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  • The Last Straw

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 3
  • By: Jeff Kinney
  • Narrated by: Dan Russell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

You know how you're supposed to come up with a list of "resolutions" at the beginning of the year to try to make yourself a better person? Well, the problem is, it's not easy for me to think of ways to improve myself, because I'm pretty much one of the best people I know. But Greg's dad has other ideas. He wants Greg to change his wimpy ways, toughen up and enlist in other 'manly' endeavours.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It was amazing<br />

  • By LISA GROVESMITH on 09-06-18

Annoying narrator voice

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

Reviewed: 24-01-19

This series is a diary with illustrations and the format just doesn’t translate well at all to the audio book format.

Couple that with the VERY irritating voice of the narrator and his attempts to describe the illustrations every few minutes and my son and I agreed that this was the first and last audiobook in this series that we’d buy.

We’ll stick to reading them!

  • Straight Outta Crawley

  • Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being
  • By: Romesh Ranganathan
  • Narrated by: Romesh Ranganathan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057

At the age of 9, Romesh Ranganathan delivered his first ever stand-up set at a Pontin's Holiday Camp talent competition, smashing the only other competitor, a young girl playing the kazoo. The gig went so well that Romesh retired his comic genius for 22 years, hiding behind the guise of a maths teacher, before finally revealing himself again (no, not like that) at the tender age of 31. In 2010, Ranganathan staged his epic comeback gig to an almost silent room, and has since gone on to earn his place as the most in-demand overweight vegan Sri Lankan comedian in Britain. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Romesh's work then listen to this

  • By Gervaise Miller on 05-10-18

Audio quality/compression spoils it

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

The story seems ok so far but it’s spoilt by audio artefacts. I have downloaded the highest quality possible yet I can still hear the edits and strange beeping noise between edits and it’s very off-putting.

The producers need to up the quality of the encoding and/or listen to the actual end result before publishing.

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