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  • The Talisman

  • Talisman, Book 1
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 28 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293

In a terrifying trip across America, young Jack Sawyer is searching for the Talisman, the only thing that can save his dying mother. His quest takes him into the menacing Territories where violence, surprise, and the titanic struggle between good and evil reach across a mythic landscape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable - 2nd Book Please!

  • By Ms. H. Morris on 25-09-12

Great story, annoying narration.

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

Reviewed: 16-08-18

The narrator's voice is up and down throughout, sometimes loud and down to a whisper all the time. It was very distracting.

  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,814
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,536

Big Brother is watching you.... 1984 is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three superstates. In Oceania, the Party’s power is absolute. Every action, word, gesture and thought is monitored under the watchful eye of Big Brother and the Thought Police. In the Ministry of Truth, the Party’s department for propaganda, Winston Smith’s job is to edit the past. Over time, the impulse to escape the machine and live independently takes hold of him and he embarks on a secret and forbidden love affair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent narration.

  • By Chris on 20-12-16

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 25-04-18

I have always wanted to read this book. Excellent narration. Excellent book, very happy I got it.

  • Not Dead Yet

  • By: Phil Collins
  • Narrated by: Phil Collins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 638
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590

Phil Collins gained fame as both the drummer and the lead singer for Genesis and continues to enjoy worldwide success today. He's one of only three recording artists who have sold over 100 million albums both as solo artists and separately as principal members of bands - the other two being Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Honest interesting amazing account

  • By Mrs W Cole on 27-10-16

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 15-11-16

Really good and very enjoyable. Phil Collins reading it makes it all the better. Recommended

  • David Mitchell: Back Story

  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: David Mitchell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,991

David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Total Joy

  • By Stan on 17-10-12

Enjoyable and funny

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

Reviewed: 26-04-15

A very enjoyable listen. You have too love David Mitchell. The way he thinks about things makes I can relate too and he tells it all in an amusing way.

  • Breaking the Spell

  • Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
  • By: Daniel C. Dennett
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

For all the thousands of books that have been written about religion, few until this one have attempted to examine it scientifically: to ask why - and how - it has shaped so many lives so strongly. Is religion a product of blind evolutionary instinct or rational choice? Is it truly the best way to live a moral life? Ranging through biology, history, and psychology, Daniel C. Dennett charts religion’s evolution from “wild” folk belief to “domesticated” dogma.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration cheapens an otherwise great book

  • By Robert on 04-12-16

Interesting Let down by narrator

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

Reviewed: 21-02-15

Struggled to finish.Ifound the narrator incredibly boring. Didn't make it interesting at all. Shame Dennett doesn't do it

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  • A Walk in the Woods

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,279

The Appalachian Trail covers 14 states and over 2,000 miles, snaking through some of the most spectacular landscapes in America. Reluctant adventurer Bryson recounts his gruelling hike along the longest continuous footpath in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wilderness adventure from the comfort of home

  • By John on 28-04-07

A really enjoyable story. Love Bryson

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

Reviewed: 21-02-15

A good story well told. Don't know whether it would have been better read by the author.

  • Undeniable

  • Evolution and the Science of Creation
  • By: Bill Nye
  • Narrated by: Bill Nye
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Sparked by a provocative comment to BigThink.com last fall, and fueled by a highly controversial debate with Creation Museum curator Ken Ham, Bill Nye's campaign to confront the scientific shortcoming of creationism has exploded in just a few months into a national crusade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My kind of booked

  • By J Morris on 21-12-15

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 29-12-14

I read this after The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins. I probably should have read them the other way round as this was easier to follow.
Bill Nye has a lot of enthusiasm which comes across in his narration.
Very informative and interesting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful