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    • The Handmaid's Tale

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,666
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,672

    The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A favourite

    • By Raison on 10-11-13

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The American Senator

    • A BBC Radio full cast dramatisation
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Joanna David, Barbara Flynn
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Lord Rufford has kissed Arabella twice but she realises that much more needs to be done to win him and his estate. It is now time to tell John Morton she no longer wants to marry him? Starring Robert Glenister, Anna Maxwell Martin, Barbara Flynn, Blake Ritson, Stuart Milligan, Joanna David, Daniel Rabin, Penelope Rawlins, Carl Prekopp, Henry Devas, Elaine Claxton, Joanathan Forbes, Jane Whittenshaw, and Sean Baker. Directed by Tracey Neal. Dramatised by Martyn Wade.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • A Room with a View

    • By: E. M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    The story of a young and affluent middle-class girl, Lucy Honeychurch is wooed by George Emerson and Cecil Vyse whilst vacationing in Italy. Though attracted to George, Lucy becomes engaged to Cecil despite twice turning down his proposals. On hearing of the news, George confesses his love, leaving Lucy torn between marrying the more socially acceptable Cecil, or George, the man she knows would bring her true happiness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quite beautiful

    • By M. Lindley-Thompson on 18-02-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Classic FM Favourite Poems

    • Poems for Every Occasion Chosen by Classic FM Listeners
    • By: Classic FM
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Joanna Lumley, David Tennant
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A timeless collection of poems chosen by Classic FM listeners and read by an outstanding cast of actors, including Sir John Gielgud, Joanna Lumley, and David Tennant.

    Classic FM Favourite Poems is a delightful anthology of British verse chosen through a Classic FM listeners poll. This new collection draws on the huge success of Classic FM Favourite Poems, published over 10 years ago. Enjoy all your favourite poems in these wonderful recordings.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great poems but very poor format

    • By S. Brearley on 16-03-10

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Jane Eyre

    • (Penguin Classics)
    • By: Charlotte Brontë
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Jane Eyre is orphaned, bullied and humiliated as a child, but her spirit is never broken. After leaving her harsh boarding school, she finds work as a governess and finally discovers the love that she has always longed for, with the dark and sardonic Mr Rochester. But Rochester has a monstrous secret, concealed in the attic of Thornfield Hall - a secret that threatens to tear them apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Donna "Zoe" on 21-07-18

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Thursdays in the Park

    • By: Hilary Boyd
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 124

    What do you do if you’ve been married to a man for half your life and out of nowhere he leaves your bed – permanently? When this happens to Jeanie, she’s furious and determined to confront George, her husband of thirty years. Is he in love with someone else? What did she do wrong? He won’t tell her. The brightest day of her week is Thursday; the day Jeanie takes her granddaughter to the park.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent escapist listen

    • By Saffy on 24-02-14

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Jennie Churchill

    • Winston's American Mother
    • By: Anne Sebba
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    After a three-day romance, Brooklyn-born Jennie Jerome married into the British aristocracy to become Lady Randolph Churchill. At a time when women had few freedoms, she was a cornerstone of high society and behind-the-scenes political dynamo. However it was Jennie's love life that marked her out, causing scandal and earning her the epithet 'more panther than woman'.

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Leaving Home

    • By: Anita Brookner
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    When cautious Emma Roberts goes to France to carry out research into 17th century garden design, she finds a reliable diversion from her studies in her unlikely new friend Francoise Desnoyers, in whose beautiful house she is welcomed as a guest. She is not too dazzled to ignore the tensions that exist between Francoise and her formidable mother, or between Mme. Desnoyers and her other guests. London recedes into the background as life in France becomes more significant in every respect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely Writing

    • By Bee on 09-09-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Born Free

    • The Complete Story
    • By: Joy Adamson
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Born Free, first published in 1960 (and immortalised in film by Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers), tells the story of Joy Adamson's relationship with Elsa the lioness, raising her from a young cub and later releasing her into the wild. Here is Adamson's inspiring saga for a new generation of listeners to discover.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Born Free

    • By Kate on 13-04-08

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Pride and Prejudice

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Penguin Classics presents Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by Joanna David. “No sooner had he made it clear to himself and his friends that she had hardly a good feature in her face, than he began to find it was rendered uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes ...”

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Gracious Lies

    • Stories by Hilda Lolly
    • By: Hilda Lolly
    • Narrated by: Anne Reid, Joanna David
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Gracious Lies, is a collection of five delightfully unsettling short stories that take a lingering peep behind the net curtains of everyday life, love and marriage. In Hand, Foot & Finger, imperious Leonard and his pale wife Audrey head once again to Aunty Lynne’s West Country guesthouse. Can Audrey endure another week of toil on the beautiful beaches of Weston-super-Mare?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amusingly tales with a twist

    • By Jill Besterman on 11-09-13

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Selected Shorts

    • Are We There Yet?
    • By: Stuart Dybek, Martha Gellhorn, Edward P. Jones, and others
    • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka, Joanna Gleason, Sonia Manzano, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A lot can happen on the way from one place to another, especially when an overnight flight makes for an unexpected romantic encounter between strangers seated together; a trucker finds life beyond the ranch where he grew up; and a bored Midwestern housewife tries to escape Kansas City.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    • Best-Loved Poems
    • By: Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Narrated by: Joanna David, Steven Pacey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning were united not only as man and wife, but also as writers who shared and debated ideas, values, and literary craft.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • The Collected Stories of Angela Huth

    • By: Angela Huth
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In addition to a career that has produced such critically acclaimed novels as Land Girls, Wives of the Fisherman, and Of Love and Slaughter, Angela Huth is also a master of the short story, as this succulent retrospective spanning 30 years reveals.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good stories spoiled by poor format

    • By Theresa on 27-12-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Classic Love Stories 2

    • By: John Galsworthy, Rudyard Kipling, WW. Jacobs, and others
    • Narrated by: Joanna David, Edward Fox
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
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    Classic Love Stories 2 read by Joanna David & Edward Fox. Wonderful readings of stories centred around the theme of love, including works by classic writers like Rudyard Kipling and John Galsworthy.

    Regular price: £12.99