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  • Jungle

  • A Harrowing True Story of Adventure and Survival
  • By: Yossi Ghinsberg
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 78

I heard the rustle again, too close and too real to ignore. I clutched the flashlight, stuck my head out of the mosquito net...and found myself face-to-face with a jaguar. Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the Amazon rainforest on an expedition to find a hidden tribe and explore places tourists only dream of seeing. But what begins as the adventure of a lifetime quickly becomes a struggle for survival when they get lost in the wilds of the jungle. The group splits up after disagreements, and Yossi and his friend try to find their own way back without a guide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touching the Void in the Jungle

  • By JOhn on 09-05-18

Incredible story, well told.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Kept thinking about it and couldn't stop listening to see what happened. Great visual description. The last few chapters were a bit dull but overall I'd recommend it.

  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

  • By: Helen Simonson
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862

Major Ernest Pettigrew (Ret’d) is not interested in the frivolity of the modern world. Since his wife Nancy’s death, he has tried to avoid the constant bother of nosy village women; his grasping, ambitious son; and the ever-spreading suburbanisation of the English countryside, preferring to lead a quiet life upholding the values that people have lived by for generations. But when his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs Ali, the widowed village shopkeeper of Pakistani descent, the Major is drawn out of his regimented world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Old age is not for softies

  • By Morag on 24-05-11

Predictable, but nicely read

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Will be enjoyed by a mature audience. Enjoyable, some overly lengthy scenes and a nice love story

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  • Pigs in Clover

  • Or How I Accidentally Fell in Love with the Good Life
  • By: Simon Dawson
  • Narrated by: Ben Allen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

This is the true story of a Londoner who gives up his job as an estate agent in the city, moves to the wilds of Exmoor, starts a smallholding and becomes self-sufficient, with a few bumps along the way. Simon's journey from urbanite to self-sufficient smallholder is brimming with incidents - some funny and some tragic - leading him to question Mother Nature, himself, the food he eats and his role in it all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Good Life?

  • By Mr William Dewar on 15-01-16

Slow starter but worth it

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

Best narrator yet. No annoying cadence to deal with! Great story, not sure what the extensive innuendo added. Enjoyable all the same, very realistic.