A collection of BBC radio full-cast dramatisations of Jane Austen's six major novels. Jane Austen is one of the finest writers in the English language, and this volume includes all six of her classic novels. Mansfield Park: on a quest to find a position in society, Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. Northanger Abbey: young, naïve Catherine Morland receives an invitation to stay at the isolated Gothic mansion Northanger Abbey.
Three powerful radio productions from the BBC archives starring Ian McKellen, Ronald Pickup and Paul Scofield and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.
"Sparknotes is genius."
Challenged to retrieve a fallen star, Tristran Thorn leaves the sleepy English village of Wall and crosses into the land of Faerie and the realm of Stormhold. Locating the star, he discovers it is no meteorite but a young woman, Yvaine. When Yvaine evades him and escapes, Tristran discovers he is not the only one in pursuit of the star: there are dark forces in this magical land, and he must find Yvaine before she falls into their clutches.
The hilarious and heartwarming account of Miranda and her life changing dog, the inimitable and most lovable Peggy. Hello dear audiobook browser and welcome to Peggy and Me. The story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise - fun) in the form of Peggy.
"Not A Comedy"
Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the fourth series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. By John Finnemore (The News Quiz, Mitchell & Webb).
"Laugh out loud"
A BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation based on the first three books in Ursula Le Guin's best-selling Earthsea cycle. Set on a vast archipelago of islands where magic is a central part of life, Earthsea tells the intertwined stories of Ged and Tenar. Ged is a boy from the island of Gont, born with innate magical talent and a reckless nature, who tampers with long-held secrets and releases a terrible shadow into the world. He must risk everything in order to restore the balance....
Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster and the Thought Police uncover each act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party.
"IT IS DRAMATIZED"
Businesses hoping to survive over the long term will have to remake themselves into better competitors at least once along the way. These efforts have gone under many banners: total quality management, reengineering, rightsizing, restructuring, cultural change, and turnarounds, to name a few. In almost every case, the goal has been to cope with a new, more challenging market by changing the way business is conducted. A few of these endeavors have been very successful.
"Practical and helpful"
A unique collection of 12 full-cast BBC Radio productions of plays by Alan Bennett. The titles are: 40 Years On, A Visit from Miss Prothero, Say Something Happened, Kafka's Dick, Two in Torquay, The Madness of George III, The History Boys, An Englishman Abroad, A Question of Attribution, The Lady in the Van, Cocktail Sticks and The Last of the Sun.
CatoAudio puts you right in the middle of the important policy debates going on in Washington. This 60-minute audio magazine features inspiring discussions from well-known intellectuals, pundits, political leaders and Cato scholars. Previous recordings have included Milton Friedman, Hernando de Soto, Anne Applebaum, Alan Greenspan, P. J. O'Rourke, and Steve Forbes. From a libertarian view of limited government, free markets, and civil society, CatoAudio is your window to the ideas of freedom.
"Great If You're a Libertarian"
Actor and reluctant sleuth Charles Paris is facing chaos on the domestic front. He’s lodging with his ex-wife Frances, and now their pregnant daughter has moved in as well. It’s all a bit much.... So he is over the moon when he lands a job on the BBC Radio Rep - but the ink is barely dry on his contract when a murder takes place in Broadcasting House. A young female studio manager is found dead in an editing suite, and Charles steps in to investigate....
"Bill Nighy on tip, top form"
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.
"Wonderful narration, not the full text though..."
These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist. The Winter's Tale: one man's consuming jealousy threatens to destroy both himself and those around him, but his actions arouse a passionate sense of honour, love, justice and self-sacrifice in members of his Court and family. First broadcast in 1982, starring Ronald Pickup as Leontes, with Hannah Gordon as Hermione and John Gielgud as Time.
Brian Cox stars as the Victorian detective in a further nine episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series. Inspired by the real-life memoirs of one of Scotland's first policemen, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.
"Victorian Gothic Mysteries at Their Very Best"
Michael E. Porter, the Bishop Lawrence University Professor at Harvard University, and Thomas H. Lee, chief medical officer at Press Ganey and the former network president of Partners HealthCare, write about why providers must lead the way in making value the overarching goal.
"The changing of the Landscape of healthcare"
Famously referred to by US president Woodrow Wilson as "the war to end all wars", the First World War eclipsed all previous wars with its scale of destruction. With over 27 nations involved, the battle-field horrors and political outcomes of the first truly global military conflict had repercussions that are still felt today. NPR presents a vivid portrait of what most experts consider the first modern war, including profiles of America’s flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker, unlikely savior of war-torn Belgium Herbert Hoover, and the last surviving doughboy Frank Buckles.
An hour with "The Boss": Bruce Springsteen talks about his life in music, including his years growing up in New Jersey, his Columbia Records audition, his approach to songwriting, and his legendary tours with the E Street Band. The hour concludes with a solo acoustic performance of "Born in the USA".
Adam Grant, a professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, writes about how your organization’s success depends on the generosity of your employees.
