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  • Spartacus: The Gladiator

  • Spartacus 1
  • By: Ben Kane
  • Narrated by: Michael Praed
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

As winter approaches in 74 BC, few travellers are abroad. But one man is making the long and weary last stage of his way home. Large parts of his homeland, Thrace, a land north of Greece, has fallen under the hated power of Rome. This Thracian has fought in the Roman legions for nearly a decade. He is skilled, hardened in battle, a sophisticated fighter. Spartacus.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By bhavnas on 29-02-12

Spartacus...Spartacus....Spartacus... Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 03-04-15

I couldn't stop listening to this story once it started. Like the Hannibal story it had me gripped from start to finish. I love the story and the way it was read. A master peace also in a historic novel... Ben Kane I salute you ....

  • Insurrection

  • Book 1 of the Insurrection Trilogy
  • By: Robyn Young
  • Narrated by: Nick McArdle
  • Length: 22 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

A.D. 1262: In the dusty heat of French fields, knights battle for supremacy in a fierce tournament. At its violent heart is Edward of England, who leads his men under the banner of the dragon, a potent reference to the legendary King Arthur. As heir to the throne, Edward has a vision for his future kingdom – a vision sprung from the words of an ancient prophecy written in the time of Arthur himself – that will change the face of Britain forever. A.D. 1286: Scotland is in the grip of the worst winter in living memory.....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent history

  • By Bibliophile on 16-01-11

Enjoyed the story.

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

Reviewed: 21-03-15

Found the narrator a bit boring when he read this great story. However like normal a great historical novel a good book all round. I will listen to the second book.

  • Hannibal: Clouds of War

  • By: Ben Kane
  • Narrated by: Michael Praed
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

As Rome's war with Carthage continues, two friends - now on opposing sides - confront each other in one of the most brutal sieges of all time. A new Hannibal novel by the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Forgotten Legion series. 213 BC, Syracuse: Under the merciless Sicilian sun, a city is at war. Outside the walls, a vast Roman army waits. Yet the city’s incredible defences, designed by Archimedes, mean that Syracuse will not be taken easily.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a gripping story!

  • By AndyHarney on 18-01-15

What a gripping story!

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

Reviewed: 18-01-15

A great story from the first book to this last book, (clouds of war) didn't want them to finish and look forward to the next book. A fantastic historic story and thank you Ben for your hard work and your gift of story telling. Come on Crespo!

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