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Scotland, UK
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  • The Stray

  • By: Dick King-Smith
  • Narrated by: June Whitfield
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Henrietta Hickthrift decides to run away from home - the Old People's Home. Packing just one small suitcase, she sets off on the train to the seaside. But Henry doesn't have much money. In fact by the end of her first day she has exactly one penny. That is when she meets the Goods - Angela, Barney, Eleanor, Rosie, and Rowley - who decide to adopt this unusual stray. But will their parents let them keep her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful classic

  • By CATHERINE on 12-06-14

A beautiful classic

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

Reviewed: 12-06-14

Would you listen to The Stray again? Why?

Yes! It is a classic book from my childhood. A lovely little story and well read.

What did you like best about this story?

Hearing the full text. How well the characters were brought to life.

Have you listened to any of June Whitfield’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Cannot compare this is my first.

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

It made me laugh. Wee Roly is a well written wee boy with great one liners.

Any additional comments?

A beautiful little book. Well worth a listen. Makes you want to be there and feel happy.

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  • Love You Bye

  • My Story
  • By: Scott Mills
  • Narrated by: Scott Mills
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

The story of how a painfully shy boy from the suburbs of Southampton made it to the biggest radio station in the UK, and just about managed to stay there...Scott Mills is a daily companion to millions of listeners as the host of the afternoon show on Radio 1 - a station that has been his home for over 14 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant insight

  • By Tracey on 25-06-13

A great hilarious insight to Mills

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

Reviewed: 12-06-14

If you could sum up Love You Bye in three words, what would they be?

Hilarious, interesting, enthralling

What was one of the most memorable moments of Love You Bye?

Learning about Mills being gay, how he got into radio and where he is today and about his anxiety. Three things I had no idea about before.

Have you listened to any of Scott Mills’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Classic Scott, but more personal. Write a second one!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Quite a lot of it made me laugh, much like when you're on the radio. Your adventures with the hoff are mind boggling.

Any additional comments?

Well worth a read. I know more and like Scott even more. Class guy. Hope he writes another. Don't listen to this audiobook at the gym. People may wonder why you appear to be laughing at them.