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  • Iphigenia in Splott

  • By: Gary Owen
  • Narrated by: Sophie Melville
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297

Drunk, dazed, disoriented, and stumbling down Clifton Street at 11:30 a.m., Effie is the kind of girl you’d likely avoid eye contact with while silently labeling a drifter or a delinquent. You’d probably pass judgment, assuming you know her - but you don’t know the half of it. As Effie’s life spirals through a mess of excess, drama, and addiction plaguing her at every turn, she has nothing to look forward to but a hangover worse than death itself each morning. Until one night gives her the chance to become something more.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short, but Hard Hitting!

  • By Simon on 20-03-19

Raw beauty

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

Reviewed: 10-06-19

My first Audible Original but it certainly won't be my last. An excellent production of a play with heart, soul guts and grit.

  • A Game of Thrones

  • Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,668
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,673

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Game of Thrones. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Game of Thrones is the first volume in the series. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, but...

  • By Thomas on 01-09-11

Do persevere, it's worth it

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

Reviewed: 09-06-19

I chose this as my free book years ago when I first joined Audible but found the performance so off putting that I didn't get passed the third chapter. I tried again some time later but got no further. Recently a friend bought me the tv series 1-5 box set and I determined to finish listening to this book first.
I am glad that I persevered; the awkward narration was eventually overshadowed by an excellent story. Great characters and interwoven storylines keep it moving. Sweeping description and minutiae.
I do intend to listen to the other books now and look forward to the adaptation to screen.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,944
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,906

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Viva Eleanor!

  • By Kaggy on 30-06-17

Bought on a whim

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

Reviewed: 08-05-18

I think I heard about it on the radio and had some credits hanging around so I bought it with no more thought than that. The narrator does a great job of bringing the characters to life. The story is funny, sad, life-affirming and a little intriguing. Thoroughly enjoyed.

  • The Fellowship of the Ring

  • The Lord of the Rings, Book 1
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,327
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,318

Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Nat on 20-02-11

Beautifully read

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

Reviewed: 16-04-18

A classic that I have read myself but brought to life by a wonderful narrator.

Good Omens
    The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
    
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        Terry Pratchett,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Neil Gaiman
    
    


    
    
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        Stephen Briggs
    
    


    
    Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    2,758 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Good Omens

  • The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
  • By: Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,081

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch - the world's only totally reliable guide to the future - the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea...The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, the Four Bikers of the apocalypse are revving up, and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not particularly looking forward to the coming rapture.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's the end of the world... but not as we know it

  • By Wayne on 09-10-08

A great story, well told.

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

Reviewed: 18-09-17

Revisiting a book I read years ago has been great. The narrator's style is a little jarring but I got used to it.

  • The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy

  • The Irregular, Book 1
  • By: H. B. Lyle
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

London, 1909: the British Empire seems invulnerable. But Captain Vernon Kell, head of counterintelligence at the War Office, knows better. In Russia, revolution; in Germany, an arms race; in London, the streets are alive with foreign terrorists. Kell wants to set up a Secret Service, but to convince his political masters, he needs proof of a threat - and to find that, he needs an agent he can trust. Kell needs Wiggins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Old friends and new

  • By Samie on 10-09-17

Old friends and new

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-17

A newspaper recommendation lead me to a most enjoyable few hours. A short but interesting story with friends, old and new, splashed through. I sincerely hope that this is not the last I've heard of Wiggins. Great narration helped bring things to life.

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  • Closed Casket

  • The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 594
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 556

Lady Athelinda Playford has planned a house party at her mansion in Clonakilty, County Cork, but it is no ordinary gathering. As guests arrive, Lady Playford summons her lawyer to make an urgent change to her will - one she intends to announce at dinner that night. She has decided to cut off her two children without a penny and leave her fortune to someone who has only weeks to live.... Among Lady Playford's guests are two men she has never met - the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ridiculous plot, badly in need of editing

  • By Karen on 13-10-16

An old friend

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

A delightful listen. A great story written around a well loved friend. The choice of narrator is perfect. An absolute joy and very highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Except the Dying

  • A Murdoch Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Maureen Jennings
  • Narrated by: David Marantz
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

In the cold Toronto winter of 1895, the naked body of a servant girl is found frozen in a deserted laneway. The young victim was pregnant when she died. Detective William Murdoch soon discovers that many of those connected with the girl's life have secrets to hide. Was her death on attempt to cover up a scandal in one of the city's influential families?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rather a dull "read"

  • By Edward Smith on 28-02-17

Not the Murdoch we know

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

Reviewed: 24-04-17

I love Murdoch Mysteries on the TV so thought I'd give this a try. Whilst this is not the Murdoch from the TV series it was very enjoyable and I will get the others.

  • Sunset Song

  • By: Lewis Gibbon
  • Narrated by: Eileen McCallum
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

The most acclaimed Scottish novel of all time, Sunset Song is a powerful portrait of a land and people in turmoil, seen through the life and struggles of its heroine, Chris Guthrie. In the years up to and beyond the First World War, Chris' resilience, like the land itself, endures despite everything and is portrayed with a lyrical intensity that echoes through the years and still resonates today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully read in a convincing accent.

  • By Andrew on 28-12-15

A voice from the past.

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

Reviewed: 20-12-16

The language of Sunset Song is the language of my youth. The story of ordinary folk has never sounded sweeter. A real joy.

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Book 4

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 21 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,619
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,619
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,589

The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons, and dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously Good Potter!

  • By Simon on 29-11-15

Well read, well loved.

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

Reviewed: 17-09-16

A new way to enjoy Harry and his friends. Beautifully read by Stephen Fry. I'm looking forward to finishing the series.