LISTENER

David C.

  • 24
  • reviews
  • 35
  • helpful votes
  • 24
  • ratings
  • The Eagle's Prey

  • Eagles of the Empire, Book 5
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 306

It is late summer AD 44, and the battle-weary Roman legions are in their second year of campaigning against the British tribes. The troops' commander, General Plautius, is under pressure from the emperor to crush the natives once and for all. Centurions Macro and Cato are with the crack Second Legion under the precarious leadership of Centurion Maximus, and it's their task to hold a ford across the river Tamesis when the natives are forced into a trap.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pawns Are Important Too!

  • By Simon on 02-06-17

The fantastic 5th book

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

Reviewed: 16-12-18

In this book the 3rd Cohort of the 2nd Legion are in the shit and have to work hard to get out of it

  • The Eagle and the Wolves

  • Eagles of the Empire, Book 4
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301

The Eagle and the Wolves is the gripping fourth novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell. It's AD 44, and Vespasian and the Second Legion are forging ahead in their campaign to seize the southwest of Britain. Macro and newly appointed centurion Cato are ordered to provide Verica, ruler of the Atrebatans, with an army.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why was this released in a weird order?

  • By jamie on 28-06-17

Book number 4

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

Reviewed: 16-12-18

This book covers the story of Makro and Cato and their raising of 2 Native cohorts the Boars and the Wolves. It puts light on the potential of the fighting men of Britton when trained by the legions, and also shows the humanity of the Romans and how they relied on basic tactics and drills repeated over and over and over again until the humanity was gone and all that remained was a professional soldier. However to truly be a professional soldier you must rise above your human aspects and come together as a unit of men who work together and rely on eachother.

  • When the Eagle Hunts

  • Eagles of the Empire, Book 3
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484

The third novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Roman series. After a series of bloody battles, Camulodunum (modern-day Colchester) has fallen to the invading Roman army. The Emperor has returned to Rome, leaving the fearless Centurion Macro and his young Optio, Cato, to rest and regroup, along with the rest of the Second Legion. As their leader, General Plautius, plans the next phase of their campaign, word arrives that the ship carrying his family to join him was wrecked in a storm off the south coast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOnderful to have the Series Whole!

  • By Simon on 09-09-15

3rd Book in the Eagle series.

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

Reviewed: 16-12-18

If you have made it this far then surely you are already hooked on the story of Makro and Cato and no doubt you will be looking forward to diving in to the next instalment.

  • The Eagle's Conquest

  • Eagles of the Empire, Book 2
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544

The second novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Roman series. When Centurion Macro arrives on British soil as one of Emperor Claudius's invasion force in 43 AD, he is facing one of the toughest campaigns of his battle-scarred career. In a series of bloody skirmishes, Macro and his young subordinate, Optio Cato, and the desperately outnumbered Roman army must find and defeat the enemy before he grows strong enough to overwhelm the legions. But the Britons are not the only foe facing Macro and Cato....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Sequel

  • By Simon on 11-10-15

The 2nd book in an amazing series

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

Reviewed: 16-12-18

really love this series. It is quality historical story telling at its finest. 2 thumbs up

  • Under the Eagle

  • Eagles of the Empire, Book 1
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741

The first novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Roman series. It is 42 AD, and Quintus Licinius Cato has just arrived in Germany as a new recruit to the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. If adjusting to the rigours of military life isn't difficult enough for the bookish young man, he also has to contend with the disgust of his colleagues when, because of his imperial connections, he is appointed a rank above them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Brilliant Series - now complete

  • By Simon on 24-08-15

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 16-12-18

Excellent book....I have read this series before and I was thrilled to find it on Audiable.

Truly a superb series.

  • Harlequin

  • The Grail Quest, Book 1
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Andrew Cullum
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

The year is 1342. The English, led by Edward III, are laying waste to the French countryside. The army may be led by the King, but it is the archers, the common men, who are England's secret weapon. The French know them as Harlequins. Thomas of Hookton is one of these archers. But he is also on a personal mission: To avenge his father's death and retrieve a stolen relic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great story.

  • By Audible customer on 16-02-15

A great opening book of an amazing series.

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

Reviewed: 24-11-18

Thomas of Hookton is an English Archer, after a tragedy he sets off on a quest to find the infamous Holy Grail.

  • Vagabond

  • The Grail Quest, Book 2
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Andrew Cullum
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling Harlequin, this is the second installment in Bernard Cornwell's Grail Quest series. It is 1346. While King Edward III fights in France, England lies exposed to the threat of invasion. Thomas of Hookton, archer and hero of Crécy, finds himself back in the north just as the Scots invade on behalf of their French allies. Thomas is determined to pursue his personal quest: to discover whether a relic he is searching for is the Holy Grail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vintage Cornwell

  • By Simon on 03-09-15

The amazing story continues.

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

Reviewed: 24-11-18

Thomas of Hookton continues his Grail Quest. This story is packed full of everything that makes a book great.

  • Heretic

  • The Grail Quest, Book 3
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Andrew Cullum
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the number one best seller Vagabond, this is the third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's Grail Quest series, in a bright and bold repackage. It is 1347. The Hundred Years War has been suspended. The truce releases English archer Thomas of Hookton to pursue his arch enemy and resume his quest for the most prized relic in Christendom: the Holy Grail. Heading south, Thomas and his men-at-arms begin lightning raids to draw out his enemy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Decent Ending

  • By Simon on 31-08-15

A fantastic conclusion to a fantastic series.

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

Reviewed: 24-11-18

This series of book is a must read and it is so truly well researched and written.

  • 1356

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

Thomas of Hookton, a veteran of Crecy and many other battles, is the leader of a mercenary company of bowmen and men-at-arms who ravage the countryside east of Gascony. Edward, Prince of Wales, later to be known as the Black Prince, is assembling an army to fight the French once more, but before Thomas can join, he must fulfil an urgent task.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Michelin Starred Military Fiction

  • By Simon on 21-03-18

amazing story and performance

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

Reviewed: 24-11-18

An awesome sequel to the Trail Quest series. Bernard Cornwall is a fantastic writer. His stories are always so immersive.

  • Age of Darkness

  • The Horus Heresy, Book 16
  • By: John French, Graham McNeill, Dan Abnett, and others
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong, Martyn Ellis, Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

After the betrayal at Isstvan, Horus begins his campaign against the Emperor, a galaxy-wide war that can lead only to Terra. But the road to the final confrontation between father and son is a long one - seven years filled with secrecy and silence, plans and foundations being formed across distant stars. An unknown history is about to be unveiled as light is shed on the darkest years of the Horus Heresy, and revelations will surface that will shake the Imperium to its very foundation....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great spread of story’s

  • By lewis taylor on 04-12-18

Not my Favourite

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

I think there was 2 stories in here that i enjoyed and that was the Rogal Dorn one the last one.

This was simply because these 2 stories didnt havr all the nonesence fighting and instead they had dialog and intrigue....

i know some people will really love the over the top battles but i find they are repetative and annoying.....

super soldiers fighting super soldiers is unbelievable and everyone is superb at everything until they are just bested by someone who is slightly better at being superb at everything......these are all space marines and when get they are all awesome to that end i would find it far more beleiveable if a civil war involving literally thousands of planets and what must be trillions of people beteen them all lasted longer than 3 years or however long it lasted.

The reason i liked the 2 stories i did was because it shows a relatable side to a fictional super soldier of the far future that otherwise would be impossible to relate to. I like to see humanity in characters......weather their human or not....

I think a good idea for heresy book would be of some gaurd unit where some of them wanted to rebel and some wanted to be loyal and they had to fight with their innerselves aswel as their comrades.......