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  • John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme: Series 6

  • BBC Radio 4 comedy sketch show
  • By: John Finnemore
  • Narrated by: Carrie Quinlan, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, John Finnemore, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 173

John Finnemore, writer and star of Cabin Pressure and John Finnemore's Double Acts, returns for a sixth series of his hugely acclaimed Souvenir Programme, which won him Radio Broadcaster of the Year at the 2016 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. Expect sketches! Expect songs! They're what made up the previous five series, so it seems a pretty safe bet that that's what will be in this series as well. And, well, since you ask him for some tall tales...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A light in the gloom

  • By Kindle Customer on 02-03-17

Just what the doctor ordered!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

Very satisfied with this product.
I was asleep within minutes.
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Recommending to my mother-in-law.

  • The Day Of The Triffids

  • Classic Radio Sci-fi
  • By: John Wyndham
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

This full-cast drama, part of BBC Audiobooks' Classic Radio Sci-Fi series, is based on the classic post-war 'science fantasy' novel which made John Wyndham famous, and whose appeal endures to this day. Giles Cooper's six-part adaptation stars Gary Watson, Barbara Shelley and Peter Sallis, with appearances from Doctor Who names Peter Pratt, Christopher Bidmead and David Brierley. Divided by blindness and societal breakdown, humanity is at the mercy of the carniverous Triffids....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Day Of The Triffids

  • By Jackie on 02-11-07

Classic radio drama sci fi

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

Reviewed: 16-05-17

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  • Oryx and Crake

  • MaddAddam Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: John Chancer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804

Margaret Atwood's classic novel, The Handmaid's Tale, is about the future. Now, in Oryx and Crake, the future has changed: it's much worse. The narrator of this riveting novel calls himself Snowman. When the story opens, he's sleeping in a tree, wearing an old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing, disturbing, amusing, entertaining

  • By Martin on 03-02-10

Great book and great narration

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

Reviewed: 15-05-17

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  • Acid Dreams

  • The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond
  • By: Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Few events have had a more profound impact on the social and cultural upheavals of the Sixties than the psychedelic revolution spawned by the spread of LSD. This audiobook for the first time tells the full and astounding story - part of it hidden till now in secret Government files - of the role the mind-altering drug played in our recent turbulent history and the continuing influence it has on our time. And what a story it is, beginning with LSD’s discovery in 1943 as the most potent drug known to science.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By Maddy on 10-07-14

Fascinating but a little dry. Excellent narration.

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

Reviewed: 16-02-16

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  • Ed Reardon's Week: Series 10

  • Six episodes of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom
  • By: Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds
  • Narrated by: Christopher Douglas, full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 35

Christopher Douglas stars as Ed Reardon in the complete series 10 of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy series. Ed Reardon - hack writer, pipe smoker, fare dodger and master of the abusive email - returns in the radio sitcom written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Starring Christopher Douglas as Ed, with a supporting cast including Stephanie Cole, Philip Jackson, Alison Steadman, Geoffrey Whitehead and Barunka O'Shaughnessy. Duration: 3 hours approx.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Series 10 and as good as ever

  • By Lee Grant on 16-12-15

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-01-16

Just brilliant brilliant brilliant brilliant brilliant brilliant brilliant brilliant brilliant brilliant brilliant brilliant brilliant brilliant brilliant brilliant brilliant brilliant unique and er very brilliant really brilliant.

  • Charles Paris: An Amateur Corpse

  • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
  • By: Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
  • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, Geraldine McEwan, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Bill Nighy stars as Charles Paris in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptation of Simon Brett's comic crime novel An Amateur Corpse. Charles is out of work again, and to make matters worse his mother has come to stay and he's no way of escaping her. So when he's offered some voiceover work by old friend, Hugo, he's delighted to get out of the house. But Hugo's marriage is in trouble: his much younger wife, Ellie, spends all her time at her Amateur Dramatic Group, and Hugo is drinking too much.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WONDERFUL, WITH A FEW RESERVATIONS!

