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  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 20 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,738
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,616
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,608

When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shrivelled, but he does not reveal why. Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort's darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen Fry is a master! Again!

  • By Carolyn on 01-08-2016

the most underrated of the series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-2018

the movie is not that great, but the book is fantastic and full of important information for the next in the series. so many crucial scenes here that never made it to film. another perfect performance by Stephen Fry.

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,852
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,850

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn' want it to end (I know that seems ghastly)

  • By Sarah on 30-04-2018

outstanding

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-2018

gripping, harrowing and heart warming. what an incredible story. I will be listening to this again and again. Richard Armitage is an excellent narrator.

  • Jurassic Park

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352

Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Many differences from the movie

  • By Brenton on 23-01-2018

If you love the movie, you have to read the book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-2018

Fantastic story! Quite different from the movie, and makes the whole Jurrasic Park world much more rich and detailed. excellent narrator. Highly recommended for all book lovers

  • How Not to Be a Boy

  • By: Robert Webb
  • Narrated by: Robert Webb
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh (in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell), and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, Robert Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5/5

  • By Anonymous User on 29-11-2017

One of the best autobiographies I have read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-2018

Robert Webb is funny, heartfelt, intelligent and funny. I know I said funny twice because he is very funny. I laughed a lot, cried a bit and went "yes!" and "ah huh!" quite a few times. This book is a must read for every man, and every parent... and in fact every woman. Gender stereotypes hurt boys and men too, and Robert takes you on that journey in an honest and hilarious way. it has certainly changed the way I think about raising my son and I will be back to listen again and again. 10 out of 5 stars!!

  • Failure Is an Option

  • An Attempted Memoir
  • By: H. Jon Benjamin
  • Narrated by: H. Jon Benjamin
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

While he's not quite a household name, most people would consider H. Jon Benjamin, the voice-actor star of Archer and Bob's Burgers (and a sentient can of mixed vegetables in 2015's Wet Hot American Summer) a comedy show business success. But he'd like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. In a hilarious, self-deprecating memoir, Jon lays out some of his many failures in all areas of life, from Work ("wherein I'm unable to deliver a sizzling fajita") to Family ("wherein a trip to PF Chang's fractures a family").

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining but no warm feelings 4 author by end

  • By Anonymous User on 28-08-2018

hilarious!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-2018

One of the funniest books I've listened to. H. Jon Benjamin is fantastic. if you like Archer and/or Bob's Burgers you need to listen to this.

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 452
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 453

When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good book not the right voice

  • By Allison on 11-02-2015

nope. nope. nope.

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-2018

narrator wasn't great, the accent was so strong and it wasn't sexy.

the story is pretty pathetic and the sex isn't particularly outrageous. if you want link, there is plenty better erotic fiction available. if you want a love story, there are many better love stories.

  • The Name of the Wind

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,096
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,906

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe.You may have heard of me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Gretta on 18-03-2015

Best fantasy story of this decade

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-2018

The beat adult fantasy story of the decade. easier to follow than Game of Thrones and more adult themes than harry potter.

after reading this book many times, i was not disappointed with the audiobook, the narrator was perfect and gave me a well known story new meaning.

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,374
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,108
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,088

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Stephen Fry

  • By Dannielle on 16-03-2016

Couldn't stop listening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-2016

Stephen Fry was the absolute perfect choice. Even due hard Harry Potter fans will get so much more from these audio books.