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Ann

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  • Life and Laughing: My Story

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Michael McIntyre
    • Narrated By Michael McIntyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (67)

    Michael McIntyre has become Britain’s biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, which sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following his record breaking 54-date Arena tour.

    Ann says: "Entertaining and engaging"
    "Entertaining and engaging"
    Overall

    I expected an interesting story with some funny bits. I think this is better than reading the book yourself as you get to listen to Micheal himself. While the book covers some sad and hard times in his life it is not depressing but very funny. He is also able to convey his feelings and emotions for both the sad and happy times to give you an idea of how he felt and what he was going through. The book had me in tears frequently, some tears off sadness but mostly tears of laughter. Fortunately I was home alone listening so no problem for the times when I just couldn't hold the laughter in.
    He also gives the rest of us an idea of how hard it is to become a success in comedy, you don't just walk into a club and start telling jokes and bingo your famous. I've often thought that people in showbiz must all have big egos just to get up on stage and assume people want to see / hear them. I've never considered that they want to make us happy by performing or that their disapointment at lack of success might not be purely financially motivated.
    I hope Micheal has many more years of entertaining ahead of him and that he has plans for further books.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Personal Demons: The Jake Helman Files

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Gregory Lamberson
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Gregory Lamberson’s well-reviewed first story in his exciting, dark new series The Jake Helman Files (which also includes the second novel, Desperate Souls) is a genre-bender that mixes suspense and horror. When Jake Helman, an elite member of the New York Special Homicide Task Force, faces up against an addiction to cocaine and an elusive serial killer, he finds that the pressure might be too much.

    Ann says: "A bit far fetched near the end"
    "A bit far fetched near the end"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book, a bit of a twist on the usual detective story. Towards the end I did feel there were a few twists too many, particularly the demise of one baddy but overall an entertaining read. Not for those who like the more traditional detective story.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Nineteen Seventy Four: Red Riding Quartet

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By David Peace
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (252)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (63)

    Jeanette Garland, missing Castleford, July 1969. Susan Ridyard, missing Rochdale, March 1972. Claire Kemplay, missing Morley, since yesterday. It’s winter, 1974, Yorkshire, Christmas bombs, Lord Lucan on the run, the Bay City Rollers, and Eddie Dunford’s got the job he wanted – crime correspondent for the Yorkshire Evening Post. He didn’t know it was going to be a season in hell. A dead little girl with a swan’s wings stitched into her back. A gypsy camp in a ring of fire. Corruption everywhere you look.

    Lori says: "Disturbing, Uncomfortable - Real Crime Fiction"
    "Constant, repetitive swearing = boring"
    Overall

    I'm English', I swear a fair bit myself and do not find it offensive but this book is over the top. It actually became boring to listen to yet another pointless rant. At times it seemed like the swearing and graphic descriptions of sex etc were just to try and pad out the book a bit. Swearing, vulgarity etc are usually used to really get the reader to understand the situation or the characters mood but too much just makes it pointless. I had listened to the previous book and enjoyed it hence I purchased this one. I won't waste my money on anymore though.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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