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  • Sherlock Holmes: The Rediscovered Railway Mysteries and Other Stories

  • By: John Taylor
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

An Inscrutable Masquerade', 'The Conundrum of Coach 13', 'The Trinity Vicarage Larceny' and 'The 10.59 Assassin'. Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock Holmes stories, John Taylor has written four more mysteries featuring the world’s greatest detective. Read by acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch, these new adventures share all the suspense of the original tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nicely written and wonderfully read

  • By Carôle on 22-02-12

Pure sherlock

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Loved this collection of stories however the narrator made the experience complete benedict is Sherlock now but is is also a true

story teller in his own right

  • Wolf Hall

  • By: Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 24 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,771
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,813
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,816

Tudor England. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is charged with securing his divorce. Into this atmosphere of distrust comes Thomas Cromwell - a man as ruthlessly ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lose yourself in 16th century England

  • By Phil on 22-01-10

wonderful listen

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-11

I have listened to this book at least 3 times each time I have listened I have discovered more the language is spellbinding and simon slater's characterisation is amazing from cromwell to norfolk
He must be the narrator for part two when released

  • Wolf Hall

  • By: Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell, first as Wolsey's clerk, and later his successor. Cromwell is a wholly original man: the son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a charmer, a bully, a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events. Ruthless in pursuit of his own interests, he is as ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged Version!

  • By J. Smith on 04-01-19

wow

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-10

spectacular I read this over xmas and hated turning the final page so I have now downloaded and I have not been dissapointed
I know I will also hate to finish this a masterpiece

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Paths of Glory

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Roger Allam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 267

This is the story of a man who loved two women, and one of them killed him. Some people have dreams that are so outrageous that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. Francis Drake, Robert Scott, Percy Fawcett, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hillary and Neil Armstrong are among such individuals. But what if one man had such a dream, and when he'd achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic stuff

  • By Brand on 13-03-09

captivating

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-09-09

I could not press pause on my i touch once i started listening to this story the narration was first class i heard the final chapter waiting for a train and had to brush a tear away