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  • Notes From a Small Island

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129

After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson, the acclaimed author of such best sellers as The Mother Tongue and Made in America, decided it was time to move back to the United States for a while. This was partly to let his wife and kids experience life in Bryson's homeland, and partly because he had read that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another. It was thus clear to him that his people needed him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Note From A Small Islander

  • By Jo on 05-11-08

Superb

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-10

Listened to this again and again, very funny, highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • James May's 20th Century

  • By: James May, Phil Dolling
  • Narrated by: James May
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.
How much should you pay for a return trip to the moon? How are Winnie the Pooh and the artificial heart related? Did teenagers exist before 1950? If not, who invented them? James May's 20th Century answers all these questions and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Enjoyable & Informative Listen

  • By Anabella on 20-03-09

Buy it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-11-08

Very enjoyable, a great listen again and again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking

  • By: Allen Carr
  • Narrated by: Duncan Wells
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Allen Carr's 100-cigarettes-a-day addiction drove him to despair, but after countless attempts to quit he discovered what the world had been waiting for: the easy way to stop smoking. Now recognised as the world's leading expert on helping smokers to quit, Allen Carr's informative, no-scare-tactics methods and techniques are a revelation for those desperate to kick the habit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT WAIT - BUY IT NOW!!!!!!

  • By Michael on 28-09-06

Simply brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-07

I went to one of the Allen Carr courses 4 weeks ago, having read the book. I haven't smoked since, and have found it pretty easy. I used the audio book over the last couple of weeks whilst in the car or in bed, and it's a great way to reinforce the facts in your mind. Buy this now, it's great!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Difficult Second Book

  • By: Chris Moyles
  • Narrated by: Chris Moyles
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Superman was a hero. Clark Kent was a geek. Spiderman saved lives. Peter Parker sold photographs to his local paper. Chris Moyles entertains eight million people each week on BBC Radio 1. Then he goes home and plays with an Xbox on his sofa, wearing only his underpants. Welcome to the real world of Chris Moyles.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • P is for pants

  • By alexander on 02-02-14

Get this book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-07

I thought this was very enjoyable. It's light, amusing and very funny in places. It's not War and Peace, but you knew that anyway - just get it!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful