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  • Small Man in a Book

  • By: Rob Brydon
  • Narrated by: Rob Brydon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 395

Who is the man behind the many voices of Rob Brydon? Read by the man himself, this audiobook memoir will reveal the warm heart behind one of Britain's favourite impressionists. A multi-award-winning actor, writer, comedian and presenter known for his warmth, humour and inspired impressions, Rob Brydon has quickly become one of our very favourite entertainers.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Mind Numbing

  • By Chris on 18-10-12

Well read and very funny!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Having watched Rob on the TV and many of his shows I eagerly wanted to listen to his book. Rob takes us on a journey which is both funny and from the bottom of his heart. The voices used to tell the characters story and his own are without doubt beyond funny if not pure genius and worth waiting for along the way, from this exceptionally good comedian and impressionist. If you haven’t seen Rob’s work on the TV, then this book will definitely inspire you to do so. Thanks Rob looking forward to the next one!

  • Spitfire

  • A Very British Love Story
  • By: John Nichol
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

The iconic Spitfire found fame during the darkest early days of World War II. But what happened to the redoubtable fighter and its crews beyond the Battle of Britain, and why is it still so loved today? In late spring 1940, Nazi Germany’s domination of Europe looked unstoppable. With the British Isles in easy reach since the fall of France, Adolf Hitler was convinced that Great Britain would be defeated in the skies over her southern coast, confident his Messerschmitts and Heinkels would outclass anything the Royal Air Force threw at them. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but...

  • By PAUL on 27-11-18

A fitting tribute to a British Icon

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-11-18

I thoroughly recommend this book it was a great listen and not only was it well written it also contains heartwarming accounts from those that flew the aircraft during Second World War. John has certainly gone into a great deal of trouble to research and speak to as many people as he could. Listening to their words really does give you the full flavour of what it was like to fly a Spitfire and to live with the experience to the end of days. it was truly a great machine. Thank you John for writing such a good book.

  • Just One Damned Thing After Another

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan, Ben Miles, Jonathan Bailey, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 335

Time travel meets history in this new drama adaptation by Marty Ross. When Max, a recent ancient history graduate, is offered a mysterious job at St Mary's Historical Research Institute, she quickly comes to realise this isn't any old stuffy research library. At St Mary's the historians don't just study the past - they revisit it. What begins as an academic exploration of events, such as the Peterloo Massacre, takes a dark and dangerous turn, and the historians of St Mary's soon learn that it's not just history they're fighting....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slightly slow start but my god does it get going!!

  • By mr on 23-05-17

Just One Damned thing...Simply GREAT!!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-17

Having listened to the entire catalogue of Jodie's books on St Mary's I couldn't wait to listen to this one . As the plot unraveled it was a truly amazing experience to have all the characters coming to life. Zara Ramm was as always superb as Max and it was a great pleasure to have her at the helm of the story bringing life to the character she has perfected in her readings.
I enjoyed the supporting cast and felt they were well chosen.
I hope that Audible release another scripted performance as I shall definitely purchase it.
Jodi Taylor is a superb writer and her stories keep you hooked till the very end wanting more as quickly as you finish so you want to go to the next instalment!
Well done St Mary's ! ... thank you Jodie and the team of players. Simply GREAT!

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