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  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immaculately crafted tale

  • By Vivienne F on 29-11-14

A clever Sci-Fi love story

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

Reviewed: 29-01-18

What did you like most about The Time Traveler's Wife?

Science fiction is a setting - not a story. This book is a wonderful example of that. It's a love story but it's the time travelling that makes it stand out.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The nightclub where Claire is with 2 Henrys or the Wedding

Any additional comments?

Although I think this is a great book there are parts I really disliked. There are scenes that really pissed me off and made me lose all sympathy with one of the main characters and really hate another (I don't think that was the intention), at the same time there aren't many books that can elicit that kind of emotion from me.

  • The Godfather

  • By: Mario Puzo
  • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
  • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,014
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,868
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,864

A modern masterpiece, The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking 40 years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder, and family values is a true classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT MISS THIS!

  • By suze0501@aol.com on 26-02-15

Brilliantly performed trashy story

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

Reviewed: 14-08-17

The part of the story concerning "the family" is great but the female characters are one dimensional, the sex scenes unnecessary and tacky and don't even get me started on the vaginal tightening side story!
The performance is really good although sometimes it did become "Fat Tony" for a moment. Watch the film and enjoy the story with the daft bits removed.

  • Tour de France

  • By: Graeme Fife
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

In this updated edition of the highly acclaimed Tour de France, Graeme Fife sets the 2012 race in the context of the event's remarkable history, stretching back to July 1903. Combining meticulous research with a pacy narrative style, he penetrates the mystique of the race and paints a colourful picture of the men whose exploits have given the Tour an enduring universal appeal. Moreover, the book now celebrates a truly historic event: The 99th edition of the race was won, for the first time, by a Briton.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listen for the great bike race

  • By Mr M P Morbey on 02-12-16

Some good stories but a disjointed and now dated

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

Reviewed: 28-03-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, despite the annoyances in both writing and performance

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

not that kind of book

What three words best describe Peter Wickham’s performance?

OK despite mispronunciations

Could you see Tour de France being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No

Any additional comments?

There're some great little stories here but the (written before the revelations) Lance Armstrong stuff wears a little thin