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  • Recipe for Life

  • By: Mary Berry
  • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Mary Berry's autobiography, Recipe for Life, read by the actress Patricia Hodge. From Queen of Tarts to the nation's heart, Mary Berry shares her Recipe for Life. "In the words of my father, my birth caused no end of trouble..." From the moment she came into the world - two weeks early, throwing her parents' lives into disarray - Mary has gracefully but firmly done things her own way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not surprisingly I really enjoyed this!

  • By R. Card on 10-01-14

Thoroughly enjoyable book

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

I enjoyed this autobiography from beginning to end. Mary Berry seems to be one of life's really decent people! It helps that the book is faultlessly read by Patricia Hodge.

  • October

  • The Story of the Russian Revolution
  • By: China Mieville
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 164

The renowned fantasy and science fiction writer China Mieville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution, and here, on the centenary of the revolution, he provides his own distinctive take on its history. In February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy: nine months later it became the first socialist state in world history. How did this unimaginable transformation take place? How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked by not one but two revolutions?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not a book for audio - good to read only,

  • By DLC on 11-12-17

A well written account of the Russian revolution

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

A fascinating account of the Russian revolution that China Miéville has written in a way that makes it feel like a book of fiction. The characters are interesting and the every day details that Miéville includes brings to life a period of history that could be as dry as dust!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • In the Days of Rain

  • By: Rebecca Stott
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Stott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

As Rebecca Stott's father lay dying, he begged her to help him write the memoir he had been struggling with for years. He wanted to tell the story of their family, who, for generations, had all been members of a fundamentalist Christian sect. Yet each time he reached a certain point, he became tangled in a thicket of painful memories and could not go on. The sect were a closed community who believed the world is ruled by Satan: nonsect books were banned, women were made to wear headscarves and those who disobeyed the rules were punished.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story flatly told

  • By Liz Scully on 28-09-18

Interesting story

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-18

Rebecca Stott writes well and her account of life in a cult is fascinating and frightening. I recommend reading this book.

  • Dirty Glory

  • Go Where Your Best Prayers Take You
  • By: Pete Greig
  • Narrated by: Pete Greig
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 182

You were created to walk and talk with the living God. Prayer is the most natural, powerful, and universal expression of Christian faith. Why then is it sometimes so difficult? Continuing the adventures described in his best-selling memoir, Red Moon Rising, Pete Greig reveals the struggles, miracles, and hard-won insights gleaned from 15 years of 24-7 prayer, mission, and justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly thought provoking

  • By Carol on 11-01-18

So bad I'm returning this book!

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-18

The narration is truly awful. Pete Grieg reads in an overly dramatic fashion, he constantly hesitates and uses so much false laughter it seriously distracts from the book. I managed to listen to half the book but can't abide the narration any further - it ruins what is probably a good book about prayer. I do not recommend buying this audio book!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,124
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,361
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,338

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Viva Eleanor!

  • By Kaggy on 30-06-17

Eleanor Oliphant is definitely fine!

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

Reviewed: 28-01-18

Loved the self-deprecating humour. Eleanor Oliphant is an awkward yet totally lovable character. The story is poignant, plausible and entertaining from beginning to end. I look forward to re-reading this book and highly recommend it.

  • I Found You

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633

East Yorkshire: Single mum Alice Lake finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgement, she invites him in to her home. Surrey: 21-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night, she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful ,involving and moving l Antonia Beamish's narration outstanding.

  • By Susie on 28-03-17

Awful - a total waste of time!

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-01-18

The story starts well enough, but quickly degenerates into unbelievable rubbish. The writing is cliché, the plot totally predictable, the characters pathetic and some of the behaviour is farcical. For instance, would a man about to rape a woman tie her back to back with her brother?! And that is just one of many ridiculous scenarios! I really do not recommend this book.

  • The Yorkshire Shepherdess

  • By: Amanda Owen
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49

Amanda Owen has been seen by millions on ITV's The Dales, living a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, a life ruled by the seasons and her animals. She is a farmer's wife and shepherdess, living alongside her husband, Clive, and seven children at Ravenseat, a 2,000 acre sheep hill farm at the head of Swaledale in North Yorkshire. It's a challenging life but one she loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yorkshire Shepherdess

  • By MarionC on 01-05-17

Entertaining book

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Amanda Owen's book about how she became a shepherdess and then mother many times over is fascinating. The book is full of interesting anecdotes, and whether one agrees with her mothering methods or not she certainly has to be admired for her energy!

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,571
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,181

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic

  • By Della Michelle on 14-06-17

A book worth listening to!

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Kevin Hart's book is inspirational and entertaining. Kevin comes across as a thoroughly decent guy and much of what he says is worth listening to. I enjoyed his book and would definitely invite him to a dinner party!

  • After You

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,058

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of After You by the Jojo Moyes, the stunning sequel to the worldwide phenomenon Me Before You. Jojo Moyes says: "I hadn't planned to write a sequel to Me Before You. But working on the movie script and reading the sheer volume of tweets and emails every day asking what Lou did with her life meant that the characters never left me."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Linden on 20-12-15

Boring and predictable

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Dull from beginning to end. The plot is entirely predictable, and I never felt much for any of the characters. I would not recommend this book.

  • The Break

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,832
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,831

The story of a relationship that everyone thought was forever and which is now in danger of being for never, The Break is about getting older and staying in love when life, real life, is trying to pull you apart.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So boring ...

  • By Heike on 14-11-17

Truly awful book!

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-12-17

Dreadful from beginning to end. Padded out with unnecessary boring back stories and stuffed full of shallow, selfish characters especially the protagonist who is irritatingly insecure and whiny. The plot is entirely predictable, but, worse, the pathetic story goes on far too long. Awful book!