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    • I Capture the Castle

    • By: Dodie Smith
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279

    "I write this sitting at the kitchen sink" is the first line of a novel about love, sibling rivalry, and a bohemian existence in a crumbling castle in the middle of nowhere. Cassandra Mortmin's journal records her fadingly glamorous stepmother, her beautiful, wistful older sister, and the man to whom they owe both their isolation and poverty: Father. The author of one experimental novel, and a minor cause celebre, he has since suffered from writer's block and is determined to drag his family down with him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • funny and well written

    • By Patricia on 22-05-06

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Railway Children

    • By: E. Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children seek solace in the nearby railway station and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. Each day, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train, sending their love to Father. Little do they know that the kindly old gentleman passenger who waves back holds the key to their father's disappearance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • childhood favourite

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-09-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By: Anne Brontë
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    The story of a woman's struggle for independence from an abusive husband. Helen 'Graham' has returned to Wildfell Hall in flight from a disastrous marriage and to protect her young son from the influence of his father. Exiled to the desolate moorland mansion, she adopts an assumed name and earns her living as a painter. Gilbert Markham, a local man intrigued by the beautiful young 'widow' offers his friendship but becomes distrustful when her reclusive behaviour sparks rumours and speculation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    • By Sally on 18-10-09

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter, Michael Morpurgo
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    It's 1943 and Lily Tregenza lives on a farm in the idyllic seaside village of Slapton. Apart from her father being away, and the "townie" evacuees at school, her life is scarcely touched by the war. Until one day, when Lily and her family, along with 3,000 other villagers, are told to move out of their homes: lock, stock, and barrel. Soon, the whole area is out of bounds, as the Allied forces practise their landings for D-day, preparing to invade France. But Tips, Lily's adored cat, has other ideas; barbed wire and keep-out signs mean nothing to her, nor does the danger of guns and bombs. Frantic to find her, Lily makes friends with two young American soldiers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Amazing Story Of Adolfas Tibs.

    • By C on 13-02-16

    Regular price: £8.99

    • The Thirteenth Tale

    • By: Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    The Thirteenth Tale is a compelling and emotional mystery, in the timeless vein of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, about family secrets and the magic of books and storytelling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Atmospheric and gripping

    • By Kirstine on 24-05-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Music and Silence

    • By: Rose Tremain
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    In the year 1629, a young English lutenist named Peter Claire arrives at the Danish Court to join King Christian IV's Royal Orchestra. From the moment when he realizes that the musicians perform in a freezing cellar underneath the royal apartments, Peter Clair understands that he's come to a place where the opposing states of light and dark, good and evil, are waging war to the death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen

    • By Carol on 10-08-12

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories

    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter, Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    A collection of four short stories from P. D. James, published together for the first time. As the acknowledged "Queen of Crime", P. D. James was frequently commissioned by newspapers and magazines to write special short stories for Christmas. Four of the very best of these have been rescued from the archives and are published together. P .D. James' prose illuminates each of these perfectly formed stories, making them ideal listening for the darkest days of the year.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We miss you PD

    • By Linda on 18-12-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Hons and Rebels

    • By: Jessica Mitford
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The Mitford family is one of the century's most enigmatic, made notorious by Nancy's novels, Diana's marriage to Sir Oswald Mosley, Unity's infatuation with Hitler, Debo's marriage to a duke and Jessica's passionate commitment to communism. Hons and Rebels is an enchanting and deeply absorbing memoir of an isolated and eccentric upbringing which conceals beneath its witty, lighthearted surface much wisdom and depth of feeling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating story

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-12-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Web of Air

    • By: Philip Reeve
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Two years ago, Fever Crumb escaped the war-torn city of London. Now she arrives in the extraordinary city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on rails, and a mysterious recluse is building a machine that can fly. Fever is the engineer he needs - but ruthless enemies will kill to possess their secrets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A web of intrigue

    • By Brian on 24-05-18

    Regular price: £19.49

    • A Respectable Trade

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Bristol in 1787 is booming, from its stinking docks to its elegant new houses. Josiah Cole, a small dockside trader, is prepared to gamble everything to join the big players of the city. But he needs ready cash and a well-connected wife. An arranged marriage to Frances Scott is a mutually convenient solution. Trading her social contacts for Josiah's protection, Frances enters the world of the Bristol merchants and finds her life and fortune dependent on the respectable trade of sugar, rum, and slaves.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Repectable Trade

