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  • Wuthering Heights

  • An Audible Exclusive Performance
  • By: Emily Brontë, Ann Dinsdale - introduction
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt, Rachel Atkins - introduction
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

The unapologetic intensity with which Emily Brontë wrote this story ensures that it will forever be considered one of the greatest works of English literature. A passionate tale of a chaotic and often violent love, Wuthering Heights transcends your average romance and, with its Gothic undertones, takes the listener on a journey through one man's lustful hunt for revenge.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent narration.

  • By Anonymous User on 28-12-2017

One of the world's great novels, beautifully read

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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: 19-03-2019

There is no mystery as to why Wuthering Heights has become a classic. It is a great story, made even better by the wonderful narration of Joanne Froggatt. Most enjoyable and highly recommended.

  • The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World

  • By: Robert Garland, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Garland
  • Length: 24 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 105

Look beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts. Over the course of 48 richly detailed lectures, Professor Garland covers the breadth and depth of human history from the perspective of the so-called ordinary people, from its earliest beginnings through the Middle Ages.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An eye-opening account of the ancient 99%

  • By Nelson C on 09-07-2015

Nuts and bolts history they don't teach at school

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 19-03-2019

A most interesting and engaging listen. Robert Garland has researched his many topics thoroughly and put together a feast for the mind. He is also a great narrator, with a melodious voice. I will certainly be dipping into 'the great courses" again soon.

  • 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 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

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

History was never this enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-2019

Be prepared to learn a lot about history and gain an understanding about ancient people. Mary Beard has a way of packing a lot of facts into something that is also very entertaining. Bravo ! Loved every minute of it.

  • Missing Joseph

  • Inspector Lynley, Book 6
  • By: Elizabeth George
  • Narrated by: Donada Peters
  • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

Deborah and Simon St. James have taken a holiday in the winter landscape of Lancastershire, hoping to heal the growing rift in their marriage. But in the barren countryside awaits bleak news: The vicar of Wimslough, the man they had come to see, is dead - a victim of accidental poisoning. Unsatisfied with the inquest ruling and unsettled by the close association between the investigating constable and the woman who served the deadly meal, Simon calls in his old friend Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. Together they uncover dark, complex relationships in this rural village.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great story from Elizabeth George

  • By Sue on 21-02-2019

Another great story from Elizabeth George

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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: 21-02-2019

Fabulous story with all your favourite characters and a few new ones. You know you are in safe hands with this author.

  • The Crow Trap

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Three very different women come together at isolated Baikie’s Cottage on the North Pennines to complete an environmental survey. Rachael, the team leader, is still reeling after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Anne, a botanist, sees the survey as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace, a strange, uncommunicative young woman hiding plenty of her own secrets. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story with a few twists and turns along the

  • By Sue on 21-02-2019

Great story with a few twists and turns along the

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-2019

Ann Cleeves understands people and how they tick. her characters are interesting and believable and her stories captivating

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,538
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,247

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much better than completely fine

  • By Bec on 29-10-2017

A modern fairy tale

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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: 11-11-2018

An enjoyable and at times confronting read. This is a story full off wonderful and wacky characters. No one could read this book and not feel like being kinder to other people.

  • Young and Damned and Fair

  • The Life and Tragedy of Catherine Howard at the Court of Henry VIII
  • By: Gareth Russell
  • Narrated by: Jenny Funnell
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

England, July 1540: it is one of the hottest summers on record, and the court of Henry VIII is embroiled once again in political scandal. Anne Cleves is out. Thomas Cromwell is to be executed and, in the countryside, an aristocratic teenager named Catherine Howard prepares to become fifth wife to the increasingly unpredictable monarch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A well researched book for the history buffs

  • By Sue on 11-11-2018

A well researched book for the history buffs

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

Reviewed: 11-11-2018

A balanced and well researched book on one of Henry VIII's lesser known queens. A fascinating look into the Tudor world.

  • The Mists of Avalon

  • By: Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 50 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

A posthumous recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Marion Zimmer Bradley reinvented - and rejuvenated - the King Arthur mythos with her extraordinary Mists of Avalon series. In this epic work, Bradley follows the arc of the timeless tale from the perspective of its previously marginalized female characters: Celtic priestess Morgaine, Gwenhwyfar, and High Priestess Viviane.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, but terrible audiobook

  • By Freaknose on 15-09-2016

Fresh take on an ancient tale.

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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: 11-11-2018

This is the story of Arthur and Camelot from a fresh perspective. Forget all you thought you knew about this legend and be prepared to be amazed. The baddies may not be the characters you once believed they were.

  • Coffin Road

  • By: Peter May
  • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

A man stands bewildered on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris. He cannot remember who he is. The only clue to his identity is a folded map of a path named the Coffin Road. He does not know where this search will take him. A detective from Lewis sits aboard a boat, filled with doubt. DS George Gunn knows that a bludgeoned corpse has been discovered on a remote rock 20 miles offshore. He does not know if he has what it takes to uncover how and why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastically read

  • By Mrs on 12-04-2016

Another great story set in Scotland's Western Isle

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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: 11-11-2018

Another thrilling, atmospheric read. A great story, great characters and magic landscapes. Well written and equally well read.

  • Set In Darkness

  • By: Ian Rankin
  • Narrated by: James Macpherson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

Edinburgh is about to become the home of the first Scottish parliament in 300 years. As political passions run high, DI John Rebus is charged with liaison, thanks to the new parliament being resident in Queensbury House, bang in the middle of his patch. But Queensbury House has its own, dark past. Legend has it that a young man was roasted there on a spit by a madman. When the fireplace where the youth died is uncovered another more recent murder victim is found.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful listening

  • By Katherine Hubbard on 02-01-2019

Another classic Rebus

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-06-2018

A great read. Equally enjoyable for the seasoned Rebus fan or the newcomer alike. The novel is populated with well drawn characters, some likable and some not, but all very believable and realistic. It is always sad to get to the end of one of Ian Rankin's novels. One gets to find out who dunnit but also has to bid the characters farewell.