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  • A Tale of Two Cities

  • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
  • By: Charles Dickens, Simon Callow - introduction
  • Narrated by: Simon Callow
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Exclusively from Audible. 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' So begins Charles Dickens' most famous historical drama: a gripping tale of war, social injustice and the choice between darkness and light. After being unjustly imprisoned for 18 years, French doctor Manette is released from the Bastille jail in Paris and embarks upon a journey to London in the hope of finding the daughter he never met.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic story, by a master storyteller

  • By Phil Culmer on 07-03-18

remarkable performance by simon callow

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-18

simon callow was able to make a very sad dreary and old script come alive. the character animation was very realistic as if the listener was there at that time and place.

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  • Howards End

  • By: E M Forster
  • Narrated by: Edward Petherbridge
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

Howards End is the story of the liberal Schlegel sisters and their struggle to come to terms with social class and their German heritage in Edwardian England. Their lives are intertwined with those of the wealthy and pragmatic Wilcox family and their country house, Howards End, as well as the lower-middle-class Basts. When Helen Schlegel and Paul Wilcox's brief romance ends badly the Schlegels hope to never see the Wilcoxes again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A very Edwardian reading!

  • By sora on 23-06-14

excellent performance

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-04-18

excellent performance. Very good dramatization of characters. clear, pleasant narration. Petherbridge did justice to this E M Forrester classic

  • The Great Gatsby

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal ( Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby. There, he has a firsthand view of Gatsby’s lavish West Egg parties - and of his undying love....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could be a better investment than the movie

  • By Anthony on 02-06-13

great story and performance

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-18

Excellent reading & dramatization of all characters by Jane Gyllebhaal of this classic. authentic portrayal of themes and characters.

  • War and Peace, Volume 2

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Neville Jason
  • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360

War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the book as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than I remembered

  • By Philip on 22-04-13

excellent narrator

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

Reviewed: 21-01-18

Impeccable performance, narration and animation of all characters male, female, young and old. Despite the length of book, I stayed tuned in throughout.