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  • Bring Up the Bodies

  • By: Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303

By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith's son, is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second wife, for whose sake Henry has broken with Rome and created his own church. In Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel explores one of the most mystifying and frightening episodes in English history: the destruction of Anne Boleyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Maddy on 02-06-12

Captivating

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-17

What a delightful story beautifully read. I was transposed into a world long gone and enjoyed every moment.

  • Precious and the Monkeys

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The delightful, enchanting story of Precious Ramotswe’s very first case, read by Adjoa Andoh. What would you do if someone was stealing things from your friends? Would you try and find out who the thief was? Once upon a time in Botswana in Africa, there was a little girl called Precious. She would grow up to be famous as Precious Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, but she had to solve her first mystery while still at school.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story brilliantly performed

  • By LvS on 09-06-16

Excellent story brilliantly performed

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-16

I wasn't expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did. I bought it for the children (aged 6 and 4) to listen to while driving and it was a real hit with everybody in the car.
Adjoa Andoh's performance is highly entertaining.
Don't hesitate! We can't wait to listen to the others.

  • Dr Seuss - The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories

  • By: Dr Seuss
  • Narrated by: David Walliams
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Seven delightful stories from the inimitable Dr Seuss! The amazing stories are full of typical Seuss humour, rhyme and rhythm and are all beautifully illustrated. They include "The Bippolo Seed", in which a scheming cat leads an innocent duck to make a bad decision; "The Rabbit, the Bear, and the Zinniga-Zanniga", about a rabbit who is saved from a bear via a single eyelash; "Gustav the Goldfish", about a fish that grew and grew; "Tadd and Todd", a tale about twins; "Steak for Supper", about fantastic creatures who follow a boy home in anticipation of a steak dinner, and plenty more!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic stories

  • By Naomi Coutts on 22-10-18

Very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

Our children (6 and 4) loved these lively Dr Seuss rhymes. I have to admit that I enjoyed them too. David Walliams' performance is brilliantly entertaining.