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.
"Great way to listen to Austen's works!"
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.
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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.
"Another Brilliant Realization"
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.
"Terrifying and Heartbreaking "
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"
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"
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"
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.
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.
"the audible version is only the first chapter."
George Orwell's classic account of his experiences during the Spanish Civil War, dramatised for radio by Mike Walker. Produced by Kate McAll.
"Offered a new perspective on Orwell"
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.
A brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the evergreen classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.
With their father away in the American Civil War, the March sisters are facing a lean Christmas with their mother. As the years go by, we follow the fortunes of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy on their journey into womanhood.
Car Talk, winner of a Peabody Award, is broadcast each week to NPR stations nationwide. The world's wackiest call-in show, it mixes automotive advice with wisecracks, roadside philosophy, and guffaws. No problem is too ridiculous, no solution too absurd, and before you know it, "you've wasted another perfectly good hour listening to Car Talk". Or, in this case, four.
Yvon Chouinard, a rock climber and the founder and chairman of Patagonia, Jib Ellison, a river guide and the founder of the strategy consultancy, Blu Skye, and Rick Ridgeway, a mountain climber and a vice president of Patagonia, write about how the viability of business depends on the resources of healthy ecosystems and the stability of just societies.
Robin of Locksley returns from the Crusades to find his people starving and oppressed by the new Sheriff of Nottingham. Under this tyrannical regime, the slightest crime attracts the heaviest punishment, and dissent is impossible. Robin soon discovers that the only way to reason with the Sheriff is with bow and arrow ¿ even if it means sacrificing his lands and becoming an outlaw.
"What a beautiful voice!!"
Brian Cox stars as the Edinburgh detective in eight episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series. Inspired by the real-life memoirs of a Victorian inspector in Scotland, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.'To Keep Him Honest': with big bets on a champion boxing match, the local crooks keep McLevy busy. 'Picture of Innocence': a high court judge is dead, and suspicion falls on his wife.
"consistently good storytelling"
To really win customer's loyalty, forget the bells and whistles and just solve their problems.
The Dennis Prager Show presents: Best of Happiness Hour 2014. Life is tough. Everyone knows this. But most try not to think about it. This is not a good happiness strategy. Recognizing that life is tough gives you the perspective needed to achieve happiness.
Rob Goffee, a professor of organizational behavior at the London Business School, and Gareth Jones, a professor at the IE Business School in Madrid, unveil a six-part agenda for executives who aim to give employees what they really need to be their most productive.
"Who and Where"
Tonight on the program, an update on the GOP's health care plan with Ezra Klein of VOX.
Continuing with a discussion about national security with Michael Morell, former deputy director of the CIA.
We conclude with author Kati Marton, for a look at her latest book "True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy."
Tonight on the program, an update on today's attack outside Parliament in London. Charlie is joined by Katty Kay of the BBC and Francine Lacqua of Bloomberg London.
Continuing with Steve Coll of The New Yorker on his latest piece, “Rex Tillerson Is Still Acting Like a C.E.O.”
We conclude with a look at Cezanne et Moi, with French filmmaker Daniele Thompson.
Tonight on the program, Charlie returns to the studio after successful heart surgery.
We begin with an update on the House Intelligence Committee hearings on Russia with committee members Representative Adam Schiff and Representative Peter King.
We continue our discussion of the hearings with Karoun Demirjian and Matt Rosenberg of The New York Times.
Next, David Browne of Rolling Stone discusses the life and music of Chuck Berry.
We conclude with an appreciation of David Rockefeller, who died today.
Tonight on the program, a look at President Trump’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel with guest host John Hockenberry and Mark Landler of The New York Times.
We continue with an update on politics in Venezuela with guest host Ethan Bronner; Christopher Sabatini, executive director of Global Americans; and Michael McCarthy, research fellow at American University’s Center for Latin American Studies.
Tonight on the program, an update on the Dutch election with guest host Dan Senor; journalist Michiel Vos; Nell Breyer, executive director of the Marshall Scholars Association; and Walter Russell Mead, editor-at-large for American Interest Online.
We conclude with an interview and performance with Jesca Hoop, from her new album "Memories are Now."
Tonight on the program, a political update with guest host Jeff Greenfield and Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal.
We continue with a preview of the NCAA's March Madness with New York Times columnist William Rhoden, Washington Post sportswriter John Feinstein, and Joe Nocera of Bloomberg View.
Tonight on the program, a political update with guest host Bob Costa and author and op-ed columnist for The New York Times, David Brooks.
We conclude with a look at the film Personal Shopper with guest host Stephanie Zacharek, writer/director Olivier Assayas, and actor Kristen Stewart.
Tonight on the program, a discussion about ISIS with guest host John Hockenberry and Michael Weiss, columnist for The Daily Beast, and the co-author of the bestseller, ISIS: Inside The Army of Terror.
We continue with a look at the private prison industry and the Trump administration's detention of undocumented immigrants. Hockenberry is joined by Jackie Stevens, the head of the Deportation Research Clinic at Northwestern University.
We conclude with guest host Katie Couric and fashion designer Tory Burch, whose foundation has launched a global campaign called Embrace Ambition in honor of International Women's Day.
