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  • Educating Jack

  • By: Jack Sheffield
  • Narrated by: Jack Sheffield
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

As the 1982 school year begins, Jack Sheffield returns to Ragley village school for his sixth year as headteacher. Nora Pratt celebrates 25 years in her coffee shop, Ronnie Smith finally tries to get a job, and little Krystal Entwhistle causes concern in the school Nativity play. It's the time of ET and Greenham Common,. Price William's birth, Fame legwarmers and the puzzling introduction of the 20p piece. Meanwhile, for Jack, the biggest surprise of his life is in store.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny What Kids Say

  • By David on 07-01-16

Funny What Kids Say

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

Would you listen to Educating Jack again? Why?

A Very funny story that makes you wonder what your own offsprings are saying and doing that would make you laugh at the funny side of life

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ruby or Vera

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Very much so

Any additional comments?

I'm never in favour of authors reading their own books, but it this case it is almost perfect

  • The Heretic's Apprentice

  • The Sixteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
  • By: Ellis Peters
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

It is June in the Year of Our Lord 1143 when Elave, young clerk to William of Lythwood, returns from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with his elderly master's body. His mission is twofold, to bury William in his home abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, and to deliver a dowry to William's adopted daughter Fortunata. But Elave, suspected of harboring views inimical to church doctrine, is held for ecclesiastical trial. And when Aldwin, the Lythwood family clerk hired in Elave's absence, is stabbed to death, Elave is incarcerated not only for heresy, but for murder. Fortunata's dowry, an intricately carved box with mysterious contents, holds the key to the mysteries that spring up around Elave and the Lythwood family. Shrewd and patient, Brother Cadfael is at his best here. Performed by Tony Award-winning actor Derek Jacobi, this sixteenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael is sure to delight old friends and new fans.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Value

  • By David on 07-01-16

Value

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Although the story is good and the reading of it also, but the abreviation is poor and as to value for money, it is very poor and over prices.

What was most disappointing about Ellis Peters’s story?

Badly edited

Any additional comments?

Poor value for money

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