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  • Molly's Game

  • From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker
  • By: Molly Bloom
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

In the late 2000s, Molly Bloom, a 20-something petite brunette from Loveland, Colorado, ran the highest stakes, most exclusive poker game in existence. Hundreds of millions of dollars were won and lost at her table. Molly's game became the game for those in the know - celebrities, business moguls and millionaires. Molly staged her games in palatial suites with beautiful views and exquisite amenities. She flew privately, dined at exquisite restaurants, hobnobbed with the heads of Hollywood studios, was courted by handsome leading men....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • entertaining and thriĺling<br />

  • By sT cW on 01-02-18

Excellent book, well written and well read

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

Reviewed: 28-10-18

Really enjoyed this audiobook, bought it after I watched the film on Netflix, book 100 times better definitely very recommended.

  • WTF?

  • What have we done? Why did it happen? How do we take back control?
  • By: Robert Peston
  • Narrated by: Robert Peston, Luke Thompson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

There has been a people's revolt against the way the West has been run. Brexit, Trump, the recent British and French elections saw millions of people shouting that they were sick to death of things never getting better. In WTF Robert Peston gives us his highly personal account of what those who have ruled us for years got so badly wrong and what we need to do to mend the terrible fractures in our society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great!

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-11-17

Very disappointing

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

Reviewed: 17-10-18

I rate Robert peston as a journalist however this audiobook is just pants. To be fair I only listened to the first chapter and it annoyed me so much, this was Robert peston writing for the sake of writing and I get the impression he thinks he’s better than he is. Having read a couple of books on a similar subject - check out Tim Shipman, there is no comparison. I normally only rate books I like, this is so bad however I needed to say something - though as stated before I only managed the first chapter.

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  • The Holocaust

  • A New History
  • By: Laurence Rees
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 362

Laurence Rees, in his magnum opus, combines largely unpublished testimony with the latest academic research to create the first accessible and authoritative account of the Holocaust in over three decades. Rees argues that whilst hatred of the Jews was always at the epicentre of Nazi thinking - and the Holocaust was the most appalling crime in history - what happened cannot be fully understood without considering the murder of the Jews alongside other Nazi plans to kill millions of non-Jews as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holocaust - A masterly telling

  • By Rathelstan on 28-02-17

Staggering book

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

If you could sum up The Holocaust in three words, what would they be?

Horrifying, compelling Staggering

What other book might you compare The Holocaust to, and why?

I have read other books on WW2 but none like this - maybe some horrific fiction book

Have you listened to any of Mr Jonathan Keeble’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Haven't listened to any of his other stuff but I thought he did a great job with this

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

Let this never happen again

Any additional comments?

Hopefully in the days of instant news this can never happen again though with regimes like Mugabe still going on it appears we are not learning lessons. I'm not sure how much WW2 means to young people these days but maybe this book should be taught to them so they can learn especially in the current political climate and the rise of the racists

  • Parliament Ltd

  • A journey to the dark heart of British politics
  • By: Martin Williams
  • Narrated by: Esther Wane, Luke Thompson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

In Parliament Ltd, investigative journalist Martin Williams reveals the true extent of greed and corruption in Westminster. Containing explosive new revelations about the activities of those at the top, this is a shocking untold tale that goes to the rotten heart of British politics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • painfully exposing the Parliament

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-09-16

Just a rant

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

Reviewed: 14-02-18

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who just want to listen to someone having a rant

Would you ever listen to anything by Martin Williams again?

I thought Martin was ok getting through this one sided rubbish

How could the performance have been better?

Read a different book

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

To start with anger then it was the same stuff repeated over and over so nothing in the end other than boredom

Any additional comments?

Not really

  • Fire and Fury

  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,968
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,638
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,617

The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous - and absolutely mesmerising. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, best-selling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself. In this explosive audiobook, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Whirl of Staff and Ideas

  • By Ricci on 22-03-18

Pretty much as expected - maybe slightly better

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

Reviewed: 14-02-18

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Make it shorter seems to me it was eeked out to get a book out of not that much

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Actuall6 haven’t finished it as got a bit bored and to be honest we are not at an end yet.

What about Michael Wolff and Holter Graham ’s performance did you like?

Pretty good performance no specific reason

Do you think Fire and Fury needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No I am sure we will be drowned out with new Trump books over the coming years and this wasn’t interesting enough to have a sequel

Any additional comments?

It was actually better than expected, most of the juicy bits had alread6 come out in the press beforehand - not quite as biased as I thought it would be but still a book t9 make money I felt not divulge much that most of us didn’t already suspect.

  • Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem

  • By: Tim Shipman
  • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
  • Length: 29 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

By the best-selling author of All Out War, shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2017. The unmissable account of politics covering Theresa May's time as PM through to the end of the election campaign. Stuffed to the brim with revelation and explanation of political debates and arguments and a superb follow-up to All Out War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and insightful

  • By Chris Tech on 23-01-18

As good as all out war but more scary

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

Reviewed: 14-02-18

If you could sum up Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem in three words, what would they be?

