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    • Blackadder Goes Forth

    • By: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    With a ya boo sucks to you fritzy, hot tiddly tumble, it's off to Western Front 1917. Captain Blackadder, hero of Mboto Gorge, joined the British Army when it was little more than a travel agency for gentlemen with an abnormally high sex drive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good Audioproduction of a TV show

    • By Marc on 03-02-05

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Blackadder II

    • By: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    England 1558-1603. The filthy genes of the Blackadder dynasty bubble to the surface of history's melting pot as Lord Edmund, arrogant peer-about-town, swaggers with a big head and small beard in search of grace and favour from the stark raving mad Queen Bess.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious as always

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-04-05

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Blackadder's Christmas Carol

    • By: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Dickens' classic tale of kindness, truth, and virtue is utterly ruined here by having a member of the Blackadder family involved. Stuffed with deeply horrible people and groaning with cartloads of seasonal bottom jokes, it manages to squeeze a Victorian Blackadder and his Elizabethan, Regency, and Space Age relatives into a huge pie of entertainment which will satisfy everyone, unless you're a beadle, an orphan, or a long-dead member of the Royal Family.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Entertainig!

    • By David Eggerschwiler on 12-12-07

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Saturday Live, Volume 2

    • By: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Ben Elton, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Based on the format of the American TV show Saturday Night Live, this home-grown comedy production was an enormous success and bought recognition and fame to a great many performers, many of whom are now household names.

    Regular price: $10.67

    • Blind Faith

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Glen McCready
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    As Trafford Sewell struggles to work through the usual crowds of commuters, he is confronted by the intimidating figure of his Parish Confessor. Why has Trafford not been streaming his every moment of sexual intimacy onto the community website like everybody else? Does he think he's different or special in some way? Better than his fellow man and woman? Does he have something to hide? Imagine a world where everyone knows everything about everybody.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to read

    • By J. Milani on 05-30-17

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Time and Time Again

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    It’s the 1st of June 1914 and Hugh Stanton, ex-soldier and celebrated adventurer is quite literally the loneliest man on earth. No one he has ever known or loved has been born yet. Perhaps now they never will be.Stanton knows that a great and terrible war is coming. A collective suicidal madness that will destroy European civilization and bring misery to millions in the century to come. He knows this because, for him, that century is already history.Somehow he must change that history. He must prevent the war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't Mess With Yesterday!

    • By Carole T. on 01-03-15

    Regular price: $25.68

    • High Society

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The war on drugs has been lost but for want of the courage to face the fact that the whole world is rapidly becoming one vast criminal network. From pop stars and princes to crack whores and street kids. From the Groucho Club toilets to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, we are all partners in crime.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ben brilliant as always

    • By Lisa on 09-21-11

    Regular price: $23.55

    • Two Brothers

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Berlin 1920: Two babies are born. Two brothers. United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood. As Germany marches into its Nazi Armageddon, the ties of family, friendship and love are tested to the very limits of endurance. And the brothers are faced with an unimaginable choice.... Which one of them will survive? Ben Elton's most personal novel to date, Two Brothers transports the reader to the time of history's darkest hour.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grim Grim Grim

    • By Peter Morton on 06-23-15

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Blackadder the Third

    • By: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    England 1760-1815. With the advent of the Regency period the Blackadder's family fortune has rather plummeted. Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince Regent, veers from calamity to disaster with very little in the way of constructive help from either his imbecile Lord and master the Prince Regent or the mouse-brained Baldrick.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • crackling wit

    • By J. on 04-13-12

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Meltdown

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    For amiable city trader Jimmy Corby money was the new rock n' roll. His whole life was a party, adrenaline charged and cocaine fuelled. If he hadn't met Monica, he would probably have ended up either dead or in rehab. But Jimmy was as lucky in love as he was at betting on dodgy derivatives, so instead of burning out, his star just burned brighter than ever. Rich, pampered and successful; Jimmy; Monica; and their friends lived the dream, bringing up their children with an army of domestic helps.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The First Casualty

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Glen McCready
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Flanders, June 1917: a British officer and celebrated poet, is shot dead, killed not by German fire, but while recuperating from shell shock well behind the lines. A young English soldier is arrested and, although he protests his innocence, charged with his murder.Douglas Kingsley is a conscientious objector, previously a detective with the London police, now imprisoned for his beliefs.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Elton's best

    • By Peter Morton on 07-06-15

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Chart Throb

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Glen McCready
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The ultimate pop quest. Ninety-five thousand hopefuls. Three judges. Just one winner. And that’s Calvin Simms, the genius behind the show. Calvin always wins because Calvin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgement upon the mingers, clingers and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted ‘search’ for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok, but bit a bit repetitive.

