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  • Midshipman Bolitho

  • By: Alexander Kent
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113

October 1772, Portsmouth. Sixteen-year-old Richard Bolitho waits to join the Gorgon, ordered to sail to the west coast of Africa and to destroy those who challenge the King's Navy. For Bolitho, and for many of the crew, it is a severe and testing initiation into the game of seamanship.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is *not* the book advertised.

  • By Robert Bolin on 08-26-16

Unexpected Pleasure

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

I found this to be my surprise favorite of this series. I found the narrator told the story in such a way that his presence was forgotten. I hit rewind and went through the last two chapters for a second pass. Please powers above, this story begs to be used for a movie.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Complete George Smiley Radio Dramas

  • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: full cast, Simon Russell Beale
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 497

The complete collection of acclaimed BBC Radio dramas based on John le Carré's best-selling novels, starring Simon Russell Beale as George Smiley. With a star cast including Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron, Brian Cox, Ian MacDiarmid, Anna Chancellor, Hugh Bonneville and Lindsay Duncan, these enthralling dramatisations perfectly capture the atmosphere of le Carré's taut, thrilling spy novels.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good reading but can't navigate

  • By RB Vancouver on 01-07-17

Great rendition

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

Reviewed: 04-05-17

I enjoyed every moment. Some stories are better than others but every episode is performed flawlessly.

  • War Dogs

  • By: Greg Bear
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 226

They made their presence on Earth known thirteen years ago. Providing technology and scientific insights far beyond what mankind was capable of. They became indispensable advisors and promised even more gifts that we just couldn't pass up. We called them Gurus. It took them a while to drop the other shoe. You can see why, looking back.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • intro to a new universe and not much else

  • By Ocean State Prime on 10-22-14

A perfect rendition

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

Reviewed: 01-01-17

I totally enjoyed this performance. The narration completely got me into the head of the main character. Greg Bear at his flawless best for social sci-fi. Also, no more cats for me.

  • Why Homer Matters

  • By: Adam Nicolson
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 72

Adam Nicolson sees the Iliad and the Odyssey as the foundation myths of Greek - and our - consciousness, collapsing the passage of 4,000 years and making the distant past of the Mediterranean world as immediate to us as the events of our own time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable study.

  • By Happy Zorro on 09-08-16

An enjoyable study.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-16

Pleasing narration and a fascinating subject. One of my best audible experiences. Well with the time.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful