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  • The Volunteers

  • By: Douglas Reeman
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

They were the men and women of the Royal Navy's Special Operations units. Carrying out lightning raids on hostile coasts, they became a navy within a navy - each handpicked for their individual skills, and all of them courageous. Against the mighty backdrop of World War II they performed their small but deadly operations - living often beyond hope, sometimes beyond mercy. This is the dramatic story of a handful of such people. The Volunteers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reeman at his best

  • By Simon on 30-11-18

Reeman at his best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-18

A fast moving story of small ships and the men who worked them. Life, death, passion and the grasping of happiness in a world gone mad. Well written and read you feel part of it.

  • Snuff

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,439
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,710
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,706

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. They say that in the end all sins are forgiven.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More true to life than fantasy should be!

  • By Mr. C. Horsfall on 31-03-12

Y knew goes on holiday

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-11-18

Naturally it's not as simple as that. Viimes is out of the city in the countryside. A holiday to get away from it all? Typically a walk in the not so quiet countryside leads brings out the copper! Possibly the best Terry Pratchett book of them all? This book deals with a range of issues on different levels. Readable for its own sake it's rather thought provoking, but fast paced and enjoyable throughout.

  • Thud!

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,022
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,605
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,606

Koom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hrrruuurrh

  • By Vinx on 30-07-08

Vines goes to Coombe Valley.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-11-18

Awesome book very funny and quite thought provoking if you want to read between the lines! Who watches the watchmen?

  • Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection, Volume 3

  • Four BBC Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisations
  • By: Dorothy L Sayers
  • Narrated by: full cast, Ian Carmichael
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 114

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in these classic BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' Golden Age crime novels. Gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey starred in a number of novels and short stories by Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations - first broadcast on BBC radio between 1979 and 2010 - are cherished by crime aficionados worldwide. The stories featured are Murder Must Advertise, The Nine Tailors, Gaudy Night, and Busman's Honeymoon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Monty on 29-01-19

Good read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-18

An excellent book by a master story tekler. Well worth every penny. A crime thriller supreme great value for money

  • The Fifth Elephant

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,043
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,632
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,630

Sam Vines is a man on the run. Yesterday, he was a duke, a chief of police, and an ambassador. Now he has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya. And if he can't make it through the forest to civilization, there's going to be a terrible war. But there are monsters on his trail. They're werewolves - and they're catching up. Sam Vimes is out of time and already out of breath....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A review about narrators, Planer versus Briggs

  • By Karen Williams on 22-09-15

Vines at his best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-18

Awesome book, very entertaining. Really worth the read/listen. Mr Vines goes to the Mountains and kicks Ass as only he can!

  • The Earthly Gods

  • Agent of Rome, Book 6
  • By: Nick Brown
  • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Imperial agent Cassius Corbulo is about to go rogue. His bodyguard, Indavara, has been kidnapped and has seemingly vanished off the face of the earth. Having spent weeks trying to discover his fate, Cassius's time is up. But when an old ally's daughter is enslaved, he feels obliged to repay a long standing debt. Refusing the offer of a prestigious post, Cassius - and his Christian servant Simo - join nomadic chieftain Kabir and a trio of warriors, determined to rescue the missing girl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Up there with the best

  • By George J. on 27-09-17

Good reads

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-18

A good book well written and read. The story is engaging if a little contrived, the characters well rounded and developed. Very enjoysble

  • The Emperor's Silver

  • Agent of Rome 5
  • By: Nick Brown
  • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Still recovering from his previous assignment in Arabia, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo has been spending most of his time and money on women and wine. Unfortunately for him, word of his achievements has reached Emperor Aurelian's deputy, and he is sent north, tasked with smashing a counterfeiting gang.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Undercover Romans

  • By Simon on 18-10-18

Undercover Romans

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-18

A really good book to listen too. Thougholy fun and moves a a good pace.

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  • Martyr

  • By: Rory Clements
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 147

Drake: Shakespeare is ordered to protect him. With Drake on land fitting out his ships, he is frighteningly vulnerable. If he dies, England will be open to invasion. In a London rife with rumour, Shakespeare must decide which leads to follow, which to ignore. When a high-born young woman is found mutilated and murdered at an illicit printing house, it is political gunpowder - and he has no option but to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Martyr

  • By fionavb on 27-09-15

Hunt for an assassin

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-18

A good book well written and very engaging. A little contrived in places but fun and well paced

  • Stalking the Angel

  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: Patrick G. Lawler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Bradley Warren had lost something very valuable, something that belonged to someone else: a rare 13th-century Japanese manuscript called the Hagakure. Everything PI Elvis Cole knew about Japanese culture he'd learned from reading Shogun, but he knew a lot of crooks - and what he didn't know, his sidekick Joe Pike did.

Together, Cole and Pike begin their search in L.A.'s Little Tokyo, the nest of the notorious Japanese mafia, the Yakuza.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High drama combined with humour and humanity.

  • By Gloria on 28-04-15

Elvis and Like he the Yacusa

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-18

Really fun book to listen too. It's a shame the next five book are not available. This is well worth listening to

  • The Eagle's Prey

  • Eagles of the Empire, Book 5
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 274

It is late summer AD 44, and the battle-weary Roman legions are in their second year of campaigning against the British tribes. The troops' commander, General Plautius, is under pressure from the emperor to crush the natives once and for all. Centurions Macro and Cato are with the crack Second Legion under the precarious leadership of Centurion Maximus, and it's their task to hold a ford across the river Tamesis when the natives are forced into a trap.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pawns Are Important Too!

  • By Simon on 02-06-17

Britannia battles on

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-10-17

Good read/listen, a bit relentless if your not keen on blood and guts. But enjoyable none the less