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  • Heroes

  • Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 534
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 501
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 499

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Heroes, written and read by Stephen Fry. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils or outwitted scheming vengeful gods quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his best-selling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing from start to end!

  • By Anonymous User on 27-11-2018

I loved it so much after reading it I purchased the audio

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

Reviewed: 22-02-2019

What a lucky generation we are to have Stephen Fry! I read this book and loved it then listened to the audio sample and loved Stephen’s readings. His voice impersonations are awesome, if you listen carefully you’ll recognise Billy Connelly, John Cleese, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Palin, Miriam Margoyles and many more. I listen to this over and over

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  • You, Your Child and School

  • By: Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica
  • Narrated by: Ken Robinson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Parents everywhere are deeply concerned about the education of their children, especially now, when education has become a minefield of politics and controversy. One of the world's most influential educators, Robinson has had countless conversations with parents about the dilemmas they face. As a parent, what should you look for in your children's education? How can you tell if their school is right for them, and what can you do if it isn't?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • interesting book

  • By Vanessa John on 18-03-2019

A sane voice in a potentially stressful situation

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

Reviewed: 01-05-2018

Would you listen to You, Your Child and School again? Why?

Yes, would listen again, Ken Robinson is great to listen to

What did you like best about this story?

Ken is caring and considered, knowledgable and optimistic

Which scene did you most enjoy?

HIs memories about is schooldays

Any additional comments?

I will read more of his books

  • West Cork

  • By: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Narrated by: Sam Bungey, Jennifer Forde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,047

This much we do know: Sophie Toscan du Plantier was murdered days before Christmas in 1996, her broken body discovered at the edge of her property near the town of Schull in West Cork, Ireland. The rest remains a mystery. Gripping, yet ever elusive, join the real-life hunt for answers in the year’s first not-to-be-missed, true-crime series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like 'Serial' done in Ireland

  • By Amazon Customer on 28-02-2018

Rivetting and beautiful landscapes

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

Reviewed: 01-05-2018

What did you like most about West Cork?

Great detail about an intriguing story in a stunning area

What was one of the most memorable moments of West Cork?

the interviews with the locals in the pub

What about Jennifer Forde and Sam Bungey ’s performance did you like?

Great, they sound committed and sincere

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

I want to visit the beautiful landscape

  • Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex

  • By: Eoin Colfer
  • Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Will the real Artemis Fowl please stand up? Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl has summoned an elite group of high-tech fairies to Iceland. He wants to present his invention to save the world from global warming. But something terrible has happened to him. Artemis Fowl has become nice. The fairies diagnose Atlantis Complex (aka multiple-personality disorder) - dabbling in magic has damaged Artemis's mind. And now the subterranean city of Atlantis is under attack from vicious robots and nice Artemis is no use to anyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliance all round

  • By jan on 01-05-2018

Brilliance all round

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

Reviewed: 01-05-2018

If you could sum up Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex in three words, what would they be?

Intelligent
strong female character in Holly

Which character – as performed by Gerry O'Brien – was your favourite?

Butler

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

Loved the characters and loved laughing at them

Any additional comments?

Such a great story for all genders and ages

  • The Paris Seamstress

  • By: Natasha Lester
  • Narrated by: Anthea Greco
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

1940. Parisian seamstress Estella Bissette is forced to flee France as the Germans advance. She is bound for Manhattan with a few francs, one suitcase, her sewing machine and a dream: to have her own atelier. 2015. Australian curator Fabienne Bissette journeys to the annual Met Gala for an exhibition of her beloved grandmother's work - one of the world's leading designers of ready-to-wear. But as Fabienne learns more about her grandmother's past, she uncovers a story of tragedy, heartbreak and secrets - and the sacrifices made for love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mesmerising

  • By Jennie McKern on 04-06-2018

A bit rushed tying up the stories towards the end

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

Reviewed: 01-05-2018

If you could sum up The Paris Seamstress in three words, what would they be?

Intriguing
Pathos
Happy

What about Anthea Greco’s performance did you like?

Some obvious and humorous mispronunciations such as treadles pronounced treedles
fracas pronounce fracass

Any additional comments?

Loved the discussion about creating clothes and fashion