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  • The Mill on the Floss

  • By: George Eliot
  • Narrated by: Eileen Atkins
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

'If life had no love in it, what else was there for Maggie?' The Mill on the Floss, first published in 1860, is considered one of George Eliot's most autobiographical works. Having formed a complex bond with her own family, George Eliot, now known to the public as Mary Ann Evans, depicts the loving yet volatile relationship between the Tulliver siblings and their doting father. Spanning over a period of 10 years, The Mill on the Floss follows the coming of age of the beautiful and idealistic Maggie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • heartbreakingly good

  • By Julie on 22-08-12

Revisiting after sixty gyears

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-05-18

Very enjoyable. Excellent narration and good to refresh my memory.. Great book and story. Five star listen

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  • Mustard Seed

  • By: Laila Ibrahim
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Oberlin, Ohio, 1868. Lisbeth Johnson was born into privilege in the antebellum South. Jordan Freedman was born a slave to Mattie, Lisbeth's beloved nurse. The women have an unlikely bond deeper than friendship. Three years after the Civil War, Lisbeth and Mattie are tending their homes and families while Jordan, an aspiring suffragette, teaches at an integrated school. When Lisbeth discovers that her father is dying, she's summoned back to the Virginia plantation where she grew up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bahni reads as beautifully as Laila writes

  • By WendyG on 15-02-19

Great follow on from the Yellow Crocus

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

Reviewed: 08-12-17

Where does Mustard Seed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very high on the list.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mattie. A strong woman against all odds.

Which character – as performed by Bahni Turpin – was your favourite?

Jordan - an eye opener for her and me also.

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

Definitely yes but it took me two.

Any additional comments?

After reading (not listening) to the Yellow Crocus was delighted to see there was a sequel. It didn't disappoint. Informative, heartbreaking storyline and part of history hopefully never repeated.

  • A Game of Thrones

  • Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 33 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,755
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,767

The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Game of Thrones. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Game of Thrones is the first volume in the series. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly brilliant fantasy novel

  • By Qasim on 16-09-11

Gripping tale

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

Reviewed: 09-10-14

What did you like most about A Game of Thrones (Part One)?

Exciting story line and great reading from Roy Dotrice

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Game of Thrones (Part One)?

Too many to mention

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

Excellent

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Be prepared to be thrilled

Any additional comments?

Great book and brilliant reading.

  • The Fast Diet

  • The Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer
  • By: Dr. Michael Mosley, Mimi Spencer
  • Narrated by: Dr. Michael Mosley, Mimi Spencer
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358

Not just weight loss - better health too! The authors of the book that is still the number one UK nonfiction best seller six months after publication now present their work for Audible listeners and make it even easier to adopt their brilliant system. Far from being just another fad, the Fast Diet is a radical new way of thinking about food, a lifestyle choice that could transform your health. This is your indispensable guide to simple and effective weight loss, without fuss or the need to endlessly deprive yourself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Possibly better in print

  • By mollyeyre on 07-07-13

How do I get the pdf?

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

Reviewed: 03-03-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Fast Diet to be better than the print version?

I like audio as I can listen when I don't have time to read.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Not applicable

What does Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

No comment other than nice to hear the authors speak for themselves.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The World's Best Classic Short Stories

  • By: O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, and others
  • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
  • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

A glittering collection of some of the world's finest short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Collection of Unexpected/Horror

  • By Mark on 02-03-14

Great stories but droning voice!

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

Reviewed: 01-02-14

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Super stories but very wearing voice.

What did you like best about this story?

All good - a few odd ones.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Cathy Dobson?

Samantha Bond, Dawn French, any actor or actress with a less droning voice.

Could you see The World's Best Classic Short Stories being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Too many - would take years.

Any additional comments?

Good value for money

8 of 12 people found this review helpful