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  • The Crimson Petal and the White

  • By: Michel Faber
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 41 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396

NOW A MAJOR BBC DRAMA starring Romola Garai, Chris O'Dowd, Gillian Anderson, Richard E. Grant, Shirley Henderson and Mark Gatiss. 'Watch your step. Keep your wits about you; you will need them....' So begins this irresistible voyage into the dark side of Victorian London. Amongst an unforgettable cast of low-lifes, physicians, businessmen, and prostitutes, meet our heroine Sugar, a young woman trying to drag herself up from the gutter any way she can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it!

  • By knittyboot on 26-05-11

Oh wow!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

It is a very rare occurrence for me to watch an adaptation of a book without having read it beforehand - but that was the case with this. However, I hated the television adaptation and watched only the first 15 mins. I was stunned that the book was so lauded and so thought I'd give the audiobook a try. Oh wow!! Listened to it through over three evenings - late into the night!!!



5 stars for the recording

5 stars for the book itself



I loved it - give it a try especially if you didn't like the TV adaptation!!

  • War and Peace

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
  • Length: 61 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

Often called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is clearly seen in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicle, all of them fully realized and equally memorable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I knew I'd never read it

  • By Judith on 09-08-08

What a shame about the narrator!!!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-12

I'm sure like many people,I had tried to read this book numerous times before. I had loved Anna Karenina but could just not get into this at all. That is until I got the audio book. I was hooked after the first 10 mins and couldn't wait for the next installment. But what a shame about the narrator!! That's an understatement. Usually the narrator enhances the book for me - not this time - his voice really detracted from the experience. The book by Leo Tolstoy is fabulous and deserves it's reputation - but I would highly recommend listening to this with someone else narrating.

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