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  • The Blood

  • Jem Flockhart, Book 3
  • By: E. S. Thomson
  • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Summoned to the riverside by the desperate, scribbled note of an old friend, Jem Flockhart and Will Quartermain find themselves on board the seamen's floating hospital, an old hulk known only as The Blood, where prejudice, ambition and murder seethe beneath a veneer of medical respectability. Onshore, a young woman, a known prostitute, is found drowned in a derelict boatyard. A man leaps to his death into the Thames, driven mad by poison and fear. The events are linked - but how?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love it, but where are the others?

  • By Elizabeth Ann Duffy on 15-04-19

I love it, but where are the others?

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

Reviewed: 15-04-19

Thomson has such a sumptuous gothic writing style, and a knack for turning out a gripping thriller. But why does Audible only have book three of the series. Where are the others?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Mortal Word

  • The Invisible Library, Book 5
  • By: Genevieve Cogman
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 64

In the latest novel in Genevieve Cogman's historical fantasy series, the fate of worlds lies in the balance. When a dragon is murdered at a peace conference, time-travelling librarian spy Irene must solve the case to keep the balance between order, chaos...and the Library. When Irene returns to London after a relatively straightforward book theft in Germany, Bradamant informs her that there is a top secret dragon-Fae peace conference in progress that the Library is mediating, and that the second-in-command dragon has been stabbed to death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of the series so far

  • By Elizabeth Ann Duffy on 28-11-18

The best of the series so far

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

Reviewed: 28-11-18

I love The Invisible Library series and in fifth book Cogman surpasses herself. The Blood Countess is a great, unnerving antagonist and the twists and turns of actors in the dragon, fae and even library factions makes for compulsive listening. All that and Cogman’s vivid and vital otherworldly Paris make for compulsive listening. Can’t wait for book 6 now :)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Arabian Nights: Volume 1

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Zahra Ahmadi, Raghad Chaar, Omid Djalili, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431

This multicast dramatisation of Arabian Nights: Volume 1 is an Audible Original reenvisioning of three iconic tales - with a twist. Adapted by the great Marty Ross, whose previous audio dramas include Romeo and Jude, Dark Shadows, Doctor Who and Blood and Stone, listeners can expect to hear Sheherezade, Ali Baba & 40 Thieves and Julnar the Sea Born as they've never done before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fiery, comedic and bursting with life.

  • By Elizabeth Ann Duffy on 19-05-18

Fiery, comedic and bursting with life.

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

Reviewed: 19-05-18

I LOVED this dramatisation, Marty Ross and the cast have brought new life to the old stories and I'm so glad they kept all the comedy, the eroticism and did not tone down the violence. Don't buy it for kids, it's made for listening to and enjoying night after night.

35 of 35 people found this review helpful

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  • Supernatural Horror Stories

  • Tales of Terror
  • By: Edith Nesbit
  • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Edith Nesbit is best known as the author of children's classics, such as The Railway Children. She was also a renowned author of ghost stories and othertales of terror, the macabre and the supernatural. In this collection of spine-chilling narratives, Nesbit presents us with a truly masterful set of tales of love which reaches out beyond the grave, ghosts, eerie incarnations, evil deeds and uncanny happenings. Perfect bedtime listening.... if you dare!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good stories, terrible narration

  • By Nigel on 04-12-12

Could have done with a quick edit

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

Reviewed: 18-08-15

Love Edith Nesbit's horror stories and the reader was great, but what really began to irk me where pauses, page turns and things like hesitations or coughs that should have been edited out in production.

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  • Peter Pan (BBC Children's Classics)

  • By: J.M. Barrie
  • Narrated by: Dramatisation
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

When Peter Pan flies into the night nursery of Wendy, John, and Michael Darling, he takes them on the journey, and the adventure, of a lifetime. Mermaids, wolves, and Indians weave their spell in the magical Never Never Land, where also lurks the wicked Captain Hook. Toyah Willcox stars as Peter Pan, with Ron Moody as Captain Hook, Roy Hudd as Smee, and June Whitfield as Mrs. Darling in this spectacular BBC Radio 4 dramatisation, with stunning sound effects and specially composed music.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best dramatisation ever made

  • By Elizabeth Ann Duffy on 07-03-08

The best dramatisation ever made

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-08

I loved this version of Peter Pan when I was a child and was delighted to find it again. The actors are perfect for their parts, the script it fantastic (a rara avis in adaptation as it retains the pure magic of the original book), humourous, dramatic and deeply moving (impossible not to well up at Tinkerbell's devotion) I recommend it to everyone.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful