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  • Charles Dickens: The BBC Radio Drama Collection: Volume One

  • Classic Drama from the BBC Radio Archive
  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, full cast, Pam Ferris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Powerful full-cast radio dramatisations of four of Charles Dickens' most famous novels. Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned novelists of all time, and this first volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes four of his best loved stories. The Pickwick Papers. Mr Samuel Pickwick, founder of the Pickwick Club, forms a Corresponding Society for members to report back about their travels. So begins the chronicle of their hilariously comic journeys.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By CHRIS on 11-02-16

Dickens Collection

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-06-17

Loved this collection. Good to know the real story of Oliver Twist! What a writer.

  • Anna Karenina

  • By: Leo Tolstoy
  • Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • Length: 35 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 232

Leo Tolstoy's classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature. Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine, the unhappily married Anna Karenina, and her tragic affair with dashing Count Vronsky.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A book for reading

  • By S. Perry on 22-04-17

Anna Katenina

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-05-17

Got a bit lost with some of this. Could have done with knowing a bit about the Russian revolution before listening.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Far From the Madding Crowd

  • By: Thomas Hardy
  • Narrated by: Jamie Parker
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

In a remote corner of early Victorian England, where traditional practices remain untouched by time, Bathsheba Everdene stands out as a beacon of female independence and self-reliance. However, when confronted with three suitors, among them the dashing Sergeant Troy, she shows a reckless capriciousness that threatens the stability of the whole community. Published in 1874, and an immediate best seller, Far From the Madding Crowd established Thomas Hardy as one of Britain's foremost novelists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great reading/performance by Jamie Parker.

  • By smileyguillum on 03-10-16

Far from the madding crowd

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-17

This book was brilliantly read and i found myself totally immersed in the story. Loved it.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Wuthering Heights

  • By: Emily Brontë
  • Narrated by: Patricia Routledge
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402

The passionate and tragic story of Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff is one of the high points of 19th-century Romantic literature. In the relationship of Cathy and Heathcliff, and in the wild, bleak Yorkshire Moors of its setting, Wuthering Heights creates a world of its own, conceived with a disregard for convention and an instinct for poetry and the darkest depths of the human soul in torment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best performance

  • By chloe67 on 11-11-15

Wuthering Heights

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-17

First ever audio book. Loved it! Would have struggled to read the accent bits myself but this brought it to life.