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  • Rumpole of the Bailey

  • By: John Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361

In these witty and comic stories, Horace Rumpole takes on a variety of clients and activities. He, of course, brings each case to a successful end, all the while quoting poetry and drinking claret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Joy

  • By suet on 13-11-18

Deliciously funny

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-03-19

Prep school Master called it the lowest form of wit but still very funny. Very effectively delivered by an excellent reader Thank you what fun.

  • The Russia House

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 257

It is the third summer of perestroika. Niki Landau, philanderer and travelling rep, attends the first Moscow audio fair and is asked by beautiful young Katya to take a parcel back to England. It’s addressed to Barley Blair, jazz-player and drinker, and contains information vital to the defence of the West. But times and heroes are changing. And Barley Blair is a man who makes his own rules of engagement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect voice for the master's stories

  • By Peter on 21-06-11

Fascinating description of Spy life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-06-18

Really well written More complex than his previous books. Thank you Mr Cornwall i really enjoyed it

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Crooked Heart

  • By: Lissa Evans
  • Narrated by: Jo Unwin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

When Noel Bostock - aged 10, no family - is evacuated from London to escape the Blitz, he ends up living in St Albans with Vera Sedge. The war's thrown up new opportunities for making money, but on her own, she's a disaster. With Noel, she's a team. Together they cook up an idea and Vee starts to make a profit. But there are plenty of other people making money out of the war, and some of them are dangerous….

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected Pleasure

  • By THERESE on 27-03-16

Memory

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-18

A lot of memories evoked in my subconscious for these war years surrounded by debris of the blitz. Very well told and written Thanks

  • War

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens, Sophie Okonedo, Juliet Stevenson, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8

There's a whole world of Dahl still to discover in a newly collected audiobook of his deliciously dark tales for adults. In war, are we at our heroic best or our cowardly worst? Featuring the autobiographical stories from Roald Dahl's time as a fighter pilot in the Second World War as well as seven other tales of conflict and strife, Dahl reveals the human side of our most inhumane activity.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Warning

  • By Craig M. Hanson on 11-10-17

Brilliant as usual

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-02-18

Yes I always find these stories vast mating and very well Read. Thank you Audible. If only I could tell mybtales so well. My sons want me to do that So

  • Disgrace

  • Department Q, Book 2
  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184

Kimmie’s home is on the streets of Copenhagen. To live she must steal. She has learned to avoid the police and never to stay in one place for long. But now others are trying to find her. And they won’t rest until she has stopped moving - for good. Detective Carl of Department Q, the cold cases division, has received a file concerning the brutal murder of a brother and sister 20 years earlier. A group of boarding school students were the suspects at the time - until one of their numbers confessed and was convicted.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely hooked!

  • By Hilary Harrison on 21-10-12

Violent but revelatory

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Quite difficult writing this text. Difficult to see. Thanks for reading gs

So well .

  • Alphabet House

  • By: Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 161

How long can you pretend to be mad without going mad? Two English pilots are forced to find out when they are shot down behind enemy lines in 1944. The area is swarming with German troops, so, unable to escape, they ditch their clothing and personal belongings, pose as German soldiers, and board a train carrying wounded SS men home from the eastern front.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gripping page turner

  • By Richenda on 30-08-15

Lasted well and consistent.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-18

Yes a good read and intrepid tale. Thank you Jossi. Complicated plot but. With the habits of I termittent listening well understood. Post traumatic stress disorders are not confined to soldiers or airmen in this case.

  • Cockroaches

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 965

Harry is on a special mission. Detective Harry Hole arrives in a steaming hot Bangkok. The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room, and Harry has been sent to investigate. It’s clear that the Ambassador’s family are hiding some secrets of their own, but few people are willing to talk.He needs to solve a crime and avoid a scandal. When Harry lays hands on some incriminating CCTV footage, things only get more complicated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cochroaches by Jo Nesbo

  • By Steven on 08-12-13

Usual high standard

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-18

My prep school master called them tuppeny halfpenny thrillers. But I enjoy them and they ususllyhelp me to slee. I wake up to the finale or wendepunkt as the germans call it. The denouement a la Francais

  • Whiteout

  • Dark Iceland, Book 5
  • By: Ragnar Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Two days before Christmas, a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted village of Kalfshamarvik. Did she jump, or did something more sinister take place beneath the lighthouse and the abandoned old house on the remote rocky outcrop? With winter closing in and the snow falling relentlessly, Ari Thor Arason discovers that the victim's mother and young sister also lost their lives in this same spot, 25 years earlier....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark Christmas Chills

  • By Grab This Book on 16-11-17

Quite listenable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-12-17

Ghastly story Fairly well written God price. Thanks a lot for this book and well reading

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Deception

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Derek Jacobi, Juliet Stevenson, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected audiobook of his darkest stories, read by Richard Griffiths, Andrew Scott, Derick Jacobi, Mark Heap, Juliet Stevenson and Stephen Mangan. Why do we lie? Why do we deceive those we love most? What do we fear revealing? In these 10 tales of deception, master storyteller Roald Dahl explores our tireless efforts to hide the truth about ourselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jolly Good

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-11-16

Be st ever Dahl. Thanks

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-17

Really enjoyed this amazing book Very typical Dahl. Full of surprises which you can almost predict

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Redbreast: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 3

  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727

Harry Hole, drunkard, loner and brilliant detective is reassigned to surveillance after a high profile mistake. He’s bored by his new job until a report of a rare and unusual gun being fired sparks his interest because of its possible links to Neo Nazi activity. Then a former soldier is found with his throat cut. Next Harry’s former partner is murdered. Why had she been trying to reach Harry on the night her head was smashed in?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow burner, but thrilling finish

  • By Steven on 06-09-11

Very complicated. Then unravels quickly The tension key up well

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-12-17

Well written storyline. But the usual ghastly violence associated with the horrors of the second world war