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  • Animal Farm | George Orwell

    Animal Farm

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By George Orwell
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Animal Farm is George Orwell's great socio-political allegory set in a farmyard where the animals decide to seize the farmer's land and create a co-operative that reaps the benefits of their combined labours. However, as with all great political plans, some animals see a bigger share of the rewards than others and the animals start to question their supposed utopia.

    Anthony says: "Brilliant classic, superbly read by Simon Callow"
  • My Life in Pieces: An Alternative Autobiography | Simon Callow

    My Life in Pieces: An Alternative Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Simon Callow
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    Drawing on a lifetime of writing about theatre and film, Callow takes us behind the curtain and behind the camera to introduce us to the performers and performances that have shaped him as an actor and as a public persona. They include giants like Orson Welles, Charles Dickens, Tommy Cooper, Charles Laughton and Laurence Olivier.

    Kirstine says: "An ideal book to be heard"
  • London: The Biography, Street Life and the People | Peter Ackroyd

    London: The Biography, Street Life and the People

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
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    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

    Matt D says: "Drenched in Detail"
  • London: The Biography, Districts and Suburbs | Peter Ackroyd

    London: The Biography, Districts and Suburbs

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (11)

    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

  • Tales of the Peculiar | Ransom Riggs

    Tales of the Peculiar

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ransom Riggs
    • Narrated By Bruce Mann, Garrick Hagon, Simon Callow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs, read by Simon Callow, Garrick Hagon and Bruce Mann. In this collection of fairy tales, Ransom Riggs invites you to uncover hidden legends of the peculiar world. A fork-tongued princess, a girl who talks to ghosts and wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars are just a few of the characters whose stories will have you hooked.

    K. Bridges says: "Totally wonderful"
  • Thames: Sacred River, Volume 1: The Mirror of History | Peter Ackroyd

    Thames: Sacred River, Volume 1: The Mirror of History

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
    Overall
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    The Thames has been a highway, a frontier, and an attack route; it has been a playground and a sewer, a source of water and a source of power. Every stretch has its own character, atmosphere and stories. Thames: Sacred River explores the river from source to sea. Peter Ackroyd, best-selling author of London: The Biography, tells the story of the river and the people who have lived on and by it over the centuries.

    Edgar Livingstone says: "An ent"
  • Shakespeare: The Biography, Aspiring Spirit: From Stratford to London, Volume I | Peter Ackroyd

    Shakespeare: The Biography, Aspiring Spirit: From Stratford to London, Volume I

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Peter Ackroyd's insightful new biography positions Shakespeare in the close context of his world. In this way, Ackroyd not only richly conjures up the texture of Shakespeare's life, but also imparts an amazing amount of vivid, interesting material about place, period and background. Walk with Ackroyd through sixteenth century London and Stratford as he uncovers the intimate circumstances of Shakespeare's life.

    Soranus says: "Masterly Written and Performed"
  • Hordes of the Things | A. P. R. Marshall,J. H. W. Lloyd

    Hordes of the Things

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 56 mins)
    • By A. P. R. Marshall, J. H. W. Lloyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    The kingdom of Albion is under threat from The Evil One. The elves have trusted the kingdom with a mystic device (the number seven) and have entrusted a wizard by the name of Radox The Green to find a hero to save the land, in the shape of Agar Son of Athar. The series consists of four half-hour episodes or "Chronicles", originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

    Miss R Rozier says: "great"
  • London: The Biography, Foundations | Peter Ackroyd

    London: The Biography, Foundations

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (18)

    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

    Nigel says: "Get under the skin of a city"
  • Shakespeare: The Biography, A Muse of Fire: Successful Playwright and Businessman, Volume III | Peter Ackroyd

    Shakespeare: The Biography, A Muse of Fire: Successful Playwright and Businessman, Volume III

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
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    Peter Ackroyd's insightful new biography positions Shakespeare in the close context of his world. In this way, Ackroyd not only richly conjures up the texture of Shakespeare's life, but also imparts an amazing amount of vivid, interesting material about place, period and background. Walk with Ackroyd through sixteenth century London and Stratford as he uncovers the intimate circumstances of Shakespeare's life.

  • Thames: Sacred River, Volume 3: Shadows and Depths | Peter Ackroyd

    Thames: Sacred River, Volume 3: Shadows and Depths

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
    Overall
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    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The Thames has been a highway, a frontier, and an attack route; it has been a playground and a sewer, a source of water, and a source of power. Every stretch has its own character, atmosphere, and stories. Thames: Sacred River explores the river from source to sea. Peter Ackroyd, best-selling author of London: The Biography, tells the story of the river and the people who have lived on and by it over the centuries.

    Dwiver says: "Brilliantly written and read."
  • Orson Welles: The Road to Xanadu | Simon Callow

    Orson Welles: The Road to Xanadu

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Simon Callow
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    Insightful, incisive and enlightening, the first volume of Simon Callow's comprehensive biography of Orson Welles. Now in abridged audio, Callow's vastly entertaining chronicle of Welles's first 26 years seems even finer than it did in 1995. The author's ability to skewer his subject's evasions and lies while retaining critical affection for him is perhaps explained by the fact that Callow, an actor himself, understands the need to mythologise. Welles's innovative theatrical work in the 1930s has never been better described or analysed.

  • The Unopened Casebook of Sherlock Holmes | John Taylor

    The Unopened Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Taylor
    • Narrated By Simon Callow, Nicky Henson
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    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    Here are six extraordinary adventures, never revealed before, starring Simon Callow as Sherlock Holmes and Nicky Henson as Dr Watson, written by John Taylor.

    Andy Potter says: "A fine Holmes adventure. "
  • London: The Biography, Fire and Pestilence | Peter Ackroyd

    London: The Biography, Fire and Pestilence

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

  • English Passengers | Matthew Kneale

    English Passengers

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Matthew Kneale
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    The Reverend Geoffrey Wilson sets out from England, in the summer of 1857, with an expedition to find the Garden of Eden, which he is convinced lies on the island of Tasmania. Unknown to him, others in the party have very different agendas, notably the surgeon, Dr Potter, who is developing a revolutionary and sinister thesis of his own on the races of man.

    Gillian Stephen says: "Ruined by being abridged"
  • Thames: Sacred River, Volume 2: The Working River | Peter Ackroyd

    Thames: Sacred River, Volume 2: The Working River

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
    Overall
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    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The Thames has been a highway, a frontier, and an attack route; it has been a playground and a sewer, a source of water, and a source of power. Every stretch has its own character, atmosphere, and stories. Thames: Sacred River explores the river from source to sea. Peter Ackroyd, best-selling author of London: The Biography, tells the story of the river and the people who have lived on and by it over the centuries.

  • Being Wagner: The Triumph of the Will | Simon Callow

    Being Wagner: The Triumph of the Will

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Simon Callow
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Simon Callow plunges headlong into Wagner's world to discover what it was like to be Wagner and to be around one of music's most influential figures. During a wildly unpredictable 69-year life, Richard Wagner became the hero of his era and the official protagonist of a new unified Germany: his music was its music. The architect of the vast four-day, 15-hour epic, he unleashed through his thousands and thousands of words gods and dwarves, dragons and songbirds, maidens and female warriors on horseback.

  • London: The Biography, Trade and Enterprise | Peter Ackroyd

    London: The Biography, Trade and Enterprise

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

  • Charles Dickens: A Portrait in Letters | Charles Dickens,David Timson

    Charles Dickens: A Portrait in Letters

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens, David Timson
    • Narrated By David Timson, Simon Callow
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    Charles Dickens was a prolific writer of letters throughout his life. There are extant more than 13,000 letters that he wrote to friends, family, fellow authors, and actors as well as many letters written to people involved in good causes he espoused. In the hands of actor and writer Simon Callow, one of the most prominent Dickens interpreters of our time, this informative and entertaining selection shows Dickens in his many guises. We know Charles Dickens the author, but these letters offer a fascinating glimpse into Charles Dickens the man.

  • Shakespeare: The Biography, The Onlie Begetter: Literary Stardom and Royal Patronage, Volume IV | Peter Ackroyd

    Shakespeare: The Biography, The Onlie Begetter: Literary Stardom and Royal Patronage, Volume IV

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Peter Ackroyd's insightful new biography positions Shakespeare in the close context of his world. In this way, Ackroyd not only richly conjures up the texture of Shakespeare's life, but also imparts an amazing amount of vivid, interesting material about place, period and background. Walk with Ackroyd through sixteenth century London and Stratford as he uncovers the intimate circumstances of Shakespeare's life.

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