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  • Stone: The Complete Series 1-4

  • By: Danny Brocklehurst
  • Narrated by: Craig Cheetham, Deborah McAndrew, full cast, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382

Seventeen stories from the gritty crime series created by Danny Brocklehurst, starring Hugo Speer as Manchester detective John Stone. This collection brings together Series 1 to 4 of this intelligent detective drama, tackling morally ambiguous, complex and challenging subjects. DCI Stone and his team investigate a series of brutal murders and missing person cases, among other grisly crimes. Starring Hugo Speer as DCI John Stone, Craig Cheetham as DI Mike Tanner and Deborah McAndrew as DS Sue Kelly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will definitely listen to again.

  • By Mark Renny on 14-06-18

Stone is not a character I can feel good about

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

Reviewed: 10-04-19

I didn’t like the characters, the story or the dramatisation
I only kept going in the hope it would get better. Flawed detectives are all very well but there’s usually something that you can see as a redeeming factor but not here. I wish I hadn’t bought the second series

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Fools and Mortals

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 244

A dramatic new departure for international best-selling author Bernard Cornwell, Fools and Mortals takes us into the heart of the Elizabethan era. Fools and Mortals follows the young Richard Shakespeare, an actor struggling to make his way in a company dominated by his estranged older brother, William. As the growth of theatre blooms, their rivalry - and that of the playhouses, playwrights and actors vying for acclaim and glory - propels a high-stakes story of conflict and betrayal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite in love with this Shakespeare

  • By Simon on 24-10-17

Outstanding

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

Reviewed: 28-08-18

This is a delight, Shakespeare in love but told by a younger brother
It’s genius

  • The Lincoln Lawyer

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 189

Mickey Haller is a Lincoln lawyer, a criminal defence attorney who operates out of the back of his car, a Lincoln, taking whatever cases the system throws in his path. He's been in the business a long time, and he knows just how to work it. When a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested for brutally beating a woman, Haller has his first high-paying client in years. The evidence mounts on the defence's side, and Haller might even be in the rare position of defending a client who is actually innocent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Lincoln Lawyer

  • By Mrs Andrea Lee on 30-06-18

Great story

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

Reviewed: 24-10-17

Michael Connolly is the ultimate story teller
Whether Haller or Bosch it is always totally gripping and this is no exception

  • The Scarecrow: Jack McEvoy, Book 2

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

Jack McEvoy is at the end of the line as a crime reporter. Forced to take a buy-out from the LA Times as the newspaper grapples with dwindling readership and revenues, he's got 30 days left on the job. His last assignment? Training his replacement, a low-cost reporter just out of J-school who couldn't find the police station if it was right next door to the Times, which it is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner from Michael Connelly

  • By Kurt on 29-05-09

Scary and gripping

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

I usually have audible books as background to other activities but this one is so compelling it defies that plan and demands attention
I didn't expect that anything could be as good as the Harry Bosch stories but this is just as good
Wow I'm hooked and looking for more!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The English Girl

  • Gabriel Allon, Book 13
  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: Jim Barclay
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, Gabriel Allon, master art restorer, spy, and assassin, is thrust into a game where nothing is what it seems...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Masterpiece by Silva one of the best books ever

  • By Churchill1940 on 24-12-17

Gabriel strikes again

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

I love the Gabriel Allen books and have read many of them including this one. It was also great to have it as an audio book and enjoy it all over again brought to life with voices to add to my perspective of the people
It's great and very enjoyable

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • To the Manor Born (Vintage Beeb)

  • By: Peter Spence
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Soundtrack highlights from the original much-loved BBC TV series starring Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles. This collection was first published on LP in the 1980s. When Audrey fforbes-Hamilton's husband dies, and she is forced to leave Grantleigh Manor, she takes up residence at the nearby Lodge from where she can keep a watchful eye on the Manor s new owner, Richard DeVere!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Love To the Manor Born but disappointed with the editing.

  • By Ms S. on 04-09-15

What fun

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

Reviewed: 12-10-16

So nostalgic and entertaining
Penelope Keith at her best
I had forgotten how much I enjoyed the series when it was new

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • EMPEROR: The Gates of Rome, Book 1 (Unabridged)

  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741

On a small estate just outside Rome in the first century BC, two boys become blood brothers, little imagining the extraordinary future that lies before them. As friends and rivals, Gaius and Marcus are destined to find lasting fame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb but there is an issue

  • By Anonymous User on 02-01-19

Conn iggulden scores again

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

Reviewed: 03-10-16

How is it that we wish all his characters are real
Such great stories- every one enjoyable and gripping

  • Crisis

  • By: Frank Gardner
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 428

Introducing Luke Carlton - ex-Special Boat Service commando and now under contract to MI6 for some of its most dangerous missions. Sent into the steaming Colombian jungle to investigate the murder of a British intelligence officer, Luke finds himself caught up in the coils of a plot that has terrifying international dimensions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not great.

  • By G.Russell on 19-10-16

Wow what a story

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

Reviewed: 21-09-16

Frank Gardner's knowledge of the underworld is very evident and the clarity of his writing style adds impact and authenticity.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The English Spy

  • By: Daniel Silva
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Number one New York Times best-selling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high-stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon. She is an iconic member of the British royal family, beloved for her beauty and charitable works, resented by her former husband and his mother, the queen of England. When a bomb explodes aboard her holiday yacht, British intelligence turns to one man to track down her killer....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and complex

  • By Dr on 13-09-16

Gripping and complex

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

Reviewed: 13-09-16

My goodness this is such a gripping story and so well narrated
I usually listen to audible books while doing something else, but that's impossible with this compelling story
I loved it

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sharpe's Triumph: The Battle of Assaye, September 1803 (The Sharpe Series, Book 2)

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 572
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 522

Sergeant Richard Sharpe witnesses a murderous act of treachery and, with Sir Arthur Wellesley, faces the Mahratta Horde. The paths of treachery all lead to the small village of Assaye. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wellesley, with a diminished British army, plunges his men into the white heat of battle. A battle that will make his reputation, and perhaps Sharpe's too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History Re-Visited

  • By Simon on 05-10-15

Excellent story grippingly told

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

Reviewed: 14-07-16

This is Bernard Cornwell at his most addictive
I enjoyed every minute of it
Funny
Sad
Exciting
Historically interesting