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  • Rotherweird

  • Rotherweird, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Caldecott
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 759

Rotherweird is a twisted, arcane murder-mystery with shades of Deborah Harkness, Hope Mirrlees and Ben Aaronovitch, Mervyn Peake and Edward Gorey at their disturbing best. The town of Rotherweird stands alone - there are no guidebooks, despite the fascinating and diverse architectural styles cramming the narrow streets, the avant-garde science and offbeat customs. Cast adrift from the rest of England by Elizabeth I, Rotherweird's independence is subject to one disturbing condition: nobody, but nobody, studies the town or its history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story bit hard to follow

  • By kate on 05-11-17

A true classic.

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

Reviewed: 13-11-17

Loved this book. A most absorbing and enjoyable listen from beginning to end. Highly recommended

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Through It All I've Always Laughed

  • Memoirs of Count Arthur Strong
  • By: Count Arthur Strong
  • Narrated by: Count Arthur Strong
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

Count Arthur Strong reads the story of his extraordinary journey from his humble early years as the only son of a contortionist in wartime Doncaster to the dizzy heights and excesses of fame as one of the shining lights of popular entertainment. Count Arthur Strong is a show business legend, after-dinner speaker and a leading authority on Ancient Egypt, having been stationed there during his nation service. He has countless friends in the showbiz world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • through it all I have always laughed.

  • By Phil D on 19-04-15

The Untied Kingdoms very own Dane Enda Everette

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

Reviewed: 13-02-14

Where does Through It All I've Always Laughed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is by far the moist amusing.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Through It All I've Always Laughed?

I have to admit that I did have tear in my ear listening to when he was being born in the same bed as his mother.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When he woke to find the war had ended.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Through it all I have always lived and now you can live, re-live it too with me on your own, through my voice....well you know what I mean...you want to make something of it?

Any additional comments?

Star of Stage, BBC Radio and with a hit BBC T.V Series in his portfolio Count Arthur Strong is in my humble opinion the most refreshing and witty personalty to claim his niche in the British comedy scene. He is not in anyway a 'fly by night' he has trod the boards and honed his craft over many years. In the finest tradition of northern comics he effortlessly combines the captivating story telling ability of Al Read with the delightful wordplay of Les Dawson and throughout serves up a Dickensian banquet of Malapropisms.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Wizard's First Rule

  • Sword of Truth, Book 1
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 34 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good. For adults only though.

  • By Sean on 27-08-09

Quite entertaining.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-12

I found this story to be quite easy to follow though as some have mentioned it was a little boring in places. When the narrative did become interesting the spell was often broken by the use of Americanisms which soon became an irritation. The use of 'real bad' instead of 'really bad' and 'I guess' instead of 'I suppose' to name just two. The number of times characters 'scrunched their eyes up' I lost count of.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dodger

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Steven Briggs
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715

Dodger is a tosher – a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn’t.But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him.And Dodger’s tale of skulduggery, dark plans and even darker deeds begins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terry Pratchett is back with a vengence.

  • By David on 15-09-12

Terry Pratchett is back with a vengence.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-09-12

A magnificently constructed tale brimming with T.P's distinctive charm and wit providing many 'laugh out loud' moments.



The narration by Steven Briggs is, as usual, splendid and although this book is not a part of the Disc World series the familiar voices of quite a few much loved characters are echoed here.

21 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • The Name of the Wind

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,557
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,305

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the university at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Robyn on 31-01-13

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-04-12

I have read the book and enjoyed it immensely. I was telling a friend about it and she said that she had the audio book and she would let me borrow it...What a disappointment! The narrator was American and I lost interest after about half an hour.

This audio version is how this kind of Fantasy should be narrated...British accents...It had me enchanted from the beginning and I highly recommend it.

14 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

  • By: Scott Lynch
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,835
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,371

They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count. Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the rich - they're the only ones worth stealing from - but the poor can go steal for themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic modern fantasy storytelling

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-05-11

An excellent listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-11

I found this tale to be utterly absorbing, the plot, I can only describe as, enlightened, and the narration, masterful. I have noticed that other reviews mention swearing, and that made me somewhat apprehensive but I decided to go ahead anyway. I am so glad that I did, the swearing was not as bad as I thought. If I had not read the reviews I would have not consider the swearing excessive, but being forewarned I was on my guard and upon reflection I came to the conclusion that there was not enough. I understand that it might seem strange to some people upon reading this, but I was left with a feeling in my mind that people who habitually swore would have done so much more than was included in the narrative, and it might be the lack of swearing that made others sit up and take notice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Xenocide

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

Xenocide is the third installment of the Ender series. On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequeninos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus which kills all humans it infects, but which the pequeninos require in order to transform into adults.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not exceptionable.

  • By Nick Long on 19-10-16

Dignified

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-07-11

The truth of the previous books, revelation, considered and explained at length. To some it might be tiresome and laboured...but to those who have truly 'lived' the intricate weave of what has gone before...This can only be a be a delightful enlightenment,