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Iain Cooke

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  • Imperium

  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064

When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history. The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The senator is Cicero, a brilliant young lawyer and spellbinding orator, determined to attain imperium - supreme power in the state.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb story, utterly superb narration.

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-01-17

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-17

A great story, perfectly read. Classic Harris: gripping, educational, well written. I am going straight on to the next book.

  • A Walk in the Woods

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391

The Appalachian Trail covers 14 states and over 2,000 miles, snaking through some of the most spectacular landscapes in America. Reluctant adventurer Bryson recounts his gruelling hike along the longest continuous footpath in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wilderness adventure from the comfort of home

  • By John on 28-04-07

Loved this story

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

Reviewed: 26-11-15

Would you listen to A Walk in the Woods again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to it again. The reader was excellent, and it was a very uplifting story with a lot of humour.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Walk in the Woods?

The laughs out aloud. There were so many times that I would suddenly burst out laughing over different bits, such as them discovering that they had left most of the food behind.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When Cats bought the underwear for the large woman and discovered she was married when the husband came looking for him, and he had to hid from the husband. He was suddenly very desperate to get walking again.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Stephen (Cats) opening up to Bill and admitting that his life was a struggle and how difficult it was to stay away from alcohol. It was a very human moment with lots of feeling.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this book to everyone, it is full of history, humour and also a spectrum of honest human feelings from repulsion to compassion, it is a very real book. You can really imagine and feel their journey in not just the physical sense but emotional as well.

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