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  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,299
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,287

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heart-rending story, sensitively narrated.

  • By bookylady on 01-03-18

Brilliant Film Script!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

a film waiting to happen. excellent performance of a emotional and thought provoking story. Horrific and touching. This is a story of true humanity.

  • Vets Might Fly

  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

A few months of married bliss, a lovers' nest in Darrowby and the wonders of home cooking are rudely interrupted for James Herriot by the Second World War. James Herriot's fifth volume of memoirs relocates him to a training camp somewhere in England. And in between square pounding and digging for victory, he dreams of the people and livestock he left behind him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great classic book.

  • By Checker T on 09-03-18

Great classic book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Funny, warm and very well read. An easy and nostalgic listen. Timeless and always enjoyable.

  • All Creatures Great and Small

  • The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 326

The inspiration for the BBC series of the same name. Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semiferal cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo, James find he is on a learning curve as steep as the hills around him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and narrator - terrible sound quality

  • By Culvers on 15-07-16

great book well read

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

nicely read by Christopher Timothy. good at doing the accents of all the characters. Very funny and touching at times.