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  • Classic Russian Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave and Trevor Howard, Volume 1

  • Autor: Theatre Royal, Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol
  • Sprecher: Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave
  • Spieldauer: 40 Min.
  • Originalaufnahme
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from the literature of Russia. Here is the legendary Orson Welles starring in ‘The Queen of Spades’, adapted from the original tale by Alexander Pushkin and Michael Redgrave starring in 'The Overcoat' adapted from the original tale by Nikolai Gogol.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950s by the late Harry Alan Towers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great old recordings but too expensive

  • Von Mona B. Am hilfreichsten 23.11.2018

Great old recordings but too expensive

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 23.11.2018

The recordings are great, but this audiobook runs for less than an hour. I think that's rather too expensive for a 1950s radio show.

  • Fire and Blood

  • 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire)
  • Autor: George R.R. Martin
  • Sprecher: Simon Vance
  • Spieldauer: 26 Std. und 24 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Set 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire, Fire and Blood is the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros as told by Archmaester Gyldayn, and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule through to the Dance of the Dragons: the Targaryen civil war that nearly ended their dynasty forever.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring and tedious

  • Von Mona B. Am hilfreichsten 22.11.2018

Boring and tedious

Gesamt
1 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 22.11.2018

This is awful. An endless Wikipedia article. Dates and names. That's all. No narrative flow. Any real medieval chronicle is more engaging than this. The only thing I liked was the reader's voice.

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  • P. D. James BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
  • Autor: P. D. James
  • Sprecher: Greta Scacchi, Hugh Grant, full cast, und andere
  • Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 37 Min.
  • Originalaufnahme
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of P. D. James' acclaimed mysteries, plus P. D. James in Her Own Words. This collection includes: Cover Her Face, A Taste for Death, Devices and Desires, A Certain Justice, The Private Patient, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Somewhat utopian crime stories but entertaining

  • Von Mona B. Am hilfreichsten 16.09.2018

Somewhat utopian crime stories but entertaining

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 16.09.2018

These crime stories are slow-paced and features many weird upper-class characters, but they are thoroughly entertaining. It is sometimes hard to guess if these stories are set in the 40s or 80s as all of them are populated by Lords, Ladies, butlers and maids. So if you're into social revolution and the rise of the working classes -- this isn't your cup of tea. But if you can appreciate human tragedy even in its most aristocratic forms, you'll enjoy these recordings as much as I did.

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  • More of Poirot's Finest Cases

  • Seven Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations
  • Autor: Agatha Christie
  • Sprecher: full cast, John Moffat
  • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 27 Min.
  • Originalaufnahme
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 36

John Moffat stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in seven more BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations. The stories in this volume are: Evil Under the Sun, Sad Cypress, Murder in Mesopotamia, Lord Edgware Dies, Halloween Party, Murder on the Links and Five Little Pigs. Based on the original novels by Agatha Christie, these superb adaptations feature a cast of outstanding actors playing an array of likely suspects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a treat! 😀

  • Von Mona B. Am hilfreichsten 25.07.2018

What a treat! 😀

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 25.07.2018

I absolutely love these detective stories and the BBC recordings are simply amazing. The sound effects are pleasantly understated, the voice acting is great, and I fell head over heels in love with the musical score. The jazzy version of Shakespeare's "Sad Cypress" gave me goosebumps, and I also liked the instrumental swing music and oriental pieces which illustrate the different settings. This audiobook is a treat and the best way to spend a sleepless night.

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  • The Midwife

  • Autor: Katja Kettu, David Hackston - translator
  • Sprecher: Tanya Eby
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 7 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Sprecher
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Geschichte
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Orphaned into an unforgiving foster home and raised as an outsider, Weird-Eye shoulders her unflattering nickname. She relies on her vivid imagination to sustain her work as a midwife bringing newborns into the world while World War II overruns her native Finland, desecrating life. She finds herself drawn to the handsome, otherworldly Johannes Angelhurst, a war photographer working for the SS.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • English translation of this daring novel is awful

  • Von Mona B. Am hilfreichsten 22.07.2018

English translation of this daring novel is awful

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 22.07.2018

When the boom first came out, I attended a public reading with the author in Germany. Katja Kettu read in Finnish, afterwards a translator read the same passages in German. In between, there were stunning performances of Finnish tango. I loved Kettu's Gothic outfit and her voice, and the German translation was extremely touching and powerful. So I was really looking forward to this audiobook in English. But although the reader has a pleasant voice, the audiobook was disappointing. This is due to the awful English translation. Besides, the reader is struggling with all foreign language expressions. As a native speaker of German, I sometimes had to listen twice to understand phrases in German.

  • Geschichte des Fräuleins von Sternheim

  • Autor: Sophie von La Roche
  • Sprecher: Ursula Langrock
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 16 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Sprecher
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Geschichte um die naive und tugendhafte Sophie von Sternheim, die nach dem Tod Ihrer Eltern in einem Fürstenhaus in die Adelskreise eingeführt. Dort buhlen Lord Derby und Lord Seymour um ihre Gunst. Nach einer Intrige ihrer Tante nimmt das Schicksal seinen Lauf... Kommt es noch zu einem guten Ende?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A difficult novel read without passion

  • Von Mona B. Am hilfreichsten 22.07.2018

A difficult novel read without passion

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
2 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 22.07.2018

I am not entirely sure what to say about this audiobook. The novel itself is a true classic of German literature and full of Enlightenment sophistication, but in terms of narrative beauty and plot development, it is greatly inferior to British and French works such as 'Clarissa' and 'Les liaisons dangereuses'. This is why I am aware that this book isn't easy to perform at all, but the producers could have chosen a younger-sounding and more passionate reader. The novel mainly consists in letters written by a young lady to her childhood friend, so I would have expected a more youthful female voice actor. I generally like the reader's voice, which is warm and soothing, but it doesn't fit the production. A more lively performance also could have wiped out some of the overcomplexities and repetitions of the source material. All in all, the audiobook is not an utter disappointment, but much less entertaining than I could have been.

  • The Starling Project

  • An Audible Drama
  • Autor: Jeffery Deaver
  • Sprecher: Alfred Molina, full cast
  • Spieldauer: 4 Std. und 10 Min.
  • Originalaufnahme
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Audie Award, Original Work, 2016; Audie Award Finalist, Audio Drama, 2016. An aborted raid targeting a major arms dealer. A hostage standoff at a bank that may not be what it seems. A plot to spring a former African dictator from prison. What is the threat that connects them all? And just who is the mysterious mastermind, The Starling? From Mexico to Washington – from London to Marseille to Prague – war crimes investigator Harold Middleton and his team of Volunteers risk their lives to follow the trail of clues. But how can they stop The Starling – when he always seems one step ahead?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Starts with lots of suspense but slows down a bit

  • Von Mona B. Am hilfreichsten 22.06.2018

Starts with lots of suspense but slows down a bit

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 22.06.2018

Thought the first chapter was awesome, but the rest was much less suspenseful. Nevertheless, the great performances make it an enjoyable audiobook.

  • The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • Autor: Ann Radcliffe
  • Sprecher: Karen Cass
  • Spieldauer: 30 Std. und 17 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2

The virtuous and loving Emily, the young protagonist, finds herself in the care of her aunt following the death of her father. Her aunt promptly marries the villain Montoni, a cruel and calculating man whose scheming leads him to lock both women in the dark and winding castle of Udolpho. Will they survive to tell of its terrors?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice historic drama

  • Von Verena Leporin Am hilfreichsten 16.03.2018

Great classic, but reader exaggerates

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 10.01.2018

This early Gothic novel is a true classic, and the reader has a pleasant voice, but I find her fake French accents exaggerated and distracting. I would have preferred a straightforward narration. The style of the novel is already extravagant enough.

  • The Monster Collection

  • Autor: Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, und andere
  • Sprecher: Richard Armitage, Dan Stevens, Greg Wise, und andere
  • Spieldauer: 30 Std. und 25 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Audible presents a special edition of three Gothic masterpieces: a brand-new Audible Exclusive recording of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Bram Stoker's Dracula.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Some of my fav actors reading some of my fav tales

  • Von Mona B. Am hilfreichsten 08.01.2018

Some of my fav actors reading some of my fav tales

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 08.01.2018

I love this audiobook. The academic introductions to each novel are very good, and it's amazing to hear some of my favourite actors read some of my favourite stories. The perfect Christmas treat!

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  • Richard Diamond, Private Detective: Old Time Radio - 122 Shows

  • Autor: Blake Edwards
  • Sprecher: Dick Powell, Virginia Gregg
  • Spieldauer: 49 Std. und 40 Min.
  • Originalaufnahme
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Richard Diamond, Private Detective is a detective drama which was on radio from 1949 to 1953 and on television from 1957 to 1960. Dick Powell starred in the Richard Diamond, Private Detective radio series as a rather light-hearted detective who often ended the episodes singing to his girlfriend, Helen (played by Virginia Gregg).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nostalgia at its best

  • Von Mona B. Am hilfreichsten 25.12.2017

Nostalgia at its best

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 25.12.2017

Very entertaining and well performed. I especially like the Yiddish songs which the detective performs in one episode. And well, his regular tête-à-têtes with his girlfriend are really very sexy. Maybe the 40s were less prudish than we all thought... ;-)