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  • Hamlet

  • Shakespeare Appreciated (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)
  • By: William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner, and others
  • Narrated by: Joan Walker, Stephen Elder, Paul Clayton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

Experience Hamlet as a powerful full-cast drama with entertaining and enlightening commentary that explains what's what and who's who as the plot unfolds. To help you get the most out of Shakespeare, the narrator offers historical insights and background information, so you can enjoy the jokes, appreciate the references, and get a real sense of Shakespeare's world. The unabridged drama is also presented without commentary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Education and Entertainment

  • By Ron on 01-04-17

excellent

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

great production narration description , rivetting performance ,definately worth listening to. I'm off to see what other performances they have .....

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,860
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,730

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

compelling listening

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

brilliant narration, great pace, enticing stories and additional elements of how each tale had an impact on our everyday lives and names. definitely worth a read / listen

  • Arabian Nights: Volume 2

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: David Ahmad, Raghad Chaar, Mandana Jones, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

In Volume 2 of Arabian Nights we return to Sultan Shahriyar’s palace where Scheherezade is using her spellbinding storytelling abilities to save both her and her sister’s lives. As much as the Sultan wants to kill her, each night he is drawn in by her tales and spares them. Scheherezade weaves a long, winding and exciting tale about Sinbad the Sailor, a reckless young man who has inherited his father’s wealth and spends it foolishly. His debts eventually force him to leave Baghdad and find his way alone. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By sora on 17-01-19

excellent

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

Reviewed: 06-01-19

excellent volume 2, wonderfully performed and gripping in its dramatisation , cannot wait for the next one

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • How Emotions Are Made

  • The Secret Life of the Brain
  • By: Lisa Feldman Barrett
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

Emotions feel automatic to us; that's why scientists have long assumed that emotions are hardwired in the body or the brain. Today, however, the science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology. This paradigm shift has far-reaching implications not only for psychology but also medicine, the legal system, airport security, child-rearing, and even meditation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By deirdre on 29-08-17

excellent , well read and clearly explained

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

excellent, well read and clearly explained with personal touch , definately worth a listen, makes you feel better for all that feel

  • Ruby Wax's No-Brainer: It's All in the Mind

  • An Audible Original
  • By: Ruby Wax
  • Narrated by: Ruby Wax
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465

In this Audible Original, Ruby Wax hunts down her heroes - brain scientists - in the UK and across America, to learn more about what makes us tick: why we get stressed, how we feel pain, what makes us addicted - and has a lot of fun along the way. She faces death with Past Mortems author Carla Valentine, explores how video games affect our attention with gamification expert Gabe Zichermann, and discovers the benefits of vaginal smearing with Professor Tim Spector. Natural Born Learners author Alex Beard reveals what teenagers really need to know for a good education and visitors to a New York soup kitchen help Ruby confront her fear of compassion. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • My audible mind.

  • By Kindle Customer on 22-11-18

essential listening for all with a working brain!!

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

Reviewed: 30-10-18

If you have ever had a thought , an emotion , an experience , felt pain or just grown up then this is essential listening . I wish it were a written book that I could share with the masses

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,858

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt. In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By madison on 06-09-17

Very gripping

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-17

Fantastic book, well paced and well narrated. Can't wait to read more by the same author or hear more by the same narrator

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Lovely Bones

  • By: Alice Sebold
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 423

My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer. This is Susie Salmon. Watching from heaven, Susie sees her happy suburban family devastated by her death, isolated even from one another as they each try to cope with their terrible loss alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely book!

  • By robert on 31-12-09

Excellent couldn't put it down

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-08-17

Brilliant book and wonderfully narrated, so compelling I finished it in one and half days!!!!