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Catherine

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Variety is not dead

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-12

Annie Aldington is an experienced audiobook narrator and must have applied all she has learned when writing her own book to make it the perfect listen. It is lively and amusing but also intelligently observed and at times very moving. This isn't just one for the kids but excellent entertainment for anyone who enjoys a story with a heart.

Insects, Bob Dylan and comic crime

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-11

I read this years ago and was wary of listening in case it didn't live up to its memory but I loved it then and I love it now. It probably does help if you have an interest in insects and know your Bob Dylan songs but even if you don't, it is well plotted, funny and good hearted. It would certainly appeal to anyone who likes Carl Hiaasen's books and it is a great shame there are no other books by Bill Ftizhugh on Audible.

easy listening

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-11

Julia Franklin is an exceptionally experienced narrator and as an author she doesn't disappoint either. This is well crafted, thoughtful and spiced throughout with gentle humour. I did find the ending a little sudden but, in retrospect, put this down to disappointment at not getting more. Too many books go on far too long, tying up every possibe loose end and leaving nothing to the listener's imagination, so well done Julia for knowing when to stop.

1 person found this helpful

Savour every moment

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-05-11

Masterfully read and excellent entertainment. I picked this book in the hope that it really would work for all ages, because I wanted an interesting but cheering listen with nothing too horrible. It is exactly that and I can't wait for my next credit to get the next in the series. Rupert Degas is one of the best narrators I have ever heard.

4 people found this helpful

television show

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-01-11

Harry Hill is always funny but this extremely poor, through no fault of his. This isn't a specially adapted audio version but taken directly from televison. Consequently, there are whole swathes of laughter, during which the listener is left trying to imagine the nature of purely visual gags. Not worth buying unless you are the type of fan who must have everything or someone who doesn't mind spending out for bits and pieces.

disappointing

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-10

The poem selection and the readings are good but the background music that runs throughout is so dominating that it is a constant struggle to make out the words. In the end I gave up and find it deeply frustrating that now I must buy another T S Eliot collection.

6 people found this helpful

scary stuff

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-10

A gripping and imaginative tale read with vigour by Dawn French but the sensitive among you beware. I found it very disturbing and would advise any parent buying it for a child to listen first.