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  • And Furthermore

  • By: Judi Dench
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

From the moment Judi Dench appeared as a teenager in the York Mystery Plays, it was clear that acting would be her career. Trained at London's Central School of Speech and Drama it was her performance in her twenties as Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's memorable Old Vic production that turned her into a star. In the theatre since she has played every classic role from Titania (three times, most recently in 2010) to Cleopatra.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen biography

  • By Claire on 15-05-11

I love you judi

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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: 01-10-17

Such a treat hearing your words read so well by Samantha Bond.
Judi keep doing all that you do. You are so bloody good at it, don't ever stop

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ring of Bright Water

  • By: Gavin Maxwell
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

'Ring of Bright Water' represents Gavin Maxwell's account of his life at Camusfearna, a remote cottage in the western Highlands, and in particular the two otters, Mijbil and Edal, who became his constant and much-loved companions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • magical

  • By Jem16 on 19-01-10

So wanted more

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

Reviewed: 13-01-17

I so wanted more....I wanted to know how this new Ottar continued to live & thrive with him there.
Great notator lovely voice. So worth a listen
Thank you

  • Hello, Gorgeous

  • Becoming Barbra Streisand
  • By: William J. Mann
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Morton
  • Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

In 1960, she was a 17-year-old Brooklyn kid with plenty of talent but no connections and certainly no money; her mother brought her soup to make sure she stayed fed as she took acting classes and scraped out a living. Just four years later, Barbra Streisand was the top-selling female recording artist in America and the star of one of Broadway’s biggest hits. Now the acclaimed Hollywood biographer William Mann chronicles that dizzying ascent, telling the riveting behind-the-scenes story of how Streisand and her team transformed her from an unknown dreamer into a worldwide superstar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Barbara The Beautiful

  • By Fiona on 29-05-15

Barbara The Beautiful

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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: 29-05-15

From a very small girl when I first saw Barbra in Funny Girl sing 'Don't Rain On My Parade" I was hooked ! Hearing her sing "People" and many other favourite songs. Watching Hello Dolly I just loved her and so wanted to meet her. Because like her I have a large nose but because of Barbra I chose not to change it !! My dream eventually came true when I attended the Chaplin Award at the Lincoln Centre NY in 2013 to honour Barbra. Even though I was a long way back, I was in her company it was Fantastic. Thank you Barbra from your British sister who loves you so very much. This book gave me an even greater in site, it is a must read. very good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Not My Father's Son

  • A Family Memoir
  • By: Alan Cumming
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,324
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209

Alan Cumming grew up in the grip of a man who held his family hostage, someone who meted out violence with a frightening ease, who waged a silent war with himself that sometimes spilled over onto everyone around him. That man was Alan's father, Alex Cumming. Alex was the dark, enigmatic heart of Cumming family life. But he was not the only mystery. Alan's maternal grandfather, Tommy Darling, had disappeared to the Far East after the Second World War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An extraordinary memoir

  • By Katherine on 06-11-14

Alan's pain

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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: 13-04-15

I loved Alan's passion and honesty in his book. Painful though it must have been for him I am just so glad he is now free of pain. His life can go on. He being the brilliant actor he is. I had the great pleasure of seeing his one man performance of MacBeth and Cabaret in New York in 2014 not knowing this book existed. If I had I would have waited at the stage door to meet him personally. He is wonderful. Good luck to him in all he does in his life.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Two of Us

  • My Life with John Thaw
  • By: Sheila Hancock
  • Narrated by: Sheila Hancock
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Winner of the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2005.

When John Thaw, star of The Sweeney and Inspector Morse, died from cancer in 2002, a nation lost one of its finest actors, and Sheila Hancock lost a beloved husband. In this unique double biography she chronicles their lives, personal and professional, together and apart, growing up and growing older.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rewarding & Poignant

  • By Anonymous User on 03-07-05

You have your wonderful memories

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

Reviewed: 23-03-15

Sheila's words spoken with such clarity. She helped me understand & deal my own bereavement.
A very fitting tribute to John.