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  • Carpet Diem

  • Or...How to Save the World by Accident
  • By: Justin Lee Anderson
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Fifteen years after losing most of his family to a devastating, pudding-related tragedy, Simon Debovar has settled into a life of self-imposed exile from the stinking, selfish morass of humanity. Content that his daily highlights will include hazelnut coffee, a long bath, and the occasional jar of olives, his life is completely upturned by the discovery that his ornate living room carpet is the deciding factor in a bet between God and Satan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Yarn

  • By Misspelt on 27-03-17

Brilliant! Laugh out Loud

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

Reviewed: 03-05-19

Laugh out loud - literally! I didn't want to finish this book as it was just SO entertaining. Off to search for more Justin Lee Anderson

  • Catch 22

  • By: Joseph Heller
  • Narrated by: Trevor White
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361

At the heart of Joseph Heller's best-selling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very well read

  • By A G R on 03-02-13

Great Insightful Military Parody

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-10-18

I was really surprised, this is a comic novel of great intellect! I thought it was a serious discourse (shows what I knew), but it is so insightful that it is brilliant! And the narration is perfect! I laughed out loud a lot.

  • The Nation's Favourite Poems

  • By: BBC Audiobooks
  • Narrated by: John Nettles, Siobhan Redmond, Greg Wise, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

In a nationwide poll conducted by BBC Television's Bookworm to find the nation's favourite poem, Rudyard Kipling's "If" was voted number one. This compilation brings together over 40 poems from the poll, including the top 10, all stirringly read by John Nettles, Siobhàn Redmond, Greg Wise, and Emma Fielding.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Nation's Favourite Poems

  • By Peter on 12-03-08

A Lovely Compilation

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-18

It is a nicer book to read than to listen too, but a wonderful compilation nonetheless.

I would rather there were one "chapters" per poem, but I am very glad I bought it

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Point of No Return: A Post Apocalyptic Dystopian Thriller

  • Surrender the Sun, Book 3
  • By: A. R. Shaw
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

In an impossible situation, our story of a mini ice age starts with hopefulness spanning to heartbreak. How will Bishop and the others survive impossible odds as they seek to bring those they love to shelter. And is the Osprey, and all those on board, truly gone forever? How will Jax and the others make their way on such a perilous journey? The brutality of survival in this post-apocalyptic world leaves little hope for humanity after the Maunder Minimum. Perhaps they're lost after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • boom!!! good read. But some disappointments too

  • By sarah MacHattie on 30-03-18

Well Written & Well Performed

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-18

I loved these books! All three could be stand alone novels, but as a trilogy they were fantastic! well written, considered and researched. The characters all hand inherentl strengths and weaknesses - just like real people. And such a change to have an apocalyptic novel that doesn't involve zombies!

  • Fear

  • Our Ultimate Challenge
  • By: Ranulph Fiennes
  • Narrated by: Ranulph Fiennes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 177

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He's crossed both Poles on foot. He's been a member of the SAS and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fear of heights is so great that he'd rather send his wife up a ladder to clean the gutters than do it himself. In Fear, the world's greatest explorer delves into his own experiences to try to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he's overcome it so successfully.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • interesting

  • By Brian on 12-02-17

Not quite what I was expecting

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

An enjoyable book by an amazing man! Not just a Great Britain, but a man great in the world.

The book though, was not about fear itselff as I expected, but about achievements and fearful situations.

  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible tale.

  • By Anonymous User on 24-09-17

A Great Story!

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

A great story, emotional, heroic and real all in one. A really interesting and unusual historic perspective of WW2 to boot.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ripper

  • The Secret Life of Walter Sickert
  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Mary Stuart Masterson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 117

Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert made a name for himself as a painter in Victorian London. But the ghoulish nature of his art - as well as extensive evidence - points to another name, one that's left its bloody mark on the pages of history: Jack the Ripper. Cornwell has collected never-before-seen archival material - including a rare mortuary photo, personal correspondence and a will with a mysterious autopsy clause - and applied cutting-edge forensic science to open an old crime to new scrutiny.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sloppy performance, book lacked clear structure

  • By John on 25-03-17

Mixed Feelings

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-17

Worth a read of you are either a novice or a "Ripperologist"

Unfortunately the author lost her way towards the end by referencing "spooky" occuramces and strange coincidences. This is a shame because much of the rest of the book, though speculation on her part, is well thought out with scientific basis and apparent factual corroboration. So to infer that Jack was haunting the writer/writing is somewhat ridiculous.

  • Slow Boat to Purgatory

  • By: Vernon Baker
  • Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Gaspar De Rouse, a Templar knight, a man murdered by his brothers for the secret he possessed, resurrected and made immortal. Given a second chance at redemption he has walked the earth for over 700 years. Dominicus Bureau, a renegade priest, torn between his vows and the secret he pursues, a secret protected by an immortal. He carries a silenced pistol and uses it, often. Alex Donovan, a modern day warrior thrust into an ages old war, a war between good and evil, heaven and hell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A modern classic

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-05-17

A modern classic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-05-17

A very enjoyable book! An original idea, well written, amazingly in depth plot. A thriller and a modern/historic fantasy all in one!

  • Fae - The Wild Hunt

  • Riven Wyrde Saga, Book 1
  • By: Graham Austin-King
  • Narrated by: Jonny McPherson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

For a hundred generations the Fae have been locked away from the world, in the cold, the Outside. They have faded out of sight and mind into myth and folklore, but now the barriers are weakening and they push against the tattered remnants of the wyrde as they seek a way to return. As a new religion spreads across the world, sweeping the old ways and beliefs away before it, a warlike people look across the frozen ocean towards the shores of Anlan, hungry for new lands.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Narrator for a good book

  • By Mrs A on 17-05-19

An All Round Winner

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

I really enjoyed this audiobook! a good story with unexpected plot turns. I really empathised with all the lead roles which were well portrayed. Best of all though was the narration! If I could give it a six I would have!

  • Artful

  • A Novel
  • By: Peter David
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Oliver Twist is one of the most well-known stories ever told, about a young orphan who has to survive the mean streets of London before ultimately being rescued by a kindly benefactor.

But it is his friend, the Artful Dodger, who has the far more intriguing tale, filled with more adventure and excitement than anything boring Oliver could possibly get up to. Throw in some vampires and a plot to overthrow the British monarchy, and what you have is the thrilling account that Charles Dickens was too scared to share with the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very interesting

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-02-17

laugh out loud

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-02-17

Brilliant! laugh out loud funny. Well performed and a good, fun plot. Very enjoyable read / listen