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    • The Colour

    • By: Rose Tremain
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Joseph and Harriet Blackstone emigrate from Norfolk to New Zealand in search of new beginnings and prosperity. But the harsh land near Christchurch where they settle threatens to destroy them almost before they begin. When Joseph finds gold in the creek he is seized by a rapturous obsession with the voluptuous riches awaiting him deep in the earth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gold is not the colour - discuss

    • By Lindsey on 25-02-10

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Enchanted April

    • By: Elizabeth von Arnim
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    It began in a women's club in London on a February afternoon. A discreet advertisement in The Times, addressed to "Those who Appreciate Wistaria and Sunshine..." lures four very different women away from the dismal British weather to San Salvatore, a castle high above a bay on the sunny Italian Riviera. There, the Mediterranean spirit stirs the souls of Mrs Arbuthnot, Mrs Wilkins, Lady Caroline Dester, and Mrs Fisher, and remarkable changes occur.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as 'Love' by the same author

    • By Kaggy on 07-11-17

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Ma'am Darling

    • 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret
    • By: Craig Brown
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    From our funniest writer, a portrait of our most talked-about royal. She made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando clam up. She cold-shouldered Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor. Andy Warhol photographed her. Jack Nicholson offered her cocaine. Gore Vidal revered her. John Fowles hoped to keep her as his sex slave. Dudley Moore propositioned her. Francis Bacon heckled her. Peter Sellers was in love with her. For Pablo Picasso, she was the object of sexual fantasy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • La-di-da

    • By Pamela on 06-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Red Tent

    • By: Anita Diamant
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Her name is Dinah. In the Bible her fate is merely hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the verses of the Book of Genesis that recount the life of Jacob and his dozen sons. The Red Tent is an extraordinary and engrossing tale of ancient womanhood and family honour. Told in Dinah's voice, it opens with the story of her mothers, the four wives of Jacob, each of whom embodies unique feminine traits, and concludes with Dinah's own unforgettable story of betrayal, grief and love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • such an evocative book

    • By Jackie on 24-04-11

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Marie Antoinette

    • By: Antonia Fraser
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Marie Antoinette's dramatic life-story continues to arouse mixed emotions. To many people, she is still 'la reine mechante', whose extravagance and frivolity helped to bring down the French monarchy; her indifference to popular suffering epitomised by the (apocryphal) words: 'let them eat cake'. Others are equally passionate in her defence: to them, she is a victim of misogyny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spectacular.

    • By Binky on 17-12-14

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Men and the Girls

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Lifelong friends, now in their sixties, James, a teacher, and Hugh, a TV personality, both live with attractive women 25 years their junior. But the age difference is a time bomb, ticking away at the heart of both relationships. Kate's hunger for a life more in keeping with her own age threatens to bring her eight years with James to an end. And how is Julia to cope when her own career begins to blossom while Hugh's is withering before their eyes? The arrival of Miss Beatrice Bachelor, a razor-sharp Oxford spinster, fuels the discontent in both girls.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this book

    • By Sarah on 15-03-17

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The House of Mirth

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Beautiful, sophisticated and endlessly ambitious Lily Bart endeavours to climb the social ladder of New York's elite by securing a good match and living beyond her means. Now nearing 30 years of age and having rejected several proposals, forever in the hope of finding someone better, her future prospects are threatened. A damning commentary of 20th-century social order, Edith Wharton's tale established her as one of the greatest British novelists of the 1900s.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully done.

    • By Philip on 26-06-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Call for the Dead (Dramatised)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron, Anna Chancellor
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Simon Russell Beale stars in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of John le Carré's first novel, which introduced his most famous character, George Smiley. This dramatisation, set in London in the late 1950s, finds Smiley engaged in the humdrum job of security vetting. But when a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide after an apparently unproblematic interview, Smiley is baffled. Refusing to believe that Fennan shot himself, Smiley decides to investigate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Thomas Broom on 13-07-09

    Regular price: £10.00

    • The Parasites

    • By: Daphne Du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    With talented parents comes the burden of continuing the line of accomplishment, as Maria, Niall and Celia know all too well. The siblings subsequently formed a bond so profound that their lives constantly have a tremendous impact on those around them, this includes Maria’s husband, Charles - a gentleman who has been sucked into the parasitic world of the Delaney’s. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Parasites

    • By Francesca on 07-06-07

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her 'cousin' Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very moving

    • By Clive on 08-05-09

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Doctor Who - Loups-Garoux

    • By: Marc Platt
    • Narrated by: Peter Davison, Mark Strickson, Eleanor Bron, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Germany, 1589: the townspeople of Cologne pronounce a sentence of death on a mass murderer who has stalked the countryside in the guise of a ferocious wolf. Russia, 1812: retreating from Napoleon's invading forces, a merchant's daughter is rescued from bandits by a handsome partisan with a ravenous appetite. Brazil, 2080: the Doctor and Turlough arrive for the Rio de Janeiro carnival. Is wealthy heiress Ileana de Santos all that she seems? What sinister ailment afflicts her invalid son, tended by the mysterious Dr Hayashi?

