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  • Beatrix Potter: Artist, Storyteller, and Countrywoman

  • By: Judy Taylor
  • Narrated by: Patricia Routledge
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Starting with the publication of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, in 1902, Beatrix Potter went on to become one of the world’s most successful children’s authors. This biographical audiobook takes the reader through the whole of her life, from her Victorian childhood in London to her final years farming in the Lake District. Regarded as a standard work on Beatrix Potter’s life, this work has been updated regularly to include fresh material that has come to light as interest in Beatrix Potter continues to grow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant reading by Patricia Routledge

  • By jen on 07-04-13

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-19

A really fascinating account of Miss Potter’s life, delightfully narrated by Patricia Routledge. What could be better?! Thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Saunders
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,875
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,704
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,691

A heartwarming festive tale of redemption and cheer, The Christmas Hirelings is the story of a lonely widower who reluctantly invites a group of children to his manor for Christmas. It showcases the benefits of opening your doors and hearts during the holiday season.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it! What a wonderful Christmas tale.

  • By Helen SJ on 17-12-18

A gem!

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

Reviewed: 16-12-18

Thank you Audible for this Christmas gift I really enjoyed it. Jen Saunders is one of the best narrators ever, so even better for that too. The subtle nuances and humour makes this a great listen and was delightful.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Bronte BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • By: Charlotte Bronte, Anne Bronte, Emily Bronte, and others
  • Narrated by: Anna Maxwell-Martin, Ella Kendrick, Emma Fielding, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

A stunning collection of the Bronte sisters' novels, adapted by the best-selling author Rachel Joyce. The collection includes Agnes Grey, Jane Eyre, Shirley, The Professor, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Villette and Wuthering Heights.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • background music<br />

  • By glassophile on 11-10-18

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 19-10-18

I felt like I was there. This isn’t someone just reading a book, there is a sense of place and time and reality to these stories. Brilliantly done. Thank you!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Story of God's Love for You

  • By: Sally Lloyd-Jones
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Every story whispers his name.... It's an adventure story about a young hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It's a love story about a brave prince who leaves his palace, his throne - everything - to rescue the one he loves. It's like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life! You see, the best thing about this story is - it's true. And at the center of the story, there is a baby. The child upon whom everything would depend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By StitchFreak on 30-09-18

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 30-09-18

What excellent insight and such a lovely way of expressing Truth. David Suchet is a treasure too!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308

This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brought to life by Emma Thompson

  • By Rhi07 on 19-09-18

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 21-09-18

A great adaptation, beautifully narrated by our own Emma Thompson, every part clear and easy to hear different people, great sound and was sensitively done in Jane Austen‘s style. It didn’t matter a bit that I knew the story! Really enjoyed it. Thank you.

  • Mind, Mouth, Moods & Attitudes

  • Learn to Control Your Thoughts and Emotions with God's Help
  • By: Joyce Meyer
  • Narrated by: Joyce Meyer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 48

Do you have mood swings you'd like to keep still? Are you tired of saying negative things that are harmful to others? With God's help and your cooperation, this can all change. These messages will help you: Get rid of wrong thoughts and purposely think right ones. Control your words to generate positive results. Develop emotional stability in the midst of difficulty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mind ,mouth,moods and attitude

  • By Bernadette Munnelly on 28-02-16

A Great Help

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

A real blessing, good to know I’m normal too! So reassuring to know I can set my mind regardless of the turmoil I might feel. Thanks Joyce x

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ghostly Tales

  • Audible Christmas Gift 2017
  • By: Charles Dickens, E. F. Benson, J. H. Riddell, and others
  • Narrated by: Simon Callow, Sally Phillips, John Banks, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,813
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,809

The days are getting colder, the nights are getting longer, and as Christmas approaches the time is high for some ghostly tales. As an exclusive gift for Audible members, settle down, snuggle up and listen to four chilling ghost stories, read by Simon Callow. Four great stories, one master storyteller - what could be simpler than that?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well read

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-12-17

Thank you!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

What a great Christmas gift, I loved it. Just enough spookiness for me to enjoy without being scared. I would prefer the 4 stories to be divided by chapters so they are easy to navigate, but I’ve bookmarked them now so I can find them again next Christmas! Thanks again Audible.

  • Magpie Murders

  • By: Anthony Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,271

When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway.... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who? How? Where & Why?

  • By Mrs Q on 10-10-16

Unexpected

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

Not the kind of ‘who dun it’ I was expecting, but very clever with surprising twists and turns. I would recommend listening to this one in big chunks and sticking with it even though it can get complicated. I wrote the characters down and was glad I did. All in all it was gripping!

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  • Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book

  • The Mowgli Stories
  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Bill Bailey, Richard E. Grant, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,892
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,725

The magical story-telling and unforgettable characters in Bev Doyle and Richard Kurti's audio adaptation of this children's classic have been brought to life by many well known voices from film, TV, radio and comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!

  • By The Evil Robot on 02-10-15

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 28-06-18

Really enjoyed this dramatisation. Voices were totally brilliant and yet not over-played. We were engrossed from beginning to end.

  • The Sewing Machine

  • By: Natalie Fergie
  • Narrated by: Angus King, Ruth Urquhart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 457
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 415

It is 1911, and Jean is about to join the mass strike at the Singer factory. For her, nothing will be the same again. Decades later, Connie sews coded moments of her life into a notebook, as her mother did before her. More than 100 years after his grandmother's sewing machine was made, Fred unpicks the secrets of four generations, one stitch at a time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An intriguing walk through generations

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-07-18

Something to get your teeth into!

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

Reviewed: 16-06-18

What a brilliant story! Ticks all the boxes for me, family history, sewing, nursing and characters that weave in and out throughout the story. Loved it.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful