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Calum

Dundee, United Kingdom | Member Since 2005

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  • An Audience with Barry Cryer

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 46 mins)
    • By Barry Cryer
    • Narrated By Barry Cryer
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    The quintessential grumpy old man, Barry Cryer's standup combines the quick wit of Radio 4 with the charm and class of the "Great Men of Comedy". He has been a regular panelist on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and Just a Minute, the latter of which he also chaired. In 1998, Barry wrote his autobiography, You Won't Believe This But..., which has been broadcast on Radio 4.

    Calum says: "Fantastic ~ laughs from the start..."
    "Fantastic ~ laughs from the start..."
    Overall

    After finding I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue on R4 a few years back, I began to learn just how clever and funny Barry is, this audiobook doesn't fail to make me laugh every time I hear it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lords of the Bow: The Epic Story of the Great Conqueror

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Russell Boulter
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (19)

    The gathering of the tribes of the Mongols has been a long time in coming, but finally, triumphantly, Temujin of the Wolves, Genghis Khan, is given the full accolade of overall leader and their oaths. Now he can begin to meld all the previously warring people into one army, one nation. But the task Genghis has set himself, and them, is formidable. He is determined to travel to the land of the long-time enemy, the Chin, and attack them there.

    Calum says: "Wonderful, historical fiction"
    "Wonderful, historical fiction"
    Overall

    After listening to the Emperor series by Conn Iggulden, which I enjoyed enormously, I wasn't sure about listening to this book series. Thankfully at the recommendation of my brother I did.

    Okay, it starts off a bit slow and sometimes you find yourself thinking who is he again? So many names, I got a little mixed up with the characters early on. Please don't let this put you off purchasing or listening, this book / series is absolutely brilliant. I found myself taking the long round to places I was going just so I could listen a bit longer!

    Just incredible how Conn manages weave his stories around some facts and create a compelling story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fourth Protocol

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (94)

    MI5 investigator John Preston, is the only man who can prevent an act of murderous devastation aimed at tumbling Britain into revolution.

    Calum says: "Good story, too much detail in some areas"
    "Good story, too much detail in some areas"
    Overall

    Good story, but with a very slow start which goes into far too much detail about the political system in the UK, the flow of the story was lost as a result. There were a couple of times I nearly stopped listening. That said I'm glad I did not and listed to the end, it was enjoyable.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Kane and Abel: The 30th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (66)

    Kane & Abel for a new generation!!

    They had only one thing in common - William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men born on the same day on opposite sides of the world, their paths were destined to cross in the ruthless struggle to build a fortune.

    The marvellous story, spanning 60 years, of two powerful men linked by an all-consuming hatred, brought together by fate to save - and finally destroy - each other.

    Brodie says: "Archer hits the spot"
    "Just fantastic"
    Overall

    Totally engrossing, its got all the emotions told in a compelling story. You can’t help getting emotionally connected to the characters. At the same time you can hear yourself shouting at them.

    As my review title states, it really is a fantastic listen. I can honestly state without hesitation, that this is one of my all time favourites.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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