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  • Made in Scotland

  • My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country
  • By: Billy Connolly
  • Narrated by: Gordon Kennedy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Billy Connolly may be a citizen of the world, but in his heart he's never been far from his homeland. Made in Scotland is Billy's unique and intimate portrait of his native Scotland, a love letter to the places and people that made him. It's an adventure inspired by a single incident: the moment Billy received his Knighthood and was asked, 'How does it feel to have achieved all this when you came from nothing?' His response was, 'But I did come from something!'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It’s great

  • By jdg on 23-10-18

Billy is a hero

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

Reviewed: 04-02-19

Thoroughly enjoyed Billy’s encounters from his early shipyard days... summer holidays with his sister and full on humour with his music career... I think I will listen to this again... I laughed so hard... it’s a tonic...

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,175
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,729
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,700

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant audio book, shame about the navigation.

  • By Mr. P. J. Marsh on 10-03-17

Wonderful Fryup delectable detective stories

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

Reviewed: 27-09-18

I think we started this last year and have just completed! Truly a feast for the ears....

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bookshop

  • By: Penelope Fitzgerald, David Nicholls - introduction
  • Narrated by: Eve Karpf, David Nicholls, Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop. Hardborough becomes a battleground. Florence has tried to change the way things have always been done, and as a result she has to take on not only the people who have made themselves important but natural and even supernatural forces, too. Her fate will strike a chord with anyone who knows that life has treated them with less than justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short but sweet

  • By Maggieannie on 29-12-16

Book Mark

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

Reviewed: 20-08-18

Bottom lip story of a book shop seller and and it’s ephemeral mishaps with grim toady people

  • The Essex Serpent

  • By: Sarah Perry
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 970
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 901
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 903

London 1893: When Cora Seaborne and her son Francis reach Essex, rumours spread from further up the estuary that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming lives, has returned to the coastal parish of Aldwinter. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist is enthralled, convinced that it may be a previously undiscovered species. As she sets out on its trail she meets William Ransome, Aldwinter's vicar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Authentic Voice

  • By Christina on 20-09-16

Slivering encounters

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

Reviewed: 29-07-18

Lots of interesting characters and parallels running about in this deeply crafted novel. Enjoyed it all.

  • The Diary of a Bookseller

  • By: Shaun Bythell
  • Narrated by: Robin Laing
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 851

Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gentle pleasure

  • By Flint on 11-12-17

Tome of Tomes

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

We loved the audible book, feel the need to visit and be the best customers and buy more books..... hope that this shop survives and all the others we frequent... we laughed at the things people said and gasped at the hardship Shaun endured....

  • Uncommon Type

  • Some Stories
  • By: Tom Hanks
  • Narrated by: Tom Hanks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 388

A collection of 17 wonderful short stories showing that Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game - and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ten Hours With Tom Hanks

  • By Agatha on 28-10-17

Restyled retyped review

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

I enjoyed 2 stories very much, the last was “alive” the cast great and Tom, I think I can say now you’ve improved!

  • La Belle Sauvage

  • The Book of Dust, Volume 1
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,590
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,161

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Story, Great Narrator

  • By Lorenzo on 21-10-17

Flotsam and Jetsam

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

Reviewed: 26-02-18

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

Descriptive, driving, kept us both riveted. The narrator brought all the characters to life.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

River journeys

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

It was quite vividly violent and scary!

Any additional comments?

Searching for more Pullman stories and inspired to listen to more Michael Sheen narration!

  • Mercy

  • Department Q, Book 1
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,624

The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Mercy, Scandinavia’s new bestselling crime phenomenon. Read by the actor Steven Pacey. At first the prisoner scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escaping the room. With no way of measuring time, her days, weeks, months go unrecorded. She vows not to go mad. She will not give her captors the satisfaction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Danish Noire superbly read by Steven Pacey

  • By Nick on 08-02-13

Scandi Crime at its best

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

Reviewed: 20-01-18

Excellent story, gripping, even better than the tv version which was good but this has great detail and characterisation.

  • Talking as Fast as I Can

  • From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between
  • By: Lauren Graham
  • Narrated by: Lauren Graham
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639

In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Thin Puff Piece

  • By bunintheoven on 01-02-17

Run me through this again!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

What isn't to like a fast talking, upbeat book of highs and lows and pick me up stories...
If your a fan of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood you will enjoy some reflection.
On acting and life, Lauren gives us snippets of her toolkit and offers useful advice...
Lots of fun to hear and original in its presentation at times....
Enjoyed it and need to go back to the penultimate chapter as my daughter hasn't finished all the G G series yet and we want to watch the new ones together....
Thank you Lauren Graham...

  • Fingers in the Sparkle Jar

  • A Memoir
  • By: Chris Packham
  • Narrated by: Chris Packham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366

An introverted, unusual young boy, isolated by his obsessions and a loner at school, Chris Packham was only at home in the fields and woods around his suburban home. But when he stole a young kestrel from its nest, he was about to embark on a friendship that would teach him what it meant to love - and that would change him forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting tale of love and loss.

  • By Lisa Morin on 08-05-16

Bravery, murder, stealing, badgers, bullying, Punk, porn and superlative sparkle beauty.

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

Reviewed: 10-09-16

Raw natural beauty brought to my ears. You made me sob with the unnecessary cruelty man brings on to the most amazing animals. Wonder at the detail I could see on your journeys.
Reflect on and compare my 70s and 80s with yours. Not a pie chart in sight or photograph just open your ears and enjoy.