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  • In Pieces

  • By: Sally Field
  • Narrated by: Sally Field
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated audiences for more than five decades, beginning with her first television role at the age of 17. From Gidget’s sweet-faced ‘girl next door' to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-winning ferocity and depth of her role in Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious little girl within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And the winner is...... Sally Field for being truly authentic

  • By Anonymous User on 02-10-2018

What an insight

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

Reviewed: 17-10-2018

Without ruining for others, this book shows a side of Sally that was well hidden from the public. A thoroughly enjoyable book

  • Waking Gods

  • Themis Files, Book 2
  • By: Sylvain Neuvel
  • Narrated by: Andy Secombe, Adna Sablyich, Laurel Lefkow, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

An unknown vessel, not of this world, materialises in London. A colossal figure towering over the city, it makes no move. Is this a peaceful first contact or the prelude to an invasion? Every child has nightmares. But the only thing scarier than little Eva Reyes' dreams - apocalyptic visions of death and destruction - is the habit they have of coming true. Scientist Dr Rose Franklin has no memory of the last few years. The strangers she works with say she died, and was brought back to life. The question is not just how...but why?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive

  • By Ken on 14-06-2018

An enjoyable read

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

Reviewed: 11-07-2018

I’m thoroughly enjoying this series and will be straight into the third book when I finish typing this review.

  • Easily Distracted

  • By: Steve Coogan
  • Narrated by: Steve Coogan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Steve Coogan was born and raised in Manchester in the 1960s, the fourth of six children. From an early age, he entertained his family with impressions and was often told he should "be on the telly". Failing to get into any of the London-based drama schools, he accepted a place at Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre and before graduating had been given his first break as a voice artist on the satirical puppet show Spitting Image. The late '80s and early '90s saw Coogan developing characters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Quite interesting

  • By Sam B on 14-07-2018

An insight

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

Reviewed: 26-04-2018

Though not one of my favourite British comedians I found this book to be interesting and insightful.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,609
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,310

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reindeer Flotilla Setec Astronomy

  • By Nicholas Hallam on 03-09-2017

W.O.W.

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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: 25-11-2017

Once you have read the book and enjoyed like me you will get the title of my review.
Have fun.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,534
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,532

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well it's no "The Martian"

  • By Craig on 18-11-2017

Another gem

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-2017

Loving the books by Andy Weir. I’m going to have to go back through his library and do some catching up.

  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 800
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 752

Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not as good as the first book

  • By Jamil Nawaz on 07-03-2018

Just great

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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: 30-03-2017

Yep, that's right, just great. This series is a great story line, great humor and has brought me great joy. Can not wait for the next great book in this series, " Paradise " to come out.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Terms of Enlistment

  • Frontlines, Book 1
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored soy every day. You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not bad for a first novel.

  • By Procrastinacious M.D. on 15-05-2017

A great read

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

Reviewed: 19-03-2017

This is a story that is simple in structure but great in execution. Worth a listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Guy Martin: Worms to Catch

  • By: Guy Martin
  • Narrated by: Dean Williamson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

In August 2015 Guy Martin crashed out of the lead of an Ulster Grand Prix superbike race held on the world’s fastest racetrack. He had invasive surgery to bolt his broken spine and hand back together, and within days he decided he needed some time away from road racing. But he wasn’t about to take it easy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book.

  • By Malcolm on 07-03-2017

Another great 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: 07-03-2017

The books of Guy Martin improve with each story. This is a fine example of his wit and extraordinary life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • And on That Bombshell

  • Inside the Madness and Genius of TOP GEAR
  • By: Richard Porter
  • Narrated by: Richard Porter, Ben Elliot
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

For 13 years, 22 series and 175 shows, Richard Porter was script editor of Top Gear, from the first faltering pilot episode in 2002 until the very last show presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May in 2015. Along the way they destroyed cars, sparked diplomatic incidents, set fire to caravans, almost killed one of the presenters, and somehow transformed Top Gear from a shabby BBC Two motoring show into an Emmy-winning, record-breaking, planet-straddling behemoth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Drags on a bit.

  • By Tony on 07-02-2019

Insightful

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

Reviewed: 09-01-2017

It was great to get the view of someone who worked behind the scenes of what can only be described as " A one in a million " show. Most insightful.

  • Battle Cruiser

  • Lost Colonies, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

One starship will either save Earth or destroy her. A century ago our star erupted, destroying Earth's wormhole network and closing off trade with her colonized planets. After being out of contact with the younger worlds for so many years, humanity is shocked when a huge ship appears at the edge of the solar system. Our outdated navy investigates, both curious and fearful. What they learn from the massive vessel shocks the planet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Battle cruiser

  • By Shane on 16-01-2016

A good read

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

Reviewed: 10-12-2016

Not quite the suspense and punch of other books by the author but a good read none the less.