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  • Master of War

  • By: David Gilman
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

England, 1346. For Thomas Blackstone the choice is easy - dance on the end of a rope for a murder he did not commit, or join the king's invasion. As he fights his way across northern France, Blackstone learns the brutal lessons of war. Vastly outnumbered, Edward III's army will finally confront the armoured might of the French nobility on the field of Crécy. It is a battle that will change the history of warfare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly written, action packed with characters you care about

  • By Victor on 18-04-2019

Incredibly written, action packed with characters you care about

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

Reviewed: 18-04-2019

I’ve put off reading this series for years and now feel like I’ve been missing out.
So well written!
Captivating, exciting with characters you grow to love quickly.
Can’t wait to read the rest of the books!

  • The Winter King

  • The Warlord Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade. Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book by Bernard Cornwell

  • By Lee on 30-07-2016

Very slow start but finished very welll

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-2017

Loving all of Bernard cornwells books I was excited to listen to this one.
For the first 6/20hours it was painfully slow with very few moments of excitement that kept me super engaged.
Once it got going it was good, as expected.

The later parts of the book were great and I really really enjoyed them.

The final chapter was epic and amazingly well written and worth waiting for.

  • 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 39
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

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

Tethering on great but not quite there

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

Reviewed: 29-05-2017

I loved the other emperor books and waited many years for this one.

The final battle sounds like it was a difficult one to describe and detail. But the lack of detail of the fight was disappointing for me personally.

A lot of times there was not anything really going on, but felt like conn tried to get too much into too few pages and the result was little detail.
That said I did enjoy it and look for are to more

  • Troll Mountain

  • The Complete Novel
  • By: Matthew Reilly
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

A dauntless young hero. An army of brutal monsters. An impossible quest. Journey to the mountain ... In an isolated valley, a small tribe of humans is dying from a terrible illness. There are rumours, however, that the trolls of Troll Mountain, the valley’s fearsome overlords, have found a cure for the illness: A fabulous elixir. When his sister is struck down by the disease and his tribal leaders refuse to help him, an intrepid youth named Raf decides to defy his tribe and do the unthinkable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding. A book for the whole family to listen to.

  • By Chris Radge on 20-03-2017

Not the usual matthee reilly book.

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

Reviewed: 07-12-2016

Lacked the usual Reilly touch. felt unfinished. alot of interesting concepts and had interesting ideas but lacked debth. felt no attachment to the challenges of the hero and even less care for his mission with little to no development of characters. That said, for a quick read it was fine.
Am a huge matthew reilly man but after reading 'Great Zoo of China' and the last Jack West Novel (4 kingdoms) this paled in comparison

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