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  • The Outcasts of Time

  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 864
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 798
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 797

December 1348: With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and go to Hell. But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries - living each one of their remaining days 99 years after the last. John and William choose the future and find themselves in 1447, ignorant of almost everything going on....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Imaginative, thought-provoking historical fiction

  • By Kirstine on 13-10-17

Anticipated better overall for high rating given.

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

Reviewed: 18-07-18

Story heavy with 'God'-lyness verse's develness in humans. Pity as concept could have been deliverd better, though history was interesting more could have made the book.

  • The Crow Girl

  • By: Erik Axl Sund
  • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaisters
  • Length: 30 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 360

It starts with just one body - tortured, mummified and then discarded. Its discovery reveals a nightmare world of hidden lives. Of lost identities, secret rituals and brutal exploitation, where nobody can be trusted. This is the darkest, most complex case the police have ever seen. This is the world of the Crow Girl.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, but not for the faint-hearted

  • By crowdance on 12-11-16

like jig-saw's u'll like this

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

Reviewed: 16-01-18

If ur one to hold all the peice's in ur mind so to view the whole story, then ur the one for this book.

  • October

  • The Story of the Russian Revolution
  • By: China Mieville
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 184

The renowned fantasy and science fiction writer China Mieville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution, and here, on the centenary of the revolution, he provides his own distinctive take on its history. In February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy: nine months later it became the first socialist state in world history. How did this unimaginable transformation take place? How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked by not one but two revolutions?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not a book for audio - good to read only,

  • By DLC on 11-12-17

not a book for audio - good to read only,

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

I really like this auther & have heard all his other audio books but this one's not good for audio. U have to just concentrate, shut ur eyes & empty ur mind of all but the audio book. good story, well narrated, but best read it.

23 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

  • By: Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard, Shelley Atkinson, Laural Merlington, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 434
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 404

You think you know how the world works? Think again. From best-selling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller that questions the very foundations of the modern world. Magic has faded from the minds of mankind, until an encounter between Melisande Stokes, linguistics expert at Harvard, and Tristan Lyons, shadowy agent of government, leads to the uncovering of a distant past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • started good but got quite boring <br />

  • By gemma dawe on 17-07-17

fantasy - what fantasy? slow, monotonous, & boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-17

fantasy - what fantasy? slow, monotonous, & boring. fall asleep waiting for the point of the book, & gave up.

  • Wonderland

  • A Year of Britain's Wildlife, Day by Day
  • By: Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

A life-affirming nature diary - with something amazing to see and experience on every day of the year - from award-winning authors and Springwatch experts Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss. From blackbirds, beavers and beetles to tawny owls, natterjack toads and lemon slugs. Every day of the year, winter or summer, in every corner of the British Isles, there's plenty to see if you know where - and how - to look.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic day by day journey

  • By Miss Pope on 21-10-18

love nature = love wonderland! & it portrayal here

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

Reviewed: 30-09-17

Day to day memory's of life outside, as you could've seen it if only you got out in the open

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pure

  • By: Julianna Baggott
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Joshua Swanson, Kevin T Collins, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

We know you are here, our brothers and sisters. We will, one day, emerge from the Dome to join you in peace. For now, we watch from afar. Pressia Belze has lived outside of the Dome ever since the detonations. Struggling for survival she dreams of life inside the safety of the Dome with the 'Pure'. Partridge, himself a Pure, knows that life inside the Dome, under the strict control of the leaders' regime, isn't as perfect as others think.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • teen dystopia

  • By Kelly on 19-07-12

Post world (something) love storys with added ????

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

Reviewed: 19-07-17

1st book so worth trying if like me U use audio books to keep awake when driving. May try 2nd + just to hear the end.

  • Meadowland

  • By: John Lewis-Stempel
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Meadowland gives a unique and intimate account of an English meadow’s life from January to December, together with its biography. In exquisite prose, John Lewis-Stempel records the passage of the seasons from cowslips in spring to the hay-cutting of summer and grazing in autumn, and includes the biographies of the animals that inhabit the grass and the soil beneath: the badger clan, the fox family, the rabbit warren, the skylark brood and the curlew pair, among others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • England oh Albion

  • By DLC on 09-04-17

England oh Albion

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

To live in England & not see the country would be a great shame, hence have this as your trip to England.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Dennis Boutskiaris, Daniel Oreskes, and others
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,401

Shadow Moon has served his time. But hours before his release from prison, his beloved wife is killed in a freak accident. Dazed, he boards a plane home where he meets the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who professes both to know Shadow and to be king of America. Together they embark on a profoundly strange road trip across the USA, encountering a kaleidoscopic cast of characters along the way. Yet all around them a storm threatens to break.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This book has got character!

  • By Sebastian on 24-12-14

Too long.

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

Not longer just not so long - shorter, or short to the exact lenth but longer then needed ton be just right.

  • Between the Sunset and the Sea: A View of 16 British Mountains

  • By: Simon Ingram
  • Narrated by: Robbie MacNab
  • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

I watched the mirror for a last view, for now, of the frozen mountains of Glen Coe. As the road bent, and the outline of Buachaille Etive Mor slid into sight, I did what I always did and always would. I felt for that flutter of awe and that indefinable, unmistakable quickening of the pulse. In the late eighteenth century, mountains shifted from being universally reviled to becoming the most inspiring things on Earth. Simply put, the monsters became muses - and an entire artistic movement was born.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice to steal yourself away to climb Scotland

  • By DLC on 07-01-17

Nice to steal yourself away to climb Scotland

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

Should include Scotland in the tital as it's all about climbing their mountains good though

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wild Rover

  • A Blistering Journey Along Britain’s Footpaths
  • By: Mike Parker
  • Narrated by: Mike Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Mike Parker, best-selling author of Map Addict, is back with a very full, intelligent and witty exploration into a glorious and passionate British subject - footpaths and the history of land ownership.Mike discovers how these paths have become part of our cultural landscape and why, at the tender age of 44, he suddenly finds himself at a crossroads. Provocative, funny and personal, this book celebrates Britain’s unique and extraordinary network of footpaths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating history of footpaths ...

  • By Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits) on 11-07-11

Walking the author's mind & his walking memorys

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

Reviewed: 04-12-16

Sorbic wit & sarcastic hard hitting realistic observed opinion.
This is no walk in the park if you like the world neat & tidy or well wrapped.
For lovers of path walks that just kick the can down the path & go to the pub parched.