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  • Stonehenge

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Bernard Cornwell's brilliant novel, reissued for fans to find out the story behind the stones. This is the tale of three brothers and of their rivalry that created this great temple. One summer's day, a dying stranger carrying great wealth in gold comes to the settlement of Ratharryn. The three sons of Ratharryn's chief each perceive the great gift in a different way. The eldest, Lengar, the warrior, harnesses his murderous ambition to be a ruler and take great power for his tribe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lost in time

  • By B Gillingham on 12-08-17

Historical Fudge

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Not a bad story Bernard but please do your homework. Dates, Durations, Materials are all historically off the scale here. The people of the time given life in a very negative way with little or no evidence to support the narrative.
Well read by the brilliant Jonathan Keeble but even he could not bring life to this literary fudge.

  • Hut 33: The Complete Series 1-3

  • The Hit BBC Radio 4 Comedy
  • By: James Cary
  • Narrated by: Alex Macqueen, Fergus Craig, Lill Roughley, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

Set during World War Two, Hut 33 follows the adventures of a team of codebreakers at Bletchley Park as they work tirelessly to break German codes, matching wits with the fabled Enigma Machine. Unfortunately, they hate each other. Archie is a stroppy Geordie socialist revolutionary while Professor Charles Gardner is a toffee-nosed snob. In theory, the immensely stupid 3rd Lt. Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall is in charge of the hut, but he is still struggling with even the most basic concepts....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Code breaking at its funniest

  • By Donald on 05-02-18

Great fun, a lighthearted listen

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

Reviewed: 24-05-18

You soon get to know the characters and each episode adds to their value.
easy listening, good fun and hard to turn off.

  • The Tailor of Panama

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

Harry Pendel is the charismatic proprietor of Pendel and Braithwaite Limitada of Panama, through whose doors everyone who is anyone in Central America passes. Andrew Osnard, mysterious and fleshy, is a spy. His secret mission is two-pronged: to keep a watchful eye on the political manoeuvrings leading up to the American handover of the Panama Canal on 31st December 1999; and to secure for himself the immense private fortune that has until now churlishly eluded him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great start but got bored in the middle

  • By Alex on 31-07-18

Hard work

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

I listened to this book on the beach and found it hard going. Brilliantly written as a book but failed for me as an audible book.

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  • The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

  • Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series
  • By: David Lagercrantz, George Goulding - translator
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,315
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,309

The girl with the dragon tattoo is not given to forgiveness. Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life. The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side. Confinement to the secure unit of a women's prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts there are no boundaries.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Story That Makes Salander a Sideshow

  • By Simon on 10-09-17

Not up to Stieg’s standard ☹️

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

Having followed all of this wonderful series i was bitterly disappointed with this book.
Far too little Lisbet and far too much A2Z and retail outlet information about Stockholm.
The book failed to flow properly and there were far too many stop start sections taking the reader back to past happenings.
As a film this might work well, as an audio book it sucks ☹️

  • Wild

  • By: Meghan O’Brien
  • Narrated by: Alexandria Wilde
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

The only thing that frightens shapeshifter Selene Rhodes more than the full moon is the idea of falling in love. Selene Rhodes has lived her whole life with a terrible secret: not only can she take the form of any animal at will, but once a month the full moon transforms her into a fierce wolf-creature without a human conscience. Managing her condition means living by a strict routine, and more importantly, abstaining from intimate relationships with human beings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • simply amazing!!!

  • By seer on 08-11-14

Gripping, sensual and very erotic

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

Reviewed: 21-08-17

What made the experience of listening to Wild the most enjoyable?

Great narration

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both main characters, because there interaction was so beautiful

Which scene did you most enjoy?

aAl of them

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

A real heart stopper and flooder :-)

Any additional comments?

Of all her books this is by far the most intense I have read to date

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,968

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

Forget what you know, listen and then start again.

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

Reviewed: 20-02-17

What did you like most about Sapiens?

I like the way it makes complexity into simplicity.

What did you like best about this story?

It made me question just about everything I thought I knew. its obvious when it is delivered to you this way, you don't have to believe or agree, but wow will it make you think

What three words best describe Derek Perkins’s voice?

strong, determined, compelling.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Whatever you thought you were, think again.

Any additional comments?

Should be read in small batches as there is so much to consider.

  • Woodsman

  • By: Ben Law
  • Narrated by: Ben Law
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Ben Law has lived as a woodsman in Prickly Nut Wood for over 20 years. His authentic, incredible sense of the land and the wildlife, and his respect for age-old traditions and how to sustain them offers a wonderful, inviting insight into the life and character of Prickly Nut Wood. Having travelled to Papua New Guinea and the Amazon, observing age-old techniques for living in, working in and preserving forests and woodland, Ben Law felt compelled to return home and apply his learning to a 400-year-old plot of woodland near where he grew up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Might not be what you expect but a great listen

  • By Big Ayd on 13-04-13

Absolutely Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 20-02-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Woodsman to be better than the print version?

Have not read the printed version yet, but may well do so as it will make a great reference book

Who was your favorite character and why?

Its a monolog of his work and endurance

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

Tone, tempo and its the author reading the book which is a good thing in his case

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

Made me think about life and our impact upon our surroundings and how out of tune with nature we have become

Any additional comments?

Anyone who has the slightest leaning towards self preservation, a will to do better, to work with nature and to improve the quality of a life, that we only have one of, should read this book.

  • Dating Game

  • By: Erik Schubach
  • Narrated by: Pamela Lorence
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Crystal is straight. She went to an exclusive lesbian bar, the Ballyhoo Club, to cheer up her gay best friend after bad breakup. There Crystal meets Riley, a spunky and charismatic girl who mocks her about straight girl dating skills. The two bet each other that they could take the other on a better date, the loser has to humiliate themselves at Ballyhoo. In a battle of escalating seduction the girls take each other on a series of dates where the lines between the game and the heart are blurred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it, was hooked from start to finish

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-05-15

Absolutely wonderful, could not turn it off

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

Reviewed: 20-07-15

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

Right up at the top

What did you like best about this story?

Its honesty and clarity and beauty

What about Pamela Lorence’s performance did you like?

Her voice is spellbinding and so varied too, You really feel the parts she narrates as if you were there.

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

Absolutely yes

Any additional comments?

A must read for anyone with a heartbeat who enjoys real, honest and above all deeply passionate love

  • Football My Arse!

  • The Funniest Football Book You'll Ever Hear
  • By: Ricky Tomlinson
  • Narrated by: Ricky Tomlinson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

"I have always collected football stories like other people collect stamps, and it's great to get this opportunity to stick them in a book." From the best-selling author of Ricky comes this collection of hilarious anecdotes about football, with stories about the stars themselves, the fans, the girlfriends, the managers, in fact every aspect of the beautiful, and occasionally ridiculous, game.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • What a load of rubbish

  • By Edgar Whyet on 17-10-18

Interesting and funny

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

This book is both interesting and funny, lots of anecdotal snippets and a wonderful section on how football is no longer played for the fans, but for the accountants.

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  • The Fry Chronicles

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,908
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,883

This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of Fry's most turbulent and least-well-known years, with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you, and, above all, surprise you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours of delighted listening

  • By Mary on 21-09-10

Pure Stephen Fry

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

A must read for any fan of this multi talented and faceted man.

Stephen manages to take you deeply into his own life, so much so that when, for example, he describes how his preferred pipe tobacco was rubbed you actually feel as if you are doing it yourself.

Possible not best read in one go as he does become very Stephen Fry at times and to be honest too much of a good thing can become just that, too much.

I would recommend this book to just about anyone with an open mind and a willingness to be transported into a different time and place and to gain an understanding of this great and complex man.