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  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,708
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,447

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • timeless advice

  • By Karen on 06-12-15

Life Changing

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

Reviewed: 03-05-16

This book will pay back its time and money a hundred fold in your life.

  • A Briefer History of Time

  • By: Stephen Hawking
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Stephen Hawking's worldwide best seller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author's engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, and the history and future of the universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • clarifying ideas

  • By Tony on 11-03-16

Hmmmmm

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I don't think I would get this book on audio book. I found the reading tempo annoying when I wanted to stop and give my brain time to ponder the concepts.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Erik Davies?

Probably not - I didn't like the narration style.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the concepts discussed in the book but would have preferred it in written format I think. The narration style of the reader determines the pace of the text and with a book which has so many great points to consider, you really want time to pick them apart in your head.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Stand

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 47 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,996
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,991

First came the days of the plague. Then came the dreams. Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the night roads. The warlord of the charnel house and Prince of Evil. His time is at hand. His empire grows in the west and the Apocalypse looms. For hundreds of thousands of fans who read The Stand in its original version and wanted more, this new edition is Stephen King's gift.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a key Stephen King title

  • By karen on 13-08-12

Captain Tripps....

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Stand to be better than the print version?

I have read the print version and definitely think the audio edition is better. The Stand is a notoriously long novel written in many parts and the ability to listen to the story means you can get through the text at a fast clip. My only complaint about the audio version is the narrator's depiction of female voices - particularly Fran's. I found them a bit grating.

What did you like best about this story?

It is one of the best post-apocalyptic stories written (forgetting the abysmal ending). The characters are so engaging that you feel connected to each one of them and the story is never short of well considered details about survival in a post-disease world.

What does Grover Gardner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He is a very dynamic reader who really brings to life the text.

  • Absolute Pandemonium: The Autobiography

  • By: Brian Blessed
  • Narrated by: Brian Blessed
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451

A memoir from national treasure Brian Blessed. There is no one quite like Brian Blessed. He's an actor, film star, trained undertaker, unlikely diplomat, secret romantic, martial artist and mountaineer. He's also a brilliant storyteller who will - and you must brace yourself - simply leap out of the story at you. Ready? Then listen to Absolute Pandemonium and you'll be taken on a riotous journey from his childhood, growing up the son of a miner in Goldthorpe, to finding fame in Z-Cars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A joyful, irreverent, nine hours of fun!

  • By Vernon Wright on 23-10-15

GORDON'S ALIVE!!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Absolute Pandemonium: The Autobiography to be better than the print version?

I was given this audoibook by my son for Christmas as he knows what a huge Brian Blessed fan I am and I am so very glad he chose an audiobook because there is just nothing better than listening to "my old pal Brian" telling me a story. The little chuckles as he gets to particularly humours sections are 100% gold.

What about Brian Blessed’s performance did you like?

Brian Blessed tells the story with just infectious joy and enthusiasm - everything we have come to expect from this larger-than-life, boxing, north pole expedition-ing, polar bear punching climber of Everest.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened to the book over a few days time and I was so sad to get to the end that I frantically looked to see if Brian Blessed had narrated any of his other books - alas no.

Any additional comments?

GORDON'S ALIVE!