    • By Hugh on 07-20-10

    Regular price: $24.88

    • High Society

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Rik Mayall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The war on drugs has been lost but for want of the courage to face the fact that the whole world is rapidly becoming one vast criminal network. From pop stars and princes to crack whores and street kids. From the Groucho Club toilets to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, we are all partners in crime.

    Regular price: $12.39

    • The Very Best of Laughingstock, Volume 1

    • By: Rowan Atkinson, Ben Elton, Eddie Izzard
    • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Ben Alton, Eddie Izzard
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 16

    The artists on this compilation range from Rowan Atkinson to Eddie Izzard to Bill Hicks, and we've also included some previously unreleased material. There is eight years worth of material in this collection, and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed producing it.

    Regular price: $6.53

    • The First Casualty

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Jack Davenport
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Flanders, June 1917: a British officer and celebrated poet is shot dead, killed not by German fire, but while recuperating from shell shock well behind the lines. A young English soldier is arrested and, although he protests his innocence, charged with his murder. Douglas Kingsley is a conscientious objector, previously a detective with the London police, now imprisoned for his beliefs. He is released, and sent to France in order to secure a conviction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love it!!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-19-16

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Meltdown

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    For amiable City trader Jimmy Corby money was the new Rock n' Roll. His whole life was a party, adrenalin charged and cocaine fuelled. If he hadn't met Monica he would probably have ended up either dead or in rehab. But Jimmy was as lucky in love as he was at betting on dodgy derivatives, so instead of burning out, his star just burned brighter than ever. But then it all came crashing down....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Stephanie Whitelock on 08-30-11

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Past Mortem

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Ben Miles
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    With old friends like these, who needs enemies? It's a question short, mild mannered detective Edward Newson is forced to ask himself having in romantic desperation logged on to the Friends Reunited Web site searching for the girlfriends of his youth. Newson is not the only member of the Class of '86 who has been raking over the ashes of the past. As his old class begins to reassemble in cyberspace, the years slip away and old feuds and passions burn hot once more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Butchered by abridgement - dreadful

    • By Peter Morton on 05-27-15

    Regular price: $12.78

    • Blast From the Past

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    It’s 2:15 a.m., and you’re in bed alone and you’re woken by the phone.Your eyes are wide and your body tense before it has completed so much as a single ring. And as you wake, in the tiny moment between sleep and consciousness, you know already that something is wrong.Only someone bad would call at such an hour. Or someone good, but with bad news, which would probably be worse.You lie there in the darkness and wait for the answer machine to kick in.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ben brilliant as always

    • By Lisa on 10-07-11

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Chart Throb

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Adam Godley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Chart Throb: the ultimate pop quest, with 95,000 hopefuls, three judges, and just one winner. And that's Colin Simms, the genius behind the show. Colin always wins, because Colin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgement upon the mingers, clingers, and blingers he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted "search" for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book of the year! Humourous look at TV culture

    • By Philip on 03-14-07

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Friday Night Live, Volume 2

    • By: Dame Edna, Julian Clary, Robbie Coltrane, and others
    • Narrated by: Dame Edna, Julian Clary, Robbie Coltrane, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Friday Night Live was a late night programme that pushed comedy on TV to new levels. Most TV comedy at that time was a rather safe affair full of middle aged comics and impersonators. Friday Night Live brought in a new generation of comedians; some from the growing club circuit and some along the path from University. Volume 2, Another comic who got an enormous boost from Friday Night Live was Harry Enfield. He introduced two great characters--the loveable Greek kebab shop owner Stavros, and the less loveable but equally funny Loadsamoney, the plasterer who boasted about his earnings in the booming late 80’s. Included here also is his Northern cousin Buggerallmoney--ah the north south divide! Other great tracks are to be found by Robbie Coltrane, Jo Brand and the wonderful Dame Edna Everage.

    Regular price: $8.25

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