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    • Mrs. Dalloway

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 294
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
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      4 out of 5 stars 242

    It is a June day in London in 1923, and the lovely Clarissa Dalloway is having a party. Whom will she see? Her friend Peter, back from India, who has never really stopped loving her? What about Sally, with whom Clarissa had her life’s happiest moment? Meanwhile, the shell-shocked Septimus Smith is struggling with his life on the same London day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • pure enchanting magic...

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-09-11

    Regular price: £22.99

    • A Room of One's Own

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
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      5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics. Woolf's blazing polemic on female creativity, the role of the writer, and the silent fate of Shakespeare's imaginary sister remains a powerful reminder of a woman's need for financial independence and intellectual freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Empathetic , intelligent reading

    • By carole on 22-03-16

    Regular price: £13.29

    • Orlando

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    'The longest and most charming love letter in literature', playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf's close friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West. Spanning three centuries, the novel opens as Orlando, a young nobleman in Elizabeth's England, awaits a visit from the Queen and traces his experience with first love as England under James I lies locked in the embrace of the Great Frost. At the midpoint of the novel, Orlando, now an ambassador in Costantinople, awakes to find that he is a woman, and the novel indulges in farce and irony to consider the roles of women in the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • To the Lighthouse

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
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      4 out of 5 stars 136

    To the Lighthouse is a landmark work of English fiction. Virginia Woolf explores perception and meaning in some of the most beautiful prose ever written, minutely detailing the characters thoughts and impressions. This unabridged version is read by Juliet Stevenson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting book

    • By Assia on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £22.99

    • A Room of One's Own

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    "A Room of One's Own" is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled "Women and Fiction", and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction.

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    • Orlando

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Clare Higgins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 126
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

    Fantasy, love and an exuberant celebration of English life and literature, Orlando is a uniquely entertaining story. Originally conceived by Virginia Woolf as a playful tribute to the family of her friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West, Orlando's central character, a fictional embodiment of Sackville-West, changes sex from a man to a woman and lives throughout the centuries, whilst meeting historical figures of English literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An imaginative classic...

    • By Nicholas on 18-01-09

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Virginia Woolf BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar, full cast, Juliet Stevenson, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Original Recording
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    The collected BBC dramatisations of the fiction of Virginia Woolf, with star casts including Kristen Scott-Thomas, Vanessa Redgrave, Juliet Stevenson, Laura Fraser, Robert Glenister and Fenella Woolgar.... 

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Night and Day

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Night and Day, is a story about a group of young people trying to discover what it means to fall in love. It asks all the big questions: What does it mean to fall in love? Does marriage grant happiness? What is happiness? Night and Day is a conventional novel; however, it maps out for us the world of Virginia Woolf in its wondrous prose: for her it was the beginning, leading on to a prolonged engagement with her search for the means to express the 'inner life'.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow to start but worth the wait.

    • By Lauenna on 07-07-14

    Regular price: £32.89

    • To the Lighthouse

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Law
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    To the Lighthouse is at once a vivid impressionist depiction of a family holiday, and a meditation on a marriage, on parenthood and childhood, on grief, tyranny, and bitterness. Its use of stream of consciousness, reminiscence, and shifting perspectives gives the novel an intimate, poetic essence, and at the time of publication in 1927 it represented an utter rejection of Victorian and Edwardian literary values.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A narrative masterclass

    • By Crocker on 13-02-18

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Mrs. Dalloway

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway in post-World War I England. Clarissa visits London in the morning, getting ready to host a party that evening. The nice day reminds her of her youth and makes her wonder about her choice of husband; she married the reliable Richard Dalloway instead of the enigmatic and demanding Peter Walsh, and she "had not the option" to be with Sally Seton for whom she felt strongly.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, terrible narration.

    • By Serena on 11-08-13

    Regular price: £7.69

    • The Waves

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Six children - Bernard, Susan, Rhoda, Neville, Jinny and Louis - meet in a garden close to the sea, their voices sounding over the constant echo of the waves that roll back and forth from the shore. The book follows them as they develop from childhood to maturity and follow different passions and ambitions; their voices are interspersed with interludes from the timeless and unifying chorus of nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much better to listen to than to read

    • By Md Lachlan on 27-01-15

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Voyage Out

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The Voyage Out is Virginia Woolf's haunting tale about a naïve young woman's sea voyage from London to a small resort on the South American coast. In symbolic, lyrical, and intoxicating prose, her outward journey begins to mirror her internal voyage into adulthood as she searches for her personal identity, grapples with love, and learns how to face life intellectually and emotionally. Its wit and exquisiteness, and its profound depth and insight into humanity, will capture the imagination of the listener.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Seemingly random detail paints vivid pictures

    • By ROSALIND BUCK on 18-08-16

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Jacob's Room

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Jacob's Room was the first of Virginia Woolf's novels to be published by the Hogarth Press, founded with her husband, Leonard Woolf, in their home at Hogarth House in Richmond in 1917. It is an episodic tale that attempts to evoke the inner life of Jacob Flanders and his social milieu during the first decade-and-a-half of the 20th century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Quite rambling but enjoyable

    • By Mrs. on 18-08-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • To the Lighthouse

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Nicole Kidman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
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      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    To the Lighthouse is Virginia Woolf’s arresting analysis of domestic family life, centering on the Ramseys and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland in the early 1900s. Nicole Kidman ( Moulin Rouge, Eyes Wide Shut), who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Woolf in the film adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Hours, brings the impressionistic prose of this classic to vibrant life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth persevering!

    • By Saffy on 19-07-13

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Years

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Finty Williams
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The principal theme of this ambitious book is time, threading together three generations of the Pargiter family. The story begins on a day in 1880 in the household of Colonel Abel Pargiter, his dying wife, and their seven children, and it ends in the 1930s with a brilliantly depicted party at which the Pargiters, young and old, pass in review. Important events - births, deaths, marriages, wars - occur in the wings; it is the commonplace moments that are captured here in a sequence of perfectly drawn scenes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Perhaps a different reader?

    • By carole on 14-08-18

    Regular price: £21.09

    • Mrs Dalloway [Swedish Edition]

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Elin Abelin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Mrs Dalloway sade att hon skulle köpa blommorna själv." Med denna berömda mening inleds romanen, som utspelar sig en vanlig sommardag i London i juni 1923, när Clarissa Dalloway förbereder inför en fest på kvällen. Under dagen händer olika saker som leder till reflektioner och associationer kring tidigare händelser.

    Regular price: £27.59

    • To the Lighthouse

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Woolf constructs a remarkable, moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflict between men and women.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Jacob’s Room

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Jacob’s Room is Virginia Woolf’s own modernist manifesto. Jacob Flanders is a mere point of contact between a crowd of people, appearing and disappearing in a tableau in which all is flux, without certainty and without a controlling viewpoint. But it seems that the author could not maintain this rigorous impersonality, and the radical technique breaks down, so that we finally see Jacob as a person, just as his world is blown apart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A beautiful reading of an early Woolf novel

    • By P. Donovan on 10-09-17

    Regular price: £28.49

    • The Waves

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Frances Jeater
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The Waves traces the lives of six friends from childhood to old age. It was written when Virginia Woolf was at the height of her experimental powers, and she allows each character to tell their own story, through powerful, poetic monologues. By listening to these voices struggling to impose order and meaning on their lives, we are drawn into a literary journey that stunningly reproduces the complex, confusing and contradictory nature of human experience. It is read with affection and skill by Frances Jeater.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing reading

    • By Paul Harper-Scott on 27-12-14

    Regular price: £32.59

    • Fifty Groundbreaking Stories by Women Writers

    • By: Edith Wharton, May Sinclair, Virginia Woolf, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 4
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      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Fifty short stories by women writers who broke the mould.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By AM on 05-10-17

    Regular price: £89.99

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