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  • Darkest Hour

  • How Churchill Brought Us Back from the Brink
  • By: Anthony McCarten
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 68

May 1940. Britain is at war, European democracies are falling rapidly and the public are unaware of this dangerous new world. Just days after his unlikely succession to Prime Minister, Winston Churchill faces this horror - and a sceptical King and a party plotting against him. He wonders how he can capture the public mood and does so magnificently before leading the country to victory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome insight into

  • By mat brown on 19-01-18

Astounding book. Listened to it three times...

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

This is a really good read/listen. Factual and exciting. Beautifully narrated, bringing this incredible true tale alive. Will read a fourth time, no doubt....

  • Tamed

  • Ten Species That Changed Our World
  • By: Alice Roberts
  • Narrated by: Alice Roberts
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Tamed, written and read by Alice Roberts. The extraordinary story of the species that became our allies. For hundreds of thousands of years, our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals for survival. They were hunter-gatherers, consummate foraging experts, taking the world as they found it. Then a revolution occurred - our ancestors' interaction with other species changed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent science

  • By I. A. Wright on 24-03-18

Very interesting book well read....

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I liked Alice's writing and reading style. I travel often and my job is complicated. A good book like this is a welcome distraction.

  • Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks

  • 4th Doctor Novelisation
  • By: Terrance Dicks
  • Narrated by: Jon Culshaw, Nicholas Briggs
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 35

The place: Skaro. Time: the Birth of the Daleks. After a 1000 years of futile war against the Thals, Davros has perfected the physical form that will carry his race into eternity - the dreaded Dalek. Without feeling, conscience or pity, the Dalek is programmed to exterminate. At the command of the Time Lords, the Doctor travels back through time in an effort to totally destroy this terrible menace of the future. But even the Doctor cannot always win....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Read....

  • By Kevin on 13-10-17

Great Read....

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-17

A fabulous reading. Culshaw and Briggs brought Dicks alive. Exciting and fast paced. loved it.

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  • Doctor Who: Cybermen - the Invasion

  • A 2nd Doctor novelisation
  • By: Ian Marter
  • Narrated by: David Troughton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

An unabridged narration of an exciting classic novelisation, based on a TV adventure featuring the Second Doctor, as played by Patrick Troughton. Materialising in outer space, the Tardis is attached by a missile fired from the dark side of the moon. Back on Earth, the newly formed United Nations Intelligence Taskforce (UNIT), led by Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, is disturbed by a series of UFO sightings over Southern England.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What an amazing adaptation

  • By Richard on 05-05-16

A cracking good listen!

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

Reviewed: 13-12-16

David Troughton's narration is great - his voice very reminicent of his much missed father. Marter's gritty interpretation of the story is fabulous. I recommend.