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  • Holding

  • By: Graham Norton
  • Narrated by: Graham Norton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,782
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,778

Graham Norton's masterful debut is an intelligently crafted story of love, secrets and loss. The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama, and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn't always been this overweight; mother of two Brid Riordan hasn't always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn't always felt that her life was a total waste.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A classic tale of love and loss

  • By Panda on 13-11-16

Wonderful writing and narration !

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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: 23-01-17

What a wonderful surprise this book is - pacey writing, an excellent plot and engaging characters. This is all enhanced by Graham's narration which adds the lilting cadence of the Irish vernacular without going over the top. I thoroughly enjoyed this and didn't want to leave the characters - I sincerely hope that he continues the story onward in his next book !

  • À La Mod

  • My So-Called Tranquil Family Life in Rural France
  • By: Ian Moore
  • Narrated by: Ian Moore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 65

Ian Moore is a stand-up comedian in the UK and a husband, father of three boys, farmhand and chutney-maker in France. He is a mod in both walks of life and most of his time is spent travelling grumpily between the two. Comedian, mod and professional grump Ian Moore has had enough. Tired of being unable to park anywhere near his cramped house in a noisy town he doesn’t like, he hatches a plan to move his wife and young son to a remote corner of the Loire Valley in search of serenity and space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • tale of ex pat Brit in France with a Parka & pets

  • By Jane Viccars -Axelrad on 11-08-14

Loved this book and its narration

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

Reviewed: 02-09-16

I loved this book and it's companion volume 'Ce't Modnifique' - they were both such a wonderful surprise. The narration is excellent - I was not aware of Ian Moore as a stand-up comedian but his voice is perfect for telling the amusing and moving story of his family's life France and the various animals they adopt. I would recommend this to anyone.
It is not a twee 'we moved to France' book - it is a down to earth amusing read.

  • C'est Modnifique!

  • Adventures of an English Grump in Rural France
  • By: Ian Moore
  • Narrated by: Ian Moore
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

After six years in the idyllic Loire Valley, comedian Ian Moore, his family, and his ever-expanding menagerie are beginning to feel like they're on the cusp of the peace and tranquility they hoped for when they moved from dreary Crawley to la belle France. Their grand project, a writing school called Les Champs Créatifs, is finally complete - only, nobody's signed up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely listen/read!

  • By Ann D on 26-04-15

Brilliant book with stand-out narration

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

Reviewed: 02-09-16

I loved this book, and it's companion volume 'A La Mod' - they were both such a wonderful surprise. The narration is excellent - I was not aware of Ian Moore as a stand-up comedian but his voice is perfect for telling the amusing and moving story of his family's move to France and the various animals they adopt. I would recommend this to anyone.
It is not a twee 'we moved to France' book - it is a down to earth amusing read.

  • Land of the Midnight Sun

  • My Arctic Adventures
  • By: Alexander Armstrong
  • Narrated by: Alexander Armstrong
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

In an adventure of a lifetime, Alexander Armstrong heads north into an ever more hostile Arctic winter to explore the farthest reaches of the globe. In an epic journey, he navigates some of the Earth's toughest terrain, first travelling through the glittering landscape of Scandinavia then on to the isolated islands of Iceland and Greenland, as far as the infamously treacherous Northwest Passage. His final frontier is Canada and Alaska, where his journey ends on the international dateline between the USA and Russia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a pleasant way to pass a few hours

  • By Dorothy & Joe Yeomans on 21-04-17

A Lively and Interesting Read

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

Really enjoyed this book which was much enhanced by the intelligent and lively narration by Alexander Armstrong.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Make Me

  • Jack Reacher 20
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,647

Jack Reacher has no place to go and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote railroad stop with the curious name of Mother's Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely tombstone in a sea of nearly ripe wheat...but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing private investigator, a cryptic note about 200 deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jack back on Home Turf

  • By Simon on 14-09-15

Fast-Paced and engaging narrative

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

Reviewed: 17-01-16

I have never read a book by Lee Child before, but I really enjoyed this and will certainly read other books by this author. Good to have a strong female character in a thriller of this genre.

  • The Hairy Bikers Blood, Sweat and Tyres

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Si King, Dave Myers
  • Narrated by: Si King, Dave Myers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 369

Si King and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers, have lived life to the fullest. They had fantastically rich northern childhoods laced with food and fun, but of course with some tragedy too. But we also get to know the early Bikers - we find out how their friendship developed and all of the mad capers and round-the-world trips they went on. Perfect for their fans, heavily seasoned with warmth, food, love, bikes and bro-mance, the Hairies never fail to entertain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!!

  • By Glynne on 01-12-15

Wonderfully entertaining - two great friends!

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

Reviewed: 13-12-15

Even if you are not familiar with all the Hairy Bikers' TV programmes or books, this is still a very entertaining read. The chapters alternate between Si King and Dave Myers, each narrating their own chapter with genuine style. The narrative is varied, interesting and you can't wait for the next chapter! Their stories are both of succeeding (and sometimes surviving!) against the odds. The most moving aspect is their loyal and unswerving friendship throughout. I would recommend this book to anyone.

  • It's Not What You Think

  • By: Chris Evans
  • Narrated by: Chris Evans
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

Chris Evans' extraordinary career has seen him become one of the country's most successful broadcasters and producers and a well-known face in his own right. From his early years on Manchester's Piccadilly radio to Don't Forget Your Toothbrush, The Big Breakfast, and TFI Friday for Channel 4, Chris changed the TV landscape during the '90s. And on BBC Radio 1's Breakfast show and as owner of Virgin Radio, he ushered in the age of the celebrity DJ.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Liked it but it stops in a weird place

  • By Victoria on 12-11-09

Hang onto your hat !

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

Reviewed: 11-10-15

The first few chapters of this book are narrated at such speed by Chris Evans that it is difficult to keep pace - but don't be discouraged, his delivery slows down after the first few chapters. This man's life is amazing exciting and 'edge of your seat' listening. Underneath all that bravado you can hear the vulnerability. You will immediately want to read the second book of his autobiography but unfortunately, it's not in audio format yet.

  • Where Am I?

  • By: Phil Tufnell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

A hugely enjoyable and life-affirming memoir from the ever-popular ex-cricketer and now successful broadcaster. When Phil Tufnell hung up his cricket boots back in 2003, little did he know the dramatic direction his professional life would take next. Yet since being crowned "King of the Jungle" in I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, the ex-England spin bowler has never looked back and is now a much loved television and radio presenter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good insight into a great bloke!

  • By Paul James on 12-01-18

Fast-paced, lively and amusing

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

Reviewed: 11-10-15

Although the book is not narrated by Phil Tufnell, the narrator - Johnathan Keeble does an excellent job and you feel like you are listening to Phil himself. You don't need to be interested in cricket to enjoy this book either - it is written in such a lively and interesting manner that everyone can enjoy it. Honest and humorous it is a delight,

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fibber in the Heat

  • Following England in India - A Blagger's Tale
  • By: Miles Jupp
  • Narrated by: Miles Jupp
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284

Fanatical about cricket since he was a boy, Miles Jupp would do anything to see his heroes play. But perhaps deciding to bluff his way into the press corps during England's Test series in India wasn't his best idea. By claiming to be the cricket correspondent for BBC Scotland and getting a job with the (Welsh) Western Mail, Miles lands the press pass that will surely be the ticket to his dreams. Soon, he finds himself in cricket heaven - drinking with David Gower and Beefy, and sharing bar room banter with Nasser Hussain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Just Not Cricket!

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-06-12

A joyous read

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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: 16-08-15

You don't have to know anything about cricket to enjoy this marvellous book by Miles Jupp - who is a joy to listen to. One marvels at his nerve in attempting to become a cricket commentator and his insight into the working lives of the journalists is enlightening for him, and the reader.
Would recommend this to anyone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Men's Bones

  • Inspector McLean, Book 4
  • By: James Oswald
  • Narrated by: Ian Hanmore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 991
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988

Penguin presents the new unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Dead Men's Bones, the new gripping thriller from James Oswald. Morag Weatherly and her two young daughters have been shot by husband Andrew, an influential politician, before he turned the gun on himself. But what would cause a rich, successful man to snap so suddenly? For Inspector Tony McLean, this apparently simple but high-profile case leads him into a world of power and privilege.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellently written, narrated series

  • By caroline on 09-09-14

Excellent Story and Excellent Narrator

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

Reviewed: 16-05-15

This is the first book I have read by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The narrator was wonderful - it makes such a difference when the narration marries perfectly with the story. I don't know if James Oswald's books all have a slightly spiritual flavour to them so I found the ending a little bit strange, but I shall certainly try more of his books.