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  • Redeemer

  • John Milton, Book 12
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

Rio de Janeiro. Brazilians call it Cidade Maravilhosa - the Marvellous City - but crime festers in its favelas like cancer. John Milton is visiting an old friend who runs a close protection business guarding the city's elite. Milton offers to stand in when one of his bodyguards doesn’t turn up for work. The job? Take the wife and daughter of an anticorruption judge to a school recital and bring them back again. Simple? Not so much. The girl is snatched off the street, and Milton is nearly killed. As he recovers at a Group Fifteen safe house, he decides on two objectives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Epic Milton Adventure...

  • By Salter on 24-12-18

Good listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-19

Another good fast paced and thrilling story
John Milton getting older but still has the
Need to see justice done

  • Carry On, Jeeves

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532

Listen to hilarious unabridged stories starring the ever popular Jeeves and Wooster from the master of great British comedy: P. G. Wodehouse. Stories featured: 'Jeeves Takes Charge 'Jeeves and The Unbidden Guest', 'The Artistic Career of Corky', 'The Aunt and the Sluggard', 'Clustering Round Young Bingo', 'Jeeves and the Hard-boiled Egg' and 'The Rummy Affair of Old Biffy'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Danger to other motorway users

  • By C.J. Martin on 30-10-17

Visiting nostalgia

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-19

Wonderful stories of some of my earliest reading
Beautifully written with much humour and kindness
Times past and described,so very well read, listen to
Again and again

  • Warbreaker

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 24 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589

Warbreaker is the story of two sisters who happen to be princesses, the God King one of them has to marry, the lesser god who doesn't like his job, and the immortal who's still trying to undo the mistakes he made hundreds of years ago. Their world is one in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren's capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath that can be collected only one unit at a time from individual people.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Painfully slow to get going but worth persevering

  • By Martin on 06-07-18

Unusual magic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-19

Extremely well read and written tale
Went at quite a good pace to keep
You interested very much enjoyed

  • Shatter

  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970

A naked woman is perched on the edge of Clifton Suspension Bridge weeping into a mobile phone. Clinical psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin is only feet away, desperately trying to talk her down. She whispers, 'you don't understand,' and jumps. Later, Joe has a visitor - the woman's teenage daughter, a runaway from boarding school. She refuses to believe that her mother would have jumped off the bridge - not only would she not commit suicide, she is terrified of heights.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping!

  • By blueskythinker on 13-12-08

Well titled

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-19

Excellent read/ listen beautifully written
Well thought out and crafted, held your
Interest right way through .
Wonderful twists and turns narrator goodm

  • Lies Sleeping

  • Rivers of London, Book 7
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,022

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice. But even as the unwieldly might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long-term plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love these characters and these books.

  • By Pegs on 23-11-18

Great listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-19

Another in the series worth the read
The narrator was once again fantastic
Really good ta!e of magic and the unexpected

  • A Breach of Security

  • By: Susan Hill
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 598
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 516

When a bunch of neo-fascist thugs named The Bulldogs attack a Gay pride march in the sleepy country town of Lafferton, detective Simon Serrailler moves quickly to find the assailants. He’s already got his hands full making security arrangements for a memorial service to honour soldiers returning from Afghanistan. When anonymous threats come in, Serrailler wonders if the Bulldogs are behind these too - and worries that they know the Prince of Wales will be in attendance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely hard-hitting in an hour and a half

  • By Suswati on 27-10-16

Security?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-01-19

Extremely well written short story, read with empathy great sincerity,
Understanding and compassion, so very sad
A compelling read

  • Painting the Sand

  • By: Kim Hughes
  • Narrated by: Oliver Hemsbrough
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 733
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 729

Kim Hughes is the most highly decorated bomb disposal operator serving in the British Army. He was awarded the George Cross in 2009 following a gruelling six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan, during which he defused 119 improvised explosive devices, survived numerous Taliban ambushes and endured a close encounter with the Secretary of State for Defence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly great read!

  • By D. J. Craig on 31-10-17

War? ? ?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-01-19

A harrowing life experience written
With empathy and compassion.also life
At its worst and it's best, may it grant
A better under standing of
What we send our military t
To do for us

  • Time's Children

  • By: D.B. Jackson
  • Narrated by: Helen Keeley
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Fifteen-year-old Tobias Doljan, a Walker trained to travel through time, is called to serve at the court of Daerjen. The sovereign, Mearlan IV, wants him to Walk back 14 years to prevent a devastating war that will destroy all of Islevale. Even though the journey will double Tobias' age, he agrees. But when he arrives, he discovers that Mearlan has already been assassinated, and his court, destroyed. The only survivor is the infant princess. Still a boy inside his newly adult body, Tobias must find a way to protect the princess from assassins and build himself a future...in the past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing story, Well written and well performed

  • By Michel Brode on 07-02-19

Time and it's changes

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-19

Brilliant unusual story extremely well written.
The narrator read with great empathy , well worth the
Read and listen.

  • A Discovery of Witches

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,043

It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches. Diana Bishop, a young scholar and descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she must navigate with a vampire, Matthew Clairmont. This manuscript, Ashmole 782, holds the secrets of their past...and the key to their future. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A surprisingly mature paranormal romance

  • By Caroline Marks on 01-03-11

Witches

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-19

Very much enjoyed to such a really well thought out
Tale, beautifully crafted narrator got better as
She read it seemed as though she too became
Enthralled well worth the listen

  • Where Shall We Run To?

  • A Memoir
  • By: Alan Garner
  • Narrated by: Robert Powell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

In Where Shall We Run To?, Alan Garner remembers his early childhood in the Cheshire village of Alderley Edge: life at the village school as ‘a sissy and a mardy-arse'; pushing his friend Harold into a clump of nettles to test the truth of dock leaves; his father joining the army to guard the family against Hitler; the coming of the Yanks, with their comics and sweets and chewing gum. From one of our greatest living writers, it is a remarkable and evocative memoir of a vanished England. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Living history

  • By Rolo on 08-01-19

Living history

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-19

Very much enjoyed a walk in the
Past.beautifully written, wonderfully read
Would definitely recommend a read of listen