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  • Him & Me

  • By: Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall
  • Narrated by: Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173

Jack and Michael Whitehall perform their laugh-out-loud autobiography Him & Me as a unique dual-voiced comedy audiobook, filled with ad-libs, asides, and comic dialogue to create a uniquely funny listen. Jack and Michael open up the rich and plentiful family lore archives on topics such as Jack’s nanny’s enormous feet, Michael’s lifetime touchline ban from Jack’s prep-school and the Whitehall collection of downright weird and eccentric relatives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most fun you can have with your clothes on!

  • By Jane on 18-10-13

Hilarious

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

Reviewed: 31-01-18

This is a great take on parents and kids growing up in showbiz w a british spin. Enjoyed the banter and perspective.

  • Something Blue

  • By: Emily Giffin
  • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life. Never mind substance. Never mind playing by the rules. Never mind karma.But Darcy’s neat, perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel, the plain-Jane “good girl,” steals her fiancé, while Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life…with a baby on the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A favourite

  • By Eva on 01-02-18

Good follow up

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Loved the first novel and this as a sequel was good too. The only qualm I have is the mixed feelings about the timing of the love match and how believable it was. There were some ironic twists which on its own we're cute but in the scheme of the prequel, lost its punch. It was read well and the performance was on par with Darcy. If you liked Something Borrowed, this is a nice sequel to answer your 'what happens next' questions.

  • The Love Wife

  • By: Gish Jen
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens, Ken Leung, Nancy Wu
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Critically acclaimed author Gish Jen is a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee and the person John Updike proclaimed as the young novelist most likely to become his successor. In The Love Wife, Jen poignantly explores the explosive dynamics of a mixed-race modern family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Missing something

  • By LRC on 13-04-13

Missing something

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

I expected more from this story. Felt the characters and situations were not fully explored and left me somewhat hanging on for more once it ended. It had long drawn out parts as well. Did not enjoy the performance that much either bus suppose that's a function of the story depth as well. I have read/heard better.

  • In the Pleasure Groove

  • Love, Death, and Duran Duran
  • By: John Taylor
  • Narrated by: John Taylor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

A shy only child, Nigel John Taylor wasn't an obvious candidate for pop stardom and frenzied girl panic. But when he ditched his first name and picked up a bass guitar, everything changed. John formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes in the spring of 1978, and they were soon joined by Roger Taylor, then Andy Taylor and finally Simon Le Bon. Together they were an immediate, massive global success story, their pictures on millions of walls, every single a worldwide hit. In his frank, compelling autobiography, John recounts the highs and the lows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-10-12

Loved that John Taylor read this himself

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

I have always been a big fan of Duran Duran and coming across this book was a great way to get another perspective of the band, it's members and evolution! I thoroughly enjoyed Mr Taylor's narration, it was emotional, fluid, and from the heart. I felt like he was just having a chat with me about old memories. Very unique to get this feeling from an audio book! Enjoyable, most especially if you are a DD fan and would love to have a blast from the past!

  • Pavilion of Women

  • By: Pearl S. Buck
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

On her 40th birthday, Madame Wu carries out a decision she has been planning for a long time: she tells her husband that after 24 years their physical life together is now over and she wishes him to take a second wife. The House of Wu, one of the oldest and most revered in China, is thrown into an uproar by her decision, but Madame Wu will not be dissuaded and arranges for a young country girl to come take her place in bed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elegant story, takes you through time and culture

  • By LRC on 13-04-13

Elegant story, takes you through time and culture

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Although this novel was written long ago, the tale is still as engaging and enjoyable many generations later. It's a great journey into a country village where prominent families ruled and the world was at war with itself. The story is read well by a male voice who was able to tell this tale with the depth, variety, emotion and understand it deserves. Very good performance of a wonderful story of Madame Wu. Highly recommended!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Divorced, Beheaded, Died...

  • The History of Britain's Kings and Queens in Bite-Sized Chunks
  • By: Kevin Flude
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

From Henry VIII dispatching his numerous wives to Edward VIII’s unprecedented abdication, Britain’s monarchs have personally been responsible for shaping some of the most dramatic events in the nation’s history. Encompassing murder, civil war, adultery, usurpation and madness, Divorced, Beheaded, Died... relates the extraordinary stories of all of England’s kings and queens, plus some of the less well-known Scots and Welsh rulers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fun to listen to, bite size pieces

  • By LRC on 07-12-10

fun to listen to, bite size pieces

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-10

This was a very enjoyable run through the kings and queens of England and Scotland. As a non-English, it gives me some insights into why certain less popularly known kings are just that - less popular. I liked that it highlights the famous details of each's reigns and that it summarizes the families and eras for easier understanding. I enjoyed the run through and have listened to this twice already - once for the entertainment, and another time for a quick social reference.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Rival to the Queen

  • By: Carolly Erickson
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

Powerful, dramatic, and full of the rich history that has made Carolly Erickson’s novels perennial bestsellers, this is the story of the only woman to ever stand up to the Virgin Queen: her own cousin, Lettie Knollys. Far more attractive than the queen, Lettie soon won the attention of the handsome and ambitious Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, a man so enamored of the queen and determined to share her throne that it was rumored he had murdered his own wife in order to become her royal consort.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good book, needs a bit more details

  • By LRC on 07-12-10

good book, needs a bit more details

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-10

As a fan of period pieces, I was hoping to enjoy this book and I did but not 100%. The story was told well and kept a good pace, but some of the characters did not seem to have sufficient motivation for their deeds and at some parts, it seemed the same story over and over again about the rivalry and not much more. Yes this is the title to the book but I would have enjoyed a bit more richness to the details and environment to get the imagination going. I still enjoyed it, but it did not hold my attention as much as other similar style books.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The King's Mistress

  • By: Emma Campion
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

'When had I a choice to be other than I was?' From childhood Alice Salisbury has learnt obedience in all things and at fourteen dutifully marries the man her father has chosen for her – at the cost of losing the love of her mother forever and the family she holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An alternate history

  • By Teabag on 30-05-14

wonderful story, nice pace by narrator

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-10

This was an interesting book to listen to which spanned years of Alice Perrers life. I greatly enjoyed the rich history and fine details and stories about Alice's life and perhaps how things could have been in the real life of Dame Alice. She is not vilified here as in history and offers a different perspective to this notorious figure and how she seemed to 'helplessly' fall into the life she had. I enjoyed the book and although there were some brief moments of boredom which lasts a few moments, overall it sets a nice pace for a period piece.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful