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  • It's a Fair Cop: Series 1-3

  • The BBC Radio 4 Stand-up Comedy Show
  • By: Alfie Moore
  • Narrated by: Alfie Moore
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 131

Alfie Moore spent 18 years on the Humberside police force before turning to stand-up comedy. In each episode of this live stand-up show, he takes his audience through a scenario based on a real-life case and tasks them with deciding how they would have acted in the circumstances. From drink driving to a missing gnome, road traffic collisions to the tricky subject of Stop and Search, not to mention a case in which you must imagine what it would be like if Bruce Lee came from Scunthorpe and had been hammering the kebabs for 20 years.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The funniest radio programme since Cabin Pressure

  • By Ann Watson on 06-12-18

Genuinely funny book.

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Laughed every episode of this , well worth a listen.
Would definitely recommend.
I've even listened to it twice

  • Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection

  • By: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
  • Narrated by: Paul Eddington, full cast, Nigel Hawthorn
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,794
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,639
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,637

Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled. Helped - and hampered - by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hasn't dated a day.

  • By Steven Turner on 01-12-15

Still relevant today

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Had a proper good laugh listening to this , Has more premonitions than all of the Simpsons episodes put together.
It could have been made yesterday , just brilliant.

  • HR: The Complete Series 1-5

  • A BBC Radio 4 Comedy
  • By: Nigel Williams
  • Narrated by: full cast, Nicholas le Provost, Jonathan Pryce
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Lazy HR officer Sam (Nicholas le Provost) and his equally useless workmate Peter (Jonathan Pryce) realise they are in trouble: Peter for lateness and abusive phone calls to clients, and Sam for his over-relaxed attitude to errant staff members like Peter. Soon their worst fears are realised when they learn that one of the abusive phone calls made by Peter has been intercepted. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HR FULL (the entire set).

  • By Drew on 01-01-19

Not very funny

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

This is probably the worst audio book I've bought in the last 6 years , If only I could figure out how to return this rubbish I would , don't bother wasting your credits on this , its awful

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Diary of Two Nobodies

  • By: Mary Killen, Giles Wood
  • Narrated by: Mary Killen, Giles Wood
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

What is life for Giles and Mary outside the willow-patterned cocoon? Giles is a countryman who relishes solitude. His wife, Mary, thrives in company and enjoys frequent escapes to London. After 30 years in a marriage of opposites, Giles and Mary have adapted to a life of domestic misunderstandings within comical misadventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marriage - eject or sit it out?

  • By Rachel Redford on 27-12-17

Think they are great on gogglebox

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

Reviewed: 22-01-18

However the funny clips on the tv and the previous reviews raised my expectations
Giles has a few moments though I found the content to be quite dull , certainly not what I expected

  • Parsnips, Buttered

  • Bamboozle and Boycott Modern Life, One Email at a Time
  • By: Joe Lycett
  • Narrated by: Joe Lycett
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,128
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,916

In this book I have attempted to solve each and every one of life's problems. And I have succeeded. Dear Listener, Using letters, emails, tweets and telegrams I will show you how the things in your life that make you sad, low or anxious can soon appear trivial, insignificant and like a fish. In short, I will butter your parsnips.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed

  • By Steve K on 12-02-17

Ok if you haven’t seen the tube clips

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

Reviewed: 22-01-18

Kind of covers old ground , the parking fine is a famously funny , however I thought the rest of the book was mediocre at best with just a few chuckles , nothing more
Was expecting more

  • Built for Speed

  • By: John McGuinness
  • Narrated by: Joe McGann
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 144

John McGuinness is one of the all-time giants of road racing, with a huge host of victories to his name. But his easy humour and down-to-earth attitude off the bike have always kept people guessing: what's the truth about the man inside the helmet that has kept him at the top of such a sport for over 20 years? His autobiography tells the whole story, from his humble beginnings in Morecambe and getting his first bike at the age of three, to working as a bricklayer and cockle fisherman before deciding to follow his dream, and finally to his many victories in the most dangerous sporting event on the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • quality. true living legend. and all round top man

  • By mr on 05-05-17

Considerably better than Guys book

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

Reviewed: 30-09-17

Enjoyed this book from start to finish , a genuine down to earth legend.
Being a TT fan I can’t recommend this book enough.
Great stories and a unique perspective into a real legend of the roads.
Honest , frank , amusing and well worth buying...
Great book .

