C. P. McGregor

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (56 of 68)
Location: Edinburgh
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,723,950 - Total Helpful Votes: 56 of 68
A Murder of Quality (BBC Audio) by John Le Carre
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
I'm a little embarrassed to admit that while I have read and enjoyed other Le Carre books this was my first proper encounter with George Smiley; based on this initial outing I look forward with real enthusiasm to the remainder of the books as they are dramatised by the BBC.

I listen to a great number of audiobooks and great readers can really bring a good book to life but you can't beat a radio dramatisation and outside of one or two smaller American publishers this is a field which the BBC has really made its own. The quality of the special effects and sound quality generally has improved hugely over the years and a production such as this makes previous landmark series of The… Read more
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect Present, 14 Nov 2009
Having just received my first copy of this from Amazon I am now ordering further copies to give as presents to all my nieces and nephews - I may even try and persuade my own youngest children that they are not too old to be read too! The poems themselves are of course classics but Axel Scheffler's beautiful (and funny) illustrations are what will make children treasure this book and demand that it be read and re-read. If you are still in the habit of reading to your children then I urge you to treat yourself and them with this lovely book. You will not regret it.
One Day (unabridged audio book) by David Nicholls
Others have already described (more succinctly than I could manage) the plot of this book. Suffice to say that it will strike many chords with those who passed in to adulthood in the Britain of the late 80's and 90's. My particular point in writing is to praise the unabridged reading of the book by Anna Bentinck. I listen to a great number of audiobooks and recognise that the quality of the reader is central to the listener's experience. Anna Bentinck is a class act. I previously listened to her reading Hilary Mantel's "Beyond Black" and she contributed hugely to my enjoyment of a book which (if only because of its subject matter) I would otherwise never have picked up. In "One Day" Ms… Read more