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    • Rumpole: The Penge Bungalow Murders and Other Stories

    • Three BBC Radio 4 dramatisations
    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, Timothy West, full cast, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young, feisty, devastatingly acute Horace Rumpole in this collection of cracking cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole. Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders: It is the '50s, and two war heroes have been shot dead. Defending the suspect is deemed hopeless, so the case is handed to a novice. But the novice's superiors didn't count on the tenacity and wit of the young and hungry Horace Rumpole.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don’t start with this Rumpole - 5*

    • By Nigel on 04-01-18

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Rumpole: The Sleeping Partners & Other Stories

    • Three BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jasmine Hyde, Timothy West, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young, feisty, devastatingly acute Horace Rumpole in this collection of cracking cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An Unnecessary Sexing Up of the Originals

    • By Terry McAuliffe on 05-07-18

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Barchester Towers

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243

    Barchester Towers is the second of six in the series known as Chronicles of Barsetshire. Narrator Timothy West brings life to the story, begun in The Warden, of Mr. Harding and his daughter Eleanor. It chronicles the struggle for control of the English diocese of Barchester after one Bishop dies and a new one is selected. The rather incompetent new Bishop, Dr. Proudie, led by his formidable wife, and ambitious chaplain, Mr. Slope, begin to create turmoil with their desire to shake up the church establishment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • West is best

    • By Francis on 28-10-08

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Treasure Island

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    First conceived during a rainy summer holiday in the Highlands of Scotland in an attempt to amuse his stepson, Treasure Island began with the map. Young Lloyd Osbourne had drawn a crude version of an island, and Stevenson, looking over the boy's shoulder, began to elaborate, christening various curves and smudges the famed names of Skeleton Island and Spyglass Hill and finally adding the three red crosses marking the buried treasure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Characterisation

    • By RobS on 13-08-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Rumpole: The Gentle Art of Blackmail & Other Stories

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, full cast, Timothy West
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young Horace Rumpole in this second stellar collection of court cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole. 'Rumpole and the Man of God': It is 1959, and Rumpole must defend a clergyman accused of shoplifting who, although he clearly did not commit the crime, is curiously reluctant to be cross-examined under oath. Meanwhile, Hilda (she who must be obeyed) has big news....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic book!

    • By susii on 08-05-18

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Can You Forgive Her?

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 28 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260

    Can You Forgive Her? is the first of the six in the Palliser series. Trollope inextricably binds together the issues of parliamentary election and marriage, of politics and privacy. The values and aspirations of the governing stratum of Victorian society are ruthlessly examined, and none remains unscathed. But above all Trollope focuses on the predicament of women. 'What should a woman do with her life?' asks Alice Vavasor of herself, and this theme is echoed by every other woman in the audiobook.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!

    • By Sharon on 08-03-10

    Regular price: £29.99

    • The Way We Live Now

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 32 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 421
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415

    In this world of bribes, vendettas, and swindling, in which heiresses are gambled and won, Trollope's characters embody all the vices: Lady Carbury is 'false from head to foot'; her son Felix has 'the instincts of a horse, not approaching the higher sympathies of a dog'; and Melmotte - the colossal figure who dominates the book - is a 'horrid, big, rich scoundrel...a bloated swindler...a vile city ruffian'. But as vile as he is, he is considered one of Trollope's greatest creations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic! Fantastic!

    • By Sharon on 15-11-09

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Old Harry's Game, Series 7

    • By: Andy Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Andy Hamilton, Annette Crosbie, Timothy West
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    Jean Paul Sartre said, 'Hell is other people'. But, as Satan will tell you, Hell is actually a fiery, unendingly cruel domain where Oliver Reed can never quite catch the barman's eye and Yves St Laurent is forced to wear a donkey jacket. But Hell is about to become more hellish for Satan himself (Andy Hamilton). Not only is the historian Edith Barrington (Annette Crosbie) taking for ever to write his biography, An Angel Misunderstood, but everything is thrown into confusion when a dog turns up.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious

    • By Lesley on 16-08-09

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Warden

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    The first novel of six in Trollope's series of the Chronicles of Barsetshire introducing the fictional cathedral town of Barchester and the characters of Septimus Harding, the Warden, and his son-in-law Archdeacon Grantly. The Warden concerns the moral dilemma of the conscientious Reverend Septimus Harding, who finds himself at the centre of a bitter conflict between defenders of Church privilege and the reformers of the mid-Victorian period.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Volume one in a perfect series

    • By Philadelphus on 17-02-09

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Phineas Finn

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    In Phineas Finn, the second of the Palliser series, Trollope balances the rival demands of public and private life. Phineas Finn, an irresistible but penniless young Irish barrister enters Parliament and comes to London leaving behind him an Irish sweetheart, Mary Flood-Jones. In London, Phineas wins friends on all sides and is admitted into high society. However, he also falls more-or-less in love, first with politically-minded Lady Laura Standish, then with Violet Effingham, and finally with wealthy widow Madame Max Goesler.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As good as it gets.

    • By James on 01-07-10

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Eustace Diamonds

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 25 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    Who owns the Eustace Diamonds? Lizzie Eustace claims that Sir Florian Eustace, her late husband, gave them to her. But Mr Camperdown, the family solicitor, insists that they are an heirloom, to be passed down from generation to generation. Lizzie is both beautiful and clever, yet Mr Camperdown believes her to be a scheming liar. And Mr Camperdown is right! The battle for the diamonds rages until a robbery intervenes and they disappear. Or do they...?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Eustace Diamonds

    • By Client d'Amazon on 25-08-10

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Timothy West

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about his latest book, Our Great Canal Journeys: A Lifetime of Memories on Britain’s Most Beautiful Waterways, is lauded British stage, film and television actor Timothy West. With a career spanning over 50 years in the industry, Timothy West has appeared frequently in film and television, including time on Coronation Street and EastEnders as well as many classical theatre performances. Since 2014, West and his wife, Prunella Scales, have been seen travelling together across British canals in the Channel 4 series Great Canal Journeys.

    Regular price: £0.00

    • Framley Parsonage

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    In the fourth audiobook in Anthony Trollope's series known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, the values of a Victorian gentleman, the young clergyman Mark Robarts, are put to the test. Though he lives a comfortable life, has a doting wife, children and a patroness in Lady Lufton, his ambitions stretch beyond the little village of Framley. Through a combination of naivety and social climbing, Robarts is compromised and brought to the brink of financial and social ruin by the disreputable politician, Sowerby.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everything an audiobook should be

    • By Philadelphus on 05-03-09

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Duke's Children

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    The Duke's Children is the sixth and final audiobook in the Palliser series. Plantagenet Palliser, the Duke of Omnium and former Prime Minister of England, is widowed and wracked by grief. Struggling to adapt to life without his beloved Lady Glencora, he works hard to guide and support his three adult children. Palliser soon discovers, however, that his own plans for them are very different from their desires. Sent down from university in disgrace, his two sons quickly begin to run up gambling debts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Trollope and Timothy West perfectly matched ...

    • By Philadelphus on 10-08-11

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Doctor Thorne

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    Doctor Thorne is the third audiobook in Anthony Trollope's series known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire. Long regarded as one of Trollope's greatest works, it is a complex story of love, greed and illegitimacy. Set in fictional Barsetshire, it concerns the romantic challenges facing Doctor Thorne's penniless niece, Mary, and Frank Gresham, the only son of the impoverished squire of Greshambury. Mary falls in love with Frank but he is constrained by the need to marry well to restore the family fortunes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hooray! Real Trollope

    • By Philadelphus on 16-01-08

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Last Chronicle of Barset

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 30 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    In the last and most complex of the Barsetshire novels, many of Trollope's best-loved characters appear, but the mood of the novel is darker and more uneasy than in earlier volumes. At the heart of the novel is the penniless Reverend Josiah Crawley, first encountered in Framley Parsonage, who in the opening of the book is accused of theft, creating a public scandal that threatens to tear the community apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audiobook bliss

    • By Philadelphus on 09-04-09

    Regular price: £29.99

    • The Prime Minister

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 27 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Plantaganet Palliser, Prime Minister of England - a man of power and prestige, with all the breeding and inherited wealth that goes with it - is appalled at the inexorable rise of Ferdinand Lopez. An exotic impostor, seemingly from nowhere, Lopez has society at his feet, while well-connected ladies vie with each other to exert influence on his behalf - even Palliser’s own wife, Lady Glencora.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is now the full book. Bang up to date too.

    • By Philadelphus on 17-10-11

    Regular price: £29.99

    • A History of Britain, Volume 2

    • The British Wars, 1603 - 1776
    • By: Simon Schama
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Simon Schama's sweeping history of Britain breathes life into our past centuries, vividly depicting exactly what life was like for our ancestors and how their experiences have shaped modern British culture and identity. An informative and entertaining mixture of anecdote and analysis, Schama's work offers a real insight into what it is to be British.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A History of Britain, Volume 2: The British Wars,

    • By steven on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Small House At Allington

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 23 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    The spirited Lily Dale, who longs to be loved, is devastated when her fiancé, the self-interested Adolphus Crosbie, jilts her for the aristocratic Lady Alexandrina. Although heartbroken, Lily still loves Crosbie and believes she must remain single despite him being unworthy of her affections. Even when the more deserving John Eame, presents himself she is still unable to see past her feelings for Crosbie. Meanwhile, Lily's sister Bell is also under pressure to marry for money, not for love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lily & co

    • By Jill on 19-03-09

    Regular price: £25.99

    • A History of Britain, Volume 3

    • The Fate of Empire, 1776 - 2000
    • By: Simon Schama
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Award-winning historian Simon Schama completes his monumental three-volume history of Britain, which accompanies the acclaimed television epic. In The Fate of Empire, Schama illuminates the period of British history from 1770-2000 through a variety of historical themes, including the advance of technology and industry, women's increasing role in society and the burgeoning British Empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • schama master class

    • By Mr. R. J. Mason on 30-08-11

    Regular price: £19.69

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