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  • Lord of the Silver Bow

  • Troy, Book 1
  • By: David Gemmell
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    5 out of 5 stars 23

Three lives will change the destiny of nations. Helikaon, the young prince of Dardania, haunted by a scarred and traumatic childhood. The priestess Andromache, whose fiery spirit and fierce independence threatens the might of kings. And the legendary warrior Argurios, cloaked in loneliness and driven only by thoughts of revenge. In Troy they find a city torn apart by destructive rivalries - a maelstrom of jealousy, deceit and murderous treachery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of gemmells finest<br />

  • By Anonymous User on 30-05-2018

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 06-03-2018

An amazing book!!!! Great adaptation of he legend. David Gemmell is a master story teller!

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,919
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Anonymous User on 14-11-2017

Great Listen

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Reviewed: 05-12-2017

Brilliantly creative way to bring to life Greek Mythology. Stephen Fry was outstanding in both his writing and his telling.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Core

  • The Demon Cycle, Book 5
  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 30 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287

Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author Peter V. Brett brings one of the most imaginative fantasy sagas of the 21st century to an epic close. The war has begun.... For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Two heroes arose - men as close as brothers yet divided by bitter betrayal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent series!

  • By Ben on 30-10-2017

Great read

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Reviewed: 30-11-2017

Matched his other books in the series very well in terms of story and character development. Ending was unique.

  • The Generals

  • Wellington and Napoleon 2
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

The Generals is the compelling second novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Wellington and Napoleon quartet. In the turbulent aftermath of the French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte stands accused of treachery and corruption. His reputation is saved by his skill in leading his men to victory in Italy and Egypt. But then he must restore order in France and find peace or victory over her enemies: England and Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best voice actor

  • By Anonymous User on 23-08-2017

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 19-06-2017

A brilliant series depicting a fascinating point in history so vividly captured by Simon Scarrow!

  • EMPEROR: The Blood of Gods, Book 5 (Unabridged)

  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Michael Healy
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Julius Caesar has been assassinated. A nation is in mourning. Revenge will be bloody... Rome's great hero has been brutally murdered by his most trusted allies. While these self-appointed Liberatores seek refuge in the senate, they have underestimated one man: Caesar's adopted son Octavian, a man whose name will echo through history as Augustus Caesar. Uniting with his great rival Mark Antony, Octavian will stop at nothing to seek retribution and avenge his father's death.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bad. And boring. Both bad and boring.

  • By G Xu on 08-08-2018

Great Book

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Reviewed: 25-05-2017

Brilliant story, amazingly written. It's a pity he didn't write one more book about what happened after the Battle of Philippi.

  • SPQR

  • A History of Ancient Rome
  • By: Mary Beard
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today. SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This excellent history of Ancient Rome

  • By David on 07-12-2015

Informative and Challenging

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Reviewed: 21-03-2017

Mary does a great job of bringing Roman history to life from a multitude of different angles, both ancient and modern. Interestingly, she challenges well used ideas, such as the cruelty of Caligula and Nero with compelling arguments. Definitely worth a read!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Empire's Corps

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

The Galactic Empire is dying and chaos and anarchy are breaking out everywhere. After a disastrous mission against terrorists on Earth itself, Captain Edward Stalker of the Terran Marine Corps makes the mistake of speaking truth to power, telling one of the most powerful men in the Empire a few home truths. As a result, Captain Stalker and his men are unceremoniously exiled to Avalon, a world right on the Rim of the Empire. It should have been an easy posting...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me listening non stop

  • By jared on 07-05-2015

Great read, great world to explore

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Reviewed: 08-02-2017

Great book and series overall. Very diverse world and the author does a great job of helping his readers exploring it through difference books in the series focusing on different parts of the falling Empire.

My only critique is that he doesn't seem to understand military rank structures very well. Having corporals ordering around sergeants, Marine captains taking charge of navy colonels (apparently the navy has colonels), and corporals saluting sergeants, things like that. People who are familiar with ranks structures might find it annoying but it doesn't distract from a generally excellent story.

  • True Girt

  • The Unauthorised History of Australia
  • By: David Hunt
  • Narrated by: David Hunt
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397

First there was Girt. Now comes... True Girt. In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt takes us to the Australian frontier. This was the Wild South, home to hardy pioneers, gun-slinging bushrangers, directionally challenged explorers, nervous indigenous people, Caroline Chisholm and sheep. Lots of sheep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such an interesting conversation with history

  • By Courtney on 03-01-2017

Warning

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Reviewed: 14-01-2017

**Caution** Do not listen to this book whilst operating heavy machine, running, driving or lifting weights at the gym. Falling over laughing as much as you do listening to this book can lead to harm or injury.... seriously, it's that funny!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • American Sniper

  • The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
  • By: Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow SEALs, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, whom he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring

  • By Shannon Couch on 03-05-2018

Great listen, intense story

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-2015

The book has a great mix of humour and intensity. Powerful story, well told, definitely worth listen ing to it.