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  • Azincourt

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Damien Goodwin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 284

An extraordinary and dramatic depiction of the legendary battle of Agincourt from the number one historical novelist Agincourt, fought on October 25th 1415, St Crispin's Day, is one of England’s best-known battles, in part through the brilliant depiction of it in Shakespeare's Henry V, in part because it was a brilliant and unexpected English victory and in part because it was the first battle won by the use of the longbow - a weapon developed by the English which enabled them to dominate the European battlefields....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Stunning!

  • By Simon on 09-09-15

Stunning book shame about the narrator

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

Reviewed: 20-03-17

I loved the book but the narrator was a little off putting. I think I got used to him by the end of the book. he just sounded bored.

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  • The Age of War

  • The Warsworn, Book 2
  • By: Ben Hale
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Relentless in their pursuit of perfection, the rock trolls have waged war for millennia. Legendary warriors, vast armies, and even dragons have fallen before their might. But now their enemy comes from within. Rising to the throne by right, King Sybrik seeks conflict even as his people dwindle and perish. His thirst for blood will see no end. Unless Tryton can stop him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another great story from Ben Hale

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-11-18

Brilliant Ben Hale

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

Reviewed: 07-11-16

Another brilliant book from Ben Hale.
Ralph Lister's narration is becoming easier on the ear with each word.

  • The Flesh of War

  • Warsworn, Book 1
  • By: Ben Hale
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 61

Forged for combat, the rock trolls have no equal. They train from birth, endure brutal conditioning, and mark their skin with every kill. They have become the very flesh of war, but their history of honor has been forgotten. Now a bounty has been issued, one which calls for the extermination of their race. To survive they must awaken to what they have lost, before their enemies begin to gather. Born in the midst of a bloody conflict, Tryton bears a heart of peace. His talent will command respect, but his nature is the true weapon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Omg

  • By Tony on 28-04-17

Another brilliant Ben Hale book

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

Reviewed: 01-11-16

I loved the book however the narrator took a little time to get used to.

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  • Impact of the Fallen

  • The White Mage, Book 4
  • By: Ben Hale
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Empowered with the magic of luck, the Master has no equal. At her command, the Dark has devoured half the globe. Entire nations have been erased, continents have vanished, and billions are dead. The desperate survivors have joined a worldwide evacuation to the Americas. Their hope died when the Oracle fell.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Simon Price on 28-07-18

Another brilliant Ben Hale book.

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

Reviewed: 13-06-16

The narration was brilliant.
The story, a continuation of the White Mage Saga, was as you would expect from Ben. Looking forward to the next in the series.

  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Harry Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,877
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,646

A century before A Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros.... A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin's ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there were Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals - in stature if not experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great intro to Westeros if u can't face the Epics!

  • By Mini on 04-11-15

George R R but not quite.

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

Reviewed: 17-10-15

I really enjoyed it but it didn't feel quite like a normal Game of Thrones book as it was written from only one perspective.

It also felt like three smaller short stories and not one short novel.

As a standalone book it works well.

  • Hellfire: Danny Black, Book 3

  • By: Chris Ryan
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566

Islamic State is here, all around us. There is no defence. Only attack. On the Syria/Iraq border, a British hostage is beheaded by IS terrorists. When the executioner breaks down, he is led into a nearby tent, where a masked figure is waiting for him. This mysterious person is treated with a mixture of respect and terror. They call him the Caliph.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Worth the Wait

  • By Matthew of Melk on 29-08-15

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 10-09-15

Brilliantly written with twists and turns a plenty.
The narrator and his accents worked well.