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    • Passenger 23

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Sebastian Fitzek
    • Narrated by: Max Beesley, Rebecca Hall, Anthony Head, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,417
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,315

    With no police to investigate and no escape, could it be the perfect setting for a crime? Martin Schwartz (Beesley) is an undercover detective who is recovering from his wife and sons' bizarre disappearance from a cruise ship 5 years ago. He is a desperate man willing to take big risks. Martin never wanted to step onto a cruise ship again until he receives a call which can't be ignored. On average, 23 people per year disappear without a trace from cruise ships. Never before has someone come back... until now.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really Interesting stuff!!!

    • By lynsey Patina on 22-12-15

    Regular price: £21.69

    • P. D. James BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Greta Scacchi, Hugh Grant, full cast, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275

    Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of P. D. James' acclaimed mysteries, plus P. D. James in Her Own Words. This collection includes: Cover Her Face, A Taste for Death, Devices and Desires, A Certain Justice, The Private Patient, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable

    • By sue glason on 18-03-18

    Regular price: £31.99

    • The Henry James BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • 10 Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Full Cast, Henry Goodman, Jodie Comer, and others
    • Length: 19 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The definitive collection of full-cast BBC radio dramatisations of Henry James’ classic novels - plus a bonus documentary about his life and work. One of the greatest and most influential American novelists, Henry James is loved for his compelling story-telling, vividly realised characters and perceptive exploration of the shifting relationships between Europeans and Americans. But he also possessed extraordinary insights into the secrets of the human heart, as shown in the ten dramas in this collection.

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Sprig Muslin

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    Finding so young and pretty a girl as Amanda wandering unattended, Sir Gareth Ludlow knows it is his duty as a man of honour to restore her to her family.

    But it is to prove no easy task for the Corinthian. His captive in sprig muslin has more than her rapturous good looks and bandboxes to aid her - she is also possessed of a runaway imagination...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A rattling good listen!

    • By Jane on 15-11-08

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Pygmalion

    • A Brand New BBC Radio 4 Drama Plus the Story of the Play's Scandalous Opening Night
    • By: George Bernard Shaw, Alistair McGowan
    • Narrated by: Al Murray, Alistair McGowan, full cast, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Irascible phonetics professor Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can train Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle to talk ‘like a lady’ and pass as a duchess at the Ambassador’s Ball. As the day of reckoning approaches, can Eliza convince the assembled aristocrats that she’s one of them? And what will become of her afterwards? This effervescent radio version of Shaw’s classic comedy features a stellar cast, including award-winning comedians Alistair McGowan as Henry Higgins, Morgana Robinson as Eliza Doolittle and Al Murray as Alfred Doolittle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant dramatisation of a classic play. <br />

    • By Duncan Macpherson on 25-12-18

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Bath Tangle

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    The Earl of Spenborough has always been noted for his eccentricity. Leaving a widow younger than his own daughter Serena is one thing, but quite another is leaving Serena's fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham -- a man whom Serena once jilted and who now has the power to give or withhold his consent to any marriage she might contemplate. When Serena and her lovely young stepmother Fanny decide to move to Bath, Serena makes an odd new friend and discovers an old love, Major Hector Kirkby.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely reading

    • By Caroline on 25-07-09

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Cover Her Face

    • By: Neville Teller, P. D. James
    • Narrated by: full cast, Robin Ellis, Siân Phillips
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Though Sally Jupp came from the village home for unmarried mothers, she seemed the ideal girl to help Mrs Maxie run a large Elizabethan manor house and look after her invalid husband. But the real Sally, pretty, ambitious and clever, was very different from the docile, repentant character she seemed to be. Murder shattered the tranquillity of her new home, and Chief Detective Inspector Adam Dalgliesh arrived in the peace of a country Sunday to solve a case as mysterious as Sally herself.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Year at Thrush Green

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    As spring begins at Thrush Green, a series of local dramas takes hold of the community. Plans for the fete are hotting up, the illness of Mrs Peters at the restaurant makes the future unsure for the staff, and there are problems at Rectory Cottages.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charming evocation of days gone....

    • By Mufflana on 12-12-16

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Framed for a theft he didn’t commit and expelled from the church which has been his life, Silas Marner, the weaver, exiles himself to the remote rural village of Raveloe to bury himself in making money with his loom. The arrival of a golden-haired orphan toddler at his door, however, drags the recluse back into the world and away from his obsession with his hoard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A welcome return to George Eliot

    • By Alphaville on 03-05-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Trials of Saint Patrick

    • By: Paul McCusker
    • Narrated by: John Rhys-Davies, Sean O Meallaigh, Dame Sian Phillips, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Augustine Institute Radio Theatre presents the audio drama The Trials of Saint Patrick - an epic story of one man's spiritual odyssey through hardship and loss, mercy, and forgiveness. Dramatized with a fresh boldness by the Augustine Institute Radio Theatre, the characters will come alive through the talents of dozens of accomplished, award-winning actors including John Rhys-Davies, combined with cinematic sound and music. Your imagination will be quickened. Your heart will be inspired.

    Regular price: £15.59

    • The Hearing Trumpet

    • By: Leonora Carrington
    • Narrated by: Siân Phillips
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Surreal and splendidly unconventional, The Hearing Trumpet is an apocalyptic fairy-tale quest about an occult old ladies' home and the spry nonagenarian who ends up there. After coming into possession of a hearing trumpet, 92-year-old Marian Leatherby discovers her son's plans to send her to a nursing home. But this is no ordinary place.... Here there are strange rituals, orgiastic nuns, levitating abbesses, animalistic humans, humanistic animals, a search for the Holy Grail, and a plan to escape to Lapland and knit a tent....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not for me

    • By Mr Chops on 29-10-17

    Regular price: £28.49

    • A Peaceful Retirement

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The village schoolmistress, Miss Read, greets retirement with excitement, and settles down to endless lazy days, but her idyll is interrupted by the daily cares of her friends and fellow villagers in this, the latest Miss Read novel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Peaceful Retirement

    • By Kathy on 08-09-10

    Regular price: £12.29

    • Farewell to Fairacre

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Having enjoyed robust health throughout her career, Miss Read, the village schoolmistress at Fairacre, is looking forward to an energetic retirement in a few years' time. But, to her dismay, she is suddenly taken ill. She has no wish to give up her post yet, but memories of her former colleague collapsing in front of the schoolchildren haunt her. Is it time to say farewell to Fairacre?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful writing

    • By Elaine on 17-03-10

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Farther Afield

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    The end of the school year often brings unmitigated rapture for schoolteachers, and so it should for Miss Read, schoolmistress in the charming English village of Fairacre. But on the very first day of the long summer holiday, she falls and breaks her arm. Just when her summer seems ruined, her old friend Amy Garfield, comes to her aid with a diverting suggestion. They travel to Crete for two weeks, and the change of scene provides a welcome break for both of them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Caroline M Prince on 28-01-15

    Regular price: £13.49

    • The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffat, Donald Sinden, Sian Phillips
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    In this delightful tale, an Eastern Prince arrives in England with some family jewels which he’s having reset as a gift for his fiancée. However, the Prince also has a mistress; she asks to wear one particularly enchanting piece that features a huge ruby, and then promptly disappears with it. Poirot discovers a connection with a house party at the home of Colonel and Mrs Lacey, and in order to pursue his investigation an invitation is procured for him to the Laceys’.

    Regular price: £8.00

    • Tales from a Village School

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Illegal battering of gingernuts and conkers in a murky corner of the playground; a procession of bearers of lost property interrupting the telling of the story of Joseph; justice being firmly done on three malefactors who stole Mr Henry's eggs... Here are 40 delightful stories about life as a village schoolteacher, set against the changing seasons of the countryside.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit disappointing

    • By Flint on 21-12-17

    Regular price: £9.19

    • The Poetry of Wales

    • By: Dylan Thomas, George Herbert, Ann Griffiths, and others
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips, Angharad Rees, Richard Mitchley, and others
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This proud nation with its long history - sometimes rough, hewn from bleak landscapes, and sometimes gently soft from its comforting voices - has produced a long succession of artists and poets.

    In the latter category, Louis MacNeice most probably stands pre-eminent; his words and phrasing are on a plane few can equal and most are in awe of. But in this volume we do put forward others who have their own words and voice to add to this rich tapestry.

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Cymbeline (BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis, Nia Roberts, William Houston, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A BBC Radio 3 full-cast dramatisation of Shakespeare’s classic ‘Cymbeline’, starring Bill Wallis. Originally broadcast in December 2006 as part of the ‘Drama on 3’ collection.Shakespeare's play, set during the Roman invasion of Britain, centres around the banishment of the man who has incurred the wrath of the king by secretly marrying his daughter. Confusion follows in an intricate plot in which nobody is quite who they seem to be.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Kiss and Kin

    • By: Angela Lambert
    • Narrated by: Siân Phillips
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Oliver and his wife arrive by Eurostar to attend the birthday party of grandchild Hugo. Hugo's grandmother Harriet is also on her way. Oliver and Harriet fail to recognise one another at first - but the physical attraction is instantaneous. Harriet's son, Roderick,, a successful banker, is married to Jennifer, who works in publishing. Attempting to reconcile careers, marriage and children leads to high stress levels as the two generations walk a dangerous tightrope between fidelity and parenthood.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Ode to Saint Cecilia

    • By: Paul McCusker
    • Narrated by: Hayley Atwell, Sir Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    She dedicated her mind to beauty and truth. She offered her heart to her faith. She sacrificed her body to Christ. Ode to Saint Cecilia tells the dramatic story of a modest young woman from Rome whose life has transcended time to influence poets, composers, sculptors, and painters. Augustine Institute Radio Theatre's Ode to Saint Cecilia includes cinematic sound, original music, and the award-winning talents of highly-acclaimed British actors.

    Regular price: £19.69

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