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  • The End of the Affair

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

The novelist Maurice Bendrix's love affair with his best friend's wife, Sarah, had begun in London. One day, without warning, Sarah had broken off the relationship. It seemed impossible that there could be a rival for her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Literary Delight

  • By Stephen on 16-07-11

Graham Green at his best

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

Reviewed: 25-01-16

Revisited this after reading book years ago. Audible version well read and lived up to writing. Highly recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Life Class

  • By: Pat Barker
  • Narrated by: Finlay Robertson, Juliet Prague, Eve Webster, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

Spring, 1914. The students at the Slade School of Art gather in Henry Tonks's studio for his life-drawing class. But for Paul Tarrant the class is troubling, underscoring his own uncertainty about making a mark on the world. When war breaks out and the army won't take Paul, he enlists in the Belgian Red Cross just as he and fellow student Elinor Brooke admit their feelings for one another.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Is war experience justifiable as art?

  • By Anonymous User on 22-07-17

Pat Barker writing as good as ever

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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: 07-10-15

first in second world war trilogy. characters brought vividly to life. well narrated. compelling story. highly recommended.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    Length: 34 mins
    13 ratings
    Overall 4.6
  • Michael Chaskalson_BookD: Mindfulness in Eight Weeks (BookD Podcast)

  • By: BookD
  • Narrated by: BookD
  • Length: 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

BookD offers a fascinating perspective into the world of publishing. Listen to authors discuss the inspiration behind their books, and hear the story of how these books were transformed from the initial concept. Tune in every other week for conversations with the stars of literature, art, film, music, science, and politics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Informative

  • By Brian on 10-01-16
  • Michael Chaskalson_BookD: Mindfulness in Eight Weeks (BookD Podcast)
  • By: BookD
  • Narrated by: BookD

Interview discussing new book by Chaskalson

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

Reviewed: 10-01-15

Interesting discussion of principles of mindfulness including 3 minute meditation as well as specifics of his new book combining MBSR &MBCT. Easy to listen to. Recommended

  • Mrs. Dalloway

  • By: Virginia Woolf
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 286

It is a June day in London in 1923, and the lovely Clarissa Dalloway is having a party. Whom will she see? Her friend Peter, back from India, who has never really stopped loving her? What about Sally, with whom Clarissa had her life’s happiest moment? Meanwhile, the shell-shocked Septimus Smith is struggling with his life on the same London day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • pure enchanting magic...

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-09-11

Clever, modernist writing by Woolf, well read

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

Reviewed: 08-07-14

Clever plot taking place in single day with a series of intertwined events focused around socialites party. Depth to the writing as expected with Woolf with several layers of meaning within the story. Moving consideration of shell shock and it's potential impact. Juliet Stevenson reads the story very well and sympathetically to Woolfs writing style. I love Woolfs work but had not read this- I enjoyed it very much and will probably read print version as well now.

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  • Our Man in Havana

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762

In a legendary novel that appears to predict the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, Graham Greene introduces James Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman whose life in transformed when he is asked to join the British Secret Service. He agrees, and finds himself with no information to offer, so begins to invent sources and agencies which do not exist, but which appear very real to his superiors.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Shame about the music

  • By DD Kaplan on 27-07-10

Quintessential Greene well read

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

Reviewed: 08-07-14

Great story which I have read myself some years ago. Well read in style suited to Greene's writing. Highly recommended.

  • Emma

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Jane Austen's engaging and infuriating heroine sparkles in this superb full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisation, which stars Angharad Rees as Emma.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Appreciating Austen through an Engaging Emma

  • By Janice on 04-08-10

A classic performance of a classic

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

Reviewed: 07-07-13

A book very familiar to me as a Jane Austen fan I specially enjoyed this performance where it is presented as a play performed as part of the BBC Audio collection. As a much loved text the performance was very faithful to the original and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Her observations on contemporary society are witty and astute and it provides an insight into the social conventions of the day and respective roles of men and women which is fascinating. I would highly recommend this to other listeners, both those already familiar with Jane Austen and those new to her writing.

  • Dubliners

  • By: James Joyce
  • Narrated by: T. P. McKenna
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 72

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was born in 1882 in Dublin but spent most of his life living with Nora Barnacle in various parts of Europe. Apart from a collection of verse, Dubliners was his first published work in 1914. In Dubliners, Joyce portrays quite brilliantly human relationships in Ireland at the turn of the century. His characters are so vital and exciting and the stories so fresh, evocative, and entertaining that they could well have been written today.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Life, Death and Dublin

  • By Francis on 13-04-13

Amazing collection of short stories

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

Reviewed: 27-05-13

Dubliners is an exceptional and beautiful collection of short stories. The stories are well read by T.P. McKenna. I dont know why the collection is not in the same order as the stories appear in the text. This is irritating if you want to find a particular story to listen to and Joyce makes it clear that he placed the stories in order for a reason - there is progression from childhood through adolescence to adulthood. Despite this I loved listening to these stories as they are read here and would recommend the title.

26 of 28 people found this review helpful