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  • The Dublin Trilogy, Book 4
  • By: Caimh McDonnell
  • Narrated by: Morgan C. Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
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    5 out of 5 stars 26
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    5 out of 5 stars 26

Paul can't let an incident from his past go. When he finds out a rival detective agency played a key role in it, he drags MCM Investigations into a blood feud that they can't hope to win. Soon they're faced with the prospect of the company going out of business, and Brigit going out of her damn mind. When long-buried bodies are discovered in the Wicklow Mountains, Bunny's past starts closing in on him, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better and Better

  • By lisasarcy on 13-05-19

Last in the series....bereft!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-07-19

Well I’ve really enjoyed all the books in the series. There is something about the Irish sense of humour and it definitely appeals to me. The fact you can have really funny events combined with a bit of a mystery and mayhem is brilliant.
I would love to know more about how the main characters get on with their lives plus the supporting characters were great too.
There’s a podcast by the author which does have some short stories and background to the books so at least there is a little more to listen to. 👍👍👍👍👍
Should also say excellent narration with the different Irish and American accents.
An excellent series....thank you Audible for the suggestion!
☘️ ☘️☘️☘️☘️

  • Crocodile on the Sandbank

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185

Amelia Peabody inherited two things from her father: a considerable fortune and an unbendable will. The first allowed her to indulge in her life's passion. Without the second, the mummy's curse would have made corpses of them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lively, fun mystery

  • By Helen on 18-04-10

First forray with Amelia and Emerson.....Enjoy!!!

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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: 02-07-19

This audiobook was the very start of something special for me. I first came across it on CD at my local library. You have to first accept it is in the style of a Victorian melodrama. I love Barbara Rosenblat’s narration. Her “Amelia” is brilliant and she voices all the other characters perfectly for me. It is all “Good Gad!” and curses. There are a good number of books in the series. Characters grow and new family members arrive. I read them all. But it’s not a patch on the audiobooks with the timing of the “put downs” in the exaggerated upper class English accents.
If you do take to the series then I envy you...there are lots of laughs to look forward to!
I’m filling in the gaps in my audiobook library of the Emerson’s. It’s like coming back to old friends. Elizabeth Peters could certainly ape the upper classes beautifully and then there’s the Egyptian history which I forgot to mention....such brilliant descriptions bring it all to life.......enjoy!!

  • A Man with One of Those Faces

  • By: Caimh McDonnell
  • Narrated by: Morgan C. Jones
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

The first time somebody tried to kill him was an accident. The second time was deliberate. Now Paul Mulchrone finds himself on the run with nobody to turn to except a nurse who has read one-too-many crime novels and a renegade copper with a penchant for violence. Together they must solve one of the most notorious crimes in Irish history. Or else they’ll be history.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Moz on 14-09-18

Prepare to laugh out loud!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-19

On a night when I have full control of the TV remote I have happily been listening to the final few chapters of this book instead! I saw this as a suggestion for me, the reviews were good so here we are....several hours later. There are not so many books that have me laughing out loud. Really enjoyable and as it’s a prequel I’m hoping there is more of the same to come.
What makes Irish humour so very good! Perfect narration helps and that was delivered effortlessly by Morgan C. Jones. Can’t wait to start the next book. 👍

  • The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr

  • By: Frances Maynard
  • Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

Elvira Carr is 27 and neuro-atypical. Her father - whom she suspects was in the secret service - has passed away and, after several Unfortunate Incidents growing up, she now spends most of her time at home with her overbearing mother. But when her mother has a stroke, Elvira is suddenly forced to look after herself or risk ending up in sheltered accommodation. Armed with her Seven Rules, which she puts together after online research, Elvira hopes to learn how to navigate a world that's full of people she doesn't understand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By Carole on 22-08-18

Unique...loved it.

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Reviewed: 28-05-19

I have loved this book and am sorry it’s over. More please!!!
Spending time in Elvira’s company has been an eye opener...another figure of speech that caused so much confusion in her life. We spray these terms around without a thought and everyone understands or do they?
It has been a rollercoaster of emotions listening to this book. Cheering Elvira on and feeling her hopelessness when things go wrong. What an easy life we have when we can interpret and generally understand all the signals people make during the day....not having to hide away in silence until the sand stops shifting under our feet. A really unique book.

  • The Rosie Result

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326

Until 12 years ago, geneticist Don Tillman had never had a second date. Then he developed The Wife Project and met Rosie, 'the world's most incompatible woman'. Now, having survived 4,380 days of marriage, Don's life-contentment graph, recently at its highest point, is curving downwards. Rosie has just returned to work and is struggling with an obnoxious co-worker. Don, meanwhile, is in hot water after his latest lecture goes viral. But their real worry is their son, Hudson, who is having trouble at school: his teachers say he isn't fitting in with the other kids.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fitting finale to a wonderful trilogy

  • By Gina L on 11-04-19

Fantastic

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Reviewed: 18-04-19

I have really enjoyed all of the “Rosie” books. You are shown life from a slightly different viewpoint. A brilliant storyline that has been beautifully delivered by Dan O’Grady’s narration. Very pleased to have spent more time with Don, Rosie and Hudson and very sad that the projects are now completed. I have loved every minute. Thank you Graeme Simsion.

