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    • Rebecca

    • By: Daphne Du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,345

    Daphne du Maurier's young heroine meets the charming Maxim de Winter and despite her youth, they marry and go to Manderley, his home in Cornwall. There, the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers and the mystery she keeps alive of his first wife Rebecca - said to have drowned at sea - threatens to overwhelm the marriage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic story of love and life.

    • By John Nichols on 30-06-13

    Regular price: £22.99

    • This Sceptred Isle: Collection 1

    • 55BC-1702: The Classic BBC Radio History
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Paul Eddington
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    The first five volumes from the landmark BBC radio series This Sceptred Isle. Christopher Lee's epic history tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the death of Victoria. This collection includes the original first five volumes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Out of order at the end!!

    • By Craig on 23-12-18

    Regular price: £31.99

    • The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation)

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Alex Jennings
    • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 940
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 593
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596

    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

    • Fear on 4

    • 13 Chilling BBC Radio 4 Dramas
    • By: BBC, Various
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Bernard Cribbins, Edward de Souza, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    An unsettling collection of full-cast dramas from the long-running BBC Radio 4 horror series. Throughout five series of Fear on 4 from 1988-1997, Edward de Souza was The Man in Black, a sinister raconteur who introduced a weekly half hour of terror and suspense. Here, he welcomes us to his house of horrors as he presents 13 terrifying tales that will make your flesh crawl. With eerie sound effects that enhance the atmosphere of dread, these bloodcurdling adaptations run the gamut from the mysterious to the macabre. With superb casts including Imelda Staunton, Bernard Cribbins, Anna Massey, Thora Hird and Sean Barrett.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly Bizzare

    • By diggergig on 22-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • This Sceptred Isle Collection 2: 1702-1901

    • The Classic BBC Radio History
    • By: Christopher Lee, Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Peter Jeffrey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 37

    The final five volumes from the landmark BBC radio series This Sceptred Isle. Christopher Lee's epic history tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the death of Victoria. This collection includes the original volumes 6-10. 1702-1760: the First British Empire; the reign of George I; Britain's first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole; and the first rendition of Rule Britannia. 1760-1792: the Age of Revolution; the Industrial Revolution begins....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This sceptred isle

    • By Nyrond24 on 27-11-16

    Regular price: £31.99

    • The Sceptred Isle: The Dynasties

    • The Complete BBC Collection
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The Sceptred Isle provided the definitive radio account of the British nation, from 55BC to the end of the 20th century. Now its attention turns towards the incredibly powerful families which have wielded power behind the scenes for the past 1,000 years. The Dynasties relates how the loyalties of this privileged elite, many of whom are older than the monarchy itself, were tested and rewarded; it also uncovers a multitude of murderous plots, bloody battles, adulteries, intrigues and shocking executions.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century 1959-1979
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Volume 4, covering the years 1959-1979, includes the erection of the Berlin Wall, putting the first man on the moon, the Vietnam War, and the astonishing success of a young man called Cassius Clay. Closer to home, the Beatles generated worldwide hysteria and Profumo caused a scandal.

    Regular price: £14.00

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century 1939-1959 (Unabridged)
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Volume 3, covering the years 1939-1959, takes a global perspective. Following the horrors of the Second World War, which culminated with the horrific bombing of Hiroshima and the onset of the Cold War, came the beginnings of popular culture: Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and the Mini.

    Regular price: £14.00

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century 1919-1939 (Unabridged)
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Volume 2, covering the years 1919-1939, looks at a Britain ravaged by war and at the mercy of millions of striking workers. It also takes in the lighter side of life in the 1920s and 30s, including the first loaf of bread going on sale and the glory days of Fred Perry.

