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  • The Chateau

  • By: William Maxwell
  • Narrated by: Karl Miller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 6

It is 1948 and a young American couple arrive in France for a holiday, full of anticipation and enthusiasm. But the countryside and people are war-battered, and their reception at the Chateau Beaumesnil is not all the open-hearted Americans could wish for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful book

  • By Antje on 04-08-12

Delightful book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-12

A gem of a novel from a superb writer and beautifully read - love the French accent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Good Evening, Mrs Craven

  • The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes
  • By: Mollie Panter-Downes
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

For fifty years Mollie Panter-Downes' name was associated with The New Yorker, for which she wrote a regular 'Letter from London', book reviews and over thirty short stories; of the twenty-one in Good Evening, Mrs Craven, written between 1939 and 1944, only two had ever been reprinted - these very English stories have, until now, been unavailable to English readers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable listen

  • By Maureen on 15-09-11

Forgotten gem recovered

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-07-11

One of my favourite books and beautifully read by Lucy Scott. I had to force myself to only listen to one story a day to make it last longer. Please, please, please, could you get Ms Scott to also read "Minnie's Room - The Peace Time Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes"?!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Making of a Marchioness

  • By: Frances Hodgson-Burnett
  • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

Frances Hodgson Burnett published The Making of a Marchioness in 1901. She had written Little Lord Fauntleroy 15 years before and would write The Secret Garden in 10 years' time; it is these two books for which she is best known. Yet Marchioness was one of Nancy Mitford's favourite books, was considered 'the best novel Mrs Hodgson Burnett wrote' by Marghanita Laski, and is taught on a university course in America together with novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and Daisy Miller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A demonstration of Edwardian Manners

  • By Laurence on 29-10-11

Comfort reading

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-11

I got this after having falling in love with Lucy Scott's narration of Jane Eyre and I wasn't disappointed. Hugely enjoyable and pure Sunday afternoon comfort. I love, love, love her rendition of Mrs Walderhurst's maid Jane Cupp.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • By: Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by: Greg Wise
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Oscar Wilde's enduring masterpiece, this fable of innocence and corruption, purity and decay has become a true classic. The beautiful, narcissistic Dorian Gray, torn between the influence of cynical hedonist Lord Henry Wotton and tortured artist Basil Hallward, sells the beauty of his soul in exchange for external perfection. Ultimately, he cannot escape the disfigurement of sin. Wilde's remarkable wit and memorable, epigrammatic lines dazzle in audiobook form!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dorian Gray's Story Beautifully Narrated

  • By Dinah on 27-03-14

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-11

Wonderful, Oscar Wilde would be proud of this!