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    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    For 15 years the weaver Silas Marner has plied his loom near the village of Raveloe, alone and unjustly in exile, cut off from faith and human love, he cares only for his hoard of golden guineas. But two events occur that will change his life forever; his gold disappears and a golden-haired baby girl appears. But where did she come from and who really stole the gold? This moving tale sees Silas eventually redeemed and restored to life by the unlikely means of his love for the orphan child Eppie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing

    • By Ramon on 06-04-12

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dramatised)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Harry Enfield, Billy Boyd, Andrew Sachs, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,007
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 729
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 726

    Dirk Gently has an unshakeable belief in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats for old ladies. Then Dirk stumbles upon an old friend behaving bizarrely - and he's drawn into a four-billion-year-old mystery that must be solved if the human race is to avoid immediate extinction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent dramatisation but wish for unabridged

    • By Hilary on 05-13-11

    Regular price: $14.93

    • Tales from Shakespeare

    • The Lambs' Tales
    • By: Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb, William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Nigel Davenport, Andrew Sachs, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    A perfect introduction for all ages to the breadth and beauty of Shakespeare's work, Tales from Shakespearehas become a classic work in its own right. The tales bring vividly alive the power of Hamlet and Macbeth, the fun of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the drama of The Tempest. Blending detailed narrative with original dialogue and poetic language, they fully convey the wit, wisdom, and imagination of Shakespeare's magnificent plays.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My daughter's absolute favorite!

    • By H on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $14.46

    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 70

    "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done...." With these words and a superb act of bravery and sacrifice, one of the most badly behaved heroes of all time ends Charles Dickens' great tale of the French Revolution. This is a firework display of a book, a crackling picture of the ravages and excesses of starving, furious men and the astonishing acts of heroism that usually accompany them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best

    • By Scott F Feighner on 12-05-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • 15 BBC Radio 4 Original Full-cast Dramas
    • By: Bert Coules
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs, Clive Merrison, full cast
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A gripping collection of 15 BBC Radio full-cast dramas written by Bert Coules, inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories. In the 56 short stories and four novels Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about his great detective, how many times did Dr John Watson tantalise us with references to cases which were never written about in full? These original adventures flesh out those unrecorded cases to wonderful effect. Clive Merrison plays the great sleuth himself, with Andrew Sachs in the role of Doctor Watson. The star casts include Tom Baker, Jane Asher, Tim West, Toyah Willcox, Lindsay Duncan and Mark Gatiss.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Jerri on 08-03-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Cherry Orchard: (Classic Radio Theatre - Dramatised)

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Sinéad Cusack, Anna Massey, Patricia Routledge, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Sinéad Cusack, Anna Massey, Patricia Routledge, Andrew Sachs and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies star in this 1974 BBC Radio full-cast production of Chekhov’s classic play.Madame Ranyevskaya and her daughter Anya have returned home from Paris to discover that their family estate - which includes their beloved cherry orchard - has to be sold to cover the family’s debts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stellar production of Chekhov's masterpiece

    • By mary on 04-16-12

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

    • By: Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Nigel Davenport, Andrew Sachs, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    Download eight timeless audio tales from a magical storyteller. This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains eight of Hans Christian Andersen’s magnificent fairy tales. It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, The Emperor’s New Clothes, the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling

    • By R. Abendaño on 03-11-15

    Regular price: $19.19

    • Candide

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    Candide and his tutor Pangloss travel the globe trying to follow the philosophy "All is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds". However, they are stung and let down at every turn, being robbed, tortured, and ridiculed, amongst other trials. On hearing about their often disasterous travels, a listener feels unfortunately less than empathetic, and can't help themselves laughing out loud at this very funny account of the trail our optimistic travellers take.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why the music?

    • By Michael Howard on 02-23-17

    Regular price: $16.35

    • The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Volume 4

    • By: Bert Coules
    • Narrated by: Clive Merrison, Andrew Sachs, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Clive Merrison and Andrew Sachs star in three brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast adventures. How many times did Dr John Watson tantalise us with a passing reference to a mystery which his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, never wrote about in full? In these full cast original adventures Bert Coules, the chief dramatist of BBC Radio 4’s celebrated complete Sherlock Holmes canon, has imaginatively fleshed out three such unrecorded cases.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Merrison and Sachs are sublime

    • By scmccarty on 08-07-17

    Regular price: $15.49

    • A Handful of Dust

    • By: Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 145

    Evelyn Waugh's 1934 novel is a bitingly funny vision of aristocratic decadence in England between the wars. It tells the story of Tony Last, who, to the irritation of his wife, is inordinately obsessed with his Victorian Gothic country house and life. When Lady Brenda Last embarks on an affair with the worthless John Beaver out of boredom with her husband, she sets in motion a sequence of tragicomic disasters that reveal Waugh at his most scathing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow Start then Subtle

