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  • The Swiss Spy

  • By: Alex Gerlis
  • Narrated by: Stephen Critchlow
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

It's not unusual for spies to have secrets, but Henry Hunter has more than most, and after he is stopped by British Intelligence at Croydon airport on the eve of the Second World War, he finds he has even more. In March 1941 in Berlin, haunted by a dark episode from his past, he makes a fateful decision resulting in a dramatic journey to the Swiss frontier, with a shocking outcome.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling tale

  • By Nought on 29-12-17

Fabulous

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-08-18

One of the best spy novels I’ve read. Twists and turns and heart in your mouth moments. Loved the narrator’s voice. Highly recommend!

  • Widows

  • By: Lynda La Plante
  • Narrated by: Ann Mitchell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

Facing life alone, they turned to crime together. Dolly Rawlins, Linda Perelli and Shirley Miller are left devastated when their husbands are killed in a security van heist that goes disastrously wrong. When Dolly discovers her husband's bank deposit box containing a gun, money and detailed plans for the hijack, she has three options. She could hand over the ledgers to the Detective. She could hand them over to the thugs who want to take over Harry's turf. Or, she and the other widows could finish the job their husbands started....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Peter on 02-07-18

Fab!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-06-18

This was fast paced with lots of suspense. I warmed to all the widows and wanted them to succeed. Couldn’t put it down! Fab!

  • The Cows

  • By: Dawn O'Porter
  • Narrated by: Dawn O'Porter, Karen Cass, Laura Kirman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,254

The Cows is a powerful novel about three women. In all the noise of modern life, each needs to find her own voice. It's about friendship and being female. It's bold and brilliant. It's searingly perceptive. It's about never following the herd. And everyone is going to be talking about it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Hippynat on 24-05-17

Follow this herd!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-18

Not my usual type of novel but really enjoyed it. Although characters sounded younger than they were meant to be it was a refreshing story that I couldn’t put down.

  • Solitaire

  • By: Jane Thynne
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

June 1940: Berlin is being bombed. Clara Vine is an Anglo-German woman in a country that hates England. The Propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, decides that Clara should adopt a new role as his spy, and so Clara must go to Paris. Clara realises this might be the chance to escape to England. But Goebbels has other ideas and soon Clara is drawn into a web that threatens to destroy her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lady spy in WW2, simply splendid tale

  • By Sigrin on 05-10-18

Fab!

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-17

Another triumph for Jane Thynne. Credible characters, great narration and fast moving pace. Hope it's not the last we hear of Clara!

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  • America's First Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, best-selling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph - a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Tim Mason on 08-08-18

A great listen!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-16

Really enjoyed this book. I have an interest in American history and have visited Monticello so could visualise some of the rooms described.

  • Edge of Eternity

  • Century Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231

As the decisions made in the corridors of power bring the world to the brink of oblivion, five families from across the globe are brought together in an unforgettable tale of passion and conflict during the Cold War. When Rebecca Hoffmann, a teacher in East Germany, finds herself pursued by the secret police, she discovers that she has been living a lie. Her younger brother, Walli, longs to escape across the Berlin Wall to Britain to become part of the burgeoning music scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in series

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-09-14

FabUlous!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-05-15

This is the most fantastic account of social history I've ever read. Touching from start to end. The characters are people you feel you know or could have known. What a testament to the human spirit. Beautifully read. A masterpiece.

  • Winter of the World

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284

Five linked families live out their destinies as the world is shaken by tyranny and war in the mid-20th century. Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil step her mother’s formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Winter of the World

  • By Rachel on 06-10-12

A great listen!

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

Reviewed: 16-03-15

Absolutely loved the second book in this series and can't wait to start the next one!
The narrator has a host of voices which are very credible.
The characters are terrific and it is a real insight to life during the war. Harrowing at times.

  • The Kashmir Shawl

  • By: Rosie Thomas
  • Narrated by: Nerys Hughes
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 131

1939: Nerys Watkins leaves rural Wales to accompany her husband on a missionary posting to India. Travelling from lonely Ladakh, high in the Himalayas, Nerys discovers a new world in the city of Srinagar. Here, in the exquisite heart of Kashmir, the British live on carved wooden houseboats and dance, flirt and gossip as if there is no war. But the battles draw ever closer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By L. J. West on 19-04-15

Very enjoyable.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-15

I really enjoyed this book especially the parts set in Kashmir in the past. Great characters and a super story! It would make you want to visit India although it'd be very different now to the portrayal in the book. Meets Hughes has a very good narrator voice.