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  • Fall of Giants

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,312
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660

A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a discovery

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-09-11

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 09-05-14

What did you like most about Fall of Giants?

Great stories.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fall of Giants?

No particular one. All good.

What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

It is easy to follow the different families with the narrator's different accents. He's excellent.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the Welsh street receives the telegrams.

Any additional comments?

I have already ordered the next book.

  • Oh Dear Silvia

  • By: Dawn French
  • Narrated by: Dawn French, James Fleet, Llewella Gideon, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 906
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 910

Who is in Coma Suite Number 5? A matchless lover? A supreme egotist? A selfless martyr? A bad mother? A cherished sister? A selfish wife? All of these. For this is Silvia Shute, who has always done exactly what she wants. Until now, when her life suddenly, shockingly stops. Her past holds a terrible secret, and now that she is unconscious in a hospital bed, her constant stream of visitors are set to uncover the mystery of her broken life. Meanwhile she must lie there, victim of the beloveds, the borings, the babblings and the plain bonkers. Like it or not, the truth is about to pay Silvia a visit. Again, and again and again...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious!!!!

  • By Indigoleopard on 01-11-12

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 22-04-14

What made the experience of listening to Oh Dear Silvia the most enjoyable?

The characters read by different narrators. Wanted to find out who read who. Couldn't find this info anywhere.

Any additional comments?

Quite dark humour sometimes but Dawn French's comedy still came through.

  • Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,251

1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor’s deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father’s office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!!

  • By josephine on 18-06-13

Light Listening

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

Reviewed: 22-04-14

Would you listen to Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3 again? Why?

No but will listen to Book 4.

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

Different images of the characters that I had in my mind from reading the first 2 books.

Any additional comments?

A great listen.

  • The Last Dance and Other Stories

  • By: Victoria Hislop
  • Narrated by: Victoria Hislop, Gareth Armstrong, Jane Collingwood, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

In 10 powerful stories, Victoria Hislop takes us through the streets of Athens and into the tree-lined squares of Greek villages. As she evokes their distinct atmosphere, she brings vividly to life a host of unforgettable characters, from a lonesome priest to battling brothers, and from an unwanted stranger to a groom troubled by music and memory. These bittersweet tales of love and loyalty, of separation and reconciliation, captured in Victoria Hislop's unique voice, will stay with you long after you reach the end. Three of these stories appeared previously published in Victoria Hislop's collection, One Cretan Evening.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Short Stories

  • By DMC on 22-04-14

Short Stories

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

Reviewed: 22-04-14

If you could sum up The Last Dance and Other Stories in three words, what would they be?

Very Short Stories

Any additional comments?

I like Victoria Hislop's novels and look forward to her next book but I was disappointed with these stories as they were too short.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Survivor

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Alison Dowling
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

London, 1939: Eighteen-year-old Mari is defiant, strong-willed and selfish. She has craved independence her entire life and now, with the World on the brink of war, Mari has finally escaped the sleepy fishing village of her childhood in New Zealand. After passionately falling for Morgan, the cockney steward aboard ship on her voyage to England, she hastily dismisses him in favour of being taken out by handsome young pilots in the glamorous West end. But, without warning, the Blitz blows her new life apart. Now Mari has the chance to make a difference but can she learn from her mistakes in time?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A really good story

  • By Heidi on 13-03-14

Thoroughly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 22-04-14

Any additional comments?

I had read the previous book and downloaded this to listen to in the car. I was finding excuses to go out for a drive as it was gripping.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful