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  • Jupiter's Travels

  • By: Ted Simon
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Ted Simon
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

On October 6, 1973, Ted Simon knew there was no going back. He loaded up his 500cc Triumph Tiger in the pouring rain and said good-bye to London. Over four years he rode 64,000 miles round the world. Breakdowns, revolutions, war, a spell in prison, and a Californian commune were all part of his experience, which was colored variously by utter despair and unimaginable joy. He was treated as a spy, a god, a welcome stranger and a curiosity

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent listen

  • By michael newton on 29-11-15

good book this.

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

Reviewed: 31-07-18

I thought I'd better listen to this after reading long way round where it was mentioned as an inspiration to Ewan McGregor. well worth it : )

  • Long Way Round

  • Chasing Shadows Across the World
  • By: Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman
  • Narrated by: Mark Bonnar, Rupert Degas
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

From London to New York, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America. But as the miles slipped beneath the tyres of their big BMWs, their troubles started. Exhaustion, injury and accidents tested their strength. Treacherous roads, unpredictable weather and turbulent politics challenged their stamina. They were chased by paparazzi in Kazakhstan, courted by men with very large guns in the Ukraine, hassled by the police, and given bulls' testicles for supper by Mongolian nomads.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-07-17

The long way round

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

Reviewed: 17-07-18

I have just taken up motorcycle riding and often ride out onto the greenlanes of the Derbyshire Peak District. I was reccomended the book by a fellow biker and have enjoyed the ride.

  • Rhythms Easy Hungarian

  • By: EuroTalk Ltd
  • Narrated by: Jamie Stuart
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Use your mind's natural rhythm to learn a language with Rhythms Easy Hungarian from EuroTalk. It's naturally easier to learn something when it's set to rhythmic music, so that is exactly what we've done. Rhythms puts your mind painlessly to work: you don't even need to focus! Simple words and phrases are set to a varied pattern of rhythms and music designed to help you learn and to keep you engaged so that you won't just switch off after five minutes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hungarian

  • By mark R steel on 04-04-18

Hungarian

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Enjoyable listen would like a "Book 2" to go a little further. I would reccomend to have on in background when about the house.

  • Smiley's People

  • The Karla Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745

George Smiley was summoned from his dubious retirement by two seemingly unconnected events - an old woman in Paris is promised the return of a daughter she will never see, and a handover is to take place on a steamer in Hamburg.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An underrated writer

  • By CAL on 24-09-12

Smileys people

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

Reviewed: 29-01-18

for me this is the best of the Karla trilogy all very well good but have to say left me wanting more, (good trick that)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy cover art
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

  • The Karla Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: John le Carre
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

Mr George Smiley is small, podgy, and at best, middle-aged. He is disillusioned, wrestles with idleness, and has been deserted by his beautiful wife. He is also compassionate, ruthless and a senior British intelligence officer in short-lived retirement from the Circus the British Secret Service organisation situated in London. But Moscow centre has infiltrated a mole into the Circus and it’s more than likely that the perpetrator is Karla Smiley’s old adversary and his opposite number in Moscow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Hottest Cold War Novel Ever Written

  • By KDT on 27-04-10

Tinker Taylor...

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

Reviewed: 18-10-17

I have been looking forward to listening to this for some time. You have to be very careful with this one as it's a but good and you struggle to leave it alone. I have to say I recommend it and liked it a lot. Nice

  • The Hacienda

  • How Not to Run a Club
  • By: Peter Hook
  • Narrated by: Peter Hook
  • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Peter Hook, as co-founder of Joy Division and New Order, has been shaping the course of popular music for 30 years. He provided the propulsive bass guitar melodies of 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' and the bestselling 12-inch single ever, 'Blue Monday' among many other songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deadpan Funny

  • By Steve K on 17-05-12

Another great story

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

Reviewed: 20-09-17

An eye opener for anyone thinking about opening a club . Very entertaining stright from the Horse's Mouth. Well worth a listen.