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Betty Mak

Castle Hill, NSW Australia
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  • I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan

  • By: Alan Partridge
  • Narrated by: Alan Partridge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

Journalist, presenter, broadcaster, husband, father, vigorous all-rounder – Alan Partridge – a man with a fascinating past and an amazing future. Gregarious and popular, yet Alan’s never happier than when relaxing in his own five-bedroom, south-built house with three acres of land and access to a private stream. But who is this mysterious enigma? Alan Gordon Partridge is the best – and best-loved – radio presenter in the region. Born into a changing world of rationing, Teddy Boys, apes in space and the launch of ITV, Alan’s broadcasting career began as chief DJ of Radio Smile....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back of the net!

  • By Simon A Newman on 09-01-2015

I'm Alan Partridge

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

Reviewed: 27-01-2019

I wouldn't say that I loved it but it was enjoyable. It closely followed the brilliant I'm Alan Partridge series. If you were a fan of that you will enjoy this.

  • Evil Has a Name

  • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
  • By: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, Peter McDonnell
  • Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 749
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 747

For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. Amazingly, it seemed, evil finally had a name. Please note: This work contains descriptions of violent crime and sexual assault and may not be suitable for all listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Betty Mak on 09-01-2019

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 09-01-2019

I am only new to Audiobooks and I don't think this story would have the same impact via a book. I found myself sighing and groaning as the many disappointments were elaborated. It was so well compiled and informative. Thoroughly enjoyable.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Set the Boy Free

  • By: Johnny Marr
  • Narrated by: Johnny Marr
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Johnny Marr was born in 1960s Manchester to Irish immigrant parents and knew from an early age that he would be a musician. Forming his first band at 13, Marr spent his teenage years on the council estates of Wythenshawe playing guitar, devouring pop culture and inventing his own musical style. It wasn't until the early '80s, when Marr turned up on the doorstep of a singer named Steven Patrick Morrissey, that both a unique songwriting partnership and the group recognised as one of the most iconic bands of all time were formed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good read

  • By Betty Mak on 06-01-2019

A good read

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

Reviewed: 06-01-2019

Great read (listen). While I was a huge fan of The Smith's I was completely ignorant of the individuals. I read Set the boy free after reading Morrissey's autobiography so that I could get an opposing view of why The Smith's split. In this book Johnny Marr comes as across as not only a forgiving character but also as an incredibly passionate muso totally committed to his craft. Marr narrates the story and gets the message across succinctly and informative lunch.