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  • Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division

  • By: Peter Hook
  • Narrated by: Peter Hook
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 177

Inspired by the attitude and energy of punk, Peter Hook and school friend Bernard Sumner joined lead-singer and lyricist Ian Curtis and drummer Stephen Morris, and with some cobbled-together instruments, they created their own unique sound. In 1980 they had released two albums and were on the cusp of touring America when Ian Curtis committed suicide. In this no-holds-barred account, Peter Hook gives us the inside story of life with Joy Division. He talks with candour and reflection about Curtis's suicide and covers the band's friendships and fall-outs....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By simmering123 on 02-04-16

Very very non-twato book

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

Reviewed: 02-12-16

Absolutely fookin loved it. Like a nine hour chat with yer mate down da pub that turns into a 24 hour marathon session of jabes and lovely stories. Only sorry the audio doesn't come with pictures so we could see what that monster poo looked like. I just know Hooky took a picture of it.

  • Set the Boy Free

  • By: Johnny Marr
  • Narrated by: Johnny Marr
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498

Johnny Marr was born in 1960s Manchester to Irish immigrant parents and knew from an early age that he would be a musician. Forming his first band at 13, Marr spent his teenage years on the council estates of Wythenshawe playing guitar, devouring pop culture and inventing his own musical style. It wasn't until the early '80s, when Marr turned up on the doorstep of a singer named Steven Patrick Morrissey, that both a unique songwriting partnership and the group recognised as one of the most iconic bands of all time were formed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • exactly as you would expect from Johnny Marr...

  • By C. Cameron on 04-11-16

Better than Mozzer's

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

Reviewed: 27-11-16

loved it. Great narration. no frills. to the point. The definitive smiths story. In your face johnny rogan

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Down and Out in Paris and London

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730

An autobiographical study, Down and Out in Paris and London follows Orwell as he tramps around both Paris and London. Pawning his belongings to buy food, unemployment, drinking heavily and jostling for a place in homeless hostels are but a few of the experiences related with candour and insight in this unabridged exclusive audiobook. Orwell was arguably one of the first 'gonzo' journalists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Richard Blant on 20-07-15

Down and out in portarlington and portlaoise

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

Reviewed: 02-03-16

loved it. Great narrator. good irish accent. accurate. informative. rather them than I

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Waging Heavy Peace

  • A Hippie Dream
  • By: Neil Young
  • Narrated by: Keith Carradine
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56

Neil Young is a singular figure in the history of rock and pop culture generally in the last four decades. Reflective, insightful, and disarmingly honest, in Waging Heavy Peace he writes about his life and career. From his youth in Canada to his crazy journey out to California, through Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, & Nash, to his massively successful solo career and his reemergence as the patron saint of grunge on to his role today as one of the last uncompromised and uncompromising survivors of rock & roll - this is Neil’s story told in his own words.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what you might expect

  • By Colin on 06-09-14

Stream of Unconsciousness

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

Reviewed: 10-07-14

What made the experience of listening to Waging Heavy Peace the most enjoyable?

That Neil never raised his head from the typewriter the whole time

What other book might you compare Waging Heavy Peace to, and why?

Ulysses by James Joyce as it is the complete opposite

Which scene did you most enjoy?

And now another note from Pure Tone, unashamed product placement

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

When he talked about his son and his love for him

Any additional comments?

You will never read another book like this. Like on the road, written on one roll of paper.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • On Writing

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Stephen King
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,221
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053

In June of 1999, Stephen King was hit by a van while walking along the shoulder of a country road in Maine. Six operations were required to save his life and mend his broken body. When he was finally able to sit up, he immediately started writing. This book - part biography, part a collection of tips for the aspiring writer - is the extraordinary result.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great personal insight

  • By Blinkinmarvellous on 13-04-13

The Master

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

Reviewed: 02-04-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. King knows what he is talking about because he has done it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Stephen King. Self deprecation.

Which character – as performed by Stephen King – was your favourite?

Stephen King

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

Close the Door

Any additional comments?

All other writing workshop teachers take note - this is how you write a on writing book.

  • The Fine Art of Writing the Next Best Seller on Kindle

  • By: Omar Johnson
  • Narrated by: Omar Johnson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Most authors have the ambition of producing a best-selling Kindle book. However, most fall short of this worthy goal simply because their manuscript lacks the necessary ingredients for it to be a best seller on Kindle. In his gold mine of an audiobook, The Fine Art of Writing the Next Best Seller on Kindle, author Omar Johnson reveals the secret recipe and formula that will enable you to write the next best seller on Kindle.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Worst Best Seller on Kindle

  • By Drama Dave on 02-04-14

The Worst Best Seller on Kindle

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

Reviewed: 02-04-14

What would have made The Fine Art of Writing the Next Best Seller on Kindle better?

Shooting the narrator

Has The Fine Art of Writing the Next Best Seller on Kindle put you off other books in this genre?

Absolutely, Especially if its the same narrator

What didn’t you like about Omar Johnson’s performance?

He read like he was reading to two year olds having consumed a case of beer

What character would you cut from The Fine Art of Writing the Next Best Seller on Kindle?

Omar Johnson

Any additional comments?

Sold on its title - perspective authors drawn in by a misleading title which says little about kindle and a lot about how to paraphrase writing for dummies.