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

    • Eight BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister, Robert Lindsay, Ian Holm, and others
    • Length: 36 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Enthralling radio dramatisations of eight of Charles Dickens' much-loved novels. Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this second digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes eight of his classic novels. This collection includes the epic masterpiece David Copperfield, described by Dickens as his 'favourite child'; suspenseful mystery Bleak House; Dickens' most openly political novel, Hard Times; and Little Dorrit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great audiobook, needs an index!

    • By S Choudry on 18-04-18

    Regular price: £31.99

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a veteran of the Trojan War, who - through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods - makes his tortuous way home to his faithful wife, Penelope. Shipwrecked numerous times, faced with apparently insurmountable obstacles, offered the temptations of ease, comfort, and even immortality, Odysseus remains steadfast and determined. Themes of courage and perseverance, fidelity and fortitude.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully translated & read; poor sound quality

    • By D on 26-07-16

    Regular price: £29.59

    • The Oscar Wilde BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Five Full-cast Productions
    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Judi Dench, Diana Rigg, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A sparkling collection of the major works of the ever-adored Oscar Wilde, with incredible casts including Judi Dench, Martin Clunes, Michael Sheen, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McDiarmid, Joely Richardson, Penelope Keith, Martin Jarvis, Diana Rigg, Simon Russell Beale, Sheila Hancock, Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry.

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Tragedies

    • Hamlet; Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast, Paul Scofield, Peggy Ashcroft, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Three powerful radio productions from the BBC archives starring Ian McKellen, Ronald Pickup and Paul Scofield and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Think before buying this

    • By Lewis Kane on 10-01-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Wolf Brother

    • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Book 1
    • By: Michelle Paver
    • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 497
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336

    6,000 years ago, the land is one dark forest. Its people are hunters and gatherers. They know every tree and herb and they know how to survive in a world steeped in enchantment, menace, and powerful magic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A howling bite of a book.

    • By Xander Duffy on 28-12-07

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Spirit Walker

    • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Book 2
    • By: Michelle Paver
    • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 181

    Thousands of years ago an orphan boy and his wolf cub companion challenge a demon bear that threatens to destroy their world forever. With the help of the World Spirit, Torak destroys the bear, but his beloved Wolf is lost in the ensuing avalanche.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than the first book

    • By Andrew on 04-08-09

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Ghost Hunter

    • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Book 6
    • By: Michelle Paver
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 134

    As winter approaches and Souls' Night draws near, the Eagle Owl Mage holds the clans in the grip of terror. To fulfill his destiny, Torak must seek his lair in the Mountain of Ghosts. He must defy demons and tokoroths, and find his way through the Gorge of the Hidden People. Wolf must overcome terrible grief. Renn must make an agonizing decision. And in the final battle against the Soul-Eater, Torak must face the most heartrending choice of all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An enthralling conclusion to a great saga.

    • By Jay Dunlop on 21-08-09

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Soul Eater

    • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Book 3
    • By: Michelle Paver
    • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 184

    Torak has survived the summer and his heart-stopping adventure in the Seal Islands. He and Wolf are together again. But their reunion is all too short-lived. As mid winter approaches, Torak learns the worst from the White Fox clan. The Soul-Eaters have snatched Wolf and will sacrifice him. Desperate to rescue him, Torak hatches a perilous plan, one that he must carry out alone. He will find the Soul-Eaters and infiltrate their cult.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brings back childhood memories

    • By Rodrigo on 10-11-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Outcast

    • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Book 4
    • By: Michelle Paver
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 140

    The dreadful secret that Torak carries with him at the close of Soul Eater is revealed and he is cast out from the clans. It's his 14th summer. He's alone, cut off even from Wolf and Renn. Hunted and on the run he takes refuge in unknown territory: the haunted reedbeds of Lake Axehead, where he is menaced by the Hidden People.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outcast

    • By Nadia on 30-05-09
    • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Book 4
    • By: Michelle Paver
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 06-06-08
    • 5 out of 5 stars 206 ratings

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Paradise Lost

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber, full cast, Ian McKellen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A brand-new dramatised retelling of Milton’s epic poem about the fall of man, with Milton as the narrator, adapted by one of the leading poets and thinkers of our generation: Michael Symmons Roberts. Paradise Lost was first published in 1667 and tells the story of Satan’s plot to bring about the fall of man by tempting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. This brand-new adaptation begins in the midst of the action and follows the exploits of a hero (or antihero) taking in warfare and the supernatural and expressing the ideals and traditions of a people. Milton himself is the blind narrator, grieving the loss of his wife, whose eyesight worsens as the drama develops.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Dancing Bear

