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Action and adventure with Winter.

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Reviewed: 12-07-20

A little too much product placement and technical information about the weapons otherwise worth a listen.
A good audio book that's well narrated by Ell Potter and written by Alex Callister. I wouldn't say it's as good as the first one, Winter Dark, but I did enjoy it. Winter Rising did keep me guessing as to who the GUARDSMAN was though.

Winter Dark. A new heroine for a new age.

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Reviewed: 10-07-20

WINTER DARK: plucked off a mountain at 17. She becomes one of GCHQ's best agents. She is, to quote the character description, 'sexually omnivorous' as well as being a dedicated agent who will go all out to get the job done.
A new heroine for a new age set in the, not too distant, future.
WINTER DARK is a thrilling book and is the first in a series of books featuring our heroine.

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Michael Hordern reads Kenneth Grahame. Classic.

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Reviewed: 26-06-20

You can't do better than to pair the late Sir Michael Hordern with Kenneth Grahame's classic. Narration is perfect as is the characterisation.
There is nothing that I would change about this book that could improve it. I would recommend this version of 'The Wind in the Willows' to anyone.

Wonderful story and finale to the Sharpe Series.

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Reviewed: 20-06-20

Loved the story. Great narration. And Rupert Farley read the whole series. Bernard Cornwall please write a finish to Richard Sharpe's life. What happened to him?

It's The Exorcist what more to say!

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Reviewed: 18-04-20

To begin with if you're expecting to hear the movie forget it. This is NOT the trimmed down, compacted film stretched to over eleven hours.

The Exorcist (25th anniversary edition) is read by William Peter Blatty (the author) so has the intonation and stress on words that he originally intended. This audiobook gives more backstory and detail about the characters than any movie would allow to be released. Presumably, as I've not read the book so can't compare, the audiobook (unabridged 25th anniversary edition) is read word for word almost, allowing for editorial control that is. I really enjoyed the performance, pace and extra detail this provides. I would recommend it to anyone...especially if you've seen the film...you'll be pleasantly (if that's a word you can use about the horror genre) surprised.

Loved all seven series. Witty, fun and laughs.

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Reviewed: 31-03-20

How does Andy Hamilton do it? Loved all seven series. Wit, fun and laughter throughout. PLEASE PLEASE can we have the 2010 Christmas specials and the Olympics special.

And they lived happily ever after. In Hell.

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Reviewed: 31-03-20

Great laughs, great story lines, great acting. Andy Hamilton rounds off Old Harry's Game with this series. Just the Christmas specials to go.

An excellent series, yet again. Thanks again Andy.

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Reviewed: 31-03-20

Andy Hamilton creates and stars in yet another excellent series based in Hell. How does he do it?

Andy Hamilton still at his best.

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Reviewed: 30-03-20

Yet again Andy Hamilton writes and performs more gems from Hell. I highly recommend it.

For those with an off-the-wall humour.

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Reviewed: 16-03-20

After purchasing this audio book, with little more than the summary and reviews to go on, I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised.
It's a witty look back over the 'heroes' life. Bumbling from one historic event to the next it starts with him, no spoilers here, dreading attending his centenary birthday at an old people's home. He clambers out of his room through the window and the adventure begins.

Well written and humorous in the telling. I'd recommend this book to anyone who has an off-the-wall sense of humour.