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  • The Oscar Wilde BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • Five Full-Cast Productions
  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Judi Dench, Diana Rigg, and others
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

A sparkling collection of the major works of the ever-adored Oscar Wilde, with incredible casts including Judi Dench, Martin Clunes, Michael Sheen, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McDiarmid, Joely Richardson, Penelope Keith, Martin Jarvis, Diana Rigg, Simon Russell Beale, Sheila Hancock, Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great book and a great cast

  • By C. M. Otto on 04-25-19

A great book and a great cast

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-19

Wish it didn’t end.
Great book great stories. Easy to see why movies were made from them and why they are classics.
There is a new way to experience these stories thanks to BBC Radio (seriously does anyone make a listen come alive like the British?)
Listening allows a person to imagine the characters and scenes. I believe we have great imaginations and can spin a scene to fit our personal perspectives and not be bound to a movie directors vision.

  • Les Miserables

  • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
  • By: Victor Hugo
  • Narrated by: Joss Ackland, Roger Allam, full cast
  • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 145

Joss Ackland, Roger Allam, and Leslie Phillips star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel. When poverty drives Jean Valjean to steal a loaf of bread from a baker’s window, it is an action that will haunt him for the rest of his life. A citizen of postrevolutionary France, he is sentenced to nineteen years’ hard labour.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly the best audio version of Les Miserables?

  • By DARBY KERN on 08-02-16

Like Watching A Broadway Play with your ears!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-19

What an amazing performance by the entire cast. With the imagination you can see in your minds eye everything that is happening. My only complaint was I simply couldn’t stop listening. I lost sleep and put off chores but would happily do it all again.

  • The Hypnotist's Love Story

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Tamara Lovatt Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,687
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,871
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,852

Ellen O’Farrell is a bit unusual. She’s a hypnotherapist. She’s never met her father. And she can’t seem to keep a relationship going. (Okay, that’s more normal that we want to admit.) When Ellen meets Patrick, she’s hopeful nevertheless. But when he says he needs to tell her something, she fears the worst. When Patrick reveals that his ex-girlfriend is stalking him, Ellen thinks, "Is that all?" She’s more intrigued than frightened. She’d love to meet her. What she doesn’t know is that she already has.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a twisted love story...so interesting!

  • By S on 01-23-13

Listening to this book is like watching a 3d movie!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-18

It never ceases to amaze me how creative this author
Is. The characters in this book truly become real. Your heart hurts when they do, bursts with love as if you are experiencing their emotions in the same situation. It’s easy to think of them as friends or fear them at times. I only wish I could write this review with the same eloquence the author lends to the creation of this masterpiece. I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed with the experience of the journey this book takes you on.

  • Unnecessary Roughness

  • By: Jose Baez, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez - foreword
  • Narrated by: Ben Jeffrey, Shayna Small
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 162

This riveting, closely observed account of Aaron's life and final year is the only work based on countless intimate conversations with Aaron and told from the perspective of a true insider. Written with the support of Hernandez's fiancée, Unnecessary Roughness takes listeners inside the high-profile trial, offering a dramatic retelling of the race to obtain key evidence that would exonerate Hernandez and later play a critical role in appealing his first conviction. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just As I Expected !

  • By ali meuse on 09-12-18

Great book if I were ever in trouble Jose Baez would be the lawyer I’d want on my side.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-18

This is a great book another reason not to support the NFL. You could almost compare the injuries particularly the type described in this book to the Roman days when Christians were thrown into the arena with lions just for the entertainment value. Not enough emphasis on the players who are suffering for the enjoyment of the crowd. I love football I’ve been a fan since 1977 but no more. And any parent that pushes their child play harder play rougher should be arrested for child abuse. It’s hard to say that but after hearing what Jose Baez has presented in this amazing book it would be hard for anyone to disagree in my humble opinion.

  • I Heard You Paint Houses

  • Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran and Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa
  • By: Charles Brandt
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,190

"I heard you paint houses" are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than 25 hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't give up!

  • By Grace Azul on 05-30-10

I was sorry the story was over!

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

Reviewed: 08-19-16

This is a real page turner and the man that read the book was amazing he really added to the story making it feel like you were in it and not just listening to our reading it I highly recommend this book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death Without Company

  • A Walt Longmire Mystery
  • By: Craig Johnson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,249
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,263

When an elderly local woman is found poisoned, Sheriff Walt Longmire begins an investigation that soon has him ensnared in a deadly spider's web. From Craig Johnson, author of the acclaimed novel The Cold Dish, comes this enthralling Sheriff Longmire mystery. With a distinctive literary flair, Johnson leads us into the wide open space of Absaroka County, Wyoming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a wonderful find!

  • By Laura Harley on 10-04-07

I love this series and the performer is the best!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-15

I haven't finished the series yet but bit by bit I'm getting every single solitary one of them and the performer whose name escapes my memory right now is absolutely amazing I highly recommend this series

  • The Book of Love and Creation

  • By: Paul Selig
  • Narrated by: Paul Selig
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 865
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 765

In this bold, bracing, and tremendously practical new work of spiritual psychology, author and medium Paul Selig takes the channeled teachings begun in his acclaimed I Am the Word into dramatic new territory. In this fresh revelation, the invisible teachers who speak through Selig actually instruct readers on how to develop their own powers of intuition, clairvoyance, and inner knowing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By Linda Lee on 03-25-13

Absolutely Amazing Book of Wisdom!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-13

I digested Paul's first channeled work "I Am The Word," then purchased "The Book of Love and Creation," in print. When I found it here at audible I was thrilled. I read the book but I listen when driving or cleaning or what ever keeps me from reading. The wisdom taught in this series of books (of which the third will be out in December, 2013) is profound. If even a small minority of people awoke to their true heritage as a Divine Being we could turn this world around!

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Source Field Investigations

  • The Hidden Science and Lost Civilizations behind the 2012 Prophecies
  • By: David Wilcock
  • Narrated by: David Wilcock
  • Length: 19 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822

A stunning synthesis of hidden science and lost prophecies, The Source Field Investigations exposes many great secrets: DNA transformation, consciousness science, wormholes, stargate travel, sacred geometry, ancient conspiracies, multidimensional time, the Maya calendar, and a stunning new model of galactic energy fields triggering mental, biological, and spiritual evolution.More than two million people have seen David Wilcock’s incredible tour of the 2012 prophecies in his Internet documentary, The 2012 Enigma.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The science behind Fringe

  • By Jay on 08-25-13

I Love the science in this work. Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-13

David is a gift to this time in our human evolution! The information in this work sheds light on the mysteries of our world to explain scientifically what is truly happening. Demystifying if you will the so called paranormal to show what is actually very normal. He explains things in very comprehend-able terms. If you have ever been interested on how things work at the sub-atomic level then you need this book.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Exploring the Fifth Dimension

  • Parallel Universes, Teleportation, and Out of Body Travel
  • By: Dr. Bruce Goldberg
  • Narrated by: John F. Longen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

This book is the most comprehensive book on out-of-body travel you will ever listen to. Through more than 20 exercises, you will learn to safely leave your body and return unharmed from explorations of the upper astral plane and the causal, mental, or etheric realms. You might even venture to the soul plane and observe how you select your future life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comprehensive review and explanation of psi

  • By Diana on 08-23-14

Great Information,Could have had a better delivery

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-13

Very informative, I enjoyed the content, I feel the narrator missed an opportunity to present the meditations in a usable way however. As it stands you will need to re-record the meditations and listen to them yourself.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Synchronicity Key

  • The Hidden Intelligence Guiding the Universe and You
  • By: David Wilcock
  • Narrated by: David Wilcock
  • Length: 21 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886

Using history, astrology, and synchronicity theory as well as concepts such as fractals, spiritual geometry, quantum physics, and other new research, Wilcock shows that there is a hidden architecture within time, guiding individuals and nations through a system of enlightenment Joseph Campbell called the Hero’s Journey. Historical events occur in shockingly precise, repeating cycles of time as a result. Once we understand and identify the hidden laws governing the fates of individuals and nations through seemingly random "synchronicity", we are left with a remarkable blueprint of how best to lead our lives in this uncertain and confusing world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A scholarly work that is a bit too long

  • By Jes on 12-31-13

A "Soul Essential" for Spiritual Growth!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-13

I just got this book and didn't stop until it was finished. I heard David Wilcock on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory and was happy to find The Synchronicity Key here on Audible. David narrates this book and he is an amazing speaker. I can't get enough of his incredible information. If you have been on a quest for knowledge about the mysteries of life you can find it many places, but you will have to read a plethora of books. David has compiled years of research into this work. Fascinating! I am off to get another book by David.

16 of 18 people found this review helpful