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  • Arabia

  • A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East
  • By: Levison Wood
  • Narrated by: Levison Wood
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

Following in the footsteps of great explorers such as Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, Arabia is Levison Wood's account of his most complex expedition yet: circumnavigating the Arabian Peninsula. Travelling through some of the harshest and most beautiful environments on earth, he seeks to challenge our perceptions of an often misunderstood part of the world, seeing how the region has changed and examining the stories we don't often hear about in the media. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • decent

  • By Kindle Customer on 19-03-19

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

I've read all of Lev's books, and they're fantastic. This is genuinely one of my favourites. It's daring on a number of levels, however particularly in the way it challenges misconceptions. Lev achieves this through his entertaining honesty. Inspiring book and it's narrated as good as anything I've listened to previously.

  • Brave New World

  • By: Aldous Huxley
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,821
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,821

On the 75th anniversary of its publication, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before. Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A. F. (After Ford, the deity).

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Marred by narration

  • By George on 06-08-11

Can't cope listening to the narrator

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

Reviewed: 18-10-18

The narrator is ridiculously over the top to the point of lunacy. I've tried countless times to get through the book as I've heard so much about this classic. However, each time I try again, within 5 minutes I remember why I haven't finished it. I'll be getting the paperback shortly.