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    • Terry Pratchett: BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different.... Collected together for the first time are seven full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of Terry Pratchett’s novels, with star-studded casts including Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, Philip Jackson, Alex Jennings and Mark Heap.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Get the unabridged audiobooks, instead

    • By S. Horn on 11-09-18

    Regular price: $34.90

    • The Horse and His Boy

    • The Chronicles of Narnia
    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,578
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,418
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,439

    On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By CocoHunt on 03-02-16

    Regular price: $20.52

    • Beyond Good and Evil

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 519
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 411

    Continuing where Thus Spoke Zarathustra left off, Nietzsche's controversial work Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most influential philosophical texts of the 19th century and one of the most controversial works of ideology ever written. Attacking the notion of morality as nothing more than institutionalised weakness, Nietzsche criticises past philosophers for their unquestioning acceptance of moral precepts. Nietzsche tried to formulate what he called "the philosophy of the future".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, great Audio Narration

    • By Mozart on 01-07-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Sins of the Father

    • Clifton Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,315
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,926
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,913

    Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German Uboat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can';t Wait for the Next One!!!

    • By Margaret Campbell on 05-24-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • This Was a Man

    • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 7
    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,182
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,004
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,982

    This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the cabinet secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fitting conclusion to an amazing series

    • By TP on 11-20-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Over Sea, Under Stone

    • Book 1 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 782
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 555
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562

    On holiday in Cornwall, the three children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that: it is the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching for it themselves, the Drews put their lives in peril.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A short but excellent tale.

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 06-02-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Best Kept Secret

    • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,433
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,151

    Best Kept Secret opens a moment after the end of The Sins of the Father, with the resolution of the trial and the triumphant marriage of Harry Clifton and Elizabeth Barrington, finally uniting their family. Harry, now a best-selling novelist; Emma; their son, Sebastian; and orphaned Jessica make a new life for themselves, but all is not as happy and secure as it could be. Emma's brother, Giles, is engaged to a woman who may be more interested in Barrington's fortune and title than in a long and happy marriage.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Running out of material?

    • By laall on 05-08-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Be Careful What You Wish For

    • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,986
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,982

    Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to the hospital to learn the fate of their son, Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno? When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The demise of a great, fun author

    • By cristina on 03-31-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Mightier than the Sword

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,040
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,016

    Harry Clifton is more successful than ever as a novelist, and has just been elected president of PEN Britain. He learns of a writer in Russia whose memoir of life inside Stalin's palace has landed the writer in prison for life, his book taken off shelves and destroyed. Harry becomes obsessed with freeing the writer and telling his story. His wife Emma, meanwhile is the chair of Barringtons Shipping, having escaped a plot to destroy their company by bombing one of their luxury liners, and now the company is thriving.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Better Then the Last Two

    • By Joel on 04-26-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Cometh the Hour

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,994
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,977

    Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington, and Lady Virginia. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy? Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy and can see no way out of her financial problems until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Less eventful than the others.

    • By Daniel McAfee on 02-23-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Dark Is Rising

    • Book 2 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 742
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 498

    On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift: he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of Christmas, while the Dark is rising, life for Will is full of wonder, terror, and delight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 for the series, 4 for the reader

    • By W. S. on 04-26-04

    Regular price: $32.20

    • Patrick Melrose: The Novels

    • Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother's Milk, and At Last
    • By: Edward St. Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 27 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326

    By turns harrowing and hilarious, this ambitious novel cycle dissects the English upper class. Edward St. Aubyn offers his listener the often darkly funny and self-loathing world of privilege as we follow Patrick Melrose's story of abuse, addiction, and recovery from the age of five into early middle age. The Patrick Melrose novels comprise a modern masterpiece by one of "the most brilliant English novelists of his generation" (Alan Hollinghurst).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautifully, brilliantly wrought

    • By Michi Belan on 12-12-15

    Regular price: $37.79

    • A God in Ruins

    • A Novel
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,770
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,617
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,614

    A God in Ruins tells the dramatic story of the 20th century through Ursula's beloved younger brother, Teddy - would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather - as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • FRUSTRATING BUT GOOD

    • By Janna Wong Healy on 10-27-15

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Noel Coward BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio Full-cast Productions
    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Renowned for his wit, style and sophistication, Noël Coward was one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century. His plays, set in the glittering world of high society in which he lived, are much admired and have remained in the popular theatre repertoire to this day. This collection brings together the very best radio adaptation

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some good plays...

    • By amazinbuyerAB on 08-11-18

    Regular price: $26.17

    • A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    This is one of the defining novels of English writer Julian Barnes. An entertaining melange of stories starting with a contemporary account of the launch of Noah's Ark takes us into unexpected areas of human foibles, activities, and tendencies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Great Julian Barnes

    • By Richard on 02-11-13

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Greenwitch

    • Book 3 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286

    Simon, Jane, and Barney, enlisted by their mysterious great-uncle, arrive in a small coastal town to recover a priceless golden grail stolen by the forces of evil: the Dark. They are not at first aware of the strange powers of another boy brought to help, Will Stanton, nor of the sinister significance of the Greenwitch, an image of leaves and branches that for centuries has been cast into the sea for good luck in fishing and harvest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Power from the Greenwitch...

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 06-27-12

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Silver on the Tree

    • Book 5 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    The Dark is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world. And Will Stanton, last-born of the immortal Old Ones, dedicated to keeping the world free, must join forces with his ageless master Merriman and Bran, the Welsh boy whose destiny ties him to the Light.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The last battle.

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 02-27-13

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Charles Dickens BBC Radio Drama Collection: The Early Years

    • Seven BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Anna Massey, Bill Nighy, and others
    • Length: 35 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Captivating radio dramatisations of seven of Charles Dickens' most famous novels. Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this first digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes seven of his most popular novels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Audio book from Naxos has to be listened to first, and is utterly magnificent. But this radio play is brilliant.

    • By Anonymous User on 08-05-18

    Regular price: $18.11

    • From Shakespeare - With Love (The Best of Sonnets)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: David Tennant, Juliet Stevenson, Anton Lesser, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Shakespeare's Sonnets, one of the most remarkable collections of poetry, was first published in 1609, 400 years ago by Mr Thomas Thorpe. Naxos AudioBooks marks the occasion with a selection of 80 of the finest, read by leading actors. The selection includes famous ones such as 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day' as well as lesser well-known sonnets though of equally fine stature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • from Tennant with love

    • By H. Walker on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $10.49

    • This Was a Man

    • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 7
    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives, and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This was a Man

    • By Anonymous User on 12-26-17

    Regular price: $23.44

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