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  • Gordon Ramsay

  • On Top of the World
  • By: Neil Simpson
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

Best known as the host of Fox's Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay is one of the most driven, successful, and irate chefs around. He has thrown Hollywood actresses out of his restaurants and is notorious for his anger, but his food has been served to numerous heads of state, and he is one of only three chefs in England whose restaurant is rated at three Michelin stars. Sometimes hilarious and frequently heartbreaking, this is Gordon Ramsay’s full life, from tenements and poverty to top-notch restaurants and fame.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Hilarious look into Ramsay’s life and career

  • By Todd on 06-13-14

****king fabulous

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

Reviewed: 10-06-12

Where does Gordon Ramsay rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right up there

What did you like best about this story?

The humour, the drama, unbiased story

What does Richard Aspel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great expression, really well interpretted

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction, just more interest in any book that I've listened to for ages

Any additional comments?

A great 'read' wish there were more like this one!!!

  • Fifty Shades Darker

  • Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 316

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever... Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a US publishing house. But desire for Grey still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, she cannot resist.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Boring....

  • By Natalie on 10-05-12

Utter rubbish

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

Reviewed: 09-30-12

What would have made Fifty Shades Darker better?

More about the story of the two people rather than their very boring sex life. I feel stupid for buying it, really stupid. I loved hearing about Christian's lifestyle but that's about it.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Becca Battoe?

Someone who doesn't say "oh my!" every third sentence in that revolting accent.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Annoyance

Any additional comments?

The first book I managed to read, this one I just couldn't bear.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,002

Salander is plotting her revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fabulous Finale

  • By Olga on 12-04-09

great book / series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-10

The best I've listened to in a long time

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Horse Heaven

  • By: Jane Smiley
  • Narrated by: Shelley Thompson
  • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

Many astonishing and affecting things happen at the racetrack, and the mysterious universe of horse racing, passionate, cold-hearted, pure, corrupt, is woven into a marvelous tapestry of joy and love, chicanery, folly, greed, and reckless courage. Spanning two years on the circuit, from Kentucky and California to New York and Paris, Horse Heaven, puts us among trainers, nervey jockeys, billionaire breeders, and restless track wives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I wish I could review book and narrator separately

  • By Julie Delio on 03-21-07

Loved this so much - but I'm a horse nut

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-10

I cannot tell you how this book influenced my life! An absolute sensational read. Love Shelly Thompson, love Just A Bob, what a fabulous book. Bless you Jane Smiley!!! I love horses, so I suppose why I love this.

  • The Shipping News

  • By: Annie Proulx
  • Narrated by: Robert Joy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 222
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, The Shipping News shows why E. Annie Proulx is recognized as a gifted and original writer. When Quoyle, a 36-year-old, third rate newspaperman, learns that his two-timing wife has abandoned him and their two daughters, he returns to his ancestral home on the Newfoundland coast, to rebuild his life. We also recommend Proulx's, Accordion Crimes.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Find the unabridged version!

  • By Karen on 05-28-07

SO Kevin Spacey!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-10

Awesome read, loved it, the character was made for Mr Spacey! Very enjoyable.

  • The Blind Assassin

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

Even now, at the age of 82, Iris lives in the shadow cast by her younger sister, Laura. Now poor and trying to cope with a failing body, Iris reflects on her far-from-exemplary life, in particular the events surrounding her sister's tragic death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Samantha on 01-25-10

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-10

Oh I loved this story, didn't totally understand it after the end at the first read, so downloaded the study notes and listened to it again and it made more sense. Thank goodness for Audible, I don't have time to sit and read a book. Margaret Atwood is amazing.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Kite Runner

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Khaled Hosseini
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,908

Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Goodness, What a Audiobook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • By Andrew Covington on 11-02-07

Incredible story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-09

I loved this book, stirring, sad, funny, so emotive.