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  • "It still send shivers half a centur..."

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    As a teenager in the fifties I heard the original broadcast; the following day at school my friends and I could talk of little else; our excitement at this magical experience of this new work was palpable. The book became - and remains - a treasured possession and I have heard and seen other productions. Investing in the Audible version so long after I wondered how my experience would stand up to my memories. All I can say is that the original excitement returned and the shivers remained...

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    Under Milk Wood and Other Plays

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dylan Thomas
    • Narrated By Dylan Thomas, Richard Bebb, Richard Burton, and others
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    Under Milk Wood is Dylan Thomas's undisputed and unforgettable masterpiece - an affectionate, but hilarious portrait of a small Welsh town. The classic 1954 recording, featuring a perfect cast led by Richard Burton as "First Voice", is rightly considered to be definitive. This collection also includes two earlier radio programs: Return Journey to Swansea and Quite Early One Morning, read by Dylan Thomas and others.

    Richard says: "It still send shivers half a century later..."
  • "A classic"

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    One of my earliest Audible purchases and still among the most memorable. I often return to dip into the novels again. A beautiful production catching the humour, drama and poignancy of Thackery. The quality of the acting is superb and an excellent way to enter the span of this classic sequence. Do not hesitate to enjoy this production whether you are already a lover of the major nineteenth century novels or a newcomer to this world.

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    The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation)

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    • 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!"
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