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  • Caligula

  • The Damned Emperors
  • By: Simon Turney
  • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Rome, AD 37. The emperor is dying. No-one knows how long he has left. The power struggle has begun. When the ailing Tiberius thrusts Caligula's family into the imperial succession in a bid to restore order, he will change the fate of the empire and create one of history's most infamous tyrants, Caligula. But was Caligula really a monster? Forget everything you think you know. Let Livilla, Caligula's youngest sister and confidante, tell you what really happened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable read of a brilliantly written book

  • By Gyp on 15-03-18

An enjoyable read of a brilliantly written book

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

Reviewed: 15-03-18

This story was excellently told, with poise and style. The description flows and the era is brought beautifully to life.

The narrator does a fine job of bringing the people and places to life in a great read.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dunstan

  • One Man Will Change the Fate of England
  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers
  • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 501

The year is 937. England is a nation divided, ruled by minor kings and Viking lords. Each vies for land and power. The Wessex king Æthelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great, is readying himself to throw a spear into the north. Behind him stands Dunstan, the man who will control the destiny of the next seven kings of England and the fate of an entire nation. Welcome to the original game for the English throne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dunstan Isn't quite a Caesar

  • By Simon on 16-05-17

Work of art

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

Reviewed: 19-05-17

Full of wit, charm and a vein of malice. A book and reading to savour.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Wars of the Roses: Bloodline

  • The Wars of the Roses, Book 3
  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Wars of the Roses: Bloodline, the third instalment in Conn Iggulden's thrilling Wars of the Roses trilogy. Winter 1461 - Richard Duke of York is dead, his ambitions in ruins, his head spiked on the walls of York city. King Henry VI is still held prisoner. His Lancastrian queen rides south with an army of northerners, accompanied by warriors from the Scottish Highlands. Margaret and her army seem unstoppable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reliably brilliant

  • By Pilgrim on 24-03-16

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 29-10-15

Loved the whole series. Masterful story telling and superb narration. Highly recommended in every way.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful