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    • Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics: Series 1-4

    • A Comical Guide to Ancient Greece and Rome
    • By: Natalie Haynes
    • Narrated by: Natalie Haynes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Writer, broadcaster and recovering comedian Natalie Haynes mixes comedy and conversation to bring the ancient world entertainingly up to date in these four radio series. Each episode sees her profiling a key figure from ancient Greece and Rome, and, aided by her special guests, creating a stand-up show around them. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • History with modern references and comedy

    • By K. J. Noyes on 31-03-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Thousand Ships

    • By: Natalie Haynes
    • Narrated by: Natalie Haynes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    In A Thousand Ships, broadcaster and classicist Natalie Haynes retells the story of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective. In the middle of the night, Creusa wakes to find her beloved Troy engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of brutal conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over, and the Greeks are victorious. Over the next few hours, the only life she has ever known will turn to ash.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting retelling of a story we know so well

    • By Emily D. on 05-05-19

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Ancient Guide to Modern Life

    • By: Natalie Haynes
    • Narrated by: Dan Mersh
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    It's time for us to reexamine the past. Our lives are infinitely richer if we take the time to look at what the Greeks and Romans have given us in politics and law, religion and philosophy and education, and to learn how people really lived in Athens, Rome, Sparta, and Alexandria. This is a book with a serious point to make, but the author isn't simply a classicist but a comedian and broadcaster who has made television and radio documentaries about humour, education, and Dorothy Parker.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Amazon Customer on 16-08-18

    Regular price: £17.19

    • The Amber Fury

    • By: Natalie Haynes
    • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    When Alex Morris loses her fiancé in dreadful circumstances, she moves from London to Edinburgh to make a break with the past. Alex accepts a job at a special school, commonly referred to as ‘The Unit’ - it takes on the students expelled from other schools in the city. These are troubled, difficult young people and Alex is an inexperienced teacher, terrified of what she’s taken on. There is one class - a group of five teenagers - who are particularly intimidating.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A stunning tragedy

    • By Kaggy on 18-07-15

    Regular price: £24.49

    • The Children of Jocasta

    • By: Natalie Haynes
    • Narrated by: Kristin Atherton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    In The Children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes retells the Oedipus and Antigone myths to reveal a new side of an ancient story.... My siblings and I have grown up in a cursed house, children of cursed parents.... Jocasta is just 15 when she is told that she must marry the King of Thebes, an old man she has never met. Her life has never been her own, and nor will it be unless she outlives her strange, absent husband.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So many twists and turns!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Great Escape

    • By: Natalie Haynes
    • Narrated by: Suzy Aitchison
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    It's the summer holidays and Millie's bored stiff. Every week, she has to clean windows with her dad at a nearby laboratory. But she's sure something weird is going on inside. Then, one day, a cat comes hurtling through the lobby and asks her for help.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic book

    • By Amazon Customer on 16-08-18

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Spanking New on 7

    • By: Alex Horne, Miles Jupp, Natalie Haynes, and others
    • Narrated by: Robin Ince
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Spanking New on 7 is BBC7's first original comedy series. Compered by Robin Ince (from BBC2's The Office, E4's The Pilot Show and Radio 4's The In-Crowd) it showcases new or unknown stand-up comedians.

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Attila the Hen (BBC Radio 4)

    • By: Natalie Haynes
    • Narrated by: Natalie Haynes
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The fashion for keeping chickens in your back garden shows no sign of waning, but Natalie Haynes has heard some dark rumours about the true habits of the hen. Can they be true? Natalie's own chicken knowledge being limited entirely to their lives in Ancient Rome, she hears from chicken breeders and keepers; but perhaps the most keen insight is from ornithologist Mark Cocker, who explains how things look from the chickens' own perspective.

    Regular price: £6.00