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  • Nineteen Eighty-Four | George Orwell

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By George Orwell
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    (91)

    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.

    Mira says: "Ok story and performance."
  • Jung: A Very Short Introduction | Anthony Stevens

    Jung: A Very Short Introduction

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Anthony Stevens
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    Overall
    (348)
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    (154)
    Story
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    Anthony Stevens argues that Jung's visionary powers and profound spirituality have helped many to find an alternative set of values to the arid materialism prevailing Western society.

    Edgar says: "Very nice - will not be disappointed"
  • Blue Horizon | Wilbur Smith

    Blue Horizon

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
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    (94)

    At the close of Wilbur Smith’s Monsoon, Tom Courtney and his brother Dorian battled on the high seas. In this spellbinding new novel, the next generation of Courtneys are out to stake their claim in southern Africa, travelling along the infamous "Robber’s Road." It is a journey both exciting and hazardous, which takes them through the untouched wilderness of a beautiful land filled with warring tribes and wild animals.

    m.w.wood says: "A really gripping story"
  • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Romances: The Winter's Tale, Pericles, The Tempest | William Shakespeare

    Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Romances: The Winter's Tale, Pericles, The Tempest

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Hannah Gordon, Paul Scofield, Tim Pigott-Smith
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    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.

  • Triumph of the Sun | Wilbur Smith

    Triumph of the Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
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    (86)
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    In the Sudan, decades of brutal misgovernment by the ruling Egyptian Khedive in Cairo precipitate a fierce and bloody rebellion and Holy War headed by a charismatic new religious leader, The Madhi or “Expected One.” The British are forced to intervene to protect their national interests and to attempt to rescue the hundreds of British subjects stranded in the country.

    MontNeb says: "Smith is amazing beyond the telling of it"
  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage | Alfred Lansing

    Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    Overall
    (176)
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    (74)
    Story
    (72)

    You'll be awe-inspired by the heroic efforts of the crew of the Endurance, a ship that battled its way for six weeks through thousands of miles of pack ice while ironically only a day's sail from its destination.

    Frank says: "Unbelievable"
  • The Idylls of the King (BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3) | Lord Alfred Tennyson

    The Idylls of the King (BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Lord Alfred Tennyson
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    Overall
    (10)
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    (8)
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    (8)

    A BBC Radio 3 adaptation by Michael Symmons of Alfred Lord Tennyson's ‘The Idylls of the King’, narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith and broadcast on 12 July 2009 to mark the bicentenary of the poet's birth.In this extraordinary epic poem, Tennyson transforms Malory's ‘Le Morte d'Arthur’, infusing the legend of King Arthur with a passionate intensity.

  • The Siege of Krishnapur | J. G. Farrell

    The Siege of Krishnapur

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J. G. Farrell
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    Overall
    (18)
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    (15)
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    (16)

    India, 1857 - the year of the Great Mutiny, when Muslim soldiers turned in bloody rebellion on their British overlords. This time of convulsion is the subject of The Siege of Krishnapur, widely considered to the one of the finest British novels of the last 50 years. A witty and individual take on the many traditions and follies of Empire, it is also a gripping account of survival under siege, illuminating how extreme conditions can influence and affect people's behaviour and the human spirit.

    Ilana says: "This is an Abridgement"
  • The Letter of Marque: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 12 | Patrick O'Brian

    The Letter of Marque: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 12

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    Overall
    (16)
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    The time is the early 1800s, and the British Navy stands as the only bulwark against the militant fanaticism of Napoleonic France. Captain Jack Aubrey, R.N., a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit...

    Constance says: "You can start in the middle"
  • Blue Horizon | Wilbur Smith

    Blue Horizon

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (50)

    At the close of Wilbur Smith's best-selling Monsoon, Tom Courtney and his brother, Dorian, battled on the high seas and finally reached the Cape of Good Hope to start life afresh.

    In this spellbinding new novel, the next generation of Courtneys are out to stake their claim in Southern Africa, travelling along the infamous "Robber's Road". It is a journey both exciting and hazardous, that takes them through the untouched wilderness of a beautiful land filled with warring tribes and wild animals.

    RICHARD says: "Gripping story"
  • The Human Factor | Graham Greene

    The Human Factor

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    Overall
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    (119)
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    When a leak is traced back to a small sub-section of SIS, it sparks off security checks, tensions and suspicions - the sort of atmosphere where mistakes could be made. This novel opens up the lonely, isolated, neurotic world of the Secret Service.

