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  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,145
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,358

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Viva Eleanor!

  • By Kaggy on 30-06-17

Eleanor O

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

Reviewed: 15-11-18

One of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Hear wrenching description of a lonely damaged human, who breaks free

  • Bright Young Dead

  • The Mitford Murders, Book 2
  • By: Jessica Fellowes
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

As the glamour of the Bright Young Things crashes into the world of the Mitford sisters, their maid, Louisa Cannon, finds herself at the scene of a gripping murder mystery. Meet the Bright Young Things, the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the church neighbouring the Mitford home. The police quickly identify the killer as a maid, Dulcie.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great sequel

  • By LM Milford on 14-11-18

Jolly murder

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

Reviewed: 28-10-18

Really enjoyed the 2nd book in the Mitford murders. An easy listen, fun characters and kept me company while I worked.

  • How to Give Up Plastic

  • A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time.
  • By: Will McCallum
  • Narrated by: Joe Sutherland
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Plastic pollution is the environmental scourge of our age, but how can you make a difference? This accessible guide, written by the campaigner at the forefront of the antiplastic movement, will help you make the small changes that make a big difference, from buying a reusable coffee cup to running a cleanup at your local park or beach.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • #drowninginplastic

  • By Roo on 19-10-18

#drowninginplastic

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

Reviewed: 19-10-18

This is a thoughtful approach to giving up plastics. Lots of tips and really important information. A must read!

  • Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer

  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

The team of bells at St. Ethelred church is the pride and glory of the idyllic Cotswolds village of Thirk Magna, together with the most dedicated bell ringers in the whole of England: the twins Mavis and Millicent Dupin. As the village gets ready for the Bishop's visit, the twins get overly excited at the prospect of ringing the special peal of bells created for the occasion and start bullying the other bell ringers, forcing them to rehearse and rehearse...so much so that Joseph Kennell, a retired lawyer, yells at the sisters that he 'felt like killing them'! 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Cannot have been written by MC Beaton!

  • By Mrs Susan North Coombes on 09-10-18

Weak

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

I have enjoyed previous books but this is more of a film tv plot and just very lame. Same Agatha but the characters are lame and very stereotyped for an American audience. Only for firm fans

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,782
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,522

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Lethal white

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

Reviewed: 23-09-18

This is the first Robert Galbraith I’ve read, having watched the 3 tv adaptations. Enjoyed the characters and the pace of the story.

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  • Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night

  • By: James Runcie
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

1955: Canon Sidney Chambers, loveable priest and part-time detective, is back. Accompanied by his faithful Labrador, Dickens, and the increasingly exasperated Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is called to investigate the unexpected fall of a Cambridge don from the roof of King's College Chapel; a case of arson at a glamour photographer's studio and the poisoning of Zafar Ali, Grantchester's finest spin bowler. Alongside his sleuthing, Sidney has other problems. Can he decide between his dear friend the glamorous socialite Amanda Kendall and Hildegard Staunton, the beguiling German widow?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Sunday afternoon book

  • By BP1 on 01-08-13

further adventure of Sidney

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

Reviewed: 14-01-18

What made the experience of listening to Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night the most enjoyable?

Good story line and refreshing different from the tv show

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sidney

What does Peter Wickham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

well read

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no, I listen as I walk my dog.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death

  • By: James Runcie
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

Sidney Chambers, the Vicar of Grantchester, is a 32-year-old bachelor. Tall, with eyes the colour of hazelnuts, he is both an unconventional clergyman and a reluctant detective. Working in association with his friend, Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is able to go where the police cannot, eliciting surprise revelations and confessions from his parishioners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • old times at uniy

  • By barbara bar on 07-07-13

Grantchester

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

Reviewed: 01-01-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Having seen the TV series, I did wonder if the book would be like watching the show. The book is great, really enjoyed the charectures and stories.

What about Peter Wickham’s performance did you like?

yes, well read.