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  • Fall of Giants

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,607

A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a discovery

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-09-11

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-12-18

Very e notable Not only ext extremely educational but good story lines with great characters. Ken Folletsbooks always hold your attention throuighout.

  • Leverage in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 47
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter - but what was the motive of the masked men? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • O my

  • By simplyswing on 08-12-18

O my

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-18

The stories just keep coming and may it always be so i have enjoyed every one of them and.I am always eager to start the next.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Make a Sound

  • Nathan Cody, Book 3
  • By: David Jackson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794

You can't choose your family. Or can you? Meet the Bensons. A pleasant enough couple. They keep themselves to themselves. They wash their car, mow their lawn and pass the time of day with their neighbours. And they have a beautiful little girl called Daisy. There's just one problem. Daisy doesn't belong to the Bensons. They stole her. And now they've decided that Daisy needs a little brother or sister. DS Nathan Cody is about to face his darkest and most terrifying case yet....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jackson Makes it a Hat Trick!

  • By Simon on 08-05-18

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-18

Very very good. Held my attention the whole way throughout. I intend to listen to more of David Jackson's books. The kyou.

  • Saffron Lane

  • By: Anna Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 17

Nell has come to feel very at home in her beautiful corner of Wiltshire with her partner, Angus. What she could do with, however, is a challenge, and the prospect of bringing life back to an abandoned row of houses, Saffron Lane, is just what she’s looking for. Stacy, lost and alone after a divorce she didn’t see coming, is trying her best to start over. And Elise, battling her nieces who would force her into residential care, longs for a home where she can get back to her painting. When their paths cross, the future starts to look brighter - although not all goes according to plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By simplyswing on 15-11-18

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-18

A really. Good continuation of the story. I do hope there is.more to come. Thank you .

  • The Sword of God

  • John Milton, Book 5
  • By: Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459

A man called Milton walks into town.... On the run from his own demons, John Milton treks through the Michigan wilderness into the town of Truth. He's not looking for trouble, but trouble's looking for him. He finds himself up against a small-town cop who has no idea with whom he is dealing and no idea how dangerous he is. But Milton is double crossed and badly injured. Unarmed and alone, he flees into the remote Porcupine Mountains with a posse on his tail. His enemies thought they could hunt him down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another good listen

  • By Sally on 11-09-17

Ready for the next

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-10-18

Canny wait for the next Mark Dawwson book. They are always above standaard. I have enjoyed them all soo far

  • Echoes in Death

  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

After a party in New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas rides home with her billionaire husband, Roarke, happy to be done with cocktails and small talk. After another party, not far away, a woman retires to her bedroom with her husband - and walks into a brutal nightmare. Their paths are about to collide....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator's accents terrible

  • By Miles on 23-06-17

Good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-10-18

O have enjoyed all of this series of books. Always a good story we
L narrated.

  • Courtney's War

  • By: Wilbur Smith, David Churchill
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

Paris, 1939. Torn apart by war, Saffron Courtney and Gerhard von Meerbach are thousands of miles apart, both struggling for their lives. Gerhard - despite his objections to the Nazi regime - is fighting for the Fatherland, hoping to one day have the opportunity to rid Germany of Hitler and his cronies. But as his unit is thrown into the hellish attrition of the Battle of Stalingrad, he knows his chances of survival are dwindling by the day....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My First Wilbur Smith . . . Not my last!

  • By Simon on 09-09-18

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-18

I have read many books regarding the first and second world wars. This one takes the biiscuit. .more than excellent from the beginning to the very acceptable end. Thank you for a lifetime of books

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • One Quiet Woman

  • Ellindale Saga, Book 1
  • By: Anna Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Lancashire, 1930: Leah Turner's father has been killed in an accident at the laundry, and since her mother died years ago it falls to her to become sole provider for her little sister. But women's wages are half those of men, and pawning the few belongings she has left will keep their vicious rent collector at bay for only a few weeks, so even if she finds a job, they'll lose their home. Out of the blue, Charlie Willcox, the local pawnbroker, offers her a deal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

  • By V. Davy on 30-07-17

Loved it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Lovely book, well told and extremely well narrated. I look forward to reading !pre in this series.

  • One Kind Man

  • Ellindale Saga, Book 2
  • By: Anna Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Ann Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 53

Lancashire, 1931. When Finn Carlisle loses his wife and unborn child, he spends a few years travelling to keep the sad memories at bay. Just as he's ready to settle down again, his great-uncle dies and leaves everything to him. This includes Heythorpe House in Ellindale, just down the road from Leah Willcox and her little fizzy drink factory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Series just gets better.

  • By ian mcnamara on 21-01-19

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-18

As always with ANNA jacob s books, the story is good, is narrated excellently and look forward to my next book.

  • One Special Village

  • Ellindale Saga, Book 3
  • By: Anna Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

The third book in beloved and best-selling Anna Jacobs' Lancashire-based Ellindale saga. Lancashire, 1932. Widower Harry Makepeace lives in Manchester with his sickly daughter, Cathie, scrimping and saving to get by. But after she suffers a violent asthma attack, the doctors say she must move to the clean, fresh air of the countryside to have any hope of survival. When Harry chances upon a patch of land for sale in Ellindale and an advert for a disused railway carriage that can be made into a home, he snaps both up quickly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic series of books.

  • By ian mcnamara on 22-01-19

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-18

O enjoy all Anna jacob s books but this one in particular will always stay in my mind . Such a good story, brilliantly read as usuual.