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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 1,952
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,805
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798

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
  • Superb!

  • By Anonymous User on 14-11-2017

Who's your Venus?

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

Reviewed: 06-05-2018

Being of Greek descent, I felt that this was a 'must-listen to' type book. Being written and read by Stephen Fry (who made the Harry Potter series and Sherlock Holmes series come to life), the reading paints a vivid picture of the stories. In you mind's eye, you can picture all power Zeus and beautiful Aphrodite.

Perhaps its me, but there really is a lot to take in, and to be honest, I found it difficult to remember each of the tales as the book went on. I am going to re-listen to this, and take in one story at a time, before going onto the next one.

  • Eat, Pray, Love

  • One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

Eat, Pray, Love is a journey around the world, a quest for spiritual enlightenment, and a story for anyone who has battled with divorce, depression, and heartbreak. It's 3 a.m., and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her 30s, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful book!

  • By Simone on 17-10-2017

Once is not enough!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-2018

I've read this book, listened to it, listened to it again, referred paragraphs and sections to friends, and have written paragraphs for myself. This amazing memoir makes you contemplate what might be. It remains a source of comfort and inspiration. This is a must read for anyone going through unexpected changes in their lives. It reminds you that whilst change comes at a price, their is transformation and growth, and that is really what life is all about.

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,614
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,360
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,348

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Revisiting an old friend

  • By MARIA COUTAS on 13-10-2016

Revisiting an old friend

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

Reviewed: 13-10-2016

Sometimes, you just need a little make believe to get you through reality 😊. Loved coming back to this story and Stephen Fry is so easy to listen to. Makes the characters come alive.

20 of 21 people found this review helpful

  • What I Know for Sure

  • By: Oprah Winfrey
  • Narrated by: Oprah Winfrey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 436
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 378
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

The inspirational wisdom of Oprah Winfrey, collected for the first time in a beautiful book. After film critic Gene Siskel asked her, 'What do you know for sure?' Oprah Winfrey began writing the 'What I Know For Sure' column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Saying that the question offered her a way to take 'stock of her life', Oprah has penned one column a month over the last 14 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written

  • By gm on 24-05-2016

Inspirational 😊❤️

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

Reviewed: 07-10-2016

Listened to this on my travels. Oprah shares her experience, insights, and success, by giving of herself.

I found this book was uplifting and a great way to start the day. Help me realise how much I actually do know, and guided me to action to take in situations where really, I don't have any answers.

Thanks Oprah. You really do everything to you audience

  • Big Magic

  • Creative Living Beyond Fear
  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 907
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908

Listeners of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author shares her wisdom and unique understanding of creativity, shattering the perceptions of mystery and suffering that surround the process - and showing us all just how easy it can be. By sharing stories from her own life as well as from her friends and the people who have inspired her, Elizabeth Gilbert challenges us to embrace our curiosity....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brought me back to life

  • By Lee on 24-01-2016

Inspiring

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

Reviewed: 20-05-2016

Give yourself permission to be imperfectly you. Find space and time in stolen moments to feed your soul. Delight yourself in your attempts. Don't let fear hold you back from indulging in the little things that make you happy.