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  • The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

  • By: Imogen Hermes Gowar
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar, read by Juliet Stevenson. This voyage is special. It will change everything.... One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly beguiling and brilliantly believable.

  • By ms.t.s.hutchings on 20-02-18

brilliant romp

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

Reviewed: 17-04-19

loved it, plently of legs for another story or the readers imagination. dark and light play out in a beautiful haze throughout.

  • All Creatures Great and Small

  • The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 337

The inspiration for the BBC series of the same name. Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semiferal cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo, James find he is on a learning curve as steep as the hills around him.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story and narrator - terrible sound quality

  • By Culvers on 15-07-16

Vibrant and wholesome, hilarious too

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

Couldn't have drunk it faster, these memoirs read like an idyll of human endeavor. The best credit I've spent so far, by far.

  • Lovecraft's Monsters

  • By: Neil Gaiman, Ellen Datlow (Editor)
  • Narrated by: Bernard Clark
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

Prepare to meet the wicked progeny of the master of modern horror. In Lovecraft's Monsters, H. P. Lovecraft's most famous creations--Cthulhu, Shoggoths, Deep Ones, Elder Things, Yog-Sothoth, and more--appear in all their terrifying glory. Each story is a gripping new take on a classic Lovecraftian creature. Contributors include such literary luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Karl Edward Wagner, Elizabeth Bear, and Nick Mamatas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Go on, it's well worth it.

  • By Kathy on 21-12-16

Go on, it's well worth it.

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

Reviewed: 21-12-16

Brilliant, fantastic, riveting. I bought this anthology for Neil Gaiman's involvement, but am blown away by all the contributors. I just wish there was some detail on the chapters as to what the title of the individual tales is and who the author might be.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Pride and Prejudice [Audible Studios]

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 493

Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and upside down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First of many

  • By DooeyDuck on 19-08-08

If you don't love this there's something wrong with you

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

Reviewed: 11-06-15

The perfect way to vanish the world for a few hours. Listen while you work :)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Red Dwarf

  • Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers
  • By: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor
  • Narrated by: Chris Barrie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,028
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,401

When Lister got drunk, he really got drunk! After celebrating his birthday with a Monopoly-board pub crawl around London, he came to in a burger bar on one of Saturns moons, wearing a lady's pink crimplene hat and a pair of yellow fishing waders, with no money and a passport in the name of "Emily Berkenstein". Joining the Space Corps seemed a good idea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great narration and fun to listen too

  • By Leon on 22-08-08

Chris Barrie Rocks

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

Love this stuff. Chris Barrie never fails. Funny, engaging, distressing... All human life is here.

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,981
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,663

Under the streets of London there's a world most people could never even dream of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his safe and predictable life and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and yet utterly bizarre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully Neil Gaiman!

  • By Bookworm. on 23-12-12

love it

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

Reviewed: 06-06-15

I didn't sleep well enough to write a full review, but this book, is a blinder. Neil Gaiman reads it like a full ensemble cast with each character distinct and memorable. I keep coming back to it. Love it.

  • Northanger Abbey

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Catherine Morland reads tales of Gothic romance, yet leads a country life in Wiltshire. When she travels to Bath, she meets and falls in love with Henry Tilney. She is invited by his sister and father to stay at Northanger Abbey, where she meets all the trappings of Gothic horror that she has read about. Fortunately, she has her own good sense and irresistible but unsentimental hero, Henry Tilney.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love the story, hate the voice.

  • By hattie on 02-03-16

Love a bit of Austen to drown out Kisstory

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

Reviewed: 02-06-15

The clipped tones of Anna Massey drolly trot out the wisdoms of Austen's prose. The self condemnation of Miss. Moreland's censure is wry & pitiable through the telling. Lovely stuff.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England

  • A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173

Imagine you could travel back to the 14th century. What would you see? What would you smell? More to the point, where are you going to stay? And what are you going to eat? Ian Mortimer shows us that the past is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived. He sets out to explain what life was like in the most immediate way, through taking you to the Middle Ages. The result is the most astonishing social history book you are ever likely to read: evolutionary in its concept, informative and entertaining in its detail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very, very interesting - highly recommended

  • By anthonyunionjackson on 06-05-09

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-12

This fantastic book is so much more fun to listen to then the staged medieval/prehistoric fact/fiction slashies I'm normally stuck with when trying to draw myself into the past. Very very enjoyable - and I don't have to worry about the veracity!