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Mia Maitland

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  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,165
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,298
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,256

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen Fry does it again

  • By L. Turner on 14-11-17

utterly fantastic book.

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

scholarly and utterly fun
I loved it from start to finish, laughed out loud, almost wept, and enjoyed. all the missing bits so very absent from my childhood Greek myths put lusciously and lovingly back in their rightful place.

  • If Women Rose Rooted

  • The Journey to Authenticity and Belonging
  • By: Sharon Blackie
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

This is the second edition of a uniquely empowering, international word-of-mouth best seller about wild landscapes, female mythology, and the challenges facing modern women. It is a book for any woman who has ever lost her way and who sees a wasteland at the heart of modern existence and longs to live a more authentic, rooted life once again.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narrator

  • By Elena Harris on 16-12-17

dreadful reader. I'm sending this straight back

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-10-18

the reader is completely not in touch with the feeling of the words. I only survived a few minutes of her heartless and repetitive voice. the prose is evidently beautiful, I'll buy the paper copy and read it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lost Connections

  • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
  • By: Johann Hari
  • Narrated by: Johann Hari
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021

From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Let down by a very poor last third

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-10-18

passionate, important book

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

This is a crucially important book, delivered with passion and feeling by the author. There were several points it made me cry, and others where it made me angry, that we have been so abused by society that depression is only treated as a chemical imbalance. If you are depressed, lonely or anxious, or have a loved one who is, it is a must read. We also need all the doctors to read it!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Golem and the Djinni

  • By: Helene Wecker
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master, the husband who commissioned her, dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York in 1899. Ahmad is a djinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop. Though he is no longer imprisoned, Ahmad is not entirely free - an unbreakable band of iron binds him to the physical world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extraordinary

  • By AnneDriscoll on 29-01-15

magical story, beautifully told.

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

Reviewed: 10-06-17

loved this story, have listened through twice. narrator is calm, loved his voice. magical story.