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  • Dominion

  • By: C. J. Sansom
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045

The Great Smog. London. A dense, choking fog engulfs the city and beneath it, history is re-written…1952. Twelve years have passed since Churchill lost to the appeasers and Britain surrendered to Nazi Germany after Dunkirk. As the long German war against Russia rages on in the east, the British people find themselves under dark authoritarian rule: the press, radio and television are controlled; the streets patrolled by violent auxiliary police and British Jews face ever greater constraints.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dominion: Fantastic and Atmospheric Novel!

  • By David on 21-11-12

Very good

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

Reviewed: 04-03-19

Really enjoyed listening to this. The guy who reads the book was superb. Just fell short of a five for me as I was comparing it to Alone in Berlin which merits a solid 5. Still a thoroughly enjoyable listen. Highly recommended

  • Eastern Horizons

  • Hitchhiking the Silk Road
  • By: Levison Wood
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Levison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitchhike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of £750 - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more about the countries of the Caucasus and beyond - and meet the people who lived and worked there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Journey

  • By Agatha on 25-01-18

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 22-12-18

A really enjoyable travel book with a great underlying message. Highly recommended. I particularly enjoyed the manner in which this book was read by the narrator

  • Take Your Shot

  • How to Grow Your Business, Attract More Clients, and Make More Money
  • By: Robin Waite
  • Narrated by: Robin Waite
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Take Your Shot is the story about Russ Hibbert. Russ is a hard worker, dedicated to his wife and children, and building a career as a golf professional. But one day he wakes up and realizes his business is going nowhere. A chance meeting with business coach, David, leads to a dramatic change and an opportunity, for Russ, to design the business that he always wanted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Straight to the point...

  • By Daniel on 25-01-18

Waste of subscription

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-12-18

Compared to other books I’ve downloaded through my Audible subscription this was a massive disappointment. Although the idea of putting business advice into a story seems to have gone down well with other reviewers, I found it contrived and the characters irritating in the extreme, particularly the voice given to David. Full of annoying phraseology and cheesy one-liners, this was a truly awful listening experience from start to finish. Given he’s all for full money back if the product doesn’t meet expectation, I’m anticipating a refund any day now. As an online business seller I learnt absolutely nothing I’d consider of any value. Perhaps if you are a sports coach or tutor there might be some useful stuff, but the appeal of this book is not broad enough to merit the five star reviews.

  • Step by Step

  • The Life in My Journeys
  • By: Simon Reeve
  • Narrated by: Simon Reeve
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392

TV documentary maker Simon Reeve has dodged bullets on frontlines, hunted with the Bushmen of the Kalahari, dived with manta rays, seals and sharks, survived malaria, walked through minefields, tracked lions on foot, been taught to fish by the President of Moldova, and detained for spying by the KGB. After a decade spent making more than 80 programmes he has become a familiar face on British TV, well known for his extraordinary journeys across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world. But what most people don't know is that Simon's own journey started in a rough area of Acton, West London where he was brought up and left school with no qualifications.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn’t put it down!

  • By McStick on 18-09-18

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

I really enjoyed the early parts of this book. The later parts encouraged me to seek out some of his older documentaries on YouTube. I got the sense towards the end of the book it was just a rehash of his earlier career documentaries with some parts almost word for word what appeared in the televised documentaries. Also, the fact it missed off his more recent documentaries left me with the sense it was a book he’d compiled in downtime between projects a few years back that he’d finally got round to publishing. Perhaps I’m being too harsh but I think it thoroughly deserves at least 4/5 as it was a very enjoyable listen full of humour and inspiration.