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  • The Plea

  • By: Steve Cavanagh
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

For years, major New York law firm Harland & Sinton has operated a massive global fraud. The FBI are on to them, but they need witnesses to secure their case. When a major client of the firm, David Child, is arrested for murder, the FBI ask con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn to secure Child as his client and force him to testify against the firm. Eddie's not a man to be forced into representing a guilty client, but the FBI have incriminating files on Eddie's wife, Christine, and if Eddie won't play ball, she'll pay the price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpectedly good

  • By Janet on 22-03-17

Great

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

Reviewed: 20-09-18

I don't know how I'd missed this author up until now .
Excellent yarn which is gripping , entertaining and actually comes to a tidy conclusion

  • The Defence

  • By: Steve Cavanagh
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

The truth has no place in a courtroom. The truth doesn't matter in a trial. The only thing that matters is what the prosecution can prove. Eddie Flynn used to be a con artist. Then he became a lawyer. Turned out the two weren't that different. It's been more than a year since Eddie vowed never to set foot in a courtroom again. But now he doesn't have a choice. Olek Volchek, the infamous head of the Russian mafia in New York, has strapped a bomb to Eddie's back and kidnapped his ten-year-old daughter, Amy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good yarn!

  • By Practical Lady on 15-12-15

Excellent Tale

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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: 15-09-18

An enthralling exaggerated thriller which will grip your interest throughout. No transparent political sub texts or social messages so you can just relax and be entertained

  • The Imperial Banner

  • Agent of Rome, Book 2
  • By: Nick Brown
  • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

AD 272 - the Roman emperor Aurelian has defeated Queen Zenobia and crushed the Palmyran revolt. Faridun's Banner, hallowed battle standard of the Persian Empire, has fallen into Roman hands and is to be returned to the Persians as part of a historic peace treaty. But on the eve of the signing, the banner goes missing. Recalled to Syria, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo is charged with recovering the flag.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By James on 18-07-16

Excellent

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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: 01-06-18

Much better storylines than rival authors who use Ancient Rome as a backdrop and often rely too much on endless battle scenes .
Great mix of action and narrative

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Loch Garman

  • Norsemen Saga Series, Book 7
  • By: James L. Nelson
  • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Driven ashore on the coast of Ireland, their longships nearly wrecked by the gods who seem unwilling to let them leave, Thorgrim Night Wolf and his band of Northmen once again face a fight for their survival. Helpless without their ships, they must find some refuge in that hostile country and begin the laborious work of making the vessels seaworthy again. But for all the shipbuilding skills that Thorgrim and the others possess, there is one thing they cannot do - weave cloth to replace the sails shredded in the gale that drove them ashore.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Sean on 11-04-18

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

Unusually ,this excellent author of historical novels actually bothers to include a story in between the battles and bloodshed and maintains a continuing narrative within the series. As with all great books I feel bereaved by separation from the now familiar characters and I'm keen to read the next instalment !

  • Conqueror

  • The Leopards of Normandy, Book 3
  • By: David Churchill
  • Narrated by: Russell Bentley
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

It began with a promise. It will end at Hastings. William of Normandy, sworn heir to the English throne, is no longer the boy Duke but a loyal and proven warrior. Few dare challenge him, but England is an irresistible prize. The handsome, ambitious Harold Godwinson and the Viking Hardrada are both determined to stake a claim. William faces his greatest ever battle: deny his own destiny or conquer the land he was born to rule. History will be written in the blood of those who fall.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Keep your eye on this one, Harold

  • By Paul D on 25-06-18

Good

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

Reviewed: 28-03-18

I'd have preferred it to have started rather than ended at Hastings and concentrated more on William than his contemporaries.
Nonetheless it is a brilliant interesting and entertaining version of historical events.
Let's have another please

  • Invictus

  • Eagles of the Empire, Book 15
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 367
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

Invictus is a gripping, authentic and exciting audiobook of the Roman army from best-selling author Simon Scarrow. Not to be missed by fans of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. It is AD 54. The soldiers of the Roman army patrol a growing empire from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, from the Atlantic to the banks of the Nile. Rome brutally enforces its rule, and its legions are the most efficient and aggressive fighting force in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cato- How much more can one man take?

  • By Simon on 10-11-17

Another reliable tale

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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: 12-03-18

I'd missed this one in the series so maybe it didn't have the progressive element for me but was nonetheless a good tale from an author you can rely on as long as it's about Rome

  • Raven: Blood Eye

  • Raven, Book 1
  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Raven: Blood Eye by Giles Kristian, read by Philip Stevens. The first book in a thrilling Viking trilogy that launched the career of acclaimed historical novelist Giles Kristian - who's now confronting the tumult and devastation of the English Civil War in The Bleeding Land. For two years Osric has lived a simple life, though he is feared and shunned for his mysterious past and blood-red eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely fantastic

  • By JET on 14-04-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

Thoroughly recommended. Right mix of story and action.
The characters have life and catch the interest in future exploits

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Day of the Caesars

  • Eagles of the Empire, Book 16
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

AD 55. The Emperor Claudius is dead. Nero rules. His half-brother Britannicus has also laid claim to the throne. A bloody power struggle is underway. All Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro want is a simple army life, fighting with their brave and loyal men. But Cato has caught the eye of rival factions determined to get him on their side. To survive, Cato must play a cunning game and enlist the help of the one man in the empire he can trust: Macro.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Plotty Marvellous!

  • By Simon on 06-12-17

Superb

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

Reviewed: 20-11-17

Some literary characters become like old friends and these two have now joined Sherlock Holmes in that rare category

  • Two Kinds of Truth

  • By: Michael Connelly
  • Narrated by: Titus Welliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602

An old case from his LAPD past threatens Bosch's reputation in a gripping new thriller. Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous big-business world of prescription drug abuse. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cracker!!

  • By eva on 19-11-17

Excellent

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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: 15-11-17

Expected character to be getting implausibly old but in fact maybe the best in the series

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Criminal Defense

  • By: William L. Myers Jr.
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 60

When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, is Mick's best friend, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death. Mick's played both sides of Philadelphia's courtrooms. As a top-shelf defense attorney and former prosecutor, he knows all the tricks of the trade. And he'll need every one of them to win.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great story

  • By mgemelia on 09-04-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 30-09-17

Starts slowly but builds to a real double twist. Better than Grisham or Mickey Haller.