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    • Copenhagen

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina, David Krumholtz, Shannon Cochran
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    How different would the world have looked had the Nazis been the first to build an atomic bomb? Werner Heisenberg, one of Hitler's lead nuclear scientists, famously and mysteriously met in Copenhagen with his colleague and mentor, Niels Bohr, one of the founders of the Manhattan Project. Michael Frayn's Tony Award-winning drama imagines their reunion. Joined by Niels' wife, Margrethe, these three brilliant minds converge for an encounter of atomic proportions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Talented performers

    • By Josh on 03-15-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Copenhagen

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Greta Scacchi
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Greta Scacchi and Simon Russell Beale star in Michael Frayn's award-winning play about the controversial 1941 meeting between physicists Bohr and Heisenberg. Copenhagen, Autumn 1941. The two presiding geniuses of quantum physics, Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg meet for the first time since the breakout of war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite audio book so far

    • By Lara H Gertler on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Headlong

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Celebrated for his playwriting, British author Michael Frayn has also written screenplays and several acclaimed novels. Headlong, a Booker Prize finalist, combines a heavy dose of humor with a fascinating glimpse into the world of priceless art.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For art history junkies only

    • By Zaubermond on 07-28-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Headlong

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Martin Clay, an easily distracted philosopher, and his scrupulous art historian wife find themselves enlisted to assess the value of three dusty paintings. But blocking the soot from the chimney is nothing less, Martin believes, than one of the world's lost treasures. There it is: Martin's new distraction. So begins a wild trail of lies and concealments, soaring hopes and sudden panics as Martin embarks on an obsessive quest to prove his hunch and resolve one of the great mysteries of European art.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • witty and well-read

    • By Louise on 05-31-08

    Regular price: $23.07

    • My Father's Fortune

    • A Life
    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In this memoir, Frayn reveals the original exemplar of the extraordinary-ordinary life: his father, Tom Frayn. A clever lad, a roofing salesman with a winning smile and a racetrack vocabulary, Tom Frayn emerged undaunted from a childhood spent in two rooms with six other people, all of them deaf. And undaunted he stayed, even through the shockingly sudden tragedy that darkened his life.

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Spies

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In the quiet cul-de-sac where Keith and Stephen live, the only immediate signs of the Second World War are the blackouts at night and a single random bomb-site. But the two boys suspect that the ordinary houses in the Close and their inhabitants are not what they seem.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Gave up

    • By Kc on 05-23-05

    Regular price: $17.45

    • Jarvis's Frayn

    • One Man's Original View of the World
    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    These witty vignettes are full of great repartee and wonderfully astute observations – read with the dry humour and enthusiasm they deserve by ‘The Olivier of Audiobooks’ Martin Jarvis.

    Regular price: $10.32

    • Spies

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    In the quiet cul-de-sac where Keith and Stephen live, the only immediate signs of the Second World War are the blackout at night and a single random bombsite. But the two boys start to suspect all is not as it seems when one day Keith announces a disconcerting discovery: the Germans have infiltrated his own family. And when the secret underground world they have dreamed up emerges from the shadows, they find themselves engulfed in mysteries far deeper and more painful than they had bargained for.

    Regular price: $14.94

    • Exchange (Dramatized)

    • By: Yuri Trifanov, Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Ian Abercrombie, Rosalind Ayres, Sharon Bamber, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    The dreary aspects of Soviet housing and one family’s attempt to “exchange” its tiny Moscow apartment for a larger one. Adapted from a novella by the respected Russian writer Yuri Trifanov, as translated by playwright Michael Frayn. Translated and adapted by Michael Frayn. Directed by Robert Robinson. Recorded before a live audience in Santa Monica, CA in April, 1992.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Skios

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    On the private Greek island of Skios, the high-paying guests of a world-renowned foundation prepare for the annual keynote address, to be given this year by Dr. Norman Wilfred, an eminent authority on the scientific organization of science. He turns out to be surprisingly youthful, handsome, and charming. Everyone is soon eating out of his hands. No one more than Nikki, the foundation's attractive organizer. Meanwhile, Nikki's old friend Georgie has rashly agreed to spend a weekend with a notorious schemer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't you mean skiers?

    • By Barbara on 10-23-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Trick of It

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The Trick of It is a comical look at an odd couple. Original and witty, Frayn tells a complete story through one-sided letters. Compact, light and entertaining, The Trick of It is a clever tale. A nameless college professor writes letters to an esteemed friend living in Australia. The professor is a critic who has dedicated his life to teaching and explaining the writings of a profound female writer. He knows her books inside and out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jarvis and Frayn: a perfect combination

    • By Richard on 05-23-12

    Regular price: $10.90

    • Make and Break

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Allan Corduner, David Ellenstein, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    From the author of Copenhagen and Noises Off. A comedy-drama about a door manufacturing company and a fateful convention in Frankfurt. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Rosalind Ayres, Allan Corduner, David Ellenstein, Julian Holloway, Peter A. Jacobs, Martin Jarvis, Robin Goodrin Nordli, James Warwick and Michael York.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Audio Glitches

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-09-14

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Speak after the Beep

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The original 10 broadcasts from BBC Radio 4 - the sequel to the award-winning Jarvis's Frayn. Martin jarvis is seriously funny in this classic series of hilarious vignettes.

    Jarvis and Frayn are a truly inimitable pairing - frequent collaborators on-stage, screen and audiobook, they are an eternally popular duo. This collection is perfect for anyone who has ever questioned the logic behind technobabble, computer jargon and eccentric human idiosyncrasies...that'll be everybody, then!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't stop laughing!!

    • By Allison Wu on 04-08-10

    Regular price: $10.90

    • Skios

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    On the sunlit Greek island of Skios, the Fred Toppler Foundation's annual lecture is to be given by Dr Norman Wilfred, the world-famous authority on the scientific organisation of science. He turns out to be young and charming - not at all the intimidating figure they had been expecting. The Foundation's guests are soon eating out of his hand. So is Nikki, the attractive organiser. Meanwhile, in a remote villa at the other end of the island, Nikki's old friend Georgie waits for the man she rashly agreed to go on holiday with.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By Katharina on 12-06-12

    Regular price: $20.95

    • My Father's Fortune: A Life

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    ‘An unknown place.’ This was what Michael Frayn’s children called the shadowy landscape of the past from which their family had emerged. In this book he sets out to rediscover that lost land before all trace of it finally disappears beyond recall. As he tries to see it through the eyes his parents and the others who shaped his life, he comes to realise how little he ever knew or understood about them. This is a charming, moving and witty childhood memoir from one of Britain’s best-loved writers.

    Regular price: $26.30