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Chriswarburton

harrogate north yorkshire
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  • Ravenheart

  • Rigante, Book 3
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 105

Eight hundred years have passed since King Connavar of the Rigante and his bastard son, Bane, defeated the invading army of Stone. In that time, Connavar has become a legend, and the Rigante have lost the freedom so many gave their lives to preserve. A conquered people, they live and die under the iron rule of the Varlish, their culture all but destroyed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, well performed

  • By Hugh on 22-07-18

brilliant again

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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: 20-11-18

I've always loved gemmell's work, from a young age, and now I spend alot of my time driving the audio books are great.

  • Lancelot

  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 22 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Lancelot by Giles Kristian. The legions of Rome are a fading memory. Enemies stalk the fringes of Britain. And Uther Pendragon is dying. Into this fractured and uncertain world the boy is cast, a refugee from fire, murder and betrayal. An outsider whose only companions are a hateful hawk and memories of the lost. Yet he is gifted, and under the watchful eyes of Merlin and the Lady Nimue he will hone his talents and begin his journey to manhood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Arise Sir Giles!

  • By Simon on 19-06-18

Just brilliant

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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: 23-07-18

I loved this. what an awesome way of re-imagining the Arthurian legends.
frankly this has just dropped into my top five audio books..

  • The Falcon of Sparta

  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Michael Fox
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 324

When Cyrus, brother to the Great King of Persia, attempts to overthrow his reckless sibling, he employs a Greek mercenary army of 10,000 soldiers. When this army becomes stranded as a result of the unexpected death of Cyrus and then witnesses the treacherous murder of its entire officer corps, despair overtakes them. One man, Xenophon, rallies the Greeks. As he attempts to lead them to freedom across 1,500 miles of hostile territory seething with adversaries, 10,000 men set off on the long way home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Conn's Falcon Has Him Flying High Again!

  • By Simon on 10-05-18

great

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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: 05-07-18

classic iggulden fast paced, hidden twists And a great ending.
I want another one please

  • The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend

  • Drenai, Book 6
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 393

Druss. The Legend. Saviour of Skeln Pass. Protector of Dros Delnoch. The most famous - and dreaded - of Drenai's heroes. But before all men knew Druss, he was a young husband, hewing tress instead of men - most of the time - and held in check by his beloved wife, Rowena. When she is stolen by slavers, Druss becomes a killing machine intent on only one thing: Rowena's return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best ever listen

  • By Martha Alice Wolfgang on 15-08-17

gemmell at his finest<br />

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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: 23-10-17

I love this book. amazing performance as well. I have read this book hundreds of times and now the characters are coming to life in audio form. bravo..

  • Legend

  • Drenai, Book 1
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 957
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 906
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903

Druss, Captain of the Axe: the stories of his life were told everywhere. Instead of the wealth and fame he could have claimed, he had chosen a mountain lair, high in the lonely country bordering on the clouds. There the grizzled old warrior kept company with snow leopards and awaited his old enemy, death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Legends and Sagas!

  • By Simon on 26-06-17

stunning audio book

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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: 06-09-17

I have loved this book for years, and this takes it to another level. outstanding.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Betrayal

  • The Centurions I
  • By: Anthony Riches
  • Narrated by: Mark Noble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Rome, AD 68. Nero has committed suicide. One hundred years of imperial rule by the descendants of Julius Caesar has ended, and chaos rules. His successor, Galba, dismisses the incorruptible Germans of the Imperial Bodyguard for the crime of loyalty to the dead emperor. Ordering them back to their homeland, he releases a Batavi officer from a Roman prison to be their prefect. But Julius Civilis is not the loyal servant of empire that he seems.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A difficult topic to write about

  • By GRAHAM GILBERT on 21-03-17

again brilliant

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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: 28-06-17

great story always based on fact, fabulous characters that you really get behind. great pace and all in all another great book .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hearts of Stone

  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155

The Sunday Times best-selling author of The Gladiator and Brothers in Blood returns with another unpauseable, thrilling, and action-packed adventure. The fierce courage of the men and women of the Greek Resistance is brought to vivid life in Sunday Times best seller Simon Scarrow's powerful new novel of World War II. It's 1938. A perfect summer on the Greek island of Lefkas for three young people untroubled by the simmering politics of Europe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another gripping, historic tale.

  • By Ian C Dando on 01-11-16

a break from the norm, but fantastic...

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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: 07-02-16

I have read all of Mr Scarrows historical fiction, I love his characters and his pace. This was a change in era vastly different from his usual, but by 'eck he didn't disappoint.
A great story fantastically set in an amazing time. It is fast paced and gritty, it has romance and betrayal, fighting and greed.
I personally think this is one of his best books yet.
A must read for anyone.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful