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    • Venice

    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Sebastian Comberti
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Venice stands, as she loves to tell you, on the frontiers of the east and west, half-way between the setting and the rising sun. Goethe calls her "the market-place of the Morning and the Evening lands". Certainly no city on earth gives a more immediate impression of symmetry and unity, or seems more patently born to greatness.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well informed but badly organised.

    • By Once We Were Fiction on 31-10-11

    Regular price: £42.69

    • The History of Western Art

    • By: Peter Whitfield
    • Narrated by: Sebastian Comberti
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    What is art? Why do we value images of saints, kings, goddesses, battles, landscapes or cities from eras of history utterly remote from ourselves? This history of art shows how painters, sculptors and architects have expressed the belief systems of their age: religious, political and aesthetic. From the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece, to the revolutionary years of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the artist has acted as a mirror to the ideals and conflicts of the human mind.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not entirely what was expected

    • By Crocker on 28-01-12

    Regular price: £19.09

    • Venice

    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Sebastian Comberti
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Venice stands, as she loves to tell you, on the frontiers of the east and west, half-way between the setting and the rising sun. Goethe calls her "the market-place of the Morning and the Evening lands". Certainly no city on earth gives a more immediate impression of symmetry and unity, or seems more patently born to greatness.

    Regular price: £11.59

    • Discover: Music of the Baroque Era

    • By: Clive Unger-Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Sebastian Comberti
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel are the three great composers of the Baroque era, though there are many other well-known figures, including Albinoni, Pachelbel, and Scarlatti. This engaging introduction, interspersed liberally with music, shows how the works of these composers graced the courts and churches of Europe from 1600 to 1750. It is a fascinating story.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good introduction

    • By Christine on 29-11-11

    Regular price: £19.69