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  • The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England

  • By: Dan Jones
  • Narrated by: Dan Jones
  • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
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England’s greatest royal dynasty, the Plantagenets, ruled over England through eight generations of kings. Their remarkable reign saw England emerge from the Dark Ages to become a highly organised kingdom that spanned a vast expanse of Europe. Plantagenet rule saw the establishment of laws and creation of artworks, monuments and tombs which survive to this day, and continue to speak of their sophistication, brutality and secrets. Dan Jones brings you a new vision of this battle-scarred history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely love Dan Jones books

  • By Kym Angrave on 13-05-2019

Absolutely love Dan Jones books

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Reviewed: 13-05-2019

This was such a great book and beautifully read by Dan Jones
I have read all his books available on audible and eagily await his new one on the Crusades

  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
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The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known... of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul... of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame... and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • my favourite book!

  • By Matt on 09-01-2016

My favourite book

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Reviewed: 05-05-2019

My second read of this collossal book. How i love this book
You must read this

  • Atlantic

  • Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms,and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
  • By: Simon Winchester
  • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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Atlantic is a biography of a tremendous space that has been central to the ambitions of explorers, scientists, and warriors, and continues profoundly to affect our character, attitudes, and dreams. Spanning the ocean's story, from its geological origins to the age of exploration, from World War II battles to today's struggles with pollution and overfishing, Winchester's narrative is epic, intimate, and awe inspiring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Kym Angrave on 11-04-2019

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 11-04-2019

Well another brilliantly researched book by Simon and narrated beautifully by him
I have read most of his books and love them all

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Knowledge

  • By: Lewis Dartnell
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
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Maybe it was a viral pandemic or an asteroid strike or perhaps nuclear war. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it has ended, and you and the other survivors must start again. What key knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? Once you’ve scavenged what you can, how do you begin producing the essentials? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book

  • By Kym Angrave on 29-03-2019

Awesome book

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Reviewed: 29-03-2019

Loved this book, so much research, i loved his new book as well
You need to read this

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Origins

  • How the Earth Made Us
  • By: Lewis Dartnell
  • Narrated by: John Sackville
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 12
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When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us? As a species we are shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece; and today voting behaviour in the United States follows the bed of an ancient sea. The human story is the story of these forces, from plate tectonics and climate change, to atmospheric circulation and ocean currents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book

  • By Kym Angrave on 15-03-2019

Awesome book

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Reviewed: 15-03-2019

I absolutely loved this book, i learnt so much
Fantastic research done and great Narrator

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Key

  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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1956. It's Ellen Crosby's first day as a student nurse at Ambergate Hospital. When she meets a young woman admitted by her father, little does Ellen know that a choice she will make is to change both their lives for ever...2006. Sarah is drawn to the now abandoned Ambergate. Whilst exploring the old corridors she discovers a suitcase belonging to a female patient who entered Ambergate fifty years earlier. The shocking contents, untouched for half a century, will lead Sarah to unravel a forgotten story of tragedy and lost love, and the chance to make an old wrong right.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Only ok

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-05-2018

Lovely story

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Reviewed: 13-03-2018

Beautifully written original story narrated by one of UKs best talents, loved it
Absolutely recommend it and also The Letter by the same author

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I didn' want it to end (I know that seems ghastly)

  • By Sarah on 30-04-2018

Fantastic story

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Reviewed: 10-03-2018

Wow what a brilliantly written powerful story
Set in one of Mans darkest times, a story of 2 peoples love and the will to survive the horrors of war
Thoroughly recommend it to everyone

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Letter

  • By: Kathryn Hughes
  • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 41
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

The Number One Kindle best seller guaranteed to break your heart. Every so often a love story comes along to remind us that sometimes, in our darkest hour, hope shines a candle to light our way. Discover the Number One best seller that has captured thousands of hearts worldwide.... Tina Craig longs to escape her violent husband. She works all the hours God sends to save up enough money to leave him, also volunteering in a charity shop to avoid her unhappy home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a great story

  • By Fiona on 21-03-2017

Wonderful original story

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Reviewed: 05-03-2018

Just finished listening to this great book
I couldn’t put it down, beautifully written and narrated
Looking forward to reading more by Kathryn Hughes

  • Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin

  • The Early Years, 1926-1966
  • By: Kenneth Womack
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 5
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Maximum Volume offers a glimpse into the mind, the music, and the man behind the sound of the Beatles. George Martin's working-class childhood and musical influences profoundly shaped his early career in the BBC's Classical Music department and as head of the EMI Group's Parlophone Records. Out of them flowed the genius behind his seven years producing the Beatles' incredible body of work, including such albums as Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Abbey Road.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Waiting for part 2 .....

  • By Won on 20-01-2019

About time a great book written about Sir George

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Reviewed: 07-09-2017

If you could sum up Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin in three words, what would they be?

Fantastic enjoyable Memorable

What was one of the most memorable moments of Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin?

Can't get over how much he packed into his life

Which character – as performed by Paul Woodson – was your favourite?

John Lennon

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh at times and sad at times

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • All Creatures Great and Small

  • The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 69
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The inspiration for the BBC series of the same name. Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semiferal cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo, James find he is on a learning curve as steep as the hills around him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beaut book but.....

  • By Nola Coulthurst on 15-11-2018

Was just like sitting down and watching the series

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Reviewed: 22-08-2017

Where does All Creatures Great and Small rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top of the top

What other book might you compare All Creatures Great and Small to, and why?

All the others in the series

Have you listened to any of Christopher Timothy’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No first one but I want to read all them in the series but only 1 and 4 are available, please when can volume 2 and 3 be done?

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, would have been great but time wouldn't allow and I wanted to savior it