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    • Raymond Chandler: The BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    The complete collection of landmark BBC Radio dramas of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe mysteries. Philip Marlowe is the archetypal noir detective: wisecracking and world weary, hard boiled yet honourable. This volume includes all eight dramatisations of Raymond Chandler's groundbreaking crime novels featuring his iconic hero.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So would chapter headings have killed them?

    • By S. Kennedy on 01-05-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • From Russia with Love (with interview)

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 478
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410

    James Bond is targeted for elimination by SMERSH, and the malevolent Colonel Rosa Klebb has set a trap in Istanbul. The bait is the Spektor decoding machine, which is to be delivered by the irresistible Tatiana Romanova. The assassin is Red Grant, a psychopath who has defected from the West. Bond and Tatiana become pawns in a game of cross and double-cross that reaches its deadly finale on the Orient Express.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truest Of Bonds. Bravo Mr Fleming

    • By Alistair on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £14.99

    • War Without End

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 33
    • By: David Annandale, John French, Graham McNeill, and others
    • Narrated by: Stephen Perring, Gareth Armstrong, John Banks, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The Emperor's vision of mankind ascendant lies in tatters. The Great Crusade is naught but a fading memory. The dream of Unity is no more. But with Horus's rebellion spreading to every corner of the Imperium and war engulfing new worlds and systems almost daily, there are some who now ask: were the signs there to be seen all along?

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Carte Blanche

    • A James Bond Novel
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 467

    Fresh from Afghanistan, James Bond has been recruited to a new agency. It operates independent of Five, Six and the MoD, with its very existence deniable. Its aim: to protect the Realm, by any means necessary. The Night Action alert calls Bond from dinner with a beautiful woman. GCHQ has decrypted an electronic whisper about an attack scheduled for later in the week. And 007 has been given carte blanche to do whatever it takes to fulfil his mission.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ian Fleming's Bond for the 21st century

    • By Steve on 30-06-11

    Regular price: £19.99

    • King Solomon's Mines

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    On board a ship bound for Natal, adventurer Allan Quatermain meets Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John Good. His new friends have set out to find Sir Henry's younger brother, who vanished while seeking King Solomon's legendary diamond mines in the African interior. By strange chance, Quatermain has a map to the mines, drawn in blood, and agrees to join the others on their perilous journey.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dated but still influential

    • By Dr Caterpillar on 19-04-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is an exploration of the nature of evil and how far a man can go towards it when released from the constraints of what can be called civilisation. Before beginning his life as a writer at the age of 36, Conrad spent 16 years as a merchant seaman. In 1889 he became captain of a steamboat in the Congo Free State, and the atrocities he witnessed there, perpetrated by the representatives of the Belgian colonial powers, led him to write what he called his Congo Diary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tough, but worthwhile.

    • By Amazon Customer on 13-07-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Gods and Warriors

    • By: Michelle Paver
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of Gods and Warriors, the first in Michelle Paver’s breath-taking new adventure series set in the Greek Bronze Age. Read by the actor Toby Stephens. From a time of myths and ancient magic will come the legend of the lost city of Atlantis, tales of gods and warriors - and the rise of a hero? His sister is missing. His dog has been killed. High in the Greek mountains, Hylas is running for his life. The mysterious black warriors want Hylas dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty promising start to a new series!

    • By J. Walker on 05-12-12

    Regular price: £20.00

    • The Guns of Navarone

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    It is 1943. Two huge German guns in the grim, impregnable fortress on a huge beautiful island off the coast of Turkey are having a devastating impact on Allied shipping and preventing the evacuation of hard-pressed British troops from the nearby island of Kheros. The Germans are poised to overrun and unless the guns can be put out of action within a matter of days, a thousand men will die. All previous attempts to attack the fortress of Navarone have failed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good

    • By Andyjn on 10-02-16

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Anna Karenina (Dramatised)

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Teresa Gallagher, Toby Stephens
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Anna Karenina enjoys a privileged and aristrocratic lifestyle as the wife of influential government official Alexy Karenin. Yet their ten-year marriage is devoid of tenderness, and when Anna falls in love with the handsome Count Vronsky they embark upon a deep and passionate affair. Reflecting the social conditions of the era in which it was written, Tolstoy's masterpiece sets a doomed love story against a harsh and unforgiving backdrop.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By claudia on 10-11-15

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Raymond Chandler: The Lady in the Lake (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Sam Dale, Barbara Barnes, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye, Philip Marlowe. Derace Kingsley’s wife ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a Casanova-wannabe named Chris Lavery. Or so the note she left her husband insisted. Trouble is, when Philip Marlowe asks Lavery about it he denies everything and sends the private investigator packing with a flea lodged firmly in his ear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deep and Dark as Lake Michigan

    • By angeline on 05-03-13

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Flashman and the Dragon

    • Flashman, Book 10
    • By: George MacDonald Fraser, Kati Nicholl (abridged by)
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    In China, in 1860, a lot of people mistakenly put their trust in Flashman: the English vicar’s daughter with her cargo of opium; Lord Elgin in search of an intelligence chief; the Emperor’s ravishing concubine, seeking a champion in her struggles for power; and Szu-Zhan, the female bandit colossus, as practised in the arts of love as in the arts of war. They were not to know that behind his Victoria Cross, Harry Flashman was a base coward and a charlatan. They took him at face value. And he took them, for all he could, while China seethed through the bloodiest civil war in history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Kind of enjoyed it....

    • By Jo Blogs on 10-04-15

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Aeneid (Dramatized)

    • By: Virgil
    • Narrated by: Paul Schofield, Jill Balcon, Toby Stephens, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Virgil's Aeneid, one of the greatest classical poems, tells the story of Aeneas, son of Priam, after the fall of Troy. His quest is to find the site "in the west" where he will found a new town prophesied to be the seat of a world empire: Rome.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Classic Radio Theatre: Time and the Conways

    • By: J. B. Priestley
    • Narrated by: Marcia Warren, Stella Gonet, Belinda Sinclair, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Marcia Warren and Stella Gonet star in J. B. Priestley’s classic family drama about the nature of time. Time and the Conways follows the fortunes of one family over a period of years, and offers a moving perspective on the abstract nature of the past, present and future. It is 1919, the War is over and the Conway family are celebrating their daughter Kay’s 21st birthday. But her sudden premonition of their lives in 1937 casts a shadow over their dreams and expectations.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable couple of hours

    • By Tad on 31-03-17

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Raymond Chandler: Farewell My Lovely (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Richard Ridings, Madeline Potter, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Toby Stephens stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Raymond Chandler’s second Philip Marlowe mystery.Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the ’40s and ’50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily.In ‘Farewell My Lovely’, Marlowe has a chance encounter with a not-so-gentle giant outside Florian’s nightclub.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely rotten!

    • By Peter Chistopher Franck on 20-03-11

    Regular price: £10.00

    • The Woman in White

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Juliet Aubrey, full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Toby Stephens and Juliet Aubrey star in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Wilkie Collins’ chilling Gothic drama. A lonely stretch of road on Hampstead Heath is the venue for Walter Hartright’s midnight first encounter with a mysteriously distressed figure in white. As he helps the woman to escape from unnamed pursuers, he has little understanding of the way she will affect his future. At Limmeridge House in Cumberland, Walter meets and falls in love with Laura, who strangely resembles the woman in white.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well put together dramatisation

    • By Ceri-Anne on 11-09-16

    Regular price: £16.00

    • Raymond Chandler: The Long Goodbye (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Trevor White, Saskia Reeves, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: his millionaire wife is dead and he needs to get out of LA fast. So he turns to his only friend in the world: Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator. He’s willing to help a man down on his luck, but later, Lennox commits suicide in Mexico and things start to turn nasty. Marlowe finds himself drawn into a sordid crowd of adulterers and alcoholics in LA’s Idle Valley, where the rich are suffering one big suntanned hangover. Marlowe is sure Lennox didn’t kill his wife, but how many more stiffs will turn up before he gets to the truth?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marlowe magic!

    • By Julie Cole on 09-02-16

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Raymond Chandler: Poodle Springs (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler, Robert B Parker
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Lorelei King, Stephen Campbell Moore, and others
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye, Philip Marlowe. Marlowe is now married, living in the resort town of Poodle Springs. Once again, he sets himself up as an investigator and soon finds himself in the middle of blackmail and murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Marlowe.

    • By S Wood on 09-06-15

    Regular price: £8.00

    • Classic Radio Sci-fi: Journey into Space: The Host

    • By: Julian Simpson
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, David Jacobs
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Another adventure for Jet Morgan and his crew in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama, based on the original Journey Into Space radio serial by Charles Chilton. When they board an abandoned space freighter, Jet and Doc discover a digitised personality locked inside the ship's computer - one with a deadly intent... Toby Stephens and David Jacobs are amongst the cast of this exciting adventure, first broadcast in June 2009.

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Tales from the Arabian Nights

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Toby Stephens takes us back to the world of cunning, adventure, mishap, and fun. Sheherezade, night after night, weaves her tales and Aladdin and his Magic Lamp, Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and other tales come alive. The unforgettable music of Rimsky-Korsakov sets the scene perfectly. A delightful treat for young listeners.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A joined-up version of the nightly tales

    • By Knucklebones on 10-08-14

    Regular price: £13.59

    • The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This is a story from the Tales from the Arabian Nights collection.

    Regular price: £2.89

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