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  • Dark Oak

  • The Dark Oak Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Jacob Sannox
  • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
  • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Humanity has finally defeated the Dark Lord, but Morrick fought on the wrong side. Though he was a slave, he is branded a traitor and must earn the trust of new lords in order to return to his family, if they are still alive.... Now that their common enemy is dead, the nobles begin to forget old loyalties, and Queen Cathryn’s realm looks set to plunge into war once more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A third copy and for good reason

  • By A Viking and a Gentleman on 30-12-18

Well narrated and unexpected plot

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-01-19

An unusual story that was initially difficult to get into but later very enjoyable. The plot twists in unexpected ways which keeps you listening. Nigel Peever's rich voice brought characters to life, even those not human.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Water and the Wild

  • By: K. E. Ormsbee
  • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

For as long as Lottie Fiske can remember, the only people who seem to care about her have been her best friend, Eliot, and the mysterious letter-writer who sends her birthday gifts. But now strange things and people are arriving on the island Lottie calls home, and Eliot's getting sicker, with a disease the doctors have given up trying to cure. Lottie is helpless, useless, powerless. And then a door opens in the apple tree. A door to another world - a world of magic both treacherous and beautiful - where Lottie seeks a cure for the incurable, a use for the useless, and protection against the pain of loss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely story for all

  • By KarenThornton on 18-12-18

A lovely story for all

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-18

A lovely story of a young girl and another world. It is well narrated by Nigel and suitable for all ages. Escape this world for a few hours and follow Lottie on her journey to discover herself. This has a lovely ending and well worth a listen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Place That Never Existed

  • By: Jim Ody
  • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

For Paul and Debbie it was meant to be the happiest time of their lives. A small village wedding in front of their family and friends, followed by a quiet honeymoon in Devon. Not everyone had been happy to see them together. A woman from their past refused to accept it. Her actions over the previous year had ended in tragedy, and had almost broken the happy couple apart. Now, away from it all in a picturesque log cabin, Paul and Debbie look forward to time spent alone together.... But she has found out where they are, and she will stop at nothing to make sure that the marriage is over...forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Plot twists and excellent narration

  • By KarenThornton on 11-12-18

Plot twists and excellent narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Wasn't sure what the story was about, had several possibilities as the story unfolded. Good characters and plot twist ending. Excellent narration from Nigel Peever.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Innocence of Father Brown: Centennial Edition

  • G. K. Chesterton, Book 4
  • By: G. K. Chesterton, Chesterton Books
  • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

This is a new edition of the first collection of G. K. Chesterton's masterful mysteries, The Innocence of Father Brown. Contains 12 thrilling tales, including "The Blue Cross", "The Invisible Man", and "The Sins of Prince Saradine". The audiobook is expertly narrated by British actor Nigel Peever, who brings to life Father Brown and all of Chesterton's marvelous characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chesterton's incredible mind brought to life

  • By KarenThornton on 02-12-18

Chesterton's incredible mind brought to life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-18

The Father Brown stories stand the test of time as classics to be enjoyed for generations. Nigel Prefer narrates the stories excellently, his British accent is clear and rich, perfect for this era.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Dance with Dragons

  • Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 48 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,063

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Dance with Dragons. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Dance with Dragons is the fifth volume in the series. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Narrative a little disappointing 😕

  • By Anna on 06-05-15

An amazing series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-18

I love these stories and can't wait for the next. There is a lot of variation from the TV series which keeps it interesting.

  • Find Me

  • By: J. S. Monroe
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay, Leighton Pugh, Daniel Coonan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Jarlath 'Jar' Costello's girlfriend, Rosa, committed suicide when they were both students at Cambridge. Jar is obsessed with the idea that Rosa is still alive and is tormented by disturbingly real sightings of her. When a startling discovery convinces him more than ever that these are not just hallucinations, Jar is thrust into the heart of a larger intrigue that may finally shed some light on Rosa's death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!!!

  • By mandy easter on 24-04-17

Worried it was getting far fetched but happily wrong.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Really enjoyed the story and the narration was good. I started to worry midway through that it was getting a bit far fetched but I stuck with it and was really pleased I did. Great story.

  • Then She Was Gone

  • By: Lisa Jewell
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,670
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,306

A missing girl. A buried secret. From the acclaimed author of I Found You and the Richard & Judy best seller The Girls comes a compulsively twisty psychological thriller that will keep you gripped to the very last moment. She was 15, her mother's golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. Ten years on, Laurel has never given up hope of finding Ellie. And then she meets a charming and charismatic stranger who sweeps her off her feet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Kate on 18-10-17

Really enjoyable.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-08-18

Absolutely loved this book and the author. Was a little predictable in places but well thought out and wrote. Would recommend.

  • While My Eyes Were Closed

  • By: Linda Green
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory, Maggie Mash, Gareth Bennett-Ryan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,582

Dare you close your eyes for even a few seconds? One, two, three... Lisa Dale shuts her eyes and counts to 100 during a game of hide-and-seek. When she opens them, her four-year-old daughter, Ella, is gone. Disappeared without a trace. The police, the media and Lisa's family all think they know who snatched Ella. But what if the person who took her isn't a stranger? What if they are convinced they are doing the right thing? And what if Lisa's little girl is in danger of disappearing forever?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Page turner

  • By Ms on 26-03-16

Couldn't put it down

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-05-18

Really enjoyable, the story was easy to follow and the narration was excellent. The ending was brilliant.

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,572

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

Loved it.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-18

Great story that grips your heart. Joanne narrates excellently. Couldn't put it down. What happened on the day he vanished and where was he for so long?

  • A Game of Thrones

  • Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,771
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,783

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Game of Thrones. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Game of Thrones is the first volume in the series. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly brilliant fantasy novel

  • By Qasim on 16-09-11

Excellent story, narration could be better

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-18

I have read, watched and now listened to this series. It is amazing which ever method you try. Lots going on though so concentrate.