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  • Wars of the Roses: Trinity

  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Wars of the Roses: Trinity, the second instalment in Conn Iggulden's thrilling Wars of the Roses trilogy. 1454: King Henry VI has remained all but exiled in Windsor Castle, struck down by his illness for over a year, his eyes vacant, his mind a blank. His fiercely loyal wife and Queen, Margaret of Anjou, safeguards her husband's interests, hoping that her son Edward will one day know the love of his father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Queen Margaret and Richard, Duke of York

  • By Norma Miles on 11-05-15

Simply Stunning

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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: 09-06-19

what an adventure. so beautifully written and performed with such skill. drawn in to world of 15th century political upheaval I find myself eager to get to the next installment. marvellously done.

  • The Russia House

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 283

It is the third summer of perestroika. Niki Landau, philanderer and travelling rep, attends the first Moscow audio fair and is asked by beautiful young Katya to take a parcel back to England. It’s addressed to Barley Blair, jazz-player and drinker, and contains information vital to the defence of the West. But times and heroes are changing. And Barley Blair is a man who makes his own rules of engagement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect voice for the master's stories

  • By Peter on 21-06-11

CONSUMMATE

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-01-19

John Le Carré at his very best. Beautifully read by Michael Jayston. Had me so entranced I missed my turning from the motorway!

  • Nomad

  • By: James Swallow
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,411

Marc Dane is an MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only survivor - and with the shocking knowledge that there are traitors inside MI6 - he's forced into the front line. However, the evidence seems to point towards Marc as the perpetrator of the attack. Accused of betraying his country, he must race against time to clear his name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • For lovers of I Am Pilgrim

  • By Robert Rawlins on 28-10-17

nomad

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-18

very good. Thoroughly enjoyed the story. very impressed with the narrator and will recommend to anyone that listens.

  • Lancelot

  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 22 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Lancelot by Giles Kristian. The legions of Rome are a fading memory. Enemies stalk the fringes of Britain. And Uther Pendragon is dying. Into this fractured and uncertain world the boy is cast, a refugee from fire, murder and betrayal. An outsider whose only companions are a hateful hawk and memories of the lost. Yet he is gifted, and under the watchful eyes of Merlin and the Lady Nimue he will hone his talents and begin his journey to manhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Arise Sir Giles!

  • By Simon on 19-06-18

Lancelot? He's the other fella in Arthur's story.<br />

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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: 08-06-18

When I heard the title for Giles's latest book my mind said: why? why go to the Arthurian story for inspiration? Well now I know! What a piece of work this is. More fool me for making an assumption.
Where next Giles? I'm with you, wherever it may be.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Wars of the Roses: Stormbird

  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978

The thrilling first instalment in the Wars of the Roses series - set at the beginnings of this turbulent period of English history which saw the throne change hands six times in 30 years. The Swan sees Henry VI crowned King of England, and married to the young French noblewoman, Margaret of Anjou - and so begins the extraordinary story of how England became a divided nation, where brother took up arms against brother. This was the war which defined the England we know today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fresh and vivid historical fiction.

  • By John on 25-11-13

Outstanding!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-18

What an experience. Found myself sitting in my vehicle outside my house not wanting to turn off the engine and thus interrupt the story. FANTASTIC.

  • Odin's Wolves

  • Raven, Book 3
  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 118

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Odin's Wolves by Giles Kristian, read by Philip Stevens. We lusted for an even greater prize: one that can never be lost or stolen or burnt.... Raven and his fellow Vikings have suffered. Good men have died. Hard-won treasure has been lost. But for these Norsemen, there is something more precious than gold or silver, and that is fame - for this is what a warrior leaves behind when he has breathed his last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • epic

  • By John William Wilson on 15-12-17

NO! DON'T STOP!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-17

BRILLIANT!
Such a tale it must not end there. Has to be at least one volumes worth just to get them back to the lands in the north. Following that at least a series going off to upset the North American indigenous peoples with a Volva to add to the possibilities. Thank You Giles, thank you Audible.

  • Sons of Thunder

  • Raven, Book 2
  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Raven and the Wolfpack plough the sea-road in pursuit of the Saxon traitor Ealdred, who has left the Fellowship for dead and fled to the Frankish Emperor Charlemagne and the promise of untold riches. Sailing in search of revenge, the pagan Norsemen venture into the heart of a Christian empire that would wipe their kind from the face of the earth, a place where danger lies in wait around every bend of the great river up which they travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic saga

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-04-19

THUNDER STRUCK

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-17

Having the Raven series brought to life by the incomparable Philip Stevens is simply magical. I have been a fan of Giles since the hard back of Blood Eye became available and landed in my lap. I'm loving this journey!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Raven: Blood Eye

  • Raven, Book 1
  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Raven: Blood Eye by Giles Kristian, read by Philip Stevens. The first book in a thrilling Viking trilogy that launched the career of acclaimed historical novelist Giles Kristian - who's now confronting the tumult and devastation of the English Civil War in The Bleeding Land. For two years Osric has lived a simple life, though he is feared and shunned for his mysterious past and blood-red eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely fantastic

  • By JET on 14-04-18

RAVEN (at last)

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Reviewed: 28-10-17

Well that was worth the wait! What a book, what a story! Hardback, paperback, Kindle and now Audible edition; have them all, never without access to Raven, the book that brought me back to reading. Brilliant!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Young Bloods

  • Wellington and Napoleon, Book 1
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588

Arthur Wesley (the future Duke of Wellington) was born and bred to be a leader. With a firm belief that the nation must be led by a king, the red-coated British officer heads for battle against the French Republic, to restore the fallen monarchy. Napoleon Bonaparte joins the French military on the eve of the Revolution. He believes leadership is won by merit, not by noble birth. When anarchy explodes in Paris, he's thrust into the revolutionary army poised to march against Britain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By MR W Daly on 05-02-17

Superb!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-17

My first Simon Scarrow novel; WOW! I loved every minute of it. Will definitely be on to the next installment.

  • The Long Utopia

  • The Long Earth, Book 4
  • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 703
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660

It's 2045-2059. After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption humanity is spreading farther into the Long Earth, and society, on a battered Datum Earth and beyond, continues to evolve. Now an elderly and cantankerous AI, Lobsang, lives in disguise with Agnes in an exotic, far-distant world. He’s convinced they’re leading a normal life in New Springfield - they even adopt a child - but it seems they have been guided there for a reason.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series of four stories

  • By Simon on 01-12-15

The long story....

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-17

Another masterpiece of story telling. Wonderful characters wrapped in a completely engrossing set of adventures. I came at this series from the last in the set found myself intrigued and went to the beginning...WOW. 😉