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  • One Enchanted Evening

  • By: Anton Du Beke
  • Narrated by: Julian Ovenden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 220

Inside the spectacular Grand Ballroom of the exclusive Buckingham Hotel the rich and powerful, politicians, film stars, even royalty rub shoulders with Raymond de Guise and his troupe of talented dancers from all around the world, who must enchant them, captivate them and sweep away their cares. Accustomed to waltzing with the highest of society, Raymond knows a secret from his past could threaten all he holds dear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One Enchanted Book

  • By Ville Girl on 09-11-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 22-12-18

I loved this book. The characters were so real you either loved or hated them. The story was engaging and believable. I’ve already recommended it to friends. An excellent first book can’t wait for the next Well done Anton.

  • Beware the Past

  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

When Matt Ballard was starting out his career, three boys were murdered in the same area, the remote and bleak Gibbet Fen. When the main suspect was killed in a hit-and-run, the killings stopped. But Matt was not satisfied that the real murderer had been caught. Over 25 years later, Matt gets a photo in an unmarked envelope. It's of the Gibbet Fen crime scene. And the picture was taken before the murder took place. More photos arrive, relating to the historic murders, as well as intimate pictures of Matt's very secret private life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • love Joy Ellis hated this -

  • By Gen on 22-07-18

Engrossing

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

Reviewed: 14-12-18

The story line is so convoluted it keeps you guessing right to the end.
The characters are interesting.
You start to try and work out what exactly is going on only to have each theory disproved or was it!!! Very clever writing.
My only grumble is the narrator he really does not do women or accents well. I was 2/3 through the book before I realised Bryn was welsh and I’m from Wales. He sounded more West Country to me.
When he was doing a female voice it became very bland with no characterisation at all.
None of the above stopped my enjoyment of the story but a different narrator would have increased it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Their Lost Daughters

  • Audible's breakthrough crime author of 2018
  • By: Joy Ellis
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,841

Deep in the muddy fields of the Lincolnshire Fens, a teenage girl is found wandering, delirious, claiming to have been drugged at a party. Metres away, the drowned body of another girl is found on an isolated beach. And all this on a small stretch of land where, nearly 10 years ago, the shocking disappearance of a young girl remains an open case.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very disappointing

  • By DartmoorDiva on 09-09-18

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 24-09-18

This book had me from the first chapter. I love crime “who done its “ and usually I crack the case well before the last chapter. Not with this book, it had me jumping between suspects right up to the moment DI Jackman and his team solved it and even then there was a twist.
I listen to audio books in my car and found my self looking for reasons to go for a drive.
Richard Armitage was an excellent narrator each character male and female had a different voice each distinctive from the others.
I will definitely read more by this author especially if read by the same narrator.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Tale of Two Cities

  • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
  • By: Charles Dickens, Simon Callow - introduction
  • Narrated by: Simon Callow
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Exclusively from Audible. 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' So begins Charles Dickens' most famous historical drama: a gripping tale of war, social injustice and the choice between darkness and light. After being unjustly imprisoned for 18 years, French doctor Manette is released from the Bastille jail in Paris and embarks upon a journey to London in the hope of finding the daughter he never met.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic story, by a master storyteller

  • By Phil Culmer on 07-03-18

A great classic

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

Reviewed: 13-02-18

Having read this in my teenage years I looked forward to hearing it,hoping to get a greater understanding. Sadly although I enjoyed the book I found Mr Callow at times hard to follow. His enthusiasm for the story can not be denied but unlike other narrators his ability to differentiate between characters was sadly lacking.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Once a Crooked Man

  • By: David McCallum
  • Narrated by: David McCallum
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

As the Bruschetti brothers' criminal empire has grown, they have relied on a complex web of financial arrangements to keep their business safe. Now wealthy and aging, they have decided to retire from crime. But when actor Harry Murphy overhears the Bruschettis plotting to kill several associates, he decides he must intervene. After warning one of the intended victims, Harry is caught up in the drama and enlisted by the British authorities to build a case against the Bruschettis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book!

  • By M on 15-02-17

Great read

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

Reviewed: 13-02-17

Having read some other reviews I was a little anxious about this book.
I needn't have been. I loved it. I liked the way the story unfolded. The way David would introduce a character then after they had been in the story for a short while he would give you more background information. I loved the plot and how it evolved. I really loved the ending. Great read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Warriors of the Storm

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 9
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 758

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number-one best-selling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2's major autumn 2015 TV show The Last Kingdom is based on the first two books in the series. A fragile peace is about to be broken.... King Alfred's son, Edward, and formidable daughter, Æthelflaed, rule Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. But all around the restless Northmen, eyeing the rich lands and wealthy churches, are mounting raids.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • average story.

  • By David O Connor on 04-04-16

Brilliant book

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

Reviewed: 22-05-16

This was the first Bernard Cornwall book I had read/listened to. It enthralled me so much I have in 6 weeks now heard all of the Warrior series. I feel I know all the main characters personally.
Highly recommend this series and the author