Review for This Is Your Pilot Speaking Series on Audible

Catching Up by Bronagh Fegan

TITLE: Catching Up
SERIES: This Is Your Pilot Speaking
AUTHOR: Bronagh Fegan
NARRATOR: Louise Ford, Margaret Cabourn Smith, Carrie Quinlan, Grainne Maguire, & Andy Goddard
PUBLICATION DATE: June 11, 2015
PUBLISHER: Audible Ltd
PAGES: 30 minutes
FORMAT: Audiobook
SOURCE: Review copy via Audible
RATING: 3 bows

This short is about 4 old friends meeting for dinner to catch up on what they’ve missed in the last few years. One of the group has been away in New York while the rest have remained and England. There are quite a few strong personalities in the group and it is apparent that the recent return is not the group favorite. As a whole, this was funny, in that catty sort of girl way. It’s amusing enough, but I didn’t love it on a whole, but I might love it with a bit more development and length. I rarely love anything in such a short time-span. I honestly can’t say what I heard here would really entice me to continue listening. The point of these were comedy and, while I found them amuse, they didn’t actually make me laugh. That statement really says it all, doesn’t it?

****Thank you to Esther Bochner at Audible for providing me with an audio copy in exchange for an honest review****

3 bows

Working For The Man by Tom Sears & Rob Sears

TITLE: Working For The Man
SERIES: This Is Your Pilot Speaking
AUTHOR: Rob Sears & Tom Sears
NARRATOR: Kevin Eldon, Felicity Montagu, & Mitch Benn
PUBLICATION DATE: June 12, 2015
PUBLISHER: Audible Ltd
PAGES: 30 minutes
FORMAT: Audiobook
SOURCE: Review copy via Audible
RATING: 3 bows

A man and his wife die. The wife moves on to Heaven, but the guy gets stuck in a middle management job and has to work his way up to Heaven. In said, the Boss hands out ridiculous tasks and expected to accomplish them. Just like Catching Up, it was funny and I could see why it should be very amusing, but it never made me laugh. It garnered a few smiles, never an outright laugh.

****Thank you to Esther Bochner at Audible for providing me with an audio copy in exchange for an honest review****

3 bows

Slaving Away by Miranda Kane

TITLE: Slaving Away
SERIES: This Is Your Pilot Speaking
AUTHOR: Miranda Kane
NARRATOR: Hugh DennisMiranda Kane, & Jon Holmes
PUBLICATION DATE: June 12, 2015
PUBLISHER: Audible Ltd
PAGES: 29 minutes
FORMAT: Audiobook
SOURCE: Review copy via Audible
RATING: 3 bows

This is about a dominatrix. That’s basically the gist of the whole thing. It’s her adventures in life as a dominatrix. It was easily my favorite of the whole set. It actually did make me laugh. I found Miranda and her observations to be quite amusing. It still only gets three stars because 29 minutes isn’t really enough to make me fall in love with something. But still, this is very amusing. If you only download one from this set, this would be the one I’d recommend.

****Thank you to Esther Bochner at Audible for providing me with an audio copy in exchange for an honest review****

3 bows

The Uncynical Cannibal by Dewi Llywelyn

TITLE: The Uncynical Cannibal
SERIES: This Is Your Pilot Speaking
AUTHOR: Dewi Llywelyn
NARRATOR: Richard Glover, Simon Kane, Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Bobby Mair, & Sophie Henderson
PUBLICATION DATE: June 12, 2015
PUBLISHER: Audible Ltd
PAGES: 31 minutes
FORMAT: Audiobook
SOURCE: Review copy via Audible
RATING: 1 bow

This is about a guy who shipwrecks onto an island of cannibals. I did not really care for it at all. I don’t think it even made me crack a smile. It felt very much like it was trying for a Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy vibe. It succeeded to some degree, but since Hitchhiker’s on a whole isn’t my favorite thing, you’ll understand that I didn’t particularly enjoy it. It just felt a bit stupid to me. 😦

****Thank you to Esther Bochner at Audible for providing me with an audio copy in exchange for an honest review****

1 bow

The Hub by Bruce Windwood

TITLE: The Hub
SERIES: This Is Your Pilot Speaking
AUTHOR: Bruce Windwood
NARRATOR: Susy Kane, Alex Kirk, Howard Gossington, Anjella Macintosh, & Joel Morris
PUBLICATION DATE: June 12, 2015
PUBLISHER: Audible Ltd
PAGES: 26 minutes
FORMAT: Audiobook
SOURCE: Review copy via Audible
RATING: 2 bows

This is about a secret government intelligence headquarters and their subsequent missions. I also found it rather unamusing. There might have been a moment or two when I was intrigued by it, but I didn’t really care for it on a whole. I felt like it fell very flat and felt a bit stupid. I get that they were going for a parade feel, but it didn’t come across well, in my opinion!

****Thank you to Esther Bochner at Audible for providing me with an audio copy in exchange for an honest review****

2 bows
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