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  • EMPEROR: The Gods of War, Book 4 (Unabridged)

  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Paul Blake
  • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

The fourth volume in the acclaimed Emperor series, in which Conn Iggulden interweaves history and adventure to recreate the astonishing life of Julius Caesar - an epic tale of ambition and rivalry, bravery and betrayal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Changed the Reader!

  • By James on 02-11-10

Great adventure

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

Reviewed: 13-10-18

Pronunciation of names is awful! Quite distracting at times.
I can live with pronouncing v's as w's but some a just murdered!

  • EMPEROR: The Field of Swords, Book 3 (Unabridged)

  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Paul Blake
  • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381

Julius Caesar has taken his legions north into mighty battles with the Gallic tribes. But as his successes mount, overwhelming ambition and new alliances begin to threaten his friendship with Marcus Brutus, brother-in-arms and fellow warrior. Although the conquest of Gaul has made Caesar a hero all over again, his victories on the battlefield cause still more rivalries at home. And ultimately Caesar and Brutus will have to choose whether to cross the Rubicon - together or singly - and to take the fight to Rome itself.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Extra word on previous review

  • By Alex on 12-09-10

A great story

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

Reviewed: 13-10-18

A great series spoilt by a Change in narrator and the voices of the characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dark Moon

  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Homer Todiwala
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

The peaceful Eldarin were the last of three ancient races. The mystical Oltor, healers and poets, had fallen before the dread power of the cruel and sadistic Daroth. Yet in one awesome night, the invincible Daroth had vanished from the face of the earth. Gone were their cities, their armies, their terror. The Great Northern Desert was their only legacy. Not a trace remained for a thousand years....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Ian on 30-03-18

Great Story

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

Reviewed: 30-03-18

This is another great story but spoiled by the delivery and mispronounced words and inconsistent use of the name of one of the lead characters

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Warlords of Nin

  • The Dragon King Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Narrated by: Tim Gregory
  • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Darkness and destruction have come to the land... but for what ultimate purpose? It has been 10 years since Quentin helped the Dragon King battle the sorcerer Nimrood. Since that time, there has been peace in the land of Mensandor. Until now. An urgent message summons Quentin to Castle Askelon. The dying king wishes to name the brave young man his successor. But first, he sends him on an unfathomable mission. Quentin and his friend Toli must confront Nin - a legendary warrior bent on total destruction....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good follow up

  • By Ian on 23-11-17

Good follow up

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

Reviewed: 23-11-17

Great story spoiled by terrible music and awful editing. If there has to be music choose something less cheesy

  • In the Hall of the Dragon King

  • Dragon King Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Narrated by: Tim Gregory
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

A kingdom hangs in the balance as Quentin begins his quest. Carrying a sealed message from the Dragon King, Quentin and his outlaw companion, Theido, plunge headlong into a fantastic odyssey that leads them throughout Mensandor. Danger lurks at every turn: from the brutal terrain to deadly encounters with both humans and creatures of unknown origins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Ian on 21-11-17

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 21-11-17

A great listen that would be improved without the annoying music
Any chance of getting rid of it

  • The Legend of Deathwalker

  • Drenai, Book 7
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 130

For centuries the tribes of the Nadir have suffered under the despotic tyranny of their Gothir overlords. Disunited and distrustful of one another, the tribes await the coming of a Messianic warlord, who will unite them against the oppressors. Into this swirling, chaotic landscape come three men who will change the fate of the continent.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Superb book, technical issue though

  • By Mr. J. Ambler on 29-10-17

Great listen spoilt by poor editing

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

Reviewed: 17-09-17

It's a real shame that reputation of some sections spoils the flow of a good yarn. Not the fault of the author or narrator but the production. Hope the next one is better.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hereward the Wake

  • By: Charles Kingsley
  • Narrated by: Sebastian Lockwood
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Hereward the Wake, the last of the Anglo/Saxon/Dane Vikings, will hold out against the impossible force of William the Conquerer. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, Hereward, already a great hero, will end up at Saint Etheldredas' Island and Minster, Eely, with his wife, Torfrida, and mother, Lady Godiva. He will ride to battle on his magic mare, Swallow, followed on foot by his right hand man, Martin Lightfoot.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What a shame

  • By Ian on 15-03-16

What a shame

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

Reviewed: 15-03-16

Very poor quality recording, you will get more pleasure reading the book than listening to this

4 of 4 people found this review helpful