We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
Radio & TV > British

British

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Heather

Heather Buda, TX, United States
HELPFUL VOTES
3
ratings
REVIEWS
9
5
FOLLOWERS
FOLLOWING
0
2
    .

A Peek at Maria's Bookshelf

Helpful
Votes
28
 
Parkwood, Australia 23 REVIEWS / 23 ratings Member Since 2007 2 Followers / Following 0
 
Maria's greatest hits:
  • The Forsyte Saga (Dramatised)

    "Poor Soames"

    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The Story
    Whenever I see or hear a version of The Forsyte Saga, I always feel sorry for Soames.
    The much-maligned Soames Forsyte is the character that we are supposed to loathe, as most of the characters in the story do. But I can't. I much prefer him to his smug, watercolour painting cousin, Jolien. Or Jolien's useless windbag daughter, June. Or Irene, the unforgiving hypocrite who married him. Soames and his daughter Fleur have more spunk and personality than the rest of the Forsytes put together. And this story is redeemed by them.
    The Performances
    The male voices in this production are wonderful. At times when people die, the dialogue is very moving and is beautifully performed. I actually cried. Twice.
    As usual, a couple of the female voices let the show down. The oft referred to as beautiful character of Irene is voiced in a dull, low monotone in the mistaken belief that it makes her sound beautiful and ladylike. But she just sounds like a creepy bore devoid of personality or humour. The character of soames 2nd wife, being french, is also voiced wrongly. She sounds like an imbecilic five year old. Poor Soames, if only he could get a wife who could speak like a norman woman. But i'm particularly sensitive to these voice traits, so don't let it deter you from the production. On the whole, it is beautifully done, with love, care and affection by the actors and the producers.

  • An Inspector Calls (Classic Radio Theatre)

    "A smug Inspector Galls"

    Overall

    All but the Inspector in this recording, are wonderful to listen to. The recording is at times, let down by the incessantly smug monotone voice of the actor playing the Inspector. The Inspector should be a mystery man who with his charm and magnetism, manages to coerce information out of the otherwise reticent family. Not a judgemental one-dimensional bore. That being said, the other characters are played beautifully and it is all in all, an enjoyable romp.

  • Classic Radio Theatre: The Norman Conquests (Dramatised)

    "Banal"

    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A real kitchen sink drama. Well acted conversations about nothing of any importance. Great to listen to while you prepare dinner.

mahia

mahia rotorua, New Zealand 03-30-12 Member Since 2012

Mahia

HELPFUL VOTES
4
ratings
REVIEWS
4
2
FOLLOWERS
FOLLOWING
0
0
  • "funny i laughed out loud..."

    1 of 1 helpful votes
    What did you love best about Agatha Raisin and The Potted Gardener & The Walkers of Dembley?

    Some of the one liners Agatha said had me laughing out loud.., eg


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Agatha Raisin and The Potted Gardener & The Walkers of Dembley?

    Agatha talking to Mary ... Agatha is so rude.


    What about Penelope Keith’s performance did you like?

    Everything, I only listen to these because of Penelope Keith, she's the best.


    More

    Agatha Raisin: Potted Gardener and The Walkers of Dembley (Dramatisation)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin in two more full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramas. Agatha Raisin, the Columbo of the Cotswolds, is back in two more full-cast dramas based on the bestselling books by M. C. Beaton.

    Ellen says: "Dramatized Radio Production, Not Unabridged Book"

What's Trending in British:

  • 4.8 (28 ratings)
    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 3  by BBC Worldwide Narrated by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 3

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By BBC Worldwide
    • Narrated By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, and others
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Sorry I Haven't a Clue has Radio Four's highest listening figures for light entertainment and won the 1998 Voice of the Listener and Viewer for top radio show.

  • 4.8 (26 ratings)
    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 6  by BBC Worldwide Narrated by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 6

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By BBC Worldwide
    • Narrated By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, and others
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    Another helping of inspired ad-libbery from the multi award-winning BBC Radio 4 series.

    Linda says: "Unbeatable comedy!"
  • 4.8 (24 ratings)
    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 4   Narrated by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 4

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 58 mins)
    • Narrated By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, and others
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    Sorry I Haven't a Clue has Radio Four's highest listening figures for light entertainment and won the 1998 Voice of the Listener and Viewer for top radio show.

    Linda says: "I'm sorry I haven't a clue (4)"
  • 4.8 (22 ratings)
    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 13  by Humphrey Lyttelton Narrated by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 13

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Humphrey Lyttelton
    • Narrated By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (15)

    This 13th collection of the antidote to panel games finds Jack Dee giving regular panellists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden silly things to do - along with special guests Jeremy Hardy, Sandi Toksvig, Rob Brydon and David Mitchell. Highlights include ‘Uxbridge English Dictionary’, ‘One Song to the Tune of Another’, ‘Sound Charades’, ‘Historical Voicemail’, ‘Bankers’ Film Club’, ‘Sound Effects Storytime’, ‘Party Guests’, ‘84 Chicken Cross Road’, ‘Trail of the Lonesome Pun’,

  •  
  • 4.9 (19 ratings)
    The News Quiz: Stop Press  by BBC Audiobooks Narrated by Sandi Toksvig, Alan Coren, Andy Hamilton, Jeremy Hardy

    The News Quiz: Stop Press

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By BBC Audiobooks
    • Narrated By Sandi Toksvig, Alan Coren, Andy Hamilton, and others
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Sandi Toksvig takes over as chairman in four editions of the ever-funny comedy news quiz, with panellists including Alan Coren, Andy Hamilton, and Jeremy Hardy.

  • 4.8 (19 ratings)
    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 7  by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden, Narrated by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 7

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden,
    • Narrated By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, and others
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    Another helping of inspired ad-libbery from the multi award-winning BBC Radio 4 series.

    Linda says: "How do they do it? Hysterically funny."
  • 4.8 (13 ratings)
    Dad's Army, Volume 2: Command Decision  by Jimmy Perry, David Croft Narrated by Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn

    Dad's Army, Volume 2: Command Decision

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By Jimmy Perry, David Croft
    • Narrated By Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    From the annals of wartime Britain come four brilliantly funny episodes with Captain Mainwaring's fully trained Home Guard platoon, ever ready to strike terror into the heart of the Wehrmacht from their unit in Walmington-on-Sea. Always prepared to fight to the finish, this endearing team of characters are at their incompetent best in these wonderfully entertaining adventures specially adapted for radio.

  • Doctor Who: The Feast Of The Drowned (






ABRIDGED) by Stephen Cole Narrated by David Tennant

    Doctor Who: The Feast Of The Drowned

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen Cole
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    Overall
    (551)
    Performance
    (405)
    Story
    (401)

    When a naval cruiser sinks in mysterious circumstances in the North Sea, all aboard are lost. Rose is saddened to learn that the brother of her friend, Keisha, was among the dead. And yet he appears to them as a ghostly apparition, begging to be saved from the coming feast... the feast of the drowned. As the dead crew haunt loved ones all over London, the Doctor and Rose are drawn into a chilling mystery.

    Amazon Customer says: "Creepy, but good!"
  • Doctor Who: The Daleks' Master Plan  by Terry Nation, Dennis Spooner Narrated by William Hartnell, Peter Purves, full cast

    Doctor Who: The Daleks' Master Plan

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Terry Nation, Dennis Spooner
    • Narrated By William Hartnell, Peter Purves, full cast
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    In their quest to gain control of the Solar System, the Daleks have taken posession of the Time Destructor, a weapon which threatens the safety of all who stand in their way. As they head up an alliance of alien races bent on destroying the human race, in their midst is none other than the treacherous Guardian of the Solar System, Mavic Chen.

    David says: "Magnum Opus of the Daleks"
  • Dead Man's Folly (Dramatised)  by Agatha Christie Narrated by John Moffatt, Julia McKenzie

    Dead Man's Folly (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 49 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt, Julia McKenzie
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    Ariadne Oliver, Queen of Crime Fiction, has been asked to devise a Murder Hunt for a fête at Nasse House, the home of Sir George Stubbs. But she begins to suspect that someone is manipulating the scenario of her game and fears that something very sinister is being planned. She sends for her old friend Hercule Poirot. At first, he is not inclined to take her very seriously, but soon a series of events propels him to change his mind.

    Stephanie L. Thompson says: "They Cut Too Much Out"
  • Peril at End House (Dramatised)  by Agatha Christie Narrated by John Moffatt

    Peril at End House (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as the great Belgian detective. Hercule Poirot and his good friend Captain Hastings are enjoying a well-deserved break on the Cornish Riviera, in the idyllic village of St Loo. Wandering along the terrace of the Hotel Majestic on the first morning of their stay, Poirot literally falls at the feet of a pretty, dark-haired girl and, much to Hastings’ delight, insists that she join them for a cocktail.

    Ursula says: "Another fun Poirot mystery"
  •  
  • Alistair Cooke: The Essential Letters from America: The 1970s (






UNABRIDGED) by Alistair Cooke Narrated by Alistair Cooke

    Alistair Cooke: The Essential Letters from America: The 1970s

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alistair Cooke
    • Narrated By Alistair Cooke
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (3)

    Alistair Cooke was a radio legend, entertaining millions of listeners for over fifty years in his weekly Letter from America. This selection of letters includes Cooke's reports on momentous events such as Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal, the ceasefire in Vietnam and the assassination attempt on Gerald Ford. Here, too, are Cooke's thoughts on Jimmy Carter, the accident at Three Mile Island, and the Apollo-Soyuz link-up in space.

