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  • Bayonets, Balloons, and Ironclads

  • Britain and France Take Sides with the South
  • By: Peter G. Tsouras
  • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 1

This fascinating third volume in the Britannia's Fist series will have you pondering how easily history could have been swayed differently. What if other countries had become involved in America's Civil War? Historian Peter G. Tsouras presents the third installment in his Britannia's Fist alternate history series.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Partisan and parochial

  • By Shaun on 02-10-2017

Partisan and parochial

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-2017

Very well tesesefhed but the premise and conclusions are poor. The writer sssumes gross failures of diplomacy and strategy by the European powers. Meanwhile the US adopts new technologies over night and wins the battle of espionage at every turn. Good fun but poorly put together.

  • Skin Game

  • The Dresden Files
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 206

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day. As Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, it's something awful. This time, it's worse than that. Mab's involved Harry in a smash-and-grab heist run by one of his most despised enemies, to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure horde in the world - which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the Underworld.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jim Butcher and James Marsters makes magic again!

  • By Anonymous User on 04-12-2017

Always entertaining

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

Reviewed: 21-05-2015

Marketed brings butchers characters alive yet again. A fantastic listen that keeps up a relentless pace, as Dresden gets busted up and beaten around on his way to a typically against the odds triumph.

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  • Cold Days

  • The Dresden Files, Book 14
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 158

Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard PI. Turns out the "everyday" world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. A bargain made with the Queen of Air and Darkness has forced Dresden into a new job: professional killer. His first task is to bring death to an immortal. As if that wasn't hard enough, Dresden learns of a danger to Demonreach, the living island hidden upon Lake Michigan. A danger that could destroy billions and land Dresden in the deepest trouble he has ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never disappointed with Dresden Files

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-09-2017

As always, pure entertainment

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

Reviewed: 17-05-2015

Marsters' narration brings the story alive. Great yarn. As usual, Harry is in a spot of bother.