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  • The Jane Austen BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • Six BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julie McKenzie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,438

A collection of BBC radio full-cast dramatisations of Jane Austen's six major novels. Jane Austen is one of the finest writers in the English language, and this volume includes all six of her classic novels. Mansfield Park: on a quest to find a position in society, Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. Northanger Abbey: young, naïve Catherine Morland receives an invitation to stay at the isolated Gothic mansion Northanger Abbey.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Faulty download

  • By Sian on 04-06-16

bring back radio stories.

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

Reviewed: 10-23-18

love the performances! great way to introduce Jane Austen to non readers. great for commuters.

  • Sense and Sensibility

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050

In this Audible Exclusive production, Academy Award® nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) narrates one of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Sense and Sensibility. In this timeless tale of misguided romance and heartbreak, two teenage heroines must overcome the pitfalls of Georgian England’s high society in order to achieve the love and happiness they seek. The admiration that Pike has for Austen’s work is shown clearly through this passionate delivery of Austen’s first published novel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stellar Performance Elevates Austen’s Work

  • By Gretchen SLP on 10-09-18

Lovely.

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

Wonderfully performed classic. Truly a favorite. Jane Austen smart writing enhanced by Rosamund Pike interpretation.

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  • Swipe

  • By: Evan Angler
  • Narrated by: Barrie Buckner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

Logan Langly is just months away from his 13th birthday and the biggest day of his life - the day he will finally be marked. The mark lets people get jobs, use public transportation, or even buy concert tickets. Becoming marked means becoming free - or so he is told. Five years ago when Logan's sister went to get her mark, she never came back. Now Logan can't shake the feeling he's being watched.... And then he finds the wire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • distracting performance

  • By lorena on 08-08-18

distracting performance

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

narrator performance is awful. very fake. distracts from the story. pace is good, needs practice.

  • Leonardo da Vinci

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,455

Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish the sample was not from the preface!

  • By Kristopher S. on 11-13-17

Fascinating!

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

I have always been drawn to Leonardo Davinci, he was beyond his time. This book satisfies my curiosity on his life, times, and genious. I am a fan of Alfred Molina so I am very happy in letting him take me into Davinci's world.

  • The Sword of Summer

  • Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Christopher Guetig
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,864
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,388

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day he's tracked down by an uncle he barely knows - a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Usual fun Riordan brought down by bad reading

  • By Cody on 10-13-15

family fave author

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

Reviewed: 06-23-16

Family♡sRiordan books. Own all, listen during daily commute and roadtrips. Did not like this narrator.

  • The False Prince

  • By: Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Narrated by: Charlie McWade
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,091

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Three orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best read of the summer!

  • By English teacher on 08-13-12

Appeals to the entire family.

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

Reviewed: 05-31-15

This was on my 11yr old's reading list but the entire family enjoyed this story!

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