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  • The Candle in the Wind and The Book of Merlyn

  • By: T. H. White
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

In these last two books, the ageing king faces the greatest challenge of his reign, when his own son threatens to overthrow him and destroy everything he has worked for. In The Book of Merlyn, Arthur's tutor Merlyn reappears, and the ancient magician teaches him that, even in the face of apparent ruin, there is still hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Bib on 11-27-17

Wonderful story but a little too much Philosophy

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

Reviewed: 11-21-13

I adore T H White's writing, with his anachronisms and his glorious descriptions of his beloved England. The Candle in the Wind is the wonderful story of the only too human Guinevere, Lancelot and Arthur, but the Book of Merlyn is a discussion of the state of the world, as it was written just before and during the second World War, with the terrifying rise of the Nazis. If you can last through the philosophising, you will feel deep empathy for gentle, loving Arthur as he nears the end of his amazing life. Beautifully narrated.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Amazing Tales for Making Men Out of Boys  audiobook cover art
  • Amazing Tales for Making Men Out of Boys

  • By: Neil Oliver
  • Narrated by: Stephen Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Tales of brave and selfless deeds used to be part of every boy's education. We grew up sharing stories with our fathers, uncles and grandfathers of how other men had lived their lives, met their challenges, reached their goals and faced their deaths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating stories of outstanding people.

  • By Katherine on 10-20-13

Fascinating stories of outstanding people.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-13

I found this collection of stories really fascinating and yes, 11 year old grandson gave it the seal of approval as well. Good narration.

  • Marine One

  • By: James W. Huston
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167

After the presidents' helicopter, Marine One, goes down in a brutal thunderstorm, the government blames the European manufacturer of the helicopter, accusing them of killing the president. Senate investigations and Justice Department accusations multiply as Mike Nolan, a Marine Corps reserve helicopter pilot and trial attorney in civilian life, is hired to defend the company from the criminal investigations and a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the most notorious lawyer in America.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Political Conspiracy or Accident? Courtroom Drama!

  • By R. Pontiflet on 01-03-16

Gripping story with unexpected twists

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

Reviewed: 10-20-13

The "Hero" keeps his cards very close to his chest, which can be a bit annoying, as it certainly drags the story on, but overall, this is a well-narrated story with interesting twists. Helps if you are interested in helicopters!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Ringers

  • The Best of the Radio Series
  • By: BBC Worldwide
  • Narrated by: Jon Culshaw, Phil Cornwell, Jan Ravens, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

This colourful collection of hilarious sketches from the acclaimed radio series includes gems such as Tom Baker telephone conversations with Directory Inquiries, David Dickinson, and many more. It also includes favourites such as Tony Blair and George Bush. Hyacinth Bucket makes an appearance as well as the Beckhams and shows such as "The Weakest Link" and "Faking It" are immortalised forever in this selection of brilliant comedy sketches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love it but do you have to be British?

  • By Catherine on 10-18-05

Radio sketches.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-13

As an Australian, some of the characters are unfamiliar to me, but The Doctor's phone calls are hilarious!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Woman of No Importance

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Mathis, Rosalind Ayres, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 139

Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the "best" houses, while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating drawing-room comedy, Oscar Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society's narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pitch Perfect Performance

  • By Cheryl on 08-26-12

Just plain enjoyable.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-13

Oscar Wilde's works are always fun to listen to, and this dramatised version is no exception. Relax and enjoy his witty take on society.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Jesse Bernstein
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

The fourth incredible adventure in the Percy Jackson series. "Honestly, blowing up another school was the last thing I wanted to do. As the son of a Greek god, I've had my share of near-death disaster. This summer, I didn't choose to battle the cheerleading squad, but when two hissing she-devils with fangs are heading straight for you, what's a half-blood meant to do?"

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Battle of the dumb decisions

  • By Lukas on 09-28-18

Grandson loves these stories

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

Reviewed: 10-20-13

He has listened to these stories so many times that he can recite them by heart. He is an 11 year old, massively keen on mythology - Percy Jackson is a modern day Hero and his adventures are joy to a young man's heart!

  • Desperate Passage

  • The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West
  • By: Ethan Rarick
  • Narrated by: Christopher Prince
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 590
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490

In late October 1846, the last wagon train of that year's westward migration stopped overnight before resuming its arduous climb over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, unaware that a fearsome storm was gathering force. After months of grueling travel, the 81 men, women and children would be trapped for a brutal winter with little food and only primitive shelter. The conclusion is known: by spring of the next year, the Donner Party was synonymous with the most harrowing extremes of human survival.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very well researched story of the Donner Party

  • By JOSEPH on 06-11-12

A gripping true story

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

Reviewed: 10-20-13

We listened to this on a long journey - it is the story of a long and ill-starred journey. The inevitability of the tragedy that befell these pioneering families is painful. It emphasised for me the huge risks taken by our pioneering families in the opening up of our countries.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Continent

  • Discworld, Book 22
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

It's hot. It's dry...very dry. There was this thing once called The Wet, which no one believes in. Practically everything that's not poisonous is venomous. But it's the best bloody place in the world, alright?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Aussieness and wizards, could not be more perfect

  • By Paul Swanson on 12-07-17

Always enjoyable.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-12

If you love TP, you will thoroughly enjoy this rendition of The Last Continent. As Aussies, we doubly appreciate TP's salute to Vegemite and Waltzing Matilda, and smile wryly at Nigel Planer's attempts at an Aussie accent. Cheers Mate.

  • The Last Hero

  • A Discworld Fable
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Cohen the Barbarian is going on one final quest. He's going to climb the highest mountain in the Discworld and meet his gods. He doesn't like the way they let men grow old and die. The last hero in the world is going to return what the first hero stole. With a vengeance. That'll mean the end of world, if no one stops him in time. Someone is going to try. So who knows who the last hero really is?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of Pterry's shorter works, but excellent and well worth your time.

  • By Liviu Constantinescu on 08-02-15

Just Great

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-12

I'm a TP fan - love the characters, love the stories, love the wit. An enjoyable reading of a fascinating book.

  • The Hour I First Believed

  • A Novel
  • By: Wally Lamb
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 613
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 615

When high-school teacher Caelum Quirk and his wife, Maureen, move to Littleton, Colorado, they both get jobs at Columbine High School. In April 1999, while Caelum is away, Maureen finds herself in the library at Columbine, cowering in a cabinet and expecting to be killed. Miraculously, she survives. But when Caelum and Maureen flee to an illusion of safety on the Quirk family's Connecticut farm, they discover that the effects of chaos are not easily put right.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent all around yarn

  • By G. on 01-10-09

ENOUGH!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-09-12

I was fascinated by this depiction of the effects of Columbine and listened eagerly to the first part of this book which I found well written and well read. I was surprised when another story developed. Then even more surprised when yet another story developed.Towards the end though, with tragedy heaped upon tragedy, I kept thinking that there was too much to take in and now I cannot even remember how the story finished! Perhaps I haven't finished listening to it?