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  • Classic Radio Sci-Fi: The Time Machine (Dramatised) | H.G. Wells

    Classic Radio Sci-Fi: The Time Machine (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 40 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister, William Gaunt
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    It opens in 1943, when Wells is recording a talk for the Home Service in which he questions mankind's future. After the broadcast, he spends the evening with American journalist Martha, and tells her the astonishing news that his bestselling book The Time Machine was not fantasy but fact. Wells explains that he was actually present at the dinner party in Richmond fifty years earlier, when the Time Traveller returned from his first fateful journey into the future.

    steve says: "great adaption "
  • The Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald

    The Great Gatsby

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By F Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    When The Great Gatsby was published, commercially it was a failure but critically it was a success. It is still the most admired and well-read of all Scott Fitzgerald's novels and it is considered a handbook of the 'Jazz Age'. Scott Fitzgerald put much of himself and his life into the book. He created the character of Jay Gatsby to illustrate his own experiences of the illusory and morally bankrupt aspects of 1920s' America, and the character of Nick Carraway to show his disapproval of its destructive effects.

  • Nature Girl | Carl Hiaasen

    Nature Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    Honey Santana is determined to set up her own tour business, paddling tourists around the Florida Everglades in ocean kayaks. The result is a kayaking trip from hell, and an unplanned overnight stay on Dismal Key, one of the Everglades' islands.

    Vyonne says: "hilarious"
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Read | John Harding

    The Girl Who Couldn't Read

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Harding
    • Narrated By William Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    New England, 1890. Doctor John Shepherd arrives at a women's mental hospital to begin work as assistant to the owner. As Shepherd struggles to conceal his secrets, he finds the asylum has plenty of its own. Intrigued by a girl who is fascinated by books but cannot read, Shepherd embarks upon an experiment to help her. In this chilling literary thriller everyone has something to hide and no one is what they seem.

    Charlotte Brown says: "Gloriously Grim & Bleak"
  • Orfeo | Richard Powers

    Orfeo

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Richard Powers
    • Narrated By William Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Seventy-year old avant-garde composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police outside. His DIY microbiology lab has come to the attention of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid on his house, Els flees and turns fugitive, waiting for the evidence to clear him and for the alarm surrounding his activities to blow over. But alarm turns to national hysteria.

    Paul Chester says: "A sophisticated and enjoyable listen/read!"
  • Cymbeline (BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3) | William Shakespeare

    Cymbeline (BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis, Nia Roberts, William Houston, and others
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    A BBC Radio 3 full-cast dramatisation of Shakespeare's classic 'Cymbeline', starring Bill Wallis. Originally broadcast in December 2006 as part of the 'Drama on 3' collection.Shakespeare's play, set during the Roman invasion of Britain, centres around the banishment of the man who has incurred the wrath of the king by secretly marrying his daughter. Confusion follows in an intricate plot in which nobody is quite who they seem to be.

  • Honour Among Thieves | Jeffrey Archer

    Honour Among Thieves

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    The time, 1993. The place, Washington, D.C. Of the adversaries in the Gulf War, the sole survivor is Saddam Hussein. And Saddam is planning a revenge so diabolical that the United States will be left with no choice but to retaliate.

  • At the Mountains of Madness | H. P. Lovecraft

    At the Mountains of Madness

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated By William Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    At the Mountains of Madness first appeared in 1936, in the February, March and April editions of the American magazine Astounding Stories. One of H.P. Lovecraft's most chilling works, it draws on Edgar Allan Poe's Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, as well as Lovecraft's deep fascination with the Antarctic. The sinister discoveries made by a group of explorers in At the Mountains of Madness are testament to the author's enormous powers of imagination.

    C. P. McGregor says: "Wearisome Tosh"
  • The Fall of the House of Usher | Edgar Allan Poe

    The Fall of the House of Usher

    • UNABRIDGED (50 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    This is a story from the Fall of the House of Usher collection. The horrors of the Spanish Inquisition, with its dungeon of death, and the overhanging gloom on the House of Usher demonstrate unforgettably the unique imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Unerringly, he touches upon some of our greatest nightmares: Premature burial, ghostly transformation, words from beyond the grave. Written in the 1840s, they have retained their power to shock and frighten even now.

  • What Comes Next | John Katzenbach

    What Comes Next

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By John Katzenbach
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    A retired university professor has just been diagnosed with a rare degenerative disease. Returning home from the doctor's office, he witnesses a pretty young girl being kidnapped. Believing the police are dragging their feet, he vows to find her on his own. He knows that if he doesn't act, she may never be found alive. Jennifer Riggins, the kidnapped girl, is being held prisoner by a depraved couple who have started an exclusive website called What Comes Next. Viewers can watch her terrifying ordeal in real time.

    Gavingks says: "Great idea for a story spoilt by holding back"
  • World In the Balance: The Historic Quest for an Absolute System of Measurement | Robert P. Crease

    World In the Balance: The Historic Quest for an Absolute System of Measurement

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Robert P. Crease
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    The epic story of the invention of a global network of weights, scales, and instruments for measurement.

    Millions of transactions each day depend on a reliable network of weights and measures. This network has been called a greater invention than the steam engine, comparable only to the development of the printing press.

  • Larry's Party | Carol Shields

    Larry's Party

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Carol Shields
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    Larry's Party covers the life of Larry Weller, a modern man in the 20th century. Following Larry between the ages of 27 and 47, from 1977 to 1997, the novel illustrates what it's like to be a man in Larry's era, and how men have had to change; exploring how masculinity is defined in the post-feminist world. Read by William Roberts.

  • The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Stories | H. P. Lovecraft

    The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    H.P. Lovecraft never found fame during his lifetime and died in 1937 in relative obscurity. But in the decades that followed his death, his importance as a unique and original visionary in the genre of science fantasy and 'weird fiction' has grown monumentally, so that even talents such as author Stephen King and film-maker John Carpenter have described him as a prime influence upon their creative lives. Here, then, is a selection of his stories.

  • Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917 | Michael Punke

    Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Michael Punke
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    From the number-one international best-selling author of The Revenant - the book that inspired the award-winning movie - comes the remarkable true story of the worst mining disaster in American history. In 1917, the lives of a company of miners changed forever when the underground labyrinth of tunnels in which they worked burst into flames. Within an hour, more than 400 men would be locked in a battle to survive. Within three days, 164 of them would be dead.

    Suzy says: "Great narration"
  • Classic Tales of Horror | Robert Bloch,Charles L. Grant,David Drake,Henry Kuttner,Ray Bradbury,Ramsey M. Campbell,C. Kornbluth,Robert Silverberg,Martin Greenberg

    Classic Tales of Horror

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Robert Bloch, Charles L. Grant, David Drake, and others
    • Narrated By Juliet Mills, Robert Forster, Roscoe Lee Browne, and others
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    This collection of classic horror stories is sure to give you goose bumps, raise the hair on the back of your neck, and put some fright in your night. Includes Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch, Coin of the Realm by Charles L. Grant, Something Had to be Done by David Drake, The Graveyard Rats by Henry Kuttner, The Small Assassin by Ray Bradbury, Calling Card by Ramsey Campbell, The Words of Guru by C.M. Kornbluth, and Passengers by Robert Silverberg.

  • Johnny Montana: A Western Story | Michael Zimmer

    Johnny Montana: A Western Story

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Michael Zimmer
    • Narrated By William Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the Redhawk Mining District, he is known as Johnny Montana. It is the name given to him by those who followed him to the Northwest gold fields in the spring of 1863. Now, with a harsh Montana winter about to descend upon them, all Johnny and his partners want to do is go home. And all that stands in their way is a highly organized gang of thieves and murderers. Others have tried to escape the Redhawk District with their summer's cache of gold, but none have succeeded. Now they are turning to one man, asking him to accomplish what heavily-armed parties have so far failed to achieve - get their gold out of Montana, before the outlaws come for it.

  • The Naked Face | Sidney Sheldon

    The Naked Face

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Sidney Sheldon
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    Hanson died quickly - with a knife in his back. Carole was next - covered with acid and tortured to death. Now it's Judd's turn - a New York pschoanalyst, he'd known them both. Two faceless executioners on a murderous mission, searching for a secret which is unknown to Judd. Not safe at home or at work, Judd feels his professional grip slipping while he faces constant threat of imminent attack. To whom can he ultimately turn?

    Zoska says: "Very good Sheldon"
  • Bartleby the Scrivener and Other Stories | Herman Melville

    Bartleby the Scrivener and Other Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Herman Melville
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    Herman Melville is now seen as one of the great figures in American literature, a man who expanded the role of the novel and gave new and complex depths to the meaning of a story. His best work uses the form of the novel or the story as a means of carrying and discussing concerns about the nature of humanity, the role of God, and a sometimes satiric, sometimes bitter, examination of colonialism and capitalism.

  • Billy Budd, Sailor | Herman Melville

    Billy Budd, Sailor

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Herman Melville
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    Written some 40 years after Moby Dick, Melville's Billy Budd is a moving tale of good versus evil. Set aboard a British navy ship at the end of the eighteenth century, a young, innocent sailor's charm and good nature put the men around him at ease. Ship life agreed with Billy. He made friends quickly and was well liked, which infuriated John Claggart, the ship's cold-blooded superior officer.

  • The Fall of the House of Usher & The Pit and the Pendulum | Edgar Allan Poe

    The Fall of the House of Usher & The Pit and the Pendulum

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    The horrors of the Spanish Inquisition, with its dungeon of death, and the overhanging gloom on the House of Usher demonstrate unforgettably the unique imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Unerringly, he touches upon some of our greatest nightmares - premature burial, ghostly transformation, words from beyond the grave. Written in the 1840s, they have retained their power to shock and frighten even now.

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