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  • The Cazalets: Confusion (Dramatised)  by Elizabeth Jane Howard Narrated by Full Cast
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    The Cazalets: Confusion (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated By Full Cast
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    For the Cazalet family the war has brought tragedy. Rupert has been missing since Dunkirk and only his daughter Clary refuses to believe he is dead, whilst her stepmother, Zoe, devotes her energy to bringing up their daughter Juliet. Sybil has lost her battle with cancer leaving Polly bereft and trying to comfort her father, Hugh. Even Edward seems wracked with doubt over whether he should give up his mistress, Diana, who is carrying his child, and try and make a go of things with Villy.

  • The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation) (






UNABRIDGED) by Anthony Trollope Narrated by Anna Massey, Alex Jennings
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    The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation)

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Anna Massey, Alex Jennings
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    Here is a new audio edition of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's gently satirical tales of provincial life, available together in one download. Nearly 20 hours of ironic, witty, and wonderfully written drama is contained in this audiobook. The cast includes Anna Massey, Alex Jennings, David Haig, Rosemary Leach, Kenneth Cranham, Emma Fielding, and Brenda Blethyn.

    Ian says: "Barchester comes alive!"
  • Creativity Inc. (






UNABRIDGED) by Ed Catmull Narrated by Peter Altschuler
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    Creativity Inc.

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    • By Ed Catmull
    • Narrated By Peter Altschuler
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    As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: To make the world's first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream first as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged an early partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later and against all odds, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever.

  • The Divine Comedy (






UNABRIDGED) by Dante Alighieri Narrated by Ralph Cosham
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    The Divine Comedy

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    One of the greatest works in literature, Dante's story-poem is an allegory that represents mankind as it exposes itself, by its merits or demerits, to the rewards or the punishments of justice. A single listen will reveal Dante's visual imagination and uncanny power to make the spiritual visible.

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  • How Music Works (






UNABRIDGED) by David Byrne Narrated by Andrew Garman
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    How Music Works

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By David Byrne
    • Narrated By Andrew Garman
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    Best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the iconic band Talking Heads, David Byrne has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the insightful How Music Works, Byrne offers his unique perspective on music - including how music is shaped by time, how recording technologies transform the listening experience, the evolution of the industry, and much more.

  • The Falls: Inspector Rebus, Book 12 (Dramatised)  by Ian Rankin Narrated by Full Cast
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    The Falls: Inspector Rebus, Book 12 (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 53 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Full Cast
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    When a wealthy banker's daughter goes missing from Edinburgh University, Detective Inspector John Rebus has little to go on in his investigations. It's difficult to know whether she's dead or alive, whether she has been kidnapped or is simply on the run. Before long, however, Rebus has a hunch that there is more to this missing person's report than meets the eye.

    William Stewart says: "Did not like nor enjoy this.."
  • Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath (






UNABRIDGED) by Tony Iommi Narrated by Bev Bevan
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    Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Tony Iommi
    • Narrated By Bev Bevan
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    Iron Man chronicles the story of both pioneering guitarist Tony Iommi and legendary band Black Sabbath, dubbed "The Beatles of heavy metal" by Rolling Stone. Iron Man reveals the man behind the icon yet still captures Iommi's humor, intelligence, and warmth. He speaks honestly and unflinchingly about his rough-and-tumble childhood, the accident that almost ended his career, his failed marriages, personal tragedies, battles with addiction, bandmates, famous friends, newfound daughter, and the ups and downs of his life as an artist.

    Philip says: "Good stories but poorly written and delivered"
  • Poseidon's Gold: Marcus Didius Falco, Book 5 (Dramatised) (






ABRIDGED) by Lyndsey Davis Narrated by Anton Lesser, Anna Madeley, Trevor Peacock
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    Poseidon's Gold: Marcus Didius Falco, Book 5 (Dramatised)

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Lyndsey Davis
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser, Anna Madeley, Trevor Peacock
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    Returning to Rome after his mission to Germania, Falco finds that his mother is being harassed by a centurion named Censorinus, who says he is chasing a debt owed to him by Falco's brother Festus. Censorinus claims that Festus was involved in a syndicate, shipping valuable statues from Greece - and that even when his ship sunk; Festus had guaranteed that everyone in the group would get their money back.

    Laura says: "Rome brought to life"
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  • Marvel Comics: The Untold Story (






UNABRIDGED) by Sean Howe Narrated by Stephen Hoye
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    Marvel Comics: The Untold Story

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Sean Howe
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    Throughout this decades-long journey to becoming a multibillion-dollar enterprise, Marvel's identity has continually shifted, careening between scrappy underdog and corporate behemoth. As the company has weathered Wall Street machinations, Hollywood failures, and the collapse of the comic book market, its characters have been passed along among generations of editors, artists, and writers - also known as the celebrated Marvel "Bullpen".

  • Talking Heads  by Alan Bennett Narrated by Alan Bennett, Full Cast
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    Talking Heads

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    • By Alan Bennett
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    Performed by the author and five of Britain's leading actresses, Alan Bennett's tales are full of quirky, insightful detail that bring the characters vividly to life. From Julie Walters' portrayal of an actress seeking fame to Anna Massey's alcoholic vicar's wife, these individuals are linked by their self-delusion, desperation, and vulnerability.

