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  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a lovely old love story

  • By Lynnette on 09-09-2017

Such a moving performance

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

Reviewed: 28-11-2018

Highly recommend this recording of Jane Eyre. It was read with such feeling and emotion. Such a good book and excellent recording

  • The Story of a New Name: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 2

  • By: Elena Ferrante
  • Narrated by: Hilary Huber
  • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130

The Story of a New Name is an extraordinary novel about two young women, Lila and Elena, growing up in Naples in the early 1960s. At 16 Lila marries the shopkeeper Stefano. She is filled with pleasure at her new wealth and horror at the life she has chosen. Elena’s own attempts at romance seem to be sabotaged by Lila’s turbulent affairs. As she tries to plot her way out of poverty via academic and literary success, her constant anxiety is that she is just a shadow of the brilliant Lila.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant !

  • By Lena Rasmussen on 16-10-2015

Perfect reader for this series

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

Reviewed: 18-10-2018

Hilary Huber is perfect match for this series. Love the books and her reading and pronunciation of al the Italian places/things

  • The Road

  • By: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236

America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing read

  • By Shayne Jackson on 26-01-2018

Narrator was perfect for this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-2018

Loved the book and the narrator really added to the telling of the story. Highly recommended!

  • Animal Farm

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Callow
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370

Animal Farm is George Orwell's great socio-political allegory set in a farmyard where the animals decide to seize the farmer's land and create a co-operative that reaps the benefits of their combined labours. However, as with all great political plans, some animals see a bigger share of the rewards than others and the animals start to question their supposed utopia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Marina on 15-06-2016

Great drama and voices

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

Reviewed: 20-09-2018

The reader did a great job with the voices and little additions of the music. Great to listen to