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  • Doctor Who: Harvest of Time (3rd Doctor Novel)

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

After billions of years of imprisonment, the vicious Sild have broken out of confinement. From a ruined world at the end of time, they make preparations to conquer the past, with the ultimate goal of rewriting history. But to achieve their aims they will need to enslave an intellect greater than their own... On Earth, UNIT is called in to investigate a mysterious incident on a North Sea drilling platform. The Doctor believes something is afoot, and no sooner has the investigation begun than something even stranger takes hold: the Brigadier is starting to forget about UNIT's highest-profile prisoner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great dr who book

  • By James on 10-06-14

like being back in the 70's again great fun

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

Reviewed: 30-06-16

it surprised me how much the narrator sounded like Patrick Troughton it was like being told a Doctor Who story by Doctor Who

  • Not a Drill

  • A Jack Reacher Short Story
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 128

The brand new Jack Reacher short story, published as a digital exclusive. The tiny town of Naismith has nothing going for it - except the start of a wilderness trail through Maine's ancient forests. But one day the trail is suddenly closed by county police. No reason is given. Rumours start - is there something in the woods that no one must see? That no one must even know about? Then Jack Reacher drifts into town. What does he make of the Do Not Enter tape strung between the trees?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I have been ripped off for such a short story

  • By david on 02-06-16

I love Lee Child, gritty and uncompromising!

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

Reviewed: 20-07-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely, it is a brilliant book that includes the best features of Jack Reacher, the no nonsense muscle man of justice and fairness. He is like Judge Dredd but without the restraint.

What other book might you compare Not a Drill to, and why?

He is like an uncompromising James Bond, so the nearest Bond book in similarity would probably be live and let die, it is a taught thriller with action sequences in the right places, just like Bond.

What does Kerry Shale bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Kerry Shale is the perfect hard guy impersonation of Reacher that I know. I know if it is a Shale book it will be exciting and emotive.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Afraid to go into the woods? You should be!

Any additional comments?

Just a great book and what I have come to expect from Lee Child

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  • The Anti-Social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole

  • By: John Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

ASBOs may be the pride and joy of New Labour, but they don't cut much ice with Horace Rumpole - he takes the old-fashioned view that if anyone is going to be threatened with a restriction of their liberty then some form of legal proceeding ought to be gone through first. When one of the Timson children is given an ASBO for playing football in the street, Rumpole soon realizes something fishy is going on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sheer Genius

  • By Dasmon on 16-02-13

Sheer Genius

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-13

Bill Wallis really makes Rumpole come to life and the character vocalisations are fantastic.



As usual this is Rumpole at his best, I can't recommend this book enough, it is sublime!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bigipedia

  • The Complete Series 1
  • By: Pozzitive Productions
  • Narrated by: Neil Edmond, Nick Doody, Matt Kirshen, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

WARNING: some listeners may find this content offensive. Welcome to Bigipedia - the omniscient friend you know from your computer and laser watch takes over for 30 minutes in a unique experiment in broadwebcasting. Bigipedia - a world of knowledge at your fingertips brought direct to your ears unless you're listening online, in which case it's been brought from your ears back to your fingertips and thence, into your ears again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I just love this!!

  • By Barbara on 14-06-16

Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-13

I was expecting clever and sarcastic humour, but every so often it dips into childish nonsense that makes little sense and almost as if they needed to fill out time.



Not my cup of tea

  • My First Planet: The Complete Series 1

  • By: Phil Whelans
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Vicki Pepperdine, Tom Goodman-Hill, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

The complete first series of My First Planet - a sitcom set on a shiny new planet, starring Nicholas Lyndhurst, Vicki Pepperdine (Jo Brand's Getting On) & Tom Goodman-Hill ( Another Case of Milton Jones) The story so far: Unfortunately, Burrows the leader of the colony has died on the voyage, so his Number 2, Brian (Nicholas Lyndhurst), is now in charge. He's a nice enough chap, but no alpha male, and his desire to sort things out with a nice friendly meeting infuriates the colony's Chief Physician, Lillian (Vicki Pepperdine), who'd really rather everyone was walking round in tight colour-coded tunics....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Promised so much - delivered so little

  • By KM on 14-05-13

Funny, but lacks something

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-13

I can't put my finger on it, but this comedy just lacks something.



