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  • The Third Man

  • By: Graham Greene
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290

The Third Man is one of the truly great post-war films. It's a thrilling story of black-marketeering set against a backdrop of Vienna in the immediate post-war era, when the city was divided into four zones amongst the major powers: Russia, Britain, France, and America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent novel and narration

  • By Frankiesam on 01-12-15

Well read and interesting plot.

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

Reviewed: 31-05-18

A short story close to the film of the same name but with enough differences to make it worth the listen.

  • Nicholas Nickleby

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: David Horovitch
  • Length: 38 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

One of Dickens’ earlier novels, dating from 1839, it charts the fortunes of an honorable young man, Nicholas Nickleby, who has set out to make his way in the world. Dickens presents his remarkably vivid display of Victorian characters and the life they lead, from the generous to the fated to the crushed. Hope springs eternal, however, and righteous persistence brings rewards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wondrous performance

  • By C.Z.Schipa on 10-04-15

Character after character..

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

Reviewed: 01-02-18

Dickens captures the thinking of men, women and children of all ages . The book is full of the most wonderful characters , Raith Nickleby and Mrs Nickleby being my personal favourites. The narrator does a tremendous job of bringing everyone to life and never repeats the same voice . A great book and a great narrator to do it justice

  • The Fellowship of the Ring

  • The Lord of the Rings, Book 1
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,744
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,943
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,937

Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Nat on 20-02-11

A long journey...

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

Reviewed: 26-04-17

Extremely well read. Very different from the movie....extra characters , original story and Hobbits older than teenagers...:)

  • The Nuremberg Trial

  • By: John Tusa, Ann Tusa
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 25 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

Here is a gripping account of the major postwar trial of the Nazi hierarchy in World War II. The Nuremberg Trial brilliantly recreates the trial proceedings and offers a reasoned, often profound examination of the processes that created international law. From the whimpering of Kaltenbrunner and Ribbentrop on the stand to the icy coolness of Goering, each participant is vividly drawn.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brings horrible history alive

  • By Tim Conway on 18-04-14

Clear and Precise

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

Reviewed: 16-02-17

The story speaks for itself. The narrator has a clipped voice well suited to deal with this legalistic explanation of the characters and crimes against humanity

  • The Return of the King

  • The Lord of the Rings, Book 3
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,478
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,118
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,118

Concluding the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the final part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. The armies of the Dark Lord Sauron are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle agains the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An epic saga

  • By Darren on 15-02-16

All plot lines neatly brought to a conclusion

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

Reviewed: 29-01-17

Great narrator brings characters to life and a fast moving finale to end this most wonderful adventure. As Tolkein admitted, the story was , if anything, too short :)

  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

  • A History of Nazi Germany
  • By: William L. Shirer
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029

Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A unique account

  • By Richard on 07-12-10

Comprehensive Coverage

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

Reviewed: 18-01-17

The author brings the vast array of events and personalities into a tightly knitted story. Amazing insight into the way people can be manipulated , even when the folly of their leaders is open for all to see.

  • A Christmas Carol

  • By: Charles Dickens, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Cranham, Miriam Margolyes, and others
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,039
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,700

'If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!' Charles Dickens’ ghostly tale of sour and stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge has captivated readers, listeners and audiences for over 150 years. This Christmas, Audible Studios brings this story to life in an audio drama featuring an all-star cast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THANK YOU 🎄🤶🏻🎄& Merry Christmas

  • By Highlight on 14-12-16

Not bad..

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-12-16

Derek Jacobi holds take together and overall it's with a couple of hours of your life. Pleasant

  • Bleak House

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Teresa Gallagher
  • Length: 35 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

A complex plot of love and inheritance is set against the English legal system of the mid-19th century. As the case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce drags on, it becomes an obsession to everyone involved. And the issue on an inheritance ultimately becomes a question of murder.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Ultimate Dickens Audiobook

  • By nero5 on 17-01-12

Complex Plot ...so stay alert!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-16

Good novel but it is read by two different voices . One excellent the other not so. I will leave the listener decide.

  • The Pickwick Papers, Volume 2

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Enjoy the further adventures of the delightful Samuel Pickwick, bon vivant and chairman of the Pickwick Club, as he faces confinement in Fleet prison. Finally, learn how the Pickwick Club is disbanded and everything is settled, amazingly, to the satisfaction of everyone involved. Charles Dickens considered this classic novel to be his greatest work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By davybush on 23-08-16

Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 23-08-16

The Narrator brings to life the characters of Dickens and makes them leap off the page. The pace is perfect and the Voice of Mr Till never wearies the listener. A perfect audio book..enjoy

  • The Way We Live Now

  • By: Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by: Timothy West
  • Length: 32 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415

In this world of bribes, vendettas, and swindling, in which heiresses are gambled and won, Trollope's characters embody all the vices: Lady Carbury is 'false from head to foot'; her son Felix has 'the instincts of a horse, not approaching the higher sympathies of a dog'; and Melmotte - the colossal figure who dominates the book - is a 'horrid, big, rich scoundrel...a bloated swindler...a vile city ruffian'. But as vile as he is, he is considered one of Trollope's greatest creations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic! Fantastic!

  • By Sharon on 15-11-09

Times change, people don't...

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

Reviewed: 20-07-16

Timothy West makes all of the characters memorable. Quick, clear voice with a great range. I recommend the book and the narrator.