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    • Terry Pratchett: BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Original Recording
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    Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different...Collected together for the first time are seven full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of Terry Pratchett’s novels, with star-studded casts including Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, Philip Jackson, Alex Jennings and Mark Heap.

    Regular price: £31.99

    • The Noel Coward BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio Full-cast Productions
    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Renowned for his wit, style and sophistication, Noël Coward was one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century. His plays, set in the glittering world of high society in which he lived, are much admired and have remained in the popular theatre repertoire to this day. This collection brings together the very best radio adaptation

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Charles Dickens BBC Radio Drama Collection: The Early Years

    • Seven BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Anna Massey, Bill Nighy, and others
    • Length: 35 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Captivating radio dramatisations of seven of Charles Dickens' most famous novels. Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this first digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes seven of his most popular novels.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful recording ruined by poor indexing

    • By Patricia on 27-03-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Patrick Melrose, Volume 1: Never Mind, Bad News and Some Hope

    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 167

    Now a major Sky TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Moving from Provence to New York to Gloucestershire, from the savageries of a childhood with a cruel father and an alcoholic mother to an adulthood fraught with addiction, Patrick Melrose is on a mission to escape himself. But the drugs don’t make him forget his past, and the glittering parties offer him no redemption....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous!!! *****

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-05-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • A God in Ruins

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 967
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 889
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 885

    Kate Atkinson’s dazzling Life After Life, one of the top-selling adult books of 2014, explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. In A God in Ruins, Atkinson turns her focus on Ursula’s beloved younger brother, Teddy – would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband, and father – as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Anna on 22-07-15

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation)

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Alex Jennings
    • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 884
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 544

    Here is a new audio edition of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's gently satirical tales of provincial life, available together in one download. Nearly 20 hours of ironic, witty, and wonderfully written drama is contained in this audiobook. The cast includes Anna Massey, Alex Jennings, David Haig, Rosemary Leach, Kenneth Cranham, Emma Fielding, and Brenda Blethyn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Barchester comes alive!

    • By Ian Henderson on 05-06-08

    Regular price: £32.00

    • The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,638
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,327
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,323

    The second book in Jeffrey Archer’s highly acclaimed The Clifton Chronicles, The Sins of the Father takes the reader on a breath-taking journey from the backstreets of Bristol to the boardrooms of Manhattan.The book opens in New York, 1939. Harry Clifton, under the new identity of Tom Bradshaw, finds himself arrested for first degree murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A worthy sequeal

    • By Kirstine on 25-03-12

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Mightier than the Sword: Clifton Chronicles, Book 5

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,061
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053

    When the bomb goes off, how many passengers on the Buckingham lose their lives? You will only find out if you read the opening chapter of  Mightier than the Sword. When Harry visits his publisher in New York, he's told that he's been elected the new president of English PEN and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in a Russian gulag in Siberia.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Still no ending?

    • By mollyeyre on 02-03-15

    Regular price: £21.89

    • Be Careful What You Wish For

    • Clifton Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,319
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,205

    Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife, Emma, rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son, Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno?

    When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First-class story-telling

    • By Kirstine on 23-03-14

    Regular price: £21.99

    • This Was a Man

    • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 7
    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,364
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245

    This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives, and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly entertaining rollicking melodrama

    • By Kirstine on 08-11-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Cometh the Hour

    • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 6
    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077

    Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly entertaining old-fashioned story-telling

    • By Kirstine on 21-03-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183

    1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor’s deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father’s office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen!!

    • By josephine on 18-06-13

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Beyond Good and Evil

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Continuing where Thus Spoke Zarathustra left off, Nietzsche's controversial work Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most influential philosophical texts of the 19th century and one of the most controversial works of ideology ever written. Attacking the notion of morality as nothing more than institutionalised weakness, Nietzsche criticises past philosophers for their unquestioning acceptance of moral precepts. Nietzsche tried to formulate what he called "the philosophy of the future".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not for the uninitiated!

    • By G. Mahoney on 22-01-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Kraken Wakes

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437

    Journalist Mike Watson and his wife, Phyllis, trace it back to the strange showering lights they noticed on the final day of their honeymoon cruise; lights which appeared to land and disappear into the water. Reports mount of similar sightings all over the world. Governments embark on missions to investigate the sea, but ships disappear and diving crews never return to the surface. Something deep in the ocean does not want to be disturbed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By Malcolm on 01-01-13

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Over Sea, Under Stone

    • Book 1 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    On holiday in Cornwall, the three children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that: it is the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching for it themselves, the Drews put their lives in peril.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great in-car listening

    • By Northern Mummy on 25-07-15

    Regular price: £26.29

    • The Line of Beauty

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In the summer of 1983, 23-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the wealthy Feddens: Gerald, an ambitious Tory MP, his wife, Rachel, and their children, Toby and Catherine. Innocent of politics and money, Nick is swept up into the Feddens' world and an era of endless possibility, all the while pursuing his own private obsession with beauty. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Obvious and lusty

    • By DAVID on 09-10-18

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Day of the Triffids

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Bill Masen wakes up one morning in his hospital bed. His eyes are completely bandaged after an eye operation so he is unable to see. He immediately notices how still and quiet everything is. Having taken off his bandages, he discovers that both inside the hospital and out, the majority of the population (who watched a display of startlingly bright comets in the night sky the previous evening) have all gone blind, and realises that there is a terrifying new enemy for humankind to contend with.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully narrated but RUINED by "music"

    • By uksub on 12-03-15

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Troll

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    A crew of clueless pirates, one hairy troll and barrels o'laughs! The Troll longs for a goat – but has to make do with fish for supper instead. Meanwhile, Hank Chief and his pirate crew are digging for treasure – but it seems they’ve sailed to the wrong island.

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Patrick Melrose, Volume 2: Mother's Milk and At Last

    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Now a major Sky TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The once illustrious, once wealthy Melroses are in peril, and Patrick Melrose, now a husband and father, is trying to gather together the pieces of his life. Caught up in the turmoil of broken promises, assisted suicide, adultery and - most tender and terrifying of all - fatherhood, Patrick is still a long way from salvation, but even as the family struggles against the pull of its dark past, a new generation promises new light, new hope and - perhaps - the promise of a brighter future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I didn't waste a second

    • By Alan Coady on 12-08-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Horse and His Boy: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 5

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    Desperate to escape a harsh and narrow regime, two runaways unwittingly flee headlong into the centre of a terrible battle. This first sequel to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe includes all the hallmarks of its famous predecessor, though this time the fate of Narnia is wound up in the lives of its own children, and a talking horse!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From Slavery to Freedom

    • By Derek Thorburn on 22-09-15

    Regular price: £7.99

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