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    • A Clockwork Orange

    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,006
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,530

    A vicious 15-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic, a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. In Anthony Burgess' nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, great narration, but not for everyone

    • By Steve on 06-28-09

    Regular price: $27.37

    • The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: John Joseph Adams (editor), Robert J. Sawyer, Christopher Roden, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 583
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 389

    A modern short story collection featuring the great detective.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Improbable and Incredible.

    • By Shannyn Campbell on 03-28-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Clockwork Orange (NEON Edition)

    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: Benno Fürmann
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Der Jugendliche Alex zieht mit drei anderen Rowdys durch die Straßen. Zum Spaß verprügeln sie hilflose Passanten, rauben Geschäfte aus...

    Regular price: $8.91

    • A Clockwork Orange

    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    In this 1962 classic, a novelistic exploration of modern crime and punishment, Alex is the 15-year-old leader of his gang of "droogs" thriving in the ultraviolent future as prophetically imagined by Burgess. Speaking a bizarre Russian-derived slang, Alex and his friends freely pillage and slash their way across a nightmarish urban landscape until Alex is captured by the judicial arm of the state. He then becomes their prized guinea pig in a scientific program to completely "redeem" him for society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Art is dangerous.

    • By MR on 03-26-12

    Regular price: $21.32

    • Cyrano de Bergerac

    • By: Edmond Rostand, Anthony Burgess - translator adaptor
    • Narrated by: Caroline Aaron, Hugo Armstrong, Kalen Harriman, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Cyrano is a brash, strong-willed man of many talents whose whimsical aptitude for the spoken word is overshadowed by an attribute that is iconic, outrageous, and gigantic - his nose. How can the curiously snouted Cyrano ever hope to win the affections of the beautiful Roxane?

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Nothing Like the Sun

    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Nothing Like the Sun is a magnificent, bawdy telling of Shakespeare's love life. Starting with the young Will, the novel is a romp that follows Will's maturation into sex and writing. It is at the same time a serious look at the forces that midwife art, the effects of time and place, and the ordinariness that is found side by side with extraordinariness of genius.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly Believable, Completely Entertaining

    • By Ilana on 07-05-15

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Earthly Powers

    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 37 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Kenneth Toomey is an eminent novelist of dubious talent; Don Carlo Campanati is a man of God, a shrewd manipulator who rises through the Vatican to become the architect of church revolution and a candidate for sainthood. These two men are linked not only by family ties but by a common understanding of mankind's frailties. In this epic masterpiece, Anthony Burgess plumbs the depths of the essence of power and the lengths men will go for it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth it for the opening line alone

    • By Martin on 05-31-15

    Regular price: $31.97

    • A Clockwork Orange [Dramatisation]

    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: Jason Hughes, Jack Davenport
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Anthony Burgess' novel which became a controversial film in the 1970s. In a nightmare world of the near future, packs of teenagers run wild, beyond the control of their families or the police. Alex is a gang leader, addicted to drug-fuelled assault, torture, and rape.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much different from the Stanley Kubrick film

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-16-17

    Regular price: $10.66

    • A Dead Man in Deptford

    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    A Dead Man in Deptford re-imagines the riotous life and suspicious death of Christopher Marlowe. Poet, lover, and spy, Marlowe must negotiate the pressures placed upon him by theatre, Queen, and country. Burgess brings this dazzling figure to life and pungently evokes Elizabethan England.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An overlooked gem

    • By Cheryl Claussen on 04-27-18

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Byrne: A Novel in Verse

    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A novel in verse form, Byrne echoes and takes further many of the preoccupations of Burgess's earlier fiction. It tells the story of a rampant Irish artist who, in the early days of the century, goes rapidly to the bad and ends up within Hitler's Third Reich.

    Regular price: $15.29

    • Inside Mr Enderby

    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Inside Mr. Enderby introduced to a captivated audience Burgess's dyspeptic poet, whose uniquely idiosyncratic, scatological brand of verse even won the genuine approval of T. S. Eliot. In his first clash with the outside world, Enderby is extracted from his lavatorial sanctuary by the professional widow Vesta Bainbridge in a most peculiar romance.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Enderby Outside

    • Enderby
    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Returning in Enderby Outside, Enderby must deal with incongruous plagiarism from the pop star Yod Crewsley and a visit from an apparent personification of his Muse.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • A Clockwork Testament

    • Enderby
    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Relocated to New York for The Clockwork Testament, or, Enderby's End, Enderby has to defend himself and his first film scenario, which he based on a poem by Gerald Manley Hopkins but - shades of Burgess's A Clockwork Orange - was transmogrified into an X-rated movie.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • M/F

    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    'The situation as far as I'm concerned', says the young narrator-hero of MF, 'is an interesting one. In two days in a strange country I've acquired a mother in the form of a Welsh-speaking Bird Queen who scares me. I've spent some hours in prison, I've discovered the works of an unknown superlative artist in a garden shed and I've been shot at by a riddling lion-faced expert on Bishop Berkeley. Most interesting of all I'm due tonight to be married by a circus clown to my own sister.'

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As outrageous as anyone could hope

    • By Tad Davis on 04-30-17

    Regular price: $20.85

    • Enderby's Dark Lady

    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    F.X. Enderby travels to Indiana in order to impress the Hoosiers with his musical script on the career of Shakespeare and falls in love with a nightclub singer.

    Regular price: $15.48