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  • MEMBER GIFT: The Tales of Max Carrados

  • By: Ernest Bramah
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,412
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,189
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2,193

Max Carrados, a fictional detective series, was first introduced to the literary world by Ernest Bramah in 1914. In the Edwardian era, Carrados' stories often outsold Sherlock Holmes, with the blind detective sharing top billing with his fictional rival. George Orwell wrote that together with those of Conan Doyle, they were "the only detective stories since Poe that are worth rereading".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Lena on 17-12-15

brill

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

Reviewed: 27-12-15

if there are more books with this character I will definitely buy them. great listen

  • The Life and Loves of a He Devil

  • By: Graham Norton
  • Narrated by: Graham Norton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 729

Graham Norton has been entertaining audiences and having fun with some of the world's biggest stars for nearly 20 years. He is loved across the nation for his delight in the peculiar and for his ability to find humour and a common ground in all that life brings. The Life and Loves of a He Devil is Graham's funny and honest memoir on the theme of love.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Graham on telly, you'll love this too.

  • By Lakeskip on 21-03-17

Good laugh

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

Reviewed: 25-02-15

Loved it. Pitty it's so short. now in a process of watching all highlighted episodes og Graham's show

  • The Game

  • Victor the Assassin, Book 3
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393

Victor is the perfect killer. He has no past. He will stop at nothing. And he can find you anywhere. In sweltering Algiers, ultra-efficient hitman Victor executes a fellow assassin. But when the CIA comes calling, Victor must pose as his victim to identify the dead man's next mark--a mission that takes him across Europe to the bloody streets of Rome. Working alongside a group of vicious mercenaries, Victor faces an impossible choice: to do what's right, or to sacrifice the only thing he cares about: his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Victor

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-12-18

Another great story

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

Reviewed: 22-02-15

Overall enjoyable. You can immerse yourself in the story. The voice is as well very pleasant.

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  • The Happiness Advantage

  • The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
  • By: Shawn Achor
  • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Practical positivity that lasts

  • By Mark on 24-09-11
  • The Happiness Advantage
  • The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
  • By: Shawn Achor
  • Narrated by: Shawn Achor

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 21-01-15

I listen to it several times. I come back to it every month or so. Fantastic book. Mind opening. Would recommend to anyone who wants to take control of their life.

  • Les adversaires [The Adversaries]

  • Alex Leroc, journaliste
  • By: Christian Lause
  • Narrated by: Christian Lause
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Alex Leroc est un jounaliste d'investigation français qui travaille à Bruxelles pour le magazine L'Avis, ou autrement dit, il s'occupe à plein temps des affaires des autres. Dans "Les adversaires", une chaîne de télévision privée propose une nouvelle émission de télé-réalité et le journaliste Alex Leroc est obligé d'y participer. Le principe est simple : deux journalistes concurrents doivent tous les deux réaliser une enquête sur le même scandale dans l'univers du show business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to follow

  • By Ewa on 21-01-15

Easy to follow

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

Reviewed: 21-01-15

Loved it. Didn't understand all words but could follow the story. Very engaging.
Highly recommended.

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  • Germany: Memories of Nation

  • By: Neil MacGregor
  • Narrated by: Neil MacGregor
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

A major new series from the makers of A History Of The World In 100 Objects, exploring the fascinating and complex history of Germany from the origins of the Holy Roman Empire right up to the present day. Written and presented by Neil MacGregor, it is produced by BBC Radio 4, in partnership with the British Museum. Whilst Germany’s past is too often seen through the prism of the two World Wars, this series investigates a wider 600-year-old history of the nation through its objects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superbly intelligent and cogent work

  • By Julian on 17-03-15

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 03-01-15

I didn't realise Germany had such a rich history. Beautify described. Makes me want to visit all the places. Recommended.

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  • Robert Ludlum's the Bourne Ascendancy

  • By: Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

A Jason Bourne novel. Jason Bourne is now working as a 'blacksmith' - someone who is hired by high-level government ministers fearful of assassination attempts. He is paid to impersonate these men at meetings in places of uncertain security around the globe. Bourne is at one such meeting when armed gunmen storm the room - but their target is not the minister he impersonates, it is Bourne himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Much Better than the latest Jason Bourne movie

  • By Phillip on 07-08-16

Not convinced

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

Reviewed: 13-07-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not as an audiobook. Hopefully paper version will be more entertaining

What did you like best about this story?

Jason Bourne and Sarah triple agent story.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Holter Graham?

No.
Hard to understand. Audio is really low and the accents were annoying. I listen to audiobooks constantly and this is the first one I couldn't listen when walking on the street.
Could be technical but the whole experience was a bit of torture. I was loosing focus easily.

Could you see Robert Ludlum's the Bourne Ascendancy being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

I'd love to see that. Same actor as in Bourne trilogy would do

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Son

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850

Sonny's on the run. Sonny is a model prisoner. He listens to the confessions of other inmates, and absolves them of their sins. He's been lied to his whole life. But then one prisoner’s confession changes everything. He knows something about Sonny’s disgraced father. Sonny wants revenge. He needs to break out of prison and make those responsible pay for their crimes. Whatever the cost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By David on 26-04-14

Brilliant story

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

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

Another book by Jo Nesbo that has amazing unpredictable plot, keeps the listener on toes and provides loads of thrills. I am big fan of the author and Harry Hole books and I wasn't sure if this book will be as entertaining as the others but after first chapters I had no doubt that I will enjoy this book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Son?

The scene where he spoke to head of Prison and the conversation about how he got out of the prison unnoticed.

What about Sean Barrett’s performance did you like?

My favourite voice. I really like to voice - very skilled and gives good impressions of characters. It's clear and easy to understand.

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

The moment when the female character decided to change her life and walked away from the dinner... can't say too much not to spoil the story!

  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,419

Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin: his one-hundredth birthday party. Escaping through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several deaths, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent but very human police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically Odd

  • By Oliver Dayman on 29-05-13

Absolutely fantastic

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

Reviewed: 10-07-13

If you could sum up The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared in three words, what would they be?

I love the book, made me laugh and reflect and gave me an overview of last 100 years! excellent fiction book with a great sense of humor!

What other book might you compare The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared to, and why?

I haven't ready anything alike before!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When Alan steals the suitcase, takes the bus and meets looks for help at the abandoned train station.

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

I enjoyed the most scenes from history with well known characters and the accidental murders of the two gangsters.

Any additional comments?

I've listed to the book in the car every morning and in every moment I could. I would be immediately in a great mood after listening for 15-30 min. It would make me relax as well. Great book! Might listen again!