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  • Spartan Gold

  • Fargo Adventures, Book 1
  • By: Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 311
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 309

In 1800, while crossing the Pennine Alps, Napoleon Bonaparte and his army stumbled across the pillars. Unable to transport them, Napoleon created an inscrutable map on the labels of twelve bottles of rare wine. When Napoleon died, the bottles disappeared - and the gold pillars were lost once again. Treasure-hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a German U-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's 'lost cellar'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as good as the Isaac Bell series...!

  • By Salter on 05-09-15

Rather like a teenage adventure novel

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

Reviewed: 30-09-15

This is the first Cussler book I have read and I couldn't get away from the fact that the story was just like the kind of adventure books I read when I was 12, with a bit more shooting. I felt it was all far too contrived 'oops I fell over and seem to have found a hidden passageway'. I am willing to suspend my disbelief but this book went too far. Remi and Sam spend their whole time managing to outwit bumbling Russian's who are chasing them, who, despite being 'professionals' seem to fall for all their ruses and never search anywhere properly to find their hiding place. I struggled on to the end but won't be reading another.

  • Wounds of Honour

  • Empire I
  • By: Anthony Riches
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

Thrilling, authentic, and action packed, this novel introduces soldier hero Marcus Valerius: a centurion stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the second century during a revolt against the Roman Empire. Marcus Valerius Aquila has scarcely landed in Britannia when he has to run for his life - condemned to dishonorable death by power-crazed emperor Commodus. The plan is to take a new name, serve in an obscure regiment on Hadrian's Wall, and lie low until he can hope for justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic....

  • By richard on 09-04-15

Great start

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

Reviewed: 09-05-15

Really pleased this has finally been put on audible. Fantastic series and brilliant to be able to listen to it from the beginning at last!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 4,179
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,524

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Worst one yet for continuity of accents

  • By Tilly Sheridan on 16-01-12

Shoddy production

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

Reviewed: 19-05-13

After reading previous reviews I was cautious. At first I thought this wasn't too bad... But I was wrong. How can you pronounce the same name in 4 different ways in the same chapter!? The editing in this volume is appalling. Really dreadful. My intern could have done (and regularly does) a far better job than this. There are lines repeated, volume changes in the middle of sentences, errors littering this, it's like a half finished edit that no one bothered listening through. Narration wise I actually felt quite sad as it sounds like Roy may be suffering with memory loss.

Story wise I didn't enjoy this as much as the previous books, it does really miss Tyrion, but will certainly try book five to find out what happens to him.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Garden of the Gods

  • By: Gerald Durrell
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 55

The enchanted island of Corfu was home to Gerald Durrell and his family for five years before the Second World War. For the passionate young zoologist, Corfu was a natural paradise, teeming with strange birds and beasts that he could collect watch and care for. But life was not without its problems - Gerald’s family often objected to his animal-collecting activities, especially when the beasts wound up in the family’s villa or even worse - the fridge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is a great book.

  • By L on 24-12-12

This is a great book.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-12

Gerald Durrell is hilarious and I laugh no matter how many times I hear it. If you are ever lonely or in ned of cheering up the stories of Geralds hilarious family will never fail. The narration however is probably the worst I have ever heard. I'm not actually sure how this was allowed through the editing room. He can't pronounce simple names like Spiro which is incredibly frustrating. Also there is absolutely no flow to the reading, sometimes it sounds like it was read as separate sentences. I would still recommend this book as its such a great story, it's such a shame that the very poor narration gets in the way.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful