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  • War of the Wolf

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505

Uhtred of Bebbanburg has won back his ancestral home, but, threatened from all sides by enemies both old and new, he doesn’t have long to enjoy the victory. In Mercia, rebellion is in the air as King Edward tries to seize control. In Wessex, rival parties scramble to settle on the identity of the next king. And across the country, invading Norsemen continue their relentless incursion, ever hungry for land.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Audible got this very wrong

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-10-18

Not bad.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

the heroes were not as heroic as I'd have expected. I suppose Ultread is getting old though. In that regard it reminds me of sharpe's devil. I can't give it 3 stars so it scrapes a 4. the narrator gets a solid 5.

  • The House Next Door

  • A Ghost Story
  • By: Darcy Coates
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

I began to suspect something was wrong with the gothic building when its family fled in the middle of the night, the children screaming, the mother crying. They never came back to pack up their furniture. A new occupant, Anna, has just moved in. I paid her a visit to warn her about the building. I didn't expect us to become friends, but we did. And now that Marwick House is waking up, she's asked me to stay with her. I never intended to become involved with the building or its vengeful, dead inhabitant. But now I have to save Anna.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spooky stories

  • By sarah khan on 21-03-18

entertaining and pacy

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Enjoyable and modern. it has a particular plot mechanic that is always disturbing when done well.

  • Gateway to Hell

  • By: Dennis Wheatley
  • Narrated by: Nick Mercer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17

The door was not locked, and opened easily. He switched on the light, and Richard followed him into the room. Nella lay on the bed. She had on the nightdress she had been lent, but the bedclothes had been pulled halfway down. Her head was twisted back grotesquely. Her mouth gaped open and her tongue had been cut out. It had been carefully placed in the valley between her naked breasts.The Duke de Richleau and his friends had faced many dangers in Russia, Spain and Nazi Germany.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Wheatley Story.

  • By moonwolf on 18-07-15

Not a patch on The Devil Rides Out

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

The slow pace, outdated institutional racism and boring first two thirds were very disappointing. 50% of the story sounds like a dull travelog through South America. the final third is a little better and helps the story to two stars. i may be being unfair to the narrator, given the content he is wrestling with but he sounds bored to death describing one South American town after another. So was I.

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  • The Flame Bearer

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 10
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 993
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904

The brand-new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one best-selling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2's major TV show The Last Kingdom is based on the first two novels in the series. From the day it was stolen from me, I had dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort was built on a rock that was almost an island; it was massive, it could be approached only on land by a single narrow track - and it was mine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another brilliant story

  • By Judy on 02-01-17

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 24-09-18

Colourful insults, blood and butchery. The perfect antidote to The X Factor or Celebrity Love Island.

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 9,752
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,804
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,779

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves.... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Series Matures

  • By Simon on 26-11-15

very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 14-09-18

Stephen Fry is fantastic! Excellent listen. I may be harsh to only give it four stars

  • The Dark

  • By: James Herbert
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 232

Night falls. It came like a malignant shadow with seductive promises of power. And somewhere in the night...a small girl smiled as her mother burned...asylum inmates slaughtered their attendants...in slimy tunnels once-human creatures gathered. Madness raged as the lights began to fade and humanity was attacked by an ancient, unstoppable evil.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Typical James Herbert

  • By Freda on 05-12-13

Exciting supernatural horror adventure

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

Reviewed: 27-02-18

James Herbert was on ripping form when he wrote this. Sean Barrett is a great narrator. if you liked Rats then you are in safe hands here.

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  • The Tranzia Rebellion

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: C Z Dunn, John French, Nick Kyme, and others
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Martyn Ellis, Chris Fairbanks, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

The masters of the Doom Eagles Space Marines Chapter descend upon the world of Tranzia to honour a batch of new recruits who will lead the Chapter into the next generation. As they make planetfall, the world rises up against them in a rebellion organised by the alien Tau. But something else lurks behind the xenos, a horror that has haunted the Imperium since its very beginnings. The Doom Eagles and their Adepta Sororitas allies are thrust into a race against time to discover the true architect of the Tranzia Rebellion.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book, badly combined

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-03-18

Exciting adventure wrecked by terrible production.

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

Reviewed: 31-01-18

Fantastic story but it was SO annoying to have to listen to the cast being read out EVERY NINE MINUTES with the same peice of music played TWICE! How on earth did the producer miss this?

  • Overfiend: Warhammer 40,000

  • Space Marine Battles
  • By: David Annandale
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

For many long years, the ork warlord known as the Overfiend of Octarius has bedevilled the Imperium, ruling his alien empire in the heart of the Emperor's realm. Now, at last, three Chapters of Space Marines come together to destroy the greenskin menace and restore Imperial rule. The Salamanders, White Scars and Raven Guard, together with their allies from the Astra Militarum and bolstered by the aid of the mercurial alien eldar, fall upon the worlds of Octarius system with chainsword and bolter, bringing death to the orks.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed

  • By Nathan Carr on 13-01-18

disappointed

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

Reviewed: 13-01-18

the narrator was a little monotonous. he failed to imbue the White Scars, Salamanders, or Ravenguard with any distinct character. the author must share some blame for this too, but im sure a better actor would have done more to differentiate between the three space marine chapters.

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  • Phantoms

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 371

They found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found the first body strangely swollen and still warm. One hundred fifty were dead, 350 missing. But the terror had only begun in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, California.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant Nonsense

  • By Chris on 12-08-11

Very Good, worth listening to.

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

I love the Ben Afleck movie and I have to say that the novel is as entertaining. The narrator is good, but not excellent. A spooky story like this would have benefited from a more dramatic delivery. I would recommend this audiobook though.

  • H.P. Lovecraft, The Complete Omnibus, Volume II: 1927-1935

  • By: Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Finn J.D. John
  • Narrated by: Finn J.D. John
  • Length: 27 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

This is volume two of a two-volume omnibus set comprising the complete fictional works of Howard Phillips Lovcecraft. Every story written for publication under his own name is included in this set, from 1927 through 1935. (Poems, ghostwritten material, and stories written in collaboration with other writers are not included.)

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A tangle of tentacles, wrapped round a slimy cone

  • By susan crane on 17-05-16

Disappointing for C'thulu mythos movie fans.

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

Reviewed: 28-11-17

I've enjoyed many a good horror movie from the C'thulu mythos, but Lovecraft's stories are hard work. There are about four great stories amongst his work. Volume two is much better than volume one. I do think his intriguing ideas are mostly unrealised as far as their full potential. Take The Mountains of Madness for example. I think the short novel Who Goes There? and the movies based on it, namely The Thing From Outer Space and John Carpenter's The Thing dealt with the same kind of senario in a far more exciting way. I wouldn't be surprised if they were inspired by Lovecraft. Unfortunately Lovecraft touches lightly on the horrific events at the research camp and instead waffles tediously about empty cities and gives a make believe history lesson about aliens on Earth. its neither exciting or frightening. It's dull.

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