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  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Harry Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,411

A century before A Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros.... A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great intro to Westeros if u can't face the Epics!

  • By Mini on 04-11-15

not really a prequel

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

Reviewed: 29-08-18

an easier listen than the main series, a good tale in its own right, but not really an introduction as a prequel

  • Paul McCartney: The Biography

  • By: Philip Norman
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 30 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Since the age of 20, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock 'n' roll lives played out on the most public of stages. Now Paul's story is told by rock music's foremost biographer, with McCartney's consent and access to family members and close friends who have never spoken on the record before. Paul McCartney reveals the complex character behind the façade and sheds new light on his childhood - blighted by his mother's death but redeemed by the father who introduced him to music.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Detailed biography of a true genius

  • By James on 13-05-17

Got to get you (back) into my life

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

Reviewed: 16-08-18

Intriguing and well written biography of one of the greatest musical influences of all time. a fascinating and spellbinding insight into Paul's life. every chapter brings back memories of more and more music that I was brought up with and want to listen to again even more now.
Cleverly narrated with a few accented highlights to get you into the spirit. a great listen

  • Origin

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,468
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,464

The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Deception Point 2

  • By 451 on 10-10-17

thought provoking plot

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

Reviewed: 08-04-18

Another gripping story from Dan Brown, fascinating concept.
As always, the twists and turns of the story keep you gripped from end to end. Lovely too that I've spent time in the locations

  • Alan Turing: The Enigma

  • By: Andrew Hodges
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 397

It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This classic biography of the founder of computer science, reissued on the centenary of his birth with a substantial new preface by the author, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Turing an enigma.

  • By Dennis G. on 14-02-15

hard to sum up!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

A difficult "read" I think you need more than a basic understanding of mathematical principles and logic to be able to fully comprehend the story. very heavy going in places, however the book does give an understanding of the genius of Alan Turing and the sadness of his demise.

the narration is clear and easy to understand, although I found the use of an American accent for all American characters unnecessary and a little patronising

  • A Feast for Crows

  • Book 4 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,601
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,007

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Feast for Crows. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Feast for Crows is the fourth volume in the series. The Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne. The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burned itself out, but in its bitter aftermath new conflicts spark to life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Whats going on with the accents?

  • By Karen on 29-12-11

Ever changing voices

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

Another fantastical story, book 5 in the series continues the wonderous saga.
Sadly after finally getting used to Roy Dotrice's many voices, he changes characters around which irritates and causes confusion, also he changes the pronunciation of some of the main characters names! overall I still enjoyed the book immensley, but the performance is definitely a distraction

  • A Game of Thrones

  • Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,125
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,138

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Game of Thrones. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Game of Thrones is the first volume in the series. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly brilliant fantasy novel

  • By Qasim on 16-09-11

An Epic Tale

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

Reviewed: 15-03-17

I watched a couple of episodes on TV but gave up because I never had the time. This is a fantastical journey, I found Roy Dotrice voices quite distracting at first, although eventually I got used to him.
Enthralling story, better than TV as always

  • The Horse Dancer

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 442

Sarah's grandfather was a horseman of rare talent - only the exceptional are allowed into France's elite riding academy, Le Cadre Noir. But life took an unexpected turn, and now from a council estate in east London, the Captain hopes to train his granddaughter towards a better life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best yet!

  • By lynn on 03-11-09

A Beautiful and Moving Story

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

Reviewed: 10-12-16

Another Jojo Moyes classic, compelling and fascinating, the narration really gets you into the story, I was moved to tears on several occasions

  • The One Plus One

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,704
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,563
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569

With two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best day after day. But it’s hard on your own. And sometimes you take risks you shouldn’t. Because you have to.... Jess’ gifted, quirky daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she’ll never get the chance to shine. And Nicky, Jess’ teenage stepson, can’t fight the bullies alone. Sometimes Jess feels like they’re sinking.... Into their lives comes Ed Nicholls, a man whose life is in chaos, and who is running from a deeply uncertain future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling, uplifting listen

  • By Saffy on 13-03-14

A wonderful and moving story

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

Reviewed: 09-11-16

My favourite book by Jojo Moyes so far, and they've all been great, this one moved me to tears on many occasions. At first I found the different voices a distraction, but eventually I grew to love them too. I just couldn't stop listening, I think I will rewind and listen all over again, it's really that good !

  • After You

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Anna Acton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,383
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,058

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of After You by the Jojo Moyes, the stunning sequel to the worldwide phenomenon Me Before You. Jojo Moyes says: "I hadn't planned to write a sequel to Me Before You. But working on the movie script and reading the sheer volume of tweets and emails every day asking what Lou did with her life meant that the characters never left me."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Linden on 20-12-15

A Great Sequel

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

Reviewed: 30-10-16

The story continues with many twist and turns, a great listen.
Me Before You was a hard act to follow, but Jojo Moyes excels again in this moving and humorous continuation of Louisa's journey through life and the aftermath of Will's tragic death.

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  • The Girl You Left Behind

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Penelope Rawlins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,693
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,469

France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre is ordered to serve the German officers who socialise in her hotel. When the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie's portrait - painted by her husband Edouard - a dangerous obsession is born. Almost a century later, Sophie's portrait hangs in the home of Liv Halston. A chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth - and its troubled history that is about to resurface and turn Liv's life upside down…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding - I loved it

  • By Happy and Smiling on 16-02-13

A Moving and Fascinating Story

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

Reviewed: 19-10-16

I was gripped from start to finish

Jojo Moyes at her literary best, I just couldn't stop listening

My favourite audio book so far, I'm sure I will relisten before long, it was that good!