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  • Rise: Scarlet City - Part II

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Rebecca Gablé
  • Narrated by: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730

London, 1337. England is at war, and the King is in financial straits, meaning that Jonah's hard-earned business and fortune hang in the balance. A far cry from his humble beginnings as a draper's apprentice, Jonah is now one of the influential merchants in England, and he manages to secure the hand of the daughter of one of the most powerful and dangerous nobles in the country. As Jonah's wealth and prominence grow, so do his enemies and the threats they bring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • By Momma on 07-03-18

Another brilliant performance

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

Reviewed: 27-04-18

Loved it ready for the finale. Miriam Margolyes is a brilliant narrator and cast exceptional

  • Apprentice - Scarlet City - Part I

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Rebecca Gablé
  • Narrated by: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247

A rags-to-riches tale, Jonah's journey spans the breadth of human experience, from the intricacies of Edward III's political intrigues to the cutthroat world of international trade, from the triumphs of war to the agonies of personal loss - love, friendship, joy, heartbreak and glory. Set largely in London, the Scarlet City, the centre of medieval England, the Scarlet City trilogy is a thrilling portrait of the age and the people who made it so rich, colourful and extraordinary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfectly Formed Tale Hits the Sweet Spot

  • By Simon on 06-12-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 25-04-18

Looking forward to continuing the story. the best audible performance by far thank you audible

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,213
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,891
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,871

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant audio book, shame about the navigation.

  • By Mr. P. J. Marsh on 10-03-17

outstanding

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-17

Stephen Fry is an excellent narrator and his sympathetic approach to the listener really brings these classic story to life. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience thank you. Xtine

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  • Change of Heart

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione, Stafford Clark-Price, Nicole Poole, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104

One moment June Nealon was happily looking forward to years full of laughter and adventure with her family, and the next she was staring into a future that was as empty as her heart. Now her life is a waiting game. Waiting for time to heal her wounds, waiting for justice. In short, waiting for a miracle to happen. For Shay Bourne, life holds no more surprises. The world has given him nothing, and he has nothing to offer the world. In a heartbeat, though, something happens that changes everything for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Captivating

  • By Liz on 14-09-16

thought provoking

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-17

really enjoyed this story with do many twists and thought provoking subjects. the strength of human behaviours and society's beliefs are dumbfounding to say the least and Jodi has encouraged the reader to think hard. Xtine

  • Bonecrack

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Violence suddenly takes the lead in the life of Neil Griffon. Following a grisly accident that lands his father in the hospital, Griffon finds himself in charge of his father's stables. Before he has a chance to get his bearings, he is brutally assaulted and abducted. The price for his freedom will mean the betrayal and deception of those who trust Griffon most.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book

  • By Hazel on 21-07-13

great story

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

Reviewed: 30-01-17

love the graphic descriptions of the horses and surroundings which take me back to my earliest memories of Newmarket and the trainers yards. Xtine

  • Enquiry (Unabridged)

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Jockey Kelly Hughes and trainer Dexter Cranfield had been barred from racing – a devastating event for them both. The charge at the secret enquiry? Throwing a race for personal profit. It was a vicious frame-up and, worse, they had nowhere to turn to clear their names. Still Hughes refused to take the phony verdict lying down – even though his quest to clear his name might have him lying down permanently.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First past the post

  • By Rogayah on 29-07-16

another good tale

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

Reviewed: 18-01-17

lots of twists and I didn't get the villain till nearly the end. another great story Xtine

  • Blood Sport

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70

Gene Hawkins, investigator by trade, was expert at arranging events so that they appeared accidental to all involved. Therefore, when he himself witnessed an ‘accident’ his curiosity flared up bright, and he insisted on looking into what he regarded as a work of art. A quarter of a million pounds worth of Derby-winning stallion had vanished into the Blue Grass of Kentucky... and a young man and a girl spent a dangerous afternoon in a punt on the River Thames.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • blood sport

  • By Mrs on 26-05-18

excellent again

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

Reviewed: 17-01-17

What a good story full of twists and turns. Thoroughly enjoyed and the recording and narrator were excellent. Thanks Xtine

  • The Fifth Witness

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Peter Giles
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277

In tough times, crime is one of the few things that still pay, but if defence attorney Mickey Haller was expecting an uptick in business during the economic downturn, the reality is a different story. Even people needing legal representation to keep them out of jail have to make cut-backs, it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a story and what an ending!

  • By Rosanella on 25-04-11

good read

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

Reviewed: 17-11-16

what a good twist at the end but I now worry about Micky's future safety

  • Police

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186

The police urgently need Harry Hole. A killer is stalking Oslo’s streets. Police officers are being slain at the scenes of crimes they once investigated, but failed to solve. The murders are brutal, the media reaction hysterical. But this time, Harry can’t help anyone. For years, detective Harry Hole has been at the centre of every major criminal investigation in Oslo. His dedication to his job and his brilliant insights have saved the lives of countless people. But now, with those he loves most facing terrible danger, Harry can’t protect anyone. Least of all himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not an easy book to review

  • By Scullywag on 20-09-13

super story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-08-16

there has to be another one to follow this story. will look forward to it.

  • Phantom: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 9

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 514

The murder has been solved. But has justice been done? Harry Hole is back in Oslo. He's been away for some time, but his ghosts have a way of catching up with him. The case that brings him back is already closed. There is no room for doubt: The young junkie was shot dead by a fellow addict. The police don’t want him back....Denied permission to reopen the investigation, Harry strikes out on his own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Phantom- brining Harry Hole full circle

  • By Deirdre on 20-04-12

Great again

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-16

what a surprise at the end, had me backwards and forwards, really gunning for some characters and loathing others well done Jo good read

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