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  • Creativity Inc. (






UNABRIDGED) by Ed Catmull Narrated by Peter Altschuler

    Creativity Inc.

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • 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.

    Kim says: "A truly inspiring book"
  • The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation) (






UNABRIDGED) by Anthony Trollope Narrated by Anna Massey, Alex Jennings

    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!"
  • Rock Stars Stole My Life!: A Big Bad Love Affair with Music (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Ellen Narrated by Mark Ellen

    Rock Stars Stole My Life!: A Big Bad Love Affair with Music

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Mark Ellen
    • Narrated By Mark Ellen
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    In a sodden tent at a '70s festival, the teenage Mark Ellen had a dream. He dreamt that music was a rich meadow of possibility, a liberating leap to a sparkling future, an industry of human happiness - and he wanted to be part of it. Thus began his 50-year love affair with rock and roll. From his time at the NME and Smash Hits to Radio One, Old Grey Whistle Test, Live Aid, Q, Select, Mojo, and The Word magazines, he's been at the molten core of its evolution, and watched its key figures from a unique perspective.

    Mark says: "Highly entertaining autobiography in music"
  • The Divine Comedy (






UNABRIDGED) by Dante Alighieri Narrated by Ralph Cosham

    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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  • Waiting for Godot (






UNABRIDGED) by Samuel Beckett Narrated by Sean Barrett, David Burke, Terence Rigby, Nigel Anthony

    Waiting for Godot

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Samuel Beckett
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett, David Burke, Terence Rigby, and others
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    There is now no doubt that not only is Waiting for Godot the outstanding play of the 20th century, but it is also Samuel Beckett's masterpiece. Yet it is both a popular text to be studied at school and an enigma. The scene is a country road. There is a solitary tree. It is evening. Two tramp-like figures, Vladimir and Estragon, exchange words. Pull off boots. Munch a root vegetable. Two other curious characters enter. And a boy. Time passes. It is all strange yet familiar.

  • The Gruffalo (






UNABRIDGED) by Julia Donaldson Narrated by Imelda Staunten

    The Gruffalo

    • UNABRIDGED (16 mins)
    • By Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated By Imelda Staunten
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    Here's a rhyming story of a mouse and a monster. Little mouse goes for a walk in a dangerous forest. To scare off his enemies, he invents tales of a fantastical creature called the Gruffalo. So imagine his surprise when he meets the real Gruffalo.

    Mrs says: "Poor free book"
  • The Little Sister (






UNABRIDGED) by Raymond Chandler Narrated by Ed Bishop

    The Little Sister

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 29 mins)
    • By Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated By Ed Bishop
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    Ed Bishop stars as Philip Marlowe in this powerfully atmospheric BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Raymond Chandler's novel about the cynical, world-weary, wise cracking Shamus whose honesty in a dishonest world sent him down the mean streets again and again in search of some kind of justice. The case of a missing brother from some two-bit Kansas town didn't look like Marlowe's best shot at the big time.

  • The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance (






UNABRIDGED) by Edmund de Waal Narrated by Michael Maloney

    The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Edmund de Waal
    • Narrated By Michael Maloney
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    Winner of the 2010 COSTA Biography Award. A total of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: potter Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in the Tokyo apartment of his Great Uncle Iggie. Later, when Edmund inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far larger than he could ever have imagined....

    Zoe says: "My favourite book of all time"
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  • Under Milk Wood (Dramatised)  by Dylan Thomas Narrated by Richard Burton

    Under Milk Wood (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 41 mins)
    • 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.

    Mr Rene Coutts says: "Under Milk Wood"
  • Othello: Shakespeare Appreciated: (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options) (






UNABRIDGED) by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Lomas, Phil Viner Narrated by Joan Walker, Jude Akuwudike, Nick Murchie

    Othello: Shakespeare Appreciated: (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Jonathan Lomas, Phil Viner
    • Narrated By Joan Walker, Jude Akuwudike, Nick Murchie
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    Experience Othello as a powerful full-cast drama with entertaining and enlightening commentary that explains what's what and who's who as the plot unfolds. To help you get the most out of Shakespeare, the narrator offers historical insights and background information, so you can enjoy the jokes, appreciate the references, and get a real sense of Shakespeare's world.

    David says: "Great peace well acted"
  • Death of a Salesman  by Arthur Miller Narrated by Thomas Mitchell, Arthur Kennedy

    Death of a Salesman

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 26 mins)
    • By Arthur Miller
    • Narrated By Thomas Mitchell, Arthur Kennedy
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    Arthur Miller's most famous play, Death of a Salesman, has become a key text in Western literature. This unusually powerful recording, made for radio in 1953, was directed by Elia Kazan who premiered the play. It features Thomas Mitchell and Arthur Kennedy as father and son. Willy, a travelling salesman, based in New York, relentlessly chases material success.

    Ka-Wai says: "good use of background music"
  • Paul Temple and the Alex Affair (Dramatised)  by Francis Durbridge Narrated by Peter Coke, Marjorie Westbury, Full Cast

    Paul Temple and the Alex Affair (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • 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"
  • Deutschland, Deine Sachsen: Eine respektlose Liebeserklärung (






ABRIDGED) by Peter Ufer, Tom Pauls Narrated by Tom Pauls

    Deutschland, Deine Sachsen: Eine respektlose Liebeserklärung

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Peter Ufer, Tom Pauls
    • Narrated By Tom Pauls
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    Ein kurioses Völkchen sind sie, die Sachsen! Warum, weiß Kabarettist Tom Pauls. Launig erzählt er von seinen Landsleuten: Dass der Sachse lautstark alles kommentiert, ihn halb Deutschland jedoch nicht versteht, weiß jeder. Nicht gebührend beachtet werden hingegen seine ebenso einfallsreichen wie nützlichen Erfindungen. Mit Teebeutel, Kaffeefilter und Bierdeckel hat der Sachse unsere Trinkkultur geprägt. Und als er künstliches Gold erzeugen sollte, schenkte er uns stattdessen das Porzellan.

  • Vocal Awareness: How to Discover, Nuture, and Project Your Natural Voice  by Arthur Samuel Joseph Narrated by Arthur Samuel Joseph

    Vocal Awareness: How to Discover, Nuture, and Project Your Natural Voice

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Arthur Samuel Joseph
    • Narrated By Arthur Samuel Joseph
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    Your voice is your identity. It can tell people everything about who you are, how you feel about yourself, and what you believe in. Now you can gain perfect command of your voice with Vocal Awareness. Created by Arthur Joseph, an international voice specialist, Vocal Awareness is a complete system for mastering your voice and integrating it into your life. Your voice has the power to instantly reach out and connect with people.

  • The Renaissance: A History of Civilization in Italy from 1304 - 1576 AD, The Story of Civilization, Volume 5 (






UNABRIDGED) by Will Durant Narrated by Grover Gardner

    The Renaissance: A History of Civilization in Italy from 1304 - 1576 AD, The Story of Civilization, Volume 5

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Will Durant
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    In this masterful work, listeners will encounter: the poets Petrarch and Boccaccio, the fathers of the Renaissance; the paintings, sculptures, and architecture of Milan, Florence, and Venice; the life and accomplishments of Leonardo DaVinci; the Catholic church and the popes of Avignon and Rome; the politicians and philosophers of Italy, including the Borgia family, Julius II, and Machiavelli; the Italian Wars, the conflicts with France, and the country's decline.

  • Poems of Jesus Volume II (






UNABRIDGED) by John McKee Narrated by John A. McKee

    Poems of Jesus Volume II

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By John McKee
    • Narrated By John A. McKee
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    I have found poetry to be a wonderfully spiritual way for me to commune with God, and it matters not whether I am writing the poems, or simply reading them; a quiet serenity comes over me during those times that is a great comfort to my soul. I began my writings more than 30 years ago during a time in my life when I was unable to sleep well at night because of a painful back. As a consequence, throughout the night, I would have to get up to apply a heating pad to get relief.

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  • Freeze Frame: International Poetry Anthology (






UNABRIDGED) by Oscar Sparrow Narrated by Oscar Sparrow, Paul Tobin, Jo VonBargen, Jefferson Hansen, Claude Nougat, Candy Bright, Isabelle Fuller

    Freeze Frame: International Poetry Anthology

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Oscar Sparrow
    • Narrated By Oscar Sparrow, Paul Tobin, Jo VonBargen, and others
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    Freeze Frame brings together six international poets, each with their own vision of what would appear in the static frame if we captured the flow of our ceaseless contemporary narrative. Read and recorded by the poets themselves in their home locations, the listener may experience their full presence and intention.

  • A Suffering Soul: Dark Love Poems, Dark Love Poetry, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Darren Heart Narrated by Darren Heart

    A Suffering Soul: Dark Love Poems, Dark Love Poetry, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 mins)
    • By Darren Heart
    • Narrated By Darren Heart
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    A Suffering Soul is the first volume in the Dark Love Poems series of short poetry audiobooks written and narrated by Darren Heart. Containing a collection of poems by the author that, not only investigates the lighter side of love, but also dares to delve deeper, taking the reader on a journey into the darker aspects of love, such as indecision, rejection, fear, betrayal, loss and finally death.

  • Poems of Devotion: Volume I (






UNABRIDGED) by John McKee Narrated by John A. McKee

    Poems of Devotion: Volume I

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 5 mins)
    • By John McKee
    • Narrated By John A. McKee
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    I have found poetry to be a wonderfully spiritual way for me to commune with God, and it matters not whether I am writing the poems, or simply reading them; a quiet serenity comes over me during those times that is a great comfort to my soul. I began my writings more than 30 years ago during a time in my life when I was unable to sleep well at night because of a painful back. As a consequence, throughout the night, I would have to get up to apply a heating pad to get relief.