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  • The Unknown Ajax

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Miles from anywhere, Darracott Place is presided over by irascible Lord Darracott. The recent drowning of his eldest son has done nothing to improve his temper. For now he must send for the unknown offspring of the uncle whom the family are never permitted to mention. Yet none of that beleaguered family are prepared for the arrival of the weaver’s brat and heir apparent.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story line

  • By Margaret on 05-02-2019

Great story line

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

Reviewed: 05-02-2019

This is one of Georgette Heyer’s great story lines. A pity it is let down by the orator. Someone should have told him how to pronounce ‘ton’ properly, and the Ajax voice interpretation is irritating.

  • The Wee Free Men

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 106

Up on the chalk downs they call The Wold, witches are banned - ever since the Baron's son vanished in the woods. Anyway, as all witches know, chalk's no good for magic. Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching thinks her Granny Aching - a wise shepherd

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is a great listen.

  • By Anonymous User on 17-04-2017

One of Terry’s best books

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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: 31-10-2018

I enjoy this book so much I can’t wait until I’ve forgotten it enough to listen all over again. There are some wonderful gems of wisdom that sneak up on you while your being entertained.

  • Echoes

  • By: Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by: Kate Binchy
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

This is the story of two very different children growing up in a small Irish seaside town in the 50s and 60s. Shouting their hearts' desires into the echo cave, praying that their destiny will lead them far away from the town in which they live. Castlebay, in winter empty and grey with wind and sea spray, becomes all bustle and colour in the gaudy days of summer. The paths of these two characters are destined to criss-cross in a quite unforeseen way, and eventually both roads will lead back to Castlebay.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Depressingly sad

  • By Margaret on 28-10-2018

Depressingly sad

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

Reviewed: 28-10-2018

I read the book many years ago and don’t remember it being this full of sadness. Some how the audio made it even more despairing. I usually listen to my audio books several times but this story is so full of struggle I could hardly finish it.

  • The Quiet Gentleman

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

When Gervase Frant, 7th Earl of St Erth, returns at last from Waterloo to his family seat at Stanyon, he enjoys a less than welcome homecoming.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Poor characterisations

  • By mrsvee on 26-05-2016

Some of the voices were so grating

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

Reviewed: 27-08-2018

An okay story line although the perpetrator was obvious from the start. Some of the voices did my head in. The Dowagers is still ringing in my ears. A struggle to listen until the end due to this and I would not listen to it again. I listen to all my other books several times but this is going back.

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  • You Are a Badass

  • How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815

You Are a Badass is the self-help audiobook for people who desperately want to improve their lives but don't want to get busted doing it. In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, best-selling author and world-travelling success coach Jen Sincero serves up 27 bite-size chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviours that stop you from getting what you want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blew Me Away

  • By Dors on 30-12-2016

Be entertained while you become a Badass

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

Reviewed: 07-06-2018

Oh my! As soon as I’ve written this review I’m going to listen to this book all over again...and then repeat until I am well and truely Badass. Yes this may have some philosophy from other books, that’s only because the philosophy is a universal truth. It needs to be told in many different ways. Jen told it with the humour I could connect with. While I was being amused it snuck up and into my knowing. This book is a bell ringer and a light turneroner. Gift it to yourself.

  • The Talisman Ring

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31

The legend of the Headless Horseman and a proposed marriage de convenance both have their impact on the mystery of a golden talisman ring and Lord Lavenham's young heir, Ludovic. Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor Eustacie, his young French cousin, share the slightest inclination to marry one another, yet it is Lord Lavenham's dying wish. For there is no one else to provide for the old man's granddaughter while Ludovic remains a fugitive from justice...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very pleasant surprise

  • By Margaret on 06-04-2018

A very pleasant surprise

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

Reviewed: 06-04-2018

One of the few Georgette Heyer novels I haven’t read. It just never took my fancy. Phyllis Nash breathed life into it and I enjoyed the story line. I would love her to narrate ALL the Georgette Heyer books.

  • Black Sheep

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

He had nothing to recommend him but his smile, and she was surely too old, and had too much commonsense, to be beguiled by a smile... Miss Abigail Wendover's efforts to detach her spirited niece Fanny from a plausible fortune-hunter are complicated by the arrival in Bath of Miles Caverleigh. The black sheep of his family, a cynical, outrageous care-for-naught with a scandalous past - that would be a connection more shocking even than Fanny's unwise liaison with his nephew!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The most arrogant heroine

  • By Margaret on 15-03-2018

The most arrogant heroine

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

Reviewed: 15-03-2018

I don’t remember Abigail Wendover being quite so Prosy when I read the book. Perhaps it was the narrator who was so grating I gave up a 1/4 of the way through. She made all the characters sound like they were in their dotage except for Fanny.

  • The Foundling

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

The shy young Duke of Sale has never known his parents. Instead, his Grace Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware or Gilly for short has endured 24 years of rigorous mollycoddling from his uncle and his valet. But his natural diffidence conceals a rebellious spirit. So when Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee. Only he has no sooner entered his new and dangerous world than he is plunged into a frenzy of intrigue, kidnap and adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love Phillida Nash as a narrator

  • By Brian on 18-09-2018

My new favourite

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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: 30-01-2018

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book. It has it all, romance, intrigue, humour and one can imagine oneself as the heroine of the story because she is not ravishingly beautiful for a change.