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  • Isaac Newton

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James Gleick
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    James Gleick has long been fascinated by the making of science: how ideas order visible appearances, how equations can give meaning to molecular and stellar phenomena, how theories can transform what we see. In Chaos, he chronicled the emergence of a new way of looking at dynamic systems; in Genius, he portrayed the wondrous dimensions of Richard Feymnan's mind.

    Andrew says: "BRUTAL"
    "well worth reading"
    Overall

    An excellent read. Concise, sympathetic, and interesting. Well researched and presented. I thoroughly enjoyed the narration. I will be listening to this book again. Five stars from me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rob Roy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (21)

    Rob Roy follows the adventures of Francis, a businessman's son who falls out of favor with his father and is sent to stay in the Scottish Highlands. At the house of his uncle, he meets Rashleigh, the greedy and malicious youngest son, and Diana Vernon, Rashleigh's beautiful young cousin. Seeing that Diana is attracted to Francis, Rashleigh determines to destroy him. But Francis seeks the help of Rob Roy MacGregor, a powerful and enigmatic outlaw.

    Kristine says: "Don't buy unless you know the story!"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    I endured the entire book and couldn't wait to get it finished...awful! This is the WORST book I have yet downloaded. Rambling and at times incomprehensible, the development is weak and incosequential and the characters poorly developed. Robin McGregor/Campbell plays a "bit-role" in the story line. I personally find the narrator's style affected, laborious and irritating; his presentation drawling and monotonous, as in all the other readings that I have heard of his thus far. His Scottish accent is on the contrary suprisingly unaffected and authentic.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Anne Brontë
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings, Jenny Agutter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (70)

    This is the story of a woman's struggle for independence. Helen "Graham" has returned to Wildfell Hall in flight from a disastrous marriage. Exiled to the desolate moorland mansion, she adopts an assumed name and earns her living as a painter.

    A User says: "highly recommended"
    "highly recommended"
    Overall

    This is an inspiring and beautifully written book and one I will probably re-read, as fresh today as when it was written over 150 years ago; English prose at it's height. The narration is as well superb. This ranks with Jane Eyre as one of my all-time favourites.

    23 of 23 people found this review helpful

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