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  • Drums of Autumn

  • Outlander, Book 4
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 44 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 877
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686

Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good place to stop

  • By Robyn on 27-01-13

My favourite book of the series

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

Reviewed: 13-01-18

I don't quite now why but I keep on rereading this particular book with the same pleasure.
As the only character on film I am not fond of is Brianna, I actually dread to see how she will perform next season on Amazon, but like most fans I cannot wait to see what the film version will have made of that great book 4.

  • Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade

  • Lord John, Book 2
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

It is 1758, and the flames of the Seven Years' War are burning hotter than ever. The rigors and dangers of battle are actually a welcome respite for Lord John and his brother Hal, who feel the constant strain of their family's troubled history. Blending war, family secrets, and forbidden love, Gabaldon crafts a suspenseful novel that loyal fans and newcomers alike with find irresistible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • my fave lord John story

  • By Silvernin on 04-08-15

Jamie's voice just isn't there

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

The story drags and is confusing at times, but has its funny moments; the cousin being helped giving birth in the church by the two gay stepbrothers during the wedding of their respective parents,, for instance. On the whole, the performance of the narrator for the voices of Lord John and his brother Hal are commendable, but passages with Jamie Fraser are causes for great unhappiness.
Actually the comments of others made me decide to opt out of the Lord John Series in audio forms even though I simply love audiobooks.
I suppose it can't be helped and there isn't enough readership to have a new narrator for the Lord John series. I'll stick to the books.

  • FREE: Audible Sessions with Hugh Fraser

  • Exclusive interview
  • By: Hugh Fraser, Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser, Robin Morgan
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Hugh Fraser is a man of many talents. He will probably be best known to you as an actor; he played Captin Hastings to David Suchet’s Poirot on over forty occasions. But he’s also been a musician and a composer and now, having narrated over 90 Agatha Christie audiobooks, he’s writing his own crime fiction. Hugh visits the Audible Studios to discuss his crime series, his pedigree as an audiobook narrator, and his time starring in the Inspector Maigret TV adaptations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back on the sleuthing track.

  • By Teresa Cooper on 14-01-18

For the pleasure of listening to his voice!

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

Reviewed: 29-10-17

Hugh Fraser is a wonderful narrator. I fell under his charm of course in the films with David Suchet and was so pleased to discover the chappie was also doing audible books. I often choose books because of their narrator simply because some of my favourite books end up being killed, or at least my joy is diminished by a narrator. Hence I often choose the narrators of the books I'll be listening next, but not always of course! I downloaded this one solely for the purpose of listening to that delightful voice!

  • Relaxation

  • By: Hugh Fraser
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

After instructions as to the appropriate position and situation in which to listen to the audio you are given, you will be encouraged to slow down your breathing mechanism and allow yourself the time to release any tightness or tension in the body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple but effective

  • By A. J. Garfitt on 23-12-12

I bought it beacuse of Hugh Fraser

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

Reviewed: 29-10-17

Hugh Fraser is a wonderful narrator. I fell under his charm of course in the films with David Suchet and was so pleased to discover the chappie was also doing audible books. I often choose books because of their narrator simply because some of my favourite books end up being killed, or at least my joy is diminished by a narrator. Hence I often choose the narrators of the books I'll be listening next, but not always of course!

  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Recently, there had been some strange goings on at Styles St Mary. Evelyn, constant companion to old Mrs Inglethorp, had stormed out of the house muttering something about "a lot of sharks". And with her, something indefinable had gone from the atmosphere. Her presence had spelt security; now the air seemed rife with suspicion and impending evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous audiobook

  • By david llewellyn on 17-08-17

A favourite Christie read by wonderful Hugh Fraser

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

Reviewed: 29-10-17

I always favoured this early Agatha Christie. Hugh Fraser does an extraordinary job as the narrator. He had me even buy his relaxation audible CD's!

  • A Murder Is Announced

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

A classic Marple mystery, read by Emilia Fox.The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Miss Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: ‘A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.'A childish practical joke? Or a hoax intended to scare poor Letitia Blacklock? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining narration

  • By Mr. J. Fanning on 13-09-14

Wonderful writer, wonderful narrator

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

Reviewed: 29-10-17

Emilia Fox is a wonderful narrator and a great performer! What a joy to listen to her!
She adds depth, emotion and funny moments. She has an incredible range of voices It is a pleasure to listen to all her voices.

  • Nemesis

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

A classic Marple mystery, read by Emilia Fox.In utter disbelief Miss Marple read the letter addressed to her from the recently deceased Mr Rafiel - an acquaintance she had met briefly on her travels.Recognising in Miss Marple a natural flair for justice, Mr Rafiel had left instructions for her to investigate a crime after his death. The only problem was, he had failed to tell her who was involved or where and when the crime had been committed. It was most intriguing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A well read and cleverly crafted mystery!

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-05-18

Great Emilia Fox!

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

Reviewed: 29-10-17

Emilia Fox is a wonderful narrator and a great performer! What a joy to listen to her!
She adds depth, emotion and funny moments. She has an incredible range of voices It is a pleasure to listen to all her voices.

  • The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Another edge-of-the-seat mystery from Miss Marple. One minute, silly Heather Badcock had been gabbling on at her movie idol, the glamorous Marina Gregg. The next, Heather suffered a massive seizure. But for whom was the deadly poison really intended? Marina's frozen expression suggested she had witnessed something horrific. But, while others searched for material evidence, Jane Marple conducted a very different investigation - into human nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent mystery

  • By Dr. R. Brompton on 26-07-16

What a pleasure to listen to Emilia Fox

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

Reviewed: 29-10-17

Emilia Fox is a wonderful narrator and a great performer! What a joy to listen to her!
She adds depth, emotion and funny moments. She has an incredible range of voices.

  • "I Give You My Body..."

  • How I Write Sex Scenes
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Diana Gabaldon, Davina Porter, Jeff Woodman, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

In this revealing compendium, acclaimed writer Diana Gabaldon shares her invaluable lessons for creating an immersive reading experience, from evoking a mood to using the power of emotions to communicate physical intimacy. You'll learn the difference between gratuitous sex and genuine encounters that move the story forward and how to handle less-than-savory acts that nevertheless serve a narrative purpose. Gabaldon also notes that sex can be conveyed instead of described.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow down Mrs Gabaldon!

  • By Kindle Customer on 26-10-17

Slow down Mrs Gabaldon!

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

Reviewed: 26-10-17

Beyond a doubt Diana Gabaldon is an outstanding writer with a huge culture at large and a huge culture of words. She has a lot to say, but I would be interested to know if anyone else felt like me; dizzy. She speaks so fast that I have had to stop several times because there is just no way to assimilate what she is saying which is theoritical -- she is there speaking about how she writes , but does so as fast as Speedy Gonzales! It is an indication of a racing mind, which comes as no surprise as the woman is both creative and intelligent, but I wish, I really wish someone had told her when she recorded to slow down.
Does anybody else feel the same? I know all the scenes that are quoted, they are familiar to me, but the explanations she gave are lost because of her speed. It is a pity as it is interesting.

  • Rainbird's Revenge

  • A House for the Season, Book 6
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Love comes home to A House for the Season.When the Duke of Pelham returns to his town house at 67 Clarges Street he is grimly determined to find himself a suitable wife, and love will have nothing to do with his selection.The duke's search is soon disrupted by the arrival in town of Miss Jenny Sutherland - a beautiful but hugely spoilt country girl whose vanity is overwhelming. In fact it was her guardian who brought her to London in the hope her ward will get the put-down she so sorely deserves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OK Not an intellectual piece, but

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-09-17

OK Not an intellectual piece, but

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

MC BEATON beats Prozac and any sleeping pills. As strange as it can sound, all these series of regency novels have managed to help me make it through sleepless nights and sobbing days and I shall always be grateful to Mrs Beaton for that. The narrator of this series is outstanding, especially when being Fiona in the Miser of Mayfair.