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  • Unnatural Causes

  • By: Dr Richard Shepherd
  • Narrated by: Dr Richard Shepherd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 567

As the country's top forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd has spent a lifetime uncovering the secrets of the dead. When death is sudden or unexplained, it falls to Shepherd to establish the cause. Each post-mortem is a detective story in its own right - and Shepherd has performed over 23,000 of them. Through his skill, dedication and insight, Dr Shepherd solves the puzzle to answer our most pressing question: how did this person die?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Authoritative, Authentic and Utterly Fascinating

  • By Mark on 21-10-18

A brilliant book

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

What a fantastic book. A well read first hand account of the details of so many of the tragic events and accidents that have happened around the world from as far back as the hungerford massacre to princess Diana and 9/11 This book has none of the grandstanding that comes via the usual media accounts. This man has managed to keep his integrity and honesty in tact in the face of intense pressure from the legal profession, police, media & the families of the deceased. It must be horrendous to have to be right 100% of the time and to know that one mistake means your career is over or that someone is jailed or not incorrectly. The fact that after many years of absorbing the stuff that would send the rest of us running for cover caused him to suffer PTSD shows that he and his profession deserve our upmost respect and compassion. I couldn’t put this book down it was fascinating.

  • Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

  • By: Michael Caine
  • Narrated by: Michael Caine
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

With over 100 movies to his credit over five decades, Hollywood legend and British national treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills for success in life that acting has taught him in his remarkable career. One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in everything from classic British films Alfie, Zulu and The Italian Job to the Hollywood blockbusting The Dark Knight trilogy and much-loved movie favourites Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters and The Quiet American. Caine has excelled in every kind of role - with a skill that's made it look easy.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 'Find what you love and do it as well as you can'

  • By Mark on 26-10-18

A charming book that made me smile

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

Reviewed: 21-10-18

listening to this book It’s easy to understand why Michael Caine is so well liked by his peers. This book is gentle but very funny in places. It’s well read and easy to listen to. I think it would be a very relaxing book on a long journey, I was left me feeling that Michael Caine would actually be a nice person to know.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • My Thoughts Exactly

  • By: Lily Allen
  • Narrated by: Lily Allen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,678
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,352

So, this is me. Lily Allen. I am a woman. I am a mother. I was a wife. I drink. I have taken drugs. I have loved and been let down. I am a success and a failure. I am a songwriter. I am a singer. I am all these things and more. When women share their stories, loudly and clearly and honestly, things begin to change - for the better. This is my story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully honest book.

  • By MrsB on 26-09-18

Brutally honest and well read

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

Reviewed: 24-09-18

Like many people I’ve heard all about Lily Allen the “nutter” and her politics (apologising for us all at Calais etc) via the media, I’m not a mega fan and it wasn’t particularly important to me or anything but these stories had started to interfere with my enjoyment of her music as instead of just listening to it I found It was reminding me of her antics. So I decided to listen to this book because SHE actually reads her own words so no one else is lying about her or forcing their opinion of her on me. I wanted to know is she was as awful as the media had made her out to be. After listening to it I found that I actually liked Lily Allen a great deal. I think She would be an interesting person to know. Even if you’re not a particularly big fan I think that this book is a bit of an eye opener and it’s worth listening to.

  • The Blood Strand

  • Foroyar Triology, Book 1
  • By: Chris Ould
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 417

Jan Reyna is a murder squad detective, British by adoption and choice, Faroese by birth and history. Called back to the remote Danish Faroe Islands when his father suffers a paralysing stroke, Reyna is forced to reexamine his decades-long rejection of the past and of his father in particular. But in this now-foreign country, whose language and customs he no longer understands, Reyna is also drawn into a rare Faroese murder case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Faroe - Scandinavian slow lane

  • By Rogayah on 17-03-16

It’s ok but not gripping

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

Reviewed: 28-08-18

This story ambled along ok and it was easy enough to listen to, but it was nothing special. I kept listening and waiting for it to get into gear but it never did. Also felt that the “promise” of it being something a bit different because of it being set in the Faroe’s was a big zero. It could just have well have taken place on the Isle of Wight in winter. The ending was left open for the next book for those who liked the story but for me it was too tame to bother.

  • The River Maid

  • The River Maid, Book 1
  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

London, 1854: 20-year-old Essie Chapman lives with her father in poverty-stricken Limehouse, working on the river as a boatman. Her life seems set before her, never to leave this part of London and forever at her father's beck and call. Then, one night, she must transport a mysterious man from a foreign ship to the banks of the Thames, a man who ends up renting a room in Essie's house, identifying himself only as 'Raven'.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A typical fluffy romance

  • By Tracey on 22-01-18

A typical fluffy romance

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

Reviewed: 22-01-18

The usual “formula” girly romance, it’s a bit of a bland story but the characters are likeable enough. Its pleasant to listen to if you want something easy and unchallenging. Im not sorry I bought it but I would never bother to listen to it again

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Extinctions

  • By: Josephine Wilson
  • Narrated by: William McInnes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Winner of the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award. He hated the word retirement, but not as much as he hated the word village, as if ageing made you a peasant or a fool. Herein lives the village idiot. Professor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer, world expert on concrete and connoisseur of modernist design, has quarantined himself from life by moving to a retirement village.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A man analysing his past and realising stuff......dreadfully slowly,

  • By Tracey on 29-10-17

A man analysing his past and realising stuff......dreadfully slowly,

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

Reviewed: 29-10-17

I'm not sure what to say about this book. It is well written and the narrator has a very pleasant voice, but the story goes along like a slow plod through a muddy field lugging a suitcase. I caught myself zoning in and out but when I rewound I realised I hadn't missed anything. I couldn't really like the characters enough to care one way or another about their "angst" and every thing from a broken cup to reminiscing about the death of loved was delivered with the same depth of emotion. I kept listening and waiting for it to step into another gear or for something uplifting to happen but it just didn't.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • What Does This Button Do?

  • By: Bruce Dickinson
  • Narrated by: Bruce Dickinson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 975
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 971

Pioneers of Britain's nascent rock and metal scene back in the late 1970s, Iron Maiden smashed its way to the top, thanks in no small part to the high-octane performances, operatic singing style and stage presence of its second but twice-longest-serving lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. As Iron Maiden's front man - first from 1981 to 1993, and then from 1999 to the present - Dickinson has been, and remains, a man of legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scream for me Audible

  • By Neil Pardoe on 19-10-17

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 24-10-17

Listening to this book was a real pleasure, it's well read and it's interesting all the way through from beginning to end. Bruce Dickinson's intelligence along with a healthy self deprecating sense of humour put together with his honesty makes for a remarkable life story. Even if your not an iron maiden or rock music fan don't be put off listening to this. It's not the usual collection of "drunken druggie" stories of a "rock star" This man plunges into life with both feet and gets the most out of his experiences. It's not soppy or over emotional. Listening to it was uplifting and I found myself thinking, what a smashing life (so far) !!

  • When All the Girls Have Gone

  • By: Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Narrated by: Amanda Leigh Cobb
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her step-sister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished. Beautiful, brilliant - and reckless - Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames - literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very pedestrian

  • By Tracey on 12-01-17

Very pedestrian

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

Reviewed: 12-01-17

The idea for the story seemed interesting and it had the potential to be, but every single emotion, thought or action of both the heroine and hero is described in agonisingly long drawn out detail, and to make matters worse repeats itself over and over and over again. I started skipping through sections the story and every time I started again there she was she describing a thought or feeling. Turned out it was a (predictable) romance story and not even a good one at that.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,967

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Coming of Age Fantasy

  • By Simon on 15-02-17

Oooh ain't he wonderful (not)

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

Reviewed: 28-08-16

Yep, we get it !! The main character IS a special little boy !! Scared but brave !! Going to save the world in the end........Yep got that !!! This book gets more and more predictable and silly and you listen and hope there a point to it because something good has to happen in a book 23 hours long doesn't it ?....and then suddenly it ends ! right in the middle of the story on an anticlimax.....Presumably in the hope that you actually care enough to pay for the next book. There's about 3 hours worth of story and about 20 of mundane detail. Narrator was good. Better than the book he was reading.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Tribe

  • By: Brad Manuel
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 731

Fourteen-year-old Greg Dixon is living a nightmare. Attending boarding school outside of Boston, he is separated from his family when a pandemic strikes. His classmates and teachers are dead, rotting in a dormitory-turned-morgue steps from his room. The nights are getting colder, and his food has run out. The last message from his father is to get away from the city and to meet at his grandparents' town in remote New Hampshire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I need more

  • By max on 04-07-16

Could have been a good book

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

Reviewed: 25-07-16

It's not an awful book but after a really promising start it just became a totally bland story. In effect a story about a bunch of off grid settlers only without any danger or excitement and all modern conveniences at their disposal. Only a few people left in the world and they have a pilot, a surgeon AND a vet !!! Yeah right !!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful