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    • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Comedies

    • The Taming of the Shrew; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Twelfth Night
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Daneman, Fenella Fielding, Nigel Hawthorne, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Three classic radio productions from the BBC archives starring Nigel Hawthorne, Miriam Margolyes, Geraldine McEwan 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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible sound quality don't waste your time.

    • By Barry Deri on 12-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Angels in My Hair

    • By: Lorna Byrne
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Angels In My Hair is the autobiography of a modern day mystic, an Irish woman with powers of the saints of old.When she was a child, people thought Lorna was “retarded” because she did not seem to be focusing on the world around her, instead Lorna was seeing angels and spirits.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A beautiful work of art

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-03-12

    Regular price: £22.09

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 32 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; and the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamund and pioneering medical methods threaten to undermine his career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful reading

    • By Auguste Dupin on 12-05-16

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Heart and Soul

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Clara Casey has more than enough on her plate. Her daughters are a handful and Clara, a senior cardiac specialist, has a new job to cope with.... For Ania, meeting Clara Casey is a miracle: she had never intended to leave her beloved Poland, but after the love of her life has turned sour, her world seems rather empty. Perhaps a new job in a new country will mend her broken heart?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Listen

    • By Lesley on 14-03-09

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Hungry Hill

    • By: Daphne Du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    The Brodricks of Clonmere gain great wealth by harnessing the power of Hungry Hill and extracting the treasure it holds. The Donovans, the original owners of Clonmere Castle, resent the Brodricks' success, and consider the great house and its surrounding land theirs by rights. For generations the feud between the families has simmered, always threatening to break into violence...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't finish it!

    • By Altitude103 on 04-01-14

    Regular price: £20.99

    • What Maisie Knew

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Maureen O' Brien
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Maisie is an innocent six year-old, torn between her divorced parents, pathetically isolated yet tragically involved.

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Dalek Empire - The Fearless Part 4

    • By: Nicholas Briggs
    • Narrated by: Noel Clarke, Nicholas Briggs, Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The Daleks have devised a plan that will deliver a decisive victory. General Landen and her fleet are all that stand in their way. And then there's Kade....

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Rainbow

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 20 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Set in the rural midlands of England, The Rainbow revolves around three generations of Brangwens, a family deeply involved with the land and noted for their strength and vigour. When Tom Brangwen marries a Polish widow, Lydia Lensky, and adopts her daughter Anna as his own, he is unprepared for the conflict and passion that erupts between them. Their stories continue in Women in Love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Rainbow

    • By Amelia Woodruff on 28-03-18

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Dalek Empire - The Fearless Part 3

    • By: Big Finish Productions
    • Narrated by: Noel Clarke, Maureen O'Brien, Nicholas Briggs, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    On board the star cruiser Amorist, the outcome of the war with the Daleks hangs in the balance. Kade knows what he has to do, but has he been told the truth?

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Doctor Who: Daleks - The Chase

    • By: John Peel
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Through a Space-Time Visualiser the Doctor and his companions are horrified to see an execution squad of Daleks about to leave Skaro on a mission to find the TARDIS and exterminate the time travellers. Eluding the Daleks on the barren planet Aridius the Doctor and his friends escape in the TARDIS. But this is only the beginning of an epic journey. As they travel through space and time, they try to shake off their pursuers by making a series of random landings - but the Daleks don't give up easily. This is a chase to the death... Maureen O'Brien, who played Vicki in the original Doctor Who TV serial, reads John Peel's complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1989.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice twist

    • By Kathryn McIntyre on 08-12-15

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Doctor Who: The Rescue

    • By: Ian Marter
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Maureen O'Brien reads this thrilling novelisation of a classic Doctor Who adventure. From his one previous visit the Doctor remembers the inhabitants of the planet Dido as a gentle, peace-loving people. But when he returns, things have changed dramatically. It seems that the Didoi have brutally massacred the crew of the crashed spaceliner Astra.

    Regular price: £16.00

    • Women in Love

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Maureen O’Brien
    • Length: 18 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Lawrence explores love, sex, passion, and marriage through the eyes of two sisters, Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen. Intelligent, incisive, and observant, the two very different sisters pursue thrilling, torrid affairs with their lovers, Rupert and Gerald, while searching for more mature emotional relationships. Against a haunting World War I backdrop of coal mines, factories, and a beleaguered working class, Gudrun and Ursula's temperamental differences spark an ongoing debate regarding their society and their inner lives.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Dalek Empire 4.2 The Fearless Part 2

    • By: Nicholas Briggs
    • Narrated by: Noel Clarke, Nicholas Briggs, Maureen O'Brien, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The Earth Alliance is on the brink of victory in the Kedru System. But at what cost?

