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    • Rumpole of the Bailey

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    In these witty and comic stories, Horace Rumpole takes on a variety of clients and activities. He, of course, brings each case to a successful end, all the while quoting poetry and drinking claret.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a Joy

    • By suet on 13-11-18

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Rumpole's Return

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Has Rumpole hung up his wig for good? Can it be? Yes, the beloved barrister is now retired (though far from retiring) and gently ripening to a rosy hue in the Florida sunshine. But a colleague's casual request for advice on a difficult case sends him winging back across the Atlantic, and before he's through, our hero will come up against a fanatical religious cult and a mysterious letter written in blood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By Jenny Murphy on 10-02-18

    Regular price: £27.99

    • Vile Bodies

    • By: Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    A satiric novel by Evelyn Waugh, published in 1930. Set in England between the wars, the novel examines the frenetic but empty lives of the Bright Young Things, young people who indulge in constant party-going, heavy drinking, and promiscuous sex. At the novel's end, the realities of the world intrude, with Adam Fenwick-Symes, the protagonist, serving on a battlefield at the onset of another world war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful narration

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-09-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Dear Philip, Dear Kingsley

    • The Letters of Phillip Larkin & Kingsley Amis
    • By: Philip Larkin
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett, Robert Hardy
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    A meeting at Oxford University during World War II signalled the beginning of a lifelong friendship between two outstanding contributors to 20th century English literature: Philip Larkin, poet, and Kingsley Amis, the prolific novelist. Selected from correspondence written between 1943 and 1985, these letters offer an entertaining and illuminating insight into the prejudices, exasperations and in-jokes of two literary greats. A linking commentary complements the writers' own words.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Petulant listener wants more

    • By Earnest on 02-02-15

    Regular price: £8.00

    • Master and Commander

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 1
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Master and Commander is the first of Patrick O'Brian's now famous Aubrey/Maturin novels, regarded by many as the greatest series of historical novels ever written.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing abridgement

    • By Mr on 28-01-10

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Desolation Island

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 5
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon, Stephen Maturin, sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy...and a treacherous disease which decimates the crew.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Moon And Sixpence

    • By: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Charles Strickland, a conventional stockbroker, abandons his wife and children for Paris and Tahiti, to live his life as a painter. While his betrayal of family, duty and honour gives him the freedom to achieve greatness, his decision leads to an obsession which carries severe implications.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story - Excellent narrator

    • By Barbara on 02-03-11

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Letter of Marque

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 12
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Jack Aubrey is a naval officer, a post-captain of experience and capacity. When The Letter of Marque opens he has been struck off the Navy List for a crime he has not committed. With Aubrey is his friend and ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin, who is also an unofficial British intelligence agent.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Under the Greenwood Tree

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    The four seasons of the Wessex year form the backdrop for the delightful romance of Dick Dewy and Fancy Day. The ups and downs of their courtship are set alongside the story of the rustics who form the church choir.

    Regular price: £13.49

    • The Fortune of War

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 6
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Captain Jack Aubrey, RN, arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a despatch vessel. But the war of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey

    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The story picks up from the end of Blue at the Mizzen when Jack Aubrey receives the news, in Chile, of his elevation to flag rank: Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron, with orders to sail to the South Africa station. This new novel, unfinished and untitled at the time of O’Brian’s death, would have been a chronicle of that mission, and much else besides. As the novel opens, we are able to visit these friends we have followed so very far in a rare state of almost perfect felicity.

    Regular price: £5.99

    • The Mauritius Command

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 4
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    On half-pay and without a command, Captain Jack Aubrey is stranded at home in an over-crowded cottage with his large and frequently bad-tempered family. When Jack has almost given up hope of ever returning to sea, Stephen Maturin, ship's doctor, occasional intelligence agent, and Jack's closest friend, brings secret orders that Jack is to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a Commodore's pennant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Mauritus Command

    • By crumbly on 20-02-06

    Regular price: £6.99

    • H.M.S. Surprise

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 3
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    H.M.S. Surprise follows the variable fortunes of Captain Jack Aubrey's career in Nelson's navy as he attempts to hold his ground against admirals, colleagues, and the enemy, accepting a commission to convey a British ambassador to the East Indies. The voyage takes him and his friend Stephen Maturin to the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and through the archipelago of spice island where the French have a near-overwhelming local superiority.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Why abridged?

    • By Simon on 03-02-10

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Treason's Harbour

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 9
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Uniquely among authors of naval fiction, Patrick O'Brian's characters develop with experience, and although the Jack Aubrey of Treason's Harbour has a record of successes to equal that of the most brilliant of Nelson's band of brothers, and is no less formidable or decisive in action, he has grown wiser, kinder, and gentler too.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Reverse of the Medal

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 11
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The Reverse of the Medal is in all respects an unconventional naval tale. Jack Aubrey returns from his duties protecting whalers off South America and is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make investments in the City on the strength of supposedly certain information. From there he is led into the half worlds of the London criminal underground and of government espionage, the province of his friend, Stephen Maturin, on whom alone he can rely.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Part way there

    • By John L. on 15-02-06

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Ionian Mission

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 8
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior Captain commanding a line-of-battle ship sent out to reinforce the squadron blockading Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate actions of his early days.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • NOT obviously abridged. A damn cheat. worthless

    • By Randomallocation on 31-01-18

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Hundred Days

    • By: Patrick O’Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Nineteenth novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series: a classic naval adventure, crammed with incident, superbly plotted and utterly gripping. With the Napoleonic wars looking all but over, Jack Aubrey was already on his way across the Atlantic to try his fortunes under the flag of the young Chilean republic when Napoleon escaped from Elba.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Nutmeg of Consolation

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 14
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The Nutmeg of Consolation opens with Jack Aubrey and his friend the intelligence agent Stephen Maturin stranded, following a shipwreck, on an uninhabited island in the Dutch East Indies, under siege by ferocious Malay pirates. They contrive their escape, but after a change of ship, find themselves caught up in a night chase in fiercly tidal waters and then embroiled in the much more insidious conflicts of the terrifying penal settlements of New South Wales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you Patrick O'Brian

    • By Rupert on 16-04-11

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Post Captain

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 2
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    This tale begins with Jack Aubrey arriving home from his exploits in the Mediterranean to find England at peace following the Treaty of Amiens. He and his friend Stephen Maturin, surgeon and secret agent, begin to live the lives of country gentlemen, hunting, entertaining, and enjoying amorous adventures. Their comfortable existence, however, is cut short when Jack is overnight reduced to a pauper with enough debts to keep him in prison for life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • There are better versions out there

    • By J. Egan on 25-12-09

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The Surgeon's Mate

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 7
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are ordered home by despatch vessel to bring the news of their latest victory to the government. But Maturin is a marked man for the havoc he has wrought in the French intelligence network in the New World, and the attentions of two privateers soon become menacing.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • THE SURGEON'S MATE

    • By MICHAEL on 04-04-07

    Regular price: £6.99

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