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TUNBRIDGE WELLS, United Kingdom
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  • A Little History of Philosophy

  • By: Nigel Warburton
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531

Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tremendous overview of western philosophy

  • By David on 14-09-15

Excellent and smooth taster to get you hooked.

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

Reviewed: 17-09-15

As someone who would like to know a little more about philosophy, I have bought a few audiobooks to get me started. The lecture based ones are so dry and others either text books or so vague. This was perfect. A steady timeline featuring the big names of philosophy with their views and how they shaped the world. Excellent. Just about to start it again in case I missed anything.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Great Gatsby

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

No one fictional or factual embodies the Jazz Age as completely as F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jay Gatsby. First published in 1925, this legendary novel continues to enthrall generations as it serves as a lens to view our not so distant past. Many of our notions about that period are taken from the pages of this book. Bathtub gin, flappers, and house parties that last all week enliven Fitzgerald's classic tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a wonderful audiobook

  • By Tom on 12-04-11

Poetical delivery

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

Reviewed: 06-05-15

This is read beautifully, really capturing the lyrical quality of the text. Classic story I have listened to a few times and recommend.

  • Stop Binge Eating: Lose Weight & Create Healthy Eating Habits with Hypnosis, Meditation, Relaxation, and Affirmations

  • The Sleep Learning System
  • By: Joel Thielke
  • Narrated by: Joel Thielke
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

You can overcome your cravings to binge eating, break the bad habit cycle, and start losing more weight with this guided meditation and relaxation program, from certified hypnotherapist, Joel Thielke. It's as easy as turning on the tracks and falling asleep! The Sleep Learning System is specially designed to work with your subconscious mind during your sleep cycle.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ruined by Audible

  • By Catherine on 11-11-14

Ruined by Audible

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

Reviewed: 11-11-14

Any additional comments?

Which idiotic audiobook company would end a quiet and calm book designed to be listened to as you sleep with a loud summary and 'Audible hopes you enjoy this programme'?? Yup. This one.
It is 3am, and I am now wide awake.
I have no idea if this book works since I have listened to it once and unless I with to be woken in the middle of the night, won't listen again.
Totally moronic. Don't buy.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

  • By: Sir Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great material, but...

  • By D. Hughes on 09-06-11

Fabulous stories hidden behind an AWFUL accent!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-13

It is soooo easy to make this a success- the stories are well established and successful, but the choice of narrator is atrocious. Think American trying to do an Anglo/Indian accent with a heavy cockney leaning plus a smattering of 1930's BBC announcer. It would be better if he had stuck to his US accent instead of making too cringing to listen. Has made me want to look in to refunds/returns to Audible for the first time in three years' membership.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful