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  • Life, the Universe, and Everything

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859

In consequence of a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. He discovers that the Galaxy is not only mind-boggingly big and bewildering but also that most of the things that happen in it are staggeringly unfair.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly harmless.

  • By J Osborne-Davies on 20-03-15

Again, great!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Perfect, if you started the series, don't stop until you are at the end. Arthur finds himself in another sticky situation and craving more a good cup of tea. Do not miss it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Martin Freeman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 567

There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It’s not an easy thing to do and Arthur Dent thinks he’s the only human who’s been able to master this nifty little trick - until he meets Fenchurch, the girl of his dreams. Fenchurch knows how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately she’s forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God’s Final Message to His Creation they go in search of it. And in a dramatic break with tradition - actually find it....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hitchhikers but not as we know it

  • By jonfaec on 26-07-15

Great for Adams fans

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Martin Freeman makes Arthur Dent come alive and makes him humourable. Another book in the great series about travelling all around the universe, in a stolen ship, with a crazy ex-president convict, that no other author could conjour.

  • The Great Gatsby

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Alec Sand
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

When F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby in the early 1920s, the American Dream was already on the skids. Originally based on the idea that the pursuit of happiness involves not only material success but moral and spiritual growth, the dream had by Fitzgerald's time become increasingly focused on money and pleasure - a phenomenon the high-living writer was only too familiar with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book ever written

  • By Lottie on 13-04-13

The best book ever written

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

The Great Gatsby is my favourite book, I have read it at least a dozen times. The audio book just makes it more real for you. You meet Nick Carraway, from the Mid-west in the 1920s, after he is back from WW1 he feels restless with the world, so moves East to be part of the bond business. Once he moves East, you hear about this Gatbsy character, that Fitzgerald wraps up in mystery and something gorgeous. Fitzgerald created the All-American Novel and it pure perfection. He writes about the Jazz Age, the flappers and hopeless love. You follow Nick with his summer in the East and what it does to the people around him. After this, you will never find a book as perfect as this one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Life After Life

  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,917
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,707

What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing story, beautifully told.

  • By susan on 02-05-13

Well done

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Another great Atkinson book full of fresh and original story. What if you had the chance to relive your life until you got it right? Ursella, goes through her live over and over, and each time she does something, it completely changes her past. With much more punch and exciting story plot than Groundhog Day, you realise that your life could go in any direction. After reading this, if makes you see life as more valuable than before, as every action, every person you meet will mark you life and soul forever.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

  • By: Ken Kesey
  • Narrated by: Ken Kesey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is one of the most electrifying, most admired novels of our time. Set in the bleak confines of a state mental hospital and narrated by a half-Indian patient named Chief Bromden, it's the story of a titanic battle of wills between two unforgettable characters.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Bad

  • By J Conroy on 01-11-17

I'm so glad I got this!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

I have meaning to read/listen to this title for so long and felt ashamed that, as a book lover, I have never read it. You are in a mental institution and you see the cogs in the machine, and the big nurse pulling the lever. Until,that is a new patient arrives and his aim is to break down the whole operation. It is narrated by another patient that you feel yourself cheering for him at the end. A beautiful story about human soul and its obstacles through life and against oneself.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • The Color Purple

  • By: Alice Walker
  • Narrated by: Alice Walker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940

As a young black woman living in 1930s Georgia, Celie faces constant violence and oppression. Raped repeatedly by her father, she loses two children and then is married off to a man who treats her like a slave. But a deep bond with her husband's mistress teaches her she is a woman capable of being loved and respected. Gradually, Celie begins to leave the past behind and start a new life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Cross Stitcher on 08-04-13

A masterpiece

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

If you enjoyed Gone with the Wind and The Help this is another great story for you. You meet Celie, a 'colored' girl who is initially given/sold to a man for a wife and mother to his children. Your heart breaks for her for the troubles she has to face, away from her family and never knowing love. Alice Walker mends your heart as the book continues but it will never be the same as it was before.

  • No Country for Old Men

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501

Cormac McCarthy, best-selling author of National Book Award winner All the Pretty Horses, delivers his first new novel in seven years. Written in muscular prose, No Country for Old Men is a powerful tale of the West that moves at a blistering pace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First time author for me

  • By Mark on 28-05-08

Great

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Cormac McCarthy is a brilliant storyteller. You feel part of this story as it is being narrated to you.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • World War Z

  • By: Max Brooks
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland, Rupert Farley, Nigel Pilkington, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,983

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched firsthand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living - or at least the undead - hell of that dreadful time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good old fashioned gory fun

  • By monkey-puzzle on 21-11-12

BEST ZOMBIE BOOK EVER

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Max Brooks has created another world, another future. This is an oral history of the Zombie War, with the Zed Heads, or Wold War Z. This book stands out from the rest, as a writer travels and interviews people from all over the world, different cultures, ages, occupation and opinions and asks them about the war before, during and after. He creates great imagery to make it seem real and you can only imagine, and be horrified at what you see. You see the human race as scared, brave, determined and broken and its these things that make you proud to be human.

  • The Shining

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,600

Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny's visions grow out of control. As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty. So who is the lady in Room 217, and who are the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why do the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic horror novel

  • By Steve on 03-10-13

WOW

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

The book is always better than the film and this book is a prime example. In the book, Jack Torrence seems more frightening and disturbed that will have you thinking about it after you've finished it! King has a way with words, and is the true master of Horror. If you want a book that will stay part of your soul and make you scared again, like when you were young, this is perfect.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a wonderfully moving fable that addresses the meaning of life, and life after death, in the poignant way that made Tuesdays with Morrie such an astonishing book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stunning

  • By Paul on 06-07-06

Beautiful Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Mitch Albom as so many beautiful stories, they seem like ordinary fiction with a sparkle of magic. The Five People You Meet In Heaven is definite book you MUST read before you die. You hear about Eddie and his life on Earth and his journeys in Heaven after that life is over. It makes you feel part of the world. Like every moment, action and person are all connected to each other.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful