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Toni Hinckley

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  • Of Mice and Men

  • By: John Steinbeck
  • Narrated by: Clarke Peters
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754

Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for work in the fields and valleys of California. They have nothing except the clothes on their back, and a hope that one day they’ll find a place of their own and live the American dream. But dreams come at a price. Gentle giant Lennie doesn’t know his own strength, and when they find work at a ranch he gets into trouble with the boss’s daughter-in-law. Trouble so bad that even his protector George may not be able to save him....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very enlightening

  • By KAREN on 10-09-11

Evocative

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-12

I bought this as my son was studying Of Mice and Men for GCSE English Literature, and we listened to it in the car on the way to school. Even though he was already familiar with the story and the characters, my son and his younger brother thoroughly enjoyed listening to the audiobook read in an authentic American dialect by the excellent narrator. I loved it too, particularly the unhurried pace which is thoroughly in keeping with the novel.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • Great Expectations

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Great Expectations chronicles the progress of Pip from childhood through adulthood. As he moves from the marshes of Kent to London society, he encounters a variety of extraordinary characters: from Magwitch, the escaped convict, to Miss Havisham and her ward, the arrogant and beautiful Estella. In this fascinating story, Dickens shows the dangers of being driven by a desire for wealth and social status. Pip must establish a sense of self against the plans which others seem to have for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Recommended

  • By Toni Hinckley on 03-06-12

Highly Recommended

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-12

Michael Page's narration of this classic work is perfectly pitched and paced, ensuring the listener's attention is fully engaged throughout.

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  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Newspeak, Doublethink, Big Brother, the Thought Police - the vocabulary of George Orwell's classic political satire, 'Nineteen Eighty-Four', has passed into the English language, symbolising the horrors of totalitarianism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Probably the perfect book

  • By Tom on 17-01-11

Depressing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-12

Well narrated by Samuel West, but I think this is a book better read than listened to, particularly the sections where Orwell is describing the party's history and philosophy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Talented Mr Ripley

  • By: Patricia Highsmith
  • Narrated by: David Menkin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

Tom Ripley is struggling to stay one step ahead of his creditors and the law when an unexpected acquaintance offers him the chance to start over. Ripley wants money, success, and the good life and he's willing to kill for it. When his newfound happiness is threatened, his response is as swift as it is shocking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A real page turner

  • By darren on 12-02-15

Very Entertaining

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-11-11

Tom Ripley is a sympathetic villlain who the reader identifies with against his better judgement. Also, the narrator's voice and reading style on this production could not be bettered, in my view

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Far Eastern Tales

  • By: W. Somerset Maugham
  • Narrated by: Robert Powell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Far eastern Tales is a collection of Maugham's short stories, all born of his experiences in Malaysia, Singapore, and other outposts of the former British Empire. The stories included on this recording are Footprints in the Jungle, Mabel, P & O, The Door of Oportunity, The Buried Talent, Before the Party, Mr. Know-all, Neil MacAdam, The End of the Flight and The Force of Circumstance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Far Eastern Tales (Unabridged)

  • By Toni Hinckley on 24-03-10

Far Eastern Tales (Unabridged)

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-03-10

Spell-binding story-telling in the inestimable tones of Robert Powell.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful