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  • Miriam Margolyes: Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview | Robin Morgan

    Miriam Margolyes: Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Robin Morgan
    • Narrated By Miriam Margolyes
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    The legendary Miriam Margolyes joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss her career, Maggie Smith, and her involvement in a new audiobook project with a series of letters unearthed by the National Archives.

    Bookaholic says: "Enigmatic woman"
  • The Art of Creative Thinking | Rod Judkins

    The Art of Creative Thinking

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Rod Judkins
    • Narrated By Phil Fox
    Overall
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    (159)
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    The secrets of creative thinking by a lecturer at the world famous St. Martin's College of Art who has spent a lifetime researching innovative thinkers. A scuba-diving company faces bankruptcy because sharks have infested the area. Solution? Open the world's first extreme diving school. The Art of Creative Thinking reveals how we can transform ourselves, our businesses, and our society through a deeper understanding of human creativity.

    D. Oliver says: "Intelligent, thought provoking fun. "
  • The Gruffalo | Julia Donaldson

    The Gruffalo

    • UNABRIDGED (16 mins)
    • By Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated By Imelda Staunten
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    (55)
    Story
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    Here's a rhyming story of a mouse and a monster. Little mouse goes for a walk in a dangerous forest. To scare off his enemies, he invents tales of a fantastical creature called the Gruffalo. So imagine his surprise when he meets the real Gruffalo.

    Lukrecija Lunn says: "Amazing reading!"
  • Creativity Inc. | Ed Catmull

    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.

    Lukasz Hawro says: "Breaking the concrete"
  • Ruby Wax: Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview | Robin Morgan

    Ruby Wax: Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview

    • ORIGINAL (19 mins)
    • By Robin Morgan
    • Narrated By Ruby Wax
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    TV celebrity and national treasure Ruby Wax joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss her new book, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled.

    John says: "Ruby......................."
  • Alan Bennett: Plays: BBC Radio Dramatisations | Alan Bennett

    Alan Bennett: Plays: BBC Radio Dramatisations

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Alan Bennett
    • Narrated By John Gielgud, Maggie Smith, Patricia Routledge
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    (80)
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    (71)
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    A unique collection of 12 full-cast BBC Radio productions of plays by Alan Bennett. The titles are: 40 Years On, A Visit from Miss Prothero, Say Something Happened, Kafka's Dick, Two in Torquay, The Madness of George III, The History Boys, An Englishman Abroad, A Question of Attribution, The Lady in the Van, Cocktail Sticks and The Last of the Sun.

    Jean Trueman says: "A joy to listen to"
  • The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation) | Anthony Trollope

    The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation)

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Anna Massey, Alex Jennings
    Overall
    (540)
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    (223)
    Story
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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 Henderson says: "Barchester comes alive!"
  • Derren Brown: Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview | Robin Morgan

    Derren Brown: Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview

    • ORIGINAL (23 mins)
    • By Robin Morgan
    • Narrated By Derren Brown
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (21)

    The hypnotist, magician and illusionist Derren Brown tours the UK every year with a sell-out stage show, hosts must-see television specials and is the author of several books on magic and mind power.He joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss his latest book Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine.

    Stephen Waud says: "looking forward to the book Happy but......."
  • The Odyssey |  Homer,Robert Fagles - translator

    The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated By Ian McKellen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (22)
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    (21)
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    The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a veteran of the Trojan War, who - through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods - makes his tortuous way home to his faithful wife, Penelope. Shipwrecked numerous times, faced with apparently insurmountable obstacles, offered the temptations of ease, comfort, and even immortality, Odysseus remains steadfast and determined. Themes of courage and perseverance, fidelity and fortitude.

    Beth Morgan says: "Strange Chapters"
  • My Sporting Life with Michael Owen | Danny Kelly,Michael Owen

    My Sporting Life with Michael Owen

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • By Danny Kelly, Michael Owen
    • Narrated By Danny Kelly
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    In this edition of talkSPORT's My Sporting Life, Danny Kelly talks to one of Welsh rugby's modern-day heroes, captain of the 2005 Grand Slam winning side, Michael Owen.

    Nigel says: "Book review"
  • The Incomplete Tim Key: About 300 of His Poetical Gems and What-Nots | Tim Key

    The Incomplete Tim Key: About 300 of His Poetical Gems and What-Nots

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Tim Key
    • Narrated By Tim Key
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    A wildly original poetry collection written and read by one of the UK's most exciting young comics. A poet who favours dark suits, lager and long hot baths, he works on BBC Four in Charlie Brooker's Newswipe and on Radio 4, doing his late night poetry show. In 2009 he won the Edinburgh Comedy Award for his poetical recital The Slutcracker and has filmed some of his verse in black and white to overwhelming critical approval.

    Jake A. Holdridge says: "Audiobook version is a must"
  • 1971 - Never a Dull Moment: Rock's Golden Year | David Hepworth

    1971 - Never a Dull Moment: Rock's Golden Year

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By David Hepworth
    • Narrated By David Hepworth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The '60s ended a year late - on New Year's Eve 1970, when Paul McCartney initiated proceedings to wind up The Beatles. Music would never be the same again. The next day would see the dawning of a new era. Nineteen seventy-one saw the release of more monumental albums than any year before or since and the establishment of a pantheon of stars to dominate the next 40 years - Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Marvin Gaye, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Rod Stewart, the solo Beatles and more.

    Colin says: "An Amazing Era..."
  • Sir Derek Jacobi: Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview | Robin Morgan

    Sir Derek Jacobi: Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview

    • ORIGINAL (17 mins)
    • By Robin Morgan
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
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    (3)
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    (3)

    Sir Derek Jacobi, one of Britain's most distinguished performers on stage and screen. Primarily known for his work in the theatre, he's also made a number of films and perhaps is best known to television audiences for his iconic portrayal of the titular Roman emperor in I, Claudius. He joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss his illustrious career, including his work in audio on In Another Country and A Christmas Carol.

  • FREE: Audible Sessions with Joe Lycett: Exclusive interview | Joe Lycett,Maddie Hickish

    FREE: Audible Sessions with Joe Lycett: Exclusive interview

    • ORIGINAL (15 mins)
    • By Joe Lycett, Maddie Hickish
    • Narrated By Joe Lycett, Maddie Hickish
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    Maddie Hickish chats to the comedian Joe Lycett in the Audible Studios. His debut book Parsnips Buttered, successfully solves all of modern life's problems.

  • How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition |  The Great Courses

    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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    (129)
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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"
  • Andy McNab: Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview | Robin Morgan

    Andy McNab: Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview

    • ORIGINAL (32 mins)
    • By Robin Morgan
    • Narrated By Andy McNab
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    (12)
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    Andy McNab joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios for an exclusive interview. Left on the steps of Guys Hospital as a baby, Andy McNab went on to become a soldier and a member of the SAS, at the heart of some of the most significant conflicts of recent times. His first book, Brave Two Zero, was a true publishing sensation and he has since gone on to publish fiction and non-fiction at a prolific rate.

    Alec Lumb says: "McNab - True Story"
  • R. R. Haywood: Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview | Elise Italiaander

    R. R. Haywood: Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview

    • ORIGINAL (16 mins)
    • By Elise Italiaander
    • Narrated By R. R. Haywood
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    Joining Elise Italiaander in the Audible Studios is author of the UK's best-selling zombie horror series The Undead. British writer R R Haywood has just made the quantum-leap into the time travel genre, where a young scientist in the year 2061 has to save the world from oblivion, with the help of three ordinary people from the past. Here he talks about his latest book, Extracted, as well as all things zombies, time travel and more.

    Angela Smith says: "funny and warm"
  • Macbeth | William Shakespeare

    Macbeth

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By James Marsters, Joanne Whalley, Josh Cooke, and others
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    (15)
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    Infamously known as the cursed Scottish play, Macbeth is perhaps Shakespeare's darkest tragedy. When General Macbeth is foretold by three witches that he will one day be King of Scotland, Lady Macbeth convinces him to get rid of anyone who could stand in his way - including committing regicide. As Macbeth ascends to the throne through bloody murder, he becomes a tyrant consumed by fear and paranoia.

    Ian Flanagan says: "Grr."
  • Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting | Robert McKee

    Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Robert McKee
    • Narrated By Robert McKee
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    Robert McKee's screenwriting workshops have earned him an international reputation for inspiring novices, refining works in progress, and putting major screenwriting careers back on track. Quincy Jones, Diane Keaton, Gloria Steinem, Julia Roberts, John Cleese, and David Bowie are just a few of his celebrity alumni. Writers, producers, development executives, and agents all flock to his lecture series, praising it as a mesmerizing and intense learning experience.

    David Cahill says: "Anatomy of Movies"
  • FREE: Audible Sessions with Irvine Welsh: Exclusive interview | Irvine Welsh,Robin Morgan

    FREE: Audible Sessions with Irvine Welsh: Exclusive interview

    • ORIGINAL (17 mins)
    • By Irvine Welsh, Robin Morgan
    • Narrated By Irvine Welsh, Robin Morgan
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    Novelist, playwright and short story writer Irvine Welsh joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss his latest book The Blade Artist, his involvement in the Trainspotting film sequel, and why he is inspired by bad writing. Possibly best known as the author of Trainspotting, in his latest novel The Blade Artist, we see the return of one of the most iconic characters from this story.

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