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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 389
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 358

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

Superb!

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

Reviewed: 22-09-18

Quite frankly, the most entertaining and enjoyable interpretation of the Wars of the Roses that I've ever read or listened to. I cannot recommend this series highly enough!

  • Divided Souls

  • Kingmaker, Book 3
  • By: Toby Clements
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 468
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

Lent, 1469. The recent wars between the House of York and the House of Lancaster seem over. The Yorkist King Edward sits on his throne in Westminster while the Lancastrian claimants are in exile or under lock and key in the Tower. But within the family of York, there is discord. The Earl of Warwick conspires against his king, and while to one another's faces they are all smiles, their household men speak in lies and whispers. No man comes to court unarmed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FANTASTIC STORY LINE HOPE TO READ MORE IN THE NEAR

  • By thanks on 04-11-16

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

Well written, well read and extremely entertaining from both a historical and a storytelling perspective!

  • The Devil in the Marshalsea

  • By: Antonia Hodgson
  • Narrated by: Joseph Kloska
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

London, 1727 - and Tom Hawkins is about to fall from his heaven of card games, brothels, and coffeehouses to the hell of a debtors' prison. The Marshalsea is a savage world of its own, with simple rules: those with family or friends who can lend them a little money may survive in relative comfort. Those with none will starve in squalor and disease. And those who try to escape will suffer a gruesome fate at the hands of the gaol's rutheless governor and his cronies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best audio books I've chosen recently

  • By D on 28-10-14

I very much enjoyed this book!

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

Reviewed: 25-09-17

Good plot, some action, pathos and some good twists too! There are some issues with the narration where phrases are repeated and some editing is needed but it didn't really detract from the story.

  • Dunstan

  • One Man Will Change the Fate of England
  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371

The year is 937. England is a nation divided, ruled by minor kings and Viking lords. Each vies for land and power. The Wessex king Æthelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great, is readying himself to throw a spear into the north. Behind him stands Dunstan, the man who will control the destiny of the next seven kings of England and the fate of an entire nation. Welcome to the original game for the English throne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dunstan Isn't quite a Caesar

  • By Simon on 16-05-17

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

I thought the tone and timbre of the narration was superb. Another excellent showing by Conn Iggulden.

  • I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan

  • By: Alan Partridge
  • Narrated by: Alan Partridge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,476
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,077

Journalist, presenter, broadcaster, husband, father, vigorous all-rounder – Alan Partridge – a man with a fascinating past and an amazing future. Gregarious and popular, yet Alan’s never happier than when relaxing in his own five-bedroom, south-built house with three acres of land and access to a private stream. But who is this mysterious enigma? Alan Gordon Partridge is the best – and best-loved – radio presenter in the region. Born into a changing world of rationing, Teddy Boys, apes in space and the launch of ITV, Alan’s broadcasting career began as chief DJ of Radio Smile....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You get what you pay for

  • By ico on 06-10-11

A damn good listen!

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

Reviewed: 24-05-17

This made me laugh out loud on so many occasions. Alan Partridge is a ledge!

  • Sons of the Blood

  • New World Rising Series
  • By: Robyn Young
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

The epic novel of action, conspiracy and suspense from best-selling storyteller Robyn Young. From the bloody battlefields of the Wars of the Roses to the court of the Tudors and the dawn of a new world comes Jack Vaughan: bastard son, mercenary soldier and now the king's trusted man at a time when many choose a path of deception and conspiracy....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Tudor tale

  • By Big Mig on 07-09-17

A great book to listen to!

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

Reviewed: 17-02-17

I am very much looking forward to the next part and the revealing of the mysteries of the academy to James Wenger.

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