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Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • A Less Boring History of the World

  • By: Dave Rear
  • Narrated by: Miles Jupp
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Refreshes the parts other history books can’t reach...A bit ropy on the Renaissance? In the dark about the Enlightenment? Or, in fact, do you need a revision course on the entire history of the world and want to read a witty, irreverent, definitely not boring romp through everything that has ever happened on planet earth – from 15 billion years BC to the present day? Good.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Patronising & Flippant

  • By Jess on 19-05-13

Far from a boring listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

The history began with a homage to Briget Jones, a nod to Genesis and a wink to science and continued to hold my attention throughout. Miles Jupp's narration is excellent. Perfect for a long car journey, or in my case making a day spent cleaning and ironing far less dreary.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Cabin Pressure, The Complete Series 1

  • By: John Finnemore
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,711
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,261
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,256

John Finnemore (Dead Ringers & Mitchell & Webb) has written this brilliant new sitcom starring Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam & Benedict Cumberbatch. Cabin Pressure is set in a small airline business. The flipside of the glamorous world of international airlines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cabin Pressure

  • By Elizabeth on 14-07-09

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-11

This is so, so, so funny. No matter how many times you listen to each episode you will still laugh out loud. Buy it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Pale Criminal

  • By: Philip Kerr
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

During a sweltering heat wave in the summer of 1938, the German people anxiously await the outcome of the Munich conference, wondering whether the Fuhrer will plunge Europe into another war. Meanwhile, private investigator Bernie Gunther is hired by a rich widow to find out who has been blackmailing her, as well as by the Berlin criminal police to track down a serial killer. Temporarily promoted to the rank of Kommissar, Gunther sets out to solve the dual mysteries amid the tensions of pre-war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Second in the series and just as good

  • By chris on 19-01-09

Enjoyable Yarn

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-06-10

This was an enjoyable detective story and the setting - late nineteen thirties Germany - added to the interest. I did however find the hard boiled American narration a wee bit annoying, especially as the narrator made such a good job of the other German characters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful