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  • And the Rest Is History

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 8
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 875
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816

Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary's Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don't call it time travel - these historians investigate major historical events in contemporary time. And they aren't your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster magnets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jodi Never Disappoints!

  • By Gryfynn on 16-04-17

To much history - to little story

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

Reviewed: 17-04-17

If you could sum up And the Rest Is History in three words, what would they be?

To much history - to little story.

Would you be willing to try another book from Jodi Taylor? Why or why not?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Zara Ramm is a delight to listen to.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Masked Ball at Broxley Manor

  • A Royal Spyness Novella
  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

At the end of her first unsuccessful season out in society, Lady Georgiana has all but given up on attracting a suitable man - until she receives an invitation to a masked Halloween ball at Broxley Manor. Georgie is uncertain why she was invited, until she learns that the royal family intends to marry her off to a foreign prince, one reputed to be mad.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Masked Ball at Broxley Manor

  • By MEM on 13-03-15

Only wish that it lasted longer...

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

Reviewed: 29-01-15

Delightful story. Only thing is that as a novella it's ends to soon.
Eagerly looking forward to the next instalment.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Good As Dead

  • By: Mark Billingham
  • Narrated by: Mark Billingham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174

The Hostage. Police officer Helen Weeks walks into her local newsagent's on her way to work. Little does she know that this simple daily ritual will change her life forever. It's the last place she expects to be met with violence, but as she waits innocently at the till, she comes face to face with a gunman. The Demand. The crazed hostage-taker is desperate to know what really happened to his beloved son, who died a year before in youth custody.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me listening

  • By Kirstine on 30-08-11

BRILLIAN writer - not such a good narrator

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

Reviewed: 25-06-13

Would you try another book written by Mark Billingham or narrated by Mark Billingham?

Written - ABSOLUTELY. I love his books. But... please - stop narrating - pretty please...

Would you be willing to try another one of Mark Billingham’s performances?

NO

If this book were a film would you go see it?

YES

Any additional comments?

Paul Thornley... did an awesome job in previous books

  • Retribution Falls

  • By: Chris Wooding
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277

Frey is the captain of the Ketty Jay, leader of a small and highly dysfunctional band of layabouts. An inveterate womaniser and rogue, he and his gang make a living on the wrong side of the law, avoiding the heavily armed flying frigates of the Coalition Navy. With their trio of ragged fighter craft, they run contraband, rob airships, and generally make a nuisance of themselves. So a hot tip on a cargo freighter loaded with valuables seems like a great prospect for an easy heist and a fast buck. Until the heist goes wrong, and the freighter explodes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Basically a steampunk Firefly :)

  • By Beccameriel on 26-06-13

Good yarn

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-13

WHEN is the next one in the trilogy coming out!

Great listen. As always Rupert Degas makes a superb job of narrating. The story is good and bodes well for the other books. BUT the transitions between occurrences and characters is unfortunately to sketchy sometimes and I found myself thinking that I must have missed something and I had to listen again - not my favourite thing - and I hadn't!

I gave it four stars. The fourth is due to the excellent narration of R Degas. AND I will get the next book - absolutely.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Persuader

  • Jack Reacher, Book 7
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Never forgive. Never forget. That's Jack Reacher's standard operating procedure. Francis Xavier Quinn was the worst guy he had ever met. He had done truly unforgivable things. Reacher was glad to know he was dead - until he sees him, alive and well, riding in a limousine outside Boston's Symphony Hall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best Reacher novel

  • By Lynne on 10-06-09

Annoying music

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-06-11

Love the Reacher series. If it wasn't for the seriously annoying music (probably an inheritance from transfer from CDs) that sounds like a lousy sound clip from an early 80-ish movie and that the first sentence is repeated after the music, I would probably give this a 4,5 star review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful