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  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 389

Sir John Penlyon is planning to spend Christmas at his estate with his niece and his friend Danby, the closest thing he has to family since disowning his daughter years ago. (She eloped with the parson, who was, of course, penniless.) Danby suggests that at Christmastime the estate needs the presence of small children, and offers to find some - the “hirelings” - despite Sir John’s skepticism. Three children duly arrive, and the youngest, precocious four year-old Moppet, quickly endears herself to Sir John. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Mrs on 29-12-2018

An Amazing Christmas Story

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

Reviewed: 19-04-2019

What an amazing story that has such a great message. Please make sure you put this in your reading schedule.

  • The Secret Runners of New York

  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Jacqui Duncan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

When Skye Rogers and her twin brother, Red, move to Manhattan, rumours of a coming global apocalypse are building. But this does not stop the young elite of New York from partying without a care. And then suddenly Skye is invited to join an exclusive gang known as the Secret Runners of New York. But this is no ordinary clique - they have access to an underground portal that can transport them into the future. And what Skye discovers in the future is horrifying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always exceptional

  • By kerry radford on 30-03-2019

Another Matthew Reilly Masterpiece

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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: 12-04-2019

What an amazing book with an amazing protagonist. This is an A+ book. One of the worlds best authors.

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  • The City of Mirrors

  • The Passage Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 29 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

In life I was a scientist called Fanning. Then, in a jungle in Bolivia, I died. I died, and then I was brought back to life.... Prompted by a voice that lives in her blood, the fearsome warrior known as Alicia of Blades is drawn towards one of the great cities of The Time Before. The ruined city of New York. Ruined but not empty. For this is the final refuge of Zero, the first and last of The Twelve. The one who must be destroyed if mankind is to have a future. What she finds is not what she's expecting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a fitting end.

  • By Robert W. White on 08-09-2016

Amazing Finale

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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: 08-04-2019

What a way to finish the trilogy. The in-depth explanation of Fannings life was a bit slow but definitely worth the listen. I want more!!

  • The Twelve

  • Book Two of The Passage Trilogy
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

Death-row prisoners with nightmare pasts and no future…. Until they were selected for a secret experiment….to create something more than human.

Now they are the future and humanity's worst nightmare has begun. The Twelve is the epic sequel to The Passage. Read by Scott Brick.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent and gripping!!!

  • By Akos on 22-04-2016

Fantastic Follow Up

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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: 10-03-2019

As a sequel to the first book I was worried how it would go. Within the first few chapters my fears were put aside. An amazing follow up to The Passage which has me chomping at the bit for the finale.

  • Scarecrow

  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

It is the greatest bounty hunt in history. Fifteen names. There are 15 targets, the finest warriors in the world - commandos, spies, terrorists. And they must all be dead by 12 noon, today. The price on their heads: almost $20 million each.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow what a ride

  • By Wayne McDougall on 02-06-2015

Scarecrow For The Win

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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: 18-12-2018

Matthew Reilly has hit the mark again with a fast paced, action thriller and I can’t wait to get onto the next adventure that Scarecrow gets into. A must read for any Matthew Reilly fans.

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  • A Storm of Witchcraft

  • The Salem Trials and the American Experience
  • By: Emerson W. Baker
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers - mainly young women - suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters. Believing that they suffered from assaults by an invisible spirit, the community began a hunt to track down those responsible for the demonic work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing History Lesson

  • By Anonymous User on 19-11-2018

Amazing History Lesson

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

Reviewed: 19-11-2018

As someone who has visited Salem, this book drives home the feeling I got when I was there. It’s great that Baker starts before the trials and makes his way through them to discuss the aftermath. A+ book and a must read for any American History buffs.

  • Broken Angels

  • Altered Carbon, Book 2
  • By: Richard Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

Fifty years after the events of Altered Carbon, Takeshi Kovacs is serving as a mercenary in the Procterate-sponsored war to put down Joshuah Kemp's revolution on the planet Sanction IV. He is offered the chance to join a covert team chasing a prize whose value is limitless - and whose dangers are endless. Here is a novel that takes mankind to the brink.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • very low volume recording difficult to hear

  • By simmax on 02-10-2017

Amazing Sequel

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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: 23-10-2018

Broken Angels really continues the story of Kovac amazingly. It’s a must read for anyone that has even the slightest bit of interest in Sci Fi.

  • The Whistler

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 212

Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the firing line. Investigating judicial misconduct by Florida's 1,000 judges, her cases so far have been relatively unexciting. That's until she meets Greg Myers, an indicted lawyer with an assumed name who has an extraordinary tale to tell. Myers is representing a whistle-blower who knows of a judge involved in organised crime. Along with her gangster associates, this judge has facilitated the building of a casino on an Indian reservation. At least two people who opposed the scheme are dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Linda on 09-11-2016

Grisham Classic

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

Reviewed: 27-08-2018

As with all other John Grisham books, The Whistler keeps the reader captivated, hanging on every words. I highly recommend this novel to any fans of John Grisham.

  • Magician

  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
  • Length: 36 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,528
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414

Here starts an adventure that will span lifetimes and worlds. Discover where the story begins. Raymond E. Feist is an internationally best-selling author. My name is Pug. I was once an orphaned kitchen boy, with no family and no prospects, but I am destined to become a master magician…War is coming to the Kingdom of the Isles from another world, bringing with it chaos and destruction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story narrator messes with key names

  • By Evie on 29-08-2016

Magician weaves a magical story

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

Reviewed: 17-06-2018

I never thought I could be enthralled in a book for 36 hours of audio but it happened with ease. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

  • The Tournament

  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Lucy Gaskell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

The year is 1546. Europe lives in fear of the powerful Islamic empire to the East. Under its charismatic Sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent, it is an empire on the rise. It has defeated Christian fleets. It has conquered Christian cities. Then the Sultan sends out an invitation to every king in Europe: send forth your champion to compete in a tournament unlike any other. We follow the English delegation, selected by King Henry VIII himself, to the glittering city of Constantinople, where the most amazing tournament ever staged will take place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Ana Pozo-Jones on 03-05-2019

Amazing Author

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

Reviewed: 07-05-2018

A different change of pace for a Matthew Reilly book, but still full of the usual intrigue and suspense. Great book for anyone who likes to be on the edge of their seat and who enjoy historical novels.