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  • Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 674
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 624

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Quintessential Englishman!

  • By Simon on 21-10-18

Absolutely Brilliant !!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-18

Narrated by Stephen Fry's amazing wit and humour. A fascinating and surprising journey through Victorian Britain that will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about our buttoned up, stiff upper lipped, bustle bottomed ancestors. Utterly brilliant !!!

12 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739

There are hangovers, there are bad hangovers, and then there's waking up inside someone else's head. Thirty-something bartender Charlie Wilkes is faced with this dilemma when he wakes up to find himself trapped inside The Black Room - a space consisting of impenetrable darkness and a huge, ethereal screen floating in its center. It is through this screen that he sees the world of his female host, Minnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Peter on 15-04-16

You'll never look at Cov in the same light again

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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: 18-02-18


Really enjoyed this book it is the 3rd Luke Smithered book I have divoured in the last few weeks. I am definitely a fan and have already recommend his books to a few friends.

love the way they are all set in Cov (I live about 20mins away) so find them even more fascinating. This is a horror , love story. fast paced, horrific and funny. it has everything you need. brilliant !!

  • The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,796

Hear the story of what happened when the tech industry gave the world what it wanted: free porn. Lives were mangled. Fortunes were made. All for your pleasure. Follow writer and narrator Jon Ronson as he uncovers our web of desire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Something Literally From Out of the Blue!

  • By Simon on 28-07-17

Another masterpiece by Jon Ronson

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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: 10-01-18

A very interesting and at times disturbing look at how one man has changed the porn industry (and maybe the world ) forever.

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

  • By: Lionel Shriver
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

Kevin Khatchadourian killed several of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a teacher, shortly before his 16th birthday. He is visited in prison by his mother, Eva, who narrates in a series of letters to her estranged husband, Franklin, the story of Kevin's upbringing. A successsful career woman, Eva is reluctant to forgo her independence and the life she shares with Franklin to become a mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We need to talk about Kevin

  • By Jacky on 21-09-06

Creepy thriller

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-18

Excellent book that kept me on the edge of my seat. As a mother of two beautiful children I found it somewhat far fetched in places. You can tell that the author isn't a mother herself. However I enjoyed this book immensely and would recommend it.