    • By Diane s on 15-11-11

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Love and Devotion

    • By: Erica James
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    At 32, Harriet Swift thinks she has the perfect life: a satisfying career, her own flat, and a new boyfriend. But when her only sister is killed in a car crash, Harriet is forced to give up her well-ordered life and to help parents look after her orphaned niece and nephew. Moving back to her childhood home and sacrificing so much doesn't come easy, and Harriet discovers things about her family she never believed possible.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Sound Issues

    • By Katie on 11-05-16

    Regular price: £11.89

    • The Secret Garden

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    When orphaned Mary Lennox arrives at Misselthwaite Manor, her uncle's estate, everybody said she was the most disagreeable looking child ever seen. Depressed and withdrawn, Mary stumbles upon an arched doorway into an overgrown garden. She later discovers her pampered invalid cousin, tucked away in a dark room. Soon a charming journey into the magical secret garden begins.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much loved story, beautifully narrated

    • By Sue on 31-10-16

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Emma

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Emma can be enjoyed as a charming love story, a detective story, and a comic and lively picture of English life 200 years ago. Austen's beautiful, clever, wilful but fallible heroine Emma Woodhouse believes she knows best. Perfectly content with her life she sees no need for either love or marriage, yet nothing pleases her more than meddling in the romantic lives of others.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not good enough

    • By Birgit on 19-01-12

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Minister of Chance

    • By: Dan Freeman
    • Narrated by: Sylvester McCoy, Jenny Agutter, Jed Brophy, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Winner of Best Audio Drama, BBC Audio Drama Awards, 2013. Winner of Speculative Fiction, Parsec Award, 2013. The Minister of Chance is a wildly exciting, picaresque fantasy adventure and a brilliant, Swiftian satire on politics and religion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • SPOILT BY LOUD AMATEUR ACTING BY THE MAIN CHILD ACTRESS WHO SHOUTS HER WAY THROUGH

    • By Highlight on 05-08-17

    Regular price: £8.99

    • The Blessing

    • By: Nancy Mitford
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    It isn’t just Nanny who finds it difficult in France when Grace and her young son Sigi are finally able to join her dashing aristocratic husband Charles-Edouard after the war. For Grace is out of her depth among the fashionably dressed and immaculately coiffured French women, and shocked by their relentless gossiping and bedhopping. When she discovers her husband’s tendency to lust after every pretty girl he sees, it looks like trouble. And things get even more complicated when little Sigi steps in.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable and light-hearted

    • By Kirstine on 06-12-14

    Regular price: £17.19

    • The Owl and the Pussycat

    • A Dozen Red Roses
    • By: Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Edward Lear's much-loved comic poem, featuring the most elegant fowl in literature and his beautiful feline friend, read by Jenny Agutter.

    Regular price: £0.79

    • The Rain Before It Falls

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    As 73-year-old Rosamund sits alone in her remote Shropshire house, her dying thoughts turn to her cousin's granddaughter, Imogen, who has been blind from an early age. Rosamund realises that she has one last duty to perform: to put down on tape the tragic story of Imogen's grandmother.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good holiday listen

    • By blueskythinker on 21-07-10

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Great Love Poems

    • By: William Blake, Robert Burns, Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter, Bill Paterson, Maxine Peake, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    An anthology of over 60 classic love poems, read by some of our finest actors. Love has always been the supreme inspiration for poets, whether romantic or platonic, reciprocated or unrequited. This collection contains a range of the very best love poems, including Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress", Keats' "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" and Byron's "So We'll Go No More A-Roving" - as well as several sonnets from the master himself, William Shakespeare.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Story of the Nutcracker (from the Naxos Audiobook 'A Family Christmas')

    • By: David Angus
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    No ballet speaks Christmas more than The Nutcracker, written by Piotr IlyichTchaikovsky in 1891-2. The enchanting story was based on a fairy tale by E. T. A Hoffman called The Nutcracker and The Mouse King, but it was the dramatisation by Alexandre Dumas that the composer used as the starting point for his ballet.

    Regular price: £1.89

    • The Railway Children

    • By: E. Nesbitt
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children seek solace in the nearby railway station and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. Each day, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train, sending their love to Father.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jenny Agutter at her best

    • By John on 09-03-12

    Regular price: £12.00

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