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  • Flashman at the Charge

  • The Flashman Papers, Book 7
  • By: George MacDonald Fraser
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown's schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents - horsemanship, facility with foreign languages and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, so-so production

  • By d l murley on 22-10-18

flash delivers again

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

Reviewed: 22-07-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, the f`ashman series is not PC but it does bring history to life in the most amusing way.
they are not for everyone but they are great fun and a good listen

What other book might you compare Flashman at the Charge to, and why?

All the other flashgun novels , and there is a connection to Tom Sharpe

What about Colin Mace’s performance did you like?

I like the fact that he keeps the pace of the story going, I got three flashman audiobooks before this series came out with Timothy West reading, which were even better

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Flashman will make you laugh, you might cringe at times but you will laugh

  • The Rosie Effect

  • Don Tillman 2
  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O’Grady
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949

With the Wife Project complete, Don settles happily into a new job and married life in New York. But it's not long before certain events are taken out of his control and it's time to embark on a new project. As Don tries to get to grips with the requirements of starting a family, his unusual research style soon gets him into trouble. To make matters more difficult, Don has invited his closest friend to stay with them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, different and intelligent!

  • By Ann D on 09-11-14

Laugh out loud

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

Reviewed: 12-02-15

Any additional comments?

great series, loved them both. plenty other reviews I agree with them really funny and good listen

  • The Rosie Project

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,478

Meet Don. Don is a genetics professor who just might be somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He looks a little like Gregory Peck and is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. And it’s definitely not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not .Rosie, meanwhile, isn’t looking for love; she’s looking for her biological father. Sometimes, though, you don’t find love: love finds you...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By F on 26-05-13

great funny and enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 10-02-15

Any additional comments?

there are plenty reviews of this book all are positive and I would totally agree. brilliant and worth listening , looking froward to the sequel

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  • Rebel

  • Starbuck Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Tom Parker
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

A powerful and evocative story of the Civil War's first battle and the men who fought it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another hero for Cornwell

  • By James on 05-06-07

great series

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

Reviewed: 24-11-14

What made the experience of listening to Rebel the most enjoyable?

interesting history and well read

What other book might you compare Rebel to, and why?

all Bernard Cornwell , and if you have not tried it its well worth the effort

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

just great description of civil war

Any additional comments?

I like all his books read one and your hooked.

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  • Flashman in the Great Game

  • By: George MacDonald Fraser
  • Narrated by: Timothy West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

What caused the Indian Mutiny - the insurrection which was the watershed of the British Empire? Flashman, in his role as secret agent, saw far more of the Great Mutiny than he wanted to - Russian spies in Queen Victoria's drawing-room, the first explosion of revolt, the heroic defence at Cawnpore and the vital message out of Lucknow...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Greatest

  • By Mr H. on 09-06-10

shame you cant get more unabridged versions

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

Reviewed: 24-11-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Flashman in the Great Game to be better than the print version?

yes think so,

What does Timothy West bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

timing and fun

Any additional comments?

as I write you cant get this any longer on audible, I only listen to unabridged versions why not get these back on audible

  • Battlecruiser

  • By: Douglas Reeman
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

When Captain Guy Sherbrooke joins HMS Reliant in 1943, he knows he may be her last Captain. Sister battleships have been destroyed, and Sherbrooke cannot alter the bitter truth that there will be no half measures for HMS Reliant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • full of characters..

  • By ASF on 18-06-18

typical Reeman, and I liked it

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

Reviewed: 24-11-14

Would you listen to Battlecruiser again? Why?

yes maybe in a few months/years

What was one of the most memorable moments of Battlecruiser?

its just a good story

Any additional comments?

if you like Reeman you will not be disappointed one of his best.

  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,190

Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin: his one-hundredth birthday party. Escaping through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several deaths, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent but very human police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically Odd

  • By Oliver Dayman on 29-05-13

Great listen, brilliant

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

Reviewed: 24-11-14

Where does The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

very highly, you will enjoy this book, I bought it on a whim and really did not regret it

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it made me laugh, but it has great content throughout

Any additional comments?

well worth a listening

  • Kingdom: Book 3 of the Insurrection Trilogy

  • By: Robyn Young
  • Narrated by: Nick McArdle
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

From earliest childhood, Robert Bruce has pursued his destiny, but the road has been a hard one. Behind him lie battles, murder, intrigue, defeat, and betrayal, and though he has at last achieved his ambition to wear the crown, he has not yet learned the true meaning of kingship. In Kingdom, Robert must come through his greatest tests, both personal and political, to lead his people towards the encounter with the English at Bannockburn which will echo down the centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • freedom

  • By malcolm on 24-11-14

freedom

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

Reviewed: 24-11-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes a good series, well read and good story

What does Nick McArdle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

good pace and not offensive, thats just what you need

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

not its historical so we know what happens in the end!!

Any additional comments?

this series is good but preferred crusader series mainly because the story is more interesting historically

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  • Amnesia

  • By: Peter Carey
  • Narrated by: Colin Friels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16

Has a young Australian woman declared cyber war on the United States? (The Justice Department thinks so.) Or was her Angel Worm intended only to open the prison doors of those unfortunates detained by Australia's harsh immigration policies? Did American suffer collateral damage? Can she be extradited to a country with the death penalty? Is she innocent? Can she be saved? Enter her mother, the actress Celine Baillieux.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A vivid book, a little let down by the performance

  • By QP1 on 12-06-17

good but not his best

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

Reviewed: 24-11-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Peter Carey is always time well spent

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Good

Did Amnesia inspire you to do anything?

listen to more Peter Carey

Any additional comments?

I am a fan, if you have not listened to him before try another before this.

  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North

  • By: Richard Flanagan
  • Narrated by: Richard Flanagan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 406
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 376

August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever. This savagely beautiful novel is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful.

  • By Barbara on 17-10-14

great listen, brilliant

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

Reviewed: 24-11-14

What made the experience of listening to The Narrow Road to the Deep North the most enjoyable?

I was not sure what to expect and it was better on all levels than expected

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Narrow Road to the Deep North?

the whole book is just unbelievable, it would be hard to pick a single moment

What does Richard Flanagan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I think having the book read by the author makes it true to how he meant it to be read

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the whole book is moving in so many ways

Any additional comments?

this is an unexpected book and one of the best I've listened to great story, brilliantly told