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  • The Bell Jar

  • By: Sylvia Plath
  • Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 874
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807

Read by the critically acclaimed actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. When Esther Greenwood wins an internship at a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, Esther's life begins to slide out of control. She finds herself spiralling into depression and eventually a suicide attempt as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take women's aspirations seriously.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • THIS IS NOT UNABRIDGED

  • By Bryony on 09-09-15

A beautifully arresting book, read by the enigmatic Maggie Gyllenhaal

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

Reviewed: 28-06-17

This is beautiful, sad, thoughtful, inspiring and haunting. Please listen to this. It's worth it.

  • Gloomsbury: Series 1

  • By: Sue Limb
  • Narrated by: full cast, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman and Nigel Planer star in Sue Limb's comedy parodying the arty and adulterous adventures of the Bloomsbury Group. A stellar cast, including Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy and John Sessions, join in this affectionate send-up of the infamous Bloomsbury literary group, who dominated the English cultural scene in the early 20th century.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Fun Even The Real Bloomsbury Set Would Love These

  • By Highlight on 07-11-15

Utterly fabulous

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

Reviewed: 18-07-15

A wonderfully joyful radio comedy beautifully written and performed by a stellar cast!!!! A really scrumptious treat.

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  • Everyday Sexism

  • By: Laura Bates
  • Narrated by: Laura Bates, Sarah Brown
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

Women are standing up and #shoutingback. In a culture that's driven by social media, for the first time women are using this online space (@EverydaySexism www.everydaysexism.com) to come together, share their stories, and encourage a new generation to recognise the problems that women face. This book is a call to arms in a new wave of feminism and it proves sexism is endemic - socially, politically, and economically. But women won't stand for it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I inhabit a world that I am oblivious to.

  • By Mr. O. Jollands on 03-12-14

A must read for every human!

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

Reviewed: 08-05-15

This book is shocking, saddening, optimistic and a complete call to action. Please listen to it and encourage others to.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful