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  • Gut

  • By: Giulia Enders
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611

The key to living a happier, healthier life is inside us. Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain or our heart, yet we know very little about how it works. In Gut, Giulia Enders shows that rather than the utilitarian and - let's be honest - somewhat embarrassing body part we imagine it to be, it is one of the most complex, important, and even miraculous parts of our anatomy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The book of the decade!

  • By Jacky Pratt on 16-12-15

Educative, witty and enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 12-02-19

A book full of knowledge served in a humorous and well written way. Interested in your body functions? What is the relation between your gut and brain? Do you believe that the bacteria could be fun? This is a book for you! The narrator was a good choice as well, I really like her way of reading.

  • Pompeii - The Life of a Roman Town

  • By: Mary Beard
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321

Pompeii explodes a number of myths - among them, the very date of the eruption, probably a few months later than usually thought; the hygiene of the baths which must have been hotbeds of germs; the legendary number of brothels, most likely only one; and the death count, which was probably less than ten per cent of the population. These are just a few of the strands that make up an extraordinary and involving portrait of an ancient town, its life and its continuing re-discovery, by Britain’s leading classicist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Roman Life revealed

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-03-13

Interesting story

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

Reviewed: 29-11-18

Not too dry account of a presumed (and sometimes actual) life of an ancient city. I would not call it entertaining, but it is quite a vivid narration with a good accompanying voice. I enjoyed it.

  • Hamish Macbeth: Death of a Ghost

  • Hamish Macbeth, Book 32
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

There are many ruined castles in Scotland. One such lies outside the village of Drim. Hamish begins to hear reports that this castle is haunted and lights have been seen there at night, but he assumes it's some children or maybe the local lads going there to smoke pot, or, worse, inject themselves with drugs. Hamish says to his policeman, Charlie 'Clumsy' Carson, that they will both spend a night there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MacBeth is back on the best!

  • By Jim Herd on 23-02-17

We can say good

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

Reviewed: 31-08-18

I liked it but compared to the Agatha Raisin series I did not feel the push to listen often.

  • FREE FIRST CHAPTER: The Girl You Left Behind

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre is ordered to serve the German officers who socialise in her hotel. When the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie's portrait - painted by her husband Edouard - a dangerous obsession is born. Almost a century later, Sophie's portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston. A chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth - and its troubled history that is about to resurface and turn Liv's life upside down…

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First chapter only

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-11-17

First chapter only

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

Reviewed: 30-11-17

Probably not a bad book, although not exactly my style, however I genuinely hated the performance. I do not mind the strong French accent, being used to hear it, but the change if voices I found deeply annoying. If a book I may read it, but, as I say, this si not the stuff I am really interested in.

  • Bringing Stan In

  • By: Julia Rochester
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 185

"Why do you want to be a boat builder?" "Because," said Morwenna, "I like the way the boats grow." Morwenna and Corwin are eight years old, wind-swept and salty-haired twins growing up on the Devon coast. In the soft autumn light they play as their grandfather, Matthew, watches the boats come in. But it is a day unlike any other.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Short sweet tale of life and death

  • By ACustomer on 12-11-15

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 30-11-17

I cannot say it was the best story but it was nice enough to listen. Nice narration.

  • FREE FIRST CHAPTER: Is It Just Me?

  • By: Miranda Hart
  • Narrated by: Miranda Hart
  • Length: 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 44

Well hello to you dear audiobook browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Uhg!

  • By Judy Corstjens on 13-12-12

First chapter only

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

Reviewed: 30-11-17

Not too impressed. My mum loves Miranda Hart. I do not have anything against but though I can see where the humour is it does not make me laugh. Occasionally I smile as the life story resembles a bit a few of the situations I went through myself but that is all. I am not too keen of her voice either, too squeeky for me. Might be a perfect book for someone else but I am not buying this one.

  • Centuries of Change

  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady, Ian Mortimer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

In a contest of change, which century from the past millennium would come up trumps? Imagine the Black Death took on the female vote in a pub brawl, or the Industrial Revolution faced the Internet in a medieval joust - whose side would you be on? In this hugely entertaining book, celebrated historian Ian Mortimer takes us on a whirlwind tour of Western history, pitting one century against another in his quest to measure change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Though provoking approach to history

  • By Kirstine on 28-11-17

Mortimer - as good as expected

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

Reviewed: 29-11-17

I like books by Ian Mortimer a lot as they show vivid insight into societies, in this case even into a contemporary one. Changes that turned up over the centuries might surprise not to include some names and individuals or events you may count on as granted. Ian Mortimer is selective in his chioce and only picks only those that had real impact on mankind, that changed totally our perception and our way of life. The book at its finist describes a bit of depressing view of future, however in my opinion it shows quite possible turn that may happen. I think all the readers and listeners hope that the bleak visions will soften as suggested at the very end.

  • Thud!

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,775
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,774

Koom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hrrruuurrh

  • By Vinx on 30-07-08

Pratchett as we only wish him

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

Reviewed: 05-09-17

Needless to add much more, maybe that Samuel Vimsey stories are my favourites among Sir Terry's work. Paced, witty, amusing, lovely. Shame we are no more to enjoy more by the author. An excellent narration.

  • Free First Chapter: The Night Watch

  • Book 1
  • By: Sergei Lukyanenko
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

Set in modern day Moscow, Night Watch is a world as elaborate and imaginative as Tolkien or the best Asimov. Living among us are the "Others," an ancient race of humans with supernatural powers who swear allegiance to either the Dark or the Light. A thousand-year treaty has maintained the balance of power, and the two sides coexist in an uneasy truce. But an ancient prophecy decrees that one supreme "Other" will rise up and tip the balance, plunging the world into a catastrophic war between the Dark and the Light.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite good, first chapter only

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-08-17

Quite good, first chapter only

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

Reviewed: 29-08-17

I have already read all the books, was just interested in the narration. It very slightly disappointed me. Not that the narrator is bad, not at all, I think that he has very nice voice and pronounciaton and at need he can flip into female voices with no problem. Just I do not think that the voice fits young, rather subtle Anton (the main character), whom I never supposed to possess a deep bass voice. For my ear it does not come together well. However over all the narration is nice and one can get used to it, especially not reading the books previously. As for the story itself, I do not find it as interesting as I spposed to, but I read all the books in pretty short time and they entertained me. On occasion I found them quite funny, though not often. I think it is not a bad fantasy, just not my top ten.

  • FIRST FREE CHAPTER: Aleksandr Orlov presents: Meerkat Tales

  • By: Aleksandr Orlov
  • Narrated by: Aleksandr Orlov
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 11

‘Hello peoples of UK! I have create very special treat: all six classic Meerkovo Tales in one luxuriance, thrillsy collection - lucky you! Please be seat for bumper listening experience!' Will the Mysterious Knightkat defeat the evil Doctor Robogoose? Will Bogdan win the Meerkovian Grand Prix, despite mongoose cheating? Maiya has her big ballet debut with the famous Aleksandrovich Orlovski, but will her nerves get the better of her?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Frst chapter sample only

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-08-17

Frst chapter sample only

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

Reviewed: 29-08-17

My apology to the author and the fans. However I like the meerkat adverts and I am aware that this is a highly popular book, this first chapter did not catch me at all. Sorry. The accent, although plausible in a short one-minute sketch on TV, is close to unberable for me on long listening. It resembles a hybrid between French and Urdu and the voice is too exaggerated. Also the stories themseves lack attractiveness for my taste. There is probably some type of humour in them, but definitely not in my style. I basically suffered through it and I will not buy any of the Orlovs books. Ever. But this is only my opinion, better judge for yourself.