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  • Classics of British Literature

  • By: John Sutherland, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John Sutherland
  • Length: 24 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

For more than 1,500 years, the literature of Great Britain has taught, nurtured, thrilled, outraged, and humbled readers both inside and outside its borders.Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen, Swift, Conrad, Wilde-the roster of powerful British writers is remarkable. More important, Britain's writers have long challenged readers with new ways of understanding an ever-changing world.This series of 48 fascinating lectures by an award-winning professor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listing Contents of this Interesting Course

  • By Chelle on 01-17-17

The importance of a good narrator !!

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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: 06-19-17

Where does Classics of British Literature rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This course is perhaps at the top quartile of my audiobooks ...infused to a great extent by the conviction and passion of the narrator

What does Professor John Sutherland bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

.. for sure it is Professors passion for his subject that brings this version of of Classic British Literature to life .... I lived through the centuries of development in literature with this passion as evoked and certainly leads me to delve far more into some of the books mentioned

  • The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

  • A Novel
  • By: Jan-Philipp Sendker
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,415

When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be - until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago to a Burmese woman they have never heard of. Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father’s past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived. There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the listener’s belief in the power of love to move mountains.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive and melodramatic

  • By SamanthaG on 09-08-13

avidreader

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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: 05-06-14

What did you love best about The Art of Hearing Heartbeats?

The depth of feeling in the writing

What did you like best about this story?

the realization that one needs to learn so much more about the unknown

What about Cassandra Campbell’s performance did you like?

a good reader and has captured the feel of the book very naturally

Any additional comments?

a great book to listen to