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Anthea

NSW AUSTRALIA | Member Since 2013

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  • Jeeves: Joy in the Morning (Dramatisation)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Michael Hordern, Richard Briers
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Michael Hordern stars as Jeeves with Richard Briers as Bertie in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. The rural beauty of Steeple Bumpleigh holds no attractions for Bertie, containing (as it does) the appalling Aunt Agatha. But there is man's work to do and, with Jeeves at his side, how can Bertie fail?

    vanessa says: "Loved it"
    "Typical English"
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    If you could sum up Jeeves in three words, what would they be?

    Clever, intelligent and patient


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jeeves because he was able to solve any problem presented to him.


    What about Michael Hordern and Richard Briers ’s performance did you like?

    I love the typical over the top English accents and could picture Richard Brier in this role which made the performance doubly enjoyable. It suited him to a tee.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was very amusing and I look forward to listening to it often.


    Any additional comments?

    I will certainly obtain other books in this series particularly the dramatizations as I enjoy this droll type of humour.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, The Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Edward Dolnick
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1028)
    Performance
    (769)
    Story
    (781)

    The Clockwork Universe is the story of a band of men who lived in a world of dirt and disease but pictured a universe that ran like a perfect machine. A meld of history and science, this book is a group portrait of some of the greatest minds who ever lived as they wrestled with natures most sweeping mysteries. The answers they uncovered still hold the key to how we understand the world.

    Alison says: "The Royal Society comes alive."
    "Amazing genius"
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    Would you listen to The Clockwork Universe again? Why?

    Definitely! It was so interesting and brilliantly written. Fantastic insights into amazing discoveries that helped change the world.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All different and each contributed with their own discoveries.


    Which character – as performed by Alan Sklar – was your favorite?

    As above.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Newton's awe of God and the end quote by the author that Newton had seen into the mind of God.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Meet Me in St. Louis: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on December 2, 1946.

    Anthea says: "Great musical"
    "Great musical"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - it was so enjoyable and wonderful to hear Judy Garland singing. It was a delightful presentation with full sound effects.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Esther and Tootie as they played their characters so well. Especially Tootie as the younger sister and the antics she got up to.


    What about Judy Garland and Margaret O'Brien ’s performance did you like?

    When Esther was comforting Tootie when they thought they were moving to New York. They were so believable.


    Any additional comments?

    I even enjoyed the ads as they were something new to me even though we have Lux Flakes in Aust I was unaware there had been a shortage during this period. The information about the returning Service Personnel from WW2 was also interesting. I love these little snippets of information. I am now looking forward to listening to more of these productions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: A Radio Dramatization

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Washington Irving, Jerry Robbins (dramatization)
    • Narrated By Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    Ichabod Crane, a lanky, lean, superstitious school master, arrives to teach the children of Sleepy Hollow. As he vies for the attention of the lovely Katrina Van Tassel, his rival for her attention is the town rowdy, Brom Bones. Brom tries to scare Ichabod away with local superstitions and ghost tales. And soon enough the ill-fated schoolmaster encounters a terrifying legend come to life: the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.

    Amazon Customer says: "Return of the Classic!"
    "Very entertaining"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    James as he was very intelligent, sensible and down to earth.


    Which character – as performed by Jerry Robbins and The Colonial Radio Players – was your favorite?

    All the characters were performed brilliantly.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Some humour and most enjoyable due to the presentation.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this radio performance format and the sound effects are so realistic it's a treat.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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