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Steph B

Steph B Polegate, United Kingdom Member Since 2010

I'm Steph. I live in Polegate, Sussex and listen to most of my audiobooks on the bus - makes commuting to work a pleasure!

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  • "I'm no longer scared of Shakespeare!"

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    I was pleasantly surprised by Othello and thought that Lenny Henry put in a fine performance, although I admit I am a Shakespeare novice so I do not know whether purists would agree.
    Following the storyline and language was much easier than I expected and I was so caught up in the drama by the end that I walked an extra ten minutes round the block on my way home from work to finish it.
    I so enjoyed the play that am now going to check out some of the other Shakespeare title on Audible - thanks Lenny!

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    Lenny Henry in Othello

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    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Lenny Henry
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    This BBC Radio production stars much-loved actor and comedian Lenny Henry, who won the Evening Standard's Best Newcomer Award for his stunning performance as the tortured Moor. First performed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, it subsequently toured the country before arriving in London's West End where Henry received rave reviews.

    Steph B says: "I'm no longer scared of Shakespeare!"
  • ":-)"

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    A great series that kept me giggling through my commutes for two days. Anthony Head and Geoffrey Whitehead are particularly fabulous and the script is clever, surreal and sometimes very corny!

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    Bleak Expectations: The Complete First Series

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    • By Mark Evans
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    A Victorian epic of awful schools inc the aptly named St Bastards, worse prisons, nuns at St Bitches, giant rabbits, and long lost super-hero aunts, in the style of Charles Dickens after far too much gin.

    Karen says: "Dicken's with tonque firmly in cheek"
  • "Hasn't aged a bit!"

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    Under Milk Wood is deservedly famous as a piece of writing and although I had not heard this audio recording before, I had heard of it. Richard Burton's narration is wonderfully atmospheric throughout and I love the way the character voices are integrated into the whole work, especially where they speak over each other. The children's singing is a great touch. From the initial idea of a quaint Welsh village, Under Milk Wood gets darker and more poignant and I think this vintage BBC radio programme is probably the definitive recording. Audio doesn't get much better than this.

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    Under Milk Wood (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 41 mins)
    • By Dylan Thomas
    • Narrated By Richard Burton
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    A classic BBC Radio full-cast production of Dylan Thomas' poetic play for voices starring Richard Burton as the narrator. To begin at the beginning: it is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black.... When Richard Burton breathed the opening words of 'Under Milk Wood' into a microphone, broadcasting history was made.

    Frank says: "Unbeatable"
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