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  • The Buried Giant

  • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Narrated by: David Horovitch
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at last the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. The Buried Giant begins as a couple, Axl and Beatrice, set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen for years. They expect to face many hazards--some strange and otherworldly--but they cannot yet foresee how their journey will reveal to them dark and forgotten corners of their love for one another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hypnotic

  • By Nerangchic on 08-05-2016

Fantastic performance, but obscure book

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

Reviewed: 01-03-2016

Really well narrated, but i found the story really obscure and difficult to relate to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dressmaker

  • By: Rosalie Ham
  • Narrated by: Rachel Griffiths
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 612

After 20 years spent mastering the art of dressmaking at couture houses in Paris, Tilly Dunnage returns to the small Australian town she was banished from as a child. She plans only to check on her ailing mother and leave. But Tilly decides to stay, and though she is still an outcast, her lush, exquisite dresses prove irresistible to the prim women of Dungatar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Aussie yarn

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-08-2015

Well read

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

Reviewed: 31-01-2016

The book was well read and the writting is pretty good. The story line is a lot more depressing than expected.

  • 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 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

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

Not as good as Hichhicker's Guide

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

Reviewed: 06-09-2015

Well performed, but the story was not really that good. Funny at times but no where near as good as Hichhicker's Guide to the Gallexy.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes' Rediscovered Railway Stories

  • Four Original Short Stories
  • By: John Taylor
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Benedict Cumberbatch reads these four new Sherlock Holmes stories by John Taylor: 'An Inscrutable Masquerade', 'The Conundrum of Coach 13', 'The Trinity Vicarage Larceny' and 'The 10.59 Assassin'. Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes stories, John Taylor has written four more mysteries featuring the world's greatest detective. Read by acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch, these new adventures share all the suspense of the original tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyable

  • By dmad on 31-08-2015

Really enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 31-08-2015

Good fun short mystery stories. Read well and thoroughly enjoyable, true to Conan Doyle's style.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Good Omens

  • The BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
  • By: Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Mark Heap, Full Cast, Peter Serafinowicz
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

A full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman’s celebrated apocalyptic comic novel, with bonus length episodes and outtakes. According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday in fact. Just after Any Answers on Radio 4….Events have been set in motion to bring about the End of Days. The armies of Good and Evil are gathering and making their way towards the sleepy English village of Lower Tadfield.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Clunky adaptation

  • By Margaret on 08-06-2015

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 28-08-2015

The story was great! Dark, humorous and imaginative. The performance was just brilliant!! Really recommend it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful