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  • Dead Men's Trousers

  • By: Irvine Welsh
  • Narrated by: Tam Dean Burn
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

Mark Renton is finally a success. An international jet-setter, he now makes significant money managing DJs, but the constant travel, airport lounges, soulless hotel rooms and broken relationships have left him dissatisfied with his life. He's then rocked by a chance encounter with Frank Begbie, from whom he'd been hiding for years after a terrible betrayal and the resulting debt. But the psychotic Begbie appears to have reinvented himself as a celebrated artist and - much to Mark's astonishment - doesn't seem interested in revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant and utterly hilarious...

  • By Jonny D on 17-05-18

Another great listen

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

Reviewed: 24-04-18

Narrator really enhanced the story.
Another well woven tale about these likeable Scottish rouges.
Well worth a listen.

  • The White Mountains

  • Tripods Series, Book 1
  • By: John Christopher
  • Narrated by: William Gaminara
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

In the first book of John Christopher's classic series, it is the year 2100, and the world is controlled by the machines called Tripods. Life goes on largely as it had in the pre-industrial era, as all of humanity is subject to mental controls which prevent anyone from challenging the established order.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Saw the TV programme as a kid in 80's

  • By karl on 14-09-13

Brilliant

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-03-11

This is the first book in the ?Tripods? trilogy. The tripods (for those who don?t remember the BBC series) are large, three-legged creatures who have invaded earth and enslaved mankind. White Mountains is the story of a young boy called Will and various other humans who make a dangerous journey across the ?white mountains?, in order to make a stand against the tripods. It?s a great yarn, which I think younger Sci-Fi fans would probably also enjoy.

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  • The Long Walk

  • The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
  • By: Slavomir Rawicz
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Twenty-six-year-old cavalry officer Slavomir Rawicz was captured by the Red Army in 1939 during the German-Soviet partition of Poland and sent to the Siberian Gulag. In the spring of 1941, he escaped with six of his fellow prisoners, including one American. Thus began their astonishing trek to freedom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Long swindle, more like

  • By Clare on 02-11-09

Inspiring survival story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-11

This is an amazing story, which shows just how much people can achieve in the face of adversity. The experiences of the walkers are at turns horrific and uplifting; you get a real sense of the hardships they endure and the growing friendship between them as they continue their journey. There have been questions as to the authenticity of the story, but I?d suggest you leave that aside and simply immerse yourself in this highly enjoyable, gripping story.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful