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  • In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story

  • By: Luke Smitherd
  • Narrated by: Luke Smitherd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738

There are hangovers, there are bad hangovers, and then there's waking up inside someone else's head. Thirty-something bartender Charlie Wilkes is faced with this dilemma when he wakes up to find himself trapped inside The Black Room - a space consisting of impenetrable darkness and a huge, ethereal screen floating in its center. It is through this screen that he sees the world of his female host, Minnie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Peter on 15-04-16

Fantastic book - highly recommended

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

Reviewed: 08-05-16

I wouldn't usually go for a sci-fi book on audible, and really only went for this as it was on a daily deal, but I'm very glad I did.
The story was incredibly original and drew me in very quickly. It's been a long time since I've found a book where I'm looking for excuses to go driving so I can listen to it in peace but this book did that for me.
I think that the the author narrating the book added a lot. It came across as very sincere and I enjoyed listening.
It's great to have the opportunity to support self-publishing authors especially those with great talent such as Luke. A lucky find for me and I will be looking at his other work.

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  • Dr Seuss - The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories

  • By: Dr Seuss
  • Narrated by: David Walliams
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

Seven delightful stories from the inimitable Dr Seuss! The amazing stories are full of typical Seuss humour, rhyme and rhythm and are all beautifully illustrated. They include "The Bippolo Seed", in which a scheming cat leads an innocent duck to make a bad decision; "The Rabbit, the Bear, and the Zinniga-Zanniga", about a rabbit who is saved from a bear via a single eyelash; "Gustav the Goldfish", about a fish that grew and grew; "Tadd and Todd", a tale about twins; "Steak for Supper", about fantastic creatures who follow a boy home in anticipation of a steak dinner, and plenty more!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic stories

  • By Naomi Coutts on 22-10-18

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 07-09-13

What made the experience of listening to Dr Seuss - The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories the most enjoyable?

Love David Walliams narration and the stories are fun!

Who was your favorite character and why?

The boy with the fish really caught my 4 year olds imagination.

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

Yes!

  • How to Be a Woman

  • By: Caitlin Moran
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Moran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214

1913 - Suffragette throws herself under the King's horse. 1969 - Feminists storm Miss World. Now - Caitlin Moran rewrites "The Female Eunuch" from a bar stool and demands to know why pants are getting smaller. There's never been a better time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain.... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should you get Botox? Do men secretly hate us? What should you call your vagina?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indispensable listening

  • By GlaswegianLassie on 23-12-12

Not for me.

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

Reviewed: 07-09-13

Would you try another book written by Caitlin Moran or narrated by Caitlin Moran?

No.

Has How to Be a Woman put you off other books in this genre?

No

Would you be willing to try another one of Caitlin Moran’s performances?

No.

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

I found the book irritating and the narration cloying. I know I am in the minority in my dislike of this book but it really wasn't for me. It felt as though Caitlin Moran's definition of feminism was in fact anything that happened to be convenient to her at the time and she came across as disparaging about anyone doing anything differently to her.

  • The Examined Life

  • By: Stephen Grosz
  • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,417

We are all storytellers - through stories, we make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to tell tales. There must be someone to listen. In his work as a psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz has spent the last 25 years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our most baffling behaviour. The Examined Life distils over 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight, without the jargon. This extraordinary book is about one ordinary process: talking, listening, and understanding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Saffy on 13-02-13

Fantastic book.

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

What made the experience of listening to The Examined Life the most enjoyable?

I found this book a complete pleasure to listen to. The narrator has a lovely melodious tone, and the stories from the authors clinical practice are captivating.

What did you like best about this story?

The writing style which was so pleasant to listen to.

Have you listened to any of Peter Marinker’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No but I will look out for them now.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A glimpse of humanity.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful