Throwback Thursday Review: Lies Sleeping

Throwback Thursday Review: Lies Sleeping

Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 10 hrs 25 mins.

I really enjoyed immersing myself in Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London (Peter Grant) series for another outing. Lies Sleeping, the seventh book in the series, featured Nightingale less than in previous boo…
Throwback Thursday Review: Law of Attraction

Throwback Thursday Review: Law of Attraction

Law of Attraction - Your Powerful Key for Manifesting Money, Success, Love or Even Win the Lottery Almost Effortlessly! by Abraham Vitale.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 1 hr 23 mins.

Law of Attraction introduces listeners to the idea that they can influence the world around them to attract g…
Competition: (Closed) Win a Trip to London to Watch Mark Watson's Comedy Marathon!

Competition: (Closed) Win a Trip to London to Watch Mark Watson's Comedy Marathon!

Audible UK are running another competition, this time to win tickets to watch the marvellous comedian, author, and broadcaster Mark Watson performing his legendary Comedy Marathon!.

There's still one day left to enter! 
"Mark Watson and a team of similarly unwise people revive one of modern…
Review: How to Be Human: The Manual

Review: How to Be Human: The Manual

How to Be Human: The Manual by Ruby Wax.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 7 hrs 9 mins.

"If you're reading this book right now, you're already a gold medal winner in the evolutionary Hunger Games... " Given the dysfunctional nature of my body I think I probably only just scrap…
Throwback Thursday Review: The Convenient Marriage

Throwback Thursday Review: The Convenient Marriage

The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 9 hrs 35 mins.

Whilst there's a lot about this book that I do enjoy, it's one of my least favourite of the Heyer regency romances I have read so far. Despite the wild adventures and multiple mishaps, Rule rema…
Throwback Thursday Review: 21st-Century Yokel

Throwback Thursday Review: 21st-Century Yokel

21st-Century Yokel by Tom Cox.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 10 hrs 40 mins.

This was the first audiobook I have heard by Tom Cox, and I wasn't really sure what to expect. Initially I thought it might have been a mistake to have it narrated by the author (four words that can strike fe…
Review: Once A Pirate

Review: Once A Pirate

Once A Pirate by Diana Bold.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 7 hrs 47 mins.
🔥Steamy content!🔥

Once a Pirate is a sweeping historical romance full of family secrets, betrayal, passion, and adventure which spans the Atlantic.
In Regency London the only thing the Earl of Sutcliffe dislikes mo…
Throwback Thursday Review: The Cotswolds Werewolf and Other Stories of Sherlock Holmes

Throwback Thursday Review: The Cotswolds Werewolf and Other Stories of Sherlock Holmes

The Cotswolds Werewolf and Other Stories of Sherlock Holmes by Peter K. Andersson. My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 6 hrs 13 mins.

The Cotswolds Werewolf and Other Stories of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of stories inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle’s greatest characters. The first 9 chapters (8 …
Throwback Thursday Review: Flesh and Blood: A History of My Family in Seven Maladies

Throwback Thursday Review: Flesh and Blood: A History of My Family in Seven Maladies

Flesh and Blood: A History of My Family in Seven Maladies by Stephen McGann.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 10 hrs 53 mins.

Deftly and compassionately narrated by Stephen McGann, Flesh and Blood charts his life and family history through a medical lens. Far from being clinical, it is the st…
Review: Self-Discipline, Mastery of the Mind

Review: Self-Discipline, Mastery of the Mind

Self-Discipline: Mastery of the Mind: The Practical Steps & Habits You Need to Take Control of Your Mind, Stop Procrastination, Build Willpower and Become Disciplined Towards Your Goals and Daily Life by Peter Meadows.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 3 hrs 22 mins.

As someone who seeks to…
Competition: Win the Ultimate Listening Bundle from Audible UK!

Competition: Win the Ultimate Listening Bundle from Audible UK!

The Audible UK 'Ultimate Listening Bundle' competition is back! From now until 10am Sunday 20th January, any audiobook you buy with cash or credits will give you an entry into the prize draw. I always look forward to this competition because the prizes are great and it doesn't require …
Review: The Woman Who Wasn't

Review: The Woman Who Wasn't

The Woman Who Wasn't by Pornelope.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 1 hr 35 mins.
🔥Steamy content!🔥

The Woman Who Wasn't is a fun, sexy, 'genderswap' short story about a handsome man who - following a fatal shooting - finds himself in the body of a beautiful woman.
This story&…
Throwback Thursday Review: Norse Mythology

Throwback Thursday Review: Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 6 hrs 29 mins.
I was previously only familiar with a few of the Norse myths, and then my memory of them was vague and intermingled with snatches of other tales. As a fan of Gaiman's fairytale storytelling I was very much loo…
Throwback Thursday Review: Notes from a Small Island

Throwback Thursday Review: Notes from a Small Island

Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson. My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 10 hrs 29 mins.
Notes from a Small Island was the first Bill Bryson book to bring him to my attention, when my Dad read the book in the 90s and recommended it. Somehow, despite listening to several other Bryson audiobooks…
Review: Kellynch: Sequel to Jane Austen's Persuasion

Review: Kellynch: Sequel to Jane Austen's Persuasion

Kellynch: Sequel to Jane Austen's Persuasion by Kwen Griffeth.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 5 hrs 22 mins.

Kellynch is a sequel to Jane Austen's Regency romance novel, Persuasion. It has been several years since I read - or listened to - Persuasion, though I did watch the 2007 adapt…
Throwback Thursday Review: Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas

Throwback Thursday Review: Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas

Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas by Jacqueline Rayner.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 5 hrs 46 mins.

The Twelve Doctors of Christmas is a great, fun collection of seasonal stories about each of the Doctors (from Hartnell to Capaldi). Each chapter features a new story, and a new Doctor…
Throwback Thursday Review: The Christmasaurus

Throwback Thursday Review: The Christmasaurus

The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 5 hrs 38 mins.

The Christmasaurus is a charming children's Christmas story, by Tom Fletcher (best known by some as singer/songwriter in British band McFly).
It was lovely to have a disabled protagonist whose wheelchair wa…
Review: Unquiet Dead

Review: Unquiet Dead

Unquiet Dead by Chris Pavesic.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Duration: 4 hrs 22 mins.

The Unquiet Dead by Chris Pavesic is billed as a 'Steampunk Mystery', which I was excited to start listening to. Almost immediately, however, I was introduced to a theme I had missed in the summary: zombies. …