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Mr Andrew M Winder

Cheshire East
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  • Takedown

  • By: Stephen Leather
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326

When a British Special Forces soldier goes rogue, carrying out an attack at a US Army base in Syria leading to the death of two men, ex-MI5 controller Charlotte Button is hired to work out what his plan is and to take him down before he can carry it out. When the man returns to the UK, it looks like the threat will be a lot closer to home. Charlotte puts her best man on the case - hitman Lex Harper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Emerging From Shepherd's Flock

  • By Simon on 02-02-17

Brilliant in every aspect...

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

Reviewed: 08-02-19

Paul Thornley, as ever, made this story come alive with an excellent job of narration. The story was full of action, and all what you would expect from a Stephen Leather book and I commend him for not letting us down.

Thank you for once again keeping thoroughly entertained and out of trouble!!

  • The Alchemist's Secret

  • Ben Hope, Book 1
  • By: Scott Mariani
  • Narrated by: Will Rycroft
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 364

The #1 Bestseller. Ben Hope lives on the edge. A former élite member of the SAS, Ben is tortured by a tragedy from his past and now devotes his life to finding kidnapped children. When Ben is recruited to locate an ancient manuscript which could save a dying child, he embarks on the deadliest quest of his life. The document is alleged to contain the formula for the elixir of life, discovered by the brilliant alchemist Fulcanelli decades before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By Peter on 27-01-15

A Great Listen..

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

Reviewed: 24-07-18

...full of twists and turns with suspense and action throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed this Audiobook which, was made all the better by the reader Will Rycroft.

Fantastic.

  • Once a Pilgrim

  • By: James Deegan
  • Narrated by: Joshua Manning
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505

John Carr has recently left the SAS, after a long and distinguished career, and is now working for a Russian oligarch in the murky world of private security. But an incident from his past - in which three terrorists were brutally killed - suddenly comes back to haunt him. Tracked by a hit man out for revenge, John Carr is forced to step over the line to defend himself and his family. It's a cruel and violent world - and one he thought he'd left behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts!

  • By Simon on 19-09-18

An excellent listen...

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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: 11-06-18

Very well narrated by Joshua Manning. The story took me back and was well written.

  • Redemption

  • Department Q, Book 3
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,214

The downloadable, digital audiobook edition of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s sensational new thriller, read by the actor Steven Pacey. Two boys, brothers, wake tied and bound in a boathouse by the sea. Their kidnapper has gone, but soon he will return. Their bonds are inescapable. But there is a bottle and tar to seal it. Paper and a splinter for writing; blood for ink. A message begging for help. In Copenhagen’s cold cases division Carl Morck has received a bottle. It holds an old and decayed message, written in blood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Department Q yet!

  • By PatM on 10-10-13

Great Stories & Narrating....

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

Reviewed: 18-02-18

Steven Pacey does a fantastic job with Narrating this Audiobook; he really makes it come alive with all the distinct characters voices. This series is brilliant too, thoroughly enjoyable with some good humour included.

Keep them coming like this please.

  • Human Universe

  • By: Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168

Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum, the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from. What is a human being? Objectively, nothing of consequence. Particles of dust in an infinite arena, present for an instant in eternity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring stuff

  • By Mrspatriciacherry on 09-05-17

Beautiful and easy to listen to...

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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: 06-02-18

Thoroughly enjoyable, informative, though I will need/want to listen to it more than once to fully appreciate the work.

It was also an excellent narrative, top class.

  • Set in Stone

  • By: Robert Goddard
  • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Recovering from the recent tragedy of his wife's death in a cliff fall, Tony Sheridan goes to stay with his sister-in-law, Lucy, and her husband at their new home - Otherways - a strange circular, moated house. Disturbed by memories of his wife and a growing attraction to Lucy, Sheridan is also troubled by weird and vivid dreams. And as he and Lucy embark on a secret and passionate affair, Sheridan begins uncovering the truth about Otherways.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not his best novel

  • By Kirstine on 24-05-18

Poor Editing

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

Reviewed: 17-01-18

I so wanted award 5 stars for this book but, what let down was the poorly clipped editing; on a number of occasions which, I found distracting.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Commune

  • Commune, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

For dinosaurs, it was a big rock. For humans: Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). When the Earth is hit by the greatest CME in recorded history (several times larger than the Carrington Event of 1859), the combined societies of the planet's most developed nations struggle to adapt to a life thrust back into the Dark Ages. In the United States, the military scrambles to speed the nation's recovery on multiple fronts including putting down riots, establishing relief camps, delivering medical aid, and bringing communication and travel back on line. Just as a real foothold is established in retaking the skies (utilizing existing commercial aircraft supplemented by military resources and ground control systems), a mysterious virus takes hold of the population, spreading globally over the very flight routes that the survivors fought so hard to rebuild.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. R C Bray awesome as always

  • By Matthew B. on 23-11-17

A really good listen...

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

Reviewed: 13-12-17

A brilliant job done R C Bray (again!), made this a start to finish listen, bringing it all to life. It is a good story too.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Twilight Warriors

  • The Soldiers, Spies, and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War
  • By: James Kitfield
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

In Twilight Warriors, award-winning foreign correspondent James Kitfield introduces us to the tight-knit brotherhood that strives to keep the United States safe from the dimly understood threats it now faces. Together these men have broken down the boundaries between their respective agencies to engineer a network-centric way of fighting using a seamless web of intelligence analysts, information networks, FBI forensics experts, and Special Forces units to take the fight to America's enemies as never before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very informative...

  • By Mr Andrew M Winder on 20-09-17

Very informative...

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

Reviewed: 20-09-17

I wouldn't say this was an enjoyable listening, given the amount of troops and civilian lives that were lost and given the circumstances, it wasn't entertaining either but, what was, was a respectively narrated piece of history made in my lifetime, it was a read about the sad indictment that a certain type of human being think it is right to do atrocious things to good, brave, courageous and mainly decent human beings who put others before themselves for the better good.

It was well written and very informative, I am glad the author wrote it and wonder what traumas it put him through; thank you for putting yourself through what must have been heartbreaking research.

God bless you.

  • How Not to Be a Boy

  • By: Robert Webb
  • Narrated by: Robert Webb
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,306
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,992

Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh (in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell), and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, Robert Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating charming sad redemptive

  • By sarah on 02-09-17

More, more and more please...

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

Reviewed: 02-09-17

What a great listen, very entertaining and funny. Thank you for making me laugh and enlightening me on many of your experiences; great stuff Mr Webb.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Nazi Hunters

  • By: Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

The Nazi Hunters is the incredible, hitherto untold story of the most secret chapter in the SAS' history. Officially, the world's most elite special forces unit was dissolved at the end of the Second World War and not reactivated until the 1950s. Among their last actions was a disastrous commando raid into occupied France in 1944, which ended in the capture, torture and execution of 31 soldiers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story

  • By Dr on 29-10-15

Excellent Read...

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

A well constructed book from so much source material. The courage and bravery of ours and our allies went above and beyond. It is records like this that help keep theirs and all the innocent civilian victims, alive.

Lest we forget.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful