Showing results by narrator "Andrew Wincott" in Bios & Memoirs

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    • Touching the Void

    • By: Joe Simpson
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott, Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 724
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 655
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 657

    Joe Simpson, with just his partner, Simon Yates, tackled the unclimbed West Face of the remote 21,000-foot Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in June of 1995. But before they reached the summit, disaster struck. A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frostbitten, to tell their non-climbing companion that Joe was dead. For three days he wrestled with guilt as they prepared to return home. Then a cry in the night took them out with torches, where they found Joe, badly injured.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully told true story

    • By David Shear on 01-17-14

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Sir Michael Caine: The Biography

    • By: William Hall
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Born Maurice Micklewhite, son of a Billingsgate fish porter and a charlady, Michael Caine's life has been an extraordinary rollercoaster: from washing dishes and fighting on National Service, to winning two Oscars and being knighted by the Queen. With more than eighty films to his name, he has starred in some of the classics of modern cinema: as an action anti-hero in Get Carter, a Cockney lothario in Alfie, and a disillusioned alcoholic academic in Educating Rita. He is an enduring model of British cool.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The reader is fabulous

    • By Chris on 10-31-11

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Ministry of Truth

    • The Biography of George Orwell's 1984
    • By: Dorian Lynskey
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Ministry of Truth by Dorian Lynskey is the first audiobook that fully examines the epochal and cultural event that is 1984 in all its aspects: its roots in the utopian and dystopian literature that preceded it; the personal experiences in wartime Britain that Orwell drew on as he struggled to finish his masterpiece in his dying days; and the political and cultural phenomena that the novel ignited at once upon publication and that, far from subsiding, have only grown over the decades. It explains how fiction history informs fiction and how fiction explains history.

    Regular price: $10.90

    • Love from Boy

    • Roald Dahl's Letters to His Mother
    • By: Donald Sturrock
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd, Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Roald Dahl penned his first letter to his mother, Sofie Magdalene, when he was just nine years old. The origins of a brilliantly funny, subversive, creative mind were evident in boarding school, and as he entered adulthood, his penchant for storytelling emerged in his missives home from Africa, where he was stationed by Shell Oil, and then the desert camps of the Royal Air Force.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The third biographic!

    • By S. Seigel on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Summing Up

    • By: W Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Autobiographical without being an autobiography, confessional without disclosing his private self, The Summing Up, written when Maugham was sixty-four, is an inimitable expression of a personal credo. It is not only a classic avowal of a professional author's ideas about style, literature, art, drama and philosophy, but also an illuminating insight into this great writer's craft.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Alfie

    • My Story
    • By: Alfie Boe
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Alfie Boe is the first official bad boy of opera: a musical superstar celebrated not only in Britain, but worldwide. This is the story of his life - the ups and the downs, from finding fame to losing his father - and, essentially, of his love affair with music. This is the tale of how Alfie went from car mechanic to the UK's most popular and well-known opera star, lauded by Baz Luhrman, Cameron Macintosh and Michael Parkinson as the best tenor we've produced in a generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very nice narrative of a life in the arts

    • By Elizabeth F. on 10-03-18

    Regular price: $14.18

    • My Heroes: Extraordinary Courage, Exceptional People

    • By: Ranulph Fiennes
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    In My Heroes, the 'world's greatest living explorer' ( Gunniess Book of Records), writes about the people who have inspired him - from explorers to policemen, families to freedom fighters. Wherever in the world Ranulph gives one of his lectures or motivational speeches, someone always asks: 'Who inspired you to do all the crazy things you've done?'

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Big disappointment...

    • By O. F. Cagirgan on 11-04-11

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Love from Boy

    • Roald Dahl's Letters to his Mother
    • By: Donald Sturrock
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott, Thomas Judd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    'Dear Mama, I am having a lovely time here. We play football every day here. The beds have no springs....' So begins the first letter that nine-year-old Roald Dahl penned to his mother, Sofie Magdalene, under the watchful eye of his boarding school headmaster. For most of his life, Roald Dahl would continue to write weekly letters to his mother, chronicling his adventures, frustrations and opinions, from the delights of childhood to the excitements of flying as a World War II fighter pilot....

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Harry's Arctic Heroes

    • Walking with the Wounded on the Expedition of a Lifetime
    • By: Mark McCrum
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Martyn Ellis, Saul Reichlin, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    In April 2011, four soldiers - each a hero of recent conflicts who suffered devastating injuries in the line of duty - set out on a challenge that even an able-bodied athlete would balk at: a 200 mile trek, unsupported, to the North Pole. It was the culmination of a journey that began long before, when two friends decided to mount an expedition that would demonstrate how remarkable our armed forces are and raise funds for the rehabilitation of injured service men and women.

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Walking with the Wounded

    • The Incredible Story of Britain's Bravest Warriors and the Challenge of a Lifetime
    • By: Mark McCrum
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Martyn Ellis, Andrew Wincott, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In April 2011, four soldiers set out on a challenge that even an able-bodied athlete would balk at: a 200-mile trek, unsupported, to the North Pole. It was the culmination of a journey that began long before, when two friends decided to mount an expedition that would demonstrate how remarkable our armed forces are and raise funds for the rehabilitation of injured service men and women. Little did they know that their idea would ultimately gain global attention.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The synopsis is probably enough

    • By Valerie on 06-19-12

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Ian McKellen

    • The Biography
    • By: Garry O'Connor
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Sir Ian McKellen is that rarest of characters: a celebrity whose distinguished political and social service has transcended his enormous fame and international stardom to reach far beyond the stage and screen. The breadth of his endeavour - professional, personal and political - has been truly staggering. Of some four-hundred stage and film roles, there are only three, in his own estimation, of which he has not been proud. Iconic roles have not been in short supply: Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings being perhaps the most universally-recognised and well-loved. 

    Regular price: $21.81