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  • Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

  • By: Bob Mortimer, Paul Whitehouse
  • Narrated by: Bob Mortimer, Paul Whitehouse
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 616
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572

Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse have been friends for 30 years, but when life intervened, what was once a joyous and spontaneous friendship dwindled to the odd phone call or occasional catch up. Then, Glory Be! They were both diagnosed with heart disease and realised that time is short. They'd better spend it fishing...So they dusted off their kits, chucked on their waders and ventured into the achingly beautiful British countryside to fish, rediscover the joys of their friendship and ruminate on some of life's most profound questions.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book about friendship amazing!!!

  • By jamie on 04-06-19

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 15-06-19

Love these guys. So pleased to hear that there will be a second TV series.
This book is a delight. Gentle, humble and hilarious.

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  • It

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 44 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,294
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,905
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,897

To the children, the town was their whole world. To the adults, knowing better, Derry, Maine, was just their hometown: familiar, well ordered for the most part. A good place to live. It was the children who saw - and felt - what made Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurked, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. Sometimes IT reached up, seizing, tearing, killing....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful - a horror classic

  • By Catbark on 21-09-16

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

An amazing tale of love, friendship, good and evil. So much more than just a horror story and so much better than the movie. I am going to miss it if you know what I mean? It has been a big part of my life for the last few weeks.
Highly highly recommend to anyone.

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  • Ghost Flight

  • By: Bear Grylls
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655

Haunted by his wife and son's brutal abduction and murder, ex-soldier Will Jaeger runs to the ends of the Earth to recover and to hide. But even there he is found and compelled to undertake one last mission and to confront a savage past he can barely even remember. Jaeger agrees to lead an expedition into the Mountains of the Gods in the remote Amazon jungle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cheesy but great

  • By Alexander on 02-07-15

Cheesy but great

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

Reviewed: 02-07-15

This books uses just about every cliche you can imagine and then some. However I can't deny that it was great fun and I can't wait for the sequel.
The narrator was excellent with a truly great range of accents and character.
If you are after a really easy listen / read that doesn't take too much effort but still keeps you interested then this is the book for you.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Six Years

  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 710
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 622

Six years have passed since Jake Sanders watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven't come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd's obituary, he can't keep himself away from the funeral.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Coben

  • By Matty on 04-05-13

Classic Coben?

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

Reviewed: 02-07-13

I have read a number of Coben's thrillers and like the others, this one immediately grabs you with intrigue. However it didn't really offer anything different from his previous tales.
Dare I say it was a bit too formulaic? Yes, I think so. I tired of the same techniques that I had read in his previous books and although overall I enjoyed the experience, I was left feeling a little unsatisfied. Good but not great

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  • Gone Girl

  • By: Gillian Flynn
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,067

Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keep going with this

  • By E on 23-02-13

A clever idea, but it just didnt do it for me

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

Reviewed: 02-07-13

I think this is probably a very good book. Certainly it was the concept of a story from the perspective of two different people that made me buy it. But it didn't grab me. I need a book to reel me in within the first few chapters otherwise I lose patience. Maybe a more patient reader would get more out of this.

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  • Restless

  • By: William Boyd
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,587
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Richard and Judy Best Read, 2007.
Winner of the Costa Book Awards, Novel of the Year, 2006.
A Richard and Judy Book Club selection.
Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.

What happens when everything you thought you knew about your mother turns out to be an elaborate lie? During the summer of 1976, Ruth Gilmartin discovers that her very English mother, Sally, is really Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigrée and one-time spy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gripping and thoughtful book

  • By Tom on 03-11-07

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 02-07-13

A fascinating look at World War 2 espionage with a twist. Kept me intrigued right up until the end.

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  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,751
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,752

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known... of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul... of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame... and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous book

  • By Mrs on 23-12-12
  • The Pillars of the Earth
  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee

Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 02-07-13

Another Ken Follett masterpiece. Fantastic characters, great story and historical authenticity. Highly recommended.

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  • Extinction

  • Star Force, Book 2
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

In the second book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has another bad year. The Nano ships have a new mission--one that sentences their pilots to death. Meanwhile, the governments of Earth want to steal Star Force's Nano technology for their own. Worst of all, Earth has made a promise to the Macros, and the machines are coming to collect.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • good performance, story not as good as first

  • By Espen on 26-07-18

A good follow up to the first book

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

Reviewed: 02-07-13

I really enjoyed the first book in this series. It had a reality about it that some other science fiction lacks. I haven't been a big fan of SF in the past for this reason. The first book captured my imagination and I found the alien invasion believable and consequently fascinating. My fear for the second book is that it could have easily moved in to the fantasy realm. Thankfully my concerns were unfounded. The second book is great. Exciting and progressing the story well.

I will be buying book 3 very soon!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • A Piano in the Pyrenees

  • The Ups and Downs of an Englishman in the French Mountains
  • By: Tony Hawks
  • Narrated by: Tony Hawks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 159

Inspired by breathtaking views, and dreaming of finding love and romance in the mountains, Tony Hawks impulsively buys a house in the French Pyrenees. Here he imagines he will finally fulfil his childhood fantasy of mastering the piano, untroubled by the problems of the world. However, Tony's account of stumbling into the world of overseas home ownership is perhaps best heard as a useful manual of how not to go about buying a house abroad.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly a true story!

  • By Penny on 30-12-07
  • A Piano in the Pyrenees
  • The Ups and Downs of an Englishman in the French Mountains
  • By: Tony Hawks
  • Narrated by: Tony Hawks

Funny, interesting and moving

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-13

Big fan of Tony Hawkes, who in my opinion is much underrated. This book is a good deal more mature than his earlier works (I loved Round Ireland with a Fridge) and it brings a new romantic side to his accounts. Still very funny but also quite touching.

More please Tony!

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  • World Without End

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 2
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 45 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,501
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,805

On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius, and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bereaved when it ended

  • By bex4ad on 15-03-11

Epic!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-13

An epic tale that spans generations. Historically euthentic, compulsive storyline, wonderfully narrated. I didn't want it to end.