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    • Animal Farm

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,846
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,493
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,484

    Animal Farm is George Orwell's great socio-political allegory set in a farmyard where the animals decide to seize the farmer's land and create a co-operative that reaps the benefits of their combined labours. However, as with all great political plans, some animals see a bigger share of the rewards than others and the animals start to question their supposed utopia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant classic, superbly read by Simon Callow

    • By Anthony on 15-06-14

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Crackanory (Series 2)

    • By: Nico Tatarowicz, Tony Way, Melissa Bubnic, and others
    • Narrated by: David Mitchell, Simon Callow, Emilia Fox, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Inspired by the popular children’s TV show Crackanory combines some of the UK’s best comedy writers and performers. What happens when you unexpectedly become the first cleaner in space? What if it turns out that the local TV weatherman can control the weather? Ten star narrators entertain us with fascinating and amusing stories. This series features Ruby Wax, Emilia Fox, Sue Perkins, Vic Reeves and David Baddiel among others. 

    Regular price: £12.99

    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, Simon Callow - introduction
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    Exclusively from Audible. 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' So begins Charles Dickens' most famous historical drama: a gripping tale of war, social injustice and the choice between darkness and light. After being unjustly imprisoned for 18 years, French doctor Manette is released from the Bastille jail in Paris and embarks upon a journey to London in the hope of finding the daughter he never met.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic story, by a master storyteller

    • By Phil Culmer on 07-03-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Ghostly Tales

    • Audible Christmas Gift 2017
    • By: Charles Dickens, E. F. Benson, J. H. Riddell, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow, Sally Phillips, John Banks, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,832
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,828

    The days are getting colder, the nights are getting longer, and as Christmas approaches the time is high for some ghostly tales. As an exclusive gift for Audible members, settle down, snuggle up and listen to four chilling ghost stories, read by Simon Callow. Four great stories, one master storyteller - what could be simpler than that?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • really well read

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-12-17

    Regular price: £5.99

    • London

    • The Biography, Foundations
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Get under the skin of a city

    • By Nigel on 03-05-06

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Unopened Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: John Taylor
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow, Nicky Henson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Here are six extraordinary adventures, never revealed before, starring Simon Callow as Sherlock Holmes and Nicky Henson as Dr Watson, written by John Taylor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fine Holmes adventure.

    • By Andy Potter on 03-09-16

    Regular price: £12.00

    • London

    • The Biography, Street Life and the People
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Comprehensive, detailed

    • By RELish on 10-07-18
    • The Biography, Street Life and the People
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 02-11-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 61 ratings

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Tales of the Peculiar

    • By: Ransom Riggs
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann, Garrick Hagon, Simon Callow
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs, read by Simon Callow, Garrick Hagon and Bruce Mann. In this collection of fairy tales, Ransom Riggs invites you to uncover hidden legends of the peculiar world. A fork-tongued princess, a girl who talks to ghosts and wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars are just a few of the characters whose stories will have you hooked.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally wonderful

    • By K. Bridges on 22-12-16

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere: The Complete Series 1 and 2

    • The BBC Radio 4 Comedy
    • By: Sue Limb
    • Narrated by: Denise Coffey, full cast, Geoffrey Whitehead, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    An everyday story of towering genius, set in and around the Lakeland retreat of William and Dorothy Wordsmith. The Wordsmiths have not long settled in their sublime cottage when they are visited by the inebriate Samuel Tailor Cholericke and the lascivious Lord Biro, followed by numerous other romantically inclined writers and leech-pedlars who arrive at the door of Vole Cottage. Dorothy must manage the increasingly chaotic household (assisted by Stinking Iris) while William focuses on his latest masterpiece, 'The Withered Turnip'.

    Regular price: £15.99

    • London

    • The Biography, Fire and Pestilence
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • London

    • The Biography, Districts and Suburbs
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • London

    • By c gardiner on 14-04-18

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Hordes of the Things

    • By: A. P. R. Marshall, J. H. W. Lloyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 14

    The kingdom of Albion is under threat from The Evil One. The elves have trusted the kingdom with a mystic device (the number seven) and have entrusted a wizard by the name of Radox The Green to find a hero to save the land, in the shape of Agar Son of Athar. The series consists of four half-hour episodes or "Chronicles", originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very mixed bag.

    • By DarkSkies on 17-07-17

    Regular price: £10.00

    • My Life in Pieces

    • An Alternative Autobiography
    • By: Simon Callow
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Drawing on a lifetime of writing about theatre and film, Callow takes us behind the curtain and behind the camera to introduce us to the performers and performances that have shaped him as an actor and as a public persona. They include giants like Orson Welles, Charles Dickens, Tommy Cooper, Charles Laughton and Laurence Olivier.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An ideal book to be heard

    • By Kirstine on 12-04-14

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Being Wagner

    • The Triumph of the Will
    • By: Simon Callow
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Simon Callow plunges headlong into Wagner's world to discover what it was like to be Wagner and to be around one of music's most influential figures. During a wildly unpredictable 69-year life, Richard Wagner became the hero of his era and the official protagonist of a new unified Germany: his music was its music. The architect of the vast four-day, 15-hour epic, he unleashed through his thousands and thousands of words gods and dwarves, dragons and songbirds, maidens and female warriors on horseback.

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Gather ‘Round the Sound

    • Holiday Stories from Beloved Authors and Great Performers Across the Globe
    • By: Paulo Coelho, Yvonne Morrison, Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters, Daniel Frances Berenson, Magda Szubanski, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    2017 has been a monumental year for Audible, having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, a milestone that would have never been possible without our wonderful and loyal listeners. One of our major commitments is bringing new and diverse audio experiences to our members, so this year, as our gift to you, we pulled together a collection that reflects a little bit of everything we’ve been up to recently.

    Regular price: £0.00

    • London

    • The Biography, Trade and Enterprise
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

    • The Biography, Trade and Enterprise
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 02-11-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 34 ratings

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Thames

    • Sacred River, Volume 2: The Working River
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    The Thames has been a highway, a frontier, and an attack route; it has been a playground and a sewer, a source of water, and a source of power. Every stretch has its own character, atmosphere, and stories. Thames: Sacred River explores the river from source to sea. Peter Ackroyd, best-selling author of London: The Biography, tells the story of the river and the people who have lived on and by it over the centuries.

    • Sacred River, Volume 2: The Working River
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 29-08-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Shakespeare

    • The Biography, The Upstart Crow: Ambitious Actor and Poet, Volume II
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Peter Ackroyd's insightful new biography positions Shakespeare in the close context of his world. In this way, Ackroyd not only richly conjures up the texture of Shakespeare's life, but also imparts an amazing amount of vivid, interesting material about place, period and background. Walk with Ackroyd through sixteenth century London and Stratford as he uncovers the intimate circumstances of Shakespeare's life.

    • The Biography, The Upstart Crow: Ambitious Actor and Poet, Volume II
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 26-09-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Gay Britannia

    • Celebrating Pride in the UK
    • By: Various
    • Narrated by: Graham Norton, Susan Calman, Alan Carr, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A collection of insightful interviews, documentaries and comedy that celebrates LGBTQ+ in Britain, publishing to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Thames

    • Sacred River, Volume 1: The Mirror of History
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The Thames has been a highway, a frontier, and an attack route; it has been a playground and a sewer, a source of water and a source of power. Every stretch has its own character, atmosphere and stories. Thames: Sacred River explores the river from source to sea. Peter Ackroyd, best-selling author of London: The Biography, tells the story of the river and the people who have lived on and by it over the centuries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An ent

    • By Edgar Livingstone on 21-03-17
    • Sacred River, Volume 1: The Mirror of History
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 29-08-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: £11.99

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