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Tad Davis

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  • "Entertaining introduction"

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    Kenneth Cranham does a remarkable job conveying the complex, brilliant, and sometimes tortured personality of Samuel Johnson. Johnson could appear bizarre to people who met him for the first time: he had facial scars and tics and jerky movements, and he rolled around in his chair, unable to sit still; and he had many verbal tics as well, clicking with his tongue, murmuring to himself, blowing out his breath like a great whale. (Some people at first thought he was mentally deficient - until he opened his mouth and started talking.) Cranham captures this semi-Tourettes aspect of Johnson with sound alone, without the benefit of his own (somewhat Johnsonian) body.

    The production bills itself as an adaptation of Boswell's Life of Johnson. But it includes other material as well, some of it from Boswell's journals, some of it from accounts of Johnson by his friend Hester Thrale. Inevitably, in such a short production, a lot is missing; but Robin Brroks, who wrote the script, made an intelligent and coherent selection of events. Oliver Goldsmith is here, as are John Wilkes and Hester Thrale, and of course Boswell himself, a self-absorbed rake who initiates his friendship with Johnson with one eye on his own future publishing royalties.

    There are a number of dramatic episodes in this quiet scholar's life, most tragically his break with the widowed Mrs Thrale after she decided to marry an Italian dancing master. The audio production ably shows the pain of this sadly self-inflicted breach, leaving Johnson almost alone in London when he felt himself nearing death and terrified of eternal damnation. Cranham's voice during some of these later scenes evokes a horror that gave me chills.

    What you won't get from this audiobook - and don't really get a strong sense of from Boswell's own biography - is a clear understanding of why anyone should care about the life of Johnson. He was a great talker, one if the greatest: but more to the point, he was a brilliant writer, one of the best writers of discursive prose the English language has ever had.

    But omissions aside, this is a good place to begin.

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    The A-Z of Dr Johnson - Boswell's Life of Johnson

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 53 mins)
    • By James Boswell
    • Narrated By Kenneth Cranham, Full Cast
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    Dramatization by Robin Brooks of James Boswell's biography of Samuel Johnson, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Johnson's birth. Episode 1: Young Boswell comes to London to seek out his hero. He wants to write a biography of the great man 'in scenes', with Johnson's conversation cast as dialogue. Nothing quite like this has ever been attempted before

    Tad Davis says: "Entertaining introduction"
  • "Haunting and beautiful"

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    This is a mysterious and haunting audio version. It's basically the soundtrack of a stage production that was done in a highly stylized form some 50 years ago: the actors wore masks and spoke in an "elevated" way, sometimes emphasizing the verse (I believe the translation is by W.B. Yeats), sometimes trailing off into a wail of pain. You can almost imagine you're sitting in one of the great stone amphitheaters of ancient Greece. The tone of it takes some getting used to, but if you let it take hold of you, it's compelling and moving. The closing music, for me, sums up the somber, exalted mood of Greek tragedy better than anything else I've heard.

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    Oedipus Rex

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • Narrated By Douglas Campbell
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    Full-cast dramatization of Oedipus the King, the Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BCE. Featuring Douglas Campbell, Eric House and Robert Goodier.

    wlthlla says: "Not a bad story"
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Gwynne's greatest hits:
  • Alan Bennett: Single Spies (Dramatised)

    "A pure joy throughout!"

    Overall

    This two-play compendium is thoroughly wonderful. If you enjoyed the "History Boys," Bennett's most recent hit play, now a hard-to-find (and excellent) movie, you will love these two one-acters. Both deal outwardly with the English spy scandals of the '50s and '60. "An Englishman Abroad" deals with Burgess in Moscow, and "A Question of Attribution" with "the fourth man" identified as Anthony Blunt in his capacity of curator of the Queen's pictures. However, the subject is really just a means of allowing Bennett to use his facility for charmingly glib dialog expressing thoughts about art, history, patriotism, and other interesting topics. The actors, a group of reliably splendid English performers, are delightful. In particular, Prunella Scales, as the Queen in "A Question of Attribution," is particularly memorable. Buy and enjoy again and again!

  • Blithe Spirit: An Improbable Farce

    "Fabulous fun!"

    Overall

    This is a terrific audio production of one of Coward's best and funniest plays. If you liked "Private Lives," you'll love "Blithe Spirit." This cast is wonderful--with British alternately crisp and plummy voices, they make you taste the bone-dry martinis and feel the silk dressing gowns that the triangle of romantic characters must have worn! And Madame Arcady, the much too successsful psychic, is a comic gem. You will enjoy this one, I promise.

  • Speed the Plow

    "Well done at all levels!"

    Overall

    "Speed-the-Plow" is a fast-moving comedy/drama about Hollywood values (or lack thereof) done in David Mamet's characteristic machine-gun verbal style. As usual, Mamet's dialog is superb--funny and smart--although at times he almost crosses the line into self-parody. The actors, particularly Adam Arkin as a desperate studio exec. trying to use a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to move up the production ladder, are remarkably good. The only reason I did not give it five stars is that the subject matter is not earthshaking; there is no tragic core here. Think of it as "Glengarry Glen Ross" lite. However, the play is relentlessly entertaining, and there are plenty of ideas thrown out about what constitutes a commercially viable film for the listener to ponder. Altogether, this is a highly enjoyable listen, and I think any modern theatre fan will enjoy it.

  • Fallen Angels

    "Very good job!"

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    An unusually fine production of a rarely produced Noel Coward play. The story revolves around the unexpected arrival of an old beau of two ladies who are best of friends and happily married. This sets in motion a series of set pieces between the ladies as rivals that are progressively funnier and funnier. The part of the maid is also a comic gem. You will love this production and laugh out loud, I'm sure.

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  • "The Heidi Chronicles Shines, Nothin..."

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    What made the experience of listening to LA Theatre Works the most enjoyable?

    The quality of the works.

    The Heidi Chronicles was simply sensational: funny, pointed, insightful, perfectly cast and refreshingly balanced.

    The Young Man From Atlanta perhaps lacks suspense, but makes up for it in brilliantly fashion, subtly discussing social and sexual attitudes by not actually having them discussed (it makes sense when you hear the play trust me).

    Anna Christie was an enjoyable romp, not a life changer, but a great way to spend and hour.


    What did you like best about this story?

    For The Heidi Chronicles it was the sheer believability. The characters have their extremes and the troupes of each era/character type are explored, but in an intelligent and ultimately moving fashion. You'll feel like you've have known the characters for 20 years by the play's conclusion, and you'll be saddened to leave their company. Incisive but affectionate, a study of women in the Baby Boomer generation that's flexible mixing feminism, comedy and realism, without having any one element undermine the others. Strangely heart breaking, and utterly brilliant.

    The Young Man From Atlanta is all about what goes unsaid. You get to fill the judgemental emotional void, and drawing your own conclusions is essential to this play's success.

    Anna Christie a breeze.

    Great value for money.


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    LA Theatre Works: Pulitzer Prize Plays Vol.1

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Wendy Wasserstein, Horton Foote, Eugene O'Neill
    • Narrated By Shirley Knight, Martha Plimpton, Alley Mills
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    This collection features three Pulitzer Prize-winning plays: "The Heidi Chronicles", "The Young Man from Atlanta", and "Anna Christie".

    D. Martin says: "Absolutely Extraordinary"

What's Trending in Modern Drama:

  • 4.8 (35 ratings)
    Neat  by Charlayne Woodard Narrated by Charlayne Woodard

    Neat

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 41 mins)
    • By Charlayne Woodard
    • Narrated By Charlayne Woodard
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    In Neat, writer/performer Charlayne Woodard shares her memories of growing up black in America in the '60s and '70s. The play focuses around the life of Woodard's Aunt Beneatha, Neat, who was mistakenly fed camphor oil as a baby, resulting in permanent brain damage. Stories of family and of time spent with Neat are weaved together with touching results.

