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  • Triumphs and Turbulence

  • My Autobiography
  • By: Chris Boardman
  • Narrated by: Joe McGann
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

In 2001, when the bible of the sport, Cycling Weekly, ran a poll to decide the greatest British cyclist, Chris Boardman's was the name that topped the list. It was Boardman's lone achievements in the '80s and '90s - Olympic track gold, the world hour record, repeatedly claiming the yellow jersey in the Tour de France - that lit the spark for modern British cycling. His endeavours both on and off the bike have made him the founding father of current golden generation - without him there would simply be no Hoy, Wiggins or Cavendish.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Matt on 17-10-18

Highly recommended

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

If you are a child of the 60s or 70s and into cycling then this is a poignant, alternative and illuminating telling of what happened in those years where competitive cycling enjoyed a resurgence.

  • Vampire Academy

  • Vampire Academy, Book 1
  • By: Richelle Mead
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Wolf
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school - it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St. Vladimir's - the very place where they're most in danger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vampires and Dhampirs

  • By Cheryl on 25-09-11

Shouldn't have bothered...

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

Reviewed: 18-03-18

This came as a 'recommended' from Audible as similar to others that I had purchased. I finished it but I won't be getting the rest.

  • The Faerie War

  • Creepy Hollow Series, Book 3
  • By: Rachel Morgan
  • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie, Zach Villa
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Violet Fairdale is in big trouble. Her home is gone, her beloved forest lies in ruins, the guy she gave her heart to has deserted her - and she doesn't remember any of it. The powerful Lord Draven is taking over, brainwashing guardians into fighting for him. No one is safe from the evil spreading throughout the fae world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The least enjoyable of the trilogy

  • By Alan on 02-03-18

The least enjoyable of the trilogy

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

This part of the Creepy Hollow story seemed formulaic and predictable. I found myself finishing the story just to find out how it all ended, not because I was enjoying it.

  • The Pick, the Spade and the Crow

  • By: Bill Rogers
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 70

When the body of a man is discovered in woodlands outside Manchester, a ten-year missing-persons investigation can finally be filed away. But this was no ordinary death: gagged, bound and buried alive, he was the victim of a sophisticated and sadistic killer. And there is something else that has the National Crime Agency puzzled. A single character carved into a nearby tree.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Could not stand the weird narration voice

  • By Voyager on 09-11-16

Good story, but

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

Reviewed: 28-06-17

I didn't particularly like the narrator's voice but the characters were realistic and storyline was engaging.

  • Fire Catcher

  • Charlie Tuesday, Book 2
  • By: C. S. Quinn
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

Charlie Tuesday is the city's best thief taker. But one case still eludes him, a mysterious key entrusted by the mother he barely knew. The key opens a chest of priceless papers - papers said to hold the dark alchemy of a lost Brotherhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By Roberta on 22-01-18

Great historical fiction

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

Reviewed: 17-10-16

I loved the historical accuracy in this book. It's obviously a work of fiction, with the main characters fictional, but the accuracy of the geography and the historical characters is interesting and educational.

it's also great when you get off the tube at Moorgete and walk past the Guild House on your way to Gresham Street just as you listen to that part of the story!

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  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Harry Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,371

A century before A Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros.... A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great intro to Westeros if u can't face the Epics!

  • By Mini on 04-11-15

It ended too soon!

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

Reviewed: 22-02-16

A great listen, right up there with Game of Thrones. I hope there's another instalment of Dunc and Egg, I just want Mr. Martin to finish the Game of Thrones series first!

  • Rainbow Six

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 35 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

Whether hunting warlords in Japan, druglords in Colombia, or nuclear terrorists in the United States, John Clark is efficient and deadly ? but even he has ghosts in his past, demons that must be exorcised. And nothing is more demonic than the peril he must face as the commander of a covert multi-national anti-terrorism squad known as Rainbow. Almost as soon as the group is formed, three terrorist attacks occur that seem unrelated at first, but may be the beginning of a new brand of terrorism like nothing the world has ever encountered before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A whole series in a book!

  • By Simon on 20-08-15

A bit of an epic

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

Reviewed: 01-06-15

A rip roaring tale of terrorism and special ops, predictable and pedestrian in places, but a good plot and worth a read of you like the genre.

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 1
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,062

When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and likeable

  • By Dragon on 06-05-13

Good book, excellently read

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

Reviewed: 06-01-15

Despite the odd character names (perhaps I move in the wrong circles) the storyline had enough plot twists to keep the listener entertained for the duration of the story.

I was a bit bemused on the number of 'parts' the book was split into, as far as I could tell the chapters were more than a suitable method of dividing up the sections of the story, but the various parts did not detract from the story, so I am not complaining.

Robert Glennister performs the story very well with intonation, accents and characterisation perfect throughout.

I enjoyed the story and performance so much I have bought the second book within five minutes of finishing the first.

  • The Name of the Wind

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 28 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,750
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,624
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,616

I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the university at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe. You may have heard of me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Robyn on 31-01-13

Excellent story telling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

I thought this was a great story told by a master storyteller. I approached the book with trepidation, unsure if such a long story was going to become a chore to get through; it was not, in fact the story simmered along at a good pace with plenty of action and a well thought out plot. I cannot wait to start the next book in the series.

  • The Visitor

  • Jack Reacher, Book 4
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Hayward Morse
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Highflying Army career women Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cook are both victims of sexual harassment by their superiors. And now they're both dead. Jack Reacher, former US military cop, is a smart guy, a loner, and a drifter. He knew both the victims. For FBI Agent-in-Charge Nelson Blake, he's the perfect match. He's sure only Reacher has the answers to their burning questions: how did these women die? And why?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • intrusive music

  • By Kathleen on 07-01-11

Not great

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-12

Jack Reacher books are great, I have read them all so I thought I'd get them to listen to when I'm driving. I could not finish it, the narration was awful, terrible accents, terrible voices and odd inflections. The narrator is English and one of the characters, a women dressed like a cowboy, supposedly sounded like an English country lady.