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Angeles Martinez

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  • The Silk Roads

  • A New History of the World
  • By: Peter Frankopan
  • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
  • Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,682
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,415

The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westward on its axis, it now turns to the east.... For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the West - in the New World of the Americas. Today it is the East that calls out to those in search of adventure and riches. The region stretching from Eastern Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia, deep into China and India, is taking center stage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor reading.

  • By Paul on 29-08-17

I ALSO WISH I HAD BEEN TAUGHT MORE AT SCHOOL...

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

Reviewed: 04-07-16

Where does The Silk Roads rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

So far if pretty high up. Engrossing, enlightining, informative and written with love

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Silk Roads?

Iran and its petrol and the greed of the West for it, not caring at all for the owners : the iranians.

Which character – as performed by Laurence Kennedy – was your favourite?

I understood him as a narrator, not a performer

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

difficult, too long

Any additional comments?

get it, listen to it, enjoy it, learn

  • Spain

  • The Centre of the World 1519-1682
  • By: Robert Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Clyde
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

The Golden Age of the Spanish Empire would establish five centuries of Western supremacy across the globe and usher in an era of transatlantic exploration that eventually gave rise to the modern world. It was a time of discovery and adventure, of great political and social change - it was a time when Spain learned to rule the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant intro to a history I knew little about

  • By Mary on 08-07-15

It is a wonderful book, written with love

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

Reviewed: 09-07-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Spain to be better than the print version?

I don't know since I've only listened to it

What was one of the most memorable moments of Spain?

So much but specially all related to Cervantes and his work, the writer's passion for El Quijote shines through

What about Jeremy Clyde’s performance did you like?

Everything

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

I think Juliet's comment about the narrator are not fair. So what if some words are mispronounced? If it doesn't worry me who happen to be Spanish it should not be of too much concern for others. What counts is the feeling he puts and how very entertaining he makes listening to it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

  • By: Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 25 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are unquestionably two of the greatest epic masterpieces in Western literature. Though more than 2,700 years old, their stories of brave heroics, capricious gods, and towering human emotions are vividly timeless. The Iliad can justly be called the world’s greatest war epic. The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns. The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars to his beloved wife.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic. Literally

  • By Mr llewellyn on 23-09-15

beautiful stories, beautifully read..

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

Reviewed: 17-03-15

What made the experience of listening to Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey the most enjoyable?

both books have been on my "to do" list for years but for some reason I thought of reading them a bit of a daunting task. What a pleasure to listen to them, so beautifully read or should I say acted? so many names, gods, mortals.. I found it confusing at the beginning, who is who? who is doing what to whom? and it really doesn't matter, just listen and enjoy every minute.

What did you like best about this story?

everything

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

no, but I thought he was fantastic

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

let yourself be carried away ....

Any additional comments?

forgive my possible mistakes, english is not my mother tongue.

26 of 28 people found this review helpful