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  • Stephen Fry

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
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    5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382

Stephen Fry joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss his recording of Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection. From his childhood days as a member of the Sherlock Holmes Society to his performance as Mycroft Holmes, Stephen shares anecdotes relating to his lifelong passion for Sherlock Holmes. He also discusses his experience recording the Harry Potter audiobooks, his own penchant for audiobooks, and his plans for the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just love Stephen Fry!

  • By LoubyLou on 06-04-18

Entertaining

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Reviewed: 19-02-19

Stephen as always is brilliant and so lovely to listen to. He makes you realise the intricacies of the things he reads.

  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Saunders
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,022
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,842
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,827

A heartwarming festive tale of redemption and cheer, The Christmas Hirelings is the story of a lonely widower who reluctantly invites a group of children to his manor for Christmas. It showcases the benefits of opening your doors and hearts during the holiday season.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it! What a wonderful Christmas tale.

  • By Helen SJ on 17-12-18

Easy read

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-19

Jennifer Saunders did a brilliant job but the storyline was so obvious it detracted a bit from my enjoyment.

  • Tony Robinson

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive interview
  • By: Gabriel Fleming
  • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
  • Length: 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

The much-loved actor, presenter and author, Tony Robinson, joins Gabriel Fleming in the Audible Studios to discuss his autobiography, No Cunning Plan. Sir Tony Robinson is most famous for playing the role of Baldrick in Blackadder and presenting the Channel 4 show, Time Team, for 20 years. However, he began his career at the age of 13 in the original stage version of Oliver!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Chrissie Ann on 17-02-19

Interesting

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Reviewed: 17-02-19

As always Tony is easy to listen to and his enthusiasm shines through. Worth listening to.

  • Envious Casca: Inspector Hemingway Series, Book 2

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

A holiday party takes on a sinister aspect when the colourful assortment of guests discovers there is a killer in their midst. The owner of the substantial estate, that old Scrooge Nathaniel Herriard, is found stabbed in the back. While the delicate matter of inheritance could be the key to this crime, the real conundrum is how any of the suspects could have entered a locked room to commit the foul deed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Meet the ultimate in 'Locked Door' murder

  • By Carôle on 30-12-14

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 17-02-19

The narrator was very good bringing all the characters to life. The story was easy to listen too and gripping up to the end.

  • A Civil Contract

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

Set in the Regency period, this is a classic tale of misunderstood love and an arranged marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This one grows on you

  • By Stephanie on 28-02-09

A favourite.

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Reviewed: 07-02-19

This has always been one of my favourite books by Georgette Heyer. I don't know why. It is a gentle calming story and one that draws me back again and again.

  • Kindred

  • By: Steve Robinson
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Jefferson Tayte is good at finding people who don't want to be found. For years he has followed faint genealogical trails to reunite families - and uncover long-hidden secrets. But Tayte is a loner, a man with no ties of his own; his true identity is the most elusive case of his career. But that could all be about to change. Now Tayte has in his possession the beginnings of a new trail - clues his late mentor had started to gather - that might at last lead to his own family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb!

  • By pixie on 20-06-16

Great read

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Reviewed: 04-02-19

The narrator really brought the characters to life. I could see them quite clearly as I listened. The story was intriguing and I wanted to keep on listening to the next chapter. I had worked out the twist by chapter 30 but it didn't stop me wanting to continue listening. I really enjoyed this book.

  • Christmas at Thrush Green

  • By: Miss Read
  • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

The villagers of Thrush Green celebrate Christmas traditionally, in a way that has hardly changed over the generations. Children eagerly hang up their stockings, families go to church together and everyone enjoys the treats of the festive season. And when it snows as the carol singers make their way round the cottages on the green, it looks as if Christmas will be perfect this year. But not everything is as peaceful as it seems.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not the same charm

  • By M. on 23-05-18

Easy listening

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Reviewed: 30-01-19

I love Miss Reads books and this is no exception. A gentle easy listen and well read.

  • At Home in Thrush Green

  • By: Miss Read
  • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Charles Henstock, vicar of Thrush Green, is living in his new vicarage after the old one burned down. In its place are eight retirement homes, but there’s heated debate in the village about the new residents. How to choose who will live there? How will they get on together? And how will they accommodate all the pets? Meanwhile the old residents have their worries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely easy read.

  • By Chrissie Ann on 24-01-19

Lovely easy read.

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Reviewed: 24-01-19

A very relaxing easy listen. It was as good as the other Thrush Green novels.

  • No Wind of Blame: Inspector Hemingway, Book 1

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

The superlatively analytical Inspector Hemingway is confronted by a murder that seems impossible – no one was near the murder weapon at the time the shot was fired. Everyone on the scene seems to have a motive, not to mention the wherewithal to commit murder, and alibis that simply don't hold up.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narration spoilt the book

  • By Mrs on 31-10-15

Dated but brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-11-18

It's not to every ones taste but I loved it. A relaxing and gentle book.

  • At Knit's End

  • Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much
  • By: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Like golfing, fishing, and gardening, knitting is an obsession. It's an activity fraught with guilt, frustration, over-optimism, sly deception, and compulsion, along with passionate moments of creative enlightenment - not to mention heaps of yarn you really think you'll knit someday. The first step toward recovery is getting help - and having a good laugh at your compulsion. At Knit's End is a wicked and wickedly funny fix for any knitter.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • what a waste

  • By Eva on 15-03-12

So true!

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Reviewed: 31-01-18

I loved this book. it's premise is wonderful. So very funny and so very true to life.
I recognised myself in many instances.