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  • Empire: Scarlet City - Part III

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Rebecca Gablé
  • Narrated by: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 872
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863

A true rags-to-riches tale, Jonah's journey spans the breadth of human experience, from the intricacies of Edward III's political intrigues to the cutthroat world of international trade, from the triumphs of war to the agonies of personal loss - love, friendship, joy, heartbreak and glory. Set largely in London - the Scarlet City - the centre of medieval England, this is a thrilling portrait of the age and the people who made it so rich, colourful and extraordinary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Empire

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-04-18

A disappointing story<br />

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I did struggle to finish it.
The year was hard to visualise as were some of the characters.
I will not bother with the sequels.

  • Arabian Nights: Volume 1

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Zahra Ahmadi, Raghad Chaar, Omid Djalili, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

This multicast dramatisation of Arabian Nights: Volume 1 is an Audible Original reenvisioning of three iconic tales - with a twist. Adapted by the great Marty Ross, whose previous audio dramas include Romeo and Jude, Dark Shadows, Doctor Who and Blood and Stone, listeners can expect to hear Sheherezade, Ali Baba & 40 Thieves and Julnar the Sea Born as they've never done before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fiery, comedic and bursting with life.

  • By Elizabeth Ann Duffy on 19-05-18

a great bedtime yarn.

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

ideal for bedtime. As the story suggests. a story that took me back 50 years or so when.life was seen through the eyes of innocence.

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  • The Woman in White

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Ian Holm
  • Length: 24 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 720

Late one moonlit night, Walter Hartright encounters a solitary and terrified woman dressed all in white. He saves her from capture by her pursuers and determines to solve the mystery of her distress and terror. Inspired by an actual criminal case, this gripping tale of murder, intrigue, madness and mistaken identity has never been out of print since its publication and brought Collins great fame and success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Anthony on 13-01-11

a great way of presenting a neglected story

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

Reviewed: 14-09-18

a novel way presenting a classic. The various characters are very well crafted and in the end one is drawn into the narrative.

  • A God in Ruins

  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939

Kate Atkinson’s dazzling Life After Life, one of the top-selling adult books of 2014, explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. In A God in Ruins, Atkinson turns her focus on Ursula’s beloved younger brother, Teddy – would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband, and father – as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving and memorable

  • By Kirstine on 16-06-15

dependent on book one

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

at times it was like. as marble in a box

could not always see where th e story was going and th e characters became confusing jumping around on th e decades both pre and post war

  • The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation)

  • By: Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Alex Jennings
  • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580

Here is a new audio edition of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's gently satirical tales of provincial life, available together in one download. Nearly 20 hours of ironic, witty, and wonderfully written drama is contained in this audiobook. The cast includes Anna Massey, Alex Jennings, David Haig, Rosemary Leach, Kenneth Cranham, Emma Fielding, and Brenda Blethyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Barchester comes alive!

  • By Ian Henderson on 05-06-08

not the best choice

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

presented in a vacuum.lacking colour and position in the then current history. regrettably failed to hold my attention ,and proved to be a regretted purchase.

  • A Brief History of Time

  • From Big Bang to Black Holes
  • By: Stephen Hawking
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,043

Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite, or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos, from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the big bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and intelligible

  • By Anthony on 21-03-17

A brain opener

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

Reviewed: 20-06-18

A true ly fascinating work that has opened my mind to a world so different to the one we perceive.

  • Price of Duty

  • By: Dale Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

In a top-secret location deep in the Ural Mountains, Russian President Gennadiy Gryzlov has built his nation's most dangerous weapon since the atomic bomb - a fearsome tool to gain superiority in Russia's long-running battle with the West. From inside Perun Aerie - an intricate network of underground tunnels and chambers that is the heart of the Russian cyberwarfare program - he is launching a carefully plotted series of attacks on an unsuspecting US and its European allies.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not so gripping and idiotic narration.

  • By Stefan on 13-02-18

disappointing

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

Reviewed: 18-05-18

it was as if there were 2 stories.I could not understand their relevance.witj each.each other r

  • A Prayer for the Ship

  • By: Douglas Reeman
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

HMS Royston, Coastal Forces Depot Ship, is mother ship to a battered, war-worn bunch of MTBs and MGBs. New on board is Sub-Lieutenant Royce: commissioned for three months, sea experience three months in an Asdic trawler, and aged 20. His commanding officer is Lieutenant Harston, aged 23.

His predecessor has been killed in action 48 hours earlier and is now hardly remembered. The crew are all young - some very young - but all old before their time....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Dr on 26-07-15

A MOST SATISFYING READ

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

Good and well crafted characters.
Plot so filled with action that you can taste the sea.

  • Camino Island

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 425

All trails became dead ends. Tips that had at first seemed urgent now faded away. The waiting game began. Whoever had the manuscripts would want money, and a lot of it. They would surface eventually, but where and when, and how much would they want? The most daring and devastating heist in literary history targets a high security vault located deep beneath Princeton University. Valued at $25 million, the five manuscripts of F. Scott Fitzgerald's only novels are amongst the most valuable in the world....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An Island Story Adrift From its Plot

  • By Simon on 07-06-17

women.'s read

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

Reviewed: 16-03-18

i dont think this will appesl to many men
i only msnagef 30%. Book returned..

  • Long Reach

  • British Military Quartet, Book 3
  • By: Mike Lunnon-Wood
  • Narrated by: John Telfer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107

When Belize is invaded by a powerful neighbour, it's Britain that must spring to the defence of this old outpost of empire. But intervening in distant Central America will test the limits of the former colonial power. And in the end the outcome will turn on the skill, boldness and heart-bursting bravery of a handful of British forces already in country....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gripping fictional war story

  • By Simon P on 18-04-17

sounds like a damaged disk, impossible to follow

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-18

impossiible to follow., soungs as if its transmission to me was interrupted..
refund or retransmit

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