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  • Jackdaws

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

Two weeks before D-day, the French Resistance attacks a chateau containing a telephone exchange vital to German communications - but the building is heavily guarded, and the attack fails disastrously. Flick Clairet, a young British secret agent, proposes a daring new plan: she will parachute into France with an all-woman team known as the Jackdaws, and they will penetrate the chateau in disguise. But, unknown to Flick, Rommel has assigned a brilliant, ruthless intelligence colonel, Dieter Franck, to crush the Resistance. And Dieter is on Flick's trail....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping listen

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-09-18

Not at all one of Ken Folletts best books

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-12-18

I normally love Ken Folletts books, this is clearly not one of them. started well, but went down hill as the book unfolded. didn't enjoy the narration which didn't help.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Swords Around the Throne

  • Twilight of Empire, Book 2
  • By: Ian Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

Rewarded for saving the emperor's life in battle, centurion Aurelius Castus is promoted to the Corps of Protectores, the elite imperial bodyguard, the swords around the throne. But he soon discovers the court to be just as hazardous as the battlefield; behind the gilded facade of empire, there are spiralling plots, murderous betrayals and dangerous seductions. And one relentless enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not to miss... superbe narration! very envoyable.

  • By Oliveira on 25-09-15

enjoyable story

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 28-11-18

I really enjoyed listening to this book. The narration was brilliant. will watch out for more books like this.

  • The Boys from Brazil

  • By: Ira Levin
  • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

In this classic thriller, Ira Levin imagines Dr Josef Mengele's nightmarish plot to restore the Third Reich. Alive and hiding in South America 30 years after the end of the Second World War, Mengele gathers a group of former colleagues for a sinister project - the creation of the Fourth Reich. Ageing Nazi hunter Yakov Lieberman is informed of the plot, but before he hears the evidence, his source is killed....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Mr Glenn Lloyd on 12-09-17

A great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-18

I have watched the film which I really enjoyed, listening to the book being read brought me great enjoyment. Mark Meadows narrated so well which added to a great story line.

  • McLevy: The Collected Editions, Series 9 & 10

  • Eight Episodes of the BBC Radio 4 Crime Drama Series
  • By: David Ashton
  • Narrated by: Siobhan Redmond, Brian Cox
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 130

Eight episodes of the popular BBC Radio 4 Victorian detective drama, starring Brian Cox and Siobhan Redmond. Inspired by the real-life memoirs of one of Scotland's first policemen, this gripping series sees James McLevy prowling the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland and Lieutenant Roach.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this series. totally addicted!

  • By Anonymous User on 08-11-18

This is the second time round for me.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-07-18

I have listened to all episodes twice and will do so again. Great story lines and excellent acting. Brian Cox is superb.

  • The Last Hours

  • By: Minette Walters
  • Narrated by: Helen Keeley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

1348. The Black Death enters England through the port of Melcombe; the people of the county start to die in the thousands. In the demesne of Develish, Lady Anne takes control of her people's future, chooses a bastard slave, Thaddeus Thurkell, to act as her steward, and together they decide to quarantine Develish by bringing the serfs inside the walls. With this sudden overturning of the accepted social order, where serfs exist only to serve their lords, conflicts soon arise....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Plodding historical fiction

  • By Kirstine on 05-12-17

Enjoyable story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-18

I really liked this book, it well described the hardship and indeed horrors the so called lowly men, women and children endured in the 14th century.
The story was well narrated and I found I just had to make time to keep listening.

  • The Swiss Spy

  • By: Alex Gerlis
  • Narrated by: Stephen Critchlow
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

It's not unusual for spies to have secrets, but Henry Hunter has more than most, and after he is stopped by British Intelligence at Croydon airport on the eve of the Second World War, he finds he has even more. In March 1941 in Berlin, haunted by a dark episode from his past, he makes a fateful decision resulting in a dramatic journey to the Swiss frontier, with a shocking outcome.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling tale

  • By Rolo on 29-12-17

Excellent Story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-05-18

A book very well written and also well narrated.
I didn’t want to stop listening. Strongly recommend to readers of spy stories.

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  • The Honest Spy

  • By: Andreas Kollender, Steve Anderson - translator
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

In the tradition of Schindler's List comes a thrilling novel based on the heroic true story of Fritz Kolbe, a widowed civil servant in Adolf Hitler's foreign ministry. Recognizing that millions of lives are at stake, Kolbe uses his position to pass information to the Americans - risking himself and the people he holds most dear - and embarks on a dangerous double life as the Allies' most important spy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Story so unreal

  • By Fittpar on 11-02-18

Story so unreal

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-18

The story is so unlikely that I could not finish the book.
It portrays the Germans as totally unaware of what was going on so obviously right in front of them. A spy so stupid and could not keep a secret to save his life.

  • The Burning Room

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By MISS E. on 14-11-14

Great fan of Bosch, but

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-11-17

I love the Bosch books this one is good, but not the best, I think the conclusion of the investigation could have been better.
The narration by Titus Welliver, was excellent.

  • Lost Light

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Len Cariou
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

When he left the LAPD, Bosch took a file with him: the case of a production assistant murdered four years earlier during a film-set robbery. The LAPD thinks the stolen money was used to finance a terrorist training camp. Thoughts of the original murder victim were lost in the federal zeal, and when Bosch decides to reinvestigate, he quickly falls foul of both his old colleagues and the FBI. When the investigation enables him to meet up with an old friend, shadows from his past come back to haunt him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always a good read

  • By Lareine on 09-10-16

Another great Bosch story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-11-17

I have read so many of Bosch books I sometimes am not sure if I have them in the right order!
Never mind they are still great to read, Len Cariou is an excellent narrator and plays the characters with great skill, he is one of my favourite readers.

  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,401

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known... of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul... of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame... and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • By Robert on 31-10-10

Great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-08-17

This is a great listen from beginning to end.
Love the narration, gets into each character, I felt like I was back in the 12th century.
Looking forward to book 2 and 3. I think I have read all of the other books written by Ken Follett and am a great fan of his.