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  • How to Make Gravy

  • By: Paul Kelly
  • Narrated by: Paul Kelly
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Paul Kelly is a uniquely gifted storyteller, and here, using his lyrics as starting points, he reads stories of his life and his songs, including "Before Too Long", "To Her Door", "Leaps And Bounds", "Don't Start Me Talking", "Dumb Things", "From Little Things Big Things Grow" and "How to Make Gravy". Mirroring the structure of his legendary A to Z shows - where he performs around a hundred of his songs alphabetically over four nights - Kelly describes the highs and lows of performing, the art of songwriting, being on the road with the band, tales of his childhood, family, friends and fellow musicians.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not bad

  • By john on 01-07-2016

In his own voice

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Reviewed: 04-05-2019

Great storytelling, insights into the songwriting, life on the road, and life.

Being read to by the humble worker of words & music himself is engaging, funny, touching and always authentic, a great listen

  • The Replacements' Let It Be (33 1/3 Series)

  • By: Colin Meloy
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Beck
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

One of the greatest moments of college rock in the 1980s, Let It Be had a huge impact on the fans who fell under its spell. For Colin Meloy, growing up in Montana - a state that's strangely missing from the tour itineraries of almost every band - the album was a lifeline and an inspiration. In this disarming memoir, Meloy lovingly recreates those feverish first years when rock music grips you and never lets go.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Colin Meloy spins a great yarn!

  • By Phil on 26-05-2017

Colin Meloy spins a great yarn!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-05-2017

as a Decemberists fan this is a great read as it's somewhere in the vicinitt of 75% Meloy autobiography, and 25% about the album

he is a damn good writer, wish he'd read it himself though

  • Neverwhere

  • A BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisation
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lee, James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing cast.

  • By Ben on 13-10-2015

great cast, classic Gaiman!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-05-2017

loved the book, this adaptation is as brilliant as I had hoped it would be

  • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dramatised)

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Harry Enfield, Billy Boyd, Andrew Sachs, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

Dirk Gently has an unshakeable belief in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats for old ladies. Then Dirk stumbles upon an old friend behaving bizarrely - and he's drawn into a four-billion-year-old mystery that must be solved if the human race is to avoid immediate extinction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's a shame it's so short

  • By Warren on 22-10-2017

well worth re-visiting

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-2016

well cast & a great production, like any of Douglas Adams work re-reading/listening reveals more of his genius

  • Dr. Oliver Sacks on Music and the Mind

  • By: Dr. Oliver Sacks
  • Narrated by: Robert Krulwich
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

Dubbed "the poet laureate of medicine" by The New York Times, Dr. Oliver Sacks is one of the great medical writers and storytellers of our time. He has transformed our understanding of the human mind and restored narrative to a central place in the practice of medicine. His best-selling books, including Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, and An Anthropologist on Mars, entertain, enlighten, and inspire his many fans around the world.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • interview or interruptions?

  • By Phil on 23-11-2016

interview or interruptions?

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Reviewed: 23-11-2016

a series of disjointed segments of Sacks own stories and patient stories with interjections and interruptions from Robert Krulwich... not what I was expecting, I hoped to hear more of Sacks findings on music and the mind but mostly it's interrupted anecdotes

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