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  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,927
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,677

'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the '30s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly wonderful book

  • By B. Lawrenson on 11-08-14

amazing so much more than the movie.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-05-18

at night fantastic timeless story about the children growing up. I kept drifting off in the book. A must have.

  • The Bruce Trilogy 3

  • The Price of the King's Peace
  • By: Nigel Tranter
  • Narrated by: Michael Elder
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

The compelling story of Scotland's hero-king who, tutored and encouraged by the great William Wallace, united his despairing people in a deadly fight for the throne and national survival. In the third of this best selling trilogy, Nigel Tranter charts these turbulent years, revealing the flowering of Bruce's character, sustained by a passionate love, not only of his land and people, but

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A poor adaptation

  • By Roger McKillop on 16-05-18

oh to have the heart of Bruce and the love of his

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-17

men. Wallace would have been proud to follow him. At the end to cry Scotland.

  • The Bruce Trilogy 2

  • The Path of the Hero King
  • By: Nigel Tranter
  • Narrated by: Michael Elder
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

The compelling story of Scotland's hero-king who, tutored and encouraged by the great William Wallace, united his despairing people in a deadly fight for the throne and national survival. In the second of this best selling trilogy, Nigel Tranter charts these turbulent years, revealing the flowering of Bruce's character, sustained by a passionate love, not only of his land and people, but.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bruce. A new look.

  • By Adam Mcneill on 06-12-17

Bruce. A new look.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-17

Great listening and a fantastic view.
Bruce was probably a more modern type man than 1300 was ready for but Bruce and Wallace together in the same timeline wow.

  • D-Day

  • The Battle for Normandy
  • By: Antony Beevor
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

The Normandy landings that took place on D-day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. As casualties mounted, so, too, did the tensions between the principal commanders on both sides. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle of these battlefields or under Allied bombing endured terrible suffering.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant book but please drop the accents

  • By Blobbo on 16-03-18

great diary analysis between the soldiers

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-17

sad to hear so many killed with friendly fire. Civilians were in the way. I think you can take this history and think we are fortunate we live today.

  • Berlin

  • The Downfall: 1945
  • By: Antony Beevor
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 144

The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. Political instructors rammed home the message of Wehrmacht and SS brutality. The result was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known, with tanks crushing refugee columns under their tracks, mass rape, pillage and destruction. Over seven million fled westwards from the terror of the Red Army. Antony Beevor reconstructs the experiences of those millions caught up in the nightmare of the Third Reich's final collapse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • War and horror

  • By Margaret on 11-08-17

Berlin untold Russian truth ?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-10-17

I listened and listened again.

People have no idea, we look back on these times today and make games.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 72 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,296
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,025
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,020

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant audio book, shame about the navigation.

  • By Mr. P. J. Marsh on 10-03-17

A Sherlock Fan

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-06-17

Don't know how much you paid Mr Fry he did not bring anything to the books.

  • SAS: Rogue Heroes

  • The Authorised Wartime History
  • By: Ben Macintyre
  • Narrated by: Ben Macintyre
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 596

In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was imaginative, radical and entirely against the rules: a small undercover unit that would wreak havoc behind enemy lines. Despite intense opposition, Winston Churchill personally gave Stirling permission to recruit the most ruthless soldiers he could find. So began the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly executed book.

  • By Anonymous User on 25-04-17

We really had no idea..

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-17

What made the experience of listening to SAS: Rogue Heroes the most enjoyable?

The simple clear way the drama unfolded, these guys had nothing to start then they became heroes. (Unknown Heroes)

What was one of the most memorable moments of SAS: Rogue Heroes?

The aeroplane landing in the desert. The deaths of the lost men from their jumps.

Have you listened to any of Ben Macintyre’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have not listened to Ben Macintyre.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The dog...

Any additional comments?

Remember and mount your machine gun, Always handy to know a little German

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,533
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,167

The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blood and ice and lots of mead!

  • By Urban Fox on 03-03-17

The Hammer

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

For the stories, I missed these type of stories. Fun and some a bit funny. I had no Idea what was coming next. Well done. I amgoijng to look for more in this topic.

What did you like best about this story?

The Salmon story loved it. I had no idea about some of the Norwegian god like stories.

Have you listened to any of Neil Gaiman’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't heard or read anything of Neil Gaimans

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The hands that held the salmon.

Any additional comments?

Loved the simplicity of the voice and the believable stories. Fantastic I think I listened to sections over and over.

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 589
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 589

The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant. The electrifying new thriller. Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the firing line. Investigating judicial misconduct by Florida's 1,000 judges, her cases so far have been relatively unexciting. That's until she meets Greg Myers, an indicted lawyer with an assumed name who has an extraordinary tale to tell. Myers is representing a whistle-blower who knows of a judge involved in organised crime.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is

  • By M on 31-12-16

The Whistler

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-17

Would you try another book written by John Grisham or narrated by Cassandra Campbell?

I would try another John Grisham book, there is a but.

Would you ever listen to anything by John Grisham again?

Yes

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Cassandra Campbell?

I thought Cassandra was good and a voice you can listen to.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Some sections were a bit drawn abd other bits like a dream, expected the death of the partner.

Any additional comments?

No, the book was a bit bland I expected a bit more not to know what was coming next too predicablte

  • Rebel

  • By: Jack Whyte
  • Narrated by: Bill Dick
  • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

A.D. 1305, an hour before dawn, London's Smithfield prison: In a dank cell, the outlaw William Wallace waits to be executed at first light. He is visited by a Scottish priest who has come to hear his last confession - the confession of a life even more exciting, violent and astonishing than the legend that survived. From internationally best-selling author Jack Whyte comes a story of brutal battles and high adventure, of heroism and redemption - the story of William Wallace as the world has never heard it before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A surprising jewel in the crown

  • By Matt Ashmall on 07-06-12

Rebel Jack Whyte

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-07-15

Freedom has a price and William Wallace paid that price this has to be the best book I have ever heard. From the start to the end it was so alive and the narrator he is a star.