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  • 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!"
  • 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"
  • Alan Bennett: Talking Heads 2  by Alan Bennett Narrated by various

    Alan Bennett: Talking Heads 2

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Alan Bennett
    • Narrated By various
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    In these six new pieces Alan Bennett retains the gripping stories, intensity of delivery, and masterly style of his original monologues. The suburban normality of the world his characters inhabit once again belies their lives of secrets, revelations, fears, crimes, and passions. They tell their stories, and in doing so reveal more than they know of the humour, passion, and sadness of their lives.

    Martin says: "AMAZING STUFF"
  • 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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"
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  • Talking Heads  by Alan Bennett Narrated by Alan Bennett, Full Cast

    Talking Heads

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Alan Bennett
    • Narrated By Alan Bennett, Full Cast
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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"
  • 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.

  • The History Boys (Dramatised)  by Alan Bennett Narrated by Richard Griffiths, Clive Merrison, Frances de la Tour

    The History Boys (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Alan Bennett
    • Narrated By Richard Griffiths, Clive Merrison, Frances de la Tour
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    Richard Griffiths, Clive Merrison, and Frances de la Tour star as part of the National Theatre cast. At a boys' grammar school in Sheffield, eight boys are being coached for the Oxbridge entrance exams. It is the mid-eighties, and the main concern of the unruly bunch of bright sixth-formers is getting out, starting university and starting life.

    Patch says: "Made me want to see the film"
  • 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"
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  • The Lady in the Van (Dramatised) (






UNABRIDGED) by Alan Bennett Narrated by Maggie Smith, Adrian Scarborough

    The Lady in the Van (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By Alan Bennett
    • Narrated By Maggie Smith, Adrian Scarborough
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    In the 1970s, an eccentric old lady called Miss Shepherd lives in an old caravan opposite Bennett's house in Camden. That is until new parking regulations come into force - and he suggests moving the van onto his driveway...

    Hilda says: "Memorable"
  • Alan Bennett: Triple Bill  by Alan Bennett Narrated by Hugh Lloyd, Patricia Routledge, Judi Dench

    Alan Bennett: Triple Bill

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By Alan Bennett
    • Narrated By Hugh Lloyd, Patricia Routledge, Judi Dench
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    Here are three classic Alan Bennett adaptations, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Included are "Say Something Happened", "Two in Torquay", and "A Visit from Miss Protheroe".

  • Lenny Henry in Othello (






UNABRIDGED) by William Shakespeare Narrated by Lenny Henry

    Lenny Henry in Othello

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Lenny Henry
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    This BBC Radio production stars much-loved actor and comedian Lenny Henry, who won the Evening Standard's Best Newcomer Award for his stunning performance as the tortured Moor. First performed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, it subsequently toured the country before arriving in London's West End where Henry received rave reviews.

    Steph B says: "I'm no longer scared of Shakespeare!"
  • 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"
  • Sotheby's: Bidding for Class (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert Lacey Narrated by Simon Prebble

    Sotheby's: Bidding for Class

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robert Lacey
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    In this splendid account of the world's oldest and richest auction house, Lacey brings to life the personalities, ambition and shrewd business dealings behind the glamour and the glitz. From its beginning in 18th century London as a modest book dealer, Sotheby's owes its rise to a succession of clever and colourful entrepreneurs who knew how to read the winds of economic change and sniff out buyers and sellers of the moment.

  • Mandy (






UNABRIDGED) by Claudy Conn Narrated by Laurel Schroeder

    Mandy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Claudy Conn
    • Narrated By Laurel Schroeder
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    Mandy's brother Ned is in trouble. He has been accused of murdering the woman who had been clearly trying to seduce him. Their guardian, the Duke of Margate, is summoned to help. Mandy had always assumed he was an old man. But, the duke was far from old. He was, in fact, virile, dashing, and oh so good looking. The duke enjoyed being a confirmed bachelor...and then he met Mandy. But, first things first - they had to prove Ned innocent.

  • Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson (






UNABRIDGED) by Peter Ames Carlin Narrated by Bronson Pinchot

    Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Peter Ames Carlin
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
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    In Catch a Wave, Peter Ames Carlin pulls back the curtain on Brian Wilson, one of popular music's most revered luminaries, as well as its biggest mystery. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and never-before heard studio recordings, Carlin follows the Beach Boys from their earliest days through Brian's deepening emotional problems to his triumphant re-emergence with the release of Smile, the legendarily unreleased album he had originally shelved.

  • Hurray for Raw Foods and Raw Veganism!: 40 Poems (






UNABRIDGED) by Andrew Bushard Narrated by Mollie Christopher

    Hurray for Raw Foods and Raw Veganism!: 40 Poems

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By Andrew Bushard
    • Narrated By Mollie Christopher
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    When you combine two great things, veganism and the raw food diet, you get something even greater yet - raw veganism. Raw veganism can take the world by storm. Other books focus on explaining raw veganism and providing raw vegan recipes; this audiobook focuses on celebrating raw veganism through poetry.

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  • A Mothers Loss - Volume 1 & 2: Take My Hand and Allow Me to Lead You the Way Towards Comfort and Recovery (






UNABRIDGED) by Annie Mitchell Narrated by Cromerty York

    A Mothers Loss - Volume 1 & 2: Take My Hand and Allow Me to Lead You the Way Towards Comfort and Recovery

    • UNABRIDGED (59 mins)
    • By Annie Mitchell
    • Narrated By Cromerty York
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    This little collection of Poetry has been written with mothers in mind and others seeking comfort and support after loss of a child at any age including stillborn and miscarriage. It is a useful product and gift for any parent to express their love for their child. Sometimes when we are faced with a loss such as a child, we find we are overwhelmed with grief which may close down our ability to find the proper words to express our love for our child, as this is what happened to myself.

  • 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.