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  • The Summer Queen

  • Eleanor of Aquitaine Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Eleanor of Aquitaine's story is legendary. She is an icon who has fascinated readers for over 800 years. But the real Eleanor remains elusive - until now. Based on the most up-to-date research, best-selling novelist Elizabeth Chadwick brings Eleanor's magnificent story to life, as never before. Young, vibrant, privileged, Eleanor's future is golden as the heiress to wealthy Aquitaine. But when her beloved father dies suddenly in the summer of 1137, her childhood ends abruptly. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written & a joy to listen to.

  • By Diane on 26-07-13

Good story but more of a romance

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

Reviewed: 20-06-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I enjoyed the book and the historical details but it ain't no Philippa Gregory. The author had obviously done a lot of research but there were more heaving bodices than I would have liked! However, it is one of a trilogy so I listen to the next book just to find out what happens.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Britty Britty Bang Bang: One Man's Attempt to Understand His Country

  • By: Hugh Dennis
  • Narrated by: Hugh Dennis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 289
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 262

Mock the Week and Outnumbered's Hugh Dennis with an hilarious and insightful exploration of the changing image of Britain and Britishness.

Hugh Dennis has secretly been worrying about what being "British" meant for nearly a decade, ever since his friend Ardal O'Hanlon had told him in passing that he was the most British person he had ever met. Hugh was unclear whether he was being praised, teased, vaguely insulted, or possibly all three - because it has always been very difficult to know how to feel about being British.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and entertaining read

  • By Sue McW on 28-07-13

Light but interesting book

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

Reviewed: 12-01-14

What did you like best about Britty Britty Bang Bang: One Man's Attempt to Understand His Country? What did you like least?

I wanted something light to listen to during a hospital stay. I enjoyed the book and was just what I was after but I think if I had read it when on top-form it would have been less engaging. There were some parts that made me laugh aloud but on the whole is mildly amusing rather than side-splitting.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Smokin' Seventeen

  • Stephanie Plum, Book 17
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Where there's smoke, there's fire - and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. The bail bonds office has burned to the ground, and bodies are turning up in the empty construction lot. To make matters worse, Stephanie is working out of a motorhome she shares with a dancing bear, and Joe Morelli's old world grandmother has declared a vendetta against her.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Smokin' Seventeen : Stephanie Plum, Book 17

  • By eric on 10-12-12

Entertaining story

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

Reviewed: 12-01-14

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

I listened to this book post a hospital stay - was perfect. The story was light but engaging and it was well read.

If you’ve listened to books by Janet Evanovich before, how does this one compare?

I would say this is up there with other Janet Evanovich books; my first audio version but have read quite a few.

What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

Her reading definitely helped add another dimension to the story and kept me engaged.

  • Unusual Uses For Olive Oil

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Life is so unfair, and it sends many things to try Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, in the proud Bavarian city of Regensburg. There is the undeserved rise of his rival (and owner of a one-legged dachshund), Detlev Amadeus Unterholzer; the interminable ramblings of the librarian, Herr Huber; and the condescension of his colleagues with regard to his unmarried state. But when his friend Ophelia Prinzel takes it upon herself to match-make, and duly produces a cheerful heiress with her own Schloss, it appears that the professor's true worth is about to be recognised.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A True Delight

  • By Patricia on 08-11-11

Brilliantly read

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

Reviewed: 12-01-14

Have you listened to any of Julian Rhind-Tutt’s other performances? How does this one compare?

The story was enjoyable (I love Alexander McCall Smith's stories) but Julian Rhind-Tutt's reading was brilliant - really entertaining and an amazing range of voices! As a result, I'm working my way through his other audio books.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful