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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 141
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    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

    • 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 637
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 476
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 468

    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

    • Treasure Island

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    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 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 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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

    • The Warden

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    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
    • A delight

    • By Ben on 08-10-09

    Regular price: £14.99

    • 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 389
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286

    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

    • Old Harry's Game, Series 7

    • By: Andy Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Andy Hamilton, Annette Crosbie, Timothy West
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    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 Eustace Diamonds

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 25 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    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

    • 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 54
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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

    • Doctor Thorne

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 20 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    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

    • Timothy West

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • Phineas Finn

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    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

    • Dr Wortle's School

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Dr Wortle's School introduces the unassuming Mr. Peacocke and his polite, newly-wed bride, as they join the teaching staff of an elite and exclusive Christian boys' school. Dr. Wortle, a devoted English scholar and the headmaster of the seminary academy, welcomes his two new teachers, confident that they will uphold the high standards of education at the school.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dr Wortle's School

    • By Arlene on 15-03-10

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Phineas Redux

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 23 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    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

    • Barchester Towers

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254

    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

    • Turning for Home

    • By: Barney Norris
    • Narrated by: Paul Hickey, Eleanor Wyld, Timothy West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Turning for Home by Barney Norris, read by Eleanor Wyld, Paul Hickey and Timothy West. Every year, Robert's family come together at a rambling old house to celebrate his birthday. Aunts, uncles, distant cousins - it has been a milestone in their lives for decades. But this year Robert doesn't want to be reminded of what has happened since they last met - and neither, for quite different reasons, does his granddaughter Kate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Perceptive

    • By christina on 25-01-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Prime Minister

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 27 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    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

    • Framley Parsonage

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    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

    • Rumpole on Trial

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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

    • A History of Britain, Volume 1

    • At the Edge of the World, 3000 BC - AD 1603
    • By: Simon Schama
    • Narrated by: Timothy West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    To look back at the past is to understand the present. In this vivid account of over 4,000 years of British history, Simon Schama takes us on an epic journey which encompasses the very beginnings of the nation's identity, when the first settlers landed on Orkney.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative

    • By Andrew on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £17.19

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