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  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't want it to end

  • By Riya Banerjee on 05-17-18

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

A wonderful read. Brilliantly narrated, informative, but ammusing. Will listen to again at some point.

  • When the Eagle Hunts

  • Eagles of the Empire, Book 3
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212

The third novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Roman series. After a series of bloody battles, Camulodunum (modern-day Colchester) has fallen to the invading Roman army. The Emperor has returned to Rome, leaving the fearless Centurion Macro and his young Optio, Cato, to rest and regroup, along with the rest of the Second Legion. As their leader, General Plautius, plans the next phase of their campaign, word arrives that the ship carrying his family to join him was wrecked in a storm off the south coast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of Action

  • By Jean on 03-01-16

Great narration, great book.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

I wasn't so keen on the author when i started the series of books but he's grown on my and class him as one of my favourite narrators. I was sad to find he's not doing the subsequent books, so I doubt I will continue the series on Audible. The story itself is great though, so maybe i'll just buy the hardcopy.

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  • Happy

  • By: Derren Brown
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 18 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Everyone says they want to be happy. But that's much more easily said than done. What does being happy actually mean? And how do you even know when you feel it? Across the millennia, philosophers have thought long and hard about happiness. They have defined it in many different ways and come up with myriad strategies for living the good life. Drawing on this vast body of work, in Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely book - but read, don't listen

  • By Esmee on 11-12-16

Thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 01-31-18

Interesting book, very thought provoking and made some very good points. Read it for yourself, but if you listen...I hope you can cope with moronic interrogative. I almost turned it off because of the narration. I shall avoid this narrator at all cost.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,094

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book!

  • By Scott on 04-10-08

Disappointing.

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

Reviewed: 09-15-17

Quite disappointed with this. The performance on Simon Vance's side was excellent, and the others were good, although I feel Simon would have been better on his own. The narrator of Gurney was a bit irritating...luckily not appearing much. I was more disappointed with the story, which had an odd pace...to quick over tge things I felt could have been expanded upon, too explanatory over the others. Like watching a football match on fast-forward, only slowing for the warm up and half-time. I actually thought the film adaptation was better.

  • A Crown Imperilled

  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: John Meagher
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

The penultimate volume of the mighty Riftwar Cycle. War rages in Midkemia but behind the chaos there is disquieting evidence of dark forces at work. Jim Dasher’s usually infallible intelligence network has been cleverly dismantled; nowhere is safe. He feels that the world is coming apart at the seams and is helpless to protect his nation. Quiet palace coups are underway in Roldem and Rillanon; and King Gregory of the Isles has yet to produce an heir.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, bad reading

  • By Nick on 05-17-18

A great book, ruined by the narrator.

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

Reviewed: 01-17-17

Great book by Feist as always, but dreadful narration. The guy needs to learn how read clearly and consistently. Sometimes staccato, other times in a sine-wave of speed, other so fast it's difficult to know when a breath would be taken. Also he needs to learn how to pronounce certain words, as he's clearly guessing. Loved the book, hated tge narration.

  • Lolita

  • By: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Savagely funny and hauntingly sad, Lolita is Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel. It is the story of tortured college professor Humbert Humbert and his dangerous obsession with honey-skinned schoolgirl Dolores Haze.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbingly Wonderful

  • By Jefferson on 04-08-11

Wonderful narrative

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

Reviewed: 02-19-16

I struggled at the beginning of the book, with the never ending narrative, with no 'speech', but stuck with it an was very pleased I did. Jeremy Irons' narration was great... How could one fail to like his voice? I am also pleased to have discovered Nabokov, as his blend of wit and darkness was wonderful. Excellent.

  • Darkly Dreaming Dexter

  • Dexter, Book 1
  • By: Jeff Lindsay
  • Narrated by: Jeff Lindsay
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,804

Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened - of himself or some other fiend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love the show, like the book

  • By Heather on 02-14-13

Superb

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

Brilliant, just brilliant. Wonderfully written and brilliantly narrated. Will certainly listen to others narrated by Jeff.

  • Shogun

  • The Epic Novel of Japan
  • By: James Clavell
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 53 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

A bold English adventurer; an invincible Japanese warlord; a beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love - all brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worthwhile Re-visit to an Adolescent read

  • By Monty on 08-06-16

Excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 09-13-15

What did you love best about Shogun?

The narration and the story

Which scene was your favorite?

When Anjinsan saves Toronaga during the earthquake, and the subsequent rise to Hatamoto

If you could take any character from Shogun out to dinner, who would it be and why?

One of the complaining crew. I can't recall his name,but I would have thrown him overboard!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Spartan

  • By: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

This is the saga of a Spartan family, torn apart by a cruel law that forces them to abandon one of their two sons, born lame, to the elements. The elder son, Brithos, is raised in the caste of the warriors, while the other, Talos, is spared a cruel death and is raised by a Helot shepherd, among the peasants.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry Derek

  • By Netman on 07-24-15

Sorry Derek

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

Reviewed: 07-24-15

A good book, but had I the chance to go back, I would have read it personally, rather than listening to it. I like Derek Jacobi's voice normally, but in this he just irritated me a little. I won't be too criticising as it's all a matter of opinion, but his voice for the 'speech' parts was not quite right in my opinion. Sorry Derek.