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  • Captain Stormfield Goes to Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Don Randall
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Twain's favorite parlor tale, Captain Stormfield Goes to Heaven, presents an entertaining version of the afterlife, full of the humor and irony we have come to expect from this master of American letters.

    Tad Davis says: "A missed opportunity"
    "Good One"
    Overall

    A thoroughly enjoyable reading of a delightful tale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wuthering Heights

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Emily Bronte
    • Narrated By Freda Dowie, Ken Drury
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    When Mr. Earnshaw brings a black-haired foundling child into his home on the Yorkshire moors, he little imagines the dramatic events which will follow. The passionate relationship between Cathy Earnshaw and the foundling, Heathcliff, is a story of love, hate, pity and retribution, the effects of which reverberate thoroughout the succeeding generations...

    Barbara says: "Good rendering of the story but lacking atmosphere"
    "Good rendering of the story but lacking atmosphere"
    Overall

    Freda Dowie and Ken Drury do a good job in depicting the story and bringing the human characters to life. However, one very important, if not the most important character in this novel, has been almost written out of this abridged version and given little attention by the narrators. This character is the setting. After my initial disappointment, I did enjoy listening to this audio book, but I would have enjoyed it a lot more if it had a distinctly North Yorkshire character.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The £1,000,000 Bank Note

    • UNABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    What if you had the equivalent of five million dollars in your pocket, but had no way of spending it? Two brothers make a bet, proposing that such a man would either starve or barely scrape by after a month of such living. Henry, 27, a shipwrecked, penniless American in London, is the man the brothers choose. For 30 days, he must sink or swim by keeping a £1,000,000 note safe in his pocket.

    cjwheeler says: "Very good short story"
    "Recommended"
    Overall

    This is one of my favourite Mark Twain tales and I really enjoyed listening to this reading which is simple and unpretentious. Because this, very American, tale is set in England I was a bit apprehensive before listening to it, afraid the reading might be too English or too American but was pleasantly surprised.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Martin Chuzzlewit

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By George Hagan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Originally serialized between 1843-1844 the story tells of Martin, the grandson of old Martin Chuzzlewit who is rich but has become bittter due to the greed of his kin. Young Martin is initially selfish but through hard labour and the positive and cheerful influence of his servant, Tapley, becomes decent. The novel is broken up into segments by young Martin's voyage to seek his fortune in America.

    Mary says: "Save your credits"
    "Restricted Access"
    Overall

    The reading sounds good but I am bitterly disappointed because I have only been given the choice of downloading the book on 35 CDs. I would very much like to download this book on to DVDs but have not been given this option. Regrettably, I will only be able to buy books six or less hours long in future to avoid being buried in CDs. This is a great pity because the best of your audio books are much longer.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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