  • By Cheshire Shopper on 11-01-13

Fantastic stuff

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

Reviewed: 22-10-15

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  • Charles Paris: Corporate Bodies

  • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
  • By: Jeremy Front, Simon Brett
  • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptation of Simon Brett's comic murder mystery, starring Bill Nighy as the irrepressible Charles Paris. Charles Paris (unsuccessful actor, bad husband, dipsomaniac) is currently appearing as a fork lift operator in a corporate video. It's not prime-time television or a major film, but it seems like easy money - until the fork lift is used to commit a murder. When Charles himself comes under suspicion, he decides to find out for himself who the murderer is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent Charles Paris mystery

  • By Donothesaint on 07-02-18

Brilliant all round

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

Reviewed: 13-10-15

Big fan of Charles Paris. Highly recommend! One two three four five six seven eight

  • Baldi: Series 2

  • By: Simon Brett, Mark Holloway, Martin Meenan
  • Narrated by: David Threlfall
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

On sabbatical from the Franciscan order, Father Paolo Baldi is working as a philosophy lecturer in Dublin when his life takes an unexpected turn and he finds himself helping the police to solve crimes. In his second series, Father Baldi investigates a string of curious murders. Along with Tina, Paolo follows a killing in a castle at a celebrity wedding, a high-profile case of a police officer’s murder and enters the world of romantic poetry to solve a suspected suicide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • David Threfall's voice IS easy listening

  • By Victoria Davison on 12-09-15

Cosy enough to entertain, dark enough to sustain..

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

Reviewed: 20-07-15

Where does Baldi: Series 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Baldi ranks among my favourite crime radio dramas.

What did you like best about this story?

Engaging characters and high-concept storylines.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The two main characters are consistently entertaining and have a great sparky relationship.

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

I generally listen to an entire series in one go when I download them.

Any additional comments?

I recommend Baldi for fans of Agatha Christie or even Agatha Raisin.

  • Under the Skin

  • By: Michel Faber
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 289

Isserley spends most of her time driving. But why is she so interested in picking up hitchhikers? And why are they always male, well-built, and alone? An utterly unpredictable and macabre mystery, Michel Faber's debut is an outstanding piece of fiction that will stay with you long after you have finished listening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A haunting and heartbreaking story

  • By Kaggy on 03-05-14

A superb Sci Fi one-off; great performance by GH.

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

Reviewed: 01-05-14

What made the experience of listening to Under the Skin the most enjoyable?

The reading of this novel was excellent, and the odd accents were perfectly imagined.

What other book might you compare Under the Skin to, and why?

Ranks highly as one of my personal favourite SF novels ever. The list includes The Sparrow, Shikasta, and The Kraken Wakes.

Any additional comments?

If you are considering listening to this book, and don't know much about the story, STICK WITH IT UNTIL CHAPTER 5!!!

  • The Glamour

  • By: Christopher Priest
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22

Cameraman Richard Grey's memory has blanked out the few weeks before he was injured in a car bomb explosion. When he is visited by a girl who seems to have been his lover, his attempts to recall the forgotten period produce an odyssey through France and conflicting accounts of what happened. When Susan Kewley speaks to him of that time, he finds himself glimpsing a terrible twilight world - the world of "the glamour".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Do we all experience this enchantment?

  • By Kaggy on 26-07-15

A little slender, a little tedious...

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

Reviewed: 29-04-14

What did you like best about The Glamour? What did you like least?

I was looking forward to this book, having loved The Prestige...

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

There just didn't seem to be much to the story, I kept expecting a huge twist, or a big reveal, but it really seems to be just this one small idea, stretched out over a whole novel...

What three words best describe Barnaby Edwards’s performance?

Apart from an obvious error in Chapter 17, where the mistake has been left in, and not edited out, Barnaby Edwards gives a consistent performance throughout. My personal preference would have been to have less overtly creepy and portentous male character voices, but otherwise a good performance.

Any additional comments?

I have two chapters left, so I'm going to stick with it, but to be honest this has been a rather boring book... :(

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