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  • The Pillars of the Earth

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,682
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,723

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame...and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic story to be read by all!

  • By Gina on 07-25-09

Great book

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

Reviewed: 12-14-17

Fantastic story. Very historically accurate but not for the faint hearted. Very detailed and a bit graphic with the violent episodes that were part of medieval life.

  • Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley

  • Agatha Raisin, Book 4
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627

After six grueling months back in London, Agatha Raisin returns to her beloved Cotswold village of Carsely - and to the charms of her neighbor, James Lacey. True, James is less than thrilled to see her, but Agatha is soon distracted by a sensational murder. The victim, hiker Jessica Tartinck, spent her life enraging wealthy landowners by insisting on her walking club’s right to hike over their properties. Now she has been found dead....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Very British Anti-Cozy Mystery🍻

  • By Gretchen SLP on 12-15-16

Series seems to worse with each book

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

Any additional comments?

I loved the first few books in the series but haven't found a later one that I like yet

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 68,122
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61,834
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 61,809

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Sad, Sad Confession…

  • By Mike L Lane on 08-08-17

Good but not great

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

Fantastic book, reasonably well read by Jim Dale. However this is not a nearly as good as the Stephen Fry readings of the series. For some reason two versions were recorded. I have the discs of Stephen Fry, purchased in Canada. Tried to get the Fry version through audible UK but cannot. Such a shame.

23 of 38 people found this review helpful

  • The Laughing Policeman (Dramatised)

  • Martin Beck, Book 4
  • By: Maj Sjowall, Per Wahloo
  • Narrated by: Steven Mackintosh
  • Length: 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

The Martin Beck books are widely acknowledged as some of the most influential detective novels ever written. Written by Swedish husband and wife team Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, the series set a gold standard for all subsequent Scandanavian crime fiction. In The Laughing Policeman, adapted from the fourth book in the series, the killing of nine passengers on a Stockholm bus (including one of Beck's most promising young detectives) sets off a murder hunt that leads Beck and his team back to an unsolved case in the past.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series

  • By JHR - Washington DC on 06-14-15

Great series

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

Reviewed: 06-14-15

Fantastic series. Really like the way these are dramatized. They are the fore-runners of so many later crime stories.

  • Sense and Sensibility

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,835
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,308

When Mrs. Dashwood is forced by an avaricious daughter-in-law to leave the family home in Sussex, she takes her three daughters to live in a modest cottage in Devon. For Elinor, the eldest daughter, the move means a painful separation from the man she loves, but her sister Marianne finds in Devon the romance and excitement which she longs for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very easy on the ears.

  • By Rachael on 02-27-08

Lovely version

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

Reviewed: 04-19-15

Great book. Austen's work lends itself to audiobooks. This is beautifully read I will get other books read by Juliet Stevenson.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful