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  • Sword of Justice

  • By: Christian Cameron
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

Political alliances are beginning to rupture. No state is immune: England, France, the Holy Roman Empire, Milan, Genoa, Venice, Constantinople.... Every mercenary knight for hundreds of miles must sharpen his sword and prepare for battle. But Sir William Gold has other problems. Just to reach Europe, he must capture its most unassailable fortress. He must also protect his liege-lord, the Green Count, from assassins hell-bent on his demise. The balance of power in the West will change. William Gold must trust to hope, and his men, that he lands on the winning side....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb, in every way!

  • By charles on 18-12-18

Superb, in every way!

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

Reviewed: 18-12-18

Listen, there are good books with narrative and pace that immerse you, make you feel that you are actually there. Engage you emotionally and intellectually so deeply that when you are disturbed by the real world, it takes a moment, blinking, for you to come to, as it were.
This is one of those.
Don’t laugh Chaucer but I would say that your life will be the richer for having delved into this series and yes I would recommend you start from the beginning.
Enjoy my friend.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Ship for the King

  • By: Richard Woodman
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Bristol, 1618. Kit Faulkner is a young vagrant orphan, taking life as he finds it in the rough world of the docks. But after an encounter with two gentlemen, his fortunes are changed forever.Kit is taken aboard the Swallow, a large merchant ship partly owned by the two men, Captain Henry Mainwaring and Captain Gideon Strange, and they decide to train the boy for a life on the sea.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love historical naval fiction? feast your ears

  • By charles on 14-07-18

love historical naval fiction? feast your ears

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

Reviewed: 14-07-18

Loved it, well writen, classy and enlighteing! 16th century, warts and all tale of sailing in those days. Just what it says on the tin.

  • The Alamo

  • John Milton, Book 11
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 614

New York isn't ready for Britain's most dangerous ex-assassin.... John Milton has finally found a place to escape the bloodshed: off-season Coney Island. No tourists. No special ops. Just peace and quiet. But when a local boy witnesses a grisly murder, Milton can't resist investigating. Milton uncovers a vicious drug kingpin and a group of crooked cops from a notorious precinct known as The Alamo. Against such dangerous foes, Milton's quest for redemption could come to an end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another superb Milton thriller...

  • By Salter on 14-12-18

another great story

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

Reviewed: 15-09-17

Milton at his best doing the right thing and staying off the booze, good man

  • The Nowhere Man

  • Orphan X, Book 2
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043

Ambushed and drugged, Evan Smoak wakes up in a locked room with no idea where he is or who has captured him. As he tries to piece together what's happened, he receives a desperate call for help. With time running out, he will need to out-manoeuvre a powerful opponent to have any chance of escape. He's got to save himself to protect those whose lives depend on him...or die trying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book as good as the first one

  • By despie on 03-03-17

another excellent episode

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

Reviewed: 14-09-17

great story, well narrated and presented. the nowhere man working hard to fight the devils.

  • Enemy of the State

  • A Mitch Rapp Novel, Book 16
  • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst. When the king's own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • So dissapointed!

  • By Gill on 14-10-17

great addition to series

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

mitch flowing at his best with some of the old characters back to help out. a great listen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Livia Lone

  • By: Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by: Barry Eisler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Seattle PD sex-crimes detective Livia Lone knows the monsters she hunts. Sold by her Thai parents along with her little sister, Nason; marooned in America; abused by the men who trafficked them...the only thing that kept Livia alive as a teenager was her determination to find Nason. Livia has never stopped looking. And she copes with her failure to protect her sister by doing everything she can to put predators in prison. Or, when that fails, by putting them in the ground.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • East meets west in traffic

  • By Fleetwoodboy on 17-05-18

Great book, Barry Eisler doesn't pull his punches.

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

Reviewed: 13-11-16

Excellent narration brought this story to life. Thought provoking topic, a black mirror on our species's.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sniper Elite: One Way Trip

  • A Novel
  • By: Scott McEwen, Thomas Koloniar
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

The President of the United States can’t decide how to respond to a classified video showing the Taliban’s brutal treatment of their captive - a female helicopter pilot of the Army’s elite Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Afraid that a botched rescue will further destabilize foreign policy and end his presidency, the Commander-in-Chief falters. But when the Special Ops community learns that one of their own is being tortured and will almost certainly be killed, no executive order will stop them from attempting a rescue mission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic story - if you like Vince Flynn novels..

  • By Tony on 01-12-15

outstandingly good, couldn't put it down

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

Reviewed: 25-07-15

This is superb, well paced and real...highly recommended! In the best traditions, a great listen

  • Path of the Assassin

  • A Thriller
  • By: Brad Thor
  • Narrated by: Armand Schultz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

After rescuing the President from kidnappers, Navy SEAL turned Secret Service agent Scot Harvath shifts his attentions to rooting out, capturing or killing all those responsible for the plot. As he prepares to close out his list, a bloody and twisted trail of clues points towards one man - the world's most feared, most ruthless terrorist, Hashim Nidal. Nidal has assembled an international league of Islamic terrorist networks in an ingenious plot to topple both Israel and America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good follow on story from lions

  • By Philip on 01-12-16

Great read, up there with the best.

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

This is the second in the series and starting to find its stride...A little light on detail for me but fast paced and exciting. role on the next one.