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Mr. R. Collins

Norfolk UK
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  • War at the Edge of the World

  • By: Ian Ross
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

Once a soldier in an elite legion from the Danube, Aurelius Castus believes his glory days are over, stuck in Britain's provincial backwater. But history is about to take a hand and when the king of the Picts, the savage people beyond Hadrian's Wall, dies in mysterious circumstances, Castus is selected to command the bodyguard of a Roman envoy sent to negotiate with the barbarians. But the diplomatic mission ends in bloody tragedy…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • solid story, good action

  • By john cb on 24-09-15

Good Openning

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-03-17

I have just listened to this book and enjoyed it very much, has a good story line and strong characters, I believe that there are 3 more books in this series and I look forward to hearing them.

  • Invader

  • By: Simon Scarrow, T. J. Andrews
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

Roman Britain, AD 44. General Plautius' hard-won defeat of Caratacus should have brought peace. But though the land is conquered, it is far from tamed. A puppet king is doing little to calm the hatred of the tribes and bring them under Roman rule. Fighting is in Optio Horatius Figulus' blood. His Celtic ancestry is mocked by his fellow soldiers, but it gives him the toughness essential for survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By CT on 20-08-16

Another good read

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-17

I have read everyone of Simons books and this one was just as good as all the others. Well worth either reading or listening too

  • Surviving the Oregon Trail, 1852

  • By: Weldon Willis Rau
  • Narrated by: Todd Curless
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

The 1852 overland migration was the largest on record, with numbers swelled by Oregon-bound settlers as well as hordes of gold-seekers destined for California. It also was a year in which cholera took a terrible toll in lives. Presented here are firsthand accounts of this fateful year, including the words and thoughts of a young married couple, Mary Ann and Willis Boatman.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long Journey.

  • By Mr. R. Collins on 23-01-17

Long Journey.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-01-17

I have enjoyed this story, but a bit disappointed by the lack of detail. I found the stories of the families involved to be to be very general and not having details. There was little mention of the interaction with other travellers or the Indian people who's land they were taking. I thought it would be a better story than it was.

  • A Christmas Carol

  • By: Charles Dickens, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Cranham, Miriam Margolyes, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,029

'If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!' Charles Dickens’ ghostly tale of sour and stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge has captivated readers, listeners and audiences for over 150 years. This Christmas, Audible Studios brings this story to life in an audio drama featuring an all-star cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANK YOU 🎄🤶🏻🎄& Merry Christmas

  • By Highlight on 14-12-16

Don't write like this nowadays

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Reviewed: 12-01-17

What can you say about this book, have not read it for years, but I will be looking for more Dickens books. Can only highly recommend this book.

  • Company Commander

  • By: Charles B. MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

In this plainspoken but eloquent narrative, we live each minute at MacDonald's side, sharing in all of combat's misery, terror, and drama. How this green commander gains his men's loyalty in the snows of war-torn Europe is one of the most unforgettable war stories of all time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By MR J R Stagg on 26-10-17

Interesting Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-01-17

This is a really good read, giving a good account of the struggles of a US unit, in Europe just before the end of WW11, worth a read.

  • Invictus

  • Eagles of the Empire, Book 15
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403

Invictus is a gripping, authentic and exciting audiobook of the Roman army from best-selling author Simon Scarrow. Not to be missed by fans of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. It is AD 54. The soldiers of the Roman army patrol a growing empire from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, from the Atlantic to the banks of the Nile. Rome brutally enforces its rule, and its legions are the most efficient and aggressive fighting force in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cato- How much more can one man take?

  • By Simon on 10-11-17

Another Good Read By Simon

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-17

This the latest in this series by Simon Scarrow, I have read all of them, they are really good light reading. The stories are well put together and easy to follow. I would recommend them to any one who has an interest in things Roman.

  • SAS: Rogue Heroes

  • The Authorised Wartime History
  • By: Ben Macintyre
  • Narrated by: Ben Macintyre
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 785

In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was imaginative, radical and entirely against the rules: a small undercover unit that would wreak havoc behind enemy lines. Despite intense opposition, Winston Churchill personally gave Stirling permission to recruit the most ruthless soldiers he could find. So began the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliantly executed book.

  • By Anonymous User on 25-04-17

Good read.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 22-10-16

This book is really worth having a read of. It covers a part of WW11 that little is said about, it is interesting and holds your attention throughout. A really good read.

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  • Armageddon

  • By: Max Hastings
  • Narrated by: John Sessions
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Armageddon tells the story of the climatic months of the Second World War and the destruction of Hitler's Germany. In this compelling study, the author addresses the big human and military questions. Why did the Allies not win the war in 1944, when they were vastly stronger than the Germans? Why did the Russians produce the best generals? What was it like to fight the British, American, German and Soviet armies?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful history. Story telling at its best.

  • By J NEILL on 18-11-08

Another Hastings success

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 30-09-16

What can you say about a Max Hasting book, it is fantastic, the research that must have gone into this book must is beyond my imagination. It really is a worthwhile read. Highly commend it.

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