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    • The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories

    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Bill Bailey, Richard E. Grant, Colin Salmon, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The magical storytelling and unforgettable characters in Bev Doyle and Richard Kurti's audio adaptation of this children's classic have been brought to life by many well-known voices from film, TV, radio and comedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding perfromances all round

    • By Keeley Dossi on 06-09-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Silmarillion

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 658
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 604
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605

    The complete unabridged audiobook of J.R.R Tolkien's The Silmarillion. The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien’s world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book. Shameful production.

    • By Rasmus Jensen on 30-08-17

    Regular price: £14.49

    • The Hobbit

    • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 707
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376

    Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Hobbit

    • By Paul S on 05-01-07

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins

    • By: John Pearson
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    Heroes or villains? You decide.... In the 1960s, London’s gangland was ruled by two men: Reggie and Ronnie Kray. Building an empire of crime by intimidation, extortion, and terror on a scale never seen before or since, they feted stars of stage and screen, sportsmen, and even politicians to gain the respectability they craved. Read by acclaimed actor Martin Shaw, this is the true story of their rise and fall.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book but not all true

    • By Miss Cl Brannan on 30-10-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Birds of Prey

    • Courtney 3, Book 1
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    It is 1667, and the mighty naval war between the Dutch and the English still rages. Sir Francis Courteney and his son Hal, in their fighting caravel, are on patrol off southern Africa, lying in wait for a treasure-laden galleon of the Dutch East India Company that is returning from the Orient. They have a letter from Charles II sanctioning them to hunt down and capture enemy ships "beyond the line".

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful

    • By Amazon Customer on 22-04-18

    Regular price: £10.99

    • BBC Radio Crimes: A V.I. Warshawski Mystery: Killing Orders

    • By: Sara Paretsky
    • Narrated by: Kathleen Turner, Martin Shaw, Adjoa Andoh, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Feisty Chicago private eye Vic ‘V.I.’ Warshawski is used to getting mixed up in complicated cases. But when three million dollars in share certificates are stolen from a Dominican priory, she really doesn’t want to get involved. Because agreeing to investigate would mean doing a favour for Aunt Rosa, the priory’s treasurer, and Vic has never forgiven Rosa for something she did a long time ago. Against her better judgement, Vic gets drawn in, only to be suddenly called off the case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audio Drama at its best!

    • By Arti on 02-05-16

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Last Legion

    • By: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The story opens on the day that the Western Roman Empire collapses finally in 470 AD, as the last emperor of Rome is encamped protected by the Nova Invicta Legion. All is lost in the space of a few minutes as a horde of Barbarians sweep through the camp in the fog, kill the Imperial family, and take the young emperor captive. The Roman Empire is in ruins. But all is not lost. From the dust of battlefields emerges a small team of invincible warriors: The Last Legion.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw, Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Tess of the D'Urbervilles is an early exercise in girl power. Tess spends her life being bullied by men and is pushed to the brink. A dramatic and tragic story, a listener cannot fail to be moved by Tess' story, which is sadly surprisingly familiar to many modern women in the world today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • engaging and accessable

    • By ali kate on 03-04-18

    Regular price: £9.99

    • The Man from St. Petersburg

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Follet's sensational best seller is set just before the outbreak of World War I, when Britain must enlist the aid of Russia. Czar Nicholas' nephew is to visit London for secret naval talks with Lord Walden, who has lived in Russia and has a Russian wife, Lydia. But there are other people who are interested in the arrival of Prince Alexei.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ken Follett's Early Thrillers have little fat to Abridge. Full Length far more Entertaining

    • By BMW Adventure-Aprilia Scooter on 24-06-17

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Far From the Madding Crowd

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    An immediate success when it was first published in 1874, Thomas Hardy's "pastoral tale" of the wilful and capricious Bathsheba Everdene, her three suitors, the faithful shepherd Gabriel Oak, the lonely widower Farmer Boldwood, and the dashing but faithless Sergeant Troy, and the tragic consequence of her eventual choice remains one of the most enduring and popular English novels.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Mayor of Casterbridge

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    In a fit of drunken anger, Michael Henchard sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas at a country fair. Over the course of the following years, he manages to establish himself as a respected and prosperous pillar of the community of Casterbridge, but behind his success there always lurk the shameful secret of his past and a personality prone to self-destructive pride and temper. Hardy’s powerful and sympathetic study of the heroic but deeply flawed Henchard is also an intensely dramatic work.

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Gulliver's Travels describes the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, a ship's surgeon. In Lilliput he discovers a world in miniature; towering over the people and their city, he is able to view their society from the viewpoint of a god. However, in Brobdingnag, a land of giants, tiny Gulliver himself comes under observation, exhibited as a curiosity at markets and fairs.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Robinson Crusoe

    • By: Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe is the story of an adventurous young man who ignores the sound and sensible advice of his father and sets off to see the world. However, Crusoe's ship founders in a storm, and he is the only survivor. Washed ashore on a desert island, he is faced with the challenge of providing food and shelter for himself, and is forced to invent afresh many things that he had previously taken for granted.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Mayor of Casterbridge

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    An interesting novel due to its depiction of a violent love/hate relationship between two men, this story highlights the strains of competition in pre-industrial rural society. Michael Henchard attains the position of town mayor, but the lies that lead him there leave the door open to a dramatic newcomer to expose his fundamental flaws.

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Wuthering Heights

    • By: Emily Bronte
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    First published in 1847, Emily Bronte's classic tale of passion, obsession, cruelty, and revenge has lost none of its power. At its heart lies the tempestuous relationship of Catherine Earnshaw of Wuthering Heights and Heathcliff, the "gypsy brat" plucked from the streets of Liverpool by her father. Their tragedy, with its terrible consequences for those who become caught up in it, unfolds in a wild moorland landscape as dark and harsh as the events themselves.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Set in Hardy's Wessex, Tess of the D'Urbervilles is a moving novel of hypocrisy and double standards. Its challenging sub-title, "A Pure Woman", infuriated critics when the book was first published in 1891, and it was condemned as immoral and pessimistic. The novel tells the story of Tess Durbeyfield, the daughter of a poor and dissipated villager, who learns that she may be descended from the ancient family of d'Urbeville.

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Oscar Wilde’s only published novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray presents an intriguing idea: the main character, Dorian Gray, allows a painting to be subjected to the consequences of his actions and general aging, allowing him, in turn, to live a carefree and youthful life.

    Regular price: £7.99