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  • Our House

  • By: Louise Candlish
  • Narrated by: Deni Francis, Paul Panting
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,175

When Fi arrives home to find a removals van outside her house, she is completely blindsided. Trinity Avenue has been her family's home for years. Where are all their belongings? How could this have happened? Desperately calling her ex-husband, Bram, who owns the house with her, Fi discovers he has disappeared. The more Fi uncovers, the more she realises their lives have been destroyed by a nightmare of their own making. A devastating crime has been committed, but who exactly is the guilty party?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really good story

  • By Rory on 12-08-18

Faintly delicious

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

A great idea. But a slow burn and maybe overly long for my liking. But interestingly I liked the flawed characters and enjoyed rolling my eyes at their self indulgent ways. And the end was quite spiffing!

  • The Madonna of Bolton

  • By: Matt Cain
  • Narrated by: Simon Vause
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Charlie Matthews’ love story begins in a pebble-dashed house in suburban Bolton, at a time when most little boys want to grow up to be Michael Jackson, and girls want to be Princess Di. Remembering the Green Cross Code and getting out of football are the most important things in his life until Auntie Jan gives him a gift that will last a lifetime: a seven-inch single called "Lucky Star".... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Both corny and feel good

  • By Justin D. Rumsby on 28-09-18

Oh no.

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

Reviewed: 23-08-18

Couldn't finish it. Made me cross! Spiffing narration but holy guacamole....couldn't love the main character.

  • Mortal Engines

  • Mortal Engines, Book 1
  • By: Philip Reeve
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258

Welcome to the astounding world of Predator Cities! Emerging from its hiding place in the hills, the great Traction City is chasing a terrified little town across the wastelands. Soon, London will feed. In the attack, Tom Natsworthy is flung from the speeding city with a murderous scar-faced girl. They must run for their lives through the wreckage - and face a terrifying new weapon that threatens the future of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazingly narrated story

  • By connor on 28-12-17

Well that was good.

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

Reviewed: 13-06-18

My brother recommended this. Said it was one of the best stories on the planet. He should know. So I risked it for a biscuit and got a cakes worth. Also bought the job lot for me mams birthday. Fantastic story and the narration is second to none. In fact the narration is probably the best I have on Audible. Blimmin brilliant.

20 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • Rebecca

  • By: Daphne Du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251

Daphne du Maurier's young heroine meets the charming Maxim de Winter and despite her youth, they marry and go to Manderley, his home in Cornwall. There, the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers and the mystery she keeps alive of his first wife Rebecca - said to have drowned at sea - threatens to overwhelm the marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic story of love and life.

  • By John Nichols on 30-06-13

Well worth a listen.

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

Excellent rendition by a crisply spoken narrator. I especially enjoyed the BBC diction. Worked well with this story. Good job Audible.

  • My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790

The hilarious, heartbreaking novel by the author of the international best seller A Man Called Ove. Granny has been telling fairy tales for as long as Elsa can remember. In the beginning they were only to make Elsa go to sleep, to get her to practise Granny's secret language, and a little because Granny is just about as nutty as a granny should be. But lately the stories have another dimension as well. Something Elsa can't quite put her finger on....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderfully engaging, great story well read.

  • By Catherine Smith on 27-08-15

Oh Granny!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

This is excellent. An unusual story about an unusual family. I thought the bickering was spot on. The comedy was well delivered and the narration was spot on.

  • Thud!

  • Discworld, Book 34
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 52

Koom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office. With his beloved Watch crumbling around him and war-drums sounding, he must unravel every clue, outwit every assassin, and brave any darkness to find the solution. And darkness is following him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant

  • By camilla maclaverty on 23-05-18

Tony Robinson rocks!

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

I do like a bit of Mr Pratchett especially when Mr Robinson gives voice. However before death takes me, it would be magic if Mr R. would narrate the unabridged version. The sound of the disc world is. Mr Robinson.

  • The Golem and the Djinni

  • By: Helene Wecker
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master, the husband who commissioned her, dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York in 1899. Ahmad is a djinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop. Though he is no longer imprisoned, Ahmad is not entirely free - an unbreakable band of iron binds him to the physical world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extraordinary

  • By AnneDriscoll on 29-01-15

INTERESTING BUT SLOW

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

Reviewed: 06-08-16

Really loved the idea. Story line great.
Narrator excellent. But slow to unravel. So slow..

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret History

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: Donna Tartt
  • Length: 22 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,511
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237

The smartest murder-mystery you will ever hearA misfit at an exclusive New England college, Richard finds kindred spirits in the five eccentric students of his ancient Greek class. But his new friends have a horrific secret. When blackmail and violence threaten to blow their privileged lives apart, they drag Richard into the nightmare that engulfs them. And soon they enter a terrifying heart of darkness from which they may never return.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting tale

  • By mj on 06-09-16

A masterpiece.

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

Reviewed: 11-10-15

My favourite book. Up there with To kill a Mockingbird and The great Gatsby. Donna Tartt is worth reading. Donna Tartt is also worth listening to. Sterling.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Little Friend

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
  • Length: 24 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 520

The second novel by Donna Tartt, best-selling author of The Goldfinch (winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize), The Little Friend is a grandly ambitious and utterly riveting novel of childhood, innocence and evil. The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mother’s Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents’ yard. Twelve years later Robin’s murder is still unsolved and his family remains devastated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Julie on 08-07-15

Great

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

Reviewed: 16-05-15

The soft almost small voice of the narrator belies the actual story. Listen and enjoy.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Soul Music

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776

On the planet of Discworld, phrases like "there's a Death in the family" take on a whole new meaning. Young Susan has always suspected that her Grandfather was different, as though all the time he spent riding a white horse and wielding a scythe weren't enough of a giveaway.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story but ...

  • By Ben on 28-08-09

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 06-05-14

Where does Soul Music rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I listen to this quite often especially when driving on long journeys. I must say that I do prefer Tony Robinson but Mr Planer is not to be sniffed at and does a jolly good job. This is definitely in my top 10.

What other book might you compare Soul Music to, and why?

Terry Pratchett's books are on their own.

What about Nigel Planer’s performance did you like?

Believable voices. Good accents. Not too fast. Great comic timing.