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  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 991

When Alice Love surfaces from a beautiful dream to find she's been injured in a gym, she knows that something is very wrong – she hates exercise. Alice's first concern is her baby – she's pregnant with her first child, and she's desperate to see her husband, Nick, who she knows will be worried about her.But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't worried.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Story

  • By Mari on 19-08-2014

Not a bad way to pass a few hours

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

Reviewed: 26-12-2016

Where does What Alice Forgot rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I quite enjoyed this book. It's lighthearted and easy listening. The story line is fairly believable and I became engrossed in some of the characters. It's quite different to Liane's other books.
I did think it finished rather abruptly and would have liked a bit more information about the reason for Alice's decision on how to spend the rest of her life.

Would you recommend What Alice Forgot to your friends? Why or why not?

This book from Liane Moriarty could be recommended to friends

  • So, Anyway...

  • The Autobiography
  • By: John Cleese
  • Narrated by: John Cleese
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public appearance, at St Peter's Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths; his endlessly peripatetic homelife, with parents who seemed incapable of staying in any house for longer than six months; his first experiences in the world of work, as a teacher who knew nothing about the subjects he was expected to teach; his hamster-owning days at Cambridge; and his first encounter with the man who would be his writing partner for over two decades, Graham Chapman.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great for Cleese fans

  • By Stan on 10-12-2017

John Cleese has missed with this audiobook

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

Reviewed: 26-12-2016

What did you like best about So, Anyway...? What did you like least?

I did not enjoy much of this audiobook.
I was delighted that John Cleese narrated it himself, and there are several smile-worthy parts, but not once did I laugh out loud, or even chuckle.... although John Cleese quite often laughs at himself, in an odd kind of Precious Pup wheeze.
I am at a loss to know how one of the funniest people on the screen can get it wrong with this book, I found it quite boring.

Would you be willing to try another book from John Cleese? Why or why not?

I don't think I would read another of John's books

Was So, Anyway... worth the listening time?

Not worth the listening time.

Any additional comments?

I don't want to hurt Mr Cheese's (yes, that's his real name) feelings, and will continue to watch anything he has on big or small screens but for me this book was a dud.

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  • Fat Chance

  • By: Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Meet Zoe and Greg Milton, a married couple who have let themselves go a bit. Zoe was a stunner in her college days, but the intervening decades have added five stone, and removed most of her self-esteem. Greg's rugby-playing days are well and truly behind him, thanks to countless pints of beer and chicken curry. When Elise, a radio DJ and Zoe's best friend, tells them about a new competition, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn their lives around.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fits of laughter

  • By Terri on 13-08-2018

This book is more like a doco.

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

Reviewed: 14-11-2016

What did you like best about Fat Chance? What did you like least?

It is quite a believable story.
I did not feel the compulsion to keep listening to it, but I did anyway. I'm not a quitter!
The male narrator should not try to attempt the female voice. It sounds ludicrous.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

As above: the guy should not try to do the female voice.

Did Heather Wilds and Napoleon Ryan do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Yes they were differentiated well. Each had their own personality and individually were likeable characters

Did Fat Chance inspire you to do anything?

I am inspired to find very strong chairs at barbecues, and to take only the prescribed dose of Ibuporofen.

Any additional comments?

This book is OK. It won't keep you riveted but it will allow your brain to have a few hours off. And that's not a bad thing.

  • Is It Just Me?

  • By: Miranda Hart
  • Narrated by: Miranda Hart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398

Well hello to you dear audiobook browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence? I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you, too, dear listener) some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For anyone who has thought "Is It Just Me?"

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-06-2014

Miranda can be so funny on film

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

Reviewed: 14-11-2016

What did you like best about Is It Just Me?? What did you like least?

I really do like to listen to audiobooks when I travel. I liked very much that it was self-narrated, and there ARE many amusing parts. I did not, however, find any laugh-out-loud moments. I would have preferred the actaul book, I think

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Could I do better job of entertaining listeners? Not a chance!

Was Is It Just Me? worth the listening time?

Hmm.... maybe not. I was keen to finish it. But don't let me deter you.