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  • The Winter King

  • The Warlord Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade. Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Brilliant

  • By Matt on 29-08-14

Brilliant story

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

Reviewed: 04-02-17

I've listened to many books narrated by Jonathan Keeble. He puts so much passion into his story telling. Looking forward to listening to the 2nd book in the series.

  • Prudence

  • Book One of The Custard Protocol
  • By: Gail Carriger
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

On behalf of queen, country...and the perfect pot of tea. When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama (Rue to her friends) is given an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female would under similar circumstances - names it the Spotted Crumpet and floats to India in pursuit of the perfect cup of tea. But India has more than just tea on offer. Rue stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great continuation

  • By Mathias on 01-05-15

A excellent Super-natural book

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

Reviewed: 26-07-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Prudence to be better than the print version?

The audio edition is fabulous to listen to, with Moira Quirk, the narrator, giving life to all characters.

What did you like best about this story?

The next in the saga of the Parasol Protectorate. This time Lady Maccon's daughter takes the reigns and leads this story.

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

Moira gives so much life to all characters. She brings the belief of reality through the whole book, which I admire in many narrators.

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

Every chapter of this book is excellent. You can see the shift from prim and proper Lady Maccon to her tearaway daughter, Prudence and her other friends.

Any additional comments?

I only started this collection of books (5 Parasol Protectorate, 1 Custard Protocol) 6 months ago and enjoyed every one. Gail Carriger, I believe, is an excellent writer, how she moulds the words to her bidding and creates these super-natural stories that will blow your mind. I am very much looking forward to her second book in the Custard Protocol (no release details on her website yet, only confirmation of the title 'Imprudence')

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