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  • John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme: The Complete Series 1

  • By: John Finnemore
  • Narrated by: John Finnemore
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 343

John Finnemore, writer and star of Cabin Pressure, returns in four episodes of his own sketches, as heard on BBC Radio. These episodes feature a tiger with a gun, reveal the truth behind the war effort, visit some documentary-makers, has a big debate and then treats itself to a little trophy. Plus, there are also some musical interludes from the zoo. John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme is written by and stars John Finnemore (The Now Show, Miranda, That Mitchell and Webb Look).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gets better in later series but still brilliant.

  • By Mez Kyte on 12-01-15

Bears repetition...

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-16

I have listened to this series several times and I keep finding new puns and bits of business to enjoy. Very much my new favourite thing.

I am saving the next few series for a suitable car journey - it is not easy holding back!

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  • Snuff

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,550
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,813
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,807

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. They say that in the end all sins are forgiven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More true to life than fantasy should be!

  • By Mr. C. Horsfall on 31-03-12

Loved it....

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-15

... But may be biased. I love everything Sir Terry Pratchett has written.

(I need eight more words - difficult, I'll manage.)

Good Omens
    The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
    
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        Terry Pratchett,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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        Stephen Briggs
    
    


    
    Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    2,735 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Good Omens

  • The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
  • By: Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,060

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch - the world's only totally reliable guide to the future - the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea...The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, the Four Bikers of the apocalypse are revving up, and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not particularly looking forward to the coming rapture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's the end of the world... but not as we know it

  • By Wayne on 09-10-08

A lovely funny read...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-05-13

I enjoyed this book when I first read it and listening to it read to me as I drove across Europe was a great pleasure. Funny and charming.