  • The Hub

  • This Is Your Pilot Speaking, An Audible Original Pilot
  • By: Bruce Windwood
  • Narrated by: Susy Kane, Alex Kirk, Howard Gossington, and others
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 274

Deep underground, in a top-secret location, the war against Terror, Anarchy and Foreigners in General is being waged. Inside The Hub, where intelligence gathering blends seamlessly with state-of-the-art, counter-terrorist hardware, dedicated professionals work day and night to keep us safe...and somehow always manage to totally screw things up.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable, but fairly enjoyable

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-07-15

Liked a lot

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

Reviewed: 08-07-15

Thought this was very similar to the cabin pressure series
Enjoyable subject matter and performances

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ricky Hatton's Vegas Tales

  • By: Ricky Hatton
  • Narrated by: Dean Williamson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

Ricky Hatton in Las Vegas...what could possibly go wrong? Ricky Hatton's brilliance as a boxer, his down-to-earth demeanour and his live-wire sense of humour have made him a national treasure. Five of Ricky's biggest and most explosive fights took place in the boxing Mecca of Las Vegas. Tens of thousands of British fans followed him there to watch these monumental bouts and to soak up the unique atmosphere in Sin City.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant insight. You don't t have to be a boxing fan to enjoy this book.

  • By Paul on 13-07-15

There's only one Ricky Hatton

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

Reviewed: 30-06-15

Really enjoyed this book
Sure he's not the greatest fighter , but being from near Hyde myself I know he is still the down to earth character he portrays
He was an exciting fighter and the book takes you back to those recent times book was entertaining even if the accents we're a bit dodgy from the narrator
Enjoyed the story and would recommend it if you're interested in boxing
A very charismatic chap

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Frank Skinner

  • By: Frank Skinner
  • Narrated by: Frank Skinner
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Frank Skinner is undoubtedly one of the funniest and most successful comedians appearing on British screens. Born Chris Collins in 1957, he grew up in the West Midlands where he inherited his father's passion for football, a West Bromich Albion supporter, along with a liking for alcohol. Expelled from school at 16, Frank held various jobs, later going on to gain an MA in English Literature.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • not like the book

  • By Liam chapman on 01-03-16

Very entertaining book

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

Reviewed: 08-03-15

Typically crude yet not overlong
Enjoyed the book and the fact that frank had also narrated the book
Worth a listen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • May I Have Your Attention Please?

  • By: James Corden
  • Narrated by: James Corden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818

As far back as he can remember James Corden has only ever wanted to be in one place: in front of you, doing something to make you laugh, cry, shout, or giggle uncontrollably. At the age of 4, he grandstanded throughout his baby sister’s christening, standing on a chair in front of the whole congregation, pulling faces and cracking everyone up. Despite himself, the vicar was impressed. And from then on he couldn’t get enough of the spotlight, even when it always seemed to avoid him. Throughout his teens, he and his Dad trudged up and down towards London....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Axe grinding

  • By Mazza on 09-07-14

Had a few funny moments but overall disappointing

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

Reviewed: 07-06-14

Would you try another book written by James Corden or narrated by James Corden?

No I don't believe I would

Has May I Have Your Attention Please? put you off other books in this genre?

No not really , I've listened to lots of autobiographies

Would you be willing to try another one of James Corden’s performances?

No

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

No not really , wouldn't recommend

0 of 1 people found this review helpful