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  • The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation)

  • By: Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Alex Jennings
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Here is a new audio edition of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's gently satirical tales of provincial life, available together in one download. Nearly 20 hours of ironic, witty, and wonderfully written drama is contained in this audiobook. The cast includes Anna Massey, Alex Jennings, David Haig, Rosemary Leach, Kenneth Cranham, Emma Fielding, and Brenda Blethyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Delight

  • By Gillian on 17-06-2018

So entertaining!

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Reviewed: 09-06-2019

A lovely adaptation of these entertaining stories. The narrators are so suited to their characters, and so distinct from each other that it is very easy to follow.

  • The Obesity Code

  • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
  • By: Jason Fung
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 220

We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but despite being inundated with diet advice we are only getting fatter. We count calories and exercise regularly, yet still the pounds won't budge. Why? In this highly enjoyable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a groundbreaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones, rather than a lack of self-control. He reveals that overproduction of insulin in the body is the root cause of obesity and obesity-related illnesses including type 2 diabetes

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a great listen but potentially life changing

  • By Fiona on 21-09-2018

Makes perfect sense!

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Reviewed: 30-10-2018

Don't be put off by the title, I am not overweight but just have an interest in nutrition, health and wellbeing. Heavy or thin, everybody should read this! This book is enlightening, it just makes so much sense! It is clearly explained and easy to understand the 'mechanics' of how our bodies work. The narrator took me a few minutes to get used to, but now I could not imagine another voice presenting it, he is entertaining and expressive. Some of the messages are repeated over and over, but there's a reason for that - they are all things that people probably already know, but obviously ignore/forget. It explains why our forebears all ate more fat and carbs then we "think" or "are told" we should, yet they did not get fat! If I had been battling weight gain for years, I think I would cry tears of joy for the information offered in this book! The statistics are interesting and well presented. Save yourself from more years of failing dieting, read this book!!! Highly recommended for ALL ages.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • London

  • By: Edward Rutherfurd
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 49 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

A wonderful, epic story that tells the history of the greatest city in the world, from Roman times to the present day. From the author of Paris, Sarum and New York. London has perhaps the most remarkable history of any city in the world. Now its story has a unique voice. In this epic novel, Edward Rutherfurd takes the listener on a magnificent journey across 16 centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling history and brilliant narration.

  • By Anonymous User on 09-04-2018

Enthralling history and brilliant narration.

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Reviewed: 09-04-2018

I read the book years ago ( but it was a challenge since I only get to read late at night) but this audio version brought it all to life for me. The first few chapters seem a little slow, but stick with it and you'll find yourself sitting in the car in your driveway as you crave that little bit more! I loved the assortment of families with their various characteristics and their continuous reappearance throughout the centuries. As an ex-pat, it took me home... I didn't want it to end...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful