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  • The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me

  • By: Lucy Robinson
  • Narrated by: Stevie Lacey
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Sally is an incredible singer but she'd rather join a nudist colony than sing in public. That is until she ventures to New York where a wild summer of love and loss changes her forever. Sally returns home to London, but as she's about to embark on her new life, a beautiful man turns up on Sally's doorstep. Does he hold the truth to what happened in New York? And, with him back on the scene, will she still have the courage to step into the spotlight?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly brilliant book.

  • By Julie on 06-01-16

A bit to obvious

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

Reviewed: 26-09-18

Nice story but just a bit to obvious, even for a holiday read. It also felt like two different people wrote this book or the editor had a ghost role!

  • Down Under

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862

Australia has more things that can kill you than anywhere else. Nevertheless, Bill Bryson journeyed to the country and promptly fell in love with it. The people are cheerful, their cities are clean, the beer is cold, and the sun nearly always shines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious

  • By Lynette Morris on 24-12-12

Totally Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 20-12-16

Totally disappointed is an understatement, Bill Bryson does all kinds of research, travelling to give first hand observations, and then is racist to the Indians, does bother to research to major sports of Australia (and tries to make fun of them to cover up) and comes across as a complete idiot. I thought I was going to listen to a humorous researched book, it's just not funny.... though it maybe to some Americans who think it's funny to laugh at things they don't understand - Zero Stars if I could!

  • Moving

  • By: Jenny Eclair
  • Narrated by: Judith Boyd, Clare Willie, Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 481

It only took one night to tear a family apart. Artist and illustrator Edwina Spinner used to have a busy family life. Now she lives alone in a house that has grown too big for her. She has decided to sell it. As Edwina takes the estate agent from room to room, she finds herself transported back to her life as a young mother. Back to her twins, Rowena and Charlie, and a stepson she cannot bring herself to mention by name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really enjoyable story

  • By mrs on 04-02-16

Starts v slowly but gets better

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

Reviewed: 21-06-16

Omg, I almost gave up, the first section was soo slow and boring, but is gets better section by section, overall it's OK but not spectacular in any way.

  • The Memory Garden

  • By: Rachel Hore
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Lamorna Cove - a tiny bay in Cornwall, picturesque, unspoilt. A hundred years ago it was the haunt of a colony of artists. Today, Mel Pentreath hopes it is a place where she can escape the pain of her mother's death and a broken love affair, and gradually put her life back together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bring a live Lomorna

  • By maggie on 05-05-15

Easy listening and totally enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 14-03-16

Really enjoyed this easy listening novel, not too fast, a little predictable but a classic holiday listen.

  • KP: The Autobiography

  • By: Kevin Pietersen
  • Narrated by: Byron Mondahl
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

The fascinating life story of professional cricketer Kevin Pietersen, MBE, from his childhood in South Africa to his recent experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • BORING

  • By chris on 13-03-15

Genius or Victim - Probably a bit of both

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

Reviewed: 02-12-15

Where does KP: The Autobiography rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's not my best ever audio book but I really enjoyed listening to KJ's side of the story. I thought I new the KP stroy from the press and media but this book certainly put me straight.

What was one of the most memorable moments of KP: The Autobiography?

KP's honesty about the people who run the ECB and the honest, sometimes brutal, truth about what he thought of them... personally and professionally

Have you listened to any of Byron Mondahl’s other performances? How does this one compare?

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

Sure it made me laugh, not the real, laughing out loud type... more a chuckle (and at time anger) as KP describe the "behind the scenes" antics of some of his fellow players and what he thought about them. I'd like to read the same story from some of the other players involved!

Any additional comments?

If you like cricket, and want to little insight into some of the goings on around the England team and the ECB, you will really enjoy this.... there is some self pitty (by KP), but it's good listening!

  • The King's Speech

  • By: Mark Logue, Peter Conradi
  • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Winner of the Best Picture Oscar 2011 Award. One man saved the British Royal Family in the first decades of the 20th century – amazingly he was an almost unknown, and certainly unqualified, speech therapist called Lionel Logue, whom one newspaper in the 1930s famously dubbed ‘The Quack who saved a King’. Logue wasn’t a British aristocrat or even an Englishman – he was a commoner and an Australian to boot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Loved It

  • By Jamie on 01-03-11

So much better and more personal than the movie..

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

Reviewed: 22-07-15

A real insight into the man, his personal diaries,, the age and class system that existed in the early / mid 20th century.

Six Degrees of Assassination: An Audible Drama
    
    
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    Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    1,733 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 1,733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,599

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

More like a radio play

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

Reviewed: 01-02-15

Not what I was expecting, but really enjoyable. You can feel the urgency. Personally I could have done without the music interludes.

  • Cypress Grove

  • By: James Sallis
  • Narrated by: Peter Brooke
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

The small town where Turner has moved is the perfect hide-away for him to forget he was a cop, a psychotherapist and always an ex-con - until a body is found and Turner is thrust into the investigation and everything he thought he had left behind. Turner slowly becomes reacquainted not only with the darkness he had fled, but with the unsuspected kindness of others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sparse and Powerful

  • By Henry on 15-07-14

Not a good story, confused storyline

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

Reviewed: 29-01-15

Didn't like this book at all, storyline seemed confused and disjointed, slow from start to finish

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  • Hold Back the Night

  • By: Adam Baron
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

Ex-policeman turned private investigator Billy Rucker has been asked to trace Lucy Bradley, a teenage runaway on the streets of London. But when he finds her, she has been strangled and stabbed and abandoned in a disused house. Despite this being a case for the Metropolitan Police, Billy is persuaded by Lucy's father to track down her killer. And he soon finds himself embroiled in an investigation which leaves him with only one way out...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Slooow

  • By Roger on 27-02-15

Good book, a little predictable but easy going!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-15

An easy listen, not fast and not slow either, somewhat typical ex-cop turned Pi novel.

  • A Life Without Limits

  • By: Chrissie Wellington, Michael Aylwin
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634

The amazing life story of Britain's world conquering triathlete, Chrissie Wellington. Chrissie Wellington is the world's No 1 female Ironman triathlete, the current quadruple World Champion and World Record holder. In 2009 she was voted 'Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year' and in 2010 was awarded the MBE. She is the undefeated champion of Triathlon, having won nine Ironman titles from nine races.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational!

  • By Verity on 09-04-13

Sport & inspiration - perfect

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

Reviewed: 26-12-14

I learnt lots about iron-man, but the book is much more than just another "look how good I am" sports book. Interesting and inspirational, much more about how you don't have to be a child prodigy to become great.