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    • Doctor Who: The History Collection

    • Five Classic Novelisations of TV Adventures Set in Earth’s History
    • By: John Lucarotti, David Whitaker, Donald Cotton, and others
    • Narrated by: William Russell, Stephen Thorne, Tim Pigott-Smith, and others
    • Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Five classic novelisations of TV adventures set in Earth’s history. In Doctor Who: The Aztecs, the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan materialise in Mexico during the bloodthirsty Aztec civilisation. In Doctor Who and the Crusaders the First Doctor and his friends are embroiled in the 12th-century conflict between Richard the Lionheart and the Sultan Saladin. In Doctor Who: The Myth Makers, the First Doctor, Steven and Vicki arrive on the plains of Ursa Minor, in the middle of the Greek and Trojan battlefields.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Doctor Who: The History Collection Review

    • By orkney buyer on 06-08-18

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Alone on a Wide Wide Sea

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 58

    There were dozens of us on the ship, all ages, boys and girls, and we were all up on deck for the leaving of Liverpool, gulls wheeling and crying over our heads, calling good-bye, I thought they were waving good-bye. None of us spoke. It was a grey day with drizzle in the air, the great sad cranes bowing to the ship from the docks as we steamed past. That is all I remember of England…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Poor Wee Boy...

    • By Jinty on 20-01-17

    Regular price: £8.49

    • A Sparrow Falls

    • Courtney, Book 3
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    From the trenches of France, General Sean Courtney comes back to fame, fortune, and a seat in the government. Mark Anders, the courageous young South African whom he has come to regard as his own son, returns to nothing, his grandfather murdered, his property seized by an unknown company. At the bottom of the mystery is Sean's son Dirk, the jealous, violent, and power-crazed genius whose all-consuming hatred can only end in blood.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An unfortunate disappointment.

    • By Chris on 22-08-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Human Factor

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    When a leak is traced back to a small sub-section of SIS, it sparks off security checks, tensions and suspicions - the sort of atmosphere where mistakes could be made. This novel opens up the lonely, isolated, neurotic world of the Secret Service.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Narration

    • By Peter on 02-05-13

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster and the Thought Police uncover each act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 1984 Revisited

    • By keith on 08-04-13

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Jung

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Anthony Stevens
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 59

    Anthony Stevens argues that Jung's visionary powers and profound spirituality have helped many to find an alternative set of values to the arid materialism prevailing Western society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Overview

    • By David on 08-03-10

    Regular price: £16.89

    • Travels with My Aunt

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time in over 50 years at his mother’s funeral. Soon after, she persuades Henry to abandon South wood, his dahlias and the Major next door to travel through Brighton, Paris, Istanbul, Paraguay...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hugely entertaining

    • By DartmoorDiva on 17-11-15

    Regular price: £18.49

    • A Good Year

    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: Time Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Max Skinner is a man at the heart of London's financial universe until his employers embark on a little asset-stripping of their own. Himself. Amid the grey London drizzle, there is one potential ray of sunshine: Max's Uncle Harry has left him his estate in his will, an eighteenth-century chateau and vineyard an hour's drive from Avignon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Year. By Peter Mayle.

    • By Edward on 07-04-09

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Blue Horizon

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 29 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    At the close of Wilbur Smith's best-selling Monsoon, Tom Courtney and his brother, Dorian, battled on the high seas and finally reached the Cape of Good Hope to start life afresh.

    In this spellbinding new novel, the next generation of Courtneys are out to stake their claim in Southern Africa, travelling along the infamous "Robber's Road". It is a journey both exciting and hazardous, that takes them through the untouched wilderness of a beautiful land filled with warring tribes and wild animals.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Long Listen

    • By R. Johnson on 08-05-13

    Regular price: £29.99

    • The Burning Shore

    • Courtney 2, Book 1
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    The passionate love of a beautiful French aristocrat for a courageous South African aviator is begun and extinguished in the blazing skies of war-torn France. But Centaine de Thiry is bent on realizing some of the dreams she and Michael Courtney have shared, and she sets out to seek a future for his unborn child in the country of Michael's birth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read -waiting for the next in the series.

    • By alexander on 26-10-12

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Barchester Chronicles

    • Six BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle, David Bamber, Iain Glen, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    Six lavish BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's much-loved novels. Anthony Trollope's series of witty and gently satirical stories of provincial life are set in the fictional town of Barchester and its surrounding county of Barsetshire. The canvas is broad and colourful, with a set of iconic characters in whose lives we become intimately involved as they grow up, grow old, and fall in or out of love and friendship across the years.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Part Missing!!!

    • By Lee on 20-10-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Power of the Sword

    • Courtney 2, Book 2
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Manfred De La Ray and Shasa Courtney, sons of Centaine de Thiry, were blood enemies from their very first boyhood encounter. Caught up in the tumult of South Africa's history through two decades, they found themselves adversaries in an age-old war of savagery to seize the sword of power in their land.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Overly abridged

    • By Andrew on 11-01-17

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Last of the Few

    • The Battle of Britain in the Words of the Pilots Who Won It
    • By: Max Arthur
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith, David Shaw-Parker, Patience Tomlinson, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    After the fall of France in May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force was miraculously evacuated from Dunkirk. Britain now stood alone to face Hitler’s inevitable invasion attempt. For the German Army to be landed across the Channel, Hitler needed mastery of the skies – the RAF would have to be broken – so every day, throughout the summer, German bombers pounded the RAF air bases in the southern counties.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Last of the Few.

    • By cheryl marie evans on 21-04-11

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Cloud Atlas

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith, Charles Collingwood, Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified 'dinery server' on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Miscast. Hacked the book to pieces. Read in full.

    • By Ross on 12-01-13

    Regular price: £10.49

    • The Diamond Hunters

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The Van Der Byl Diamond Company, willed by its founder to his son Benedict, turns out to be a bequest of hatred. For it is couched in such terms as to offer him the instrument of destruction of his bitterest rival. "Destroy Johnny" is the old man's implacable message. And so, consumed with envy for his own foster-brother, Benedict sets out in ruthless pursuit of this goal - and Johnny is plunged into a maelstrom of greed, vengeance, and murder.

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Romances

    • The Winter's Tale, Pericles, The Tempest
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Hannah Gordon, Paul Scofield, Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Three classic radio productions from the BBC archives starring Hannah Gordon, Tim Pigott-Smith, Paul Scofield and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Monsoon

    • Courtney 3, Book 2
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    It is the dawn of the 18th century. At the farthest edges of the known world, the mighty Honourable East India Company suffers near-catastrophic losses from pirates on the high seas. After four years away from service, master mariner Sir Henry Courtney prepares for his latest and most dangerous voyage: a death or glory mission in the name of Empire and the Crown.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Absolute waste of money

    • By Adam on 08-09-12

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Honorary Consul

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    The gripping tragi-comedy of a bungled kidnapping in a provincial Argentinean town tells the story of Charley Fortnum, the 'Honorary Consul', a whisky-sodden figure of dubious authority, who is taken by a group of revolutionaries. As Eduardo Plarr, a local doctor, negotiates with revolutionaries and authorities for Fortnum's release, the corruption of both becomes evident.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cracking Tale, Very Well Read

    • By Robert on 29-04-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Golden Fox

    • Courtney 2, Book 4
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    In the searing heat of a divided Africa, two decades of bitter dynastic conflict explode with terrifying ferocity. To Gary and Sean Courtney, it is a struggle to the end - brother is pitted against brother as they are dragged unwittingly into the lair of an international terrorist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Memorable

    • By MBS on 15-10-17

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Monarchy of England

    • The Beginnings
    • By: David Starkey
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    This is the first of three volumes, which, taken together under the over-arching title of Monarchy, will form a new, ground-breaking history of England as told through the lives of its Kings and Queens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A superb introduction to audible

    • By Richard on 03-03-09

    Regular price: £8.49

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