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  • Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

  • By: Jon Ronson
  • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480

Jon Ronson is fascinated by madness, extraordinary behaviour and the human mind. He has spent his life investigating crazy events, following fascinating people and unearthing unusual stories. Collected here from various sources (including The Guardian and GQ America) are the best of his adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More please Jon

  • By Matthew on 03-11-12

So, so interesting...

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

Reviewed: 29-08-15

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed every minute

What does Jon Ronson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His delivery, and his own interpretation of his text

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

James Bond section had me laughing out loud

Any additional comments?

I cannot rate this highly enough.

  • The Hotel on the Roof of the World

  • Five Years in Tibet
  • By: Alec Le Sueur
  • Narrated by: Steven Kynman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

Few foreigners are lucky enough to set foot on Tibetan soil, but Alec Le Sueur spent five extraordinary years there, working in the unlikeliest Holiday Inn in the world. Against the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas unfolds a highly amusing and enlightening account of his experiences. Fly infestations at state banquets, unexpected deliveries of live snakes, a predominance of yaks and everything yak-related, the unbelievable Miss Tibet competition, insurmountable communication problems and a dead guest are just some of the entertainments to be found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Imperfect people living interesting lives

  • By Lynda Cookson on 08-07-13

The best audiobook I have listened to

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

Reviewed: 21-04-14

What made the experience of listening to The Hotel on the Roof of the World the most enjoyable?

The story is brilliant, the narrator gave the book a perfect flippancy and captured the situation perfectly. I have listened to this book several times and is performance is the best of any audiobook.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hotel on the Roof of the World?

The description of the Chinese airline and the onboard magazine made me laugh out loud.

Have you listened to any of Steven Kynman’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't unfortunately

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

They make running a hotel look easy...

Any additional comments?

Funny and thoughtful. I felt like I was there with him and shared in his experience. Can't recommend highly enough.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Scar Tissue

  • By: Anthony Kiedis, Larry Sloman
  • Narrated by: Rider Strong
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490

As lead singer and songwriter for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis has lived life on the razor's edge. Much has been written about him, but until now, we've only had his songs as clues to his experience from the inside. In Scar Tissue, Kiedis proves himself to be as compelling a memoirist as he is a lyricist, giving us a searingly honest account of the life from which his music has evolved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touching, inspiring, informative.

  • By Bono S. on 25-07-16

A bit disappointing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-12

I actually found this a little bit tedious and I felt like turning it off after the millionth time he went on a drugs binge, sorry: "Run". Interesting I suppose - but I really wanted to hear more about the music.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful