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  • The Heroes

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,880
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,590

They say Black Dow's killed more men than winter, and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbour, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher. The orders have been given and the armies are toiling through the northern mud. Thousands of men are converging on a forgotten ring of stones, on a worthless hill, in an unimportant valley, and they've brought a lot of sharpened metal with them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New recording with the original narrator

  • By Gavin on 21-01-12

A wonderful listen

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

Reviewed: 23-11-18

The story jumps along, giving a feel for both the dreadful waiting and the action of the war. The narration is perfect and gives the story life and depth.

  • Ciaphas Cain: For the Emperor

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Sandy Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Stephen Perring
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 216

On an Imperial outpost world on the fringes of tau space, the renowned Commissar Ciaphas Cain and his fractious regiment of Valhallan Guard, newly created from the remnants of two devastated units, find themselves in the middle of a war. As the Astra Militarum struggle to contain worldwide civil insurrection, can the wily Commissar Cain identify the real villain before the planet is lost to the Imperium forever?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The rest of the series needs to be recorded too.

  • By Dougall on 20-09-18

Gripping, funny, full of 40K fun

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Excellent narration pulls you into the self-preservation-obsessed world of Ciaphas Cain. The action is well paced, the drama is terrifying in places and the twists are well thought out. Well worth a listen.

  • The Murder at the Vicarage

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Joan Hickson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

"Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe," declared the parson, "would be doing the world at large a service!" It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later. From seven potential murderers, Miss Marple must seek out the suspect who has both motive and opportunity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Joan Hickson the consumate Miss Marple

  • By JPH on 15-09-17

Excellent story, a real classic

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

Reviewed: 28-08-18

Loved the story and loved the humour. It really captures English village life, even today. Wasn't mad keen on the narration.... She was an excellent actress for Marple but she uses the same voice for all of the characters and it is a little difficult to tell who is talking to who.

  • The Wheel of Osheim

  • Red Queen's War, Book 3
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Sean Ohlendorf
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

All the horrors of hell stand between Snorri Ver Snagason and the rescue of his family, if indeed the dead can be rescued. For Jalan Kendeth, getting back out alive and with Loki's Key is all that matters. Loki's creation can open any lock, any door, and it may also be the key to Jal's fortune back in the living world. Jal plans to return to the three Ws that have been the core of his idle and debauched life: wine, women, and wagering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mark Lawerence master at writing

  • By Debbie Mullen on 05-06-16

Brilliant story excellently read

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

The narration of this book really brings the story to life. It whips along at an exciting pace with horrible things happening to the heroes. Well worth a credit!!

  • You Are a Badass at Making Money

  • Master the Mindset of Wealth
  • By: Jen Sincero
  • Narrated by: Jen Sincero
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848

You Are a Badass at Making Money is the book you need if you've spent too much time watching money land in your bank account and then roll through your fingers. Jen Sincero went from living in a converted garage to traveling the world in five-star luxury in a matter of years and knows all too well the layers of BS one can get wrapped up in around money, as well as what it takes to dig your way out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Punchy..to the point.!

  • By Norfolkboy7 on 19-06-17

brilliant and uplifting

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

A good, strong cup of coffee in audiobook form!! A shot of financial adrenaline in the arm.

  • Slaving Away

  • By: Miranda Kane
  • Narrated by: Miranda Kane, Jon Holmes, Hugh Dennis, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 246

Meet Miranda. She is a cheerful and happy-go-lucky single girl who just happens to be a dominatrix with a dungeon in her flat where she services clients with flogging and extreme correction and (if she's lucky) gets the occasional slave to pay her for the honour of doing her vacuuming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fruity Chuckles!

  • By Simon on 13-06-18

Brilliant!!

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

Reviewed: 27-04-18

Wonderfully written and portrayed. Loved this little series and very grateful to audible for making it free!!

  • Best Served Cold

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 26 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,160
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,877

Springtime in Styria. And that means war. There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, behind the scenes bankers, priests and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Low down dirty double crossing ...

  • By Stuart on 08-02-13

Brilliant book, brilliant performance

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

Reviewed: 17-10-17

I read this novel a while ago, so knew the story. This audio version made listening to the same foul deeds and dreadful murder as enjoyable as if discovering the story for the first time.
Steven Pacey is an excellent narrator who brings beloved characters to life.
I would recommend this title to anyone who loves a gripping yarn with blood, guts, sex and betrayal thrown in.

  • Sharp Ends

  • Stories from the World of the First Law
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey, Joe Abercrombie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 933
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870

The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day singlehanded when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: no one seems to know what the item is. Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disaster to catastrophe alongside her best friend and greatest enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh it is F**king good stuff!

  • By Martin on 05-06-16

A wonderful set of tales

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

Reviewed: 16-09-17

A fantastic romp through the imagination of Mr Abercrombie. Leaves you feeling slightly dirty, dishevelled and wanting more.
The narration is fabulous.

  • Good Omens

  • The BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
  • By: Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Mark Heap, Full Cast, Peter Serafinowicz
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,262
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147

A full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman’s celebrated apocalyptic comic novel, with bonus length episodes and outtakes. According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday in fact. Just after Any Answers on Radio 4….Events have been set in motion to bring about the End of Days. The armies of Good and Evil are gathering and making their way towards the sleepy English village of Lower Tadfield.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent radio adaption

  • By Alex Goff on 23-02-16

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

Could not possibly recommend it enough!! Absolutely brilliant!! The actors really bring the story to life, they were perfectly cast for their roles. A real corker. Listened to it in practically one sitting...apart from pee breaks!!

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  • Prince of Fools

  • Red Queen's War, Book 1
  • By: Mark Lawrence
  • Narrated by: Sean Ohlendorf
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377

The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire fear her as they fear no other. Her grandson Jalan Kendeth is a coward, a cheat, and a womaniser; and 10th in line to the throne. While his grandmother shapes the destiny of millions, Prince Jalan pursues his debauched pleasures. Until he gets entangled with Snorri ver Snagason, a huge Norse axe man, and dragged against his will to the icy north.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Broken - don't fix it!

  • By D. Menashy on 09-07-14

A beautiful tale that is as gripping as it is gory

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

Reviewed: 08-10-14

What other book might you compare Prince of Fools to, and why?

I would compare this book to Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Certainly, it kept me company whilst walking my dog in the wind and the rain

Any additional comments?

The narration was excellent and added colour to the story

2 of 2 people found this review helpful