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K. Savage

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  • "Two stories in one"

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    This contains the stand-alone episode "Mission to the Unknown", as well as the 12-part "Daleks' Master Plan". Mission to the Unknown sets up the events of the larger story arc.

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    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
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    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"
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  • Under Milk Wood (Dramatised)

    "Timeless, Wonderful - a masterpiece"

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    A classic - that I have read many times but wanted to have handily on ipad to listen to at any given moment. It is magical...shut your eyes - and follow along the streets, meet the people - a masterpiece - of writing and reading.

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  • "So good, it's almost a movie"

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    I read Villette (unabridged) on my Sony Reader several months ago. I adore Jane Eyre...I've read it a thousand times and watched practically every Jane Eyre movie version (Toby Stephens is the best, IMO), and I was in the mood to read another book with a similar vibe. I found a website that recommended: If you love Jane Eyre, you might like...Villette. The site mentioned that there is a lot of French in the book, and since I don't know any French, I paid $7 to get the Oxford University Press epub, which translates every French passage into English with a series of footnotes. It was SO worth the money.

    I LOVE Villette! Charlotte Bronte has an amazing way of making you fall in love with characters that at first you find annoying and rude (Paul in Villette and Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre).

    After I read the book, I longed to see this beautiful story on the screen. BBC made a movie of Villette many years ago, but I couldn't find it on DVD anywhere. It seems that it has been forgotten in a vault somewhere.

    And then I discovered Audible, and this wonderful "dramatised" version of Villette. I particularly enjoyed the vocal chemistry between Lucy and Paul. I could hear the love. I finished listening to it last night, and I already want to listen to it again.

    In some places, the music is perfect for the scene...especially the strings playing when Lucy is alone and melancholy. But, in other scenes, there is very dissonant pseudo-horror music which doesn't seem to go with the feeling of that scene at all. It seemed like the composer was trying to make the story seem more mysterious than it is.

    Anyway, if you are a Bronte lover, buy this!

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    Villette (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Catherine McCormack, Joseph Fiennes, Harriet Walter
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    Catherine McCormack, Joseph Fiennes, and Harriet Walter star in this BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's last and most remarkable novel. Passion and perception run through this fascinating study of loneliness, love, and ultimate triumph over adversity.

    Joseph R says: "Better than the Book? Maybe"

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  • 4.8 (32 ratings)

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 9

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Humphrey Lyttelton, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, and others
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    Inspired nonsense and pointless revelry, it's time for another helping of the antidote to panel games, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. In this ninth collection, the gang returns for further moments of mayhem, puns, and one-liners; not forgetting a healthy dose of innuendo and double entendre.

    Pauline says: "Humour"
  • 4.8 (27 ratings)

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

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • Narrated By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, and others
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    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.

  • 4.9 (25 ratings)

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

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    • Narrated By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, and others
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    Another helping of inspired ad-libbery from the multi award-winning BBC Radio 4 series.

    Linda says: "Unbeatable comedy!"
  • 4.8 (19 ratings)

    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
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    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’,

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  • 4.8 (18 ratings)

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

    Linda says: "How do they do it? Hysterically funny."
  • 5.0 (16 ratings)

    The News Quiz: Stop Press

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By BBC Audiobooks
    • Narrated By Sandi Toksvig, Alan Coren, Andy Hamilton, and others
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    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 (12 ratings)

    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
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    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.

  • 4.3 (302 ratings)

    Doctor Who: The Feast Of The Drowned

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen Cole
    • Narrated By David Tennant
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    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.

    Eugenie says: "A great ghost story!"
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  • 4.3 (116 ratings)

    Fawlty Towers, Volume 1: Basil the Rat

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By John Cleese, Connie Booth
    • Narrated By John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, and others
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    Four classic BBC TV episodes featuring a newly-added interview with John Cleese.

    Donald says: "The Greatest !"
  • 4.5 (99 ratings)

    Blackadder II

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Curtis, Ben Elton
    • Narrated By Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Full Cast
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    England 1558-1603. The filthy genes of the Blackadder dynasty bubble to the surface of history's melting pot as Lord Edmund, arrogant peer-about-town, swaggers with a big head and small beard in search of grace and favour from the stark raving mad Queen Bess.

    Gwendolyn says: "Hilarious as always"
  • Doctor Who: The Feast Of The Drowned

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen Cole
    • Narrated By David Tennant
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    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.

    Eugenie says: "A great ghost story!"
  • Russia: Part One: From Rulers to Revolutions

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Martin Sixsmith
    • Narrated By Martin Sixsmith
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    The first 25 episodes from the landmark BBC Radio series. Martin Sixsmith brings his first-hand experience of reporting from Russia to this fascinating narrative, witnessing the critical moment when the Soviet Union finally lost its grip on power. Power struggles have a constant presence in his story, from the Mongol hordes that invaded in the 13th century, through the iron autocratic fists of successive Tsars.

    brian says: "Guy know his stuff."
  • Dead Man's Folly (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 49 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt, Julia McKenzie
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    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.

    Laura says: "Thoroughly Enjoyable"
  • Radio Crimes: Charles Paris: A Series of Murders

    • ORIGINAL (57 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy, Suzanne Burden
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    Charles Paris is thrilled - he’s landed a nice juicy part playing Sergeant Collins in the TV detective series, 'The Stanislaus Braid Mysteries', and his estranged wife Frances seems to be on the brink of taking him back. But filming turns out to be a tortuous process, with pompous star Russell Bentley demanding numerous retakes and irascible author Winifred Railton constantly interrupting.

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  • Lord Edgware Dies (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
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    ‘Monsieur Poirot, somehow or other I’ve just got to get rid of my husband!’ No sooner had she uttered the words than Lady Edgware’s husband was dead, brutally stabbed in the neck. The evidence against her is overwhelming, the case cut and dried. But what was the truth behind it all? What enemies lurked in the background of the victim’s life? Hercule Poirot is on the case, intrigued once more, ready to investigate murder in the library...

  • Sad Cypress (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
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    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"
  • Under Milk Wood (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Dylan Thomas
    • Narrated By Richard Burton
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    Richard Burton’s voice has been digitally remastered and seamlessly mixed with an all-Welsh cast to create a magical, fresh visit to the unique but universally recognisable world of Llareggub. Richard Burton’s inimitable narration as the Narrator in the BBC’s 1963 recording of 'Under Milk Wood' was hugely acclaimed.

    Melissa says: "Timeless, Wonderful - a masterpiece"
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    • ORIGINAL (56 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By NBC Theater
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    Mark Twain's story of Hank Morgan, a 19th-century resident of Hartford, Connecticut, who, after a blow to the head, awakens to find himself inexplicably transported back in time to early medieval England at the time of the legendary King Arthur.

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  • Mrs McGinty's Dead (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By John Moffatt
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    The gruesome death of Mrs McGinty provokes Superintendent Spence to seek the help of his old ally Hercule Poirot. The victim’s young lodger has been found guilty and is due to hang. But Spence is not convinced by the circumstantial evidence which influenced the verdict. So, at considerable personal discomfort, Poirot goes down to the sleepy village where the old lady lived and where, by chance, his good friend Ariadne Oliver is also staying.

  • Double Income, No Kids Yet: The Complete Series 1

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By David Spicer
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    David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Liz Carling (Casualty) star in the sitcom about a young couple, Daniel and Lucy, and their circle of friends. In the first series, Lucy sets up Daniel's party, but their mates seem too busy with kids. Then, when a top author gets writer's block, Lucy and Daniel get landed with an unwelcome guest. In the third episode, Daniel and Lucy's plans for a quiet weekend are hit by a stream of unplanned visitors and are later hit by other people's baby blues.

    Vicky says: "HIGHLY recommended"
  • Samson Agonistes

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

    • ORIGINAL (17 mins)
    • By Lionel Shriver
    • Narrated By Nancy Crane
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    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)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Martyn Wade
    • Narrated By Full Cast
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    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 (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Mark Kermode
    • Narrated By Mark Kermode
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    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?

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  • Lido

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

  • Dick Barton Live

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 40 mins)
    • By B.D. Chapman
    • Narrated By Tim Bentinck, Dick Barton, Terry Molloy
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    After 40 years, Dick Barton is back, in a special live recording! On Sunday, 16th June, special agent Dick Barton returned for a one-off show at Leicester's Y Theatre. The production used original radio scripts from 1951 and period equipment in order to present a faithful recreation of a vintage studio recording. This exciting adventure stars Tim Bentinck (David Archer in The Archers) as Dick Barton and Terry Molloy (Mike Tucker in The Archers and Davros in Doctor Who) as Snowey White.

  • The Apple Tree

    • ORIGINAL (43 mins)
    • By Gerda Stevenson
    • Narrated By Full Cast
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    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)

    • ORIGINAL (50 mins)
    • By Kim Fuller
    • Narrated By full cast
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    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.

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  • This Is Radio 4: A Celebration

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By BBC
    • Narrated By Hugh Dennis
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    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.