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  • The Enormous Crocodile

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 81

Stephen Fry reads this audiobook edition of Roald Dahl's The Enormous Crocodile, featuring original music by Pinewood film studios. The Enormous Crocodile is a greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little girls and boys. But the other animals have a scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all! 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a role darl book

  • By Tahir on 01-04-16

Fun

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-19

An easy Roald Dahl, not his best but very much his recognisable style. Stephen Fry suits this author.

  • The Lie Tree

  • Costa Book of the Year 2015
  • By: Frances Hardinge
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 668
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 663

Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015. The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric story by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly by Night. Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. The tree grows healthy and bears fruit only if you whisper a lie to it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting concept, let down by patchy execution

  • By fletchek on 06-02-17

Really enjoyabl

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 17-02-19

Well read, well written book. Exciting and excellent characters. Only criticism is the author does not give enough time to the beginning of the story. But it is a good story, which keeps the reader/listener on the edge

  • The Country Life

  • By: Rachel Cusk
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

When Stella leaves London for a small village in Sussex, she hopes that the country life will be conducive to her journey toward self-discovery. She'll have no more insipid lover, dead end job, or controlling parents to endure. But, as an au pair for a dispiriting family, she's stalked by bad-tempered people, misfortune from weather and wildlife, and unwelcome suitors. Spunky and resourceful, she manages to keep a stiff upper lip, even when her darkest secret manages to catch up with her.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Country Life

  • By Princess Laingtzie on 16-02-19

The Country Life

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

Reviewed: 16-02-19

I know life in the country can be boring, but why read it in such a dull tone. Usually I love the descriptions of ordinariness that Rachel Cusk captures so perfectly - but to have it ready in such a dreary, resigned voice, makes this book impossible to listen to. I could almost hear the narrator sighing in between sentences!
Had to give up. Will avoid Jenny Sterlin’s narration in future.

  • Rasputin

  • The Biography
  • By: Douglas Smith
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 33 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. The spectre of the lustful Siberian holy man and peasant still casts its eerie shadow over Russia's bloody 20th century. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power as Nicholas and Alexandra's confidant and guardian of the sickly heir to the throne.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator

  • By Lewes, on 30-05-17

Definitive biography on Rasputin

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-06-17

Douglas Smith has taken every story we know about Rasputin and delved into the facts like an historical detective. He has found discrepancies on dates and a lot of 'fake news'.
It is a fascinating, thorough read, which also imparts much about the desperation and susceptibility of the Russian Empress and society at the time.