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  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,148

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun yarn with some unexpected twists.

  • By Bad Monkey on 26-04-17

A good tale drawn out too far

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

Reviewed: 14-08-17

Would you try another book written by Craig A. Falconer or narrated by James Patrick Cronin?

I would not buy another book by this author but would happily listen to the narrator again. A great performance spoiled by a too drawn out plot

Would you recommend Not Alone to your friends? Why or why not?

Not recommended

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The initial stages are well set and draw you in

Do you think Not Alone needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

no follow up required the end is just that!

Any additional comments?

The final twist here feels like an after thought that was constructed as a way to finish the book, rather than anything that gels well with the rest of the book

  • Old Harry's Game

  • Series 5
  • By: Andy Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Jimmy Mulville, Andy Hamilton, Robert Duncan, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 244

Poor Satan has to undergo yet more trials and tribulations in this fifth series of the Sony Award-winning comedy. What with missing the Professor, a case of Seasonal Affective Disorder, and, above all, the disastrous overcrowding in Hell, he hasn't felt this depressed since Bill Clinton survived his heart operation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strangely addictive

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-07-15

Another classic

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

Reviewed: 20-01-15

This is one of the best BBC radio comedies written. Well worth a listen. Irreverence at its best

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Double Income, No Kids Yet

  • The Complete Series 3
  • By: David Spicer
  • Narrated by: David Tennant, Liz Carling
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

David Tennant ( Doctor Who) and Liz Carling ( Casualty) star in this sitcom about a young couple, Daniel and Lucy, and their circle of friends. In the third series, Katy's a mum at last, Daniel's got a new job, but Lucy's jealous. Daniel and Lucy rethink their priorities on a golfing break with their awful friends. And change is all around, but Lucy doesn't realise that Daniel can't keep secrets. Pregnant Lucy must also break the news to her parents and Daniel gets a taste of fatherhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A rare comedy gem original and funny

  • By Howard on 07-04-13

A rare comedy gem original and funny

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Sitcoms are always going to be difficult to write and original ideas are hard to come by but tjis is why this is so good. Almost social outcasts, their different perspective on life is great. The acting of course is first class as you would expect from Liz Carling and David Tennant



If you want good comedy with a great cast this is one for your library

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The News Quiz: Complete Series 75

  • By: John Lloyd
  • Narrated by: Sandi Toksvig
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 60

Series 75 of the show that takes a satirical look at the week's news. Chaired by Sandi Toksvig. Episodes include "Bills, Blair and Belhadj"; "Ghettos, Gap Years and the God Particle"; "Weirdos, War Games and Website Dating"; "Conferences, Catfights and Cuts"; and "Conservative Revolts and Charity Shops". Panellists include Dominic Lawson, Jeremy Hardy, Fred Macaulay, Andy Hamilton, Susan Calman, Marcus Brigstocke, Hugo Rifkind, Julia Hartley-Brewer, Laura Solon, Phill Jupitus, Bob Mills, and others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The wit is timeless and a laugh is guaranteed

  • By Howard on 07-04-13

The wit is timeless and a laugh is guaranteed

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

No matter if it is from years ago or this week the observational comedy makes this a great listen. When the panelists go of at tangents you may even cry laughing. Sandy Toksvig struggles valiantly to keep order but fails almost all the time which makes it even better

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • One Shot

  • Jack Reacher 9
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,059

A public plaza in Indiana. Five people are killed in cold blood, shot through the head. But he leaves a perfect trail of evidence behind him, and soon the local police chief tracks him down. After his arrest, the shooter's only words are, 'Get Jack Reacher for me.' What could possibly connect this psychopath and the wandering dropout ex army cop?Critics call Lee Child's thriller series 'addictive', so here is our annual, much-longed for, Reacher fix.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great escapist story telling

  • By Baradun on 12-04-11

Absolutely brilliant - Classic Reacher

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

This was the first Jack Reacher novel I heard and I have now listened again and it's just as good. The plot is as enthralling as all Lee Childs work. Reacher is only after one thing the truth! even if he cant stand the guy he's helping the truth is more important. You will be kept guessing right to the end but with Lee Child that is never frustrating just enthralling.



If you are a Jack Reacher fan you will love it. If you haven't heard a Jack Reacher story yet this is a great introduction, you will definitely download another!



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Potting On

  • By: Chris Thompson, Peter Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Pam Ayres, Geoffrey Whitehead
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

The complete first series of the hilarious gardening comedy starring Pam Ayres and Geoffrey Whitehead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid Gold

  • By Mrs K on 24-05-14

A Potted laugh a minute

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

Antoher great radio comedy.



At times almost predictable but always funny. The (mis)adventures of running a small garden nursery are captured here. The charcaters are so well played (casting is superb). If You want a gentle humour that will cause no offence but leave you crying with laughter this is it!



The only down side to this is there is no second volume and there shoud be!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Affair

  • Jack Reacher 16
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057

March 1997. A woman has her throat cut behind a bar in Carter Crossing, Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base.Is the murderer a local guy - or is he a soldier?Jack Reacher, still a major in the military police, is sent in undercover. The county sheriff is a former U.S. Marine - and a stunningly beautiful woman. Her investigation is going nowhere. Is the Pentagon stonewalling her? Or doesn't she really want to find the killer? The adrenaline-pumping, high-voltage action in The Affair is set just six months before the opening of Killing Floor....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reacher is back

  • By Oliver on 21-11-11

Jack's back at his powerful best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

If you like Jack reacher or even if you don't this book will keep you listening. one of the best of the Jack Reacher books so far. Always at the limits of legality and not always appreciated Jack is a one man legal system. his version of justice is tough!



Lee child has created a character that will live on for a long time, he seems to tap in to the subconscious and takes us to a place we all think we know, small town america. Because he fits his characters and locations so well with peoples mental pictures the stories come alive.





Reading is a little different if you are used to Kerry Shale (who I personally prefer) but still an excellent narration.



This is one of those rare books that seems to have been made better by being read - brilliant!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Double Income, No Kids Yet: The Complete Series 2

  • By: David Spicer
  • Narrated by: David Tennant, Liz Carling
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Liz Carling (Casualty) star in the sitcom about a young couple, Daniel and Lucy, and their circle of friends. In the second series Lucy drags Dan to the gym after yet another night on the tiles and Dan's best mate Andy is surprised to meet Lucy's old school chum. Dan and Lucy's getaway plans are thwarted by other people's problems, Steve and Linda host a dinner party, and with news of another baby for their best friends, Dan takes action over Lucy's reaction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it

  • By C. Carruthers on 06-04-15

Absolutely Brilliant!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

Loved the first series on the radio and couldn't wait for series 2 so bought from Audible. One of the best sitcoms of recent years.



David Tennant and Liz carling are brillaint as the anti parenthood couple. The way they see the world around them, full of other couples with kids and all the problems that brings is wonderful.



The humour is at times drier than a liquid Nitrogen Martini. However, it's always funny and very fast. This really is something you can listen to many times and always find a nugget of humour you missed the first time.



This is one to get and keep. You'll listen to it again and again.

  • Red Dwarf: Better Than Life

  • By: Grant Naylor
  • Narrated by: Chris Barrie
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301

Better Than Life finds the crew trapped in a mind-boggling computer game that is threatening their lives and safety of the ship. One by one, they enter the game to rescue each other - and one by one, they become trapped! Holly will have to use his mega brain to solve this one.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Sci-Fi, but...

  • By Christopher Wilton on 05-01-11

OK for fans

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

Chris Barrie's reading makes this a great book. He brings authenticity to the characters. So we keep all the personality that we know from the TV cast whilst bring a whole new feel to it as coming from rimmers view.



The story is not as good as the first book but the reading and chaacters make up for this.



A must have for all "Dwarf" fans

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Nothing to Lose

  • Jack Reacher 12
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Two small towns in Colorado: Hope and Despair. Between them, nothing but 12 miles of empty road. Jack Reacher can't find a ride, so he walks. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets are four redneck deputies who want to run him out of town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant surprise

  • By Eleanor on 13-06-08

Dark and totally enthralling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-11

If you like Lee child and enjoy the Jack reacher books this one is a must!

Everything you have come to expect and enjoy about this character is brought to life. Well written as always and a perfect reading make this one of the best audio books I have heard for a long time.