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    A gentle and deeply moving story of a young girl and her bear, told with great charm by a master storyteller. High in the mountains, in a tiny village, an abandoned bear cub is adopted by a lonely orphan child. Soon they are inseparable, beloved by the whole village - safe, until the arrival of a glamorous film crew who need a dancing bear....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nearly ruined by invasive music

    • By Richard on 18-11-17

    Regular price: £1.99

    • The Tempest

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen, Emilia Fox, Scott Handy, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Sir Ian McKellen, fresh from his performance as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, is Prospero, and heads a strong cast in Shakespeare’s last great play. The wronged duke raises a tempest to shipwreck his old opponents on his island so that he can ensure justice is done. With Emilia Fox as Miranda, Scott Handy in the pivotal role of the sprite Ariel, and Ben Owukwe as Caliban.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tempestuous Performance

    • By Mr on 24-07-15

    Regular price: £16.89

    • Little Dorrit (Dramatised)

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen, Kenneth Cranham, Sophie Thompson, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The youngest child of debtor William Dorrit, Amy is born in Marshalsea prison. She and her father are befriended by Arthur Clennam, whose mother employs "little Dorrit" as a seamstress. The fortunes of the Dorrits undergo an extreme change when William inherits a fortune, and the family move to Italy. Back in England, Arthur Clennam finds himself the victim of a massive fraud and ends up in Marshalsea. There he is found by Little Dorrit, whose fortune has had no effect on her generosity and humility.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dramatised Masterpiece

    • By Angela on 06-03-15

    Regular price: £15.99

    • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen, Prunella Scales, Frank Duncan, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Lovers lives are complicated by city law, feuding faerie royalty, and, yes, love. Sir Ian McKellen, Prunella Scales, Frank Duncan, and Joan Hart perform Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Oath Breaker

    • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Book 5
    • By: Michelle Paver
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 139

    When he was outcast, Torak was the hunted one. The following spring, he becomes the hunter when he swears to avenge the killing of one of his closest friends. To fulfil his oath he must brave the hidden valleys of the Deep Forest, where the clans have reverted to the savagery of an earlier time. Here, Torak finally learns why he is the Sprit Walker and discovers the true cost of revenge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By Demuynck on 22-02-10

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Aeneid

    • Book VI
    • By: Seamus Heaney
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    The sixth book of Virgil's Aeneid, in which Aeneas travels into the underworld to meet the spirit of his father, is a story that captivated Seamus Heaney from his schooldays. But the work took on a special significance for him after the death of his own father, becoming a touchstone to which he would return as an adult. His noble and moving translation of book VI bears the fruit of a lifetime's concentration upon it: he began translating passages in the 1980s and was finalising the work right up to the summer of his death.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Henry V

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen, William Squire, Trevor Nunn
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Sir Ian McKellen, William Squire, Trevor Nunn and Gary Watson perform Shakespeare's play that tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War.

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Henry IV, Part 2

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen, Corin Redgrave, Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Sir Ian McKellen, Corin Redgrave, and Derek Jacobi perform Shakespeare's historic play about Prince Hal's journey toward kingship, and his ultimate rejection of Falstaff.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • The Prelude: Complete Series (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial)

    • By: William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    William Wordsworth's autobiographical poem The Prelude is arguably the most important piece of poetic writing in our language. Recorded in Wordsworth's home in Grasmere, Cumbria, Wordsworth looks back over events in his early life. Wordsworth believed that poetry should be written in the natural language of common speech, and in that way it was revolutionary in its time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Andyjn on 22-12-15

    Regular price: £10.00

    • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Dramatised)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen, Prunella Scales, Trevor Nunn
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    One of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies, is also one of the most celebrated. Here, two mismatched couples, a wedding gone awry, magic, fairies, a troupe of actors, and a series of elaborate high jinks put on by a mischievous woodland sprite have been keeping audiences enthralled and amused for centuries. Loved for its lighter and lyrical qualities as well as it’s more serious themes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream sparks the imagination, tickles the funny bone, and stimulates the mind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mostly good...

    • By Katya on 08-07-13

    Regular price: £8.99

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