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  • Bonkers

  • My Life in Laughs
  • By: Jennifer Saunders
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Saunders
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving, and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends, and occasional heartache - but never misery. Bonkers is full of riotous adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love love love

  • By J. langdon-jones on 18-05-2015

Brilliant! Get it!!

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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: 18-04-2018

If u r an f&s fan then u will totally live this book. I seriously loved every morsel and simply didn’t want it to end!! Humourous , honest, lovely gorgeousness!!! So funny and heartwarming.... u get to hear the back stories to her work.... simply brilliant! Xx

  • Origin

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Average book: Classic Dan Brown

  • By Anonymous User on 31-10-2017

Punishing narration

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-01-2018

I like Dan Brown but I struggled with this one. Not sure if it was the narration but it sent me to sleep - even when driving!! Good story but I couldn’t wait for it to end truth be told.... and over 100 chapters!... is that really necessary?

  • The Widow

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 785
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741

Exclusive to Audible! Listen to a discussion between the author and the narrator of The Widow at the end of this recording. We've all seen him: the man - the monster - staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime. But what about her: the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs - the wife who stands by him? Jean Taylor's life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she'd ever wanted: her Prince Charming.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Kate on 26-01-2016

Very 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: 12-07-2017

Well! Was a little slow to start but I stuck with it and it was great! Stayed with me after I'd finished it! Great narration!!! And the interview with actor and author at the end is great!!! This is her first book!!! Wow!!! Looking forward to the next book and watch out for tv version!!!

  • The Brightest Star in the Sky

  • By: Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by: Gerri Halligan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Fate is on its way to the tenants of 66 Star Street, bringing with it love and tragedy, friendship and heartbreak, and the power to change lives... One of them is falling in love; another is torn between two lovers. For some, secrets they want to stay buried will come to light, and for others, the unveiling of those secrets will have tragic consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By Cassie on 08-10-2014

Great craic!

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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: 06-07-2017

I loved this book. Funny, sad, interesting characters .... I thoroughly enjoyed it! Great narration too. If the narration is woeful or annoying I won't listen to the book to the end.... enjoy!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Small Great Things

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Noma Dumezweni, Jeff Harding, Jennifer Woodward
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

The new audiobook from number one best-selling author Jodi Picoult, with the biggest of themes: birth, death, and responsibility. When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father. What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my best audiobooks yet

  • By Etta on 06-11-2017

Riveting!

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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: 09-01-2017

As a black nurse I found this book so enlightening! Ms Picoult totally gets the difficulties faced by us all when racism raises its ugly head... when it's not challenged... and the fall-out of when it is! The characters were all realistic - I was totally sucked in! I love this author... read it! It's challenging, realistic and strangely optimistic. Thanks to the author for picking such difficult and uncomfortable subject matter to write about with such aplomb.

  • Adnan's Story

  • The Case That Inspired the Podcast Phenomenon Serial
  • By: Rabia Chaudry
  • Narrated by: Rabia Chaudry
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

On February 28, 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus 30 years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. From the moment of his arrest, Syed has consistently maintained his innocence. Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, always believed him and has never given up the hope that he might someday be released. By 2013, however, after almost all appeals had been exhausted, things looked bleak. That was when Rabia contacted Sarah Koenig, a producer at This American Life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!!!

  • By Jennifer Wilkinson on 18-08-2016

Gripping

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-08-2016

Way more info and twists than the serial
Podcast. New info and evidence and a lot of new suspicions... Definitely worth a listen!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Sleepy Head

  • Tom Thorne, Book 1
  • By: Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

It's rare for a young woman to die from a stroke, and when three such deaths occur in short order it starts to look like an epidemic. Then a sharp pathologist notices traces of benzodiazepine in one of the victim's blood samples and just traceable damage to the ligaments in her neck, and their cause of death is changed from 'natural' to 'murder'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sleephead Not a Yawn

  • By Shalleycat on 24-08-2017

Cracker!

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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: 12-07-2016

I loved it! Wish it was longer! Glenister is my favourite narrator - really captivating book!

  • Career of Evil

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 3
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past whom he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My favourite Cormoran Strike novel thus far

  • By V on 24-10-2015

Great thriller

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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: 01-11-2015

Kept me Hooked until the end! Love cormoran strike and all the characters... Brilliantly narrated by Robert glenister.... My fave book by mr Galbraith so far.... Get it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fry Chronicles

  • An Autobiography
  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 332

This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of Fry's most turbulent and least-well-known years, with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you, and, above all, surprise you.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Okay, if pedantic

  • By Michael on 23-11-2015

Delightful!

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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: 22-07-2015

I loved every bit of this book! Fantastically written with honesty and humour! Interesting snippets of 'facts' about other comedy greats.... I was enthralled from beginning to end! I'm off to find more Stephen Fry! X