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    • The Adventure of English

    • The Biography of a Language
    • By: Melvyn Bragg
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207

    This is the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. The Adventure of English is not only an enthralling story of power, religion, and trade, but also the story of people, and how their lives continue to change the extraordinary language that is English.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All the voices

    • By Francis on 13-09-06

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 800
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610

    An espionage thriller that has been called the first great spy novel, it has sustained its popularity, being embraced by each new generation. The first in a series of five novels it features the spy Richard Hannay, an action hero with a stiff upper lip who gets caught up in a dangerous race against a plot by German spies to destroy the British war effort. When Richard Hannay offers sanctuary to an American agent seeking his help in stopping a political assassination, he takes the first step on a trail of peril and espionage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exiting thriller, with insights into a bygone era.

    • By Harold on 10-06-08

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Outsider

    • My Life in Intrigue
    • By: Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    We all make mistakes, but starting the Third World War would have been a rather large one. To this day, I still maintain it was not entirely my fault. But I'm getting ahead of myself. During the course of my life, I've barely escaped the wrath of an arms dealer in Hamburg, been strafed by a MiG during the Nigerian civil war, and landed during a bloody coup in Guinea-Bissau.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing life described with verve

    • By Kirstine on 23-06-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century 1919-1939 (Unabridged)
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Volume 2, covering the years 1919-1939, looks at a Britain ravaged by war and at the mercy of millions of striking workers. It also takes in the lighter side of life in the 1920s and 30s, including the first loaf of bread going on sale and the glory days of Fred Perry.

    Regular price: £14.00

    • The Survivor

    • By: James Herbert
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    The living dead. It had been one of the worst crashes in airline history, killing over 300 people and leaving only one survivor. Now the dead were buried and the town of Eton tried to forget. But one man could not rest. Keller had walked from the flames of the wreck, driven on by unseen forces, seeking the answer to his own survival. Until the town was forced to face the shocking, dreadful truth about what was buried in the old graveyard. And a truth Keller did not want to believe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Michael J Dawson on 27-03-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Rebecca's Tale

    • By: Sally Beauman
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Robert Powell
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    April 1951. It is twenty years since the death of Rebecca, the beautiful first wife of Maxim de Winter. It is twenty years since the inquest, which famously - and controversially - passed a verdict of suicide. Twenty years since Manderley, the de Winters' ancient family seat, was razed to the ground. But Rebecca's tale is just beginning... This is Sally Beauman's companion to Daphne du Maurier's classic tale, Rebecca.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent sequel to Rebecca

    • By Chickie747 on 26-08-15

    Regular price: £20.99

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century 1959-1979
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Volume 4, covering the years 1959-1979, includes the erection of the Berlin Wall, putting the first man on the moon, the Vietnam War, and the astonishing success of a young man called Cassius Clay. Closer to home, the Beatles generated worldwide hysteria and Profumo caused a scandal.

    Regular price: £14.00

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century 1939-1959 (Unabridged)
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Volume 3, covering the years 1939-1959, takes a global perspective. Following the horrors of the Second World War, which culminated with the horrific bombing of Hiroshima and the onset of the Cold War, came the beginnings of popular culture: Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and the Mini.

    Regular price: £14.00

    • The Greatest Knight

    • The Story of William Marshal
    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    An exciting medieval historical novel, based on fact, about William Marshal, probably the greatest knight of the Middle Ages.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dulcet tones

    • By J on 06-11-09

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Boneland

    • The Weirdstone Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Alan Garner
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Boneland is Alan Garner’s continuation of the story thread which began in his first and enduringly popular fantasy children’s novel, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, published in 1960, it has never been out of print. The Moon of Gomrath followed in 1963 taking the story further with the same two children, Colin and Susan. But Boneland is particularly fascinating because it takes the story into adulthood, with Colin again the main proponent.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Mrs on 21-06-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century 1901-1919
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Continuing the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series of the story of Britain, from the start of the twentieth century to the present day. Christopher Lee's history of Britain, This Sceptred Isle, provided the definitive radio account of the nation form the arrival of Julius Caesar to the death of Queen Victoria.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too Much Pre-war Politics, Not Enough of the War

    • By Senior on 27-01-16

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Where Shall We Run To?

