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    • Audible Theatre Collection: Chekhov

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Freddie Fox, Katherine Kingsley, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Despite his early death from tuberculosis at the age of 44, Chekhov was a prolific writer and produced more than 250 short stories in addition to several novellas and a novel. The Russian was also a practicing doctor. A celebrated playwright, Anton Chekhov is often recognised as an influential figure of early modernism of the theatre in addition to being held in high esteem by the likes of George Bernard Shaw and Virginia Woolf, although much praise was not as forthcoming until after his death in 1904.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
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    • By Katherine Cancro on 24-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Audible Theatre Collection: Oedipus

    • By: Sophocles, Ian Johnston - translator
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover, Hayley Atwell, Michael Maloney, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    The three Theban plays by Sophocles - Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone - are great landmarks of Western theatre. They tell the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, who was destined to suffer a terrible fate - to kill his father, marry his mother, and beget children of the incestuous union. He does this unknowingly but still has to suffer terrible consequences, which also tragically affect the next generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Passed the test of time

    • By Sara on 10-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Magpie Murders

    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,588
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,327
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,315

    When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway.... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Who? How? Where & Why?

    • By Mrs Q on 10-10-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Creakers

    • By: Tom Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Tom Fletcher
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    What silently waits in the shadows at night? What's under your bed, keeping just out of sight? Do you ever hear strange, creaking noises at night? Ever wonder what makes those noises? Lucy Dungston always did. Until, one morning, Lucy discovers that all the grown-ups have disappeared - as if into thin air. Chaos descends as the children in Lucy's town run riot. It's mayhem. It's madness. To most kids, it's amazing!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely fantastic

    • By Little Fowler on 06-11-17

    Regular price: £15.99

    • An Unsuitable Match

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Rose Woodrowe is getting married to Tyler Masson - a wonderful, sensitive man who is head over heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn't the first time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter.... Who to listen to? Who to please? Rose and Tyler are determined to get it right this time, but in trying to make everyone happy, can they ever be happy themselves?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rose and Tyler have found love in their sixties...

    • By Rachel Redford on 09-03-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Bridget Jones's Baby

    • The Diaries
    • By: Helen Fielding
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 525
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 468

    8.45 P.M. Realise there have been so many times in my life when have fantasised about going to a scan with Mark or Daniel: just not both at the same time. Before motherhood before marriage Bridget with biological clock ticking very, very loudly finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at the eleventh hour: a joyful pregnancy which is dominated however by a crucial but terribly awkward question - who is the father?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Has Bridget gone as far as she can go?

    • By Rachel Redford on 15-10-16

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Black Beauty

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Anna Sewell, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Samantha Bond, Tamzin Outhwaite, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Framed as a first-person narrative from the eponymous horse, this much-loved family classic follows Black Beauty's journey from a well-born colt to a painfully overworked cab horse. Brimming with vivid detail and relatable characters, each chapter of Black Beauty's long and varied life communicates an important message about kindness, sympathy and understanding.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! This is just awesome!

    • By Karena Zoe on 24-04-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • And Furthermore

    • By: Judi Dench
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    From the moment Judi Dench appeared as a teenager in the York Mystery Plays, it was clear that acting would be her career. Trained at London's Central School of Speech and Drama it was her performance in her twenties as Juliet in Franco Zeffirelli's memorable Old Vic production that turned her into a star. In the theatre since she has played every classic role from Titania (three times, most recently in 2010) to Cleopatra.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must listen biography

    • By Claire on 15-05-11

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Love in Recovery: Series 1 & 2

    • The BBC Radio 4 comedy drama
    • By: Pete Jackson
    • Narrated by: Sue Johnston, John Hannah, Eddie Marsan, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Sue Johnston, John Hannah and Eddie Marsan are among the stars of this spellbinding, hilarious and uplifting comedy drama. Set entirely at a series of weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, these 13 episodes also feature Rebecca Front, Paul Kaye, Julia Deakin and Samantha Bond.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny, moving, intelligent and all-round marvellous

    • By BJShalts on 26-02-17

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Bridget Jones

    • Mad About the Boy
    • By: Helen Fielding
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,036
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 920
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 923

    With her hotly anticipated third instalment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Fielding introduces us to a whole new enticing phase of Bridget's life set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by and the nightmare of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous email CC, total lack of twitter followers, and TVs that need 90 buttons and three remotes to simply turn on. An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is a triumphant return of our favourite Everywoman.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A mixed reading/listening experience!

    • By Ann D on 07-11-13

    Regular price: £22.00

    • The Borrowers

    • (Puffin Classics)
    • By: Mary Norton
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Pod, Homily and Arrietty are a family of tiny people who live beneath the floor, behind the grandfather clock in the old rectory. They own nothing - everything they have is borrowed from the 'human beans' who don't even know they exist. Arrietty's father, Pod, is an expert borrower. He can scale curtains using a hatpin and bring back a doll's teacup without breaking it. Girl's aren't supposed to go borrowing, but as Arrietty is an only child, Pod breaks the rules.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Have been waiting for this for ages!!

    • By Perdita on 05-09-16

    Regular price: £13.99

    • The Novice

    • The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Trudi Canavan
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Sonea knew that she'd face a tough time training within the Magicians' Guild but she little realised the level of animosity she would face from her fellow novices. The sons and daughters of the most powerful families in the realm, her classmates seem determined to see her fail - at whatever cost. But in accepting the protection of the guild's high lord, Sonea may have embraced an even bleaker fate. For High Lord Akkarin harbours a secret that is far darker than his magician's robes. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing....

    • By Anette Flewers on 16-06-07

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

    • In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund
    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Dame Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors. Additional narrators include Geoffrey Palmer O.B.E., Sir Donald Sinden, and Elaine Stritch. Music: 'Reverie De Sebastian' by Steve Davies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a cast!

    • By Frank on 29-04-10

    Regular price: £10.59

    • Orley Farm (Dramatised)

    • By: Anthony Trollope, Martyn Wade (dramatisation)
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith, Samantha Bond
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Orley Farm, described as a “[B]rilliantly choreographed legal thriller” ( Mail on Sunday), centres on the pathos of the main character, Lady Mason. Youthful marriage choices, middle-aged marital crisis, love and loss revolve around the legal action and the complex portrayal of Lady Mason, who is both sympathetic and wily.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The High Lord

    • The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Trudi Canavan
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Sonea has learned much at the magicians' guild and the other novices now treat her with a grudging respect. But she cannot forget what she witnessed in the High Lord's underground room - or his warning that the realm's ancient enemy is growing in power once more. As Sonea learns more, she begins to doubt her guildmaster's word. Could the truth really be as terrifying as Akkarin claims, or is he trying to trick her into assisting in some unspeakably dark scheme? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Gripping

    • By Dave on 13-02-09

    Regular price: £11.19

    • The Creakers

    • By: Tom Fletcher, Shane Devries
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Tom Fletcher, Carrie Hope Fletcher, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    What would you do if you woke up to find all the grown-ups had disappeared? If you're like Lucy Dungston, you'll do anything to get to the bottom of it. With no grown-ups, chaos descends on Lucy's town. Kids are running wild, building roads of trampolines and eating cereal for every meal - but Lucy wants her mum back, and nothing is going to stop her. Not even the monsters who live in the upside-down world beneath her bed....

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Constant Princess

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    As a little girl Katherine of Aragon was betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales, the eldest son of Henry VII of England, and was raised in the palace of the Alhambra, knowing that she would be queen of England. In 1501, the teenage Spanish princess arrives in her new kingdom, but the future is turned upside down with the death of her handsome young husband - only six months after the wedding. Transformed from beloved bride to superfluous widow, Katherine endures hardship and loneliness as the Tudor court slowly squeezes her out of royal circles.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • very good

    • By Phil on 06-01-18

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Chocolat

    • By: Joanne Harris
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud identifies her as a serious danger to his flock especially as it is the beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial. War is declared as the priest denounces the newcomer's wares as the ultimate sin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be unabridged!!

    • By Kathryn Voss on 19-08-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • That Woman

    • By: Anne Sebba
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    One of Britain's most distinguished biographers turns her focus on one of the most vilified woman of the last century. Historian Anne Sebba has written the first full biography of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, by a woman which attempts to understand this fascinating and enigmatic American divorcee who nearly became Queen of England. 'That woman', as she was referred to by the Queen Mother, became a hate figure for allegedly ensnaring a British king.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling

    • By Alison on 23-02-12

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • By: D H Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    The story of Lady Chatterley and her love for her husband's gamekeeper outraged the sensibilities of Edwardian England. Lawrence had already been dismissed as a purveyor of the obscene for the attitudes to sex that he had shown in The Rainbow, which had been fiercely suppressed on its publication in 1915. Chatterley, written in several versions around 1928 in Italy in the final part of Lawrence's life, was a deliberate choice on the author's part to address sex head on.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Probably a five 🌟 book, but my courage failed me.

    • By Cara on 30-12-17

    Regular price: £19.99

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