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  • Human Universe | Professor Brian Cox,Andrew Cohen

    Human Universe

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
    • Narrated By Samuel West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum, the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from. What is a human being? Objectively, nothing of consequence. Particles of dust in an infinite arena, present for an instant in eternity.

  • Brighton Rock | Graham Greene

    Brighton Rock

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Samuel West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    An unabridged audio edition of Graham Greene's classic gang-war thriller. A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold, who is determined to avenge a death.... Read by Samuel West.

  • Forces of Nature | Professor Brian Cox,Andrew Cohen

    Forces of Nature

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
    • Narrated By Samuel West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Professor Brian Cox uncovers some of the most extraordinary natural events on Earth and in the universe and beyond. From the immensity of the universe and the roundness of Earth to the form of every single snowflake, the forces of nature shape everything we see. Pushed to extremes, the results are astonishing. In seeking to understand the everyday world, the colours, structure, behaviour and history of our home, we develop the knowledge and techniques necessary to step beyond the everyday.

  • Black Beauty: An Audible Original Drama | Anna Sewell,R. D. Carstairs - adaptation

    Black Beauty: An Audible Original Drama

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Anna Sewell, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
    • Narrated By Samuel West, Samantha Bond, Tamzin Outhwaite, and others
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    Framed as a first-person narrative from the eponymous horse, this much-loved family classic follows Black Beauty's journey from a well-born colt to a painfully overworked cab horse. Brimming with vivid detail and relatable characters, each chapter of Black Beauty's long and varied life communicates an important message about kindness, sympathy and understanding.

  • The Wind Singer: The Wind on Fire Trilogy, Book 1 | William Nicholson

    The Wind Singer: The Wind on Fire Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By William Nicholson
    • Narrated By Samuel West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In Aramanth, exams are everything. When Kestrel rebels, her family are sentenced to the harshest punishment. To save them, Kestrel learns the secret of the wind singer and she sets out to discover the true source of the evil that grips Aramanth.

  • Last Bus to Woodstock

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Colin Dexter
    • Narrated By Samuel West
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    The death of Sylvia Kaye figured dramatically in Thursday afternoon's edition of the Oxford Mail. By Friday evening Inspector Morse had informed the nation that the police were looking for a dangerous man - facing charges of willful murder, sexual assault and rape. But as the obvious leads fade into twilight and darkness, Morse becomes more and more convinced that passion holds the key....

  • The Ice | Laline Paull

    The Ice

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Laline Paull
    • Narrated By Samuel West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It's the day after tomorrow, and the Arctic sea ice has melted. While global business carves up the new frontier, cruise ships race each other to ever-rarer wildlife sightings. The passengers of the Vanir have come seeking a polar bear. What they find is even more astonishing: a dead body. It is Tom Harding, lost in an accident three years ago and now revealed by the melting ice of Midgard glacier. Tom had come to Midgard to help launch the new venture of his best friend of 30 years, Sean Cawson - a man whose business relies on discretion.

  • Grimm Tales for Young and Old | Philip Pullman

    Grimm Tales for Young and Old

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Samuel West
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    In this enchanting selection of fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman presents his 50 favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm in a 'clear as water' retelling, making them feel fresh and unfamiliar with his dark, distinctive voice.

  • No Night Is Too Long | Barbara Vine

    No Night Is Too Long

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Barbara Vine
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings, Shelley Thomson, Samuel West
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    Tim Cornish thought he'd gotten away with murder. For months after he'd killed his lover off the Alaskan coast, there hadn't been a word. But then the letters started to arrive. It seems that someone knows what Tim has done.... This compelling thriller delivers such a dark picture of romantic love that murder seems its natural mate. Frightening, suspenseful, and deeply unsettling, No Night Is Too Long is a modern crime masterpiece and will be enjoyed by readers of P. D. James and Ian Rankin.

  • Much Ado about Nothing: Arkangel Shakespeare | William Shakespeare

    Much Ado about Nothing: Arkangel Shakespeare

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Saskia Reeves, Samuel West, Paul Jesson, and others
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    Young Claudio has fallen for the lovely heiress Hero, who also loves him. Their path to the altar looks smooth, until the evil Don John intervenes. All ends happily, thanks to his incompetent assassins and the lucky discoveries of the bungling constable Dogberry. Central to the play, one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies, are Beatrice and Benedick, masters of wit and sworn foes to marriage - until a plot is hatched to bring them together.

  • The Swimming Pool Library | Alan Hollinghurst

    The Swimming Pool Library

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated By Samuel West
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    This novel centres on the friendship of William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity, and the elderly Lord Nantwich, who is searching for someone to write his biography.

  • For Your Eyes Only and Other Stories (with Interview) | Ian Fleming

    For Your Eyes Only and Other Stories (with Interview)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ian Fleming
    • Narrated By Samuel West
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    When sudden emergencies arise, James Bond is there to meet them. Whether dealing with the assassination of a Cuban thug in America, the destruction of an international heroin ring or a mysterious death in the Seychelles, 007 gets the job done in his own unmistakable style. Contains the short stories: From a View to a Kill; For Your Eyes Only; Quantum of Solace; Risico and The Hildebrand Rarity.

  • Toads Revisited | Philip Larkin

    Toads Revisited

    • ORIGINAL (1 min)
    • By Philip Larkin
    • Narrated By Samuel West
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    Samuel West reads Philip Larkin's Toads Revisited. The Poetry Hour brings together outstanding actors and internationally renowned poetry from literary greats. From T.S. Eliot to Sylvia Plath, there's something for every mood.

  • The Great Poets: John Keats | John Keats

    The Great Poets: John Keats

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By John Keats
    • Narrated By Samuel West, Michael Sheen
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    John Keats was largely unappreciated during his lifetime and died in Rome at the age of 26. Most of his 150 poems were written in just nine extraordinary months in 1819. This selection contains some of his finest works, including the principal "Odes", "La Belle Dame Sans Merci", "Old Meg", and "Much Have I Travelled".

  • This Be The Verse | Philip Larkin

    This Be The Verse

    • ORIGINAL
    • By Philip Larkin
    • Narrated By Samuel West
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    Samuel West reads Philip Larkin's This Be The Verse. The Poetry Hour brings together outstanding actors and internationally renowned poetry from literary greats. From T.S. Eliot to Sylvia Plath, there's something for every mood.

  • Part of the Furniture | Mary Wesley

    Part of the Furniture

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mary Wesley
    • Narrated By Samuel West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Juno Marlowe hurries away from the thundering planes overhead, having just said goodbye to the two men she has always loved. She finds herself rescued by a stranger, frail and older than his years, who offers the protection of his house and a little more.

  • Five Days in May (Dramatised) | Matthew Solon

    Five Days in May (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (57 mins)
    • By Matthew Solon
    • Narrated By Samuel West, Nicholas Boulton, Gerard Kelly, and others
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    Written by Matthew Solon. This play tells the story of the tense negotiation that followed the 2010 general election, which led to the country's first post-war coalition. Based on interviews with those who were at the meetings, political journalists and on published material - and using actors to play all the key characters - this is a compelling account of those five momentous days in May.

  • BBC Radio Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice (Dramatised) | William Shakespeare

    BBC Radio Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 1 min)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Warren Mitchell, Martin Jarvis, Samuel West, and others
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    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.

  • Just So Stories: Samuel West reads a selection of Just So Stories | Rudyard Kipling

    Just So Stories: Samuel West reads a selection of Just So Stories

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated By Samuel West
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    Samuel West reads ten of Rudyard Kipling's famous tales, as broadcast on BBC Radio 4. "How the Whale Got His Throat", "How the Leopard Got His Spots", "The Beginning of the Armadillos", "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin", "The Cat That Walked By Himself", "How the Camel Got His Hump", "The Crab That Played With The Sea", "The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo", "The Butterfly That Stamped", "The Elephant's Child".

  • The Woodlanders | Thomas Hardy

    The Woodlanders

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Samuel West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Set in the Dorset landscape familiar to Hardy novels, The Woodlanders concerns the fortunes of Giles Winterborne, whose love for the well-do-do Grace Melbury is challenged by the arrival of a dashing and dissolute doctor, Edred Fitzpiers. When the mysterious Mrs Charmond further complicates the romantic entanglements, marital choice and class mobility become inextricably linked.

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