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  • Ep. 1: Family Secrets (Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets)

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

Of course, all families, high born and low have secrets. Confidential conditions of mind or body. Black sheep. Skeletons in cupboards. Unmentionable uncles. Naughty nephews... aunties who aren't... conventional. More often than not it boils down to something - sexual. This episode is about the keeping and uncovering of family secrets. In a way it unlocks all the secrets in all our episodes. Many Victorians, especially the more successful ones, feared shame. In a way this fear was something quite new. A new and growing newspaper industry was keen to amplify that shame. And a new middle class, desperate to cling to its new-found monied status, felt threatened. And, new theories about heredity, coming later in the century, meant that (perish the thought!) shamefulness could be passed on – like red hair or big feet - from generation to generation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Musak, ugh!

  • By ZX80 on 19-12-18

I would love to give this 5 stars, but...

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-19

AUDIBLE please fix this!! I start a long car journey with a bit of FRY on my stereo to keep me company, but unknown to me and due to no continuous play of the content I have to pull over 44 mins later to play the next part. Not very good at all! Your audible shows should play continuously, or at least have a 'queue' or play next function like podcasts do so that you can do them all in one go - without interruption!

  • Hello Sleep: UK/Male/Thunderstorms Background

  • By: Audible Original
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

Hello Sleep's guided meditations are based on the techniques and practices of mindfulness meditation which have been scientifically investigated and found to help insomnia. Created by meditation entrepreneur and author, Rohan Gunatillake, Hello Sleep's straightforward meditations will help quiet the busiest of minds and encourage the transition to sleep. Comprising two introductory episodes and twelve standalone guided meditations, Hello Sleep allows you to find what works best for you, helping you regain restful sleep.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I would love to give this more stars, but...

  • By CookiesInDorset on 01-02-19

I would love to give this more stars, but...

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

AUDIBLE please fix this!! I start with the body sweep and and am almost asleep but due to no continuous play of the content I technically have to 'wake up' to play the next part. Not very sleep inducing at all! Your audible shows should play continuously, or at least have a 'queue' or play next function like podcasts do.

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  • Hello Sleep: UK/Male/Thunderstorms Background

  • By: Audible Original
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

Hello Sleep's guided meditations are based on the techniques and practices of mindfulness meditation which have been scientifically investigated and found to help insomnia. Created by meditation entrepreneur and author, Rohan Gunatillake, Hello Sleep's straightforward meditations will help quiet the busiest of minds and encourage the transition to sleep. Comprising two introductory episodes and twelve standalone guided meditations, Hello Sleep allows you to find what works best for you, helping you regain restful sleep.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I would love to give this more stars, but...

  • By CookiesInDorset on 01-02-19

Chapters 1 and 2...

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

Reviewed: 26-01-19

Avoid the first couple of chapters if you want to fall asleep. Appreciate the science behind the broadcasts, but these are really not relaxing! From a UK Reviewer.... others may love it.