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    • Animal Farm

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,169
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,880
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,870

    Animal Farm is George Orwell's great socio-political allegory set in a farmyard where the animals decide to seize the farmer's land and create a co-operative that reaps the benefits of their combined labours. However, as with all great political plans, some animals see a bigger share of the rewards than others and the animals start to question their supposed utopia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant classic, superbly read by Simon Callow

    • By Anthony on 15-06-14

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Homage to Catalonia

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406

    Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell’s account of his experiences fighting in the Spanish Civil War, and a portrait of disillusionment with his early politics. Orwell’s experiences include being shot in the neck by a sniper, and being forced into hiding as factions of the Left battled on the streets of Barcelona. Orwell entered Spain intending to gather an experience worth writing as well as to fight Fascism, and wrote Homage to Catalonia within months of his return.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Alastair Ball on 14-01-15

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Down and Out in Paris and London

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 632
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530

    An autobiographical study, Down and Out in Paris and London follows Orwell as he tramps around both Paris and London. Pawning his belongings to buy food, unemployment, drinking heavily and jostling for a place in homeless hostels are but a few of the experiences related with candour and insight in this unabridged exclusive audiobook. Orwell was arguably one of the first 'gonzo' journalists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Richard Blant on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Our Man in Havana

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 737
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 636
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 632

    In a legendary novel that appears to predict the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, Graham Greene introduces James Wormold, a vacuum cleaner salesman whose life in transformed when he is asked to join the British Secret Service. He agrees, and finds himself with no information to offer, so begins to invent sources and agencies which do not exist, but which appear very real to his superiors.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Shame about the music

    • By DD Kaplan on 27-07-10

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Kraken Wakes

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397

    Journalist Mike Watson and his wife, Phyllis, trace it back to the strange showering lights they noticed on the final day of their honeymoon cruise; lights which appeared to land and disappear into the water. Reports mount of similar sightings all over the world. Governments embark on missions to investigate the sea, but ships disappear and diving crews never return to the surface. Something deep in the ocean does not want to be disturbed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • They come over here stealing our deep places...

    • By Dr Caterpillar on 03-10-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Day of the Triffids

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    Bill Masen wakes up one morning in his hospital bed. His eyes are completely bandaged after an eye operation so he is unable to see. He immediately notices how still and quiet everything is. Having taken off his bandages, he discovers that both inside the hospital and out, the majority of the population (who watched a display of startlingly bright comets in the night sky the previous evening) have all gone blind, and realises that there is a terrifying new enemy for humankind to contend with.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully narrated but RUINED by "music"

    • By uksub on 12-03-15

    Regular price: £10.99

    • I, Claudius

    • By: Robert Graves
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    The politics of empire-building and the hypocrisies, back-stabbings, and corruptions of Rome's first family come to light. First published in 1934, the book retains a marvelously modern and often comic tone, and is written in the form of Claudius' autobiography. This is gripping stuff, read by one of our finest actors, who also starred as Claudius in the classic television series.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Shame it's abridged.

    • By Mary Carnegie on 11-04-16

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Third Man

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    The Third Man is one of the truly great post-war films. It's a thrilling story of black-marketeering set against a backdrop of Vienna in the immediate post-war era, when the city was divided into four zones amongst the major powers: Russia, Britain, France, and America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent novel and narration

    • By Frankiesam on 01-12-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • A Room of One's Own

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    A Room of One's Own, based on a lecture given at Girton College Cambridge, is one of the great feminist polemics. Woolf's blazing polemic on female creativity, the role of the writer, and the silent fate of Shakespeare's imaginary sister remains a powerful reminder of a woman's need for financial independence and intellectual freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Empathetic , intelligent reading

    • By carole on 22-03-16

    Regular price: £13.29

    • Keep the Aspidistra Flying

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    Gordon Comstock loathes dull, middle-class respectability and worship of money. He gives up a 'good job' in advertising to work part-time in a bookshop, giving him more time to write. But he slides instead into a self-induced poverty that destroys his creativity and his spirit. Only Rosemary, ever-faithful Rosemary, has the strength to challenge his commitment to his chosen way of life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unfairly neglected gem of a master novella!

    • By Raphael on 04-01-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • My Family and Other Animals

    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    The book is an autobiographical account of five years in the childhood of naturalist Gerald Durrell. The book is divided into three sections, marking the three villas in which the family lived on the island. Apart from Gerald (the youngest) and Larry, the family comprised their widowed mother, the gun-mad Leslie, and diet-obsessed sister Margo together with Roger the dog.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A rare ole time!

    • By Eilert on 18-07-13

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Prince

    • By: Nicolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Ian Richardson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    How remarkable that an Italian living in the 15th and 16th centuries should lend his name to a word still in common usage in the English language today. Nicolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) wrote only one major work as a gift for his ruling Prince, Lorenzo de Medici. Machiavelli held office as a senior civil servant for 14 years until the downfall of the Republic in 1512. No longer officially employed to impart advice, instead Machiavelli poured out his ideas and resentment in his writings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Machiavelli is Alive!

    • By Tim on 05-03-11

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Short Stories: The Vintage Collection

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saki, Thomas Hardy, and others
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Martin Jarvis, Hugh Laurie, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    The fifth volume in CSA Word's massively popular complete and unabridged ‘Short Stories’ collection is bound to please. With something for everyone this collection of classic stories read by only the best-suited and most established readers will delight the ears as a vintage wine excites the gullet; The Vintage Collection is audible gold. Features eye-catching typographical series design.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Short Stories

    • The Nostalgia Collection
    • By: Jerome K. Jerome, Louisa May Alcott, Saki
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Edward Hardwicke, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    CSA Word continues its ever-popular series of classic short stories, featuring writers such as Jerome K. Jerome, Louisa May Alcott and Saki, read by such respected and revered readers as Derek Jacobi, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tour de force, no red line

    • By Mikko on 21-01-10

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Dubliners

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: T. P. McKenna
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48

    James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was born in 1882 in Dublin but spent most of his life living with Nora Barnacle in various parts of Europe. Apart from a collection of verse, Dubliners was his first published work in 1914. In Dubliners, Joyce portrays quite brilliantly human relationships in Ireland at the turn of the century. His characters are so vital and exciting and the stories so fresh, evocative, and entertaining that they could well have been written today.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Life, Death and Dublin

    • By Francis on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • On the Origin of Species

    • By: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion and a life-long committed Darwinist, abridges and reads this special audio version of Charles Darwin's famous book. A literally world-changing book, Darwin put forward the anti-religious and scientific idea that humans in fact evolved over millions of generations from animals, starting with fish, all the way up through the ranks to apes, then to our current form.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Something Old made Something New

    • By Tim on 05-03-11

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Code of the Woosters

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Abridged novel depicting the sinister affair of the 18th century cow-creamer and the small, brown, leather-covered notebook tests the Wooster soul as it has never been tested before. Friends and relations, in urgent need, queue up to beg for assistance in a variety of troublesome situations, and ruthless enemies stop at nothing in their determination to bring Bertie down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What's not to love

    • By Caroline Detnon on 09-05-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Very Good Jeeves, Volume 2

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 34

    The second instalment of this wonderful collection of short stories sees Bertie Wooster in the proverbial soup as usual and Jeeves invariably shimmering to the rescue. Love, comic reunions and errant Uncles are all on the agenda, plus bucket loads of laughter. Where would Wooster be without his infinitely brainy valet? Where would audio listeners be without Wodehouse's sparkling comic invention?

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Claudius the God

    • By: Robert Graves
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 55

    Read in the style of a secret diary, this famous sequel to I, Claudius gives a wry and human view of the Roman world, bringing to life some of the most scandalous and violent times in history. Claudius has survived the murderous intrigues of his predecessors to become, reluctantly, Emperor of Rome. He recounts his surprisingly successful rule; how he cultivates the loyalty of the army to repair the damage caused by his nephew Caligula; his friendship with the Jewish King Herod Agrippa; and his invasion of Britain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect

    • By Alexander on 14-06-10

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Three Men in a Boat

    • By: Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated by: Hugh Laurie
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Three Men in a Boat is one of the most amusing and durable books in the English language. Semi-autobiographical, it recounts the adventures and mishaps of George, Harris, J. (the author), and his remarkable dog Montmorency during a boat trip along the Thames from London to Oxford. Jerome K. Jerome originally intended the book to be a guide to the Thames Valley, but his publisher thought it so entertaining it was published as a comic novel and has endured as a classic of the genre ever since.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Classic English Reminiscence

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-06

    Regular price: £9.99

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