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  • Kingdom Come

  • Kingmaker, Book 4
  • By: Toby Clements
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 441

Toby Clements's fourth and final instalment in the Kingmaker historical series, set during England's bloody and brutal War of the Roses. 1470. The recent tensions between King Edward and his great ally the Earl of Warwick lie forgotten these past months, but even as winter tightens her grip on the land, the peace is shattered by a vicious attack on one of the King's allies. Long buried secrets are brought to the surface, and Thomas and Katherine must finally decide where their loyalties lie and to choose between fight or flight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb series of books

  • By j c hare on 25-09-17

Outstanding finish to a superb series

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

Reviewed: 21-08-18

An absorbing story of fascinating characters caught up in England’s momentous history. Toby Clements draws us into Thomas and Katherine’s world with heart and hideous detail that bring the people and country to life (and so much death). This concluding episode matches and maybe exceeds the emotion and attachment we developed to these characters. If it wasn’t for the regrettably smaller role of Katherine in this final chapter then maybe this would have been the finest of the four, but then again maybe that was apt for the time. I will miss Katherine, Thomas and the many wonderfully animated people great and small that have absorbed many pleasurable hours of my life and I will continue to recommend this excellent series. Thank you Toby Clements for the work you put in to make this the series a classic, in my collection at least.

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  • Career of Evil

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 3
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,904
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,410

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past whom he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another gripping story.

  • By Bernadette on 22-10-15

Best so far

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

Reviewed: 10-11-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Best in the series so far, vivid, gripping and at times moving and brutal. Great to have more of Robyn in this book, and the can't wait for the next. Simply great story telling.

Long Lost
    Myron Bolitar, Book 9
    
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    Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    48 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • Long Lost

  • Myron Bolitar, Book 9
  • By: Harlan Coben
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Harlan Coben was voted winner of the Bestseller Dagger, at the 2009 Crime Writers' Association's Crime Thriller awards .

Myron hasn't heard from Terese in years, so her call surprises him. She's in Paris: her estranged husband has been murdered and she is the prime suspect. Then comes a piece of evidence that turns the entire case upside down. Caught in a foreign landscape where nothing is as it seems, Myron must search the city for answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Myron Goes Global

  • By Paul S on 09-10-09

Myron Goes Global

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-09

Probably the best Myron Bolitar book so far. Reaches the thriller quality of Harlan Coben's stand alone books while retaining the humour, heroics & failings of Myron - he actually leaves the East Coast too! Cracking story which gripped my from start to finish & has one of the best final twists I've heard in a long, long time.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Hobbit

  • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Hobbit

  • By Paul S on 05-01-07

The Hobbit

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-07

Listened to this in the car with the kids (8 & 13) & we all loved it. In this abridged version the story cracks along at a good pace & the narration by Martin Shaw is just right (it also has no singing which is a big plus!!).

14 of 14 people found this review helpful