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    • Terry Pratchett: BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different.... Collected together for the first time are seven full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of Terry Pratchett’s novels, with star-studded casts including Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, Philip Jackson, Alex Jennings and Mark Heap.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Get the unabridged audiobooks, instead

    • By S. Horn on 11-09-18

    Regular price: $34.90

    • The Reluctant Dragon

    • By: Kenneth Grahame
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    The Boy lives in a cottage with his mother and father, and the Dragon lives in a cave on the Downs. The Boy is his only friend. The Dragon is not at all the sort of Dragon one might expect to meet, however: he's polite and friendly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • teaches without being didactic

    • By Lori on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $3.81

    • Brave New World

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser, Jonathan Coy, Justin Salinger, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    It's 2116, and Bernard Marx and Helmholtz Watson are token rebels in an irretrievably corrupted society where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science, and morality turned upside down. There is no poverty, crime or sickness - but no creativity, art or culture either. Human beings are merely docile citizens: divided into castes, brainwashed and controlled by the state and dependent on the drug soma for superficial gratification.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good dramatization, mediocre substance

    • By Josh Atkinson on 05-02-17

    Regular price: $10.65

    • Hard Times

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Hard Times is Dickens's most political novel. Set in the industrial north of England, in Coketown, he examines the lives of working people, who are taught by the capitalists Gradgrind and Bounderby to think only of the facts of life and not to indulge in imagination. Gradgrind’s own children have been so educated and as a result are dysfunctional and disconnected from their feelings. Only the travelling circus company of Sleary seems to offer any hope of humanity in Coketown.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very glad I kept going!

    • By Bonny on 03-01-16

    Regular price: $36.92

    • Falco: The Complete BBC Radio Collection

    • Five Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Anna Madeley, Anton Lesser, Ben Crowe, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of the first five Falco novels by Lindsey Davis, starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful but flawed...

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $26.17

    • The Old Curiosity Shop

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325

    Provoking an unprecedented outpouring of public grief when it was first published, it follows the story of Little Nell and her feckless grandfather. Forced to leave their magical shop of curiosities in London, they are pursued across the English countryside by the grotesquely evil dwarf Quilp. They escape - but at what cost?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Narration

    • By Ro on 12-10-09

    Regular price: $37.80

    • Tristram Shandy

    • By: Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    Laurence Sterne’s most famous novel is a biting satire of literary conventions and contemporary 18th-century values. Renowned for its parody of established narrative techniques, Tristram Shandyis commonly regarded as the forerunner of avant-garde fiction. Tristram’s characteristic digressions on a whole range of unlikely subjects (including battle strategy and noses!) are endlessly surprising and make this one of Britain’s greatest comic achievements.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much better than the first time

    • By andrew on 07-14-12

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Clockwork

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,029

    A tormented apprentice clock-maker - and a deadly knight in armour. A mechanical prince - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil... Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter's evening and suddenly life and the story begin to merge - almost like clockwork...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Brothers Grimm Would Have Approved

    • By Ilana on 02-18-15

    Regular price: $7.24

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    In this, perhaps Dickens' most profound and personal novel, we are invited to share in the sentimental education of Pip, the poor boy from the village forge who risks losing himself in snobbery and selfishness when he mysteriously inherits a fortune. The story moves from the bleak Kentish marshes of Pip's childhood to a thrilling climax that mingles tragedy and triumph.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complex characters and beautiful narration

    • By Bonny on 07-04-15

    Regular price: $62.99

    • Othello

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Emma Fielding, Hugh Quarshie, Anton Lesser
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    This widely studied play is one of the "best sellers" of the Shakespeare canon. This production is the sixth Shakespeare play in the series undertaken by Naxos AudioBooks in conjunction with Cambridge University Press.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus

    • By Darwin8u on 09-17-17

    Regular price: $9.80

    • The Shadow in the North

    • Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231

    The year is 1878, and Sally Lockhart has started her own financial consulting business. When a client loses a fortune in the unexpected collapse of a British shipping firm, Sally is determined to find out why. But as she comes closer to learning the identity of the firm's elusive owner, she discovers that her questions are far from simple...and that the answers could cost her her life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great story, but part of the plot is missing!

