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  • Ladybird Classics: The Complete Audio Collection

  • By: Ladybird
  • Narrated by: Rachel Bavidge, Roy McMillan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Ladybird Classics are sensitively retold versions of the most-loved children's classic stories and are specially designed to appeal to a younger audience. Told in a warm and accessible style and accompanied by fun and vibrant music, this digital download is a perfect introduction to the classics for young children.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Individual Stories Not Indexed!! So Frustrating!

  • By Suzanne R. on 21-06-17

Ladybird classics

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

Reviewed: 27-02-17

Amazing the amount of stories all brilliantly described and catalogued fantastic value for money. Each story came to life from Three Musketeers to Oliver Twist. Our favourite was Gulliver's Travels.

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad

  • What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,865
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,153

Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost.....

  • By L on 09-12-12

Excellent book

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

Reviewed: 08-06-15

I high suggest you take a look at this book if your serious about reaching your goal

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Twelve Years a Slave

  • By: Solomon Northup
  • Narrated by: Hugh Quarshie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533

Hugh Quarshie reads the extraordinary autobiography of Solomon Northup. His harrowing true story, first published in 1853, was a key factor in the national debate over slavery prior to the American Civil War, significantly changing public opinion on the topic of abolition. It tells the horrifying tale of Solomon Northup, an educated, free black man living with his wife and children in New York State, whose life takes an appalling turn when he is kidnapped, drugged and sold into slavery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Character

  • By BillyBlackBear on 21-03-14

12 years of hell

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

Reviewed: 03-03-14

Would you listen to Twelve Years a Slave again? Why?

An amazing book that makes you realise how fortunate in life you are and not to take things for granted. The book is of course much better than the film!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Twelve Years a Slave?

Patsy's beating for such a trivial matter

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

First time

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

I listened to it going to bed and listened to it several times. It's a very emotional subject.

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  • Steptoe & Son

  • Volume 4: Cuckoo In the Nest
  • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
  • Narrated by: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Four classic episodes with the world's most famous rag and bone men: "A Death In The Family," "Cuckoo In The Nest," "Full House," and "The Colour Problem." Two junk men and a junk-cart, bonded by blood, yoked by emotional blackmail and tied by the reins of Hercules the horse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Steptoe & Son: Vol 4: Cuckoo In the Nest

  • By Jackie on 02-11-07

Steptoe & Son: Vol 4: Cuckoo In the Nest

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-07

Volume 1 & 2 are brilliant but 3 & 4 struggles with the humour. You are sometimes left mid air wandering what is comimg next. Still funny but not as side splitting as the first two volumes.

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  • Steptoe & Son

  • Volume 3: Is That Your Horse Outside?
  • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
  • Narrated by: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Four classic episodes with the world's most famous rag and bone men: "Without Prejudice," "Robbery With Violence," "Is That Your Horse Outside?" and "Afterwards." Two junk men and a junk-cart, bonded by blood, yoked by emotional blackmail and tied by the reins of Hercules the horse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Steptoe & Son: Vol 3: Is That Your Horse Outside

  • By Jackie on 02-11-07

Steptoe & Son: Vol 3: Is That Your Horse Outside

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-07

Volume 1 & 2 are brilliant but 3 struggles with the humour. You are sometimes left mid air wandering what is comimg next. Still funny but not as side splitting as the first two volumes.

  • Ricky Gervais Show

  • The Complete First Season
  • By: Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Narrated by: Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183

Were you one of the several people on Earth who didn't catch every historic episode of the most-downloaded podcast ever? Or maybe you treasured every golden moment and want to preserve it for future generations? Now, all 12 episodes of The Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season are here in one package that's far tidier than Karl Pilkington's thought processes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must have

  • By Kimberley on 12-12-06

Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete First Season

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-07

Ricky Gervais and friends are absolutely brilliant! His humour is so basic but right on the button. Anything from their hairstyles to air travel is mentioned and made so funny using Karl Pilkington's ignorance of various topics. It's as if Karl has come from another planet(Planet Zog). Amazing the man is a genius!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

  • The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex
  • By: John Gray
  • Narrated by: John Gray
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 303

Once upon a time Martians and Venusians met, fell in love, and had happy relationships together because they respected and accepted their differences. Then they came to Earth and amnesia set in: They forgot they were from different planets.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

  • By Jackie on 02-11-07

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-07

I had bought the book ages ago and never managed to read it so to listen to it was ideal, however, the reader was a bit flat and he did not make it seem particularly interesting. Rather monotone!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Day Of The Triffids

  • Classic Radio Sci-fi
  • By: John Wyndham
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

This full-cast drama, part of BBC Audiobooks' Classic Radio Sci-Fi series, is based on the classic post-war 'science fantasy' novel which made John Wyndham famous, and whose appeal endures to this day. Giles Cooper's six-part adaptation stars Gary Watson, Barbara Shelley and Peter Sallis, with appearances from Doctor Who names Peter Pratt, Christopher Bidmead and David Brierley. Divided by blindness and societal breakdown, humanity is at the mercy of the carniverous Triffids....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Day Of The Triffids

  • By Jackie on 02-11-07

The Day Of The Triffids

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-07

Even at the end you wanted more. It is a thrilling story about the triffids and completely different from the film of the same name. At times you are on the edge of your chair and want to fast forward but can't because you will miss vital parts of the story!! Fantastic read.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • By The Great Horn Spoon!

  • By: Sid Fleischman
  • Narrated by: Willard E. Lape, Jr, the Full Cast Family
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

One of Newbery Medalist Sid Fleischman's most beloved books, this rip-snortin' saga of a young man and his butler bound for California during the great Gold Rush was just made to be read by a full cast. Our collection of coots, codgers, geezers, and outlaws will have you laughing out loud...when you're not holding your breath in suspense!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By The Great Horn Spoon! (Unabridged)

  • By Jackie on 02-11-07

By The Great Horn Spoon! (Unabridged)

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-07

Fantastic story of a young boy and a butlers travel to find great wealth in the gold mines of California. Very funny in places and no matter what the butler always wins the day. He is a fantastic character and so believable.

  • David Copperfield

  • (Penguin Classics)
  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

Penguin Classics presents the audiobook adaptation of Charles Dickens' celebrated classic, David Copperfield, read by Nathaniel Parker.Humorous, dramatic, ironic and tender, David Copperfield has always been one of Dickens's most popular novels

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • David Copperfield

  • By Jackie on 02-11-07

David Copperfield

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-07

Easy to listen to and each of the characters totally believable that you could feel them coming out from the depths of the ipod. It brings David Copperfields whole life to life and brilliantly

3 of 3 people found this review helpful