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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

    • Falco: The Complete BBC Radio Collection

    • Five Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Anna Madeley, Anton Lesser, Ben Crowe, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of the first five Falco novels by Lindsey Davis, starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco.

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Ruby in the Smoke

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,509
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,317
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307

    An unabridged reading of Philip Pullman's nerve-shattering thriller, set in the murky streets and opium dens of Old London. When 16-year old Sally's father drowns in suspicious circumstances, she is left to fend for herself in Victorian London. Although she doesn't know it, she is already in terrible danger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A layered and satisfying listen

    • By Barry on 08-09-16

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Shadow in the North

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 935
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 935

    An elderly lady loses her money on an investment; a conjuror is pursued by thugs; and a clairvoyant mentions the name of the richest man in Europe and his mysterious company. Seemingly unconnected events set Sally Lockhart on the trail of an evil far more awful than she could ever imagine. This thriller, by the author of The Ruby in the Smoke, evokes its 19th century setting and at the same time remains remarkably contemporary in the originality of its plot and larger-than-life characters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant series

    • By Úna on 19-05-17

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Paradise Lost

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of man's creation, fall, and redemption, "to justify the ways of God to men". Here, unabridged, and told with exceptional sensitivity and power by Anton Lesser, is the plight of Adam and Eve, the ambition and vengefulness of Satan and his cohorts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sonorous metal

    • By Francis on 06-12-07

    Regular price: £39.39

    • The Tiger in the Well

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 683
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 553
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552

    Sally is 25, and somebody wants to destroy her. She receives divorce papers from a man she has never met, let alone married - yet this trap is so well laid that she is powerless to prove otherwise. When custody of her precious daughter is awarded to this evil stranger, it is the beginning of a terrifying struggle in which Sally will have to fight, with a gun if necessary, for the freedom of her family.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thrills and suspense, Victorian style.

    • By Jean on 29-03-11

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Ian Johnston (translator)
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Perhaps the greatest poem of the Western world, The Iliad tells the story of 50 critical days towards the end of the Trojan war. Achilles has quarrelled with Agamemnon and sulks in his tent, while Hector brings his Trojans to the brink of victory; but fate will have the last word.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the best of the lot

    • By MR on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £55.59

    • The Old Curiosity Shop

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    Provoking an unprecedented outpouring of public grief when it was first published, it follows the story of Little Nell and her feckless grandfather. Forced to leave their magical shop of curiosities in London, they are pursued across the English countryside by the grotesquely evil dwarf Quilp. They escape - but at what cost?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good old Charlie!

    • By Moominmamma on 17-08-13

    Regular price: £35.49

    • Clockwork

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    A tormented apprentice clock-maker - and a deadly knight in armour. A mechanical prince - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil... Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter's evening and suddenly life and the story begin to merge - almost like clockwork.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely wonderful

    • By Molly on 17-09-13

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    In this, perhaps Dickens' most profound and personal novel, we are invited to share in the sentimental education of Pip, the poor boy from the village forge who risks losing himself in snobbery and selfishness when he mysteriously inherits a fortune. The story moves from the bleak Kentish marshes of Pip's childhood to a thrilling climax that mingles tragedy and triumph.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dickens brought to life.

    • By Val Waite on 02-06-11

    Regular price: £59.09

    • Little Dorrit

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 35 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    William Dorrit has been a resident of the Marshalsea debtors prison for so many years that he has gained the nickname "The Father of the Marshalsea". However, his suffering is eased by his close bond with youngest daughter Amy, or "Little Dorrit". The dashing Arthur Clennam, returning to London after many years in China, enters their lives and the Dorrits' fortunes begin to rise and fall. A biting satirical work on the shortcomings of 19th century government and society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • little dorrit, narrated by Anton Lesser

