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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!"
  • 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
    • Narrated By Full Cast
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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.

  • 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"
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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
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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.

  • 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"
  • 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.

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

    Frank says: "Unbeatable"
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  • 528hz Solfeggio Meditation: Transform Your Life, Repair DNA and Create Miracles  by Glenn Harrold, Ali Calderwood (music)
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    528hz Solfeggio Meditation: Transform Your Life, Repair DNA and Create Miracles

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 20 mins)
    • By Glenn Harrold, Ali Calderwood (music)
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    This is one of a series of six meditation recordings by Glenn Harrold and Ali Calderwood, which are based upon the ancient Solfeggio musical scale. Each note in this scale has specific healing properties, and this recording uses the third note, which resonates to a frequency of 528hz. This frequency works to heal broken DNA, healing on all levels - emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical - bringing relief from anxiety, fatigue, and control issues. It helps to release negative thinking.

    Margaret says: "Surprisingly Effective Results"
  • The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Kermode Narrated by Mark Kermode
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    The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Mark Kermode
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    In It's Only a Movie, the incomparable Mark Kermode took us into the weird world of a film critic's life lived in widescreen. Now, The Good, The Bad and the Multiplex takes us into the belly of the beast to ask: 'What's wrong with the modern movie business - and how can we make it right?'

    Joseph says: "Most definitely 'The Good'"
  • 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

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 33 mins)
    • 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"
  • The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance (






UNABRIDGED) by Edmund de Waal Narrated by Michael Maloney
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    • 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"
  • 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.

  • Mermaid (






UNABRIDGED) by Mary Jade Monroe Narrated by Melissa Leventhal
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    Mermaid

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    • By Mary Jade Monroe
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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 (






ABRIDGED) by Victor Loginov Narrated by Victor Avdyushko, Alexander Degtyar, Yuri Fomichev, Yuri Belov, Valentina Ananyeva, Tatyana Reshetnikova
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    That's Why It's Love

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 33 mins)
    • By Victor Loginov
    • Narrated By Victor Avdyushko, Alexander Degtyar, Yuri Fomichev, and others
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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...

  • 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: Rhyming Verse and Story Poems, Volume 4

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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.

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  • 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.

  • The Cave of Salamanca (Dramatized) (






ABRIDGED) by Miguel de Cervantes Narrated by Alexander Khodursky, A. Nikolaev, Lyudmila Kasatkina, Olga Aroseeva, Georgy Dore, Yakov Khaletsky, Georgy Menglet
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    The Cave of Salamanca (Dramatized)

    • ABRIDGED (42 mins)
    • By Miguel de Cervantes
    • Narrated By Alexander Khodursky, A. Nikolaev, Lyudmila Kasatkina, and others
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    Pankrasio, muzh Leonardy, uezzhaet na neskol'ko dnej v drugoj gorod. Leonarda i ee sluzhanka Kristina prinimajut v jeto vremja svoih ljubovnikov. Neozhidanno vozvrativshis', Pankrasio zastaet veseluju kompaniju na meste prestuplenija. K schast'ju dlja Leonardy, ona prijutila u sebja hitroumnogo studenta. kotoryj pomogaet ej obvesti vokrug pal'ca prostaka Pankrasio...