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BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom
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  • Sleeping Like a Baby

  • Simple Sleep Solution for Infants and Toddlers
  • By: Pinky McKay
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Coffey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Are you obsessed with your baby's sleep? Do you feel weak because you can't leave him to cry himself to sleep? Do you need to relax more and enjoy being a parent? Parenting expert Pinky McKay offers a natural, intuitive approach to solving your little ones' sleep problems and gives practical tips on how to understand your baby's tired cues, create a safe sleeping environment, gently settle babies and toddlers and feed infants to encourage sleep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • rids the guilt and made me feel more confident

  • By samantha on 23-10-16

rids the guilt and made me feel more confident

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

Reviewed: 23-10-16

What made the experience of listening to Sleeping Like a Baby the most enjoyable?

she encourages soothing your baby and the reasons why this can be beneficial. She helped me deal with some parenting guilt. lovely reassuring book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded)

  • How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
  • By: John Medina
  • Narrated by: John Medina
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335

In Brain Rules for Baby, Dr. John Medina shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging broad coverage

  • By tablet user on 08-10-17

Great step into parenting right from pregnancy

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

Reviewed: 09-01-16

Gives good scientific overview of what works what doesn't and what is inconclusive. A great enthusiastic read from a scientific father. Definitely worth the listen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girls

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister, Amelie Jewell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 703

You live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses. You’ve known your neighbours for years, and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really? On a midsummer’s night, a 13-year-old girl is found unconscious in a dark corner of the garden square. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Weak in several parts

  • By Giftgiver on 14-11-16

Great book well narrated

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

Reviewed: 09-10-15

Really good book, so well narrated. I couldn't stop listening, it had my gripped. Who do you trust... By the end, not many

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Take a Chance on Me

  • By: Jill Mansell
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Cleo Quinn doesn’t have the greatest track record with men, but now that Will’s come along, she has every reason to be optimistic. Things are definitely looking up for Cleo…apart from one small problem with a rather large ego. Johnny LaVenture, sculptor extraordinaire and her personal childhood nemesis, is back in Channing’s Hill and tormenting her as if he’d never been away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • slow to start, then brilliant!

  • By memosa on 13-04-13

Very average

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

Reviewed: 08-07-15

Not one of her best, I normally like this author but found this story quite slow and didn't keep me on edge at all

  • Three Amazing Things About You

  • By: Jill Mansell
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403

From the number one bestselling author of The One You Really Want comes a poignant romantic novel about a young woman whose time is running out. Not to be missed by readers of Jojo Moyes and Erica James. Jill Mansell's enchanting new novel will drive readers to seize life with both hands and make the most of every minute... Hallie has a secret. She's in love. He's perfect for her in every way, but he's seriously out of bounds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very uplifting and suspense-filled read

  • By Victoria on 27-02-15

A lovely light-hearted story

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

Reviewed: 12-04-15

A great story to make you grateful for what you have and what many people face in life. I loved the positivity of the characters and the narrator read this beautifully. My next book will definitely be a Jill Mansell.

  • There Goes the Neighborhood

  • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas
  • By: Barry Richert
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

When a timid scientist builds a device that transports a grotesque beast from another dimension, he quickly learns the unsightly visitor has a kind, gentle nature. The scientist must thwart his greedy wife's efforts to exploit the creature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant brilliant and brilliant!!!

  • By Diane Enticott on 19-08-16

Mediocre story

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

Something was a bit cheesy about this one. It seemed a bit kidified love twilight zone but not quite taken by this, but good enough to see it through

  • Nothing in the Dark: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas

  • By: George Clayton Johnson
  • Narrated by: Marshall Allman
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

An old woman consumed with the fact that she will die one day soon barricades herself in her cold, dark tenement apartment so that "Mr. Death" cannot visit her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By samantha on 06-02-15

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

Good listen for my walk to work, don't even remember the journey as I was so taken in by Wanda and her fears. Who's the good and guys and who are the bad... Brilliant

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Friends Like These

  • Free Extract
  • By: Danny Wallace
  • Narrated by: Danny Wallace
  • Length: 5 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 48

Danny Wallace is about to turn 30. Recently married and living in a smart new area of town, he's swapped pints down the pub for lattes and brunch. For the first time in his life, he's feeling, well...grown-up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Something quick

  • By Mr. J. Patel on 02-12-14

very engaging and easy to relate to

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

Reviewed: 13-01-15

Completely relate to this with cliches and the changing of age :) very amusing and an easy listen to. Definitely one for my list

  • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 3

  • By: John Finnemore
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch, Roger Allam, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,253
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,002

Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Roger Allam star in the first series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best thing on radio

  • By Em on 10-12-11

light hearted amusement

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-05-12

Very amusing, very enjoyable to listen to. All the characters are well played and have their own fun enjoyable quirks

4 of 4 people found this review helpful