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  • In the Far Pashmina Mountains

  • By: Janet MacLeod Trotter
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Abandoned as a baby and raised in a remote lighthouse off the wild Northumberland coast, Alice Fairchild has always dreamed of adventure. When a fierce storm wrecks a ship nearby, she risks everything in an act of bravery that alters the course of her life. Aboard the doomed vessel is the handsome John Sinclair, a Scottish soldier on his way to India. The connection between them is instant, but soon fate intervenes and leaves Alice heartbroken and alone. Determined to take charge of her destiny but secretly hoping her path will cross again with John’s, she too makes a new start in colonial India.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but read like a shopping list

  • By bookworms on 11-10-18

Excellent story, awful narration

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

Reviewed: 21-01-19

As always, Janet Macleod Trotter's attention to detail and storyline is faultless … but by chapter three I had to give up on this audiobook and buy a hardcopy to finish it. I couldn't listen to that narrator a second longer. I will make sure I don't buy any other book with this narrator, totally unbearable. I very much urge you to listen to the sample before you purchase this and if you don't make it through that, buy the hardcopy. I will be doing that in future!

  • Trust Me, I'm Dr Ozzy

  • By: Ozzy Osbourne
  • Narrated by: Frank Skinner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

By rights, Ozzy Osbourne should not be alive. He spent forty years on a hell-raising, bat-biting, ant-snorting*, drink and drug-fuelled bender. He broke his neck going two miles an hour on a quad bike and died twice in a chemically induced coma. And yet - at 62 years old - he is healthier and happier than ever. He is a walking medical miracle. So who better to offer the public medical advice and support?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funnier than most professional comedian books!

  • By . on 28-04-12

Funnier than most professional comedian books!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-04-12

There are a host of funny anecdotes throughout the book and Frank Skinner does an excellent job at narrating. Some of the advice even makes sense! The only thing that spoils it a bit is the appalling attempts at regional accents by other narrators - cringe-worthy! I’ve had a couple of Dawn French’s attempts from Audible and I have to say, this is funnier than either of them!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Scripture

  • By: Sebastian Barry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

Nearing her 100th birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital where's she spent most of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks with her psychiatrist, Dr. Greene, and their relationship intensifies and complicates. Told through their respective journals, the story that emerges is at once shocking and deeply beautiful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing story with exceptional narration

  • By Trixie on 26-07-15

Waste of a credit

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-12

For the first time ever, I've given up halfway through and I can safely say, having lost the will to live part way through the first half of the download, I cannot even name a character in this book let alone what the story is about - yes...its that mind numbingly boring.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Tiny Bit Marvellous

  • By: Dawn French
  • Narrated by: Dawn French
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 645

Everyone hates the perfect family. So you’ll love the Battles. Mo is about to hit the big 50, and some uncomfortable truths are becoming quite apparent: She doesn’t understand either of her teenage kids, which as a child psychologist, is fairly embarrassing. She has become entirely grey, inside, and out. Her face has surrendered and is frightening children....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indeed a whole lot of marvellous

  • By Mark on 12-11-10

A Tiny Bit Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-10-11

I am a fan of Dawn French but I have to say I was disappointed with this and think had she not been a name already, may have had problems finding a willing publisher. The story is quite mundane and the one "twist" too easy to work out. Sorry Dawn.

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  • Glenn Harrold's Ultimate Guide to Permanent and Natural Weight Loss

  • By: Glenn Harrold
  • Narrated by: Glenn Harrold
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Glenn Harrold, the UK's best-selling hypnotherapist, combines the very latest clinical hypnotherapy techniques with state of the art digital sound to aid weight loss. On this high-quality recording you will hear a pleasant voice and absorbing sound effects that guide you into a deeply relaxed state of mental and physical relaxation. In this very receptive relaxed state you will be given a number of post hypnotic suggestions and carefully layered affirmations to help you achieve your goals.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great "DIY" Hypnosis

  • By Therese on 29-03-10

Slowly starts to work!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-10

It took a while to get used to this tape as unfortunately the narrators voice is not very relaxing and not what you'd expect from a hypnotist. However, after a while of listening to it when I retired for the night, I started to realise my attitudes have changed towards food and exercise and where I figured I was eating reasonably healthily, there was obviously room for improvement. This book has highlighted my awareness of where I was going wrong, given sort of subconscious guilt trips when I gaze lovingly at a [now] redundant tub of Nutella and after about a month of usage, twice a week, I've lost just under a stone. Worth a try but you really will need to get used to the narration!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Dead Simple

  • DS Roy Grace Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Tim Bruce
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 771
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 501

Dead simple. It was a harmless stag-night prank. But a few hours later, the groom is left buried in a coffin and the four friends who know where he is are dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Keziah on 17-07-08

Gripping!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-10

This is by far the best audio book I have downloaded since joining Audible. Its very well narrated and within the first half hour or so, you are already introduced to a range of major characters who are memorable, interesting and hold your imagination. I'm terrible for reading the cover of a book or seeing the first 5 minutes of a film and working out exactly how its going to pan out. You can't do it with this book. There are several twists, things happen that you just don't expect, minor characters who appear that change your train of thought etc. Its characters are believable and its not really that far fetched so as a worst case scenario for the victim, it is something that could happen - fundamentally a prank gone wrong. I would highly recommend this book. I've put the rest of the series in my wishlist. This review is in respect of the unabridged version.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Strangers on a Train (Dramatized)

  • Classic Movies on the Radio
  • By: Lux Radio Theatre
  • Narrated by: Ray Milland, Ruth Roman
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

This radio dramatization of the classic Hitchcock movie, which also starred Ruth Roman, originally aired on December 2, 1951.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the book, not as good as the film!

  • By . on 10-12-09

Better than the book, not as good as the film!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-09

This must have been quite a difficult book to condense into an hour for the play. When I read the book, I found it a bit long and drawn out in places but the movie was excellent. This play obviously cuts to the chase. However I think if you had not already either seen the movie or read the book, the fact that the entire murder sequence is cut out of this play could sort of make you think, ?What just happened?? It jumps from Bruno telling Guy about his theory to commit the perfect murder, each man to do the other?s murder ?criss-cross? so there appears to be no motive to Bruno presenting Guy with his estranged wife?s glasses to prove he has killed her. So basically one minute it?s a suggestion, next scene, job done! However, it is still worth a listen and the parts are all well read!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Classic Christmas Radio Plays

  • By: Campbell Playhouse, Author's Playhouse, Lux Radio Theatre, and others
  • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Hara, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

This collection contains six classic Christmas radio productions from the '30s, '40s, and '50s.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Christmas Tales!

  • By . on 10-12-09

Good Christmas Tales!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-09

I really liked this selection. There was a good variety with the old classics like A Christmas Carol (which was my personal favourite...Lionel Barrymore was excellent as Scrooge)and the comedy of Miracle on 42nd Street came a very close second for me. I also enjoyed Christmas by Injunction which had a nice little twist at the end. All in all, it is worth a listen to get into the Christmas spirit and with 6 plays for under ?4, can't be bad can it!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • American Prince

  • A Memoir
  • By: Peter Golenbock, Tony Curtis
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

He was the Golden Boy of the Golden Age. A prince of the silver screen. Dashing and debonair, Tony Curtis arrived on the scene in a blaze of bright lights and celluloid. His good looks, smooth charm, and natural talent earned him fame, women, and adulation - Elvis copied his look and the Beatles put him on their Sgt. Pepper album cover. But the Hollywood life of his dreams brought both invincible highs and debilitating lows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book, fantastic actor

  • By . on 30-11-09

Excellent book, fantastic actor

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-09

I think one of the best things about this book is that Don Leslie who narrates actually sounds like Tony Curtis so you can easily believe that it is Tony himself telling this life story. Achieving a successful career against the odds, this is a no-holds-barred story that gives an excellent insight into Old Hollywood's studio system where the actors were held under contract and without a good agent could suffer years of poor roles and exploitative contracts.

A colourful character from beginning to end, he talks candidly about his rise to fame, his marriages, family life and tragedies, numerous relationships and "flings", prejudices and achievements. One of Hollywood's true stars and legends. Long live Tony Curtis!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Steinbeck's Ghost

  • By: Lewis Buzbee
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

It's been two months since Travis' family moved from their shabby old house to a development so new that it seems totally unreal. There's one place, though, where Travis can still connect with his old life: the Salinas library. Travis and his family used to go there together every Saturday, but now he bikes to it alone, re-reading his favorite books. Suddenly, Travis is seeing John Steinbeck's characters spring to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy Listening and Excellent Narration

  • By . on 30-11-09

Easy Listening and Excellent Narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-09

I bought this mainly because of my love of Steinbeck and out of curiosity and was not disappointed despite being an adult! The story itself is more that of saving the libary rather than, I would say, Steinbeck characters coming to life but what I did like about it is that it would be a good introduction for children to Steinbeck, would give a basic insight into his writing and to the man himself. It even had me reaching for my collection again and re-reading The Pastures of Heaven. I would recommend this as an easy listening book. The narrator sets the scene for each character very well and he is very easy to listen to and makes it interesting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful