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    • The Noel Coward BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio Full-cast Productions
    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Renowned for his wit, style and sophistication, Noël Coward was one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century. His plays, set in the glittering world of high society in which he lived, are much admired and have remained in the popular theatre repertoire to this day. This collection brings together the very best radio adaptation

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 3

    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch, Roger Allam, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,172
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 931
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 924

    Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Roger Allam star in the first series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best thing on radio

    • By Em on 10-12-11

    Regular price: £11.99

    • A Christmas Carol

    • By: Charles Dickens, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Cranham, Miriam Margolyes, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,030
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,689
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,692

    'If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!' Charles Dickens’ ghostly tale of sour and stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge has captivated readers, listeners and audiences for over 150 years. This Christmas, Audible Studios brings this story to life in an audio drama featuring an all-star cast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THANK YOU 🎄🤶🏻🎄& Merry Christmas

    • By Highlight on 14-12-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Cabin Pressure, The Complete Series 1

    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,694
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,245
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,241

    John Finnemore (Dead Ringers & Mitchell & Webb) has written this brilliant new sitcom starring Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam & Benedict Cumberbatch. Cabin Pressure is set in a small airline business. The flipside of the glamorous world of international airlines.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cabin Pressure

    • By Elizabeth on 14-07-09

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2

    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,217
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 931
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 922

    Stephanie Cole ("Doc Martin"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam ("The Thick Of It") star in the complete second series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even Better.....

    • By Joan on 01-07-11

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Only Time Will Tell

    • Clifton Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,808
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,314
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,315

    The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international best-selling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told that my father was killed in the war’. But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story-telling

    • By Kirstine on 16-06-11

    Regular price: £14.59

    • Paths of Glory

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    This is the story of a man who loved two women, and one of them killed him. Some people have dreams that are so outrageous that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. Francis Drake, Robert Scott, Percy Fawcett, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hillary and Neil Armstrong are among such individuals. But what if one man had such a dream, and when he'd achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic stuff

    • By Brand on 13-03-09

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Alfie Gets in First and Other Stories

    • By: Shirley Hughes
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Roy McMillan
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18

    Meet Alfie and Annie Rose, Mum and Dad, Chessie the cat, the MacNallys down the road, and many many more, in this wonderful collection of 10 best-loved Alfie stories by Shirley Hughes. Read by Roger Allam and Roy Mcmillan. Includes: Alfie Gets in First, Alfie's Feet, An Evening at Alfie's, Alfie Gives a Hand, Alfie and the Big Boys, Alfie Wins a Prize, All About Alfie, Alfie's Christmas, Alfie Outdoors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful stories. Good length

    • By Laura Lee Browne on 27-01-18

    Regular price: £9.99

    • War and Peace

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Simon Russell Beale, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 31

    Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter are among the cast of BBC Radio 4's epic full-cast dramatisation. Adapted for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Leo Tolstoy's epic story follows the fortunes of three Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic War. First broadcast on New Year's Day 2015, the drama also features Alun Armstrong, Natasha Little, David Calder, Phoebe Fox, Sam Reid and Joanna David. Duration: 10 hours approx.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant adaptation of very great novel

    • By A D SHIMMIN on 11-08-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Prisoner of Birth

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,335
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 787
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 781

    Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig were born on different sides of the track. Danny is an East End Cockney mechanic, Spencer is a West End barrister. When they meet, their lives will never be the same again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Prisoner of Birth (Unabridged

    • By Jean on 15-04-08

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Solar

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 415
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 143

    Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: she is having the affair, and he is still in love with her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Roald Dahl meets Martin Amis

    • By Martin on 07-10-10

    Regular price: £22.00

    • Les Miserables

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Joss Ackland, Roger Allam, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 47

    Joss Ackland, Roger Allam, and Leslie Phillips star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel. When poverty drives Jean Valjean to steal a loaf of bread from a baker’s window, it is an action that will haunt him for the rest of his life. A citizen of postrevolutionary France, he is sentenced to nineteen years’ hard labour.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Radio doing what it does best

    • By Markie on 22-11-15

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Dragon's Green

    • Worldquake, Book 1
    • By: Scarlett Thomas
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Effie Truelove has made a promise to keep her grandfather's magical books safe from danger. Whatever it takes. But it's not always easy when you're a pupil at the Tusitala School for the Gifted, Troubled and Strange. Together with her new school friends, Maximilian, Wolf, Lexy and Raven, Effie must travel to the mysterious Otherworld and brave the terrifying Diberi, a secret organisation with plans that could destroy the entire universe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Scarlett Thomas on top form

    • By Cameron on 31-10-17

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Measure for Measure: The Arkangel Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Roger Allam, Stella Gonet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Telling his followers he is leaving the city on affairs of state, the Duke of Vienna appoints the puritanical Angelo to govern in his absence. Will Angelo prove as virtuous as he seems once power is in his hands? Roaming the city disguised as a friar, the duke looks on as Angelo's lust for the virtuous Isabella sweeps him into the corruption he has so sternly condemned in others. The duke's manipulation at last produces a happy ending for this dark comedy, with its brilliant exploration of the themes of justice and mercy.

    Regular price: £13.19

    • Watchman

    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Bombs are exploding in London, but life seems to have planted more subtle booby-traps for Miles Flint, a spy. The job appeals to Miles. He doesn't want action; he wants, just for once, not to botch a case. Having lost one suspect, Miles becomes too involved with another, a young Irishwoman. His marriage and home seem ready to crumble. But Miles is given one last chance for redemption: a trip to Belfast, which becomes a flight of terror and murder. Can the voyeur survive in a world of violent action?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Complex spy story

    • By Kirstine on 26-07-08

    Regular price: £11.89

    • The Taming of the Shrew

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber, Roger Allam, Alan Cox
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Padua holds many suitors for the hand of fair Bianca, but Bianca may not be married until her spinster sister, Kate, is wed. Could any man be rash enough to take on Kate? The witty adventurer Petruchio undertakes the task. While he sets about transforming Kate from foul-tempered termagant to loving wife, young Lucentio and his clever servant, Tranio, plot to win Bianca.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Only Time Will Tell: Clifton Chronicles, Book 1

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international bestselling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told that my father was killed in the war’. But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jeffrey does it again

    • By Jeanette Old on 07-05-15

    Regular price: £11.09

    • The Chosen Ones

    • Worldquake, Book 2
    • By: Scarlett Thomas
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Effie Truelove has learned to travel through magical books to the Otherworld. Maximillian Underwood, Effie's classmate, is more interested in the dark and forbidden Underworld. When Effie and Maximilian both mysteriously vanish, their friends Raven, Lexy and Wolf don't know where to turn for help. Raven is a witch, and her horse, Echo, has revealed that Effie is in deep danger and time is running out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Scarlet strikes again

    • By Prof on 15-08-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • A Prisoner of Birth

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig were born on different sides of the track. Their lives will never be the same again. One of them is arrested for murder, while the other ends up as the prosecution's chief witness in an Old Bailey trial.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By John on 04-11-10

    Regular price: £12.59

    • Typhoon

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Typhoon is the story of a steamship and her crew beset by a tempest and of the captain whose dogged courage is tested to the limit. Captain MacWhirr was an ordinary man. However, when his steamer Nan-Shan blunders into a hurricane, he and his crew must pull together to survive. The steadfast courage of an undemonstrative captain and the imaginative readiness of his young first mate becomes a partnership vital to human survival as they are challenged from without by the elements, and from within by human doubts and fears.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well done Roger

    • By Miss on 28-03-13

    Regular price: £9.19

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