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  • Wolf Hall

  • By: Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 24 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2009.
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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just brilliant

  • By Anonymous User on 19-08-2017

No idea what was going on

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-12-2018

Struggled to have a clue how many Thomas's there are, who was who and what was happening. I think this assumes a lot of prior knowledge and context. only finished out of spite - but sadly it's hours of my life I won't get back.

  • Travels with Charley

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Believing that a good, interesting life is marked by quality, not quantity, John Steinbeck took note of his itchy feet and prepared to travel. He was accompanied by his French poodle, Charley, diplomat and watchdog, across the states of America from Maine to California. Moving through woods and forests, dirt tracks and highways to large cities and wildernesses, Steinbeck observed America and the Americans with a humorous and sometimes sceptical eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Jewel!

  • By Jacko45 on 08-01-2018

Interesting story about 60s America

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

Reviewed: 18-08-2018

An interesting story about 60s America, loved the travel across the country and the people the author interacts with. enjoyed the narrator too.

  • Somme

  • Into the Breach
  • By: Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

No conflict better encapsulates all that went wrong on the Western Front than the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The tragic loss of life and stoic endurance by troops who walked towards their death is an iconic image which will be hard to ignore during the centennial year. Despite this, this book shows the extent to which the Allied armies were in fact able repeatedly to break through the German front lines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Take your time to listen

  • By Julian on 06-08-2018

Very detailed - but quite interesting

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

Reviewed: 11-07-2018

It's a long story, and very very detailed, but the narration is excellent and it is interesting and well told.

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