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  • Sex, Surrealism, Dali and Me

  • The Memoirs of Carlos Lozano
  • By: Clifford Thurlow
  • Narrated by: Pete Nottage
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 6
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    5 out of 5 stars 6
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Sex, Surrealism, Dali and Me was first published in 2000 and was a top-10 best-seller a year later. It tells the biographies of two remarkable men. Salvador Dali, one of the 20th century's greatest painters, and his long-term muse - the Colombian dancer Carlos Lozano. Dali was famously a voyeur, and in this extraordinary audiobook, we are witnesses to the bizarre sexual fantasies he lived out among celebrities, aristocrats, enemies, and the plain crazy. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for anyone interested in Dali and Surrealism

  • By Anonymous User on 15-10-18

Great listen

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Reviewed: 15-09-18

I really enjoyed this audiobook. I didn't know too much about Dali - what an interesting character! Definitely worth a listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,372
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    5 out of 5 stars 8,573
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,532

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen Fry does it again

  • By L. Turner on 14-11-17

Fry At His Best

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Reviewed: 18-07-18

If you want to know more about the Greek Myths in an accessible way, this is your one-stop-shop.

  • Scheming with My Duke

  • Linked Across Time, Book 9
  • By: Dawn Brower
  • Narrated by: J K Mannion
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2

Serenity Drake went back in time for altruistic reasons. Her sister Peyton was dying and she needed her other sister to go back to save her life. Along the way she didn’t expect to find the one man she couldn’t resist. Brandon Bennet, the Duke of Branterberry, has a young son to care for. He has no room for Serenity in his life, but needs her help after she convinces his son’s governess to leave his employ. She takes on the duties with a flourish all her own. Brandon finds her difficult to resist, but has no wish to marry again. His first marriage left little to be desired.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a listen

  • By Maximolo on 18-07-18

Worth a listen

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Reviewed: 18-07-18

Serenity Drake's a great character and the narration is fantastic and really works for this book. I'd highly recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,961
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,562
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    4 out of 5 stars 6,549

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jazzed Up Sci-Fi Crime Caper

  • By Simon on 15-11-17

Amazing

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Reviewed: 18-07-18

Rosario's a great narrator and the book is totally gripping. I wish it was longer I enjoyed it so much!

  • The Killer, Book 1

  • The Beginning (Start of Action)
  • By: Jack Elgos
  • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 14
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    5 out of 5 stars 14
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    5 out of 5 stars 13

A story of espionage, suspense, and terrorism, following Darren/Butch McCann, whose adventures begin amid the bombings and violence on the war-torn streets of 1970s Belfast. His survival depends on his ability to fight, he learns quickly and fights well. The Provisional Irish Republican Army attempt to recruit him, but he refuses to take sides - until a family tragedy draw him into the ranks of IRA and their cause. Following a high-profile kill he's forced to flee Ireland and take refuge in Spain, where he becomes involved with an ETA paramilitary unit at their training camp deep in the Basque country.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Maximolo on 18-07-18

Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 18-07-18

Really gripping book by an incredible narrator. I listened to it in just two sittings! When's the next one out?

3 of 3 people found this review helpful