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  • No Cunning Plan

  • By: Sir Tony Robinson
  • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over 50 years. Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, he reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom in the first stage production of Oliver!, a pint-size pickpocket desperately bleaching his incipient moustache, to comedy icon Baldrick, the loyal servant and turnip aficionado in Blackadder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tony's life story no cunning plan!

  • By Robin P Pereira on 03-04-2017

Touching revealing and kindly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 15-11-2016

Tony Robinson is earnest in his attempts st sharing the good with the bad sides of his coin when writing about himself. His performance conjures up his familiar storytelling from the television and so is friendly and familiar. Tony is intelligent, witty and well spoken. He shares with us poignant moments in his life and I appreciate this as it is recalled with grace. Thank you Tony

  • Cry Baby

  • By: David Jackson
  • Narrated by: Nick Landrum, Jennifer Woodward
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

It’s every mother’s nightmare - the abduction of her baby. That’s how it starts for Erin Vogel when she is attacked and left unconscious in her apartment. When she awakes it is to find that Georgia, her six-month-old daughter, has been taken. But Erin is given a chance to get Georgia back. At an unthinkable price. Like most mothers, she has always said she would do anything for her child. Now the strength of that bond is about to be put to the ultimate test.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Doyle done in

  • By BigEars on 21-09-2016

Doyle done in

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

Reviewed: 21-09-2016

Too much of a psycho thriller for me as it did not focus sufficiently on our main character of Doyle. Interesting and the narrators did do a sound job but much of the story line was taken up by the female voice which I found disruptive when wanting to find out more about Doyle. The storyline was very much edge of the seat towards the end so would recommend it overall.

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  • A Tapping at My Door

  • By: David Jackson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

From the best-selling author of Cry Baby, the beginning of a brilliant and gripping police procedural series set in Liverpool, perfect for fans of Peter James and Mark Billingham. A woman at home in Liverpool is disturbed by a persistent tapping at her back door. She's disturbed to discover the culprit is a raven and tries to shoo it away. Which is when the killer strikes. DS Nathan Cody, still bearing the scars of an undercover mission that went horrifyingly wrong, is put on the case.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overpriced

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-06-2016

Tapping into entertainment Plus++++

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

Reviewed: 27-07-2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the book and narrator. They both joined together to tell a spellbinding modern story that had me at the edge of my seat. The modern references made the story come alive and the characters rang true to me.
I have been a listener for three years now and have taken to enjoying many series. Recently, this book has become my all time favourite. Shall be looking for more of David Jackson with Jonathan Keeble as the narrator.

  • Great Victorian Detective Stories

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Edgar Wallace, and others
  • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

During the last part of the nineteenth century, the detective story took off as a popular genre as literary magazines vied with each other to draw in readers with gripping page-turners by the likes of Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Guy Boothby and Wilkie Collins. This collection brings together some of the great detectives of the Victorian era, from the master sleuth himself, Sherlock Holmes, to the mild mannered Father Brown, to the feisty J. G. Reeder.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator is unbearable

  • By BigEars on 17-07-2016

Narrator is unbearable

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

Reviewed: 17-07-2016

I have listened to female narrators several times especially for Patricia Cornwall books. However, the narrator consistently ends each sentence on a high pitch detracting from which ever story you want to listen to. Disappointing. I would like to swap this one. The authors are quality and I will need to look at another edition that includes Edgar Allan Poe.

  • Sycamore Row

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 20 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

Fight them, Mr Brigance. To the bitter end. We must prevail. In the long-awaited successor to the novel that launched his phenomenal career, John Grisham brings us the powerful sequel to A Time to Kill. As filled with twists as it is with legal mastery, Sycamore Row proves beyond doubt that John Grisham is in a league of his own. Jake Brigance has never met Seth Hubbard, or even heard of him, until the old man's suicide note names him attorney for his estate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sycamore Row - Books 1,2 & 3 enthralling reading

  • By Diane on 26-03-2018

Enthralling

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

Reviewed: 20-12-2015

New to this author but thoroughly enjoyed this book. Well done and the performances where great. I enjoyed the accents and variations in characters.

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  • Six Degrees of Assassination: An Audible Drama

  • By: M J Arlidge
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Freema Agyeman, Hermione Norris, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

On a sullen, cloudy July day ten years since 7/7, the happy, confident and optimistic British Prime Minister is visiting a charity in East London. It’s just two months after the general election which saw John Campbell's government returned to power with a clear majority, the economy is on the mend and the coalition is fast becoming a bad memory. Suddenly, a man appears out of the crowd and shoots him three times in the chest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Cherie jackson on 02-01-2018

Well done for an audio original

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

Reviewed: 13-10-2015

Kept me guessing and engaged in a spook filled drama. The characters where believable and the voice overs rang true to the characters.

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  • The Body Farm

  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jill Eikenberry
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Little Emily Steiner left a church meeting late one afternoon and strolled toward home along a lakeside path; a week later, her nude body was discovered, bound in blaze-orange duct tape. Called by the North Carolina authorities, forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta recognizes similarities to the gruesome work of a serial killer who has long eluded the FBI.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and suspenseful.

  • By BigEars on 15-02-2015

Short and suspenseful.

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

Reviewed: 15-02-2015

Masterful connection in the series
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  • Cruel and Unusual

  • The Scarpetta Series, Book 4
  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

When convicted killer Ronnie Joe Waddell is executed in Virginia’s electric chair, he becomes what should be a routine postmortem case for Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. But after Waddell’s execution the murders continue, as everyone connected to him begins to die – including members of Scarpetta’s staff. Then, when crucial records disappear from her files, Scarpetta comes under fire for incompetence. Caught in a web of political intrigue, Scarpetta must fight for her good name and her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable

  • By BigEars on 09-02-2015

Thoroughly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 09-02-2015

The twist in the plot keep up the momentum. The language flows easily and depicts a realistic picture. Very good

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  • Hot Sex: How to Do It

  • By: Tracey Cox
  • Narrated by: Fiona Mcleod
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Practical, down-to-earth, explicit and funny, Hot Sex is the must have sex and relationships book for every woman and man. Hot Sex is an easy-to-follow guide that cuts straight to the nitty gritty to deliver candid advice and a healthy dose of humour. Packed with tips and techniques that work, Hot Sex includes everything from a blow-by-blow, step-by-step to oral sex, to finding and figuring out your G-spot.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Did not really like it

  • By BigEars on 27-01-2015

Did not really like it

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

Reviewed: 27-01-2015

A lot of high school sex ed and not a lot of much else.








  • The Girl Next Door

  • By: Ruth Rendell
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

In the waning months of the Second World War, a group of children discover an earthen tunnel in their neighbourhood outside London. Throughout the summer of 1944 – until one father forbids it – the subterranean space becomes their 'secret garden', where the friends play games and tell stories. Six decades later, beneath a house on the same land, construction workers uncover a tin box containing two skeletal hands, one male and one female.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A slow burner

  • By BigEars on 23-12-2014

A slow burner

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

Reviewed: 23-12-2014

The peaks and troughs of this book intrigued me. Many aspects for older lively people rang true for me especially in the baby boomer era. Enjoyed this book, I can always tell if it has captured my attention if I sit in the car out the front of the house waiting for the chapter to finish.

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