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  • Precious and Grace

  • No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 17
  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

The delightful 17th installment of the ever-popular, perennially best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. For years Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi - codirectors of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - have been helping people with the problems in their lives, but their partnership is tested by a curious case: a client who wants to rediscover the life she lost when she left Botswana 30 years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narrator and uplifting story

  • By jan campbell on 08-10-2017

AMS never disappoints

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-2017

McCall Smith's insight into human nature through the character of Precious Ramotswe becomes more extraordinary with every book

  • The Hobbit

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 572

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of 13 dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey ‘there and back again’. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great old classic

  • By Anonymous User on 28-07-2017

Perfect

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-07-2016

Steven Fry's performance is a joy to listen to, could not be more perfectly rendered

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  • Helter Skelter

  • The True Story of the Manson Murders
  • By: Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the 20th century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Now available for the first time in unabridged audio, the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime is brought to life by acclaimed narrator Scott Brick.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gripping

  • By Marg Pelenyi on 13-12-2017

Astonishingly good

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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: 10-05-2016

I chose this without giving it much thought and have found it to be extremely well written and interesting without playing up to the gruesomeness of the crimes. Although written in the 70s it does not feel dated at all. Highly recommended

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Past the Shallows

  • By: Favel Parrett
  • Narrated by: David Wenham
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

Past the Shallows is the award-winning, best-selling debut novel from Favel Parrett about the bonds of brotherhood and the fragility of youth, narrated by David Wenham. Everyone loves Harry. Everyone except his father. Three brothers - Joe, Miles and Harry - are growing up on the remote south coast of Tasmania. The brothers' lives are shaped by their father's moods - like the ocean he fishes, he is wild and unpredictable. He is a bitter man warped by a devastating secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heartbreaking, honest and brutal and real.

  • By Carol @readingwritingandriesling on 24-04-2016

Lovely

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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: 19-02-2016

David Wenham's performance is flawless. A lovely story, beautiful and evocative writing. Great first novel