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- A Memoir
- By: Christopher Hitchens
- Narrated by: Christopher Hitchens
- Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
In this long-awaited and candid memoir, Hitchens re-traces the footsteps of his life to date, from his childhood in Portsmouth, with his adoring, tragic mother and reserved Naval officer father; to his life in Washington DC, the base from which from he would launch fierce attacks on tyranny of all kinds. Along the way, he recalls the girls, boys and booze; the friendships and the feuds; the grand struggles and lost causes; and the mistakes and misgivings that have characterised his life.
Honest but difficult listening
- By Penny on 18-06-16
"Words are poor receipts for what time has stolen away." - John Claire
A wonderful recording of a remarkable individual delivered in his own unique style.
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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
- By: Susanna Clarke
- Narrated by: Simon Prebble
- Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
Winner of the British Book Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2005.
English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.
- By Felix on 24-08-05
One of the best audio books I have ever bought
I cannot recommend this audio book more highly, it was an utter joy to listen to, and I am deeply missing it now that it has finished. A beautiful story, and a remarkable reading come together to create one of the best Audiobook experiences I have every had the privilege to hear.
Audible.co.uk has more then proven its worth with this book alone.
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