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  • MI9

  • Escape and Evasion 1939-1945
  • By: M. R. D. Foot, J. M. Langley
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

Forged passports, secret maps, ingenious disguises, underground networks - in times of war, tales of escape and evasion can be even more spectacular and heroic than those of victory in battle. Many of the most famous escapes in history took place during World War II. These daring flights from Nazi-occupied Europe would never have been possible but for the assistance of a hitherto secret British service: MI9. This small, dedicated and endlessly inventive team gave hope to the men who had fallen into enemy hands and aid to resistance fighters in occupied territory.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too general a story

  • By Frans on 07-01-15

Great story well-read

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

This is a fascinating history of MI-9, the UK POW escape organization, written by two of the men at the top.

  • Dragnet: Old Time Radio - 379 Episodes

  • By: Frank Burt, James E. Moser, John Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough, Ben Alexander, and others
  • Length: 137 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

Dragnet was perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama in media history. The series gave millions of audience members a feel for the boredom and drudgery, as well as the danger and heroism, of real-life police work.

Actor and producer Jack Webb's aims in Dragnet were for realism and unpretentious acting. He achieved both goals, and Dragnet remains a key influence on subsequent police dramas in many media.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Grandfather of Law and Order

  • By lizski on 09-21-13

Great program, terrible sound.

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

Reviewed: 03-17-18

This has been recorded from an LP, and it hissés and skips terribly. If this were to be remastered, it would be great.

  • The Tales of Max Carrados

  • By: Ernest Bramah
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 715

Exclusive audio collection. Eleven Max Carrados stories - narrated by national treasure Stephen Fry. Max Carrados featured in a series of mystery stories that first appeared in 1914. Carrados featured alongside Sherlock Holmes in The Strand magazine, in which they both had top billing. The character often boasted how being blind meant his other senses were heightened. This exclusive audio collection features 11 Max Carrados stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Very Difficult Thing to Do Properly

  • By John on 11-30-16

Fun, engaging vintage British mysteries

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

Stephen Fry is a fabulous narrator, and Ernst Bramah’s series of short stories starring his blind detective, Max Carrados, are very entertaining and interesting. They are a refreshing take on your classic British mystery. Apparently, Max Carrados ran concurrently with Sherlock Holmes, and is considered his only real competition. I can see why! I’m off to get all the other books I can.

  • Warlock Holmes: The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles

  • Warlock Holmes, Book 2
  • By: G. S. Denning
  • Narrated by: Robert Garson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363

The game's afoot once more as the long-suffering Dr. John Watson and a partially decomposed Warlock Holmes (though he's getting better) face off against Moriarty's gang, the Pinkertons, flesh-eating horses, a parliament of imps, boredom, Surrey, a succubus, an overly Canadian aristocrat, a tricycle fight to the death, and the dreaded Pumpcrow. Oh, and a hellhound, one assumes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funnier, with more gruesome bits

  • By Melisa on 06-01-17

A fun trip through an alternate world

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

I have loved Sherlock Holmes since I was a kid, so I wasn’t sure about these books. However I got the first and fell in love. The stories are not thinly altered supernatural versions of the original; rather the author has taken the titles and a few salient characteristics and written a whole new story. The connections are fun to make, but the stories themselves stand alone. Warlock Holmes and Watson are very dear together, and by the end of the book I wish there were more stories to enjoy. The narrator is excellent, it is easy to distinguish the characters, and e clearly has a fun time reading the book.

  • Mated to the Cyborg General

  • Celestial Mates
  • By: Kit Tunstall, Aurelia Skye
  • Narrated by: Marie Smith
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 69

One moment, completely human and modern-day Carrie Morgan is crocheting in her living room. The next second, a peach alien claiming to be a Celestial Mates agent transports her and her dog 400 years into the future. He leaves her there to be discovered by her supposed fated mate - a blue-skinned cyborg general. The sly agent failed to mention a few things, like the fact humans and cyborgs are at war with each other!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • undeveloped story

  • By Sassygrlnxtdr on 05-16-17

Loved the book, HATE the narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-20-17

The narrator has an extremely irritating voice. I couldn’t make it through the first chapter. I’ve read the book, and it’s a great story! Loveable characters and good action. Too bad about the narrator.

  • Where Eagles Dare

  • By: Alistair MacLean
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. One winter night, seven men and a woman are parachuted onto a mountainside in wartime Germany. Their objective: an apparently inaccessible castle, headquarters of the Gestapo. Their mission: to rescue a crashed American general before the Nazi interrogators can force him to reveal secret D-day plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • if u liked the movie, this is even better!

  • By kevo on 05-12-18

One of MacLean’s best!

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

I have been waiting years for Audible to get Alistair MacLean’s books. This has always been one of my favorite of his books, a very entertaining and enjoyable wartime thriller. The narrator is wonderful.

  • The Golden Gate

  • By: Alistair MacLean
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

A tense and nerve-shattering classic from the highly acclaimed master of action and suspense. A rolling for Knox. is how the journalists describe the Presidential motorcade as it enters San Francisco across the Golden Gate. Even the ever-watchful FBI believe it is impregnable - as it has to be with the President and two Arab potentates aboard. But halfway across the bridge the unthinkable happens. Before the eyes of the world a master criminal pulls off the most spectacular kidnapping in modern times....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good book; Awful narrator

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-27-18

Fabulous adventure story from the master!

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

Reviewed: 10-27-17

A tense, gripping and fun adventure story. The narrator does a great job with the voices and characters.

  • Great Contemporaries

  • By: Winston Churchill
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Great Contemporaries profiles towering figures ranging from Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Lawrence of Arabia and Leon Trotsky to Charlie Chaplin, H. G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling and George Bernard Shaw. Written in the decade before Churchill became prime minister, the essays in Great Contemporaries focus on the challenges of statecraft at a time when the democratic revolution was toppling older regimes based on tradition and aristocratic privilege.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Somewhat dated but interesting

  • By Judith on 07-27-18

Well-written short bios of Churchill's great contemporaries.

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

Reviewed: 05-10-17

Churchill's writing is always entertaining, and he doesn't disappoint with this book. Each chapter is a mini biography of a famous public figure whose career overlapped with Churchill's. Due to his family position, he knew many important people and had an intimate inside perspective of many of their lives.

  • Mastering the West

  • Rome and Carthage at War
  • By: Dexter Hoyos
  • Narrated by: Tom McElroy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Mastering the West offers a thoroughly engrossing narrative of this century of battle in the western Mediterranean, while treating a full range of themes: the antagonists' military, naval, economic, and demographic resources; the political structures of both republics; and the postwar impact of the conflicts on the participants and victims.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story -- coughing, breathy narrator.

  • By Michael S Healy on 02-05-15

Interesting book, indifferent reader and editing

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

Reviewed: 10-08-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The pros: The book is great. I will probably buy a copy so I can finish the story. Well written and engaging. The narrator's voice has a lovely tone.

The cons: the narrator's flat vowels and indifferent Latin pronunciation is grating. It is also not well edited; there are a few instances where the narrator repeats a sentence and one point where he coughs.

  • George Washington's Secret Six

  • The Spy Ring That Saved America
  • By: Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger
  • Narrated by: Brian Kilmeade
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,545
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405

From the cohost of Fox & Friends, the true story of the anonymous spies who helped win the Revolutionary War. Among the pantheon of heroes of the American Revolution, six names are missing. First and foremost, Robert Townsend, an unassuming and respected businessman from Long Island, who spearheaded the spy ring that covertly brought down the British

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, boring reader

  • By Mark on 06-04-15

Not enough information for a complete book

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

Reviewed: 10-08-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I enjoyed what there was to this book; but the fact is that there is still not enough information about the spy ring for a complete book! This is mostly full of already known stories filled in a little bit with what little is known about the Long Island spy ring. I was quite disappointed.