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  • Made in Scotland

  • My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country
  • By: Billy Connolly
  • Narrated by: Gordon Kennedy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 26

Billy Connolly may be a citizen of the world, but in his heart he's never been far from his homeland. Made in Scotland is Billy's unique and intimate portrait of his native Scotland, a love letter to the places and people that made him. It's an adventure inspired by a single incident: the moment Billy received his Knighthood and was asked, 'How does it feel to have achieved all this when you came from nothing?' His response was, 'But I did come from something!'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Big Yin and his Life through his own words

  • By Josh Coupland on 25-04-2019

Billy’s the Best.

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

Reviewed: 04-01-2019

This is a must. Well read, in an easy flow.
Such an interesting person, Billy shares his life openly in this book.
I will listen again.
Thanks Billy xx

  • Him & Me

  • By: Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall
  • Narrated by: Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Jack and Michael Whitehall perform their laugh-out-loud autobiography Him & Me as a unique dual-voiced comedy audiobook, filled with ad-libs, asides, and comic dialogue to create a uniquely funny listen. Jack and Michael open up the rich and plentiful family lore archives on topics such as Jack’s nanny’s enormous feet, Michael’s lifetime touchline ban from Jack’s prep-school and the Whitehall collection of downright weird and eccentric relatives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't pay for PC Jack.

  • By Claire on 14-03-2019

Really rather funny.

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

Reviewed: 29-04-2018

I bought this book on a whim but am glad I did.
The banter between father and son was genuine, not forced or scripted.
Michael Whitehall has a very dry sense of humour and Jack is a good comedian.
Enjoyed it, thanks.

  • The Elephant to Hollywood

  • By: Sir Michael Caine
  • Narrated by: Sir Michael Caine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Sir Michael Caine is loved not just for his many films, but for his warmth, honesty, and humour in describing every aspect of his life from his humble South London beginnings to performing alongside the greatest Hollywood actors of the day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and wonderful life

  • By Carol Anne Harvey on 29-12-2017

Highly Enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 18-04-2018

Full of humour and honesty.
I found Michael Caine to very interesting.
I would happily listen to it again.

  • How to be Champion

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Sarah Millican
  • Narrated by: Sarah Millican
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 132

Part autobiography, part self-help, part confession, part celebration of being a common-or-garden woman, part collection of synonyms for nunny, Sarah Millican's debut audiobook delves into her super normal life with daft stories, funny tales and proper advice on how to get past life's blips - like being good at school but not good at friends, the excitement of IBS and how to blossom postdivorce.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly Millican

  • By Harriet on 09-10-2017

Thanks Sarah

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

Reviewed: 19-10-2017

Great laughs, and a good time.
Surprisingly similar story to my own, although I am of course, not a famous fabulous comedian.

  • Billy Connolly

  • By: Pamela Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Pamela Stephenson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

The inside story of the one of the most successful British stand-up comedians, as told by the person best qualified to reveal all about the man behind the comic, his wife of over 20 years – Pamela Stephenson. Once in a lifetime, there strides upon the stage someone who can truly be called a legend. Such a person is the inimitable, timeless genius who is Billy Connolly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyed!

  • By Tina on 01-09-2017

Thoroughly enjoyed!

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

Reviewed: 01-09-2017

Billy Connolly is an extraordinary human.
Such a talented and entertaining comic.
I was surprised to learn about his upbringing, which he didn't let hinder him.
Thanks for the laughs.

  • Dent's Modern Tribes

  • The Secret Languages of Britain
  • By: Susie Dent
  • Narrated by: Susie Dent
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Learn how to decode the private languages that are swapped around us every day - amongst cabbies and paramedics, soap stars and comedians, cricketers and barristers - in Susie Dent's unique and witty guide to Britain's modern tribes. Did you know that a soldier's biggest social blunder is called 'jack brew' - making yourself a cuppa without making one for anyone else? That twitchers have an expression for a bird that can't be identified - LBJ (the letters stand for little brown job)?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Kris Horne on 28-12-2017

Taught me a lot.

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

Reviewed: 03-07-2017

I have always been curious about language. This book answers a lot of questions.
Now I am less likely to miss the joke between others.

  • Believe Me

  • A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
  • By: Eddie Izzard
  • Narrated by: Eddie Izzard
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150

The stand-up comedian of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion icon. Human. There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard. This is the story of how a boy who wanted to become a professional footballer and win the lead in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat found comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! ....... just WOW!

  • By Mark on 04-09-2017

Fantastic. Simply wonderful.

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

Reviewed: 28-06-2017

I knew who Eddie Izzard was for a number of years, and thoroughly enjoyed his comedy.
It was his Sport Relief marathons that really

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Recently, there had been some strange goings on at Styles St Mary. Evelyn, constant companion to old Mrs Inglethorp, had stormed out of the house muttering something about "a lot of sharks". And with her, something indefinable had gone from the atmosphere. Her presence had spelt security; now the air seemed rife with suspicion and impending evil.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable.

  • By Tina on 17-05-2017

Enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 17-05-2017

I found this book to be a pleasant way to spend a quiet Sunday afternoon, in the garden.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cocaine Blues

  • By: Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Daniel
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

It's the end of the roaring twenties, and the exuberant and Honourable Phryne Fisher is dancing and gaming with gay abandon. But she becomes bored with London and the endless round of parties. In search of excitement, she sets her sights on a spot of detective work in Melbourne, Australia. And so mystery and the beautiful Russian dancer, Sasha de Lisse, appear in her life. From then on it's all cocaine and communism until her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm addicted to Kerry Greenwood

  • By Dandylion on 31-01-2014

Enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 11-05-2017

Cleverly written story which is easy to listen to.
Good and clear narrative. I would recommend.

  • Murder on the Orient Express

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of the year. But by the morning there was one passenger fewer. An American lay dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Murder portrayed Fantastically

  • By Lily Davison on 11-11-2016

Classic for good reason.

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

Reviewed: 04-04-2017

I quite enjoy Who Done It type of books.
This was narrated well, and keeps your attention.
I plan to listen to more Agatha Christie books.