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  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,250
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,562
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,498

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hallowed Be Thy Name Harry Potter!

  • By Simon on 20-12-15

Best One Yet

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

Reviewed: 26-05-17

Would you listen to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7 again? Why?

This is the best Harry Potter book of them all.

What did you like best about this story?

The complexity

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

As good as the rest.

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

The killing of the snake

Any additional comments?

Great to watch before the film.

  • The Climb

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Chris Froome
  • Narrated by: Patrick Doherty
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of the revealing, inspirational memoir from the British winner of the Tour de France. The Climb tells the extraordinary story of Chris Froome's journey from a young boy in Kenya, riding through townships and past wild animals, and with few opportunities for an aspiring cyclist, to his unforgettable yellow jersey victory in the 2013 Tour de France.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen

  • By Steven on 10-03-15

I didn't know that there was a rift at Sky.

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

Reviewed: 30-03-17

What did you like most about The Climb?

It was interesting to hear about Chris Froome's up bringing.

What other book might you compare The Climb to, and why?

Guy Martin

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

No

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Cycling machine

Any additional comments?

Good book. I would like to read his next one.

  • Bombproof

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

Sami Macbeth is not a master criminal. He's not even a minor one. He's not a jewel thief. He's not a safe-cracker. He's not an expert in explosives. Sami plays guitar and wants to be a rock god but keeps getting side-tracked by unforeseen circumstances. Fifty-four hours ago Sami was released from prison. Thirty-six hours ago he slept with the woman of his dreams at the Savoy. An hour ago his train blew up. Now he's carrying a rucksack through London's West End and has turned himself into the most-wanted terrorist in the country.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bombproof

  • By Ms on 26-02-14

Great story

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

Reviewed: 30-03-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Bombproof to be better than the print version?

Yes because I don't have time to read a print version.

What did you like best about this story?

Tense, up to date story with a good ending.

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

Better.

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

The shooting of the wrong person by the gunman in the hotel opposite.

Any additional comments?

Kept me listening on several occasions when I should have been doing something else.

  • The Rosie Project

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,527

Meet Don. Don is a genetics professor who just might be somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He looks a little like Gregory Peck and is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. And it’s definitely not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not .Rosie, meanwhile, isn’t looking for love; she’s looking for her biological father. Sometimes, though, you don’t find love: love finds you...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By F on 26-05-13

Unusual but interesting

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

Reviewed: 30-03-17

Would you try another book written by Graeme Simsion or narrated by Dan O'Grady?

Yes I have read his other Rosie book.

What did you like best about this story?

This was an unusual story because of the main characters personality.

What aspect of Dan O'Grady’s performance might you have changed?

None

Did The Rosie Project inspire you to do anything?

Read the other book.

Any additional comments?

The story gripped me because wanted him to behave differently and make his life easier.

  • The Beach Hut next Door

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

The sun is out, and the beach huts at Everdene Sands are filling up once again. Jemima is artist in residence for the summer, capturing the antics of the holiday makers on canvas. But it's not long before she becomes embroiled in their tangled lives.Vince and Murphy are best mates, and misspent their youths in the waves and bars of Everdene. Now they are making plans for The Lobster Shack, eager to make their fortune.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration

  • By S on 12-11-14

Escape to a holiday romance

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

Reviewed: 29-05-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

You can escape a busy stressful life with Veronica Henry's seaside stories.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Vince. He was a rock solid character who when he realised that everybody else was sorted went out to get himself a life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. I listen to them on my way to work and consider just driving past.

Any additional comments?

There'e just enough characters in her books to stretch your memory trying to remember each persons story.

  • Flight

  • By: Isabel Ashdown
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

When Wren Irving's numbers come up in the first ever national lottery draw, she doesn't tell her husband, Rob. Instead she quietly packs her bags, kisses her six-month-old daughter, Phoebe, good-bye, and leaves. Two decades later Rob has moved on and found happiness with their oldest friend, Laura. Phoebe, now a young woman, has never known any other life. But when Rob receives a mysterious letter, the past comes back to haunt them all.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but not very good. Needed something more!

  • By Ann D on 25-05-15

Slightly disappointed

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

What did you like best about Flight? What did you like least?

It was a good story with lots of hidden story lines.

Would you ever listen to anything by Isabel Ashdown again?

Yes I would.

Was Flight worth the listening time?

Yes. The detail about the wasps was very good and I can only assume a lot of research went into that detail.

Any additional comments?

I would like to have understood the reasons why the main character did what she did. I waiting through the whole book but the explanation never arrived.

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,804
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,954
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,949

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Fryed Potter

  • By Simon on 20-11-15

Great way to listen to Harry Potter

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

What did you like most about Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1?

Stehen Fry's narration.

What did you like best about this story?

The excitement of the story is so easy to listen to.

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

The others I've listened to were all written by Stephen. he makes a great narrator.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Just got to find the time to listen to all the others.

  • Guy Martin: My Autobiography

  • By: Guy Martin
  • Narrated by: Dean Williamson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870

The Phenomenal Sunday Times Number-One Best Seller. It was the start of the third lap of the 2010 Senior TT, the last race of the fortnight. The last chance to get a TT win for another year, and I was pushing hard. Ballagarey. The kind of corner that makes me continue road racing. A proper man’s corner. You go through the right-hander at something like 170 miles per hour, leant right over, eyes fixed as far down the road as I can see. But this time something happened. This time the front end tucked....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-05-15

Very Technical. For bike racing lovers.

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

Reviewed: 06-08-15

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Career of Guy Martin so far was interesting. I found the technical specifications of all the bikes a bit too much.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Nothing

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Bike racing truck Mechanic.

  • The Birthday Party

  • By: Veronica Henry
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Secrets, rivalry, glamour - it's time for the party of the year... Delilah has lived out her tempestuous marriage to hell-raiser Raf in the glare of the media spotlight. Now planning a milestone birthday, she has more on her mind than invitations. Raf has been offered a part in a movie he can't refuse. But will he succumb to the temptations he's struggled to resist for the last ten years? Delilah's three daughters are building careers of their own, only too aware that the press are waiting for them to slip up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen!!!

  • By Sarah on 24-03-15

Another great read

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

Reviewed: 26-07-15

What did you like best about this story?

I love Veronicas slow build up to the story with the introduction of all the characters and then the interaction of how they all come together. I think this book came to a nice end but too quickly.

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

Collection of the dogs.

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  • Sun Strokes

  • A Sun-soaked Collection of Holiday Erotica
  • By: Kojo Black
  • Narrated by: Harper Eliot, Annie Player, Simon Jones, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

Slip into SUN STROKES for some salacious fun in the sun! Sweetmeats Press proudly presents FOUR sizzling novellas drenched in holiday lust. In THE CHALET, guests shed their inhibitions as quickly as their clothes. From the solo satisfaction of a new arrival to the lustful celebrations of new friends — no one can resist the salacious spell of THE CHALET.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very good summer read

  • By Kim on 26-06-14

Very good summer read

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

Reviewed: 26-06-14

What made the experience of listening to Sun Strokes the most enjoyable?

Listening to the stories when the weather in the UK was hot.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The three ladies who go on holiday in a private villa.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful