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  • As You Wish

  • Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
  • By: Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • almost as funny & heartwarming as the film itself

  • By emma on 25-10-15

Charming

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

This book is so charming and written with love. It was great to hear the actors look back on The Princess Bride with genuine affection. I loved the movie and love this book.

  • Believe Me

  • A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
  • By: Eddie Izzard
  • Narrated by: Eddie Izzard
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,621

The stand-up comedian of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion icon. Human. There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard. This is the story of how a boy who wanted to become a professional footballer and win the lead in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat found comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully funny, tragic, hopeful and inspiring

  • By MR on 17-06-17

So Many Footnotes!

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

If you love the rambling and unique style of Eddie Izzard you will love this! So much more to offer than the written book with Eddie speaking and adding footnote after footnote.

  • The Girl Before

  • By: JP Delaney
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Finty Williams, Lise Aagaard Knudsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,276
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,264

Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultraminimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there - and starts to wonder if her own story will be a rerun of the girl before. As twist after twist catches the listener off guard, Emma's past and Jane's present become inexorably entwined in this tense portrayal of psychological obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping thriller

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-05-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

What disappointed you about The Girl Before?

The premise was interesting, but not executed well. The twists seemed almost signposted at times.

Would you ever listen to anything by JP Delaney again?

Probably not.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I think the narrators were good. In fact if I were reading this book, I would've definitely lost the plot (in more ways than one) due to the repeated narratives by the two female characters.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Girl Before?

Most of the parts with Edward Monkford, he seemed like a Christian Grey kind of character (well, I imagine as I haven't read 50 Shades) who is controlling and weak.

Any additional comments?

It seems this book is playing on the titles of more original books such as "Gone Girl" and "The Girl on the train" which were more successful.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Peas and Queues

  • By: Sandi Toksvig
  • Narrated by: Sandi Toksvig
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 402

How do you get rid of unwanted guests? What do you do if there's a racket in the quiet carriage? How should you eat peas, and behave in queues? How to behave, like how to punctuate, is an aspect of life that many are no longer taught. Thankfully, Sandi Toksvig has come to the rescue with her entertaining guide to modern manners, with characteristic wit and perceptiveness.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you love lists you'll love this

  • By PPod on 02-12-14

Charmingly entertaining

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

Reviewed: 02-03-17

It did take me a little while to take to this book, but ended up loving it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful