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    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    In the quiet cul-de-sac where Keith and Stephen live, the only immediate signs of the Second World War are the blackout at night and a single random bombsite. But the two boys start to suspect all is not as it seems when one day Keith announces a disconcerting discovery: the Germans have infiltrated his own family. And when the secret underground world they have dreamed up emerges from the shadows, they find themselves engulfed in mysteries far deeper and more painful than they had bargained for.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Julie on 13-02-07

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Copenhagen

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina, David Krumholtz, Shannon Cochran
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    How different would the world have looked had the Nazis been the first to build an atomic bomb? Werner Heisenberg, one of Hitler's lead nuclear scientists, famously and mysteriously met in Copenhagen with his colleague and mentor, Niels Bohr, one of the founders of the Manhattan Project. Michael Frayn's Tony Award-winning drama imagines their reunion. Joined by Niels' wife, Margrethe, these three brilliant minds converge for an encounter of atomic proportions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Somewhat experimental but interesting

    • By hfffoman on 14-03-14

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Copenhagen

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Greta Scacchi
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Greta Scacchi and Simon Russell Beale star in Michael Frayn's award-winning play about the controversial 1941 meeting between physicists Bohr and Heisenberg. Copenhagen, Autumn 1941. The two presiding geniuses of quantum physics, Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg meet for the first time since the breakout of war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought provoking play

    • By a addison on 18-11-15

    Regular price: £10.00

    • The Trick of It

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
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    The Trick of It is a comical look at an odd couple. Original and witty, Frayn tells a complete story through one-sided letters. Compact, light and entertaining, The Trick of It is a clever tale. A nameless college professor writes letters to an esteemed friend living in Australia. The professor is a critic who has dedicated his life to teaching and explaining the writings of a profound female writer. He knows her books inside and out.

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Speak after the Beep

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The original 10 broadcasts from BBC Radio 4 - the sequel to the award-winning Jarvis's Frayn. Martin jarvis is seriously funny in this classic series of hilarious vignettes.

    Jarvis and Frayn are a truly inimitable pairing - frequent collaborators on-stage, screen and audiobook, they are an eternally popular duo. This collection is perfect for anyone who has ever questioned the logic behind technobabble, computer jargon and eccentric human idiosyncrasies...that'll be everybody, then!

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Jarvis's Frayn

    • One Man's Original View of the World
    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    These witty vignettes are full of great repartee and wonderfully astute observations – read with the dry humour and enthusiasm they deserve by ‘The Olivier of Audiobooks’ Martin Jarvis.

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Make and Break

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Allan Corduner, David Ellenstein, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    From the author of Copenhagen and Noises Off. A comedy-drama about a door manufacturing company and a fateful convention in Frankfurt. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Rosalind Ayres, Allan Corduner, David Ellenstein, Julian Holloway, Peter A. Jacobs, Martin Jarvis, Robin Goodrin Nordli, James Warwick and Michael York.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mildly entertaining but forgettable

    • By hfffoman on 14-03-14

    Regular price: £5.39

    • Exchange (Dramatized)

    • By: Yuri Trifanov, Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Ian Abercrombie, Rosalind Ayres, Sharon Bamber, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The dreary aspects of Soviet housing and one family’s attempt to “exchange” its tiny Moscow apartment for a larger one. Adapted from a novella by the respected Russian writer Yuri Trifanov, as translated by playwright Michael Frayn. Translated and adapted by Michael Frayn. Directed by Robert Robinson. Recorded before a live audience in Santa Monica, CA in April, 1992.

    Regular price: £5.39