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    • The Decameron

    • By: Giovanni Boccaccio
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Gunnar Cauthery, Alison Pettitt, and others
    • Length: 28 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The Decameron is one of the greatest literary works of the Middle Ages. Ten young people have fled the terrible effects of the Black Death in Florence and, in an idyllic setting, tell a series of brilliant stories, by turns humorous, bawdy, tragic and provocative. This celebration of physical and sexual vitality is Boccaccio's answer to the sublime other-worldliness of Dante's Divine Comedy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Up to the Usual Naxos Standard

    • By John on 11-15-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • In a Glass Darkly

    • By: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton, David Horovitch, Jonathan Keeble, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Demons, vengeful spirits, insanity, premature burials, and lesbian vampires. In a Glass Darkly contains five diabolical tales of horror and mystery that will get the heart racing. Each story, including the famous "Green Tea" and "Carmilla", is presented as a case from the posthumous papers of Dr. Martin Hesselius, a metaphysical physician who has no doubt as to the existence of supernatural phenomena - unlike our anxious protagonists....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Björn Frie on 01-06-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

    • By: Peter Abelard, Heloise
    • Narrated by: Gunnar Cauthery, Alison Pettitt, David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Letters of Abelard and Heloise is one of the most extraordinary correspondences in European history. Written in the 12th century, the letters document the love affair between Peter Abelard, a revolutionary philosopher and biblical scholar, and his beautiful and precocious student, Heloise. Eviscerated by his religious opponents and castrated by Heloise’s family, Abelard is haunted by ill fortune, and the star-crossed lovers are forced into separate lives, as monk and nun respectively, with letters being their only form of communication.

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Dracula

    • By: Bram Stoker
    • Narrated by: David Horovitch, Jamie Parker, Joseph Kloska, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    For a century Bram Stoker's Dracula has reigned supreme as the undisputed masterpiece of horror writing. We have all grown up under the shadow of the elegant Count, at once an attractive, brutal, and erotic creature of the night.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great reading

    • By Tad Davis on 08-07-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Tiny

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Ben Lewis
    • Narrated by: Joshua Jenkins, Mark Heap, Peter Marinker, and others
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A quirky BBC Radio 4 comedy by Ben Lewis about a teenager who becomes an internet phenomenon. Originally broadcast as the ‘Afternoon Play’ on 17 September 2010.This is the story of a legend in the making. A nervous young man lives at the dead end of a dead-end town. On his eighteenth birthday he comes into his inheritance. With a little help from an old teacher, he finds it equips him to broadcast over the internet.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Similar story

    • By Amy on 07-08-15

    Regular price: $8.26

    • Prospero, Ariel, Reith and Gill

    • A BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation
    • By: Gary Brown
    • Narrated by: Jon Glover, David Seddon, Stephen Darcy, and others
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Here is Gary Brown's BBC Radio 4 full-cast comedy dramatisation about artist Eric Gill's clash with the BBC over his famous sculpture of Prospero and Ariel. It stars Anton Lesser as Eric Gill and Tim McInnerny as Sir John Reith, the first Director General of the Corporation, and was originally broadcast in the Afternoon Play slot on Wednesday 9 June 2010.

    Inspired by real events, the play charts a clash between the BBC's governors and the artist over the propriety of the sculpture's appearance.

    Regular price: $8.53