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  • Wilding

  • The Return of Nature to a British Farm
  • By: Isabella Tree
  • Narrated by: Isabella Tree
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 136

Forced to accept that intensive farming on the heavy clay of their land at Knepp was economically unsustainable, Isabella Tree and her husband, Charlie Burrell, made a spectacular leap of faith: they decided to step back and let nature take over. Thanks to the introduction of free-roaming cattle, ponies, pigs and deer - proxies of the large animals that once roamed Britain - the 3,500 acre project has seen extraordinary increases in wildlife numbers and diversity in little over a decade. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A practical, reasoned approach to rewinding

  • By Alex Gray on 15-03-19

A different view of nature.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-19

I waited a long time for this book to come out as an audio edition. I have probably missed out on pictures but I knew I’d never sit and read it properly. I nearly gave up with the introduction as it seemed really dry and all about comparisons and percentage this and that. I’m so very pleased I stuck with it. The story of such a sea change from the farming life that Charlie and Isabella could not sustain is engrossing. I have looked up Knepp on YouTube to see what has been created. It is quite beautiful but more than that it is knowing what the changes have brought almost by chance. Just giving nature a helping hand. What pigs can do for the land is nothing short of magical. I’m afraid I can’t look at the sheep grazing in the nearby fields now without thinking about the authors informed view about their impact on the land.
I have found the book to be uplifting and depressing all at the same time. Bureaucracy and red tape combined with disapproval from the farming community for letting land go to waste was something I hadn’t expected.
Good luck to them as they continue to battle preconceptions in the hope of showing a different way forward.
I hope one day to see Knepp and experience a dawn chorus there, it must be magical.
Not an easy fluffy story about birds and butterflies at all..... but absolutely fascinating. Look after your oak trees!

  • Cherringham - A Cosy Crime Series Compilation

  • Cherringham 7-9
  • By: Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  • Narrated by: Neil Dudgeon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

Jack's a retired ex-cop from New York, seeking the simple life in Cherringham. Sarah's a Web designer who's moved back to the village find herself. But their lives are anything but quiet as the two team up to solve Cherringham's criminal mysteries. This compilation contains episodes 7 - 9: THE BODY IN THE LAKE, SNOWBLIND and PLAYING DEAD.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy listenng

  • By Mrs. C. on 23-10-16

Addictive

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-19

I had pondered on this series for a while. Quite light but very enjoyable. The narration by Neil Dudgeon is excellent. I will be sorry when I get to the end of the series.

  • A Keeper

  • By: Graham Norton
  • Narrated by: Graham Norton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,473

The mystery of Elizabeth Keane's father is one that has never been solved by the people of Buncarragh - not for lack of speculation. Her mother, Patricia, had been assumed a spinster until she began dating a mysterious man from out of town and within months had left Buncarragh and had married. Less than two years later, Patricia was back, with a new baby in her arms but no new husband by her side and unbendingly silent about her recent past. A secret she would take with her to her grave.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By cilla on 13-10-18

Expect the Unexpected

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-19

Well Mr Norton has wound a cracking story. I loved it. Especially good that Graham narrated it himself.

  • Step by Step

  • The Life in My Journeys
  • By: Simon Reeve
  • Narrated by: Simon Reeve
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 526

TV documentary maker Simon Reeve has dodged bullets on frontlines, hunted with the Bushmen of the Kalahari, dived with manta rays, seals and sharks, survived malaria, walked through minefields, tracked lions on foot, been taught to fish by the President of Moldova, and detained for spying by the KGB. After a decade spent making more than 80 programmes he has become a familiar face on British TV, well known for his extraordinary journeys across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world. But what most people don't know is that Simon's own journey started in a rough area of Acton, West London where he was brought up and left school with no qualifications.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn’t put it down!

  • By McStick on 18-09-18

Simply Amazing!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-19

Simon’s story is very different from what I expected. Not a privileged start in life. Came very close to being an adult trouble maker. Not what I expected at all. Quite an eye opener. That he has built his career on volunteering to work extra without pay. Being interested and diligent with his work. An inspirational book. As other reviewers have said really difficult to leave. He certainly has made his documentaries tell a different story. “Light and shade” is his mantra. A great listen. All the better for Simon reading the book himself.

  • Best Foot Forward

  • By: Adam Hills
  • Narrated by: Adam Hills
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 262

A hilarious and honest collection of stories, thoughts, and tales of a life in comedy from the award-winning comic Adam Hills. Adam Hills is one the UK's best-loved comedians. For 30 years he has been performing stand-up, hosting TV shows and winning the hearts of a nation. Taking us from the early days of the Sydney Stand Up scene to hosting his own radio show, touring the world and eventually landing on British TV, Best Foot Forward is a story of a life in comedy. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just great

  • By Mr on 21-08-18

The story of determination.

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Reviewed: 24-01-19

I really enjoy Adam Hills as a comedian and the Last Leg show. It was really interesting to hear the back story to his appearance fronting the Last Leg all during the Paralympics in 2012. The grit and determination to stick with his chosen life of a comedian. And the slog leading to the breaks that put him on TV eventually in the UK. But there has to be the talent and the quick whit in the first place. A very entertaining listen 👍