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  • Twelve Days

  • John Milton, Book 14
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

John Milton hasn't seen Elijah Warriner for three years. The last time they met, Milton's efforts to keep the boy safe didn't go exactly to plan. Now Elijah is a promising boxer, preparing for the bout that will take him to the big time. Milton decides that he will spend the week before Christmas in London so that he can watch the fight. But Elijah's burgeoning fame has brought him to the attention of old acquaintances with long memories and grudges to bear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb..

  • By Salter on 12-03-19

Classic Milton.

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

Reviewed: 07-04-19

I have thoroughly enjoyed all the Milton books, but this one grabbed me more than others to such an extent that I stopped doing the odd jobs that usually get dealt with at the same rime, and just sat and listened to the last chapters without moving!

  • Sal

  • By: Mick Kitson
  • Narrated by: Sharon Rooney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

This is a story of something like survival. Sal planned it for almost a year before they ran. She nicked an Ordnance Survey map from the school library. She bought a compass, a Bear Grylls knife, waterproofs and a first aid kit from Amazon using credit cards she'd robbed. She read the SAS Survival Handbook and watched loads of YouTube videos. And now Sal knows a lot of stuff. Like how to build a shelter and start a fire. How to estimate distances, snare rabbits and shoot an airgun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beautifully written & read

  • By Joanne on 27-06-18

Unusual but addictive.

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

Reviewed: 11-02-19

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, in fact could not switch off at times.
The writer has drawn the characters so well that you feel you must have met them and the story line is just that bit different to the majority of books available.
The reader is just right for the story and the setting.

  • Noble Retribution

  • By: L. T. Ryan
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Season two picks up where season one left off. Jack Noble is dead. That's what the world believes, at least. Truth is he's been lying low on the Greek island of Crete. Six months have passed, and with them so has Jack's edge. But then he gets the call, and it's time to return to action. Jack made a mess, and now is the time to clean it up. One way or another, he's determined to repay his debt. But will it cost him his life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rattling good story.

  • By Benny on 07-02-19

Rattling good story.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

Was not too sure about this book to start with and the frequent use of the F word really offended me, (I am old!) but soon found myself so involved with the plot and the characters that I really enjoyed it . Now I can't wait to get to the sequel.


Dennis Holland's style of reading really suited the location and the characters
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  • Humble by Nature

  • By: Kate Humble
  • Narrated by: Kate Humble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

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

A breath of fresh air.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

I liked Kate humble as a presenter of the Nature watch programmes, so I expected to enjoy a book written and read by her.
I was not disappointed!
The whole story of the experiences in finding the ideal base and then establishing a dream project in spite of much difficulty, was so well documented and delightfully read by the author.

  • The Long and the Short of It

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

Follow the disaster magnets of St Mary's as they hurtle around history! The ninth book in The Chronicles of St Mary's Series collects the best-selling short stories in audio for the first time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very unfair for people to complain

  • By Hevpais on 13-06-17

Delightful.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

I have enjoyed every single book and story by Jodi Taylor, but the Characters of St Mary,s hold a special place in my affection.
Some of the stories in the collection I have heard before as standalone, but they are so entertaining that it was a pleasure to renew acquaintance.
As always the reader, Zara Ramm, was absolutely right for all the characters and added much to my enjoyment of the book.

  • Dead Tomorrow

  • Roy Grace, Book 5
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: David Bauckham
  • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642

In an evil world, everything is for sale.... The body of a missing teenager is dredged from the seabed off the Sussex coast, missing vital organs. Soon after, a further two more bodies are found.... Caitlin Beckett, a 15 year old in Brighton will die if she does not receive an urgent transplant. When the health system threatens to let her down her mother takes drastic action and goes to an online broker in black-market organs. The broker can provide what she wants, but it will come at a price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best one yet....

  • By Sharon on 29-12-09

Thought provoking.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

So many characters introduced in the first few chapters that I almost gave up, but so glad I stayed with it. Each person was integral to the main story, and eventually everything came together resulting in a gripping plot that held attention right to the end and left you wondering "How would I have dealt with that situation if I were to be faced with such a problem?"

  • The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire

  • The Complete Series
  • By: Rod Duncan
  • Narrated by: Gemma Whelan
  • Length: 29 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585

The complete set of The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire trilogy, featuring The Bullet Catcher's Daughter, Unseemly Science and The Custodian of Marvels. Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life - as herself and as her brother, the private detective. She is trying to solve the mystery of a disappearing aristocrat and a hoard of arcane machines. In her way stand the rogues, freaks and self-proclaimed alchemists of a travelling circus....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Steampunk Adventuress rights wrongs

  • By Andrew on 23-02-18

All in one go.

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

Reviewed: 15-10-18

I had read the first book in the series some time ago, but it was good to re-read that and the 2 sequelae in one long story.
I was not disappointed in the continuity of the story through to the end. I liked the characters who were brought to life through the voice of Gemma Wheelan.

I thoroughly recommend this to any person who likes something a little bit "out of this world" but still includes identifiable places and situations. Not so much fantasy as a parallel universe.

  • Traitor's Blade

  • The Greatcoats, Book 1
  • By: Sebastien de Castell
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518

The Greatcoats - legendary heroes, arbiters of justice...or notorious traitors? The Greatcoats are travelling magistrates bringing justice to all...or at least they were, before they watched the Dukes impale their King's head on a spike. Now the land's heroes are reviled as traitors, their Greatcoats in tatters. Facio, Kest and Brasti have been reduced to working as mercenaries, but when they find their employer dead - and are forced to watch as the killer plants evidence framing them for the murder - they realise things are about to get even worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-03-18

Hooked.

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

Did not think I would enjoy this book and was preparing to send it back, but luckily decided to try again.
I was very soon hooked by the readers great interpretation of the different characters voices, and the rollicking style of the story line.
Have added the rest of the series to my wish list already.

  • The Quartet Murders

  • Yorkshire Murder Mystery Series, Book 2
  • By: J. R. Ellis
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

DCI Oldroyd has seen his fair share of victims, but he has never witnessed a murder - until now. When world-famous violinist Hans Muller is shot and killed during a concert, the detective is faced with a case beyond logic. The culprit is nowhere to be found - and the victim’s priceless violin has disappeared too. As Oldroyd investigates the murderer’s identity and the motive for the killing, he enters the ruthless world of wealthy instrument collectors and stumbles upon a dark path where shocking secrets have been buried in the past. But the secrets will soon take centre stage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb plot

  • By Diane Walmsley on 07-02-19

Perseverance pays.

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

Reviewed: 27-09-18

Struggled with this book a bit to start with, but stayed with it and was glad I did.

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  • The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 16

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

The latest instalment of the beloved and best-selling series - as endearing and delectable as ever! Business is slow at the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, so at Mma Makutsi’s suggestion, Mma Ramotswe is persuaded to take her first-ever holiday. But just as she’s about to depart, a new client arrives: a young woman whose father was considered a hero in Botswana but whose reputation is now being called into question.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Always a pleasure

  • By Janice on 15-07-16

RELAXING.

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

Reviewed: 27-09-18

I remember the tv series with affection, so it was nice to renew acquaintance with the characters.

A nice relaxing tale about nice people and (almost) everyday happenings.

Adjoa Andoh added greatly to the experience with her interpretation of the different characters voices.