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  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,482

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known... of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul... of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame... and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • By Robert on 31-10-10

Best audiobook I've heard to-date without a doubt.

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

Reviewed: 17-03-19

Excellent story and performance. It's a long one, but all the better for that, there is no wishing it would end to get on to the next book as is often the case. All the main characters are well developed and and you quickly love them or loathe them as appropriate to the story. Looking forward to part two now and delighted to see that's even longer...

  • Ep. 1: Chauffeur (The Temp)

  • By: Steve Nelson
  • Narrated by: Marek Larwood, Vicki Pepperdine
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 46

Warren is sent to be a chauffeur for the mysterious Richard, who has some unusual requests for being dropped off and picked up. Is there something going on that Warren doesn’t realise? Yes, as usual.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the crazy scrapes the hero endured

  • By Sparkest on 17-02-19

Awful - free or not, I want this deleted...

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

Reviewed: 07-03-19

The acting was really poor and the script terrible, pity as the idea gave loads of scope for a good comedy series. Never gave anything one star before and this does not even deserve that!

I don't like seeing this in my library, I would like to be able to delete it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • This Is Going to Hurt

  • Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,998
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,203
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,176

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, Well told

  • By The_Animagus on 23-09-17

Hilariously scary and a great listen

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

Reviewed: 26-08-18

Excellently preformed and thoroughly enjoyable, pity it was not longer, although there are some good extras including an interview with the author. Scary if you are ever likely to need the care of the NHS!

  • A Life of Crime: Memoirs of a High Court Judge

  • By: Sir Harry Ognall
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

A witty and candid memoir of life at the Bar and on the Bench, from former High Court Judge Sir Harry Ognall. The Hon. Sir Harry Ognall is a retired judge of the High Court, Queen's Bench Division. For many years, he enjoyed a formidable reputation as an advocate at the criminal Bar. As counsel, and later as judge, he was involved in numerous high-profile trials, both here and abroad.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not Bad for the money

  • By Terry clark on 31-08-18

Short and lightweight

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

Reviewed: 24-07-18

Had reasonable expectations for this but found it very disappointing, light on case details and self congratulatory all the way through. It also felt like a three hour book over stretched.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Killer by Nature

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jan Smith
  • Narrated by: Angela Griffin, Robert James-Collier, Katherine Kelly, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 587

Dr. Diane Buckley, a talented freelance forensic psychologist, is drafted in to examine a grisly murder – a body found in a children's playground. The murder carries all the hallmarks of one of her most famous incarcerated clients, 'The Playground Killer' (aka Alfred Dinklage). In a series of intimate 1:1 sessions, Buckley has to race against time to unpick the facts and delve into Dinklage's often manipulative, complicated mind to understand his past whilst striving to prevent further murders....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good solid psychological thriller

  • By Nigel on 30-11-17

Audio equivalent of a page turner

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

Had to listen in one go, excellent story and production. More like this please. As each chapter ended I would start the next to see what happened with the idea of leaving the rest for later, but I never did, just had to keep listening.

  • The Diary of a Bookseller

  • By: Shaun Bythell
  • Narrated by: Robin Laing
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788

Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside look at the trials and tribulations of life in the book trade, from struggles with eccentric customers to wrangles with his own staff. He takes us with him on buying trips to old estates and auction houses, recommends books and evokes the rhythms and charms of small-town life, always with a sharp and sympathetic eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gentle pleasure

  • By Flint on 11-12-17

Thoroughly Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 21-05-18

Thoroughly enjoyable account of a secondhand bookseller in Scotland, no ordinary bookseller or shop. The author is quite a character as are many of his customers and he introduces them to us and their quirky ways and wants in a diary format detailing the day to day activity of the shop. It probably helps if you are the type of person that loves browsing through thousands of books in the ever disappearing secondhand book dealers shops, but that's not an necessity as the staff and customers are even more interesting than the books the are mentioned. Would make me want to visit the shop in person even though that will require a plane journey!!

  • Slaving Away (Series 1)

  • By: Miranda Kane
  • Narrated by: Miranda Kane, Jon Holmes, Hugh Dennis, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 342

Meet Miranda. She is a cheerful and happy-go-lucky single girl who just happens to be a dominatrix with a dungeon in her flat where she services clients with flogging and extreme correction and (if she's lucky) gets the occasional slave to pay her for the honour of doing her vacuuming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fruity Chuckles!

  • By Simon on 13-06-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 20-04-18

Very funny and hoping there is going to be more, there's loads of scope left in this series.

28 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • Thirty Great Detective Stories

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Ernest Bramah, R. Austin Freeman, and others
  • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
  • Length: 21 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    1.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

A wonderful collection of 30 of the greatest detective and mystery stories ever written. Featuring all the great classic sleuths, including Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Max Carrados, Dr. Thorndyke and Madame Rosika Storey. 1. 'Who killed Charlie Winpole?' By Ernest Bramah 2. 'The Blue Cross' by G. K. Chesterton 3. 'The Problem of the Five Marks' by Melville Davisson Post 4. 'The Comedy at Fountain Cottage' by Ernest Bramah 5. 'The Mysterious Card' by Cleveland Moffett 6. 'The Card Unveiled' by Cleveland Moffett

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good Stories - horrible narration.

  • By AMcT on 26-08-15

Great stories and a great long listen.

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

Reviewed: 21-10-17

All good apart from the narrator who almost sounds bored and narrates in a very monotone voice at quite a slow speed. Otherwise, some excellent stories and there should be something for everyone that likes old detective stories.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Cryptocurrency: 4 Books in 1: Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Ethereum for Beginners

  • By: FinTech Publishing
  • Narrated by: Michael Hatak
  • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 120

This four-in-one bundle of FinTech Publishing's mind-blowing cryptocurrency series is all you need to learn all you need to get started on a lucrative path to earning big bucks trading cryptocurrency.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Buy a proper book on the subject instead.

  • By Paul Tansey on 19-10-17

Not for beginners, or anyone.

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

Reviewed: 21-10-17

4 books in 1 totalling less than 6 hours, four pamphlets maybe! Very repetitive, which would not be too bad if the information was useful to beginners, as advertised, it's not. The author assumes the reader knows a lot about cryptocurrency already. Includes ad for paid course for further information and makes some questionable claims on cryptocurrency further performance. Several times it is stated that you should buy at the lowest price and sell at the highest, it does not take a genius to know that's what you should do, it's how you do that is what everyone wants to know. Total waste of time and money in my opinion. Find another beginners guide.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful