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  • Clare in the Community, Series 11

  • The BBC Radio 4 comedy sitcom
  • By: David Ramsden, Harry Venning
  • Narrated by: Alex Lowe, full cast, Sally Phillips
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49

Sally Phillips stars as the social worker with all the PC jargon but none of the practical solutions in a further six episodes of the radio sitcom. Duration: 3 hours approx.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb comedy

  • By Bradders the hammer on 19-02-19

Series 11 went too quickly

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

Reviewed: 29-09-18

Yet another brilliant series to make you chuckle
Shame there's no Series 12 yet .

  • George Cragge: In the Red & Other Mysteries

  • By: Mark Tavener
  • Narrated by: Barry Foster, full cast, Hugh Laurie, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

A collection of four blackly humorous crime mysteries featuring the fictional BBC Radio crime correspondent, George Cragge. Adapted from the novel by Mark Tavener, In the Red sees the anarchic George Cragge investigate a spree of bizarre murders in the world of City finance, a small political party contesting a by-election, and a plan to overthrow the Director-General of the BBC. The sequel, In the Balance, features George Cragge kicking off a murder trail during the FIFA World Cup at Wembley Stadium. And with Europe becoming a hot potato, can the Prime Minister hold on to his job? In the Chair follows the maverick hack as he looks into a series of murders of dentists linked to New Labour policy. The final drama, In the End, sees George Cragge investigating a series of murders of journalists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Prequel to BBC Radio 4's ‘Absolute Power’

  • By Nigel on 17-03-18

A bit Drab

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-18

Long winded and not overly funny. Politicians might find it amusing but it just dragged on.

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  • After You

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,134

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of After You by the Jojo Moyes, the stunning sequel to the worldwide phenomenon Me Before You. Jojo Moyes says: "I hadn't planned to write a sequel to Me Before You. But working on the movie script and reading the sheer volume of tweets and emails every day asking what Lou did with her life meant that the characters never left me."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Linden on 20-12-15

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 13-07-18

Didn't mean too but ended up listening to the book twice right to the end.

  • HR: The Complete Series 1

  • By: Nigel Williams
  • Narrated by: Nicholas le Prevost, Jonathan Pryce
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

All six episodes of series one of the BBC Radio 4 Comedy drama series by Emmy Award-winning writer Nigel Williams, charting the misfortunes of a middle-aged HR officer and his trouble-making colleague.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Character-based comedy

  • By Jane Galloway on 06-02-11

Acquired taste comedy

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-18

Stick to Claire in the Community or Cabin Pressure. Didn't laugh once. Waste of a credit.

  • Mount!

  • By: Jilly Cooper
  • Narrated by: Sian Thomas
  • Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

In Jilly Cooper's latest, raciest novel, Rupert Campbell-Black takes centre stage in the cutthroat world of flat racing. Rupert is consumed by one obsession: that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion. He longs to trounce Roberto's Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival, Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife, Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide, from Dubai to Los Angeles to Melbourne.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hysterical yarn

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-09-16

Fairly entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

Not a lot to the story with far too many names to get your head around. Bit dated now.

  • Love You Dead

  • Roy Grace, Book 12
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156

An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life - to be beautiful and rich. She's achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she's working hard on the second. Her philosophy on money is simple: you can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy; it's getting rid of the husband afterwards that's harder. That takes real skill. But hey, practice makes perfect....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another engrossing Roy Grace story

  • By Bibiqueue on 31-05-16

Enthralling

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

Reviewed: 20-08-17

Fast paced and action packed so that I couldn't put it down. Enough descriptive dialogue to imagine the characters.

  • I See You

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,497

When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it's there. There's no explanation, no website - just a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it's just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I See Something Very, Very Impressive Here!

  • By Simon on 28-07-16

A whodunnit to surprise

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

Reviewed: 26-10-16

slow to start but I couldn't stop listening at the end. A good detective novel

  • Clare in the Community: Series 10

  • Series 10 & a Christmas special episode of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom
  • By: Harry Venning
  • Narrated by: Alex Lowe, Full cast, Sally Phillips
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67

The complete 10th series of the Sony Award-winning comedy series - plus a Christmas special. "The best comedy on radio." (Moira Petty, The Stage) Clare Barker, the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions, continues to struggle with her professional and private lives in these seven hilarious episodes, which include a special Christmas edition of the show.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who cares about Clare ?

  • By brendan on 02-12-15

Just got funnier as the series went on.

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

Reviewed: 21-03-16

Shame it has to end. A superb series from the start. The characters very well cast.

  • Clare in the Community

  • The Complete Series 3
  • By: Harry Venning, David Ramsden
  • Narrated by: Sally Phillips, Alex Lowe, Gemma Craven, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

These six episodes find Clare Barker, the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions, struggling once again to control her professional and private life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • clare in the community 1,2,3

  • By Mario on 16-05-08

Brilliant.

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

Reviewed: 21-09-15

Really funny. Actually made me laugh. Good storyline . Performances of the actors meant each episode got better the more it went on.