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Oliver

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An Intriguing Thriller

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Reviewed: 03-05-20

This'll take your mind off things: A tale of suspense read by the brilliant Simon Vance. Hooks you from the start. What the hell is going on?

Exciting, imaginative and convincing

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Reviewed: 16-09-18

I've read a lot of John le Carré, Frederick Forsyth and Andy McNab. It's very refreshing to find this. Beautifully read too - a perfect audiobook. (To avoid spoilers I skipped the introduction.)

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Miss Paget is travelling in the Far East

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Reviewed: 31-07-16

This narrator Robin Bailey is brilliant.

A gripping story about some spirited people who were caught up in the war against Japan and its aftermath. It brought tears to my eyes and made me want to find out about their real-world counterparts.

A top audiobook!

Top Audiobook

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Reviewed: 26-08-15

Of the 8 Nick Stone books which I've listened to so far, this is my favourite.

Andy McNab and Paul Thornley are a brilliant team.

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One of my favourite audiobooks

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Reviewed: 10-05-15

A thrilling adventure as well as a piece of history, it's very well written and very well read. Simon Prebble's voice is faultless, easy to listen to, and he does the men's various accents with subtlety.

When I finished Touching The Void I immediately wanted to know more about the story. It's the same with this one: I was so immersed that it's hard to leave it behind.

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Bloody Hell

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Reviewed: 05-06-14

The narrator Tom Stechschulte is brilliant. His voices are much better than the actors in the film. In fact, this is a deeper experience than the film altogether. It's more involving. It moves more slowly, and the tension has time to build in your head.

It's a bitter story. This is really why I liked it; I think it's unusual.
One of my favourite audiobooks.

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A Good One

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Reviewed: 01-09-13

This is a narrative history well suited to be an audiobook. Not too technical, it's a compilation of people's experiences which follows the invasion of Germany at the end of the war, and the fate of Berlin. It's easy to listen to and I very much like Simon Vance's voice.

Various generals and their adjutants come into the story, German, Russian and American, but the story of Gotthard Heinrici is particularly captivating, as he tries to stave off the Russians and defy Hitler's crazy ideas at the same time. He wanted to give as many Germans as possible the chance to surrender to the western allies.

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A barbarian in the Roman Army

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Reviewed: 25-10-12

I really enjoyed this first book in the series. Harry Sidebottom makes it believable and he credits the audience with the nous to be able to cope with some Roman vocabulary. I particularly want to say how much I like the narrator, Nick Boulton. He gives the germanic Marcus Clodius Ballista the voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger and this works brilliantly. He should read Beowulf in this voice too.



Great fun.