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Nicola

Wheeling, WVa, United States

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  • Artemis Begins: A Story from Guys Read: Funny Business

    • UNABRIDGED (19 mins)
    • By Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated By John Keating
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Funny Business is based around the theme of - what else - humor, and if you’re familiar with Jon and Guys Read, you already know what you’re in store for: an hilarious story.

    Nicola says: "Fun!"
    "Fun!"
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    Performance
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    Not a story about Artemis, but rather a funny story about the author's childhood and the inspiration for the books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chivalry

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Christina Pickles
    Overall
    (1186)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (338)

    "A delicious tale of an elderly British matron who buys the Holy Grail at a rummage sale. Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The readings are recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide."

    Teresa says: "A delightful story!"
    "Very entertaining."
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    A smart sorry, well read by Christina Pickles. I do love Neil Gaiman's shory stories, and his wonderful sense of humour.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cabin Pressure: Molokai (Christmas Special 2010)

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (338)
    Story
    (339)

    In this Christmas special 'Molokai' - It's Christmas morning, but when Carolyn schedules an extra stop-off to the Hawaiian island of Molokai, Arthur has just seven minutes to celebrate Christmas. Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the second series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    Siobhan says: "Funny, funny, funny!"
    "Very merry!"
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    Certainly lived up to the rest of the episodes so far!
    I think this is my favourite radio show, this and Just a Minute!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cabin Pressure

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch
    Overall
    (746)
    Performance
    (679)
    Story
    (673)

    John Finnemore (Dead Ringers & Mitchell & Webb) has written this brilliant new sitcom starring Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam & Benedict Cumberbatch. Cabin Pressure is set in a small airline business. The flipside of the glamorous world of international airlines.

    Sara says: "Mad Cap Comedy Silliness By The Experts"
    "Sheer genius!"
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    Love, love, love this series! I downloaded this because I'm a Cumberbatch Fan, and he is great in this, but David Allam often steals the show, with his dry, sarcastic retorts. The four main cast members play perfectly off of each other!
    Now to listen to the next series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch, and others
    Overall
    (528)
    Performance
    (472)
    Story
    (471)

    Stephanie Cole ("Doc Martin"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam ("The Thick Of It") star in the complete second series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    Gwynne says: "Brilliant Fun!"
    "Hilarious!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    John Finnemore is, as Arthur would say "Brilliant!"
    The entire cast pull this off perfectly, even on repeat listens I still find myself chuckling!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Colony: Artemis Fowl, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated By Nathaniel Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1174)
    Performance
    (521)
    Story
    (533)

    Thousands of years ago, fairies and humans fought a great battle for the magical island of Ireland. When it became clear that they could not win, all of the fairies moved below ground, except for the 8th Family, the demons. Rather than surrender, they used a magical time spell to take their colony out of time and into Limbo. There they have lived for decades, preparing to exact their violent revenge on humans.

    Nicole says: "Artemis Unbound"
    "Another good yarn about Artie!"
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    As ever Nathaniel Parker's reading makes this book so enjoyable. The story was a good one, and I had to shut myself away somewhere quiet, to listen to the ending of the story, I couldn't turn it off!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Time Paradox: Artemis Fowl, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated By Nathaniel Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (605)
    Performance
    (425)
    Story
    (424)

    Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius, and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories; these fairies are armed and dangerous.

    Craig says: "Colfer is great"
    "Clever ... but almost too clever..."
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    This book takes the well loved characters and puts them in a situation where they don't have access to most of their usual arsenal of fairy devices to help them out, forcing them to have to rely on their wits instead. It's difficult to explain without any spoilers, but it felt at times as if the author was trying a little too hard to make the story clever to make up for the lack of gadgets, or just for the sake of being clever. Also, for the first time there was a proper cliff hanger at the end, there are always threads that carry over, but never such an obvious cliff hanger before. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, just unexpected. However I enjoyed the story, and it certainly kept you guessing, right up until the end. A couple of the twists I worked out well before the reveal, but just as many twists were red herrings. I'm looking forward to the next and last? book in the series.

    Nathaniel Parker's narration was, as ever, fantastic, I can't imagine anyone else reading Artemis stories and voicing the characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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