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    • The Winter's Tale

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sinead Cusack, Ciaran Hinda, Eileen Atkins, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    King Leontes of Sicilia is seized by sudden and terrible jealousy of his wife Hermione, whom he accuses of adultery. He believes the child Hermione is bearing was fathered by his friend Polixenes, and when the baby girl is born he orders her to be taken to some wild place and left to die. Though Hermione's child escapes death, Leontes' cruelty has terrible consequences. Loss paves the way for reunion, and life and hope are born out of desolation and despair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exit pursued by bear

    • By Amazon Customer on 28-11-16

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

    • By: T. S. Eliot
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Irene Worth
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    The basis for the musical phenomenon Cats, this collection of 14 inviting rhymes - the mixture of the real and the impossible, the familiar and the fantastic - make for a set of poems that no child or adult can possibly resist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Some of the funniest poems ever!

    • By Bella on 05-03-17

    Regular price: £1.99

    • Pericles

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Nigel Terry, Stella Gonet, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Pericles, Prince of Tyre, undergoes a tyrant's fury, storm, and shipwreck. He wins love and suffers loss, but what is lost may also be found. With the ancient poet Gower acting as narrator, we follow the adventures of Pericles from young manhood to maturity. This strange and powerful tale of loss and recovery is the first in the group of romance comedies created by Shakespeare at the end of his dramatic career.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent performance!

    • By ColonelJames on 24-09-17

    Regular price: £13.59

    • The Winter's Tale

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A king's mad jealousy tears his family apart in this rich, tragicomic play, one of Shakespeare's last. When King Leontes suspects his wife, Hermione, has been unfaithful, he sends her to prison, where she gives birth to a daughter. Assuming the baby is not his, Leontes orders that she be left to die on a desert shore. He spends the next 16 years grieving over his error, until the fateful day his long-lost daughter Perdita returns.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Ultimate Sherlock Holmes Collection

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Bart Wolffe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    An entertaining selection of Sherlock Holmes short stories narrated by renowned actors including Sir John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing

    • By Sophie on 30-04-17

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Orson Welles
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Sir John Gielgud stars as Sherlock Holmes with Sir Ralph Richardson as Dr. Watson. John's brother, Val Gielgud, the celebrated mystery author and producer, directs several episodes and co-stars in one of them... as Sherlock's brother! As a finishing touch, Orson Welles plays the evil Moriarty. The shows created by this very special team are possibly the greatest Sherlock Holmes radio programs ever produced. This set features all sixteen episodes in their most complete surviving examples - taken from what currently exists of the syndication masters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Classic Gielgud is Sherlock ❤️

    • By Highlight on 02-02-15

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Measure for Measure

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604 performed by Sir John Gielgud and cast.Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604. It was (and continues to be) classified as comedy, but its mood defy those expectations. As a result and for a variety of reasons, some critics have labeled it as one of Shakespeare's problem plays.

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Scenes from Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Sir Michael Redgrave, Sir Anthony Quayle, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Here are 160 minutes of extracted scenes from Shakespeare’s finest plays, read by a staggering cast. The plays of Shakespeare are fully alive only in performance, and the HarperCollins recordings of the complete plays offer scenes from The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Richard III, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, Othello, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • More info please!

    • By ErikoHK on 27-04-16

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Classic FM Favourite Poems

    • Poems for Every Occasion Chosen by Classic FM Listeners
    • By: Classic FM
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Joanna Lumley, David Tennant
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A timeless collection of poems chosen by Classic FM listeners and read by an outstanding cast of actors, including Sir John Gielgud, Joanna Lumley, and David Tennant.

    Classic FM Favourite Poems is a delightful anthology of British verse chosen through a Classic FM listeners poll. This new collection draws on the huge success of Classic FM Favourite Poems, published over 10 years ago. Enjoy all your favourite poems in these wonderful recordings.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great poems but very poor format

    • By S. Brearley on 16-03-10

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Richard II

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    A wonderful classic recording of some of the greatest actors performing Shakespeare for the first time release on digital download.Richard II is the main character of the play. The first Act begins with King Richard sitting majestically on his throne in full state. We learn that Henry Bolingbroke, Richard's cousin, is having a dispute with Thomas Mowbray, and they both want the king to act as judge.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointiong - Mis-Casting

    • By J. M. Craig on 08-02-18

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Sonnets

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Here are 154 poems performed by by the wonderful Sir John Gielgud in this Shakepseare collection of the Sonnets.

    Shakespeare's sonnets deal with such themes as the passage of time, love, beauty, and mortality. All but two of the poems were first published in a 1609 quarto entitled Shake-Speares Sonnets: Never before imprinted.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Audible don't bfreak it into individual Sonnets!

    • By C. M. H. Millar on 18-05-14

    Regular price: £5.99

    • The Very Best of Oscar Wilde

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A selection of Oscar Wilde's finest work including The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Happy Prince, and The Importance of Being Earnest.

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Ages of Man

    • Readings from Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud Sir
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The seven ages are: infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, justice, pantaloon and second childishness ready by Sir John GielgudThe seven ages are: infant, schoolboy, lover, soldier, justice, pantaloon and second childishness. The speach about the seven ages of man happens in 'As You Like It'. The words are spoken by the character Jaques in Act 2, Scene 7:' All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances....

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Emperor's New Clothes

    • By: Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Like everyone else in the kingdom, two clever swindlers understand the emperor's passion for new clothes. Claiming to be the creators of the richest and most beautiful cloth in the world, they cleverly announce that the magical garments they are weaving for the emperor are invisible to anyone lacking intelligence. Who will have the courage to speak the truth?

    Regular price: £3.89

    • The Very Best of Percy Bysshe Shelley

    • By: Percy Bysshe Shelley
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A collection of Shelley's greatest poetry read by John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Hilton Edwards and Margaretta Scott.

    Regular price: £5.59

    • Sir John Gielgud's Guide to Hamlet

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Sir John Gielgud talks about the plot of Shakespeare's tragedy interspersed with his performance in the lead role.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Sherlock Holmes: The Rare Disease & The Solitary Bicyclist

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Sir Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Here are two classic Sherlock Holmes tales starring Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice to Hear Sir John & Sir Ralph

    • By Highlight on 05-11-15

    Regular price: £5.59

    • Sherlock Holmes: Six Napoleons & A Case of Identity

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Two classic Sherlock Holmes tales starring Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet Old Entertainment

    • By Highlight on 31-01-15

    Regular price: £5.59

    • Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia & The Traitor

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Sir Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Here are two classic Sherlock Holmes tales starring Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson.

    Regular price: £5.59

    • Sherlock Holmes: The Second Stain & The Blackmailer

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Sir Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Here are two classic Sherlock Holmes tales starring Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gielgud At His Best

    • By Highlight on 09-01-15

    Regular price: £5.59

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