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-06-09

    Regular price: £40.39

    • Victorian London

    • The Life of a City, 1840-1870
    • By: Liza Picard
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    Like her previous books, this book will be the result of the author's passionate interest in the realities of everyday life, and the conditions in which most people lived, so often left out of history books. This period of mid-Victorian London encompasses a huge range of subjects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Heather on 09-08-06

    Regular price: £13.29

    • Tsar

    • An Epic Chronicle of the Russian Leaders
    • By: Mike Walker
    • Narrated by: David Threlfall, Hugo Speer, Samantha Spiro, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Eleven compelling BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas telling the stories of the Russian tsars. Broadcast to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, this extraordinary drama cycle by Mike Walker comprises 11 ambitious plays spanning over 400 years, exploring the lives of Russia’s key rulers from Ivan the Terrible to Vladimir Putin. 

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Tristram Shandy

    • By: Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Laurence Sterne’s most famous novel is a biting satire of literary conventions and contemporary 18th-century values. Renowned for its parody of established narrative techniques, Tristram Shandyis commonly regarded as the forerunner of avant-garde fiction. Tristram’s characteristic digressions on a whole range of unlikely subjects (including battle strategy and noses!) are endlessly surprising and make this one of Britain’s greatest comic achievements.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful listening!

    • By Stuart C. Clarke on 03-04-13

    Regular price: £32.59

    • Labyrinth

    • By: Kate Mosse
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Anton Lesser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2007.
    Winner of the British Book Awards, Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year, 2006.

    In Carcassonne a young girl is given a mysterious book by her father which he claims contains the secret of the true Grail. Although Alais cannot understand the strange words and symbols hidden within, she knows that her destiny lies in protecting it.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An average summer read

    • By Hannah on 05-06-07

    Regular price: £11.89

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Ian Johnston - translator
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    The Trojan War is over, and Odysseus, the cunning King of Ithaca, sets out for home, his wife Penelope, and his son, Telemachus. It proves a long, 10-year journey, fraught with dangers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic

    • By Dr. R. Brompton on 17-04-15

    Regular price: £42.69

    • Sovereign

    • A Matthew Shardlake Novel
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Autumn, 1541. Following the uncovering of a plot against his throne in Yorkshire, King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to overawe his rebellious subjects there. Already in York are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant, Jack Barak. Shardlake has reluctantly undertaken a special mission: to ensure the welfare of a dangerous conspirator being returned to London for interrogation. But the murder of a local glazier involves Shardlake in deeper mysteries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No holiday

    • By Rogayah on 21-11-08

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Hardy: The Mayor of Casterbridge

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Michael Henchard, drunk at a country fair, sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas. The following day, in despair and remorse, he forswears alcohol and sets out to redeem himself. In time, he becomes a respected merchant and eventually the mayor of the town. But Fate is not to be so easily appeased, and Henchard finds his past actions resonate through and destroy his plans for the future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Mayor of Casterbridge

    • By Felix on 04-09-12

    Regular price: £41.39

    • The Runes of the Earth

    • By: Stephen Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Now comes the book every fantasy reader has been waiting for. It's 10 years later, and Linden Avery thought she would never see the Land, or Covenant, again. But Lord Foul has stolen her adopted son, and is unmaking the very laws of nature. And though she believes Covenant dead, he keeps sending Linden messages: "Find me", and "Don't trust me". The Land is in turmoil, and Lord Foul has plans for them all.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I can't take any more!

    • By Andy on 25-09-11

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Poetry Please

    • By: Adjoa Andoh
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please is the longest-running broadcast of verse anywhere in the world. First aired in 1979, the programme, a request show which broadcasts to two million listeners a week, has become a unique record of the country's best-loved poems over the decades since its inception. The BBC has looked back through its rich archive of recordings to produce a poll of the most asked-for and most broadcast pieces ever: 50 of those poems are read here by Adjoa Andoh and Anton Lesser.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring

    • By Georgi Vladkov Petkov on 19-05-16

    Regular price: £12.99

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