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  • Michael Palin: New Europe

  • By: Michael Palin
  • Narrated by: Michael Palin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Michael Palin reads his own account of a journey into a new Europe. Michael Palin's New Europe starts with a simple idea: that only a couple of hours from home are a half of Europe that is for him as unknown and unexplored as the plateau of Tibet or the vastness of the Sahara. Cut off for most of his life by Cold Wars and Iron Curtains, Europe's eastern lands are now open for business - and Michael sets off to discover them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable but superficial

  • By Andrei S. on 13-04-17

a good book

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

Reviewed: 15-12-18

this was definitely up to his usual standard with fascinating, moving and amusing insights, I found it a little dark though, hardly surprising, given the subject matter. this is very enlightening and well worth the purchase

  • The Empty Throne

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 8
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler.England is fractured, torn apart more by internal fighting than the threat of Viking invasion. The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. His wife is a formidable fighter and great leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but nothing new

  • By Dr Zube on 09-01-15

very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 23-09-18

this was an enjoyable book. the entire series is well researched and well written. the stories are accessible and are the perfect soundtrack to travel or anything else you may do while being told a story.

  • Kings of the Wyld

  • The Band, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Eames
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849

Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best - the meanest, dirtiest, most feared and admired crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. But their glory days are long past; the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk - or a combination of the three. Then a former bandmate turns up at Clay's door with a plea for help: his daughter Rose is trapped in a city besieged by an enemy horde 100,000 strong and hungry for blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty and humorous.

  • By Mads on 05-03-17

painfully slow

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-18

if this book was any slower it would be going backwards. the characters and potential are fine but the pace of the story means you just don't care any more. dreadful waste of time and money.

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  • Death of Kings

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 6
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Stephen Perring
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 662
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526

As the ninth century wanes, England appears about to be plunged into chaos once more. For the Viking-raised but Saxon-born warrior, Uhtred, whose life seems to shadow the making of England, this presents him with difficult choices.King Alfred is dying and his passing threatens the island of Britain to renewed warfare. Alfred wants his son, Edward, to succeed him but there are other Saxon claimants to the throne as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So so disappointing I feel bereft

  • By Pancho on 11-05-16

excellent

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

Reviewed: 16-06-18

this was a thoroughly enjoyable book. aspects of the story that required sensitivity were handled expertly and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire adventure. despite it being excellent, o would still recommend reading it in sequence with the rest of the series

  • The Burning Land

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 5
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Stephen Perring
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617

In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity.... First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, who leads Harald into a trap and, at Farnham in Surrey, inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is Jonathan Keeble?

  • By AdeG on 10-10-14

not the best, but still good.

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

Reviewed: 27-05-18

I was thrown initially by the fact that there is a different narrator to the earlier books and it was necessary to get use to his pronunciations. he did a good job, although I prefer the narrator of the Earlie novels. the story is good, although it did feel a little like a book that links two key parts of a series. all in all I enjoyed it very much and will probably enjoy it again should I revisit.

  • Sword Song

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 4
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 658

The fourth in the best-selling Alfred series from number-one historical novelist, Bernard Cornwell. The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and Alfred's kingdom of Wessex in the south. But trouble stirs, a dead man has risen and new Vikings have arrived to occupy London. It is a dangerous time, and it falls to Uhtred, half Saxon, half Dane, a man feared and respected the length and breadth of Britain, to expel the Viking raiders and take control of London for Alfred.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent story in the series

  • By Jane on 26-09-18

excellent.

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

Bernard Cornwell's books are always beautifully researched and this series has been brought to life impeccably. time to download the next one.

  • The Lords of the North

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 3
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 737

Enter a world where bloody battles and heroic deeds combine in the historic struggle to unite Britain in the face of a common enemy. The third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's King Alfred series, follows on from the outstanding previous novels The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman. The year is 878 and the Vikings have been thrown out of Wessex. Uhtred, fresh from fighting for Alfred in the battle to free Wessex, travels north to seek revenge for his father's death, killed in a bloody raid by Uhtred's old enemy, renegade Danish lord, Kjartan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant series

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-03-19

brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-17

I absolutely love these stories. Bernard Cornwell is a master of the historical drama. time for the next one.

  • Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

  • By: Michael Palin
  • Narrated by: Michael Palin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854

In the autumn of 1988, Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club with an ambitious plan: to circumnavigate the world, following the route taken by Jules Verne's fictional hero Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier. The rules were simple. He had to make the journey in 80 days using only forms of transport that would have been available to Fogg.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting indeed

  • By D. Wilkins on 13-03-15

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-17

Delightful. Michael Palin's quintessentially British, gentle humour is a joy. the entire book is suffused with an overarching positivity which left me constantly wanting more. the adventures are entertaining and the whole foolish endeavour is simply wonderful. quite possibly my favourite audible title yet.

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  • The Pale Horseman

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 2
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 814

A Saxon raised by Vikings. A pagan fighting for a Christian King. The conflict at the heart of a hero will be played out in the fight for England. It is 877. Across the kingdoms of Britain the Danes are gaining strength. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, a pagan warrior, must decide who he will align with: the Vikings who raised him or Alfred, King of the West Saxons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great narrator

  • By D. Boskma on 04-01-18

excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-17

a great story by a great story teller and perfectly narrated. off to buy the next one!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Liberation Day

  • Nick Stone, Book 5
  • By: Andy McNab
  • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

If Nick Stone wasn't so desperate for his American citizenship, he probably wouldn't have agreed to do this one last job with the CIA. But Carrie is over there and he simply can't refuse the chance of a new life with the woman he loves.The job seems simple enough - and he is certainly skilled enough. Infiltrate the hostile, violent republic of Algeria, kill a money-laundering businessman, and bring back his severed head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gripping

  • By wayne on 28-09-16

painfully slow

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

Reviewed: 28-08-17

nothing but detail, hour after hour! I actually couldn't finish this book. I normally like Andy McNabb but this is purely a chunk of life I won't get back! it may be some peoples cup of tea but for me it was purgatory! sorry, I hated it!