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