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  • The Aeneid

  • By: Virgil
  • Narrated by: David Collins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

The masterpiece of Rome's greatest poet, Virgil's Aeneid has inspired generations of readers and holds a central place in Western literature. The epic tells the story of a group of refugees from the ruined city of Troy, whose attempts to reach a promised land in the West are continually frustrated by the hostile goddess Juno. Finally reaching Italy, their leader, Aeneas, is forced to fight a bitter war against the natives to establish the foundations from which Rome is destined to rise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the magic of Virgil!

  • By Zeus Baba on 04-13-15

The Aeneid

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

Reviewed: 05-20-17

I enjoyed listening to David Collins narration of The Aeneid. It was indeed an outstanding performance by an excellent storyteller!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Can't Hurry Love

  • By: Molly O'Keefe
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

Victoria Baker, the penniless widow of a disgraced financier, is ready to stand up, be counted, and make a new life for herself and her beloved son in Texas. She’s taking over Crooked Creek ranch, her birthright, and turning it into something special. All that stands in her way is Eli Turnbull, a rugged, too-handsome cowboy who wants the land just as badly. If Victoria wants a fight, Eli will give her one. He’s devoted his life to Crooked Creek, and he’s not about to let some pampered city girl - even one as brave and beautiful as Victoria - turn it into some silly spa. But Victoria’s and Eli’s burning anger and frustration only fuel heat of another kind....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Emotional Cripples

  • By MickeyMarie on 02-10-13

Finding true love?

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

Reviewed: 05-19-16

Susan Denakee is an outstanding narrator who makes the story so real, you forget she is reading it. This second book by Mollu O'Keefe, a follow-up to "Can't Buy Me Love", which deals with the brother's romance, now centres on the sister's romance, as well as the mother's. No matter what happened before, the women found true love the second time around.

  • Scotsman of My Dreams

  • By: Karen Ranney
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Once the ton's most notorious rake, Dalton MacIain has returned from his expedition to America during the Civil War - wounded and a changed man. Instead of returning to his old haunts, he now spends his time at home. But Dalton's peace is disturbed when Minerva Todd barges into his London townhouse, insisting he help search for her missing brother, Neville. Though Dalton would love to spend more time with the bewitching beauty, he has no interest in finding Neville, whom he blames for his injury.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wealth improves confidence

  • By Désirée on 05-04-16

Wealth improves confidence

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

Reviewed: 05-04-16

Using a variety of vocals, John Lee's narration really brings the story to life, especially when imitating women's voices. This romantic story presented a fascinating mystery to guess at.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Odyssey

  • The Fitzgerald Translation
  • By: Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593

Robert Fitzgerald's translation of The Odyssey has been the standard translation for more than three generations of students and poets. Macmillan Audio is delighted to publish the first ever audio edition of this classic work, the greatest of all epic poems. Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited for audio, recounting the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure, and mortal danger reaches the English-language listener in all its glory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance

  • By CJD on 06-01-15

The Odyssey

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

Reviewed: 04-25-16

Wonderful! I love to listen to Dan Stevens narrate. He brings the characters and story to life with his vocal intimations. I am transported to another time and place. This story, The Odyssey, was quite exciting the way he narrated it.

  • Kick Kennedy

  • The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy Daughter
  • By: Barbara Leaming
  • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy was the incandescent life force of the fabled Kennedy family, her father's acknowledged "favorite of all the children" and her brother Jack's "psychological twin". She was the Kennedy of Kennedys, sure of her privilege, magnetically charming, and somehow not quite like anyone else on whatever stage she happened to grace.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I had hoped for.

  • By Karen Vincent on 05-02-16

A true-life Jane Austen story

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

Reviewed: 04-22-16

Eliza Foss' narration makes the story interesting, and it was exciting to hear the history of Chatsworth, it's lineage and also its similarity to Jane Austen's book, Pride and Prejudice, as Chatsworth (Pemberly), the Fitzwilliam dynasty, and the name "Georgiana" are part of both stories. The 2008 version of Pride and Prejudice will it's special features will be viewed with more interest now.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Iliad

  • The Fitzgerald Translation
  • By: Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 635

Since it was first published more than 25 years ago, Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation of Homer's battle epic has become a classic in its own right: a standard against which all other versions of The Iliad are compared. Fitzgerald's work is accessible, ironic, faithful, written in a swift vernacular blank verse that "makes Homer live as never before" ( Library Journal).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By Tad Davis on 10-08-14

Gods, Demi-gods and mortals!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-16

It's a pleasure listening to Dan Stevens narrate. He makes every story he narrates exciting. Fitzgerald's translation of The Iliad makes it easier to read and Dan Stevens narration of it makes it doubly exciting and so real. I feel as if I'm in the midst of the action.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Boy

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

Where did Roald Dahl get all of his wonderful ideas for stories? From his own life, of course! As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny. Did you know that Roald Dahl nearly lost his nose in a car accident? Or that he was once a chocolate candy tester for Cadbury's? Have you heard about his involvement in the Great Mouse Plot of 1924? If not, you don't yet know all there is to know about Roald Dahl.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listened and Read This a Few Times!

  • By Dylan on 05-25-16

School days remembered

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

Reviewed: 04-02-16

An excellent narrator, Dan Stevens brings the story to life. I felt every whiplash which I've also experienced.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful