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Birthday Hangman

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  • Alison Weir

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  • By: Alison Weir, Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Alison Weir, Robin Morgan
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4 out of 5 stars 33
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Exclusive to Audible. Join Alison Weir in the studios talking about her ambitious six part series - Six Tudor Queens. Explaining the process of writing a historical novel and how her passion was first ignited, we are given a glimpse into what it takes to write about well-known but often misunderstood historical figures. Alison Weir is a British writer of history books, and latterly historical novels, mostly in the form of biographies about British royalty.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Air of arrogance

  • By Birthday Hangman on 08-02-19

Air of arrogance

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Reviewed: 08-02-19

Didn't enjoy this interview much. Found Weir to be quite show-offy when it comes to how many pages she's written and how much work it's taken to revise them down.
The fact she hates on other things such as The Tudors and other 'trashy' historical novels makes her sound like she places her works in some sort of magnum opus.
People know that things are dramatised for TV, they're not stupid. In the same breath she says her book (and the subsequent TV series) Wolf Hall is better because it's historically accurate.
Shame that there is such arrogance about the quality of her work as opposed to other authors, not a good way to go around promoting yourself.

  • Colin Morgan

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  • By: Robin Morgan-Bentley
  • Narrated by: Colin Morgan
  • Length: 13 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 19
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    5 out of 5 stars 14
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    5 out of 5 stars 14

Joining us at Audible Studios is actor Colin Morgan. Morgan has been appearing on stage and television since 2007, performing at The Globe Theatre and The National Theatre and starring in programmes such as Merlin, Doctor Who, Humans and The Fall. He spoke to us about his amazing career so far, as well as his experience of the audiobook world after reading The Worldship Humility by R R Haywood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By MR T J H MOFFATT on 18-02-19

Very intelligent interview

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Reviewed: 05-02-19

Really enjoyed this interview with Colin Morgan.
He covers a lot of information on the whole process of recording audio books and the origin of this new series, he actually talks quite a lot about the sci-fi world created for the series.
Very intelligent speaker and enjoy listening to him.

  • Katie Fforde

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  • By: Holly Newson
  • Narrated by: Katie Fforde
  • Length: 9 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4 out of 5 stars 6
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 4

Award-winning author of A Secret Garden and A Summer at Sea Katie Fforde talks to us about her new and highly anticipated audiobook, A Country Escape. A self-confessed addict of romantic fiction, Katie discusses her influences, research strategies and top tips for writing a truly gripping love story, including how to create the perfect protagonist. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is okay

  • By Birthday Hangman on 05-02-19

This is okay

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-19

This interview is okay, but it's a lot about the author rather than the books.
It talks a lot about her process.
So if you like talk about cheese making and farming then you will find this interview quite intriguing. For everyone else, it's just a little bit on the boring side.

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  • Kate Williams

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  • By: Holly Newson
  • Narrated by: Kate Williams
  • Length: 12 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 4

Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about her latest novel, The House of Shadows, is acclaimed British author, popular TV historian and broadcaster Kate Williams. Author of the novel The Pleasures of Men and four historical biographies which have received critical acclaim, Kate Williams is a lauded author, social historian and broadcaster as well as CNN’s go-to historian and royal expert amongst other channels and TV shows. Kate Williams talks to us about her protagonist Celia, female entrepreneurs of the 1930s and what we can expect from her next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By Birthday Hangman on 05-02-19

Very interesting

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Reviewed: 05-02-19

This is a very interesting interview about Kate's books and also her influences from history. She comes across as a very interesting person and she is well researched in her field.

  • Cressida Cowell - August 2017

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  • By: Holly Newson
  • Narrated by: Cressida Cowell
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Returning to the Audible Studios to discuss her newest project, international best-selling author and illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon books Cressida Cowell talks about her latest magical adventure series, The Wizards of Once. With a critically acclaimed series to her name and over 20 published titles, Cressida discusses the underlying themes to her characters, the magical inspiration behind The Wizards of Once and how it feels to have David Tennant as her narrator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun interview

  • By Birthday Hangman on 05-02-19

Fun interview

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Reviewed: 05-02-19

Really enjoy Cressida Cowell's interviews, she is such fun and has lots of energy.
Her new books seem really exciting and you can tell she is so passionate about it.

  • Cressida Cowell

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  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Cressida Cowell
  • Length: 21 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Audible exclusive. We welcome Cressida Cowell to the studios to talk about the 12th installment of her hit series How to Train Your Dragon. Discussing how the series is rooted on a small Scottish island that she used to visit when she was young. We are treated to a look behind the scenes of the imagination, magic and creativity which goes into crafting each book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very lively

  • By Birthday Hangman on 04-02-19

Very lively

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Reviewed: 04-02-19

Cressida Cowell makes for a very entertaining interviewee, she talks in great detail about her ideas and influences and comes across as a very amiable and intelligent person. Love her books and sense of humour.

  • Emma Thompson

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  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson
  • Length: 14 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy- winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson chats to Audible's Robin Morgan about her part in an exclusive dramatisation of Northanger Abbey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting

  • By Anonymous User on 22-07-17

Hilarious interview

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Reviewed: 04-02-19

Love Emma Thompson, she is a hilarious story teller in her own right and a talented actress. She talks with real vigour and honesty here and is hilarious to listen to. She is so charismatic and intelligent, a great interview.

  • FREE: Audible Interview with Tracy Borman

  • Audible Sessions
  • By: Tracy Borman, Audible
  • Narrated by: Tracy Borman, Audible
  • Length: 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    4 out of 5 stars 12

Exclusive to Audible. Tracy Borman, author of the best-selling biography of Thomas Cromwell, takes us behind the scenes to reveal the intimate secrets of the Tudor court and the private lives of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I and more. If you could follow Henry VIII as he left the court and went to his private chambers, what would you see? Focusing on the daily routines of iconic royalty, Tracy Borman reveals the truth behind the glamorous exterior.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great interview

  • By Birthday Hangman on 04-02-19

Great interview

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Reviewed: 04-02-19

Tracy Borman talks so passionately about the Tudors it's impossible not to be interested in what she has to say. It's a well saturated period of history in terms of being talked about, written about etc. But Borman finds a way to take you into the minutiae of their world, so it takes you closer than ever before, and hearing how she came up with that is very interesting.

  • Samantha Shannon

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  • By: Sophie Plateau
  • Narrated by: Samantha Shannon
  • Length: 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Samantha Shannon joins Elise Italiaander in the Audible Studios to discuss her latest book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interview with the author

  • By Rio Carnival Girl on 06-02-19

Great interview

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Reviewed: 04-02-19

Covers a lot of topics, not just the books that the author has written/are coming up, but just a great overview to the author's influences and other interesting tidbits. Very good interview, really interesting.

  • Jodi Taylor — November 2016

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  • By: Robin Morgan
  • Narrated by: Jodi Taylor
  • Length: 14 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Jodi Taylor returns to the Audible Studios to talk with Robin Morgan about the latest installment in her Chronicles of St. Mary's series, her thoughts on the narrator of her audiobooks and her plans for Christmas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By Birthday Hangman on 01-02-19

Very entertaining

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Reviewed: 01-02-19

Really enjoyed this interview.
Touched on some of the points mentioned in the previous interview with Jodi Taylor. Told us a bit about the new short story and the books, and lots of entertaining discussion about her writing/life etc.
Very entertaining person to listen to.