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Mr. Colin Morley

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  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,252

Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin: his one-hundredth birthday party. Escaping through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several deaths, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent but very human police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically Odd

  • By Oliver Dayman on 29-05-13

very entertaining book, great characters.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-19

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. finished listening to it in record time. thanks very much

  • Mind of a Survivor

  • What the wild has taught me about survival and success
  • By: Megan Hine
  • Narrated by: Megan Hine
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

Surviving in the wild takes a great deal of strength. Often faced with frozen tundra, sweltering deserts, humid jungles, perilous mountains and fast-flowing rivers, Megan Hine is no stranger to perilous conditions. Whilst leading expeditions and bushcraft survival courses, and in her work on television shows such as Bear Gryll's Mission Survive and Running Wild, she has explored the corners of the globe in pursuit of adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No science but great story

  • By Stephen on 10-06-17

Interesting very talented lady

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-18

interesting insight into the survival world , human emotions and behaviour, a thought provoking account by a very knowledgeable lady. well done. look forward to your next book.

  • Shoes for Anthony

  • By: Emma Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Emma Kennedy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

"They’re running wild. Feral! If I had a shilling for every time a Scott Street boy said he was doing something when he was doing something else entirely I’d be living in Cardiff in a house made of Lardy cake. What did I say? Bad things will happen!" The idea of the war coming to their small, impoverished Welsh mining village always seemed remote, but with one explosive event and the arrival of the Americans preparing for the invasion of France, the people of Treherbert find their world turned upside down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By T. Leivers on 26-05-16

just superb

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I have listened to a few books by Emma and she is awesome in her delivery and Welsh accents. a truly great book , there was not one bit I didn't enjoy, laughter and nearly tears. Thank you Emma

  • Into the Wild

  • By: Jon Krakauer
  • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring and cautionary.

  • By @Scattered_Laura on 17-09-12

mostly good.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-18

A book I read when it first came out, well researched story. My only dislike as with any book is quotes from other authors, preachers or general barmpots at the start of each chapter, stop it.