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  • When All Is Said

  • By: Anne Griffin
  • Narrated by: Niall Buggy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31

If you had to pick five people to sum up your life, who would they be? If you were to raise a glass to each of them, what would you say? And what would you learn about yourself, when all is said and done? This is the story of Maurice Hannigan, an Irish farmer. Over the course of a Saturday night in June, he orders five drinks at the Rainsford House Hotel, and with each he toasts a key person from his life: his adored older brother; his troubled sister-in-law; his daughter of 15 minutes; his son far off in America; and his late, much missed wife.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Life in Five Chapters

  • By C. P. McGregor on 05-02-19

amazingly beautiful

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

This has to be one of the most beautifulist books i've ever read. I loved Maurice from the first moment we met. the narration was wonderful and the narrator made you feel you were sitting with Maurice while he was telling his story. I can say nothing else about this book only you won't regret reading it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Listening to the Animals

  • Becoming the Supervet
  • By: Professor Noel Fitzpatrick
  • Narrated by: Professor Noel Fitzpatrick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 195

In this inspiring, uplifting and heartwarming memoir, world-renowned veterinary surgeon Professor Noel Fitzpatrick explores his journey to becoming The Supervet. Growing up on the family farm in Ballyfin, Ireland, Noel's childhood was spent tending to the cattle and sheep, the hay and silage, the tractors and land, his beloved sheepdog, Pirate, providing solace from the bullies that plagued him at school. It was this bond with Pirate, and a fateful night spent desperately trying to save a newborn lamb, that inspired Noel to enter the world of veterinary science.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely outstanding

  • By Bowbow on 13-12-18

speechless

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

Reviewed: 27-12-18

This book is udderly amazing. Noel is one amazing man and i laughed, cried and sat in complete awe listening to the total passion of him reading it. Well done Professor

  • All Creatures Great and Small

  • The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 306

The inspiration for the BBC series of the same name. Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semiferal cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo, James find he is on a learning curve as steep as the hills around him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and narrator - terrible sound quality

  • By Culvers on 15-07-16

Udderly fantastic

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

Reviewed: 24-12-18

A totally fantastic story. Christopher Timothy has a beautiful voice and will now check out the All creatures great and small TV show. will also read other books in this series. Second book now in my Library

  • This Audiobook Will Send You to Sleep

  • By: Professor K. McCoy, Dr Hardwick
  • Narrated by: Bruce Alexander
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58

Random House presents This Audiobook Will Send You to Sleep by Professor K. McCoy and Dr Hardwick, read by Bruce Alexander. Sleep smarter. This Audiobook Will Send You to Sleep makes no claims to be fun or interesting. It is an audiobook you can listen to in full confidence that you will find absolutely nothing to stimulate your brain. An audiobook, like no other, that will afford you much sleep and copious amounts of pointless knowledge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly effective

  • By Bookworm Mum on 27-05-18

Love love this book.

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

Reviewed: 21-12-18

as the blurb says this will be the most boring book you'll ever listen to. However, it does send you to sleep, i've also laughed allot at the complete random things in it. I've learned about all the different types of spoons. totally brilliant book and the Narrator really suited this book. if you need a laugh and some sleep get this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • One Enchanted Evening

  • By: Anton Du Beke
  • Narrated by: Julian Ovenden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 218

Inside the spectacular Grand Ballroom of the exclusive Buckingham Hotel the rich and powerful, politicians, film stars, even royalty rub shoulders with Raymond de Guise and his troupe of talented dancers from all around the world, who must enchant them, captivate them and sweep away their cares. Accustomed to waltzing with the highest of society, Raymond knows a secret from his past could threaten all he holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Enchanted Book

  • By Ville Girl on 09-11-18

impressed

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

Reviewed: 18-12-18

I Like Anton on strictly and I like him as a person. So had to give Anton the author a go. I'm blind and love my audio books. I found the descriptions in this book fantastic, I could picture everything, I could nearly smell and hear the sounds of the ballroom. The story was easy to follow, I could relate to the characters even the ones that I would have punched as well. I grinned as I seen Raymond De Guise as a Brendon Cole type character. The Narrator was well suited to this book.I hope Anton rights more, even if its just a book on describing people dancing.

  • The Secrets of Happiness

  • By: Lucy Diamond
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 980
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 986

Rachel and Becca are stepsisters living far apart, with little in common. Rachel is the successful one: happily married with three children and a big house. Becca, meanwhile, lurches from one dead-end job to another and has given up on love. The two of them have lost touch, but when Rachel doesn't come home one night, Becca is called in to help. As Becca begins to untangle Rachel's secrets, she is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beyond chick lit

  • By lynn clough on 09-02-16

lovely

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I love this author. yet again Lucy Diamond book has not disappointed. A lovely relaxing read with tears and smiles.

  • Our Little Lies

  • By: Sue Watson
  • Narrated by: Katie Villa
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 536

Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy. Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother early, growing up in foster care. But her husband, Simon, is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France: nothing is too good for his family. Then Simon says another woman’s name. The way he lingers on it, Caroline, gives Marianne a shudder of suspicion, but she knows it’s nothing - she can’t entertain this flash of paranoia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best listen ever

  • By Anonymous User on 18-10-18

whiny

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

Reviewed: 20-10-18

This was a boringly painful book to listen to. just flicked to the last chapter to see how it ended and not bothered to know how the ending came about. the blurb sounded more exciting.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Seven Days of Us

  • By: Francesca Hornak
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

It's Christmas and for one whole week the Birch family is gathering under one roof. Olivia, the eldest daughter, has returned from treating an epidemic abroad and must go into quarantine for seven days. Her mother says it's the perfect opportunity to spend some 'quality time' together. Her younger sister wholeheartedly disagrees. Her father isn't allowed an opinion - but is determined to offer one anyway. When no one can leave the house, and no one can enter, life for the Birches feels like an eternity. Especially when they're all harbouring secrets. One of whom is about to come knocking at their door....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Let down by poor narration

  • By Saffy on 09-11-17

sweet

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

This is just a lovely listen. A book that doesn't require thought. I just really enjoyed this book.

  • This Is Going to Hurt

  • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,746
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,068
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,040

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, Well told

  • By The_Animagus on 23-09-17

Just read it.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-18

just a brilliant reflection on the life of a junior doctor. I laughed and cried during this book. so just read it. well done Dr Adam

  • The Bone Keeper

  • By: Luca Veste
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 118

What if the figure that haunted your nightmares as a child, the myth of the man in the woods, was real? He'll slice your flesh. Your bones he'll keep. Twenty years ago, four teenagers went exploring in the local woods, trying to find to the supposed home of the Bone Keeper. Only three returned. Now, a woman is found wandering the streets of Liverpool, horrifically injured, claiming to have fled the Bone Keeper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really enjoyed this

  • By Anonymous User on 21-05-18

fairly good

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

Reviewed: 30-08-18

I got this book based on the narrator Jonathan Keeble reading it. I was disappointed on the lack of graphic murders based on its name I thought it would have more descriptions. I did enjoy the story the characters were likeable if some what annoying. but i would read more by this author

5 of 7 people found this review helpful