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  • The Forest

  • By: Edward Rutherfurd
  • Narrated by: Lynn Redgrave
  • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Edward Rutherfurd's new audiobook covers four centuries of British history, with the New Forest as background, culminating in a five-family saga set in the days of Jane Austen. Rutherfurd tells a tale of woodsmen, monks, sailors, craftswomen and families. The largest family in the novel is modeled loosely upon the extended family of Jane Austen. And so, we have the magical formula of previous Rutherfurd novels with the same sense of the passing of centuries but a shorter time period allowing for more character development and drama, culminating in the Austen period, a favorite in British history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Beware, Abridged. Just a "Readers Digest" version.

  • By Bob on 07-18-14

Dorset

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

Reviewed: 05-08-16

I loved every minute of this book. I have emigrated to the USA from Dorset and this was the most wonderful walk down memory lane. It has opened up
Many more tangents of English history for me to wander into. Thank you Edward Rutherfurd, thank you Audible, and thank you for the excellent narration by Ann Redgrate.

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  • New York

  • The Novel
  • By: Edward Rutherfurd
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 35 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,919

New York is the book that millions of Rutherfurd's American fans have been waiting for. A brilliant mix of romance, war, family drama, and personal triumphs, it gloriously captures the search for freedom and prosperity at the heart of our nation's history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Rachel on 12-17-09

Dorset

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

I love Edward Rutherfurd'sbseries of books still two to go. New York does not disappoint. I have enjoyed the fictional characters and the way the families developed into the future. I have learned so much about the real historical characters, they came alive. I think I have a very rounded picture of our early foundation. Excellent.

  • Bringing Stan In

  • By: Julia Rochester
  • Narrated by: Avita Jay
  • Length: 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 481
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 483

"Why do you want to be a boat builder?" "Because," said Morwenna, "I like the way the boats grow." Morwenna and Corwin are eight years old, wind-swept and salty-haired twins growing up on the Devon coast. In the soft autumn light they play as their grandfather, Matthew, watches the boats come in. But it is a day unlike any other.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK book

  • By Slim on 04-26-16

Dorset

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

Reviewed: 04-24-16

This is a simple story of people who
Love the harbors of our British isles. It belongs way back somewhere in the 40s & 50s when life was much simpler. Where youth learns from natural artisans who let them develop their given gifts without pressure or censure. Took me back to my childhood when a neighbour let me learn everyday gardening simply by following and watching. Little interaction verbally but masses of absorption by osmosis. Thank you for making it freely available.

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  • FREE: Professional Integrity (A Riyria Chronicles Tale)

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,778

One of the genre's favorite pairs returns in a classic fantasy short for both Riyria veterans and first-time readers. Several years have passed since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start their thieves-for-hire organization better known as Riyria. Things have gone well enough for the team as they do "jobs" for various nobles throughout Elan. Usually that means stealing something, but when a young heiress asks them to steal her…well, that's a first for the pair.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANKS FOR THE FREE SHORTY

  • By Randall on 12-30-18

Dorset

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

Reviewed: 03-29-16

Excellent and clever. Kept me in suspense on the edge. Never able to conclude it myself until the very end. Really funny humor.

  • A Tale of Two Cities [Tantor]

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,017

A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens's most exciting novels. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it tells the story of a family threatened by the terrible events of the past. Doctor Manette was wrongly imprisoned in the Bastille for 18 years without trial by the aristocratic authorities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly a Classic

  • By Theodore on 11-04-12

Never Ages

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

Reviewed: 03-23-16

I love it his book and its warnings to mankind. I never tire of re listening to it. Marvelous narrator.

  • Conqueror

  • A Novel of Kublai Khan
  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

The novels of Conn Iggulden bring the past to thrilling life, from ancient Rome to 13th-century Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Now he delivers the spectacular story of the rise of Genghis Khan’s grandson, a man destined to become one of the most remarkable rulers who ever lived - the legendary Kublai Khan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some of the blush is off the rose

  • By David on 06-13-14

Dorset

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

Reviewed: 02-14-16

Loved the book and the narration. At the end of Conn Iggulden's books there is usually an historical note chapter explaining his translation of the facts. On this recording it was missing. I would like this to be included in the recordings in future if the book has one.

  • Reflections on the Psalms

  • By: C.S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

In one of his most enlightening works, C. S. Lewis shares his ruminations on both the form and the meaning of selected psalms. In the introduction he explains, "I write for the unlearned about things in which I am unlearned myself." Consequently, he takes on a tone of thoughtful collegiality as he writes on one of the Bible's most elusive books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A CS book unlike no other

  • By Daniel on 01-14-06

Lover of The Word

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

Reviewed: 03-29-15

So revealing about the psalms and the writers of the psalms. Excellent book. Enjoyed having the audio version. Will listen to it again because it contains so much exegesis.

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