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  • Moby Dick

  • By: Herman Melville
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 152

Labeled variously a realistic story of whaling, a romance of unusual adventure and eccentric characters, a symbolic allegory, and a drama of heroic conflict, Moby Dick is first and foremost a great story. It has both the humor and poignancy of a simple sea ballad, as well as the depth and universality of a grand odyssey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-02-09

classic

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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: 06-12-18

simply a classic book. for such a familiar story this version still surprises and has gems abound.

  • Hornblower and the Hotspur

  • By: C.S. Forester
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

On the day of his marriage to Maria, Hornblower is ordered to take the Hotspur and head for Brest – war is coming and Napoleon will not catch His Majesty’s navy with its britches round its ankles. With thoughts of his new life as a husband intruding on his duties, Hornblower must prove himself to be not only the most capable commander in the fleet, but also its most daring if he is to stop the French gaining the upper hand. This is the third of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester’s inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding.

  • By BobP on 13-01-19

wonderful

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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: 31-10-18

Further proof of the brilliance of CS Forester, simply I joy to listen to again and again.

  • The Janus Affair

  • A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, Book 2
  • By: Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Certainly no strangers to peculiar occurrences, agents Wellington Books and Eliza Braun are nonetheless stunned to observe a fellow passenger aboard Britain's latest hypersteam train suddenly vanish in a dazzling bolt of lightning. They soon discover this is not the only such disappearance...with each case going inexplicably unexamined by the Crown. The fate of England is once again in the hands of an ingenious archivist paired with a beautiful, fearless lady of adventure.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as book 1

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-03-14

Books & Braun

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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: 20-08-18

A cracking part 2 and a great step forward in the development of the archivist and the pepper pot.

  • Phoenix Rising

  • A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel
  • By: Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

Evil is most assuredly afoot - and Britain’s fate rests in the hands of an alluring renegade... and a librarian. These are dark days indeed in Victoria’s England. Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as corpses on the banks of the Thames, drained of blood and bone. Yet the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences - the Crown’s clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling - will not allow its agents to investigate. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza D. Braun, however, with her disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very unexpected

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-01-14

Cracking good yarn.

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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: 24-07-18

A well set and wonderfully progressed story. A fun and playful jaunt in to this entertaining world.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,542

The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Norseome

  • By AnnG on 03-03-17

myth-tastic

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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: 10-03-17

Great version. enjoyable and addictive. easily recommended and even if you know nothing about Norse myth it's a great place to start.

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  • No Cunning Plan

  • By: Sir Tony Robinson
  • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456

Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over 50 years. Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, he reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom in the first stage production of Oliver!, a pint-size pickpocket desperately bleaching his incipient moustache, to comedy icon Baldrick, the loyal servant and turnip aficionado in Blackadder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great listen by a talented story-teller

  • By Kirstine on 27-03-17

Brilliant

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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: 03-02-17

A honest and frank account of his life thus far. Funny and thought provoking. Great listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful