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  • SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to An Inspector Calls (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options) (






UNABRIDGED) by J.B. Priestley, Gil Maine Narrated by Full-Cast Drama
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    SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to An Inspector Calls (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By J.B. Priestley, Gil Maine
    • Narrated By Full-Cast Drama
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    Combined for great value! The multi award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options. This is a full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play. Peel away the layers of Priestley's complex drama to appreciate this powerful warning, wrapped up in the genre of a gripping detective story, and truly understand that "We don't live alone. We are members of one body."

  • 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."
  • Under Milk Wood and Other Plays (






UNABRIDGED) by Dylan Thomas Narrated by Dylan Thomas, Richard Bebb, Richard Burton, Hugh Griffith
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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..."
  • Seven Ages: An Anthology of Poetry with Music (Unabridged Selections)  by William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Ted Hughes Narrated by Ralph Fiennes, Dame Judi Dench
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    Seven Ages: An Anthology of Poetry with Music (Unabridged Selections)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Ted Hughes
    • Narrated By Ralph Fiennes, Dame Judi Dench
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    This highly entertaining anthology of verse is the comic, tragic, tender, and telling story of life's seven ages, from childhood to old age. Within the framework of Shakespeare's speech, "The Seven Ages of Man," performed by Sir Ian McKellen, are 150 great poems from all ages, from Chaucer to Emily Dickinson to Walt Whitman and many others. The poem are presented by the finest cast ever assembled on one recording and includes Ralph Fiennes, Dame Judi Dench, John Cleese, Michael Caine, and more.

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  • Bleak Expectations: The Complete Second Series  by Mark Evans Narrated by Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, Geoffrey Whitehead, Richard Johnson, Tom Allen, James Bachman
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    Bleak Expectations: The Complete Second Series

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Mark Evans
    • Narrated By Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, Geoffrey Whitehead, and others
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    Bleak Expectations is the remarkable adventures of young Philip Bin as he struggles to rescue himself and his sisters from the plotting of his guardian, the scheming, evil and badly-named Mr Gently Benevolent, and the blood-curdling Hardthrasher brothers.

    Sm says: "Hilarious"
  • The Divine Comedy (






UNABRIDGED) by Dante Alighieri Narrated by Ralph Cosham
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    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 War of the Worlds: Classic Radio Sci-Fi (Dramatised)  by H. G. Wells
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    The War of the Worlds: Classic Radio Sci-Fi (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
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    When a Martian spacecraft lands on Woking Common, mankind is terrorised by aliens in tall, armoured capsules which stalk the countryside on three legs. The machines wreak havoc on London and the Southern Counties, and survivors are driven underground. Scientist John Nicholson (Paul Daneman) tells how he was plunged into a paralysing nightmare of stark terror, savage madness and utter destruction.

    Ian Kershaw says: "Fantastic"
  • Creativity Inc. (






UNABRIDGED) by Ed Catmull Narrated by Peter Altschuler
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    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.

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  • The Richard Burton Poetry Collection (






UNABRIDGED) by Samuel Coleridge, Thomas Hardy, John Donne Narrated by Richard Burton
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    The Richard Burton Poetry Collection

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    • By Samuel Coleridge, Thomas Hardy, John Donne
    • Narrated By Richard Burton
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    Richard Burton reads from Hardy and Donne, and performs a wonderful unabridged version of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (along with Robert Hardy and John Neville).

    Blackbird says: "Could have been perfect"
  • 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"
  • BBC Radio Crimes: A Charles Paris Mystery: The Dead Side of the Mic  by Simon Brett, Jeremy Front (adaptation) Narrated by Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, Charlotte Green
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    BBC Radio Crimes: A Charles Paris Mystery: The Dead Side of the Mic

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Simon Brett, Jeremy Front (adaptation)
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden, Charlotte Green
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    Actor and reluctant sleuth Charles Paris is facing chaos on the domestic front. He's lodging with his ex-wife Frances, and now their pregnant daughter has moved in as well. It's all a bit much.... So he is over the moon when he lands a job on the BBC Radio Rep - but the ink is barely dry on his contract when a murder takes place in Broadcasting House. A young female studio manager is found dead in an editing suite, and Charles steps in to investigate....

    Helen says: "Great fun"
  • 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!"
  • An Actor's Life (






UNABRIDGED) by Ken Colley Narrated by Ken Colley
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    An Actor's Life

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    • By Ken Colley
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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
    • Narrated By Melissa Leventhal
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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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    • By Jean Shaw
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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

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Jean Shaw
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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)

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    • 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...