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  • When the Lion Feeds

  • The Courtneys, Book 1
  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

It is the 1870s, and twin brothers Sean and Garrick Courtney are born into the wilds of Natal. They could not be more different, and fate, war and the jealous schemes of a woman are to drive them even further apart. But as history unfolds, a continent is awakening. And on the horizon is the promise of fortune, adventure, destiny and love.... When the Lion Feeds is the best-selling novel that launched Wilbur Smith's stellar career and the first in the riveting saga of the Courtney brothers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sit back and enjoy

  • By nezzynez on 31-01-19

Read the book when I was a teenager and forgot.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 27-04-19

The narration is excellent, perfect in fact. Gripping, listened every moment I could, on to the next, I can't wait, the ending came as a surprise I was hoping for the next cliff hanger

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,821
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,631

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Sci-fi with a Modern Style

  • By Simon on 07-06-18

my first sci-fi book

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-04-19

does my first sci-fi audiobook it was actually really good and the Theory about how humanity will end up it's quite interesting


  • The Leopard Hunts in Darkness

  • The Ballantyne Series, Book 4
  • By: Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by: Elliot Chapman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Craig Mellow, acclaimed author but unhappy exile, seizes the chance to return to Zimbabwe when he is given a spying mission for the World Bank. Accompanied by beautiful photographer Sally-Anne Jay, he is at first unaware of the dangerous currents of tribal conflict that swirl below the calm surface of Zimbabwean politics. Then he stumbles upon a highly organised ivory-poaching operation which masks the treacherous plot to sell the country he once fought for into slavery....  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
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  • By BoleynBob on 14-01-19

Being Zimbo I can tell you this book is excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 24-03-19

Great book so many truths about how Africa is, still very much tribal. Although fiction it gives insight how it really is. Easy to relate to

  • A Life Without Limits

  • By: Chrissie Wellington, Michael Aylwin
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634

The amazing life story of Britain's world conquering triathlete, Chrissie Wellington. Chrissie Wellington is the world's No 1 female Ironman triathlete, the current quadruple World Champion and World Record holder. In 2009 she was voted 'Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year' and in 2010 was awarded the MBE. She is the undefeated champion of Triathlon, having won nine Ironman titles from nine races.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational!

  • By Verity on 09-04-13

Very motivational

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Reviewed: 21-01-19

Great narration, well done kept me listening without a moan.
Book is very motivational for any audience, but especially of you have an affinity for sports

  • Bones of the Hills

  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218

The fatherless boy, exiled from his tribe (whom listeners have been following in Wolf of the Plains and Lords of the Bow, has grown into the great king, Genghis Khan. He has united the warring tribes and even taken his armies against the great cities of their oldest enemies. Now he finds trouble rising west of the Mongolian plains. His emissaries are mutilated or killed; his trading gestures rebuffed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An action packed audio hit.

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-11

Brilliant brilliant brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 15-01-19

Another great book in the series. What could possibly be next. Can't comment without spoilers, just get the series.

  • Lords of the Bow

  • The Epic Story of the Great Conqueror
  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Russell Boulter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

The gathering of the tribes of the Mongols has been a long time in coming, but finally, triumphantly, Temujin of the Wolves, Genghis Khan, is given the full accolade of overall leader and their oaths. Now he can begin to meld all the previously warring people into one army, one nation. But the task Genghis has set himself, and them, is formidable. He is determined to travel to the land of the long-time enemy, the Chin, and attack them there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Martin on 19-08-08

Just as good as the first one

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-01-19

This goes into a story when Genghis was the ruler of the Mongol Empire. Hard to put down, got through this in a few days.

  • Wolf of the Plains

  • Conqueror, Book 1
  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 257

The first book in the best-selling Conqueror series featuring Genghis Khan and his descendants. Temujin, the second son of the khan of the Wolves tribe, was only 11 when his father died in an ambush. His family were thrown out of the tribe and left alone, without food or shelter, to starve to death on the harsh Mongolian plains. It was a rough introduction to his life, to a sudden adult world, but Temujin survived, learning to combat natural and human threats.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Leaves You Howling For More!

  • By Simon on 24-09-16

Truly gripping

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Reviewed: 01-01-19

I thought the Emperor series was good, but this first book gripping, it brought emotional responses with the play on brothers, family and hardship. Highly recommended.

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  • Painting the Sand

  • By: Kim Hughes
  • Narrated by: Oliver Hemsbrough
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 874
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 869

Kim Hughes is the most highly decorated bomb disposal operator serving in the British Army. He was awarded the George Cross in 2009 following a gruelling six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan, during which he defused 119 improvised explosive devices, survived numerous Taliban ambushes and endured a close encounter with the Secretary of State for Defence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly great read!

  • By D. J. Craig on 31-10-17

Gripping storyline with insight into the the role

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Reviewed: 07-12-18

Very well narrated and got a detail about the emotional journey the armed forces go through, let alone this unit.

  • EMPEROR: The Gods of War, Book 4 (Unabridged)

  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Paul Blake
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

The fourth volume in the acclaimed Emperor series, in which Conn Iggulden interweaves history and adventure to recreate the astonishing life of Julius Caesar - an epic tale of ambition and rivalry, bravery and betrayal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Changed the Reader!

  • By James on 02-11-10

Another good book with the end to the story

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Reviewed: 10-11-18

Another good book with the end to the story of Gaius Julius Caesar, Fact or Fiction.