    Mary Robins says: "A Must Read"
  • 4.9 (15 ratings)
    The Lady in the Van (Dramatised) (






UNABRIDGED) by Alan Bennett Narrated by Maggie Smith, Adrian Scarborough

    The Lady in the Van (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By Alan Bennett
    • Narrated By Maggie Smith, Adrian Scarborough
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    In the 1970s, an eccentric old lady called Miss Shepherd lives in an old caravan opposite Bennett's house in Camden. That is until new parking regulations come into force - and he suggests moving the van onto his driveway...

    PETER says: "Hillarious"
  • 4.4 (543 ratings)
    Twelve Angry Men  by Reginald Rose Narrated by Dan Castellaneta, Hector Elizondo, Armin Shimerman

    Twelve Angry Men

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Reginald Rose
    • Narrated By Dan Castellaneta, Hector Elizondo, Armin Shimerman
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    (543)
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    Over the course of a steamy and tense afternoon, 12 jurors deliberate the fate of a 19-year-old boy alleged to have murdered his own father. A seemingly open and shut case turns complicated, igniting passions and hidden prejudices.

    Emily says: "Excellent court room drama"
  • 4.3 (146 ratings)
    Hamlet: Shakespeare Appreciated (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options) (






UNABRIDGED) by William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner, Jools Viner Narrated by Joan Walker, Stephen Elder, Paul Clayton

    Hamlet: Shakespeare Appreciated (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner, and others
    • Narrated By Joan Walker, Stephen Elder, Paul Clayton
    Overall
    (146)
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    (96)
    Story
    (98)

    Experience Hamlet as a powerful full-cast drama with entertaining and enlightening commentary that explains what's what and who's who as the plot unfolds. To help you get the most out of Shakespeare, the narrator offers historical insights and background information, so you can enjoy the jokes, appreciate the references, and get a real sense of Shakespeare's world. The unabridged drama is also presented without commentary.

    Shaun says: "Performance great; commentary lacking"
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  • 4.7 (118 ratings)
    SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to Hamlet (Dramatised, Commentary Options) (






UNABRIDGED) by William Shakespeare, Simon Potter Narrated by Joan Walker, Stephen Elder, Paul Clayton

    SmartPass Plus Audio Education Study Guide to Hamlet (Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Simon Potter
    • Narrated By Joan Walker, Stephen Elder, Paul Clayton
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    (118)
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    (82)
    Story
    (85)

    The multi award-winning SmartPass study guide with and without commentary options. This is a full-cast, unabridged performance with comprehensive commentary and analysis for any student to fully understand and appreciate the play. Universally accepted as Shakespeare's finest play, we peel back the layers of Hamlet to discover how and why it deserves such a place of honour in world literature.

    Jane says: "Great introduction to Hamlet"
  • 4.4 (101 ratings)
    Glorious Appearing: An Experience in Sound and Drama  by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins Narrated by Full Cast

    Glorious Appearing: An Experience in Sound and Drama

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs)
    • By Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    The Experience in Sound and Drama series of audio products from Left Behind has captured the minds and ears of fiction fans worldwide. These 12 new episodes are based on Glorious Appearing.

    Connie says: "Glorious ending for sure"
  • 4.3 (92 ratings)
    Macbeth: Shakespeare Appreciated: (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options) (






UNABRIDGED) by William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner Narrated by Joan Walker, Nick Murchie, Coralyn Sheldon

    Macbeth: Shakespeare Appreciated: (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner
    • Narrated By Joan Walker, Nick Murchie, Coralyn Sheldon
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (52)

    Experience Macbeth as a powerful full-cast drama with entertaining and enlightening commentary that explains what's what and who's who as the plot unfolds. To help you get the most out of Shakespeare, the narrator offers historical insights and background information, so you can enjoy the jokes, appreciate the references, and get a real sense of Shakespeare's world.

    Amelia says: "I Love the Commentary"
  • 4.3 (88 ratings)
    Tribulation Force: An Experience in Sound and Drama (






ABRIDGED) by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins Narrated by Tom McElroy, Amanda Philipson, full cast

    Tribulation Force: An Experience in Sound and Drama

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
    • Narrated By Tom McElroy, Amanda Philipson, full cast
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    Experience the ongoing action and suspense of the end times with this exciting new dramatic presentation of Tribulation Force, the second volume of the best selling Left Behind series. This full-cast audio presentation stars Tom McElroy as the skeptical Rayford Steele and Amanda Philipson as Rayford's devout wife, Chloe. Listen as the incredible story unfolds in 12 dramatic half-hour episodes.

    Heidi says: "AWESOME"
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  • 4.4 (87 ratings)
    Apollyon: An Experience in Sound and Drama (






ABRIDGED) by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins Narrated by Tom McElroy, Amanda Philipson

    Apollyon: An Experience in Sound and Drama

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
    • Narrated By Tom McElroy, Amanda Philipson
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Experience the ongoing action and suspense of the end times with this exciting new dramatic presentation of Apollyon, the fifth volume of the best selling Left Behind series. This full-cast audio presentation stars Tom McElroy as the skeptical Rayford Steele and Amanda Philipson as Chloe Steele. Listen as the incredible story unfolds in 12 dramatic half-hour episodes.

    Paula says: "EXCELLENT...Edge of seat listening!"
  • Twelve Angry Men  by Reginald Rose Narrated by Dan Castellaneta, Hector Elizondo, Armin Shimerman

    Twelve Angry Men

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By Reginald Rose
    • Narrated By Dan Castellaneta, Hector Elizondo, Armin Shimerman
    Overall
    (543)
    Performance
    (494)
    Story
    (489)

    Over the course of a steamy and tense afternoon, 12 jurors deliberate the fate of a 19-year-old boy alleged to have murdered his own father. A seemingly open and shut case turns complicated, igniting passions and hidden prejudices.

    Emily says: "Excellent court room drama"
  • The Crucible  by Arthur Miller Narrated by Stacy Keach, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley, Hector Elizondo, full cast

    The Crucible

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Arthur Miller
    • Narrated By Stacy Keach, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley, and others
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (114)

    In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. In the ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor, The Crucible mirrors the anti-Communist hysteria in the 1950s.

    Thomas S says: "Dramatic Recording"
  • Powder River: Season 9, Vol. 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Jerry Robbins Narrated by The Colonial Radio Players, Jerry Robbins

    Powder River: Season 9, Vol. 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jerry Robbins
    • Narrated By The Colonial Radio Players, Jerry Robbins
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    In the explosive ninth season of Powder River, Britt and Cheyenne cross the Rio Grande in pursuit of Clegg's Gang, who have taken Levi, Andy, and Laurel prisoner, leading up to a fiery shootout on the streets of Camargo. In Clearmont, Erica is threatened by an outlaw for printing a story about his intimidation of ranchers. He wants a retraction, and threatens to burn the Bugle to the ground if she fails to do so.

  • Waiting for Godot (






UNABRIDGED) by Samuel Beckett Narrated by Sean Barrett, David Burke, Terence Rigby, Nigel Anthony

    Waiting for Godot

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Samuel Beckett
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett, David Burke, Terence Rigby, and others
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (81)

    There is now no doubt that not only is Waiting for Godot the outstanding play of the 20th century, but it is also Samuel Beckett's masterpiece. Yet it is both a popular text to be studied at school and an enigma. The scene is a country road. There is a solitary tree. It is evening. Two tramp-like figures, Vladimir and Estragon, exchange words. Pull off boots. Munch a root vegetable. Two other curious characters enter. And a boy. Time passes. It is all strange yet familiar.

    Gene says: "Godot is here"
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  • The Motherf--ker with the Hat  by Stephen Adly Guirgis Narrated by Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra, Yul Vazquez

    The Motherf--ker with the Hat

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By Stephen Adly Guirgis
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and others
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    Addiction, pain, and explosive tempers are not exactly what you’d call the ingredients for a side-splitting comedy. Yet Steven Adly Guiguis has created a profane, hilarious masterpiece that earned a "hatful" of theatrical accolades in 2011, including a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for Bobby Cannavale. Stars the original Broadway cast: Chris Rock, Bobby Canavale, Annabella Sciorra, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Yul Vazquez.

    Cynthia says: "Great Listen"
  • Macbeth: Shakespeare Appreciated: (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options) (






UNABRIDGED) by William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner Narrated by Joan Walker, Nick Murchie, Coralyn Sheldon

    Macbeth: Shakespeare Appreciated: (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner
    • Narrated By Joan Walker, Nick Murchie, Coralyn Sheldon
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (52)

    Experience Macbeth as a powerful full-cast drama with entertaining and enlightening commentary that explains what's what and who's who as the plot unfolds. To help you get the most out of Shakespeare, the narrator offers historical insights and background information, so you can enjoy the jokes, appreciate the references, and get a real sense of Shakespeare's world.

    Amelia says: "I Love the Commentary"
  • The Neil Simon Collection  by Neil Simon Narrated by Dan Castellaneta, Nathan Lane, Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Laura Linney, Eric Stoltz, Alfred Molina

    The Neil Simon Collection

    • ORIGINAL (17 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Neil Simon
    • Narrated By Dan Castellaneta, Nathan Lane, Richard Dreyfuss, and others
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (57)

    Ten essential plays by Neil Simon, one of the world’s most celebrated, translated, and widely performed playwrights, including Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and more.

    Michael says: "What a wonderful way to spend some time..."
  • Oedipus the King  by Sophocles Narrated by full cast

    Oedipus the King

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 46 mins)
    • By Sophocles
    • Narrated By full cast
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (51)

    In Sophocles' tragedy, Oedipus discovers that he has been caught in his terrible destiny, unknowingly murdering his father and marrying his mother.

    Mark says: "Superb"
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  • Hamlet: Shakespeare Appreciated (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options) (






UNABRIDGED) by William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner, Jools Viner Narrated by Joan Walker, Stephen Elder, Paul Clayton

    Hamlet: Shakespeare Appreciated (Unabridged, Dramatised, Commentary Options)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Simon Potter, Phil Viner, and others
    • Narrated By Joan Walker, Stephen Elder, Paul Clayton
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (98)

    Experience Hamlet as a powerful full-cast drama with entertaining and enlightening commentary that explains what's what and who's who as the plot unfolds. To help you get the most out of Shakespeare, the narrator offers historical insights and background information, so you can enjoy the jokes, appreciate the references, and get a real sense of Shakespeare's world. The unabridged drama is also presented without commentary.

    Shaun says: "Performance great; commentary lacking"
  • The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation) (






UNABRIDGED) by Anthony Trollope Narrated by Anna Massey, Alex Jennings

    The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation)

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Anna Massey, Alex Jennings
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    Here is a new audio edition of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's gently satirical tales of provincial life, available together in one download. Nearly 20 hours of ironic, witty, and wonderfully written drama is contained in this audiobook. The cast includes Anna Massey, Alex Jennings, David Haig, Rosemary Leach, Kenneth Cranham, Emma Fielding, and Brenda Blethyn.

    Carol says: "Great AudioBook"
  • Glengarry Glen Ross  by David Mamet Narrated by Gordon Clapp, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Richard Dreyfuss, John Getz, Joe Mantegna, Richard Schiff, Josh Stamberg

    Glengarry Glen Ross

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 22 mins)
    • By David Mamet
    • Narrated By Gordon Clapp, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Richard Dreyfuss, and others
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    A group of low-ranking real-estate salesmen are trying to survive in a cut-throat office culture. But when two of them devise a plot to redress the company's wrongs, the resulting turmoil increases the pressure to unbearable levels. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance.

  • Biloxi Blues  by Neil Simon Narrated by Justine Bateman, Josh Radnor, Rob Benedict, Joshua Biton, John Cabrera

    Biloxi Blues

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 53 mins)
    • By Neil Simon
    • Narrated By Justine Bateman, Josh Radnor, Rob Benedict, and others
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Neil Simon's hilarious, semi-autobiographical Tony Award-winning play stars Josh Radnor and Justine Bateman. This production features an exclusive interview with the prolific playwright.

    Lisa says: "Great cast!"
  • American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose (Dramatized)  by Richard Montoya, Culture Clash Narrated by Keith Jefferson, Richard Montoya, Todd Nakagawa, Sean San Jose, Kimberly Scott, Herbert Siguenza, Tom Virtue

    American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Richard Montoya, Culture Clash
    • Narrated By Keith Jefferson, Richard Montoya, Todd Nakagawa, and others
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    In this wild satire, a Mexican immigrant has a feverish dream while studying for his American citizenship exam. He meets a parade of characters ranging from Sacagawea to Teddy Roosevelt to Jackie Robinson, who take him on a mind-bending, hilarious, and poignant trip through American history

  • Powder River: Season 9, Vol. 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Jerry Robbins Narrated by The Colonial Radio Players, Jerry Robbins

    Powder River: Season 9, Vol. 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Jerry Robbins
    • Narrated By The Colonial Radio Players, Jerry Robbins
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    In the explosive ninth season of Powder River, Britt and Cheyenne cross the Rio Grande in pursuit of Clegg's Gang, who have taken Levi, Andy, and Laurel prisoner, leading up to a fiery shootout on the streets of Camargo. In Clearmont, Erica is threatened by an outlaw for printing a story about his intimidation of ranchers. He wants a retraction, and threatens to burn the Bugle to the ground if she fails to do so.

  • The Explorers Club  by Nell Benjamin Narrated by Jennifer Westfeldt, David Furr, Lorenzo Pisoni, Carson Elrod, John Getz, Martin Jarvis, David Krumholtz, Matthew Wolf

    The Explorers Club

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By Nell Benjamin
    • Narrated By Jennifer Westfeldt, David Furr, Lorenzo Pisoni, and others
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    It's London, 1879, and the hapless members of the Explorers Club must confront their most lethal threat yet: the admission of a woman into their hermetically-sealed ranks. But the intrepid Phyllida Spotte-Hume turns out to be the least of their troubles, in this hilarious farce starring members of the original Broadway cast.

  • Long Ago [Russian Edition] (






ABRIDGED) by Alexander Gladkov Narrated by Nikolay Konovalov, Vladimir Ratomsky, Boris Lesovoy, Antony Khodursky, Alexander Khokhlov, Boris Rumyantsev

    Long Ago [Russian Edition]

    • ABRIDGED (59 mins)
    • By Alexander Gladkov
    • Narrated By Nikolay Konovalov, Vladimir Ratomsky, Boris Lesovoy, and others
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    Radiospektakl' "Davnym-davno" (drugoe nazvanie - "Pitomcy slavy") po odnoimennoj p'ese Aleksandra Gladkova. P'esa byla napisana v 1940 godu i vpervye postavlena v 1941. Geroicheskaja komedija v stihah. V 1962 godu po p'ese byl snjat fil'm Jel'dara Rjazanova "Gusarskaja ballada". Dejstvie proishodit v 1812 godu. Junaja Shura - vospitannica otstavnogo majora Azarova - "zaochno" pomolvlena s poruchikom Dmitriem Rzhevskim.

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  • Saturday, Sunday and Monday [Russian Edition] (






ABRIDGED) by Eduardo De Filippo Narrated by Vsevolod Yakut, Esfir Kirillova, Vladimir Vasilyev, Natalya Arkhangelskaya, Semen Gushansky, Edda Urusova, Vladimir Andreyev

    Saturday, Sunday and Monday [Russian Edition]

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Eduardo De Filippo
    • Narrated By Vsevolod Yakut, Esfir Kirillova, Vladimir Vasilyev, and others
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    Radiospektakl' "Subbota, voskresen'e, ponedel'nik" po odnoimennoj p'ese Jeduardo De Filippo, ital'janskogo komediografa, aktjora i rezhissjora. Tri dnja vyhvacheny iz zhizni geroev p'esy, no vsja ih zhizn' – i proshedshaja, i budushhaja - slovno na ladoni. Ljudi tut beshitrostny, chistoserdechny i iskrenni. Oni obladajut udivitel'noj pritjagatel'nost'ju. Jeto temperamentnye ljudi.

  • Married Cook [Russian Edition] (






ABRIDGED) by Anatoly Sofronov Narrated by Yuliya Borisova, Nikolay Gritsenko, Mikhail Ulyanov, Larisa Pashkova, Nikolay Pazhitnov, Yury Yakovlev, Lyudmila Maksakova

    Married Cook [Russian Edition]

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By Anatoly Sofronov
    • Narrated By Yuliya Borisova, Nikolay Gritsenko, Mikhail Ulyanov, and others
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    Radiospektakl' "Strjapuha zamuzhem" po odnoimennoj p'ese Anatolija Sofronova. P'esa "Strjapuhu" Sofronova pol'zovalas' takoj iskrennej i prostodushnoj simpatiej zritelej, chto avtor napisal prodolzhenie, i cherez dva goda "Strjapuha zamuzhem" snova sobirala polnye zaly. V "Strjapuhe zamuzhem" eshhe oslepitel'nej stala sineva reki, eshhe kucherjavie oblaka, eshhe ogromnee arbuzy.

  • Levitan and Chekhov [Russian Edition] (






ABRIDGED) by Vsevolod Ilyinsky Narrated by Mikhail Nazvanov, Boris Smirnov, Yury Yakovlev, Boris Livanov, Rostislav Plyatt, Nadezhda Klimovich, Olga Viklandt

    Levitan and Chekhov [Russian Edition]

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 25 mins)
    • By Vsevolod Ilyinsky
    • Narrated By Mikhail Nazvanov, Boris Smirnov, Yury Yakovlev, and others
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    Radiospektakl' o zhizni i tvorchestve russkogo zhivopisca-peredvizhnika, sozdatelja “pejzazha nastroenija” Isaaka Il'icha Levitana (1860-1900) i ob ego mnogoletnej druzhbe s A. P. Chehovym. Levitan poznakomilsja s A. P. Chehovym v 1885 godu, druzhba i sopernichestvo s kotorym prodolzhalis' vsju zhizn'.

  • Camel's Eye [Russian Edition] (






ABRIDGED) by Chingiz Ajtmatov Narrated by Oleg Tabakov, Gennady Frolov, Evgeniya Kozyreva, Leonid Vejtsler, Natalya Krinskaya, Lyudmila Krylova, Dmitry Orlovsky

    Camel's Eye [Russian Edition]

    • ABRIDGED (54 mins)
    • By Chingiz Ajtmatov
    • Narrated By Oleg Tabakov, Gennady Frolov, Evgeniya Kozyreva, and others
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    Radiospektakl' "Verbljuzhij glaz" po odnoimennomu rasskazu Chingiza Ajtmatova. Dejstvie proishodit v stepi, v nebol'shom kollektive celinnikov, otorvannyh ot bol'shoj zhizni. Ljuboznatel'nyj, skromnyj podrostok, ljubovno vgljadyvajushhijsja v zhizn', v prirodu, mechtatel'nyj romantik, nedavno pokinuvshij shkol'nuju skam'ju, Kemal' popadaet pod nachalo k traktoristu Abakiru, cheloveku grubomu i ozloblennomu, shkurniku i jegoistu do mozga kostej.

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  • Orpheus Descending [Russian Edition] (






ABRIDGED) by Tennessee Williams Narrated by Vera Maretskaya, Sergey Tsejts, Gennady Nekrasov, Natalya Tkachiova, Ethel Margolina, Konstantin Sidoruk, Andrey Tsimbal

    Orpheus Descending [Russian Edition]

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 42 mins)
    • By Tennessee Williams
    • Narrated By Vera Maretskaya, Sergey Tsejts, Gennady Nekrasov, and others
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    Radiospektakl' "Orfej spuskaetsja v ad" po odnoimennoj p'ese Tennessi Uil'jamsa, amerikanskogo dramaturga i prozaika. "Orfej spuskaetsja v ad" (angl. Orpheus Descending) -drama Tennessi Uil'jamsa 1957 goda, otnosjashhajasja k techeniju juzhnoj gotiki. P'esa javljaetsja pererabotkoj bolee rannej p'esy Uil'jamsa "Bitva angelov" (The Battle of Angels, 1940). Sjuzhet p'esy razvorachivaetsja v provincial'nom malen'kom gorode odnogo iz juzhnyh shtatov SShA.

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