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  • Mistress of All Evil

  • A Tale of the Dark Fairy
  • By: Serena Valentino
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

What is the story of the dark fairy, Maleficent? Why does she curse the innocent princess? What led to her becoming so filled with malice, anger, and hatred? Many tales have tried to explain her motives. Here is one account, pulled down from the many passed down through the ages. It is a tale of love and betrayal, of magic and reveries. It is a tale of the mistress of all evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love love love love

  • By Hopi on 06-15-18

Meh

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

Reviewed: 05-27-18

The story was alright, but in the end, Maleficent's story and downfall was not what I was expecting (and not in a good way). Another thing I should point out is that the author makes some references to her other books (The ones on Ursula and the Beast respectively) so be warned if you haven't read the other books as I didn't.

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  • The Phantom of the Opera (Dramatized)

  • By: Gaston Leroux, Barnaby Edwards
  • Narrated by: Alexander Siddig, Anna Massey, James D'Arcy, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

In the cosmopolitan Paris of the 1880s, the new proprietors of the Opera House are amused to discover that their costly acquisition is said to be haunted. But their smiles quickly vanish as tragedy follows misfortune: a murdered stagehand, a fatal accident, a missing girl. Fearful tales of the Opera Ghost race through the corridors and dressing rooms of the theatre. And with good reason - for deep in the catacombs beneath the Opera House, something is stirring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Fabulous

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-18-16

Great!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-17

Great adaptation! Closer to the original novel than the musical, in terms of story. If you've read the original novel or have seen the musical and wish to read the novel, I would highly recommend this.