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Nigel Moffet

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  • Ascent

  • By: Sir Chris Bonington
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Hear Sir Chris Bonington's extraordinary story, read by Gordon Griffin. His memoir, Ascent, charts not only his many triumphs in the climbing world - such as the Eiger and the Himalayas - but also the struggles he has faced in his life bringing up a family and maintaining a successful and loving marriage over the decades of travelling the world to conquer mountains.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By C. Hart on 17-01-18

Adventure all the way through.

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

This book is well written, descriptive and a easy listening. Puts you on the rock faces and you feel the cold.
A gentleman with a soft heart, soul and morals.
Fantastic.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Heist

  • The True Story of the World's Biggest Cash Robbery
  • By: Howard Sounes
  • Narrated by: Howard Sounes
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

On 22 February 2006, GBP53 million was stolen from a cash warehouse belonging to the Securitas company in Tonbridge, Kent. In terms of value, the robbery puts previous British capers, such as the Great Train Robbery, in the shade. This was a crime notable for its audacity, carried out by an unlikely crew of players that included a used car salesman, two Albanian casual workers and a roofer. Five men were convicted at the Old Bailey in January 2008, which attracted nationwide media coverage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely Detailed!

  • By Richard on 08-08-15

The worst narration

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

Reviewed: 10-01-17

The narration of this book by the author is a big mistake. His voice is not one you want to listen to for 16 hours with his licking lips and awful flow of sentences. The use of poor acting voices is not needed. I've heard books read by 5 year olds better versed.
A real shame as the story is well written.