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  • Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life

  • By: Jonathan Bate
  • Narrated by: Mike Grady
  • Length: 25 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

A magisterial life of Ted Hughes - identified recently as the only English poet since the First World War with a claim to true greatness and one of Britain's most important writers - to be published on National Poetry Day by prize-winning biographer Jonathan Bate. Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. He is one of Britain's most important poets, a poet of claws and cages: Jaguar, Hawk and Crow. Event and animal are turned to myth in his work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible achieve

  • By ReadingWild on 31-10-15

Stunning

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-11-18

I just spent a stunning 25 hours listening to the epic myth that is Ted Hughes. Wouldn't have missed a single moment of it. I bought his complete poems and letters to refer to as I listened along. One of the best books I have read for a long time. I will never forget it, it has sparked off so many leads and I want to read more poetry of Sylvia and Frieda now. The narrator was truly outstanding. Loved him reading in Ted's voice. I don't think anyone could regret listening to this audiobook as he is a national treasure and I believe we all should understand his side of the Plath/Hughes story.

  • Nights at the Circus

  • By: Angela Carter
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

This Audible Exclusive recording of Angela Carter's iconic novel, Nights at the Circus, is brought to you by celebrated actress and voice artist, Adjoa Andoh. It is described by Carter herself as a 'psychedelic Dickens.' A compelling and thought provoking novel which heralds a new age, we're introduced to the unique and mesmerizing character of Sophi Fevvers and her illustrious wings....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Louisa on 06-09-18

Fantastic

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-18

The narration was amazing, the best I've heard so far on audible. Adjoa was incredible, really incredible. I was so very sorry to finish the book and leave Fevvers and Lizzie. There are some very deep themes here I will be pondering for a long time to come. It all
seems to hang on the last sentence! I loved the story, the characters, the accents (esp. East London and Russian) and the themes of motherhood, loss, love, deception, magic, mysticism, animism and confidence! and will definitely be listening to it again.

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