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    • William Wilberforce

    • Life of the Great Anti-Slave-Trade Campaigner
    • By: William Hague
    • Narrated by: Steve Hodson
    • Length: 22 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Hague shows how Wilberforce, after his agonising conversion to evangelical Christianity, was able to lead a powerful tide of opinion, as MP for Hull, against the slave trade, a process which was to take up to half a century to be fully realised. Indeed, he succeeded in rallying to his cause the support in the Commons Debates of some the finest orators in Parliament, having become one of the most respected speakers of those times.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By VeniVediVocali on 24-11-12

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Narrow Dog to Wigan Pier

    • By: Terry Darlington
    • Narrated by: Steve Hodson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    At 75, Terry and Monica Darlington had done everything they could think of doing, including starting a business and becoming athletes and running a literary society. Lately they had become boating adventurers and Terry, a best-selling writer. But in their Midlands canal town in November, life was looking dull and short on surprises. Then their famous canal boat was destroyed by fire. Within a few days they had bought a new one and soon headed north in the Phyllis May 2.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Life & Works - Giuseppe Verdi

    • By: Jeremy Siepmann
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Siepmann, Freddie Jones, Elaine Claxton, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    With the possible exception of Mozart, Verdi is the most popular opera composer who ever lived. Quite early in his career his tunes were being cranked out by barrel organs throughout Europe and were well known to many who may never even have heard his name. But the complex man behind them remains elusive and puzzling. In this portrait-in-sound, Jeremy Siepmann and a group of distinguished actors take an in-depth look behind the popular image of a man who was, and perhaps remains, the most enduring national hero in Italian history and a colossus in the history of music itself.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Amazing Fishing Stories

    • By: Paul Knight
    • Narrated by: Steve Hodson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Lifelong fisherman Paul Knight knows the thrill of the chase, the one–on–one battle of endurance between man and beast that is sport fishing. Like Hemingway, and legions of others who've tested themselves against nature, author Paul Knight has traveled to remote parts of the globe to reel in stories of epic adventures with rod and line.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing?

    • By wordparty on 27-06-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Joseph Haydn: His Life and Works

    • By: Jeremy Siepmann
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Siepmann, David Timson, Nigel Anthony, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    No great composer’s story is more predominantly happy than Haydn’s, though even his has its share of clouds. A classic rags-to-riches tale, it sees him move from humble beginnings through decades as a liveried servant to his emergence as the most popular and successful composer of his time. One of the healthiest and least neurotic artists in musical history, he did more than any other single figure to pioneer the symphony, the piano sonata and the string quartet - and he was the first truly great practitioner of each.

    Regular price: £23.79