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  • Heads You Win

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 805

From an early age, it is clear that Alexander Karpenko is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, Alexander and his mother will have to escape Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they have an irreversible choice: board a container ship bound for America or one bound for Great Britain. Alexander leaves the choice to a toss of a coin.... 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • If you’ve read one, you’ve read them all?

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-01-18

A unique and brilliantly crafted story, masterfully performed by Richard Armitage, with an astonishing finish!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-19

Heads You Win is my first exposure to the written works of Jeffrey Archer. I learned very early that it required my full attention in order to follow Archer’s well-developed characters through their parallel storylines based on “ what if” in this brilliantly woven tale of intrigue.

  • A Tale of Two Cities [Tantor]

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,872
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,292

A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens's most exciting novels. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it tells the story of a family threatened by the terrible events of the past. Doctor Manette was wrongly imprisoned in the Bastille for 18 years without trial by the aristocratic authorities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • it's the singer not the song*

  • By Maynard on 11-09-13

Dickens and Simon Vance, a Brilliant Match

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-18

This Charles Dickens classic, along with most of his beloved writings, has been extensively reviewed, analyzed and critiqued by many literary experts who are far more qualified than this reader to comment upon this epoch and highly quotable work. I will, however, offer the following suggestion to potential listeners who may not yet be familiar with Mr. Dickens works: be prepared to listen quietly, fully and undistractedly, soaking in the richness of Dickens as he uses his love of language to create settings, characters, and plots that come alive around you and within you, transporting you to another time and place so you might join with them in their adventures, desires, travails and victoriesI

Simon Vance brilliantly narrates this story, commanding and holding captive the listener’s attention throughout the story while capturing the personality and nuance of each character, bringing them into the full incarnation intended by Mr. Dickens.

  • David Copperfield [Audible]

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 36 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,502
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,321

Between his work on the 2014 Audible Audiobook of the Year, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel, and his performance of Classic Love Poems, narrator Richard Armitage ( The Hobbit, Hannibal) has quickly become a listener favorite. Now, in this defining performance of Charles Dickens' classic David Copperfield, Armitage lends his unique voice and interpretation, truly inhabiting each character and bringing real energy to the life of one of Dickens' most famous characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A PERFECT narration of an English classic!

  • By Wayne on 09-03-17

A wonderful journey with Charles Dickens through the voice of Richard Armitage

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-14-16

I have just bid a sad farewell, for now, to some of my favorite and most colorful literary characters, David "Trotwood" Copperfield, Betsy Trotwood, Mr. Dick, Mr. Micowber, and Mr. Pegarty, to name a few, within one of my best-loved stories, David Copperfield, written by one of my most esteemed authors, Charles Dickens, and portrayed brilliantly by one of my favorite actors, Richard Armitage. Narrating such an epic, well-known, and much beloved story is no small accomplishment, even when multiple actors and actresses lend their voice talents to the telling of the tale. In this Audible presentation, Richard Armitage has done great honor to Mr. Dickens, his story, and his characters through his faithful and delightful vocal characterizations of every character, his perfect turn of complex Victorian phrasing, and his ability to bound tightly the heart, hopes and fears of the listener to those of the characters through his own clear emotional connection to them and sense of responsibility to them. Mr. Dicken's story, as told through Mr. Armitage's narration, captured and held fast this listener's attention from start to finish, bringing the story and characters into the fullness of life within my imagination to the extent that I feel almost as if I had been a devoted friend and fellow traveller in their journey. I hope that I can look forward to enjoying many more great author's stories with
Mr. Armitage as narrator!

Sincerely,

Michaelene Mossbrucker

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