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    • Russia: The Wild East

    • The Complete BBC Radio 4 Series
    • By: Martin Sixsmith
    • Narrated by: Martin Sixsmith
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Power struggles have a constant presence in Martin Sixsmith's story of Russia. Collected here in 50 episodes, he chronicles the Mongol hordes invading in the 13th century, through the iron autocratic fists of successive tsars, to the fall of the Soviet Union and Russia's re-emergence as a superpower. Sixsmith brings his first-hand experience of reporting from Russia in the 1980s and 90s to his narrative, witnessing the critical moment when the Soviet Union lost its grip on power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Russian history review book!!

    • By Nathan on 09-12-18

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Philomena

    • A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search
    • By: Martin Sixsmith
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 858
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 780
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 776

    Now a major motion picture directed by Stephen Frears ( The Queen, High Fidelity) and starring Judi Dench ( Skyfall, Notes on a Scandal) and Steve Coogan ( The Trip, Hamlet 2): the heartbreaking true story of an Irishwoman and the secret she kept for 50 years. When she became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to a convent to be looked after as a "fallen woman". Then the nuns took her baby from her and sold him, like thousands of others, to America for adoption. Fifty years later, Philomena decided to find him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rivetting Story and Performance

    • By Fajola Wenders on 12-21-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Philomena

    • By: Martin Sixsmith
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Falling pregnant as a teenager in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent in Co. Tipperary to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. She spent the next 50 years secretly searching for him, unaware that he was searching for her from across the Atlantic.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Title should be Anthony/Michael, NOT Philomena

    • By Robyn on 08-13-14

    Regular price: $26.85

    • Philomena

    • By: Martin Sixsmith
    • Narrated by: Alessandra De Luca
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Quando Martin Sixsmith, noto giornalista in cerca di nuova occupazione, accetta di incontrare quella donna sconosciuta, non ha molte aspettative. Ma poi, la donna lo invita a indagare sul segreto che, dopo un riserbo di quasi cinquant'anni, la madre Philomena le ha svelato, e il suo istinto da giornalista non sa tirarsi indietro.

    Regular price: $13.70

    • Spin

    • By: Martin Sixsmith
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
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    It's the year 2011. The Party in power, the New Project Party is on a moral revival campaign and Selwyn Knox, the recently appointed minister for the Department for Society, is at its helm. Sonya Mair, his political adviser, is helping him call the shots: as well as helping him with some more personal matters. Together they've selected the team. Very carefully. In fact, they've got dossiers on every last member.

    Regular price: $14.01