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Dwiver

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  • Soul Music

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 776
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772

On the planet of Discworld, phrases like "there's a Death in the family" take on a whole new meaning. Young Susan has always suspected that her Grandfather was different, as though all the time he spent riding a white horse and wielding a scythe weren't enough of a giveaway.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story but ...

  • By Ben on 28-08-09

Great book poor sound quality

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

Reviewed: 12-02-19

I love the disc world books, I’ve read them all and listened to most. This is another great story but I was disappointed with the sound quality of the recording. I think it’s been recorded from an old set of audio cassettes.

  • The Fifth Ward: First Watch

  • The Fifth Ward, Book One
  • By: Dale Lucas
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

In the cramped quarters of the city of Yenara, humans, orcs, mages, elves and dwarves all jostle for success and survival while understaffed watch wardens struggle to keep the citizens in line. Enter Rem. New to the city, he wakes bruised and hungover in the dungeons of the fifth ward. With no money for bail - and seeing no other way out of his cell - Rem jumps at the chance to join the Watch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great characters

  • By Dwiver on 16-10-18

Great characters

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-10-18

This is a simple story without huge twists and turns which makes it easier to empathise with the main characters. It’s very enjoyable and the narrator brings the characters to life with a brilliant reading.

  • The Wisdom of Psychopaths

  • By: Kevin Dutton
  • Narrated by: David Timson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Psychopath. No sooner is the word out than images of murderers, suicide bombers and gangsters flash across our minds. But unlike their box-office counterparts, not all psychopaths are violent or even criminal. In fact they are fearless, confident, ruthless and focused - qualities tailor-made for success in twenty-first-century society. In this groundbreaking adventure into the world of psychopaths, renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton reveals a shocking truth: psychopaths have something to teach us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Route to the psychopath’s mind

  • By Darius on 24-03-18

Interesting and well read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-07-18

Really enjoyed this book. The subject was fascinating and the author tied all of the arguments to genuine research. The narrator was brilliant. The narrator really drew me in and was a really good choice.

  • London

  • By: Edward Rutherfurd
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 49 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

A wonderful, epic story that tells the history of the greatest city in the world, from Roman times to the present day. From the author of Paris, Sarum and New York. London has perhaps the most remarkable history of any city in the world. Now its story has a unique voice. In this epic novel, Edward Rutherfurd takes the listener on a magnificent journey across 16 centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By ms on 13-03-18

Disappointed with narration

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

I think the idea of leading people through the history of London through various stories is really good. I learned a lot and it was good to relate modern features of London to history.

My only reservation was the narration. When a character was speaking or thinking the narrator used an intense whisper that became increasingly annoying. I didn’t finish the book because I couldn’t listen to it anymore.

I will try again because the story was good and I found it really interesting.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Legend

  • Drenai, Book 1
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 920
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867

Druss, Captain of the Axe: the stories of his life were told everywhere. Instead of the wealth and fame he could have claimed, he had chosen a mountain lair, high in the lonely country bordering on the clouds. There the grizzled old warrior kept company with snow leopards and awaited his old enemy, death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Legends and Sagas!

  • By Simon on 26-06-17

Legendary

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-07-17

Everyone who loves the fantasy genre knows the name Druss. About two years ago I emailed audible to see if they would record the David Gemmell's books. I got a reply to say that they had no plans to. I was disappointed but it did get me thinking about who would read them and how vital a good narrator would be. This performance is everything I had hoped for and only enhances an already great story. I would strongly recommend this audio book to anyone who loves fantasy.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Red Country

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,710
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,489

Shy South comes home to her farm to find a blackened shell; her brother and sister have been stolen and she's going to have to return to her bad old ways if she's ever going to see them again. She sets off in grim pursuit with only her cowardly old step-father Lamb for company. But it turns out he's hiding a bloody past of his own. None bloodier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Old friends and enemies

  • By Matt on 23-12-12

Funny, moving and brilliantly read.

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

Reviewed: 30-01-17

I have listened to this book a few times now and every time I come back to it, I enjoy it. The characters are brilliantly written and read which means they are totally engrossing and believable.

  • The Grim Company

  • The Grim Company, Book 1
  • By: Luke Scull
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 285

The difference between a hero and a killer lies in the ability to justify dark deeds. But this is the Age of Ruin. And there are no heroes...Five hundred years ago, the world was destroyed in the celestial Godswar. Seeking to throw off the shackles of the deities who created them, a cabal of mages rose up and made war upon the Gods.Though they won out, it was at a great cost: the ensuing cataclysm brought forth the Age of Ruin to the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like Game Of Thrones But With A Lot More Laughs

  • By Brian Keaney on 09-04-13

Not sure... about this series

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

This is without doubt an epic fantasy. It's huge and contains twists and turns, various characters, magic and everything you could expect from fantasy. The narration was excellent and I have no complaints and listened to all of the books. However, in my opinion, I wonder if the author has tried to do too much. There's just too much fantasy and not enough substance. Which, I felt, made it difficult to have a relationship with the characters.

  • D DAY Through German Eyes

  • The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944
  • By: Holger Eckhertz
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 670

Almost all accounts of D-Day are told from the Allied perspective, with the emphasis on how German resistance was overcome on June 6, 1944. But what was it like to be a German soldier in the bunkers and gun emplacements of the Normandy coast, facing the onslaught of the mightiest seaborne invasion in history? What motivated the German defenders, what were their thought processes - and how did they fight from one strong point to another, among the dunes and fields, on that first cataclysmic day?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good performance

  • By M. Lawrence on 16-09-16

A different view

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-16

I found this book very interesting, not only because of the cultural difference but it describes a completely different type of warfare from the normal d-day story. The book describes, in horrific detail, the challenges of defensive warfare. How it felt to be on the receiving end of the allied advance. But I believe the book struck a beautiful balance between describing a terrible battle without moral judgement.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • ISIS

  • Inside the Army of Terror
  • By: Michael Weiss, Hassan Hassan
  • Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Initially dismissed by US President Barack Obama, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has shocked the world by conquering massive territories in both countries and promising to create a vast new Muslim caliphate that observes the strict dictates of Sharia law. In ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, American journalist Michael Weiss and Syrian analyst Hassan Hassan explain how these violent extremists evolved from a nearly defeated Iraqi insurgent group into a jihadi army of international volunteers who have conquered territory equal to the size of Great Britain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brief but well researched history of daish

  • By Walter on 28-07-15

Political history

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-16

The book is well read, easy to follow and gives a considered recent history of Isis. I was looking for a little bit more about personal experiences and the book doesn't really deal with Isis on a personal level. This comment does not detract, in anyway, from a well read and riveting account.

  • The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

  • Churchill's Mavericks: Plotting Hitler's Defeat
  • By: Giles Milton
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 570

Shortly after the outbreak of the Second World War, a country house called The Firs in Buckinghamshire was requisitioned by the War Office. Sentries were posted at the entrance gates, and barbed wire was strung around the perimeter fence. To local villagers it looked like a prison camp. But the truth was far more sinister. This rambling Edwardian mansion had become home to an eccentric band of scientists, inventors and bluestockings. Their task was to build devastating new weaponry that could be used against the Nazis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Humbling and enthralling

  • By T. Wyles on 26-10-16

True heroism brilliantly presented

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-16

The book was amazing, giving detail behind some of the most heroic and ingenious gorilla actions of the Second World War. The narrator was perfect and I have already recommended this work to a number of people.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful