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north walsham, United Kingdom
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  • My Brother's Hot Cross Bottom

  • By: Jeremy Strong
  • Narrated by: Paul Chequer
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Things have gone crazy at Nicholas’s house. His dad wants to hatch some fluffy yellow cheeping chicks, their new neighbour is a GIRL (she’s trouble!) - AND his little brother Cheese’s botty has turned red and spotty! No one knows WHY! Has he sat on a hedgehog?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful. entertainment on the go.

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-04-17

How to keep your children happy.....

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

Reviewed: 24-07-13

This book worked for both the Children and the Adults listening.... It certainly passed the time in the car where there was less to look at and the ongoing games of twenty Questions, I spy and shopping were put on hold while we all giggled along to the story...

These are great books and well read, worth a listen....

  • Monstrous Regiment

  • Discworld, Book 31
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,375
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,028

It begun as a sudden strange fancy...Polly Perks had to become a boy in a hurry. Cutting off her hair and wearing trousers was easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape took more time. And now she's enlisted in the army, and searching for her lost brother. But there's a war on. There's always a war on. And Polly and her fellow recruits are suddenly in the thick of it, without any training, and the enemy is hunting them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The First blast of the trumpet...

  • By Rogayah on 25-05-08

A monstrously good listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-13

I really loved the books, and will always read them before listening but the audio books are really worth their listen. I Have a monthly account where i pay a little and get a credit, I look forward to being able to download a new book and listen on long car journeys, and this did not disappoint.



I really like the characterisation that Stephen Briggs brings to the characters, and they make great listening. As with the other Terry Pratchett books that are available I would recommend these, and have found that listening to them in order of release was less important to me than making sure that I listened to one Narrators interpretation at a time...



  • Moving Pictures

  • Discworld, Book 10
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684

Cameras roll - which means the imps inside have to paint really fast - on the fantastic Discworld when the alchemists discover the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood hill? As the alien clichés of Tinsel Town pour into the world, it's up to the Disc's first film stars to find out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good Listen

  • By zac on 14-04-13

A good Listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-13

As with all the Terry Pratchett audio books they work really well if read well, this story is well read and the characters are brought to life by Nigel Planers reading. It's really nice to have the unabridged versions to listen to and they are great for a long drive.



As there are two Narrators for the majority of the books I have downloaded (Nigel Planer and Stephen Briggs) I have found that I have given up trying to listen i order of the book, but grouped my listening by the narrator so I can better enjoy the characterisation they bring to the different characters.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Horrid Henry's Christmas Cracker

  • By: Francesca Simon
  • Narrated by: Miranda Richardson
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Four fabulously funny stories that will invoke every family's worst Christmas nightmares, as Horrid Henry sabotages the school play, tries to do his Christmas shopping without spending his pocket money, ambushes Father Christmas with some serious accusations, and endures Christmas dinner with the guests from hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The world's worst, yet best, Christmas

  • By Taylor, the misfit angel on 09-07-18

Great for a listen on car Journey with children

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-13

Car journeys can be so much more fun with something that you can all listen to, and this version of Horrid henry had us all listening carefully to his Christmas exploits. Certainly made the journey go more quickly for the children, and not one...



"Are we there yet" to be heard

  • The Crow Road

  • By: Iain Banks
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

It was the day my grandmother exploded. I sat in the crematorium, listening to my Uncle Hamish quietly snoring in harmony to Bach's Mass in B Minor, and I reflected that it always seemed to be death that drew me back to Gallanach. Prentice McHoan has returned to the bosom of his complex but enduring Scottish family. Full of questions about the McHoan past, present and future, he is also deeply preoccupied: mainly with death, sex, drink, God, and illegal substances.…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly enjoyable

  • By Rachel on 07-04-13

a great book beautifully read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-13

This is a particular favourite, both as a book and the Short TV series that was produced, so the risk was it wouldn't meet expectations... on listening to this it not only met but surpassed all the expectations, and is one of the best Audio books I have listened to so far. It's well read and Peter Kenny really brings to life the characters... The only disappointment of the listen was that it had to come to an end, well worth a listen....



7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Going Postal

  • Discworld, Book 33
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,504
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,198

Suddenly, condemned arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig found himself with a noose around his neck and dropping through a trapdoor into...a government job? By all rights, Moist should be meeting his maker rather than being offered a position as postmaster by Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In the unlikely event you've never read Pratchett

  • By nicole on 26-08-13

Very Funny...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-12

The books are good, and reading them is a joy. The audio books are wonderful, and having stephen briggs read to me some of my favourite stories is great. He has given some of Terry Pratchett's characters really great voices and I can now hear a Sam Vimes voice that I hadn't got quite right whenever i read the books

  • Click-Clack the Rattlebag

  • A Free Short Story Written and Performed by Neil Gaiman
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

"Click-Clack the Rattlebag", a subtle, witty, deceptive little tale, is your Halloween treat from Neil Gaiman and Audible, FREE through October 31. It's not available anywhere else, and for a limited time, each download from Audible benefits educational charities at BookTrust.org. Lock the doors, turn off the lights, and enjoy!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Gavingks on 23-12-12

Just the ticket...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-12

What else can I say, it was free, it was creepy, it was for halloween, thank you Mr Gaiman

  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 426

Merry Christmas to Our Members, from the Audible Team. Two-time Emmy Award nominee (The Good Wife) and Audie Award winner for best narrator, Alan Cumming here narrates Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first-rate festive whodunit. Cumming adds his personal flair to the mystery classic and turns in an outstanding performance of the great detective Sherlock Holmes and his pal, Watson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elementary my dear Watson!

  • By Adisha on 23-12-12

And it was a Free present

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-12

A great choice for an advent calendar present from audible, thank you for the little additional bonus

  • I Shall Wear Midnight

  • Discworld Book 38, (Discworld Childrens Book 5)
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,190
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 771

Tiffany Aching, the young witch from The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, and Wintersmith is back in a new adventure featuring Discworld characters both familiar to fans (such as Tiffany, the Wee Free Men, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg) and new (meet Wee Mad Arthur, the Nac Mac Feegle on the City Watch whose only previous appearance was a brief cameo in Feet of Clay, and city witch Mrs Proust - a fabulous Pratchett creation).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect Pratchett

  • By Ann on 02-12-10

As good as reading it...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-12

I really enjoyed reading this when I bought it and worried that hearing it wouldn't be the same, I was wrong...

  • Feet of Clay

  • Discworld, Book 19
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,260

Who's murdering harmless old men? Who's poisoning the Patrician? As autumn fogs hold Ankh-Morpork in their grip, the City Watch has to track down a murderer who can't be seen. Maybe the golems know something - but the solemn men of clay, who work all day and night and are never any trouble to anyone, have started to commit suicide....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lovely

  • By Ann Ingham on 14-06-15

Now thats a story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-12

One of the first Audible books I have bought, well read and great for a long drive, the audio quality is much better than I was expecting