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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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  • Bring Up the Bodies

  • By: Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371

By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith's son, is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second wife, for whose sake Henry has broken with Rome and created his own church. In Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel explores one of the most mystifying and frightening episodes in English history: the destruction of Anne Boleyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Maddy on 02-06-12

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 24-05-13

Brilliantly read by Simon Vance.
The only way to learn a bit of history.
My dogs got walked a lot while I listened to this.

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  • Katherine Swynford

  • The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess
  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

In this remarkable book, Alison Weir recounts one of the greatest and most remarkable love stories of medieval England. It is the extraordinary tale of an exceptional woman, Katherine Swynford, who became first the mistress, and later the wife, of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. But Katherine Swynford was much more than that.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Emma on 21-04-09
  • Katherine Swynford
  • The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess
  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Judith Boyd

The Amazing Katherine Swynford

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-12-12

What a fabulous story. The history of our monarchy which all spawned from this amazing woman. I loved listening to this book. I confess I had found "reading" the book too tedious. All those dates and tooing and froing, pretty hard to grasp, but listening to the story .... well I now have it all in my head ( and my heart).

Well read by Judith Boyd and well done Audible.

  • Silver

  • Return to Treasure Island
  • By: Andrew Motion
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 81

July, 1802: In the marshy eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and his son. Late one night, a mysterious girl named Natty arrives with a request from her father, Long John Silver. The pirate proposes that Young Jim and Natty sail to Treasure Island in search of Captain Flint's hidden bounty, left behind many years before. Featuring a cast of noble seamen; murderous pirates; and stories of love, valor, and terrible cruelty, Silver is a worthy sequel to Treasure Island

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Adventure on the high seas

  • By Sara on 26-04-12

Silver

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-08-12

Really good and east to listen to story. Fabulously read by David Tennant. Dogs had longer walks than normal ----- just had to keep listening!!

  • The Sisters Brothers

  • By: Patrick deWitt
  • Narrated by: William Hope
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 779

Oregon, 1851. Eli and Charlie Sisters, notorious professional killers, are on their way to California to kill a man named Hermann Kermit Warm. On the way, the brothers have a series of unsettling experiences in the landscape of Gold Rush America. And they bicker a lot. Arriving in California, and discover that Warm has invented a magical formula, which could make all of them very rich. What happens next is utterly gripping, strange and sad....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you like the Coen Brothers...

  • By Sara on 15-12-11

the sister brothers

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-12

kept me going all through the long drive from spain to england. Great story - loved it.

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