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  • Waking Gods

  • Themis Files, Book 2
  • By: Sylvain Neuvel
  • Narrated by: Andy Secombe, Adna Sablyich, Laurel Lefkow, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131

An unknown vessel, not of this world, materialises in London. A colossal figure towering over the city, it makes no move. Is this a peaceful first contact or the prelude to an invasion? Every child has nightmares. But the only thing scarier than little Eva Reyes' dreams - apocalyptic visions of death and destruction - is the habit they have of coming true. Scientist Dr Rose Franklin has no memory of the last few years. The strangers she works with say she died, and was brought back to life. The question is not just how...but why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Аmazon Customer on 11-04-17

Too much going on

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

Reviewed: 28-08-17

Lots of dramatic scenes played out without actual noise without background effect? is really ....well it's rubbish.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Naked Trader

  • How Anyone Can Make Money Trading Shares - 4th Edition
  • By: Robbie Burns
  • Narrated by: David Ryder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

The most entertaining book on how to trade shares is back! This is the book on stock market investing that you can actually enjoy, written in plain English, packed with real-life trading examples and full of candid advice that you just can't get anywhere else. It's the ideal friend for anyone who wants to make money in the markets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I've ever read on investment

  • By Shorty on 25-07-17

Relatively informative. Tiring rubbish jokes

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

Reviewed: 21-02-16

What did you like best about The Naked Trader? What did you like least?

Positive tips on how to pick proper shares to invest in

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The narrator is ok.....Robbies comedy writing is rubbish......
He should stick to what he knows.
"New balls please" ....boak

Would you be willing to try another one of David Ryder’s performances?

Probably not

Did The Naked Trader inspire you to do anything?

Go to sleep!!.....no it's was somewhat informative with regarding to picking shares
Using spread betting etc.

Any additional comments?

No......nothing.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • What Fresh Lunacy Is This?

  • The Authorised Biography of Oliver Reed
  • By: Robert Sellers
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

Oliver Reed may not have been Britain's biggest film star - for a period in the early 70s he came within a hairsbreadth of replacing Sean Connery as James Bond - but he is an august member of that small band of people, like George Best and Eric Morecambe, who transcended their chosen medium, became too big for it even, and grew into cultural icons. For the first time Reed's close family has agreed to collaborate on a project about the man himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable!!

  • By Jay on 14-11-13

Jeez- A horrible individual.

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

Reviewed: 30-01-16

Would you try another book written by Robert Sellers or narrated by Sean Barrett?

Yes.

What could Robert Sellers have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

He should have chosen a different subject.This isn't a story about a talented actor with troubles. This is the story of a complete bully, horrible individual ( granted- with a drink problem) That he is / was a well known actor seems to take a back seat. Not a drop of sympathy for him. Which is odd for such a long tale. A life long story of a terrible man.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Toast on Toast

  • Cautionary tales and candid advice
  • By: Steven Toast
  • Narrated by: Matt Berry - as Steven Toast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,141

In Toast on Toast - part memoir, part "how to act" manual - Steven Toast draws on his vast and varied experiences, providing the reader with an invaluable insight into his journey from school plays to RADA and from "It's a Right Royal Knockout" to the Colony Club. Along the way he reveals the secrets of his success. He discloses how to brush up on and expand your technical and vocal skills, how to nail a professional voiceover, and how to deal with difficult work experience staff in a recording studio....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpless with laughter!

  • By Wayne on 11-11-15

He really knows his Acting onions

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

Reviewed: 25-11-15

Would you listen to Toast on Toast again? Why?

Absolutely. It's essential listening for the unemployed actor and or the full time employee stuck on a zero hours contract. It made my spirit sore and my sides soar....no hold on

Who was your favorite character and why?

All of them....Fancy Alexander sounds robust....and Rebecca Banana sounds hot also

Any additional comments?

Buy this and listen to it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • David Mitchell: Back Story

  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: David Mitchell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,726
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,141

David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Total Joy

  • By Stan on 17-10-12

If the Devil and Al Qaeda invented a sound.

