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  • Believe Me

  • A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
  • By: Eddie Izzard
  • Narrated by: Eddie Izzard
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575

The stand-up comedian of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion icon. Human. There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard. This is the story of how a boy who wanted to become a professional footballer and win the lead in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat found comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully funny, tragic, hopeful and inspiring

  • By MR on 17-06-17

Sooooo Tedious

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

Reviewed: 16-01-19

I thought I liked Eddie Izzard. I have all his dvds and used to watch him over and over in the 90s. I can't discount the incredible things he's done either. But listening to this was so frustrating. The "endless footnotes" became a bit of a joke but they were seriously irritating, especially when you can't skip them and they seem to be targeted at Americans who don't know basic things about the UK. I felt I was being talked down to and lectured at various points throughout the book, and Eddie felt it necessary to try and convince his readers why he is right about everything. Not to mention the bragging! I'm so glad the book is over. I shall stick with his stand up in future.

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,607

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG the best book EVER!!!

  • By Teri on 15-01-18

Started off well

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

Reviewed: 25-03-18

I liked this book, then I loved it, then it became a chore, then it kind of all came together. Overall, it was ok.

  • The Faithful

  • By: S. M. Freedman
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

FBI agent Josh Metcalf believes he has uncovered a decades-long conspiracy involving missing children. His obsession has led him to compile hundreds of cases. All involve children rumored to have psychic abilities - and all have no witnesses, no leads, and no resolution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Narrator! Fantastic story

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-12-17

Fantastic Narrator! Fantastic story

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

Reviewed: 30-12-17

Don't always write reviews on here but not only did I enjoy the story, the narrator needs special mention. She does a range of voices, most fantastically there is a scene in the book where someone is flicking through different TV news stations reporting on something and she does many different distinctive newsreader voices. Bravo! As far as the story goes, I really enjoyed it and for don't understand why it's such an unknown book. Kidnapped psychic kids, a creepy cult, scary reverends, repressed memories, a romance, potentially the end of the planet...what's not to like?

Beyond Black
    
    
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        Hilary Mantel
    
    


    
    
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        Anna Bentinck
    
    


    
    Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
    65 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • Beyond Black

  • By: Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Alison Hart is a medium by trade. She and her cynical assistant, the slender, flint-hearted Colette, travel the clubs and psychic fairs of London's orbital road - Alison passing on the messages of the dead. But behind Alison’s plump, smiling public persona is a tormented woman - being a bridge between the living and the dead can be an affliction, not a blessing. Her days and nights are haunted by the unpleasant thugs and petty criminals that she grew up with; men who visited her prostitute mother, harrassing and preying upon Alison. The more she tries to be rid of their ghosts, the stronger and nastier they become.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • okay but not the best

  • By Karen on 13-07-14

A bit of a weird one

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

Reviewed: 03-07-17

I didn't struggle to finish it, but the story really meandered and seemed completely pointless at times. This is my first book by Hilary Mantel and probably my last, but mainly because I think she tends to write historical fiction which isn't my thing. This had an interesting premise, and some truly unlikeable characters.

  • Look Behind You

  • By: Sibel Hodge
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 187

Chloe Benson wakes up kidnapped and bound in an underground tomb with no memory of how she got there

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Let down by the narrator

  • By Deborah on 04-08-15

Dire Narration. Underwhelming Story

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

I bought this as an audio add-on to the kindle book I'd already got because sometimes I'm a lazy reader like that. I hope that you will understand then just how maddeningly AWFUL the narrator of the audiobook was when I say that I chose to dig out my old kindle keyboard and have THAT read the book to me in its robot voice rather than sitting through another sentence of her monotonous, repetitive and downright irritating speech intonations! It was so distracting as to be unlistenable.

Once I'd got that out of the way and settled down to the comforting, familiar cadences of the little man who lives inside my kindle, I wasn't even that impressed with the story unfortunately. It was a bit like Before I Go To Sleep, with a bit Girl on the Train (unreliable narrators/who can she trust) so that seemed promising but I was really expecting a plot twist...and the only twist was that there wasn't one! It's obvious who's responsible all the way through. What a waste of time.

  • The Forgetting Time

  • By: Sharon Guskin
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett, David Pittu
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

Noah is four and wants to go home. The only trouble is he's already there. Janie's son is her world, and it breaks her heart that he has nightmares. That he's terrified of water. That he sometimes pushes her away and screams that he wants his real mother. That it's getting worse and worse, and no one seems to be able to help. In desperation, she turns to someone who might have an answer - but it may not be one she's ready to hear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very different thought provoking

  • By Amelia on 28-12-16

Well written, quick read, fascinating subject

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

I really enjoyed this book. The topic is reincarnation which has always been a fascinating one to me, but the story is also about motherhood and relationships, and the way people's lives impact on other people's lives, in ways they don't even realise. This was just what I needed to get me reading again. In terms of the narration I enjoyed the 2 different voices telling the story from various viewpoints, and both voices were not irritating to me in any way!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Slam

  • By: Nick Hornby
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Hoult
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 146

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Nick Hornby's hilarious coming-of-age novel Slam, read by Nicholas Hoult, star of the films About a Boy and Warm Bodies, as well as Channel 4's Skins. 'There was this time when everything seemed to have come together. And so obviously it was time to go and screw it all up.' Sam is sixteen and a skater. Just so there are no terrible misunderstandings: skating = skateboarding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Much better than I expected!

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-08-13

Much better than I expected!

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

Reviewed: 18-08-13

I dismissed this book when it first came out because I thought (from the blurb) that it was just a book about skateboarding, but it's really about teen pregnancy. I really got into it and listened to it in one 6-hour sitting. I could relate to Sam, even though I'm 35 (older than his mother!) and really enjoyed the 'magical' element to the story as well. The narrator did a pretty good job, but I did have to speed him up a bit as he had the habit of pausing too long between sentences, particularly during conversations. Speeding him up didn't help much to be honest because the gaps just made it sound very choppy, but I got over it as time went on and I got into the story.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Little Women

  • By: Louisa May Alcott
  • Narrated by: C. M. Hébert
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

This favorite book for children, based on the author's own youthful experiences, describes the family life of the Marches in a small New England community. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are raised in genteel poverty by their loving mother, Marmee, while their father serves as a chaplain during the Civil War. The story explores their domestic adventures, their attempts to increase the family's income, their friendship with the neighboring Laurence family, and their later love affairs and destinies as women.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A classic tale, told well

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-06-13

A classic tale, told well

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

Reviewed: 01-06-13

I really quite enjoyed this story and the narrator was perfect I thought. However, this audiobook had a chapter missing and one was repeated instead - if you don't have a paper copy of it hanging around to see what you missed, or don't have the faculty of vision to do so, I would suggest buying a different version.

  • Peter Pan

  • By: J. M. Barrie
  • Narrated by: Paul Albertson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

J. M. Barrie's classic "Peter Pan" is about a mischievous boy who can fly and magically refuses to grow up. Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Indians, fairies and pirates, and from time to time meeting ordinary children from the world outside.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't buy this version!

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-01-13

Don't buy this version!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-01-13

I'm afraid the narrator of this version has totally ruined it. I am definitely not going to continue with the book after only a few chapters because his reading is so irritating. It sounds like he is trying to hypnotise me. I think he is trying to put on some kind of 'mysterious story-teller' voice, but the tone of each sentence is exactly the same monotonous, repetitive up/down tone, and he's taking big breaths in the middle of sentences. A shame, as the actual story is probably not bad.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
    
    
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        Lewis Carroll
    
    


    
    
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        Christopher Plummer
    
    


    
    Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    89 ratings
    Overall 3.9
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

  • By: Lewis Carroll
  • Narrated by: Christopher Plummer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 66

Since the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1865 and Through the Looking Glass six years later, Lewis Carroll’s nonsensical tales have delighted the world with wildly imaginative and unforgettable journeys. While charming children with a heroine who represents their own feelings about growing up, the Alice stories are also appreciated by adults as a gentle satire on education, politics, literature, and Victorian life in general.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A classic, but hard to hear

  • By Kindle Customer on 22-03-10

Christopher Plummer makes this exceptional

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-01-13

It seems like everyone knows the story of Alice in Wonderland from birth almost, as it's truly a classic tale and woven into our culture over many, many years. I had never actually taken the time to read it so got this audio book. Christopher Plummer brought it to life in a whole new way, doing many funny voices and expressing nuances so well that I was laughing out loud very often and hooked as if it was a new story to me. Thoroughly enjoyed every second.