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  • If Only They Didn't Speak English

  • Notes From Trump's America
  • By: Jon Sopel
  • Narrated by: Jon Sopel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509

As the BBC's North America Editor, Jon Sopel has had a pretty busy time of it lately. In the 18 months it's taken for a reality star to go from laughingstock to leader of the free world, Jon has travelled the length and breadth of the United States, experiencing it from a perspective that most of us could only dream of: he has flown aboard Air Force One, interviewed President Obama and has even been described as 'a beauty' by none other than Donald Trump.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, entertaining and superb

  • By Chris Thomas on 21-09-17

Pretty Poor Standard Really, Would Avoid

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

Reviewed: 15-06-18

I expected something a little new or insightful. But it just showed that John Sopel has been in America too long. As a Brit, he claims to know what we think and clearly doesn't, so why should we really believe what he says about Americans. I thought it would be good and interesting like Alistair Cooke's Letter from America, but it sadly wasn't don't waste you money or time on this.

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  • Blackadder Goes Forth

  • By: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton
  • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Full Cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 294

With a ya boo sucks to you fritzy, hot tiddly tumble, it's off to Western Front 1917. Captain Blackadder, hero of Mboto Gorge, joined the British Army when it was little more than a travel agency for gentlemen with an abnormally high sex drive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Witty and hilarious

  • By Kirstine on 14-11-07

Three hours of top class humour.

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

Reviewed: 03-10-16

Laughs all the way, will buy all the other series' too. A must for anyone into comedy, especially clever comedy.

  • Seasons in the Sun

  • The Battle for Britain, 1974-1979
  • By: Dominic Sandbrook
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 41 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

In the early 1970s, Britain seemed to be tottering on the brink of the abyss. Under Edward Heath, the optimism of the '60s had become a distant memory. Now the headlines were dominated by strikes and blackouts, unemployment and inflation. As the world looked on in horrified fascination, Britain seemed to be tearing itself apart. And yet, amid the gloom, glittered a creativity and cultural dynamism that would influence our lives long after the nightmarish '70s had been forgotten.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seventies in detail

  • By Francis on 12-01-13

Excellent and very comprehensive

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

Reviewed: 16-02-15

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

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in 1970's Britain, very comprehensive and thorough. Reminds you very mush about how dark and depressing it got in the 70's.

What did you like best about this story?

I like political history a lot and there was a lot of quotes and lesser known political info and detail.

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

Thorpe brings a seriousness and clear reading, although some of his impressions when quoting could have been a little better.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this to anyone studying political history in the 70's, lots of detail. The audio could probably have done with a few more light hearted facts or popular culture, it was dominated by 70's politics.