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    • Tropic of Cancer

    • By: Henry Miller
    • Narrated by: Ian McShane
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Tropic of Cancer is regarded as a masterpiece, with Time magazine rating it as one of the 100 most important novels of the 20th century. It is an unforgettable, confessional, warts and all novel of the author and his friends riotous adventures in Paris during the Depression. It changed censorship laws in the US where it was published decades after it was written, and reading it today amplifies the debt that modern writers owe Miller.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A life I haven't led

    • By TIM H. on 12-02-19

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Henry & June

    • By: Anais Nin
    • Narrated by: Cherie Lunghi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Anais Nin wrote her diary at the end of 1931, at the close of a sexually tumultuous and emotional year as part of a ménage a trois with fellow writer Henry Miller and his beautiful wife June Mansfield. 'I really believe that if I were not a writer, not a creator, not an experimenter, I might have been a very faithful wife.' Nin's passionate and consuming relationship with Henry & June transformed a previously monogamous wife into an uninhibited and sexually liberated woman.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A quest into human mind

    • By Henna on 10-08-17

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Three Men In A Boat

    • By: Jerome K Jerome
    • Narrated by: Hugh Laurie
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Martyrs to hypochondria and general seediness, J. and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them to a ‘T’. But when they set off, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather-forecasts and tins of pineapple chunks – not to mention the devastation left in the wake of J.’s small fox-terrier Montmorency.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A trip along the Thames with Hugh Laurie

    • By Brooksies on 29-09-14

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The Birds & Don't Look Now

    • By: Daphne Du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Peter Capaldi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Du Maurier is of course world famous for many of her novels. These two stories are perhaps even better known as films ( The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock and Don't Look Now by Nic Roeg), but here we bring you the full terrifying texts, superbly read by Peter Capaldi, who brings the true dimension of these works to the imagination.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Recorded in a cupboard?!

    • By Audrey Pam on 18-09-18

    Regular price: £6.99

    • 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 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • My Life & Loves

    • Volume 2
    • By: Frank Harris
    • Narrated by: Leslie Grantham
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    My Lives and Loves Volume 2 covers Frank Harris's friendship and encounters with the Prince of Wales, Oscar Wilde, Guy De Maupassant, Lord Randolph Churchill, William Parnell and others. He sets the Evening News on its feet and comes to know the minds of Shakespeare and Goethe and the bodies of Elaine and Laura. He comes to realize the virtue of chastity and that it must be practiced - at least from time to time.

    Regular price: £5.59

    • The Thirty Nine Steps

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: James Fox
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Richard Hannay finds a corpse in his flat, and becomes involved in a plot by spies to precipitate war and subvert British naval power. The resourceful victim of a manhunt, he is pursued by both the police and the ruthless conspirators. The Thirty-Nine Steps is a seminal chase thriller, rapid and vivid. It has been widely influential and frequently dramatised: the film directed by Alfred Hitchcock became a screen classic.

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The Darker Side: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Volume 5

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Phil Reynolds
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Most famous for his tales of crimes and deduction, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle also had a passion for suspense, the supernatural, and the macabre. This penchant for the paranormal is most clearly demonstrated in his collection of gothic short stories. The stories featured in this volume include: "Lot 249", "The Man with the Watches", "The Japanned Box", and "The Club Footed Grocer". Get ready for Doyle’s vivid spine-tingling imagination to unnerve and thrill you in equal measure!

    Regular price: £18.65

    • Shakespeare's MACBETH

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Macbeth, a general of the army of Duncan, King of Scotland, rises through the ranks after victory over the rebel MacDonald. Inspired by three witches' prediction that he would become king, he and his wife murder Duncan, and he becomes King of Scotland himself. The heir, Malcolm, flees to England, where he is joined by Macduff, the loyal Thane of Fife.

    Regular price: £0.99

    • 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

    • Classic Ghost Stories

    • By: Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, W. L. George, and others
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Julie Peasgood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    These five chilling tales make perfect night time listening - and, for the fearful, can be heard in a group, rather than experienced as solo bedtime reading. Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, W. L. George, A. M. Burrage, and Guy de Maupassant provide the terrifying text; Ian Holm and Julie Peasgood provide the spoken spooks.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • 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 8
    • 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

    • The Darker Side of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Volume 3

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Phil Reynolds
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Most famous for his tales of crimes and deduction, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle also had a passion for suspense, the supernatural, and the macabre. This is most clearly demonstrated in his collection of gothic short stories. The stories featured in this audiobook include: "The Captain of The Polestar", "B.24", and "The Lost Special". Get ready for Doyle’s vivid, spine-tingling imagination to unnerve and thrill you in equal measure!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful stories

    • By SnapWriter on 18-01-15

    Regular price: £18.65

    • Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

    • By: Alan Sillitoe
    • Narrated by: Linus Roache
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Alan Sillitoe was an integral part of the Angry Young Men movement of the fifties that focused on its authentic depiction of real working class people. This book is true to their ideals in its raw sharp writing of the story of a young man framed by his brutal experience in the army and as a factory worker. Fuelled by a bleak aggressive outlook on life the book centers around a boozy, philandering weekend which is graphically captured by Sillitoe's clever prose and Linus Roache's strong reading.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • saturday night sunday morning

    • By Carol on 14-08-12

    Regular price: £6.29

    • Arnold Bennett : The Short Stories

    • By: Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Arnold Bennett was born in 1867 in Hanley, one of the six towns that formed the Potteries that later joined together to become Stoke-on-Trent - the area in which most of his works are located. In 1908 Bennett published The Old Wives' Tale, to great acclaim. With this, his reputation was set. Clayhanger and The Old Wives' Tale are perhaps his greatest and most lauded novels. But standing next to these are many fine short stories and it is to these that we turn our attention in this audiobook.

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Hannah Gordon
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Middlemarch is a complex tale of idealism, disillusion, profligacy, loyalty and frustrated love. This penetrating analysis of the life of an English provincial town during the time of social unrest prior to the Reform Bill of 1832 is told through the lives of Dorothea Brooke and Dr Tertius Lydgate and includes a host of other paradigm characters who illuminate the condition of English life in the mid-19th century.

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Oscar Wilde: The Poems

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    When we think of Oscar Wilde we think of his wonderful wit and of course his plays and short stories. We rarely think of his poetry. We should. His work brings new insights into both his view of the world and how we can view him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ballad of reading jail

    • By JTT on 02-08-18

    Regular price: £4.99

    • The Natural History of Selborne

    • By: Gilbert White
    • Narrated by: James Taylor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    More than any other writer, Gilbert White (1720-1793) has shaped the relationship between man and nature. A hundred years before Darwin, White realised the crucial role of worms in the formation of soil and understood the significance of territory and song in birds. His precise, scrupulously honest, and unaffectedly witty observations led him to interpret animals’ behaviour in a unique manner. Here, a collection of his letters to Daines Barrington and Thomas Pennant.

    Regular price: £17.99

    • 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
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      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

    • Portrait of a Lady

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
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    An American heiress newly arrived in Europe, Isabel Archer does not look to a man to furnish her with her destiny; instead she desires, with grace and courage, to find it herself. Two eligible suitors approach her and are refused. She then becomes utterly captivated by the languid charms of Gilbert Osmond. To him, she represents a superior prize worth at least seventy thousand pounds; through him, she faces a tragic choice.

    Regular price: £7.99

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