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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: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 688
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 618
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 609

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent radioplay renditions of Pratchett's work

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-11-18

    Regular price: £31.99

    • 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 1,914
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,698
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,689

    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 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 1,027
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 874
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 870

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding narration

    • By Busy bee on 02-01-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • 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 1,432
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,252
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,248

    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

    • By mollyeyre on 04-03-18

    Regular price: £18.49

    • 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 128
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 117

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

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great adaptations - shame about the sound quality

    • By rcwApr10 on 30-10-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Paradise Lost

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    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: £22.89

    • 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 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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: £27.49

    • Little Dorrit

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 35 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    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: £39.49

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • Home Front: The Complete BBC Radio Collection, Volume 2

    • By: Richard Monks, Lucy Catherine, Katie Hims, and others
    • Narrated by: Gunnar Cauthary, Maggie Steed, Anton Lesser, and others
    • Length: 39 hrs and 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    First heard on radio between 4 August 2014 and 9 November 2018, each episode of Home Front is set exactly 100 years before the broadcast date, and each follows one character’s day. Together they create a mosaic of experience from a wide cross section of society, mixing historical fact with enthralling fiction to explore how ordinary people coped with daily life in wartime Britain. We resume the story in Folkestone, where hospital staff face pressure to return wounded men to duty as conscription is introduced.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Un-missable World War 1 Drama

    • By Stirzaker Photography on 19-01-19

    Regular price: £29.99

    • 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 239
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    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: £36.69

    • Clockwork

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    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

    • Dissolution

    • A Matthew Shardlake Novel
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    Henry VIII has proclaimed himself Supreme Head of the Church, and the country is waking up to savage new laws. Under the order of Thomas Cromwell, a team of commissioners is sent to investigate the monasteries. At the monastery of Scarnsea, events have spiralled out of control. Cromwell's commissioner, Robin Singleton, has been found dead. And Matthew Shardlake, lawyer and long-time supporter of reform, has been sent by Cromwell into an atmosphere of treachery and death to investigate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An entertaining historical mystery with depth

    • By Angela on 12-04-08

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Brave New World

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser, Jonathan Coy, Justin Salinger, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    It's 2116, and Bernard Marx and Helmholtz Watson are token rebels in an irretrievably corrupted society where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science, and morality turned upside down. There is no poverty, crime or sickness - but no creativity, art or culture either. Human beings are merely docile citizens: divided into castes, brainwashed and controlled by the state and dependent on the drug soma for superficial gratification.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A great book but I wanted more

    • By Nicholas F Budd on 17-08-17

    Regular price: £9.99

    • 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 114
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    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: £27.49

    • 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 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth a listen for history or crime fans

    • By Ms. Wendy Merrett on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £11.89

    • 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 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    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

    • 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 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    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

    • Heartstone

    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Summer, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII’s invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel. As the English fleet gathers at Portsmouth, the country raises the largest militia army it has ever seen. The King has debased the currency to pay for the war, and England is in the grip of soaring inflation and economic crisis.Meanwhile Matthew Shardlake is given an intriguing legal case by an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged ?

    • By John Blackmore on 24-12-10

    Regular price: £12.59

    • Poetry Please

    • By: Adjoa Andoh
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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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