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  • Far From the Madding Crowd

  • By: Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by: Jamie Parker
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

In a remote corner of early Victorian England, where traditional practices remain untouched by time, Bathsheba Everdene stands out as a beacon of female independence and self-reliance. However, when confronted with three suitors, among them the dashing Sergeant Troy, she shows a reckless capriciousness that threatens the stability of the whole community. Published in 1874, and an immediate best seller, Far From the Madding Crowd established Thomas Hardy as one of Britain's foremost novelists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always wonderful!

  • By Anonymous User on 02-02-2019

Always wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-2019

Thomas Hardy, always wonderful and narration was brilliant by Jamie Parker. Really enjoyable to listen to.

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  • The Magic Faraway Tree

  • The Faraway Tree Series, Book 2
  • By: Enid Blyton
  • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 210

In the middle of the Enchanted Wood you can hear the trees whispering "Wisha-Wisha" and amongst the thick forest is the most enchanted tree in the world - the magic Faraway Tree. Here, fairy folk live on every branch. Meet Moon-Face, Silky the Fairy, and Saucepan Man, and visit the different lands at the top of the Faraway Tree - including the Land of Spells, the crazy Land of Topsy-Turvy, and the Land of Do-As-You-Please where the children ride in a runaway train! Enid Blyton has created a magical journey for children with The Magic Faraway Tree.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Fantastic version of a childhood favourite

  • By MISS on 30-03-2016

Kate Winslett you're a gem!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-2019

Narration wonderful, although, I do wish the original Fanny instead of Franny was used! My mind kept having to make the adjustment. I'm sure today's children could, and would, cope! Political 'correctness' spoiled the story in a very small way., for me.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

  • The Fellowship of the Ring
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,058
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 967

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not the right narrator

  • By Hannah on 22-12-2017

Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-2019

Tolkien bought to life by Rob Ingliss! I was captivated and taken on a journey from the beginning. After years of reading this series, I was concerned how it would go as an audio book. I was pleasantly surprised.

  • To the Lighthouse

  • By: Virginia Woolf
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

To the Lighthouse tells of one summer spent by the Ramsay family and their friends in their holiday home in Scotland. Offshore stands the lighthouse, remote, inaccessbile, an eternal presence in a changing wolrd. A projected visit to the lighthouse forms the heart of this extraordinary novel which, through the minds of the various characters, explores the nature of time, memory, transience and eternity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Juliet Stevenson brilliant narrator!

  • By Anonymous User on 02-02-2019

Juliet Stevenson brilliant narrator!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-2019

wonderful book by Virginia W.. bought to life by Juliet Stevenson's narration! Enjoy the journey!

  • To the Lighthouse

  • By: Virginia Woolf
  • Narrated by: Nicole Kidman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

To the Lighthouse is Virginia Woolf’s arresting analysis of domestic family life, centering on the Ramseys and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland in the early 1900s. Nicole Kidman ( Moulin Rouge, Eyes Wide Shut), who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Woolf in the film adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Hours, brings the impressionistic prose of this classic to vibrant life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Sadly let down by Nicole K

  • By Anonymous User on 02-02-2019

Sadly let down by Nicole K

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-2019

Virginia wonderful, as always, narration a huge disappointment, very bland, no life bought to the story sadly.

  • Anna Karenina

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Length: 35 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

Leo Tolstoy's classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature. Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine, the unhappily married Anna Karenina, and her tragic affair with dashing Count Vronsky.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best way to experience Anna Karenina

  • By Brookethechicken on 11-10-2016

Maggie G is brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 02-02-2019

Always a wonderful book by Tolstoy, and bought to life with Maggie Gyllenhaal's narration! Absolutely brilliant!

  • The Enchanted Wood

  • The Faraway Tree Series, Book 1
  • By: Enid Blyton
  • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 229

Follow what happens when three children discover their very own enchanted wood and meet new friends Silky the Fairy, Moon-Face, and the Saucepan Man, who all live in the magical Faraway Tree. Their real adventures begin when they all climb up and discover the most exciting and peculiar lands that exist beyond the clouds at the top of the tree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical <br />

  • By Amazon Customer on 15-11-2017

A childhood re-visited

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

Reviewed: 21-12-2018

Perfectly narrated!' I can listen to this with a smile as I'm taken a back to a magic i I've loved since childhood. Enid Blyton is for everyone with an imagination, or who need to be reminded they have one!

  • Mrs. Dalloway

  • By: Virginia Woolf
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 33

It is a June day in London in 1923, and the lovely Clarissa Dalloway is having a party. Whom will she see? Her friend Peter, back from India, who has never really stopped loving her? What about Sally, with whom Clarissa had her life’s happiest moment? Meanwhile, the shell-shocked Septimus Smith is struggling with his life on the same London day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Anonymous User on 18-12-2018

Superb!

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

Reviewed: 18-12-2018

Wonderfully read, and I could never fault Virginia Wolf! Love it!, again and again and again!