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  • The Novice

  • The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Trudi Canavan
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

Sonea knows the other novices in the Magicians' Guild all come from powerful families, but she also knows she can turn to Rothen and Dannyl for help when she needs it. Promoted to Guild Ambassador, Lord Dannyl leaves for the Elyne court. His first order from Administrator Lorlen is to resume, in secret, High Lord Akkarin's long-abandoned research into ancient magical knowledge. Not knowing the true reason for his journey, Dannyl is soon facing unexpected dangers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable reading

  • By Frances on 18-05-10

Sub plot better than the main one

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

Would you listen to The Novice again? Why?

Yes found it very engrossing listened to it on every dog walk or break time at work

What did you like best about this story?

The subplot of Daniel and tayend

What three words best describe Richard Aspel’s performance?

Boring and heavy breathing

Any additional comments?

The book on a whole is great, but I'm still not sure mr aspel is the right choice, tedious English dialects is his only go to

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Alex Ferguson

  • My Autobiography
  • By: Alex Ferguson
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson, Alex Ferguson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,567

Revised and updated with new material from the paperback edition. Includes a prelude read by Sir Alex Ferguson. Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Honest and simple

  • By R. Kitzinger on 30-05-14

Fergie doesn't hold back

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

Reviewed: 08-06-14

Where does Alex Ferguson rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 2

What was one of the most memorable moments of Alex Ferguson?

The part were he laid into the whole Roy Keene saga

What does Alex Ferguson and James Macpherson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

A real dryness to fergie's character that I always thought he would have if I ever met him

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

Yes couldn't stop listening

Any additional comments?

Fergie's pulls no punches on all the people who have dared to defy him over the years it's deliciously one sided and I love it. If like me you are a man united fan then you will find his insight into certain players really interesting. Great listen!

  • David Jason: My Life

  • By: David Jason
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873

The long-awaited autobiography of one of Britain’s best-loved actors. Born the son of a Billingsgate market porter at the height of the Second World War, David Jason spent his early life dodging bombs and bullies, both with impish good timing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book so much

  • By Caroline on 26-10-13

Really struggled with this one

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

Reviewed: 08-06-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The accent of the narrator

Would you be willing to try another book from David Jason? Why or why not?

No not really this was a little boring

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The cockney accent in long stints can be unbearable

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No chance

Any additional comments?

It was really interesting to hear from David Jason's child hood but I felt there were large parts of the adult portion of his life were either missed out or he fixated on the boarding parts

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Him & Me

  • By: Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall
  • Narrated by: Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219

Jack and Michael Whitehall perform their laugh-out-loud autobiography Him & Me as a unique dual-voiced comedy audiobook, filled with ad-libs, asides, and comic dialogue to create a uniquely funny listen. Jack and Michael open up the rich and plentiful family lore archives on topics such as Jack’s nanny’s enormous feet, Michael’s lifetime touchline ban from Jack’s prep-school and the Whitehall collection of downright weird and eccentric relatives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most fun you can have with your clothes on!

  • By Jane on 18-10-13

Funny in places but Michael a bit stuffy

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

Reviewed: 08-06-14

Would you listen to Him & Me again? Why?

Yes funny and very lighthearted the type of audio book i would fall asleep listening to

What other book might you compare Him & Me to, and why?

Not sure fairly new to audiobooks so haven't come across anything like it so far

Would you listen to another book narrated by Jack Whitehall and Michael Whitehall ?

Depending on the subject of there narration yes!

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

Almost! finished this one quite quickly

Any additional comments?

This audio book has funny story's from both jack and his father Michael. There is lovely banter between the two of them and even though they clearly irritate each other they obviously care for one another to. Also be prepared for rather posh voices #tallyho

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Magician's Guild

  • The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Trudi Canavan
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 693
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493

Sonea is caught up in a confrontation between the hated Guild magicians and the angry youth of the slums. To her dismay, she discovers that she possesses the same powers as the reviled magicians. To avoid capture, she must seek protection from the city's feared underworld, The Thieves. In return, she must use her powers for them, but her magic never seems to do quite what she intends it to.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good book - shame about the narrator

  • By Brighton UK Customer on 16-08-09

Great audio series not so good narrator

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

Reviewed: 08-06-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Magician's Guild to be better than the print version?

Not really

What other book might you compare The Magician's Guild to, and why?

Probably simular to books 2 and 3 of the black magician trilogy

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

When he was narrating a scene were there was dialogue from two different individuals he quite often had the same voice for both so it was hard to understand who was talking

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

Don't know about laugh or cry but it kept my interest

Any additional comments?

Trudi canavan is a great writer
Richard aspel is a not so good narrater

1 of 1 people found this review helpful