    Meanwhile, deep within the Dalek Empire, Susan Mendes prepares for her latest mission.... Directed by Nicholas Briggs.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Dalek Empire 4.1 The Fearless Part 1

    • By: Nicholas Briggs
    • Narrated by: Noel Clarke, Maureen O'Brien, Nicholas Briggs, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The Daleks are conquering our galaxy. Nothing can stop them. But Commander Agnes Landen has an idea. On the outer planet Talis Minor, Salus Kade is struggling to keep his colony alive. The last thing he needs is a war to fight. Directed by Nicholas Briggs.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Doctor Who: Galaxy Four

    • 1st Doctor Novelisation
    • By: William Emms
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    An unabridged reading of this novelisation of a classic 1960s TV adventure for the First Doctor, as played by William Hartnell. Following a skirmish in deep space, two alien spacecraft have crash-landed on a barren planet in Galaxy Four. The Drahvins are a race of beautiful females led by the imperious Maaga. The Rills are hideous tusked monstrosities accompanied by their robotic servants, the Chumblies. When the Doctor arrives with Vicki and Steven in tow, he discovers that the planet will explode in two days' time.

    Regular price: £13.99

    • The Spoils of Poynton

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Mrs Gereth, a wealthy widow, is dreading the day that her son, Owen, gets married. She hopes that he will marry a woman who will appreciate their home and all of its treasures as she does. So she enlists the help of Fleda Vetch to try to corrupt the impending marriage of her son and Mona Brigstock - a philistine who is determined to marry Owen in order to inherit Mrs Gereth’s valuable possessions and home by any means. Meanwhile, Fleda hides her real feelings towards Owen. Even when he ends up feeling the same way, Fleda cannot bring herself to marry him as this would force him to break his engagement to Mona, and thus betray all of her own ideals.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpectedly compelling...

    • By Veronica on 28-05-11

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Doctor Who: The Space Museum

    • A 1st Doctor novelisation
    • By: Glyn Jones
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    An unabridged reading of this novelisation of a classic 1965 TV serial featuring the First Doctor, as played on TV by William Hartnell. The Tardis materialises on what, at first sight, appears to be a dry and lifeless planet serving only as a graveyard for spaceships. The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki discover a magnificent museum housing relics from every corner of the galaxy. These have been assembled by the Moroks, a race of cruel conquerors who have invaded the planet Xeros and enslaved its inhabitants.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A tale of Oppression and revolution

    • By Jim__Leeder on 01-09-16

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Doctor Who - The Bounty of Ceres

    • By: Ian Potter
    • Narrated by: Peter Purves, Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Ceres. A tiny, unforgiving ball of ice and rock hanging between Mars and Jupiter. It's no place to live, and it takes a special kind of person to work there. The crew of the Cobalt Corporation mining base know exactly how deadly the world outside their complex is, but the danger isn't just outside anymore. The systems they rely on to keep them safe are failing, and the planet is breaking in. When the TARDIS strands Steven, Vicki and the Doctor on the base, they have to fight a foe they can barely comprehend to survive.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Randolph Carter dreamt of a beautiful sunset city that he can never reach. But Randolph is no ordinary dreamer, he's experienced! Desperate to reach the city he quests across the dreamlands in search of the path that leads to the city. On his journey he encounters strange creatures, monsters, and even gods. This is one of H.P. Lovecraft's best-known and most well-loved stories.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Amateur production - buyer beware

    • By Emma on 02-07-18

    Regular price: £4.99

    • Doctor Who - The Doctor's Tale

    • By: Marc Platt
    • Narrated by: William Russell, Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    England, 1400. Winter. Blood in the snow. Henry IV has usurped the throne, and deposed King Richard II languishes in Pomfret Castle. Meanwhile the Doctor and his companions preside over New Year revels at Sonning Palace. But Sonning is a prison, treachery is in the air and murderous Archbishop Thomas Arundel will stop at nothing to crush the rebellion. As the Doctor and Barbara take the road to Canterbury, Vicki finds a royal friend, and Ian is dragged into a web of conspiracy at whose heart sits Geoffrey Chaucer.

    Regular price: £21.99

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