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  • So They Call You Pisher!

  • A Memoir
  • By: Michael Rosen
  • Narrated by: Michael Rosen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

In this hilarious, moving memoir, much-loved children's poet and political campaigner Michael Rosen recalls the first 23 years of his life. The audiobook ends with a letter to his father and the revelation of a heartbreaking family secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Review Of So They Call You Pisher

  • By Robbie G. on 12-02-19

Lovely recounting of experiences in time

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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: 25-12-18

loved the way Michael effortlessly reads his book with intonation that make it very interesting and a joy to listen to. The content is honest and of the time, I really enjoyed every listen!

  • Neuropolis: A Brain Science Survival Guide

  • By: Robert Newman
  • Narrated by: Robert Newman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Based on Rob Newman's live stand-up show and new BBC Radio 4 comedy series, his thought-provoking and wryly amusing new book explores the scientific breakthroughs that have turned received ideas of brain science upside down. After volunteering for a brain-imaging experiment meant to locate the part of the brain that lights up when you're in love, comedian Rob Newman emerged with more questions than answers. Can brain scans read our minds? Are we our brains? How can you map the mind?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • "I reckon, yeah?"

  • By Adrian on 29-08-17

helps if you get his humour

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

Reviewed: 26-11-18

I can imagine people coming to this being bewildered, it's funny but Newman funny. Not rolling about the floor funny but very dry, sometimes fanciful.

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,121
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,216

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen Fry does it again

  • By L. Turner on 14-11-17

Unbeatable stories told in a fantastic way.

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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: 19-11-18

Mr Fry's a great narrator to his tweaks on the tales that those of us of a certain age grew up on. One I'll be going back to, I know.

  • Becoming Johnny Vegas

  • By: Johnny Vegas
  • Narrated by: Johnny Vegas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669

‘My name is Michael Pennington, and I am not a comic character. I'm often mistaken for one though. You might know him by another name. Johnny Vegas.’ From BBC Dickens adaptations to Benidorm and Ideal to the PG Tips ads, Johnny Vegas has become one of Britain's best-loved comic actors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Gordon on 28-10-13

A want to listen to performance

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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: 22-08-18

You're not going to get wall to wall laughs but you will get mile wide honesty and a tale about a life... maybe two. The first audiobook I've wanted to listen to, had the urge to listen more.

I like it. I liked it a lot.

  • A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine

  • By: Tony Benn
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

In this final volume of diaries, Tony Benn reflects on the compensations and the disadvantages of old age. With the support of a small circle of friends and his extended family, he continues his activities on behalf of social justice, peace and accountability in public life, to a background of political change and the international economic crisis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sincere and from the heart.

  • By Vicuña on 18-03-14

Dry subjects at times but absolutely infectious

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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: 11-08-18

A real want to listen to performance, the sort of book that lends itself to Audible as you can drop in and out, there's no storyline to follow as such. A perfect reminder from the inside of recent politics. I know I'll go back to it again.

  • Rotherweird

  • Rotherweird, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Caldecott
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 676

Rotherweird is a twisted, arcane murder-mystery with shades of Deborah Harkness, Hope Mirrlees and Ben Aaronovitch, Mervyn Peake and Edward Gorey at their disturbing best. The town of Rotherweird stands alone - there are no guidebooks, despite the fascinating and diverse architectural styles cramming the narrow streets, the avant-garde science and offbeat customs. Cast adrift from the rest of England by Elizabeth I, Rotherweird's independence is subject to one disturbing condition: nobody, but nobody, studies the town or its history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story bit hard to follow

  • By kate on 05-11-17

couldn't finish it, couldn't get in to it...

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-18

Didn't grip me at all, just not interesting, I found the story didn't engage me.