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  • How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen

  • A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7
  • By: Joanna Faber, Julie King
  • Narrated by: Heather Alicia Simms, Michele Pawk, Candace Thaxton, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

What do you do with a little kid who...won't brush her teeth...screams in his car seat...pinches the baby...refuses to eat vegetables...runs rampant in the supermarket? Organized according to common challenges and conflicts, this book is an essential emergency first-aid manual of communication strategies, including a chapter that addresses the special needs of children with sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very-very-very good

  • By Szabolcs S. on 11-11-17

Accessible, funny and totally sensible!

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

Reviewed: 13-06-19

Really enjoyed this book, great approach, stories to demonstrate points and the multiple voices added a good variety for the ear. Look forward to trying the tools and to listening again as I'm sure I missed stuff!

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  • The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)

  • By: Philippa Perry
  • Narrated by: Philippa Perry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384

With straight-talking advice from renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry, this is the definitive guide for any parent looking to navigate their past, avoid repeating their own parents' mistakes and ensure they don't land their own kids in therapy. Through the combination of case studies, her own experiences as a parent, and therapeutic insight gained from a career spanning over 20 years, Perry tackles the wider issues of what it actually means to be a parent rather than getting bogged down in the little details.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall a great book

  • By Sam on 16-04-19

Thought provoking yet accessible

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

Reviewed: 19-05-19

I really enjoyed listening to this book. It had plenty of challenging ideas but with helpful examples and ways of working through things that were tough. The way in which parenting was discussed was great, loved that it was more of a collaboration and investment in life and your child. Really helpful and thought provoking.

  • Men at Arms

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,967
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,963

The town of Ankh-Morpork is in big trouble, and the City Watch is desperate for a few good men to protect it. But all they've got are the dwarves Corporal Carrot and Lance-constable Cuddy; the troll Lance-constable Detritus; Lance-constable Angua, who is believed to be a woman; and, worst of all, Corporal Nobbs, who has been disqualified from the human race for shoving! These underdogs need all the help they can get, for they've been given only 24 hours to clean up the war-torn town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent reading of a very good book

  • By Elizabeth on 02-06-09

my favourite so far!

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

Reviewed: 29-01-18

well read, written and a great story. really enjoyed listening to it all unfold. great.

  • The Furthest Station

  • A PC Peter Grant Novella
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,888
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,749

There's something going bump on the Metropolitan line, and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly whom to call. It's PC Peter Grant's specialty.... Only it's more than going 'bump'. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter - making the follow-up interviews rather difficult. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Much better but

  • By Sararara on 01-10-17

So good, too short!

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

Reviewed: 26-10-17

Great short story, over too soon but full of the usual humour, history and great characters

  • Guards! Guards!

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,234
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,234

If you find yourself ruminating on questions like "Where have all the dragons gone?" then this is the story for you. Explore the crazy, creepy land called Discworld, where you'll discover that the dragons aren't asleep or dead - they're dormant, packed in like huge, scaly sardines. Join in the search for the key to their closed-in, comatose world in this eighth fantastical Discworld novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eminently Re-readable

  • By mollyeyre on 08-07-13

Great discworld as always

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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: 24-10-17

Another great listen, great story and performance as well as pacing. I can definitely recommend it!

  • Mort

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544

Mort, like many teenagers, is gangly, unpromising, and struggling with a menial job - in his case, as Death's apprentice. He can barely handle his simple task of ushering souls out of Discworld, but he really screws up when he meets the beautiful Princess Keli, who is scheduled to be assassinated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good but poor quality recording

  • By Sam on 19-04-15

Great, better as you get further in

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

Reviewed: 31-08-17

Love the different people and things you meet through the Discworld books. Mort is a refreshing change and a great angle on the duties of death. Great performance and story.

  • Equal Rites

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,683
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359

Right before the wise old wizard Drum Billet died, he passed on his magical staff of power to the newborn eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately, Drum Billet never bothered to check the gender of the newborn baby, and it turns out it was a girl. Now his chauvinistic colleagues are forced to deal with a young girl who has all the qualifications to join their all-male profession.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad quality!

  • By Margit on 19-03-12

Fantastic yet different Pratchett

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

Reviewed: 11-08-17

Enjoyed the different style and new characters and the feistyness of Granny. Great performance and pacing, thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Believe Me

  • A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
  • By: Eddie Izzard
  • Narrated by: Eddie Izzard
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,770
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622

The stand-up comedian of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion icon. Human. There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard. This is the story of how a boy who wanted to become a professional footballer and win the lead in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat found comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully funny, tragic, hopeful and inspiring

  • By MR on 17-06-17

Fantastic extras and fabulously told.

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

Reviewed: 31-07-17

The slightly off topic extras and style of Eddie as he reads are brilliant, really enjoyed the story and the telling

  • The Colour of Magic

  • Discworld 1
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,785
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,283

The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey. The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf. An eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet, encountering dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and, of course, "The Edge" of the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio - white noise

  • By Frank on 29-07-14

fantastic start to my disc world experience

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

the white noise wasn't an issue at all and the performance, story and pace were great. Very much enjoyed this :)

  • The Eyre Affair

  • By: Jasper Fforde
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Kruger
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542

There is another 1985, somewhere in the could-have-been, where the Crimean war still rages, dodos are regenerated in home-cloning kits and everyone is deeply disappointed by the ending of 'Jane Eyre'. In this world there are no jet-liners or computers, but there are policemen who can travel across time, a Welsh republic, a great interest in all things literary - and a woman called Thursday Next. In this utterly original and wonderfully funny first novel, Fforde has created a fiesty, loveable heroine and a plot of such richness and ingenuity that it will take your breath away.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Audio problems mar an otherwise entertaining read

  • By Charles on 06-06-13

took a wee while to get into but worth the effort

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

Reviewed: 30-06-17

Took a while to warm up and the performance seemed a bit rushed to start but once I got used to it, I really enjoyed the story and the ideas.