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  • Dad's Army

  • Complete Radio Series One
  • By: David Croft, Jimmy Perry
  • Narrated by: Full Cast, Arthur Lowe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 534

Twenty episodes from the first BBC Radio series plus an hour-long Christmas special, starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, and Clive Dunn.

In 1973 the BBC adapted its hit TV series for radio, featuring the original TV cast and characters. Three series were broadcast between 1974 and 1976, with episodes adapted from their TV counterparts by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dads Army

  • By I. D. Collis on 02-12-15

Happy Memories.

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

Reviewed: 24-09-15

Would you listen to Dad's Army again? Why?

Yes; because it is that sort or easy going British Humour, the kind that wears very well, it becomes like an old friend.

Any additional comments?

Great value, close your eyes and happily relive some of your childhood or younger years.

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  • The God Delusion

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Lalla Ward, Richard Dawkins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Winner of the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2007.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.
Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, 2007.

As the author of many classic works on science and philosophy, Richard Dawkins has always asserted the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm it has inflicted on society. He now focuses his fierce intellect exclusively on this subject, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Why bring out the abridged version first!!

  • By Robert on 18-08-11

Enjoy your life as the fantastic person you are !!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-09

What a scholarly work this is !! What a joy to hear Richard's dulcet tones soothe away the unbridled fear and angst that goes with worrying about whether Mr. God is angry at your feelings or thoughts. How wonderful to listen to a gentle voice of reason explain that, as a human being you are entirely responsible for your own actions, and that there is no pretend person judging your every thought, waiting to pounce and brutally punish you endlessly for all eternity, should you transgress outdated Bronze Age laws or taboos. Worry no more about whether you are worshipping in the "one true, God approved" flavour of your chosen or inherited faith. Richard gives you the tools to realise that every human is so much more than a pawn in a pointless game of supernatural chess.
All people interested in religion whether believers, agnostic or athiest should listen to this book and honestly, openly ask themselves some very pertinent, searching questions !!
A fantastic achievement that transforms the whole idea of religion into an easy to digest laxative, so that you may flush all of it out from your system (and without the need for self flagellation)!!.

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  • Earthsearch

  • The Complete Radio Series I and II (Dramatised)
  • By: James Follett
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

The acclaimed BBC Radio 4 space drama arrives in its entirety for the very first time, with a bonus introduction by creator and writer James Follett. The starship Challenger has been on a 115-year-long mission, exploring other galaxies for suitable Earth-like planets to colonise. The present crew of four were born on the ship and have never left it. But when the Challenger attempts to return to the crew's home planet, it discovers that the Earth has vanished!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stands up to the test of time

  • By Wendy on 22-08-06

Earthsearch part 1 and 2

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-09

Earthsearch is good value. In two parts (10 episodes per part)there is around 10 hours of solid, made for radio sci-fi goodness here. The bad news first.... it is a little dated stylistically (the characters are a little less "shades of grey" than in 2009), but this is no real major problem as once you settle in to it you all but forget that it is 30 years old.
This is one of those stories that has the bonus of being even more enjoyable upon the second listening. The basic concept is simple enough in its approach and it works well. The characters are quirky, yet grounded enough with believable personal characteristics that you are easily able to identify with their dilemmas, motivations and somewhat odd circumstances. There are some good twists throughout, and the episodic format gives a nice climax at the end of each half hour. I can definately recommend this full cast sci-fi audiobook. Thanks Audible.co.uk for giving this great production a new audience. I rate this classic BBC Radio Drama as a solid 4 and a half to 5 stars.

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  • Red Dwarf

  • Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers
  • By: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor
  • Narrated by: Chris Barrie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,160
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,525

When Lister got drunk, he really got drunk! After celebrating his birthday with a Monopoly-board pub crawl around London, he came to in a burger bar on one of Saturns moons, wearing a lady's pink crimplene hat and a pair of yellow fishing waders, with no money and a passport in the name of "Emily Berkenstein". Joining the Space Corps seemed a good idea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration and fun to listen too

  • By Leon on 22-08-08

The Greatest Audiobook Ever ?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-12-08

How absolutely smegging brilliant. I had this unabridged version on cassette tape many years ago, and actually lent it to a blind lady who genuinely loved the show, but I never had the front to ask for it back. I have searched for many years in the hope of re-obtaining it, but now the task is complete. Anyway this is a tour deforce of comedy writing by the gestalt entity that is Grant Naylor, and of voice impersonation by Chris Barrie (who plays Rimmer in the TV show). Chris has an amazing ability to play all the characters from the book so believeably it is as if the whole cast was there. The images of a wildly successful Rimmer, 2000 people in a conga line and BBQed giraffe will stay with me always. These are counterpointed by life in a luggage locker, an exorcist sick Petersson and Gazpaccio Soup. A Super bonus is that it is cheaper to download it from Audible.co.uk in 2008 than it was to buy it here in Tasmania in the 1990's. The only problem is that ends.

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