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David Hellsing

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  • Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel

  • By: A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

It is a tale of ghosts, of madness, of revenge - of old alliances giving way to new intrigues. Denmark is changing, shaking off its medieval past. War with Norway is on the horizon. And Hamlet - son of the old king, nephew of the new - becomes increasingly entangled in a web of deception - and murder. Beautifully performed by actor Richard Armitage ("Thorin Oakenshield" in the Hobbit films), Hamlet, Prince of Denmark takes Shakespeare’s original into unexpected realms, reinventing a story we thought we knew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ten hours well spent

  • By JD on 21-05-14

A great listen.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-19

Read beautifully well. the story was compelling and inspiring some truly great work that must not be over looked.

  • Murder on the Orient Express

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176

Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery, recorded by the director and star of the blockbuster film adaptation, Kenneth Branagh. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer - in case he or she decides to strike again.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing was expecting better

  • By david on 26-10-17

Justice for a rivived classic.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

While his part in his own movie adaptation was very different to this original work by Agatha Christie, Kenneth Branagh certainly plaid his part to the noval very well, both invigorating and at the same time humbling.
To hear the work of a classic noval read out loud with such faith and devotion to its original author is truly amazing and I should certainly hope that Mr Branagh would be willing to take part in more audio editions of Agatha Chritie's amazing Belgian detective's adventures in the future!!
he has brought the story to life!!

  • The Complete Book of Five Rings

  • By: Miyamoto Musashi, Kenji Tokitsu (editor and translator)
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

The Complete Book of Five Rings is an authoritative version of Musashi's classic The Book of Five Rings, translated and annotated by a modern martial arts master, Kenji Tokitsu. Tokitsu has spent most of his life researching the legendary samurai swordsman and his works, and in this book he illuminates this seminal text, along with several other works by Musashi.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Get the shorter version

  • By ShaneG on 20-11-16

Truely enteraining and Instructive.

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

Reviewed: 08-03-17

I have long since wanted to learn of Miyamoto Musashi, coming across plenty of sauces with a sense of unjust bias again the man. now that his very own tests are published in full. I can honestly say that this book. by far well worth my time.

I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking understand the mindset behind the man and Japanese culture.