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  • 84 Charing Cross Road

  • By: Helene Hanff
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, John Nettles
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Told in a series of letters, this true story of the correspondence between a New York writer and a London bookseller has touched the hearts of thousands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truth Stranger than Fiction

  • By Crispin on 03-06-07

Letters

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Reviewed: 18-09-18

Loved the chain of letters which went to and fro across the Atlantic. When I downloaded the book, I hadn't realised it wasn't fictional. A great listen!

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  • The Motorcycle Diaries

  • By: Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
  • Narrated by: Bruno Gerardo
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on 'La Poderosa', the Powerful One: a 500cc Norton. One of them was the 23-year-old Che Guevara. Written eight years before the Cuban Revolution, these are Che's diaries - full of disasters and discoveries, high drama, low comedy and laddish improvisations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • the Motorcycle Diaries

  • By Lynn on 24-07-18

the Motorcycle Diaries

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-18

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the adventures of these guys. the book was interesting and informative. The antics they got up to to get lifts from place to place were entertaining. The narration was authentic, which added to the enjoyment of the story.

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • By: Mary Ann Shaffer
  • Narrated by: Charlie Norfolk
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484

January 1946 and writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a man in Guernsey, who has found her name written inside a book. As they exchange letters, she is drawn into the eccentric world of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which boasts a charming cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Book I've heard in a long time

  • By Sian on 25-10-17

A Refreshingly Different Book

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Reviewed: 03-07-18

I listened to this in the car. So engrossing! Made every trip a pleasure! I knew the Channel Islands had been involved in the War but this was an eye opener. By the time the story ended, I was wishing I could be part of the community and was a little envious of Juliet. Great listen... now I hope the film doesn't disappoint.

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  • David Attenborough - Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster

  • By: David Attenborough
  • Narrated by: David Attenborough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,567

His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. In this volume of memoirs David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places that he has visited. Over the last 25 years he has established himself as the world's leading Natural History programme maker with several landmark BBC series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unforgettable David

  • By Mark on 20-11-10

Legendary

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Reviewed: 25-05-18

David Attenborough is one of the legends of the past 100 years. It was an absolute privilege to listen to him reading his memoir. This is a history of David Attenborough which is also a history of documentary television. I keep recommending it to everyone. Well worth a listen!

  • Pied Piper

  • By: Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

John Howard is determined to brighten up his old age by taking a fishing trip to France, but during his stay the Nazis invade. Howard must try to escape back to England with the two small children of some friends who are forced to stay behind in order to help the Allied war effort. As the conflict grows closer, the roads become impassable and Howard also comes across five more children who need his help. He ends up leading this motley group of youngsters through the French countryside, constantly beset by danger yet heroically protecting his charges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new favourite

  • By Miko on 14-09-14

The Pied Piper

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Reviewed: 02-05-16

This book was well written and beautifully read. I love Nevil Shute's works. Looking forward to my next one.

  • Over the Top and Back

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Tom Jones
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Pryce
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 232

In a career that has spanned six decades, Sir Tom Jones has performed with almost every major recording artist, from Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis and Sinatra to Robbie Williams, Van Morrison and Jessie J, across every imaginable genre, from rock and pop to country, blues and soul. The one constant throughout has been his unique musical gift and unmistakable voice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Knickers Moment.

  • By Ian on 02-04-16

Great Listening

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Reviewed: 27-01-16

This is a great autobiography and the reading is all the better because Jonathan Pryce actually sounds like Tom Jones.

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