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  • Blackadder II

  • By: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton
  • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Full Cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 167

England 1558-1603. The filthy genes of the Blackadder dynasty bubble to the surface of history's melting pot as Lord Edmund, arrogant peer-about-town, swaggers with a big head and small beard in search of grace and favour from the stark raving mad Queen Bess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Tangerine on 07-04-13

excellent ,a really good listen.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-18

Even though there are few visual gags in the series, this recording doesn't suffer from the fact that you can't see them, especially if you're a regular to the series,

  • Poirot's Finest Cases

  • Eight Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisations
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Full Cast, John Moffat
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,186
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,184

John Moffatt stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The ABC Murders: A chilling letter sets the sleuth on the trail of an enigmatic killer. After the Funeral: A wealthy businessman is dead, and his sister thinks it was murder. Death on the Nile: Poirot is in Egypt when a chilling murder takes place. Peril at End House: Whilst on holiday, the sleuth encounters a young woman, a hat and a bullet. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: Mrs Farrars is found dead, one year after the death of her husband.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great but...

  • By Mr. D. A. G. Talbot on 24-03-18

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I really enjoyed this. my first radio play I've ever listened to and wasn't disappointed.

  • The Big Sleep

  • By: Raymond Chandler
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 699

Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with Sternwood's two wild, devil-may-care daughters prowling LA's seedy backstreets, Marlowe's got his work cut out - and that's before he stumbles over the first corpse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oh Philip....

  • By Hannah on 22-10-17

classic Chandler.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-05-16

A bit dated now, but if you place yourselves in that time, it's brilliant to listen to, the narrator was excellent as well.

  • Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

  • By: Michael Korda
  • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

Michael Korda's Hero is the story of an epic life on a grand scale: a revealing, in-depth, and gripping biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits and romantic profile, including his blond, sun-burnished good looks and flowing white robes, made him an object of intense fascination, still famous the world over as "Lawrence of Arabia".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent book, a great listen, what a story.

  • By Brian on 14-04-13

brilliant book, brilliant man

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-16

loved this book, the narrator was clear and concise, making the book come alive at points but never boring. I thought I knew a lot about T E Lawrence, but was surprised how deep this book goes.

  • Blackadder Goes Forth

  • By: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton
  • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Full Cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 322
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 321

With a ya boo sucks to you fritzy, hot tiddly tumble, it's off to Western Front 1917. Captain Blackadder, hero of Mboto Gorge, joined the British Army when it was little more than a travel agency for gentlemen with an abnormally high sex drive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Witty and hilarious

  • By Kirstine on 14-11-07

always a classic.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-16

no different to the TV series, except if you haven't seen it before, some of the jokes were visual and won't make sense.

  • Planet of the Apes

  • By: Pierre Boulle
  • Narrated by: Greg Wise
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Greg Wise reads Pierre Boulle's chilling, iconic novel about a nightmare world where apes rule over men. In a spaceship that can travel at the speed of light, Ulysse, a journalist, sets off from Earth for the nearest solar system. He finds there a planet which resembles his own, except that on Soror humans behave like animals and are hunted by a civilised race of primates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Forget the statue of liberty

  • By Dr Caterpillar on 17-04-16

wonderful.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-02-15

didn't turn it off for the first five chapters, loved reading it as a kid. Love this audio version. narrative is very good compared to some.

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