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Deirdre

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  • The Gathering

  • By: Anne Enright
  • Narrated by: Fiona Shaw
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan gather together in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother Liam. It wasn't the drink that killed him-although that certainly helped-it was what happened to him as a boy in his grandmother's house, in the winter of 1968.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superbly crafted novel

  • By Helen on 04-05-10

the gathering

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-12

finding it a bit hard to get through really, theres quite a bit of sex in it which i didnt realise and dont think it adds to the story, also kind of drawn out but then it is a booker prize winner :( narrator is good tho but am wishing i got something else

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales

  • By: Beatrix Potter
  • Narrated by: Gary Bond, Michael Hordern, Rosemary Leach, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter are now available as a downloadable, digital audiobook, complete and unabridged! The 23 tales in this set have never lost their popularity, and sell in their millions all over the world. Meet again the famous characters that children love and adore: Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, The Flopsy Bunnies, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Tom Kitten, Jeremy Fisher, Jemima Puddle-Duck and many more. These stories are beautifully brought to life by a talented cast of readers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • complete Beatrix Potter

  • By Deirdre on 05-07-12

complete Beatrix Potter

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

Reviewed: 05-07-12

my daughter (4) and i absolutely love this , the different narrarators work very well , she listens to it a lot at bedtime or on long journeys its fantastic having all the stories together couldnt reccommend it enough

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Moneyless Man

  • A Year of Freeconomic Living
  • By: Mark Boyle
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Imagine a year without spending - or even touching - money. Former businessman Mark Boyle did just that and here is his extraordinary story. Going back to basics and following his own strict rules, Mark learned ingenious ways to eliminate his bills and discovered that good friends are all the riches you need.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the moneyless man

  • By Deirdre on 27-03-12

the moneyless man

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-03-12

I really loved this book and enjoyed listening to it , Mark is a really inspirational guy, the only gripe i had was that he didnt read it himself as the english accent didnt sound right sometimes especially in the pronunciation of grainne " seoige" (sheoga) he pronounced it sai- oga which made it sound like a chinese name, which drove me crazy, but that was only a smal part of the book. I liked his ideas and that he had the guts to live them, but did think he took things to extremes at times such as allowing himself a laptop and a mobile but having to make ink from mushrooms?? ? but all in all i really enjoyed it and must get it in paperback soon. would reccommend to anyone interested in living more sustainably and environmentally friendly, Mark Boyle shows us we can do it .

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Buddhism for Beginners [Jack Kornfield]

  • By: Jack Kornfield
  • Narrated by: Jack Kornfield
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

Created specifically to address the questions and needs of first-time students, here is Buddhism's vast spiritual legacy, presented by one of America's leading meditation teachers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best audiobook I have bought so far

  • By Skootaman on 02-11-09

buddhism for beginners

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-12

this book was excellent and i really enjoyed listening to it and learned a lot about the buddhist way of life from it. i enjoyed the narrator also found his voice calming and gentle, think this book would be excellent for anyone interested in buddhism or even just to listen to to destress and see the reality of life and whats important its a real eyeopener and life changer cant wait to listen to more from jack

12 of 12 people found this review helpful