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    • Mythos

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,356
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,810
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,779

    The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I need more!

    • By Lily on 08-11-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Fellowship of the Ring

    • The Lord of the Rings, Book 1
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,633
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,844
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,838

    Continuing the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the first part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Nat on 20-02-11

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Pride and Prejudice

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,517
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,385

    One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect

    • By katherine on 30-01-16

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Emma

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 58

    This Audible Original production of Jane Austen’s Emma is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Liar), Morgana Robinson (The Windsors, Walliams & Friend, Morgana Robinson's the Agency), Aisling Loftus (Mr Selfridge, War & Peace), Joseph Millson (Casino Royale, The Sarah Jane Adventures), Alexa Davies (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Emma brought to life

    • By Milly_87 on 06-09-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 887
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 883

    Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon’s mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, and reforms, as well as betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition, and disappointment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All consuming

    • By Caro on 27-04-11

    Regular price: £45.99

    • Vanity Fair

    • By: William Makepeace Thackeray
    • Narrated by: John Castle
    • Length: 31 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    Set during the time of the Napoleonic Wars, this classic gives a satirical picture of a worldly society. The novel revolves around the exploits of the impoverished but beautiful and devious Becky Sharp who craves wealth and a position in society. Calculating and determined to succeed, she charms, deceives and manipulates everyone she meets. A novel of early 19th-century English society, it takes its title from the place designated as the centre of human corruption in John Bunyan's 17th-century allegory.

    • out of 5 stars
    • Bubble and squeak

    • By Andy on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Wuthering Heights

    • An Audible Exclusive Performance
    • By: Emily Brontë, Ann Dinsdale - introduction
    • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt, Rachel Atkins - introduction
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    The unapologetic intensity with which Emily Brontë wrote this story ensures that it will forever be considered one of the greatest works of English literature. A passionate tale of a chaotic and often violent love, Wuthering Heights transcends your average romance and, with its Gothic undertones, takes the listener on a journey through one man's lustful hunt for revenge.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Volume levels all over the place

    • By Anonymous User on 04-06-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Two Towers

    • The Lord of the Rings, Book 2
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,636
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,173
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,173

    Building on the story begun in The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring, this is the second part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How can I review this?

    • By KathrynS on 31-01-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Return of the King

    • The Lord of the Rings, Book 3
    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,402
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,049
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,049

    Concluding the story begun in The Hobbit, this is the final part of Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, available as a complete and unabridged audiobook. The armies of the Dark Lord Sauron are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle agains the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An epic saga

    • By Darren on 15-02-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • David Copperfield [Audible]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 36 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 428
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424

    Between his work on the 2014 Audible Audiobook of the Year, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel, and his performance of Classic Love Poems, narrator Richard Armitage ( The Hobbit, Hannibal) has quickly become a listener favorite. Now, in this defining performance of Charles Dickens' classic David Copperfield, Armitage lends his unique voice and interpretation, truly inhabiting each character and bringing real energy to the life of one of Dickens' most famous characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brought me back to Dickens

    • By JD on 21-02-16

    Regular price: £37.49

    • Atlas Shrugged

    • By: Ayn Rand
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 63 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375

    In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • John Galt would have liked it

    • By Alan Michael Forrester on 25-12-12

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Jamaica Inn

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Tony Britton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 974
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 785
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 783

    Jamaica Inn stands alone on Bodmin Moor, stark and forbidding, its walls tainted with corruption. Young Mary Yellon soon learns of her uncle Joss Merlyn's strange trade here. But does he deal in blacker secrets still?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, bad choice of narrator

    • By L on 03-04-11

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Heroes

    • Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Heroes, written and read by Stephen Fry. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils or outwitted scheming vengeful gods quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his best-selling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales.

    • Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Release date: 01-11-18
    • Not rated yet

    Regular price: £23.99

    • To Kill a Mockingbird

    • By: Harper Lee
    • Narrated by: Sissy Spacek
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,128
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,856
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,854

    'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the '30s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A truly wonderful book

    • By B. Lawrenson on 11-08-14

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Brave New World

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,764
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,478
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,478

    On the 75th anniversary of its publication, this outstanding work of literature is more crucial and relevant today than ever before. Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A. F. (After Ford, the deity).

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Marred by narration

    • By George on 06-08-11

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Animal Farm

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,268
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,969
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,959

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant classic, superbly read by Simon Callow

    • By Anthony on 15-06-14

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Audible Theatre Collection: Chekhov

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Freddie Fox, Katherine Kingsley, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 2

    Despite his early death from tuberculosis at the age of 44, Chekhov was a prolific writer and produced more than 250 short stories in addition to several novellas and a novel. The Russian was also a practicing doctor. A celebrated playwright, Anton Chekhov is often recognised as an influential figure of early modernism of the theatre in addition to being held in high esteem by the likes of George Bernard Shaw and Virginia Woolf, although much praise was not as forthcoming until after his death in 1904.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Download not working

    • By Katherine Cancro on 24-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Monster Collection

    • By: Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Dan Stevens, Greg Wise, and others
    • Length: 30 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 501
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 468
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470

    Audible presents a special edition of three Gothic masterpieces: a brand-new Audible Exclusive recording of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Bram Stoker's Dracula.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow.

    • By Mrs. R. G. Koren on 07-11-17

    Regular price: £49.99

    • Sense and Sensibility

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    In this Audible Exclusive production, Academy Award® nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) narrates one of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Sense and Sensibility. In this timeless tale of misguided romance and heartbreak, two teenage heroines must overcome the pitfalls of Georgian England’s high society in order to achieve the love and happiness they seek. The admiration that Pike has for Austen’s work is shown clearly through this passionate delivery of Austen’s first published novel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect narration to bring a classic to life

    • By Beth Jenkin on 21-08-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Audible Theatre Collection: Oedipus

    • By: Sophocles, Ian Johnston - translator
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover, Hayley Atwell, Michael Maloney, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The three Theban plays by Sophocles - Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone - are great landmarks of Western theatre. They tell the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, who was destined to suffer a terrible fate - to kill his father, marry his mother, and beget children of the incestuous union. He does this unknowingly but still has to suffer terrible consequences, which also tragically affect the next generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Passed the test of time

    • By Sara on 10-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

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