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  • The Rosie Result

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 72

Until 12 years ago, geneticist Don Tillman had never had a second date. Then he developed The Wife Project and met Rosie, 'the world's most incompatible woman'. Now, having survived 4,380 days of marriage, Don's life-contentment graph, recently at its highest point, is curving downwards. Rosie has just returned to work and is struggling with an obnoxious coworker. Don, meanwhile, is in hot water after his latest lecture goes viral. But their real worry is their son, Hudson, who is having trouble at school: his teachers say he isn't fitting in with the other kids.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fitting finale to a wonderful trilogy

  • By Gina L on 11-04-19

Absolutely fantastic

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

Reviewed: 21-04-19

Being on the spectrum myself this book is an especial delight, laugh out funny and thought provoking too, Graeme you are a genius in your character creation and handling of the subject. The narration is spot on, all three book were a dream to listen to, I can't recommend this book highly enough

  • A Capitol Death

  • Flavia Albia, Book 7
  • By: Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

The next book in the gripping Flavia Albia series, by acclaimed author Lindsey Davis. A tragic accident...or was it? Emperor Domitian has been awarded (or rather, has demanded) yet another Triumph to celebrate two so-called victories. Preparations are going smoothly until one of the men overseeing arrangements for the celebration accidentally falls to his death from a cliff on the symbolic Capitoline Hill. But an old woman comes forward, insisting that the man was in fact pushed - and she refuses to leave it alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story well told and read

  • By P M Kitchen on 14-04-19

Excellent, welcom back Flavia

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

Reviewed: 05-04-19

Well seven books in to the series and we are on an upward trajectory in quality from Lindsey Davis, the handover from Falco has been long forgotten (who?). This is another cracking Roman whodunit. Narration is good from Jane

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Big Over Easy

  • Nursery Crime Adventures, Book 1
  • By: Jasper Fforde
  • Narrated by: Luke Thompson
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25

Best-selling author Jasper Fforde begins an effervescent new series. It's Easter in Reading - a bad time for eggs - and no one can remember the last sunny day. Humpty Dumpty, well-known nursery favourite, large egg, ex-convict and former millionaire philanthropist, is found shattered beneath a wall in a shabby area of town.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun read

  • By Cherry Rogers on 20-04-19

A Procedural crime story with a twist

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

Reviewed: 17-03-19

This is a pure delight, with the intermingling of crime and nursery characters living in the world, this shouldn't work, but does and beautifully, it engaged me both as a crime mystery and also on the humour and how nursery stories can be viewed as crimes. The narration is spot on.

  • Ep. 6: Home, Then Home Home (Slaving Away Series 2)

  • By: Miranda Kane
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 104

It’s time for Miranda to face the music. Despite putting it off for weeks, it’s time to face her family after her drunken revelations. On the drive back, they muse over the good, the bad and the ugly of sex-work, before Laveen has a booking of her own. However, when they get back to London, Miranda realises their tour has put more of a strain on Dan and Laveen’s relationship than she knew, and takes drastic action to help put them on the right track.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We demand a 3rd Series

  • By Ron on 09-03-19

We demand a 3rd Series

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

Reviewed: 09-03-19

Excellent Sit-com and mistress demands we have a third series, and mistress gets want mistress asks for, don't let her down!

Seriously this does have legs for another series Miranda's writing is top notch, although sometime very close for with the adult subject material, supporting cast excellent. I listened to the whole series in one sitting, and time flew, which to me is the hallmark of a 5 star product

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Blood of Rome

  • Eagles of the Empire, Book 17
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226

It is AD 55. As trouble brews on the eastern fringes of the Roman Empire, Tribune Cato and Centurion Macro must prepare for war.... The wily Parthian Empire has invaded Armenia, a frontier territory claimed by Rome, ousting King Rhadamistus. The king is ambitious and ruthless, but he is vital to Rome's strategic interests. General Corbulo must restore him to power while also readying the troops for war with the powerful Parthian Empire. Corbulo orders new arrivals Cato and Macro, and their elite cohort of Praetorian Guards, to carry out the task.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scarrow's Masterchef Moment!

  • By Simon on 22-11-18

The Boys are back!

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

Reviewed: 18-11-18

Another outing for our boys Cato and Macro (Uncle Mac Mac), start in typical fashion sending the boys off to dangerous territory, but twist with a bit of psychological effect of war on people and our heroes, quite apt for the release date (Nov 2018). Very enjoyable romp into the Ancient world, Jonathan Keeble is excellent portraying the voices. One final thing this book will continue...……...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Tombland

  • The Shardlake Series, Book 7
  • By: C. J. Sansom
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 37 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700

The nominal king, Edward VI, is 11 years old. His uncle Edward Seymour, Lord Hertford, rules as Protector. The extirpation of the old religion by radical Protestants is stirring discontent among the populace while the Protector’s prolonged war with Scotland is proving a disastrous failure and threatens to involve France. Worst of all, the economy is in collapse, inflation rages and rebellion is stirring among the peasantry. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb - Samson’s best yet

  • By Jim__Leeder on 26-10-18

Brilliant! 5 star Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 25-10-18

An excellent Shardlake novel, combining a murder mystery with an in depth historical account of the Norwich rebellion, a pure joy to listen to, and kept me entertain for start to finish, include the 3 hours plus of historical notes at the end, fascinating stuff

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • A Column of Fire

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 3
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374

Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald. Then Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen and all of Europe turns against England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another masterpiece

  • By Amazon Customer on 30-09-17

Five star Follett does it again

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

Another great historical romp, this time spanning the Elizabethan age, less Kingsbridge this time more global, and covering the religious wars between Protestants and Catholics, good plots, and characters, cross in a rich narrative, a definite must for all who enjoy their historical fiction or history brought to life

John Lee's narration is as good as ever

  • Lethal White

  • Cormoran Strike, Book 4
  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 22 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,012
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,568

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most epic Galbraith/Rowling novel yet

  • By Mikey on 19-09-18

Enjoyable piece

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

Reviewed: 22-09-18

lots of personal stuff here between Robin and Cormoran, which to adds to the depth of the stories, and pans the length of the book out :-)
Overall entertaining and enjoyable

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Unseen Academicals

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: David Jason, Jon Culshaw, Mathew Horne, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 989

Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork - not the old fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else. The prospect of the Big Match draws in a street urchin with a wonderful talent for kicking a tin can, a maker of jolly good pies, a dim but beautiful young woman who might just turn out to be the greatest fashion model there has ever been, and the mysterious Mr Nutt.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible adaptation of a wonderful book

  • By Kate on 10-07-18

Foot the Ball comes to discworld

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

Brilliant adaptation of the novel, the Uni must win the town v gown 100 year match or lose their funding, but more importantly the 12 cheese cheeseboard, throw in a bit of Romeo and Juliet along with a goblin and dwarves, add a bit of Dirk Maggs genius plus the final chapter's foot the ball commentary and you'll find you've listened to a real gem. More please!!!!

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Kingdom Come

  • Kingmaker, Book 4
  • By: Toby Clements
  • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 466
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 428

Toby Clements's fourth and final instalment in the Kingmaker historical series, set during England's bloody and brutal War of the Roses. 1470. The recent tensions between King Edward and his great ally the Earl of Warwick lie forgotten these past months, but even as winter tightens her grip on the land, the peace is shattered by a vicious attack on one of the King's allies. Long buried secrets are brought to the surface, and Thomas and Katherine must finally decide where their loyalties lie and to choose between fight or flight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb series of books

  • By j c hare on 25-09-17

Oh my a series of audio treatments

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

Reviewed: 15-04-18

If you are into historical drama then this is a must, never before have I had the period of the War of the Roses brought so to life for me, at the commoner level. Absolutely brilliant