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  • Bomber

  • By: Len Deighton
  • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
  • Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Bomber is a novel of war. There are no victors, no vanquished. There are simply those who remain alive, and those who die. Bomber follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of twenty-four hours in the summer of 1943. It portrays all the participants in a terrifying drama, both in the air and on the ground, in Britain and in Germany. In its documentary style, it is unique. In its emotional power it is overwhelming. Len Deighton has been equally acclaimed as a novelist and as an historian.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An old favourite revisited

  • By D Molesworth on 15-08-13

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 11-07-18

What a writer. I have really enjoyed the detail in this book. You really feel for each of the characters. Richard Burnip narrated this so well. I will be looking out for him in future.

  • Career of Evil

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 3
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,702
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,228

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past whom he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another gripping story.

  • By Bernadette on 22-10-15

It just gets better

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

Reviewed: 03-11-15

I love the 2 main characters. Strike and Robins relationship is such a great sub story.

  • Edge of Eternity

  • Century Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 36 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219

As the decisions made in the corridors of power bring the world to the brink of oblivion, five families from across the globe are brought together in an unforgettable tale of passion and conflict during the Cold War. When Rebecca Hoffmann, a teacher in East Germany, finds herself pursued by the secret police, she discovers that she has been living a lie. Her younger brother, Walli, longs to escape across the Berlin Wall to Britain to become part of the burgeoning music scene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best in series

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-09-14

Wow wow wow

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

Reviewed: 26-12-14

Where does Edge of Eternity rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Ken Follett is in my top 3 writers just now. I just started listening to him in 2014 but have loved all. Edge of Eternity is on my recommoending list

What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

John Lee is just the best story teller. He makes life hard for the next narrator. His range of voices and accents just adds to your own images about the charactors and plot

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was inspired to go look stuff up about the cold war and then go to Berlin for a short break. Never done that before because of a trilogy!

  • False Colours

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

The honourable Christopher Fancot, on leave from the Diplomatic Service in the summer of 1817, is startled to find his entrancing but incorrigibly extravagant mother on the brink of financial and social ruin - and more than alarmed that his identical twin, Evelyn, Earl of Denville, has disappeared without trace. Christopher, or Kit, the respectable brother, is forced into an outrageous masquerade by his wayward family's tangled affairs. But in the face of Evelyn's continued absence, even Kit's ingenuity is stretched to the limit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining Romantic Comedy in Regency England

  • By Andrew John Rae on 21-10-13

great

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

Reviewed: 26-12-14

If you could sum up False Colours in three words, what would they be?

light, fun, easy

What did you like best about this story?

They are just easy to listen too.

What about Phyllida Nash’s performance did you like?

Very good reader

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

When I need a book but cant make up my mind what to read, i will read Hayer and then full of nonsence and calmed I can choose somthing more challenging

  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,414

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known... of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul... of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame... and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • By Robert on 31-10-10

Faantastic. Heaven

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

Reviewed: 12-12-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Pillars of the Earth to be better than the print version?

I didn t read the book only listen to it. I listen to audio books to get to sleep, but often with this book I was playing in the day as I was hooked on the story from the begining. I have listened to a few books now narrated by John Lee Love his style.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Pillars of the Earth?

Its hard to choose one memorible moment in the book its so absorbing. The charactor Earl William is jaw droppingly horrible.

What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

John Lee is the perfect story teller. His range of voices and constant delivery is spoiling me for other narrators.

  • A Dangerous Fortune

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622

In 1866 tragedy strikes at the exclusive Windfield School when a mysterious accident takes the life of a student. Among the student's circle of friends are Hugh Pilaster; Hugh's older cousin Edward, dissolute heir to the Pilaster banking fortune; and Micky Miranda, the handsome son of a brutal South American oligarchy. The death and its aftermath begin the spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By Andrew on 12-05-11

Good

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

Reviewed: 30-07-14

What did you like most about A Dangerous Fortune?

The whole story unfolds very nicely

What about Michael Page’s performance did you like?

He brought each charactor to life

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes but I cant reveal it or it might spoil the story

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 1
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,759

When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and likeable

  • By Dragon on 06-05-13

Very good

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

Reviewed: 30-07-14

What did you like most about The Cuckoo's Calling?

All of it

Which character – as performed by Robert Glenister – was your favourite?

Hes just good. You could listen to him all

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh

Any additional comments?

I hope Robert does more narration hes so good

  • Don't Know Jack

  • The Hunt For Reacher Series #1
  • By: Diane Capri
  • Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46

It's been a while since we first met Lee Child's Jack Reacher in Killing Floor. Fifteen years and sixteen novels later, Reacher still lives off the grid, until trouble finds him, and then he does whatever it takes, much to the delight of listeners and the dismay of villains. Now someone big is looking for him. Who? And why? Hunting Jack Reacher is a dangerous business, as FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are about to find out.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • On the reacher bandwagon

  • By Ian Macdonald on 01-12-13

No sure

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-07-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I'd say try it

Would you be willing to try another book from Diane Capri? Why or why not?

yes, Im a gluton

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no

Any additional comments?

I think its a brilliant idea to use another fictional charactor as the focus for a story

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Anansi Boys

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Lenny Henry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 984
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987

A kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth from best-selling storytelling legend Neil Gaiman. A BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Anansi Boys, featuring an all-star cast lead by Lenny Henry, will premiere on Christmas Day 2017. Fat Charlie Nancy is not actually fat. He was fat once but he is definitely not fat now. No, right now Fat Charlie Nancy is angry, confused and more than a little scared - right now his life is spinning out of control, and it is all his dad's fault.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Anansi brought up to date

  • By Joyceline on 28-02-07

Great storytelling

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

Reviewed: 30-07-14

Brilliant narrator. Great writing. This was the second time I have listened to this story. I'm sure I will listen again in another year or so

  • Bonkers

  • My Life in Laughs
  • By: Jennifer Saunders
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Saunders
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,244

Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving, and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends, and occasional heartache - but never misery. Bonkers is full of riotous adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jennifer Saunders is comedy genius

  • By Vicuña on 20-10-13

Bloody good

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

Reviewed: 30-07-14

Where does Bonkers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Excellent

What other book might you compare Bonkers to, and why?

Spike Milligan's books. Funny but with some serious stuff

What about Jennifer Saunders’s performance did you like?

Her whole delivery was just perfect

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Shes my new hero