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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 12,862
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11,794
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,732

    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
    • Stephen Fry does it again

    • By L. Turner on 14-11-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Beatrix Potter Collection

    • By: Beatrix Potter
    • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Patricia Routledge - introduction
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    The Beatrix Potter Collection is perfect for introducing a new generation to the magic of her adored classic stories. Featuring her much-loved children’s tales and showcasing some of the most recognisable characters in English literature, it will enthral and entertain young listeners whilst providing warm nostalgia for those already acquainted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely

    • By Linda Dyrda on 14-08-19

    Regular price: £11.09

    • Heroes

    • Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,209
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,868
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,854

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ancient Myths from a Modern Legend!

    • By Simon on 02-11-18

    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 6,551
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,618
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,608

    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 2,277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,094
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,086

    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

    • 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 3,768
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,204
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,206

    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
    • awesome just awesome

    • By alex sykes on 22-03-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Fahrenheit 451

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,007
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,005

    Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story, worth getting into...

    • By Mr on 27-02-17

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Nicholas Nickleby

    • The Dickens Collection: Original Audio Show
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 36 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    When 19-year old Nicholas Nickleby is left destitute after his father's death, he appeals to his wealthy uncle to help him find work and to protect his mother and sister. But Ralph Nickleby offers little help and proves to be both hard-hearted and unscrupulous, leaving Nicholas to make his own way in the world. Nicholas' adventures take him to Yorkshire boarding school, Dotheboys Hall, and then back to London, meeting an extraordinary gallery of rogues and eccentrics along the way. Like many of Dickens' novels, Nicholas Nickleby is characterised by his outrage at cruelty and social injustice, but it is also a flamboyantly exuberant work, revealing his comic genius.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not my usual listen...... but so good!

    • By Ms. H. J. Stephenson on 16-10-18

    Regular price: £29.99

    • 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 3,499
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,055
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,057

    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

    • The Great Gatsby

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Jake Gyllenhaal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,852
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,693
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690

    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal ( Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby. There, he has a firsthand view of Gatsby’s lavish West Egg parties - and of his undying love....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Could be a better investment than the movie

    • By Anthony on 02-06-13

    Regular price: £11.29

    • 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 3,678
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,363
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,359

    '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
    • You have to listen to this!

    • By David J Avery on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £23.99

    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • Catch 22

    • By: Joseph Heller
    • Narrated by: Trevor White
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,962
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,509

    At the heart of Joseph Heller's best-selling novel, first published in 1961, is a satirical indictment of military madness and stupidity, and the desire of the ordinary man to survive it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very well read

    • By A G R on 03-02-13

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Jane Eyre

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,343
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,236
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,236

    Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A beautiful audiobook!!

    • By Philip on 13-02-17

    Regular price: £36.69

    • 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 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • Lord of the Flies

    • By: William Golding
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,571
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569

    A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys’ delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • There's a reason it's a classic

    • By Ant on 12-12-13

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Bleak House

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 43 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285

    This Audible Exclusive performance features a unique introduction written and narrated by Miriam Margolyes. Recognised as one of Dickens' most accomplished titles, Bleak House has impressed critics and audiences alike since it was first published in 1852. The novel boasts one of the most intelligent and engaging plots in all of English literature and is sure to engage the listener's imagination as it transports us back in time to the seedy, grimy and hazardous streets of Victorian London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • genius

    • By uk person on 13-05-18

    Regular price: £39.99

    • 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 1,020
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 943
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 944

    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
    • A masterful performance from Richard Armitage

    • By Valentina Ancilotti on 05-11-17

    Regular price: £49.99

    • Animal Farm

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,298
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,904
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,893

    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: £16.99

    • Brave New World

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,423
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,078
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,077

    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

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