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  • Sleepers

  • John Milton, Book 13
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

When a Russian defector is assassinated in a sleepy English seaside town, Group Fifteen agents John Milton and Michael Pope find themselves in a rush to uncover the culprits and bring them to justice. Their investigation leads them to Moscow and a confrontation with Directorate S, the agency responsible for seeding Russian sleeper agents around the world. When lies and double crossing mean that no-one is what they seem, the two agents - alone and without backup - struggle to achieve their goals under the most dangerous of circumstances.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb Milton backstory...

  • By Salter on 19-01-19

I'm biased, love the Milton series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-19

lots of detail, lots of pace and a certain gritty edge makes the John Milton series excellent, can't recommend then enough.

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  • Lord of the Silver Bow

  • Troy, Book 1
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 135

Three lives will change the destiny of nations. Helikaon, the young prince of Dardania, haunted by a scarred and traumatic childhood. The priestess Andromache, whose fiery spirit and fierce independence threatens the might of kings. And the legendary warrior Argurios, cloaked in loneliness and driven only by thoughts of revenge. In Troy they find a city torn apart by destructive rivalries - a maelstrom of jealousy, deceit and murderous treachery.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story, narrator a bit weak

  • By K. M. Woodhouse on 06-05-18

No one writes a hero like Gemmell!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-18

Great book to start of the new series with a great historic backdrop and larger than life heroes, can't wait for book 2.

  • Lucifer's Hammer

  • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 24 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 510

The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Post-apocalyptic entertainment at its best!

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-12-13

awesome!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-07-17

took a little while to get going but it's an epic rollercoaster of a story, great story great production great narration.

  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England

  • A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158

Imagine you could travel back to the 14th century. What would you see? What would you smell? More to the point, where are you going to stay? And what are you going to eat? Ian Mortimer shows us that the past is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived. He sets out to explain what life was like in the most immediate way, through taking you to the Middle Ages. The result is the most astonishing social history book you are ever likely to read: evolutionary in its concept, informative and entertaining in its detail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very, very interesting - highly recommended

  • By anthonyunionjackson on 06-05-09

Recommended read

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-06-17

It's a great/ good book, the content is consistently solid and interesting but in some places the pacing gets a bit slow and you want them to move on rather than go in to detail.

In a couple of areas the narration sounded a bit Alan Partridge but on the whole.it is delivered very well.

  • The Enemy

  • Victor the Assassin, Book 2
  • By: Tom Wood
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436

The mysterious assassin known only as Victor is locked in an uneasy alliance with the CIA. And he has a list: Three names, three victims. Worst of all, Victor is given just two days to take down his targets, forcing him to compromise his usual extreme care. With each name Victor crosses off his list, the game grows far more complex - and far more lethal. A conspiracy begins to unwind and suddenly this perfect assassin becomes the perfect target.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great New franchise

  • By Mallibon on 21-07-15

Good grief!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-17

It's an unrelenting rollercoaster of action that ploughs on, do exciting and thoroughly recommended.

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  • The Ninth Step

  • John Milton, Book 8
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715

John Milton is a former assassin for the British government. He is a ronin, trying to atone for his past sins by offering his services to those people who have no one else to whom they can turn. Milton is keeping a low profile in London when he meets Eddie Fabian. Fabian confesses that he is considering suicide and that the reason for his depression was the abuse that he suffered as a child. Milton offers to help, but, before he can, Eddie is found dead in circumstances that Milton considers suspicious.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • John Milton is back !!!

  • By Wickerman49 on 17-03-16

love it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-09-16

great story, great narration can very much recommend this book, now going to purchase some more in the series.

  • Burning Angels

  • By: Bear Grylls
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375

A prehistoric corpse entombed within an Arctic glacier, crying tears of blood. A jungle island overrun by rabid primates - escapees from a research laboratory's hot zone. A massive seaplane hidden beneath a mountain, packed with a Nazi cargo of mind-blowing evil. A penniless orphan kidnapped from an African slum, holding the key to the world's survival. Four terrifying journeys. One impossible path. Only one man to attempt it. Will Jaeger. The Hunter. Read by Rupert Degas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is great

  • By Mark on 10-12-17

Good but could be better...

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-16

Really loved the first novel but found this one a little disappointing. It's almost like the main plot is not enough to fill the book so they head of at odd tangents for extra content and I also heard a lot of repetition of descriptions and phrases.

The narration is really first rate and I hope Bear continues with the series.

  • The Brentford Chainstore Massacre

  • Brentford Trilogy, Book 5
  • By: Robert Rankin
  • Narrated by: Robert Rankin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

There is nothing more powerful than a bad idea whose time has come. And there can be few ideas less bad or more potentially apocalyptic than that hatched by genetic scientist Dr Stephen Malone. Using DNA strands extracted from the dried blood on the Turin Shroud, Dr Malone is cloning Jesus. And not just a single Jesus, he's going for a full half-dozen so that each of the world's major religions can have one. It's a really bad idea. In Brentford they've had a really good idea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book

  • By Gary lawson on 07-07-14

excellent fun

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-16

another great book in the series with the author really playing with the reader and superb narration.

  • The Fold Part 2

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Taylor's on 09-08-16

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-16

very exciting, did not know what way the story was going to go and the narration was superb, great work.

  • Zero Six Bravo Part 2

  • 60 Special Forces. 100,000 Enemy. The Explosive True Story
  • By: Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling modern classic: A Bravo Two Zero for the Second Gulf War. They were branded as cowards and accused of being the British Special Forces Squadron that ran away from the Iraqis. But nothing could be further from the truth. Ten years on, the story of these sixty men can finally be told. In March 2003 M Squadron - an SBS unit with SAS embeds - was sent 1,000 kilometres behind enemy lines on a true mission impossible, to take the surrender of the 100,000-strong Iraqi Army 5th Corps.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Taylor's on 06-08-16

Superb

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-16

first 15 minutes where tough narrator has a very slow and deliberate style but once hooked it was a great listen.