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  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,242
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,736
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,741

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Fryed Potter

  • By Simon on 20-11-15

As expected fantastic

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

Reviewed: 02-10-18

What is there not to love.. Potter series has enhanced my life. Enjoy n escape with a wonderful adventure

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,659
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,943
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,920

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Viva Eleanor!

  • By Kaggy on 30-06-17

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 23-09-18

Loved the narration of this book so very well done n story was so diverse and interesting.

  • Unusual Fairy Tales

  • By: John Ruskin, Katherine Pyle, Leo Tolstoy, and others
  • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

A delightful collection of lesser known traditional and modern fairy stories: 1. "The King of the Golden River"; 2. "The Empty Drum"; 3. "The Fire Spirit"; 4. "The Tree of Death"; 5. "The Smuggler’s Daughter"; 6. "A Dream of Wild Bees"; 7. "The Fisherman"; 8. "The Masked Ball"; 9. "The Petrified Man"; 10. "The Were-Wolf"...and many more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great for adults

  • By Rebecca on 21-01-16

terrible !!! narration !!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

the stories were good but the narration the worse ever, her inflections, timing all terrible making it so hatd to listen to.

she seemed better as it went on but omg never heard someone try so hard they end up sounding like a strange slow presenter . listen before you purchase one i feel sad i cant listen to all way though.

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  • The Last Temptation

  • By: Val McDermid
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 543

A twisted killer targeting psychologists has left a grisly trail across Europe. Dr Tony Hill, expert at mapping the minds of murderers, is reluctant to get involved. But then the next victim is much closer to home....Meanwhile his former partner, DCI Carol Jordan, is working undercover in Berlin on a dangerous operation to trap a millionaire trafficker. When the game turns nasty, Tony is the only person she can call on for help.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • what on earth

  • By Mrs L Morley on 15-05-17

Great insights

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

Reviewed: 09-10-17

loved it ..had me griped n empathic with each person as it examines well the genesis of the rage

  • FREE: Crackanory Seasons 1, 2 and 3

  • By: Nico Tatarowicz, Toby Davies, Kevin Eldon, and others
  • Narrated by: Kevin Eldon, Jack Dee, Sally Phillips, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918

Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Each episode of Crackanory contains two 15-minute tales and is a master class in storytelling, combining some of the UK's best comedy writers and performers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely, rip-roaringly hilarious!

  • By T. J. Kinsey on 13-03-17

fab

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

loved it great for a coffee break just long enough each storie so funny. great humour.

  • The Buddha Is Still Teaching

  • Contemporary Buddhist Wisdom
  • By: Jack Kornfield (editor), Noelle Oxenhandler (editor)
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

When the Buddha set in motion the wheel of Dharma, he knew that the teaching he gave was inexhaustible - that every future generation would find its own skillful ways to convey it to the hearts and minds of those ready to hear. The Buddha Is Still Teaching is testimony to the fulfillment of that promise today. The selections it contains, from today's most highly regarded contemporary Buddhist teachers, bring the Dharma eloquently to life for us in our own time, place, and culture.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Series of Quotes ...

  • By SJRod on 11-07-17

beautiful

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

Reviewed: 29-01-17

loved it. beautiful inspiring helps to look at those towards moves that we can make . comforting as the path is wide with many on it. great mini n easy to understand quotes n practice ideas.x

  • The Girl with All the Gifts

  • By: M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,744

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her 'our little genius'. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunning read

  • By Simon on 19-01-14

not what i was expecting

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

Reviewed: 26-11-16

while the title gives nothing away ..the story was well read and a different take on things.. dont want spoil the story its worth a read. / listen xxx

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  • Magpie Murders

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,154

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway.... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who? How? Where & Why?

  • By Mrs Q on 10-10-16

really enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

the twist of 2 parrel storys in different times was really good ..i went bsck and listened to parts which was good as it a clever ideas to havevwrote it so well.

  • Kiss Kiss

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig, Juliet Stevenson, Stephanie Beacham, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

What could go wrong when a wife pawns the mink coat that her lover gave her as a parting gift? What happens when a priceless piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain? Can a wronged woman take revenge on her dead husband? In these dark, disturbing stories Roald Dahl explores the sinister side of human nature: the cunning, sly, selfish part of each of us that leads us into the territory of the unexpected and unsettling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By MRS on 03-09-15

really enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 04-08-16

loved this book as all of his wonderful writing so glad he wrote so many stories to entertain us for many hours.. ive ordered the kids books as well as so much fun , pottering around n listening to them. xx

  • The Shadow Hour

  • By: Kate Riordan
  • Narrated by: Andy Secombe, Daniel Weyman, Eve Webster, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Shadow Hour by Kate Riordan, read by Eve Webster, Rachel Bavidge, Andy Secombe, Roy Mcmillan, Helen Fraser, Daniel Weyman and Steven France. Nineteen twenty-two. Grace has been sent to the stately and crumbling Fenix House to follow in her grandmother's footsteps as a governess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Shadow Hour

  • By Anita Shrirve on 04-03-16

lovely descriptions . but hard follow at times .

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

Reviewed: 26-06-16

the narrating was fab, lovely voice to listen to and she created great atmopsher. enjoys listening but got lost somewhere in the plot seemed really long to get to understand .. who was who n why they were relevant..

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