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  • Norse Mythology

  • A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Meet the trickster god Loki and his astonishing children – the giant wolf Fenrir, Jormungundr the snake that encircles the world, and Hel, the little girl who grows up to be Queen of the dead. Here, too, is Odin the all-father, who sacrificed his eye to see the future; Thor the thunderer, who defends Asgard with his fearsome strength and mighty hammer; and Freya the understandably angry, most beautiful of the gods and always being gambled for by unwanted suitors.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous!

  • By J. Tomasevic on 22-02-19

Very good dramatisation not all the stories

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

Reviewed: 13-04-19

A very good performance and convincing company. They just missed a couple of my favourites stories from both the Neil Gaiman book and tweaked some to minimise the number of characters in a story.

  • The Priory of the Orange Tree

  • By: Samantha Shannon
  • Narrated by: Liyah Summers
  • Length: 25 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction - but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story let down by poor narration

  • By Aimee on 07-03-19

Busy story and limited voice acting

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

Reviewed: 12-04-19

The story itself was good but introduced so much world setting over a prolonged period. I found it a slog to get into the plot itself and almost put it down several times. The world was vibrant and detailed but the narrator didn't do it justice. Very animated but limited in their range.

  • Red Dwarf Bundled

  • By: Robert Stetson
  • Narrated by: Matt Doyle
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    1.5 out of 5 stars 10

This is the story of a Space Cadet named Clay Stone who completed his academy training and is assigned to Space Center as the first Starship Captain to embark on a stellar mission to a red dwarf star called Alpha Proxima 4.2 light years away. The trip is a disaster and the trials and tribulations are many, but the mission is almost doomed near the end. The story is packed full of humor, romance, action and adventure. You're going to love this one.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Doesn't mesh with my reading style

  • By John on 01-11-18

Doesn't mesh with my reading style

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

The narrator was decent and able to convey emotion but used a single vocal for all characters. The story lines were good and progressed steadily throughout. The writing style was repetitive and he would repeat large sections to describe the same situation again sometimes back to back.
It made it hard to finish and I wouldn't read again.

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