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  • White Knight/Black Swan

  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Max Dowler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

David Gemmell was the UK's number one fantasy and historical novelist until his death in 2006. A regular Sunday Times best seller and international sensation, his legacy lives on through his novels, his influence on the genre, and the David Gemmell Legend awards. White Knight/Black Swan was David Gemmell's crime thriller debut, first published under a pseudonym in 1993 and long out of print and highly sought after by fans. Reedited and republished under his own name, it's a must-listen for fans of his heroic and powerful style.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly brilliant

  • By Richard Taylor on 30-05-18

Great character

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-18

Bimbo is such a great character and it is a great pity that there won’t be any more books with him in it. I would like to see this story as a movie, in fact I would like to see any David Gemmell story turned into a film. The narration was very good with the individual characters being distinct which all you can hope for with an audiobook.

  • Different Class

  • By: Joanne Harris
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey, Ewan Goddard
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335

After 30 years at St Oswald's Grammar in North Yorkshire, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all kinds of boys come and go. Each class has its clowns, its rebels, its underdogs, its 'Brodie' boys who, whilst of course he doesn't have favourites, hold a special place in an old teacher's heart. But every so often there's a boy who doesn't fit the mould. A troublemaker. A boy with hidden shadows inside.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fifteen hours of skilfully drip-fed darkness!

  • By Rachel Redford on 09-05-16

Narrator excellent as usual

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-18

Stephen Pacey could read the phone book and make it listenable. This story jumped around a little too much and was confusing in places. Had to replay several bits just to make sure I hadn’t missed something. They should make these stories in to TV programs and Roy Straitley reminds me of some of my old teachers.

  • Jericho's War

  • By: Gerald Seymour
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 195

In a moment of suspense that will affect many thousands of lives, a handful of people will converge on a barren stretch of Yemeni desert. Corrie Rankin is already a legend at MI6 when he is sent to take down a high-value player in the war against Al Qaeda. This is Jericho's War. The weapons it deploys and the brutal aims it pursues are state of the art. The fear it breeds and the raw bravery it demands are as timeless as the desert itself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No More Heroes

  • By Simon on 06-01-17

Story gripping in parts

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

Reviewed: 17-06-17

Narrator was very good. The story was gripping in parts when things were happening. But for me there was too much soul searching and inner angst which made the story go along too slow. That said I stayed awake till the small hours listening to the final chapters too see how it ended.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Bleak Seasons

  • Chronicles of the Black Company, Book 6
  • By: Glen Cook
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Having risked their lives and souls to capture the fortress of Stormgard, a band of weary soldiers known as the Company witnesses their commander's descent into madness and await the reemergence of their ancient gods.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the others but still great

  • By Matt on 25-04-16

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 21-02-16

My least favourite Black Company book. it was disjointed. I was confused where we were up to a lot of the time. With this major challenge I was not that concerned with the change in narrator.

  • Disgrace

  • Department Q, Book 2
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181

Kimmie’s home is on the streets of Copenhagen. To live she must steal. She has learned to avoid the police and never to stay in one place for long. But now others are trying to find her. And they won’t rest until she has stopped moving - for good. Detective Carl of Department Q, the cold cases division, has received a file concerning the brutal murder of a brother and sister 20 years earlier. A group of boarding school students were the suspects at the time - until one of their numbers confessed and was convicted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely hooked!

  • By Hilary on 21-10-12

Smashing story

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

Reviewed: 21-12-15

A great detective story with well drawn characters and a believable plot. Once again Stephen Pacey proves he is an exceptional voice artist and helps you to visualise the individual participants, even the women. Can't wait to start the next in the series.