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  • This Was a Man

  • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 7
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267

This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives, and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly entertaining rollicking melodrama

  • By Kirstine on 08-11-16

Jeffry Archer's book alway enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-12-16

I think it was time to finish the story. Not one of his best as didn't have intriguing twists. Quite predictable but still enjoyable. Looking forward to something new from him.

  • Mightier than the Sword: Clifton Chronicles, Book 5

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065

When the bomb goes off, how many passengers on the Buckingham lose their lives? You will only find out if you read the opening chapter of  Mightier than the Sword. When Harry visits his publisher in New York, he's told that he's been elected the new president of English PEN and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in a Russian gulag in Siberia.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still no ending?

  • By mollyeyre on 02-03-15

As always value for money

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

Reviewed: 10-04-15

I'm never disappointed with Jefrey Archer. Even when he spins and drags out a story still enjoyable.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Oh Dear Silvia

  • By: Dawn French
  • Narrated by: Dawn French, James Fleet, Llewella Gideon, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 884

Who is in Coma Suite Number 5? A matchless lover? A supreme egotist? A selfless martyr? A bad mother? A cherished sister? A selfish wife? All of these. For this is Silvia Shute, who has always done exactly what she wants. Until now, when her life suddenly, shockingly stops. Her past holds a terrible secret, and now that she is unconscious in a hospital bed, her constant stream of visitors are set to uncover the mystery of her broken life. Meanwhile she must lie there, victim of the beloveds, the borings, the babblings and the plain bonkers. Like it or not, the truth is about to pay Silvia a visit. Again, and again and again...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious!!!!

  • By Indigoleopard on 01-11-12

Love Dawn French but....

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

Reviewed: 05-10-13

This was one of the dullest books I've listened to for a while. Couple of very nice characters in the book and the performance really good but not what I was hoping for. Quite sad.

  • Blind Faith

  • By: Ben Elton
  • Narrated by: Glen McCready
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

As Trafford Sewell struggles to work through the usual crowds of commuters, he is confronted by the intimidating figure of his Parish Confessor. Why has Trafford not been streaming his every moment of sexual intimacy onto the community website like everybody else? Does he think he's different or special in some way? Better than his fellow man and woman? Does he have something to hide? Imagine a world where everyone knows everything about everybody.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • depressingly plausible dystopian future-Britain

  • By Mike on 01-03-15

One of his worst

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

Reviewed: 05-10-13

Not really futuristic and not much happens in the book. It feels as though BE came up with couple lines and then had to drag them out to make a book. Having said that it still keeps you listening.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Shall We Tell the President

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

6 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes to go . . .At the end of The Prodigal Daughter, Florentyna Kane is elected President - the first woman President of the United States. At 7.30 one evening the FBI learn of a plot to kill her - the 1572nd such threat of the year. At 8.30 five people know all the details. By 9.30 four of them are dead.FBI agent Mark Andrews alone knows when. He also knows that a senator is involved. He has six days to learn where - and how. Six days to prevent certain death of the President.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not his best

  • By s on 05-10-13

Good but not his best

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

Reviewed: 05-10-13

I like JA's style of writing. He gets you hooked straight away and with this book it is the same. Not really one of his best stories though, bit predictable and dull but nevertheless enjoyable.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • The Devil and the River

  • By: R. J. Ellory
  • Narrated by: Eric Meyers, Laurence Bouvard
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

‘When the rains came they found the girl's face. Just her face. At least that was how it appeared...’. Sheriff John Gaines is called down to the riverside when the body of a teenage girl is found. It is that of Nancy Denton - a girl missing for over two decades. Now she's been found her mother can finally put her memory to rest, but Nancy's body bears horrific mutilations that suggest she was subjected to a terrifying voodoo ritual. As Gaines digs ever deeper into the dark secrets of the town he is forced to confront his own demons…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the time invested.

  • By Becky on 08-04-16

I'm affraid I gave up half the way.

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

Reviewed: 17-08-13

Just really couldn't make heads or tails of this story. Kept on waiting for the story to evolve but nothing. Myabe I'm a bit impatient so gave up and bought another book instead.

  • Hell House

  • By: Richard Matheson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 266

For over 20 years, Belasco House has stood empty. Regarded as the Mt. Everest of haunted houses, its shadowed walls have witnessed scenes of unimaginable horror and depravity. All previous attempts to probe its mysteries have ended in murder, suicide, or insanity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent listen

  • By Sara on 30-06-09

Bit Dull, nothing happened till Chapter 15

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

Reviewed: 17-08-13

My first horror book, was expecting a bit of trill but nothing really. Just at the end few interesting things happened. To be honest wasn't worth the time and money. The Title sounded great.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Sons of Fortune

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

It is Greenwich, Connecticut, in the early 1950s, and a set of twins is separated at birth by a desperate nurse. Nat Davenport goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman. But his twin brother is to begin his days as Fletcher Cartwright, the son of a wealthy CEO and his wife.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read

  • By Lusiwasi on 19-09-15

Not one of his good ones

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

Reviewed: 03-06-13

I found the story predictable and quite boring. Hoped I would get into it but Alas no. Dull dull dull. Sorry usually love Jeffry Archer books but found this one disappointing .

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Micky Flanagan - The Out Out Tour

  • Live
  • By: Micky Flanagan
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Micky has become one of the hottest new comics to break through to national fame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very funny

  • By John on 24-12-12

Love his sense of humour

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

Reviewed: 03-06-13

Laugh a minute. Bit difficult listening to it on the tube as I'm sure I looked mad laughing out loud! Loved it

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Two Brothers

  • By: Ben Elton
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

Berlin 1920: Two babies are born. Two brothers. United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood. As Germany marches into its Nazi Armageddon, the ties of family, friendship and love are tested to the very limits of endurance. And the brothers are faced with an unimaginable choice.... Which one of them will survive? Ben Elton's most personal novel to date, Two Brothers transports the reader to the time of history's darkest hour.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Briliant!

  • By M on 19-01-13

Best book I've read for ages.

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

Reviewed: 03-06-13

This is one of Ben Elton's best books in my opinion. The charge tours were alive, the story hard breaking and informative. Quite scary at points as it reminds us how easily we can all be manipulated to hate for no reason. I'll be listening to it again. Totally recommend it.