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  • He Shall Thunder in the Sky

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 12
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

In her best-selling Amelia Peabody mysteries, author Elizabeth Peters has created an award-winning mixture of vivid archeological detail, finely-tuned suspense, and witty romance. This, the 12th Amelia Peabody mystery, opens in 1914. As the tides of war rise, Egypt is threatened by attacks. Espionage abounds, pulling in several members of the Peabody Emerson household even as they embark on a new archeological season.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent rendition

  • By Carolynne on 21-07-06

At Last!

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

Reviewed: 07-08-17

I'm quite late to this series, so am listening to the books in order (and waited to read The Painted Queen before I continued with the other books). The story was full of thrills, spills and, as ever, brilliantly narrated by Barbara Rosenblat.

  • The Last Camel Died at Noon

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 6
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Amelia and Emerson leave the calm of Victorian England in search of an estranged father's son and a lost kingdom buried deep in Sudan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enthralling escape into a bygone age!

  • By Philip on 24-04-11

Thrills and Spills

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

Reviewed: 09-11-16

This was another rip-roaring story from the Amelia Peabody series. Elizabeth Peters has done a wonderful job writing this story and Barbara Rosenblat has, again, done a wonderful job of bringing the story to life for a listening audience.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Deeds of the Disturber

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 5
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

After an adventurous season spent excavating at Dahshoor, and narrowly averting the clutches of the Master Criminal, Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson and her spouse prepare for a quiet summer in England. The social and domestic routine, though interrupted by the precocious escapades of their only child, Ramses, hardly seems much of a challenge for the indomitable Emersons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Emersons in London

  • By Stephanie on 18-08-07

Another Cracking Yarn

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

Reviewed: 14-10-16

Another brilliant yarn, another wonderful time spent in the world of Peabody, Emerson and Ramses. I can't wait to listen to the next story in the series.

  • Lion in the Valley

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 4
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Amelia Peabody, archaeologist and woman extraordinaire, should have greeted the approaching excavation with transports of joy. Nothing in the world could compare with exploring the muddy, musty corridors of some bat-infested pyramid. And at Dahshoor, to which she was headed, there existed some particularly fine specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A DELIGHTFUL LISTENING EXPERIENCE

  • By Robin Dunster on 31-07-14

Another Thrilling Installment!

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

Reviewed: 01-10-16

I really enjoyed listening to this further adventure of Peabody and Emerson (and Ramses, of course!); and as ever, Barbara Rosenblat's narration and voice characterisations are exemplary.

  • The Curse of the Pharaohs

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 2
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

The sun rides high over the British Empire and the light still sparkles brightly in Amelia Peabody's eye as she returns for her second adventure in archaeology and romantic mystery as recounted in her lively journal, The Curse of the Pharaohs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • parousel at the ready!

  • By Mrs on 23-12-12

Amelia Rides Again!

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

Reviewed: 14-09-16

This was another wonderfully enjoyable story; brought to life, once again, by the amazingly talented Barbara Rosenblat! Her Northern Irish accent was a bit wobbly, but I absolutely forgive her for that as she does so many other different voices and accents brilliantly. I'm looking forward to the next instalment.

  • Crocodile on the Sandbank

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Amelia Peabody inherited two things from her father: a considerable fortune and an unbendable will. The first allowed her to indulge in her life's passion. Without the second, the mummy's curse would have made corpses of them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lively, fun mystery

  • By Helen on 18-04-10

The Start of Something Big

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

Reviewed: 18-08-16

I really enjoyed listening to this story, so I'll definitely be buying more audio books in this series. I loved the story, the writing, and I felt Elizabeth Peters really evoked Egypt, the English and the 1880s. I know the narrator is American, and she brilliantly bought to life English, Egyptian and Italian voices, both male and female, with seeming ease.

  • Tennison

  • Jane Tennison, Book 1
  • By: Lynda La Plante
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

In 1973 Jane Tennison, aged 22, leaves the Metropolitan Police Training Academy to be placed on probationary exercise in Hackney, where criminality thrives. We witness her struggle to cope in a male-dominated, chauvinistic environment, learning fast to deal with shocking situations with no help or sympathy from her superiors. Then comes her involvement in her first murder case. No one witnessed the savage beating of a tragic young girl who, the postmortem reveals, was pregnant when she died.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Before Prime Suspect

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-08-16

Before Prime Suspect

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

Reviewed: 12-08-16

I really enjoyed listening to the story of Jane Tennison's life as a young WPC. The story had lots of strands with some twists and turns. There were times I found the style of writing a bit 'naive', though. I mostly enjoyed listening to the narrator, though her Jamaican, Scottish and Greek accents were shockingly poor and made me cringe.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Beat Goes On

  • The Complete Rebus Short Stories
  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson, Ian Rankin
  • Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

Over the years, Ian Rankin has amassed an incredible portfolio of short stories. Published in crime magazines, composed for events, broadcast on radio, they all share the best qualities of his phenomenally popular Rebus novels. Brought together for the first time, and including brand-new material, this is the ultimate Rebus short-story collection and a must-have book for crime lovers and for Ian's millions of fans alike. No Rankin aficionado can go without it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A satisfying collection...

  • By FictionFan on 13-11-14

Rebus Lives!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

I love the books featuring John Rebus and have read them all, so listening to new (to me) though short, stories was an absolute joy. The narrator was wonderfully nuanced with his voice characterisations, and got the emotional tones just right.

  • The Silmarillion

  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807

The complete unabridged audiobook of J.R.R Tolkien's The Silmarillion. The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien’s world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome

  • By Stuart Shaw on 07-01-16

A Tale of Good, Evil , Gods and Men

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

Reviewed: 11-07-16

I've always wanted to read The Silmarillion, but could never get past the first chapter as the story was so complicated. Listening to it via Martin Shaw's soothing tones enabled me to keep a grip on the characters and plot. I may even read the book, now!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Chimp Paradox

  • The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
  • By: Prof Steve Peters
  • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,334

Leading consultant psychiatrist Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be taught in Primary Schools!

  • By ChloetheMum on 17-07-12

My Chimp is Tamed!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-16

I enjoyed listening to this book a great deal. It was informative, concise and packed with ideas and exercises. The author's reading style was adequate, but not particularly engaging.