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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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  • Stratton's War

  • By: Laura Wilson
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 122

London, June 1940. When the body of silent screen star Mabel Morgan is found impaled on railings, the coroner rules her death as suicide, but DI Ted Stratton of CID is not convinced. As he starts asking questions, it becomes clear that Morgan's fatal fall may have been the work of one of Soho's most notorious gangsters. When Stratton's path crosses with MI5 agent Diana Calthrop, they uncover a criminal network and a secretive pro-Fascist organisation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A surprising gem of a story

  • By J NEILL on 18-10-08

Stick with it

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-13

I only found this book as I was looking for anything narrated by Sean Barrett that was part of a series and this ticked all the boxes. The story is pretty good though probably the weakest in the series. I didn't like the extra narration for the chapters featuring the lead female character though that is a personal preferences rather than a slight on the actual narration. I decided to stick with it and I'm glad i did. Book 2 is excellent and narrated by Sean alone, as is book 3!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Two Brothers

  • By: Ben Elton
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

Berlin 1920: Two babies are born. Two brothers. United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood. As Germany marches into its Nazi Armageddon, the ties of family, friendship and love are tested to the very limits of endurance. And the brothers are faced with an unimaginable choice.... Which one of them will survive? Ben Elton's most personal novel to date, Two Brothers transports the reader to the time of history's darkest hour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Briliant!

  • By M on 19-01-13

Another winner

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-13

Ben has come a long way from doing stand up in his sparkly jacket though his writing skills have never been in question. As you would expect with anything produced by Ben Elton this is a political novel but if you've only ever read or viewed his comedy you may be surprised at how well he deals with such a serious and emtional subject. Withou giving anything away this is the story from birth of two brothers and their family and friends living in Berlin at the time of the rise of the Nazi party and describes the shocking changes that ensued at that time amongst the Jewish community of varying social standings. The story is as uplifting as it is traumatic and well worth your audible credit. I was unsure at first with the narration but soon found his portrayal comfortable to listen to.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Templar Legacy

  • A Novel
  • By: Steve Berry
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 177

The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was, and its true nature could change the modern world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the new Dan Brown?

  • By Gavin on 14-04-13

Can't wait for the new Dan Brown?

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-13

I was looking to see when the next installment in the Robert Lagdon series was due and discovered Steve Berry and his Cotton Mallone series. Cotton is a Robert Langdon meets Jason Bourne type of character so you can expect a lot more action than you find in Dan Browns novels but with the same mix of puzzles based on a mix of fact and fiction to keep the consparacy theorists entertained. The book contains a great cast of supporting characters some of whom you can expect to meet again later in the series and they are excellently portrayed by Paul Michael who has also narrated on the Dan Brown novels. Really enjoyed this book and have gone straight on to book 2!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful