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  • No Time Like the Past

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 5
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134

Jodi Taylor’s best-selling series The Chronicles of St. Mary is back with a bang…St. Mary’s has been rebuilt, and it’s business as usual for the history department. But first there’s the little matter of a 17th-century ghost that only Mr. Markham can see. Not to mention the minor inconvenience of being trapped in the Great Fire of London…and an unfortunately timed comfort break at Thermopylae, leaving the fate of the Western world hanging in the balance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If the Joneses had a child ...

  • By Garry on 21-04-15

Love it

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

Reviewed: 15-03-17

These books are so much fun! On to the next one... great narration and writing, fab characters.

  • The House of Silk

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,643
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,638

It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a ripping yarn

  • By L on 25-02-12

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

Very Conan Doyle, a brilliant book. Sir Derek's performance is perfect too. Thoroughly recommend this.

  • End of Watch

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,131
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,979

End of Watch is a compelling and chilling suspense novel which sees retired detective Bill Hodges back on the trail of his nemesis, Brady Hartsfield, the criminal the press called The Mercedes Killer. Foiled in his attempt to commit a second mass murder, Hartsfield is confined to a hospital brain-injury unit in a seemingly unresponsive state. But all is not what it seems: Brady is able to influence both his physician and the hospital librarian to commit crimes in the outside world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By shirley dempsey on 19-11-16

Wow

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

Reviewed: 24-06-16

Wonderful as usual from Stephen King. Can't wait until he writes something new! Good stuff.

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Brontë
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 741
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592

The work tells the story of Jane's early life, her experience at Lowood School and as a governess. Her refusal to accept Rochester's love on any but her own strictly moral terms is a passionate cry for independence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful reading by Juliet Stevenson

  • By Rachel on 21-02-10

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 28-10-15

I loved this book 22 years ago when we read it for A Level and I love it now.

  • The Final Winter

  • By: Iain Rob Wright
  • Narrated by: Chris Barnes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

On a night when it begins snowing in every country of the world, an ordinary group of people gather at a rundown English pub to take shelter from the cold. At first they assume the weather is just some random occurrence, but as the night goes on, strange things happen, and it isn't long before the group begin to realize that something far more sinister is at hand than just the weather. Something that none of them could ever have imagined. By the end of the night, not everyone will make it, and those that do may wish they hadn't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another narrated masterpiece by Chris Barnes.

  • By serisa on 07-09-14

Awful

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

Reviewed: 30-07-15

I did not finish this book. Narrator was fine but the story was poorly written with stilted dialogue.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blaze

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Clay Blaisdell is one big mother, but his capers were just small-time until he met George Rackley. George introduced him to a hundred cons and one big idea: kidnapping the child of rich parents. The Gerards are filthy rich, and the last twig on the family tree could be worth millions. There's only one problem: by the time the deal goes down, the brains of the partnership is dead. Or is he? Now Blaze is running into the teeth of a howling storm and the cops are closing in.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Alex on 22-07-15

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 22-07-15

What did you like most about Blaze?

I loved Blaze himself, despite being a criminal he was at heart a good man and a victim of circumstances

What was one of the most memorable moments of Blaze?

Don't really want to say, it would spoil the book!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The ones with Joe

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

I loved this book. Stephen King at his best, despite what his introduction said. I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Talisman

  • Talisman, Book 1
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 28 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

In a terrifying trip across America, young Jack Sawyer is searching for the Talisman, the only thing that can save his dying mother. His quest takes him into the menacing Territories where violence, surprise, and the titanic struggle between good and evil reach across a mythic landscape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting Nightmare Trip

  • By Mrs Eastwood on 23-03-08

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 17-02-15

Although the first of a series this book stands alone so does not end with a cliff hanger. Brilliantly written and Frank's reading is as usual outstanding.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tom Baker Reads 'A Christmas Carol'

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Tom Baker
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Charles Dickens' story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the three ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, has become one of the timeless classics of English literature. First published in 1843, it introduces us not only to Scrooge himself but also to the memorable characters of underpaid desk clerk Bob Cratchit and his poor family, the poorest amongst whom is the ailing and crippled Tiny Tim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful performance of classic tale

  • By Stuart on 24-12-15

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 28-12-14

Dickens is a wonderful writer and this story is timeless. The performance is spot on and I can't recommend it highly enough.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Watership Down
    
    
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        Ralph Cosham
    
    


    
    Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    562 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • Watership Down

  • By: Richard Adams
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 474

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and myths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Rory on 10-06-16

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 03-12-14

What made the experience of listening to Watership Down the most enjoyable?

Narration by Ralph Cosham was very enjoyable, not too slow and his voice really brought the story alive to me again.

What did you like best about this story?

Read this as a child, and watched the 'cartoon' version numerous times (I have it on DVD now!) and I loved the story. Rich and varied, the story makes me laugh and cry in equal measures and as I listened I could see the rabbits, and feel what they were going through. I love this book.

What does Ralph Cosham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I find that books being read to me resonate with me in a totally different way than reading them. I love to read but I use audiobooks when running, walking an on my 45min each way drive to work every day. His narration was spot on and it was wonderful to hear the history of the novel, which I had never heard before too.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed. Cried. As usual with this book!

Any additional comments?

Buy it, you will not be disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Monogram Murders

  • The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 621

Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffee house is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified, but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one's mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The Boring Monogram Murders

  • By Ulla on 18-09-14

Fantastic, welcome back Hercule!

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

Reviewed: 15-09-14

If you could sum up The Monogram Murders in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining, thrilling, absorbing

Who was your favorite character and why?

Always Hercule!

What does Julian Rhind-Tutt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He has a lovely voice and brings life to the characters

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

Yes!

Any additional comments?

Very glad to see Hercule back. This book is very well written and a fitting tribute to AC as well.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful