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  • Oh Dear Silvia

  • By: Dawn French
  • Narrated by: Dawn French, James Fleet, Llewella Gideon, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 906

Who is in Coma Suite Number 5? A matchless lover? A supreme egotist? A selfless martyr? A bad mother? A cherished sister? A selfish wife? All of these. For this is Silvia Shute, who has always done exactly what she wants. Until now, when her life suddenly, shockingly stops. Her past holds a terrible secret, and now that she is unconscious in a hospital bed, her constant stream of visitors are set to uncover the mystery of her broken life. Meanwhile she must lie there, victim of the beloveds, the borings, the babblings and the plain bonkers. Like it or not, the truth is about to pay Silvia a visit. Again, and again and again...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious!!!!

  • By Indigoleopard on 01-11-12

I LOVE IT

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-13

Funny, sad, odd, weird and entertaining. Too near real life for comfort, but far enough to reflect.

  • 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 3,629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,052

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

Brilliant vocals

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-13



Most of this is book is funny enough to make you smile or laugh out loud but add David's voice and it is doubles the laughter lines on your face. GET IT now

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Painted Veil

  • By: W. Somerset Maugham
  • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

This is the story of Kitty Fane, the adulterous wife of a bacteriologist stationed in Hong Kong. When her husband discovers her deception, he exacts a terrible vengeance: Kitty must accompany him to the heart of a cholera epidemic in China.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Painted Veil

  • By Juliet on 20-08-08

Love and revenge.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-13



A story that will be told forever. Love, revenge and life doesn't end after a fall

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Making of a Marchioness

  • By: Frances Hodgson-Burnett
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Frances Hodgson Burnett published The Making of a Marchioness in 1901. She had written Little Lord Fauntleroy 15 years before and would write The Secret Garden in 10 years' time; it is these two books for which she is best known. Yet Marchioness was one of Nancy Mitford's favourite books, was considered 'the best novel Mrs Hodgson Burnett wrote' by Marghanita Laski, and is taught on a university course in America together with novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and Daisy Miller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A demonstration of Edwardian Manners

  • By Laurence on 29-10-11

Beautiful to hear the old English

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-13



Doesn't really matter if you like the story or not the language is lovely and poetic. Shows how words have changed in their meaning.



Gentle story and rather adictive

3 of 3 people found this review helpful