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  • A House for Mr. Biswas

  • De : V.S. Naipaul
  • Lu par : Sam Dastor
  • Durée : 21 h et 29 min
  • Version intégrale
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

A House for Mr. Biswas, by Nobel and Booker Prize-winning author V. S. Naipaul, is a powerful novel about one man's struggle for identity and belonging. Born into poverty, then trapped in the shackles of charity and gratitude, Mr. Biswas longs for a house he can call his own. He loathes his wife and her wealthy family, upon whom he is dependent. Finding himself a mere accessory on their estate, his constant rebellion is motivated by the one thing that can symbolize his independence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterpiece, beautifully voiced

  • Écrit par : nreyes le 30/03/2019

A masterpiece, beautifully voiced

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 30/03/2019

A wonderful, moving tale full of wit, intricate descriptions and colourful characters. Superbly voiced by Sam Dastor, this has been one of my favourite audible books so far. Loved it!

  • Terry Pratchett: BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
  • De : Terry Pratchett
  • Lu par : Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, and others
  • Durée : 13 h et 13 min
  • Enregistrement original
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    5 out of 5 stars 3
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    5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different.... Collected together for the first time are seven full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of Terry Pratchett’s novels, with star-studded casts including Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, Philip Jackson, Alex Jennings and Mark Heap.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Des heures de plaisir

  • Écrit par : aniki le 28/03/2019

Brings these works of art to life

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Rédigé le : 20/02/2019

As a fan of the Discworld novelsi by Terry Pratchett I found that these BBC versions really brought the characters to life. I was less impressed by the performances in the last book “only you can save mankind” but that is more of a personal choice of reading matter.

  • Kafka on the Shore

  • De : Haruki Murakami
  • Lu par : Sean Barrett, Oliver Le Sueur
  • Durée : 19 h et 5 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 21
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    5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Kafka on the Shore follows the fortunes of two remarkable characters. Kafka Tamura runs away from home at 15, under the shadow of his father's dark prophesy. The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My first venture into the genius of Murakami

  • Écrit par : nreyes le 27/11/2018

My first venture into the genius of Murakami

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Rédigé le : 27/11/2018

After mulling my options and ignoring online advice as to which Murakami story I should pick up first, I dived right into Kafka on the Shore. Brilliant, complex, funny and sad all at once, expertly written (and I suppose very well translated). Surreal and bizarre at times, you can’t help relate to the characters in this fable. And the audio actors did a fantastic job of recreating the scenes throughout. Bravo!

  • Trust No One

  • De : Paul Cleave
  • Lu par : Paul Ansdell
  • Durée : 11 h et 34 min
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    4 out of 5 stars 2
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    4 out of 5 stars 2

Jerry Grey is known to most of the world by his crime-writing pseudonym, Henry Cutter - a name that has been keeping readers at the edges of their seats for more than a decade. Recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's at the age of 49, Jerry's crime-writing days are coming to an end. His 12 books tell stories of brutal murders committed by bad men, of a world out of balance, of victims finding the darkest forms of justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The killer thriller extraordinaire

  • Écrit par : nreyes le 08/08/2018

The killer thriller extraordinaire

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Rédigé le : 08/08/2018

A very clever take on Crime, Alzheimer’s disease and humanity in general. An absolute gem masterfully narrated. Fantastic!

  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • De : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Lu par : Derek Perkins
  • Durée : 14 h et 54 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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    5 out of 5 stars 62
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another masterpiece with great narration

  • Écrit par : nreyes le 31/07/2018

Another masterpiece with great narration

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4 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 31/07/2018

Certainly a book that gives us food for thought and covers a wide range of topics in an incisive and sometimes humorous way. Coupled with the expert narration skills of Derek Perkins, this latest book by Yuval Harari is delivered effectively and is not a chore to get through (despite the complexity underlying some of the concepts). Compared to my review of Sapiens I have dropped a star because I felt some bits repeated themselves and I think it still needed a chapter at the end that imagines a world with a few different scenarios: computers / data coexisting with humans rather than been surpassed, or some other type of combination. As it stands, I felt the conclusion was rather abrupt. Looking forward to yet more soon!

  • Spoonbenders

  • A Novel
  • De : Daryl Gregory
  • Lu par : Ari Fliakos
  • Durée : 14 h et 2 min
  • Version intégrale
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

Teddy Telemachus is a charming con man with a gift for sleight of hand and some shady underground associates. In need of cash, he tricks his way into a classified government study about telekinesis and its possible role in intelligence gathering. There he meets Maureen McKinnon, and it's not just her piercing blue eyes that leave Teddy forever charmed but her mind - Maureen is a genuine psychic of immense and mysterious power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow! Master storytelling and superb narration

  • Écrit par : nreyes le 05/07/2018

Wow! Master storytelling and superb narration

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5 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 05/07/2018

An extremely entertaining story from the master storyteller Daryl Gregory that is made even better by the excellent voice acting of Ari Fliakos. Really enjoyed this one. The plot, the characters, the twists and turns. Recommended!

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • De : Gail Honeyman
  • Lu par : Cathleen McCarron
  • Durée : 11 h et 36 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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    5 out of 5 stars 39
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and heartbreaking in equal measure

  • Écrit par : nreyes le 17/04/2018

Funny and heartbreaking in equal measure

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5 out of 5 stars

Rédigé le : 17/04/2018

Loved the narration and loved the wry sense of humour employed throughout. Didn’t think this was my kind of novel but I was very pleasantly surprised. Recommended!

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  • The Luminaries

  • De : Eleanor Catton
  • Lu par : Mark Meadows
  • Durée : 29 h et 15 min
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    4 out of 5 stars 5
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    4 out of 5 stars 5

It is 1866 and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterpiece

  • Écrit par : nreyes le 17/01/2018

A masterpiece

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Rédigé le : 17/01/2018

I had been hoping to read this for quite some time and finding the Audible version was superb. It is a gripping story, masterfully narrated by Mark Meadows. Thrilling to the very end. I hope they will one day make a film of this fantastic tale set in Aotearoa.
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  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • De : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Lu par : Derek Perkins
  • Durée : 15 h et 17 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic knowledge for mere mortals

  • Écrit par : nreyes le 03/11/2017

Epic knowledge for mere mortals

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Rédigé le : 03/11/2017

A truly epic journey combining history, political, scientific and philosophical insights. Thought-provoking and sobering. Narrated with panache and style, I fully enjoyed this audiobook.

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  • Stay Interesting

  • I Don't Always Tell Stories About My Life, but When I Do They're True and Amazing
  • De : Jonathan Goldsmith
  • Lu par : Jonathan Goldsmith
  • Durée : 7 h et 40 min
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

Jonathan Goldsmith has many answers to that question. For years he was a struggling actor in New York and Los Angeles, with experiences that included competing for roles with Dustin Hoffman, getting shot by John Wayne, drinking with Tennessee Williams, and sailing the high seas with Fernando Lamas, never mind romancing many lovely ladies along the way. However, it wasn't all fun and games for Jonathan. Frustrated with his career, he left Hollywood for other adventures in business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, heart-wrenching at times. Simply great!

  • Écrit par : nreyes le 17/08/2017

Funny, heart-wrenching at times. Simply great!

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Rédigé le : 17/08/2017

Funny, heart-wrenching at times but very, very interesting. Read to us with a rare honesty and sincerity. Jonathan is a true star - humble, classy and inspiring despite years of antics we would only dream of doing. Loved it!