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  • Jackdaws

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Two weeks before D-day, the French Resistance attacks a chateau containing a telephone exchange vital to German communications - but the building is heavily guarded, and the attack fails disastrously. Flick Clairet, a young British secret agent, proposes a daring new plan: she will parachute into France with an all-woman team known as the Jackdaws, and they will penetrate the chateau in disguise. But, unknown to Flick, Rommel has assigned a brilliant, ruthless intelligence colonel, Dieter Franck, to crush the Resistance. And Dieter is on Flick's trail....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-18

Captivating

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

With perfect narration by Emilia Fox and Ken Folletts amazing ability to create engaging characters to share history with such clarity. Loved every minute of it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Funeral Note

  • Bob Skinner, Book 22
  • By: Quintin Jardine
  • Narrated by: James Bryce, Annie Aldington, Seán Barrett, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

After a tip-off, a man's body is exhumed from a shallow grave in Edinburgh. Murder surely, yet he died from natural causes, so, case closed? Indeed was there ever a case? But Chief Constable Skinner and his people keep on digging. Who was the man, why was he buried so reverentially, and by whom? Meanwhile corruption is discovered within the force, and an investigation launched.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too many readers

  • By Ewansnan on 02-02-13

Fab apart from appalling accent

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-15

The narrator of Sarah had the kind of fake Scottish accent that make me grind my teeth in frustration and pain

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Rivers of London

  • Rivers of London, Book 1
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,512

My name is Peter Grant, and until January, I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant original story great narrator

  • By valb on 05-08-11

brilliant book

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

Reviewed: 07-12-14

If you could sum up Rivers of London in three words, what would they be?

Compelling fascinating world

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's so hard to choose as the characters as all vivid and compelling but I think the hero Peter

Which character – as performed by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith – was your favourite?

Old Mama Thames

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I didn't but I would have bee very happy to.

Any additional comments?

I would love to hear more about these characters with the same narrator

  • David Attenborough - Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster

  • By: David Attenborough
  • Narrated by: David Attenborough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,242
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,706
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705

His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. In this volume of memoirs David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places that he has visited. Over the last 25 years he has established himself as the world's leading Natural History programme maker with several landmark BBC series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unforgettable David

  • By Mark on 20-11-10

I didnt want it to end

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-07-11

I loved every minute of listening to the Author reading his memoirs, he has such an amazing voice and is a brilliant story teller. I raced through it but towards the end started rationing my listening because I simply didnt want it to end. Thank you David for a wonderful listen.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Crimson Petal and the White

  • By: Michel Faber
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 41 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

NOW A MAJOR BBC DRAMA starring Romola Garai, Chris O'Dowd, Gillian Anderson, Richard E. Grant, Shirley Henderson and Mark Gatiss. 'Watch your step. Keep your wits about you; you will need them....' So begins this irresistible voyage into the dark side of Victorian London. Amongst an unforgettable cast of low-lifes, physicians, businessmen, and prostitutes, meet our heroine Sugar, a young woman trying to drag herself up from the gutter any way she can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gothic Chic-Lit

  • By Michelle on 03-07-11

I cant bring myself to keep going

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-11

I am not sure what I was expecting but this book is tedious in the extreme. I have enjoyed almost all the audiobooks I have downloaded including those I didnt really expect to. The narrator has quite a harsh voice which I dont find easy to listen to and the style of following one character at a time is not one I find compelling. None of the characters are attractive and some of the descriptions are so sordid I am giving up after about 7 hours of part one.

14 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,242
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,471
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,464

Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Aibileen is a black maid raising her 17th white child. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi: a wonderful cook with a gossip's tongue. Graduate Skeeter returns from college with ambitions, but her mother will not be happy until she's married. Although world's apart, Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny's lives converge over a clandestine project that will change the town of Jackson forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Relished every minute

  • By Sara on 22-03-10

Amazing Narrators with a Compelling Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-06-10

I wasnt sure what to expect but this book is beautifully descriptive with strong characters and a compelling plot. The narrators add so much depth to the story. I cant imagine getting this technicolour detail from reading it on a page. Thank you!