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  • That Close

  • By: Suggs
  • Narrated by: Suggs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

Suggs is one of pop music's most enduring and likeable figures. Read by the author himself with the assured style and wit of a natural raconteur, this hugely entertaining and insightful autobiography takes you from his colourful early life on a North London council estate, through the heady early days of Punk and 2-Tone, to the eighties, where Madness became the biggest selling singles band of the decade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Time spent with Suggs

  • By Marion Nash on 12-02-14

That Close

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

Reviewed: 14-07-17

A collection of Suggs and Madness anecdotes brought to life by Suggs. Great fun wonderful narration

  • The Country of the Blind

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer, now best remembered for his science fiction novels and often credited as being the father of science fiction. 'The Country of the Blind' is the strange story of a mountain guide who accidently falls off a cliff ledge in the Andes. He survives the fall unhurt, and finds himself in a remote valley where a tribe lives completely cut off from the rest of the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration

  • By Mr on 23-05-17

Terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 23-05-17

Great story but awful, awful narration makes it almost unlistenable. A robot could do it better. This is a shame backside it's a great story

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fire and Movement

  • The British Expeditionary Force and the Campaign of 1914
  • By: Peter Hart
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

A remarkable story of high hopes and crushing disappointment, the campaign contains moments of sheer horror and nerve-shattering excitement; pathos and comic relief; occasional cowardice and much selfless courage - all culminating in the climax of the First Battle of Ypres. And yet, as Peter Hart shows in this gripping and revisionary look at the war's first year, for too long the British part in the 1914 campaigns has been veiled in layers of self-congratulatory myth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A refreshing Look At The BEF 1914

  • By R J Moore on 06-02-17

Excellent account, poor delivery

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

Reviewed: 14-05-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Fire and Movement to be better than the print version?

The audiobook was somewhat spoiled for me by the delivery by the narrator. This was especially bad when it came to interpreting the first hand accounts. Poor delivery of English regional accents, sometimes attributed poorly and awful interpretation of French, German accents. I imagine General Foch is turning in his grave at the dreadful Allo Allo style representation of his voice

What did you like best about this story?

It is a different account and interpretation of the evidence of the BEF in 1914. There are no rose tinted spectacles and it is very good to have a fresh IWW of it

Would you be willing to try another one of Tim Gerard Reynolds’s performances?

Never!

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

No

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Tooth

  • By: Ian McEwan
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 493
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 496

Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • McEwan Takes Us Back To The Seventies

  • By GC on 15-10-12

Sweet Tooth

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

Reviewed: 20-06-13

What made the experience of listening to Sweet Tooth the most enjoyable?

Juliet Stevenson's matter of fact story telling is wonderful. She inhabits the Serena character, sexy, intelligent, its just brilliant

What did you like best about this story?

Lots of twists , I had no idea where it was going and did not expect the ending.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful