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G. Glover

England
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  • The Penguin Lessons

  • By: Tom Michell
  • Narrated by: Bill Nighy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell, read by Bill Nighy. 'I was hoping against hope that the penguin would survive because as of that instant he had a name, and with his name came the beginning of a bond which would last a life-time.' Tom Michell is in his roaring 20's: single, free-spirited and seeking adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting

  • By Sue156 on 18-02-16

fun and interesting.

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-08-18

Easy to read and informative. Loved this story and well read, easy to follow, a fun read.

  • A Morbid Taste For Bones

  • By: Ellis Peters
  • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

In 1137 the ambitious head of Shrewsbury Abbey has decided to acquire the remains of Saint Winifred for his Benedictine order. Brother Cadfael is part of the expedition sent to her final resting place in Wales, where they find the villagers passionately divided by the Benedictines' offer for the saint's relics. Canny, wise and all too worldly, Cadfael isn't surprised when this taste for bones leads to bloody murder. The leading opponent to moving the grave has been shot dead with a mysterious arrow, and some say Winifred herself dealt the blow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Morbid Taste For Bones

  • By Dee on 14-04-13

A good listen, especially if you like history.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-16

Good if you want a story with interesting customs and history added to the mix. Along with a good detective story of course.

  • Thief of Time

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,316
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,323

Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. And on the Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater; how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time. But the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time for Lu Tze and his apprentice Lobsang Ludd.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant -

  • By Lesley on 09-12-11

Another good book by Terry Practchett

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-03-15

loved the story as usual with Practchett. He certainly knows how to tell a good story.

  • Carpe Jugulum

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 955
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 960

Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be a priest. He thought he'd come to the mountain kingdom of Lancre for a simple little religious ceremony. Now he's caught between vampires and witches, and he's not sure there is a right side.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book with bite

  • By Clare on 17-01-11

Another good book by Terry Practchett

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-15

It has the usual good humour and continues the witches series. The characters of the witches is developed further to give greater depth to the book.

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