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  • The Old Curiosity Shop

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201

Provoking an unprecedented outpouring of public grief when it was first published, it follows the story of Little Nell and her feckless grandfather. Forced to leave their magical shop of curiosities in London, they are pursued across the English countryside by the grotesquely evil dwarf Quilp. They escape - but at what cost?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good old Charlie!

  • By Moominmamma on 17-08-13

Masterpiece

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

Reviewed: 10-06-15

Once again Dickens proves that he is the greatest writers of all time. A classic that everyone should hear.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Wizard of Oz

  • (Puffin Classics)
  • By: L Frank Baum
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Dorothy thinks she is lost forever when a terrifying tornado crashes through Kansas and whisks her and her dog, Toto, far away to the magical land of Oz. To get home, Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City and find the wonderfully mysterious Wizard of Oz. Together with her companions, the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion, whom she meets on the way, Dorothy embarks on a strange and enchanting adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely to listen to

  • By Jeremiah St d'Amor on 21-07-18

Childhood classic

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

Reviewed: 02-03-15

What a wonderful classic book for all ages. Wonderfully read. I have listened to it many times. Well worth it.
Bobbi-jo

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Agnes Grey

  • By: Anne Brontë
  • Narrated by: Rachel Bavidge
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

From its opening sentences Agnes Grey introduces a heroine who is honest, perceptive and charming. Unfortunately, the Bloomfields, who engage her as a governess, are rather less appealing, and the incarnation of the suppressed cruelties and hypocrisies of the Victorian age. When Agnes moves to a marginally less alarming family, one of her charges sets out to disrupt her only romantic hope. Critical, satirical, direct, and honest, Agnes Grey is a fine reflection of its author.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional

  • By bobbi-jo wallace on 13-01-15

Exceptional

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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: 13-01-15

Another classic from the Bronte sisters. Wonderful story. Well read. Definitely would recommend it to any one who is a fan of the classics. Can't wait to hear it again

2 of 2 people found this review helpful