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  • Emma

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Emma can be enjoyed as a charming love story, a detective story, and a comic and lively picture of English life 200 years ago. Austen's beautiful, clever, wilful but fallible heroine Emma Woodhouse believes she knows best. Perfectly content with her life she sees no need for either love or marriage, yet nothing pleases her more than meddling in the romantic lives of others.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not good enough

  • By Birgit on 19-01-12

Not good enough

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-01-12

I've known the novel for at least 30 years, and though it is not my favourite Jane Austen, I have enjoyed reading it and enjoyed the dramatisations of it, and was looking forward to the listening to it being read aloud.
Unfortunately Jenny Agutter goes through it as if she isn't really interested in it, like she's waiting for the bell to release her from the classroom. She speaks quite fast and does not use her voice much to characterise the different characters. She is a fine actress, but it seems that the combination of Jane Austen and Jenny Agutter does not really work. A great pity.
I would recommend you to try another recording of the book. They are better.

25 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • Winnie-the-Pooh

  • A.A. Milne's Pooh Classics, Volume 1
  • By: A. A. Milne
  • Narrated by: Peter Dennis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 63

Come with us to an Enchanted Place, a forest where Winnie-the-Pooh lived with Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, and Little Roo. The stories are about Christopher Robin and these good companions having wonderful times getting in and out of trouble. It is all very exciting and, really, quite thrilling no matter how young or old you may be. It is painful to try and imagine what the world would be like without them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as it should be!

  • By Diane Severson on 10-09-13

Perfect narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-11

The Pooh stories are great stories for both children and adults.
The narrator is perfect for the Pooh stories. It cannot possibly be bettered.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The House at Pooh Corner

  • A.A. Milne's Pooh Classics, Volume 2
  • By: A. A. Milne
  • Narrated by: Peter Dennis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

"One day when Pooh Bear had nothing else to do, he thought he would do something, so he went round to Piglet's house to see what Piglet was doing." Thus begins The House At Pooh Corner, A.A. Milne's wonderful companion volume to Winnie-the-Pooh. You will rediscover Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, and all their friends, and be introduced to the irrepressible and very bouncy Tigger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The House at Pooh Corner

  • By Mark on 26-10-05

Perfect narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-11

Pooh stories are always enjoyable. And the narration is absolutely perfect - cannot possibly be improved on.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Kim

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Madhav Sharma
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Set in the days of the British Raj, Kipling's finest novel is the exciting and touching tale of an Irish orphan-boy who has lived free in the streets of Lahore before setting out, with a Tibetan Lama, on a spiritual quest. Kim later enrols in the Indian Service and simultaneously embarks on an espionage mission of supreme importance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Indian grail quest.

  • By R. Wentworth-poignie on 26-09-13

Great narration, great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-11

Kim is a great story and always worth reading. That Kipling loved India is very clear from this story.
The narrator is perfect for the story and gives a little 'Indian' touch to the speech of the Indian characters.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Emily Fox-Seton: The Making of a Marchioness and The Methods of Lady Walderhurst

  • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by: various
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Emily Fox-Seton is a simple but good-hearted woman struggling to make ends meet while attempting to maintain the dignity of someone distantly related to the aristocracy. The Marquis of Walderhurst is an awkward but eligible bachelor being comically pursued by a pageant of unmarried ladies. When the Marquis surprises everyone by giving his attentions to Emily, he makes himself a fairy prince in her eyes. But marrying her prince is not the end of Emily's troubles.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Good story - terrible narration

  • By Birgit on 03-09-11

Good story - terrible narration

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-11

This is the weirdest narration I've yet heard - A story set in British high society with only British characters except for an Anglo-Indian lady.
The story is narrated in a strong American accent with some surprising pronunciations of multi-syllabic words! Even the Anglo-Indian lady sounds nothing like Indian. Some characters are read by other voices - try a cockney with an American accent.
A very odd experience.
The story is good though and I will be looking for an appropriate narration instead

1 of 1 people found this review helpful