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  • The Jane Austen BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • Six BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julie McKenzie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,592
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,437

A collection of BBC radio full-cast dramatisations of Jane Austen's six major novels. Jane Austen is one of the finest writers in the English language, and this volume includes all six of her classic novels. Mansfield Park: on a quest to find a position in society, Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. Northanger Abbey: young, naïve Catherine Morland receives an invitation to stay at the isolated Gothic mansion Northanger Abbey.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Faulty download

  • By Sian on 04-06-16

Well done but narrators are falsely advertised.

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

It was extremely well done and enjoyable, but the celebrities billed for it are only on one book, not all 6.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

  • By: Lewis Carroll
  • Narrated by: Scarlett Johansson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,318
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,121

Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson ( Lost in Translation, Girl with a Pearl Earring) brings a palpable sense of joy and exuberance to her performance of Lewis Carroll's enduring classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The young and imaginative Alice grows weary of her storybook, one "without pictures or conversations", and follows a hasty hare underground - to come face to face with a host of strange and fantastic characters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 🎭🐰♟🗝🐹🐛Oh My Ears and Whiskers, What A Delight!🐇🦔🎭

  • By Gretchen SLP on 02-24-16

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 02-23-16

This is one of my favorite books and Scarlett does such a wonderful job, I really hope she comes back to do Through the Looking Glass!

24 of 32 people found this review helpful

  • Death du Jour

  • A Temperance Brennan Novel, Book 2
  • By: Kathy Reichs
  • Narrated by: Bonnie Hurren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

Dr. Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist for the Province of Quebec, digs for a corpse where Sister Elisabeth Nicolet, dead for over a century and now a candidate for sainthood, should be lying in her grave. A strange, small coffin, buried in the recesses of a decaying church, holds the first clue to the cloistered nun's fate. The puzzle surrounding Sister Elisabeth Nicolet's life and death provides a welcome contrast to discoveries at a burning chalet, where scorched and twisted bodies await Tempe's professional expertise.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Did not enjoy narration

  • By Kimber M. on 01-26-15

Good book, awful narration.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, I've read the book before so I know the story is really good but you really have to work past the awful narrator. I am going to skip listening to the rest of this book and reread it before getting the third book in audio.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, Kathy Reichs is an awesome writer and the level of detail always keeps it intriguing.

What didn’t you like about Bonnie Hurren’s performance?

I had read some of the reviews before going ahead and getting this book, but I want the entire series so I ignored the many comments about Bonnie Hurren's horrible French pronunciation. What was NOT mentioned in those reviews that should have been is that her French is not the only problem, she mispronounces a LOT of the English as well (how does one get away with mispronouncing row?) and she has a very awkward voice that sounds like she is shrieking when she does a few of the characters voices. She sounds as if she is trying VERY hard to cover up a southern accent, which makes her sound like she has a stuffy nose the entire time, she would have been much better off not hiding the accent. I really wish they had gotten the woman who narrated Deja Dead again.

Was Death du Jour worth the listening time?

No, I would rather take the time to reread the book than listen to this narrator.

Any additional comments?

I honestly think the publisher should consider rerecording this with a different narrator, as this being the second book in the series it may scare off those that are listening through the series.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful