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  • Millions

  • By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Narrated by: Stephen Tompkinson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Here's a bittersweet story about the perils and pleasures of pounds and pennies. It will make you laugh and cry. Two bothers, Damian and Anthony, are unwittingly caught up in a train robbery during Britain's countdown to join the Euro. Suddenly finding themselves with a vast amount of cash, the boys have just one glorious, appalling dilemma - how to spend it in the few days before it becomes worthless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Guaranteed laughs

  • By hrb on 24-05-15

Millions

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

Reviewed: 12-04-17

Millions is a very good book and Frank cottrell boyce has created a book with a great story about money

  • No One Belongs Here More Than You

  • By: Miranda July
  • Narrated by: Miranda July
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44

In her remarkable stories of seemingly ordinary people living extraordinary lives, Miranda July reveals how a single moment can change everything. Whether writing about a middle-aged woman's obsession with Prince William, or an aging factory worker who has never been in love, the result is startling, sexy and tender by turns. One of the most acclaimed debuts of recent years, Miranda July is a brilliant new voice in fiction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Miranda July is a quiet genius

  • By Rebecca on 24-12-10

Couldn't get past the first story

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

Reviewed: 20-09-15

Would you try another book written by Miranda July or narrated by Miranda July?

Never. Sorry to be so harsh.

Would you ever listen to anything by Miranda July again?

Nope

How could the performance have been better?

My focus was on trying to find some small facet of the story that I could latch on to, to maintain my rapidly diminishing interest. Didn't pay too much attention to the way it was being read.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

You can write dull books about interesting subjects, and fascinating books about the banal. But this was a very boring book about a terminally uninteresting subject. I fully appreciate that I'm the worst kind of critic, writing a review having listened to about 5% of the whole book. Bear in mind, I'm not getting paid for this, and that it's also a stinker of a book.

Any additional comments?

Steer clear.

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