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    • The Dress Shop of Dreams

    • By: Menna van Praag
    • Narrated by: Jane Carr
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Since her parents' mysterious deaths many years ago, scientist Cora Sparks has spent her days in the safety of her university lab or at her grandmother Etta's dress shop. Tucked away on a winding Cambridge street, Etta's charming tiny store appears quite ordinary to passersby, but the colourfully vibrant racks of beaded silks, delicate laces and jewel-toned velvets hold bewitching secrets - with just a few stitches from Etta's needle, these gorgeous gowns have the power to free a woman's deepest desires....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 21st Century Jane Austen

    • By Annas on 23-11-16

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Jane Carr
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61

    A brilliant collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.Hilary Mantel is one of Britain's most accomplished and acclaimed writers. In these ten bracingly subversive tales, all her gifts of characterisation and observation are fully engaged, summoning forth the horrors so often concealed behind everyday façades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant writing; wonderful collection of stories

    • By Anthony on 03-04-15

    Regular price: £7.99

    • A Woman of No Importance

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Mathis, Rosalind Ayres, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the "best" houses, while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating drawing-room comedy, Oscar Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society's narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • thoroughly enjoyable performance

    • By bookworm mummy on 22-09-16

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Pride and Prejudice (Dramatized)

    • By: Jane Austen, Christina Calvit
    • Narrated by: Diane Adair, Jane Carr, Chloe Dworkin, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The dour, Mr. Darcy is anything but popular with the Bennets, especially when he fancies a member of their clan. And as Elizabeth reluctantly deals with Mr. Darcy’s advances, their romance seems destined to fail. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set the standard for romantic comedies when it debuted in 1813, and it still speaks to audiences worldwide through countless adaptations.

    Regular price: £3.69

    • The Whole World

    • A Novel
    • By: Emily Winslow
    • Narrated by: John Mawson, Connor Eiding, Philip Battley, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    At once a sensual and irresistible mystery and a haunting work of psychological insight and emotional depth, The Whole World marks the beginning of a brilliant literary career for Emily Winslow, a superb, limitlessly gifted author.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Tartuffe

    • By: Molière, Richard Wilbur (translator)
    • Narrated by: Brian Bedford, JB Blanc, Daniel Blinkoff, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Initially banned in France by King Louis, Molière's celebrated social satire Tartuffe exposes false piety and hypocrisy in the Catholic Church. When a pious fraud worms his way into a wealthy family and manipulates the patriarch into giving up his fortune, it’s up to his family to expose the truth before they end up in the poorhouse!

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The School for Scandal

    • By: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    • Narrated by: Stuart Bunce, Jane Carr, John Francis Harries, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Beware the gossips! Lady Sneerwell and her hireling, Snake, are certainly up to no good in this timeless send-up of hypocritical manners. Thanks to their scandal-mongering, the comely Lady Teazle must fend off the slanderous barbs that have caught the ear of her elderly husband - as well as every other gossip in London! What follows is a torrent of mistaken identities and sex-crazed scheming in which the upper classes have never looked so low class.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Man of the Moment

    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Jane Carr, Kenneth Danziger, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The price of accidental fame is hashed out in this comedy about a famous bank robber and the clerk who foiled his biggest heist. Ayckbourn’s 1988 play anticipates the popularity - and absurdity - of reality TV. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Rosalind Ayres as Jill Rillington; Jane Carr as Trudy Parks; Kenneth Danziger as Douglas Beechey; Martin Jarvis as Vic Parks; Ian Oglivy as Kenny Collins; and Yeardley Smith as Sharon Giffin. Directed by Robert Robinson. Recorded before a live audience in Santa Monica, California in February, 1994.

    Regular price: £6.39

    • The Royal Opera House in the 20th Century

    • By: Frances Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Jane Carr
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden is home of two of the most famous opera and ballet companies in the world. In this official history, Frances Donaldson discusses Covent Garden's many legendary achievements - Der Rosenkavalier with Lotte Lehmann, the unparalleled partnership of Fonteyn and Nureyev, the recent Otello with Domingo. She follows the attitude of the English to opera and their Opera House, and the crusade for opera to be sung in English.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Crimson Kiss

    • Death's Gift, Book 2
    • By: Claire Grimes, Lovers Tale Oasis
    • Narrated by: Jane Carr
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mary Wingfield is completely torn. She had believed that she had lost her childhood sweetheart to the insurgence in India. After being introduced to him by her father, she was only just warming up to the idea of marrying General Hodd instead. But her reluctance to marry soon pays off when Lewis returns to her. He is not well, but is still alive, and she still adores him. She would rather marry him than General Hodd. Nobody but her, however, knows that Lewis is still alive yet.

    Regular price: £6.79