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  • Winnie-the-Pooh

  • A.A. Milne's Pooh Classics, Volume 1
  • By: A. A. Milne
  • Narrated by: Peter Dennis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 63

Come with us to an Enchanted Place, a forest where Winnie-the-Pooh lived with Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, and Little Roo. The stories are about Christopher Robin and these good companions having wonderful times getting in and out of trouble. It is all very exciting and, really, quite thrilling no matter how young or old you may be. It is painful to try and imagine what the world would be like without them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as it should be!

  • By Diane Severson on 10-09-13

Son loves it

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

Reviewed: 10-05-13

We read Winnie the Pooh with our three year old, and he loves listening to this version of the stories over and over again, and often goes to sleep listening to it. The narration is lovely, not too fast, and the characters voices are easy to tell apart. I find Piglet's voice a bit irritating, but he loves it! Each chapter is separated by some gentle music and easy to navigate too. We're just bought The House at Pooh Corner as well!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Wind in the Willows

  • By: Kenneth Grahame
  • Narrated by: Michael Hordern
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 492
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414

Here is a timeless tale of waterside Britain that has been loved by generations of children and acclaimed as a classic. The story of Mole, Ratty, Badger, and Toad, and their escapades, whether messing about on the river or poop-pooping in Toad's shiny new car, cannot fail to enchant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance

  • By Annika on 02-01-14

Son loves it

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

Reviewed: 10-05-13

We read Winnie the Pooh with our three year old, and he loves listening to this version of the stories over and over again, and often goes to sleep listening to it. The narration is lovely, not too fast, and the characters voices are easy to tell apart. I find Piglet's voice a bit irritating, but he loves it! Each chapter is separated by some gentle music and easy to navigate too. We're just bought The House at Pooh Corner as well!

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • How to Be a Woman

  • By: Caitlin Moran
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Moran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238

1913 - Suffragette throws herself under the King's horse. 1969 - Feminists storm Miss World. Now - Caitlin Moran rewrites "The Female Eunuch" from a bar stool and demands to know why pants are getting smaller. There's never been a better time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain.... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should you get Botox? Do men secretly hate us? What should you call your vagina?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indispensable listening

  • By GlaswegianLassie on 23-12-12

new best friend

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-03-12

i enjoyed this book so much, that I started to listen to it again, immediately having finisjed it the first time. I'm going to listen to this every time I feel down about myself or my decisions. I am a feminist!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Left Hand of God

  • By: Paul Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 672
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671

The Sanctuary of the Redeemers is a vast and desolate place - a place without joy or hope. Most of its occupants were taken there as boys and for years have endured the brutal regime of the Lord Redeemers whose cruelty and violence have one singular purpose - to serve in the name of the One True Faith. In one of the Sanctuary's vast and twisting maze of corridors stands a boy. He is perhaps fourteen or fifteen years old - he is not sure and neither is anyone else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling

  • By Robyn on 18-07-11

drivel

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-11

It's difficult to tell whether the poor quality of this story is due to the narrator or the author. The plot is a hackneyed mish mash of gratouitous sadism and violence. The high level of violence from the beginning immediately desensitizes you to later events, making it diffcult to empathise with any of the characters. The detail of the fantasy world is extremly poor, with too many references to our (real) popular culture to allow you to suspend disbelief. The narrator's drawl is grating and irritating, exacerbated by the ringing bells for every chapter start. I've enjoyed every single book I ever downloaded from Audible (and as a busy mum and doctoral student I listen to a lot!) and this was badly enough written and narrated to actually be irritating. Avoid!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful