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Chris Welch

Poole, Dorset
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  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, if a little short

  • By ian on 23-06-17

Fantastic read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-18

What a great read! I don't claim to have understood everything buy Neil's enthusiasm for cosmology us infectious and encouragable! Will be reaching this again.

  • Hitch-22

  • A Memoir
  • By: Christopher Hitchens
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
  • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564

In this long-awaited and candid memoir, Hitchens re-traces the footsteps of his life to date, from his childhood in Portsmouth, with his adoring, tragic mother and reserved Naval officer father; to his life in Washington DC, the base from which from he would launch fierce attacks on tyranny of all kinds. Along the way, he recalls the girls, boys and booze; the friendships and the feuds; the grand struggles and lost causes; and the mistakes and misgivings that have characterised his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest but difficult listening

  • By Penny on 18-06-16

A conversational hit

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-18

I never knew anything about Hitch until he was gone and felt a little cheated. This memoir, read by him, has given me immense pleasure and I feel like I have been privileged to meet and converse with the great man at length. Such a huge loss to his family and to those of us who champion critical thinking, I am grateful that Hitch was convinced to do this!

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,779
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,080

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I need more!

  • By Lily on 08-11-17

A must have edition to your collection

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

Everything about this book is wonderful. The fact that it is just the stories appeals greatly. You are not bogged down with the interesting but unnecessary, and are therefore free to relax and enjoy Stephen's excellent ability to whisk you off to ancient times whilst gently educating you on matters Greek. By the time the book is over you are skilled in the knowledge of the Greek gods enough to pass on the knowledge to any who may be interested, and some who may not. But skilled you are, nonetheless.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,881
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,523
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,500

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant audio book, shame about the navigation.

  • By Mr. P. J. Marsh on 10-03-17

Fry at his storytelling best

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

Reviewed: 29-01-18

If you could sum up Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection in three words, what would they be?

What more could you wish for, the complete Sherlock Holmes collection AND expertly narrated by the wonderful Stephen Fry.

What other book might you compare Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection to, and why?

Aside from the adventures of Hercule Poirot, is there any other detective as affable as Holmes?

Which character – as performed by Stephen Fry – was your favourite?

All of them

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The narration of the confession of the murders by the American Jefferson Hope

Any additional comments?

High recommended, beautifully narrated and excellent value