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  • Hornblower and the Crisis

  • By: C. S. Forester
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

In this, the final Horatio Hornblower adventure, C.S. Forester throws his hero into one of the most challenging missions yet. Upon discovering highly confidential papers dispatched by Bonaparte, Hornblower sets off to enlighten the Admiralty about his game-changing, new findings. Troubled after having been informed of Pierre-Charles Villeneuve's escape into Spain, they welcome Horatio's news and send him off on a high-priority assignment that they believe will lead to England's victory over Napoleon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shame it will remain unfinished!

  • By Thomas on 23-01-15

Crisis

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18


So good and a few twists

Brilliant character narator and brings the book alive.

  • The Perfume Collector

  • By: Kathleen Tessaro
  • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395

One letter will turn newly-married Grace Munroe's life upside down: 'Our firm is handling the estate of the deceased Mrs Eva D'Orsey and it is our duty to inform you that you are named as the chief beneficiary in her will. We request your presence at our offices at your earliest convenience, so that we may go through the details of your inheritance.' There is only one problem. Grace has never heard of Eva D'Orsey. So begins a journey which leads Grace through the streets of Paris and into the seductive world of perfumers and their muses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to put down

  • By Linda on 09-06-13

listened to this about 6 times now

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

Reviewed: 26-08-18

Laurel Lefkow as narrator brings the characters from various time lines alive. Im a fan.

  • British Classic Short Stories

  • By: Hugh Walpole, Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, and others
  • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
  • Length: 22 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

A rich and varied collection of classic short stories by British writers: 'Quality' by John Galsworthy, 'The Mark on the Wall' by Virginia Woolf, 'The Horse Dealer’s Daughter' by D. H. Lawrence, 'The Ticking of the Clock' by Louisa Baldwin, 'The Fiddler of the Reels' by Thomas Hardy, 'The Return' by R. Murray Gilchrist, 'Kew Gardens' by Virginia Woolf, 'Seashore Macabre' by Hugh Walpole, 'Satan’s Circus' by Eleanor Smith, 'The Coffin Merchant' by Richard Middleton....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • who let this woman monotone these stories<br />

  • By Adam Mcneill on 19-08-18

who let this woman monotone these stories<br />

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

Reviewed: 19-08-18

not good the way this woman hangs on every word oh not good to listen to.

  • Classical Mythology

  • By: Elizabeth Vandiver, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Vandiver
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 100

These 24 lectures are a vibrant introduction to the primary characters and most important stories of classical Greek and Roman mythology. Among those you'll investigate are the accounts of the creation of the world in Hesiod's Theogony and Ovid's Metamorphoses; the gods Zeus, Apollo, Demeter, Persephone, Hermes, Dionysos, and Aphrodite; the Greek heroes, Theseus and Heracles (Hercules in the Roman version); and the most famous of all classical myths, the Trojan War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really interesting listen

  • By Nick on 03-02-17

Classic Myth

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

Reviewed: 19-08-18

Get rid of the music and the canned applause.
Other myths could have been covered. So much blah blah about the same old myths. Much of this known to people who have some knowledge of the classics.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

  • By: Harper Lee
  • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,153
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,877

'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the '30s.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly wonderful book

  • By B. Lawrenson on 11-08-14

amazing so much more than the movie.

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

Reviewed: 24-05-18

at night fantastic timeless story about the children growing up. I kept drifting off in the book. A must have.

  • The Bruce Trilogy 3

  • The Price of the King's Peace
  • By: Nigel Tranter
  • Narrated by: Michael Elder
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

The compelling story of Scotland's hero-king who, tutored and encouraged by the great William Wallace, united his despairing people in a deadly fight for the throne and national survival. In the third of this best selling trilogy, Nigel Tranter charts these turbulent years, revealing the flowering of Bruce's character, sustained by a passionate love, not only of his land and people, but

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A poor adaptation

  • By Roger McKillop on 16-05-18

oh to have the heart of Bruce and the love of his

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

men. Wallace would have been proud to follow him. At the end to cry Scotland.

  • The Bruce Trilogy 2

  • The Path of the Hero King
  • By: Nigel Tranter
  • Narrated by: Michael Elder
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

The compelling story of Scotland's hero-king who, tutored and encouraged by the great William Wallace, united his despairing people in a deadly fight for the throne and national survival. In the second of this best selling trilogy, Nigel Tranter charts these turbulent years, revealing the flowering of Bruce's character, sustained by a passionate love, not only of his land and people, but.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bruce. A new look.

  • By Adam Mcneill on 06-12-17

Bruce. A new look.

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

Great listening and a fantastic view.
Bruce was probably a more modern type man than 1300 was ready for but Bruce and Wallace together in the same timeline wow.

  • D-Day

  • The Battle for Normandy
  • By: Antony Beevor
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

The Normandy landings that took place on D-day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. As casualties mounted, so, too, did the tensions between the principal commanders on both sides. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle of these battlefields or under Allied bombing endured terrible suffering.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant book but please drop the accents

  • By Blobbo on 16-03-18

great diary analysis between the soldiers

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

sad to hear so many killed with friendly fire. Civilians were in the way. I think you can take this history and think we are fortunate we live today.

  • Berlin

  • The Downfall: 1945
  • By: Antony Beevor
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 207

The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. Political instructors rammed home the message of Wehrmacht and SS brutality. The result was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known, with tanks crushing refugee columns under their tracks, mass rape, pillage and destruction. Over seven million fled westwards from the terror of the Red Army. Antony Beevor reconstructs the experiences of those millions caught up in the nightmare of the Third Reich's final collapse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • War and horror

  • By Margaret on 11-08-17

Berlin untold Russian truth ?

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

Reviewed: 14-10-17

I listened and listened again.

People have no idea, we look back on these times today and make games.

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  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,426
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,092
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,070

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant audio book, shame about the navigation.

  • By Mr. P. J. Marsh on 10-03-17

A Sherlock Fan

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

Reviewed: 15-06-17

Don't know how much you paid Mr Fry he did not bring anything to the books.