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  • Sal

  • By: Mick Kitson
  • Narrated by: Sharon Rooney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287

This is a story of something like survival. Sal planned it for almost a year before they ran. She nicked an Ordnance Survey map from the school library. She bought a compass, a Bear Grylls knife, waterproofs and a first aid kit from Amazon using credit cards she'd robbed. She read the SAS Survival Handbook and watched loads of YouTube videos. And now Sal knows a lot of stuff. Like how to build a shelter and start a fire. How to estimate distances, snare rabbits and shoot an airgun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beautifully written & read

  • By Joanne on 27-06-18

Brilliant story, fantastic narration.

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

Reviewed: 10-01-19

I really enjoyed this book, it's hilarious whilst also being heartbreaking. The awesome story is made even better by the flawless narration, highly recommended.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon's Green

  • Worldquake, Book 1
  • By: Scarlett Thomas
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

Effie Truelove has made a promise to keep her grandfather's magical books safe from danger. Whatever it takes. But it's not always easy when you're a pupil at the Tusitala School for the Gifted, Troubled and Strange. Together with her new school friends, Maximilian, Wolf, Lexy and Raven, Effie must travel to the mysterious Otherworld and brave the terrifying Diberi, a secret organisation with plans that could destroy the entire universe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A different childrens magic story

  • By M Alipah on 02-07-18

Love, love, love this book.

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

Reviewed: 07-01-19

A great story, brilliantly narrated and beautifully written, I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it.

  • Slobberknocker

  • My Life in Wrestling
  • By: Jim Ross, Paul O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Jim Ross, R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

There are few people who have been in the wrestling business longer than Jim Ross. Slobberknocker is the story of how an Oklahoman farm kid with a vivid imagination and seemingly unattainable dreams became "The Voice of Wrestling" to record TV audiences and millions of fans around the world. Jim opens up about his life as an only child on a working farm, who became obsessed with professional wrestling having first seen it on his grandparents' TV.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Slobber knocker

  • By Jaime on 16-10-17

Great book, very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 30-12-18

I really enjoyed this book, JR narrates it perfectly fine and it is filled with funny and interesting stories. A must for any wrestling fan.

  • Mockingjay: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 3

  • The Final Book of The Hunger Games
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,933
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,948

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Game Over... but do they live happily ever after?

  • By Laura on 15-06-11

Gripping trilogy

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I listened to all three Hunger Games books back to back, i read them years ago and loved them then. I really enjoyed listening to them as well, really well narrated, read at a good pace and kept me hooked. Brilliant.

  • Irongran

  • How Triathlon Taught Me That Growing Older Needn't Mean Slowing Down
  • By: Edwina Brocklesby
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Emmerson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

At the age of 50, Eddie Brocklesby decided to run her first half marathon. Until that point, she'd done little running, and her exercise regime consisted of little more than chauffeuring her children to their own sports clubs. In common with so many people, any interest she'd shown in sport in her childhood had diminished as her adult life progressed, with spare time becoming ever more limited in the face of work and family commitments. But the half marathon was the first of what was to become a hugely impressive trajectory of sporting accolades and successes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book I've read on Triathlon.

  • By Tosin on 12-08-18

Fantastic, inspirational story

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

Reviewed: 24-09-18

What a book this is, it's uplifting, heartbreaking, funny and intriguing. If you ever find yourself making excuses to not exercise you'll struggle to come up with any genuine ones after listening to this. Loved it.

  • Fat Gay Vegan

  • By: Sean O'Callaghan
  • Narrated by: Sean O'Callaghan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Fat Gay Vegan is exactly what he says in the name - he's fat, he's gay and he's vegan. But for a word that's grown so popular, what does being vegan actually mean? The vegan community has grown hugely in the last decade but is surrounded by questions of ethics, of community, of celebrity food fads and spurious health claims. For the last seven years, Fat Gay Vegan has been a voice that cuts through the fuss and the fads and calling bullshit wherever he finds it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • doesn't work

  • By Mr on 18-09-18

Fantastic, educational and fun

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

Reviewed: 19-09-18

I came across this book as I am veggie and thought being vegan was too much of a stretch for me but this book has opened my eyes about a lot of things and given me lots of info about taking the next step. A great listen that I highly recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • This Girl Ran

  • By: Helen Croydon
  • Narrated by: Helen Croydon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

If you had told Helen two years ago that she would be getting up at six a.m. on Sundays to swim in a freezing reservoir and spending her Saturday nights unshowered and covered in mud in a pub, she would have spat out her champagne. But when everyone around you starts settling down, what else is a glamorous party girl to do but to launch herself into the world of endurance sport?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This Girl Writes Well ... and narrates brilliantly to boot

  • By Alan Shaw on 20-02-18

Great story, brilliantly narrated

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

Reviewed: 03-09-18

This inspiring story runs at a great tempo and is my favourite listen this year.

  • Talking to Strangers

  • The Adventures of a Life Insurance Salesman
  • By: Peter Rosengard
  • Narrated by: Peter Rosengard
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

This book is Peter Rosengard's extraordinary account of his life so far and the endless adventures in which he made, lost, and remade a fortune; founded London's famous Comedy Store; discovered and managed some of the greats in stand-up comedy; turned an unknown boy band into a chart-topping sensation; and, from a cold call in a public phone box, sold the world's biggest ever life insurance policy for $100m.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hugely entertaining

  • By Joanna Bartholomew on 16-01-19

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 25-01-18

Everyone should listen to this. It’s amazing! Essential listening about an amazing journey and incredible life.