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  • Under Milk Wood (Dramatised)  by Dylan Thomas Narrated by Richard Burton
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    Under Milk Wood (Dramatised)

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    • By Dylan Thomas
    • Narrated By Richard Burton
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    A classic BBC Radio full-cast production of Dylan Thomas' poetic play for voices starring Richard Burton as the narrator. To begin at the beginning: it is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black.... When Richard Burton breathed the opening words of 'Under Milk Wood' into a microphone, broadcasting history was made.

    Frank says: "Unbeatable"
  • How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Robert Greenberg
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    How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

    • ORIGINAL (36 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Greenberg
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    Great music is a language unto its own, a means of communication of unmatched beauty and genius. And it has an undeniable power to move us in ways that enrich our lives-provided it is understood.If you have ever longed to appreciate great concert music, to learn its glorious language and share in its sublime pleasures, the way is now open to you, through this series of 48 wonderful lectures designed to make music accessible to everyone who yearns to know it, regardless of prior training or knowledge.

    S. Mercer says: "A treat for ears and heart"
  • 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.

  • Paul Temple and the Alex Affair (Dramatised)  by Francis Durbridge Narrated by Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, Full Cast
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    Paul Temple and the Alex Affair (Dramatised)

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    • By Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated By Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, Full Cast
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    This adventure begins with a body on a train, the word 'Alex' scrawled on the compartment window, and the discovery of a visiting card bearing the name 'Mrs Trevelyan'. More bodies follow, and the two names recur on each occasion.

    Amazon Customer says: "even better than Sherlock Holmes"
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  • The Telegraph: 30 Minutes With Richard E. Grant  by The Telegraph Narrated by Richard E. Grant
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    The Telegraph: 30 Minutes With Richard E. Grant

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    • By The Telegraph
    • Narrated By Richard E. Grant
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    In the second interview in the monthly audio interview series presented by The Telegraph, Matthew Stadlen talks to the actor about his obsession with smell, growing up in Swaziland and the importance of keeping a diary. Richard E. Grant also reflects on his allergy to alcohol, the success of his marriage, and his breakdown at the age of 41.

  • Farewell to the East End (






UNABRIDGED) by Jennifer Worth Narrated by Saskia Butler
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    Farewell to the East End

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    • By Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated By Saskia Butler
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    Written by Jennifer Worth, Farewell to the East End is one of the trilogy of memoirs upon which the popular BBC series Call the Midwife is based. London's East End in the 1950s was a vibrant place-a close-knit community of families where children made playgrounds on bombsites and a lively social scene emerged.

    Helen says: "Brilliant !"
  • The War of the Worlds: Classic Radio Sci-Fi (Dramatised)  by H. G. Wells
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    The War of the Worlds: Classic Radio Sci-Fi (Dramatised)

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    • By H. G. Wells
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    When a Martian spacecraft lands on Woking Common, mankind is terrorised by aliens in tall, armoured capsules which stalk the countryside on three legs. The machines wreak havoc on London and the Southern Counties, and survivors are driven underground. Scientist John Nicholson (Paul Daneman) tells how he was plunged into a paralysing nightmare of stark terror, savage madness and utter destruction.

    Ian Kershaw says: "Fantastic"
  • 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
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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.

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  • The Divine Comedy (






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

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    • 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.

  • Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert M. Edsel Narrated by Jeff Harding
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    Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Robert M. Edsel
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    As Hitler was attempting to conquer the western world, his armies were methodically pillaging the finest art in Europe, from Michelangelos to Vermeers, all stolen for the F├╝hrer. The Monuments Men had a mandate from President Roosevelt to find these artworks, but no vehicles, typewriters, or authority. In a race against time to save the world's greatest cultural treasures from destruction at the hands of Nazi fanatics, each man constructed his own treasure map....

    Ramona says: "Soon to be a movie"
  • Bleak House (Dramatised)  by Charles Dickens Narrated by Full Cast
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    • By Charles Dickens
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    Michael Kitchen stars as John Jarndyce in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Dickens' classic tale of London and the law.

    Emma says: "A classic production"
  • Bedsit Disco Queen: How I Grew Up and Tried to Be a Pop Star (






UNABRIDGED) by Tracey Thorn Narrated by Tracey Thorn
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    The Sunday Times top ten bestselling memoir of Tracey Thorn's 30-year pop career with Marine Girls and Everything But The Girl, and her collaborations with Paul Weller, Massive Attack and Todd Terry. 'I was only sixteen when I bought an electric guitar and joined a band. A year later, I formed an all-girl band called the Marine Girls and played gigs, and signed to an indie label, and started releasing records. Then, for eighteen years, between 1982 and 2000, I was one half of the group Everything But the Girl.

    Alan says: "Everything but the juicy bits."
  • 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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    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 (






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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.

  • Mermaid (






UNABRIDGED) by Mary Jade Monroe Narrated by Melissa Leventhal
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    Mermaid is a collection of poems inspired by the sea. Written with admiration for the aqua life, the classic book flows with a rippling cadence, imbued with the lore and romance invoked by the sea.

  • That's Why It's Love (






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    "Na to ona i ljubov'" - veselyj vodevil' pro ljubov' i ne tol'ko. Kaskady nedorazumenij, neurjadic, neozhidannye vzryvy strastej. V kolhoze proishodit chrezvychajnoe proisshestvie: krasavica-dojarka Lizka Gorlovaja, dlja togo, chtoby byt' krasivoj, umylas' parnym molokom. Obshhestvennost' byla vozmushhena. Ved' jeto vlijanie rastlennogo burzhuaznogo Zapada, gde zhenshhiny hotjat byt' krasivymi...

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  • A Life In Rhyme: Life's Observations: Rhyming Verse and Story Poems, Volume 4 (






UNABRIDGED) by Jean Shaw Narrated by Jean Shaw
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    A Life In Rhyme - Life's Observations is the fourth book in a collection of rhyming story poems I've written over a period of years. None of them were initially written for book publication, but I have received such encouragement from friends and family about them, I've decided to compile the verses into four different titles. Book 4 introduces you to story poems I've written about events in my life and random observations, together with some of the rhyming verse included in the other books I've written.

  • A Life In Rhyme - People Poems: Rhyming Verse and Story Poems, Volume 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Jean Shaw Narrated by Jean Shaw
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    A Life In Rhyme - People Poems: Rhyming Verse and Story Poems, Volume 3

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    None of them were initially written for book publication, but I have received such encouragement from friends and family about them, I've decided to compile the verses into four different titles. Book 3 introduces you to friends and acquaintances and the story poems I've written for them for special events in their lives. I've changed the names of all the recipients, but not the actual poems I wrote for them.

  • A Life In Rhyme - My Family: Rhyming Verse and Story Rhymes (






UNABRIDGED) by Jean Shaw Narrated by Jean Shaw
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    A Life In Rhyme - My Family: Rhyming Verse and Story Rhymes

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    A Life In Rhyme - My Family is the second book in a collection of rhyming story poems I've written over a period of years. None of them were initially written for book publication, but I have received such encouragement from friends and family about them, I've decided to compile the verses into four different titles.