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  • Mightier than the Sword: Clifton Chronicles, Book 5

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092

When the bomb goes off, how many passengers on the Buckingham lose their lives? You will only find out if you read the opening chapter of  Mightier than the Sword. When Harry visits his publisher in New York, he's told that he's been elected the new president of English PEN and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in a Russian gulag in Siberia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still no ending?

  • By mollyeyre on 02-03-15

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 24-04-15

Although I've enjoyed all the Clifton Chronicles, this was by far the best in the series. The Russian trial in particular was full of suspense. The narrator, as ever, did a fabulous job of bringing the characters to life, and I was genuinely disappointed to finish the book. Roll on the next one!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Break In

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 103

Steeplechase jockey Kit Fielding has just ridden another winner for his patron – the Princess – when his distraught twin sister Holly comes to him with terrible news. A newspaper is printing stories that will put her husband, Bobby Allardeck, and his stables out of business.Putting aside the age-old Fielding-Allardeck feud, Kit decides to try to find out who is behind these cruel stories.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Ellen on 28-06-18

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 16-03-15

Another excellent yarn from Dick Francis. Superb twists and turns kept me hooked till the end. Expertly narrated. Thoroughly enjoyable listen

  • The Verdict

  • By: Nick Stone
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758

Terry Flynt is a struggling legal clerk, desperately trying to get promoted. And then he is given the biggest opportunity of his career: to help defend a millionaire accused of murdering a woman in his hotel suite. The only problem is that the accused man, Vernon James, turns out to be not only someone he knows, but someone he loathes. This case could potentially make Terry's career, but how can he defend a former friend who betrayed him so badly?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Verdict by Nick Stone

  • By Steven on 29-01-14

Excellent listen

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

Reviewed: 25-08-14

This book had me hooked from start to finish and I was left feeling bereft when I'd finished it. The twists in the tale were unpredictable but believable and the ending was totally unexpected. The narrator did a great job with characterisation and made the whole listening experience a pleasure. My dog got quite a few extended walks while I had this one on the go!! Highly recommend it. I hope it's not too long before he writes another.

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  • One Dog and His Boy

  • By: Eva Ibbotson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Hal's parents refuse to consider a dog. Then they discover Easy Pets, a dog-rental agency. Terrier Fleck arrives on Hal's birthday, but when Hal discovers that his dog must be returned, he runs away. A large reward is offered for the missing boy, and soon they are being chased across the country. Helped by a travelling circus and sympathetic children from an orphanage, they race for their freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely story for 8 to 12 year olds.

  • By S. White on 23-02-18

good listen

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

Reviewed: 07-05-14

Listened to this in one sitting on a long train journey... All in all a good fun story and an easy listen, not my usual choice but I enjoyed it! Would recommend it to anyone looking for something that requires little effort, but gives maximum pleasure.

  • A Foreign Country

  • By: Charles Cumming
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 278

Six weeks before she is due to take up her position as the first female head of MI6, Amelia Levene vanishes without a trace. Her disappearance is the gravest crisis MI6 has faced for more than a decade. There has been no ransom demand, no word from foreign intelligence services, and no hint of a defection. Should news of Levene’s disappearance leak out, the consequences would be catastrophic. But for disgraced MI6 officer Thomas Kell, the crisis offers a chance for redemption.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cracking story incredibly well read

  • By A on 13-11-16

Excellent!!

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

Reviewed: 28-07-13

Bought this after reading a review in the Sunday Telegraph. The plot was excellent, characters well defined and believable, and narration very good. I will definitely look for more by this author/narrator, and would highly recommend.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233

1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor’s deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father’s office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!!

  • By josephine on 18-06-13

Good listen!!

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

Reviewed: 18-06-13

Excellent story, really good plot line kept me hooked till the end. The narration and characterisation was very believable and I would quite easily listen to it a second time. Highly recommended!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Is It Just Me?

  • By: Miranda Hart
  • Narrated by: Miranda Hart
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,879
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,873

Well hello to you dear audiobook browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence? I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you, too, dear listener) some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic!

  • By berta on 25-12-12

Not bad but not the best listen ever

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

Reviewed: 18-06-13

The narration was good and her delivery is very funny but got a bit samey after a while and to be honest I actually found I was relieved when it was finished and I could move on to my next book. I wouldn't recommend it.

  • The Rosie Project

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,728
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,478

Meet Don. Don is a genetics professor who just might be somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He looks a little like Gregory Peck and is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. And it’s definitely not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not .Rosie, meanwhile, isn’t looking for love; she’s looking for her biological father. Sometimes, though, you don’t find love: love finds you...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By F on 26-05-13

Brilliant listen

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

Reviewed: 18-06-13

This book was excellent, funny, sad, touching, painfully poignant in places, it had me hooked from start to finish. As the parent of an adult with Aspergers, the references to Aspie behaviour were always accurate and made the story so much more believable. The narration was perfect for the book. Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a jolly good listen

  • Kane and Abel

  • The 30th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642

Kane & Abel for a new generation!!

They had only one thing in common - William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men born on the same day on opposite sides of the world, their paths were destined to cross in the ruthless struggle to build a fortune.

The marvellous story, spanning 60 years, of two powerful men linked by an all-consuming hatred, brought together by fate to save - and finally destroy - each other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb listen

  • By josephine on 05-06-13

Superb listen

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

Reviewed: 05-06-13

Absolutely superb listen, couldn't tear myself away from it, the characters are well drawn and the twists and turns of the plot kept me hooked till the end. My only disappointment is that the sequel the prodigal daughter, is only available in an abridged version on audible... Please put this right!!!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,189

Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin: his one-hundredth birthday party. Escaping through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several deaths, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent but very human police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically Odd

  • By Oliver Dayman on 29-05-13

An excellent listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

This book is a long way from my usual listen, but is by far the best book I've listened to this year. The story is only just plausible, but is roll on the floor hilarious!!! All I can say is I hope I meet an elephant when I'm 100 years old!!!

I can't recommend it highly enough... I've told everyone I know to buy this book, put quite simply, it's brilliant