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    • 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 77
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 62

    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

    • Blue Horizon

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 29 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    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
    • Dependable read

    • By K. Sewell on 25-10-13

    Regular price: £29.99

    • 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 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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

    • 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 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • 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 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    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

    • The Somme

    • By: Peter Hart
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    On 1 July 1916, Douglas Haig's army launched the "Big Push" that was supposed finally to bring an end to the stalemate on the Western Front. What happened next was a human catastrophe: scrambling over the top into the face of the German machine guns and artillery fire, 19,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers were killed, the greatest loss in a single day ever sustained by the British Army. The battle did not stop there, however.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Somme

    • By David on 09-01-07

    Regular price: £12.59

    • Crown and Country

    • A History of England through the Monarchy
    • By: David Starkey
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith, Jim Norton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    The monarchy is one of Britain’s longest surviving institutions – as well as one of its most tumultuous and revered. In this masterful book, David Starkey looks at the monarchy as a whole, charting its history from Roman times, to the Wars of the Roses, the chaos of the Civil War, the fall of Charles I and Cromwell's emergence as Lord Protector – all the way up until the Victorian era when Britain’s monarchs came face-to-face with modernity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Informative and Interesting

    • By Once We Were Fiction on 09-10-11

    Regular price: £14.49

    • 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 303
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260

    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

    • 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 112
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 65

    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

    • 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 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • 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 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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

    • 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 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    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

    • 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

    • The Honorary Consul

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    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

    • A Good Year

    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    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

    • 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 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • Climbing Everest

    • The Writings of George Mallory
    • By: George Mallory
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Unabridged selections from George Mallory's collected writings on his mountaineering - and his motivations. Famously impelled to climb Mount Everest simply because it was there, Mallory made three attempts to be the first to reach its summit, and perished on the third. His writing reveals the emotional life of the mountaineer. With eloquence, Mallory captures the struggles and the rewards involved, the climber's sense of triumph, and experiences of staggering beauty.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Battle of Britain: From the BBC Archives

    • By: Mark Jones
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    First-hand accounts featuring the RAF pilots who took part in the Battle of Britain - one of the chief turning points of World War Two. ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few’ - Winston Churchill The ‘Few’ were the nearly 3,000 RAF pilots who fought against the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain, which raged in the skies over southern England and the English Channel in the summer of 1940.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bandits at 6 o'clock!

    • By Jamie Sleeman on 24-12-14

    Regular price: £12.00

    • 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

    • A Time to Die

    • Courtney 2, Book 5
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    Beneath the unforgiving, blazing heat of the African sun, two men and a woman embark on a savage hunt. A hunt that will tear their safe safari apart, plunging them into the restless tides of a deadly civil war. For Sean Courtney, veteran guerrilla fighter and professional warrior, it is a time to fight and a time to find a deep and passionate love. For the beautiful Claudia Monterro it is a time to face the ultimate test in a world where American values count for nothing.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Smith is much more interested in elephants than people!

    • By Robbie on 20-11-16

    Regular price: £10.99

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