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Goole, DN14 0UX, United Kingdom
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  • Up Till Now

  • By: William Shatner
  • Narrated by: William Shatner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

William Shatner gets the joke about William Shatner. In fact, most of the time he's the one telling it. His self-effacing attitude, so perfectly parodied in the bombastic character he now plays on Boston Legal, is one of the reasons for his huge popularity. While best known for his creation of Captain James T. Kirk, William Shatner has been a working actor for more than half a century. As funny, charming, and self-deprecating as the man himself, this book will delight his fans of all ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Enterprising actor

  • By PP Merge on 09-06-08

Up Till Now...gets my vote

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-03-11

Sometimes you download a book thats a classic - this is one of those downloads.

I'm a big trekkie fan, but was dubious downloading his life story as really as I was only interested in the series and hadn't followed the 'Shatman' in any of the other projects he worked on. Very little is about Star Trek, but I was gripped from opening Chapter to the last.

What an amazing life, an amazing career, and so well read as you imagine him to do. Sometimes you can pick something special from audio books that you cannot get in written media. This is one of them - believe me. So good when you download one as read by the author himself.

As others point out, the intro is captivating and funny, but the piece about him finding his wife in the pool is so moving and heart wrenching. tHe book is littered with funny anecdotes and advice and its a book I'd certainly listen to again.

Up Till Now...gets my vote

  • The Truth about the Philadelphia Experiment

  • Invisibility, Time Travel and Mind Control
  • By: Bill Knell
  • Narrated by: Al Bielek, Duncan Cameron, Preston Nichols
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

A U.S. Navy ship vanishes during a secret World War II experiment gone awry. When it re-appears, observers are horrified to see crew members embedded in the deck and steel of the ship. During a sea trial, the ship vanishes and travels through time, setting off a number of events that continue today. It's not science fiction, it's science fact!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I listened to this book over and over and over!

  • By Richard on 24-05-11

Benjamin Button !

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-03-11

I think I can safely say this is my worst purchase on this site. This is an interview which is remarkable only for the fact of how the interviewers carry on the serious questioning without laughing.

It starts with the author speaking down what sounds like a mobile phone with someone doing the washing up in the background! He then introduces the interview, and there is that much static on it, its like some is running a tap in the background.

I really enjoyed the film, and was really wanting to know a bit behind the experiments, but get prepared for 30 foot monsters who eat buildings, time travel machines, alien chairs, area 51, de-aging people in a real life benjamin button way to double your life span all mixed together into a big web of mystery.

I think they went a bit far myself.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Rob Brydon Live

  • By: Rob Brydon
  • Narrated by: Rob Brydon
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

Fresh from his huge national tour, Rob Brydon, star of Gavin and Stacey and Marion and Geoff, has arrived with a show that cements his status as a multi-talented and incredibly funny man. Full of hilarious stories, abundant with quick-witted audience interaction, fast paced humour, improvisation, and the most amazing impersonations, this is a show that is sure to delight old and new fans alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Stefanie on 23-12-12

Quality

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-10

Exactly what you expect from Rob Brydon. Quick witted, and hilarous. His story of childbirth had me wetting myself on a long haul flight recently !

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Michael McIntyre Live - Hello Wembley!

  • By: Michael McIntyre
  • Narrated by: Michael McIntyre
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Recorded Live at Wembley, Michael McIntyre is back with his second arena tour which is sure to leave you in stitches!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny

  • By Ann on 15-05-10

A Must

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-10

Quite simply outstanding.

I will never be able to play pool again after listening to this.

(You need to listen to understand that one).

  • Three Men on the Bummel

  • By: Jerome K. Jerome
  • Narrated by: David Case
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

When three late-Victorian gentlemen escape from their claustrophobic suburban life to go on a cycling tour in the Black Forest of Germany, their trip turns into a comic expedition.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This could have been written last year !

  • By Trevor on 05-11-10

This could have been written last year !

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-10

Its true, people never change.

I have a lot of dealing with German people through business, and if you would not have told me the author, I would have assumed this book was written last year - not last century. The book is a pleasure to experience purely because of the authors excellent style and many diversions in the book. I have heard many say its a poor sequel to the 3 men on a boat, I'm having none of it. Its far better.

