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  • Coal Black Mornings

  • By: Brett Anderson
  • Narrated by: Brett Anderson, Matt Thorne
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

Listen to the end for an audiobook exclusive: Brett Anderson in conversation with Matt Thorne, author of Prince. Brett Anderson came from a world impossibly distant from rock star success, and in Coal Black Mornings he traces the journey that took him from a childhood as 'a snotty, sniffy, slightly maudlin sort of boy raised on Salad Cream and milky tea and cheap meat' to becoming founder and lead singer of Suede. Anderson grew up in Hayward's Heath on the grubby fringes of the Home Counties.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A memoir of Brett Anderson

  • By Anna Lloyd on 01-03-18

Unintentionally hilarious

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

A ‘misery memoir’ from a bloke who grew up in the prettiest village in Sussex, studied architecture at ULU, shagged justin frischmann in her better years, and fronted a rock band lauded, albeit briefly, well beyond merit. Liked the Ricky Gervais putdown tho.

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  • The Mystery of Three Quarters

  • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 432

Returning home after lunch one day, Hercule Poirot finds an angry woman waiting outside his front door. She demands to know why Poirot has sent her a letter accusing her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met. Poirot has also never heard of a Barnabas Pandy and has accused nobody of murder. Shaken, he goes inside, only to find that he has a visitor waiting for him - a man who also claims also to have received a letter from Poirot that morning, accusing him of the murder of Barnabas Pandy.... 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Tedious in the extreme!

  • By raven on 27-09-18

A fair premise

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-09-18

Drawn out far too thin. Could only recommend to those who found Like Elephants Can Remember a bit too pacy.

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  • The Secret Barrister

  • By: The Secret Barrister
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,081
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,881

Welcome to the world of the Secret Barrister. These are the stories of life inside the courtroom. They are sometimes funny, often moving and ultimately life-changing. How can you defend a child abuser you suspect to be guilty? What do you say to someone sentenced to ten years whom you believe to be innocent? What is the law, and why do we need it? And why do they wear those stupid wigs?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A superb dissection of the English legal system

  • By Kirstine on 06-06-18

Whinier than a bottle of pommeroys

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-06-18

And what’s most annoying is the first chapter, a n entertainingly rumpole-esque pastiche, proves, on balance of probabilities, that the anonymous author can write & has a good story to tell. But oh my... eight hours special pleading for those penniless barristers. Send him down.

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