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  • Daft Wee Stories

  • By: Limmy
  • Narrated by: Limmy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

Daft Wee Stories is Limmy’s first book. It is a collection of stories. There are short stories. There are longer stories. There are stupid stories. There are thoughtful stories. There are upside-down stories. There are normal-way-up stories. There are weird stories. There are less weird stories. There are really weird stories. There is nothing else like it. Have a listen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vast collection of funny stories

  • By Steve on 22-09-15

Indulgent claptrap

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

Reviewed: 02-11-17

It was difficult to understand his accent but I persevered as he was speaking his own words so it was appropriate.

Daft Wee Stories sounded like it would be a comedy but the author’s mind is warped. Words fail me. Don’t buy it!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Deity

  • By: Steven Dunne
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 80

A brilliant new serial killer thriller from a hugely talented British author to rival the best from Mark Billingham, Peter James and Peter Robinson. When four Derby College students are reported missing, few in Derby CID, least of all DI Damen Brook, pay much attention. But then a film on the internet is discovered purporting to show the students committing mass suicide. If it's real, why did they kill themselves when they had such bright futures ahead of them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deity

  • By jennifer on 05-04-14

Marvellous

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

Reviewed: 28-06-16

I don't normally submit reviews but this was a great book - probably the best in my library of over 100 audio books.

  • Hearts in Atlantis

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: William Hurt
  • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

Hearts in Atlantis is composed of five interconnected, sequential narratives, set in the years from 1960 to 1999. Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties, and each is haunted by the Vietnam War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent listen! I thoroughly enjoyed the book

  • By A. Gardiner on 19-09-17

William Hurt kept me listening

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

Reviewed: 24-01-15

What did you like best about Hearts in Atlantis? What did you like least?

Not the best Stephen King book I have listened too. I think it would be more relevant to an American audience

Would you be willing to try another book from Stephen King? Why or why not?

I love Stephen King books and have many as both audio books and paperbacks. He is my all-time favourite author.

Which character – as performed by William Hurt – was your favourite?

In the last part of the book I thought the narration was superb. William Hurt "was" the character and at no time did I feel that he was reading to me, he was living the part. Can't remember the character name off-hand.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No, I don't think so as not my usual genre.

Any additional comments?

I will now seek out other books narrated by William Hurt.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • The Shell Seekers

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Hannah Gordon
  • Length: 25 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Artist's daughter Penelope Keeling can look back on a full and varied life, yet she is far too energetic and independent to settle sweetly into pensioned-off old age. Now she is faced with a decision that could tear her family apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written & so enoyable

  • By Joanne on 05-05-11

Great walking companion

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

I reluctantly bought this book to make up my third book in a special offer and have been listening while walking the mile to and from work. However, I now walk slowly and round the block too as I want to keep listening. Great story that is not dated. Hannah Gordon is an excellent narrator. Only 4 stars as I haven't finished it yet.

  • World Without End

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 2
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 45 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,265
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596

On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius, and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bereaved when it ended

  • By bex4ad on 15-03-11

Great storytelling

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-12

John Lee fully deserves the praise he has as a narrator of audio books. This was my first by him and I actively seek out books read by him as he is so easy to listen to. The genre was totally different to my normal but I was soon lost in the 11th century with the monks - my first Ken Follett but it won't be my last.