On the downside I think the narrator could have been more upbeat and put more effort into the characters. It was difficult to distinguish between Harris and George until the narrator told us who was speaking - but this was a minor point as the story outshone this.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need To Know

  • By: Ben Dupre
  • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

In a series of accessible and engaging short lectures delivered in the deep chocolate tones of reader Laurence Kennedy, 50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know introduces and explains the problems of knowledge, consciousness, identity, ethics, belief, justice and aesthetics that have engaged the attention of thinkers from the era of the ancient Greeks to the present day.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • didn't deliver

  • By Trevor on 05-11-10

didn't deliver

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-10

I have read good reviews about this book and so was eager to get stuck into it. I think what I was after were 50 ideas to comtemplate and bring to the typical dinner party for open debate.

You can do this with several of the ideas, but unfortunately, many of them are lost by the discussion put forward. For instance the idea on Wagners music was a great starting piece, and extremely thought provoking. Trouble is, no longer had the concept been introduced, but the debate digressed, and the key points you wanted the author to address were never touched upon. Maybe this was the intention.

Other ideas could be blown away with recent scientific discoveries not even considered by the author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stephen Fry Presents...A Selection of Short Stories

  • By: Hector Hugh Munro
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Immerse yourself in a world where the illuminating Stephen Fry reads some of the more memorable short stories of our time. A brilliant combination of reader and writer come together in these short stories available on digital download.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opener

  • By Trevor on 05-11-10

Eye Opener

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-10

I bought this solely due to the fact Stephen Fry was reading it, and that I had bought the Anton Chekhov and Oscar Wilde books in the same series. Like the other two authors, I have never read anything by this author before and so did not know what to expect.

The book is worth getting for the story about the Open Window. I found that a great read and found myself laughing in car.

In the main the stories are witty at times, and like the other books in the series provide a good insight into the style and creativity of the author.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 40 mins
    3 ratings
    Overall 1.7
  • Tourcaster

  • Las Vegas: The Strip
  • By: Tourcaster
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    1.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

There is never a lack of things to do in Sin City, but have you heard all the stories behind how the Las Vegas Strip came to life? Starting at the southern tip of the Strip with the Klondike Hotel, make your way through the extravagant resorts and casinos, taking in each one's unique theme. This tour and the Strip end at the Stratosphere, but no one can predict how long the Strip will become in the future.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Could do better !

  • By Trevor on 05-11-10

Could do better !

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-10

Have to say this was lacklustre so say the least.

If you are going to Las Vegas, or have ever been, you have to be more enthusaistic about the place. This tour seems to amble on through the strip, hotel by hotel, without really giving you a feeling for the place, and what to do there.

For instance, there should be tips on when to go see the best shows, and where to avoid. Its a exhausting few days, and any tips to make the most out of it would have been welcome.

If you want a description of each hotel in turn, then this is for you.

In its favour, the price tag is very reasonable.

  • Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Anton Chekhov's Short Stories

  • By: Anton Chekov
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

"Chekhov is probably better known in Britain for his plays than for his prose. For many, however, it is his short stories that mark the high water of his genius. It might at first glance be hard for those not used to his style of narrative to see what the fuss is about - and fuss there is: for most authors and lovers of literature Chekhov is incomparably the greatest short story writer there ever was."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Humor & tales from the past.

  • By Wras on 14-01-18

Interesting

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-10

This is the first time I've read (or listened to) Anton Chekhov, and some interesting plots and scenes are described that will probably make me look through his work for something more substantial.

The book is expertly read by Stephen Fry. I'm a big fan of his narrative style and so that was always going to be a plus point for me.

I really like this short story series, as it gives you an insight into the styles of these authors.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Oscar Wilde's Short Stories

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

"Oscar Wilde's Fairy Tales continue to exert the same pull over the imagination and emotions as they did when he first read them to his children in the 1880s. Written with inspired poetic intensity and sudden flowerings of the matchless wit for which he is so well remembered, the stories combine the wisdom of parables with the impact of drama."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A family favourite

  • By Wendy on 01-02-09

Well Read !

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-10

I've listened to a few audio books by Stephen Fry now, and not only is he entertaining, with this one he brings the stories to life. Especially like the story about the farmer and the wheelbarrow. He portrays the characters very well and sets the scene spot on. I've never read anything by Oscar Wilde at all and did not know what to expect - will certainly considering delving now into some more of his famous works.

A great introduction, and well read.