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  • The Four Agreements

  • By: don Miguel Ruiz
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 868

In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tools For Life

  • By clivemac28 on 15-01-10

Four Agreements

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

Reviewed: 26-06-18

Very straight forward (sometimes spiritual/self help books get a bit overly complicated), yet very effective and important message it delivers.
I liked the narration as well.

  • Uncommon Type

  • Some Stories
  • By: Tom Hanks
  • Narrated by: Tom Hanks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 389

A collection of 17 wonderful short stories showing that Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor. A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game - and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ten Hours With Tom Hanks

  • By Agatha on 28-10-17

Great actor but..

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

Reviewed: 23-05-18

I love Tom Hanks, hence why I rushed to get this book and listen to but it just didn't work.
The stories are not bad at all but somewhat boring and insignificant. I mean there are some really interesting themes which could be turned into something much more gripping but I didn't find myself caring for the characters or the story itself. Also, some long descriptions and details seemed very unnecessary.
Narration was good but somehow it was not very impressive as well (I cannot believe that that I am writing this about Tom Hanks!). Perhaps I raised my expectation too high??

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,315
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,305

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen Fry does it again

  • By L. Turner on 14-11-17

Greek Myths with Fry's touch

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

I love Stephen Fry and love listening to his narrations. Especially if it is his own book. After Mythos came out, I knew that it would be a treat and didn't hesitate for a moment.
I have not had a chance to got into, read about Greek mythology, although I have always wanted but found it too much work and effort. Stephen made it very easy though. You may not find the depth and academic if that's what you seek bit as Stephen Fry also made it clear, this was just retelling of myths and tales with an added touch of his delicious imagination.

  • Everyday Sexism

  • By: Laura Bates
  • Narrated by: Laura Bates, Sarah Brown
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

Women are standing up and #shoutingback. In a culture that's driven by social media, for the first time women are using this online space (@EverydaySexism www.everydaysexism.com) to come together, share their stories, and encourage a new generation to recognise the problems that women face. This book is a call to arms in a new wave of feminism and it proves sexism is endemic - socially, politically, and economically. But women won't stand for it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I inhabit a world that I am oblivious to.

  • By Mr. O. Jollands on 03-12-14

5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-02-18

I don't give 5 stars but here we are - my first 5 star book. People might point out certain improvements that could be introduced as a book but for the message that it is trying to communicate, no fault.
Everyone should read this book and encourage everyone around them to read...

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  • Losing My Virginity

  • By: Richard Branson
  • Narrated by: Richard Branson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306

Losing My Virginity is an amazing memoir, a definitive business guide and an inspirational story that reveals Sir Richard's unique philosophy on business, the Virgin brand and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fasinating insight...

  • By Neil on 12-04-09

RB

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

Reviewed: 24-07-17

If you are looking for a self help book in how to be successful, you could be disappointed.
This is a memoir from Richard Branson - basic lt telling what he wants to tell about his life.
I enjoyed it, there are some lessons to be learnt but that's it.

Regarding Branson's performance, it was ok but his voice could be a bit tricky to listen at times. Sometimes the tone of his voice changed so drastically between parts, I thought that he got sick between readings.

  • Frankenstein

  • By: Mary Shelley
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

The tale of Dr. Frankenstein and the horrendous monster he unleashes on the world when he tinkers with the laws of nature had almost as strange a birth as the monster itself. It was the product of one of the most famous ghost story telling sessions in history. Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and several others were stranded on the shores of Lake Geneva during a particularly sodden summer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jacobi relishes the language - Superbly read.

  • By Bounce on 03-03-16

Perfect performance, sensible and touching story

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

Before I say anything else about the book, I have to applaud Derek Jacobi for his excellent and delightful reading. I believe it is even more difficult and perhaps tricky to avoid boredom when you are narrating a story mostly told by one person. Whereas Derek's performance is so right and bang on that you don't get bored but you also don't feel that it is overdone.

Regarding the story itself, overall it was good and different. So much more melancholy than you would expect. There were parts that I felt unnecessary (such as the long and detailed descriptions of nature - perhaps I am missing something on this one) but the book managed to convey all the feelings that you are supposed to feel such as frustrations against Frankenstein's complete misunderstanding of his creation.

I also think that it has so much connection with the modern day perceptions on the looks, specifically on beauty and aesthetic standards. I have thought a lot of possible (and less dramatic) scenarios.

  • A Clash of Kings

  • Book 2 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 37 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,501
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,426
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,413

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Clash of Kings. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Clash of Kings is the second volume in the series. Throughout Westeros, the cold winds are rising.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Addictive

  • By Marcus on 01-01-12

Great book, outstanding performance

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

Reviewed: 31-01-17

It stands up to being a legend... Everyone knows what a great book this is. But I wanted to rate specifically for the great performance. This is all and even more than you expect from an excellent audio book narration.