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Banyule, Australia
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  • Bleak Expectations: The Complete First Series

  • The Complete First Series
  • By: Mark Evans
  • Narrated by: Anthony Head, Full Cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

A Victorian epic of awful schools inc the aptly named St Bastards, worse prisons, nuns at St Bitches, giant rabbits, and long lost super-hero aunts, in the style of Charles Dickens after far too much gin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Parody

  • By lynn on 06-27-10

Funny, bizarre, offbeat and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 01-29-16

A wonderful farce. Enjoyed every moment with the exception of the excessive canned laughter.

So many wonderful and bizarre characters. Weird plot that provides plenty of good laughs.

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,690
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,722

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ages Well

  • By Dennis on 10-21-12

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 12-11-15

Loved it. I was hoping it would never end. Great characters and a fantastic story.

  • And De Fun Don't Done

  • By: Robert G. Barrett
  • Narrated by: Dino Marnika
  • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

They don't call him Lucky Les for nothing. A ticket in a raffle and Norton was off to the US of A, where it turned out hot, red hot, and it wasn't just the weather. Night club brawls, mafia hitmen, and too many girls called Lori, all in a sea of margaritas. Even for Les Norton, it was just too hot to handle. So it was off to the Caribbean, where Millwood Downie - schoolteacher, historian, and would-be stand-up comic - helps Les trace his family tree and possibly uncover the biggest earn ever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listening to the makes me feel good

  • By david on 12-31-14

Too damn long

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-11

I usually like the Les Norton books but this one just waffled on too much.The narrator lost interest at times. The story could have been written and told in half the time - far to much padding Mr Barret.

I guess we all have a bad one occassionally and this is the Les Norton bad one. Recommend any of Les' other adventures though.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • An American Tragedy

  • By: Pretty Paul Parsons
  • Narrated by: Pretty Paul Parsons
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Pretty Paul Parsons is a self-proclaimed schizophrenic, dyslexic, transsexual with Alzheimer's, who is currently working on a process by which he hopes to cure hemophilia with acupuncture. Pretty Paul likes to spend his spare time at his Heavy Petting Zoo, where he teaches blind children the art of chainsaw sculpture and sending get-well cards to everyone in the obituary column.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Appalling

  • By Peter on 06-26-08

Appalling

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-08

I don't mind a bit of crass humour but this...well I was surprised Audible would allow material like this on their site. There are jokes about pedophilia and some other exceptionally tasteless, sorry can't call it humor, rubbish.

Avoid this like the plague unless you are some kind of sicko!

  • The 99p Challenge

  • Complete Series 2
  • By: BBC Audiobooks
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

It's back: the show they didn't dare call King Stupid Series 2! A new presenter, new panellists, new title, new silly games, and more jokes than ever in the show Robert Hanks in The Independent called "a brilliant panel game".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Peter on 01-08-08

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-08

Just get all the series. If you love British comedy you will enjoy this too.

  • Happy Endings

  • The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch
  • By: Jim Norton
  • Narrated by: Jim Norton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 274

Comedian Jim Norton is dirty...really dirty...the kind of dirty that makes The Aristocrats look like a knock-knock joke. Fortunately for him, his kind of dirty humor has earned him the distinction of being third microphone on the immensely popular Opie & Anthony syndicated radio show. In Happy Endings, Jim brings his raw, hilarious, and offensively honest comedy to Audible® listeners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jim Uncensored

  • By christina onorio on 07-17-07

Poor. Save your money.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-16-07

I don't mind a good dirty joke and liberal amounts of smut if it's funny. This book has plenty of smut, bad language and some attempted dirty jokes but overall I did not find this book very humorous.

If you like adolescent humor and liberal amounts of the "f" and "c" words in a humorless context then you may like this but I doubt it.

Just not my type of humor I guess.

My recommendation is save your money.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Price of Freedom

  • By: Alex Domokos, Rita Y. Toews
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Benjamin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Alexander Domokos wrote this memoir of his years during and after the Second World War with two purposes in mind. He wanted to allow his daughter a glimpse into his past and to enlighten others about the tragedy of his homeland, Hungary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended

  • By Peter on 09-09-05

Highly recommended

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-05

A first class lesson in "the price of freedom" under the suffocating atmosphere of communism and nazism or for that matter any dictatorship.

Very well read gripping story. I highly recommend this book to anyone interetsed not only in history but in an individual's struggle against tyranny, the injustices imposed by the so called great powers and the indomitable spirit of man to overcome great adversity.

One of the best books I have downloaded from Audible.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Night of the Living Dead (Dramatized)

  • By: John Russo, George Romero
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

An abandoned hilltop farmhouse. Seven desperate people, and a surrounding darkness ripped by bloodcurdling cries of anguish. A state of emergency has been declared: the unimaginable is happening in the night.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • BOOOOO!!!

  • By Linda B on 11-26-08

Plenty of gore

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-05

An enjoyable dramatisation. Watch out for bad language if younger teens are listening to this. Keeps you on the egde of your seat.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

  • By: Washington Irving
  • Narrated by: GiGi, Full Cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14

Was there really a Headless Horseman? This dramatic story will draw you into the life of Ichabod Crane as you ponder the question.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • What were they thinking?

  • By Jay on 10-26-05

A bit of fun

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-27-05

This was a fun listen, not real scary but enough to make the kids a little jumpy. Confused dramatisation regarding the accents but otherwise ok. If you need something to occupy kids on a car trip this is ok.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful