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    • Brideshead Revisited

    • By: Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 432
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 430

    The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece - a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire. Through the story of Charles Ryder's entanglement with the Flytes, a great Catholic family, Evelyn Waugh charts the passing of the privileged world he knew in his own youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A total delight

    • By Jytte on 17-09-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Vile Bodies

    • By: Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    A satiric novel by Evelyn Waugh, published in 1930. Set in England between the wars, the novel examines the frenetic but empty lives of the Bright Young Things, young people who indulge in constant party-going, heavy drinking, and promiscuous sex. At the novel's end, the realities of the world intrude, with Adam Fenwick-Symes, the protagonist, serving on a battlefield at the onset of another world war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful narration

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-09-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Decline and Fall

    • By: Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    Expelled from Oxford for indecent behaviour, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly unsurprised to find himself qualifying for the position of schoolmaster at Llanabba Castle. His colleagues are an assortment of misfits, including Prendy (plagued by doubts) and Captain Grimes, who is always in the soup (or just plain drunk). Then Sports Day arrives, and with it the delectable Margot Beste-Chetwynde, floating on a scented breeze. As the farce unfolds and the young run riot, no one is safe, least of all Paul.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unsurpassable narration

    • By Claire on 05-04-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Scoop

    • By: Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated by: Simon Cadell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another. Acting on a dinner party tip from Mrs. Algernon Stitch, Lord Copper feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. So begins Scoop.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the fantastic Beast - and where to find it

    • By Mr on 14-04-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Officers and Gentlemen

    • By: Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Undergoing training on the Isle of Mugg, Guy Crouchback is now attached to a commando unit where the ministry whisky flows freely and HM Forces have to show proper respect to the Laird. But the comedy of Mugg is followed by the bitterness of Crete: the indignity of withdrawal or surrender.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • exceptional reading

    • By Nicholas P. on 05-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Black Mischief

    • By: Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Black Mischief, Waugh's third novel, helped to establish his reputation as a master satirist. Set on the fictional African island of Azania, the novel chronicles the efforts of Emperor Seth, assisted by the Englishman Basil Seal, to modernize his kingdom. Profound hilarity ensues from the issuance of homemade currency, the staging of a "Birth Control Gala", the rightful ruler's demise at his own rather long and tiring coronation ceremonies and a good deal more mischief.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A hilarious book beautifully read

    • By Chalk the Sun on 26-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Men at Arms

    • By: Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Guy Crouchback, determined to get into the war, takes a commission in the Royal Corps of Halberdiers. His spirits high, he sees all the trimmings but none of the action. And his first campaign, an abortive affair on the West African coastline, ends with an escapade which seriously blots his Halberdier copybook. Men at Arms is the first book in Waugh’s brilliant trilogy, Sword of Honour, which chronicles the fortunes of Guy Crouchback.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An old favourite enhanced by good reading.

    • By Mary Carnegie on 18-04-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Selected Shorts

    • Readers & Writers
    • By: Evelyn Waugh, Molly Giles, Ray Bradbury, and others
    • Narrated by: Tony Roberts, John Shea, Leonard Nimoy, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A boon for booklovers, this audio set features funny, fantastical and poignant stories about people with unique and passionate connections to the written word.

    Tony Roberts reads a hilarious Walter R. Brooks story about how Ed - a talking horse - became a voracious reader of adventure tales and mysteries. In a story by Italo Calvino, read by John Shea, a man tries to make the most of his beach holiday by reading and making love at the same time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really delightful collection of stories

    • By Helen on 09-03-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Brideshead Revisited (Dramatised)

    • By: Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh's stunning, tragi-comic novel of the lives, loves, and mores of the English aristocracy. The action moves between 1923 and 1944, to tell the story of Charles Ryder and his infatuation with the decadent Sebastian Flyte.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous rendition

    • By Ms. Louise Knight on 07-01-17

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Unconditional Surrender

    • By: Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Guy Crouchback has lost his Halberdier idealism. A desk job in London gives him the chance of reconciliation with his former wife. Then, in Yugoslavia, as a liaison officer with the partisans, he finally becomes aware of the futility of a war he once saw in terms of honour.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sharp satire but utter poignancy

    • By Ms. S. J. McReynolds on 02-05-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Handful of Dust

    • By: Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    After seven years of marriage, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last has grown bored with life at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that is the pride and joy of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set. In a novel that combines tragedy, comedy, and savage irony, Evelyn Waugh indelibly captures the irresponsible mood of the "crazy and sterile generation" between the wars.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shatteringly brilliant.

    • By S. Barnes on 03-03-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Put Out More Flags

    • By: Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    What happened to the characters of Decline and Fall and Vile Bodies when the war broke out? Put Out More Flags shows them adjusting to the changing social pattern of the times. Some of them play valorous parts; others, like the scapegrace Basil Sea, disclose their incorrigible habit of self-preservation in all circumstances. Basil's contribution to the war effort involves the use of his peculiar talents in such spheres of opportunity as the Ministry of Information and an obscure section of Military Security.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Brideshead Revisited

    • By: Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    A study of faith and disillusionment in a glamorous upper-class world, Waugh's most famous novel is partly autobiographical and is a gripping multi-character-study of aristocratic life behind closed doors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An entertaining and emotionally satisfying listen

    • By Anonymous User on 24-10-08

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Selected Shorts: The Man Who Liked Dickens

    • By: Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated by: Leonard Nimoy
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Selected Shorts is a weekly public radio show broadcast on over 130 stations to about 300,000 listeners. It is produced by Symphony Space and WNYC Radio and distributed by Public Radio International. The radio show is recorded live at the popular New York City stage show which began in 1985 and still enjoys sell-out audiences today at the Peter Sharp Theater at Symphony Space on Broadway and 95th Street in New York City. Selected Shorts is one of the premiere reading series in New York City.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • edgy and well told

    • By Joseph Whitbourn on 25-07-15

    Regular price: £2.09