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  • A Room of One's Own

  • By: Virginia Woolf
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics. Woolf's blazing polemic on female creativity, the role of the writer, and the silent fate of Shakespeare's imaginary sister remains a powerful reminder of a woman's need for financial independence and intellectual freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Empathetic , intelligent reading

  • By carole on 22-03-16

Stevenson's excellent performance...<br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-18

Stevenson's voice and performance make this a double treat. Woolf's insights and rich style remain seductive.

  • Out of the Wreckage

  • A New Politics for an Age of Crisis
  • By: George Monbiot
  • Narrated by: George Monbiot
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

A toxic ideology rules the world of extreme competition and individualism. It misrepresents human nature, destroying hope and common purpose. Only a positive vision can replace it, a new story that re-engages people in politics and lights a path to a better world. George Monbiot shows how new findings in psychology, neuroscience and evolutionary biology cast human nature in a radically different light: as the supreme altruists and cooperators.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A rather sketchy map towards a new political era

  • By grimnortherner on 21-05-18

Comprehensive and inspiring

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-18

A succint yet rich in concrete proposals blueprint for a new society. Direct participation now appears irresistible.

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