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  • EMPEROR: The Death of Kings, Book 2 (Unabridged)

  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408

Abandoned after months of captivity, Julius Caesar gathers recruits that he will forge into a unit powerful enough to gain vengeance on his captors. But soon a new crisis threatens: a gladiator named Spartacus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Pretty Much Has It All

  • By Simon on 19-01-16

Great 2nd Installment, superb narration..

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

However, the same cannot be said for the 3rd in the series. There has been a change in narrator and it really detracts from the listening experience.

Note to Publisher: Take great care when choosing narrators that suit the subject matter and especially, if for whatever reason, there has to be a change in narrator, then have them be as similar as possible and of the same quality.

  • The Remaining

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

In a steel-and-lead-encased bunker 20 feet below the basement level of his house, a soldier waits for his final orders. On the surface, a plague ravages the planet, infecting over 90% of the populace. The bacterium burrows through the brain, destroying all signs of humanity and leaving behind little more than base, prehistoric instincts. The infected turn into hyper-aggressive predators, with an insatiable desire to kill and feed. Someday soon, the soldier will have to open the hatch to his bunker, and step out into this new wasteland, to complete his mission....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Books 1-4 are some of the best work in the genre!

  • By Mr. A. J. H. Jackson on 30-09-13

Excellent Listen..

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

Reviewed: 28-05-18

I wish they'd made this series for TV, instead of "The Walking Dead".. It's far better.

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  • Flashman and the Angel of the Lord

  • By: George MacDonald Fraser
  • Narrated by: Timothy West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

The tenth volume of 'The Flashman Papers' finds the arch-rotter of the Victorian age unable to resist the lure of a pretty foot. This time, though, his pursuit sets his own feet on a desperate journey in which his disgraceful American past catches up with him. Revenge-ridden old enemies, blackmailing secret societies, escaped slaves, eccentric clergymen; scheming and passionate beauties of assorted colours all await Flashy in the great war against slavery.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Poor quality Audio Book..

  • By M J P on 22-02-18

Poor quality Audio Book..

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

Reviewed: 22-02-18

This book is impossible to listen to, it intermittently skips sections when listening is attempted. I have carried out all the usual steps to remedy this issue, ie changing download quality, removing and re-downloading and deleting cache and force stopping the app, it makes no difference, the intermittent skipping still occurs

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  • Flashman in the Great Game

  • By: George MacDonald Fraser
  • Narrated by: Timothy West
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

What caused the Indian Mutiny - the insurrection which was the watershed of the British Empire? Flashman, in his role as secret agent, saw far more of the Great Mutiny than he wanted to - Russian spies in Queen Victoria's drawing-room, the first explosion of revolt, the heroic defence at Cawnpore and the vital message out of Lucknow...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Greatest

  • By Mr H. on 09-06-10

Poor quality Audio book..

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

Reviewed: 22-02-18

The book is impossible to listen to, it intermittently skips sections when listening is attempted. I have carried out all the usual steps to remedy this issue, ie changing download quality, removing and re-downloading and deleting cache and force stopping the app, it makes no difference, the intermittent skipping still occurs.

  • And After

  • Until the End of the World, Book 2
  • By: Sarah Lyons Fleming
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250

Cassie Forrest could almost believe life at Kingdom Come Farm is perfect, with Adrian and her friends at her side and spring on the way. The spring thaw also means millions of defrosting zombies, however, and if the past year has taught her anything, it's that life in this new world is highly imperfect. When Safe Zones throughout the country begin to disappear and the zombies at the fences grow in number, Cassie clings to the hope that if she has the people she loves most, it will be all right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Get the tissues out!

  • By kdsshrub on 23-04-16

Hopeless..

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

Reviewed: 13-02-18

Author can't write male characters, there's far too much focus on characters love life and the main female protagonist is unbelievably irritating.

  • No Man's Land

  • John Puller, Book 4
  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer, Orlagh Cassidy
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525

John Puller is the US Army's most tenacious investigator, but he is not equipped to face the truth about his mother's disappearance 30 years ago. New evidence has come to light suggesting that Puller's father - a highly decorated army veteran - may have murdered his wife. When Puller's friend, intelligence operative Veronica Knox, arrives on the scene, he realizes that there is far more to this case than he first thought. He knows that nothing will prevent him from discovering what really happened to his mother - even if it means proving that his father is a killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Look out Jack Reacher!

  • By Carôle on 29-11-16

Why?

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

Reviewed: 17-09-17

Disappointed with the change of male narrator. Ron McLarty was brilliant.. This new one is poor my comparison.

  • The Catiline Conspiracy

  • By: John Maddox Roberts
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

It was a summer of glorious triumph for the mighty Roman Republic. Her invincible legions had brought all foreign enemies to their knees. But in Rome there was no peace. The streets were flooded with the blood of murdered citizens, and there were rumors of more atrocities to come. Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger was convinced a conspiracy existed to overthrow the government, a sinister cabal that could only be destroyed from within.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What's with the new 'book cover'?

  • By M J P on 26-06-17

What's with the new 'book cover'?

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

Reviewed: 26-06-17

The book is set in 1st Century BC Rome.. What's with the Building? I preferred the old Book Cover, it was more appropriate to the book ie fun.

Moreover, the precious narrator was better at this book.

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  • The Burning Land

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 5
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Stephen Perring
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563

In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity.... First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, who leads Harald into a trap and, at Farnham in Surrey, inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is Jonathan Keeble?

  • By AdeG on 10-10-14

What's with Ragnar's accent? He's Danish!

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

Reviewed: 17-05-17

Excellent work as always by Bernard Cornwell.

It's never good to change narrator, but If you must.. At least attempt some level of continuity in style.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Silkworm

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 2
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,451

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star rating based on quality not name

  • By Linda on 06-08-14

I enjoyed this book..

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

Reviewed: 07-11-16

Cormoran Strike is a great character.. Only one problem, I find the pointless literary quotes at the beginning of every chapter quite annoying.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Target

  • By: David Baldacci
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy, Ron McLarty
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 503
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505

The mission is to enter one of the most dangerous countries in the world. The target is one of the toughest to reach. The result could be momentous - or it could be Armageddon. There is no margin for error. US government operatives Will Robie and Jessica Reel have to prove they are still the best team there is. But are they invincible when pitted against an agent whose training has been under conditions where most would perish? An old man is dying in an Alabama prison hospital, it seems there is one more evil game he has still to play. And it's a game which comes close to home for Reel and Robie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By N. D. Holt on 27-04-14

Brilliant Action/Thriller

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

Reviewed: 28-10-16

I like the occasional strategic sound effects.. Really adds to the story. Both narrators are fantastic.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful