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  • 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 397
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

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

An excellent adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma"!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

This is a really enjoyable listening experience & all the cast perform very well indeed! Emma Thompson as narrator brings the whole story together. Great to listen to during the cold evenings of winter.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Anne of Avonlea

  • Anne of Green Gables Part 2
  • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

The second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well as new ones like Mr. Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narrator!

  • By Kate on 20-05-17

Anne Of Avonlea read by Mary Sarah

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

Following on from "Anne of Green Gables", "Anne Of Avonlea" is the next enjoyable instalment that follows Anne Shirley from her own school days to becoming a teacher herself & all the different things that happen to her & the people she meets. A very enjoyable audio book read by Mary Sarah. All the characters come to life through the very god reading of Mary Sarah.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,153
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,063
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,062

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful audiobook!!

  • By Philip on 13-02-17

Jane Eyre read by Thandie Newton

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

Reviewed: 20-09-18

Jane Eyre is Charlotte Bronte's classic, wonderful story of a young girl & how her life turns out through many different trials & situations. Events in Jane's life take her to the intriguing Thornfield Hall where she meets the equally intriguing owner, Mr Rochester. Things develop into an unexpected tale which is beautifully read by Thandie Newton who brings all the characters to life. A thoroughly brilliant audio book to enjoy!

  • Carry On, Jeeves

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 604
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 556
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552

Listen to hilarious unabridged stories starring the ever popular Jeeves and Wooster from the master of great British comedy: P. G. Wodehouse. Stories featured: 'Jeeves Takes Charge 'Jeeves and The Unbidden Guest', 'The Artistic Career of Corky', 'The Aunt and the Sluggard', 'Clustering Round Young Bingo', 'Jeeves and the Hard-boiled Egg' and 'The Rummy Affair of Old Biffy'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Danger to other motorway users

  • By C.J. Martin on 30-10-17

P G Wodehouse bliss!

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

Reviewed: 26-05-18

Several Jeeves & Wooster stories to enjoy with this audio book & read superbly by Jonathan Cecil. A wonderful way to relax listening to these excellent stories & characters!

  • Persuasion

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Greta Scacchi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

Persuasion, Jane Austen's last novel, is a tale of love and marriage told with irony and insight. Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth have met and seperated years before. Their reunion, after the passage or irrecoverable years of their youth, forces a recognition of the false values that drove them apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Sue on 08-09-07

Persuasion read by Greta Scacchi

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

Reviewed: 22-05-18

A lovely story read beautifully by Greta Scacchi. Relax & unwind to one of Jane Austen's classics.

  • The Riviera Express

  • A Miss Dimont Mystery, Book 1
  • By: TP Fielden
  • Narrated by: Eve Karpf
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Gerald Hennessey - silver-screen star and much-loved heartthrob - never quite makes it to Temple Regis, the quaint Devonshire seaside town on the English Riviera. Murdered on the 4.30 from Paddington, the loss of this great man throws Temple Regis' community into disarray. Not least Miss Judy Dimont, corkscrew-haired reporter for the local rag, The Riviera Express. Investigating Gerald's death, she's quickly called to the scene of a second murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow and repetitive

  • By Deborah on 10-10-17

Thoroughly enjoyable!

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

Reviewed: 24-04-18

A really good plot & story line, with well developed characters & excellently read! Very entertaining!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Presumption of Death

  • By: Jill Paton Walsh, Dorothy L Sayers
  • Narrated by: Edward Petherbridge
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

In A Presumption of Death, Jill Paton Walsh tells how World War II changed the lives of Peter, Harriet and their growing family. The story opens in 1940. Harriet Vane - now Lady Peter Wimsey - has taken her children to safety in the country. But the war has followed them: glamorous RAF pilots and even more glamorous land-girls scandalise the villagers; the blackout makes the nighttime lanes as sinister as the back alleys of London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Sayers on her own!

  • By Barbara Hembling on 07-02-17

A well put together & very enjoyable mystery!

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

Reviewed: 29-03-18

Really enjoyed this entertaining story! Keeps you guessing to the end & written so well as a follow on from the original Lord Peter Wimsey crime story series by Dorothy L Sayers.

  • Murder Has a Motive

  • By: Francis Duncan
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 253

Amateur sleuth Mordecai Tremaine is back in another classic mystery from the author of Murder for Christmas. When Mordecai Tremaine emerges from the train station, murder is the last thing on his mind. But then again, he has never been able to resist anything in the nature of a mystery - and a mystery is precisely what awaits him in the village of Dalmering.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Miss Marple you'll enjoy this.

  • By Nicky on 09-02-17

Excellent vintage crime story!

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

Reviewed: 11-04-17

Gripping from start to finish, very well read & atmosphere is built up as the story goes on.

  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

  • By: Helen Simonson
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 862

Major Ernest Pettigrew (Ret’d) is not interested in the frivolity of the modern world. Since his wife Nancy’s death, he has tried to avoid the constant bother of nosy village women; his grasping, ambitious son; and the ever-spreading suburbanisation of the English countryside, preferring to lead a quiet life upholding the values that people have lived by for generations. But when his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs Ali, the widowed village shopkeeper of Pakistani descent, the Major is drawn out of his regimented world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Old age is not for softies

  • By Morag on 24-05-11

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand.........

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

Reviewed: 11-04-16

A really enjoyable story to listen to & the narration was superb, which added to a great tale!

  • Paul Temple and the Sullivan Mystery (Dramatisation)

  • By: Francis Durbridge
  • Narrated by: Full Cast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

In a thrilling case that takes Paul and Steve to exotic Egypt, Paul Temple is called in to investigate a mysterious murder. The twisting trail takes them from London to the back streets and nightclubs of Cairo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jolly Good!

  • By HM on 07-04-13

Paul Temple & The Sullivan Mystery

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

Reviewed: 19-03-16

Another excellent tale from the Paul Temple series! Thoroughly enjoyable & a pleasure to listen to!