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  • The Moonstone [Naxos AudioBooks Edition] | Wilkie Collins

    The Moonstone [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Ronald Pickup, Sean Barrett, David Timson, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (96)

    Upon inheriting the Moonstone, a huge and priceless diamond, Rachel Verinder's delight turns to dismay when the gem suddenly disappears. But this is no ordinary theft. Sergeant Cuff of Scotland Yard is called in and immediately suspects an intricate plot. However, not even his powers of detection can penetrate fully the mysteries surrounding the diamond.

    Gary Kelly says: "Be persistent"
  • Hamlet (Classic Radio Theatre) | William Shakespeare

    Hamlet (Classic Radio Theatre)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Ronald Pickup, Maxine Audley, Angela Pleasance
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Ronald Pickup, Angela Pleasance, and Maxine Audley star in this BBC Radio 4 1971 production of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy of the Prince of Denmark. Written over 400 years ago, Hamlet still remains one of the most powerful, influential, and thrilling tragedies in the English language.

  • Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert,Gerard Hopkins (translator)

    Madame Bovary

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Gustave Flaubert, Gerard Hopkins (translator)
    • Narrated By Ronald Pickup
    Overall
    (195)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (133)

    Before marrying, Emma Bovary believed she would enter a life of luxury and passion like the sentimental stories she'd read in her novels and magazines. Now married to an ordinary country doctor her life is not the romantic ideal she imagined and seeks an escape through having extra-marital affairs. This devastating spiral into deceit and despair leads to catastrophic consequences. Emma Bovary continues to be enjoyed to this day because of its profound humanity, still as fresh today as when it was first written.

    A. Laprade-velasco says: "Fantastic Narrator"
  • The Great Poets: John Masefield | John Masefield

    The Great Poets: John Masefield

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By John Masefield
    • Narrated By Ronald Pickup
    Overall
    (1)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    John Masefield (1878–1967) was one of the most prolific, popular and successful poets of the twentieth century. Masefield broke upon Edwardian literature with the startling work entitled "The Everlasting Mercy," which described the spiritual enlightenment of a drunken poacher. Over the span of his lifetime, he was appointed Poet Laureate and amassed a large number of admirers, which included such high-profile names as John Betjeman, Robert Graves and W.B. Yeats.

    William E. Hendry says: "Joe, The Shrimpboat Man"
  • Amy's View (Classic Radio Theatre) | David Hare

    Amy's View (Classic Radio Theatre)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By David Hare
    • Narrated By Judi Dench, Samantha Bond, Ronald Pickup
    Overall
    (12)
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    (10)
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    Judi Dench, Samantha Bond and Ronald Pickup star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama from 2000 - which features many of the original West End and Broadway stage cast. Esme Allen is a middle-aged West End actor and is in control of her life: she’s financially secure and successful. However, Amy, her grown-up daughter is pregnant by Dominic, an ambitious media-man who believes that theatre is dead. Esme and Dominic, unsurpisingly, loathe each other.

    Erik says: "Subtle social commentary, outstanding performances"
  • Bleak House | Charles Dickens

    Bleak House

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Beatie Edney, Ronald Pickup
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    Penguin Classics presents Charles Dickens' epic Bleak House, adapted for downloadable audiobook and read by Ronald Pickup and Beatnie Edney.As the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together a disparate group of people.

    Mark says: "Poor narration."
  • War, Wine, and Valour | Dr. Douglas M. Baker

    War, Wine, and Valour

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Dr. Douglas M. Baker
    • Narrated By Ronald Pickup
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    This intrepid autobiography was written by Douglas Baker after having agreed, at the invitation of the Imperial War Museum, to give a series of personal interviews to tell his story, as at that time he was one of the remaining survivors of World War II. Not another run-of-the-mill rendering of war stories, this is the story of a 16-year-old youth who began his journey to manhood when he volunteered to fight on the war front in the desert of northern Africa, as well as in Italy, against the inhumanity of Hitler's fascism.

    Pedja says: "Fascinating story !!!"
  • Who Killed Zebedee | Wilkie Collins

    Who Killed Zebedee

    • UNABRIDGED (56 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Ronald Pickup
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
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    A dying policeman recalls how a gruesome murder many years back was to change his life forever. When John Zebedee is found killed with a knife in the night, our narrator is sent to investigate. He soon finds that Mrs Crosscapel's lodging-house is a place of dark secrets and buried passions - emotions that will soon cloud even his own judgement.

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