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  • The Taste of Sorrow

  • By: Jude Morgan
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

From an obscure country parsonage came the most extraordinary family of the nineteenth century. The Brontë sisters created a world in which we still live the intense, passionate world of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights; and the phenomenon of this strange explosion of genius remains as baffling now as it was to their Victorian contemporaries. In this panoramic novel we see with new insight the members of a uniquely close-knit family whose tight bonds are the instruments of both triumph and tragedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written, factually accurate

  • By Cat on 01-02-12

A taste of sorrow by Jude Morgan

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

Reviewed: 18-05-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A writer`s idea how the Brontes lived. Very believable and interesting. Read beautifully.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Charlotte Bronte`s father is how I would have imagined him.

Have you listened to any of Phyllida Nash’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, too much to take in.

  • The Woman in White

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: Ian Holm
  • Length: 24 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744

Late one moonlit night, Walter Hartright encounters a solitary and terrified woman dressed all in white. He saves her from capture by her pursuers and determines to solve the mystery of her distress and terror. Inspired by an actual criminal case, this gripping tale of murder, intrigue, madness and mistaken identity has never been out of print since its publication and brought Collins great fame and success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Anthony on 13-01-11

The Woman in White

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-13

What disappointed you about The Woman in White?

The story was long and boring.

Would you ever listen to anything by Wilkie Collins again?

I might give it a try

Which character – as performed by Ian Holm – was your favourite?

Laura Fairley

What character would you cut from The Woman in White?

I would not cut any character out.

Any additional comments?

Very disappointed. Had to give it up half way through.