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  • The Whitechapel Conspiracy

  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Terrence Hardiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

It is 1892 and the grisly killings of Whitechapel prostitutes by a man dubbed Jack the Ripper remain a frightening enigma. And in a packed Old Bailey courtroom, distinguished soldier John Adinett is sentenced to hang for the inexplicable murder of his friend Martin Fetters. Though Thomas Pitt should receive praise for providing key testimony in the Fetters investigation, Adinett has powerful friends....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By Dot Marshall-Gent on 05-04-14

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 05-04-14

What did you like most about The Whitechapel Conspiracy?

Interesting and well researched

Who was your favorite character and why?

Thomas Pitt

What does Terrence Hardiman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Characterisation of Pitt

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The treatment of the Jewish community in London

Any additional comments?

An excellent read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Modern Scholar

  • A History of the English Language
  • By: Prof. Michael Drout
  • Narrated by: Prof. Michael Drout
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12

Professor Drout addresses the foundation of language and its connection to specific portions of the brain. The components of language are explained in easy-to-understand terms and the progression of the language from Germanic to Old, Middle, and Modern English is fully illustrated - including such revolutionary language upheavals as those brought about by the Norman Conquest and the Great Vowel Shift.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well up to this speaker's high standard - enjoy!

  • By Heather on 05-01-14

Fascinating and fun!

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

Reviewed: 23-12-13

What made the experience of listening to The Modern Scholar the most enjoyable?

Professor Drought's easy delivery and sense of humour make the journey through the English language's history and technical bits enjoyable as well as enlightening. I loved this listen.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Antigone

  • By: Jean Anouilh
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Marvel, Full Cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

The body of Polynices, Antigone's brother, has been ordered to remain unburied by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Antigone defies the law, sealing her fate. Originally produced in Paris during the Nazi occupation, Anouilh's Antigone was seen by the French as theatre resistance and by Germans as an affirmation of authority.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and credible performance

  • By Dot Marshall-Gent on 23-12-13

Gripping and credible performance

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

Reviewed: 23-12-13

What made the experience of listening to Antigone (Dramatized) the most enjoyable?

The listener is drawn in to an alien but compelling culture. The resolute determination of a strong female protagonist permeates the drama.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Antigone's refusal to abandon convention in the face of death.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful