Audiobooks

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I’m addicted to the spoken word – I blame the Roald Dahl cassettes of my childhood
Whether it’s a true-crime podcast while cleaning or an audiobook while running, I can’t get enough of the human voice. Is it because Matilda used to ease me to sleep?

Nell Frizzell

02, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe audiobook review – inside America’s opioid crisis
With a calmly astonished tone, the author narrates the shocking story of how the Sackler family made its money out of the lethal painkiller OxyContin

Fiona Sturges

29, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes audiobook review – vintage crooks and conmen
Samuel L Jackson’s narration does full justice to this grimly comic novel from the mid-century master of New York crime

Fiona Sturges

08, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan audiobook review – a smartly realised thriller
Luke Thompson plays the minister who has an affair with a parliamentary aide, in a tale told from contrasting viewpoints

Fiona Sturges

01, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage audiobook review – quietly subversive
Sparks fly between rancher brothers in this audiobook version of the 1967 novel, read by Chad Michael Collins

Fiona Sturges

18, Mar, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck audiobook review – California dreaming
The desperate tale of the Joad family during the Great Depression is expertly narrated by actor Richard Armitage

Fiona Sturges

11, Mar, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Double Blind by Edward St Aubyn audiobook review – Cumberbatch revels in caustic wit
The Sherlock actor breathes life into the intertwined narratives of a group of thirtysomething professionals, spiked with flashes of caustic wit

Fiona Sturges

18, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller audiobook review – secrets and survival
A deft version of the Costa prize winner about rural, middle-aged twins whose sheltered lives are shattered by their mother’s death

Fiona Sturges

28, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Centenary recording of Ulysses to be read by Eddie Izzard, Margaret Atwood and others
More than 100 writers, artists, comedians and musicians will voice James Joyce’s seminal novel in celebration of its publication a century ago

Alison Flood

20, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Luster by Raven Leilani audiobook review – expert reading of a dazzling debut
Ariel Blake narrates the US author’s novel, a candid exploration of race, class and power in the city

Fiona Sturges

07, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Letters of Note compiled by Shaun Usher audiobook review – a missive success
This book was brilliant in written form and it’s even better in audio, with a cast of famous voices elevating hilarious, horrifying and moving historical epistles

Fiona Sturges

31, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay audiobook review – festivities on the NHS frontline
The doctor turned comic writer’s seasonal hospital tales range from hilarious mishaps to heart-breakers

Fiona Sturges

17, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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