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  • Drums of Autumn

  • Outlander, Book 4
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 44 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820

Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good place to stop

  • By Robyn on 27-01-13

Born in the USA

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

After their ship wrecked in America, Clare, Jamie and Ian make their way to Jamie's great aunt. Little do they know that Brianna has found a death notice for her parents and so makes her own trip through the stones to try and save them.

We get to know Roger a lot more and I enjoyed the pioneering aspect of starting Fraser Ridge afresh. The dog Rollo was sweet too, albeit probably a wolf!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Bachelor

  • Swell Valley Series, Book 3
  • By: Tilly Bagshawe
  • Narrated by: Scarlett Mack
  • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of...anything but a wife? The third audiobook in the Swell Valley series by best-selling author Tilly Bagshawe. Henry Saxton-Brae has it all - he's a titled, self-made millionaire, and his fiancée just happens to be a supermodel who is as kind and loyal as she is ravishingly beautiful. To top it all, he's just bought Hanborough Castle, the jewel in the crown of the Swell Valley.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Vicky on 14-06-18

Annoyingly Selfish

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

Reviewed: 20-12-16

This author is trying to be Jilly Cooper which is no bad thing as she's a great writer, but her leading male just doesn't have what Rupert Campbell Black does. I mean he is actually a nasty character with no redeeming points where Rupert is at least great with kids and the underdogs. I found myself not wanting him to get the girl as he didn't deserve her.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Voyager

  • Outlander, Book 3
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 43 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736

Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration

  • By kerbhugger on 22-10-08

Over the sea and far away

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

Reviewed: 16-12-16

It's hard to say too much without spoiling the book for you. Clare has discovered Jamie didn't die at Culloden, should she leave her daughter to return to her one true love?

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • You Are Dead

  • Roy Grace, Book 11
  • By: Peter James
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,247
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,139

You are Dead is the 11th thrilling crime novel in Peter James' Roy Grace series, narrated by Daniel Weyman. They were marked for death. The last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancée, Logan Somerville, are in a terrified mobile phone call. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the block of flats where they live in Brighton. Then she screams and the phone goes dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fantastic read!

  • By Liane on 31-05-15

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 07-12-16

I love getting a good bargain, this was in the daily deal, so I was well impressed!

Roy Grace is back, still tired from moving house and looking after a 5 month old. His team is getting smaller after losing a close detective friend and another being ill, but that doesn't stop his superiors pushing for success.

A serial killer is on the loose, seemingly copying Ted Bundy by brazenly taunting the police. Can Roy find him before it's too late?

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dragonfly In Amber

  • Outlander, Book 2
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 38 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,260
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 975
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant follow up

  • By Rachel on 17-08-08

Cliffhanger

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

Reviewed: 05-12-16

What a cliffhanger and kudos for managing one after 30 odd hours of listening!

That's what great about these books, you get totally wrapped up in them, and don't notice the time flying by.

Clare returns to Scotland with her now grown daughter. She is trying to pick up the courage to tell her all about her time travelling, and so we hear the second instalment of Clare and Jamie's love story.

The book is split between France and Scotland, as Jamie continues to work out what Prince Charlie's next move will be. I preferred it when they were back in Scotland and having lived in Edinburgh for a while, could recognise the areas they mentioned, which is always fun.

Went straight ahead and bought the third one, can't wait to start it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Outlander

  • Outlander, Book 1
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 32 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,080
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,621
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,631

This stunning blend of historical romance and time traveling adventure has captured the hearts of millions of readers around the world and catapulted author Diana Gabaldon to the top of the New York Times best seller list. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First book of a series

  • By L on 01-10-06

Superb

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

Reviewed: 27-11-16

or as my gramps used to say, "Brallies mean" (brilliant man!) and just how much better a listening experience is it with the kindle? So much easier to rewind than the stupid spinny wheel on the iPod.

Anyway I digress, this is the story of a lady, Clare, visiting the Highlands with her husband. She visits a set of standing stones like a mini Stonehenge and gets sucked back into the past and the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie.

It sounds rubbish and I was loathe to listen to it, despite a few recommendations, but I can admit I was wrong. I really loved this and listened to the whole lot in three days!

Clare must survive among the clans despite being a dreaded sassanach (English woman) and adept at medicine, which appears to be witchcraft to the locals. Her situation involves the necessity to wed and the happy couple cope with a risky life on the run from the Redcoats.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wildfire in His Arms

  • By: Johanna Lindsey
  • Narrated by: Tad Branson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Degan Grant is heading to California when he is called to apprehend three outlaws and turn them over to the law. But one of the outlaws, Maxine, is sassy, spirited - and insists she is innocent. Degan finds his desire for his beguiling prisoner sparking into a wildfire of passion between them. But they will have to risk confronting their pasts if they are to have any chance of a future in each other's arms....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice, wee romance

  • By sarahmoose2000 on 26-11-16

Nice, wee romance

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

Reviewed: 26-11-16

Cowboy romances are my secret shame, although they can't be that secret as I emailed my sister to let her know audible now lets you share books and she replied, "I don't do Western mush!", cheers!

A gunslinger offers to help a lawman bring in three arrests, only the first one isn't a young boy, it's a girl in disguise and he has to help her prove her innocence.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sweetheart, Sweetheart

  • By: Bernard Taylor
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

David Warwick, an Englishman living in New York, has a sudden premonition that his twin brother, Colin, is in danger. He returns to England and learns the shocking truth: both Colin and his young bride Helen have died ghastly deaths - deaths that no one in the village wants to talk about.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive and boring

  • By ziiigggg on 20-05-18

Feuding Families

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

Reviewed: 18-11-16

A twin suddenly feels heartbreaking pain and fears his brother may have been in an accident. Arriving back home in England he discovers his brother's death and tries to get some answers from the local villagers. Everyone is very distant and refuses to give him a straight answer. Quite long, but ok.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Rubber Match

  • By: Marcus Paul Cootsona
  • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

Fifty-nine-year-old Atherton tennis teaching pro and family man Wally Wilson won the 2011 US Open behind 250 mph serves and a timely disqualification, and was promptly banned from professional tennis. Two years later, Wally is picked to play Davis Cup, framed for stealing a Dutch masterwork, and hunted by obsessive-compulsive Mounties. There goes his nap.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Could have been so much better

  • By sarahmoose2000 on 15-11-16

Could have been so much better

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

Reviewed: 15-11-16

I love tennis, play it and watch it and camp out in front of the telly for Wimbledon, so this looked fab. Only it wasn't. It tried really hard to be quirky but the jokes fell flat and I must have fallen asleep at one point as a whole subplot about a stolen painting went passed me.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

  • By: Chris Cleave
  • Narrated by: Luke Thompson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

When war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up. Tom Shaw decides to give it a miss - until his flatmate, Alistair, unexpectedly enlists, and the conflict can no longer be avoided. Young, bright and brave, Mary is certain she'd be a marvelous spy. When she is - bewilderingly - made a teacher, she instead finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An astonishing blend of laughter and pain.

  • By Black Mary on 10-06-16

Eye Opener

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

Reviewed: 12-11-16

I never really appreciated how horrendous WWII was, I studied it at school like most people did but the range of emotions this book brought out it me was huge.

I felt the fear that Alasdair did when in Dunkirk and the trenches and anger at the silly, immature girls wanting to go and view the bombing sites as they thought it was exciting instead of being sorry at the great loss of the residents, and then a part of the evacuation process that I was unaware of, the almost racist aspect to it. Coloured children and the mentally and physically disabled were left behind in the cities when the able bodied kids were evacuated to the country. So many emotions will provoke you here, I really recommend it.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful