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  • Unseen Academicals

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: David Jason, Jon Culshaw, Mathew Horne, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933

Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork - not the old fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else. The prospect of the Big Match draws in a street urchin with a wonderful talent for kicking a tin can, a maker of jolly good pies, a dim but beautiful young woman who might just turn out to be the greatest fashion model there has ever been, and the mysterious Mr Nutt.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible adaptation of a wonderful book

  • By Kate on 10-07-18

captivating

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Well made and good cast. all in all a very good example of a dramatisation and hopefully the whole series is done.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Steamborn: The Complete Trilogy Box Set

  • By: Eric Asher
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 27 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

A supernatural swarm. A treacherous scheme. A tinker's apprentice may be the village's only hope. This collection includes Steamborn, Steamforged, and Steamsworn. Grab it and crank up a whimsical thrill-ride today!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Steampunk adventures, politics, war and monsters

  • By Peter on 29-10-17

loved it.

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

Reviewed: 28-05-18

couldn't stop listening. from start to finish it was really good. can't wait for more.

  • A Demon Bound

  • Imp, Book 1
  • By: Debra Dunbar
  • Narrated by: Angela Rysk
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Samantha Martin is an imp, enjoying an extended vacation from Hel. All she wants to do is drink beer by the pool, play mischievous pranks on the humans, and get her hot neighbor in the sack. It's a relaxing break from her infernal home as long as she manages to avoid the angels, who won't hesitate to execute her on sight. But when her naughty hellhound lands her in trouble with the local werewolf pack, Sam is blackmailed into helping track and catch a killer. The steps she must take to appease the werewolves will put her right in the crosshairs of the angels.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Needs a re-write

  • By Ozzymandias on 05-01-16

gave up and want a refund. read by a robot

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-17

worst narrator ever. like listening to a robot. had to speed up just to listen.

  • The Hanging Tree

  • Rivers of London, Book 6
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,059
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,856

Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of PC Peter Grant or the Folly, even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But Lady Ty's daughter was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favour. Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the house and dangerous, arcane items are bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant we're talking about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As usual, a great read.

  • By Justine on 12-12-16

can't all be great

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

Reviewed: 17-12-16

after reading other reviews I can now say I haven't gone man and it does feel like large parts of the book are missing. kobna is amazing as always but I just couldn't keep up with this installment it was as if I had had little naps while listening and missed parts.

  • Lords and Ladies

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 865

On a hot midsummer night in Discworld, everything seems perfect - crop circles are turning up everywhere, the witch Magrat Garlick is getting married the next morning, and everyone's buzzing with excitement. Unfortunately, the Lancre All-Comers Morris Team has gotten drunk on a fairy mound, and the elves have returned with the traditional traits of the magical realm of Fairie: evil, malice, murder, cruelty, and kidnapping.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Away with the fairies

  • By Beccameriel on 26-11-14

yet again terry had given us a wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 19-02-16

I've been doing all the books in a random order and I urge others to do the same .
it's excellent listening to a book and thinking oh that's where their story began.

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  • The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep

  • A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep
  • By: Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin
  • Narrated by: Monte Reid
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

The bedtime story The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep has been called an entirely new type of sleep method to get children to sleep and has quickly become a success. Translated into several languages​​, this revolutionary story has helped thousands of parents around the world to put their children to sleep. By using psychological techniques and the specific way the book is written the children will often fall asleep, even before the story ends.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • My son sees this as a challenge!

  • By Cupcake Kabuki on 23-08-15

does what it says on the tin

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

Reviewed: 13-09-15

I dread putting this on with my kids as without fail I'll be sleeping before they are.
it's like hypnosis you just listen and next thing your yawning along with the reader and boom your out like a light.