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Jas

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  • My Family and Other Animals

  • By: Gerald Durrell
  • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486

This memoir is soaked in the sunshine of Corfu, where Gerald Durrell lived as a boy, surrounded by his eccentric family - as well as puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Animal Anecdotes

  • By Kindle Customer on 21-08-07

Slice of happiness

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Who could not be enchanted by this tale of an animal loving boy in Corfu with his nutty family. Funny and enchanting. You don't want it to end. Something to settle down to on a long journey.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Three Men in a Boat

  • By: Jerome K. Jerome
  • Narrated by: Hugh Laurie
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Three Men in a Boat is one of the most amusing and durable books in the English language. Semi-autobiographical, it recounts the adventures and mishaps of George, Harris, J. (the author), and his remarkable dog Montmorency during a boat trip along the Thames from London to Oxford. Jerome K. Jerome originally intended the book to be a guide to the Thames Valley, but his publisher thought it so entertaining it was published as a comic novel and has endured as a classic of the genre ever since.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Classic English Reminiscence

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-06

Delightful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Have listened to this twice and no doubt will again. It's a delightful book and Laurie the perfect voice for it

  • Playing with Fire

  • Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 2
  • By: Derek Landy
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383

With Serpine dead, the world is safe once more. At least, that's what Valkyrie and Skulduggery think, until the notorious Baron Vengeous makes a bloody escape from prison, and dead bodies and vampires start showing up all over Ireland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good journey fodder

  • By Jas on 07-04-13

Good journey fodder

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Both sons enjoying this series. Good mixture of slightly scary and decent plot. Is leading them back into reading the books too.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Faceless Ones

  • Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 3
  • By: Derek Landy
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 331

The third book in Landy's fantastically imaginative and illustrious series about our favourite dead detective, Skulduggery Pleasant and his wonderfully cheeky and inquisitive side kick Valkyrie take us through another journey which promises to be filled with adventure, dark mysterious meetings, and classically funny moments. With all the characters read once again by Rupert Degas 'The Faceless Ones' will enchant, enthral and keep you gripped as they take you through another adventure in this brilliant series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!!😖

  • By My Review On Running Wild on 04-08-15

Reignited interest in Series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Bought this for son who had enjoyed reading first, but drifted off half way through second book. He loved it and has now read the two subsequent books himself!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bad Pharma

  • How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients
  • By: Ben Goldacre
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494

'Bad Science’ hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Every medical doctor should read this!

  • By Lut on 23-12-12

Better to read as a book

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

I got this unabridged for a very long drive. Thought it would be perfect, but it's too long and dry to be enjoyed read out loud. It's interesting but you need to digest it at the speed of reading I think.

  • The War of the Worlds

  • Classic Radio Sci-Fi (Dramatised)
  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Paul Daneman, Martin Jarvis, Peter Sallis, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

When a Martian spacecraft lands on Woking Common, mankind is terrorised by aliens in tall, armoured capsules which stalk the countryside on three legs. The machines wreak havoc on London and the Southern Counties, and survivors are driven underground. Scientist John Nicholson (Paul Daneman) tells how he was plunged into a paralysing nightmare of stark terror, savage madness and utter destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Ian Kershaw on 15-02-07

Bring back memories

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

The dramatisation is very much of it's time and the series' scary music had my husband and me giggling each time we heard it. Nevertheless it was a very enjoyable listen for our car journey. The kids liked the music, weirdly. The story, although flawed, is still powerful. And for us all the mentions of a devastated SW London were interesting. The War of the Worlds takes place in our manor!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful