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  • Rumpole: The Sleeping Partners & Other Stories

  • Three BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
  • By: John Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jasmine Hyde, Timothy West, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young, feisty, devastatingly acute Horace Rumpole in this collection of cracking cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An Unnecessary Sexing Up of the Originals

  • By Terry McAuliffe on 05-07-18

Perfectly blend of Brilliant Narrator and our Beloved Hero, Rumpole!

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

Reviewed: 14-01-19

Could there be a more perfect union than Brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch's narration of Rumpole! Forget Portia and Hilda! This is sheer genius!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rumpole: The Gentle Art of Blackmail & Other Stories

  • By: John Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, full cast, Timothy West
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young Horace Rumpole in this second stellar collection of court cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole. 'Rumpole and the Man of God': It is 1959, and Rumpole must defend a clergyman accused of shoplifting who, although he clearly did not commit the crime, is curiously reluctant to be cross-examined under oath. Meanwhile, Hilda (she who must be obeyed) has big news....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic book!

  • By susii on 08-05-18

Better than Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 08-01-19

I haven't laughed so much in ages! The narration is Brilliant! The stories are wonderful! Compulsive listening! Have just finished this, my first Audible Rumpole, and I am about to buy my next!! Can't live without Rumpole! Recommend 100 p.c.!

Thank you Audible!!

  • Banker

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

Tim Ekaterin's merchant bank, like all banks, only invests in sure things. Now he's about to involve it in ₤5 million of prime horseflesh, a stallion called Sandcastle. Top breeders reckon it's the safest bet in racing. But racing doesn't just attract the money men of the city. It's riddled with all kinds of dubious dealmakers. People who don't think twice about breaking bones. People to whom no bet is safe until it's paid in blood, Ekaterin's blood.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By David on 18-08-07

Deeply moving, intelligent book

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

Reviewed: 14-07-18

I love Dick Francis' books. This is one of my most favourite. Painfully moving in parts, and haunting once read. The uncompromising nature of greed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Flying Finish

  • By: Dick Francis
  • Narrated by: Tony Britton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Henry Grey doesn't particularly care for having been born the heir to an earldom. he is a reserved young man whose greatest problem is his mother's match-making plots and whose greatest joy is to ride as an amateur steeplechase jockey. But on a sudden impulse, he throws in his respectable desk job to join a firm which transports racehorses all over the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • believable story line

  • By Amazon Customer on 15-05-12

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 22-06-18

Love this book from start to finish! Great narrator! Can't wait for my next Dick Francis Audible adventure! Thank you!

  • Refusal

  • A Dick Francis Novel
  • By: Felix Francis
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Six years ago, investigator Sid Halley retired for good. He’d been harassed, beaten, shot, even lost a hand to his investigating business, and enough was enough. For the sake of his wife and new daughter he gave up that life of danger and uncertainty, and he thought nothing would ever lure him back into the game. He thought wrong. Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs Sid to investigate a series of dodgy races. Sid adamantly refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead under suspicious circumstances.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dreadful pastiche of the Dick Francis style

  • By Charles on 22-03-15

Brilliant novel, Brilliant narrator!

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

Reviewed: 13-05-18

Loved this fast-paced, beautifully read novel!! Have already downloaded my next Dick Francis, read by Martin Jarvis, and already searching for other books read by Martin Jarvis! Listened to Refusal over two days: addictive! Paused only to sleep, shop and work!

  • West Cork

  • By: Audible Original
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 574

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery.Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Story Brilliantly Presented!

  • By Simon on 28-07-18

A must read

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Beautifully written and narrated.

West Cork is a dark and hauntingly evocative portrayal of the murder of beautiful and much-loved woman, and the devastating. chaotic aftermath. The first episodes are not for the faint-hearted. The writing and narration are so excellent the events will stay with you.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Damage

  • By: Josephine Hart
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive. Damage, Josephine Hart's debut novel, was an international bestseller, filmed with Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche, and now read by Jeremy Irons. Here is one of the most chilling explorations of physical passion and dark, obsessive love ever written.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mesmerising

  • By Claire Douglas on 09-05-15

An astonishingly moving book.

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

If I could award 10 stars for performance, I would. Jeremy Irons is phenomenal. Thank you Audible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • As the Crow Flies

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

Charlie Trumper's earliest memory is of hearing his grandfather's sales patter from behind his costermonger's barrow. When Grandpa Charlie dies, he wants nothing more than to follow in his footsteps. His ambition is to own a shop that will sell everything: "The Biggest Barrow in the World". Charlie's progress from the streets of Whitechapel to the elegance of Chelsea Terrace is an epic journey through the triumphs and disasters of the century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-08-13

Wonderful Jeffrey Archer

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

If you could sum up As the Crow Flies in three words, what would they be?

Begins a little slowly: stay with it! Soon, you will be hooked!

What did you like best about this story?

Everything!

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

Yes: Martin Jarvis is terrific!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. Time permitting, I would have! Love Jeffrey Archer book!

Any additional comments?

Please write more Mr. Archer! Your books are superb. Thank you So Much.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Stranger in the Mirror

  • By: Sidney Sheldon
  • Narrated by: Shannon Engemann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Toby Temple is a superstar, the world's funniest man. He gets any woman that he wants, but under the superstar image is a lonely man. Jill Castle is a sensuous starlet. She has a dark and mysterious past and has an ambition even greater than Toby's. Together they rule Hollywood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Vicky on 14-12-16

Read too quickly - Pity: the book could be great.

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

Reviewed: 31-12-16

If you could sum up A Stranger in the Mirror in three words, what would they be?

I love Sidney Sheldon's books. Spoiled as narrator reads too quickly.

What does Shannon Engemann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Read too quickly. A pity as the story could be great and very enjoyable.

(Shannon Engemann read Master of the Game very well)

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Read much too quickly.