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Philip

Valletta, Malta | Member Since 2011

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  • Short Stories of William Somerset Maugham, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Winner of the 2003 Audie Award for Classic Fiction, this is an unparalleled presentation of Maugham's stories, complete with sound effects and music.

    Simon says: "Acute observations of man"
    "What a treat!"
    Overall

    Somerset Maugham excels in his short stories and they truly come to life thanks to the excellent narration of Charlton Griffin. The whole series is a must to listen to. What a treat!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • What Are You Looking At?: Cézanne

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Will Gompertz
    • Narrated By Will Gompertz
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? Join Will Gompertz, the BBC Arts Editor, and probably the world’s first art-history stand-up comedian, on a dazzling audio tour that will change the way you think about modern art forever. In the fifth installment of this 20-part course, one man discovers the 19th century equivalent of 3-D HD: Cézanne becomes the first person to paint using two eyes, completely reinventing perspective, and thus affecting pretty much every picture you’ve seen since.

    Philip says: "Truly 5 Star Material"
    "Truly 5 Star Material"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to What Are You Looking At?: Cézanne the most enjoyable?

    This whole series 'What are you looking at?' is a masterpiece. Gompertz enjoys full mastery of the subject but what is most appealing is the succinct, original and clear way he tackles the subject. It is a pleasure listening to his explanations which he expounds most lucidly. Worth every cent. I have read hundreds of books on art and can recognize excellent material quickly.This is how art should be explained.


    What does Will Gompertz bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Listening to Gompertz reading, adds to the flavour and glint of his book. He gives the written word a stronger impact.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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