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Vasilia

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  • It's Not Me, It's You: Impossible perfectionist, 27, seeks very very very tidy woman

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jon Richardson
    • Narrated By Jon Richardson
    Overall
    (27)
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    (24)
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    (24)

    A control freak looks for love (women who leave wet teaspoons in sugar bowls need not apply). ‘I haven’t woken up with a cup of tea by the bed for seven years. It seems such a small thing but it’s one of a thousand things I miss about having someone around to take care of me. I have spent my entire adult life getting things the way I want them and all I want now is someone to give it all up for.’ Jon Richardson. Is your filing faultless? Your CDs, apostrophes, cutlery all in the right places?

    Vasilia says: "Different, surprising comedy"
    "Different, surprising comedy"
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    Listening to this book was a surreal experience. You're laughing and almost crying on every page. Jon Richardson's humour takes you totally by surprise, he's so honest and different to other comedians.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Taming of the Shrew

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 56 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Trevor Howard, Margaret Leighton, David Dodimead, and others
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    Kiss me, Kate, we will be married o'Sunday

    Vasilia says: "Ahh, Shakespeare ..."
    "Ahh, Shakespeare ..."
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    What did you like best about this story?

    20th century actors have this fantastic trick: they use their voices to act. Not in any overly dramatic way, as contemp actors do, but in a very understated and yet perfectly believable manner. These actors were delicious to listen to; really brought the story to life. I felt, listening, that they understood every word they said, which is not an experience that I have had often when Shakespeare is performed. Only one real problem, which is that I've become so used to seeing really strong-minded Katherina's who stay tough as nails the whole way through the play, that I had a moment of surprise when Margaret Leighton took the pitiful route. To sum up, this is a fantastic performance of a classic play ... you may take issue with the story, as I did, but in the end you giggle hysterically anyway.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Moth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    When the dashing Jack Carstares is unfairly accused of cheating at cards, he leaves the country in disgrace. Returning some years later disguised as a highwayman, his reappearance heralds a dramatic chain of events that includes a Duke, a damsel, a duel, and not one, but two kidnappings. Written when she was just 17, The Black Moth was Heyer’s first novel, but it bears many of the hallmarks of her later romances, being vivid, witty, and peppered with historical insight.

    Carol says: "Heyer's First Book--Melodrama in Spades"
    "Yes and no ..."
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    What did you love best about The Black Moth?

    The Black Moth is Heyer's first book and as such, it's not as memorable or as refined as her later stories. The melodrama is so thick you can almost wade through it ... a fact which is not assisted by Julian Rhind-Tutt's narration, which seems to be melodramatic by default. One other point on the narration - he plays Lavinia very poorly, making her very shrill and unpleasant from the beginning. The story seems to indicate that we should grow to like her, or at least to feel sorry for her. Nevertheless, once you start laughing at the ridiculous situations and relationships and allow yourself to get accustomed to the narration, it's an enjoyable story.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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