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  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,851
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,995
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,988

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Fryed Potter

  • By Simon on 20-11-15

Sells its self as always

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

I've been a fan of Harry Potter for 20yrs and have read the books a couple of times, I originally downloaded this audio book from Pottermore because Audible didn't have the rights to sell them. I've bought them now through audible as they are alot easier to listen to, then trying to download mp3 files and stream to suitable devices.

This is now my second listen, having not listened to the book for a few years now. So much I've forgotten because the films just don't have enough detail. Stephen Fry is the only voice to me that can deliver the books in the series. He characterises each person individually and you have no doubt who is who, even if you pause the book and come back several days later.

I adore these books and will continue to listen to them for many years to come.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Murderer's Son

  • A Jackman and Evans Thriller
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556

Crimebusting duo DI Jackman and DS Evans are back, solving another crime that will make your skin crawl. Twenty years ago: a farmer and his wife are cut to pieces by a ruthless serial killer. Now: a woman is viciously stabbed to death in the upmarket kitchen of her beautiful house on the edge of the marshes. Then a man called Daniel Kinder walks into Saltern police station and confesses to the murder. But DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland Constabulary soon discover that there is a lot more to Daniel than meets the eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Sitting On The Fens About This One!

  • By Simon on 17-10-18

exciting and fast paced

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

I listened to this one after the lost daughters, only to find out this was the 1st in the series. This made my take on book interesting, cause very often sequals can start to lack pace when compared to a first in the series. this however hasn't happened. Each book is self supporting, I don't feel like I've missed out listening to them out of sequence.
The pace is there from the outset, the story starts developing almost instantly.
I love the working relationship between Jackman and Ellis, there is no sexual chemistry, just professional and platonic respect. I feel they have a long way to go together.
I thoroughly enjoy all the police procedures, whether accurate or not.
Richard Armitage is an excellent narrator, has just the right tones to portray all charactors with depth and compassion.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tripping the Night Fantastic

  • By: Andrew Chapman
  • Narrated by: Alan R. Gron
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Charlie Deavon is a British author who meets a fan (the sexually troublesome Amelia Heart) in a pub. The following morning she is found dead. The main suspect in the case is Simon, Charlie's agent. Having avoided the police, Charlie, Simon, and the local bartender try to solve the case together. The three men, what with the stress of it all, turn to a new drug called Merlin, which allows them to control and share hallucinations. From then on, they trip and hallucinate their way through to the story's conclusion. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • light easy funny listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-01-19

light easy funny listen

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

really comic at times, implausible at others and just generally fun throughout. Not to be taken seriously at all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Their Lost Daughters

  • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,821
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,398

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smokin' Start to a New Series!

  • By Simon on 14-06-18

Fast paced, exciting with climatic ending

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

Reviewed: 23-01-19

really enjoyed this book, although I listened to the 1st 2 in the wrong order. Richard Armitage's narration is superb, which highlights the fabulous writing. it was not slow to start, although I wondered how the 2 story openers would combine. They obviously did to give a climat ending. Excellent

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • With Child

  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Adrift in mist-shrouded San Francisco mornings and alcohol-fogged nights, homicide detective Kate Martinelli can't escape the void left by her departed lover, who has gone off to rethink their relationship. But when 12-year-old Jules Cameron comes to Kate for a professional consultation, Kate's not sure she's that desperate for distraction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much fuller story than first realised

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-11-18

Much fuller story than first realised

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

Reviewed: 23-11-18

Having read the description, I had no idea this was going to turn into a missing child mystery. Wow. The book was really addictive and I listened to it in 3 days. the book was quite slow to start and I found you did have to concentrate on the course of the story, otherwise you lost your way of where the story was going.
The climax of the book came out of no where and suddenly the conclusion happened, the last half hour flew by.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic

  • A Behind the Scenes Documentary
  • By: Pottermore Publishing, Mark Salisbury, Hana Walker-Brown
  • Narrated by: Dan Fogler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

Available only in audio, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Makers, Mysteries and Magic lifts the lid on the moviemaking secrets behind the latest installment in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts series. Narrator Dan Fogler (who plays No-Maj Jacob Kowalski) will guide you through the process of creating the magical on-screen world and explore the story, themes, and characters of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice companion to the film - how it was made

