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    • Rebecca

    • By: Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,620
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,335
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,327

    The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives - resenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favourite novels, ever

    • By Calliope on 11-24-14

    Regular price: $22.80

    • 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 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged and dramatized works, but well done

    • By E on 09-16-18

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Double Sin and Other Stories

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Isla Blair, Joan Hickson, Anna Massey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    In one of London's most elegant shops, a decorative doll in green velvet adopts some rather human, and sinister, traits.... A country gentleman is questioned about a murder that has yet to be committed.... While summoning spirits, a medium is drawn closer to the world of the dead than she ever imagined possible.... In a small country church, a dying man's last word, sanctuary, becomes both an elegy and a clue to a crime.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mix of Poirot, Miss Marple and stand-alone stories

    • By ButterflyRose on 05-18-18

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Complete Barchester Chronicles (Dramatisation)

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Alex Jennings
    • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    Here is a new audio edition of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's gently satirical tales of provincial life, available together in one download. Nearly 20 hours of ironic, witty, and wonderfully written drama is contained in this audiobook. The cast includes Anna Massey, Alex Jennings, David Haig, Rosemary Leach, Kenneth Cranham, Emma Fielding, and Brenda Blethyn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Anthony Trollope's Small Affairs

    • By Joseph R on 08-30-09

    Regular price: $34.11

    • Murder in Mesopotamia

    • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 299
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298

    Nurse Amy Leatheran had never felt the lure of the "mysterious East", but she nonetheless accepts an assignment at Hassanieh, an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert, to care for the wife of a celebrated archaeologist. Mrs Leidner is suffering bizarre visions and nervous terror. "I'm afraid of being killed!" she admits to her nurse. Her terror, unfortunately, is anything but unfounded, and Nurse Leatheran is soon enough without a patient. The world's greatest detective happens to be in the vicinity, however....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ghastly Narration

    • By CobwebLing on 11-25-17

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Catherine De Medici

    • By: Leonie Frieda
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    Leonie Frieda has returned to original sources and re-read the thousands of letters left by Catherine de Medici. There has not been a biography in English of Catherine for many years, and she believes that the time has come to show her as one of the most influential women in 16th-century Europe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding performance of an excellent book

    • By Zaubermond on 05-24-11

    Regular price: $15.88

    • This Sceptred Isle: Collection 1

    • 55BC-1702: The Classic BBC Radio History
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Paul Eddington
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The first five volumes from the landmark BBC radio series This Sceptred Isle. Christopher Lee's epic history tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the death of Victoria. This collection includes the original first five volumes.

    Regular price: $33.04

    • The Phantom of the Opera (Dramatized)

    • By: Gaston Leroux, Barnaby Edwards
    • Narrated by: Alexander Siddig, Anna Massey, James D'Arcy, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    In the cosmopolitan Paris of the 1880s, the new proprietors of the Opera House are amused to discover that their costly acquisition is said to be haunted. But their smiles quickly vanish as tragedy follows misfortune: a murdered stagehand, a fatal accident, a missing girl. Fearful tales of the Opera Ghost race through the corridors and dressing rooms of the theatre. And with good reason - for deep in the catacombs beneath the Opera House, something is stirring.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Fabulous

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-18-16

    Regular price: $27.71

    • This Sceptred Isle Collection 2: 1702-1901

    • The Classic BBC Radio History
    • By: Christopher Lee, Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Peter Jeffrey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The final five volumes from the landmark BBC radio series This Sceptred Isle. Christopher Lee's epic history tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the death of Victoria. This collection includes the original volumes 6-10. 1702-1760: the First British Empire; the reign of George I; Britain's first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole; and the first rendition of Rule Britannia. 1760-1792: the Age of Revolution; the Industrial Revolution begins....

    Regular price: $33.04

    • Rebecca

    • By: Daphne Du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    Daphne du Maurier's young heroine meets the charming Maxim de Winter and despite her youth, they marry and go to Manderley, his home in Cornwall. There, the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers and the mystery she keeps alive of his first wife Rebecca - said to have drowned at sea - threatens to overwhelm the marriage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-26-10

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Fear on 4

    • 13 Chilling BBC Radio 4 Dramas
    • By: BBC, Various
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Bernard Cribbins, Edward de Souza, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    An unsettling collection of full-cast dramas from the long-running BBC Radio 4 horror series. Throughout five series of Fear on 4 from 1988-1997, Edward de Souza was The Man in Black, a sinister raconteur who introduced a weekly half hour of terror and suspense. Here, he welcomes us to his house of horrors as he presents 13 terrifying tales that will make your flesh crawl. With eerie sound effects that enhance the atmosphere of dread, these bloodcurdling adaptations run the gamut from the mysterious to the macabre. With superb casts including Imelda Staunton, Bernard Cribbins, Anna Massey, Thora Hird and Sean Barrett.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • 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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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

    • The Sceptred Isle: The Dynasties

    • The Complete BBC Collection
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    The Sceptred Isle provided the definitive radio account of the British nation, from 55BC to the end of the 20th century. Now its attention turns towards the incredibly powerful families which have wielded power behind the scenes for the past 1,000 years. The Dynasties relates how the loyalties of this privileged elite, many of whom are older than the monarchy itself, were tested and rewarded; it also uncovers a multitude of murderous plots, bloody battles, adulteries, intrigues and shocking executions.

    Regular price: $22.71

    • Nicholas Nickleby (Dramatised)

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Sophie Thompson, Ken Campbell, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Left penniless by the death of his father, nineteen-year-old Nicholas Nickleby seeks help, along with his mother and sister, from Uncle Ralph Nickleby. The hard-hearted money lender takes an instant dislike to his nephew and gets rid of the boy by securing him a teaching position at Dotheboys Hall, where the evil Wackford Squeers presides. Horrified by the barbarity he sees there, Nicholas defies Squeers and is forced to flee.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A rather noisy production. 😐

    • By Anne Elliot on 03-13-17

    Regular price: $20.66

    • Murder in Mesopotamia

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Amy Leatheran had never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist, events prove stranger than she could ever have imagined. Her patient's bizarre visions and nervous terror seem unfounded, but as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax in murder.

    Regular price: $9.05

    • Fraud

    • By: Anita Brookner
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    When Anna Durrant is reported missing her friends seem unconcerned at her disappearance. After all, her life has been one of concealment. For years Anna submitted to the protective dependence of her mother, and even after Amy Durrant’s death she simply conformed to the expectations of others. Increasingly, Anna feels herself trapped by these expectations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jamesian, Whartonesque, Eliotlike 📚📖

    • By Gretchen SLP on 12-10-16

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Northanger Abbey

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Catherine Morland reads tales of Gothic romance, yet leads a country life in Wiltshire. When she travels to Bath, she meets and falls in love with Henry Tilney. She is invited by his sister and father to stay at Northanger Abbey, where she meets all the trappings of Gothic horror that she has read about. Fortunately, she has her own good sense and irresistible but unsentimental hero, Henry Tilney.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasing but too serious narrator

    • By karen R on 12-08-15

    Regular price: $17.05

    • An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

    • By: P. D. James, Nevill Teller
    • Narrated by: Judi Bowker, Anna Massey, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Judi Bowker and Anna Massey star in this gripping BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation featuring young detective Cordelia Gray. Mark Calendar, 21 years old and in his final year at Cambridge, leaves university without warning and takes a job as a gardener. Eighteen days later he is found hanging in the cottage where he lived. The verdict at the inquest is suicide.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • DO NOT GET IF YOU ARE READING ALONG WITH BOOK

    • By Haley on 11-13-15

    Regular price: $10.33

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century 1919-1939
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Volume 2, covering the years 1919-1939, looks at a Britain ravaged by war and at the mercy of millions of striking workers. It also takes in the lighter side of life in the 1920s and 30s, including the first loaf of bread going on sale and the glory days of Fred Perry.

    Regular price: $14.46

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century 1939-1959
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Volume 3, covering the years 1939-1959, takes a global perspective. Following the horrors of the Second World War, which culminated with the horrific bombing of Hiroshima and the onset of the Cold War, came the beginnings of popular culture: Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and the Mini.

    Regular price: $14.46

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