    • A Memoir
    • By: Alan Garner
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In Where Shall We Run To?, Alan Garner remembers his early childhood in the Cheshire village of Alderley Edge: life at the village school as ‘a sissy and a mardy-arse'; pushing his friend Harold into a clump of nettles to test the truth of dock leaves; his father joining the army to guard the family against Hitler; the coming of the Yanks, with their comics and sweets and chewing gum. From one of our greatest living writers, it is a remarkable and evocative memoir of a vanished England. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Living history

    • By Nought on 08-01-19

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The History of Classical Music

    • By: Richard Fawkes
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Polyphony, sonata form, serial music - many musical expressions are also explained - with the text illustrated by performances from some of the most highly praised recordings of recent years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very pleasant way to read a book !

    • By Kindle Customer on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £16.49

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century 1979-1999 (Unabridged)
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Volume 5, covering the years 1979-1999, looks at the Thatcher years, the Falklands War and the greatest ever Royal Wedding. Beyond Britain Gorbachev was influencing world affairs and, back in the nation's capital, a dome was being built to celebrate the approaching millennium.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting - needs another hour ...

    • By cw on 31-03-18

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Radio 4 Reading)

    • By: Louis De Bernieres
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Dr Iannis practices medicine on the island of Cephalonia, accompanied by his daughter, Pelagia, to whom he imparts much of his healing art. Even when the Italians do invade, life isn't so bad - at first anyway. The officer in command of the Italian garrison is the cultured Captain Antonio Corelli, whose most precious possession is his mandolin.

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Pip is an orphan, brought up by his sister and her husband, the kindly blacksmith Joe Gargery. One evening, while visiting his parents' graves, he has a shocking encounter with an escaped convict who forces Pip to help him. The very next day, he is invited to go and see Miss Havisham, a rich old lady who is seeking a playmate for the beautiful Estella. These two chance events are to change Pip's life in ways he could never have imagined...

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Well-Beloved

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Set on the Isle of Slingers, this novel follows the exploits of Jocelyn Pierston, a sculptor who falls in love successively with three generations of island women, seeking female perfection, just as he strives to realise the ideal woman in stone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fickle Love on Portland and in London

    • By Amazon Customer on 22-06-16

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The History of Opera

    • By: Richard Fawkes
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Here is the colorful story of sometimes temperamental composers and even more temperamental singers working in an art form which has produced some of man's noblest artistic creations. This absorbing history is illustrated by over 100 musical examples by Naxos artists as well as some of the greatest singers of the 20th century, including Enrico Caruso and Fyodor Chaliapin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable read

    • By Flaminia on 06-11-12

    Regular price: £19.09

    • Once

    • By: James Herbert
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Remember the fairy stories you were told as a child? What if one day you found out they were true? That's what happened to Thom Kindred. The wonders were revealed to him. But so were the horrors, for not far behind the Good, there always lurks the Bad. And the Bad had designs on Thom. The Bad would show him real evil. He would see the hellhagges and the demons. He would be touched by perverted passion. And corruption. And he would encounter his own worst nightmare.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By roz on 08-06-14

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Far Eastern Tales

    • By: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Far eastern Tales is a collection of Maugham's short stories, all born of his experiences in Malaysia, Singapore, and other outposts of the former British Empire. The stories included on this recording are Footprints in the Jungle, Mabel, P & O, The Door of Oportunity, The Buried Talent, Before the Party, Mr. Know-all, Neil MacAdam, The End of the Flight and The Force of Circumstance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Far Eastern Tales (Unabridged)

    • By Toni Hinckley on 24-03-10

    Regular price: £18.49

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