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    • The Bronte BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Charlotte Bronte, Anne Bronte, Emily Bronte, and others
    • Narrated by: Anna Maxwell-Martin, Ella Kendrick, Emma Fielding, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    A stunning collection of the Bronte sisters' novels, adapted by the best-selling author Rachel Joyce. The collection includes Agnes Grey, Jane Eyre, Shirley, The Professor, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Villette and Wuthering Heights.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
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    • By glassophile on 11-10-18

    Regular price: £31.99

    • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Broadbent
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,450
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,906
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,901

    When Harold Fry nips out one morning to post a letter, leaving his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other. He has no hiking boots or map, let alone a compass, waterproof, or mobile phone. All he knows is that he must keep walking - to save someone else's life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gentle but engaging

    • By Ms on 17-06-12

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 633
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 592
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 592

    When Queenie Hennessy discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her, and all she has to do is wait, she is shocked. Her note had explained she was dying. How can she wait? A new volunteer at the hospice suggests that Queenie should write again; only this time she must tell Harold everything. In confessing to secrets she has hidden for 20 years, she will find atonement for the past. As the volunteer points out, ‘Even though you’ve done your travelling, you’re starting a new journey, too.’

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A joy to listen to this

    • By mollyeyre on 06-11-14

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Music Shop

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Steven Hartley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    From the author of the worldwide best seller The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, a new novel about learning how to listen and how to feel and about second chances and choosing to be brave despite the odds. Because in the end, music can save us all.... It's 1988. Frank owns a music shop. It is jam-packed with records of every speed, size and genre. Classical, jazz, punk - as long as it's vinyl, he sells it. Day after day Frank finds his customers the music they need. Then into his life walks Ilse Brauchmann.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love me tender!

    • By Rachel Redford on 26-07-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Wuthering Heights

    • A Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisation
    • By: Emily Bronte, Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Ben Batt, Chloe Pirrie, Emma Fielding, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Chloe Pirrie and Ben Batt star in this stunning dramatisation of Emily Brontë's classic, adapted by best-selling author Rachel Joyce. When homeless orphan Heathcliff is brought to the isolated, storm-swept farmhouse of Wuthering Heights, he sparks very different emotions in the children of the house, Hindley and Cathy. While Hindley instantly hates him and makes his life miserable, Heathcliff finds a soul mate in Cathy, and the two spend days playing together on the wild Yorkshire moors. Inseparable as children, passionately in love as adolescents, they are everything to each other....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best version, ever!

    • By Anthony Newman on 05-07-18

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Perfect

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Paul Rhys
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    In 1972, two seconds were added to time. It was in order to balance clock time with the movement of the earth. Byron Hemming knew this because James Lowe had told him and James was the cleverest boy at school. But how could time change? The steady movement of hands around a clock was as certain as their golden futures.Then Byron’s mother, late for the school run, makes a devastating mistake. Byron’s perfect world is shattered. Were those two extra seconds to blame? Can what follows ever be set right?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I gave up

    • By Kirstine on 25-08-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • A Snow Garden and Other Stories

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Niamh Cusack, Paul Venables, Rachel Joyce
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Seven stories to span the Christmas holidays: 'A Faraway Smell of Lemon': The school term has ended. It is almost Christmas, but Binny, out last-minute shopping, couldn't feel less like wishing glad tidings to all men. Ducking out of the rain, she finds herself in the sort of shop she would never normally visit. 'The Marriage Manual': Christmas Eve. Two parents endeavour to construct their son's Christmas present from a DIY kit and in the process find themselves deconstructing their marriage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Seasonal Read

    • By Shoeless on 11-01-16

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Portrait of a Lady (Classic Serial)

    • By: Henry James, Rachel Joyce (dramatisation)
    • Narrated by: Anna Maxwell Martin, Haydn Gwynne, Robert Bathurst, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Henry James's novel, dramatised by Rachel Joyce. Young and beautiful, Isabel Archer thinks that she is in control of her fate. Little does she know, however, that others behind the scenes are pulling the strings. The beautiful and free-spirited Isabel Archer is now a very rich woman. Two men have declared their love for her but she does not want to be married. Resolved to enjoy her fortune, she begins her travels. Starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Haydn Gwynne, Robert Bathurst, Gayle Hunnicutt and full cast. Pianist Duncan Walsh Atkins. Directed by Tracey Neale.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Arabian Afternoons

    • The Porter and the Three Ladies
    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Serine Saba, Stephen Tompkinson
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A wild, dark, modern fairytale, set in Damascus. The second in a series of contemporary plays inspired by stories from the Arabian Nights. It is time for Shahrazad to tell another tale to save her life. In this story within a story, we find out that if Joe doesn't find the exclusive to satisfy his ruthless editor, he will lose his job. He finds three beautiful women in Damascus but what is the truth behind their secret life?

    Regular price: £8.00

    • Mister Franks fabelhaftes Talent für Harmonie

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Christian Baumann
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
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    Mister Frank hat eine besondere Gabe: Er spürt, welche Musik die Menschen brauchen, um glücklich zu werden. In seinem kleinen Plattenladen in einer vergessenen Ecke der Stadt treffen sich Nachbarn, Kunden und die anderen Ladenbesitzer der Straße. Keiner weiß, wie lange sie hier noch überleben können. Da taucht eines Tages die Frau in Grün vor Franks Schaufenster auf. Sie ist blass und schön, zerbrechlich und stark zugleich. Doch sosehr er sich auch bemüht, Frank kann einfach nicht hören, welche Musik in ihr klingt.

    Regular price: £13.89

    • Mister Franks fabelhaftes Talent für Harmonie

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Christian Baumann
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mister Frank hat eine besondere Gabe: Er spürt, welche Musik die Menschen brauchen, um glücklich zu werden. In seinem kleinen Plattenladen in einer vergessenen Ecke der Stadt treffen sich Nachbarn, Kunden und die anderen Ladenbesitzer der Straße. Keiner weiß, wie lange sie hier noch überleben können. Da taucht eines Tages die Frau in Grün vor Franks Schaufenster auf. Sie ist blass und schön, zerbrechlich und stark zugleich. Doch sosehr er sich auch bemüht, Frank kann einfach nicht hören, welche Musik in ihr klingt.

    Regular price: £18.19

    • To sekunder i Byron Hemmings' liv

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Tina Kruse Andersen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I 1972 blev der lagt to sekunder til tiden for at skabe balance mellem faktisk tid og jordens bevaegelse, men hvad har det af konsekvenser for vores liv? Byron Hemming er et følsomt, fantasifuldt barn, som bliver oprigtigt bekymret, da hans bedste ven fortaeller ham, at der skal laegges to sekunder oveni tiden, og det er med god grund, for da Byrons mor er ved at komme for sent til at aflevere børnene i skole, traeffer hun et skaebnesvangert valg, som får katastrofale konsekvenser for Byron. Hans perfekte liv er ødelagt. Var det de to ekstra sekunders skyld?

    Regular price: £18.09

    • Das Jahr, das zwei Sekunden brauchte

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Wanja Mues
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Niemand hat das Mädchen mit dem roten Fahrrad gesehen. Nur der elfjährige Byron, der mit seiner Mutter im Wagen sitzt, als der Unfall im dichten Nebel geschieht. Byron weiß sofort: Er darf keinem etwas davon erzählen. Doch in nur zwei Sekunden ist die ganze Welt aus den Fugen geraten - und es wird mehr als ein halbes Leben dauern, bis sie wieder in den Takt kommt.

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Die unwahrscheinliche Pilgerreise des Harold Fry

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Heikko Deutschmann
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
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    Auf Schusters Rappen dem eigenen Ich und dem Sinn des Lebens auf der Spur: "Die unwahrscheinliche Pilgerreise des Harold Fry" beginnt mit einem alltäglichen Brief. Und doch ist gerade dieser Brief der Auslöser für eine äußerst ungewöhnliche Tat: Harold Fry beschließt plötzlich, seine ehemalige Kollegin Queenie in ihrem Hospiz in Schottland zu besuchen und ihr seine Gedanken persönlich mitzuteilen. Und schon geht er los. Einfach so. In Krawatte und alten Segeltuchschuhen.

    Regular price: £9.49

    • Ein ferner Durft wie von Zitronen

    • Eine Weihnachtserzählung
    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Andrea Sawatzki
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Binny hat noch genau fünf Stunden Zeit, um alles für die Festtage vorzubereiten. Sie fühlt sich ganz und gar nicht weihnachtlich: Es regnet Bindfäden, ihr Haus fällt auseinander, und die Stadt ist völlig überfüllt. Und das ist alles, alles nur Olivers Schuld. Um nicht auch noch Smalltalk mit einer Bekannten machen zu müssen, flieht Binny in einen Laden, den sie normalerweise nie betreten würde.

    Regular price: £1.69

    • Der nie abgeschickte Liebesbrief an Harold Fry

    • Das Geheimnis der Queenie Hennessy
    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Andrea Sawatzki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Dies ist mein zweiter Brief an Dich, Harold, ein ganz anderer diesmal. Keine Lügen. Jetzt werde ich Dir alles gestehen, denn Du hattest recht damals: Es gibt so viel, was Du immer noch nicht weißt. Zwanzig Jahre lang waren meine Geheimnisse in mir vergraben; jetzt müssen sie ans Licht, bevor es zu spät ist." Queenie Hennessy erzählt die ganze Wahrheit. Ein Roman über Aufbruch, Freiheit, Schuld und Hoffnung - und die Frage, ob wir uns gegenseitig retten können.

    Regular price: £18.19