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Ms. Nicola J. Booth

Guildford, UK
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  • Barefoot Soldier

  • By: Johnson Beharry, Nick Cook
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Johnson Beharry was born in 1979 in Grenada as one of eight children, living in a two-bedroom hut, surviving on meagre meals of beans and rice and walking barefoot, three miles to school. In 1999 he scraped together the airfare for England and joined the Prince of Wales' Royal Regiment. He served six months in Kosovo, three months in Northern Ireland, and then went to Iraq.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult to understand accent by the narrator

  • By Grenglish on 05-05-16

Jaw dropping

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

Reviewed: 02-09-13

Where does Barefoot Soldier rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Wow, you get a really good sense of what life in Grenada is like at both ends of the spectrum, to me a powerful listen - the extreme bravery really comes to life in this and is a really worthwhile listen. Johnson Beharry is a true hero in my eyes and his story is engaging. The narrator is very good and adds to the engagement of listening to the book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Barefoot Soldier?

Memorable moments - how hard Johnson Beharry works throughout his life and how brave he his. An extremely brilliant example to the youth of today at what can be achieved.

  • Blonde

  • By: Joyce Carol Oates
  • Narrated by: Jayne Atkinson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

She was an all-American girl who became a legend of unparalleled stature. She inspired the adoration of millions, and her life has beguiled generations of fans and fellow artists. The story of Norma Jeane Baker, better known by her studio name, Marilyn Monroe, has been dissected for more than three decades, but never has it been captured in a narrative as breathtaking and transforming as Blonde.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant performance of an astonishing narrative.

  • By Mark on 08-09-14

Liked it

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-13

Extremely well told, the husky voice of the narrator really added character and back bone to the book and opened my eyes. Wasn't sure at first about the book in the first 30 minutes but glad i stuck with it.