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  • David Copperfield [Audible]

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 36 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

Between his work on the 2014 Audible Audiobook of the Year, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel, and his performance of Classic Love Poems, narrator Richard Armitage ( The Hobbit, Hannibal) has quickly become a listener favorite. Now, in this defining performance of Charles Dickens' classic David Copperfield, Armitage lends his unique voice and interpretation, truly inhabiting each character and bringing real energy to the life of one of Dickens' most famous characters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One writer, many characters - one reader, many voices

  • By Sophie on 25-04-2016

Doing Dickens Justice

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

Reviewed: 21-04-2017

I was wary of choosing a version of David Copperfield narrrated by Richard Armitage - thinking he was more of a 'leading man' kind of actor rather than the kind of character actor I prefer as narrators but I was completely wrong in this. He does a wonderful job with this Dickens gem and does justice to it in so many ways. An absolute joy to listen to - I will now try to convince my kids to listen too. The editing was a bit clumsy and obvious in places but that is a minor issue . I recommend it thoroughly.

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  • The Signature of All Things

  • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254

Elizabeth Gilbert’s first novel in twelve years is an extraordinary story of botany, exploration and desire, spanning across much of the 19th century. This audiobook follows the fortunes of the brilliant Alma Whittaker (daughter of a bold and charismatic botanical explorer) as she comes into her own within the world of plants and science. As Alma’s careful studies of moss take her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, the man she loves draws her in the opposite direction into the realm of the spiritual, the divine and the magical.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautifully written story

  • By Elizabeth on 20-05-2016

Very worth the listen.

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

Reviewed: 31-10-2016

Where does The Signature of All Things rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top half

Who was your favorite character and why?

This is not a good question to ask - especially not for a book like this which is very focused on the life story of one particular character.

What does Juliet Stevenson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Her voice is just wonderful - she has brought depth to everything I have ever listened to of hers - and she stops me going too fast!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes to emotional reaction - laugh yes, cry no but goosebumps once or twice.

Any additional comments?

Beautifully researched and lovely if you have an interest in science at all (but not necessary). I was disappointed in the ending - but really only the very end. This is well worth the read/listen.

  • Doctor Thorne

  • By: Anthony Trollope
  • Narrated by: Timothy West
  • Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

Doctor Thorne is the third audiobook in Anthony Trollope's series known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire. Long regarded as one of Trollope's greatest works, it is a complex story of love, greed and illegitimacy. Set in fictional Barsetshire, it concerns the romantic challenges facing Doctor Thorne's penniless niece, Mary, and Frank Gresham, the only son of the impoverished squire of Greshambury. Mary falls in love with Frank but he is constrained by the need to marry well to restore the family fortunes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Trollope At Gossiping Best..

  • By Peter on 07-08-2017

West is a genius - especially with Trollope

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

Reviewed: 11-07-2016

This was a delightful listen. Timothy West is one of the best narrators I have ever heard and Trollope's Barchester Chronicles are a delight. Off to download the next one!

  • How to Be Both

  • By: Ali Smith
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13

How to Be Both is a novel all about art's versatility. There's a renaissance artist of the 1460s. There's the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real - and all life's givens get given a second chance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't finish it

  • By PJ, Queensland on 09-02-2015

My favourite modern-novel audiobook so far

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

Reviewed: 12-01-2016

I have never read any Ali Smith books before but I adored this and as soon as I have written this review will be listening to it all over again.

  • Felix Holt, The Radical

  • By: George Eliot
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Relinquishing thoughts of a materially rewarding life, the respectably educated Felix Holt returns to his native village in North Loamshire and becomes an artisan. He is a forceful young man of honor, integrity, and idealism, burning to participate in political life so that he may improve the lot of his fellow artisans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just beautiful in every way

  • By Sally on 08-10-2015

Just beautiful in every way

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

Reviewed: 08-10-2015

This really does an under-rated Eliot gem justice - which is high praise indeed. A perfect story for our times.