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

Reviewed: 25-11-15

I enjoyed peep show and Mitchell's performance...obviously your exposure to his vocal quirk is watered down by the very fact there are others in the show. He's not constantly talking.
If the Devil and Al Qaeda through a joint venture decided to create a new musical note that would piss off / bore / anger / make feel unwell / anger again.Then Mitchell's voice is what it would sound like. Out with the delivery the story-(ies) within are on the mild side. Mildly entertaining stories a plenty, his geeky youth-constant reminders that he wasn't a "spoilt bastard", his bad back? I had had enough and turned off at the end of a mammoth tale regarding a lobster.

No thanks. No thank you. Nope!

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan

  • By: Alan Partridge
  • Narrated by: Alan Partridge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,047
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,599

Journalist, presenter, broadcaster, husband, father, vigorous all-rounder – Alan Partridge – a man with a fascinating past and an amazing future. Gregarious and popular, yet Alan’s never happier than when relaxing in his own five-bedroom, south-built house with three acres of land and access to a private stream. But who is this mysterious enigma? Alan Gordon Partridge is the best – and best-loved – radio presenter in the region. Born into a changing world of rationing, Teddy Boys, apes in space and the launch of ITV, Alan’s broadcasting career began as chief DJ of Radio Smile....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You get what you pay for

  • By Ico on 06-10-11

The finest comedy character ever created.

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

Reviewed: 20-09-15

Would you listen to I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan again? Why?

It's needs listened to weekly. Jam packed hilarious life story of a complete fudd.

Any additional comments?

Look forward to the next instalment. God bless him

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Do the Work

  • By: Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by: Steven Pressfield
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

Could you be getting in your way of producing great work? Have you started a project but never finished? Would you like to do work that matters, but don't know where to start?The answer is Do the Work, a manifesto by best-selling author Steven Pressfield, that will show you that it’s not about better ideas, it’s about actually doing the work. Do the Work is a weapon against Resistance - a tool that will help you take action and successfully ship projects out the door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To the point

  • By D. J. O'donnell on 06-04-15

This is what i need to hear.Fact based. Excellent

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

Reviewed: 20-09-15

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

Never found the paper version of Do The Work.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Do the Work?

Love steven's pressfield's constant reminders of what has to be done.
What to look out for. RESISTANCE is the problem of folk trying to get stuff done.Writing , dieting , anything- it's a great boost.

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

Almost made me do both. I identify so much with the problems a writer faces to getting started, taking it on the chin if it does not go so well- move on to the next thing..Pressfield's own despair at eventually getting a movie made and it bombing is funny but what do you do after that? You learn and move on to the next one.

"Start before you are ready" is a line i want burned into my mind and heart.

Any additional comments?

Great listen. highly recommended for EVERYONE!!

  • More Fool Me

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,758
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,748

Following on from his hugely successful books, Moab is My Washpot and The Fry Chronicles, comes the third chapter in Stephen Fry's life. This unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of More Fool Me is performed by Stephen Fry himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A defense of More Fool Me

  • By Ben on 10-10-14

A flat Stephen F sounds like he can't be bothered

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

Reviewed: 20-09-15

What did you like best about More Fool Me? What did you like least?

Some of his work related stories i find interesting. Really sad to hear him drop so many names in this volume. That really annoyed me....another tale from the Groucho Club?
"And you ill never guess who this young man was..it was....NAME DROP
or
"The old man in raincoat at the Groucho wasn't actually a tramp...it was NAME DROP"

No thank you.

What will your next listen be?

We need to talk about Alan by Alan Partridge

What aspect of Stephen Fry’s performance might you have changed?

As i said in headline. He was flat.Sounded as if he knew the content was flabby / Boring and a bit repetitive.
Needed to be energised a bit more.

Do you think More Fool Me needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I think that's plenty to be honest

Any additional comments?

Maybe he works too hard. I could have done without the vast majority of this story. Cannot say that about previous two instalments.