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Tom Darlow

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  • East of Croydon

  • By: Sue Perkins
  • Narrated by: Sue Perkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the remote and snowy peaks of Tibet. Up until that point, the farthest east I'd been was Torremolinos, in the Costa Del Sol.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • P...ing your pants one minute, sobbing your heart out the next

  • By mat brown on 21-10-18

Highly recommended

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

Reviewed: 15-06-19

Brilliantly funny, yet making many profound observations along the way. Being read by the author also makes it so much more personal.

  • Hornblower and the Atropos

  • By: C.S. Forester
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

In the year 1805, the young and enthusiastic Horatio Hornblower is given his first command as Captain of HMS Atropos. A 22-gun sloop, it is hardly the biggest ship in the navy, but undeterred, Hornblower boards the Atropos in eager anticipation of the voyages to come. Acting as flagship during the funeral procession for Lord Nelson, Horatio's first endeavour is to pay tribute to the country's fallen hero.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than expected

  • By Tom Darlow on 19-03-12

Better than expected

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-12

I had read this as a boy so was a bit dubious about returning to this series of books, in case they had dated too much. However, for a engaging listen that can carry you through boring air/train/car journeys it was fine, especially as there is a lot of interesting historical and scientific detail, and not too much swashbuckling.
The narrator is also very good at making it come alive.

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