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  • The Woman in White

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey, Simon Prebble
  • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,753
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,766

One of the greatest mystery thrillers ever written, Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White was a phenomenal best seller in the 1860s, achieving even greater success than works by Charles Dickens. Full of surprise, intrigue, and suspense, this vastly entertaining novel continues to enthrall audiences today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping novel, excellent production

  • By David on 01-18-11

Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 04-13-16

This could really have been written this century. It doesn't miss a beat of suspense and intrigue. Beautifully written and superbly narrated. What a tale!

  • Bonkers

  • My Life in Laughs
  • By: Jennifer Saunders
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Saunders
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving, and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends, and occasional heartache - but never misery. Bonkers is full of riotous adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Julia on 03-05-14

Lovely and from the heart

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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: 03-13-16

A very easy informative and entertaining memoir. Loved it from one of our British comedy greats.

  • David Mitchell: Back Story

  • By: David Mitchell
  • Narrated by: David Mitchell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 878
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867

David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Funniest, Clever Brits around

  • By Delia on 08-30-13

Witty and enjoyable read from a great natural writer

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

Reviewed: 03-10-16

You don't necessarily expect a memoir of a celebrity to be beautifully written. You don't expect necessarily to find a truly great writer to emerge through the smog. I don't know anything about the other author David Mitchell but this one is a born writer. I really hope he catches the writing bug from this. I'd love to be able to read more from him.

  • Netherworld

  • By: Kathryn Le Veque
  • Narrated by: Brad Wills
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146

1197 A.D. - Smarting from the loss of his betrothed, Sir Keller de Poyer has learned not to trust women. A bear of a man with a brilliant mind, Keller is socially awkward but an accomplished knight. He is so accomplished in fact that his liege William Marshal gifts the man with lands in Wales for his meritorious service. But there is a catch - in order to secure the lands and titles, he must marry the Welsh heiress.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Consistently Good Writer!

  • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 01-28-15

Not her best

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

Quite an obviously contrived and lack lustre story. The Knights have to be the worst knights ever! Allowing a madman to hide in the castle on multiple occasions, just to allow a poor plot to develop. Disappointing compared to her other works.

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth

  • By: Jules Verne
  • Narrated by: Jack Sondericker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

In Jules Verne's classic tale Professor Von Hardwigg and his nephew Harry discover the entrance to an ancient volcanic tunnel in Iceland. They choose to explore it for the mysteries it may hold, the Professor for scientific knowledge, and Harry to prove his bravery to a beautiful girl. It is a dangerous journey that may destroy them both. As they travel deep into the caverns they encounter a subterranean world that pre-existed man. It is an adventure as fascinating and strange as any explorer ever recorded. Finally, with their equipment lost and food running low they must face the consequences of a vital choice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, average narration

  • By Zachary on 05-21-14

Wonderful book, fantastic narrator

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

Reviewed: 01-01-16

This classic was really brought to life with passion by the narrator. You do have to bear in mind that about 5 hours alone are taken up in just the journeying, but it's nevertheless a great adventure.

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  • The Prepper's Guide to the End of the World

  • A Collection of 8 Best-Selling Survival Guides
  • By: Robert Paine
  • Narrated by: Don Baarns
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 73

Do you worry what would happen to your family in an emergency? If so then you need The Prepper's Guide to the End of the World--now on sale! With this collection you'll get eight best-selling guides covering dozens of different aspects of prepping. Yes, you read that right. Eight guides!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Just another re-read of his other bad book, with a

  • By Average Joe on 03-09-16

Very good

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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: 11-30-15

I learnt a lot from these books. Since it is built up of a series of books there is quite a bit of repetition, but that only serves to hammer the points home imo. Some very useful and thought provoking observations and approached from a very common sense point of view rather than your stereotype. 'Egspecially' was a minor irritation instead of the word especially, but very worthwhile.

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  • London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World

  • By: Robert Bucholz, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Bucholz
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731

No city has had as powerful and as enduring an impact on Western civilization as London. But what made the city the perfect environment for so many great developments? How did London endure the sweeping historical revolutions and disasters without crumbling? Find the answers to these questions and more in these 24 fascinating lectures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Starting Place or Refresher

  • By Amy on 08-05-14

Wonderful journey through London

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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: 10-09-15

Professor Robert Buchoiz takes us through a wonderful journey sharing the sights and sounds with genuine passion and enthusiasm that iis contagious. The best kind of learning, when you don't even know you are! Superb lecturer.

  • British Politics: Bolinda Beginner Guides

  • By: Richard S Grayson
  • Narrated by: David Thorn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

In May 2010, British politics entered a revolutionary new era. With the election of the first hung parliament since 1974, Britain found itself in the unfamiliar world of coalition government. Explaining what this all means, this incisive introduction shows us how our politics is changing and why we should care about it. Exploring the structure of British government, ‘spin’, foreign policy, and the fallout from the expenses scandal and the financial crisis, Grayson reveals the complex interactions that determine everything from the taxes we pay to when we put the wheelie bin out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic !

  • By Trevor on 10-01-15

Fantastic !

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

Reviewed: 10-01-15

This was so surprisingly engaging! As someone who is usually bored by this subject I listened from start to finish and learnt a lot. It's even given me a taste for more! Superb narrator too!

  • Baron of Godsmere

  • The Feud 1
  • By: Tamara Leigh
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah Agliotta
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

England, 1333. The chink in Baron Boursier's armor is his fondness for a lovely face. When it costs him half his sight and brands him as one who abuses women, he vows to never again be "blinded" by beauty. Thus, given the choice between forfeiting his lands and wedding one of his enemies to end their feud, he chooses as his betrothed the lady said to be plain of face, rejecting the lady rumored to be most fair.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Superb writer!

  • By Trevor on 09-17-15

Superb writer!

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

Reviewed: 09-17-15

If you want to hear a great story and superbly gifted story-teller of historical romance look no further. Her writing is so fresh and thoughtful. The only reason for the four stars is that she bailed out on the romance of the bedroom scenes, leaving them to ones private imaginings for the most part. It kind of lost some of the build up for that though. Overall though a much -remembered author.

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  • A Young People's History of the United States

  • By: Rebecca Stefoff, Howard Zinn
  • Narrated by: Jeff Zinn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbus’s arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then leading the reader through the struggles for workers’ rights, women’s rights, and civil rights during the 19th and 20th centuries, and ending with the current protests against continued American imperialism, Zinn in the volumes of A Young People’s History of the United States presents a radical new way of understanding America’s history. In so doing, he reminds listeners that America’s true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Inclusive History for Young People

  • By Susie on 03-17-14

Dreadful propaganda disguised as honesty

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-15

.....world war one had no justification for the loss of even one life?.....seriously? What about Hitler? I could listen after that. It dishonorable all those who died for their country and for freedom.

13 of 91 people found this review helpful