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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 289
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
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      4 out of 5 stars 238

    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 140
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    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

    • To the Lighthouse

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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      4 out of 5 stars 133

    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
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "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 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    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

    • Virginia Woolf: 'To The Lighthouse' and 'Mrs Dalloway'

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Celia Johnson
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Highlights
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A celebration of an author regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. Celia Johnson reads from To The Lighthouse and Mrs Dalloway, and Virgina Woolf is featured talking about modern literature.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • These are 'HIGHLIGHTS' only

    • By T. M. Abbott on 23-03-17

    Regular price: £7.99

    • 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.

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    • Orlando

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Sinead Dixon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    '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.

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    • Une chambre à soi

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Maria Mauban
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Partant de l'analyse des interdits misogynes, solides remparts d'une supériorité masculine dont la réalité paraît sérieusement ébranlée, Virginia Woolf définit les conditions d'existence et la spécificité de la création pour les femmes. Il faut d'abord "une chambre à soi", dont la portée va bien au-delà du matériel. Il suffit d'entrer dans n'importe quelle chambre de n'importe quelle rue pour que se jette à votre face toute cette force extrêmement complexe de la féminité.

    Regular price: £11.79

    • Mrs. Dalloway

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      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 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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 Waves

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

    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

    • Night and Day

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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: Nicole Kidman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      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
    • Performance
      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

    • Orlando

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Veronika Hyks
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Virginia Woolf's semi-biographical novel, inspired by her life changing love affair with Vita Sackville-West, takes us on an exhilarating, fantastical roller coaster, tracing 400 years of English history, in the company of her shape-shifting, gender-bending, time-travelling hero Orlando, whose inner conflicts and triumphs challenge our preconceptions of the nature of love, the battle of the sexes, posing socal and metaphysical questions including what we now call climate change.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I really, really don't get it...

    • By Gillian on 15-07-17

    Regular price: £9.99

    • The Voyage Out

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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

    • Mrs. Dalloway

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Annette Bening
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Mrs. Dalloway, perhaps Virginia Woolf’s greatest novel, vividly follows English socialite Clarissa Dalloway as she prepares for a party in post-World War I London. Four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening ( American Beauty, The Kids Are All Right) brings Woolf’s stream-of-consciousness style of storytelling to life, exploring the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman’s life in a brilliant performance.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Sending it, back

    • By Sal on 31-08-15

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Waves (Dramatised)

    • By: Virginia Woolf, Terence Davies (dramatisation)
    • Narrated by: Janet Suzman
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    The Waves: Terence Davies's dramatisation of Virginia Woolf's story. Episode 1: Louis, Bernard, Neville, Jinny, Susan, and Rhoda recall their childhood and first steps into adulthood. Episode 2: Louis, Bernard, Neville, Jinny, Susan, and Rhoda struggle to come to terms with life after Percival.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BEAUTIFUL ADAPTATION of THE WAVES

    • By Highlight on 03-11-17

    Regular price: £10.00

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