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  • Animal Farm | George Orwell

    Animal Farm

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By George Orwell
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Lisa Smith says: "More relevant now than ever!"
  • A Literary Christmas | Charles Dickens,Jane Austen,Rudyard Kipling,Thomas Hardy,William Wordsworth,Laurie Lee,Samuel Pepys

    A Literary Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Rudyard Kipling, and others
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson, Simon Callow
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    Read by Juliet Stevenson and Simon Callow, A Literary Christmas is a seasonal anthology that collects together poems, short stories, and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language. Like Charles Dickens’ ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, they are representative of times old and new - from John Donne’s Elizabethan hymn over the baby Jesus to Rudyard Kipling’s "Christmas in India", from Thomas Tusser counting the cost of a Tudor feast to Laurie Lee’s "Cider with Rosie".

  • My Life in Pieces: An Alternative Autobiography | Simon Callow

    My Life in Pieces: An Alternative Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Simon Callow
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    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.

    Kirstine says: "An ideal book to be heard"
  • The Mystery of Charles Dickens | Peter Ackroyd

    The Mystery of Charles Dickens

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 46 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    In this BBC Radio adaptation of Peter Ackroyd's spectacular one-man show, Simon Callow portrays both Charles Dickens and many of his best-loved characters, from Mr. Micawber and Bill Sikes to Oliver Twist and Nancy. Readings from his novels interweave with the author's own words and an incisive, compassionate narrative. Dickens' idyllic childhood in Chatham was swapped for his family's penurious existence in London.

    michael says: "Utterly mesmerising..."
  • London: The Biography, Street Life and the People | Peter Ackroyd

    London: The Biography, Street Life and the People

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    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.

    AnneDriscoll says: "Excellent"
  • London: The Biography, Fire and Pestilence | Peter Ackroyd

    London: The Biography, Fire and Pestilence

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    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.

  • London: The Biography, Districts and Suburbs | Peter Ackroyd

    London: The Biography, Districts and Suburbs

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    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.

  • London: The Biography, Foundations | Peter Ackroyd

    London: The Biography, Foundations

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    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.

    Nigel says: "Get under the skin of a city"
  • London: The Biography, Trade and Enterprise | Peter Ackroyd

    London: The Biography, Trade and Enterprise

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    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.

  • Thames: Sacred River, Volume 2: The Working River | Peter Ackroyd

    Thames: Sacred River, Volume 2: The Working River

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    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.

  • Thames: Sacred River, Volume 3: Shadows and Depths | Peter Ackroyd

    Thames: Sacred River, Volume 3: Shadows and Depths

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    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.

    Dwiver says: "Brilliantly written and read."
  • Being Wagner: The Triumph of the Will | Simon Callow

    Being Wagner: The Triumph of the Will

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Simon Callow
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

  • Tales of the Peculiar | Ransom Riggs

    Tales of the Peculiar

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ransom Riggs
    • Narrated By Bruce Mann, Garrick Hagon, Simon Callow
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    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.

    K. Bridges says: "Totally wonderful"
  • Thames: Sacred River, Volume 1: The Mirror of History | Peter Ackroyd

    Thames: Sacred River, Volume 1: The Mirror of History

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    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.

    Edgar Livingstone says: "An ent"
  • Shakespeare: The Biography, The Onlie Begetter: Literary Stardom and Royal Patronage, Volume IV | Peter Ackroyd

    Shakespeare: The Biography, The Onlie Begetter: Literary Stardom and Royal Patronage, Volume IV

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    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 Unopened Casebook of Sherlock Holmes | John Taylor

    The Unopened Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Taylor
    • Narrated By Simon Callow, Nicky Henson
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    Here are six extraordinary adventures, never revealed before, starring Simon Callow as Sherlock Holmes and Nicky Henson as Dr Watson, written by John Taylor.

    Andy Potter says: "A fine Holmes adventure. "
  • Claude: Lights! Camera! Action! | Alex T Smith

    Claude: Lights! Camera! Action!

    • UNABRIDGED (18 mins)
    • By Alex T Smith
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    Claude discovers a film set on the other side of the fence! When the two lead actors are injured, Claude and Sir Bobblysock are asked to take their places. Can they become movie stars with just the simple addition of a wig? Of course they can!

  • Shakespeare: The Biography, The Upstart Crow: Ambitious Actor and Poet, Volume II | Peter Ackroyd

    Shakespeare: The Biography, The Upstart Crow: Ambitious Actor and Poet, Volume II

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    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.

  • Hordes of the Things | A. P. R. Marshall,J. H. W. Lloyd

    Hordes of the Things

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 56 mins)
    • By A. P. R. Marshall, J. H. W. Lloyd
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    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.

    DarkSkies says: "Very mixed bag."
  • Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World | Simon Callow

    Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Simon Callow
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A short life of Dickens which celebrates the impact of the theatre on his life and work. Two hundred years after his death, Dickens’s work is more popular than ever, in a variety of media, most of them undreamed of during his lifetime. Over the last few decades of intensive research, Dickens the man has become much better known to us and the sheer originality of his personality blazes forth as never before.

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