. I am working my way through it before I start going to formal lessons.

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,026
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,970

A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's fascinating and humorous quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A short Review of Nearly Everything

  • By Roy on 08-08-05

I feel much more knowledgeable after reading this

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Reviewed: 07-07-17

Very good book – I listened to it while painting our house. A little slow to get started but really enjoyable overall. Bill Bryson started by discussing atoms and molecules and slowly progresses by talking about space and then animal and human history. The book demonstrates how many clever scientists have helped shape our knowledge of the world. I feel much smarter after listening to this!

  • The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi have always relied on the advice of the classic guide to their trade, The Principles of Private Detection. But who is the eminent author, Mr Clovis Andersen, and what if he was to come to Botswana? That seems a very unlikely possibility, and yet… When Mr Andersen visits Botswana on holiday, he is delighted and intrigued to stumble across a roadside sign that reveals the existence of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another delightful instalment

  • By Ms. C. T. Bell on 01-12-13

Lovely book

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-06-16

I always enjoy reading the number 1 ladies detective agency books. If you like the others you will like this. A wonderful view into a world of kindness, where what's right always prevails.