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  • Best Served Cold

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 26 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,279
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,997
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,991

Springtime in Styria. And that means war. There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, behind the scenes bankers, priests and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Low down dirty double crossing ...

  • By Stuart on 08-02-13

Great narration!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-12

Well, as far as the book itself goes, it's basically a good story - a bit exaggerated and long-winded in places, but definitely worth a read (I couldn't quite figure out how people seemed to almost explode into pieces at the merest touch of the assassin - was this implied magic?).
The highlight for me was the narration - Steven Pacey has a superb range of voices and his characterisation of 'Friendly' always made me laugh.

  • Heart of Darkness: A Signature Performance by Kenneth Branagh

  • By: Joseph Conrad
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 952

A Signature Performance: Kenneth Branagh plays this like a campfire ghost story, told by a haunted, slightly insane Marlow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haunting and beautiful

  • By S. Goodyear on 13-04-16

Five stars!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-12

Superb narration by Kenneth Branagh - he injects such realism into the narrative. He must be my favourite male narrator of all time!

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  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Brontë
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 740
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591

The work tells the story of Jane's early life, her experience at Lowood School and as a governess. Her refusal to accept Rochester's love on any but her own strictly moral terms is a passionate cry for independence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful reading by Juliet Stevenson

  • By Rachel on 21-02-10

Excellent narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-12

Juliet Stevenson's is the version to get if you want brilliant narration! Clear and with feeling - beautifully done.

  • 11.22.63

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,095

What if you could go back in time and change the course of history?11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot - unless.... King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 - from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill who becomes the love of Jake's life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Return to top form

  • By John on 14-12-11

Unbelievably good!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-01-12

After being sorely disappointed by 'Cell', 'Under the Dome' was OK, but this is one of King's best books and the story is so much more than the Kennedy plot.

Also, hats off to Craig Wasson, the narrator - intelligently read, with changing voices for different characters but not ridiculously exaggerated and dramatic as some narrators are (e.g. The Talisman).

First rate, gripping story!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful