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  • First Light

  • By: Geoffrey Wellum
  • Narrated by: Andrew Brooke
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 207

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of First Light by Geoffrey Wellum, read by Andrew Brooke. Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, 18-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF. Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s. Over the coming months he and his fellow pilots play a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. But of the friends that take to the air alongside Wellum, many never return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-08-18

Great Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-18

Great narrator and so well written. Thoroughly enjoyable listen. Love the British way. This last sentence is here because of audibles stupid mandatory 15 word rule

  • Soldier Spy

  • By: Tom Marcus
  • Narrated by: Jason Langley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,099

In the boot were six homemade pipe bombs, all linked to detonate at the same time from a single call on a brand-new pay-as-you-go phone found on the target. Special Branch also found Chinese Type 56 assault rifles with eight full magazines of ammunition. His target was a local school. He planned to attack two coaches of teenagers returning home after a school trip to France. Approximately 60 children, their accompanying teachers and their waiting parents. He was going to kill them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic account, fantastically narrated.

  • By Gareth on 11-01-17

interesting but

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-18

Your usual British " I'm an unassuming Alpha male" SF story. Goes something like "We are the best and I was the best of them". But still, not bad

  • Whatever You Do, Don't Run

  • True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide
  • By: Peter Allison
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Whatever You Do, Don't Run is a hilarious collection of true tales from top ­safari guide Peter Allison. In a place where the wrong behavior could get you eaten, Allison has survived face-to-face encounters with big cats, angry ­elephants, and the world's most unpredictable animals: herds of untamed tourists and foolhardy guides whose outrageous antics sometimes make them even more dangerous than a pride of hungry lions!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • just lovely. Brilliant narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-09-18

just lovely. Brilliant narrator

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-09-18

I find often that narrator's spoil a whole book. In this case he is brilliant

  • Out of Africa & Shadows on the Grass

  • By: Isak Dineson
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

In this audiobook, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives; of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom; of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her; of primitive festivals; of big game that were her near neighbors - lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes; and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her, unbelievably ladylike and beautiful.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for Africa!

  • By Caroline Lawrence on 18-01-17

narrator's voice too nervous/loud

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-18

narrator's voice too annoying. She almost shouts at times, like she thinks she's on stage

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,851
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,516
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,493

The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellently read

  • By OldskoolHrdcore on 25-08-17

fantastic. So honest. Life changing. A life lesson

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-12-17

Just loved it. Trevor's narritive style and voice just great. The content so uplifting. Highly recommend.

  • Life and Laughing

  • My Story
  • By: Michael McIntyre
  • Narrated by: Michael McIntyre
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,289
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,728

Michael McIntyre has become Britain’s biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, which sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following his record breaking 54-date Arena tour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect performer of a life - I loved it!

  • By David on 30-10-10

I love you mm but you simply talk to fast...

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-17

I have watched you on youtube and love your standup, but here you talk so fast and unclearly that you unfortunately are going to loose anyone who's home language is not British English. Sorry. 1 star

  • Afterlife: A Psychiatrist Exploring Life Beyond Death

  • By: Marcel Westerlund
  • Narrated by: Craig Beck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Many in the scientific community shun life after death, considering such experiences impossible. Marcel Westerlund is the exception. Pills may curb depression, but Westerlund discovers that delving into people's past lives provides a healing force that he could never accomplish through regular medicine. He talks candidly about his job as a healer as well as the importance of the spirit in mental recovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ABSOLUTELY MIND BENDING<br /><br />

  • By MOJOE on 05-08-17

Great book.

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

Reviewed: 13-06-17

Unfortunately Craig Beck tries putting on different accents when narrating the experiences of the many people featured in this book. The accents are badly done and it's simply annoying.

UPDATE. I have finished listening and it's an amazing book. What Marcel Westerlund has given the world in this book is incredible. Still not convinced with Craig Beck's accents, but that's all.