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  • Learn French with Paul Noble: Complete Course: French Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach

  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 520
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

An exciting approach to learning French with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. Over 12 hours of easy-listening. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure. This download contains the entire course.     

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was so surprised at how well I picked this up!

  • By Davestallion on 11-09-16

Really well thought out course.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-19

User friendly . Presented so that if goes in and stays in!
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  • Les Misérables

  • By: Victor Hugo
  • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
  • Length: 67 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Les Misérables is set in Paris after the French Revolution. In the sewers and backstreets, we encounter "the wolf-like tread of crime", and assassination for a few sous is all in a day's work. We weep with the unlucky and heart-broken Fantine, and we exult with the heroic revolutionaries of the barricades; but above all we thrill to the steadfast courage and nobility of soul of ex-convict Jean Valjean, always in danger from the relentless pursuit of the diabolical Inspector Javert.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful though sound quality poor

  • By Sally P on 10-09-15

Sublime despite Pantomime voice for young females!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-19

Great. Maybe the greatest of all 19th century novels. Only equalled possibly by War and Peace, Middlemarch and Brothers Karamazov.

  • Red Heat

  • Conspiracy, Murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean
  • By: Alex von Tunzelmann
  • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
  • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

The Caribbean crises of the Cold War are revealed as never before in this riveting story of clashing ideologies, the rise of the politics of fear, the machinations of superpowers, and the daring of the brazen mavericks who took them on. The superpowers thought they could use Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic as puppets, but what neither bargained on was that their puppets would come to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Chris N. on 10-01-19

Good

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-19

Fantastic book. Narration was ok.Just keep writing now in order to complete the word count

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

  • A BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisation
  • By: Tennessee Williams
  • Narrated by: Anne-Marie Duff, John Dougall, John Heffernan, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Tennessee Williams' iconic play tells the story of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski. Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister, Stella, and her explosive brother-in-law, Stanley. Over the course of one hot and steamy New Orleans summer, Blanche's fragile façade slowly crumbles, wreaking havoc on Stella and Stanley's already turbulent relationship....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not for A Level students

  • By Anonymous User on 13-05-18

Good performance Great play

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-11-18

Engrossing psychological drama.
Audience Sympathies twisted
and turned.
Echoes in the mind well after listening.

  • Middlemarch

  • By: George Eliot
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040

Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon’s mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All consuming

  • By Caro on 27-04-11

Juliet Stevenson is God!

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

Reviewed: 19-10-18

A really grown up novel according to Virginia Woolf. More real than real. Perfect rendition.

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  • The Underground Railroad

  • By: Colson Whitehead
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans, and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A spellbinding, heartbreaking tale of slavery.

  • By bookylady on 13-06-17

Great book

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Gripping story and some fabulous imagery. 'Her smile was like the shadow of a bird. You look up and its gone". really well read as well

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  • The Color Purple

  • By: Alice Walker
  • Narrated by: Alice Walker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940

As a young black woman living in 1930s Georgia, Celie faces constant violence and oppression. Raped repeatedly by her father, she loses two children and then is married off to a man who treats her like a slave. But a deep bond with her husband's mistress teaches her she is a woman capable of being loved and respected. Gradually, Celie begins to leave the past behind and start a new life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Cross Stitcher on 08-04-13

Good. Droops a bit towards the end..

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Good. Definitely. But not as good as it's celebrated status Some moments of pure dreariness.

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,772
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,765

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By katherine on 30-01-16

great but<br />not for the cynics

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

Reviewed: 16-03-18

it is a truth universally acknowleged that a lot of nice people love this book

  • The Orphan Master's Son

  • A Novel
  • By: Adam Johnson
  • Narrated by: Tim Kang, Josiah D. Lee, James Kyson Lee, and others
  • Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother - a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang - and an influential father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible beginning, less convincing second part

  • By Marianna on 05-12-12

A total masterpiece<br />

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

Reviewed: 21-01-18

1984, Catch 22, A John Buchan Novel and Brave New World all in one book

  • All the Light We Cannot See

  • By: Anthony Doerr
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,531

Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighbourhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Despite the narrator

  • By James on 06-02-15

One of the very best

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Effective imagery ..great story line.....totally convincing style. One of the best bòoks I have read.