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    • Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Peter Firth
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 459

    When John Durbeyfield discovers a family connection to the ancient Norman family, the D'Urbervilles, the fate of daughter Tess is transformed. Sent by her ambitious parents to visit her wealthy D'Urberville cousins, Tess attracts the attention of the unscrupulous Alec. Seduced and discarded by him and alone in the world, she finds work as a milkmaid and the love of Angel Clare. Yet his love cannot accept the truth about Tess's past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Peter Firth's narration was excellent.

    • By D. J. C on 06-10-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Birdsong

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Peter Firth
    • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 887
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 702
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 703

    Set before and during the great war, Birdsong captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale. It is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman, who arrives in Amiens in 1910. His life goes through a series of traumatic experiences, from the clandestine love affair that tears apart the family with whom he lives, to the unprecedented experiences of the war itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Modern classic, beautifully narrated

    • By Declan on 08-05-11

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Amok

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Sebastian Fitzek
    • Narrated by: Natascha McElhone, Adrian Lester, Rafe Spall, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,195

    This was to be her last day alive. The renowned criminal psychologist Ira Samin prepared her suicide thoroughly. The death of her eldest daughter had weighed too heavily on her conscience for her to carry on and she yearned for one last drink to raise a toast to oblivion. Her morbid plans are interrupted and she is called in to negotiate a gruesome hostage situation at a radio station where a psychopath is playing a morbid game.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Case of the Missing "I"

    • By Simon on 31-07-18

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Maurice

    • By: E.M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Peter Firth
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    'Ah for darkness...not the darkness of a house which coops up a man among furniture, but the darkness where he can be free!' Maurice Hall knows he must choose between living life in the shadows or denying himself a chance at love and fulfilment. Aware of his attraction to the same sex, in a time where it was considered unlawful and immoral to have homosexual desires, Maurice must decide whether to battle or submit to a prejudiced 20th-century English society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good classic by EM Forster

    • By Culwen on 23-09-16

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Ghost Road

    • The Regeneration Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Peter Firth
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    This novel challenges our assumptions about relationships between the classes, doctors and patients, men and women, and men and men. It completes the author's exploration of the First World War, and is a timeless depiction of humanity in extremis. Winner of the 1995 Booker Prize.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing finish to this trilogy

    • By Johanna on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Regeneration: The Regeneration Trilogy, Book 1

    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Peter Firth
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    In Craiglockhart war hospital, Dr William Rivers attempts to restore the sanity of officers from World War I. When Siegfried Sassoon publishes his declaration of protest against the war, the authorities decide to have him declared mentally defective and send him to Craiglockhart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Trench warfare

    • By Bibliophile on 12-07-11

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Eye in the Door: The Regeneration Trilogy, Book 2

    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Peter Firth
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    It is 1918, and Prior is in London working as an intelligence officer. His concern is the enemy within, though a clear definition of who exactly the enemy is proves harder to come by than he might have imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Character driven and steeped with intrigue.

    • By debbie on 21-01-17

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Witness (Dramatised)

    • By: Nick Warburton
    • Narrated by: Tom Goodman-Hill, Paul Hilton, Peter Firth, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    The gospel stories as you've never heard them before.

    Everyone knows the story of Jesus' life as told in the Gospels - and perhaps because it is so familiar, we have forgotten what an extraordinary life it was. Through these five plays, the story is pieced together as if from the memories of those who were there and saw events for themselves: Jesus' mother, Mary; his closest friends; the Jewish high priest; and the Roman governor. They recount the events they witnessed as if they had happened just the other day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good listen and enjoyable

    • By Andyjn on 07-10-17

    Regular price: £16.00

    • Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Peter Firth
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Tess, the young and lovely heroine of Hardy's classic tale, knows instinctively that the path she is choosing is the wrong one. But, a child of her times, what can she do but follow the dictates of her family?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant production

    • By Clive on 16-12-07

    Regular price: £6.99