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  • The Templars

  • By: Dan Jones
  • Narrated by: Dan Jones
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall - has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists. Unabridged edition read by Dan Jones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very engaging account of the Templar's history.

  • By Simon B on 20-12-17

Wonderful book

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Reviewed: 10-01-18

Great book kept me interested and learned a lot. Great for those who don't always have time to read the physical book.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • All But My Life

  • By: Gerda Weissmann Klein
  • Narrated by: Grace Conlin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

A classic of Holocaust literature, Gerda Weissmann Klein's celebrated memoir tells the moving story of a young woman's 3 frightful years as a slave laborer of the Nazis and her miraculous liberation. All But My Life stands as the ultimate lesson in humanity, hope, and friendship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An exellent listen

  • By Colin on 25-08-07

Monotone Narrator

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The narrators monotone voice got on my nerves. Could not really get into the story either.

  • Persian Fire

  • The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
  • By: Tom Holland
  • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Tom Holland's brilliant new book describes the very first "clash of Empires" between East and West. Once again he has found extraordinary parallels between the ancient world and our own. There is no competing popular book describing these events.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Why oh why is this abridged?

  • By Mary K McGilloway on 02-04-16

Great book

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Reviewed: 27-07-16

This book has had me enthralled from start to finish I cannot wait for the next story

  • There's Something I've Been Dying to Tell You

  • By: Lynda Bellingham
  • Narrated by: Sue Holderness
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

In 2013, actress, television personality, and Sunday Times best-selling author Lynda Bellingham was diagnosed with cancer. Until now, Lynda hasn't spoken publicly about her illness - she has felt strongly that everyone's experience of cancer is so different, and she wanted to keep what she has been going through personal to her while she came to terms with her life now. But in this memoir, Lynda talks with beautiful poignancy about her life since her diagnosis, her family, and how together they came to terms with a future they hadn't planned.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly depressing and voyaristic in parts.

  • By Alison St Pierre on 11-11-14

Great book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-16

This book has been a real blessing and so full of life God bless family

  • Rubicon

  • The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic
  • By: Tom Holland
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

The Roman Republic was the most remarkable state in history. What began as a small community of peasants camped among marshes and hills ended up ruling the known world. Rubicon paints a vivid portrait of the Republic at the climax of its greatness - the same greatness which would herald the catastrophe of its fall. It is a story of incomparable drama.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Romans make great listening

  • By Dave on 29-04-12

Good book well researched

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Reviewed: 20-07-16

From the beginning to the end we were totally enthralled with this book.I tend not to rabbit on .But a true master piece

  • The Fourth Protocol

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 587

Plan Aurora, hatched in a remote dacha in the forest outside Moscow and initiated with relentless brilliance and skill, is a plan within a plan that, in its spine-chilling ingenuity, breaches the ultra-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a jigsaw of devastation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Espionage in the Cold War era

  • By C on 23-12-12

Fantastic book

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-06-16

I have loved listening to this book .even the TVs has gone by the way side,mind you that is no loss.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen

  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 27 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

The lives of Henry VIII's queens make for dramatic stories, and Alison Weir writes a series of novels that offer insights into the real lives of the six wives based on extensive research and new theories. In all the romancing, has anyone regarded the evidence that Anne Boleyn did not love Henry VIII? Or that Prince Arthur, Katherine of Aragon's first husband, who is said to have loved her, in fact cared so little for her that he willed his personal effects to his sister?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By Erica Oliver on 14-11-16

Good book

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Reviewed: 05-06-16

very interesting book well researched.I am not of the catholic faith myself but it was interesting to hear from the other side.

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • By: Khaled Hosseini
  • Narrated by: Atossa Leoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632

Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Passionate story, passionless reading

  • By Siobhan on 31-07-07

A thousand splendid suns

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Reviewed: 20-04-16

This book has been a gripping read from start to finish.It makes a pleasant change to have a book that says it as it is.

  • Princess

  • A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia
  • By: Jean Sasson
  • Narrated by: Catherine Byers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Princess describes the life of Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband, and her country. Sultana tells of appalling oppressions, everyday occurrences that in any other culture would be seen as shocking human rights violations: 13-year-old girls forced to marry men five times their age; young women killed by drowning, stoning, or isolation in the "women's room". Princess is a testimony to a woman of indomitable spirit and courage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful

  • By Hayley June Dorsett on 26-01-18

Princess

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Reviewed: 17-04-16

What a brilliant book! the whole world needs to be told what goes on behind closed doors of the house of Saudi!

  • Pompeii - The Life of a Roman Town

  • By: Mary Beard
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

Pompeii explodes a number of myths - among them, the very date of the eruption, probably a few months later than usually thought; the hygiene of the baths which must have been hotbeds of germs; the legendary number of brothels, most likely only one; and the death count, which was probably less than ten per cent of the population. These are just a few of the strands that make up an extraordinary and involving portrait of an ancient town, its life and its continuing re-discovery, by Britain’s leading classicist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Roman Life revealed

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-03-13

Pompeii

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 16-04-16

Well researched book,felt that too much sex was mentioned .But otherwise a really good book.