Please Note: Charlie Rose will be on hiatus for the next two weeks, beginning Monday, August 24th and ending on Friday, September 4th. During this time we will provide content from our archives. A conversation with diplomat and political scientist, Henry Kissinger.
The Secret History of Twin Peaks enlarges the world of the original series, placing the unexplained phenomena that unfolded there into a vastly layered, wide-ranging history, beginning with the journals of Lewis and Clark and ending with the shocking events that closed the finale. The perfect way to get in the mood for the upcoming Showtime series.
"Aweful sound quality"
A look at President-elect Donald Trump’s plans for healthcare legislation with Bob Costa of The Washington Post.
We continue with a look at the film adaptation of August Wilson's 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Fences, with the the film's producer and star, Denzel Washington, and Constanza Romero Wilson, the wife of August Wilson.
Charlie Rose interviews well-known thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, businessmen, leaders, scientists, and other newsmakers.
Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal discusses his interview with President-elect Donald Trump.
We conclude with Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes, talking about his interview with President Barack Obama.
An hour with Ash Carter, United States secretary of defense.
An hour with John Kerry, secretary of state.
Introduction. Gene Healy and Christopher Preble discuss the expansion of executive war powers. Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, delivers the first Joseph K. McLaughlin lecture. Johan Norberg on his book Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future. Hon. Phil Gramm on what really happened before the financial crisis. Randal O'Toole on how government growth constraints make housing unaffordable.
An hour with Denis McDonough, White House Chief of Staff.
A report on today's intelligence briefings and Donald Trump's interview with the New York Times.
Next, a discussion about Russian hacking during the presidential campaign with Representative Adam Schiff.
We continue with Jeffrey Goldberg, editor of The Atlantic, on the legacy of President Obama.
Tonight on the program, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on President Barack Obama's legacy.
We conclude with actor Naomie Harris, discussing her most recent movies, "Moonlight" and "Collateral Beauty."
Tonight on the program, a discussion about House Republicans' focus on repealing Obamacare. Charlie is joined by Bob Costa of the Washington Post and Carl Hulse of the New York Times.
Next, a look at the national security challenges facing the Trump administration with David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times.
We conclude with actor Isabelle Huppert, discussing her most recent movies, Elle and Things to Come.
Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, discusses the organization's list of top global political risks of 2017.
Next, a discussion about Megyn Kelly leaving Fox News with Brian Stelter, senior media correspondent for CNN and host of Reliable Sources.
We conclude with an excerpt of an interview conducted with Megyn Kelly in November of 2016.
We remember some of the notable people we lost this year, with a look back at conversations with Natalie Cole, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Antonin Scalia, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Gary Shandling, Elie Wiesel, Shimon Peres, Gwen Ifill, and John Glenn.
A rebroadcast of discussions and performances with Sturgill Simpson, Regina Spektor, Margo Price, and Mark Ronson.
A conversation about artificial intelligence with Andrew Moore, dean of the school of computer science at Carnegie Mellon.
A look at the film Live By Night with the director and writer Ben Affleck and actors Chris Messina, Elle Fanning, Chris Cooper, and Sienna Miller.
We conclude with the film Hidden Figures, with actors Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, and director Ted Melfi.
A discussion about President Obama's final press conference with John Dickerson, host of Face The Nation.
We continue with the White House press conference and latest development from the Trump transition with columnist Tom Friedman.
Next, Mark Shriver discusses his book Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis.
We conclude with Will Ahmed, founder and C.E.O. of WHOOP.
Tonight on the program, a conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates, author and national correspondent for The Atlantic. His latest cover story reflects on the life and presidency of Barack Obama.
We conclude with Jim Steyer, the founding C.E.O. of Common Sense Media, and his brother Tom Steyer, president of NextGen Climate.
We begin with a discussion of the Federal Reserve's rate hike. Charlie talks with Kathleen Hays, host of "Taking Stock" on Bloomberg Radio.
We continue with discussion of Russian cyber attacks with Mike Morell, former acting director of the CIA.
We conclude with Robert Gates, former secretary of defense, on Rex Tillerson and the Trump transition.
Guest host Stephanie Ruhle of NBC News and David Sanger of The New York Times discuss the CIA's conclusion the Russian government used cyber hacking to sway the Presidential election.
Next, guest host Jeff Glor and Nick Burns of the Harvard Kennedy School on President-elect Trump's pick of Rex Tillerson for secretary of state.
We conclude with a look at the film, 20th Century Women with director Mike Mills and actor Annette Bening.
Tonight on the program, a discussion about cybersecurity with Sam Palmisano, former IBM C.E.O., and Tom Donilon, former national security advisor.
We continue with a look at the new film Patriots Day. Charlie is joined by director Peter Berg, actor Mark Wahlberg, and former Boston police commissioner Ed Davis.
We conclude with Andy Cohen, host of Bravo's Watch What Happens: Live, and author of a new memoir called Superficial.