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  • House of Shadows

  • By: Nicola Cornick
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Fiona Hardingham, Beverley A Crick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

The wooded hills of Oxfordshire conceal the remains of the aptly named Ashdown House - a wasted pile of cinders and regret. Once home to the daughter of a king, Ashdown and its secrets will unite three women across four centuries in a tangle of romance, deceit, and destiny....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-06-19

fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-19

This was a very enjoyable read. I loved that it spanned three different unique lifetimes that eventually tied together. mystery magic and romance with a historical touch what could be better?

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Far Pavilions

  • By: M. M. Kaye
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 48 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 964

When The Far Pavilions was first published 19 years ago, it moved the critic Edmund Fuller to write this: "Were Miss Kaye to produce no other book, The Far Pavilions might stand as a lasting accomplishment in a single work comparable to Margaret Mitchell's achievement in Gond With the Wind." From its beginning in the foothills of the towering Himalayas, M. M. Kaye's masterwork is a vast, rich, and vibrant tapestry of love and war that ranks with the greatest panoramic sagas of modern fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Heroism, adventure, sadistic cruelty, and love.

  • By Velan on 02-19-13

dull. not my thing i guess. made it to the end..

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

dull. not my thing i guess. made it to the end.. not sure how... or why.

  • East of Eden

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,552
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,738

This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why have I avoided this Beautiful Book???

  • By Kelly on 03-25-17

this book was a very very very long book of nothin

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

Reviewed: 10-13-15

or the absolute longest most boring book I have ever read in my entire life. Never ever came together to be anything short of grueling. I do not recommend this book

  • The Winter Sea

  • By: Susanna Kearsley
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,176

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....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Get Out Your Hankies

  • By Martha on 07-29-11

It could not possibly get better than this

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

Reviewed: 10-20-13

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

Yes. It is outstanding

Which character – as performed by Rosalyn Landor – was your favorite?

They were all well crafted

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

Just an all around outstanding book. I wanted to listen to it again as soon as I finished it. Don't pass this one up!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fall of Giants

  • The Century Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 30 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,367

Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • magnificient!

  • By Pat on 10-10-10

on and on and on

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

Reviewed: 04-02-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The different views of the war were interesting but somewhat confusing at first than just turned to dull and boring.

What was most disappointing about Ken Follett’s story?

I really like hearing more about the characters and their lives more than the war. I found the war parts went on and on and on very repetive and somewhat dull.

What three words best describe John Lee’s performance?

I think John Lee always does a great job portraying each of the characters and accents.

Any additional comments?

I adored Pillars of the Earth and World without end . I hated when they were over. the creation of the characters and the flow of the story made me never want to stop listening. You could tell Follett tried to capture a touch of that in this book but the flow just never flowed. I felt myself wanting to feel for the characters but never quite getting there. Other reviews are right on the mark when they say it is almost as if he was just trying to make a deadline. I will not be continuing this triligy