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  • Kingdom Come

  • Kingmaker, Book 4
  • By: Toby Clements
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 282

Toby Clements's fourth and final instalment in the Kingmaker historical series, set during England's bloody and brutal War of the Roses. 1470. The recent tensions between King Edward and his great ally the Earl of Warwick lie forgotten these past months, but even as winter tightens her grip on the land, the peace is shattered by a vicious attack on one of the King's allies. Long buried secrets are brought to the surface, and Thomas and Katherine must finally decide where their loyalties lie and to choose between fight or flight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb series of books

  • By j c hare on 25-09-17

Oh my a series of audio treatments

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

Reviewed: 15-04-18

If you are into historical drama then this is a must, never before have I had the period of the War of the Roses brought so to life for me, at the commoner level. Absolutely brilliant

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase

  • And Another Thing...
  • By: Eoin Colfer, Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Jane Horrocks, Sandra Dickinson, Mark Wing-Davey, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

The brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast series based on And Another Thing… the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker’s Guide "trilogy". Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return in six brand new episodes, in which they are thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Out With The Ravenous Bugnlatter Beast of Traal?

  • By Simon on 16-04-18

Froody Dudes!

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

Reviewed: 15-04-18

You don't need the brain the size of a planet to know an extended version is better than an abridged version. So if you enjoyed the BBC radio 4 version, you'll love this. Go grab your Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, and listen to an audio comedy dream

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  • An Argumentation of Historians

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 9
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390

They say you shouldn't push your luck. Max gives her own luck a massive shove every day - and it's only a matter of time until luck pushes back.... January, 1536 - the day of Henry VIII's infamous jousting accident. Historians from St Mary's are there in force, recording and documenting. And arguing - obviously. A chance meeting between Max and the Time Police leads to a plan of action. And it's one that will have very serious consequences - especially for Max.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lost for words

  • By Binka on 11-04-18

Welcome back Max!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-18

Another cracker from Jodi Taylor, I especially loved the long 1399 trip, could we have more. The books to me are just getting better and better, Can't wait until the next full book

  • Pandora's Boy

  • Flavia Albia, Book 6 (Falco: The New Generation)
  • By: Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Flavia Albia is a private investigator, always drawn to an intriguing puzzle - even if it is put to her by her new husband's hostile ex-wife. On the Quirinal Hill, Clodia Volumnia, a very young girl with stars in her eyes, has died, amid suggestions that she was poisoned by a love potion. It will have been supplied by a local witch, who goes by the name of Pandora, though Albia learns that Pandora carries on a trade in herbal beauty products while hiding much more dangerous connections.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well read and touching mystery

  • By L Weale on 09-06-18

Starting to go off the boil

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Not sure if this is a dip in the usual high standard, but Flavia is starting to come across all jolly hockey sticks and lacking the edge that Falco had, the constant references in this book of Falco made me pine for the old days, maybe a joint investigation to come, though voice wise i'm unsure how that would work.

Hopefully a blip and the best is to come

  • Ep. 6: Driving Test (Slaving Away)

  • By: Miranda Kane
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

In Episode 6, Miranda finally sits her driving test. But on the morning of the test, she is completely thrown by a surprising and unexpected houseguest, wearing one of her flatmate Dan's T-shirts and making herself more than at home. Celebrating her test (we're not saying she passes by the way), more might be exposed than even Miranda is comfortable with. Dreams are espoused and plans are hatched to escape the city in this first season finale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dom Rom Com

  • By Ross on 16-05-18

A second series please

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

This is basically a standard SitCom, while the first few episodes cover the sex trade more, later episodes there is less (last episode is regarding a driving test and relationships). I'm told there is more material to come from this 'situation' and I think a 2nd series is deserved, the guest character voices seems to think that, with a lot of 'names' willing to appear.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,653
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,339

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected gem

  • By Andrew on 29-01-17

Good start, hope it continues

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

Reviewed: 15-01-18

Interesting story, not sure if its got leg for a trilogy but I've got all three on daily deals, so i'm in for the ride. So what have we got an AI based on a 21st Century person, an Earth all but....The AI, Bob, is able and does replicate himself, which works on the audio, even though different voices are not required. One pronunciation that did grate was the name Archimedes, maybe it's an America way.
Anyway this is not a one off lots and lots of loose ends to be pick up in the next instalment

  • Treasure Island

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Marty Ross - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Philip Glenister, Daniel Mays, Catherine Tate, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787

Audible Originals takes to the high seas to bring to life this timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps and mutiny. When weathered old sailor Billy Bones arrives at the inn of young Jim Hawkins' parents, it is the start of an adventure beyond anything he could have imagined. When Bones dies mysteriously, Jim stumbles across a map of a mysterious island in his sea chest, where X marks the spot of a stash of buried pirate gold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Proper Adventure

  • By Ailill Martin on 30-08-17

Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum

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

Reviewed: 29-12-17

A cracking tale re-told by a class cast of actors, listen and enjoy to this classic

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  • Ghostly Tales: An Audible Christmas Gift

  • By: Charles Dickens, E. F. Benson, J. H. Riddell, and others
  • Narrated by: Simon Callow, Sally Phillips, John Banks, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,685
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,421
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,420

The days are getting colder, the nights are getting longer, and as Christmas approaches the time is high for some ghostly tales. As an exclusive gift for Audible members, settle down, snuggle up and listen to four chilling ghost stories, read by Simon Callow. Four great stories, one master storyteller - what could be simpler than that?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well read

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-12-17

Definately worth the price!

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

Reviewed: 18-12-17

The stories are ok, Simon Callow is tops and I though Sally Phillips did well. A Christmas treat to be sure, but wouldn't normally purchase this genre

  • Day of the Caesars

  • Eagles of the Empire, Book 16
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

AD 55. The Emperor Claudius is dead. Nero rules. His half-brother Britannicus has also laid claim to the throne. A bloody power struggle is underway. All Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro want is a simple army life, fighting with their brave and loyal men. But Cato has caught the eye of rival factions determined to get him on their side. To survive, Cato must play a cunning game and enlist the help of the one man in the empire he can trust: Macro.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Plotty Marvellous!

  • By Simon on 06-12-17

Another tale of Roman daring do

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

Reviewed: 16-11-17

Well by now you should know what you are getting. after all this is book 16, The duo get in and out of scraps, historically well written of course and well told by Jonathan Keeble, another cracker.

  • The English and Their History

  • By: Robert Tombs
  • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
  • Length: 45 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

In The English and their History, the first full-length account to appear in one volume for many decades, Robert Tombs gives us the history of the English people and of how the stories they have told about themselves have shaped them, from the prehistoric 'dreamtime' through to the present day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A big commitment, easily paid off!

  • By m sinclair on 20-02-17

Absolute right wing tosh

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

Reviewed: 07-10-17

I'm not surprised Robert Tombs has retired after this appalling book, over half of which covers the 19th Century plus, so much for a history of the English this is a race through the first 800 years then a slow trawl through the rest. He would have us believe their were no slums, any poor housing apparently restricted to a few houses, he totally ignores the Peterloo massacre, as it would put his precious right wing chums in a bad light, but still has time for a story about a socialist being knocked off his soap box - very significant, I gave up when he started calling China communist in 1870 because they stood up to the British Empire, which brought joy and prosperity to all. I like my history politically neutral and Robert Tomb should hang his head in shame over such political bias.

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