    Alistair says: "Outstanding monologues"
  • How Music Works: The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyond (






UNABRIDGED) by John Powell Narrated by Walter Dixon
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    How Music Works: The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, from Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyond

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    • By John Powell
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
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    Have you ever wondered how off-key you are while singing in the shower? Or if your Bob Dylan albums really sound better on vinyl? Or why certain songs make you cry? Now, scientist and musician John Powell invites you on an entertaining journey through the world of music. Discover what distinguishes music from plain old noise, how scales help you memorize songs, what the humble recorder teaches you about timbre (assuming your suffering listeners don't break it first), and more.

    M.J. says: "Music is my business"
  • The Silver Pigs: Marcus Didius Falco, Book 1 (Dramatised)  by Lindsey Davis Narrated by Full Cast
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    The Silver Pigs: Marcus Didius Falco, Book 1 (Dramatised)

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    • By Lindsey Davis
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    One fine day, A.D. 70, Sosia Camillina quite literally runs into Marcus Didius Falco on the steps of the Forum. It seems Sosia is on the run from a couple of street toughs, and after a quick and dirty rescue, P.I. Falco wants to know why.

    Judith says: "Silver pigs."
  • Black Rainbow: How Words Healed Me: My Journey Through Depression

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Rachel Kelly
    • Narrated By Penelope Rawlins, Sandra Duncan
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    Black Rainbow is the powerful first-person story of one woman's struggle with depression and how she managed to recover from it through the power of poetry. In 1997, Oxford graduate, working mother, and Times journalist Rachel Kelly went from feeling mildly anxious to being completely unable to function within the space of just three days.

  • Home Grown: Cage the Elephant and the Making of a Modern Music Scene (






UNABRIDGED) by Craig Fehrman Narrated by Rex Anderson
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    Home Grown: Cage the Elephant and the Making of a Modern Music Scene

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    • By Craig Fehrman
    • Narrated By Rex Anderson
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    Cage the Elephant has toured the globe, sold hundreds of thousands of albums, and become, in Rolling Stone's words, "one of rock's best young bands." Before any of that, though, Cage was just five guys from Bowling Green, a small town in southern Kentucky.

  • Poems Honoring Heretics Martin Luther, Jan Hus, John Wycliffe, and Peter Waldo (






UNABRIDGED) by Andrew Bushard Narrated by John L. Saunders
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    Poems Honoring Heretics Martin Luther, Jan Hus, John Wycliffe, and Peter Waldo

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    Since heretics have positively revolutionized history and ecclesiastical dogma, we ought to praise and celebrate their lives. Whether we agree with their theology or not, we ought to emulate their bravery and boldness. If you would like to honor Martin Luther, Jan Hus, John Wycliffe, and Peter Waldo, make sure to listen to this audiobook.

  • Salomé  by Oscar Wilde Narrated by Rosalind Ayres, James Marsters, Andre Sogliuzzo, Kate Steele, John Vickery, Matthew Wolf
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    Salomé

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    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Rosalind Ayres, James Marsters, Andre Sogliuzzo, and others
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    A dark tale of hubris, lust, and self-destruction... as told by a man who famously fell prey to those same impulses in his own life. Oscar Wilde wrote his original interpretation of the Biblical story of Salomé in French, and the play was so controversial that no theatre in England would produce it for nearly four decades. Includes a conversation with director Michael Hackett and Wilde scholar David Rodes. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production.

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  • Nude with Violin  by Noël Coward Narrated by Mikhail Astangov, Semen Mezhinsky, Elena Ponsova, Vera Vasilyeva, Nikolay Afanasyev, Bronislava Tronova, Sofia Fadeeva
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    Nude with Violin

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    • By Noël Coward
    • Narrated By Mikhail Astangov, Semen Mezhinsky, Elena Ponsova, and others
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    Sir Noel Pierce Coward (1899 -1973) - anglijskij dramaturg, aktjor, kompozitor i rezhissjor. "Obnazhennaja so skripkoj"- ostrosatiricheskaja komedija. Umiraet znamenityj hudozhnik-avangardist Pol' Sorodjen. Ego kartiny stojat ogromnyh den'gi i vystavljajutsja v luchshih muzejah mira. Posle ego smerti vyjasnjaetsja, chto vse ego polotna napisany drugimi neizvestnymi hudozhnikami.

  • Wikipedia, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Facebook Reflections: 25 Poems (






UNABRIDGED) by Andrew Bushard Narrated by Darby Croasdale
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    Wikipedia, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Facebook Reflections: 25 Poems

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    • By Andrew Bushard
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    Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Wikipedia reign as today's top websites. Have we reflected enough on them? This work offers poetic reflections about the Internet and fame by exploring these five websites.

  • An Actor's Life (






UNABRIDGED) by Ken Colley Narrated by Ken Colley
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    An Actor's Life

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    • By Ken Colley
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    Famed and acclaimed for his starring role as Admiral Firmus Piett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Ken Colley, who was born in Manchester, England, in 1937, knew from a very early age that he was already an actor. It was not until he had completed his mandatory two years with the National Service in the UK, when he was based in Cyprus during the Suez Crisis, that Ken, in his mid-20s, became an Assistant Stage Manager with a weekly repertory company in Bromley, Kent, England.