Tonight on the program, guest host Katie Couric leads a discussion about new breakthroughs in cancer treatment. She is joined by Dr. Bill Nelson, director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins; Dr. Louise Perkins, chief science officer at the Melanoma Research Alliance; Dr. Neil Segal, a clinical director and gastrointestinal oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and Tom Marsilje, an oncology drug discovery scientist.
Introduction. Dan Ikenson and Dan Pearson on the future of trade policy. James Bartholomew on his new book, The Welfare of Nations. Thaya Brook Knight on the upcoming Supreme Court case Bank of America Corp. v. City of Miami. Mindy Finn of Democracy Fund Voice discusses new research on what drives populism and nationalism in America. Christopher Preble outlines four common-sense reforms to defense spending.
Tonight on the program, a discussion about the Trump administration's health care plan with guest host Anthony Mason and Jake Sherman, senior writer for Politico and co-author of POLITICO's Playbook.
We continue with a look at “The Sense of an Ending,” with two of the film’s stars, Jim Broadbent and Michelle Dockery.
We conclude with a discussion about the future of U.S. policy in the Middle East and the changing dynamics of Israel. Guest host Dan Senor is joined by NYU professor Shimon Dotan and Daniel Gordis, a professor at Shalem College in Jerusalem.
Guest host Roger Cohen is joined by Greg Miller of The Washington Post to discuss WikiLeak's release of thousands of CIA documents exposing tools the agency uses to hack smartphones, computers, and even internet-connected televisions.
We continue with a discussion about civic education, with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, the director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, and Robert Katzmann, chief judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
We conclude with a look at “Cries from Syria” with the film’s director, Evgeny Afineevsky, and journalist Kholoud Helmi.
Tonight on the program, guest host Dan Senor is joined by General Michael Hayden--former director of both the CIA and the NSA--to discuss President Trump's accusation of former President Barack Obama wiretapping Trump Tower during the 2016 election.
We conclude with a discussion about free speech with Frank Bruni, an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times and Jonathan Haidt, professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business.
A discussion about Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusing himself from any investigation into charges that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. Guest host Jeff Glor is joined by Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post and Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times.
We continue with author PJ O'Rourke, whose new book is called
"How The Hell Did This Happen? The Election of 2016."
We conclude with Molly Haskell interviewing filmmaker & artist Agnès Varda.
Tonight on the program, guest host Gillian Tett leads a discussion about the technology industry with Max Chafkin of Bloomberg BusinessWeek; Richard Edelman, president and C.E.O. of Edelman; and William Cohan, contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine and the author of “Why Wall Street Matters.”
Harriet Walter and Beryl Reid star in this full-cast adaptation of the much-loved children's classic. When spoilt young orphan Mary Lennox is brought back from India to live in her uncle's house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds the blunt ways of the staff at Misselthwaite Manor an unpleasant shock. Bored and miserable, it seems as though life in England will be awful. But Misselthwaite has hidden delights, and when Mary begins to discover them, nothing is the same again.
Tonight on the program, analysis of President Trump’s address to Congress with guest host Alison Stewart; David Rennie, Washington bureau chief and “Lexington” columnist for The Economist; Ed O’Keefe, Congressional reporter for The Washington Post and Megan Murphy, editor in chief of Bloomberg Businessweek.
We continue with a look at the Broadway musical, “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.” Guest host Alison Stewart is joined by writer and composer, Dave Malloy and the two stars: Josh Groban and Denée Benton.
We conclude with Charlie's conversation from October about the film "Moonlight," with Barry Jenkins and three of the film's stars: Trevante Rhodes, Naomie Harris, and André Holland.
Tonight on the program, a preview of President Trump’s address to Congress with guest host Dennis Berman; David Leonhardt of the New York Times and William Cohan, special correspondent for Vanity Fair and author of Why Wall Street Matters.
We continue with Jay Wright, head basketball coach at Villanova.
conclude with Omar Saif Ghobash, ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Russia and author ofLetters to a Young Muslim.
Tonight on the program, guest host Ian Bremmer is joined by Harvard professor Larry Summers to discuss President Trump's plans to boost defense spending by $54 billion, while cutting spending on other federal agencies, including the EPA and the State Department.
We continue with Tyler Cowen, economics professor and Bloomberg View columnist, for a look at his new book, The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream.
We conclude with a discussion of California Rep. Darrel Issa's request for a special prosecutor to investigate the communications between Russians and the Trump campaign. We are joined by Evan Osnos of The New Yorker and Julia Ioffe of The Atlantic.
Tonight on the program, guest host John Hockenberry is joined by friends and colleagues of the late Christopher Hitchens--Leslie Cockburn, Martin Amis, Douglas Brinkley, and his widow, Carol Blue Hitchens--to contemplate what Hitchens might say about America in the age of Trump.
We continue with guest host A. O. Scott for a look at this year's Oscar nominations, with film critic David Edelstein, MTV News correspondent Josh Horowitz, and culture writer for Slate, Aisha Harris.
We conclude with guest host Andrew Ross Sorkin and Jared Cohen, who founded Google Ideas in 2010, and is now president of its successor, Jigsaw. The company is focused on a range of global security projects such as protecting people from online bullying and countering violent extremism.