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  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying

  • A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961

Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan's expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method. The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once - and quickly. After that for the rest of your life, you need only to choose what to keep and what to discard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • read it at last!

  • By Friendly Face on 19-10-16

Great ideas - can't wait to start!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-17

Took down lots of notes while listening to this. Very inspiring. Can't wait to try it!

  • Julian Fellowes's Belgravia

  • By: Julian Fellowes
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. Set in the 1840s, when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's now legendary ball, one family's life will change forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reminiscent of Georgette Heyer

  • By Lorna on 17-07-16

Superb

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-07-16

A first class novel From Julian Fellowes with superb narration from Juliet Stevenson. Highly recommended!

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Far From the Madding Crowd

  • By: Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by: Jill Masters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Thomas Hardy brings us an England that once existed but no more. It is rural, traditional, pastoral - a society of mannered conduct that flows like a deep river where powerful currents eddy and swirl. In this powerful novel of love and disillusion, Hardy's heroine is torn between the three men in her life. Passionate but capricious, her romantic involvements have fascinated generations of readers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, terrible audio quality

  • By Adrian M Thorne on 15-07-15

Excellent story. Great narration. Poor recording.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-16

This is a book I've been meaning to read for years and it was a delight. I loved the story and the characters and the narration was excellent. My only criticism was the quality of the recording itself. At times in the car it was really muffled, almost completely inaudible and at one point it completely cut out altogether for a few seconds - Chapter 17 I think this was. However overall it is highly recommended if you can put up with rewinding it a bit here and there.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires

  • How to Achieve Financial Independence Faster and Easier Than You Ever Thought Possible
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Author
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

A compact text providing a step-by-step formula to become a self-made millionaire, based on the success secrets used by other millionaires. Includes 21 strategies and ideas for moving ahead in finance and in life, showing how to get organized and make plans for becoming wealthy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Changed My Life With These...

  • By Charlene Allison on 22-07-16

Worth a read!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-16

Quick to read, believable and inspiring. Would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a kickstart!

  • Great Expectations

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728

Pip is an orphan, brought up in a village on the Essex marshes by his disagreeable sister and her husband Joe Gargery, the kind-hearted village blacksmith. Life is harsh and Pip has few prospects until he receives from an anonymous benefactor the chance of escaping the forge for a more promising life in London. But his expectations are fraught with difficulties as he is haunted by figures from his past such as the escaped convict Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham, and her proud, beautiful ward, Estella.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • surpassed my expectations

  • By Anonymous User on 21-12-09

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-16

I always seek out Martin Jarvis as first choice for narrating Dickens and this did not disappoint. Dickens at his finest. Martin Jarvis at his finest. Highly recommended.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Garden

  • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

Mary Lennox, a spoiled, ill-tempered, and unhealthy child, comes to live with her reclusive uncle in Misselthwaite Manor after the death of her parents. With the help of a robin, Mary finds the door to a secret garden, neglected and hidden for years. When she decides to restore the garden in secret, the story becomes a charming journey into the places of the heart, where faith restores health, flowers refresh the spirit, and the magic of the garden brings happiness to Mary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow 10000000000 out of 100

  • By Ms N Hopwood on 15-06-16

Fantastic read. Well narrated.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-16

Having never read this as a child it's been on my TBR for a while. Johanna Ward's narration is excellent. She really brings Mary in particular to life. Highly recommended.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges

  • By: Kevin Bridges
  • Narrated by: Kevin Bridges
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of We Need to Talk About... Kevin Bridges.Aged 17, Kevin Bridges walked on stage for the first time and brought the house down. He only had a five-minute set but he discovered he really could earn a living from making people laugh.Kevin began life as a shy, nerve-ridden school-boy. Reaching his teens, he followed his true calling as the class clown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New standard for comedians biography.

  • By alexander on 11-10-14

Fantastic!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-16

Entertaining read, especially on audio read by the man himself. Some real laugh out loud moments. His story of perseverance to make it to the top is really inspiring and the very end of the book was very moving. Highly recommended!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • James and the Giant Peach

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

Penguin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, read by Green Wing actor Julian Rhind-Tutt. The audiobooks features original music and '3D' sound design by Pinewood film studios. James Henry Trotter's parents have been eaten by a rhinoceros, so now he lives with his two repulsive aunts. One hot day something peculiar happens and an enormous peach grows in their garden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic! - But listen to it through headphones!

  • By Miss Sj Lewis on 18-07-18

Roald Dahl at his best!

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

Reviewed: 23-06-15

Just been reliving my childhood with this classic. Still as entertaining as it ever was.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Ruby in the Smoke

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,732
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,521

An unabridged reading of Philip Pullman's nerve-shattering thriller, set in the murky streets and opium dens of Old London. When 16-year old Sally's father drowns in suspicious circumstances, she is left to fend for herself in Victorian London. Although she doesn't know it, she is already in terrible danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A layered and satisfying listen

  • By Barry on 08-09-16

Excellent narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-06-15

Sometimes I can't decide whether to read or listen to a book but I definitely made the right decision. Thought the book was really good and made all the more enjoyable by Anton Lesser's narration which is excellent - so much so I've sought out other books with his narration and they are now on my list. He's definitely my favourite narrator alongside Martin Jarvis.

  • David Copperfield

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 34 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451

When David Copperfield escapes from the cruelty of his childhood home, he embarks on a journey to adulthood which leads him through comedy and tragedy, love and heartbreak, and friendship and betrayal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Joy of Audible

  • By Mr David Newton on 15-09-09

First class narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-05-15

A must for all Dickens enthusiasts. And Martin Jarvis is first class. Hadn't heard any of his narrations before. Delighted to see he's done absolutely loads, many of which are on my wish list. Shall be hearing a lot more of Mr Jarvis's voice in the coming months.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful