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  • La Belle Sauvage

  • The Book of Dust, Volume One
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,697
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,255

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Story, Great Narrator

  • By Lorenzo on 21-10-17

Excellent narration from Micheal Sheen

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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: 29-10-17

Excellent narration from Micheal Sheen plus the narrative from Philip Pullman is well worth the wait.

  • Death Stalks Kettle Street

  • By: John Bowen
  • Narrated by: Helen Clapp
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Someone is murdering Greg Unsworth's neighbors and staging the deaths to look like accidents. Greg knows the truth, but when he's grappling with OCD and simply closing his front door and crossing the road are a battle, how is he supposed to catch a serial killer? From the internationally best-selling author of Where the Dead Walk, Vessel, and Cold Sweats & Vignettes comes a cozy murder mystery with a difference....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid 5 stars

  • By TG on 18-05-19

A Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 08-08-17

Where does Death Stalks Kettle Street rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Really enjoyed this book, kept me on the edge of my seat

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

Love her narration

Any additional comments?

Had no idea who it was going to be in the end, I really thought I had it sussed!

  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Dennis Boutskiaris, Daniel Oreskes, and others
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,299
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,816
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,805

Shadow Moon has served his time. But hours before his release from prison, his beloved wife is killed in a freak accident. Dazed, he boards a plane home where he meets the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who professes both to know Shadow and to be king of America. Together they embark on a profoundly strange road trip across the USA, encountering a kaleidoscopic cast of characters along the way. Yet all around them a storm threatens to break.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just fantastic!

  • By Miles on 12-06-13

Pratchett with edge

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

Came to Neil Gaiman by way of Terry Pratchett and you can see why there is so much mutual appreciation. American Gods was my first and will not be my last Neil Gaiman novel - Pratchett with edge.

  • How to Be Brave

  • By: Louise Beech
  • Narrated by: Finty Williams
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Natalie and Rose are transported in their imaginations to the Atlantic Ocean in 1943, where one of their ancestors survived in a lifeboat for 50 days. Natalie struggles when her daughter, Rose, is diagnosed with type-1 diabetes, but the researching and retelling of Grandad Colin's story provides them both with a way to fight through. Louise Beech has always been haunted by the sea, and regularly writes travel pieces for the Hull Daily Mail, where she was a columnist for ten years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartfelt narration - inspirational & uplifting!

  • By MRS V L HALL on 30-11-15

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 19-02-17

A wonderful story which keeps you coming back to see what the next day will hold. Great narration