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  • Inferno

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,482
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,156

Dan Brown’s new novel, Inferno, features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. As Dan Brown comments: "Although I studied Dante’s Inferno as a student, it wasn't until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • start was hard going. story good but over descript

  • By BD on 17-07-17

I really enjoyed it when I got into it.

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

Reviewed: 15-07-13

What made the experience of listening to Inferno the most enjoyable?

I liked becoming familiarized with Dante's work which I previously had just dismissed. I will know read the Divine Comedies.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Michael?

Didn't think much to him to be honest. A rather boring narrator

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was gripped in parts and didn't want to get out of the car!!

Any additional comments?

I thought the ending was weak and let the book down a bit. Shame really but not what I wanted to happen!!

  • My Animals and Other Family

  • By: Clare Balding
  • Narrated by: Clare Balding
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

Clare Balding grew up in a rather unusual household. As her father is a champion trainer, she shared her life with more than 100 thoroughbred racehorses, mares, foals, and ponies, as well as an ever-present pack of boxers and lurchers. As a toddler she would happily ride the legendary Mill Reef and take breakfast with the Queen. She and her younger brother came very low down the pecking order. Left to their own devices, they had to learn life’s toughest lessons through the animals, and through their adventures in the stables.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fabulous

  • By sg on 16-09-12

A wonderful listen

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-12

I just loved it and didn't want it to finish. Its not like any other biography I have ever read as it flows along like a good novel should. Totally believable and wonderfully read in Clare's best easy-going presenting voice. She is a rare talent and her wealth of knowledge and understanding of what is mostly a man's world is excellent and makes you want to know more and more (but only read by Clare herself) I wonder if she will do another book as she gets older to include more up to date and relevant material. I expected a lot when I bought this book and it did not disappoint in any way. Thank you Clare I really enjoyed it.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Jump!

  • By: Jilly Cooper
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 26 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 261

Following the death of her bullying husband, Etta Bancroft's selfish children move her to a village in the Cotswolds. One night, she discovers a filly, left to die in the snow. With help, Etta rescues the horse, and she and her friends form a syndicate to pay for her upkeep. As the horse recovers, she begins to show racing pedigree, so the syndicate enters her into a maiden hurdle - and are shocked at the result.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Do not buy this

  • By Anne on 25-05-11

Pure lightheard fun

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-10-11

In a world obsessed by doom, gloom and the economy this book made me both laugh outloud and cry a little. Such an endearing tale with one or two twists. I loved it and didn't want it to end. Gina