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Two Tone

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  • The Einstein Prophecy

  • By: Robert Masello
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

As war rages in 1944, young army lieutenant Lucas Athan recovers a sarcophagus excavated from an Egyptian tomb. Shipped to Princeton University for study, the box contains mysteries that only Lucas, aided by brilliant archaeologist Simone Rashid, can unlock. These mysteries may, in fact, defy - or fulfill - the dire prophecies of Albert Einstein himself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By Two Tone on 04-05-18

Enjoyable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-18

Part Indiana Jones; part The Mummy; part Dan Jones; part Fallen, but no less enjoyable for the mash-up. Recommended thriller.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Conclave

  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: Roy Mcmillan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,012

The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, 118 cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next 72 hours, one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected Gem

  • By SalES on 12-01-17

Absolutely riveting!

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

Reviewed: 15-11-16

Would you listen to Conclave again? Why?

I was dubious about purchasing this audio book, the machinations of the Catholic church not being up there in my list of interests, but was persuaded by the excellent reviews. I can now wholeheartedly add my review to theirs. Excellent. Fascinating. Compelling. Also, importantly, a sympathetic and realistic representation of the wider Christian faith. I loved this audio book.

  • The Strangler Vine

  • By: M. J. Carter
  • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of M. J. Carter's The Strangler Vine, read by the actor Sam Dastor. India, 1837: William Avery, a fresh young officer in the East India Company, arrives in Calcutta expecting to be seduced by its ancient traditions. Nine months later he hasn't learnt a word of Hindoostani, is in terrible debt, and longs to return home before the cholera epidemic finishes him off.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "Ripping Yarn" revises our view of Brits in India

  • By T on 15-05-15

One of my most favourite audio books - loved it!

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

Reviewed: 18-03-16

What did you like most about The Strangler Vine?

There's nothing to dislike: there is history, adventure, travel, strong characters, murder and mystery. All set in Victoria's Indian Empire with jewels and opium and dust. Most of all it is about the building of an unlikely friendship between the two main characters.

What about Sam Dastor’s performance did you like?

I loved his accent and narration. It seems perfect for the place and time in India.

Any additional comments?

Still waiting for M J Carter's sequel to be turned into an audio book and read by Sam Dastor. Why is it taking so long?!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful