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Tikkun Olam

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  • George and the Unbreakable Code

  • By: Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan, Sophie Aldred
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

George and his best friend, Annie, haven't had any space adventures for a while, and they're missing the excitement. But not for long.... Seriously strange things start happening. Banks are handing out free money; supermarkets can't charge for their produce, so people are getting free food; and aircraft are refusing to fly. It looks like the world's biggest and best computers have all been hacked. George and Annie will travel further into space than ever before in order to find out who is behind it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Tikkun Olam on 17-06-18

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 17-06-18

Enjoyed the story... Found the 'teaching bits' harder to get into this time as they weren't really part of the story, more like a review of the previous chapter and sometimes they seemed to go on for a bit too long... However, got used to it as it went on. Great story, but felt that the ending was a bit rushed... Worth listening to though!

  • George's Secret Key to the Universe

  • By: Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
  • Narrated by: James Goode
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Take a roller-coaster ride through the vastness of space! In the midst of an exciting adventure, discover the mysteries of physics, science, and the universe along with George and his new friends next door, the scientist Eric and his daughter, Annie, as well as a super-intelligent computer called Cosmos. The computer can take them to the edge of a black hole and back again. Or can it? And who else would like to get their hands on Cosmos?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent, enjoyable, fun and absorbing

  • By Kindle Customer on 26-03-10

A really good listen!

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

Reviewed: 19-04-18

Really enjoyed both the story and the educational side of the book... Who wouldn't love to discover a slightly eccentric scientist living next door to you?!

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

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,952
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,944

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

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 26-03-18

Loved every minute... What's not to love about Alan?! Engaging from beginning to end... Unbelievably believable!

  • Thank You, Jeeves

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Bertie Wooster has taken up the banjolele, but the manager of the building in central London has issued an ultimatum to either give up the music or clear out. Even the faithful Jeeves threatens to leave, so Bertie seeks refuge in the country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • thank you jeeves [ review ]

  • By Huw on 20-06-10

Most excellent!

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

Reviewed: 17-09-17

Written perfectly and read just as you'd imagine the characters to sound! A thoroughly enjoyable experience!

  • Dad's Army: Complete Radio Series 3

  • By: David Croft, Jimmy Perry
  • Narrated by: John Le Mesurier, Arthur Lowe, full cast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 233

Twenty-six episodes from the third BBC Radio series starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn, plus the pilot episode of It Sticks Out Half a Mile. In 1973 the BBC adapted its hit wartime TV series for radio, featuring the original television cast and characters. Three series were broadcast between 1974 and 1976, with episodes adapted by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delight - as expected!

  • By Sue on 27-08-15

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 23-11-16

Loved this show! Can listen over and over! - great lines well delivered! Would certainly recommend!