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West Midlands UK
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  • Iphigenia in Splott

  • By: Gary Owen
  • Narrated by: Sophie Melville
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Stumbling down Clifton Street at 11:30 a.m. drunk, Effie is the kind of girl you'd avoid eye contact with, silently passing judgment. We think we know her, but we don't know the half of it. Effie's life spirals through a mess of drink, drugs and drama every night, and a hangover worse than death the next day - till one night gives her the chance to be something more. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short, but Hard Hitting!

  • By Simon on 20-03-19

great story!

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

Reviewed: 25-03-19

Only negative is, I felt, the actress scent wasn't consistent which distractedt my listening flow.

  • Cover Girls

  • By: T.D. Jakes
  • Narrated by: Pamala Tyson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Four women. African-American, white, rich, poor. They seemingly have nothing in common. Yet every day they face the complex realities of twenty-first-century urban life as they try to balance their needs with their belief in God.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • harmless storyline...it's ok

  • By happyshopper on 20-03-19

harmless storyline...it's ok

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

Reviewed: 20-03-19

wouldnt say it was the best book I have listed too but it is not the worst

  • Unheard: The Story of Anna Winslow

  • By: Anthony Del Col, Cassandra Bond, JP Conway, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

University student Anna Winslow has gone missing and the circumstances of her disappearance are far from ordinary. Motivated by an unexplained and disturbing voicemail message from Anna on the night of her disappearance, Melissa's curiosity quickly turns into a deeper investigation, an obsession even, which she chronicles as a regular podcast. Melissa quickly discovers that Anna was a loner with hearing difficulties.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hooks you in, then lets you down

  • By Ryan M on 13-03-18

brilliant!...just my opinion

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

Reviewed: 19-03-19

Great easy listening!.I could imagine it as a mini TV series. The ending is amazing

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,316

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • waste of time

  • By Nicole on 02-10-16

what a story!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-19

Listened at bedtime. Loved the stories twist and turns. Great book/ a very good listen!

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,230
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,793

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic

  • By Della Michelle on 14-06-17

funny interesting

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

Reviewed: 05-03-19

Good insite into Kevin's way of thinking, comedy, journey & life so far . Brilliant!

  • The Temp

  • By: Steve Nelson
  • Narrated by: Marek Larwood, Vicki Pepperdine
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

How far would you go to get your dream job? In The Temp, Warren (Marek Larwood) is sent to a variety of temp jobs by his recruitment officer Aimee (Vicki Pepperdine) on the promise that if he does a good job, it might become permanent. And each time, the job turns out to be more dangerous and ludicrous than advertised. Open-minded to the point of mindless, Warren never seems to notice that the job is very different to the job description - he just wants to do a good job, and get made permanent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By IYA on 07-02-19

Fantastic, humorous and entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 09-02-19

This was far beyond my expectations. I loved every single episode,to be honest wished there was more. The narration/ acting performance was excellent, in my opinion, to the point where I could imagine watching it.( Hope that make sense)... Please do more Mr Nelson!.. loved it and would recommend it ...

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Bedtime Stories for Cynics

  • By: Nick Offerman, Audible Comedy
  • Length: 2 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 42

The closest you'll get to having Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson read you a bedtime story, this sharp and silly series features inappropriate children's stories for adults only – performed by masters of the comedic arts.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sclerosis of the Ears?

  • By Simon on 30-07-18

great spin on bedtime stories for adults.

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

Reviewed: 19-01-19

humorous, easy listening, enjoyable bedtime chuckle! The Cynics will love this i did. it's free too

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,316
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,285
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,260

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a human story

  • By Amy Featherstone on 03-12-18

the truth behind the story.

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

Reviewed: 19-01-19

This book was amazing, gives you a true insight into the journey of Michelle Obama, how she meet Barack Obama her journey with him to the White house and everything in between. I loved it . This audio gaves fantastic life to the book. It is actually read by Michelle so I was able to connect totally.

  • Brutally Honest

  • Mel B’s tell-all memoir
  • By: Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon
  • Narrated by: Melanie Brown, Phoenix Chi Gulzar Brown, Andrea Brown, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477

As one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Factor and America's Got Talent, Melanie Brown, aka Scary Spice, has been an international star since the age of 19. And yet there are sides of Mel that no one has ever seen, or really known. Brutally Honest is an exposé of the struggles and acute pain that lay behind the glamour and success. With deep personal insight, remarkable frankness and Melanie’s trademark Yorkshire humour, this audiobook removes the mask of fame and reveals the mother, wife and daughter behind the Spice Girl everyone thinks they know. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Mr M Randell on 28-11-18

brutally honest!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

amazing book. Melanie Brown's book is eye opening...loved it.
must read/listen. 10/10. Powerful and inspirational

  • Room on the Broom

  • By: Julia Donaldson
  • Narrated by: Josie Lawrence
  • Length: 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 136

Join the witch and her cat for a broomstick adventure! Happily, each item is picked up by helpful animals who join the grateful witch and her cat on their travels. But is there really room on the broom for so many new friends? And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from the clutches of a hungry dragon? This very funny story of quick wits and friendship will captivate children with its irresistible verse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely performance.

  • By Drysdale.James on 12-10-16

book brought to life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-12-18

my child enjoyed this.... loves the songs after the story to perfect to winding down time