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  • The Prodigal Daughter

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
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    4 out of 5 stars 217

Hers was the ultimate ambition...The magnificant story of love and politics that continues the saga of Kane and Abel. The titanic battle between two men obsessed with destroying each other follows on into the next generation. Florentyna Rosnovski, Abel's daughter, inherits all her father's drive, but none of his wealth. A woman gifted with beauty and spirit, but above all with indomitable will, she sets out in pursuit of an ambition that dwarfs both Kane and Abel, as she battles for the highest office of all...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sounds like Siri is reading it, good story though

  • By Richard on 18-01-16

Feminism is a needed quality

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-10-18

Archer is a wonderful story teller and his information and specific details are eye opening

  • A Prisoner of Birth

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,348
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 799
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793

Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig were born on different sides of the track. Danny is an East End Cockney mechanic, Spencer is a West End barrister. When they meet, their lives will never be the same again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Prisoner of Birth (Unabridged

  • By Jean on 15-04-08

Justice comes in the end

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-18

One of the best , funniest and satisfying books I’ve read in the 800 I’ve reviewed over the last 4yrs . Archer is a master of twists, turns, red herrings and innuendo. I can’t recommend this book highly enough and would give the story 6 if it was possible.

  • A Bicycle Made for Two

  • A Love in the Dales Story
  • By: Mary Jayne Baker
  • Narrated by: Madeline Gould
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Chock-full of colourful characters, dry wit and a bit of love and passion for good measure. In a lost corner of the Yorkshire Dales, Lana Donati runs a medieval theme restaurant with her brother. As a distraction to help them get over losing the father they loved dearly, and as a tribute to his passion for the beautiful area they live in, Lana hatches a plan to boost business for everyone by having the Grand Départ route pass through their village. But this entails getting the small community to work together to convince the decision-makers that their beloved village is Tour material.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lycra rules OK

  • By Fleetwoodboy on 30-09-18

Lycra rules OK

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-18

One of the funniest audio books I’ve listened to. Excellent stuff and very enjoyable story

  • Come Sundown

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368

The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it's kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine's aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born. She never returned, and the Longbows don't talk about her much. The younger ones, who never met her, quietly presume she's dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great saga

  • By Linda Carroll on 19-08-17

Yee ha

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-18

First Nora Roberts ive listened to and I was very impressed. Not normally into cowboy genre but really enjoyed this well written story .

  • When You Knew

  • The Cabots
  • By: Jamie Beck
  • Narrated by: Siiri Scott
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Gentry Cabot’s rebellious life comes to a screeching halt when a one-night stand leads to a sobering new reality: motherhood. Exhausted and overwhelmed, the former wild child struggles to raise an infant on her own. After a lifetime of feeling like the odd Cabot out, Gentry knows that what her son needs most is family. For his sake, she plans to rebuild bridges with them, but first she needs a little help on the home front. So humanitarian worker Ian Crawford, who has been forced to temporarily return stateside from Haiti, takes a short-term gig as a live-in nanny....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All changes in the long run.

  • By Fleetwoodboy on 04-07-18

All changes in the long run.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Jamie Beck is one of the most eloquent of writers. Her stories have always got an underlying moral theme which is unmissable but in no way spoils the storyline. Her diction is educated and grammatically spot on.
This is another highly listenable / readable tale and for a days enjoyable reading shouldn’t be missed . Not my normal genre but I cannot leave her books unread.

  • The House at Sea's End

  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 601

A team of archaeologists, investigating coastal erosion on the north Norfolk coast, unearth six bodies buried at the foot of a cliff. How long have they been there? What could have happened to them? Forensics expert Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson are drawn together again to unravel the past. Tests reveal that the bodies have lain, preserved in the sand, for sixty years. The mystery of their deaths stretches back to the Second World War, a time when Great Britain was threatened by invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By DrLMK on 18-12-11

Them bones them bones

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-18

Although not nail biting excitement these books are really good to listen to and enjoyable entertainment .

  • The Crossing Places

  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086

When she's not digging up bones or other ancient objects, Ruth Galloway lectures at the University of North Norfolk. She lives happily alone in a remote place called Saltmarsh overlooking the North Sea and, for company; she has her cats Flint and Sparky, and Radio 4. When a child's bones are found in the marshes near an ancient site that Ruth worked on ten years earlier, Ruth is asked to date them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Archeological based who dun it

  • By Linda on 14-09-14

They tried and failed like Canute

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-06-18

At first I didn’t think I was going to go with this book but it became more and more interesting and enjoyable till in the end I couldn’t turn it off. Highly recommended and looking forward to The Janus Stone

  • The Assassin

  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, is the most dangerous city in the world. And when a mission to break the local cartel’s grip goes wrong, Isabella Rose, the Angel, finds herself on the wrong side of prison bars. Fearing the worst, Isabella plays her only remaining card... 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Needs a Female Narrator!

  • By Vanessa on 17-07-18

One after the other they all fall down

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Well I’m hoping there’s going to be a follow up to this tremendously exciting and all action thriller. This series of the mother and daughter “ Rose “ has been first class listening

  • The Agent

  • Isabella Rose, Book 3
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

Isabella Rose is on the run, hunted by the very people she had been hired to work for. Trained killer Isabella and former handler Michael Pope are forced into hiding in India and, when a mysterious informer passes them clues on the whereabouts of Pope's family, the prey see an opportunity to become the predators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really really good

  • By CT on 21-09-17

No peace for the non wicked

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Terrific story. All three of these Isabella Rose thrillers have been “ can’t stop listening “ and following the Beatrix Rose books I have found a very good story teller and a good story to follow through

  • Drifters' Alliance, Book 3

  • By: Elle Casey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Phillips
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Captain Cass and the crew of the DS Anarchy have been accepted into the Alliance, and plans are in the works to move forward as independent yet allied drifters. Unfortunately, the OSG isn't onboard with their plan, and people high up in the chain of command are determined to bring Cass to heel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Take a chance on a good hand

  • By Fleetwoodboy on 30-05-18

Take a chance on a good hand

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-05-18

I’ve waited to write a review as I wanted to listen to all three books in this series.
I’m glad I have because now I can say the series deserves 5*for each book. They were exciting and enjoyable and very hard to turn off. I love Elle’s kick-ass heroines ( Apocalypsis had one in that great series). Hoping that this trilogy will be added to