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  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,213

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known... of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul... of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame... and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • By Robert on 31-10-10

Great book, great author.

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

Reviewed: 13-01-17

Love Ken Fillet and this series is one of his best. can't wait for the next in the series.

  • Interesting Times

  • Discworld, Book 17
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 650

Interesting Times, the seventeenth novel in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, finds the planet's oldest empire in the midst of bitter turmoil after the publication of the revolutionary treatise What I Did on My Holidays. Workers, with nothing to lose but their water buffaloes, are joining forces against old warlords, spreading violence throughout Discworld's ancient cities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Times, Good Times

  • By Clare on 30-03-11

Pratchett at his best.

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

Reviewed: 21-04-16

one of the earlier Disneyworld and all the better for it. I got strange looks while waiting in a hospital fir my mum as I was chuckling to myself.

  • Quantum of Tweed

  • The Man with the Nissan Micra
  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Conn Iggulden
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

When gentlemen's tailor Albert Rossi hits an unsuspecting pedestrian in his Nissan Micra, he is amazed to escape the seemingly inevitable knock on the door from the police. Instead he receives a mysterious phone call from a man who tells him that his money will be left in the "usual" place. At that very moment, Albert Rossi decides to change careers. Albert Rossi’s life is about to get a whole lot more interesting....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Good, just wish it was longer.

  • By Sara on 12-03-12

Really Good, just wish it was longer.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-12

I could have listened for hours to the exploits of 'the man with the Nissa Micra' as he decides to become an assassin and blunders his way around. Brilliantly written and narrated, left me wanting more.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,917
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,164
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,157

Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Aibileen is a black maid raising her 17th white child. Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi: a wonderful cook with a gossip's tongue. Graduate Skeeter returns from college with ambitions, but her mother will not be happy until she's married. Although world's apart, Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny's lives converge over a clandestine project that will change the town of Jackson forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Relished every minute

  • By Sara on 22-03-10

Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-12

I had this in my wish list for a long time, so when this months credit came up I finally downloaded it. A brilliant story that keeps you hooked.

  • Anno Dracula

  • Book 1
  • By: Kim Newman
  • Narrated by: William Gaminara
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 264

With the versatile voice talent of William Gaminara, acclaimed novelist Kim Newman explores the darkest depths of a reinvented Victorian London. It is 1888, and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. Peppered with familiar characters from Victorian history and fiction, the novel tells the story of vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and British spy Charles Beauregard as they strive to solve the mystery of the Ripper murders.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Jack the Ripper meets Vlad the Impaler

  • By Sara on 15-02-12

Very enjoyable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-01-12

I bought this after Professor Moriarty and the Hound of the Durbervilles, which was excellent.
I didnt enjoy this one just as much but it is still very good and well worth the credit.
The way the story is woven in with history and fictional characters from different stories is very skillful and I would recommend this author highly.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Neither Here nor There

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533

In Neither Here nor There Bill Bryson brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable.

  • By Sara on 05-01-12

Very enjoyable.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-12

I have only read one of Brysons books before and found this to be in the same lighthearted, yet educational style. Had me chuckling outloud.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles

  • By: Kim Newman
  • Narrated by: Tom Hodgkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 368

Imagine the twisted evil twins of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson and you have the dangerous duo of Professor James Moriarty - wily, snake-like, fiercely intelligent, terrifyingly unpredictable - and Colonel Sebastian Basher Moran - violent, politically incorrect, debauched. Together they run London crime, owning police and criminals alike. When a certain Irene Adler turns up on their doorstep with a proposition, neither man is able to resist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Sara on 05-01-12

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-12

I listen to audiobooks while I do housework etc to make the time go a bit quicker and I found myself clearing out wardrobes simply to listen to the next chapter. I am not a huge Sherlock holmes fan but I know the basic characters and they are all woven very skillfully in this excellent tale.I would recommend to anyone.

28 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • A Night of Blacker Darkness

  • Being the Memoir of Frederick Whithers As Edited by Cecil G. Bagsworth III
  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE IN AUDIONo one else has Dan Wells’ hilarious new novella - it’s not available in print, in ebook, by mobile phone text or Victorian phonograph. Audible is bringing it to you exclusively, for a limited time.The basic premise is this: it's 1817, and a man named Frederick Whithers is wallowing in jail for a crime he didn't commit, desperate to get out so he can go and commit it for real.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A night of utter Joy

  • By Tim on 14-01-12

I tried to like it.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-12

I really wanted to like this but I simply could'nt get into it. Obviously not to everyones taste.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • World Without End

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 2
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 45 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,467

On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius, and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bereaved when it ended

  • By bex4ad on 15-03-11

'Gripping'

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-11

Downloaded this to keep me company while I dectorated 2 bedrooms on my own. I had really enjoyed reading (and watching) 'Pillars of the Earth' and this is set 200 years later in Kingsbridge Cathedral. I thoroughly enjoyed it even to the point of listening to it when I went to bed, which is somethiing I never do. The narrator is excellent, giving every character a voice but not overdoing it.
Highly recommended.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful