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  • The Fox

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 125

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Fox by Frederick Forsyth. The 18th novel from best-selling thriller writer Frederick Forsyth, the man who defined the genre. The Fox is based on the stories of British hackers Gary McKinnon and Lauri Love and centres around an 18-year-old schoolboy with Asperger’s Syndrome who is able to penetrate intricate firewalls to access the secrets at the highest level of foreign governments and other major organisations.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Quite Such a Cunning Fox!

  • By Simon on 21-09-18

Frederick Forsyth delivers!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Remember Day of the Jackal,well this brings it up to date and beyond get prepared for an adventure because you will need to put everything on hold as this storyline will keep you on the edge of your seat right to the end, superb Forsyth at his best delivered by David Rintoul in excellent form.

  • Next Stop Execution

  • The Autobiography of Oleg Gordievsky
  • By: Oleg Gordievsky
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Oleg Gordievsky was the highest ranking KGB officer ever to work for Britain. For 11 years, he acted as a secret agent, reporting to the British Secret Intelligence Service while continuing to work as a KGB officer. He gave such a clear insight into the mind and methods of the KGB and the whole system of Soviet government that he has been credited with doing more than any other individual in the West to accelerate the collapse of Communism. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding,heartfelt and sincere.

  • By C I H on 01-10-18

Outstanding,heartfelt and sincere.

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

Want to know what actually goes on with the craft of spies, then look no further this epic story delivered by Saul Reichlin will provide the listener with a balanced view from an honest no frills forthright account of east west relationships, excellent portrayal.

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  • The Blair Years

  • Extracts from the Alastair Campbell Diaries
  • By: Alastair Campbell
  • Narrated by: Alastair Campbell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189

Shortlisted for the Channel 4 Political Book Award, 2007.
Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.

The Blair Years is the most compelling and revealing account of contemporary politics you will ever hear. Taken from Alastair Campbell's daily diaries, these audio extracts chart the rise of New Labour and the tumultuous years of Tony Blair's leadership, providing the first important record of a remarkable decade in our national life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rivetting

  • By David on 13-07-07

Outstanding straight from the hip, no nonsense.....

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

Reviewed: 26-09-18

Like him or not, these diaries provide an insiders view of what went on close to the seat of power; big issues and events that will and have made history. Alistair Campbell delivers this reflection in a forthright and tempered tone that provides the listener a period of intimacy uniquely this type of format, an excellent listen fro which you can’t help but like the guy for his forthright honesty and complete understanding of communication.

  • As the Crow Flies

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 20 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

Charlie Trumper's earliest memory is of hearing his grandfather's sales patter from behind his costermonger's barrow. When Grandpa Charlie dies, young Charlie wants nothing more than to follow in his footsteps - his burning ambition is to own a shop that will sell everything: 'The Biggest Barrow in the World'. Charlie's progress from the teeming streets of Whitechapel to the elegance of Chelsea Terrace is only a few miles as the crow flies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • classic archer

  • By stephen iles on 20-04-16

Superb!

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

Reviewed: 25-09-18

The master story teller does not disappoint,yet another story that takes twists and turns and manages to take the reader on a believable journey. There are highs and lows that play on the readers emotions laughter,exhilaration and sorrow in various proportions that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Highly recommended for those that enjoy a great story. Narrated by John Lee whose range of accents and delivery make this an epic production.

  • 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 1,358
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801

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

One of his best

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

Reviewed: 15-09-18

The master storyteller has honed his craft with this epic story, delivered by yet another great narrator Roger Allam, this story will keep the reader/ listener on the edge of their seat as it unfolds taking twists and turns that are guaranteed to take your breath away, I guarantee that this is an emotional helper skelter, enjoy.

  • The Autobiography

  • By: Margaret Thatcher
  • Narrated by: Margaret Thatcher
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

A newly edited, single-volume commemorative edition of The Path to Power and The Downing Street Years; this is Margaret Thatcher in her own words. Combining her memoirs The Path to Power and The Downing Street Years, this definitive account of Margaret Thatcher’s life is published as a one-volume commemorative edition for the first time. Margaret Thatcher was the towering figure of late-20th-century British politics. Now, following her death, in 2013, this is the story of her remarkable life, in her own words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Voice of Britain

  • By S.D.Eyles on 21-04-13

Amazing Lady, one of the best States-persons we ever had

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

Reviewed: 13-09-18

I always liked Mrs Thatcher, but often was ashamed to admit it. If only I had had this insight then I would have been one of her best disciples bad press is wicked and I’m afraid the Iron Lady attracted bad press probably partly because she was female. Read by the lady herself she provides the necessary gravitas and emotion at the right time. I enjoyed this so much that I know I will return to it again.

  • This Was a Man

  • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 7
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,378
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258

This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives, and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly entertaining rollicking melodrama

  • By Kirstine on 08-11-16

Faultless,superb..

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

Reviewed: 11-09-18

The master story teller completes the Clifton Chronicles ,this epic story will hold the reader spellbound in typical Archer style the twists and turns occur some predicted but always a surprise.i was truly sorry to finish it, I would certainly recommend it but be prepared to create time because once you start it will be difficult to put down.

  • The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

The master storyteller continues the Clifton saga with this, the second novel. New York, 1939. Tom Bradshaw is arrested for first degree murder. He stands accused of killing his brother. When Sefton Jelks, a top Manhattan lawyer, offers his services for nothing, penniless Tom has little choice but to accept his assurance of a lighter sentence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb from a master of storytelling.

  • By C I H on 04-09-18

Superb from a master of storytelling.

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

And so the story moves on, the master of storytelling does not disappoint, narrated by two more excellent people Emilia Jenkins and Alex Fox bring the narrative alive in a heart rendering fashion, I can’t wait for the next instalment, superb.

  • The Strange Death of Europe

  • Immigration, Identity, Islam
  • By: Douglas Murray
  • Narrated by: Robert Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 927
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920

The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive alteration as a society and an eventual end.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very good, but do be careful

  • By julien on 06-08-17

Prescribed reading for those that want to understand Europe

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

Reviewed: 01-09-18

This is not for the faint hearted, be prepared to be shocked. This is a must read/ must listen about events that will and have, shaped our destiny the next big question is what can we do about it? Douglas Murray provides an erudite view that exposes and lays open a European problem that our governments and leaders choose to either ignore , disguise or hide. If they are unaware then they should not be in office .Europe is undoubtedly a project that has gone terribly wrong. Robert Davies narration provides the perfect voice delivering a plethora of facts and figures in an enjoyable and understandable way. An excellent read/ listen .

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  • Sashenka

  • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Tuppence Middleton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Winter, 1916: in St Petersburg, Russia, on the brink of revolution. Outside the Smolny Institute for Noble Young Ladies, an English governess is waiting for her young charge to be released from school. But so are the Tsar's secret police.... Beautiful and headstrong, Sashenka Zeitlin is just 16. As her mother parties with Rasputin and her dissolute friends, Sashenka slips into the frozen night to play her part in a dangerous game of conspiracy and seduction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true gem

  • By Priscilla on 20-05-18

Superb

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

Reviewed: 21-08-18

Beautifully written and presented, Tuppence Middleton provides a superb delivery to the ongoing world of Stalin and the various intrigues and stories that SImon Sebag Montefiore has written, be sure to read the others in this compilation.