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Nation's Favourite Children's Poems

    • By: Ronald Pickup
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Eleanor Bron, Bernard Cribbins, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    From schooldays to summer holidays, and from childhood fantasies to nostalgic reminiscences, writers have provided us with a rich seam of children’s poetry over the years.This delightful selection brings over seventy poems together, from such celebrated poets as A.A.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great poems

    • By Catherine on 13-04-15

    Regular price: £10.00

    • The Emigrants: Ambros Adelwarth (Dramatised)

    • By: W. G. Sebald, Edward Kemp (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: John Wood, Henry Bron, Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Inspired by an old photograph album to investigate the life of a lost relative, a man finds himself on a journey that traverses the 20th century, leading him from an American asylum to the shores of the Dead Sea. Adapted by Edward Kemp from W G Sebald's acclaimed novel about the experiences of Jewish emigrants.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 1 chapter only 😣

    • By Kerry on 30-04-16

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Next of Kin

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Dairy farmer Robin Meredith has just buried his Californian wife Caro who, though a central figure at the farm for more than twenty years, had remained a mystery to the family. With Caro gone, her adopted daughter Judy feels cut adrift. To Robin’s brother, Joe, Caro had been the emblem of a freedom he’d glimpsed in America and his grief is far deeper than the family suspects. Even Robin and Joe’s parents, entrenched in the adjoining farm, feel suddenly vulnerable to time and change as well.

    Regular price: £18.49

    • A Passionate Man

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Archie Logan, a country doctor, and his wife Liza lead an orthodox-seeming life, and everything is well until Archie's father, a widower for over 30 years, falls in love. His choice, a woman of powerful charm, has a profound effect on all the Logans, adults and children alike. The house and family turn from being a refuge to being a cage. Archie and Liza risk losing everything they have built.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved every minute of it!

    • By Pam on 02-06-15

    Regular price: £28.59

    • The Old Maid

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The story follows the life of Tina, a young woman caught between the mother who adopted her - the beautiful, upstanding Delia - and her true mother, her plain, unmarried ‘aunt’ Charlotte, who gave Tina up to provide her with a socially acceptable life. The three women live quietly together until Tina’s wedding day, when Delia’s and Charlotte’s hidden jealousies rush to the surface.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Elizabeth Jane Howard

    • A Dangerous Innocence
    • By: Artemis Cooper
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923-2014) wrote brilliant novels about what love can do to people, but in her own life the lasting relationship she sought so ardently always eluded her. She grew up yearning to be an actress, but when that ambition was thwarted by marriage and the war, she turned to fiction. Her first novel, The Beautiful Visit, won the John Llewellyn Rhys prize - she went on to write 14 more, of which the best-loved were the five volumes of The Cazalet Chronicle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By DartmoorDiva on 15-02-17

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Something in Disguise

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    May's second marriage to Colonel Herbert Brown-Lacey is turning out to be a terrible mistake. Her children find the Colonel's presence oppressive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not to be missed....

    • By SEA, Charente on 05-01-15

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The Light Years

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Three generations of Cazalets spend each summer in their family house: Home Place, Sussex. For two unforgettable summers they are safe from the advancing storm clouds of the Second World War. These are sunlit days of childish games, lavish family meals and picnics on the beach. Elizabeth Jane Howard has produced a gripping chronicle of an English family and the fascinating tangle of their affairs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cazalet Chronicles are lovely.

    • By Merelina on 09-03-12

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Odd Girl Out

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Anne and Edmund Cornhill have a happy marriage and a charming house. They are content, complete, absorbed in their private idyll. Arabella, who comes to stay one lazy summer, is rich, rootless and amoral - and, as they find out, beautiful and loving.With her elegant prose the author traces the web of love and desire that entangles these three; but it is Arabella who finally loses out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing much happens but unputdownable

    • By linda on 25-08-14

    Regular price: £18.49

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