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Mrs Gallop

London, United Kingdom
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  • The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

  • By: Mackenzi Lee
  • Narrated by: Christian Coulson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 547
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515

Henry "Monty" Montague doesn't care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family's estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious, heartbreaking, honest & beautiful

  • By Jamie on 18-07-17

Fabulous!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-19

Wasn’t sure what to expect but I was hooked! The characters are great, the story-line has pace and I loved it all! Just looking for more by the author.

  • Lies Sleeping

  • Rivers of London, Book 7
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,353
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,184

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice. But even as the unwieldly might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long-term plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love these characters and these books.

  • By Pegs on 23-11-18

Just brilliant

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

Reviewed: 29-11-18

How long do we have to wait for the next one!?! Also enjoyed the Terry Pratchett references 😊 absolute pure escapism.

  • Rotherweird

  • Rotherweird, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Caldecott
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 731
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 674

Rotherweird is a twisted, arcane murder-mystery with shades of Deborah Harkness, Hope Mirrlees and Ben Aaronovitch, Mervyn Peake and Edward Gorey at their disturbing best. The town of Rotherweird stands alone - there are no guidebooks, despite the fascinating and diverse architectural styles cramming the narrow streets, the avant-garde science and offbeat customs. Cast adrift from the rest of England by Elizabeth I, Rotherweird's independence is subject to one disturbing condition: nobody, but nobody, studies the town or its history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story bit hard to follow

  • By kate on 05-11-17

Complex, fantastical, enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 24-08-18

I really enjoyed this book - similar to Neil Gaiman; a big puzzle to be solved! I thought the breadth of characters made the book more interesting; in a way having more pieces of the puzzle! Complex as well, but who wants an easy puzzle! Lots of bits to fit together, and if your brain works that way you’ll enjoy the discovery...

  • Strange Sight

  • By: Syd Moore
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

The La Fleur restaurant has a slew of unusual phenomena. Bonnet-clad apparitions pass through walls, blood leaks from ceilings and rats besiege the dining room. Experts from the Great Essex Witch Museum are called in to quell these strange sights. But before Rosie Strange and Sam Stone can do their thing, events turn darker. For La Fleur's chef has been strung up and slaughtered like a pig. More oddly, the only witness, the owner's daughter Mary, swears blind a ghost did it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Fran Pearce on 31-01-18

Love love love these books

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

Reviewed: 05-03-18

A great mix of humour, the occult, mystery - very easy to listen to, a definite "housework" (or baby night feed) favourite! Fingers crossed for more books soon! Plus I love the narration - very "human". More please!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Furthest Station

  • A PC Peter Grant Novella
  • By: Ben Aaronovitch
  • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,792
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655

There's something going bump on the Metropolitan line, and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly whom to call. It's PC Peter Grant's specialty.... Only it's more than going 'bump'. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter - making the follow-up interviews rather difficult. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ok but

  • By Jeffrey Slater on 06-10-17

Another brilliant instalment but want more!

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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: 14-10-17

More good stuff from the Folly but has left me wanting more! I hope another book is on the way and this was just to keep us enthralled!

  • Strange Magic

  • By: Syd Moore
  • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 530

Rosie Strange doesn't believe in ghosts or witches or magic. It's no surprise therefore that when she inherits the ramshackle Essex Witch Museum, her first thought is to take the money and run. Still, the museum exerts a curious pull over Rosie. There's the eccentric academic who bustles in to demand she help in a hunt for the bones of the notorious Ursula Cadence, a witch long since put to death. And there's curator Sam Stone, a man about whom Rosie can't decide if he's tiresomely annoying or extremely captivating.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A reasonable listen

  • By Little Red on 11-09-17

Really enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

Got me hooked very quickly; quirky, fun and enjoyable. I do hope there'll be more!

  • The Word Is Murder

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,935

A wealthy woman strangled six hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can’t control. What do they have in common? Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's new thriller. Spread the word. The word is murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Unemployed Detective

  • By Sarah on 30-08-17

Brilliant - proper "cross-word" murder puzzle

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

Reviewed: 18-09-17

Thoroughly enjoyed this book; clever, different, addictive. I worked it out just before the revelation, which whilst hugely satisfying, was only moments before it was revealed, so pretty much had me guessing until the end. It's for books such as these I have my audible subscription!!!

  • The Shepherd's Crown

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,737
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603

A Shivering of Worlds. Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad. As the fairy horde prepares for invasion, Tiffany must summon all the witches to stand with her. To protect the land. Her land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad & elegiac but also funny because, of course...

  • By Beccameriel on 01-09-15

A crowning achievement

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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: 23-09-15

A fitting ending for Terry Pratchett fans full of the charm of his core discworld characters, whilst the reader/listener is left feeling that the world has changed forever - on the disc and here.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Equal Rites

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,559
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,249

Right before the wise old wizard Drum Billet died, he passed on his magical staff of power to the newborn eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately, Drum Billet never bothered to check the gender of the newborn baby, and it turns out it was a girl. Now his chauvinistic colleagues are forced to deal with a young girl who has all the qualifications to join their all-male profession.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad quality!

  • By Margit on 19-03-12

Great story - not keen on the narration!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-03-15

I wish Audible would produce another unabridged version of this book! I'd buy it! A Terry Pratchett Classic read poorly.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Wolf Hall

  • By: Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 24 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,631

Tudor England. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is charged with securing his divorce. Into this atmosphere of distrust comes Thomas Cromwell - a man as ruthlessly ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lose yourself in 16th century England

  • By Phil on 22-01-10

Enthralling from start to finish

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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: 03-03-15


Excellent, couldn't help but to stay awake to listen!
I cannot wait to listen to the next installment! Rock in Hillary!