    • By Jody on 03-23-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Ruby in the Smoke

    • Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 814
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 413

    In search of clues to the mystery of her father's death, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart ventures into the shadowy underworld of Victorian London. Pursued by villains at every turn, the intrepid Sally finally uncovers two dark mysteries, and realizes that she herself is the key to both.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Read For All Ages

    • By Bonita on 06-23-04

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Tiger in the Well

    • Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    Sally Lockhart, trying to put her troubled past behind her after her fiance's death, has settled into a comfortable life with her daughter, Harriet, her career, and her London friends. But her world comes crashing down around her when a complete stranger claims to be both her husband and Harriet's father, casting doubt on her spotless reputation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dark, but compelling

    • By Charlie on 10-20-07

    Regular price: $26.60

    • From Shakespeare - With Love (The Best of Sonnets)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: David Tennant, Juliet Stevenson, Anton Lesser, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Shakespeare's Sonnets, one of the most remarkable collections of poetry, was first published in 1609, 400 years ago by Mr Thomas Thorpe. Naxos AudioBooks marks the occasion with a selection of 80 of the finest, read by leading actors. The selection includes famous ones such as 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day' as well as lesser well-known sonnets though of equally fine stature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • from Tennant with love

    • By H. Walker on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Little Dorrit

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 35 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    William Dorrit has been a resident of the Marshalsea debtors prison for so many years that he has gained the nickname "The Father of the Marshalsea". However, his suffering is eased by his close bond with youngest daughter Amy, or "Little Dorrit". The dashing Arthur Clennam, returning to London after many years in China, enters their lives and the Dorrits' fortunes begin to rise and fall. A biting satirical work on the shortcomings of 19th century government and society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book for our times

    • By Julie on 04-23-09

    Regular price: $42.99

    • A Tale of Two Cities [Naxos]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    "It was the best of times and the worst of times." In one of the most famous openings of any novel, Dickens masterfully presents the turmoil of the French Revolution, which is the backdrop for a novel of love, patience, hope, and self-sacrifice. This version is read by Anton Lesser, whose award-winning Dickens recordings in their abridged form has now resulted in the opportunity to read the full unabridged text.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Home Run

    • By GH on 05-11-12

    Regular price: $51.79

    • Spiritual Verses

    • By: Jalaloddin Rumi
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Rumi's Spiritual Verses is the greatest mystical poem in Islamic culture - and of all time. Rumi examines our human separation from reality, love, and truth. He shows how love - neither erotic nor sentimental but divine, by which the universe is held together - enlightens ignorance and dissolves suffering. The first book of the Masnavi is the key to the whole work: It takes off from simple, amusing tales into realms unimaginable, but wholly familiar to the human heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be listened to by all spiritual seekers

    • By Christopher on 09-29-15

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Hardy: The Mayor of Casterbridge

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Michael Henchard, drunk at a country fair, sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas. The following day, in despair and remorse, he forswears alcohol and sets out to redeem himself. In time, he becomes a respected merchant and eventually the mayor of the town. But Fate is not to be so easily appeased, and Henchard finds his past actions resonate through and destroy his plans for the future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Tad Davis on 12-17-10

    Regular price: $44.09

    • Paradise Lost

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of man's creation, fall, and redemption, "to justify the ways of God to men". Here, unabridged, and told with exceptional sensitivity and power by Anton Lesser, is the plight of Adam and Eve, the ambition and vengefulness of Satan and his cohorts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Epic Poem Narrated Well

    • By David on 01-09-06

    Regular price: $41.98

    • False Impression

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    When an aristocratic old lady is brutally murdered in her country home the night before 9/11, it takes all the resources of the FBI and Interpol to work out the connection between her and the possible motive for her death: a priceless Van Gogh painting. Meanwhile, Anna Petrescu is missing and presumed dead after 9/11. She uses her new status to escape from America and avenge the old lady's death.

    Regular price: $15.88

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