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  • Apprentice - Scarlet City - Part I

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Rebecca Gablé
  • Narrated by: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,847
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,840

A rags-to-riches tale, Jonah's journey spans the breadth of human experience, from the intricacies of Edward III's political intrigues to the cutthroat world of international trade, from the triumphs of war to the agonies of personal loss - love, friendship, joy, heartbreak and glory. Set largely in London, the Scarlet City, the centre of medieval England, the Scarlet City trilogy is a thrilling portrait of the age and the people who made it so rich, colourful and extraordinary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Formed Tale Hits the Sweet Spot

  • By Simon on 06-12-17

Apprentice Scarlet City Part 1

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Reviewed: 15-12-17

Very, very enjoyable. I didn’t want it to end. The varied narrators were great. I can’t wait for part two.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Miller's Dance: A Novel of Cornwall 1812-1813

  • Poldark, Book 9
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Cornwall, 1812. At Nampara, the Poldark family finds the New Year brings involvement in more than one unexpected venture. For Ross and Demelza, there is some surprising - and worrying - news. And Clowance, newly returned from her London triumphs, finds that her entanglement with Stephen Carrington brings not only happiness but heartache.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great Poldark book

  • By Jackie Scott on 19-12-18

The Miller's Dance

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Reviewed: 04-09-17

As always, I thoroughly enjoyed this Book. I have previously read all the Winston Graham's Poldark books and I am loving the audio books as much, if not more.

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 739

Bravery, courage, fear, and love in a time of war. Despite their differences sisters Viann and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann is content with life in the French countryside with her husband, Antoine, and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight, and Viann finds herself isolated, so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her. As the war progresses, the sisters' relationship and strength are tested.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • hreatbreaking and horrifying story

  • By Lynda on 17-10-17

A truly wonderful book

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 20-03-17

I loved this book. I was engrossed from the start and learned so much about the French resistance. The brutality of the nazis, the hunger, the determination and the love of the French people during the occupation of their country was related perfectly and I felt I was there with them. A great book and highly recommended.

  • The Angry Tide

  • A Novel of Cornwall 1798-1799: Poldark, Book 7
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 152

The Angry Tide is the seventh novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark. Cornwall, towards the end of the 18th century. Ross Poldark sits for the borough of Truro as Member of Parliament - his time divided between London and Cornwall, his heart divided about his wife, Demelza.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this saga!

  • By Celticprincess on 29-09-16

Book 7 in the Poldark series

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Reviewed: 21-01-17

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. I have read the book also, but hearing it was even better and brought it to life. Can't wait to listen to book 8, "The Stranger from the Sea". Thank you Audible.

  • Winter Pilgrims

  • Kingmaker, Book 1
  • By: Toby Clements
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049

February 1460. In the bitter dawn of a winter’s morning, a young man and a woman escape from a priory. In fear for their lives, they are forced to flee across a land ravaged by conflict. For this is the Wars of the Roses, one of the most savage and bloody civil wars in history. Where brother confronts brother, king faces king, and Thomas and Katherine must fight just to stay alive....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic read

  • By Loraine on 10-01-16

A truly captivating story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-16

I am an avid historical book reader. However, I have never read a book with such blood thirsty duels and fights. I felt I was there with Thomas and Catherine; feeling their hunger, cold, joy of small things and their respect for each other. A marvellously written book and I was sorry when it ended.

  • Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

  • By: Chris Cleave
  • Narrated by: Luke Thompson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

When war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up. Tom Shaw decides to give it a miss - until his flatmate, Alistair, unexpectedly enlists, and the conflict can no longer be avoided. Young, bright and brave, Mary is certain she'd be a marvelous spy. When she is - bewilderingly - made a teacher, she instead finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An astonishing blend of laughter and pain.

  • By Black Mary on 10-06-16

London in Ww2

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-16

Enjoyed this book so much. Loved the theme and the characters. I felt immersed in the hardships suffered in ww2 London. An excellent book.

  • Three Sisters, Three Queens

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504

When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined - with Margaret's younger sister, Mary - to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best one yet

  • By R on 17-11-16

Margaret of Scotland becomes an intriguing figure.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-16

I knew very little about Margaret, Queen of Scotland and in this book she became alive. A page turner in my opinion and I would highly recommend it to fans of historical fiction.