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  • Nicholas Nickleby

  • The Dickens Collection: Original Audio Show
  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 36 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

When 19-year old Nicholas Nickleby is left destitute after his father's death, he appeals to his wealthy uncle to help him find work and to protect his mother and sister. But Ralph Nickleby offers little help and proves to be both hard-hearted and unscrupulous, leaving Nicholas to make his own way in the world. Nicholas' adventures take him to Yorkshire boarding school, Dotheboys Hall, and then back to London, meeting an extraordinary gallery of rogues and eccentrics along the way. Like many of Dickens' novels, Nicholas Nickleby is characterised by his outrage at cruelty and social injustice, but it is also a flamboyantly exuberant work, revealing his comic genius.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not my usual listen...... but so good!

  • By Ms. H. J. Stephenson on 16-10-18

Superbly read,

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

Reviewed: 08-02-19

Superbly read. A great classic. A great free book, 39 hours of entertainment all for free.

  • I Invited Her In

  • By: Adele Parks
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 751

When Mel hears from a long-lost friend in need of help, she doesn’t hesitate to invite her to stay. Mel and Abi were best friends back in the day, sharing the highs and lows of student life until Mel’s unplanned pregnancy made her drop out of her studies. Now, 17 years later, Mel and Abi’s lives couldn’t be more different. Mel is happily married, having raised her son on her own before meeting her husband, Ben. Now they share gorgeous girls and have a chaotic but happy family home, with three children.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bit obvious

  • By Jackie M-W on 04-11-18

became dull half way through

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-10-18

good mostly, but became dull half way through. struggled on to the end, but not sure if it was worth it.

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  • The Garden of the Gods

  • By: Gerald Durrell
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55

The enchanted island of Corfu was home to Gerald Durrell and his family for five years before the Second World War. For the passionate young zoologist, Corfu was a natural paradise, teeming with strange birds and beasts that he could collect watch and care for. But life was not without its problems - Gerald’s family often objected to his animal-collecting activities, especially when the beasts wound up in the family’s villa or even worse - the fridge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is a great book.

  • By L on 24-12-12

audio book badly edited

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

poor quality pronunciation in audio book, long pauses where not needed, badly edited, but great story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Billie Jo

  • By: Kimberley Chambers
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Billie Jo is the adored only child of wealthy villain Terry and Michelle, the drunken wife he hates. Knowing how much Billie Jo dreads her parents' fights, Terry imagines that she'll understand when he tells her he is going to leave Michelle to marry his pregnant secretary. But fate is about to deal a terrible hand and change everything in a way Terry has not planned for, leaving Billie Jo's protected world in tatters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection

  • By ~Cariad~ on 31-05-17

Realistic dysfunction

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

Reviewed: 17-04-18

Beautifully read. Storyline OK and so realistic that I felt like I'd spent all 19 hours living with a badly dysfunctional family. Listening to the drunken words of one of the characters grated after a while and I would have liked a more satisfying ending to his character and more tied up ending with regards to him.