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    • Saint Joan (Dramatised)

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Siobhan McKenna
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Gifted playwright George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan is based on the life and trials of Joan of Arc whose canonisation occurred shortly before he wrote this play. Based on both substantial information of her life in Medieval France and records of her trial, Shaw characterizes this unique woman caught between the forces of the Church and law in this classic production with a strong cast supporting Siobhan McKenna's fine interpretation of this tragic heroine.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Jazz Singer

    • By: Alfred A. Cohn
    • Narrated by: Al Jolson
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    For generations the Rabinowitz men have been Cantors in the synagogue but not Jakie. He is passionate about jazz and ragtime and after bitter arguments with his Dad leaves home to make it on his own. He finds opportunities for his career but is faced with difficult decisions to balance his career, his relationship with Mary, and his memories of his family.

    Regular price: £2.49

    • The Tragic History of the Life and Death of Dr. Faustus

    • By: Christopher Marlowe
    • Narrated by: Frank Silvera
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Christopher Marlow's play based on the Faust story of a man selling his soul to the devil, has fascinated and divided critics throughout the ages since its first performance in Elizabethan England. The central character's thirst for knowledge and power throws up essential questions of morality, life and death. Compulsive listening as this exceptionally brilliant play of verse and prose is finely executed by Frank Silvera and cast.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Wizard of Oz (Dramatised)

    • By: L Frank Baum
    • Narrated by: Judy Garland
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Judy Garland reprises her role as Dorothy as she and her dog, Toto, are caught up in a tornado in their hometown of Kansas. It takes them to a strange and beautiful land called Oz.

    Regular price: £2.49

    • How Green Was My Valley

    • By: Richard Llewellyn
    • Narrated by: Walter Pidgeon
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Based in a mining village in Wales at the turn of the 19th century, How Green Was My Valley catches the impossible dilemmas that were created in society's irreversible shift from pastoral to industrial through Huw, the youngest son of seven. Loyalty, education, economics and manhood are examined in this pre union tightly knit mining community. Sentimentalised with lots of atmosphere this is a moving account of an important chapter in British history that affects every corner of the world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • INAUDIBLE. TERRIBLE QUALITY

    • By Angela on 20-08-17

    Regular price: £2.49

    • William Blake

    • A Collection
    • By: Blake William
    • Narrated by: Sir Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    William Blake is now considered one of the giants of poetry. During his life, and for many years after, he was thought of as mad. His wide ranging skills not only encompassed poetry but bestrode the visual arts too, with paintings and printmaking. Unfortunately, he could never fit in to what society expected of him, and his attacks on religion did not help. But his work was the true measure of his worth and remains with us today.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • First rate recording, recommended to read along to

    • By Gareth on 13-06-12

    Regular price: £4.99

    • WB Yeats

    • A Selection
    • By: William Butler Yeats
    • Narrated by: David Cusak, Siobahn McKenna
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    WB Yeats. The name alone is synonymous with Ireland and its rich traditions of words used well. As well as being considered one of the greatest of the 20th Century English language poets he was elected to the Irish Senate and won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

    Regular price: £4.99

    • Women's Short Stories

    • Volume 4
    • By: Kate Chopin, Dorothy Parker, Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Liza Ross
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Women's Short Stories - Volume 4. The art of writing a short story can be barely noticed by a reader such is the quality with which they are usually written. It is a difficult trade, an unforgiving discipline but for those who master it the rewards is many.

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Rudyard Kipling

    • A Poetry Selection
    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Gideon Wagner, Tim Graham, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Rudyard Kipling. With our almost religious zeal to categorise and pigeon hole everything it should come as little surprise that one of the poems we learnt at school should so regularly be voted the best ever poem. Whether ‘If..’ deserves that credit or not is irrelevant to this empire wandering artist who was not only a fine story teller but a great poet of the Empires, its people and views.

    Regular price: £4.99

    • The Poetry of Thomas Hardy

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: James Taylor, Gideon Wagner, Richard Mitchley, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Many giants of literature originate from the shores of the emerald isles: Shakespeare, Dickens, Chaucer, the Brontes, and Austen, to which most people would willingly add the name Thomas Hardy. Far from the Madding Crowd, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, and The Mayor of Casterbridge are but three of his literary masterpieces. But let us go further and add to his canon his poems....

    Regular price: £4.99

    • The Poetry of Tennyson

    • (Selection)
    • By: Lord Alfred Tennyson
    • Narrated by: Dame Sybil Thorndike, Sir Lewis Casson, Robert Speaight
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    This poet of Victorian times was held in awe for his magnificent works, including "In Memoriam", "Morte D'Arthur", and "Charge of the Light Brigade". His language and command of vocabulary seem particularly in keeping with the grand sweep of Victorian ambition. Many selections are asembled here and read with great character by Dame Sybil Thorndike, Sir Edward Casson, and Robert Speaight.

    Regular price: £4.99

    • Hamlet (Dramatised)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Shakespeare's play is often cited as the greatest of all plays. The tragic life of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is brought to stunning life by Sir john Gielgud and his fellow actors of London's Old Vic Company. A rare treat for Shakespeare lovers and the performances of great actors.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Merchant Of Venice

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Michael Redgrave
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    William Shakespeare is of course England's greatest play right and revered the World over. The Merchant of Venice is a masterly tale and is on a par with many of his other works. In his creation of Venice Shakespeare revels in his characters and story. Perhaps best well known for the creation of the character Shylock in a world of money lending the play has survived admirably down the years. This play is performed by a quite magnificent cast and in the lead role of Shylock we have Michael Redgrave.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Spectacular

    • By Dr. on 02-01-13

    Regular price: £5.59

    • Funky Turkeys

    • By: Benjamin Zephaniah
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Zephaniah
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Rap along with Benjamin Zephaniah to the beat of his unique performance poetry. Hip, zany and streetwise, this is an excellent collection from one of our leading modern poets. The poems are taken mainly from the books Talking Turkeys and Funky Chickens. (The audio versions vary slightly from the written text in Benjamin's books.)

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Hilaire Belloc

    • Cautionary Verses
    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Joyce Grenfell
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    These humorous verses were originally written for children but the taste is much more to an adult liking. They are strange, perverse and the morals they provide….well, that’s for you to decide. Luckily Joyce Grenfell is narrating so it’s double the experience

    Regular price: £2.09

    • Macbeth (Dramatised)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Alec Guinness
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This family tragedy, soaked in blood, deceit, and betrayal is at the pinnacle of Shakespeare's works and a true epic of English theatre. This performance by Sir Alec Guinness and fellow actors from London's Old vic Company is spellbinding. A rare treat for Shakespeare lovers and the performances of great actors.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Skips story

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-02-18

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Poetry of Scotland

    • By: Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Hannah Gordon, Daniela Nardini, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Scottish poetry is a powerful, beautiful expression of Country and Culture. It’s proud history includes such figures as Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and many other illustrious figures. This volume of poetry is a perfect compendium of the words and works of Scotland.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Trip down memory lane

    • By jesjaspers on 26-12-15

    Regular price: £5.99

    • The Importance Of Being Earnest

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Edith Evans
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    The Importance of Being Earnest is undoubtably Oscar Wilde's best known play probably due to its sharp wit that cannot help but enchant and entertain any reader, theatregoer or listener with this performance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent and highly recomnrnded.

    • By Mary Wehner on 20-12-15

    Regular price: £6.99

    • It's A Wonderful Life

    • By: Philip Van Doren Stern, Frances Goodrich
    • Narrated by: James Stewart
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Reprising his film role in this memorable classic James Stewart has a perfect life. A loving wife, Mary (Donna Reed), four young children, and his own business, which he inherited from his father. Facing a financial crisis one Christmas Eve he contemplates suicide. This being Hollywood he is saved at the last moment by the intervention of his guardian angel who takes him on a tour of how the world would be without him. His friendly Main Street America town is sad, impoverished and bleak.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Whats not to like??

    • By Paul on 30-12-13

    Regular price: £2.49

    • Winter

    • A Season In Verse
    • By: Thomas Hardy, William Blake, Christina Rossetti, and others
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    At this time of the year, as the nights close in and the temperature drops, winter seems like a season that nobody really enjoys, and we look forward all the more to spring. For many children, however, it is the bounty of Christmas that steals their attention, and for others the renewal of the New Year. But for Nature it is a pause for breath, to take stock of what has gone by in the year to date and ready herself for the energies and dramatic development to the landscape that spring will bring.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great poetry spoilt by disappointing narration

    • By TheNameless on 17-04-19

    Regular price: £3.99

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