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Peter Walpole

Shropshire
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  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Saunders
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,937
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,921

A heartwarming festive tale of redemption and cheer, The Christmas Hirelings is the story of a lonely widower who reluctantly invites a group of children to his manor for Christmas. It showcases the benefits of opening your doors and hearts during the holiday season.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it! What a wonderful Christmas tale.

  • By Helen SJ on 17-12-18

Simply wonderful

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

Reviewed: 13-12-18

Loved it from start to finish, excellent narration, got me in the mood for Christmas now!!

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  • The View from the Cheap Seats

  • Selected Nonfiction
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

The View from the Cheap Seats draws together, for the first time ever, myriad nonfiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech he gave at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett, Lou Reed and Ray Bradbury, the collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving, beautiful and always funny

  • By Josh McCullough on 23-09-16

Wonderful insight into one of our generation's most fascinating brains

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

Reviewed: 18-06-16

Neil Gaiman is a crusader, a sideways thinker with an almost spiritual ability to capture the imagination.
Cheap seats is a collection of his thoughts, written over a number of years and gives snapshots of opinion and emotion cast with the colourful hue brought to all of his work.
Gaiman gives us a chance to peer into the workings of his inner cuckoo clock and treats with his opinions and thoughts on much that is close to his own heart.
The greatest bonus for me personally is the fact he reads it himself. Every inflection is how the author meant it which for a true Gaiman fan makes this audio book worth it weight in gold.
One I will be listening and returning to for many years to come!

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