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A. B. Frost

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  • Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book

  • The Mowgli Stories
  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Bill Bailey, Richard E. Grant, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,857
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,687
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690

The magical story-telling and unforgettable characters in Bev Doyle and Richard Kurti's audio adaptation of this children's classic have been brought to life by many well known voices from film, TV, radio and comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!

  • By The Evil Robot on 02-10-15

A first rate production.

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

Personally, I thought each of the parts was played excellently. The characters were brought to life wonderfully by each actor and the music and environment enhanced the whole mood of The story perfectly. Surely, I work such as this should be appreciated by anyone with an i

  • Enquiry (Unabridged)

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Jockey Kelly Hughes and trainer Dexter Cranfield had been barred from racing – a devastating event for them both. The charge at the secret enquiry? Throwing a race for personal profit. It was a vicious frame-up and, worse, they had nowhere to turn to clear their names. Still Hughes refused to take the phony verdict lying down – even though his quest to clear his name might have him lying down permanently.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First past the post

  • By Rogayah on 29-07-16

A case of mistaken identity.

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

Reviewed: 02-05-17

As usual, Dick Francis has excelled. The plot and the characters are both excellent. However, the producers of this audiobook should give more attention to detail. The narrator was not Jeffrey Howard and full marks go to Tony Britain for another excellent performance.

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,509
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384

Fight them, Mr Brigance. To the bitter end. We must prevail. In the long-awaited successor to the novel that launched his phenomenal career, John Grisham brings us the powerful sequel to A Time to Kill. As filled with twists as it is with legal mastery, Sycamore Row proves beyond doubt that John Grisham is in a league of his own. Jake Brigance has never met Seth Hubbard, or even heard of him, until the old man's suicide note names him attorney for his estate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grisham back at his best

  • By Liz on 10-12-13

Another masterpiece from John!

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

Reviewed: 28-09-16

I was drawn to the main characters of the novel on reading its prequel. Harry-Rex, Jake and the others are great and vivid characters and it was wonderful to meet them again in this story.
Michael Bec performs the narration Brilliantly! For me, no one could have done better.

  • Jennings Again!

  • By: Anthony Buckeridge
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Linbury goes green and Jennings and Darbishire want to do their bit for the environment. Given the simple task of distributing leaflets, what could go wrong? But when Darbishire’s shoelace refuses to stay tied, Jennings, using his usual initiative, removes the rubber band holding the leaflets together and performs an emergency shoelace repair. All seems fine, until a gust of wind hurls the leaflets over Marina Gardens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Slow Walk Down Memory Lane.

  • By Lostaholic on 05-01-16

Recaptured use.

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

Reviewed: 01-04-16

As a child at boarding school, the Jennings stories were read too us before lights out and now, over forty years later, Simon Vance has more than re-captured the spirit of those years, he's given the stories and the characters within them a whole new lease of life for me personally.

  • Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School

  • By: Frank Richards
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

In the 1930s the Bunter stories in The Magnet became so popular that parcels of "tuck" would arrive at the magazine's offices for the ever hungry "fat owl of the Remove". In the 1950s, a very successful TV series with Gerald Campion revived Bunter's popularity again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cherished boyhood memories

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-12-15

Another amazingly perform classic!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-15

I have always loved the Billy Bunter stories and Martin Jarvis performs them absolutely brilliantly as he does everything else. I always loved the billy bunter stories and Martin Jarvis performs them totally brilliantly, the way he does everything else.

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  • The Horse Whisperer

  • By: Nicholas Evans
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

In a snow-covered morning in upstate New York, a girl out riding her horse is hit by a 40-ton truck. Though horribly injured, both 13-year-old Grace and her horse Pilgrim survive. Annie, Grace's mother, refuses to have Pilgrim destroyed and hears about a man in Montana, a 'whisperer' who is said to have the gift of healing troubled horses. They set off across the continent to find him and there, under the massive Montana sky, all their lives are changed forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A poignant tale

  • By Jessica on 14-07-11

One Of The Best I've Read.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-09

The author's descriptions are so vivid, so absolutely beautiful, from the breath taking views of Montana to the characters, their feelings and situations!
His portrayal of the romantic scenes left me feeling I'd witnessed it all and longing for those same situations and surroundings.
One RealHeartstring grabber of a book!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful