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Arlene

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  • Sherlock Holmes

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 62 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,067
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,560
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,512

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the definitive collection of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and four collections of short stories. And, exclusively for Audible, Stephen has written and narrated eight insightful introductions, one for each title.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Chapter Guide!

  • By Katya Rice on 05-25-18

Magnificent

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

Reviewed: 10-31-17

Stephen Fry. Those two words sum up all that is wonderful about the Narrative of these books. He’s so good that he shifts from character to character seamlessly and you forget you are listening to just one person.

The stories are always amazing as well, some are so fascinating to listen to-The Valley Of Fear is definitely one of those novels that doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. Yet to me, the best part of the story is where Holmes isn’t involved at all. It’s an unusually gripping story and Stephen Fry is mesmerizing in his linguistic ability here.

Listen. You won’t regret it.

  • Agatha Christie: The Lost Plays

  • Three BBC radio full-cast dramas: Butter in a Lordly Dish, Murder in the Mews & Personal Call
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: full cast, Ivan Brandt, Richard Williams
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

A triple bill of archive BBC radio dramas, believed lost for over half a century and only recently rediscovered. "Butter in a Lordly Dish", written specially for radio in 1948, features Richard Williams as Sir Luke Enderby KC, whose infidelities lead him into trouble when he goes to meet his latest flame. Williams also stars as Hercule Poirot in "Murder in the Mews", a 1955 adaptation of a short story. A young woman is found dead in her flat the day after Guy Fawkes night.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry, not the best

  • By Patrick on 05-04-16

Very interesting compilation

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

Reviewed: 12-16-16

This is really rather fun, it has a few very short plays performed that were written by Agatha Christie that I'd never heard of or read before as well as live recordings of her in various places. There's also a full Radio Broadcast and afterwards an interview with the sole surviving cast member. He discusses not only Agatha Christie, but his experiences in set design as well as the movies he worked on.

Really fun Historical and trivia piece to listen to.

An Unauthorized Guide to Madam Secretary: The CBS Secretary of State Drama Starring Tea Leoni
    
    
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    Length: 8 mins
    1 rating
    Overall 5.0
  • An Unauthorized Guide to Madam Secretary: The CBS Secretary of State Drama Starring Tea Leoni

  • By: D. Carter
  • Narrated by: Scott Clem
  • Length: 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

This audiobook examines Madam Secretary. The CBS drama follows Elizabeth Faulkner McCord (played by Téa Leoni), who serves as US Secretary of State. Find out what the show is about and how it was created.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good overview

  • By Arlene on 05-24-16
  • An Unauthorized Guide to Madam Secretary: The CBS Secretary of State Drama Starring Tea Leoni
  • By: D. Carter
  • Narrated by: Scott Clem

Good overview

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

Well it isn't what I expected. However if you are just looking for a relatively straight forward narration of what the CBS Madam Secretary program is about, as well as some minimal background information, then you will enjoy this.

It's very short, still it was interesting.

  • Learn German with Innovative Language's Proven Language System - Level 2: Absolute Beginner German

  • By: Innovative Language Learning
  • Narrated by: Judith Meyer, Chuck Smith
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 105

Congratulations! You have just discovered the fastest and most fun way to learn a language! Are you ready to discover the secret to language learning success? Simply use our program and you will find it. Hundreds of thousands of language learners just like you have already discovered the power of our system. This program offers you a brand new way to learn a language. You'll be speaking from your very first lesson with our fun, easy to use, and innovative method.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By Edward on 08-27-12

Commercial

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

It's pretty much an advertisement with part of a lesson. If you go to their website they recommend-you get a free 7 days access-but after the seven days you have to pay. It won't let me in to my previous lessons either. So I'm not sure how you're supposed to get your lists, etc!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Judi Dench and Michael Williams: With Great Pleasure

  • By: Sylvia Plath, Dylan Thomas, Charlotte Mitchell, and others
  • Narrated by: Judi Dench, Michael Williams
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Two archive BBC Radio programmes in which Judi Dench and Michael Williams, accompanied by friends John Moffatt and Alec McCowen, read a cornucopia of poetry and prose. In this enchanting pair of programmes from 1991 and 1996, Dame Judi Dench and husband Michael Williams shared an eclectic selection of pieces that they loved, admired or simply found entertaining.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sublime

  • By Arlene on 05-01-16

Sublime

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

Reviewed: 05-01-16

Absolutely fabulous performance. It is funny, moving, entertaining and thought provoking. I'm grateful it's forever preserved in my Audible.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Calling on Dragons

  • The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Patricia C. Wrede
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279

Queen Cimorene, Morwen the witch, and a host of other characters once again foil the plots of the perfidious wizards in this third volume of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. This time, the dastardly wizards have stolen King Mendanbar's magic sword, vital to the health of the forest, right out of the castle armory.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, amateurish performances

  • By Janet Mader on 05-17-16

Fun, but not the best

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

Reviewed: 04-27-16

It's a decent enough story, and amusing. However, "Killer" just whines too much of the story for me. It bogs it down and gets annoying. The storyline is interesting and the ending, surprising.

  • Star Trek: Spock vs. Q, The Sequel (Adapted)

  • By: Cecelia Fannon
  • Narrated by: Leonard Nimoy, John de Lancie
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

The battle of wits and logic is joined again! Spock and Q are in the midst of debating the fate of mankind when they are suddenly transported to somewhere in deep space. Then a curious personality change begins to take place, as Spock is overcome with giddy delight and Q begins to act serious, even logical. Masterfully performed by Leonard Nimoy and John de Lancie!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Star Trek: Spock vs. Q, The Sequel

  • By Reb on 07-25-03

Really fun adventure

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

Reviewed: 07-26-15

What happens if Spock and Q switch places? Listen and you will find out! Leonard Nimoy was such a joy to listen to during Live performances. Alien Voices owned by Nimoy and de Lancie always are a fun ride.

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

  • By: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,398
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,428

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ages Well

  • By Dennis on 10-21-12

Hilarious

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

Reviewed: 07-24-15

What do you do if you're a fed up 100-year-old man who just want to have a drink on you're birthday? Escape and have an adventure, of course! And this is exactly what he does.

  • Ender's Game Alive: The Full Cast Audioplay

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Full Cast Recording
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,963

Experience Ender’s Game as you’ve never heard it before! With an all-new, original script written by Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game Alive is a full-cast audio drama that reimagines the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fresh new way to enjoy the story

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-08-13

Ender's New Perspective

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

Reviewed: 03-11-15

An interesting slant on the Ender's Game novel. You get more backstory, more of Bean's perspective as well as an expanded role by Valentine. Colonel Graff is different as well. I enjoyed this, but am not sure it didn't weaken Ender's "Character" in a way,

Still it was really fun to listen to and worth buying.

  • The Sittaford Mystery (Dramatised)

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: John Moffatt, Stephen Tompkinson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

A blizzard has hit England. In the tiny village of Sittaford, on the fringes of Dartmoor, a party of six is gathered in Sittaford House, home of Captain Trevelyan. He has rented the house out for the winter and is staying in a nearby village. As evening draws in, a seance is proposed. But it reveals more than they had anticipated - TREVELYAN DEAD, spells out the board. Slowly the table begins to rock again, spelling out the word M-U-R-D-E-R. Is it true? And who would kill a man who doesn’t have an enemy in the world?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • These BBC Efforts Never Disappoint!

  • By Cheryl Waters on 06-09-11

One of the best stand alone Christie stories

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

Reviewed: 03-08-15

Entertaining and well performed full cast audio adaptation of Agatha Christie's book. As each mystery unfolds, it is easy to imagine you are really there experiencing it all.