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  • Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen

  • 4th Doctor Novel
  • By: Douglas Adams, James Goss
  • Narrated by: Dan Starkey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

An unabridged reading of the brand-new novel based on a storyline by Douglas Adams. The Doctor promised Romana the end of the universe, so she's less than impressed when what she gets is a cricket match. But then the award ceremony is interrupted by 11 figures in white uniforms and peaked skull helmets wielding bat-shaped weapons that fire lethal bolts of light into the screaming crowd. The Krikkitmen are back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Douglas Adams's original concept given form!

  • By Alistair on 27-01-18

Fantastic! Douglas would be rightly proud.

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

Reviewed: 18-02-18

A brilliant adaptation that captures the wit and conceptual genius of the much missed Mr Adams. Dan Starkey's narration is sublime. Not only does he deliver the Doctor's lines with intonations that will have John Culshaw revising his pension options his other characterisations hold many a gem; I don't know if Douglas had envisaged the Great Khan to be portrayed by Brian Blessed, but if he had not been available, Dan could have covered without anyone noticing.

Anyone who has already experienced the kernel of this story in either of it's previous regenerations; Adams novel "Life, the Universe and Everything", or it's equally well realised radio adaptation need not disregard this with epithets regarding places already visited, tasks undertaken and shortsleeved tops purchased. This, as with it's similarly recycled stablemate, Shada, has plenty of new content to tickle one's synapses.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Little Me

  • My Life from A-Z
  • By: Matt Lucas
  • Narrated by: Matt Lucas
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525

Hello there. Welcome to my autobiography. Throughout this audiobook I talk about my life and work, including Little Britain, Come Fly with Me, Bridesmaids, Les Miserables, Alice in Wonderland and, of course, Shooting Stars. The thing is, this is a bit different to most memoirs you may have listened to, because it comes in the form of an A-Z. Anyway, I hope you buy it at least twice. Thank you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bright & Breezy

  • By Craig M. Hanson on 06-01-18

Enjoyed it until..

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

Reviewed: 23-10-17

...he got to"Y" and started to suck America's festering cultural c#@k, despite decrying the creeping Americanisation of Britain in an earlier chapter. Will probably never know what he had for Z.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,176
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,730
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,701

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant audio book, shame about the navigation.

  • By Mr. P. J. Marsh on 10-03-17

A let down

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

Reviewed: 19-03-17

Expected more from Mr Fry, after his sublime renderings of Harry Potter. The version narrated by Simon Vance, also available on Audible, is far superior.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Alan Bennett: Plays

  • BBC Radio Dramatisations
  • By: Alan Bennett
  • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Maggie Smith, Patricia Routledge
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

A unique collection of 12 full-cast BBC Radio productions of plays by Alan Bennett. The titles are: 40 Years On, A Visit from Miss Prothero, Say Something Happened, Kafka's Dick, Two in Torquay, The Madness of George III, The History Boys, An Englishman Abroad, A Question of Attribution, The Lady in the Van, Cocktail Sticks and The Last of the Sun.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Plays by Alan Bennett

  • By Edwin on 29-09-16

The greatest living playwright.

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

Reviewed: 07-08-16

Sentiment without sentimentality, wit without smartaleckary. Mr Bennett is a master of turning the commonplace into the fascinating.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Swann's Way

  • By: Marcel Proust
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Swann’s Way is the first of seven volumes in Remembrance of Things Past. It sets the scene with the narrator’s memories being famously provoked by the taste of that little cake, the madeleine, accompanied by a cup of lime-flowered tea. It is an unmatched portrait of fin-de-siècle France.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life, A User's Manual

  • By Antti on 11-08-13

Dull, dull, DULL!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-16

Tried 3 times to get past the first chapter; fell asleep twice and the third time I found myself screaming at my player. It felt akin to being stuck on a long haul flight sitting next to a double glazing salesman from Slough with a penchant for mid 20th century bus tickets.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Avengers - The Lost Episodes, Volume 2

  • By: Fred Edge, Peter Ling, Sheilagh Ward, and others
  • Narrated by: Julian Wadham, Anthony Howell, Lucy Briggs-Owen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Steed and Dr Keel return to action in these four recreations of classic lost episodes. 1: "Ashes of Roses". Carol goes undercover at a hairdressing salon, which appears to be at the centre of an arson ring. 2: "Please Don’t Feed the Animals". Steed takes on blackmailers who are extorting secrets from government officials. 3: "The Radioactive Man". Someone is at large in London, unwittingly carrying a radioactive isotope. 4: "Dance with Death". Dr Keel is framed for murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sexy,Stylish and Slick

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-06-16

Sexy,Stylish and Slick

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

Reviewed: 01-06-16

I took as my title a quotes from the making of track at the end of the recording, as it summed up the programme perfectly. It is brilliant recreation of the original episodes. complete with commercial break strings. The pace is perfect for the era. The characterisations are superb; neither of the two leads are out to make impersonations of Ian Hendry or Patrick MacNee, but instead give an authentic stamp of how they would have handled such roles back then. Credit to the adaptors of the original screenplays, who made them work as gripping audio productions. I shall be making the remaking available sets of these releases the choices of my audible subscriptions.

  • The Navy Lark, Collected Series 9

  • By: Lawrie Wyman
  • Narrated by: Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 74

All 20 episodes from the ninth series of this much-loved BBC radio classic comedy starring Stephen Murray, Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All aboard HMS Troutbridge

  • By E on 07-07-14

classic

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

Reviewed: 18-08-15

Thw boys of HMS Troutbridge are as funny as ever. Deserving their longevity as the record breaking radio sitcom.