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  • The Code of the Woosters (Dramatized)  by P.G. Wodehouse Narrated by Rosalind Ayres, Martin Jarvis
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    The Code of the Woosters (Dramatized)

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    • By P.G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Rosalind Ayres, Martin Jarvis
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    The Code of the Woosters is one of the best known of Wodehouse's Bertie and Jeeves series. Bertie's beloved Aunt Dahlia pressures him into stealing a cow-shaped silver creamer much coveted by his uncle from his arch rival in silver collecting, Sir Watkyn Bassett. At the same time, Bertie attempts to patch up the shaky romance between Guisse Fink-Nottle, the newt expert, and Madeline Bassett, a four star drip. The results of Bertie's efforts are, as always, a financial disaster.

  • 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 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)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • 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."
  • 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.

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  • 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!"
  • Bleak Expectations: The Complete First Series  by Mark Evans
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    Bleak Expectations: The Complete First Series

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    • By Mark Evans
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    A Victorian epic of awful schools inc the aptly named St Bastards, worse prisons, nuns at St Bitches, giant rabbits, and long lost super-hero aunts, in the style of Charles Dickens after far too much gin.

    Karen says: "Dicken's with tonque firmly in cheek"
  • 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.

  • Wine for a Shotgun: Slam Poetry (






ABRIDGED) by Marty McConnell Narrated by Marty McConnell
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    Wine for a Shotgun: Slam Poetry

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    Marty McConnell's collection is a finalist for the Audre Lorde and Lambda Poetry Awards. McConnell's reading and performance tie together the polarity of today's generation - diverse, interested, and continually reflecting on those who made and rasied us in comparison to how we organize our everyday life. You can hear her smile, cry, and sigh in this collection of brilliantly read poems.

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  • Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (






UNABRIDGED) by Peter Biskind Narrated by Dick Hill
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    Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood

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    • By Peter Biskind
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    Easy Rider, Raging Bulls follows the wild ride that was Hollywood in the 70s - an unabashed celebration of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll (both on screen and off) and a climate where innovation and experimentation reigned supreme.

    piers says: "Bitchy and Sensationalist intrigue from Hollywood"
  • The Aeneid (






UNABRIDGED) by Virgil Narrated by Charlton Griffin
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    The Aeneid

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    • By Virgil
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    The Aeneid represents one of the greatest cultural and artistic achievements of Western Civilization. Within the brooding and melancholy atmosphere of Virgil's pious masterpiece lies the mythic story of Aeneas and his flight from burning Troy, taking with him across the Mediterranean the survivors of the Greek onslaught. Aeneas, after many travails and adventures, including a love affair with Dido Queen of Carthage and a visit to the underworld to see his father, ends up in Italy.

    Ehab says: "Magical!"
  • The Crucible  by Arthur Miller Narrated by Stacy Keach, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley, Hector Elizondo, full cast
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    The Crucible

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Arthur Miller
    • Narrated By Stacy Keach, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley, and others
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    In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. In the ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor, The Crucible mirrors the anti-Communist hysteria in the 1950s.

    Hazel says: "Too fast"
  • A View from the Bridge  by Arthur Miller Narrated by Mary McDonnell, Harry Hamlin, Amy Pietz, Ed O'Neill, full cast
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    A View from the Bridge

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    • By Arthur Miller
    • Narrated By Mary McDonnell, Harry Hamlin, Amy Pietz, and others
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    Italian-American immigrant life in the 1950s textures this searing drama of love and revenge. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife, Beatrice, and to his niece, Catherine. When Beatrice's impoverished Sicilian cousins enter the U.S. illegally in the hope of finding work, Eddie gives them a helping hand. But when Catherine and one of her cousins fall in love, Eddie's affection for his niece turns into obsession.

    K says: "fine production"
  • Black Rainbow: How Words Healed Me: My Journey Through Depression (






UNABRIDGED) by Rachel Kelly Narrated by Penelope Rawlins, Sandra Duncan
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    Black Rainbow: How Words Healed Me: My Journey Through Depression

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    • 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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    • By Andrew Bushard
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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
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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

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • 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
    • Narrated By Darby Croasdale
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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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    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.