LISTENER

Sean

  • 65
  • reviews
  • 18
  • helpful votes
  • 376
  • ratings
  • Hitler

  • A Biography
  • By: Ian Kershaw
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 44 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 916
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910

Hailed as the most compelling biography of the German dictator yet written, Ian Kershaw's Hitler brings us closer than ever before to the heart of its subject's immense darkness. From his illegitimate birth in a small Austrian village to his fiery death in a bunker under the Reich chancellery in Berlin, Adolf Hitler left a murky trail, strewn with contradictory tales and overgrown with self-created myths. One truth prevails: the sheer scale of the evils that he unleashed on the world has made him a demonic figure without equal in the 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engrossing

  • By Buzzzb on 15-09-16

This

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

Reviewed: 20-03-19

Book would interest me more with a different narrator, I couldn't finish it atm, very interestin' book of course but maybe another time.

  • The Lascar's Dagger

  • The Forsaken Lands
  • By: Glenda Larke
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 19 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Saker appears to be a simple priest, but in truth he's a spy for the head of his faith. Wounded in the line of duty by a Lascar sailor's blade, the weapon seems to follow him home. Unable to discard it, nor the sense of responsibility it brings, Saker can only follow its lead. The dagger puts Saker on a journey to distant shores, on a path that will reveal terrible secrets about the empire, about the people he serves, and destroy the life he knows.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book

  • By Sean on 20-02-19

This book

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

Reviewed: 20-02-19

had me hooked from the first chapter, it's now 4.55am and am lookin' forward to the next instalment, highly recommended. Great narration also.

  • Jerusalem

  • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 25 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day, and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this is the epic history of 3,000 years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism, and coexistence. How did this small, remote town become the Holy City, the 'centre of the world' and now the key to peace in the Middle East?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Rolls Royce Production

  • By Jim on 01-05-14

This book

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

Reviewed: 18-02-19

Is brilliant, full of lots of info, Jerusalem is a crazy place, so much death and blood for the love of the same god, am gonna listen to this book again,, today..

  • The Return of the King

  • The Lord of the Rings, Book 3
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,010
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,603
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,603

Concluding the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the final part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. The armies of the Dark Lord Sauron are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle agains the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An epic saga

  • By Darren on 15-02-16

I read

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

Reviewed: 17-02-19

Hobbit when I was 9yo,ten years later I read TLOTR and then I got the audio tapes, dunno how often I've read the books, love them, also, Rob, well done mate.

  • Now It Can Be Told

  • By: Philip Gibbs
  • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • Length: 19 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Sir Philip Gibbs served as one of five official British reporters during the First World War. In this book he relays the experiences of British soldiers and offers a detailed narrative of the events of World War I, while trying to draw broader conclusions about the nature of war and how it can be prevented in the future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Sean on 31-01-19

Incredible

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

Reviewed: 31-01-19

This is the best narrative of the first world war I've read to date, man's inhumanity and also his humanity is brought home, brutal, gritty and also very moving, brilliantly narrated, I recommend this book highly.

  • A Political History of the World

  • Three Thousand Years of War and Peace
  • By: Jonathan Holslag
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of A Political History of the World by Jonathan Holslag, read by Roy McMillan. In 3,000 years of history, China has spent at least 11 centuries at war. The Roman Empire was in conflict during at least 50 percent of its lifetime. Since 1776, the United States has spent over 100 years at war. The dream of peace has been universal in the history of humanity. So why have we so rarely been able to achieve it? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Concise summary of war and peace throughout history

  • By Charlie Sammonds on 19-12-18

Sorta

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

Reviewed: 18-01-19

left wanting after finishing this, lots of wee bits of info throughout but could be longer for sure.

  • A Line in the Sand

  • Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle East
  • By: James Barr
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

Through a stellar cast of politicians, diplomats, spies and soldiers, including T. E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle, A Line in the Sand vividly tells the story of the short but crucial era when Britain and France ruled the Middle East. It explains exactly how the old antagonism between these two powers inflamed the more familiar modern rivalry between the Arabs and the Jews and ultimately led to war between the British and the French in 1941 and between the Arabs and the Jews in 1948.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very few emerge with glory.

  • By Alan Hooper on 07-01-19

Europeans

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

Reviewed: 11-01-19

GB and France in particular should hang their heads in shame, due to the blood their ambitions have shed, muslim, Jew and Christian,, long live poor Palestine.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Companions

  • Forgotten Realms: The Sundering, Book 1
  • By: R.A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

This latest installment in New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore's beloved fantasy saga, The Companions moves Salvatore's signature hero Drizzt into a new era of the Forgotten Realms. As Drizzt's fate hangs in the balance, he reflects on the lives of the trusted allies who stood by his side throughout his early life - the friends now known as the Companions of the Hall. Meanwhile, the first stirrings of the Sundering begin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • These are

  • By Sean on 05-01-19

These are

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

Fantastic, I'm lovin 'them all over again and ptobably will again, good to hear Victor again for sure.

  • The Orc King

  • Transitions, Book I
  • By: R. A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

An uneasy peace between the dwarves of Mithral Hall and the orcs of the newly established Kingdom of Many-Arrows can't last long. The orc tribes united under Obould begin to fight each other, and Bruenor is determined to finish the war that nearly killed him and almost destroyed everything he's worked to build. But it will take more than swords and axes to bring a lasting peace to the Spine of the World.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Alright

  • By Owen on 20-12-17

I love

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

these books, great characters, impossible battles, whatever happened to Victor Bevine though? No offence to Mark but he shoulda listened to the precedin' books.

  • Necroscope III: The Source

  • Necroscope Series, Book 3
  • By: Brian Lumley
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 57

Russia's Ural Mountains hide a deadly secret: a supernatural portal to the country of the vampires. Soviet scientists and ESP-powered spies, in a secret military base, study the portal - and the powerfully evil creatures that emerge from it, intent on ravaging mankind. When Jazz Simmons, a British agent sent to infiltrate the base, is captured by the KGB espionage squad and forced through the portal, his last message tells Harry Keogh, the Necroscope, that the vampires are preparing for a mass invasion.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When is book 4 due to drop?

  • By allan smith on 01-02-19

I cannot

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

Reviewed: 22-11-18

Recommend these books enough for vampire lovers, have read them all a coupla times and am pretty disappointed the rest aren't available.