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  • Heads You Win

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400

Heads You Win is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and best-selling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer. Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. You’ll need a note book.

  • By Sarah on 10-11-18

Disapointing

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

Reviewed: 19-11-18

I'm so disappointed. I have Listened to all of Jeffrey Archers Books and I have loved them all, til now. Without spoiling the plot, except to say you need to realise that, quite near the beginning, the story splits into two different realities, which is absolutely fine and then it all trundles along very nicely but just nicely. So you just keep waiting for the big ending, you know it will be good, it's Jeffrey Archer, of course it'll be good but NO, the ending was so incredibly weak. I felt like it was a Bobby Ewing in the shower kind of ending and I felt let down by this author who I really am a huge fan of. Maybe if it was a book by someone I'd never read or heard of I wouldn't have had such a strong reaction but it's definitely not up to Mr Archer's usual standard , by a long way.Sorry

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,621
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,532

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG the best book EVER!!!

  • By Teri on 15-01-18

A wonderful blend of tech and the human experience

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

Reviewed: 20-08-18

This book is really clever meshing of the concept of time travel and a rather heart wrenching saga of the life of the protagonist. Cager Fenton through happenstance finds himself able to go back an right a horrible wrong that plagued him through his whole life . With a lifetime of experience, he now is reintroduce to the archetypal search for self enlightenment.

  • The Shell Seekers

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Hayley Atwell
  • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

Artist's daughter Penelope Keeling can look back on a full and varied life: a Bohemian childhood in London and Cornwall, an unhappy wartime marriage, and the one man she truly loved. She has brought up three children - and learned to accept them as they are. Yet she is far too energetic and independent to settle sweetly into pensioned-off old age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A genuine, quaint story that keeps you listening

  • By LivingTheDream on 30-04-18

Wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 16-05-18

Just loved this book. A real beauty. Saga of the life of a wonderful unselfish woman. Her loves, life and tragedies. All the characters are rich with life. And beautifully read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Prisoner of Birth

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,395
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833

Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig were born on different sides of the track. Danny is an East End Cockney mechanic, Spencer is a West End barrister. When they meet, their lives will never be the same again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Prisoner of Birth (Unabridged

  • By Jean on 15-04-08

Clever tale of an injustice writer in style.

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

Reviewed: 20-08-17

This is just an exceptional story, both brilliantly conceived and delivered with perfect pace. Masterpiece.

  • No Angel

  • By: Penny Vincenzi
  • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
  • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Enter the world of the rich charismatic Lytton family and their powerful publishing empire in this passionate family saga, spanning the Edwardian era to World War I and the excesses of the glamorous 20s. Enter the world of Celia LyttonÑa woman who is used to getting her way. She moves through life making difficult and often dangerous decisions that affect herself and others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • English book,American accent - why?

  • By Orchard Riser on 28-01-11

Never got going

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

Reviewed: 22-12-14

What disappointed you about No Angel?

The story just never had any substance to it, it was like reading someone's diary but never knowing the people they were writing about..sorry

What will your next listen be?

nothing by this author

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Carrington MacDuffie?

I don't think changing the Narrator would have helped

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

indifference