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  • The Truth

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,152

William de Worde, the accidental editor of Discworld's first newspaper, just wants to get to the truth. Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William. And it's only the third edition.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pratchett in top form

  • By Martin on 19-04-08

Very enjoyable<br />

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

Reviewed: 04-01-19

Great characters. I liked the way the Watch characters were minor parts. The development of Otto and Saccharissa as people was well done. And, as ever, Gaspode is very entertaining. Very ing funny.

  • Kings of the Wyld

  • The Band, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Eames
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 922
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878

Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best - the meanest, dirtiest, most feared and admired crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. But their glory days are long past; the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk - or a combination of the three. Then a former bandmate turns up at Clay's door with a plea for help: his daughter Rose is trapped in a city besieged by an enemy horde 100,000 strong and hungry for blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty and humorous.

  • By Mads on 05-03-17

Well writteb fantasy

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

This is a rollicking story of a beautifully imagined world. The tale is woven expertly with subtle humour and so msny switch back turns it is sometimes difficult to keep up. The narrative of tje final battle is enthralling edge of your seat stuff yet has genuine moments of pathos as well as dark humour.

  • War at the Edge of the World

  • By: Ian Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

Once a soldier in an elite legion from the Danube, Aurelius Castus believes his glory days are over, stuck in Britain's provincial backwater. But history is about to take a hand and when the king of the Picts, the savage people beyond Hadrian's Wall, dies in mysterious circumstances, Castus is selected to command the bodyguard of a Roman envoy sent to negotiate with the barbarians. But the diplomatic mission ends in bloody tragedy…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • solid story, good action

  • By john cb on 24-09-15

solid story, good action

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

Reviewed: 24-09-15

well structured, good pace, locations well evoked. narration was very good with excellent variety of voice and accent. Solid basis in history and the historical note rounded off the book nicely

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