    • By Michael on 05-16-15

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Isles

    • A History
    • By: Norman Davies
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Here is the best-selling and controversial history of the British Isles, including Ireland, from the author of Europe: A History. Emphasizing long-standing European connections and positing a possible break-up of the United Kingdom, this agenda-setting work is destined to become a classic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good if you know what you're getting

    • By David on 09-12-10

    Regular price: $14.45

    • The Songs of the Kings

    • By: Barry Unsworth
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A thoroughly modern tale of politics, spin-doctoring, and media manipulation. As the harsh wind holds the Greek fleet trapped in the straits at Aulis, frustration and political impotence turn into a desire for the blood of a young and innocent woman - blood that will appease the gods and allow the troops to set sail. And when Iphigeneia, Agamemnon's beloved daughter, is brought to the coast under false pretences, it looks as if the ships will soon be on their way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The politics of power haven't changed.

    • By susan on 12-06-12

    Regular price: $19.10

    • Bitter Lemons of Cyprus

    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Lawrence Durrell's evocative memoir of living in Cyprus, just before the Greek/Turkish partition. This is a touching and atmospheric account of a place, now changed, where the two races lived side by side.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting listening

    • By Peggyo on 05-28-13

    Regular price: $13.34

    • The Ruby in Her Navel

    • By: Barry Unsworth
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Thurstan, a young Norman and would-be Knight at the Court of King Roger in Palermo, has been in love since boyhood with Lady Alicia, now returned a widow from the Holy Land. Thurstan soon finds himself caught in a tangle of plots.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Well-Earned Five Stars for this Gem

    • By Ilana on 12-11-14

    Regular price: $26.30

    • Latecomers

    • By: Anita Brookner
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    A novel about human relationships, focusing, unusually for Brookner, on two male characters. Hartmann and Fibich met at school and 40 years later they can no more think of living apart than of divorcing their wives. This book deals with their gradual coming to terms with the emotional gaps in their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Subtle Study of Characters

    • By Steve M on 01-15-17

    Regular price: $17.05

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Set in 1482, Victor Hugo's powerful novel of imagination, caprice, and fantasy is a meditation on love, fate, architecture, and politics, as well as a compelling recreation of the medieval world at the dawn of the modern age. In a brilliant reworking of the tale of Beauty and the Beast, Hugo creates a host of unforgettable characters, amongst them Quasimodo, the hunchback of the title, hopelessly in love with the gypsy girl Esmeralda; satanic priest Claude Frollo; Clopin Trouillefou, king of the beggars; and Louis XI.

    Regular price: $10.21

    • The Dinosaur Hunters

    • A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric World
    • By: Deborah Cadbury
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In The Dinosaur Hunters, Deborah Cadbury brilliantly recreates the remarkable story of the bitter rivalry between two men: Gideon Mantell uncovered giant bones in a Sussex quarry, became obsessed with the lost world of the reptiles and was driven to despair. Richard Owen, a brilliant anatomist, gave the extinct creatures their name and secured for himself unrivalled international acclaim.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Every word worth reading for dino addicts.

    • By JURANDYR on 08-17-16

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Father Brown: Series 1

    • Series 1
    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Andrew Sachs stars as the famous clerical sleuth in Series 1 of The Father Brown Stories, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4. With his black hat, huge umbrella, unwordly simplicity and ‘beaming but breathless geniality’, Father Brown is one of fiction’s best-loved amateur detectives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Father Brown The Best Modern Day Detective Series

    • By margebibby on 02-24-18

    Regular price: $14.46

    • Fawlty Towers, Volume 1

    • Basil the Rat
    • By: John Cleese, Connie Booth
    • Narrated by: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Four classic BBC TV episodes featuring a newly-added interview with John Cleese.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Greatest !

    • By Donald on 01-24-05

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • Volume Two (Dramatised)
    • By: Bert Coules
    • Narrated by: full cast, Andrew Sachs, Clive Merrison
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    In the 56 short stories and four novels Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about his great detective, there are many passing references to successful cases that are never actually written about. These four stories, written by the main dramatist on the complete BBC Radio 4 Sherlock Holmes canon, imaginatively flesh out the cases behind those references to wonderful effect. As in the complete dramatised canon, Clive Merrison plays the great sleuth, with the role of Doctor Watson played by Andrew Sachs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love these! this one is my first and favorite

    • By Matthew on 04-06-16

    Regular price: $14.93

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