    Regular price: £14.00

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century 1901-1919
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Continuing the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series of the story of Britain, from the start of the twentieth century to the present day. Christopher Lee's history of Britain, This Sceptred Isle, provided the definitive radio account of the nation form the arrival of Julius Caesar to the death of Queen Victoria.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too Much Pre-war Politics, Not Enough of the War

    • By Senior on 27-01-16

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Murder in Mesopotamia

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    Amy Leatheran had never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist, events prove stranger than she could ever have imagined. Her patient's bizarre visions and nervous terror seem unfounded, but as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax in murder.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant story - disappointing narration

    • By Dawn on 15-09-12

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Jumping the Queue

    • By: Mary Wesley
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Matilda Poliport, recently widowed, has decided to End It All. But her meticulously planned bid for graceful oblivion is foiled, and when she later foils the suicide attempt of another lost soul - Hugh Warner, on the run from the police - life begins again for both. But life also begins to throw up nasty secrets and some awkward questions: just what was Matilda’s husband Tom doing in Paris?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Mary Wesleys best!

    • By Denise Angela Robinson on 18-09-14

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Hotel du Lac

    • By: Anita Brookner
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Into the rarefied atmosphere of the Hotel du Lac timidly walks Edith Hope, romantic novelist and holder of modest dreams. Edith has been exiled from home after embarrassing herself and her friends. She has refused to sacrifice her ideals and remains stubbornly single. But among the pampered women and minor nobility Edith finds Mr Neville and her chance to escape from a life of humiliating spinsterhood is renewed...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The very best Anita Brookner!

    • By barjil on 27-10-15

    Regular price: £13.49

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century 1979-1999 (Unabridged)
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Volume 5, covering the years 1979-1999, looks at the Thatcher years, the Falklands War and the greatest ever Royal Wedding. Beyond Britain Gorbachev was influencing world affairs and, back in the nation's capital, a dome was being built to celebrate the approaching millennium.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting - needs another hour ...

    • By cw on 31-03-18

    Regular price: £14.00

    • A Dubious Legacy

    • By: Mary Wesley
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Henry Tillotson, a generous, genial man, rescues Margaret from a disastrous marriage in Egypt and brings her home to the West Country as his new wife. On the threshold she gives him a black eye and retires straight to bed where she remains, apart from the occasional malevolent outburst, for the rest of her life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Absultely dreadful hung in there for ten chapters

    • By Christine on 22-08-14

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Not That Sort of Girl

    • By: Mary Wesley
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    For the whole of Rose's respectable married life, she had kept faith with two men. To Ned she was a perfect wife, mother of his son, and elegant hostess of Slepe. To Mylo, Rose was an impetuous and unconventional mistress, answering his erratic and impassionate calls throughout 50 years of tactful duplicity. After Ned's funeral Rose looks back on a life of dual constancy, passion, humour, and the ambiguities of love - and chooses her future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everyone loves Mylo

    • By Mel Chambers on 08-08-17

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Miss Garnet's Angel

    • By: Salley Vickers, Kati Nicholl (editor)
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    The new edition of Salley Vicker's sensational debut novel. ‘Miss Garnet's Angel' is a voyage of discovery; a novel about Venice but also the rich story of the explosive possibilities of change in all of us at any time. Julia Garnet is a teacher. Just retired, she is left a legacy which she uses by leaving her orderly life and going to live - in winter - in an apartment in Venice. Its beauty, its secret corners and treasures, and its people overwhelm a lifetime of reserve and caution.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story

    • By Melinda on 17-02-18

    Regular price: £7.99

    • An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

    • By: P. D. James, Nevill Teller
    • Narrated by: Judi Bowker, Anna Massey, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Judi Bowker and Anna Massey star in this gripping BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation featuring young detective Cordelia Gray. Mark Calendar, 21 years old and in his final year at Cambridge, leaves university without warning and takes a job as a gardener. Eighteen days later he is found hanging in the cottage where he lived. The verdict at the inquest is suicide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really Good

    • By Melissa Wells on 24-11-15

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Othello

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Cyril Cusack, Anna Massey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Othello revolves around four central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army; his wife Desdemona; his lieutenant, Cassio; and his trusted ensign, Iago. Because of its varied and current themes of racism, love, jealousy, and betrayal, Othello is still often performed in professional and community theatres alike and has been the basis for numerous operatic, film, and literary adaptations.

    Regular price: £6.99

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