  • The Wind in the Willows (Dramatised) (






ABRIDGED) by Kenneth Grahame Narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi

    The Wind in the Willows (Dramatised)

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Kenneth Grahame
    • Narrated By Sir Derek Jacobi
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    When Mole goes boating with the Water Rat instead of spring-cleaning, he discovers a new world. As well as the river and the Wild Wood, there is Toad's craze for fast travel and motor-cars that leads them all on a timeless adventure.

    David says: "Wonderful narration, not the full text though..."
  • Sad Cypress (Dramatised)  by Agatha Christie Narrated by John Moffatt

    Sad Cypress (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot, the great Belgian detective. Elinor Carlisle and Roddy Welman are the model English couple, perfect companions set for a life of ease when they inherit Aunt Laura's considerable fortune. But a poison pen letter begins a chain of events which is to end in tragedy.

    Laura says: "Terrific, Layered Mystery"
  • Three Act Tragedy (Dramatised)  by Agatha Christie Narrated by John Moffatt, George Cole, Michael Cochrane, Clive Merrison

    Three Act Tragedy (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt, George Cole, Michael Cochrane, and others
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Hercule Poirot is a guest at a weekend house party, given at the Cornish clifftop home of the celebrated actor Sir Charles Cartwright. The other visitors include keen amateur detective Mr Satterthwaite and distinguished Harley Street nerve specialist Sir Bartholomew Strange. Death visits the house soon after Poirot's arrival, the victim an elderly clergyman who's only had a sip of dry martini. What else was in the glass? Are natural causes to blame... or murder?

  •  
  • Five Little Pigs (Dramatised)  by Agatha Christie Narrated by John Moffatt

    Five Little Pigs (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 28 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (12)

    John Moffatt stars as the great Belgian detective in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. Carla Lemarchant was a child of five when her mother was accused and convicted of poisoning her father, the famous painter Amyas Crale. After Caroline Crale dies in prison, Carla is sent to live with her uncle and aunt in Canada. Only on her twenty-first birthday does Carla learn of her family history when she reads a letter written by Caroline before her death, in which she denies murdering her husband.

    Ursula says: "Classic Poirot"
  • My First Planet: The Complete Series 1  by Phil Whelans Narrated by Nicholas Lyndhurst, Vicki Pepperdine, Tom Goodman-Hill, Phil Whelans

    My First Planet: The Complete Series 1

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By Phil Whelans
    • Narrated By Nicholas Lyndhurst, Vicki Pepperdine, Tom Goodman-Hill, and others
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (12)

    The complete first series of My First Planet - a sitcom set on a shiny new planet, starring Nicholas Lyndhurst, Vicki Pepperdine (Jo Brand's Getting On) & Tom Goodman-Hill (Another Case of Milton Jones) The story so far: Unfortunately, Burrows the leader of the colony has died on the voyage, so his Number 2, Brian (Nicholas Lyndhurst), is now in charge. He's a nice enough chap, but no alpha male, and his desire to sort things out with a nice friendly meeting infuriates the colony's Chief Physician, Lillian (Vicki Pepperdine), who'd really rather everyone was walking round in tight colour-coded tunics....

    jean says: "Neat Idea, Disappointing Follow-through"
  • Antony and Cleopatra (






UNABRIDGED) by William Shakespeare Narrated by Kenneth Branagh, Alex Kingston

    Antony and Cleopatra

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Kenneth Branagh, Alex Kingston
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston star in Shakespeare's tragedy of love and power. As part of BBC Radio 3's celebration of the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston star in this brand-new production. Lovers, politicians, superstars... Antony & Cleopatra is Shakespeare’s late and epic tragedy of mature love, and the catastrophic fall from grace and power that it brings about.

    Echo says: "Excellent Narration"
  • Samson Agonistes  by John Milton Narrated by David de Keyser, Philip Madoc, Matthew Morgan, Samantha Bond, Michael Maloney

    Samson Agonistes

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By John Milton
    • Narrated By David de Keyser, Philip Madoc, Matthew Morgan, and others
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Samson Agonistes, the 'dramatic poem' by John Milton, was published in 1671, three years before the poet's death. Written in the form of a Greek tragedy, with the Chorus commenting on the action, it follows the biblical story of the blind Samson as he wreaks his revenge on the Philistines who have imprisoned him. A powerful subject, with a personal resonance for the blind Milton, it is a perfect work for the medium of audiobook where poetry and drama can be balanced equally.

