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  • The Aeneid

  • By: Virgil
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
  • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 18

A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Virgil's sweeping epic, starring Ralph Fiennes as Aeneas and Derek Jacobi as the Narrator. One of the classics of all time, The Aeneid was Virgil's last and greatest work. In it, he recounts in vivid imagery the legendary origin of the Roman Empire. The story begins after the Greeks have destroyed the city of Troy. The Trojan Prince Aeneas, defeated and depressed, leads his remaining citizens to a new land and a new destiny foretold by the Gods.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable and interesting

  • By Anonymous User on 02-05-16

Enjoyable and interesting

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

Reviewed: 02-05-16

I wanted to read the Aeneid but didn't have much time and often start but do not finish, so I decided to get the audio book. The different voices and use of sound effects help bring this story to life and I enjoyed it thoroughly

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  • The Colour of Magic

  • Discworld 1
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,287
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,826

The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey. The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf. An eccentric expedition sets out to explore the planet, encountering dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and, of course, "The Edge" of the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audio - white noise

  • By Frank on 29-07-14

Highly imaginative and fun to listen to!

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

Reviewed: 21-02-16

It's a colourful and bizzare story that you can't help get engrossed in. The story lurches from one crazy imaginative world to another through a series of crises that befall the main characters Twoflower (a tourist from a far land) and Rinsewind (an incompetent wizard). Definitely recommend, I will be carrying on with the rest of the books after this!