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    • Faust

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated by: Auriol Smith, Gunnar Cauthery, Stephen Critchlow, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Faust is one of the pillars of Western literature. This classic drama presents the story of the scholar Faust, tempted into a contract with the Devil in return for a life of sensuality and power. Enjoyment rules, until Faust’s emotions are stirred by a meeting with Gretchen, and the tragic outcome brings Part 1 to an end. Part 2, written much later in Goethe’s life, places his eponymous hero in a variety of unexpected circumstances, causing him to reflect on humanity and its attitudes to life and death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A modern classic

    • By L WILSON on 13-07-16

    Regular price: £20.39

    • The Best of Our Spies

    • By: Alex Gerlis
    • Narrated by: Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    France, July 1944: In the Pas de Calais, Nathalie Mercier, a young British special operations executive secret agent working with the French Resistance, disappears. In London her husband, Owen Quinn, an officer with Royal Navy Intelligence, sets off on a perilous hunt through France in search of his wife. With the help of the Resistance, he finds Nathalie, but then the bitterness of war and its insatiable appetite for revenge catch up with them in a dramatic fashion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! What a book!

    • By Raven Mad on 07-07-16

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Jules Verne
    • Narrated by: full cast, Stephen Critchlow, Joel MacCormack
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A thrilling new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Jules Verne's classic novel. 'Descend, bold traveller into the crater of the Jokul of Snæfell, which the shadow of Scartaris touches before the kalends of July and you will attain the centre of the earth. Which I have done.'

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A well remembered story

    • By diva bubble on 04-10-17

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: David; Stephen Timson; Critchlow
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    The powerful sense of evil – darkness, creepy hairy presences, cloaks, hoods, talons and tentacles – pervades these classic ghost stories by M.R. James. A Cambridge scholar himself, James explored what happens when academics dabble in things they don’t understand and unleash forces of which they know nothing.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • The Swiss Spy

    • By: Alex Gerlis
    • Narrated by: Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    It's not unusual for spies to have secrets, but Henry Hunter has more than most, and after he is stopped by British Intelligence at Croydon airport on the eve of the Second World War, he finds he has even more. In March 1941 in Berlin, haunted by a dark episode from his past, he makes a fateful decision resulting in a dramatic journey to the Swiss frontier, with a shocking outcome.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling tale

    • By Rolo on 29-12-17

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Cicero (Episodes I-VI)

    • By: David Llewellyn
    • Narrated by: Samuel Barnett, George Naylor, Samantha Béart, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    An age of bloody civil war and dictatorship is at an end. In its turbulent aftermath, an ambitious young lawyer, Marcus Tullius Cicero, is beginning to make a name for himself. But does he have what it takes, and can this new era of peace and prosperity truly last? When he defends the accused in a prominent murder trial, Cicero's path crosses with that of Sulla, the former dictator and a war hero of the Republic. Soon, Cicero will discover that beneath Rome’s civilised and sophisticated veneer lies corruption, cruelty and vice. 

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Charles Dickens

    • The Signalman (from the Naxos Audiobook 'Classic Ghost Stories')
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Reader Stephen Critchelow has spent a lifetime collecting and reading works like these and, with carefully chosen music, brings a strong sense of atmosphere to this recording. "The Signalman" provides a great listening experience for dark autumn evenings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dickension writing' as is intended. Superb!

    • By Richard Byrne on 29-11-16

    Regular price: £2.39

    • Baker's End: Gobbleknoll Hall

    • By: Paul Magrs
    • Narrated by: Tom Baker, Katy Manning, Diane Morgan, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Ghost-hunting TV show Manifest Yourself is filming an overnight vigil in the infamous Gobbleknoll Hall, deep in the murksome woods somewhat near the village of Happenstance! When Mrs Frimbly gets wind of these swervish developments, she is terribly excited: she's a huge fan of the show. But the spirits of Gobbleknoll Hall are not to be messed about with, as the King of Cats knows all too well!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Glorious Fun

    • By RylanCavell on 22-01-18

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Great Poets: William Blake

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister, Michael Maloney, Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Naxos AudioBooks begins its new series of Great Poets with William Blake. This program contains all of his most popular works - including "Tyger", "The Auguries of Innocence", and "Jerusalem" - as well as some lesser-known poetry that demonstrates the range and power of his verse.

    Regular price: £10.19

    • The Nation's Favourite: Lakeland Poems

    • By: William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, John Rowe, Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Enjoy the best of Lakeland poets Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey in this specially selected anthology, including "The Two-Part Prelude", Wordsworth's own shortened version of his great autobiographical work The Prelude, and Coleridge's celebrated Kubla Khan. John Rowe, Alex Jennings, and Stephen Critchlow read these perfect evocations of majestic Cumbrian scenery.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Chinese Rules

    • Mao's Dog, Deng's Cat, and Five Timeless Lessons for Understanding China
    • By: Tim Clissold
    • Narrated by: Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    From the author of the acclaimed ‘Mr. China' comes another rollicking adventure story - part memoir, part history, part business imbroglio - that offers valuable lessons to help Westerners win in China. In the twenty-first century, the world has tilted eastwards in its orbit; China grows confident while the West seems mired in doubt. Having lived and worked in China for more than two decades, Tim Clissold explains the secrets that Westerners can use to navigate through its cultural and political maze.

    • Mao's Dog, Deng's Cat, and Five Timeless Lessons for Understanding China
    • By: Tim Clissold
    • Narrated by: Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 23-10-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Ponson Case

    • By: Freeman Wills Crofts
    • Narrated by: Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    From the Collins Crime Club archive, the forgotten second novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed 'The King of Detective Story Writers' and recognised as one of the 'big four' Golden Age crime authors. When the body of Sir William Ponson is found in the Cranshaw River near his home of Luce Manor, it is assumed to be an accident - until the evidence points to murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A classic whodunnit

    • By Kl Love on 07-06-16

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Life & Works - Franz Schubert

    • By: Jeremy Siepmann
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Siepmann, Tom George, Peter Yapp, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The life of Franz Schubert has been a gift to romantically inclined biographers: the beautiful, brilliant, modest boy who sprang to fully fledged genius at the age of sixteen; the quintessential ‘artist in a garret’, entirely consumed by his art and living a hand-to-mouth existence in Vienna (home of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven); the gentle, cheerful, convivial young man who prized friendship almost as highly as music itself; the unworldly poet from whom great music poured like water from a fountain; the unrecognized master who died almost penniless at the age of 31.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Schubert realised

    • By Anonymous User on 01-02-18

    Regular price: £23.79

    • M. R. James

    • Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad (Naxos Classic Ghost Stories)
    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Reader Stephen Critchelow has spent a lifetime collecting and reading works like these and, with carefully chosen music, brings a strong sense of atmosphere to this recording. It provides a great listening experience for dark autumn evenings.

    • Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad (Naxos Classic Ghost Stories)
    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Release date: 09-11-07
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: £3.79

    • M. R. James

    • Rats (from the Naxos Audiobook 'Classic Ghost Stories')
    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Reader Stephen Critchelow has spent a lifetime collecting and reading works like these and, with carefully chosen music, brings a strong sense of atmosphere to this recording. "Rats" provides a great listening experience for dark autumn evenings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Prepare to be scared

    • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

    Regular price: £1.29

    • M. R. James

    • The Mezzotint (Naxos Classic Ghost Stories)
    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Reader Stephen Critchelow has spent a lifetime collecting and reading works like these and, with carefully chosen music, brings a strong sense of atmosphere to this recording. It provides a great listening experience for dark autumn evenings.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story, not so keen on narration

    • By AReader on 04-01-15

    Regular price: £2.29

    • The Pattern of Painful Adventures (BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3)

    • By: Stephen Wakelam
    • Narrated by: Antony Sher, Will Keen, Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A BBC Radio 3 full-cast drama by Stephen Wakelam on a period in the life of Shakespeare. Business is going well, but the playwright urgently needs a collaborator for his latest play. His daughter is getting married. His brother has a sick child and is in need of a job. It is 1607, and Shakespeare's life is at a turning point. Starring Antony Sher as William Shakespeare, Will Keen as Jack Robinson, and Stephen Critchlow as John Marston.

    Regular price: £10.00