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  • Scaramouche

  • A Romance of the French Revolution
  • By: Rafael Sabatini
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

The passionate Andre-Louis Moreau makes an unexpected entrance into the French Revolution when he vows to avenge his best friend's death. His target: Monsieur de La Tour d'Azyr, the aristocratic villain who killed his friend. Andre-Louis rallies the underclass to join him in his mission against the supreme power of the nobility. Soon the rebel leader must go underground, disguising himself as "Scaramouche" in a traveling group of actors. In the midst of his swashbuckling adventures and his country's revolution, he discovers the secret of his own identity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Fun

  • By Nicole on 08-16-13

Very enjoyable

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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: 12-23-18

With all the elements of tension, fate, action and mystery. Some good insights and explanations of the time and place the story takes place in.

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel

  • By: Baroness Orczy
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881

"Who is this man, this Scarlet Pimpernel?" Each day this question grew more pressing to the leaders of the French Revolution. Only this man and his band of followers threatened their total power. Only this maddeningly elusive figure defied the vast network of fanatics, informers, and secret agents that the Revolution spread out to catch its enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read/good listen

  • By Jaime on 04-25-11

an interesting classic

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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: 12-23-18

Yes, its a must-read. There is the villain, the hero, the princess in distress, the cunning plot and escape... all the elements. At the same time it gives a good view into the time of the novels writing.

  • The Huntsman's Tale

  • Oxford Medieval Mysteries, Volume 3
  • By: Ann Swinfen
  • Narrated by: Philip Battley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180

Oxford, late summer, 1353. On hearing that his cousin is short-handed for the harvest, Nicholas Elyot takes a group of friends back to the family farm to help. When a deer hunt in Wychwood ends in tragedy, suspicion is directed toward the huntsman, a boyhood friend of Nicholas. But the victim has made many other enemies, any one of whom could have shot the fatal arrow. Can Nicholas uncover the real killer before it is too late?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Medieval Mystery

  • By Dr Who 2 on 10-19-17

Another great listen!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Ann Swinfen has done it again. A good book that took me to medieval 14th century English countryside - both letting me expirience a hunting and country setting and a good mystery.

  • Jedediah Smith

  • No Ordinary Mountain Man
  • By: Barton H. Barbour
  • Narrated by: Douglas R Pratt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

Mountain man and fur trader Jedediah Smith casts a heroic shadow. He was the first Anglo-American to travel overland to California via the Southwest, and he roamed through more of the West than anyone else of his era. His adventures quickly became the stuff of legend. Using new information and sifting fact from folklore, Barton H. Barbour now offers a fresh look at this dynamic figure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Average

  • By Earl on 04-16-18

Great historical account

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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: 12-09-18

Well written historical account - not only of the life Jedediah Smith, but of the wetern furtrade and early western exploration. Full of many interesting details about voyages, trapping & trapping brigades, descriptions of known and famous characters of the time. Great book!

  • John Colter

  • The Life and Legacy of America’s First Mountain Man
  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Scott Clem
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

The time of the American mountain man was not to reach its peak until the mid-19th century, but the man who served as the prototype for the cultural genre hailed from an earlier age in which the new United States had scarcely established its most basic structural tenets. A member of the original Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery commissioned by Thomas Jefferson, John Colter’s multiple journeys to the northwest country of present-day Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho were first-time events in the development of the continent. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good information about John Colter<br />

  • By Gvido on 11-30-18

Good information about John Colter<br />

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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: 11-30-18

A somewhat short, but still good walkthrough about the few known facts on John Colters life and achievements. Few things are known about the very early part of his life, and somewhat more is known about his late years, so the emphasis is naturally on his life from the time of Lewis & Clark expedition till he settles down with a spouse.

  • Shadow of the Fox

  • Shadow of the Fox, Book 1
  • By: Julie Kagawa
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski, Brian Nishii, Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The first book in the brand-new series from New York Times best-selling author Julie Kagawa. Enter a beautiful and perilous land of shape-shifters and samurai, kami and legends, humans and demons...a world in which Japanese mythology and imagination blend together. When destiny calls, legends rise. Every millennium the missing pieces of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers are hunted, for they hold the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full of yokai and entertaining

  • By Gvido on 11-06-18

Full of yokai and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

Cool novel, full of yokai and suspense. A fantasy Pseudo-Japanese setting, that is by no means boring.

  • Spellfire

  • Forgotten Realms: Shandril's Saga, Book 1
  • By: Ed Greenwood
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

It can lay low a dragon or heal a wounded warrior. It is the most sought-after magical power in all Faern. And it is in the reluctant hands of Shandril of Highmoon, a young, orphaned kitchen-lass. Now she's on the run from half of the evil sorcerers in the land, not to mention their relentless minions. But with the help of a handsome young wizard, some rough-and-tumble Knights of Myth Drannor, and a certain old mage of Shadowdale, she just might manage to stay alive. At least until tomorrow.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Ed's Best Work

  • By Guy Generic on 11-02-16

The classic fantasy

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

Forgotten Realms classic fantasy well performed (read). A great book by Ed Greenwood - i enjoyed this fantastic setting.

  • Laksdælasaga

  • Islandske sagaer 3
  • By: Ukendt
  • Narrated by: Bjarne Mouridsen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

De 10 mest kendte islandske sagaer er her genudgivet som lydbøger: "Egils saga", "Njals saga", "Laksdæla", "Eyrbyggja", "Vatnsdæla", "Gisle Sursen", "Gunløg Ormstunge", "Gretter den Staerke", "Kormak saga" og "Finboges saga". Sagaerne har fået en introduktion af Palle Lauring, samt nyt forord af Einar Mar Gudmundsson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • God saga!

  • By Gvido on 09-18-18

God saga!

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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: 09-18-18

Godt oplæst klassisk Islandsk saga. Spændende og udtryksfuldt med mange samtids detaljer. En nydelse for den saga-interesserede!

  • The Wolf of the North, Book 1

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,917
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,663
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,641

A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy into the Wolf of the North. This is his tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great opening to a series

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-22-17

Well... not bad

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

...but could be much better. Too many "classic concepts" stirred into this pot without giving it an own voice. Entertaining but also a bit flat, with characters that have not enough depth.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Novice's Tale

  • Oxford Medieval Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Ann Swinfen
  • Narrated by: Philip Battley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257

When the novice Emma Thorgold goes missing from Godstow Abbey in the summer of 1353, the hunt is on throughout the Oxfordshire countryside. Bookseller Nicholas Elyot and scholar Jordain Brinkylsworth are anxious to help the girl, but her stepfather has other intentions. Why is he so determined to shut her away for life? Or worse? And will she be found unharmed?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Lovely

  • By M.S. Green on 06-06-17

Entertainment continues

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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: 08-30-18

I really enjoyed book 1, and book 2 was no disappointment. Its a lively and fun tale that gives an authentic feeling of medieval life arround Oxford. The mystery is subtly interwoven in the larger story and is not built as the story in book 1.