    Darwin8u says: "Non-traditional Espionage Novel that Subverts ALL"
  • The Count of Monte Cristo [Abridged] | Alexandre Dumas

    The Count of Monte Cristo [Abridged]

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    An epic literary adventure considered a classic around the world. The story centers around Edmond Dantes, a young sailor who finds himself arrested, accused of treason, and relegated to the bowls of the island fortress of Chateau d'If, all on his wedding day. The ensuing drama of his escape, revenge, and quest for the treasure of Monte Cristo is one reread by thousands every year.

    kathy says: "Entertaining performance"
  • Eyewitness: 1950-1999: Voices from the BBC Archives | Joanna Bourke

    Eyewitness: 1950-1999: Voices from the BBC Archives

    • ORIGINAL (23 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Joanna Bourke
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    The events of 1950-1999 are described by the people who saw them happen, from the Festival of Britain in 1951 through to the dawn of a new millennium at the end of 1999. In between are the eras of the Angry Young Men, the Teddy Boys and the Punk Rockers; the arrival of rock and roll and the permissive society; the advent of industrial strife in England and sectarian unrest in Northern Ireland; the rise to power of Margaret Thatcher; the miners' strike, three-day week and Winter of Discontent; the Queen's Silver Jubilee....

    brian says: "An excellent retrospective"
  • They Saw It Happen: Eyewitness Accounts from Ancient Greece to Hiroshima | Compiled by Matthew Lewin

    They Saw It Happen: Eyewitness Accounts from Ancient Greece to Hiroshima

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Compiled by Matthew Lewin
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith, Teresa Gallagher, Tom George
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    (41)
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    (18)
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    Here are more than 60 eyewitness accounts of notable historical events beginning with the Spartans at Thermopylae in 480 BC through to and including the Bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. Hear of the Black Death of the 1340s, the 1666 Great Fire of London, the Boston Tea Party in 1773, the 1793 Execution of Louis XVI, the Death of Vice Admiral Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and the American Civil War (1861-1865).

    Kilibreaux says: "A Bit Slow"
  • Excalibur | Bernard Cornwell

    Excalibur

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    A story of love, war, loyalty and betrayal, Excalibur begins with the failure of Lancelot's rebellion and the ruin of Arthur's marriage to Guinevere. The Saxons, sensing the disunity of the Britons, seize the chance to destroy Arthur. The climax of the war comes with the legendary triumph at Mount Badon, and Arthur`s great victory. But the promises he made then come back to haunt him after the years of peace and glory.

  • Last of the Few: The Battle of Britain in the Words of the Pilots Who Won It | Max Arthur

    Last of the Few: The Battle of Britain in the Words of the Pilots Who Won It

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Max Arthur
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith, David Shaw-Parker, Sam Kelly, and others
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    After the fall of France in May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force was miraculously evacuated from Dunkirk. Britain now stood alone to face Hitler’s inevitable invasion attempt. For the German Army to be landed across the Channel, Hitler needed mastery of the skies – the RAF would have to be broken – so every day, throughout the summer, German bombers pounded the RAF air bases in the southern counties.

  • Treason's Harbour: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 9 | Patrick O'Brian

    Treason's Harbour: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 9

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    While Captain Aubrey worries about repairs to his ship, Stephen Maturin assumes the center stage; for the dockyards and salons of Malta are alive with Napoleon's agents, and the admiralty's intelligence network is compromised. Maturin's cunning is the sole bulwark against sabotage of Aubrey's daring mission.

    Browse more Patrick O'Brian.

    Phil says: "Wrong book"
  • A Time to Die | Wilbur Smith

    A Time to Die

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    Beneath the unforgiving, blazing heat of the African sun, two men and a woman embark on a savage hunt. A hunt that will tear their safe safari apart, plunging them into the restless tides of a deadly civil war. For Sean Courtney, veteran guerrilla fighter and professional warrior, it is a time to fight and a time to find a deep and passionate love. For the beautiful Claudia Monterro it is a time to face the ultimate test in a world where American values count for nothing.

    piers says: "dismal failure"
  • The Truelove: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15 | Patrick O'Brian

    The Truelove: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    A British whaler has been captured in the Friendly Isles, and Captain Jack Aubrey is dispatched with the Surprise to restore order. But a female convict who escaped from the penal colony in New South Wales has stowed away in the cable-tier. To the officers, Clarissa Harvill is an object of awkward courtliness and dangerous jealousies...

    Amazon Customer says: "Should not be sold as is"
  • Desolation Island: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 5 | Patrick O'Brian

    Desolation Island: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 5

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    (25)
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    (10)
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    (11)

    Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy - and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew.

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    George says: "good book"
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