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  • Shades of Grey

  • By: Jasper Fforde
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191

"Hundreds of years in the future, after the Something that Happened, the world is an alarmingly different place. Life is lived according to The Rulebook and social hierarchy is determined by your perception of colour.Eddie Russett is an above average Red who dreams of moving up the ladder by marriage to Constance Oxblood. Until he is sent to the Outer Fringes where he meets Jane - a lowly Grey with an uncontrollable temper and a desire to see him killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surreal, Crazy - and wonderful

  • By Veronica on 23-01-12

Jasper at his best

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

engaging, fun, thought provoking. excellent performance too. I'm looking forward to hearing the new Jasper Fforde book next.

  • The Fifth Elephant

  • Discworld, Book 24
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,899
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,496
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,495

Sam Vines is a man on the run. Yesterday, he was a duke, a chief of police, and an ambassador. Now he has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya. And if he can't make it through the forest to civilization, there's going to be a terrible war. But there are monsters on his trail. They're werewolves - and they're catching up. Sam Vimes is out of time and already out of breath....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A review about narrators, Planer versus Briggs

  • By Karen Williams on 22-09-15

Pure Pratchett perfection. Part please as punch.

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

Reviewed: 17-04-18

Pure Pratchett perfection. Part please as punch. Please produce and provide plenty plus encore. Ta

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,262

A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's fascinating and humorous quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific

  • By Jane on 11-07-07

a good listen. I like me bryson`s style.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-02-16

informed. has encouraged me to find out more. enjoyed the reading as well, although some of the accents were a tad wobbly.... still it didn't detract from overall fun