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  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 19-21
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village to find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 19 - 21: "GHOST OF A CHANCE": Every Halloween, the supposedly haunted Bell Hotel hosts its famous 'Ghost-Hunters Dinner', complete with scary stories, spooky apparitions and things that go bump in the night. But this year's event ends in a terrifying accident, and suddenly everyone wonders... Is there a real ghost loose in the hotel?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank goodness it’s back!!

  • By C. Knight on 10-05-18

great stories

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-12-18

we love this series. very well written and varied. we will be sad when we have finished them

  • The Ruby in the Smoke

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,820
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601

An unabridged reading of Philip Pullman's nerve-shattering thriller, set in the murky streets and opium dens of Old London. When 16-year old Sally's father drowns in suspicious circumstances, she is left to fend for herself in Victorian London. Although she doesn't know it, she is already in terrible danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A layered and satisfying listen

  • By Barry on 08-09-16

fabulous

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

I am so delighted to have discovered these books and this author.
full of intellehent loyal characters and wonderful story.

  • The Shadow in the North

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165

An elderly lady loses her money on an investment; a conjuror is pursued by thugs; and a clairvoyant mentions the name of the richest man in Europe and his mysterious company. Seemingly unconnected events set Sally Lockhart on the trail of an evil far more awful than she could ever imagine. This thriller, by the author of The Ruby in the Smoke, evokes its 19th century setting and at the same time remains remarkably contemporary in the originality of its plot and larger-than-life characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By mollyeyre on 04-03-18

fabulous

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

this book has been an adventure from the begging to the end. The characters and performance are excellent. can't w Z it to read more by this author

  • Lucy Worsley

  • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Lucy Worsley
  • Length: 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Lucy Worsley visits the Audible Studios to talk about her new book, Jane Austen at Home. Lucy is a historian, an author, a TV presenter and chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces. She has fronted programmes including The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain and A Very British Romance, and she copresented Dancing Cheek to Cheek: An Intimate History of Dance. Her latest book, Jane Austen at Home, is a new telling of the story of Jane's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very insightful

  • By Birthday Hangman on 01-02-19

Very interesting

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

Reviewed: 26-07-18

Good to hear lucy talking about her interests and her love of audio books. I really enjoy the sessions.

  • Joe Lycett: That's The Way, A-Ha, A-Ha, Joe Lycett Live

  • By: Joe Lycett
  • Narrated by: Joe Lycett
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 93

Comedian, halloumi enthusiast and absolute lad Joe Lycett presents That's the Way, A-Ha, A-Ha, Joe Lycett Live. Join Joe as he tackles the tyranny of Post Office jobsworths, confronts the stupidity of celebrities on Twitter and accidentally gets into an argument with Isis (not that one) in this hilarious Chortle Award-winning show recorded at the Duchess Theatre in London's West End.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant but 80% the same material as Parsnips Buttered!

  • By Daisychick on 23-03-18

A hoot

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

Reviewed: 18-06-18

Fab as always well worth a listen. off beat witty and deals with life's frustrations

  • Sarah Millican's Support Group

  • The Complete BBC Radio 4 Comedy
  • By: Sarah Millican
  • Narrated by: full cast, Sarah Millican
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Award-winning comedian Sarah Millican plays Sarah, life counsellor and modern-day agony aunt in the collected first two series of this BBC Radio 4 comedy. Solving the nation's problems with her support group, she wants you to live life to the utmost, and she's got tons of ideas of how to help. Just like the busybody at the end of your street who knows everything, and supported by her team of experts (local cabbie Terry and self-qualified counsellor Marion), Sarah dishes out advice whether you want to hear it or not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly Hilarious

  • By Anonymous User on 16-07-17

fab

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-18

Very funny. love Marion and terry.
can't wait for t he next series.
please try

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  • Sarah Millican: Outsider Live

  • By: Sarah Millican
  • Narrated by: Sarah Millican
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 71

In the past when you put Sarah Millican outside, she asked things like: "Why? Where is the taxi? Do I need a cardie?" and said things like: "There'll be wasps. I've nothing to sit on. Is that poo? Can we go home?" But things have changed. Now she has outside slippers. She can tell a chaffinch from a tit (hey). But she still can't tell if it's an owl or her husband's asthma. Join Sarah Millican, one of the UK's most successful and multi-award-winning comedians as she delights her fans in her fourth stand-up show, Outsider.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • funny

  • By miss kim k banks on 31-12-16

fabulous

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

Reviewed: 14-06-18

hilarious
I saw this show live and it was just as funny second time around.
sarah autobiography is also excellent

  • The Best of Ken Dodd

  • By: Ken Dodd
  • Narrated by: Ken Dodd
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

One of our true comic legends is here recorded in front of a studio audience performing some of his funniest moments. Ken is one of the last great entertainers whose work stretches back over 50 years. This was recorded in his prime and shows why he is the unique comic he is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • legend

  • By sue dobson on 22-05-18

legend

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-05-18

Ken was so funny and an amazing hard worker.
a classic ken..but you can leave anytime you like

  • The 7 Secrets of Happiness

  • An Optimist’s Journey
  • By: Gyles Brandreth
  • Narrated by: Raymond Scully
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

On June 17, 2013, Gyles Brandreth delivered the Baggs Memorial Lecture at the University of Birmingham - an annual conference on the theme of happiness and how it can be achieved. His speech was met with thunderous applause and a widespread demand to know more about the secrets of being happy, so he set about writing this poignant book of truths, sprinkled with British wit and humor throughout. With extensive research backing him, Brandreth travels the world over and meets numerous luminary figures, asking the questions: What is happiness?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Change the Narrator NOW!

  • By Chris F on 27-03-15

Good advice

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-05-18

gyles and dr claret are full of very useful words.
I am going to be positive

  • Everything You Told Me

  • By: Lucy Dawson
  • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 715

You went to bed at home, just like every other night. You woke up in the back of a taxi, over 250 miles away. You have no idea how you got there and no memory of the last 10 hours. You have no phone, no money, just a suicide note in your coat pocket, in your own writing. You know you weren't planning to kill yourself. Your family and friends think you are lying. Someone knows exactly what happened to you. But they're not telling....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting plot but ...

  • By Lulu M on 17-01-17

Good story

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

Reviewed: 21-05-18

this is a good story well written and very be lovable. I did work out the twist only a few chapters im