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JohnK9500

Accrington, England
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  • Some Stories
  • By: Tom Hanks
  • Narrated by: Tom Hanks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 308

A collection of 17 wonderful short stories showing that Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game - and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Underwhelming stories

  • By souljackerr on 17-11-17

Not that good.

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

Reviewed: 27-10-17

Expected better from Tom Hanks, very disappointed, there were a couple of story's that I didn't mind but the rest, not that good.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Alan Bennett: Plays

  • BBC Radio Dramatisations
  • By: Alan Bennett
  • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Maggie Smith, Patricia Routledge
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

A unique collection of 12 full-cast BBC Radio productions of plays by Alan Bennett. The titles are: 40 Years On, A Visit from Miss Prothero, Say Something Happened, Kafka's Dick, Two in Torquay, The Madness of George III, The History Boys, An Englishman Abroad, A Question of Attribution, The Lady in the Van, Cocktail Sticks and The Last of the Sun.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Plays by Alan Bennett

  • By Edwin on 29-09-16

Entertaining listening

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

Reviewed: 15-08-16

Some brilliant story's though one or two I struggled with probably make more sense listening to them again, on the whole very enjoyable.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Owl and the Pussy-Cat and Other Nonsense Rhymes

  • By: Edward Lear
  • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Alan Bennett reads The Owl and the Pussy-Cat and Other Nonsense Rhymes by Edward Lear. The poems and limericks include "The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly", "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat", "The Duck and the Kangaroo", "The Table and the Chair", "The Broom, the Shovel, the Poker and the Tongs", "Mr and Mrs Discobbolos", "The Nutcrackers and the Sugar Tongs", "The Two Old Bachelors", "The Pobble Who Has No Toes", "The Jumblies", "The Dog with a Luminous Nose", and many more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant rhythms

  • By JohnK9500 on 02-08-16

Brilliant rhythms

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

Reviewed: 02-08-16

I only knew a couple of rhythms so thought I'd have a listen, I found them really lovely nonsense, but then again! I'm really pleased with my purchase.

  • Small Island

  • By: Andrea Levy
  • Narrated by: Andrea Levy
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

Andrea Levy's acclaimed Small Island is a delicately wrought and profoundly moving novel of empire, prejudice, war, and love. It was awarded the 2004 Orange Prize for Fiction, the 2004 Whitbread Book of the Year Award, and the 2005 Commonwealth Writers Prize. It is 1948, and England is recovering from a war. But at 21 Nevern Street, London, the conflict has only just begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A breath taking saga.

  • By Dolly on 01-10-15

A very moving story

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

A very moving story with lots of smiles and also sadness, I could just imagine a scenario as this story.