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  • Frank Skinner

  • By: Frank Skinner
  • Narrated by: Frank Skinner
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Frank Skinner is undoubtedly one of the funniest and most successful comedians appearing on British screens. Born Chris Collins in 1957, he grew up in the West Midlands where he inherited his father's passion for football, a West Bromich Albion supporter, along with a liking for alcohol. Expelled from school at 16, Frank held various jobs, later going on to gain an MA in English Literature.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • not like the book

  • By Liam chapman on 01-03-16

Entertaining but far too short!

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

Reviewed: 25-01-19

I love Frank Skinner but I think this book could have been more in depth. He reads it well though, and I enjoyed it but it uses up the monthly credit too quickly lol. Recommend as a lighthearted option.

  • Nerd Do Well

  • By: Simon Pegg
  • Narrated by: Simon Pegg
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576

Zombies in North London, death cults in the West Country, the engineering deck of the Enterprise: actor, comedian, writer, and self-proclaimed supergeek Simon Pegg has been ploughing some bizarre furrows in recent times. Having blasted on to the small screen in the gut-busting and now legendary sitcom Spaced, his enduring appeal and rise to nation’s-favourite-son status has been mercurial, meteoric, megatronic, but mostly just plain great.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a typical Autobiography

  • By Audrey on 09-12-10

Entertaining & clever

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Really enjoyed listening to this book. The juxtaposition of autobiography with the fictional tale of a hunky James Bond-style hero was highly entertaining and SP read it perfectly. I just wish it had been longer!

  • Terry Pratchett: BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451

Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different.... Collected together for the first time are seven full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of Terry Pratchett’s novels, with star-studded casts including Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, Philip Jackson, Alex Jennings and Mark Heap.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent radioplay renditions of Pratchett's work

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-11-18

A mixed bag of abridged stories of varying quality

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

Reviewed: 27-11-18

I (probably naively) didn't realise that these are significantly abridged versions of the full stories - at 7 for the price of 1 though, that's fine. my favourite was the second-to-last story of time travel. Some of the voice actors throughout these tales are excellent; all were at least good. Unfortunately a couple of the stories are so shortened I struggled to follow what was happening - particularly in Wyrd Sisters. Beware those who listen to audiobooks whilst going to sleep; several moments are VERY LOUD! Also note that the final story isn't a Discworld novel, and sounds more like an episode of Doctor Who.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • La Belle Sauvage

  • The Book of Dust, Volume 1
  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,203
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,814
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,805

Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping Story, Great Narrator

  • By Lorenzo on 21-10-17

Great reading of suspenseful bits in particular

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

Initially disappointed to discover this is a prequel - having become so invested in Lyra & Will in the Dark Materials trilogy - it took me a while to warm to Malcolm, the main protagonist in The Book of Dust. Thankfully the excellent narration of this audiobook sucked me into the story, particularly during tense moments of the plot. This book feels more adult than the original trilogy; there are very grown up themes and scenes involving death, sexual references and profanity which came as a surprise!