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  • Pigeon Post

  • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 6
  • By: Arthur Ransome
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 97

For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the 12 books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike - by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book. Awful narration.

  • By Kit on 16-08-18

Childhood favourite

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

Reviewed: 30-07-15

My mother loved these books as a child and I have listened to nearly all on audible. Pigeon Pigeon is my favourite. The plot is very funny and clever. I nearly died of laughing about the armadillo! The only problem is that the reader makes the bad mistake of calling Dorothea Dorothy, which has quite a different feel, though nearly the same name.


  • Coot Club

  • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 5
  • By: Arthur Ransome
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 92

For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike – by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly entertaining for children and adults alike

  • By Ralphesq on 19-06-18

Swallows and amazons forever!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-15

My mother read the swallows and amazon books as a child and she really loved them. This has a wonderful narrator. The only problem is that a few times he accidentally called Dorothea Dorothy, which was annoying. Still a brilliant audiobook though!

  • King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

  • By: Benedict Flynn
  • Narrated by: Sean Bean
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

These stories are about how, many years ago, Arthur the once and future King of England, set out to save his country from the troubles that plagued it, aided by the brave knights of the Round Table, and the most famous sword in the world, Excalibur. How Merlin the Wizard fought against the wicked Morgana le Fay's enchantments, and how Arthur loved and lost the beautiful Guinevere, his Queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRILLIANT!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-01-07

Wonderfully dramatic

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

Reviewed: 05-02-15

I love the stories of King Arthur and his knights so so much. So does my younger brother Tasgall. This audiobook is a wonderful era telling; but the reader is the best of all. He is so dramatic. The whole audiobook is dramatic and suspenseful, but also beautifully told and not too fast moving. My only criticism is that it does not di scribe Guinevere in as much detail as I would have liked, but you'll probably never get a book that describes her as much as I would like!

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  • The Raven in the Foregate

  • The Twelfth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
  • By: Ellis Peters
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Benjamin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Christmas, 1141 A.D. Abbot Radulfus returns from London, bringing with him a priest for the vacant living of Holy Cross (known as the Foregate), a man of presence, scholarship and discipline, but neither humility nor the common touch. When he is found drowned in the mill-pond, suspicion is cast in many directions, not least toward a young man who came in the priest's train, sent to work in Brother Cadfael's garden. For he has little obvious priestly calling. Indeed, he soon attracts the friendship of a girl both beautiful and formidable. To Brother Cadfael, once wordly, now dedicated, if gently cynical, is left the familiar task of sorting the complicated strands which define guilt and innocence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Cadfael has become horribly English

  • By Demeter on 18-08-13

Avoid this narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-06-13

This narrator is terrible, pronounces common words wrongly and gives male characters absurd booming voices...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Devil's Novice

  • The Eighth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
  • By: Ellis Peters
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Benjamin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Outside the pale of the Abbey of Saint Peters and Saint Paul, in September of the year of our Lord 1140, a priestly emissary for King Stephen has been reported missing. But inside the pale, what troubles Brother Cadfael is a proud, secretive 19-year-old novice. Brother Cadfael has never seen two men more estranged than the Lord of Aspley and Meriet, the son he coldly delivers to the abbey to begin a religious vocation. Meriet, meek by day, is so racked by dreams at night that his howls earn him the nickname the Devil's Novice. Shunned and feared, Meriet is soon linked to the missing priest's dreadful fate. Only Brother Cadfael believes in Meriet's innocence, and only the good sleuth can uncover the truth before a boy's pure passion, not evil intent, leads a novice to the noose.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Devil's Novice

  • By ColinB on 08-11-11

Nightmare narrator

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

Reviewed: 03-06-13

Bought all available Cadfaels for a long journey, as they are reliably entertaining, but found the ones by this narrator unlistenable. She emphasises and pronounces crazily...eg. she says it "sonORous"... and gives all male characters ridiculous Winnie the Pooh voices... I had to return all three by her...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful