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  • Access Accents

  • Received Pronunciation (RP) - An Accent Training Resource for Actors
  • By: Gwyneth Strong, Penny Dyer
  • Narrated by: Penny Dyer, Denise Gough
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

Access Accents bring the highly sought-after voice techniques of top voice coach Penny Dyer to the actor's audio device. They offer a unique opportunity to prepare for auditions at short notice.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hmmm

  • By James Leader on 23-01-15

Excellent introduction

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

Reviewed: 07-06-16

It has given me a very broad introduction of RP including its context & position of muscle besides examples of words sentences & discourses

  • Heidegger: Philosophy in an Hour

  • By: Paul Strathern
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

One of the two major philosophical traditions of the 20th century was linguistic analysis, derived largely from Wittgenstein. The other, diametrically opposed, came from Heidegger, and its fundamental question was: ‘What is the meaning of existence?’ For Heidegger, this was not a query that could simply be ‘analysed away’ - it was beyond the reach of logic or reason. This was the primary ‘given’ of every individual life. To confront it, Heidegger needed to develop an entirely new form of philosophy. Here is a concise, expert account of Heidegger’s life and philosophical ideas that is entertainingly written and easy to understand.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just a biography

  • By G.F.P. on 10-04-16

Just a biography

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-16

I thought it would've been more interesting than a biography but apparently I've mistaken the title
Still making good points thought so I know where to look at after acknowledging who is MH

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Prince

  • By: Nicolo Machiavelli
  • Narrated by: Ian Richardson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

How remarkable that an Italian living in the 15th and 16th centuries should lend his name to a word still in common usage in the English language today. Nicolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) wrote only one major work as a gift for his ruling Prince, Lorenzo de Medici. Machiavelli held office as a senior civil servant for 14 years until the downfall of the Republic in 1512. No longer officially employed to impart advice, instead Machiavelli poured out his ideas and resentment in his writings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Machiavelli is Alive!

  • By Tim on 05-03-11

Excellent Francis Urquhart's Narration

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

Reviewed: 20-10-15

Narrated by Ian Richardson, or Francis Urquhart from BBC House of Cards
Excellent, powerful & posh accent & performance

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles

  • By: Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by: Peter Firth
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459

When John Durbeyfield discovers a family connection to the ancient Norman family, the D'Urbervilles, the fate of daughter Tess is transformed. Sent by her ambitious parents to visit her wealthy D'Urberville cousins, Tess attracts the attention of the unscrupulous Alec. Seduced and discarded by him and alone in the world, she finds work as a milkmaid and the love of Angel Clare. Yet his love cannot accept the truth about Tess's past.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Peter Firth's narration was excellent.

  • By D. J. C on 06-10-15

Only Available in Context

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

Reviewed: 27-09-15

Not the best story I have ever read about, feminists may enjoy it, very typical Victorian scene but it's not something than can give a 21st century reader to think over.. 'Twas for my college course work that I read it, otherwise for the sake of its rambling on such a small story, lol

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The God of Small Things

  • By: Arundhati Roy
  • Narrated by: Diana Quick
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Set against a background of political turbulence in Kerala, Southern India, The God of Small Things tells the story of twins Esthappen and Rahel. Amongst the vats of banana jam and heaps of peppercorns in their grandmother’s factory, they try to craft a childhood for themselves amidst what constitutes their family: their lonely, lovely mother; their beloved Uncle Chacko (pickle baron, radical Marxist, and bottom-pincher); and their avowed enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun and incumbent grand-aunt).

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Huge amount of text cut out!

  • By MRS on 11-01-14

Don't neglect small things

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

Reviewed: 31-03-15

It seems like many minor scenes are cut to shrink the over all time so not particularly satisfied by the cutting as the book is about minor scenes or small things
But we have implied indian accents & sensible emphases which makes it impressive

1 of 2 people found this review helpful