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  • Carrier Pilot

  • By: Norman Hanson
  • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50

In 1942, Norman Hanson learned to fly the Royal Navy's newest fighter: the US-built Chance Vought Corsair. Fast, rugged, and demanding to fly, it was an intimidating machine. But in the hands of its young Fleet Air Arm pilots, it also proved to be a lethal weapon. Posted to the South Pacific aboard HMS Illustrious, Hanson and his squadron took the fight to the Japanese. Facing a desperate and determined enemy, Kamikaze attacks, and the ever-present dangers of flying off a pitching carrier deck, death was never far away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new perspective on a rarely mentioned group of men

  • By Stephen Howlett on 25-11-17

Thought provoking tale

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

Reviewed: 16-12-18

A reminder of the heroism of all those who served in the forces during the world war 2. I found the naration a little strange at first but got used to the stile quickly. The story is well told and engaging with the right amount of humour to take the edge off the underlying threat of death faced by all.

  • The Hangman's Revolution

  • W.A.R.P. Book 2
  • By: Eoin Colfer
  • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Young FBI agent Chevie Savano arrives back in modern-day London after a time-trip to the Victorian age, to find the present very different from the one she left. Europe is being run by a Facsist movement known as the Boxites, who control their territory through intimidation and terror. Chevie's memories come back to her in fragments, and just as she is learning about the WARP program from Professor Charles Smart, inventor of the time machine, he is killed by secret service police.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good yarn

  • By Runabout 66 on 26-03-18

Another good yarn

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

Reviewed: 26-03-18

More twists and turns, making this a very entertaining story with more to follow, great.

  • The President's Daughter

  • Sean Dillon Series, Book 6
  • By: Jack Higgins
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Twenty years ago a young war hero saved a life and began a passionate affair. Now that young war hero is president of the United States, and a souvenir from his past, a beautiful daughter he never knew existed, surfaces as the first of many secrets to be kept from public knowledge. But someone, somewhere, has uncovered the truth. The girl is seized by religious zealots, and unless the president complies with their demands, her execution is certain. Yet if he gives in, the Middle East will ignite in war. He calls in the only men who can help: Sean Dillon and Blake Johnson.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful performance

  • By James Wright on 12-05-17

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 29-03-17

Superb fast moving entertainment. Very well written and narated. I only wish it could have been longer

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  • A Game of Thrones (Part Two)

  • Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,598

This is Part Two of Book 1 of the A Song of Ice and Fire Series. This first volume in the hugely popular and highly acclaimed epic fantasy series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE is unabridged and split into two parts. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, starring Sean Bean. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best fantasy around if you have the time

  • By Marcus on 01-01-12

A great listen

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

Reviewed: 04-07-13

Would you consider the audio edition of A Game of Thrones (Part Two) to be better than the print version?

Much better than the print version, my main listening is in the car whilst driving to and from work I don't think the printed version would mix with driving

What does Roy Dotrice bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His narration using different voices for the people in the book help the story flow not to everyone's taste but I think it's fine

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

The end I wanted it to continue

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