  • Prepositions (BBC National Short Story Award 2013)  by Lionel Shriver Narrated by Nancy Crane

    Prepositions (BBC National Short Story Award 2013)

    • ORIGINAL (17 mins)
    • By Lionel Shriver
    • Narrated By Nancy Crane
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    A letter between two female friends is fraught with difficult emotions as long-held resentments are finally expressed. One woman's husband died in 9/11 while the woman writing the letter lost her husband on 9/11, in an incident unrelated to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Two deaths, both tragic, have sent the women's lives in opposite directions, placing unforeseen pressures on their friendship.

  • The Little Ottleys (Series 4)  by Martyn Wade Narrated by Full Cast

    The Little Ottleys (Series 4)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Martyn Wade
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    All five episodes of the social comedy set in Edwardian London stars Haydn Gwynne - as heard on BBC Radio 4. It is early Autumn in the year 1916. Bruce Ottley, having gone to America to escape the Zeppelins and to live with Madame Frabelle, has returned to England. Though divorced from Edith he is still residing in the spare room of the very concise house in Knightsbridge. Much to the dismay of Aylmer.Edith's radical proposal, that she should alternate between Aylmer and Bruce on a monthly basis, is about to be implemented and Bruce is not happy.

  •  
  • Hatchet Job (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Kermode Narrated by Mark Kermode

    Hatchet Job

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Mark Kermode
    • Narrated By Mark Kermode
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (5)

    For decades, the backbone of film criticism has been the hatchet job - the entertaining trashing of a film by professional reviewers, seen by many as cynical snobs. But with the arrival of the internet, have the critics finally fallen under the axe? With movie posters now just as likely to be adorned by Twitter quotes as fusty reviewer recommendations, has the rise of enthusiastic amateurism sounded the death knell of a profession? Are the democratic opportunities of the internet any more reliable than the old gripes and prejudices of the establishment?

  • The Apple Tree  by Gerda Stevenson Narrated by Full Cast

    The Apple Tree

    • ORIGINAL (43 mins)
    • By Gerda Stevenson
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Maria is an Englishwoman who has fallen in love with her husband Iain's Highland heritage - but there's a shock in store for them when they take a trip home to his mother's island croft. It is Hogmanay, and Iain has just received news of his mother's death. He and Maria set off from Edinburgh to attend the funeral. They drive north in blizzard conditions. Eventually they reach Iain's mother's house, where brother James, sister-in-law Ishbel, and the church elders are gathered. In the aftermath of this family crisis Maria's love affair with the island way of life will be severely tested.

  • Three of a Kind (Vintage Beeb)  by Kim Fuller Narrated by full cast

    Three of a Kind (Vintage Beeb)

    • ORIGINAL (50 mins)
    • By Kim Fuller
    • Narrated By full cast
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Highlights from the classic BBC TV comedy sketch show starring Lenny Henry, Tracey Ullman and David Copperfield. Broadcast over three series between 1981 and 1983, Three of a Kind made stars out of Tracey Ullman and Lenny Henry, and helped writers such as Rob Grant, Doug Naylor, Ruby Wax and Ian Hislop hone their considerable comedic talents. Full of quickfire quips and silly sketches, as well as spoof songs, it was hugely popular for its gentle humour, sarcasm and witty satire.

  • This Is Radio 4: A Celebration  by BBC Narrated by Hugh Dennis

    This Is Radio 4: A Celebration

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By BBC
    • Narrated By Hugh Dennis
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    This fascinating celebration of BBC Radio 4 features archive clips from some of the channel's best-loved programmes, including The Archers, Desert Island Discs, Today, Woman's Hour, Weekending, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, The Now Show, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Just a Minute, and many more. Amongst the personalities heard from during this radio extravaganza are Dame Edna Everage, Sue Lawley, Neil Kinnock, John Humphrys, Humphrey Lyttelton, Douglas Adams, John Peel, Angus Deayton, Kenny Everett, and Roy Plomley to mention just a few.

  •  
  • Lido  by Stella Duffy, Michele Roberts, Linda Cracknell Narrated by Adjoa Andoh, Joanna Tope, Finn den Hertog

    Lido

    • ORIGINAL (41 mins)
    • By Stella Duffy, Michele Roberts, Linda Cracknell
    • Narrated By Adjoa Andoh, Joanna Tope, Finn den Hertog
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Three stories that explore the most evocative experience of summer - outdoor swimming. 'To Brixton Beach': A mysterious swimmer spends all day in the pool at Brockwell Lido. Written by Stella Duffy. Read by Adjoa Andoh. 'Lido Lover': An Englishwoman finds a kind of fulfilment on the Venetian Lido. Written by Michele Roberts. Read by Joanna Tope. 'The Horizon Pool': An unexpected swimming companion in the UK's northernmost outdoor pool - the Trinkie in Wick - may hold the key to recovery for a teenage boy. Written by Linda Cracknell. Read by Finn den Hertog.