On the whole it is very enjoyable and amusing especially the empathic plumber who essentially steals the show but some of the writing lets it down. The full cast of well known names are brilliant and produce a well enacted character performance that sucks you into the story.



I enjoyed it and would definitely get the next series, if there is to be a next series, hopefully by that time it will be a bit more rounded.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Just a Minute: Complete Series 61

  • By: Ian Messiter
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Parsons
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Nicholas Parsons is once again in the chair for this complete series of the popular BBC Radio 4 panel game. Featured in these eight episodes are panellists Paul Merton, Shappi Khorsandi, Tony Hawks, Graham Norton, Julian Clary, Gyles Brandreth, Sheila Hancock, Josie Lawrence, Phill Jupitus, Rick Wakeman, Pam Ayres and newcomers Russell Kane, Miles Jupp and Jason Byrne. Produced by: Tilusha Ghelani.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just sheer brilliance

  • By Dasmon on 23-12-12

Just sheer brilliance

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

Totally fantastic and never fails to entertain. How can you go wrong with such diverse talent and extraordinary imagination. This format doesn't grow old and I already can't wait for the next one.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack - Complete

  • By: Lucy Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Philip Pope, Sally Grace, Lucy Montgomery
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack is a multi-paced, one woman Fast Show for BBC Radio 4 showcasing the exceptional talent of Lucy Montgomery. In these four episodes, she performs an array of comic characters including a fame-hungry celebrity mother and an 80-year-old diva. We find out why the Mona Lisa has been dumped by the Laughing Cavalier, meet a police officer who can't find the right words, hear a street survey that probes too far and Candi Karmel's sister makes an appearance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Little disappointed but some elements of genius

  • By Dasmon on 23-12-12

Little disappointed but some elements of genius

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

There were some good sketches and some great entertainment from an obviously extremely talented comedienne. Some characters were very good and believable with a great tongue in cheek view of modern life.



What disappointed me was the similarity between characters and sketches. It was, kind of, 'that worked, lets do it again but add this small change'. By the fourth show the characters got a little boring and predictable.



Good, but possibly better if you leave a week in between listening to each show.

  • The Scarifyers: The Horror of Loch Ness

  • By: Simon Barnard, Paul Morris
  • Narrated by: David Warner, Terry Molloy, David Benson, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

The Scarifyers is a series of rip-roaring tales of comedic supernatural intrigue set in 1930s Britain, distilling the likes of Dick Barton, The Avengers, The Devil Rides Out and Quatermass into cracking new audio adventures. The Scarifyers is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and has been described as 'rollicking good fun', 'a slice of audio perfection', 'the smartest and most enjoyable thing on British radio' and 'like Tintin but with the lights out.'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, if a bit frantic

  • By Pippa on 21-04-14

Great rip roarer of a tale

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

I miss Nicholas Courtney as Lion Heart but the addition of David Warner makes it a brilliant tale to continue the Scarifyer stories. I liked especially the new dimensional twists and the sheer leaps of logic and twists of fantasy.



Great book well worth a credit and a good two hours of enjoyment.

  • Imperium

  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: Oliver Ford-Davies
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Cicero Trilogy (Book 1)

  • By S P Hall on 19-02-18

Outstanding!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-09

I hope there is a sequel to this because I was drawn into it from the first few minutes.

What I found amazing is how the dirty tricks of politics have not changed to this day, and Cicero's cutting wit is even funnier now because of how our politicians behave.
Great read.. er listen.

  • Laura Solon

  • Talking and Not Talking
  • By: Laura Solon
  • Narrated by: Laura Solon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Perrier Award-winning comedian Laura Solon continues her new sketch and character comedy series, aided by the voices of Ben Moor, Katherine Parkinson, and Ben Willbond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comic Genius

  • By Sonia on 07-04-13

Brilliant outstanding

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-08

I hope this goes to TV because I haven't laughed at a sketch show like this since Little Britain

1 of 1 people found this review helpful