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  • The Turn of the Screw | Henry James

    The Turn of the Screw

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Emma Thompson, Richard Armitage - introduction
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Emma Thompson lends her immense talent and experienced voice to Henry James' Gothic ghost tale, The Turn of the Screw. When a governess is hired to care for two children at a British country estate, she begins to sense an otherworldly presence around the grounds. Are they really ghosts she's seeing? Or is something far more sinister at work?

    Gillian says: "Great, but Mightn't be the Best on Audible"
  • Howards End | E. M. Forster

    Howards End

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By E. M. Forster
    • Narrated By Emma Thompson
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    At the heart of Forester's masterpiece lie two families: the wealthy and business-minded Wilcoxes and the cultured and idealistic Schlegels. When the beautiful and independent Helen Schlegel begins an impetuous affair with the ardent Paul Wilcox, a series of events is sparked: some very funny, some very tragic, that results in a dispute over who will inherit Howards End, the Wilcoxes' charming country home.

    Deborah says: "Something's Missing in this Abridged Version"
  • Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang | Emma Thompson

    Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Emma Thompson
    • Narrated By Emma Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album For Children. Who better to read the novel of the new Nanny McPhee film than Nanny McPhee herself, Emma Thompson, who also wrote both the screenplay and the novel. This delightful audio edition captures the magic and the mayhem of Nanny McPhee’s brand new adventure – it will have you laughing out loud!

    Leisha says: "Nanny McPhee - Great listening - so much fun"
  • The White Cat | Eric Metaxas

    The White Cat

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated By Emma Thompson
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    Actress Emma Thompson narrates this story, which is based on an 18th-century French fairy tale. In this magically romantic book, a young prince befriends an enchanted cat-queen. She provides him with the rarities requested by his father, in a series of increasingly difficult challenges to win his kingdom. Their affection for each other blossoms into love, and the prince helps break the spell that an evil gnome has cast over the white cat. Musical accompaniment is by Joe Jackson.

  • Saturday Night Fry |  BBC Audiobooks Ltd

    Saturday Night Fry

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By BBC Audiobooks Ltd
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, and others
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    This six-part comedy series was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1988. Hosted by Stephen Fry, accompanied each week by Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Emma Thompson, and a selection of guests including Phyllida Law, Robert Bathurst, Julia Hills, and Alison Steadman, the show takes the form of a roundtable discussion, interspersed with sketches that veer tangentially from the sublime to the ridiculous.

    Avi says: "Great!!"
  • The Further Tales of Peter Rabbit | Emma Thompson

    The Further Tales of Peter Rabbit

    • UNABRIDGED (34 mins)
    • By Emma Thompson
    • Narrated By Emma Thompson
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    Join Peter and other familiar Beatrix Potter friends in brand new adventures! In The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter ventures beyond Mr McGregor's garden all the way to Scotland, where he meets his distant cousin, Finlay McBurney, and takes part in some Highland rabbit games involving a very, very large radish. In The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter and his cousin, Benjamin Bunny, must step in to save their friend, William - a turkey - from ending his Christmas on Mr McGregor's table!

  • Nanny McPhee Returns | Emma Thompson

    Nanny McPhee Returns

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Emma Thompson
    • Narrated By Emma Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    With wit and warmth, Emma Thompson, writer and star of Nanny McPhee Returns, recounts one family's tumultuous summer in an audiobook that alternates between the story and a behind-the-scenes film diary, bringing a delightful and unique perspective to this funny and magical adventure for all ages.

    Diane says: "As good as Nanny McPhee in person!"
  • The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit | Emma Thompson

    The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By Emma Thompson
    • Narrated By Emma Thompson
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    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Further Tales of Peter Rabbit, a new tale written and read by Emma Thompson. Peter’s adventures here take him beyond the boundaries of Mr McGregor’s garden all the way to Scotland, where he meets the gentle giant Finlay McBurney, a distant Scottish relative, and much entertainment ensues. Emma Thompson, Oscar-winning actress and screen writer, is a long time admirer of Beatrix Potter’s tales.

    Conchita says: "Who knew Peter Rabbit still had it in him!"
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