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  • That's Your Lot

  • By: Limmy
  • Narrated by: Limmy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

Tom is in a soft play with his daughters. He's bored. He's so bored he can move things with his mind. A man fills up a mate's biscuit tin without ever telling him, to see what happens. Maggie's boyfriend, Iain, bought a curtain. It keeps attacking them. She wants it out of the house. A man is sitting in his wheelie bin at two in the morning, and he wants to tell you why. Kenny's mate Scott is suicidal and ridden with guilt. Kenny takes him on holiday to Benidorm. It'll be some laugh.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good follow up

  • By Gregory Monk on 06-06-17

A unique and varied collection.

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Short stories are more difficult to write than most authors are given credit for. Limmy manages to take some wonderfully quirky ideas for tales and perform them beautifully. Its almost like bedtime stories for grown ups. I loved this book.

  • Night School

  • Jack Reacher 21
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707

In the morning they gave Reacher a medal. And in the afternoon, they sent him back to school. Night School takes Reacher back to his army days, but this time he's not in uniform. With trusted sergeant Frances Neagley at his side, he must carry the fate of the world on his shoulders in a wired, fiendishly clever new adventure that will make cold sweat trickle down your spine.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really Disappointed

  • By Film_Strip on 15-11-16

Terrible narration.

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

Reviewed: 04-01-17

I love the Reacher books and while this wasn't the best it was quite good. What really marred it was the terrible narration. The reader sounds like someone doing a poor Seymour Skinner impression but with a stilted, and at times, almost bored inflection. I will never listen to a book read by this man again.

  • Digging Up Mother

  • A Love Story
  • By: Johnny Depp - foreword, Doug Stanhope
  • Narrated by: Doug Stanhope and Friends
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951

Doug Stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation. What will surprise some is that he owes so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Worthwhile Listen

  • By Kathleen Squire on 21-09-16

You've never heard anything like this.

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

Reviewed: 29-09-16

This is without doubt the funniest, darkest, most bizarre and touching audiobook I've ever listened to.
Perfectly performed and brutally honest. It really is a lovely story.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,720
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,717

There are hangovers, there are bad hangovers, and then there's waking up inside someone else's head. Thirty-something bartender Charlie Wilkes is faced with this dilemma when he wakes up to find himself trapped inside The Black Room - a space consisting of impenetrable darkness and a huge, ethereal screen floating in its center. It is through this screen that he sees the world of his female host, Minnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Peter on 15-04-16

A wonderfully told tale.

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

Reviewed: 12-03-16

One of the weirdest, most brutal live stories I've ever listened to. I loved it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Left Hand of God

  • By: Paul Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 650

The Sanctuary of the Redeemers is a vast and desolate place - a place without joy or hope. Most of its occupants were taken there as boys and for years have endured the brutal regime of the Lord Redeemers whose cruelty and violence have one singular purpose - to serve in the name of the One True Faith. In one of the Sanctuary's vast and twisting maze of corridors stands a boy. He is perhaps fourteen or fifteen years old - he is not sure and neither is anyone else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling

  • By Robyn on 18-07-11

An amazing find.

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

Reviewed: 21-07-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Left Hand of God to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version, however the narrator is one of the best I've ever listened to so I'm sure he really adds to the telling of the tale.

What other book might you compare The Left Hand of God to, and why?

It puts me in mind of Conn Iggulden's work. The mixture of historic tale and epic battle strategy is somewhat similar.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The initial description of life as an acolyte of the Redeemers is wonderfully evocative if coldly brutal.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It certainly didn't make me laugh

Any additional comments?

I bought this book, the first of a trilogy in a recent Audible sale and practically devoured it. I've since bought the other two books in the series and each one is better than the last. I can't recommend it enough. The narration is superb.

  • Rivers of London

  • Rivers of London, Book 1
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,652
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,314

My name is Peter Grant, and until January, I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant original story great narrator

  • By valb on 05-08-11

just perfect.

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

Reviewed: 13-05-15

I am so happy that I stumbled across this brilliant series of audiobooks. the writer is funny, entertaining and highly original. the narrator is amazing. just buy it and then try not to buy the other four.

  • Boxer, Beetle

  • By: Ned Beauman
  • Narrated by: Dudley Hinton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

This is a novel for people with breeding. Only people with the right genes and the wrong impulses will find its marriage of bold ideas and deplorable characters irresistible. It is a novel that engages the mind while satisfying those that crave the thrill of a chase. There are riots and sex. There is love and murder. There is Darwinism and Fascism, nightclubs, invented languages and the dangerous bravado of youth. And there are lots of beetles. It is clever. It is distinctive. It is entertaining. We hope you are too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great listen.

  • By Steve on 29-04-15

Another great listen.

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

Reviewed: 29-04-15

I absolutely love this author. Remarkably imaginative and amazing with words. Sorry to finish it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Glow

  • By: Ned Beauman
  • Narrated by: Jamie Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47

With Glow, Ned Beauman has reinvented the international conspiracy thriller for a new generation. A hostage exchange outside a police station in Pakistan. A botched defection in an airport hotel in New Jersey. A test of loyalty at an abandoned resort in the Burmese jungle. A boy and a girl locking eyes at a rave in a South London laundrette... For the first time, Britain's most exciting young novelist turns his attention to the present day, as a conspiracy with global repercussions converges on one small flat above a dentist's office in Camberwell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intelligent, absorbing, satisfying

  • By Emma Churchouse on 23-04-15

An excellent audio book.

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

Reviewed: 20-04-15

Great story, brilliant narrator, amazing author. I can't recommend this book highly enough. My first Ned Beauman book , now I'm off to buy all his others.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Armstrong & Miller

  • The Complete Radio Series
  • By: Alexander Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Ben Miller
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 9

Welcome to the strange world of Armstrong & Miller which includes some comedy sketches with tough-guy cops in 'Parsons and Lampkin (and Lampkin's Mate Steve)', and there's an insider's view of National Trousers Day. More highlights include some really macho rock climbers, and the corrupt world of mountaineering. There's a track from rock legends Strijka, and you can also hear how Logarythm - the world's most successful school band - got together.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful

  • By Steve on 16-04-15

Dreadful

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

Reviewed: 16-04-15

I'm a fan of Armstrong and Miller. I loved their TV shows and early stuff. I balked initially at buying this because it was so short but fifteen minutes in I was wishing it was shorter.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Write Everything

  • By: David Quantick
  • Narrated by: David Quantick
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

How to Write Everything is the ultimate writer's handbook. It tells you about every aspect of writing, from having an idea to getting the idea out into the world and getting paid for it, too. It covers everything from journalism to screenwriting, from speeches to sketches, from sitcoms to novels. With thirty years' experience as an award-winning scriptwriter, journalist, author, and broadcaster, David Quantick is ideally suited, as a writer, to write this definitive writer's guide to writing...everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely wonderful book.

  • By Steve on 13-04-15

Absolutely wonderful book.

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

Reviewed: 13-04-15

I am a published author. I write for two glossy national magazines and have writtren for newspapers, radio and television. I'm also a professional stand up comedian.
I also suffer from all the insecurities, laziness, self doubts and procrastinations the author talks about.
This book is beyond helpful to anyone who wants to write, or for the writer, it's great to hear you're not alone. it's full of genuinely helpful advice on practicality all aspects of writing.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful