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The Outcasts of Time
- By: Ian Mortimer
- Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
- Length: 12 hrs
December 1348: With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and go to Hell. But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries - living each one of their remaining days 99 years after the last. John and William choose the future and find themselves in 1447, ignorant of almost everything going on....
Imaginative, thought-provoking historical fiction
- By Kirstine on 13-10-17
Moving and unusual Storyline.
An engrossing journey through time. John dealing with every hundred years is thought provoking and moving.
His experience of new things and visions of the old still visible after hundreds of years is familiar as history is all around us everyday.
His loss of loved ones is all to familiar and the kindness of strangers gives you hope in the human race on encountering John who most obviously did not belong in their time.
An Audience with Tony Benn
- By: Tony Benn
- Narrated by: Tony Benn
- Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
- Original Recording
After he announced his retirement to 'spend more time with politics', much-loved parliamentarian Tony Benn brought his unmistakable presence to the stage in a sell-out 'Evening with' event. His only props: a flask of tea, some rubbed tobacco, and his trademark pipe.... An Audience with Tony Benn is a mix of politics, opinion, and debate as the man himself explores issues of today spiced with memories of the past. He then fields questions from a live audience, answered with his usual mixture of insight, analysis, and piercing wit.
- By Faisal on 14-09-18
Heard Tony Benn speak once at a Rock Against Racism rally in Trafalgar Square London. I've been in love with him ever since.
We have lost one of the best of us and his speaking and writing is informed intelligent and humane. Politics has lost a man of integrity .