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  • H.G. Wells: The Science Fiction Collection

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, and others
  • Length: 27 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

Known as ‘The Father of Science Fiction’, Herbert George Wells’ writing career spanned over 60 years. He was a writer of novels, short stories, nonfiction books and articles. As a young man, Wells won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, sparking his infamous vocation as a science fiction writer. Introduced by film director and H. G. Wells fanboy Eli Roth, this collection features unabridged recordings of the novels performed by Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, David Tennant and Alexander Vlahos.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant stories!

  • By Kazzakirk on 25-04-19

Brilliant stories!

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

Reviewed: 25-04-19

Brilliant stories that I thoroughly enjoyed much more than when I’ve read them. The narration was fantastic. Felt the the narraters were really well chosen, my favourite being David Tennant doing War of the Worlds because I love the story but The Island of Doctor Moreau narrated by Jason Isaacs is award winning in my opinion - absolutely brilliant! x

* Note to post production - I have given it 4 stars only because it’s appears you forgot to edit (or just did a very, very bad job of it) ‘The invisible man’! Reading errors & repeated lines (which everyone does) were left in all the way through and It sadly ruined what would have been a perfect collection to go back to time & time again. I think this should be sorted and purchasers sent the updated version.

32 of 37 people found this review helpful

  • Eat, Pray, Love

  • One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766

Eat, Pray, Love is a journey around the world, a quest for spiritual enlightenment, and a story for anyone who has battled with divorce, depression, and heartbreak. It's 3 a.m., and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her 30s, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By M Baker on 30-06-17

I need to travel! Xx

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

Reviewed: 30-03-19

Loved this so much that even though I’m just finished I’m looking forward to starting it again tonight x As a woman who married & became a mother while still in my teens (because that’s what I wanted more than anything) I always aimed to travel & find myself in my 40’s once the kids had left home & were all settled in their lives. Had planned that my business would be running itself by then and could be monitored from anywhere in the world. But life happened & long term ill health after an accident during my late 30’s had prevented me considering it xx Whilst listening and being super inspired by this book Have found organisations that offer travel with ‘care support’ provided xx So savings started and I think for my 50th birthday I’ll be off on the long awaited/needed adventure xx Elizabeth writes & narrates this beautifully, with enough depth not to lose you, enough humour to keep you alert (I tend to drift off easy) & with a skill that really made me feel I went on this journey also xx Excellent 5*****

  • Ep. 2: The Multiverse Murder (Skald)

  • By: Ben Okri
  • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
  • Length: 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20

The Man Booker prize-winning novelist and poet, Ben Okri makes his Crime debut in this series with a daringly ambitious story that crosses genre. Detective Drapper feels the world is out of kilter as he investigates an alleged crime. There is a witness but no body. And then the facts begin to shift and what should be impossible seems to be happening at every turn. Why can no one else see the truth as it soon becomes plain to Drapper and how is he to solve a problem when the very fabric of reality is torn?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very clever & well written

  • By Kazzakirk on 17-03-19

Very clever & well written

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

Reviewed: 17-03-19

Very clever & well written for the layman. Even drove me to get my dusty copy of Schrödinger Cat down off the bookshelf for the first time in years xx Nice to know it is inspiring thought and I think this short story is written intriguingly enough to make others explore a bit of quantum physics xx

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 23 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,903
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,152
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,084

As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid's motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind. The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves and to stop him Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes. The final battle must begin - Harry must stand and face his enemy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hallowed Be Thy Name Harry Potter!

  • By Simon on 20-12-15

J K Rowling & Stephen Fry!

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

Reviewed: 11-02-19

What an amazing mix of British talent xx wonderful story with excellent characters and fantastic science setting throughout. So easy to visualise especially when beautiful read by the wonderful Stephen Fry x Definitely a collection that will be listened to time & time again xx

  • The Undomestic Goddess

  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Phoebe James
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 703

Samantha is a high-powered lawyer in London. She works all hours, has no home life, and cares only about getting a partnership. She thrives on the pressure and adrenalin. Until one day...she makes a mistake. A mistake so huge it'll wreck her career. She goes into meltdown, walks right out of the office, gets on the first train she sees, and finds herself in the middle of nowhere.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Give the book a better chance

  • By kai on 01-05-11

Great easy listen x

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

Reviewed: 17-12-18

I loved this book x Beautifully narrated x Modern romance with a few interesting twists & turns along the way and an easy listen for anyone keen to get into audio books xx

  • Heroes

  • Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,362
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,076
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,066

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Heroes, written and read by Stephen Fry. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils or outwitted scheming vengeful gods quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his best-selling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ancient Myths from a Modern Legend!

  • By Simon on 02-11-18

Just as wonderfully written as Mythos x

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

This is a must READ if you can, in my opinion. Unfortunately I cant x I adore Stephen Fry, his writing, his wit, his voice etc. and I loved this book 100% x Sadly after the wonderfully hypnotic reading of the first part of this trilogy - Mythos - Heroes was for some reason interpreted with accents of the Brisith Isles?!? My body and soul relaxing to Stephens dulcet tones and my thoughts in the Greek Islands were all to often suddenly disturbed by the King Ian Paisley or a bad version of my Glaswegian Dad and it sat very uncomfortably with me. Why?!? Xx Even though, you still can not the fault the great writing of great stories and I look forward to Troy with great anticipation xxx

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  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,344
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,385
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,330

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen Fry does it again

  • By L. Turner on 14-11-17

Stephen Fry at his best, can’t stop replaying!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Wonderful, mythical, intriguing, exciting, funny etc. etc... this really is Stephen Fry at his best in my opinion x Wonderfully intelligent, articulate and funny in all the right places xx Has been a joy to listen too and I have played it over and over going back a few chapters each time just incase I missed a bit! X Would highly recommend for anyone as it’s like 100’s of little stories all wrapped into one well written and perfectly narrated book x 5* all the way!

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,560
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,101

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic

  • By Della Michelle on 14-06-17

Not one to listen to if you can't laugh out loud!

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

Well written, well read x Loved it from start to finish. First hour had me crying with laughter and then it formed in to an interesting autobiography of his way up the ladder in a more formal way but still lots of laughs along the way x

  • iPhone Narrator: Read It Once/Get Paid Every Month

  • How to Make a Living Recording Audiobooks from Your iPhone and Make It a Bestseller for Free
  • By: Charles Thornton
  • Narrated by: Charles Thornton
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Have you ever thought of being an audiobook narrator? Do you know that you can make a living by narrating audiobooks on your iPhone? I will tell you how I create money from my iPhone. You can be an audiobook narrator for free. Are you tired of working for other people? Do you know that you can build an empire of audiobooks that will be your home-based business? You will become an iPhone narration entrepreneur and attain the passive income lifestyle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good food for thought!

  • By Kazzakirk on 03-01-18

Good food for thought!

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

I found this book very interesting not only for information about starting to be a narrator but many of the methods and behaviours discussed could be used in different areas of your life. For instance it discusses consistency - this can be applied to your job, study & home life. Will be listening again with a pen and paper to make notes and then plan to give it ago, no time like the present! X

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 253
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 254

Benjamin Button was literally born an old man. He lived a backwards life, for his body grew younger as the years passed him by. Come and listen to the original, unabridged story by F. Scott Fitzgerald which inspired the movie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A simple idea perfectly realised

  • By Kaggy on 02-11-17

Wonderfully strange little tale!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

I loved listening to this and thinking about the actual meaning behind the story (in my mind :-/) x Made me think about how overly concerned we can be about others and also how much we take our current time of life for granted xx Well read with lots on character emphasis - great short story that I would have enjoyed more of xxx