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  • Filth

  • By: Irvine Welsh
  • Narrated by: Tam Dean Burn
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

With the festive season almost upon him, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson is winding down at work and gearing up socially - kicking off Christmas with a week of sex and drugs in Amsterdam. There are irritating flies in the ointment, though, including a missing wife, a nagging cocaine habit, a dramatic deterioration in his genital health, a string of increasingly demanding extra-marital affairs. The last thing he needs is a messy murder to solve.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • older version was better

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-10-18

Rough and Real Edinburgh sounds great!

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

Reviewed: 21-11-13

Where does Filth rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was a really great listen. Exciting, quite gross and very gritty.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The characters are on the whole all really well developed and you dislike them all equally!

What about Tam Dean Burn’s performance did you like?

The voice of Tam was ideal for the part. The different voices were well defined and he was a little scarey at parts which fueled the excitement. Very passionate.

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

The bridged version couldbe ideal for one sitting as the reader keeps your interested with the varied voices.

Any additional comments?

Really well rounded listen. Exciting storey, great performance and perfect lenght!

  • Maggie & Me

  • By: Damian Barr
  • Narrated by: Damian Barr
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

It's 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. In small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian Barr watches in horror as his mum rips her wedding ring off and packs their bags. He knows he, too, must survive. Damian, his sister and his Catholic mum move in with her sinister new boyfriend while his Protestant dad shacks up with the glamorous Mary the Canary. Divided by sectarian suspicion, the community is held together by the sprawling Ravenscraig Steelworks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the truth about me

  • By Alex H on 10-04-16

Heartfelt story of 1980s Scotland & growing up gay

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

Reviewed: 15-11-13

Would you listen to Maggie & Me again? Why?

This story is endearing, exciting, funny and overall a very enjoyable way to spend 7 hours and 27 minutes. While listening, I was entertained and really felt a connection to story teller’s dry humour and witty banter. It was so enjoyable to hear all the fantastic Scottish-isms and the insight into how hard it must have been to grow up in an area of deprivation during the time that Thatcher was in power.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Maggie & Me?

It was really nice how Damien is introduced and the listener learns more about him as he learns more about himself as he grows up. The realisation that he is growing up gay in a difficult time in a difficult part of the country make you feel very close to him.

What about Damian Barr’s performance did you like?

The performance of the reader was perfect. His delivery was warm, funny, honest and occasionally bitchy which added perfectly to the story.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was difficult not to laugh heartily out loud at some points (embarrassing if listening while on the tube). Really felt that by the end you knew exactly what Heather, Granny Barr and Teeny would have been like if you met them in real life!

Any additional comments?

Overall, excellent, I would recommend this to anyone.

  • One Day

  • By: David Nicholls
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 568

He is Dexter Mayhew, tall, dark, and (she can't deny it) handsome. She is Emma Morley, bottled red hair, wilfully badly dressed, all principles and no action. Could this be the dawn of the rest of their lives? Or are Dex and Em living proof that - despite an unlikely beginning - men and women really can be just good friends?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You'll laugh, you'll cry.

  • By Charles on 09-12-09

Wonderly warm, funny and moving

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-12

What a pleasure to listen to this wonderful book. Anna Bentinck's voice guides you though this beautifully written story. A really fantastic book. The characters are so funny and real, its hard not to relate them to people you know. The story is just engaging and true. Couldn't have enjoyed those 18 hours oh listening more. Thank you.

  • The Swimming Pool Library

  • By: Alan Hollinghurst
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

This novel centres on the friendship of William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity, and the elderly Lord Nantwich, who is searching for someone to write his biography.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gay lit. of the highest order

  • By common reader on 14-01-09

Funny and Warming

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-12

Really enjoyed listening to this book. The characters are interesting and believable, especially Will who I think most people will be able to liken to a friend of their own. Think I have a good incite into what the gay scene was a few decades ago in middle class London. Felt a little cheated with a sudden ending, really wanted more. Other than that a really great 12 hours listening to this great story.

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  • A Spot of Bother

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Haddon
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, 2006

George Hall doesn't understand the modern obsession with talking about everything. 'The secret of contentment, George felt, lay in ignoring many things completely.' Some things in life, however, cannot be ignored. At 57, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement, building a shed in his garden, reading historical novels, listening to a bit of light jazz.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly engaging

  • By chris on 12-04-07

So funny and Heart Warming, i LOVED this book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-12

Such a nice range of interesting characters, really engaging story. Listened to on the train and embarrassed myself many times by laughing very heartily out loud. Thank you Mark Haddon, I LOVED this book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful