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  • Bleak Expectations

  • The Complete BBC Radio 4 Series
  • By: Mark Evans
  • Narrated by: Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, David Mitchell, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

The complete collected series 1-5 of the gloriously daft Victorian romp Bleak Expectations. Gasp at the evil Mr Gently Benevolent, played by Mr Anthony Head! Weep at the trials of our young hero, Pip Bin, played by Master Tom Allen! Be moved to joy and sorrow by the remarkable narration of Mr Richard Johnson! Swoon at the fragile beauty of Pip's poor mama, played by Miss Celia Imrie! Wonder at the thespian prowess of Mr Geoffrey Whitehead as six different siblings!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One small problem

  • By Rian Peters on 01-08-17

lovely nonsense.

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

Reviewed: 17-02-19

it certainly takes your mind off your troubles. you'll keep dipping in again and again.

  • Mustn't Grumble

  • By: Terry Wogan
  • Narrated by: Terry Wogan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Written in a style familiar to his millions of listeners, rich with warmth and irony, Terry Wogan introduces his post-Emergency Ireland, his chain-smoking maiden aunts, his quick-witted mother and hard-working father, and the (not so) Christian Fathers who tried to knock his hands off. He also explains how exactly he's managed to avoid a hard day's work from childhood to Knighthood.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged is not a good thing.

  • By M. Hunter on 13-12-17

Abridged is not a good thing.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-17

This isn't just abridged, it's been massacred. It doesn't flow and its got only an echo of the full story.

  • Carpe Jugulum

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 923

Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be a priest. He thought he'd come to the mountain kingdom of Lancre for a simple little religious ceremony. Now he's caught between vampires and witches, and he's not sure there is a right side.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book with bite

  • By Clare on 17-01-11

brilliantly entertaining.

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

Reviewed: 19-06-17

Nigel Planner is excellent and the whole thing focuses in your mind in great detail. marvellous.

  • Witches Abroad

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,145

What could be easier than preventing a servant girl from marrying a prince, especially for three clever witches? But Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick face more than they bargained for when they journey to the distant city of Genua. For one thing, their power is limited to Mrs. Gogol's weak voodoo spells, a one-eyed cat, and a secondhand magic wand that works only on pumpkins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly the best of the Witches series

  • By Katharin on 14-02-08

Addictive

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

Reviewed: 08-06-17

I couldn't stop listening to it. The consistancy of the high quality of the writing make it a pleasure ride from start to finish. Nigel Planer does an excellent job of narrating. His voices for the witches are just right.

  • The Necessary Aptitude

  • By: Pam Ayres
  • Narrated by: Pam Ayres
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

‘I never once attended a Sunday morning church service in Stanford. There was always the feeling that they weren’t aimed at families like ours.’ Pam Ayres was the sixth child in a hard-up family who lived in a council house, her parents’ generation were harrowed by the war. Yet they lived by the green in the village of Stanford in the Vale, where everything you needed was within walking distance and the sound of motorcars was rarely heard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh until you cry

  • By S. M. Burns on 23-12-12

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 02-09-16

A thoroughly delightful and worthwhile listen. One of the most charming autobiographies I've come across.

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  • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4

  • By: John Finnemore
  • Narrated by: AudioGO Ltd
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,228
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,070

Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the fourth series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. By John Finnemore (The News Quiz, Mitchell & Webb).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 'Everyone in the car, we're going for a drive...'

  • By L on 14-04-13

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 19-05-16

Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! I quite liked it you know.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Adolf Hitler

  • My Part in His Downfall
  • By: Spike Milligan
  • Narrated by: Spike Milligan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall, written and read by Spike Milligan. At Victoria station the R.T.O. gave me a travel warrant, a white feather and a picture of Hitler marked 'This is your enemy'. I searched every compartment, but he wasn't on the train....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gorgeous

  • By Allyn J. Carter on 03-01-18

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 23-02-16

Love the way Spike cracks up at his own reminiscences. Seeing as you're cracking up at the same time it feels like you're sharing the joke between you.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Round the Horne

  • The Complete & Utter History
  • By: Barry Took
  • Narrated by: Barry Took
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Round the Horne is the best-selling audio of all time. With its memorable catch phrases, brilliant scripts, and Kenneth Horne as its deft anchorman, Round the Horne easily assumed its mantle as one of the most consistently funny radio series from the 60s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Wonderful

  • By M. Hunter on 28-08-15

Wonderful Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 28-08-15

If you know and love Round The Horne this is a fascinating and very entertaining listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fry Chronicles

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,959
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,934

This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of Fry's most turbulent and least-well-known years, with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you, and, above all, surprise you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hours of delighted listening

  • By Mary on 21-09-10

A great listen.

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

Reviewed: 30-07-15

Well I thoroughly enjoyed that. Easy to listen to, intelligent and entertaining with just enough celebrity name dropping to make you come back for more.

  • Peas and Queues

  • By: Sandi Toksvig
  • Narrated by: Sandi Toksvig
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 285

How do you get rid of unwanted guests? What do you do if there's a racket in the quiet carriage? How should you eat peas, and behave in queues? How to behave, like how to punctuate, is an aspect of life that many are no longer taught. Thankfully, Sandi Toksvig has come to the rescue with her entertaining guide to modern manners, with characteristic wit and perceptiveness.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you love lists you'll love this

  • By PPod on 02-12-14

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 08-06-15

A wonderful listen and you might learn a thing or to as well. I certainly did.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful