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  • Airs Above the Ground

  • By: Mary Stewart
  • Narrated by: Antonia Whillans
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Vanessa March's husband, Lewis, is meant to be on a business trip in Stockholm - so why does he briefly appear in newsreel footage of a fire at a circus in Vienna, with his arm around another woman? Vanessa flies to Austria to find her husband, inadvertently becoming involved in a mystery that spans three countries...and the famous dancing stallions of the Spanish Riding School. The moonlight flooded the meadow, blanching all colours to its own ghostly silver. The pines were very black.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vintage book...still a great story.

  • By Barbara on 05-09-19

Suspended disbelief interrupted...

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

Reviewed: 05-11-19

First, thank you to Hodder & Stoughton and Audible for recording and presenting Mary Stewart’s romantic-suspense novels. She is one of my favorite authors. I love her narrative style and highly visual descriptions as much now as I did when I first read them.

Some constructive criticism on the narration however: The tonal quality of the voices needs to be differentiated especially during segments of contiguous dialogue. I could not tell who was speaking, for instance, when 20 something Vanessa and teenage Tim are talking to each other. It interrupts my suspended disbelief.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Circe

  • By: Madeline Miller
  • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,306
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,715

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refined writing with an intimate performance

  • By Michael - Audible Editor on 04-11-18

Till human voices wake us...

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Any additional comments?

"Circe" has all my favorite elements: mythology, magic and a strong female pov with an authentic human voice. The narrator's performance, precise, lyrical yet understated, lured me into the depths of the story.

21 of 24 people found this review helpful