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Crackanory
    Series 1 and 2
    
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        Nico Tatarowicz,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Toby Davies,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Kevin Eldon,
    
    
        and others
    


    
    
        Narrated by:
        












    





    





    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Jack Dee,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Sally Phillips,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Rebecca Front,
    
    
        and others
    


    
    Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    931 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Crackanory

  • Series 1 and 2
  • By: Nico Tatarowicz, Toby Davies, Kevin Eldon, and others
  • Narrated by: Jack Dee, Sally Phillips, Rebecca Front, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 816

Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Each episode of Crackanory contains two 15-minute tales and is a master class in storytelling, combining some of the UK’s best comedy writers and performers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tales with a twist

  • By HMPS64 on 05-02-16

What a waste of money and talent.

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

Reviewed: 10-10-16

What did you like best about Crackanory? What did you like least?

Poor stories,poor use of skilled actors as narrators.

What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

The stories were abysmal, something you would expect to hear from the pen of a young teenager trying to write but not quite having that depth of knowledge to substantiate the story in hand.

Was Crackanory worth the listening time?

This was a waste of money and of my time in listening,hoping that it would get better.

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,810
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,959
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,953

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Fryed Potter

  • By Simon on 20-11-15

Poor story but I suppose children will like,cannot understand adults liking.

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

Reviewed: 27-06-16

Films are better than books. Pretty boring read, doubt I will attempt more. Might just go and watch paint dry!

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Royal Flash

  • The Flashman Papers, Book 2
  • By: George MacDonald Fraser
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

In volume II of The Flashman Papers, Flashman tangles with femme fatale Lola Montez and the dastardly Otto Von Bismarck in a battle of wits which will decide the destiny of a continent.

In this volume of The Flashman Papers, Flashman, the arch-cad and toady, matches his wits, his talents for deceit and malice, and above all his speed in evasion against the most brilliant European statesman and against the most beautiful and unscrupulous adventuress of the era.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flashy does it again!

  • By Hammerhead on 25-07-15

Flashy does it again!

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

Reviewed: 25-07-15

What made the experience of listening to Royal Flash the most enjoyable?

The narrator is good but I wish they would use a female voice for the female parts as it all sounds a bit pantomime with a bloke reading female responses.

What did you like best about this story?

Continues along the Flashman route,you can't get better.

What does Colin Mace bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He is very good and keeps the momentum going.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No

Any additional comments?

Just good fun stories

2 of 2 people found this review helpful