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  • The Miller's Dance: A Novel of Cornwall 1812-1813

  • Poldark, Book 9
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Cornwall, 1812. At Nampara, the Poldark family finds the New Year brings involvement in more than one unexpected venture. For Ross and Demelza, there is some surprising - and worrying - news. And Clowance, newly returned from her London triumphs, finds that her entanglement with Stephen Carrington brings not only happiness but heartache.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great Poldark book

  • By Jackie Scott on 19-12-18

Wonderful narration by Oliver J Hembrough

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

Reviewed: 26-04-17

These Poldark books by Winston Graham are brilliantly narrated and are lovely stories of late 18th and early 19th century Cornwall. I'm always immersed in all of the characters and their era with historical events woven in.
A really good narrator makes the book a really great listen. Well done Oliver J Hembrough, please don't ever stop narrating books.
I Can't wait to listening to book 10 The Loving Cup. :)

  • My Cousin Rachel: Film Tie-In Edition

  • By: Daphne du Maurier
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Pryce, Roger Michell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811

Ambrose Ashley, Philip's cousin, guardian, and god, married Rachel in Italy and died there. Jealous of his marriage and grief-stricken by his death, Philip prepares to meet his cousin's widow with hatred in his heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing, atmospheric mystery

  • By S. Dempsey on 23-06-13

Thoroughly enjoyable

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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: 18-03-17

Wonderfully narrated story, this is my first Daphne du Maurice book I've listened to and would thoroughly recommend, Jonathan Pryor narrates this so well I found myself completely immersed in the characters. I am now looking forward to listening to more of Daphne's work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Moon

  • A Novel of Cornwall 1794-1795: Poldark, Book 5
  • By: Winston Graham
  • Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
  • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 153

The Black Moon is the fifth novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark. Cornwall, 1794. The birth of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan serves only to accentuate the rift between the Poldark and Warleggan families. And when Morwenna Chynoweth, now governess to Elizabeth's eldest son, grows to love Drake Carne, Demelza's brother, the enduring rivalry between George and Ross finds a new focus for bitter enmity and conflict.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Poldark's story

  • By Perranmaid on 13-08-16

Brilliant

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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: 16-11-16

Great story, so well written and perfectly narrated. Definitely recommend this story if you love historical drama it's a must listen to. Thoroughly enjoyable.

  • The Wild Hunt

  • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

In the wild, windswept Welsh Marches, a noble young lord rides homewards, embittered, angry and in danger. He is Guyon, Lord of Ledworth, heir to threatened lands, husband-to-be of Judith of Ravenstow. Their union will save his lands - but they have yet to meet...for this is Wales at the turn of the 12th century. Dynasties forge and fight, and behind the precarious throne of William Rufus, political intrigue is raging.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely story

  • By Diane on 13-08-16

Lovely story

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

Reviewed: 13-08-16

Love love love Elizabeth Chadwick's work. This was the first book I read of Elizabeth's some years ago and I was hooked and have since read every book of hers, I was thrilled to see this had recently come out on Audible and I wasn't disappointed, I wasn't sure about the narrator at first but she grew on me as the story unfolded. This is a gentle love story entwined with late 11th /early 12th century history. Her historical research is thorough and second to none in all her novels and has definitely whetted my appetite to look into and learn so much more of this era. Very pleased to see more of Elizabeth's earlier works coming out on audible. A lovely story.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Ravenspur

  • Rise of the Tudors
  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 626
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Ravenspur by Conn Iggulden, read by Roy McMillan. The fourth and final novel in Conn Iggulden's epic Wars of the Roses series. The season of vengeance has begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing - the Finale at Bosworth is Superb

  • By Andy on 08-06-16

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 08-06-16

Thoroughly enjoyed this book just as much as the first three.
A great story of the bringing about of the end of the wars of the roses and the rise of Henry Tudor put together with detailed and accurate historical facts and wonderfully read by Roy McMillan who is by far one of the best narrators on Audible.
An interesting authors note at the end too. I highly recommend listening to this book if you're into historical fiction, you won't be disappointed.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Highland Knight to Remember

  • Highland Dynasty Volume 3
  • By: Amy Jarecki
  • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

In 15th century Scotland, Gyllis Campbell arrives at the Beltane festival with one thing on her mind - to win the heart of Sir Sean MacDougall once and for all. Astonishingly, Sir Sean would like nothing more than to oblige the lovely lass. But when news of his father's death arrives, Sean races for Dunollie Castle. Unaware of Sean's tragedy, Gyllis departs the festival thwarted. Worse, a terrible illness strikes her down, and she's sent to the cloisters of Ardchattan Priory for healing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Diane on 09-11-15

Great story

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

Reviewed: 09-11-15

I wasn't sure what I was going to get from Amy Jarecki's books but it didn't take long and I was hooked.This is a lovely story if you like historical fiction with passion and well written love scenes about the true story of the black knight, a Scottish laird and his lady. I really enjoyed this story and Dave Gillies is a great narrator with such an easy voice to listen to, I've listened to Amy Jarecki's other books and enjoyed them all although I wished Dave Gillies narrated them all. If you are an Outlander fan (love the drama series but but found the books way too long and too detailed) then Amy Jarecki's books are for you.

  • Wars of the Roses: Bloodline

  • The Wars of the Roses, Book 3
  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Wars of the Roses: Bloodline, the third instalment in Conn Iggulden's thrilling Wars of the Roses trilogy. Winter 1461 - Richard Duke of York is dead, his ambitions in ruins, his head spiked on the walls of York city. King Henry VI is still held prisoner. His Lancastrian queen rides south with an army of northerners, accompanied by warriors from the Scottish Highlands. Margaret and her army seem unstoppable.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reliably brilliant

  • By Pilgrim on 24-03-16

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 09-11-15

Great story and wonderfully read by Roy McMillan who brings the story and characters to life, he draws you in so you forget you're being read to and feel as though you are in the story itself much like watching a great film, which is such an important quality in a good narrator. Fantastic author and amazing narrator, highly recommend both.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Set Me Free

  • By: Daniela Sacerdoti
  • Narrated by: Helen McAlpine
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Set Me Free is the new bestseller from Daniela Sacerdoti, following up the huge successes of her first two novels, Watch Over Me and Take Me Home. In London, Margherita’s marriage has slowly been falling apart since her little Lewis’ birth, a surprise baby much wanted by her but not by her husband. To add to her problems, her adopted daughter, Lara, is going through a rough patch, and all of a sudden she’s gone from quiet and introverted to constantly angry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By Catherine Chenery on 03-12-15

Easy listening

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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: 29-06-15

Lovely story, easy to listen to with a very good narrator , well worth a listening to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Heroes' Welcome

  • By: Louisa Young
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

It's 1919, and Britain is realising that it is no longer at war. Now, Nadine and Riley, Rose, and Peter and Julia must try to regain a sense of normality. But long shadows cast by the war dim the potential joys of peacetime, and matters of the heart prove arduous and bewildering. Normality doesn't seem to exist the way it did, and there is no going back to anything. What must give, for happiness to stand a chance?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome return of these characters

  • By Claire on 24-05-17

A good sequel

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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: 18-06-14

A good sequel to 'My dear I wanted to tell you'. A very moving story, beautifully written, a must read if you've enjoyed the first book. Beautifully narrated by Dan stevens who always does a great job with every book he reads.

1 of 1 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

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 18-06-14

Yet again another great story from Jeffrey Archer, he is such a talented author, cleverly thought out storyline and Roger Allam is at the top of my narrator list, superbly read. I highly recommend this book.