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  • The News Quiz: A Vintage Collection

  • Headlines and punchlines from the BBC Radio 4 series
  • By: BBC Radio Comedy
  • Narrated by: Barry Took, Alan Coren, Simon Hoggart
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

A sparkling collection of archive highlights from The News Quiz, which began on BBC Radio 4 in 1977 and continues to this day. Its chairmen have included Barry Norman, Barry Took, Simon Hoggart, Sandi Toksvig and Miles Jupp, and its guests have been drawn from the cream of British comedians, journalists and politicians: Alan Coren, Richard Ingrams, Ian Hislop, Peter Cook, Linda Smith, Jeremy Hardy, Clive Anderson, Jo Brand, William Hague, Boris Johnson, Edwina Currie and many more.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not a selection of shows

  • By @slytherinshare on 02-09-17

Why were some parts repeated?

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

Reviewed: 29-09-17

I enjoyed this. The only annoying thing was that some parts were repeated. A bit more care and attention to detail was needed I think.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Uncle Dysfunctional

  • Uncompromising Answers to Life's Most Painful Problems
  • By: AA Gill
  • Narrated by: Alexander Armstrong
  • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

From 2011 up until his death at the end of 2016, the inimitable AA Gill reigned supreme as Uncle Dysfunctional, Esquire's resident advice columnist. In this raffish, hilarious, scathing yet often surprisingly humane collection, Gill applies his unmatched wit to the largest and smallest issues of our time. Whether you're struggling to satisfy your other half, having a crisis over your baldness, don't like your daughter's boyfriend or need the definitive rules on shorts, leather jackets and man-bags, AA Gill has all the answers - but you'd better brace yourself first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally the advice we've all been looking for!

  • By Tom on 16-11-17

I loved this

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

Reviewed: 29-08-17

What did you like most about Uncle Dysfunctional?

This book made me laugh. It is read brilliantly. I finished it and then started listening to it all over again.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Moth

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

When the dashing Jack Carstares is unfairly accused of cheating at cards, he leaves the country in disgrace. Returning some years later disguised as a highwayman, his reappearance heralds a dramatic chain of events that includes a Duke, a damsel, a duel, and not one, but two kidnappings. Written when she was just 17, The Black Moth was Heyer’s first novel, but it bears many of the hallmarks of her later romances, being vivid, witty, and peppered with historical insight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply wonderful

  • By Kas on 11-10-13

Julian Rhind-Tutt reads this book really well.

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

Reviewed: 28-10-16

What does Julian Rhind-Tutt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Julian Rhind-Tutt reads the book fantastically well, he brought the story to life. I've already looked to see which other books he narrates, I would definitely listen to another book that he narrates because he does it so well.

Any additional comments?

I'd never read anything by this author before but I chose this book because I wanted to read a story about a highwayman; and I wanted a long book to lose myself in while I was working. As a result of reading this book I might read another book by this author and I would definitely read another story narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt.

  • Jamaica Inn

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 907

Jamaica Inn stands alone on Bodmin Moor, stark and forbidding, its walls tainted with corruption. Young Mary Yellon soon learns of her uncle Joss Merlyn's strange trade here. But does he deal in blacker secrets still?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A grand story..narration not so grand

  • By Jeremy P. James on 24-08-11

I enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 28-10-16

Any additional comments?

This was an enjoyable audio book but I don't think Tony Britton's portrayal of the voice of the heroine was right. He made her sound rather pathetic and uncertain whereas I think she should have had a more feisty voice. Nevertheless, it was a great story and well read (apart from the heroine).

  • No Thanks, I'm Just Looking

  • Professional Sales Techniques for Turning Shoppers into Buyers
  • By: Harry J. Friedman
  • Narrated by: Adam Henderson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

No Thanks, I'm Just Looking gives anyone the inside scoop on how to skyrocket their selling career with a system of easy-to-learn practical money-making steps. By saving countless hours of trial-and-error experience, readers will be able to focus on the things that really work. Considered to be retail guru Harry J. Friedman's personal collection of proven selling techniques, No Thanks, I'm Just Looking includes all the tips and humorous anecdotes that have made him retail's most sought-after consultant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Fryer Ceramics on 20-07-16

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 20-07-16

What did you like most about No Thanks, I'm Just Looking?

This is a fascinating book, it gave me an insight into a hidden world. It made me aware of techniques people use to try to get me to buy stuff. It was narrated very well and was very enjoyable to listen to.

Any additional comments?

The narrator was very engaging, he read with enthusiasm. Some books of this genre are a bit heavy going - this one isn't.

  • The Alan Ayckbourn Collection

  • By: Alan Ayckbourn
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina, Rosalind Ayres, Martin Jarvis, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Six plays from the Olivier, Tony, and Moliere Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn: The legendary The Norman Conquests trilogy; as well as a brand new recording of his play Henceforward… starring Mad Men's Jarred Harris alongside Anne Heche; Just Between Ourselves starring Alfred Molina; and a remastering of L.A. Theatre Works’ recording of Man of the Moment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this

  • By Fryer Ceramics on 20-07-16

I loved this

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

Reviewed: 20-07-16

Would you listen to The Alan Ayckbourn Collection again? Why?

Yes, it was great.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No one, I don't think they were meant to be likeable!

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this, the cast were really good. It was great value because it lasted for 9 hours. I listened to it while I was working and time flew.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 5 Minutes a Day Guide to Pinterest

  • How to Create, Promote & Market a Successful Money Generating Account
  • By: Penny King
  • Narrated by: Raya J. Thomason
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Your business will be left behind if you don't utilize Pinterest now! In this book you will discover everything you need to know about making an impact on Pinterest and utilizing this powerful social media platform like a pro.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good, quick guide

  • By Fryer Ceramics on 20-07-16

A good, quick guide

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

Reviewed: 20-07-16

If you could sum up 5 Minutes a Day Guide to Pinterest in three words, what would they be?

comprehensive informative helpful

What did you like best about this story?

It told me everything I needed to know

What aspect of Raya J. Thomason’s performance might you have changed?

I think the narrator put some of the emphasis on the wrong words, and paused in the some of the wrong places, which made it difficult to follow in parts. I think I prefer books narrated by their author because they understand what they've written and understand how best to say it.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the book, I think it was good value and I learnt a lot.