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  • 4 reviews
  • 60 ratings
  • 71 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • The Jewel of Seven Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Bram Stoker
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The warning was inscribed on the entrance of the hidden tomb, forgotten for millennia in the sands of mystic Egypt. Then the archaeologists and grave robbers came in search of the fabled Jewel of Seven Stars, which they found clutched in the hand of the mummy. Few heeded the ancient warning, until all who came in contact with the Jewel began to die in a mysterious and violent way, with the marks of a strangler around their neck.

    Dorothea says: "Mother of all Mummy-Stories"
    "Mother of all Mummy-Stories"

    As far as I know the Jewel of the Seven Stars is the mother of all Mummy Stories (movies, etcetera). Being Egyptologist myself this of course is must-have literature. And I thoroughly enjoy Stoker's great story, again and again. I just love this book - great listen wherever you are.
    The reading is very good, skilled and well told (though the actual audio quality could have been better).

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Roddy Doyle
    • Narrated By Aiden Gillen

    Paddy Clarke, a 10-year-old Dubliner, describes his world, a place full of warmth, cruelty, love, sardines, and slaps across the face. He's confused; he sees everything but he understands less and less.

    Dorothea says: "just love it"
    "just love it"

    The story is great, but I knew that already since I read the book.
    I fell in love with the narrator on the spot, he is great, wonderful accent, great story teller. Such a pity the book is abridged! Could have listened to it for much, much longer.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Melvyn Bragg
    • Narrated By Robert Powell

    This is the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. The Adventure of English is not only an enthralling story of power, religion, and trade, but also the story of people, and how their lives continue to change the extraordinary language that is English.

    Amazon Customer says: "Many Of Course monments"
    "great listen"

    Already listened to this book twice and there will be more times to follow. It's a great listen. Especially enjoyed the chapters about the early and medieval history - fascinating.
    The story is well written, witty, very informative and even thrilling (like history is). Since I am not English I am definitely not the one to criticise the reading - to my ears the narrator does a great job.
    Could not have spent my monthly credit better!

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • The Pardoner's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated By Richard Bebb

    Three tales from The Canterbury Tales, read in the original Middle English by Richard Bebb under the direction of Britain's foremost Chaucer scholar, Derek Brewer.

    Dorothea says: "great fun"
    "great fun"

    Well, I am not versed in speaking Middle Englisch (English is not even my mother tongue) nor am I student of Medieval languages. Therfore I cannot even say if this reading of Chaucer is correct or not... But I can say that I thoroughly enjoy it. Just love the rhythm, the rhymes and that wonderful language and to me the reading sounds really well done.
    And I am definitely going to read the Canterbury Tales! Should have done that long before...

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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