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  • Down to Earth

  • Gardening Wisdom
  • By: Monty Don
  • Narrated by: Monty Don
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 35

Discover Monty's thoughts and garden ideas around nature, seasons, colour, design, pests, flowering shrubs, containers and much more. Hear about the month-by-month jobs he does in his own garden that he hopes are relevant to you. Monty's warm voice brings this most intimate book to life - an enriching listen for any gardener. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Practical, delightful and informative

  • By North Norfolk on 04-06-19

Practical, delightful and informative

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-19

I can see myself re-listening to this seasonally. Even as a fairly practiced gardener it helped me consider things and will influence me. And there were a lot of “ahhh” lightbulb moments. I do enjoy Monty’s unhurried and confident reading too,

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  • Morning: How to make time

  • A Manifesto
  • By: Allan Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Allan Jenkins, Samuel West
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

This is my manifesto for morning. There is an energy in the earlier hours, an awareness I enjoy. In today's world we tend to wake as late as we can, timed to when we have to work. But we don't need to chase the day. In Morning, Allan Jenkins shows how getting up earlier even once a week or month can free us to be more imaginative, to maybe read, to walk, to write. He talks to other early risers such as Jamie Oliver and Samuel West, to poets and painters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Profound and poetic

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-04-19

Fellow larks

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-05-18

As a lark, hearing other morning voices and their routines was inspiring. I love my quiet mornings but this book gave me pause to consider patterns other than my established ones to make more of those lovely, solitary dawns.

  • Egg and Soldiers

  • A Childhood Memoir (with Postcards from the Present) by Damien Trench
  • By: Miles Jupp
  • Narrated by: Miles Jupp
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

'I have just had one of those absolutely mad mornings when you go out to have a browse at tagines and end up coming home with a brand-new gas ring expander. I think I was probably as surprised as anybody. Sometimes life is just like that, isn't it?' Award-winning food writer Damien Trench takes you on a journey through his childhood and his early inspirations - culinary and otherwise - with occasional diversions to the present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just brilliant like catching up with an old friend

  • By S. Donohue on 15-09-17

Blissful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-12-17

I was already a big fan of Damien (and Miles come to that) and have very much enjoyed complete immersion. I echo a previous reviewer in hoping for more volumes. Thanks

  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

  • By: Helen Simonson
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 925

Major Ernest Pettigrew (Ret’d) is not interested in the frivolity of the modern world. Since his wife Nancy’s death, he has tried to avoid the constant bother of nosy village women; his grasping, ambitious son; and the ever-spreading suburbanisation of the English countryside, preferring to lead a quiet life upholding the values that people have lived by for generations. But when his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs Ali, the widowed village shopkeeper of Pakistani descent, the Major is drawn out of his regimented world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Old age is not for softies

  • By Morag on 24-05-11

Best narration I've heard

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-16

If I could give Bill Wallace six stars for narration, which was really acting, I would. Brilliant performance.

The story and writing were excellent too. Good stuff.

  • Rock Stars Stole My Life!

  • A Big Bad Love Affair with Music
  • By: Mark Ellen
  • Narrated by: Mark Ellen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

In a sodden tent at a '70s festival, the teenage Mark Ellen had a dream. He dreamt that music was a rich meadow of possibility, a liberating leap to a sparkling future, an industry of human happiness - and he wanted to be part of it. Thus began his 50-year love affair with rock and roll. From his time at the NME and Smash Hits to Radio One, Old Grey Whistle Test, Live Aid, Q, Select, Mojo, and The Word magazines, he's been at the molten core of its evolution, and watched its key figures from a unique perspective.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Treat

  • By Jim on 24-05-14

Brilliantly read.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-15

We all knew that Mark Ellen had enough anecdotes to fill a whole shelf of books and could write like a dream but I didn't realise he would read it so well, better than a lot of actors, with great throwaway impressions too. Loved every minute of it. Highly recommended.