  • By sean beesley on 01-12-18

Wonderful documentary for any Wizarding fan

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

Reviewed: 22-11-18

I've read the reviews from other people who have bought the audio book and am very very surprised that they've slated it. How much clearer could the title be - it clearly states this is behind the scenes documentary and an insight into how a global phenomena film is put together. Those disappointed really should have paid more attention to the title and description. If it was the screen play, that would have been stated.
Anyway onto my review of the documentary. Wow, what an absolute joy, hearing from various different departments and how the departments work painstakingly together to create the utterly spell binding world our beloved author has created.
I didn't even know alot of those departments existed, let alone what they do - the vehicle department!!!!!! For an out and out Wizarding world/Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts fan, this was utter joy.
Dan Fogler was superb and cheeky and funny.
It was wonderful that unknown people who work within the industry got a small voice and you heard from everyday people who are involved, construction workers, plasterers, transport assistants, etc etc etc. Its extraordinary to realise that some of these talented people have been involved in this franchise for over 20 years and thats the span of their career todate. Its been going for 20yrs and this is the only job they've done. Love it.
Thank you Pottermore for an exciting insight and offering an alternative way to learn more behind the scene details.
Would strongly recommend to any fan who wants to know more.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,052
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,606

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Wanted to hear all in one go

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

It has taken me over a month to listen to this book, due to being so very busy with other things, therefore the impact of the book lost some of its flow as it would do over that length of time. Despite taking such a long time to get through the book, when I did listen to it, it was as intense and sensational as the previous 3 books.
I'm loving the relationship of Strike and Robin even more now. Its not the usual crime thriller and I love strike and robin together, get such a buzz from them.
Shame we have to now wait for the next installment

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 101 Amazing Harry Potter Facts

  • By: Jack Goldstein, Frankie Taylor
  • Narrated by: Jack Goldstein
  • Length: 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 9

Through JK Rowling’s series of Harry Potter books and the eight films, we have been introduced to a fantastic and magical world that many of us would like to visit. But what is the story behind what we see and read, and what are some little-known facts about the books, the films, the actors and the characters? This audiobook contains 101 amazing facts which you most likely didn’t know!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • rubbish

  • By Andy on 06-07-15

pleasant time filler

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

Reviewed: 19-09-18

interesting to hear some little bits of information, nice quick and easy book to listen to

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Kalahari Typing School for Men

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 4
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44

Precious Ramotswe is continuing to run her detective agency from the garage of her fiancé, Mr J. L. B. Matakoni. Plans for their wedding need to be made - but when, if ever, will they wed? Intriguing cases present themselves and Mma Ramotswe juggles new clients with her usual formidable talent. However, when her first-class assistant Mma Makutsi decides to expand the agency by opening a much-needed typing school for men, things become complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Continuing to be pleasant

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-05-18

Continuing to be pleasant

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

Reviewed: 17-05-18

As this is now the 4th book in the series, I'm starting to feel that they are a bit too short and look forward to the longer ones, because for me, the longer ones will show book structure development.
I do find the formality a little wearing and I feel like the books have been translated from an African writing because it goes into too much detail and almost teaching you how to suck eggs narration. I hope the future ones get better and more in depth.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I Let Him Go

  • By: Denise Fergus
  • Narrated by: Siân Polhill-Thomas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 404

A truly inspiring and heartbreaking book from the mother of little James Bulger - whose murder by two young boys shocked the world. On 12th February 1993, Denise's life changed forever. As she was running errands at New Strand Shopping Centre, she let go of her two-year-old son's hand to take out her purse. Denise never saw her son again. In this extraordinary and heart-wrenching audiobook comes the unflinching account of that terrible day from James Bulger's mother, Denise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • extremely well told.

  • By floatyman2 on 07-02-18

captivating, heartbreaking and inspirational

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

Reviewed: 27-04-18

hearing Denise's story, I learned alot of about James's story that I didn't know. hopefully others will find this book the same.
it took so much courage to write this book and I hope it has helped her find more peace for herself.
I felt the anger and injustice that the government set with her.
í don't normally enjoy autobiographies, this one was very different.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful