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  • The Queen’s Fool

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Yolanda Kettle
  • Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

1553. Hannah Green, the young daughter of a Jewish bookseller, is forced out of Spain by the Inquisition, and becomes an unlikely player at the fractious Tudor Court. Her gifts of foresight mean that she is given, as a Holy Fool to the newly crowned Mary I. But as Mary’s grip on the throne loosens, threatened by the ambitions of her sister, Elizabeth, Hannah is trapped in the deadly rivalry between the daughters of Henry VIII.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Her best book yet.

  • By Mrs Harriet Watson on 03-02-19

Gregory at her best

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

Reviewed: 29-12-18

loved this book, gave an insight into the relationship between Mary and Elizabeth, and the seige of calais

  • The Horse Dancer

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477

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

awesome read for a horse lover

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

Reviewed: 26-11-17

loved this book. so well written you can feel the pain and frustration along the journey.

  • This Was a Man

  • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 7
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,302

This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives, and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly entertaining rollicking melodrama

  • By Kirstine on 08-11-16

The end.

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

Reviewed: 16-09-17

A justifiable final chapter inn the Clifton Barrington saga.
I feel sad too day goodbye you the characters I've come to know and love

  • The Winner's Crime

  • By: Marie Rutkoski
  • Narrated by: Kate Rawson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

A royal wedding is what most girls dream about. It means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry until dawn. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement: that she agreed to marry the crown prince in exchange for Arin's freedom.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The filler middle book

  • By Jessica Wolfe on 12-01-18

transition

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

Reviewed: 24-06-17

very much a middle book bit enjoyable nonetheless. definitely want the next one now.

  • The Finding of Martha Lost

  • By: Caroline Wallace
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 140

Martha is lost. She’s been lost since she was a baby, abandoned in a suitcase on the train from Paris. Ever since, she’s waited in the station's lost property for someone to claim her. It’s been 16 years, but she’s still hopeful. In the meantime, there are mysteries to solve: secret tunnels under the station, a suitcase that may have belonged to the Beatles, the Roman soldier who appears at the same time every day with his packed lunch. Not to mention the stuffed monkey that someone keeps misplacing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I got this to last a month; I didn't turn it off!

  • By KateS on 22-03-16

intriguing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-17

I did enjoy it but felt it dragged in parts.
the writing and description were lovely but you always knew the identity of her mother

  • Three Sisters, Three Queens

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503

When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined - with Margaret's younger sister, Mary - to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best one yet

  • By R on 17-11-16

Amazing insight into history

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

Reviewed: 11-09-16

such a well known story told from a different perspective. leaves you wanting to follow the history onwards with the wider perspective through Henry's reign onwards into Elizabeths rule

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Snobs

  • By: Julian Fellowes
  • Narrated by: Richard Morant
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

Edith Lavery is a woman on the make. The attractive only child of a middle-class accountant, she leaves behind her dull job in a Chelsea estate agents and manages to bag one of the most eligible bachelors of the day: Charles Broughton, heir to the Marquess of Uckfield. But is life amongst the upper echelons of 'good' society all that it seems? Edith soon discovers there's much more to the aristocracy than dancing in Anabel's, shooting small birds and understanding which fork to use at dinner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it

  • By Maureen on 29-06-17

some time away

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-16

I feel like I've just spent some time away in London and the country with the smart set.
Julian fellows is so clever his story telling and character building makes toot gel add though you are pay off the world toy ate taking about.
a must for all fellows fans.
insightful, cheekily familiar in places a tiny bit wicked.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Julian Fellowes's Belgravia

  • By: Julian Fellowes
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. Set in the 1840s, when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's now legendary ball, one family's life will change forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reminiscent of Georgette Heyer

  • By Lorna on 17-07-16

typical fellows

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

Reviewed: 23-07-16

beautifully told story showing the prejudices of the class system in the early 19th century.
you get lost in the story. characters become real and you will be sorry to leave at the end.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Widow

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,187

Exclusive to Audible! Listen to a discussion between the author and the narrator of The Widow at the end of this recording. We've all seen him: the man - the monster - staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime. But what about her: the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs - the wife who stands by him? Jean Taylor's life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she'd ever wanted: her Prince Charming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Confession is a dangerous thing.

  • By Wras on 26-01-16

gripping

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

Reviewed: 02-04-16

real and moving. kept me hooked from start to finish. excellent first novel. Loved it

  • Pretty Girls

  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Woodward, Robert G Slade
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258

The compelling new standalone novel from the Sunday Times number-one best-selling author of Unseen and Cop Town. With a missing girl in the news, Claire Scott can’t help but be reminded of her sister, who disappeared 20 years ago in a mystery that was never solved. But when Claire begins to learn the truth about her sister, nothing will ever be the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fab but horrifying<br />

  • By Heidi on 16-09-15

hard going

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

Reviewed: 21-07-15

Too long, the initial suspense was great but felt it went in too long and focused to much on the torture and horror

2 of 2 people found this review helpful