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  • Call for the Dead (Dramatised)

  • By: John le Carré
  • Narrated by: Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron, Anna Chancellor
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

Simon Russell Beale stars in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of John le Carré's first novel, which introduced his most famous character, George Smiley. This dramatisation, set in London in the late 1950s, finds Smiley engaged in the humdrum job of security vetting. But when a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide after an apparently unproblematic interview, Smiley is baffled. Refusing to believe that Fennan shot himself, Smiley decides to investigate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Thomas Broom on 13-07-09

warning: this is not the unabridged novel

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

Reviewed: 19-03-18

this is not the unabridged novel, it is an abridged audio dramatisation. Bit misleading, really.

  • Chapterhouse Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton, Katherine Kellgren, Scott Brick, and others
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. Now, the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune's power, have colonized a green world - and are tuning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. Chapterhouse Dune is the last book Frank Herbert wrote before his death and stunning climax to the epic Dune legend that will live on forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling Socio-Political fantasy drama

  • By Adrian on 17-02-09

spoiled by annoying switches between readers

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

Reviewed: 15-03-18

too many readers with different voices and pronunciations ruined the experience for me- very annoying

  • Dune Messiah

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Katherine Kellgren, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 946

The second Dune installment explores new developments on the planet Arrakis, with its intricate social order and strange, threatening environment. Dune Messiah picks up the story of the man known as Muad'Dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparalleled scale: the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing who reigns not in the heavens but among men. But the question is: DO all paths of glory lead to the grave?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, Great readers

  • By Anonymous User on 12-03-08

too many narrators

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

Reviewed: 22-02-18

better narration than the first one, but the switching between narrators within the narrative is outputting and wholly unnecessary

  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,417

Shortlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.
Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A superb production of a sci fi classic!

  • By Peter on 21-07-07

really poor audio actors

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

Reviewed: 20-02-18

inexplicably switches between character narration and audio actors, who are terrible and whose dialogue contributions have clearly been recorded separately