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Sofie Ottesen

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  • A Room of One's Own

  • By: Virginia Woolf
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics. Woolf's blazing polemic on female creativity, the role of the writer, and the silent fate of Shakespeare's imaginary sister remains a powerful reminder of a woman's need for financial independence and intellectual freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Empathetic , intelligent reading

  • By carole on 22-03-16

Amusing, clever and incadecently well-written

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-17

Can't believe I hadn't read this before, it is such a great piece. I am glad I have recently listened to Bronte, Eliot and Austen, as she often refers to works by them

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • By: Klaus Schwab
  • Narrated by: Mr Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

The founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum on how the impending technological revolution will change our lives. We are on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And this one will be unlike any other in human history. Characterized by new technologies fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will impact all disciplines, economies and industries - and it will do so at an unprecedented rate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A salad of buzz

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-04-18

Insightful and thought-provoking. A must read.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-17

Very good introduction to the intricacies of 4.th industrial revolution. Made me reevaluate both personal and business developments.

  • Villette

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Mandy Weston
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

Long overshadowed by Jane Eyre, Villette is widely admired as one of Charlotte Bronte's finest works. This story of a young teacher at a girlâ¿¿s school in the city of Villette is a particular challenge for the young reader, for it requires maturity of vision, a fine narrative sense - and a command of French! Mandy Weston, a newcomer to Naxos AudioBooks, tells the story magnificently.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent reading

  • By Caroline on 19-12-08

Completely compelling

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-09-16

My impulse purchase of Vileltte on a £3.99 deal was a stroke of genius. I loved the story of Lucy Snowe - a mature masterpiece by Charlotte Bronte - I can believe it is not more well known. I am utterly taken in and want to start listening to it again. Today!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Tale of Two Cities [Naxos]

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
  • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

"It was the best of times and the worst of times." In one of the most famous openings of any novel, Dickens masterfully presents the turmoil of the French Revolution, which is the backdrop for a novel of love, patience, hope, and self-sacrifice. This version is read by Anton Lesser, whose award-winning Dickens recordings in their abridged form has now resulted in the opportunity to read the full unabridged text.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It is a far far better thing ...

  • By Andrea on 16-10-10

Gripping

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-08-16

Very well read, gripping and melodramatic classic. Not as easy to identify with as eg David Copperfield but offered a deep insight into the dynamic of European history. I highly recommend it.

  • Don Quixote

  • By: Miguel de Cervantes, John Ormsby (translated by)
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 36 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 471

The most influential work of the entire Spanish literary canon and a founding work of modern Western literature, Don Quixote is also one of the greatest works ever written. Hugely entertaining but also moving at times, this episodic novel is built on the fantasy life of one Alonso Quixano, who lives with his niece and housekeeper in La Mancha. Quixano, obsessed by tales of knight errantry, renames himself ‘Don Quixote’ and with his faithful servant Sancho Panza, goes on a series of quests.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Mother and Father of all novels

  • By P on 22-02-12

Enjoyable hours

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-04-16

A surprisingly modern and witty classic, well read. The episodic form makes it perfect for commuting!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful