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  • Dracula [Audible Edition]

  • By: Bram Stoker
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,624

The modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kallgren lowers the rating

  • By Amazon Customer on 15-05-16

not a good listen

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

Reviewed: 20-03-19

boringly presented. badly read and performed. far too long and more description than necessary. old fashioned. a classic ruined

  • Stranger Things

  • Suspicious Minds
  • By: Gwenda Bond
  • Narrated by: Kristen Sieh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

It’s the summer of 1969, and the shock of conflict reverberates through the youth of America, both at home and abroad. As a student at a quiet college campus in the heartland of Indiana, Terry Ives couldn’t be farther from the front lines of Vietnam or the incendiary protests in Washington. But the world is changing, and Terry isn’t content to watch from the sidelines. When word gets around about an important government experiment in the small town of Hawkins, she signs on as a test subject for the project, code-named MKULTRA.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential listening for stranger things fans!

  • By Ed on 26-02-19

stranger things

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

Reviewed: 23-02-19

so enjoy the story line. narrator was very good. clear. intriguing start to next stage

  • The Girl Before

  • By: JP Delaney
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Finty Williams, Lise Aagaard Knudsen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,938
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,925

Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultraminimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there - and starts to wonder if her own story will be a rerun of the girl before. As twist after twist catches the listener off guard, Emma's past and Jane's present become inexorably entwined in this tense portrayal of psychological obsession.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping thriller

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-05-17

story review

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

Reviewed: 13-08-18

eel this story had lots of surprised there'll keep you guessing till the end. some of the caricatures not totally believable at times. overall I enjoyed It.

  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses

  • Read by the Cast of the Stage Play
  • By: Choderlos de Laclos
  • Narrated by: Dominic West, Janet McTeer, Una Stubbs, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 277

From the sumptuous private drawing rooms of 18th-century Paris to the decadent estates and chateaus of the French countryside, La Marquise de Merteuil and Le Vicomte de Valmont hatch a long-distance plan of vengeance and seduction. Valmont is determined to conquer the famously pious Madame de Tourvel, whose husband is abroad on business. However, Merteuil has other plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A timeless tale of lust and revenge

  • By Ms. D. A. O'neil on 05-02-16

review

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-18

terrible story. unbelievable. but my thing. mistake in ordering. I didn't like the content .

  • Dr Gideon Fell: Collected Cases

  • Classic Radio Crime
  • By: John Dickson Carr
  • Narrated by: Donald Sinden, John Hartley, full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Donald Sinden stars as eccentric amateur sleuth Gideon Fell in these two full-cast BBC radio dramatisations of stories by John Dickson Carr. One of the pre-eminent detectives of crime fiction's Golden Age, Dr Gideon Fell is stout, jovial and fond of beer and band music. However, he also possesses a razor-sharp mind and extraordinary powers of deduction, which are frequently put to the test as he is called upon to solve seemingly impossible crimes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FANTASTIC DR GIDEON DOES IT AGAIN

  • By Highlight on 21-10-17

old fashioned

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

Reviewed: 15-06-18

easy listening. quiet slow story line. like the different voices narrating makes it more interesting to me like a play

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  • By: Audible
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  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very informative <br />

  • By linda on 27-04-18

very informative <br />

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

Reviewed: 27-04-18

How interesting so useful to get an overview before you buy. I did actually download a book I would not have bought normally. which was a very good listen. thankyou

  • Inspector Morse: BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • Three Classic Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • By: Colin Dexter
  • Narrated by: full cast, John Shrapnel, Robert Glenister
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Three BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations starring John Shrapnel as Morse and Robert Glenister as Lewis, plus a bonus reading by Colin Dexter of one of his short stories. In Last Seen Wearing, Inspector Morse is reluctant to take over an old missing person case from a dead colleague. But two years, three months and two days after teenager Valerie Taylor's disappearance, somebody decides to supply some surprising new evidence....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new Morse and Lewis

  • By Mary Carnegie on 02-03-18

morse

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

brilliant brought alive by good narration and believable narrative. gripping. sensitive. moving. I so loved the tv version

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  • The Drowned Boy

  • By: Karin Fossum
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18

'He'd just learnt to walk,’ she said. ‘He was sitting playing on his blanket, then all of a sudden he was gone.’ A 16-month-old boy is found drowned in a pond right by his home. Chief Inspector Sejer is called to the scene, as there is something troubling about the mother’s story. As even her own family turns against her, Sejer is determined to get to the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gripping did she / did't she? Mystery

  • By SnapWriter on 10-06-15

review of book

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

Reviewed: 01-01-18

a bit long winded. could have been half the length and inconclusive. funny story really not sure how I feel about characters do I like them or am I ambivalent. won't listen again.

  • Paul Temple: The Complete Radio Collection: Volume Three

  • The Sixties (1960-1968)
  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: full cast, Marjorie Westbury, Peter Coke
  • Length: 17 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Paul Temple swings into the '60s with five complete radio dramas featuring the writer-cum-amateur detective and his wife, Steve, plus bonus archive material. Between 1938 and 1968, Paul and Steve's exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are 'The Gilbert Case' (1960 remake), 'The Margo Mystery' (1961), 'The Jonathan Mystery' (1963 remake), 'The Geneva Mystery' (1965) and 'The Alex Affair' (1968). This set also includes the bonus radio feature 'Peter Coke and the Paul Temple Affair'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Sojourneruk on 09-07-17

Temple stories from the radio

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

Reviewed: 14-12-17

I enjoy this old style of acting and respect the men have for women. plots are totally transparent but I like that. sound effects are good too believable

  • FREE: Crackanory Too Cracked for TV - exclusive to Audible

  • By: Crackanory
  • Narrated by: Toby Jones, Katherine Parkinson, John Robins, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,606
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,348
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,349

Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Combining some of the UK's best and brightest comedy writers and performers, this exclusive to audio edition of UKTV's Dave Channel Crackanory is a master class in storytelling and features an all-star cast including Toby Jones, Katherine Parkinson, John Robins, Robert Bathurst and Simon Bird.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Decent Freebie!

  • By Simon on 03-02-17

hilarious

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

Reviewed: 25-08-17

enjoyed these short stories very much. engaging a day interesting with good twists at the end of each.

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