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  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue: A Second Treasury

  • The Much-Loved BBC Radio 4 Comedy Series
  • By: BBC Radio Comedy
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Lyttelton, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden
  • Length: 22 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 142

Another bumper collection of classic fun and games from one of BBC Radio 4's best-loved and most enduring comedy panel games. The inimitable Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair for these 25 hilarious editions (including the very first episode from 1972) plus two volumes of vintage 'Live' recordings (ad libs, retakes, warm-ups and all), a 35th anniversary special edition, and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Desert Island, in which famous fans Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent and Germaine Greer choose their favourite 'Clue' moments.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The King of Panel Shows

  • By G Noble on 22-10-17

You can't have too much of a good thing!

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

Reviewed: 22-11-17

What superb value, an absolute joy from beginning to end. The much and outstanding loved series makes me laugh out loud.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Across the Nightingale Floor

  • Tales of the Otori, Book 1
  • By: Lian Hearn
  • Narrated by: Tamblyn Lord, Anna Steen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 48

An international best seller, Across the Nightingale Floor is the first book in the Tales of the Otori series by Lian Hearn. In his black-walled fortress at Inuyama, the warlord Iida Sadamu surveys his famous nightingale floor. Constructed with exquisite skill, it sings at the tread of each human foot. No assassin can cross it unheard. The youth Takeo has been brought up in a remote mountain village among the Hidden, a reclusive and spiritual people who have taught him only the ways of peace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ruined by intrusive, loud music

  • By Georgia on 30-07-16

the readers spoilt the book for me.

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

Reviewed: 17-12-16

What did you like most about Across the Nightingale Floor?

The story & the characters are well written.

What other book might you compare Across the Nightingale Floor to, and why?

Lynn Flewelling trilogies spring to mind. Dale Furutani also writes a good tale about Japan around the same time.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Very much, I have copies of the audio by different readers and this is by far the worst.The music in-between chapters detracts from the flow of the story rather than enhances it.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, after all it is a story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stranger I Married

  • By: Sylvia Day
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

They are London's most scandalous couple. Isabel, Lady Pelham, and Gerard Faulkner, Marquess of Grayson, are well matched in all things - lusty appetites, constant paramours, provocative reputations, and their absolute refusal to ruin a marriage of convenience by falling in love. It is a most agreeable sham - until a shocking event sends Gerard from her side. When, four years later, Gerard returns, the boyish rogue is now a powerful, irresistible man

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Trash

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-04-18

So disappointing

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

Reviewed: 14-09-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better story line and not so much sex,I should have read all the reviews before downloading.

Would you ever listen to anything by Sylvia Day again?

no

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Narrator was fine

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really

Any additional comments?

no

  • Stalking the Unicorn

  • A Fable of Tonight
  • By: Mike Resnick
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

It's New Year's Eve and the elf perched on John Justin Mallory's desk wants his missing unicorn back. And that's the easy part. Mallory's wife has run off with his partner, his detective business is in ruins, and the mob's out to get him. With so many wonderful things happening, Mallory decides that a case involving a trip from reality might not be so bad. After all, what more can he lose?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quirky alternative & fun.

  • By Mary on 23-12-12

Quirky alternative & fun.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

Lots of books have been written about alternative worlds, but this is great fun.

Our resolute detective will do almost anything to earn a buck, and ends up getting into all sorts of trouble.

I really enjoyed it.

  • Holy Cow!

  • An Indian Adventure
  • By: Sarah Macdonald
  • Narrated by: Kate Hosking
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

After backpacking her way around India, Sarah Macdonald decides she hates the country with a passion. When a beggar at the airport reads her palm and insists she will one day return, and for love, she screams "Never!" and gives the country, and him, the finger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a read

  • By Paul on 28-07-06

Disappointing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-06

Having also been to India I was disappointed when listening to this book.
It leaves out so much of the joy of this unique country, but maybe I'm biased.
Worth listening to however.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Accusers

  • Marcus Didius Falco, Book 15
  • By: Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Fresh from his trip to Britain, Falco needs to re-establish his presence in Rome. A minor role in the trial of a senator entangles him in the machinations of Silius Italicus and Paccius Africanus, two real-life lawyers at the top of their trade. These notorious ex-consuls play a dangerous game, where success brings rich pickings but a mistrial or a wrong verdict entails huge financial penalties.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not sure about the reader/narrator

  • By Anne on 13-12-10

The Accusers (Unabridged)

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-01-06

An excellent roman mystery told in her usual droll fashion by Lindsey Davis. Falco, aided by his intelligent wife and her brothers weaves his way through the pitfalls of Roman law to solve another crime.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful