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  • Why We Get Fat

  • And What to Do About It
  • By: Gary Taubes
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408

Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what’s making us fat—and how we can change—in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes’s crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't do this...

  • By Colin on 21-04-11

Life Changing. Wow!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-02-11

I had no idea. And now at least four of my friends are just as stunned after buying their own copies.

If you've ever wanted to lose weight. If you've ever struggled to be slim, PLEASE try this book. I've listened to it three times so far and I'm still learning.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Ordinary Thunderstorms

  • By: William Boyd
  • Narrated by: Martyn Ellis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 454

Adam Kindred, visiting London for a job interview, comes across a little Italian bistro as he walks along the Embankment, admiring the views. During his meal he strikes up a conversation with a diner at the next table, who leaves soon afterwards. With horrifying speed, Adam's encounter leads to a series of accidents through which he will lose everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful book, beautifully read.

  • By L. Fuchs on 24-09-09

Not about thunderstorms, but very ordinary

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-05-10

Nicely written story let down by distinctly stupid and unbelievable actions of its cast of characters. Still fairly enjoyable, but not a 'great' story. Just routine.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,501
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,271

Salander is plotting her revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An engrossing end to the trilogy

  • By Kirstine on 03-11-09

My least favourite download of 2009

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-10

Have I been listening to a different audio-book to everyone else? Stilted conversations. Characters who only ever discuss the plot, a cast list that only makes sense with a wiring diagramme, and a complete lack of pace, atmosphere and tension.
I've listened to about 20 hours of this, but concluded that life is just too short. For the first time ever, I'm giving up on an audiobook and starting something else.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • London Fields

  • By: Martin Amis
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 21 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 125

The murderee is Nicola Six, a 'black hole' of sex and self-loathing who is intend on orchestrating her own extinction. The murderer may be Keith Talent, a violent lowlife whose only passions are pornography and darts; or the rich, honourable, and dimly romantic Guy Clinch. And as Nicola leads her suitors towards the precipice, London - and, indeed, the whole world - seems to shamble after them in a corrosively funny novel of complexity and morality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, I think...

  • By Simon on 26-01-11

A right good listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-09

The story is a "must" for fans of urban fiction, but may not be to everybody's taste. Check out reviews for this book elsewhere and you'll find a mixed bag of opinions ranging from "best book ever" to "utter garbage".
However, one thing I'm sure nobody would ever argue over is the quality of Steven Pacey's narration. His accents are truly outstanding. His acting is spot on, and his understanding of the author's nuance makes this story a sheer delight to listen to.
I wasn't a huge fan of Pacey when he was in Blake's 7, but wow, he's come a long way. My next month's audiobooks will definately be titles he has read. Give it a try!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful