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  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain

  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
  • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412

If you could travel back in time, the period from 1660 to 1700 would make one of the most exciting destinations in history. It's the age of Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London, bawdy comedy and the libertine court of Charles II, Christopher Wren in architecture, Henry Purcell in music and Isaac Newton in science. In The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain, Ian Mortimer answers the crucial questions that a prospective traveller to 17th-century Britain would ask.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative, interesting and entertaining history

  • By Kirstine on 21-09-17

Fascinating insight to our colourful ancestors.

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

I have learnt so much about this little known era of history. Another great listen in the series.

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k

  • By: Sarah Knight
  • Narrated by: Sarah Knight
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 694
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 606
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 605

A brilliant, hilarious homage to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, showing how to shed your mental clutter for good. Aimed at overachieving but dissatisfied people everywhere. Sarah's inspirational two-step 'NotSorry' program shows how unleashing the power of not giving a f**k will help you shed unwanted guilt and obligations to redirect time, energy and enthusiasm to your true priorities.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • sorry i could not listen to anymore Fs

  • By Gus on 17-05-16

Good but to US based

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

This was a useful listen but a lot of the scenarios I couldn't relate to as I think they were too American.

  • The Templars

  • By: Dan Jones
  • Narrated by: Dan Jones
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611

The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall - has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists. Unabridged edition read by Dan Jones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very engaging account of the Templar's history.

  • By Simon B on 20-12-17

Enjoyable and informative

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

Really enjoyed listening to this. The author's enthusiasm for the subject really shone out. As for the content, I found the downfall of the Templars the most interesting part of the book.

  • Daft Wee Stories

  • By: Limmy
  • Narrated by: Limmy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 643

Daft Wee Stories is Limmy’s first book. It is a collection of stories. There are short stories. There are longer stories. There are stupid stories. There are thoughtful stories. There are upside-down stories. There are normal-way-up stories. There are weird stories. There are less weird stories. There are really weird stories. There is nothing else like it. Have a listen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vast collection of funny stories

  • By Steve on 22-09-15

Just don’t get it

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

Reviewed: 20-06-18

I only got a few stories in and there was one about a toilet. That was enough for me. Too crude and not amusing at all. Sorry Limmy. Just not for me.

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  • Going on the Turn

  • By: Danny Baker
  • Narrated by: Danny Baker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 519

Danny Baker is a national treasure with a well-documented and colourful life. For over a quarter of a century, he has amused and entertained audiences on both radio and television. Beginning his career at the age of 15 in a small record shop in London's West End, Danny went on to become an acclaimed music journalist and started his radio career on BBC GLR in 1989. With a unique take on life and a lot to say, Danny's latest book is full of his trademark warmth, wit and insight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, poor audio editing

  • By Dave on 03-11-17

Wish I liked it more

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

Reviewed: 20-06-18

I listened to about an hour then decided this was like listening to the office bore that if you have been to Tenerife, he has been to Elevenerife.

  • The Demon's Brood

  • A History of the Plantagenet Dynasty
  • By: Desmond Seward
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

The Plantagenets reigned over England longer than any other family - from Henry II to Richard III. Four kings were murdered, two came close to being deposed, and the last - and most notorious, Richard III - was killed in a battle by rebels. Shakespeare wrote plays about six of them, further entrenching them in the national myth. Based on major contemporary sources and recent research, acclaimed historian Desmond Seward provides the first accessible overview of the whole extraordinary dynasty.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too fast

  • By Narny on 22-05-18

Too fast

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

Reviewed: 22-05-18

Fascinating book let down by being read so quickly. Also some of the dates were wrong.

  • A Christmas Carol

  • By: Charles Dickens, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Cranham, Miriam Margolyes, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,038

'If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!' Charles Dickens’ ghostly tale of sour and stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge has captivated readers, listeners and audiences for over 150 years. This Christmas, Audible Studios brings this story to life in an audio drama featuring an all-star cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANK YOU 🎄🤶🏻🎄& Merry Christmas

  • By Highlight on 14-12-16

heart warming rendition

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

Reviewed: 19-12-17

I really enjoyed this adaptation of the classic seasonal story. The cast were excellent. Highly recommend it.

  • Hitler

  • Ascent 1889-1939
  • By: Volker Ullrich
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 34 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28

For all the literature about Adolf Hitler, there have been just four seminal biographies; this is the fifth, a landmark work that sheds important new light on Hitler himself. Drawing on previously unseen papers and a wealth of recent scholarly research, Volker Ullrich reveals the man behind the public persona, from Hitler's childhood, to his failures as a young man in Vienna, to his experiences during the First World War, to his rise as a far-right party leader.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Clearly well researched but bit dull and poor narration

  • By C. Hamilton-welsh on 20-08-17

Informative listen

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

Reviewed: 18-10-17

Found the content very interesting with quite a few things I was unaware of.

However the narration is a little laboured and took some getting used to.

  • Alan Partridge: Nomad

  • By: Alan Partridge
  • Narrated by: Alan Partridge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,293
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,790

In Alan Partridge: Nomad, Alan dons his boots, windcheater and scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew - it's called Britain - intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance. Diarising his ramble in the form of a 'journey journal', Alan details the people and places he encounters, ruminates on matters large and small and, on a final leg fraught with danger, becomes not a man (because he was one to start off with) but a better, more inspiring example of a man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Every line has a joke.

  • By Dickie Armstrong on 24-10-16

hilarious

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

Reviewed: 26-05-17

Excellent. Another really funny and enjoyable listen. Wonderfully read by the great man himself. Loved it.

  • The Private Lives of the Tudors

  • Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty
  • By: Tracy Borman
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Sandra Duncan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

The Tudor monarchs were constantly surrounded by an army of attendants, courtiers and ministers. Even in their most private moments, they were accompanied by a servant specifically appointed for the task. A groom of the stool would stand patiently by as Henry VIII performed his daily purges, and when Elizabeth I retired for the evening, one of her female servants would sleep at the end of her bed. These attendants knew the truth behind the glamorous exterior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly absorbing!

  • By Gabrielle Harvey-Jones on 19-06-16

fascinating insight into the Tudors

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

Reviewed: 27-09-16

I thought there wouldn't be much more to be said about this rather dysfunctional family however there was so much I never knew. Excellent.

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