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  • Days of Blood and Starlight

  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book Two
  • By: Laini Taylor
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

It began with the breathtaking Daughter of Smoke and bone... This November, the story continues in the astounding sequel, Days of Blood and Starlight Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living - one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers' arms to take their turn in the killing and dying.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Magical!

  • By Marie on 25-04-14

A great read!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-19

Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Found it a bit difficult to begin with but the story was well told and I found I was listening to it whenever I possibly could. Including going to bed and waking up to find I had slept through a fair few hours!

  • An Argumentation of Historians

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 9
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 777
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714

They say you shouldn't push your luck. Max gives her own luck a massive shove every day - and it's only a matter of time until luck pushes back.... January, 1536 - the day of Henry VIII's infamous jousting accident. Historians from St Mary's are there in force, recording and documenting. And arguing - obviously. A chance meeting between Max and the Time Police leads to a plan of action. And it's one that will have very serious consequences - especially for Max.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lost for words

  • By Binka on 11-04-18

More please!

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

Reviewed: 18-10-18

I am hoping the next book in the series will hit the Audible lists soon! Assuming there will be another one. We cannot be left in mid air after this excellent addition to the chronicles.

  • Just One Damned Thing After Another

  • The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,111

Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time-travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power - especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet. Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic and fasinating romp through time

  • By al on 02-12-14

The first but last!

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

Reviewed: 18-10-18

I read this book after I had read the latest chronicle of St. Mary's. I was not aware I had not read this book, but thoroughly enjoyed it, made me laugh out loud and as with all the chronicles the detail of historical life was absorbing.

  • Life and Laughing

  • My Story
  • By: Michael McIntyre
  • Narrated by: Michael McIntyre
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,483
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,917
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,906

Michael McIntyre has become Britain’s biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, which sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following his record breaking 54-date Arena tour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect performer of a life - I loved it!

  • By David on 30-10-10

Laughed all the way through!

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

Reviewed: 18-10-18

Just love all the observations on the minutiae of life. Michael McIntyre is one of the funniest men around. Nothing like a good laugh for making life such fun!

  • The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 3

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman, cast
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,650
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,901

In The Amber Spyglass, the third and final instalment in His Dark Materials...the war between good and evil reaches a shattering conclusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr Pullman Please Write Book 4!

  • By Paula on 30-01-08

The amber spyglass

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

Reviewed: 13-02-18

This is the last book of the Dark Materials. I have so enjoyed listening to the three books of the series, this one being the last. It is a while since I read the books and the audible books have really brought the series alive even more so than reading them.

Loved them and feel quite bereft they are finished! I shall definitely hear them again.

  • Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,166

This is the first book in the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials, from Philip Pullman. Set in a parallel world very similar to our own, Northern Lights tells the compelling story of 12-year-old Lyra's quest to rescue her friend and find her father, aided by her daemon, an armoured bear, and a witch-queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT BRILLIANT

  • By Clair on 16-10-07

Dark materials

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

Reviewed: 30-01-18

If you haven’t heard of this book, the first of the trilogy by Philip Pullman, I cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • The Queen's Man

  • By: Rory Clements
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

From Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award, comes The Queen's Man, the sixth in his acclaimed bestselling John Shakespeare Elizabethan mystery series. England is a Judas nest of conspiracyIt is 1582, and the conflict between Protestant and Catholic threatens to tear the country in two. While Queen Elizabeth I holds the reins of power, there are those whose loyalty lies with her imprisoned cousin, Mary Queen of Scots.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Beware - order of books wrongly numbered.

  • By Annie on 12-08-17

John Shakespeare

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

Reviewed: 17-07-17

Really enjoyed listening to this book. Very well read and easy to follow and know who was who by the intonation given to the different characters!

Worthwhile!

  • The Grand Sophy

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Sarah Woodward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 364

Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humorless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving.With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly splendid - classic GH

  • By Beccameriel on 16-05-17

One of the best

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

Such an enjoyable book and on several occasions i was laughing out loud! The reader was excellent and i would highly recommend this book.

  • The Phantom of Pemberley

  • A Pride and Prejudice Murder Mystery
  • By: Regina Jeffers
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Courtney
  • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Happily married for over a year and more in love than ever, Darcy and Elizabeth can’t imagine anything interrupting their bliss-filled days. Then an intense snowstorm strands a group of travelers at Pemberley, and terrifying accidents and mysterious deaths begin to plague the manor. Everyone seems convinced that it is the work of a phantom - a Shadow Man who is haunting the Darcy family’s grand estate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Phantom of Pemberley

  • By Mrs. Linda Gleave on 02-04-18

The book

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

The story line was OK. Unfortunately the reader gave the characters strange accents. Georgiana had adenoidal problems, Darcy spoke n jerks. Us was spoken like UZZ, and new or knew was noo! Hardly from the 19 th century. The narrative was very jerky and hard to,listen to. As for the story the romantic bits seemed added and out of context with the rest of the book. A lot of repetition, it could have been so very much better.

  • The Ghost Fields

  • Ruth Galloway, Book 7
  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743

Norfolk is experiencing a July heat wave when a construction crew unearths a macabre discovery - a buried World War II plane with the pilot still inside. Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway quickly realizes that the skeleton couldn't possibly be the pilot, and DNA tests identify the man as Fred Blackstock, a local aristocrat who had been reported dead at sea. When the remaining members of the Blackstock family learn about the discovery, they seem strangely frightened by the news.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • DISAPPOINTING

  • By Rogayah on 13-04-15

Another good book by Elly Griffitgs

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

Reviewed: 06-04-17

Really enjoyed this book which was beautifully read by Clare Corbett. I have read most of the Ruth Galloway series but this was the first i had heard through Audible.

Would recommend it to anyone wanting a bit of history, mystery, crime, romance and humour.