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  • Patrick Moore's Astronomy

  • By: Patrick Moore
  • Narrated by: Patrick Moore
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

Why are we fascinated by the night sky? With this single question Patrick Moore sets out on a journey of exploration which takes the listener to the edge of the universe and back. Was ever a man more engaged and associated with his subject matter than Patrick Moore? He has become synonymous with astronomy, and we have grown up over the last 50 years with his name and voice becoming comfortingly familiar. His TV programme The Sky at Night is the longest running TV show in the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing AND Interesting

  • By Geoff on 06-08-11

Amusing AND Interesting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-11

Hey, who would have thought Sir Patrick Moore could be so entertaining. This is an interesting book with many small and amusing stories of astronomer history and antics. I'm a mild enthusiast so I was pleased that the book was not to difficult to listen to in terms of content though the ear does need to tune to Sir Patricks voice and he does speak quite quickly...! Perfect for the amatur and only served to fuel my interest.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Fellowship of the Ring

  • The Lord of the Rings, Book 1
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,019
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,011

Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Nat on 20-02-11

A good audiobook by Audible ! Amazing...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-11

This book is a timeless classic fairytale, I believe audible struggle to do them justice but this audiobook is excellent. Its a long book but shouldn't have been split in 2. Note, you don't pay for the second half, it downloads along with the first part. As a narrator, the voice of Rob Inglis suits this book perfectly. The chapters are long and there isn't the usual annoying audible features like switching the narrator between chapters or declaring when each chapter is finished (duh!). Somebody shoot that annnoying woman that introduces every book... please... ;- )

13 of 16 people found this review helpful