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Calum

Dundee, United Kingdom
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  • Lords of the Bow

  • The Epic Story of the Great Conqueror
  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Russell Boulter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

The gathering of the tribes of the Mongols has been a long time in coming, but finally, triumphantly, Temujin of the Wolves, Genghis Khan, is given the full accolade of overall leader and their oaths. Now he can begin to meld all the previously warring people into one army, one nation. But the task Genghis has set himself, and them, is formidable. He is determined to travel to the land of the long-time enemy, the Chin, and attack them there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, historical fiction

  • By Calum on 02-07-11

Wonderful, historical fiction

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-11

After listening to the Emperor series by Conn Iggulden, which I enjoyed enormously, I wasn't sure about listening to this book series. Thankfully at the recommendation of my brother I did.

Okay, it starts off a bit slow and sometimes you find yourself thinking who is he again? So many names, I got a little mixed up with the characters early on. Please don't let this put you off purchasing or listening, this book / series is absolutely brilliant. I found myself taking the long round to places I was going just so I could listen a bit longer!

Just incredible how Conn manages weave his stories around some facts and create a compelling story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fourth Protocol

  • By: Frederick Forsyth
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 359
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

Plan Aurora, hatched in a remote dacha in the forest outside Moscow and initiated with relentless brilliance and skill, is a plan within a plan that, in its spine-chilling ingenuity, breaches the ultra-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a jigsaw of devastation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As usual, Forsyth is Fantastic

  • By Thomas Burch on 02-27-11

Good story, too much detail in some areas

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-11

Good story, but with a very slow start which goes into far too much detail about the political system in the UK, the flow of the story was lost as a result. There were a couple of times I nearly stopped listening. That said I'm glad I did not and listed to the end, it was enjoyable.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Kane and Abel

  • The 30th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126

Kane & Abel for a new generation!!

They had only one thing in common - William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men born on the same day on opposite sides of the world, their paths were destined to cross in the ruthless struggle to build a fortune.

The marvellous story, spanning 60 years, of two powerful men linked by an all-consuming hatred, brought together by fate to save - and finally destroy - each other.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Archer hits the spot

  • By Brodie on 01-26-11

Just fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-11

Totally engrossing, its got all the emotions told in a compelling story. You can’t help getting emotionally connected to the characters. At the same time you can hear yourself shouting at them.

As my review title states, it really is a fantastic listen. I can honestly state without hesitation, that this is one of my all time favourites.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Audience with Barry Cryer

  • By: Barry Cryer
  • Narrated by: Barry Cryer
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

The quintessential grumpy old man, Barry Cryer's standup combines the quick wit of Radio 4 with the charm and class of the "Great Men of Comedy". He has been a regular panelist on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and Just a Minute, the latter of which he also chaired. In 1998, Barry wrote his autobiography, You Won't Believe This But..., which has been broadcast on Radio 4.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic ~ laughs from the start...

  • By Calum on 07-17-09

Fantastic ~ laughs from the start...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-09

After finding I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue on R4 a few years back, I began to learn just how clever and funny Barry is, this audiobook doesn't fail to make me laugh every time I hear it.