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  • It Burns

  • The Scandal-Plagued Race to Breed the World’s Hottest Chilli, An Audible Original
  • By: Marc Fennell
  • Narrated by: Marc Fennell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

It’s a war filled with larger than life characters. There will be sledging, accusations of cheating, theft and performance enhancing drugs. And allegations that Australia was cheated out of a Guinness World Record. In the process of charting the scandal-plagued race to breed the world’s hottest chilli, the audio documentary lifts the lid on the subculture of ‘Chilli-heads’, hardcore chilli fans spread across the globe who compete in chilli eating and breeding competitions.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The power of chilli

  • By Brendan on 29-04-2019

Pleasant surprise

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

Reviewed: 30-04-2019

When ‘cashing in a freebie’ expectations are often low.
Great story, truly bizarre (but can’t look away) subject matter and well told.
Highly recommended irrespective of your passion for the capsaicin! (See what I did there)

  • The Pagan Lord

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 7
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one best-selling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold. The Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing narration

  • By Jarrod on 18-12-2015

Disappointing narration

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

Reviewed: 18-12-2015

Having listened to all the books in the series to date it is disappointing to have had so many changes of narrator, however this reading was particularly bad as both the pronunciation of names of certain characters was different and more disconcerting was the change in 'personality' of several of the key characters.

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