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J. Reed

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  • David Mitchell: Back Story

  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: David Mitchell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,882

David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Total Joy

  • By Stan on 17-10-12

Funny and insightful

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

A charming and well delivered book about David Mitchell’s life. Funny and insightful I really enjoy it and it’s structure. Often funny and always honest and frank. Would recommend to people who are into that sort of thing.

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,778
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,079

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
  • I need more!

  • By Lily on 08-11-17

Classic action.

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

Reviewed: 15-11-17

Mr Fry delivers an excellent account of Greek Mythology. Classic story’s told in typical charming Fry fashion finding fiendishly fantastic forms for alliteration.
I look forward to him maybe doing a follow up for the age of hero’s.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Trickery

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Cillian Murphy, Derek Jacobi, Richard E. Grant, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

There's a whole world of Dahl still to discover in a newly collected audiobook of his deliciously dark tales for adults.... How underhand could you be to get what you want? In these 10 tales of dark and twisted trickery Roald Dahl reveals that we are at our smartest and most cunning when we set out to deceive others - and, sometimes, even ourselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great bag of Tricks

  • By K. Bridges on 14-10-17

Good collection

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

Reviewed: 18-09-17

Good collection of stories. Only the last story has an issue and that is that my copy repeated it for some reason. Otherwise very good and worth a listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Harry Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,456

A century before A Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros.... A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great intro to Westeros if u can't face the Epics!

  • By Mini on 04-11-15

Great part of Westeros lore

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

Reviewed: 23-08-17

A great addition to the game of thrones series while still being a stand alone novel. The book has a more traditional narrative when compared to Martins larger body of work "A song of fire and ice".
It can be listened to without the listener needing to have heard/read any of the rest of the series.

The performance is good and well read. Couldn't fault it.

Over all good audiobook and would recommend.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Anansi Boys

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Lenny Henry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959

A kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth from best-selling storytelling legend Neil Gaiman. A BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Anansi Boys, featuring an all-star cast lead by Lenny Henry, will premiere on Christmas Day 2017. Fat Charlie Nancy is not actually fat. He was fat once but he is definitely not fat now. No, right now Fat Charlie Nancy is angry, confused and more than a little scared - right now his life is spinning out of control, and it is all his dad's fault.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Anansi brought up to date

  • By Joyceline on 28-02-07

If you liked American Gods you'll like this.

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

Reviewed: 17-03-17

Good book. If you like the book American Gods you should like this.
Lenny Henry is ok at narration. His female voices are a bit strange but otherwise a solid performance.
Good stuff all round.