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  • Harry Potter: A History of Magic

  • An Audio Documentary
  • By: Pottermore Publishing, Ben Davies
  • Narrated by: Natalie Dormer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 482
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
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    4 out of 5 stars 446

The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic. Harry Potter: A History of Magic reveals some of the hidden stories behind real-world magic and explores some of J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Need illustrations to make it interesting

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-10-18

How to learn.

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Reviewed: 24-02-19

Very informative with the links to myth and culture across the board.
A good research tool.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Arabian Nights: Volume 1

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Marty Ross
  • Narrated by: Zahra Ahmadi, Raghad Chaar, Omid Djalili, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 431

This multicast dramatisation of Arabian Nights: Volume 1 is an Audible Original reenvisioning of three iconic tales - with a twist. Adapted by the great Marty Ross, whose previous audio dramas include Romeo and Jude, Dark Shadows, Doctor Who and Blood and Stone, listeners can expect to hear Sheherezade, Ali Baba & 40 Thieves and Julnar the Sea Born as they've never done before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fiery, comedic and bursting with life.

  • By Elizabeth Ann Duffy on 19-05-18

Tender hooks

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Reviewed: 02-09-18

Like the Sultan it keeps you in suspense and involved. Excellently done by the people involved.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Black Beauty

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Anna Sewell, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Samuel West, Samantha Bond, Tamzin Outhwaite, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

Framed as a first-person narrative from the eponymous horse, this much-loved family classic follows Black Beauty's journey from a well-born colt to a painfully overworked cab horse. Brimming with vivid detail and relatable characters, each chapter of Black Beauty's long and varied life communicates an important message about kindness, sympathy and understanding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! This is just awesome!

  • By Karena Zoe on 24-04-17

Morales to learn.

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Reviewed: 01-02-18

This is an excellent book it had me tears more than once. A person can learn a lot in their relationship between animals and themselves.

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  • The Complete Chronicles of Narnia

  • The Classic BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Maurice Denham, Full Cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,274
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273

C.S. Lewis’s acclaimed and universally loved novels spring to life in these spellbinding full-cast BBC dramatisations. Anyone who’s visited Narnia wants to go back again, and these radio dramas make for a hugely entertaining first-time or return journey, with a cast including Bernard Cribbins, Maurice Denham, Richard Griffiths, Martin Jarvis, Sylvester McCoy, John Sessions, Fiona Shaw and Timothy Spall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A worthy addition to any collection

  • By Darren on 05-12-15

The Beginning and the End

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Reviewed: 08-06-17

Most excellent. Aslan's roar needs more practice to be finicky. The horse and his boy can be a difficult read but this came over well and I understood it better. Same with the last battle. Enjoyed every minute across the board. I have read the books, saw the films and now have listened. Well done.