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Akshay

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  • Mythos

  • Written by: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Rahul Bengali on 24-04-19

A Glorius Adventure

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

Reviewed: 21-01-19

A phenomenal dive into the Ocean of Greek Mythology. Absolutely loved everything about it. You can hear an artist who cares about whats to say and really wants you to experience the myths with him.

  • A Suitable Boy (Dramatised)

  • Written by: Vikram Seth
  • Narrated by: Ayesha Dharker, Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, full cast
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

A Suitable Boy is Vikram Seth's epic love story set in India. Funny and tragic, with engaging, brilliantly observed characters, it is as close as you can get to Dickens for the twentieth century. The story unfolds through four middle class families: the Mehras, Kappoors, Khans, and Chatterjis. Lata Mehra, a university student, is under pressure from her mother to get married. But not to just anyone she happens to fall in love with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breathtakingly Beautiful

  • By Akshay on 15-11-18

Breathtakingly Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 15-11-18

Its a glorious rendering of a magical book. I was halfway through the book when I discovered this jewel and I have loved every minute of it. The production is amazing and as you are reaching the end you dread that its going to finish.

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