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Six Degrees of Assassination: An Audible Drama
    
    
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        M J Arlidge
    
    


    
    
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        Andrew Scott,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Freema Agyeman,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Hermione Norris,
    
    
        and others
    


    
    Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    1,729 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Six Degrees of Assassination: An Audible Drama

  • By: M J Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Freema Agyeman, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,729
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,595

On a sullen, cloudy July day ten years since 7/7, the happy, confident and optimistic British Prime Minister is visiting a charity in East London. It’s just two months after the general election which saw John Campbell's government returned to power with a clear majority, the economy is on the mend and the coalition is fast becoming a bad memory. Suddenly, a man appears out of the crowd and shoots him three times in the chest.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shame - could have been so much better

  • By Chris on 24-12-15

OK...ish

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

Reviewed: 23-07-15

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

Yes but not strongly. It's an ok story but a bit predictable. The acting is good especially by Andrew Scott but Freema Agyeman isn't quite as good. It's ok for a listen if you've nothing better to do.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cabin Pressure

  • Zurich: The BBC Radio 4 airline
  • By: John Finnemore
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Full Cast, Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 973
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 883

The complete finale of the hit BBC Radio 4 sitcom- 2 episodes. Cabin Pressure is set in the wing and prayer world of a tiny, one-plane airline, staffed by two pilots, one on his way down, and one who was never up to start with. In this, the finale of the whole series, we discover that for MJN Air, whether it's choosing an ice-cream flavour, putting a princess in a van or remembering your grandmother's name, no job is too small, but, many, many jobs are too difficult.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!!!!!!

  • By SARA JANE RATHBONE on 01-02-15

The end of an era!

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

Reviewed: 23-07-15

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

The series ranks as one of my all time favourites. I'm so sad that this series has ended but it ended on a high! I suppose when someone gets as famous as Benedict Cumberbatch then it must be difficult to tie them down to a radio series. These stories are so silly and so good natured, you can't fail to love them. So doors to manual and farewell to the cabin crew of MJN airlines...good flying folks.

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

Laugh, laugh and laugh again...

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Tertiary Phase (Dramatised)

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 406

Stranded on prehistoric Earth, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect find escape in the form of a time-travelling sofa. But as eleven homicidal, bat-wielding robots proceed to blow up Lord’s Cricket Ground, it seems that Arthur is far from Home and Dry. In fact, he is not even Home and Vigorously Towelling Himself. Off. Soon he is on an explosive quest to save the Universe, equipped with only a rabbit bone, a worn dressing gown, and a spaceship which looks remarkably like an Italian bistro. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad to hear it

  • By Vince on 14-06-06

I just wish there was a ten star rating!

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

Reviewed: 23-07-15

If you could sum up The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Tertiary Phase (Dramatised) in three words, what would they be?

Fabulous...fabulous...fabulous

What did you like best about this story?

I can't recommend HHGTTG highly enough. I've been listening to them for over thirty years now and they still make me laugh. They are my 'go to' books when I'm down and need a giggle. I think I can actually quote from of the dialogue by now. Get them, listen to them and join the thousands who love them!

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

Marvin...of course!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ross Poldark

  • Poldark, Book 1
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358

Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his father is dead, his estate is derelict, and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin. But his sympathy for the destitute miners and farmers of the district leads him to rescue a half-starved urchin girl from a fairground brawl and take her home - an act which alters the whole course of his life....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't tell...

  • By Amanda Isbell on 13-04-15

Great stuff!

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

Reviewed: 23-07-15

What made the experience of listening to Ross Poldark the most enjoyable?

I loved and read the Poldark series when I was a child so it was lovely to hear them again. The TV series is ok but you really do need to read or listen to the books as they have so much more of the history of the time and the background to Winston Graham wonderful characters (no scything sadly!). I can't recommend these adaptations strongly enough. Buy them and dive into 18th century Cornwall.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bring Up the Bodies

  • By: Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433

By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith's son, is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second wife, for whose sake Henry has broken with Rome and created his own church. In Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel explores one of the most mystifying and frightening episodes in English history: the destruction of Anne Boleyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Maddy on 02-06-12

Excellent - historical writing at its best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

This is a brilliant follow up to Wolf Hall. Mantel completely submerses you in the rich environment of the time. You feel you are there, standing next to Cromwell, listening to the conversations, feeling the tensions and stresses of life at court. I didn't know much about Cromwell before I read the books but now I feel like his story is being played out celebrity style in front my eyes. I can't wait for the third part of the trilogy even though it final act is sure to be one that breaks my heart.