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  • The Boy in the Dress

  • By: David Walliams
  • Narrated by: David Walliams, Matt Lucas
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

Dennis was different. Why was he different, you ask? Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book... Charming, surprising and hilarious - David Walliams's beautiful first novel will touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children and adults alike. Now David teams up with Matt Lucas to produce an audiobook with a difference. Read by two of the brightest stars in sketch comedy, this lavish production brings the hilarious voices behind Little Britain to your nearest earphones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • best story ever

  • By linnet bruce on 21-04-19

How many more times can my boy listen to this?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-10

This really is a cracking yarn, and brilliantly performed by David Walliams and Matt Lucas. My son has listened to this one over and over - if it had been on an old fashioned format it'd have worn out by now. Thank heavens for MP3!!

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        John Keating
    
    


    
    Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    37 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Airman

  • By: Eoin Colfer
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Conor Broekhart was born to fly. Or more accurately, he was born flying. Little wonder he became what he became. In an age of discovery and invention, many dreamed of flying, but for Conor flight was more than just a dream, it was his destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My children and I love this story.

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-04-17

Thrilling stuff - too good for kids.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-10

Has Eoin Colfer written any grown-up stuff? He really ought to. This has a real steam-punk feel to it. Utterly compelling.

  • Coraline

  • An Adventure Too Weird for Words
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Dawn French
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256

Coraline has been made into an animated feature film directed by Henry Selick, director of Tim Burton�s The Nightmare Before Christmas, with a cast including Teri Hatcher, Ian McShane, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Dakota Fanning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Like a Stephen King novel for kids...

  • By Nina on 24-12-16

Better, even, than the excellent movie!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-10

I haven't let my son hear this yet - it is way too spooky for that seven year old, even though he enjoyed the movie. There's something particularly dark and scary about having that stuff go on in your own head! The pictures ARE way more insane in the audiobook.

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        Laurel Lefkow
    
    


    
    Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
    1,110 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: William Hope, Laurel Lefkow
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

This extraordinary, magical novel is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, a librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36, and were married when Clare was 22 and Henry 30. Impossible but true, because Henry has Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his past, present, and future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly engrossing - couldn't put it down

  • By Wendy on 11-11-05

Utterly engrossing - highly recommended

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-10

This deeply affecting tale will stay with me for a long time to come. My wife enjoyed reading the book, but I feel I had the better deal - enjoying a beautifully read audiobook.
This is, without doubt, one of the best I have heard. My headphones were rendered un-put-down-able!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England

  • A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172

Imagine you could travel back to the 14th century. What would you see? What would you smell? More to the point, where are you going to stay? And what are you going to eat? Ian Mortimer shows us that the past is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived. He sets out to explain what life was like in the most immediate way, through taking you to the Middle Ages. The result is the most astonishing social history book you are ever likely to read: evolutionary in its concept, informative and entertaining in its detail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very, very interesting - highly recommended

  • By anthonyunionjackson on 06-05-09

Interesting, immersive and utterly engaging

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-03-10

I cannot praise this book highly enough. It brought a period of history alive for me, and I had not even realised I was all that interested to begin with. I have bought the book to give as gifts for people who weren't sufficiently moved by my enthusiastic raving to go out and buy it for themselves - but I wish I could afford to buy them the audiobook.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Katherine Swynford

  • The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess
  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

In this remarkable book, Alison Weir recounts one of the greatest and most remarkable love stories of medieval England. It is the extraordinary tale of an exceptional woman, Katherine Swynford, who became first the mistress, and later the wife, of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. But Katherine Swynford was much more than that.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Emma on 21-04-09

History made dreary.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-03-10

I really wanted to like this audiobook, having heard about the book on BBC Radio's Woman's Hour and finding the discussion of the subject fascinating. Sadly it turns out to be one of those books that doesn't do well when read aloud. All the dates, asides and, I presume, footnotes which one can either choose to skip, scan or study by choice when reading a book become turgid in the extreme when being read out in the same, measured tones. I persevered longer than the one hour mentioned in another review - but really, really wish I hadn't. Definite waste of a credit, but at least I had not paid the actual cash for it. For a much better aural experience I heartily recommend Ian Mortimer's The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century. That really is a treat for the ears.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful