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  • The Haunting of Hiram

  • By: Eva Ibbotson
  • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Alex McBuff doesn't want to sell the family castle. An orphan, its ghosts have been like a family to him. But it is falling to pieces through lack of money. A Texan billionaire offers Alex $500,000, but on condition that it is ghost free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Amy on 13-04-13

Brilliant!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Eva Ibbotson creates gruesome but loveable characters throughout this amazing story! Prunella Scales has a brilliant voice and creates the characters in a really interesting way.

  • Unseen Academicals

  • Discworld, Book 37
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork - not the old fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read it now!!!

  • By Kenny on 14-10-09

Amazing, as always

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Terry Pratchett is, as always, outstanding! Funny, thought provoking and thoroughly engaging. Although this is the abridged version and some sections have been cut, Tony Robinson is such a fantastic narrator that I wouldn't want to listen to anyone else!

  • The Hobbit

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,375
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,383

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of 13 dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey ‘there and back again’. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!!

  • By Stuart on 12-06-11

A Classic!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Rob Inglis has a soothing voice ( could seem to be a little dull in the first few minutes - but creates good voices for the characters). I love this classic story, especially seeing how events and characters link to Lord of the Rings.

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  • The Hobbit, Part 2

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610

Whisked from his comfortable hobbit hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out onto the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug's left eye. He was only pretending to be sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True to the original story.

  • By Joseph on 06-09-13

A Classic!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Rob Inglis has a soothing voice ( could seem to be a little dull in the first few minutes - but creates good voices for the characters). I love this classic story, especially seeing how events and characters link to Lord of the Rings.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Which Witch?

  • By: Eva Ibbotson
  • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

Arriman the Awful, Wizard of the North, is tired of being the most evil wizard in the world so he decides he must get married and have a son to take over. His wife must be a witch with awesome powers but the organised contest has awful consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourites

  • By Amy on 07-04-13

One of my favourites

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Eva Ibbotson creates characters who are engaging and believable despite being witches, wizards and ghouls! One of my favourite stories, love listening to it whilst doing other boring things like tidying up!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Not Just a Witch

  • By: Eva Ibbotson
  • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Heckie is determined not to be just a witch. With the help of local wizards and a little boy, she sets about putting the world to rights. But then she falls under the spell of smarming, charming Mr Knapsack and all her good work is nearly undone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my favourites

  • By Amy on 07-04-13

One of my favourites

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Eva Ibbotson uses her amazing imagination to bring these characters to life. I loved this book when I was younger and listening to it again is just as great as the first time. Prunella Scales has a wonderful voice and brings the characters to life. Brilliant for listening while doing other boring things like tidying up!

  • The Great Ghost Rescue

  • By: Eva Ibbotson
  • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

The ghosts of Craggyford Castle have been happy for 500 years. But outside the world is changing. Soon there will be nothing left of their old haunts, with new factories and houses as far as a ghost can see. So they set out to find a new home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great ghostly yucky fun

  • By EC W on 09-06-13

Just as good as reading the book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

I loved this book when I was younger and listening to it again is just as great as the first time. Eva Ibbotson Creates such gruesome but loveable characters! Prunella Scales has a wonderful voice and brings the characters to life. Brilliant for listening while doing other boring things like tidying up!