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  • The Land You Never Leave

  • West of West, Book 2
  • By: Angus Watson
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

Newly and uneasily allied, two tribes from different worlds set off across the Ocean of Grass. Their mission is to fulfil a prophecy and take Ottar the Moaner west of west, to save mankind. In their way are the denizens of the Badlands, the most terrifying and powerful collection of murderers and monsters the world has ever seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Wootah Hooter!

  • By Simon on 15-09-18

Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 31-10-18

Brilliant and laugh out loud funny. Great characters and all brought to life by Sean Barrett's absolutely wonderful narration. Can't wait for next book.

  • Child 44

  • By: Tom Rob Smith
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019

MGB officer Leo is a man who never questions the Party Line. He arrests whomever he is told to arrest. He dismisses the horrific death of a young boy because he is told to, because he believes the Party stance that there can be no murder in Communist Russia. Leo is the perfect soldier of the regime. But suddenly his confidence that everything he does serves a great good is shaken. He is forced to watch a man he knows to be innocent be brutally tortured. And then he is told to arrest his own wife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Evocative if Slightly Preposterous

  • By Karl K Djinn on 02-12-15

Superb!

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

Reviewed: 19-07-18

Really great book, great characters, really atmospheric. Brilliant narration. Totally recommend this book, a must read!

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  • You Die When You Die

  • West of West, Book 1
  • By: Angus Watson
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

You can't change your fate - so throw yourself into battle, because you'll end the day either a hero or drinking mead in the halls of the gods. That's what Finn's tribe believe. But Finn wants to live. When his settlement is massacred by a hostile tribe, Finn plus several friends and rivals must make their escape across a brutal, unfamiliar landscape, and to survive, Finn will fight harder than he's ever fought before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Angus! Angus! Angus!

  • By Simon on 23-06-17

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Absolutely Fantastic! Laugh out loud, great characters, one of the best authors and along with one of the best narrator's. Can't wait for the next books.

  • White Knight/Black Swan

  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Max Dowler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

David Gemmell was the UK's number one fantasy and historical novelist until his death in 2006. A regular Sunday Times best seller and international sensation, his legacy lives on through his novels, his influence on the genre, and the David Gemmell Legend awards. White Knight/Black Swan was David Gemmell's crime thriller debut, first published under a pseudonym in 1993 and long out of print and highly sought after by fans. Reedited and republished under his own name, it's a must-listen for fans of his heroic and powerful style.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly brilliant

  • By Richard Taylor on 30-05-18

Absolutely Fantastic!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

Loved this book. Great story, brilliant characters, superb narration. Felt totally carried along with the plot.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lies

  • By: T. M. Logan
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,437
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,299

Gripping and packed with twists and turns, this stunning thriller will make you question whether we can ever really trust the ones we love.... What if your whole life was based on lies? When Joe Lynch stumbles across his wife driving into a hotel car park while she's supposed to be at work, he's intrigued enough to follow her in. And when he witnesses her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he knows he ought to intervene.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing brilliant Debut

  • By Laura Prime on 31-05-17

Gripping!

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

Reviewed: 04-09-17

Great story, couldn't stop listening. Kept me guessing right up until the end. Thrilling stuff.

  • The Strings of Murder

  • By: Oscar de Muriel
  • Narrated by: Andy Secombe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 663

Penguin presents the unabridged,downloadable audiobook edition of The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel, read by Andy Secombe, including musical interludes recorded by the author himself. Edinburgh, 1888. A virtuoso violinist is brutally killed in his home. But with no way in or out of the locked practice room, the murder makes no sense. Fearing a national panic over a copycat Ripper, Scotland Yard sends Inspector Ian Frey to investigate under the cover of a fake department specializing in the occult.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Class

  • By Mr Chops on 29-10-15

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-17

Where does The Strings of Murder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very highly, great rip-roaring tale brilliantly preformed by Andy Secombe.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Strings of Murder?

Too many to list.

Which character – as performed by Andy Secombe – was your favourite?

Both Frey and Mcgray equally

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Absolutely nothing. Narration was superb and highly entertaining.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait to listen to the next in the series.

  • Crisis

  • By: Frank Gardner
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 420

Introducing Luke Carlton - ex-Special Boat Service commando and now under contract to MI6 for some of its most dangerous missions. Sent into the steaming Colombian jungle to investigate the murder of a British intelligence officer, Luke finds himself caught up in the coils of a plot that has terrifying international dimensions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not great.

  • By G.Russell on 19-10-16

Smashing!

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

Reviewed: 06-01-17

Great, entertaining, action packed story with really good narration. Looking forward to the next one.

  • The Waking Fire

  • Book One of Draconis Memoria
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 22 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 655
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604

The new star of British fantasy returns with The Waking Fire, book one of the Draconis Memoria series, a thrilling new epic fantasy of exploration and adventure, spies and assassins, explosive magic and the battle for empire. For decades the lands of the Ironship Syndicate have been defended by the 'blood blessed' - men and women able to channel the powers contained in the potent blood of wild drakes. Elite spies and assassins, their loyalty has established the Syndicate's position as the greatest power in the known world. Yet now a crisis looms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Times for heroes are back!

  • By Nina on 08-07-17

Great Story, terrible narration.

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

Reviewed: 04-11-16

Loved the story but couldn't finish audio book due to really monotonic characterless narrator. Shame!

  • Sharp Ends

  • Stories from the World of the First Law
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey, Joe Abercrombie
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 947
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883

The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day singlehanded when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: no one seems to know what the item is. Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disaster to catastrophe alongside her best friend and greatest enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh it is F**king good stuff!

  • By Martin on 05-06-16

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 21-10-16

Loved this book add much as all Joe's other books. Absolutely fantastic. More books please.

  • The Last Mortal Bond

  • Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 3
  • By: Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 29 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861

The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march against the capital; leaches, solitary beings who draw power from the natural world to fuel their extraordinary abilities, maneuver on all sides to affect the outcome of the war; and capricious gods walk the earth in human guise with agendas of their own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Never reached the excitement of the first book

  • By Robin300378 on 12-04-16

Truly epic. Great ending to an awesome story. <br />

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

Loved every bit of it. Just sorry it had to end. Great performance, totally enraptured.