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  • Monstrous Regiment

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,490
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,130
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,135

It begun as a sudden strange fancy...Polly Perks had to become a boy in a hurry. Cutting off her hair and wearing trousers was easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape took more time. And now she's enlisted in the army, and searching for her lost brother. But there's a war on. There's always a war on. And Polly and her fellow recruits are suddenly in the thick of it, without any training, and the enemy is hunting them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The First blast of the trumpet...

  • By Rogayah on 25-05-08

War and ... Socks

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

Reviewed: 28-01-19

Bloodshed and war... would the world be a better place if run by women.... or just differently “socky”..?

  • Night Watch

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,397
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,981
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,980

Truth! Justice! Freedom! And a hard-boiled egg! Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch had it all. But now he's back in his own rough, tough past, without even the clothes he was standing up in when the lightning struck. Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy. But he must survive; he has a job to do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Serious fun.

  • By Will on 15-11-11

When you past is as uncertain as your future...

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

Reviewed: 16-01-19

Wow!!! Edge of my seat all the way through... I could not see how without much smoke and mirrors this tale would have a less than horrible end...!! And yet it was all there... you just had to follow the lines in the garden...

Brilliant! I can see why this is many people’s favourite DiscWorld book. It may just be mine too.

  • My Family and Other Animals

  • By: Gerald Durrell
  • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485

This memoir is soaked in the sunshine of Corfu, where Gerald Durrell lived as a boy, surrounded by his eccentric family - as well as puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Animal Anecdotes

  • By Kindle Customer on 21-08-07

Animal Magic at its best!

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

Reviewed: 18-09-18

Spending a few months with the Durrells was a most enjoyable holiday. It seems as if I was transported to Corfu with them as they trekked from villa to villa with animals in tow.

  • Dead to the World

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #4
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

Sookie comes to the rescue of a naked, amnesiac vampire - and ends up in the middle of a war between witches, werewolves and vampires!Sookie Stackhouse is a small-town cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's pretty. She does her job well. She keeps to herself - she has only a few close friends, because not everyone appreciates Sookie's gift: she can read minds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good fun stuff

  • By Robyn on 16-03-12

Which witch vampire....

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

Reviewed: 25-05-18

Another engaging story in the Sookie Stackhouse series.

It left me wondering “what next” all the way through and at the end wanting to hear what next...

Good story (a bit racy at times!!).

  • Ghostly Tales

  • Audible Christmas Gift 2017
  • By: Charles Dickens, E. F. Benson, J. H. Riddell, and others
  • Narrated by: Simon Callow, Sally Phillips, John Banks, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,829
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,825

The days are getting colder, the nights are getting longer, and as Christmas approaches the time is high for some ghostly tales. As an exclusive gift for Audible members, settle down, snuggle up and listen to four chilling ghost stories, read by Simon Callow. Four great stories, one master storyteller - what could be simpler than that?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well read

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-12-17

A scary Christmas gift....

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

Reviewed: 19-05-18

Very good stories and brilliant twists to the overall tales and interactions.

Thanks Audible. This was a great little gift. 😊

  • The Redemption of Althalus

  • By: David Eddings, Leigh Eddings
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 27 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 222

It would be sheer folly to try to conceal the true nature of Althalus, for his flaws are the stuff of legend. He is, as all men know, a thief, a liar, an occasional murderer, an outrageous braggart, and a man devoid of even the slightest hint of honor. Yet of all the men in the world, it is Althalus, unrepentant rogue and scoundrel, who will become the champion of humanity in its desperate struggle against the forces of an ancient god determined to return the universe to nothingness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A series in itself

  • By Jude Malcomson on 11-12-14

Religion as you never looked at it before...

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

Reviewed: 19-05-18

If you only believe in Luck and the Redistribution of Wealth... Religion can be a shock to the system...

Brilliant narration. Excellent story!

  • The Hidden City

  • The Tamuli, Book 3
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

The Pandion Knight Sparhawk had bested the massed forces of the God Cyrgon upon the field of battle, victory turned to ashes when the foul God's minions kidnapped Sparhawk's wife, the beautiful Queen Ehlana. Sparhawk must surrender Bhelliom, the awesome jewel of power - or Ehlana would die.But Sparhawk fought on, and none of his companions flinched from the awesome struggle, though each must vanquish forces of evil from Tamuli's dark past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant listening

  • By Hazel Ruth Wilson on 28-01-19

Heaven and Hell...

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

... are everywhere. And punishment for wickedness can last forever.

Brilliant conclusion to the 2nd series. 😀

  • The Shining Ones

  • The Tamuli, Book 2
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

Years ago, the Child-Goddess Aphrael had hidden Bhelliom, the Stone of Power, at the bottom of the sea. Yet now it is needed again to stop a malign force from spreading evil and destruction across the lands. Sparhawk, Queen's champion, sets out to retrieve the Stone. But others seek the gem for their own diabolical ends. Most fearsome of these are the Shining Ones, whose mere touch melts human flesh from bone.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What a let down.

  • By Andrew Flashman on 18-10-16

A shining star in examples of prejudice

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

Reviewed: 02-05-18

If at first you think it is straight forward and your let what you think you know rule... look again and see whether you are the one looking through the fog.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Ruby Knight

  • The Elenium, Book 2
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Greg Abby
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Ehlana, Queen of Elenia, had been poisoned. A deep enchantment sustained her life, but only while the Knights aiding it still lived - and, already, they were dying, one each month. Then Sparhawk, the knight and Queen's Champion, learned that the cure for the poison was Bhelliom, the great jewel lost when Sarak of Thalesia died in battle 500 years before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Of Gods and Men...

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-03-18

Of Gods and Men...

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

... or rather Goddess and Men.

A very engaging continuation of the search for a cure to an incurable poison.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
  • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,562
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,329

Salander is plotting her revenge - against the man who tried to kill her, and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. But it is not going to be a straightforward campaign. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in Intensive Care, and is set to face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An engrossing end to the trilogy

  • By Kirstine on 03-11-09

Always consider the consequences...

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

Reviewed: 24-02-18

The Story of a girl whose life had been railroaded since she was unfortunate enough to be born her father’s daughter.

Well narrated and hard hitting.