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Sofia Panagiotou

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  • Winnie the Pooh (Dramatised)

  • By: A. A. Milne
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry, Jane Horrocks, Geoffrey Palmer, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 142

Here is an award-winning production with an all-star cast, bringing to life one of the best loved and recognised children's books of all time. This is a full dramatisation with specially composed music.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Classic!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-10-17

Very interactive

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-19

The book is very enjoyable and each chapter is a different story. Each actor is a character and the sounds and music bring the stories to life for both children and adults.

  • The Secret of Spellshadow Manor 3: The Chain

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Brian Levinson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 40

Alex and his comrades might have escaped the Head's clutches, but where are they now?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best yet

  • By Esther on 11-10-18

Fast paced

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-18

I enjoyed this book as much as the rest of the series. The story is becoming a lot more fast paced but keeping with the same theme of the previous books. We are getting some answers as we go along with the story and more characters are added to the mix with a couple more becoming central to the story this their development being important. I enjoyed how Alex our protagonist is the one who throughout the story is still the sceptic while wishing to trust people and their motives despite of his doubts. I look forward to the next book

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,036
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,136

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

Stephen Fry brings to life the myths

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-05-18

First of all I must inform whoever purchase the book to consider two things; firstly that it is not children friendly it does include all the brutality of the Greek myths, so parents look for another version. Secondly, that it only includes myths regarding the gods and the mortals but not any adventures that focus mainly on the human heroes and include the gods help/intervention.

The marathon by Stephen Fry voice continues to bring to life each of the characters with humour and wit while keeping its warmth.
The stories itself are entertaining and sometimes astonishingly incredible to believe how anyone could fantom such stories but nonetheless ennoyable.
I enjoyed the parts where Stephen shares his thoughts and experiences with the Greek mythology and provides with the English reader at the end different versions about the myths.

  • The Jane Austen BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • Six BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julie McKenzie
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 616

A collection of BBC radio full-cast dramatisations of Jane Austen's six major novels. Jane Austen is one of the finest writers in the English language, and this volume includes all six of her classic novels. Mansfield Park: on a quest to find a position in society, Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. Northanger Abbey: young, naïve Catherine Morland receives an invitation to stay at the isolated Gothic mansion Northanger Abbey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good

  • By Helen on 24-03-16

Simply beautiful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-18

BBC has done it again! Each book is portraits by different cast so that the listener does no associate the voices with another book's characters(Minnor roles can at times have a same actor/actress , but the main roles). Music, signing, background noises are included where needed to bring to life the stories of Jane Austen. I must praise to each director, producer, sound producer and actor/actress for their hard work! I spend hours listening and feeling the pains of the protagonists and rejoicing when things turned for the better for them!
I myself have yet to read the full volumes of Jane Austen
, I intend to soon, as I have too many other books to read at present but I hope readers of the books can comment on whether the recorded stories stayed true to the original material.
I personally recommend this audiobook and I especially recommend BBC dramatizations.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret of Spellshadow Manor 2: The Breaker

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Brian Levinson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

The highly anticipated second book of the Spellshadow series. "We walk in dreams," the Head had said. "It was only a matter of time before a nightmare followed us back." "Kingstone Keep. Falleaf House. Stillwater House. Spellshadow Manor. Seek these places, and do not leave them. Cower within their walls..." Alex doesn't have all the answers yet, but he and his friends are running out of time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better the first

  • By Paul on 18-07-17

Who is the enemy?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-04-18

Firstly I will talk about the actor and the recording and the a bit about the story trying to reveal as little as possible.
The actor does a great job at changing between the voices, his voice is very soothing. The recording itself is not a dramatization but the readthrough the book making sure to include all descriptions of the surroundings and to carry the story onwards.
In regards to the story of continues the same theme of mystery! We get some answers and more questions. The question that is certainly a recurring theme is "who is the real enemy?" As we always seem to side with Alex we wonder who is truly his friend, who is his enemy and who is between the two. By the end of the book we are still wondering if who is the real villain here as there seem to be very few innocent all the characters seem to hide something including Alex. The difference though between the other characters and Alex is that we understand his motives where as with everyone else we speculate.
I personally enjoyed this book

  • Harley Merlin 2: Harley Merlin and the Mystery Twins

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125

Harley Merlin has a lot of unanswered questions in her life. What drove her father to kill her mother? How can she know the true extent of her magical abilities? Has Wade Crowley always been this annoying? After the violent gargoyle incident that left many dead, Harley fears what other evil tricks her psychotic aunt has up her sleeve. When she discovers that magical foster kids like herself are in danger, she knows she must do whatever it takes to protect them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story

  • By Sofia Panagiotou on 13-04-18

Interesting story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-18

Facebook would come up with this series comparing it to Harry Potter series. I will start by saying that the series should not and cannot be compared to the HP series they are different and interesting within their own right! What I will say for anyone wondering about the differences within the series: JKRoling creates the wording world and this series focuses more on the mystery part of it all! the story introduces us to The manor and how the world within the mannor itself but so far not beyond it like The Harry Potter Series. That is that all I will say for anyone who expects another style of HP series! Yes though as the story suggests there is manic involved.
The Secret of Spellshadow Manor so far is that if a mystery about why all of the events happen. It is the reason why the reader/listener keeps going to get the answers along with Alex. The story does focus on the thoughts of Alex and the actions of getting home as well getting answers about the mannor.
I enjoyed the story and the narrator did a great job!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry - introductions
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 71 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,661
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,245
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,222

Ever since he made his first appearance in A Study In Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has enthralled and delighted millions of fans throughout the world. Now Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, read by Stephen Fry. A lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction, Fry has narrated the complete works of Sherlock Holmes - four novels and five collections of short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant audio book, shame about the navigation.

  • By Mr. P. J. Marsh on 10-03-17

The characters come to life

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

Reviewed: 30-03-18

Stephen Fry does a splendid job at both narrating and acting out all the characters of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. One can spend a pleasant evening listening to the soothing voice of Mr Fry retelling the famous stories of Mr Holmes. In between stories Mr Fry also provides the listener with stories about the author of even the time and reception of the stories told which I found to enjoy and sometimes anticipate.

  • Stardust

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Aisling Loftus, Alex Macqueen, Blake Ritson, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178

Challenged to retrieve a fallen star, Tristran Thorn leaves the sleepy English village of Wall and crosses into the land of Faerie and the realm of Stormhold. Locating the star, he discovers it is no meteorite but a young woman, Yvaine. When Yvaine evades him and escapes, Tristran discovers he is not the only one in pursuit of the star: there are dark forces in this magical land, and he must find Yvaine before she falls into their clutches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always a brilliant story

  • By MFW on 28-02-17

Beautiful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-03-18

Another brilliant dramatisation from BBC radio 4. The acting was superb, the sound effects simply transports to the world of stardust and the story itself is intriguing and entertaining

  • Villette (Dramatised)

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Catherine McCormack, Joseph Fiennes, Harriet Walter
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Catherine McCormack, Joseph Fiennes, and Harriet Walter star in this BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's last and most remarkable novel. Passion and perception run through this fascinating study of loneliness, love, and ultimate triumph over adversity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another beautiful Brontë story

  • By Jessica H. on 01-09-18

Enchanting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-18

BBC simply knows how to put together a great cast, engaging music and an enchanting result. I cannot recommend the actual book itself or this audiobook enough. I did it in one sitting and that speaks volumes itself.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,533

The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Norseome

  • By AnnG on 03-03-17

Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 28-02-18

Interesting listening to Norse myths. I enjoyed the storries and how they were separated. It is nice as a light reading and it can used as a familiarisation to the Norse myths