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Hamish Lambert

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  • The Moon's a Balloon

  • By: David Niven
  • Narrated by: David Niven
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Rich in hilarious anecdote, this audiobook tells the story of Niven's school and Sandhurst days, his posting to Malta with the Highland Light Infantry, and how he escaped the army for a new life in the States. There he joined New York high society, before crossing the continent, lured by Hollywood. He returned to Britain to serve during the Second World War, but then made Hollywood his home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything I had hoped it would be!

  • By Alison St Pierre on 18-09-12

Well worth a listen!!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-19

First class recounting, from a first class raconteur!! From the heyday of the Hollywood era!!

  • The Guns of Navarone

  • By: Alistair MacLean
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 56

Twelve hundred British soldiers isolated on the small island of Kheros off the Turkish coast, waiting to die. Twelve hundred lives in jeopardy, lives that could be saved if only the guns could be silenced. The guns of Navarone, vigilant, savage and catastrophically accurate. Navarone itself, grim bastion of narrow straits manned by a mixed garrison of Germans and Italians, an apparently impregnable iron fortress.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice to see, painful to listen ?

  • By Mark on 17-03-17

An all time classic.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Arguably the best work from the Thriller Writers Thriller Writer! The pace, detail and suspense never falter!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fear Is the Key

  • By: Alistair MacLean
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

A sunken DC-3 lying on the Caribbean floor. Its cargo: $10.25 million in gold ingots, emeralds and uncut diamonds guarded by the remains of two men, one woman and a very small boy. The fortune was there for the taking, and ready to grab it were a blue-blooded oilman with his own offshore rig, a gangster so cold and independent that even the Mafia couldn't do business with him and a psychopathic hired assassin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Edge of your seat thriller!

  • By Hamish Lambert on 05-12-17

Edge of your seat thriller!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

An edge of your seat thriller from the sadly missed 'Daddy' of all thriller writers!!

  • Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection

  • By: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
  • Narrated by: Paul Eddington, full cast, Nigel Hawthorn
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,795
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,640
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,638

Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled. Helped - and hampered - by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hasn't dated a day.

  • By Steven Turner on 01-12-15

Classic comedy

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

If you're a fan of witty, intelligent comedy, this is for you. The machinations of Jim Hacker MP and Sir Humphrey Appleby, the Permanent Secretary to the Department of Administrative Affairs are a delight to listen to!

  • A Prayer for the Ship

  • By: Douglas Reeman
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

HMS Royston, Coastal Forces Depot Ship, is mother ship to a battered, war-worn bunch of MTBs and MGBs. New on board is Sub-Lieutenant Royce: commissioned for three months, sea experience three months in an Asdic trawler, and aged 20. His commanding officer is Lieutenant Harston, aged 23.

His predecessor has been killed in action 48 hours earlier and is now hardly remembered. The crew are all young - some very young - but all old before their time....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Dr on 26-07-15

Classic Reeman

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

Reviewed: 24-03-16

Just what you'd expect from Douglas Reeman! Taut and full of suspense and authenticity. You can smell the sea air!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pawn of Prophecy

  • Belgariad, Book 1
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540

Long ago, so the Storyteller claimed, the evil god Torak sought dominion and drove men and Gods to war. But Belgrath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe. That was only a story, and Garion did not believe in magic dooms, even though the man without a shadow had haunted him for years.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • couldn't agree more

  • By Hevpais on 23-11-07

Great book....dreadful narration.

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

Reviewed: 22-10-15

I have all the the Belgariad series and also the Mallorean. All in paper form. I thought having them in digital audio would be a great addition. Good idea in principle.....however the narrator used, has reduced the listening experience to a farce......what a missed opportunity for the publishers.....and a disappointment for the listeners.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful