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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 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    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 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 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • 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 517
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356

    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

    • Can You Forgive Her?

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 28 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    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

    • Rumpole: The Sleeping Partners & other stories

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jasmine Hyde, Timothy West, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    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 Old Boy Net: With the help of his new pupil, Miss Phillida Trant, Rumpole must defend Mr Napier Lee, who is charged with blackmail. But the alleged victim of the blackmail went to public school with Mr Lee, and so Mr Lee won't sneak on his old school chum.... 

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Phineas Redux

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 23 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    In the fourth of the ‘Palliser’ stories, Trollope follows Phineas Finn’s return to the dangerous world of Westminster politics. When his political rival is murdered, Phineas is thrown under suspicion and eventually finds himself standing trial at the Old Bailey. The situation is complicated by the presence of two women in his life: his old flame Lady Laura, whose estranged husband is determined to destroy Phineas’s reputation, and the wealthy and enigmatic widow, Madame Max.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • superb

    • By Philip on 25-07-12

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Phineas Finn

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    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

    • Treasure Island

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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

    • Barchester Towers

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    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

    • The Eustace Diamonds

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 25 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    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

    • Framley Parsonage

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    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

    • Doctor Thorne

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    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

    • 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 290
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 196

    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 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    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

    • Rumpole on Trial

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    In this work Horace Rumpole returns to delight us with seven new cases. We find our hero jousting with the Devil, being wooed by a beautiful violin player, and even up before the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Bar Council.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly Brilliant

    • By Lesley on 16-07-10

    Regular price: £17.19

    • The Prime Minister

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 27 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    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

    • Rumpole and the Primrose Path (Dramatised)

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Timothy West, Prunella Scales
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Horace Rumpole, the Wordsworth loving, Shakespeare quoting, claret imbibing barrister returns in these hugely enjoyable stories of legal chicanery and criminal derring-do.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Actually contains FOUR stories

    • By Nigel on 04-12-17

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Last Chronicle of Barset

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 30 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    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

    • 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 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • The Small House At Allington

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 23 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    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

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