Our hopeless politicians

What other book might you compare Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem to, and why?

Can’t think of a book offhand However if I were to write on it would most definitely be about a kids playground with incompetent teachers and brats as kids.

Which character – as performed by Rupert Farley – was your favourite?

No standout character it just seems they are all blazing LG incompetent

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No , it was one you did in chunks, has taken me a while as I would listen on way to work a couple of days in a row then come back to it.

Any additional comments?

I really like Rupert as a reader definitely up there. It is a terifying indictment of our politicians whether you support any of the parties how useless they are and if they were in the private sector like I am they would have all,been fired, has left me annoyed at how bad they all are and the spin doctoring that goes on. In the words of Richard Pryor None of the above!!!

  • Crack House

  • The Incredible True Story of the Man Who Took On London's Crack Gangs and Won
  • By: Harry Keeble, Kris Hollington
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

Crack House takes the listener into the dark heart of our cities' most violent and terrifying places, showing how the war on drugs can only be won by constant and forceful vigilance. The bastard offspring of cocaine, crack first entered the UK in the early 1990s. By the end of the decade, Britain's inner cities were in the midst of a crack epidemic, with users being responsible for a massive proportion of crime. Communities, especially in London, were crying out for help, but there were only two specialist units in the whole of the capital.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive as the drug itself

  • By chris on 16-06-12

excellent eye opening book with good narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-06-17

Where does Crack House rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Really interesting and well written and narrated book, slightly different to what I've listened to before but is up there amongst the best

What other book might you compare Crack House to, and why?

I recently listened to a book about trump and also brexit so although different and more high octane it kept me gripped. Also I live in Haringay so very interesting hearing about places I know though to be honest never knew this stuff went on

Which scene did you most enjoy?

all good

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

Crackhouse - one near you

Any additional comments?

Don't want to get political here but reading this you do feel the Police deserve more money putting themselves in harms way for us - along with nurses etc - Our useless politicians get paid more than double what these guys do and what do they do for their money!! Politicians read this book and give these guys a living wage!!

  • All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class

  • By: Tim Shipman
  • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
  • Length: 32 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367

Based on unrivalled access to all the key politicians and their advisors - including Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, George Osborne, Nigel Farage and Dominic Cummings, the mastermind of Vote Leave - Shipman has written a political history that reads like a thriller and offers a gripping day-by-day account of what really happened behind the scenes in Downing Street, both Leave campaigns, the Labour Party, Ukip and Britain Stronger in Europe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent blow by blow account

  • By Mr SA Lambe on 02-03-17

Makes you wonder why we pay our taxes

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

Reviewed: 01-05-17

Would you listen to All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class again? Why?

Yes - it is a very interesting books but it seems to me politicians are only interested in themselves and how many advisers there actually are - a real eye opener.

What did you like best about this story?

Learning just how poor our politicians are

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

I haven't listened to Ruper before but I think he was excellent

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

Macbeth the sequel

Any additional comments?

Definitely worth a read for anyone doesn't know much about the inner workings of politics, wonder how these people would survive in the real world.

  • Maximum Violence

  • Arisen, Book 4
  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 595
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568

In Canterbury, as the virus rages out of control, one troop of Royal Marine Commandos fights a 360-degree battle for survival, while also racing to rescue the Channel Tunnel survivors from a relentless siege all before Hellfire missile strikes and carpet bombing kill anyone left alive. Across the Atlantic, the crew of the USS John F. Kennedy risks a catastrophic reactor meltdown to get out of the path of a 10-mile-wide tide of the dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A series that just keeps giving . . .

  • By Simon on 24-08-15

Story gets better as does RC Bray

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

Reviewed: 25-01-16

What made the experience of listening to Maximum Violence the most enjoyable?

Having now listened to the full set 1-6 and read the rest I have to say RC Bray makes the series - when I was reading the books I heard RC's voice

Who was your favorite character and why?

Like pretty much all the characters no real favourite

Have you listened to any of R.C. Bray’s other performances? How does this one compare?

All this series, the Martian which were fantastic - just returned the mountain man poor RC tries hard but the story is just too weak

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

  • Arisen Omnibus Edition: Books 1-3

  • By: Michael Stephen Fuchs, Glynn James
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171

When the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living - with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of seven billion animated corpses. And one international team of elite special operators - supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us - are humanity's last best hope for survival....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good quality books really enjoyed

  • By Trevor on 25-01-15

Awesome book even better narration

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

Reviewed: 15-01-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Arisen Omnibus Edition: Books 1-3 to be better than the print version?

Yes I loved the books but RC Bray just adds that something else

What was one of the most memorable moments of Arisen Omnibus Edition: Books 1-3?

Honest answer read up to book 10 so can't remember there have been so many great bits

Have you listened to any of R.C. Bray’s other performances? How does this one compare?

The Martian which was the first time I heard him - best narrator I have listened to and I have been a member for years here

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Thanks RC you did a great job - oh and if the writers ever read these things book 11 please. Oh and one final request for RC - can you do game of thrones - awesome book but the narrator they have used is awful you would be great at that