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  • The Essex Serpent

  • By: Sarah Perry
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 940
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    4 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 874

London 1893: When Cora Seaborne and her son Francis reach Essex, rumours spread from further up the estuary that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming lives, has returned to the coastal parish of Aldwinter. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist is enthralled, convinced that it may be a previously undiscovered species. As she sets out on its trail she meets William Ransome, Aldwinter's vicar.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Authentic Voice

  • By Christina on 20-09-16

Very Good

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Reviewed: 23-03-18

Beautifully written and narrated...believable characters deep and meaningful book I look forward to the next one

  • The Outcasts of Time

  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 797

December 1348: With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and go to Hell. But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries - living each one of their remaining days 99 years after the last. John and William choose the future and find themselves in 1447, ignorant of almost everything going on....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Imaginative, thought-provoking historical fiction

  • By Kirstine on 13-10-17

Good Listen

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Reviewed: 17-03-18

Well written story with nice amount of history believable characters and sensible plot thank you wonderful narrator who makes all the difference to any book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • London

  • By: Edward Rutherfurd
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 49 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

A wonderful, epic story that tells the history of the greatest city in the world, from Roman times to the present day. From the author of Paris, Sarum and New York. London has perhaps the most remarkable history of any city in the world. Now its story has a unique voice. In this epic novel, Edward Rutherfurd takes the listener on a magnificent journey across 16 centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By ms on 13-03-18

Excellent

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Reviewed: 13-03-18

wonderful tale of London brilliant story telling great history believable characters and nice balance of happy and sad.. more by this author please and superb narrator who always makes the difference

22 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

  • By: Imogen Hermes Gowar
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar, read by Juliet Stevenson. This voyage is special. It will change everything.... One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah's ship for what appears to be a mermaid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly beguiling and brilliantly believable.

  • By ms.t.s.hutchings on 20-02-18

Lovely

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Reviewed: 18-02-18

Excellent story portraying great understanding of that period in history and the situation for women... believable characters and superb narrator...I hope more books are to follow

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Rise: Scarlet City - Part II

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Rebecca Gablé
  • Narrated by: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969

London, 1337. England is at war, and the King is in financial straits, meaning that Jonah's hard-earned business and fortune hang in the balance. A far cry from his humble beginnings as a draper's apprentice, Jonah is now one of the influential merchants in England, and he manages to secure the hand of the daughter of one of the most powerful and dangerous nobles in the country. As Jonah's wealth and prominence grow, so do his enemies and the threats they bring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just super....

  • By Salter on 29-04-18

great

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Reviewed: 12-02-18

Brilliant writing credible characters excellent story fabulous narrator can't wait for the next Book they don't last long enough... on to book 3 in april

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Broken Faith

  • By: Toby Clements
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611

Set during England's bloody and brutal War of the Roses, this is the second novel in an epic historical fiction series. If you liked Conn Iggulden's Stormbird, you will love Toby Clements' Kingmaker novels. October 1463. England is a divided nation. In the north the Lancastrian king struggles to hold power while in the south the princes of the house of York prepare for war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, if a little harrowing

  • By swheelie on 05-08-16

Excellent

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Reviewed: 09-02-18

Really enjoyed this book characters are credible and the history is simply interesting lovely narration with amazing accents made this book come to life thank you

  • Apprentice - Scarlet City - Part I

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Rebecca Gablé
  • Narrated by: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741

A rags-to-riches tale, Jonah's journey spans the breadth of human experience, from the intricacies of Edward III's political intrigues to the cutthroat world of international trade, from the triumphs of war to the agonies of personal loss - love, friendship, joy, heartbreak and glory. Set largely in London, the Scarlet City, the centre of medieval England, the Scarlet City trilogy is a thrilling portrait of the age and the people who made it so rich, colourful and extraordinary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Formed Tale Hits the Sweet Spot

  • By Simon on 06-12-17

Great

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Reviewed: 24-01-18

really enjoyed the narrators reading..made all the difference. Good enough story easy to listen to if a bit lightweight... not believable but still a nice bit of fantasy. Would have preferred to be able to access part 2 earlier than May.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bones of the Hills

  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

The fatherless boy, exiled from his tribe (whom listeners have been following in Wolf of the Plains and Lords of the Bow, has grown into the great king, Genghis Khan. He has united the warring tribes and even taken his armies against the great cities of their oldest enemies. Now he finds trouble rising west of the Mongolian plains. His emissaries are mutilated or killed; his trading gestures rebuffed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An action packed audio hit.

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-11

Good Book

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Reviewed: 20-01-18

excellent writing 3rd book in this series...not a nice piece of history..believable characters and good history narrator is good thank you

  • Lords of the Bow

  • The Epic Story of the Great Conqueror
  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Russell Boulter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

The gathering of the tribes of the Mongols has been a long time in coming, but finally, triumphantly, Temujin of the Wolves, Genghis Khan, is given the full accolade of overall leader and their oaths. Now he can begin to meld all the previously warring people into one army, one nation. But the task Genghis has set himself, and them, is formidable. He is determined to travel to the land of the long-time enemy, the Chin, and attack them there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Martin on 19-08-08

excellent

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Reviewed: 14-01-18

Great second book in this series. credible characters and good history. I would prefer not to hear the future plot at the end of this book as it ruins the next one.

  • Ravenspur

  • Rise of the Tudors
  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Ravenspur by Conn Iggulden, read by Roy McMillan. The fourth and final novel in Conn Iggulden's epic Wars of the Roses series. The season of vengeance has begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing - the Finale at Bosworth is Superb

  • By Andy on 08-06-16

Very good

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Reviewed: 01-01-18

believable characters and factual plot thank you for a brilliant read. wonderful narrator who makes it possible to stay with the book. really enjoy the historical bit at the end. this book has brought new life to my sadly lacking knowledge of this period in history....