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Matthew

Clevedon, United Kingdom
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  • Keeping an Eye Open

  • Essays on Art
  • By: Julian Barnes
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

"Flaubert believed that it was impossible to explain one art form in terms of another, and that great paintings required no words of explanation. Braque thought the ideal state would be reached when we said nothing at all in front of a painting. But we are very far from reaching that state. We remain incorrigibly verbal creatures who love to explain things, to form opinions, to argue.... It is a rare picture which stuns, or argues, us into silence."

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • 'allo 'allo

  • By Matthew on 26-08-15

'allo 'allo

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-08-15

where did they find the narrator? I don't need quotes to be read in a cheesy French accent, just because the person who said it was French...

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Roughing It

  • A Personal Narrative
  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

"If there is any life that is happier than the life we led on our timber ranch, it must be the sort of life which I have not read of in books or experienced in person," wrote Mark Twain, and now you can share in that experience. The beloved American humorist spent seven years on a "pleasure trip" through the untamed wilderness of Nevada. Twain intended to spend three months touring silver mines, but the lure of rough terrain and comfortable clothes proved irresistible - as will this vibrant travelogue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Rowan on 03-07-10

Splendid

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

Thoroughly entertaining, beautifully read, funny, long and worthwhile. Value for money in my humble opinion.