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Sue Holges

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  • Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales

  • By: Beatrix Potter
  • Narrated by: Gary Bond, Michael Hordern, Rosemary Leach, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter are now available as a downloadable, digital audiobook, complete and unabridged! The 23 tales in this set have never lost their popularity, and sell in their millions all over the world. Meet again the famous characters that children love and adore: Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, The Flopsy Bunnies, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Tom Kitten, Jeremy Fisher, Jemima Puddle-Duck and many more. These stories are beautifully brought to life by a talented cast of readers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • complete Beatrix Potter

  • By Deirdre on 05-07-12

Don't buy the Books Listen instead.

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

Reviewed: 16-12-14

What made the experience of listening to Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales the most enjoyable?

Listening with my family Knowing that it was enjoyable for them too.

What did you like best about this story?

Being able to Listen without reading. Listen on the go.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

All of the stories as never read as a youngster. (Now over 50)

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Listen with or without your Mother.

  • Deadlocked 8: Sons of Reagan

  • By: A. R. Wise
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Corey Allen, Christian Rummel, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

The finale of the second series of Deadlocked. The High Rollers are ready to take revenge against the forces aligned against them. A hard and long winter has forced them into hiding, but has also given them a respite from something else…something far worse than anything they’ve battled so far. The Noah Initiative has begun, and the land will soon be devastated by a new virus. The people lined up against the High Rollers are fighting among themselves as well, and everyone is at risk. This isn’t just a fight for survival anymore, it’s a fight to save the entire human race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Zombie Appocalypse.

  • By Sue Holges on 16-12-14

Zombie Appocalypse.

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

Reviewed: 16-12-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If they were old enough for the Graphic content...Yes. It was an Amazing book.
Couldn't wait for next month to buy next one.

What other book might you compare Deadlocked 8: Sons of Reagan to, and why?

Deadlocked 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Loved the whole series.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The way they were in the moment. You were there with them suffering and fighting.

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

Yes I sure did. Won't give away too much of the plot but yes I was blubbing at a Zombie horror story. Especially with the line of Laura and her family.

Any additional comments?

Recommend this Series of stories to any one who like a good Horror/romance tale and wants to be in the action as well.

  • 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 890
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658

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

Spend Time with Clare by your Side

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

Reviewed: 16-12-14

Would you listen to My Animals and Other Family again? Why?

Yes I would definately Listen again.

What did you like best about this story?

The way in which it flowed from Chapter to chapter Couldn't wait for next one hated leaving previous one.

Have you listened to any of Clare Balding’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No not listened to any others. Only recently got Audible. Clare is on my Wish list if there are any others by her.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Love Laugh and Cry with Clare.

  • Crustaceans

  • By: William Meikle
  • Narrated by: James Conlan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

It all begins with a dead whale on a Boston shoreline - not in itself an unusual occurrence. But the things that claw their way out of the blubber are very unusual indeed. A cast of giant crabs, evolved over centuries, descends on a small coastal town and, having feasted, make their way to the city using the sewer system. Soon they are swarming around Manhattan, hunted and harried by a SWAT team tasked with ridding the city of the menace...before the menace gets big enough to rid itself of the city.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Tale of Terror

  • By Sue Holges on 16-12-14

Gripping Tale of Terror

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

Reviewed: 16-12-14

If you could sum up Crustaceans in three words, what would they be?

Fan Bloody Tastic

What other book might you compare Crustaceans to, and why?

Guy N. Smiths Night of the Crabs and Killer Crabs.

Have you listened to any of James Conlan’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Not Before but will again if I can find somthing of a similar kind

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes if I had all the time it took to listen 4hrs 21 mins but I did it in several parts.

Any additional comments?

Very Cleverly written and well read. Gripping from first breath to last Sigh.

  • Is It Just Me?

  • By: Miranda Hart
  • Narrated by: Miranda Hart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,879
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,873

Well hello to you dear audiobook browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence? I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you, too, dear listener) some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic!

  • By berta on 25-12-12

Such Fun !

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

Reviewed: 20-02-14

If you could sum up Is It Just Me? in three words, what would they be?

Such fun

Who was your favorite character and why?

Little Miranda. As she has such a way of not understanding the present. The idea of explaing something to your younger self is very amusing and Such Fun !

What does Miranda Hart bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I have the Hard back copy a recent Christmas present. But...Mirandas way of speaking and Pronouncing her made up words is Such fun !

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Christmas in the Hart Household very funny chapter and the way Miranda explained to little M at the end that she wasn'y a total loser that she was living her dream - Simply brought tears to my eyes. Such Fun !

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for another volume of this lovely tome. Hopefully in the same ilk. LOVED IT. Thanks Miranda. X Such Fun !

  • The Rosie Project

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,478

Meet Don. Don is a genetics professor who just might be somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He looks a little like Gregory Peck and is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. And it’s definitely not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not .Rosie, meanwhile, isn’t looking for love; she’s looking for her biological father. Sometimes, though, you don’t find love: love finds you...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By F on 26-05-13

First story i've listened to

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

Reviewed: 17-01-14

Would you listen to The Rosie Project again? Why?

Yes I would listen again.

What did you like best about this story?

A really interesting project carefully researched and cleverly writen. Enjoyed totally.

Which character – as performed by Dan O'Grady – was your favourite?

Don - The main character was the best as I have a step-son with the same problems so can easily relate to Don's way of thinking and planing.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Thebook as a whole moved me as to the problems exerienced by the main character (Don)
His feeling of being an "Alien" is one often heard by step-son. Feel for Don. Good to know he managed to combat his therories and live a happier more content life.

Any additional comments?

Will let my step-son in on the title and idea of the book. He's still at school and recently been diagnosed.

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