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  • Ep. 12: Secret Sherlock (Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets)

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most fully realised and enduring fictional characters ever created. His personality and the details of his intellect, his manners, his dress, his habits, his appetites, his techniques and his methods created, from the beginning, a place for him in the public consciousness of a kind that had perhaps never been experienced in literature. This episode examines the evidence that he may have had a secret sex life, and we use Holmes’s unrepentant use of narcotics to enter the secret (and not so secret) world of Victorian drug use.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a fascinating look on Victorian history

  • By Bookworm on 02-04-19

An interesting, clever and funny listen

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Reviewed: 06-12-18

I really enjoyed this series. Fry narrates it so you can tell his passion for the subject. Lots of surprising and forgotten parts of history are revealed.

  • Kingdom Come

  • Kingmaker, Book 4
  • By: Toby Clements
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 492
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    5 out of 5 stars 456
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    5 out of 5 stars 453

Toby Clements's fourth and final instalment in the Kingmaker historical series, set during England's bloody and brutal War of the Roses. 1470. The recent tensions between King Edward and his great ally the Earl of Warwick lie forgotten these past months, but even as winter tightens her grip on the land, the peace is shattered by a vicious attack on one of the King's allies. Long buried secrets are brought to the surface, and Thomas and Katherine must finally decide where their loyalties lie and to choose between fight or flight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb series of books

  • By j c hare on 25-09-17

A great final book

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Reviewed: 28-03-18

The narrator is great. The whole series is fantastic. It has some of the best written action scenes and the characters are well developed; I become truly invested in what happened to them. I will be looking into the author's other books and books by the same narrator

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  • A Death at Fountains Abbey

  • By: Antonia Hodgson
  • Narrated by: Joseph Kloska
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
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    5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

The new twisting mystery from CWA Historical Dagger 2014 winner Antonia Hodgson. Late spring, 1728, and Thomas Hawkins has left London for the wild beauty of Yorkshire - forced on a mission he can't refuse. John Aislabie, one of the wealthiest men in England, has been threatened with murder. Blackmailed into investigating, Tom must hunt down those responsible - or lose the woman he loves forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant story telling!

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-09-16

very enjoyable

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Reviewed: 25-12-16

I really enjoyed this book. It was full of twists. You don't need to know the other books in the series (I didn't)