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  • Shadowsmith

  • By: Ross Mackenzie
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Are you brave? When the mysterious Amelia Pigeon turns up at Kirby's bedroom window in the dead of night, this is the question she asks him, right before they tumble into a world of ancient malevolent spirits.  Kirby isn't feeling brave at all. His mother is in a coma, and he's hardly talking to his dad. He's convinced a spider is spying on him, and now a weird girl is dragging him into unknown danger....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Aimed at kids?

  • By David on 19-11-18

Aimed at kids?

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

Reviewed: 19-11-18

Well so was Harry Potter. Another great book from m Ross. We really enjoy his stories it actually makes it worthwhile going to places that don’t have radio or mobile reception!

These stories are a great way to enjoy a book characters are believable & within the realm of imagination. Can’t wait for the next to be audiblized. Love the actual books but sometimes especially on journeys we don’t have time to read & music or radio just isn’t escapism but a book - well you go off into the authors world - pity sometimes we have to return to reality

Can’t wait to read Ross Mackenzie’s next

  • The Alchemist's Secret

  • Ben Hope, Book 1
  • By: Scott Mariani
  • Narrated by: Will Rycroft
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 424

The #1 Bestseller. Ben Hope lives on the edge. A former élite member of the SAS, Ben is tortured by a tragedy from his past and now devotes his life to finding kidnapped children. When Ben is recruited to locate an ancient manuscript which could save a dying child, he embarks on the deadliest quest of his life. The document is alleged to contain the formula for the elixir of life, discovered by the brilliant alchemist Fulcanelli decades before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Entertaining

  • By Peter on 27-01-15

Enthralling

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

Reviewed: 16-07-18

From start to finish. Nothing is quite what you expect. There are many twists which make this a fantastic read/listen. I must now find more by the same author

The narrator manages to catch the feel of the story & keeps you interested. An excellent performance

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,848
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,366
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,334

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant audio book, shame about the navigation.

  • By Mr. P. J. Marsh on 10-03-17

Enthralling stories & narration

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

Reviewed: 19-04-17

It is so nice to have a complete series of Sherlock stories all together & so well read by Mr Fry. It didn't take very long to work through all these stories on my regular commute Question is - what to listen to next

  • 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 3,450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,077

'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

I would even have paid for this!

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

Reviewed: 28-12-16

It has stayed accurate to the book - which isn't surprising as an audio book. A really good version just right at Christmas. At the end it had me in tears. The actors were brilliant,the story, of course I have read & watched many times but without too many sound effects the story just came alive from the marvellous voices. Thank you so much audible

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Even Dogs in the Wild

  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021

Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is investigating the death of a senior lawyer during a robbery. But the case becomes more complex when a note is discovered, indicating that this may have been no random attack. When local gangster Big Ger Cafferty receives an identical message, Clarke decides that the recently retired John Rebus may be able to help. He's the only man Cafferty will open up to, and together the two old adversaries might just stand a chance of saving Cafferty's skin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything Perfectly In Place

  • By Simon on 08-11-15

An old detective with a new angle

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

Reviewed: 12-11-15

Not the 1st rebus book I've listened to but I found it enthralling. I didn't see the ending coming & I actually listened to the very end

James is a great performer & kept me listening to this great story

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection

  • By: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
  • Narrated by: Paul Eddington, full cast, Nigel Hawthorn
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,951
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,788
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,786

Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled. Helped - and hampered - by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hasn't dated a day.

  • By Steven Turner on 01-12-15

The government at work?

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

Reviewed: 19-05-15

I listened /watched when this 1st came out on TV & radio. The years do not diminish the delight! What else can one say about a classic

  • Very Good, Jeeves

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 158

Jeeves, not only a tireless servant to the feckless Bertie Wooster, is the saviour of a good many other individuals as well. The list is long: Bingo Little has cause to be grateful to Jeeves in the affair of the marooned cabinet minister; Sippy Sipperley, when he is persecuted by his former headmaster; Tuppy Glossop, in his foolhardy pursuit of Cora Bellinger the opera singer; not to mention Miss Dalgeish the dog-girl; Bertie's fat Uncle George when he brushes with the lower classes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Variable quality

  • By Ian1956 on 23-02-08

Another of the Jeeves series

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

Reviewed: 12-05-15

A typical p g woodhouse Jeeves stories & read in that style I always associate with the period & character. As usual a light hearted time

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues

  • Stainless Steel Rat, Book 8
  • By: Harry Harrison
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Things aren't going well for Slippery Jim diGriz. First there was the robbery of the Mint on Paskönjak that went terribly wrong, and then that little matter of a death penalty. And last but not least, there's the deal Slippery Jim cuts with the authorities, which, on reflection, doesn't look much better than slow death. In exchange for his life, Slippery Jim must retrieve a missing alien artifact from the planet Liokukae - a dumping ground for the Galactic League's misfits, murderers, maniacs, and the incurably obnoxious.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phil can sing. Who knew?

  • By ru gardner on 23-06-16

Further stainless steel rat story

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

Reviewed: 28-04-15

These stories have been around for a long time now but I still find them a great listen. In my mind Phil is Jim!

  • Good Morning, Mr Mandela

  • By: Zelda la Grange
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Good Morning, Mr Mandela is the journey of an awkward young typist, later chosen to become the president's most loyal servant, spending most of her adult life travelling with, and caring for the man she would come to call Khulu, or 'grandfather'. Here Zelda pays tribute to Nelson Mandela as she knew him. A man who forgave and respected all, but who was also frank, teasing, and direct. Now she shares his inspiring gifts with the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing story, and a beautiful tribute

  • By KittyB on 01-06-15

Never thought this book would affect me

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

Reviewed: 24-04-15

Not a book of adulation for nelson. An honest open & inspiring account of how one event can change your whole life for the better. I loved her honesty & self deprecating attitude. I was also delighted that at the end we actually heard her own voice

An inspiring & enthralling read I never expected it would affect me. Thank you selfs for writing this

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dam Busters

  • The Race to Smash the Dams, 1943
  • By: James Holland
  • Narrated by: James Holland
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 163

It was the night of May 16th, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge cylindrical bomb strapped underneath them. Their mission: to destroy three dams deep within the German heartland, which provide the lifeblood to the Third Reich's war machine. What followed was an incredible race against time, which, despite numerous set-backs and against huge odds, became one of the most successful and game-changing raids of all time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting stuff - just superb

  • By CMR on 27-08-12

The best told dambuster story

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

Reviewed: 05-03-15

I think this is possibly the best or at least most interesting version I have read. Somehow it manages to balance the excitement & also pathos of the whole series of events. A really highly recommended listen