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  • The Jewel in the Crown

  • Raj Quartet
  • By: Paul Scott
  • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

In the India of 1942, two rapes take place simultaneously - that of an English girl in Mayapore, and that of India by the British. In each, physical violence, racial animosity, the coercion of the weak by the strong all play their part, but playing a part too are love, affection, loyalty, and recognition that the last division of all to be overcome is the colour of the skin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good start - where's the rest of the Raj Quartet?

  • By K Bookworm on 27-02-15

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 28-01-19

I’m quite bereft now it’s ended. Please, please say that the other books are also narrated by Sam Dastor and that you will obtain them. No other narrator will do.

Paul Scott is a revelation - to write so wonderfully is one thing, but to even have all those ideas and thoughts in his head is another. Makes me realise that I know more or less nothing, about anything. This book has shifted my own wish to understand and learn to a level I didn’t know was there. The subject matter is not the only thing, but the way in which it has been shown to me.

  • Rivals

  • Rutshire Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Jilly Cooper
  • Narrated by: Sherry Baines
  • Length: 27 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 65

Into the cutthroat world of Corinium television comes mega-star Declan O'Hara. Declan soon realises that the Managing Director, Lord Baddingham, has recruited him merely to help retain the franchise for Corinium. Baddingham has also enticed Cameron Cook, a gorgeous, domineering woman executive, to produce Declan's programme. As a rival group emerges to pitch for the franchise, reputations ripen and decline, true love blossoms and burns, marriages are made and shattered and sex raises its head at almost every throw....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audible, thanks for listening... this one works

  • By Maggie on 26-07-18

Send help!

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

Reviewed: 30-07-18

Read this many moons ago and several times since in hard copy. Such a joy to listen on audio. Like all Rutshire devotees, I’m falling in love with Rupert and Taggie again. The only problem I have with this title is that I can’t stop. Please help.
Could someone pop round and tidy up a bit and feed my children and dogs.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Katherine

  • The classic historical romance
  • By: Anya Seton
  • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
  • Length: 24 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197

Katherine comes to the court of Edward III at the age of 15. The naïve convent-educated orphan of a penniless knight is dazzled by the jousts and the entertainments of court. Nevertheless, Katherine is beautiful, and she turns the head of the King's favourite son John of Gaunt. But he is married, and she is soon to be betrothed. A few years later their paths cross again and this time their passion for each other cannot be denied or suppressed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please give us more Anya Seton!

  • By C on 07-09-12

Just lovely - disappointed when it ended

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

Reviewed: 21-07-18

I made the mistake of reading reviews on amazon and they were full of spoilers - I didn’t know the story of Katherine. That didn’t stop my enjoyment of the telling of this story. It has awakened my interest in this period of our history and I’m now starting to read (listen) to the Philippa Gregory books. I remember reading an Anya Seton - I think it was The Winthrop Woman, many moons ago. It’s a shame that there isn’t more of hers in audio. She writes so beautifully.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful