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  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,085
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,632
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,613

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected gem

  • By Andrew on 29-01-17

Very plausible and imaginative

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I don't like sci fi but was hooked by the sample and have it a go. very happy listen and did so beginning to end in 3 days. I must admit I had to rewind 30s every now and again cos it was a little quick in places while I was imaginining or doing something else. I guess it was more that I didn't get the subtle scifi joke. worth effort and feel like I've travelled with Bob's!!

  • Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational Live

  • By: Romesh Ranaganathan
  • Narrated by: Romesh Ranganathan
  • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 132

BBC’s Asian Provocateur, Romesh Ranganathan recorded his debut DVD in front of a sell-out audience at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. The BAFTA nominated star takes shots at everyone from his kids to a stranger in a coffee shop. This highly-anticipated tour perfectly showcases his acerbic take on the world around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Barry on 20-12-16

it's fantastic

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

only tiny weeny criticism is a few seconds where the joke was something visual..but then maybe is Romeshs plan for me to buy DVD!!

  • Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge

  • BBC Radio 4 comedy
  • By: Steve Coogan, Patrick Marber
  • Narrated by: Patrick Marber, Rebecca Front, Steve Coogan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

Aha! Six BBC Radio 4 episodes featuring the king of chat Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) in a series of hysterically excruciating encounters with guests played by Rebecca Front, David Schneider, Patrick Marber and Doon Mackichan. Also included are two bonus programmes: a spoof behind-the-scenes feature, Knowing Knowing Me, Knowing You, and In Conversation with Steve Coogan. Duration: 4 hours approx.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still sounds fresh and funny

  • By Nigel on 14-06-17

all good except last 2 chapters..

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Very very funny and easy to visualise. I didn't miss a thing for all chapters except last 2. they were recrded very low volume, I coauld bearly distinguish the voices of the behind the scenes of Alan partridges crew. Some good laughs there when I did hear properly but were spoilt because I had to relisten to portions to get the joke.

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  • Micky Flanagan - The Out Out Tour

  • Live
  • By: Micky Flanagan
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

Micky has become one of the hottest new comics to break through to national fame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very funny

  • By John on 24-12-12

Good Old Mickey!! Love him!!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Mickey could never be a disappointment! First time I have heard this and seriously laughed out loud! These aren't repeated jokes as far as I know

  • Ep. 1: Meet Miranda (Slaving Away Series 1)

  • By: Miranda Kane
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Meet Miranda. She's a dominatrix. She has a flatmate, friends and neighbours who have no idea what she gets up to behind closed doors. And did we mention an assortment of slightly off kilter clients? In this opening episode, we hear her try (and fail) to sort out a marketing strategy for a range of painfully absurd and always hilarious bedroom services.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very funny

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-05-19

Ha Ha!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

I really enjoyed this! I have a very new perspective on Mirandas profession! I laughed out loud several times listening to this!

  • The Child

  • An Audible Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Rupert Penry-Jones, Jack Boulter, Emilia Fox, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,079
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,934
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,936

My name is Simon. I’m 10 years old. I’m a serial killer. Robert Stern (Rupert Penry-Jones), a successful defense attorney, doesn’t know what lies in store for him when he agrees to meet a new client in a derelict estate on the outskirts of Berlin. Stern is more than surprised, when his old love interest and professional nurse Carina (Emilia Fox) presents him a ten year old boy as his new client. Simon (Jack Boulter), a terminally ill child, who is convinced he has murdered many men in a previous life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Chilling, Difficult in places, but damn good!

  • By Simon on 07-06-15

you just need to listen a little harder..

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

the excellent voices just needed to be a little more distinct from other narrators. I often started the chapter thinking I was listening to one character then getting confused and having to relisten to understand.

however, that was a small irritation for an other wise very good listen!

  • The Man Who Died

  • By: Antti Tuomainen, David Hackston
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 133

A successful entrepreneur in the mushroom industry, Jaakko Kaunismaa is a man in his prime. At just 37 years of age, he is shocked when his doctor tells him that he's dying. What is more, the cause is discovered to be prolonged exposure to toxins; in other words, someone has slowly but surely been poisoning him. Determined to find out who wants him dead, Jaakko embarks on a suspenseful roller-coaster journey full of unusual characters, bizarre situations and unexpected twists.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jaako is a Fun Guy

  • By Simon on 05-08-18

Refreshing

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

We could not stop listening. The audio is performed with perfection and it deserves undivided attention.

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  • I See You

  • By: Clare Mackintosh
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,560

When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it's there. There's no explanation, no website - just a grainy image and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it's just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I See Something Very, Very Impressive Here!

  • By Simon on 28-07-16

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 25-02-18

Loved it. took a couple chapters to get into it but well worth it. I got a little mixed up every now and again with the voices for 2 characters which distracted slightly

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,713

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

Wow

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

Reviewed: 26-01-18

I was hooked. the voices were consistent, different, clear and had emotion behind the words. It was like having a film running in my head. It makes you think! The story was amazing, it was made for the narrator.

  • The List

  • By: Joanna Bolouri
  • Narrated by: Caroline Guthrie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 185

Phoebe Henderson may be single but she sure doesn’t feel fabulous. It’s been a year since she found her boyfriend Alex in bed with another woman, and multiple cases of wine and extensive relationship analysis with best friend Lucy have done nothing to help. Faced with a new year but no new love, Phoebe concocts a different kind of resolution. The List: ten things she’s always wanted to do in bed but has never had the chance (or the courage!) to try. A bucket list for between the sheets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly witty and screamingly funny

  • By Kim on 13-08-14

I laughed and smiled and le

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

Reviewed: 26-10-17

the narration was addictive; storyline, just what i wanted; the list was extensive. I could have listened for another 20 chapters. Did not want this to end

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