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  • The Meaning of Life

  • Buddhist Perspectives on Cause and Effect
  • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Narrated by: Ken McLeod
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Each of us struggles with the existential questions of meaning, purpose, and responsibility. In The Meaning of Life, the Dalai Lama examines these questions from the Buddhist perspective, skillfully guiding us to a clearer understanding which can liberate us from the prison of selfishness and suffering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Buddhist perspectives

  • By nxgxl on 20-12-17

Buddhist perspectives

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

Reviewed: 20-12-17

excellent exposition of lectures delivered in Camden by Sakai Lama. Both lectures and questions translated faithfully.

  • The Sittaford Mystery

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

In a remote house in the middle of Dartmoor, six shadowy figures huddle around a small table for a seance. Tension rises as the spirits spell out a chilling message: "Captain Trevelyan...dead...murder."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect for winter evenings in front of the fire

  • By Sue on 21-08-08

Beautifully rendered sittaford

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

Reviewed: 06-01-16

Where does The Sittaford Mystery rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The narration kindles a new and stimulating vision of Sittaford even for past readers

What did you like best about this story?

The perfect narration

What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

Hugh always brings calm to my troubled mind.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Another great audiobook. Wonder why we cannot buy the full Harper Collins set in UK Unless all the ones I have already bought were counted against cost I would not buy it but if a new christie fan would be superb

  • The Secret of Chimneys

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Little did Anthony Cade suspect that a simple errand on behalf of a friend would make him the centrepiece of a murderous international conspiracy. Someone would stop at nothing to prevent the monarchy being restored in faraway Herzoslovakia. The combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Surete can do no better than go in circles - until the final murder at Chimneys, the great country estate that yields up an amazing secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "Damned chilly things, pyjamas"

  • By Norma Miles on 01-02-16

chimneys

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

Reviewed: 06-01-16

What did you like most about The Secret of Chimneys?

The immersing spiders web

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret of Chimneys?

The twist as always

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The vision of Chimneys itself

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Admiration and nostalgia for the christie world

Any additional comments?

Great

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Shada

  • Doctor Who: The Lost Adventure
  • By: Douglas Adams, Gareth Roberts
  • Narrated by: Lalla Ward
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

The Doctor's old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University - where nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. But now he needs help from the Doctor, Romana, and K-9. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs - most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous. The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey isn't a book for Time Tots.It must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Brilliant

  • By DaBiffster on 01-12-13

shada - a lost douglas adams maserpiece

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

Reviewed: 06-01-16

If you could sum up Shada in three words, what would they be?

Douglas adams weaves his subtle humour and complex plots into a doctor who book

Who was your favorite character and why?

professor chronotis - for old times sake in the Gently series

What does Lalla Ward bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Atmosphere

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Hitchhiker joins tardis

Any additional comments?

great value

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl Who Played With Fire

  • The Millennium Trilogy, Volume 2
  • By: Stieg Larsson
  • Narrated by: Martin Wenner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Millennium publisher Mikael Blomkvist has launched an explosive investigation into the sex-trafficking industry in Sweden and its international links. When two journalists are found dead in a Stockholm apartment, police are baffled by what appears to be a professional killing. Ex-security analyst and former child delinquent Lisbeth Salander is wanted for murder, but the trail has gone cold.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Linda on 25-01-09

nordic suspense

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-01-09

Part 2 of Stieg Larsson's excellent Trilogy superbly read by Martin Wenner. Where is part 3... I can't wait.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful