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  • Broken Harbour

  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Hugh Lee
  • Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 673
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 469

In Broken Harbour, a ghost estate outside Dublin - half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned - two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad's star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one: Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished off with himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not A Run of the Mill Murder Mystery

  • By Linda on 27-08-12

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 19-02-19

Tana French writes a good story and she does keep you gripped and kept you guessing right till the end but for me there was to much bad language in it and it wasn't necessary.

  • A Meditation on Murder

  • A Death in Paradise Novel
  • By: Robert Thorogood
  • Narrated by: Phil Fox
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

Aslan Kennedy has an idyllic life as leader of a spiritual retreat for wealthy holidaymakers on one of the Caribbean's most unspoilt islands, Saint Marie. Until he's murdered, that is. The case seems open and shut: when Aslan was killed, he was inside a locked room with only five other people, one of who has already confessed to the murder. Detective Inspector Richard Poole is hot, bothered, and fed up with talking to witnesses who'd rather discuss his aura than their whereabouts at the time of the murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Death in Paradise lives on

  • By Mark H on 03-07-17

Death In Paradise

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

This is the best one in the series so far. I was unsure about the narrator at first but he did really good and he did well with all the different accents. I Highly recommend this book to those who love Death in Paradise antd for those who just love crime books.

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  • Bridget Jones's Baby

  • The Diaries
  • By: Helen Fielding
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463

8.45 P.M. Realise there have been so many times in my life when have fantasised about going to a scan with Mark or Daniel: just not both at the same time. Before motherhood before marriage Bridget with biological clock ticking very, very loudly finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at the eleventh hour: a joyful pregnancy which is dominated however by a crucial but terribly awkward question - who is the father?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Has Bridget gone as far as she can go?

  • By Rachel Redford on 15-10-16

Bridget Jones Baby

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

It's a good book topical Bridget Jones and I'm glad I've read it but for me that's the end of Bridget Jones's journey , I'm just glad it all ended the way it did.

  • Emergency Admissions

  • By: Kit Wharton
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

Shocking, funny and unflinchingly honest, Emergency Admissions gives us a fascinating glimpse into the extraordinary world of ambulance driving from the man behind the wheel.

Kit Wharton has been an ambulance driver for a dozen years. This book is his report from the frontline of that work: 999 calls that hurtle him to critical moments in other peoples' lives. Nothing in this job is normal; every job is different. From the bizarre to the terrifying and tragic, Wharton takes his audience through his strange work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it

  • By Rachel W. on 18-07-18

Uninteresting and Not Funny At All

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

It's not funny it's not even interesting, apart from one or two stories I've heard them all before even experienced some myself and I have funnier experiences than the ones in this audio book and I only worked in a nursing home which half where dementia patient's. Was very unimpressed.

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  • Clare in the Community

  • The Complete Series 2
  • By: Harry Venning, David Ramsden
  • Narrated by: Sally Phillips, Alex Lowe, Nina Conti
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Here's the second in the Radio 4 comedy series based on the long running cartoon strip in the Guardian's Society section. Clare (Sally Phillips: Smack the Pony, etc), like many before her, has entered a caring profession so that she can sort out other peoples problems rather than deal with her own. A control freak, Clare likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives on both a professional and personal basis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clare in the community series two

  • By Jd on 04-11-12

Funny

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

This is not has laugh out loud funny has the first one, but it is still entertaining.

  • Clare in the Community

  • The Complete Series 3
  • By: Harry Venning, David Ramsden
  • Narrated by: Sally Phillips, Alex Lowe, Gemma Craven, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

These six episodes find Clare Barker, the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions, struggling once again to control her professional and private life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • clare in the community 1,2,3

  • By Mario on 16-05-08

Love it

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

What can I say but loved it. The character's are all good and add to the story in there own way. Wish they would make it for tv.

  • Clare in the Community: Series 4

  • By: Harry Venning, David Ramsden
  • Narrated by: Sally Phillips, Alex Lowe, Gemma Craven, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

In these six episodes, Clare’s mother piles pressure onto her faltering relationship with Brian, Clare and Brian are encouraged to share their interests at couples counselling and nominations are required for the Social Worker of the Year Award. Clare discovers that Helen’s son Gareth is not spending his gap year in Borneo, Brian is amazed that Clare has remembered Valentine’s Day and Ray’s colleagues celebrate his civil partnership.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Claire

  • By lynda clements on 09-07-15

Clare in the community

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

I can't believe some of the thing's Clare says and does and some how seems to get away with. Recommend to anyone who likes smack the pony are Miranda Heart.

  • Clare in the Community: Series 5

  • By: Harry Venning, David Ramsden
  • Narrated by: Sally Phillips, Liza Tarbuck, Full Cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Welcome to Clare's world. This is the 5th Series in the Radio 4 comedy based on the long-running cartoon strip in the Guardian's Society section.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny very funny

  • By S on 07-12-12

Cracking Comedy

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

Cracking Comedy I highly recommend, very entertaining :) Sally Pillips is laugh out loud funny.

  • Clare in the Community: Complete Series 6

  • By: AudioGO Ltd
  • Narrated by: Sally Phillips
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 83

The Sony Award Winning comedy Clare in the Community returns with Sally Phillips as Clare Barker, the social worker who has the right jargon for every problem she comes across, but never a practical solution. Since the last series, society itself has improved little, so there are still plenty of challenges out there for an involved, caring social worker. Or even Clare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hilarious

  • By Patricia on 23-07-15

Amazing Comedy

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

I'm so happy to have stumbled across this gem. As soon as I finished the first series I bought the next five and before I finished the five series I'd bought them all :) love the character's

  • Clare in the Community: Series 7

  • By: Harry Venning
  • Narrated by: Sally Phillips
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 83

In this seventh series, we join Clare in her continued struggle to control both her professional and private life. These six episodes see Clare struggling to come to terms with Brian's infidelity. She ends their relationship and is surprised by her colleagues' reaction to the news. Brian tries to win her back with romantic gestures and even proposes marriage - can he change her mind?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nali Unsung heroine

  • By Ama on 11-08-13

Well Writen And Funny

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

This comedy is well written and the actor's and actresses that make up the cast are fantastic. I'm so glad I stumbled across this gem.