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  • Ep. 4: WTF (Fry's English Delight, Series 6)

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

What the ? The F Word - its history, culture, and legality. Stephen invites Denis Norden, Kathy Burke, Graham Linehan and Geoffrey Robertson QC to ponder its power. Is its taboo on the wane?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • episode 4 WTF! brilliant.

  • By jane dyer on 23-07-18

episode 4 WTF! brilliant.

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

Reviewed: 23-07-18

Loved it. Funny and informative if you're not offended by the f word. ;)

I found the whole series interesting but this episode was hilarious too. The cherry on top for me was hearing one of my favourite people in the world saying the f word numerous times. (not sure if I can say it here so I won't)

Stephen Fry is a pleasure to listen to.

But, please, if you're easily offended don't listen. If you're not then listen to find out where the word snafu came from.

  • Zombie Lake

  • Still Alive Series, Book One
  • By: Javan Bonds
  • Narrated by: S.W. Salzman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Mo Collins, the reluctant hero, has sailed around the country on board the replica pirate ship, the Viva Ancora, and now he finds himself only miles from his childhood home. But now the world has gone to hell. Hordes of naked, blue, biting zombies have flooded the now dead Alabama lake town. Mo and his only surviving shipmate, Crow, are surviving. They fish and watch the monsters roam the night; seeking untainted flesh and leaving a disgusting mess in their wake. But when a lone survivor stumbles upon Mo and Crow they gain a new crew member but also find much needed direction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and clever

  • By jane dyer on 20-05-18

Funny and clever

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

Reviewed: 20-05-18

I laughed out loud within a few minutes of the start of the book and thought 'ok, I'm going to like this'. The narrator has good tone, pace and a nice even volume. S.W. Salzman makes it easy to tell when the narrative belongs to different characters and although the accent took a bit of getting used to (I think that has more to do with me being British than anything else) I found it an easy listen.

As for the story, I found some parts hilarious and I can totally relate to Mo. As for Smokes, well, you can't help but love the guy. There's a good theory about the zombies and the fact that Javan Bonds takes the mickey out of the usual stereotypes is done really well.

If you have a long drive or a day to yourself, give this a go. I really enjoyed it.

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