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  • The Lighter Side

  • An NHS Paramedic's Selection of Humorous Mess Room Tales
  • By: Andy Thompson
  • Narrated by: Pete Nottage
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

In his The Dark Side series, Andy Thompson gives us a taste of the dark sense of humor paramedics use as a coping mechanism; here he packs laugh-out-loud moments into every word as he recalls health care professionals' encounters with the weirdest of behavior, hilarious misunderstandings, and cringingly embarrassing episodes.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive following The Dark side 1 & 2

  • By Laura on 15-12-17

Waste of time

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

What disappointed you about The Lighter Side?

Sample only slightly funny bit.

What was most disappointing about Andy Thompson’s story?

all of it apart from the sample.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Lighter Side?

95% of it.

Any additional comments?

Listen to the sample, then forget it.

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  • Jill the Reckless

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: David Ian Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 6

Young Jill Mariner, who sits comfortably at the lower end of upper-class society, is engaged to be married to the handsome Sir Derek Underhill. But life is full of surprises, and hers is about to be turned on its head. This classic tale from master humorist P. G. Wodehouse follows Jill from England to New York as she faces financial disaster, a broken engagement, familial troubles, work as a lowly chorus girl, and that which we all seek - the discovery of true love.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Gave up by 3rd chapter.

  • By kenneth on 24-08-14

Gave up by 3rd chapter.

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

Reviewed: 24-08-14

Would you try another book written by P. G. Wodehouse or narrated by David Ian Davies?

P.G.Woodhouse-Yes
David Ian Davies-NO
I gave up on the third attempt to listen to this book by chapter three. The narration is so distracting due to pauses in the wrong place and no pauses where there should be, I could not follow the plot. Example, the phrase (Jack said Jill), without the pause in the right place, it is hard to tell if (Jack is saying Jill) or (Jill has said Jack). Speech runs into description without a pause, so a few more words are said before the distinction between the two is apparent, very distracting.
I like P.G.Woodhouse, but this narration isn't a patch on J Cecil.

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