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  • The Pool of Fire

  • Tripods Series, Book 3
  • By: John Christopher
  • Narrated by: William Gaminara
  • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

In the final book of John Christopher's classic series, Will Parker returns to the headquarters of the Resistance after several months in the City of Gold and Lead. He travels to Eastern Europe and the Middle East to set up resistance cells with young boys who question the power of the Tripods. When they are able to capture one of the Tripod 'Masters', they unlock a secret that they use in attempt to finally wrest control of the earth from the Tripods, and maybe - just maybe - save humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gripping production that had my boys captivated.

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-04-2018

A gripping production that had my boys captivated.

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

Reviewed: 11-04-2018

A gripping production that had my boys captivated. There were howls of protest each night when I stopped the story.

  • Ptolemy's Gate

  • The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 3 (Unabridged)
  • By: Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21

Three years on from the events in The Golem's Eye, the magicians' rule in London is teetering on a knife-edge, with strikes, riots, and general unrest. The Prime Minister is largely controlled by two advisors, one of whom is 17-year-old Nathaniel. Meanwhile, living under a false identity, Kitty has been researching djinn; she has come to believe that the only way to destroy the magicians is for an alliance of some kind between djinn and ordinary people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating and compelling listening.

  • By Amazon Customer on 26-09-2017

Captivating and compelling listening.

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

Reviewed: 26-09-2017

My 11 year old sons were entranced by the story and the narration. Great yarn.

  • The Amulet of Samarkand

  • By: Jonathan Stroud
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

When the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, he expects to have to do nothing more taxing than a little levitation or a few simple illusions. But Nathaniel is a precocious talent and has something rather more dangerous in mind...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read

  • By Laurel on 20-05-2015

Delighted

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

Reviewed: 30-07-2017

A delight from start to finish. Beautifully written and read. I definitely recommend this trilogy.

  • A Brief History of the Anglo-Saxons

  • Brief Histories
  • By: Geoffrey Hindley
  • Narrated by: Eleanor David
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Starting AD 400 (around the time of their invasion of England) and running through to the 1100s (the 'Aftermath'), historian Geoffrey Hindley shows the Anglo-Saxons as formative in the history not only of England but also of Europe. The society inspired by the warrior world of the Old English poem Beowulf saw England become the world's first nation state and Europe's first country to conduct affairs in its own language, and Bede and Boniface of Wessex establish the dating convention we still use today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What have the Anglo Saxons ever done for us?

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-06-2016

What have the Anglo Saxons ever done for us?

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

Reviewed: 03-06-2016

Beautifully read, a real pleasure to listen to. The reader conveyed the narrative and sustained the listener's interested with expressive and intelligent reading.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful