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Theatre of War
    
    
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        Hilary Green
    
    


    
    
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    Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    23 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • Theatre of War

  • By: Hilary Green
  • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10

It is 1942. The theatres of war are North Africa and Italy. All eyes follow the front, but behind the scenes, a messier war continues. Cabaret singer by night, spy by day, Richard risks his life to help British servicemen escape occupied France and get back to England. Rose leads a group of dancers with mixed morals, high-kicking to entertain the troops as Hitler's bombers roar in the skies above. Then she is given orders to join the forces on the field, destination unknown.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • exellent listen

  • By Joseph on 01-08-12

good story concept

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-12

enjoyed this over-all - good story, good characters, although wasnt keen on all the storylines and fast-forwarded those bits. like the concept and play on words of 'theatre of war'. will probably read the next one - but fast-forward the storyline i dont like!

  • Bryant and May Off the Rails

  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

Arthur Bryant, John May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit is on the trail of an enigma: Mr Fox. His identity is false, and his links to society are invisible. Their search takes them into the vast labyrinth of the Underground, a subterranean world full of legends and ghost stations. Edging closer to what lies beneath the city, are Bryant and May about to uncover something truly bizarre?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Series - but where is the last one?

  • By Jason on 14-05-11

jury still out, i think

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-12

not at all sure about this book - did i like the narration, or was it a bit irritating? did i like the 2 main detectives, or were they annoying? fairly good story, LOVED the idea of the Underground mystery. bit slow at times & not sure it was all that satisfying an ending. it wasnt offensive in any way, was mildly amusing at times, but not sure i'd bother with another in the series.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The House at Sea's End

  • By: Elly Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Jane McDowell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 914
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 911

A team of archaeologists, investigating coastal erosion on the north Norfolk coast, unearth six bodies buried at the foot of a cliff. How long have they been there? What could have happened to them? Forensics expert Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson are drawn together again to unravel the past. Tests reveal that the bodies have lain, preserved in the sand, for sixty years. The mystery of their deaths stretches back to the Second World War, a time when Great Britain was threatened by invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favourite out of the first three!

  • By Ann D on 05-03-16

just ok

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-12

this was an ok read. didnt really like, or identify with the main characters, which makes a difference, i think. story concept was a good twist and turn but not a perennial favourite for me

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Deception Point: A Novel

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 881
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594

When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 100 impossible things to do before breakfast

  • By Jill on 22-03-06

do i love Dan Brown books!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-12

this is actually my favourite Dan Brown story. narration brilliant. good plot. you have to suspend belief at times but no more than a James Bond! really really good - even my son, who is not an avid reader enjoyed this one!

Labyrinth
    
    
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        Kate Mosse
    
    


    
    
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        Maggie Mash
    
    


    
    Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
    988 ratings
    Overall 3.6
  • Labyrinth

  • By: Kate Mosse
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 390

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2007.
Winner of the British Book Awards, Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year, 2006.

July 1209: In Carcassonne, a sixteen-year-old girl is given a mysterious book by her father which he claims contains the secret of the true Grail. Although she cannot understand the strange words and symbols hidden within, she knows that her destiny lies in protecting it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Long and Laborious

  • By A Genealogist on 10-01-07

cant wait for the mini-series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-12

brilliant back and forth with the past and present. interesting story based on fact that gets the brain-matter working. clever story-telling - cant wait for the mine-series that i hear is coming out summer 2012

  • The Gods of Atlantis

  • By: David Gibbins
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40

A thrilling standalone sequel to Atlantis, David Gibbins' international bestseller of high-action adventure, marine archaeology and the exploration of one of history's most fascinating and enduring mysteries. A lost Nazi bunker in a forest in Germany contains a dreadful secret. But is there a horrifying new dimension - another ingredient in the Nazi's rule of terror?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • interesting concept

  • By jayne on 16-04-12

interesting concept

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-12

i love the archaeological themed mysteries that try to explore the passage of time so this was a good story concept. well-written and narrated. good twists. liked the modern-day side to the story too. left you thinking...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

More Twisted
    
    
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    Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    26 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • More Twisted

  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Murder: a millionaire philanthropist is shot while he sleeps. His terrified wife made a narrow escape. Or did she? Mystery: a crime writer's violent fictions start to come chillingly true. Has he unwittingly inspired a murderer? Suspense: a young woman is trapped in a tunnel deep underground. Two men battle to rescue her. Are they heroes, or driven by some darker motive?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't realise this would be short stories

  • By Sue on 21-08-08

great collection

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-12

this is perfect for a quick and satisfying story-telling listen. some were better than others - which is to be expected, taking personal taste into account, but over-all the stories were varied & very entertaining, some with brilliant twists in them. REALLY didnt like the last one because i hate that amount of offensive language but all the rest were fine

Death Comes to Pemberley
    
    
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        Sheila Mitchell
    
    


    
    Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    450 ratings
    Overall 3.4
  • Death Comes to Pemberley

  • By: P. D. James
  • Narrated by: Sheila Mitchell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 183

P.D. James masterfully recreates the world of Pride and Prejudice, and combines it with the excitement and suspense of a brilliantly-crafted crime story. The year is 1803, and Darcy and Elizabeth have been married for six years. There are now two handsome and healthy sons in the nursery, Elizabeth’s beloved sister, Jane, and her husband, Bingley, live nearby, and the orderly world of Pemberley seems unassailable. But all this is threatened.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than expected

  • By Rachel on 09-12-11

jane austen would be proud

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-12

there have been past attempts at sequels to the treasured Pride & Prejudice but, until now, they haven't done Jane Austen justice. this really filled the brief - the story was brilliant and kept you guessing to the end ( as you would expect of a P.D.James) the narration was perfect and the whole thing was a book Jane herself would've been proud of.

  • The Holmes Affair

  • By: Graham Moore
  • Narrated by: John Chancer, Nick Rawlinson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38

Victorian London: As the world mourns the demise of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle has a new preoccupation, as a chance encounter sets him on the trail of a brutal killer targeting suffragettes. Together with Bram Stoker, he roams the streets of Victorian London searching for clues. Modern-day New York: Literary researcher Harold White’s lifelong obsession with Sherlock Holmes turns into something far more sinister.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, terrible accents!

  • By lilacaliston on 29-01-12

a fab read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-12

i love all things "sherlockian" so this was right up my street! fantastic narration from both sides of "the pond". really good story-telling which held me to the end ... a fab read

  • The Chaos Code

  • By: Justin Richards
  • Narrated by: Russell Boulter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

Deep within the Peruvian jungle, an astounding secret is about to be uncovered ... Matt's dad, an eminent archaeologist, has disappeared, leaving only a cryptic message with a bizarre set of instructions that lead him to the mysterious Julius Venture and a dangerous treasure hunt. Soon Matt is crossing continents, deciphering codes and exploring ancient ruins - with monstrous enemies hot on his heels. If Matt wants to see his dad alive he's got to get to the treasure first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good action, easy listening

  • By Edyta on 23-12-12

think this is a good teenage read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-12

i love the archaeological mystery genre which is why i chose this book. i enjoyed it and the narration was excellent but it was definitely for the "younger reader" or teenager. reminded me of anthony horowitz's alex rider series. totally inoffensive tho, so i gave it a high rating

2 of 3 people found this review helpful