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  • The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Bill Bailey, Richard E. Grant, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 48

The magical storytelling and unforgettable characters in Bev Doyle and Richard Kurti's audio adaptation of this children's classic have been brought to life by many well-known voices from film, TV, radio and comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding perfromances all round

  • By Keeley Dossi on 06-09-18

Excellent interpretation

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

This piece is a wonderful dramatisation if the jungle book. It’s vivid imagery is faithfully portrayed by a host of well known names to perfection. It was a book I didn’t want to put down, and would highly recommend.

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  • The Dark Web

  • By: Geoff White, Bernard P. Achampong
  • Narrated by: Geoff White
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

From sex trafficking and fraud to government secrets and anonymous hacking groups, this definitive exploration and exposé of the dark web goes where no documentary has gone before. The anonymous and lawless online environment of the Dark Web makes headlines on a daily basis. It touches all of our lives, without our knowledge, in many different ways. But where do the myths end and reality begin? Tech writer and broadcaster Geoff White ( Channel 4 News) wants to find out.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good for an introduction to the basic facets

  • By Moo on 22-02-18

Entertaining and informative

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

Being tec savvy but knowing nothing of the dark web. This series of pod casts made for interesting listening. Well researched and explained.

  • Medic on the Move: Even Further Adventures of a Scottish Country Doctor

  • Seaside Practice Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Dr Tom Smith
  • Narrated by: Tom Smith
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

In the third book in the Seaside Practice Trilogy, which started with A Seaside Practice and continued with Going Loco, we follow the further adventures of Dr Tom as he returns to his native Ayrshire to set up a business and take on Locums. As ever, life is never simple, with murders, mayhem and colourful characters peppering his tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series of books

  • By G. Kilshaw on 01-01-19

Love this series of books

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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: 01-01-19

Dr Tom Smith not only seems to be the idea country doctor but an excellent writer. The ability to see the funny side in most situations is juxtaposed with the sympathetic handling of the more poignant episodes. His delivery had me in stitches in equal measures to tears in my eyes. I am just sorry it was the last book in the series. Highly recommend

  • Best Foot Forward

  • By: Adam Hills
  • Narrated by: Adam Hills
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 233

A hilarious and honest collection of stories, thoughts, and tales of a life in comedy from the award-winning comic Adam Hills. Adam Hills is one the UK's best-loved comedians. For 30 years he has been performing stand-up, hosting TV shows and winning the hearts of a nation. Taking us from the early days of the Sydney Stand Up scene to hosting his own radio show, touring the world and eventually landing on British TV, Best Foot Forward is a story of a life in comedy. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just great

  • By Mr on 21-08-18

Cracking read

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

Reviewed: 26-12-18

I came across Adam Hills on the last leg at the 2012 Paralympics and have tuned in ever since. As a storyteller he is superb. This book will have you laughing uproariously, crying uncontrollably and all points in between. If you listen to one biography make it this one! And Adam if you read this please regale is with more of your adventures. Just start with what you left out😃

  • Beloved

  • By: Toni Morrison
  • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but 18 years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Important subject but ...

  • By Mrs on 23-05-11

Not a fan

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

Reviewed: 15-12-18

This book was very hard to follow as I jumped around a little too much. Also it wasn’t clear who some of the people were. Who is real and who is not along with jumbled up timelines left me confused. The narrator however brought real pathos and depth keeping me listening, partly in the hope all would become clear, and partly because she brought out the joy and anguish of the characters. Maybe better understood by those who have a better knowledge of the people at that time.

  • Dave Gorman - Genius: The Complete Series 1-3

  • The BBC Radio 4 Comedy
  • By: Dave Gorman
  • Narrated by: Dave Gorman, full cast
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

The complete Genius radio series, in which Dave Gorman and his celebrity guests consider the ridiculous, unworkable, but sometimes genius inventions of the public. Guests such as Stewart Lee, Johnny Vegas, Germaine Greer and Charlie Brooker peruse a parade of proposals, be they innovations, gadgets, gizmos, philosophies or follies, in an attempt to sort the worthy from the worthless. Will they unearth some genuine gems of genius? And which pitch will win the legendary Genius trophy?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • exceptionally excellent

  • By darren on 24-01-19

Genius review

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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: 05-12-18

As always Dave Gorman heads up a side splitting show with plenty of equally funny guests. Well worth the time of listening

  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,749
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,589

When Alice Love surfaces from a beautiful dream to find she's been injured in a gym, she knows that something is very wrong – she hates exercise. Alice's first concern is her baby – she's pregnant with her first child, and she's desperate to see her husband, Nick, who she knows will be worried about her.But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't worried.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen

  • By Helen on 01-12-13

Good story

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

This was a very good story but was let down by the reader who had the most irritating voice. But despite this had me hooked

  • Going Loco

  • Further Adventures of a Scottish Country Doctor
  • By: Dr Tom Smith
  • Narrated by: Dr Tom Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Picking up from where his first memoir left off, Dr Tom is back with more of his gloriously eccentric stories. Still based as a locum in his beloved Scotland, he now takes time out from the surgery for stints as a medical researcher, travelling wherever he is called, from Rio to Jerusalem, Vienna to Singapore.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought

  • By Anonymous User on 04-01-19

Cracking read

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

Reviewed: 21-11-18

I loved this book as much as the first. The author has an easy listening style in both the writing and narration, and a knack of putting a humorous slant on his many adventures. Can’t wait for the next instalment.

  • A Seaside Practice

  • Tales of a Scottish Country Doctor
  • By: Dr Tom Smith
  • Narrated by: Dr Tom Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Heartwarming and gloriously eccentric, Dr Tom's stories capture the beauty of the Lowlands, the joys and sorrows of its inhabitants and the richly rewarding experiences of life as a Scottish country doctor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A tale of GPs before the hurry of today

  • By Heather on 23-06-10

Riveting

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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: 07-11-18

This was thoroughly enjoyable. Every chapter introduced us to new characters and interesting stories. A human James Herriot. The author was an excellent narrator of his work. Injecting just the right amount of humour and pathos. Looking forward to the next one.

  • A Shilling for a Wife

  • By: Emma Hornby
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Shilling for a Wife by Emma Hornby, read by Penelope Freeman. A dismal cottage in the heart of Bolton, Lancashire, has been Sally's prison since Joseph Goden 'bought' her from the workhouse as his wife. A drunkard and bully, Joseph rules her with a rod of iron, using fists and threats to keep her in check. When Sally gives birth, however, she knows she must do anything to save her child from her husband's clutches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent read strong story lines

  • By wendy on 10-09-17

Stunning northern drama

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

Reviewed: 30-10-18

Loved this book immensely the settings and realism of the time were faithfully portrayed. The drama was gritty and compelling however its narration let it down considerably. As it is a northern drama with northern language it would perhaps have been better to use a northern reader. I became very annoyed at the constant mispronouncing of Bolton districts.
However the book overall was well written and highly descriptive. Looking forward to more from this author.