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  • Duncton Wood

  • By: William Horwood
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 23 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

The moles of Duncton Wood live in the shadow of Mandrake, a cruel tyrant corrupted by absolute power. A solitary young mole, Bracken, is thrown into leading the fight to free Duncton Wood. Only by putting his trust in the ancient Stone, forgotten symbol of a great spiritual past, can he find the strength to challenge Mandrake's darkness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Silance of the Stone

  • By Wildlines on 12-09-18

Brilliantly Done

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Well done Gareth Armsrong such a Brilliant Narration of Book one of the Duncton chronicles. I listened avidly to every chapter and even though I have read some of the Duncton chronicles Gareth brought the love of the Book to life I cannot wait for Duncton Quest, and Duncton Found then hopefully the Duncton Tales,Duncton Rising and Duncton Stone I will buy every one if or as they appear I applaud you William Horwood for your love of mole and their lifetime and struggles of the silence of the stone thankyou. And thankyou for the fantastic and loving Narration Gareth Armstrong.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • There's Something I've Been Dying to Tell You

  • By: Lynda Bellingham
  • Narrated by: Sue Holderness
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

In 2013, actress, television personality, and Sunday Times best-selling author Lynda Bellingham was diagnosed with cancer. Until now, Lynda hasn't spoken publicly about her illness - she has felt strongly that everyone's experience of cancer is so different, and she wanted to keep what she has been going through personal to her while she came to terms with her life now. But in this memoir, Lynda talks with beautiful poignancy about her life since her diagnosis, her family, and how together they came to terms with a future they hadn't planned.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly depressing and voyaristic in parts.

  • By Alison St Pierre on 11-11-14

an amazing book

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

Reviewed: 06-04-16

a courageous woman a very compelling listen,
she never gave up even at the end I sobbed most of the way through lynda's book and her struggle to come to terms with her illness
a very up close and very personal account of the devistating degenerative world of Cancer. her cancer how lynda coped from day to day with the love of her dear husband and loving sons in lynda's words in the letters that she wrote to every person she truly loved she will always be lovingly missed by all who knew her . I cannot rate this book high enough for anyone who has a heart this is a must .

  • The Broken World

  • The Ballad of Sir Benfro, Book Four
  • By: J. D. Oswald
  • Narrated by: Wayne Forester
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Ballad of Sir Benfro: The Broken World, the fourth installment in the new fantasy series from J. D. Oswald, read by Wayne Forester. Captured by the travelling circus, Benfro cannot shake their control, more powerful than Magog's malign influence. Errol follows the trail left by his friend's captors, for only Benfro holds the key to Errol's beloved Martha's whereabouts. Without Benfro there is no hope of rescuing her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • stepped up pace

  • By M. J. Curran on 28-08-17

THIS AUTHOR is intriguing.

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

Reviewed: 29-09-15

The ballad of sir Benfro I wrongly thought was a Trilogy and then Thought was a Quadrilogy now PLEASE TELL US THAT THERE IS ANOTHER BOOK ON IT'S WAY I cannot believe that was the end with so many unanswered Questions about the other characters as well as WHAT HAPPENED NEXT this has been a thrilling thriving storyline With every emotion used to its fullest extent up to yet we are all at the edge of a precipice Mr J D Oswald. well done up to yet now please sir can we have some more thank you.

  • Village Diary

  • By: Miss Read
  • Narrated by: Gwen Watford
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55

‘As I have been given a large and magnificent diary for Christmas... I intend to fill it in as long as my ardour lasts.’ Luckily, Miss Read’s ardour lasts all year, encompassing every aspect of Fairacre life. Whether embroiled unwillingly in her friend Amy’s marital hiccups, discussing the changing world with Miss Clare or the modern problems of good local education and rural impoverishment with the schools inspector and the doctor, she remains balanced, humorous and wise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • memories

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-04-13

How Refreshing.

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

Reviewed: 20-05-15

Such a truly delightful diary it takes me back to my tender years as a child and how much I now admire the hard work and patience that went into teaching back then but village life even then is so refreshingly brought to life with all the characters and such a wonderful narration by Gwen I really enjoyed this and have now downloaded more Miss Read to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Amok

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Sebastian Fitzek
  • Narrated by: Natascha McElhone, Adrian Lester, Rafe Spall, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,235

This was to be her last day alive. The renowned criminal psychologist Ira Samin prepared her suicide thoroughly. The death of her eldest daughter had weighed too heavily on her conscience for her to carry on and she yearned for one last drink to raise a toast to oblivion. Her morbid plans are interrupted and she is called in to negotiate a gruesome hostage situation at a radio station where a psychopath is playing a morbid game.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Case of the Missing "I"

  • By Simon on 31-07-18

WOW

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

Reviewed: 14-05-15

I was totally gripped every inch an amazing plot , fantastic narration packed with intrigue and action a plenty with a rollacoster of emotions from start to finish a fantastic book i Highley recommend judge for yourself buy this and listen you will love it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Humble by Nature

  • By: Kate Humble
  • Narrated by: Kate Humble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

In 2007, after 20 years of living in London, Kate Humble and her husband, Ludo, decided it was time to leave city life behind them. Three years later, now the owner of a Welsh smallholding, Kate hears that a nearby farm is to be broken up and sold off. Another farm lost; another opportunity for a young farmless farmer gone. Desperate to stop the sale, Kate contacts the council with an alternative plan - to keep the farm working and to run a rural skills and animal husbandry school alongside it. Against all odds, she succeeds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an amazing listen

  • By JAYNE W on 27-04-15

an amazing listen

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

Reviewed: 27-04-15

Such an amazing experience just listening to Kate Humble took me right back to my own childhood on my grandads farm in Wem in Shropshire with all the love and tears of heartache and joy came flooding back WELL DONE Kate Humble and ludo and everyone that has made this all possible Great big hugs and to listeners everywhere this book is a must. X.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rose Cottage

  • By: Mary Stewart
  • Narrated by: Samantha Eggar
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

In the summer of 1947, Kate Herrick, widowed by the war, returns to Rose Cottage, her childhood home. A tiny thatched dwelling nestled in an idyllic country setting, Rose Cottage at first appears the picture of tranquility. But Kate soon discovers that someone has broken in; the papers that are the object of her have disappeared, and the village seethes with gossip. How harmless are her elderly neighbors, who are suspected of witchcraft?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • fairly light

  • By Catriona on 26-02-11

Rose Cottage

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

Reviewed: 28-03-15

A delightful story of mystery and love , life and family past and present beautifully narrated with a strong storyline simply delightful.

  • Dark Witch

  • The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations - and where her destiny awaits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic modern witchy tale

  • By Suzanne on 02-12-13

captivating

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

Reviewed: 20-03-15

a brilliant storyline very captivating narrated brilliantly definitely a fantastic buy cannot wait to get to the second book in the series I've loved every minute of the book.

  • The Alchemyst

  • The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 1
  • By: Michael Scott
  • Narrated by: Denis O'Hare
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 176

Nicholas Flamel is the greatest Alchemyst to ever live. The records show that he died in 1418, but what if he's actually been making the elixir of life for centuries? The secrets to eternal life are hidden within the book he protects - the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed, and in the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. And that's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. There is one hope. If the prophecy is true, Sophie and Josh Newman have the power to save everyone. Now they just have to learn to use it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By susie w on 05-07-07

brilliant book

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

Reviewed: 26-01-15

wonderful story line with all the twists and turns kept me listening right to the very end definitely cannot wait to listen to book 2 to see how nick and the twins and their vampire friend get out of any next catastrophe/s wonderful inventive plot beautifully narration definitely a good buy Mrs j b Williams.

  • Mariel of Redwall

  • By: Brian Jacques
  • Narrated by: Brian Jacques, a full cast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Mousemaid Mariel and her bellmaker father are besieged and tossed into the sea by vicious pirate rat Gabool and his thugs. Washed ashore, Mariel is taken in by the kind animals of Redwall Abbey. But Mariel cannot find her father and is certain he has lost his life. With a motley band of adventurers, she swears revenge and begins a perilous quest straight into the heart of Gabool's stronghold, where a few surprises await.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wonderful story!

  • By Black Phantom on 18-12-18

Mariel

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

Reviewed: 19-12-14

a truly delightful story for young or old the daring adventure of mariel and a true band of friends within the story of the great Joseph bell of red wall abbey
the cast and Brian jacques bring this story to life I have enjoyed listening to mariel and will now begin to listen to the bell maker.