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    • The Reluctant Dragon

    • By: Kenneth Grahame
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    The Boy lives in a cottage with his mother and father, and the Dragon lives in a cave on the Downs. The Boy is his only friend. The Dragon is not at all the sort of Dragon one might expect to meet, however: he's polite and friendly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • teaches without being didactic

    • By Lori on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $3.81

    • 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 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    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

    • Brave New World

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser, Jonathan Coy, Justin Salinger, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    It's 2116, and Bernard Marx and Helmholtz Watson are token rebels in an irretrievably corrupted society where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science, and morality turned upside down. There is no poverty, crime or sickness - but no creativity, art or culture either. Human beings are merely docile citizens: divided into castes, brainwashed and controlled by the state and dependent on the drug soma for superficial gratification.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good dramatization, mediocre substance

    • By Josh Atkinson on 05-02-17

    Regular price: $10.65

    • The Old Curiosity Shop

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315

    Provoking an unprecedented outpouring of public grief when it was first published, it follows the story of Little Nell and her feckless grandfather. Forced to leave their magical shop of curiosities in London, they are pursued across the English countryside by the grotesquely evil dwarf Quilp. They escape - but at what cost?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Narration

    • By Ro on 12-10-09

    Regular price: $37.80

    • Hard Times

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Hard Times is Dickens's most political novel. Set in the industrial north of England, in Coketown, he examines the lives of working people, who are taught by the capitalists Gradgrind and Bounderby to think only of the facts of life and not to indulge in imagination. Gradgrind’s own children have been so educated and as a result are dysfunctional and disconnected from their feelings. Only the travelling circus company of Sleary seems to offer any hope of humanity in Coketown.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very glad I kept going!

    • By Bonny on 03-01-16

    Regular price: $36.92

    • Falco: The Complete BBC Radio Collection

    • Five Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Anna Madeley, Anton Lesser, Ben Crowe, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of the first five Falco novels by Lindsey Davis, starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful but flawed...

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Paradise Lost

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of man's creation, fall, and redemption, "to justify the ways of God to men". Here, unabridged, and told with exceptional sensitivity and power by Anton Lesser, is the plight of Adam and Eve, the ambition and vengefulness of Satan and his cohorts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Epic Poem Narrated Well

    • By David on 01-09-06

    Regular price: $41.98

    • Tristram Shandy

    • By: Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    Laurence Sterne’s most famous novel is a biting satire of literary conventions and contemporary 18th-century values. Renowned for its parody of established narrative techniques, Tristram Shandyis commonly regarded as the forerunner of avant-garde fiction. Tristram’s characteristic digressions on a whole range of unlikely subjects (including battle strategy and noses!) are endlessly surprising and make this one of Britain’s greatest comic achievements.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Monty Python's Great, Great Grandfather

    • By Zeno on 09-25-13

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Little Dorrit

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 35 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    William Dorrit has been a resident of the Marshalsea debtors prison for so many years that he has gained the nickname "The Father of the Marshalsea". However, his suffering is eased by his close bond with youngest daughter Amy, or "Little Dorrit". The dashing Arthur Clennam, returning to London after many years in China, enters their lives and the Dorrits' fortunes begin to rise and fall. A biting satirical work on the shortcomings of 19th century government and society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book for our times

    • By Julie on 04-23-09

    Regular price: $42.99

    • Home Front: The Complete BBC Radio Collection, Volume 2

    • By: Richard Monks, Lucy Catherine, Katie Hims, and others
    • Narrated by: Gunnar Cauthary, Maggie Steed, Anton Lesser, and others
    • Length: 39 hrs and 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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    First heard on radio between 4 August 2014 and 9 November 2018, each episode of Home Front is set exactly 100 years before the broadcast date, and each follows one character’s day. Together they create a mosaic of experience from a wide cross section of society, mixing historical fact with enthralling fiction to explore how ordinary people coped with daily life in wartime Britain. We resume the story in Folkestone, where hospital staff face pressure to return wounded men to duty as conscription is introduced.

    Regular price: $32.71

    • The Ruby in the Smoke

    • Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 811
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 411

    In search of clues to the mystery of her father's death, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart ventures into the shadowy underworld of Victorian London. Pursued by villains at every turn, the intrepid Sally finally uncovers two dark mysteries, and realizes that she herself is the key to both.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Read For All Ages

    • By Bonita on 06-23-04

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    In this, perhaps Dickens' most profound and personal novel, we are invited to share in the sentimental education of Pip, the poor boy from the village forge who risks losing himself in snobbery and selfishness when he mysteriously inherits a fortune. The story moves from the bleak Kentish marshes of Pip's childhood to a thrilling climax that mingles tragedy and triumph.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complex characters and beautiful narration

    • By Bonny on 07-04-15

    Regular price: $62.99

    • Clockwork

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,023

    A tormented apprentice clock-maker - and a deadly knight in armour. A mechanical prince - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil... Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter's evening and suddenly life and the story begin to merge - almost like clockwork...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Brothers Grimm Would Have Approved

    • By Ilana on 02-18-15

    Regular price: $7.24

    • A Christmas Carol [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 37

    "A ghostly little book", said Charles Dickens of his famous Christmas novella, which first appeared in 1843. It has become the most famous classic Christmas story of all, with the miserly figure of Scrooge, the epitome of the callous employer; sadly crippled Tiny Tim; and the three spectres: the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. This audiobook continues the award-winning series of Dickens' works read by leading English classical actor Anton Lesser.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What can you say about a classic

    • By chris on 12-31-06

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Sovereign

    • A Matthew Shardlake Novel
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Autumn, 1541. Following the uncovering of a plot against his throne in Yorkshire, King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to overawe his rebellious subjects there. Already in York are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant, Jack Barak. Shardlake has reluctantly undertaken a special mission: to ensure the welfare of a dangerous conspirator being returned to London for interrogation. But the murder of a local glazier involves Shardlake in deeper mysteries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great historical crime series

    • By Aileen on 11-29-11

    Regular price: $15.88

    • Cat O' Nine Tales

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Cat O'Nine Tales is the fifth collection of irresistible short stories from the master storyteller. Ingeniously plotted, with richly drawn characters and Jeffrey Archer's trademark unexpected conclusions, some of these 13 stories were inspired by the two years he spent in prison, including the story of a company chairman who tries to poison his wife while on a trip to St. Petersburg - with unexpected consequences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent pick!

    • By Katherine on 05-07-10

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Hardy: The Mayor of Casterbridge

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Michael Henchard, drunk at a country fair, sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas. The following day, in despair and remorse, he forswears alcohol and sets out to redeem himself. In time, he becomes a respected merchant and eventually the mayor of the town. But Fate is not to be so easily appeased, and Henchard finds his past actions resonate through and destroy his plans for the future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Tad Davis on 12-17-10

    Regular price: $44.09

    • Paradise Lost

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser, Laura Paton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Paradise Lost is the greatest epic poem in the English language. In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of Man's creation, fall, and redemption to "justify the ways of God to men."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ahh... if only

    • By Victoria on 04-09-03

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Othello

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Emma Fielding, Hugh Quarshie, Anton Lesser
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    This widely studied play is one of the "best sellers" of the Shakespeare canon. This production is the sixth Shakespeare play in the series undertaken by Naxos AudioBooks in conjunction with Cambridge University Press.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus

    • By Darwin8u on 09-17-17

    Regular price: $9.80

    • A Tale of Two Cities [Naxos]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    "It was the best of times and the worst of times." In one of the most famous openings of any novel, Dickens masterfully presents the turmoil of the French Revolution, which is the backdrop for a novel of love, patience, hope, and self-sacrifice. This version is read by Anton Lesser, whose award-winning Dickens recordings in their abridged form has now resulted in the opportunity to read the full unabridged text.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Home Run

    • By GH on 05-11-12

    Regular price: $51.79

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