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  • Slade House

  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues, Thomas Judd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 693

Prepare to be chilled, electrified and entertained - a gem of a novel from 'one of the most brilliantly inventive writers of this, or any country' ( Independent). Walk down narrow, clammy Slade Alley. Open the black iron door in the right-hand wall. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't exactly make sense. A stranger greets you by name and invites you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Too late, you find you can't....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classy Supernatural Tale

  • By Simon on 03-11-15

If you enjoy Mitchell's other novels you'll love this.

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

Reviewed: 30-10-15

I was initially lured into David Mitchell's worlds by Blackswan Green and ever since have eagerly awaited his next novel. This doesn't disappoint. It's a gripping story with the reoccurrence of characters events from the other novels that I always get a bit of a thrill.

The book is divided in to sections each 9 years apart and narrated by a different character. Mitchell really nails both the voice of the character and the feel of the point in time in which they are set.

The audiobook gets the balance between performance and reading just about right.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Book for Her

  • By: Bridget Christie
  • Narrated by: Bridget Christie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

The hilarious memoir from award-winning comedian Bridget Christie. When Bridget Christie walked into her local bookshop, she thought she'd come out with a book. And maybe a calendar of cute photos of cats (hopefully unlike you've just done). The last thing she thought she'd be leaving with was the need for a new wave of feminism and the start of an incredibly successful career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Says what needs saying and all funny like....

  • By TamTam on 11-07-15

It's not just for her

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

Reviewed: 26-07-15

Where does A Book for Her rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This audiobook really got me laughing; and thinking.

What about Bridget Christie’s performance did you like?

Christie is a terrific comedian so it's no surprise that the performance is great. She occasionally drops whatever the audiobook equivalent of the fourth wall is, chastising the listener for choosing the easy option of listening to rather than reading her book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

She really does manage to make feminism very funny without trivialising it and without preaching.

Any additional comments?

This isn't just a book for people with women's ears, I have men's ears and I really enjoyed it.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful