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Darran Hughes

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  • The Book Thief

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,529

When nine-year-old Liesel arrives outside the boxlike house of her new foster parents at 33 Himmel Street, she refuses to get out of the car. Liesel has been separated from her parents, "Kommunists", forever, and at the burial of her little brother, she steals a gravedigger's instruction manual, which she can't read. It is the beginning of her illustrious career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen

  • By Karen on 17-05-07

The Book Thief<br />

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

Reviewed: 29-03-18

Much better than the film. wonderfully descriptive and an enjoyable journey with the narrator (death).
favorite description "The boy with decomposing shoes".

  • Letters from Father Christmas

  • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, John Moffatt, Christian Rodska
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Can you imagine writing to Father Christmas and actually getting a reply? Every year, the children of J.R.R. Tolkien would write to Father Christmas, and the letters they received told wonderful stories of his adventures at the North Pole. These humorous tales are brought to life by Derek Jacobi as Father Christmas, John Moffatt as Polar Bear, and Christian Rodska as Ilbereth the Elf, complete with specially composed music.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously irritating music

  • By Sally on 24-12-16

When Christmas was Christmas.

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

Reviewed: 28-11-17

Being 50 years of age I thought I would not enjoy this. How wrong I was, since listening to this I bought the book to see the pictures mentioned. Book and Audio book are both very enjoyable. The music between letters to me symbolised the passage of time until the next Christmas and was enjoyable.
A real shame the audio book is but a short one.

  • Dad's Army: Complete Radio Series 3

  • By: David Croft, Jimmy Perry
  • Narrated by: John Le Mesurier, Arthur Lowe, full cast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 254

Twenty-six episodes from the third BBC Radio series starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn, plus the pilot episode of It Sticks Out Half a Mile. In 1973 the BBC adapted its hit wartime TV series for radio, featuring the original television cast and characters. Three series were broadcast between 1974 and 1976, with episodes adapted by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delight - as expected!

  • By Sue on 27-08-15

The bumbling captain Mainwaring at his best.

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

They certainly dont make them like this anymore. take a walk down memory lane and meet the home guard of Warmington on sea.
"Dont Panic" its easy listening.

















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