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  • Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

  • One of the Best-selling Mythology Books of All Time
  • By: Bernard Evslin
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Having sold millions of copies in print, Bernard Evslin’s classic retelling of the Greek myths captures the excitement and enchantment of these stories that have influenced many of today’s popular films and novels. Easy to understand and fun to read for both adults and children, it is no wonder this book has been taught in schools all over the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Certainly the best of its kind I have seen

  • By F. Quinn on 15-04-15

Wonderfully narrated

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

Reviewed: 08-09-15

Greek stories brought to life. The wonderful narration made it a pleasure to listen to.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

  • By: Jules Verne
  • Narrated by: David Case, Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

The year 1866 was marked by a unique incident, a mysterious and inexplicable phenomenon, and rumors agitated the maritime population and excited the public mind, especially seafaring men. Merchants, common sailors, captains of vessels, skippers, both of Europe and America, naval officers of all countries, and the governments of several states on the two continents, were deeply interested in the matter.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A classic

  • By Simon on 11-08-15

A classic

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

Reviewed: 11-08-15

A wonderful story beautifully narrated. The un-abridge version is, however, not for the faint hearted as Jules Verne seems to list every fish plant or mollusc in the sea. If, however, you love biology you will love this book otherwise the abridged version may better suit!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Invisible Man

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Anastasia Bertollo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

In this novel, the author describes the fate of an English scientist and physicist, Griffin, who invented a machine that made men invisible. The scientist did not want to publish his discovery right away; he thought it could make a greater sensation in the future. However, due to financial difficulties, he could not continue his work. He decided to disappear and start a completely new life as an invisible man. Griffin turned invisible and set fire to the house where he lived, to cover his tracks....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration

  • By Simon on 11-08-15

Poor narration

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

Reviewed: 11-08-15

The narration had pauses and sighs as words were miss-pronounced or confused. Difficult to listen too!