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  • 1066: History in an Hour

  • By: Kaye Jones
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. During the year 1066, England had three different kings and fought three huge battles in defence of the realm, including the bloody Battle of Hastings. The result was the Norman Conquest which defined England during the Middle Ages. 1066 in an Hour will guide you through the politics and personalities of the Norman invasion. It will help you understand why William the Conqueror was victorious and introduce you to the new king and subsequent ancestor to the Plantagenets and Tudors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent overview

  • By Salter on 04-05-17

Really Interesting

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

Reviewed: 16-12-15

Would you consider the audio edition of 1066: History in an Hour to be better than the print version?

I've never read the printed version

What was one of the most memorable moments of 1066: History in an Hour?

I guess the battles

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Keeble – was your favourite?

Too many to tell

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes - we lost

Any additional comments?

It's give enough detail to be educational and not dull, its a lot easier to remember key figures and events in this presentation. The narrator gives an excellent performance, I've already listened to it 3 times while working.

  • Agatha Raisin: The Curious Curate

  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

When the village curate is found murdered, retired PR guru Agatha Raisin vows to bring his killer to justice, particularly if the investigation also brings her closer to her handsome next-door neighbour, Colonel Lacey. Duck and Cover Still reeling from the death of their curate, the inhabitants of Carsely decide on Duck Racing and Morris Dancing to cheer themselves up. But the village Fete is unlikely to go smoothly while the killer is still amongst them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • cute, lighthearted and fun

  • By Samantha on 14-09-09

I wish they would make more

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Agatha Raisin to be better than the print version?

I've never read the printed version

What was one of the most memorable moments of Agatha Raisin?

the performance is brilliant with a good cast that bring the audio book to life

Have you listened to any of Penelope Keith’s other performances? How does this one compare?

only the other Raisin books that are available on Audible

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

no the overall performance, I prefer cast than just a narrator when it comes to audio books I've re-listened to this several times

Any additional comments?

I wish they would make more!

  • Down the Line

  • By: Charlie Higson, Paul Whitehouse
  • Narrated by: Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31

The complete first series of the controversial BBC Radio 4 phone-in show. When it was launched in the spring of 2006, Down the Line was such an accurate parody of an inane phone-in show that many Radio 4 listeners (and radio critics) thought it was the real thing and launched a storm of protest. What on earth was Radio 4 coming to?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • makes listening to radio phone ins impossible

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-03-08

very funny

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

the only problem with this is it goes to quickly

What other book might you compare Down the Line to, and why?

fast show

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

the characters are brilliant

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

makes you laugh

Any additional comments?

no