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  • Marching with Caesar

  • Birth of the 10th Legion
  • By: R.W. Peake
  • Narrated by: Simon Burdett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266

Titus Pullus, the hero of the 10th Legion and the Marching With Caesar series, tells his story from the very beginning of his life, starting with his relationship with his father, how his friendship with Vibius Domitius began, and how their burning ambition to join the Legions was helped by a veteran nicknamed Cyclops. Enlisting in the 10th Legion, raised in 61 B.C. by Gaius Julius Caesar, Birth of the 10th Legion recounts the first campaign ever conducted by Julius Caesar as a commander...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb history and pulse pounding excitement.

  • By William H. Harrington on 12-10-14

Boring

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

Reviewed: 04-08-15

What disappointed you about Marching with Caesar?

The way is is told is stilted and drawn out. The prologue is a dictionary of Latin and Roman terms which really put me off at first. It could be done in the story as it is in many other books of this kind.

Has Marching with Caesar turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Would you be willing to try another one of Simon Burdett’s performances?

No

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Trail Through Time

  • The Chronicles of St. Mary's, Book 4
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,346
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,119

"St Mary's is back and is facing a battle to survive in this, the fourth installment of the Chronicles. Max and Leon are re-united and looking forward to a peaceful lifetime together. But, sadly, they don't even make it to lunchtime. The action races from 17th century London to Ancient Egypt and from Pompeii to 14th century Southwark as they're pursued up and down the timeline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anther Adventure with the Timetraveling Historians

  • By Linda on 01-26-15

so sad that the roller coasterxride is over

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

Reviewed: 01-05-15

I loved the whole series. Lots of fun and humour with some historical background included. It's easy to suspends disbelief in order to go along with such a likeable cast of characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • SPQR V: Saturnalia

  • By: John Maddox Roberts
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

This eagerly awaited fifth book in John Maddox Roberts's Edgar-nominated historical mystery series once again takes the reader back to the Rome of Julius Caesar and the Roman Senator Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger. Decius has won himself a reputation as both an investigator and, most unfortunately, a bit of a playboy. Having been banished by his family for sometimes embarrassing activities to a rather leisurely lifestyle on Rhodes, he is puzzled to be suddenly and unexpectedly summoned home to assist in an investigation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It just keeps getting better

  • By Mary on 07-01-14

It just keeps getting better

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

Reviewed: 07-01-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, if they were a fan of historical detective fiction.

Any additional comments?

This series gets better with every book. I have just finished book 5. I love the historical detail and the characters are becoming more interesting as they are met in each book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood

  • By: Christopher Fowler
  • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

The death of a child and what seems to be a murderous puppet make a perfect case for Bryant and May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit. As John May and his team interrogate the suspects, Arthur Bryant heads into the secret world of illusions and stagecraft. As a second impossible death occurs, the detectives uncover forgotten museums and London eccentrics. The stage is set for a race against time with a surprising twist...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a treat - a new Bryant and May

  • By Hilary on 02-25-12

Another great tale

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

Reviewed: 03-23-14

If you could sum up Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood in three words, what would they be?

Another great Bryant and May mystery

What other book might you compare Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood to and why?

The other Bryant and May books - all have mysteries that reveal themselves slowly, the wonderfully eccentric Bryant and all the odd information that comes with his character. The history and the love for the scene and the players is a constant in this series.

What about Tim Goodman’s performance did you like?

Using different voices for the characters, adds to rather than intruding into the story.

Any additional comments?

Its one that I can't stop listening to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,342
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35,346

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Read the Reviews!

  • By Stacey D. on 05-25-18

Romance, mystery, humour and horror

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

Reviewed: 04-23-13

This was a great story. It was a tiny bit slow to start, then it unfolded through different stages with lots of interesting ideas and an undertone of suspense. It was very easy to visualise and would make a great mini series in the SF vein of Torchwood or Dr Who.
It was also light and easy to listen to, with the interaction between characters providing lots of wry humour. I liked it and could not put it down towards the end.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Cocaine Blues

  • By: Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Daniel
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,421
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,415

It's the end of the roaring twenties, and the exuberant and Honourable Phryne Fisher is dancing and gaming with gay abandon. But she becomes bored with London and the endless round of parties. In search of excitement, she sets her sights on a spot of detective work in Melbourne, Australia. And so mystery and the beautiful Russian dancer, Sasha de Lisse, appear in her life. From then on it's all cocaine and communism until her adventure reaches its steamy end in the Turkish baths of Little Lonsdale Street.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A series that just gets better

  • By Barbara on 02-01-11

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 02-22-13

I am enjoying this first book of the series. Having been introduced to Miss Fisher by the Australian TV series, I am glad to have found the series.

  • Moonheart

  • By: Charles de Lint
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 219

When Sara and Jamie discovered the artifacts, they sensed the pull of a dim, distant place, a world of misty forests, ancient magics, mythical beings, ageless bards...and restless evil.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, different storyline

  • By Vava on 10-19-09

Exciting and Original

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

Reviewed: 03-24-12

Where does Moonheart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Among the top 5

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the different characters and the way they each looked at what was happening from their own point of view. I liked the gentle philosophy. The characters were interesting and sympathetic. Each one developed through the story. The story moved from the real world into the alternate reality very smoothly.

Have you listened to any of Paul Michael Garcia’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I thought his performance was excellent

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I couldn't stop listening to it

Any additional comments?

I recommend it to people who enjoy fantasy novels

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

  • By: R. L. LaFevers
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Parry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Theodosia Throckmorton has her hands full at the Museum of Legends and Antiquities in London. Her father may be head curator, but it is Theoand only Theowho is able to see all the black magic and ancient curses that still cling to the artifacts in the museum. Sneaking behind her fathers back, Theo uses old, nearly forgotten Egyptian magic to remove the curses and protect her father and the rest of the museum employees from the ancient, sinister forces that lurk in the museums dark hallways.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Girls Adventure

  • By Grant on 05-03-10

Delightful and precocious

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

Reviewed: 03-01-12

If you could sum up Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos in three words, what would they be?

Funny, educational, absorbing

What was one of the most memorable moments of Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos?

The climax where Theodosia is facing the Serpents of Chaos in the pyramid.

Any additional comments?

I like good children's books, they usually have a level of humour that adults pick up . This one is just beautiful.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Winter Sea

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,822
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,842

History has all but forgotten.... In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next best-selling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write. But then she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Read

  • By Menon on 08-14-12

A bit drawn out

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

Reviewed: 02-03-12

Would you try another book from Susanna Kearsley and/or Rosalyn Landor?

Probably not

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Information about that period in Scotland's history was very interesting.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Rosalyn Landor?

Probably not

Was The Winter Sea worth the listening time?

I ended up skipping a lot of it as the story seemed so drawn out. I was more interested in the modern day love story than the earlier one.

Any additional comments?

This is a romance which is not my interest area. However the history was very good.

  • Angels' Blood

  • The Guild Hunter Series, Book 1
  • By: Nalini Singh
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she's the best - but she doesn't know if she's good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, only one thing is clear - failure is not an option... even if the task she's been set is impossible. Because this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad. The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other, and pull her to the razor's edge of passion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved It

  • By Rae on 04-28-12

Not much to engage

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

Reviewed: 01-07-12

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who is interested in erotic fiction laced with a very slight story line.

Has Angels' Blood turned you off from other books in this genre?

NO, I like most of the fantasy books I have listened to.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Angels' Blood?

The sex scenes

Any additional comments?


0 of 1 people found this review helpful