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  • So, Anyway...

  • The Autobiography
  • By: John Cleese
  • Narrated by: John Cleese
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357

John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public appearance, at St Peter's Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths; his endlessly peripatetic homelife, with parents who seemed incapable of staying in any house for longer than six months; his first experiences in the world of work, as a teacher who knew nothing about the subjects he was expected to teach; his hamster-owning days at Cambridge; and his first encounter with the man who would be his writing partner for over two decades, Graham Chapman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Laugh Out Loud!

  • By Rachel Redford on 29-11-16

Thoroughly enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

Funny, witty and insightful. John Cleese does a fantastic job with this book. Made my car journeys very enjoyable!

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,947
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,514
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,486

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant audio book, shame about the navigation.

  • By Mr. P. J. Marsh on 10-03-17

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

Was completely addicted to this collection. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Fry, like his other audiobooks provided a fantastic performance.

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • Fear and Loathing, Book 1
  • By: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

In Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race, Raoul Duke (Thompson) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (inspired by a friend of Thompson) are quickly diverted to search for the American dream. Their quest is fueled by nearly every drug imaginable and quickly becomes a surreal experience that blurs the line between reality and fantasy. But there is more to this hilarious tale than reckless behavior, for underneath the hallucinogenic facade is a stinging criticism of American greed and consumerism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Roller coaster ride of drug abuse

  • By mr. s.l.bartlett on 11-04-15

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

Where does Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Its a good book, well known and i can see why. I was recommend to read the book from one of my friends.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?

There was lots the whole book was an interesting listen. Very peculiar, different from my normal listen so it was a nice break.

Any additional comments?

I thought the narration was great, perfect fit for the story. I found the book slightly jumbled at times. Although come to think about it trying to keep along to this while driving might not be the best idea! in addition to that it might of been the authors intention due to the nature of the.....experience they're having.

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,769
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,812

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen Fry does it again

  • By L. Turner on 14-11-17

Thoroughly enjoyed

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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: 05-04-18

Where does Mythos rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best i've listed to

What does Stephen Fry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I already enjoy Greek mythology, Stephen fry's narration breathed fresh life into old stories. You can tell its been well thought out, very clear and entertaining to listen to

  • The Brain

  • The Story of You
  • By: David Eagleman
  • Narrated by: David Eagleman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251

This is the story of how your life shapes your brain and how your brain shapes your life. Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, the brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the heart of our existence. What is reality? Who are 'you'? How do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people? How is technology poised to change what it means to be human?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening

  • By Dom on 14-01-16

Great book, will recommend

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

Reviewed: 25-01-18

I really enjoyed this book, it was read really well and was very insightful. Well worth the credit

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far

  • Why Are We Here?
  • By: Lawrence M. Krauss
  • Narrated by: Lawrence Krauss
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 198

Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find our place within it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The references to "the PDF" are extremely annoying

  • By Ionut Bajescu on 13-01-18

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 25-08-17

I enjoyed listen to this book. I got lost at some points when Lawrence was discussing the more in depth sections about particle physics but I think that's more my fault.

Good, clear narration.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Demon-Haunted World

  • Science as a Candle in the Dark
  • By: Carl Sagan
  • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Seth MacFarlane
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don't understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A light not dimmed

  • By andrew on 01-07-17

Great listen

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

Reviewed: 09-08-17

Was great to listen to a Carl Sagan classic. The speakers narrated the book very well.

Crackanory
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    Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    931 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Crackanory

  • Series 1 and 2
  • By: Nico Tatarowicz, Toby Davies, Kevin Eldon, and others
  • Narrated by: Jack Dee, Sally Phillips, Rebecca Front, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 816

Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Each episode of Crackanory contains two 15-minute tales and is a master class in storytelling, combining some of the UK’s best comedy writers and performers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tales with a twist

  • By HMPS64 on 05-02-16

Very Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 14-03-17

Where does Crackanory rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

i don't usually listen to fiction but I'm glad i chose this for a long car journey. Made my 10hour drive much more tolerable.

Any additional comments?

Well worth a listen

  • Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

  • By: Richard Wolfson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

"It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these 24 lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics. After that, you'll follow along as Professor Wolfson outlines the logic that led to Einstein's profound theory of special relativity and the simple yet far-reaching insight on which it rests. With that insight in mind, you'll move on to consider Einstein's theory of general relativity and its interpretation of gravitation in terms of the curvature of space and time.From there, you'll embark on a dazzling exploration of how inquiry into matter at the atomic and subatomic scales led to quandaries that are resolved-or at least clarified-by quantum mechanics, a vision of physical reality so profound and so at odds with our experience that it nearly defies language.By bringing relativity and quantum mechanics into the same picture, you'll chart the development of fascinating hypotheses about the origin, development, and possible futures of the entire universe, as well as the possibility that physics can produce a "theory of everything" to account for all aspects of the physical world. But the goal throughout these lectures remains the same: to present the key ideas of modern physics in a way that makes them clear to the interested layperson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pitched at just the right level, very engaging.

  • By C. Mccartney on 07-08-13

Complex ideas explained very well

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-03-17

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

Yes, its very good at explaining elements of relativity and has helped with my understanding.

  • The Higgs Boson and Beyond

  • By: Sean Carroll, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Sean Carroll
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

In this 12-lecture masterpiece of scientific reporting, you'll learn everything you need to know to fully grasp the significance of this discovery, including the basics of quantum mechanics; the four forces that comprise the Standard Model of particle physics; how these forces are transmitted by fields and particles; and the importance of symmetry in physics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enlightening

  • By Miakatt on 14-03-16

Intense

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

Reviewed: 14-03-17

If you could sum up The Higgs Boson and Beyond in three words, what would they be?

Intense, insightful and complex

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

Neither. Its about the Higgs Boson….and beyond

Any additional comments?

Listened to an audible book by Sean Caroll before and the quality and content of the book was equally as good.