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  • The Luckiest Guy Alive

  • By: John Cooper Clarke
  • Narrated by: John Cooper Clarke
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

Punk. Poet. Pioneer. The Bard of Salford’s hugely anticipated new collection of poetry is his first in over 30 years. These are poems as scabrous, wry and vivid as only John Cooper Clarke could deliver. Inimitable and iconic, this collection will be a complete joy for lifelong fans and a whole new generation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utter brilliance

  • By edward on 08-01-19

Utter brilliance

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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: 08-01-19

It's HIM!
HE'S BACK AGAIN
and he's just as good as, if not better than wonderful

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Vory

  • Russia's Super Mafia
  • By: Mark Galeotti
  • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Mark Galeotti is the go-to expert on organized crime in Russia, consulted by governments and police around the world. Now, Western listeners can explore the fascinating history of the vory v zakone, a group that has survived and thrived amid the changes brought on by Stalinism, the Cold War, the Afghan War, and the end of the Soviet experiment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By edward on 19-06-18

Great

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

Reviewed: 19-06-18

Dense
But very good. Really shows how organised crime has profoundly influenced modern Russia.
An important text, if you're trying to get your head round what's going on over there.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • V for Vendetta

  • By: Alan Moore
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Imagine a Britain stripped of democracy, a world of the not-too-distant future in which freedom has been surrendered willingly to a totalitarian regime which rose to power by exploiting the people's worst fears and most damning weaknesses.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Undecided

  • By Danuta on 21-06-10

Stay well away

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

Reviewed: 17-08-17

This tie in novel written by a fairly talentless ghost writer is faithful to the film that Moore had nothing to do with but is a pointless and sub standard addition.
If you liked the film read the original comic book (which is much better) and stay clear of this waste of time.

Seriously.
Its almost worse than a Dan Brown book.
Definitely not for anyone over 14.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Chuck's Living Object Tinglers, Volume 7

  • By: Chuck Tingle
  • Narrated by: Sam Rand
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Chuck Tingle is a world-renowned master of the "tingler", a story so sensual, so erotic, and so powerfully gay that it will change the whole way you look at erotic romance literature. Collected here are three such tales of the living object variety. Are you ready to depart on a depraved journey of gay lust that will tingle you to your very core? If so, than this explicit collection is for you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last

  • By edward on 16-02-17

At last

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-17

At long last, I have become fully self aware that I am a Meer self repeating, non personality specific meta character in the ongoing tingleverse.
Thanks to chuck I now have with know that love is real.

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,617
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,529

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

best thing I've heard on audible

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

Reviewed: 17-10-15

if you are a human that lives on this planet then you should probably listen to this book.

I shall from this point on refer to it as 'the good book' and I mean that in all its implied meanings.

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  • The Black Dahlia

  • By: James Ellroy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

Los Angeles, 11th January 1947. A beautiful young woman walked into the night and met her horrific destiny. Five days later, her tortured body was found drained of blood. The newspapers called her "The Black Dahlia". Two cops are caught up in the investigation and embark on a hellish journey that takes them to the core of the dead girl's twisted life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A dark and grippping tale

  • By Tom on 29-07-07

Master piece.

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

Reviewed: 29-07-14

Elroys magnum opus.
The obsession, the horror, throwing everything away just to solve the case. Sadly mirroring Elroys life time obsession with the murder of his own mother when he was a child.
The dahlia is beyond noir, it's truly gut wrenching, if you can take it, you'll love it.