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  • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2

  • By: John Finnemore
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,227
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 938
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 929

Stephanie Cole ("Doc Martin"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam ("The Thick Of It") star in the complete second series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even Better.....

  • By Joan on 01-07-11

As Arthur would say 'Briiliant!!!!'

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

Reviewed: 27-07-13

Any additional comments?

This is one to listen to again and again. Brilliantly written and performed and fabulously funny.

  • The Shining Girls

  • By: Lauren Beukes
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 63

The girl who wouldn’t die, hunting a killer who shouldn’t exist… A terrifying and original serial-killer thriller from award-winning author, Lauren Beukes.“It’s not my fault. It’s yours. You shouldn’t shine. You shouldn’t make me do this.”Chicago 1931. Harper Curtis, a violent drifter, stumbles on a house with a secret as shocking as his own twisted nature – it opens onto other times. He uses it to stalk his carefully chosen 'shining girls' through the decades – and cut the spark out of them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Completely awful characterisation.

  • By P on 27-07-13

Completely awful characterisation.

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

Reviewed: 27-07-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The story itself is enjoyable enough but with an unsatisfying ending. However, the narration is dreadful. Christopher Ragland is a fine narrator when he sticks to his own voice but his male characterisations are bad and the the female ones are appalling. Every woman/girl whether she is a child, an architect, a transsexual, a drug addict or the sole survivor of a serial killer sounds like a cross between Mariliyn Monroe singing Happy Birthday Mr President and a muppet baby!

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