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  • Miles Jupp

  • Everyday Rage and Dinner Party Chit Chat
  • By: Miles Jupp
  • Narrated by: Miles Jupp
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Here is the award winning, surprisingly angry, but slightly reluctant comedian in his third solo show, all about his little tantrums and snatches of dinner party conversation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh Out Loud

  • By Barry on 08-06-11

Miles Jupp Funniest man in Britain

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

Reviewed: 27-03-19

I haven't laughed this much, Since I 👀 him live at the Bristol old vic, it's all about memories and all new things👌

  • Tales of the Peculiar

  • By: Ransom Riggs
  • Narrated by: Bruce Mann, Garrick Hagon, Simon Callow
  • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs, read by Simon Callow, Garrick Hagon and Bruce Mann. In this collection of fairy tales, Ransom Riggs invites you to uncover hidden legends of the peculiar world. A fork-tongued princess, a girl who talks to ghosts and wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars are just a few of the characters whose stories will have you hooked.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally wonderful

  • By K. Bridges on 22-12-16

Chilling Stories

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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: 09-03-19

I really can't recommend this Audible book the 3 narrator's have done a marvellous job and Simon Callow gets the juicy ones. Very enjoyable

  • A Christmas Carol [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 64

"A ghostly little book", said Charles Dickens of his famous Christmas novella, which first appeared in 1843. It has become the most famous classic Christmas story of all, with the miserly figure of Scrooge, the epitome of the callous employer; sadly crippled Tiny Tim; and the three spectres: the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. This audiobook continues the award-winning series of Dickens' works read by leading English classical actor Anton Lesser.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourite Christmas stories

  • By SLW on 29-12-16

Best Audio Version

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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: 09-03-19

Anton Lesser really brings the story to life in this excellent tale. I would recommend this audio book and give a big thumbs up

  • Classic Ghost Stories 1

  • By: Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, F. Marion Crawford, and others
  • Narrated by: Richard Pasco
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Rats and mice, and beetles and creaky doors, and loose slates, and broken panes, and stiff drawer handles, that stay out when you pull them and then fall down in the middle of the night...Rats is bogeys, I tell you, and bogeys is rats, and don't you get to think anything else! Ghosts, vampires, werewolves and even rats, all make an appearance in this collection of frighteningly good classic stories from Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling and more! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cracking short stories well read

  • By Panda on 30-10-16

Charming Christmas ghost story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-18

The aut


The story teller recounts a series of ghost stories so very w ell I had to listen to every one in turn and relisten just to.make sense of each creepy story

  • Only Time Will Tell

  • Clifton Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,444

The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international best-selling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told that my father was killed in the war’. But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story-telling

  • By Kirstine on 16-06-11

Great if your new to novels

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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: 23-10-18

I have never read a novel in my life but this book has got me hooked excellent casting and a brilliant story had to download the series 5 STAR book and performance

  • The Silk Stocking Murders: A Detective Story Club Classic Crime Novel (The Detective Club)

  • By: Anthony Berkeley, Tony Medawar - introduction
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

Investigating the disappearance of a vicar's daughter in London, the popular novelist and amateur detective Roger Sheringham is shocked to discover that the girl is already dead, found hanging from a screw by her own silk stocking. Reports of similar deaths across the capital strengthen his conviction that this is no suicide cult but the work of a homicidal maniac out for vengeance - a desperate situation requiring desperate measures.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not one of his best

  • By Mr. Stephen Lloyd on 23-10-18

Not one of his best

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

Reviewed: 23-10-18

Not good for me seemed to drag out the story casting was good so I will leave it there.

  • Bodies from the Library

  • Lost Classic Stories by Masters of the Golden Age
  • By: Tony Medawar, Agatha Christie, Georgette Heyer, and others
  • Narrated by: Philip Bretherton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

This anthology of rare stories of crime and suspense brings together a selection of rare tales by masters of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction for the first time in book form, including a newly discovered Agatha Christie crime story that has not been seen since 1922. At a time when crime and thriller writing has once again overtaken the sales of general and literary fiction, Bodies from the Library unearths lost stories from the Golden Age, that period between the World Wars when detective fiction captured the public’s imagination and saw the emergence of some of the world’s cleverest and most popular storytellers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well chosen selection

  • By Mr Chops on 24-09-18

New and Old

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

Reviewed: 23-10-18

a few old stories I had never read and so were fresh to my ears, So overall very good stories to listen too good cast too

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  • Egg and Soldiers

  • A Childhood Memoir (with Postcards from the Present) by Damien Trench
  • By: Miles Jupp
  • Narrated by: Miles Jupp
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

'I have just had one of those absolutely mad mornings when you go out to have a browse at tagines and end up coming home with a brand-new gas ring expander. I think I was probably as surprised as anybody. Sometimes life is just like that, isn't it?' Award-winning food writer Damien Trench takes you on a journey through his childhood and his early inspirations - culinary and otherwise - with occasional diversions to the present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just brilliant like catching up with an old friend

  • By S. Donohue on 15-09-17

Food + Comedy

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

Reviewed: 23-10-18

As always a joy to listen too Mr. Jupp serves up yet another excellent comedy 5 Star

  • The Riddle Of The Sands

  • By: Erskine Childers
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

Riddle of the Sands is set during the long suspicious years leading up to the First World War and is a classic of spy fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent reading

  • By Andrew on 10-01-09

In the Shadow of WW1

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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: 08-10-18

Always wonted to read this book, so I chose the Audible version to hear if was any good, Its Great !! when is the film coming ?? A very believable tell, you soon get lost in the imagination of it all
I would recommend this book to a sailor or a landsman its brilliant

  • A Murder of Quality (Dramatised)

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Geoffrey Palmer, Marcia Warren
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

A Murder of Quality, set in the early 1960s, sees George Smiley investigating a murder in a public school. When the wife of one of the masters is found bludgeoned to death, Smiley, out of loyalty to an old friend, agrees to look into the case. But his investigation raises a multitude of questions. Who could have hated Stella Rode enough to kill her? Why was her dog put down shortly before the murder? And what did Mad Janie see on that fatal night?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • interesting story and dialogue

  • By Colin on 17-04-10

Golden Crime Mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

This one kept me up, a few red herrings and a mystery " not who I thought the murderer was" ??
Excellent casting with the actors, a true murder mystery. This one is a keeper.
Highly Recommended.