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Novelization as an artform

Advantages: A great climatic storyline, well-read and produced
Disadvantages: Can be a little confusing a times

...“Logopolis” was the final story featuring the fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) in the BBC TV science fiction series, “Doctor Who”. This is a newly produced audio book of the original 1981 novelization of this four-part story. The script and the novelization were ...

BlackSwan 15.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Doctor Who: Logopolis - Christopher H. Bidmead

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Listening at leisure

Advantages: simple to use
Disadvantages: none it does it all for you

Agatha Raisin: The Terrible Tourist And The Fairies of Fryfam - M.C. Beaton When my children were younger it was sometimes hard work to get them to sit down and read a book and one day whilst looking in a charity shop i came across an audio book, it wa ...

Sunnysmiles 10.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Agatha Raisin: The Terrible Tourist And The Fairies of Fryfam - M.C. Beaton

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The English Have Been Tickled!

Advantages: Nice, bitesize chapters.
Disadvantages: A wee bit of swearing.

I've always been a fan of Dara O'Briain. He's got charm, wit and he has the ability to make even the smallest stories hilarious. Although it is a wee bit on the pricey side, I bought it and I thought it was a brilliant read. I thought at first it would ...

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Review of Tickling the English - Dara O Briain

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There's a lot more than farming going on in Ambridge!

Advantages: Great source of background information for recent Archers fans
Disadvantages: Both stories could have benefited from some more time spent on them

The Archers is a long-running Radio drama, that first aired in 1950 and continues to air on BBC Radio 4 six days a week. Concieved originally as a mixture of topical farming issues and family drama, the show continues to focus on the farming aspect but ha ...

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Review of The Archers: Ambridge Affairs - BBC Audiobooks

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A very literal bear, a very familiar experience

Advantages: Michael Hordern's narration, great uncompromised stories
Disadvantages: The inclusion of voice actors

Overview: Paddington, the bear from darkest Peru found by the Brown family at the eponymous railway station, is featured here in four dramatized adventures recorded for BBC audio. In this short collection's lead story Paddington manages to unwittingly foi ...

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Review of Paddington: A Day at the Seaside & Other Stories - Michael Bond

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