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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 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    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

    • 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 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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 Ruby in the Smoke

    • Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 780
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 387

    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

    • The Tiger in the Well

    • Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198

    Sally Lockhart, trying to put her troubled past behind her after her fiance's death, has settled into a comfortable life with her daughter, Harriet, her career, and her London friends. But her world comes crashing down around her when a complete stranger claims to be both her husband and Harriet's father, casting doubt on her spotless reputation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dark, but compelling

    • By Charlie on 10-20-07

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Paradise Lost

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    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

    • The Shadow in the North

    • Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    The year is 1878, and Sally Lockhart has started her own financial consulting business. When a client loses a fortune in the unexpected collapse of a British shipping firm, Sally is determined to find out why. But as she comes closer to learning the identity of the firm's elusive owner, she discovers that her questions are far from simple...and that the answers could cost her her life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great story, but part of the plot is missing!

    • By Jody on 03-23-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • 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 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    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

    • Clockwork

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 993
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 997

    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

    • The Old Curiosity Shop

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    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

    • Little Dorrit

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 35 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    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

    • Hard Times

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    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

    • Aesop's Fables

    • By: Aesop
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    How can the Tortoise run faster than the Hare? What happens when the dog growls at its image? Or when the Country Mouse goes to supper with the Town Mouse? These wonderful stories have delighted adults and children for centuries, with their witty observations on animals and humans too. The stories are told with the enduring magic of a master story-teller, and set against the bright sounds of Vivaldi's Four Seasons and sound effects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marvelous!

    • By Nicholas Zacharias on 02-03-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Ian Johnston - translator
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    The Trojan War is over, and Odysseus, the cunning King of Ithaca, sets out for home, his wife Penelope, and his son, Telemachus. It proves a long, 10-year journey, fraught with dangers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Adventure

    • By Ryan on 06-04-10

    Regular price: $44.09

    • Victorian London

    • The Life of a City, 1840-1870
    • By: Liza Picard
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Like her previous books, this book will be the result of the author's passionate interest in the realities of everyday life, and the conditions in which most people lived, so often left out of history books. This period of mid-Victorian London encompasses a huge range of subjects.

    Regular price: $14.17

    • False Impression

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    When an aristocratic old lady is brutally murdered in her country home the night before 9/11, it takes all the resources of the FBI and Interpol to work out the connection between her and the possible motive for her death: a priceless Van Gogh painting. Meanwhile, Anna Petrescu is missing and presumed dead after 9/11. She uses her new status to escape from America and avenge the old lady's death.

    Regular price: $15.88

    • Paradise Regained

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    In Paradise Regained, Satan again is on the prowl, having successfully tempted Adam and Eve, and forced their departure from the Garden of Eden. Here he sets out to tempt again, this time Jesus himself, as he comes to the end of his 40 days in the desert. The magisterial poetry of Milton enriches the encounter and, while not matching the greatness achieved in Paradise Lost, provides drama and depth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Sequel Worthy of the Original

    • By Alan Barr on 12-18-15

    Regular price: $12.58

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    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

    • The Essential John Milton

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser, Samantha Bond, Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    This collection of John Milton's finest poetry offers an ideal overview of his work. It is read by several of Britain's foremost classical actors, including Anton Lesser, Samantha Bond and Derek Jacobi. Milton's uncompromising views set him firmly on the side of Cromwell, putting his life in danger when the Stuart monarchy was restored.

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Great Poets: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    • By: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen, John Moffatt, Sarah Woodward, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in collaboration with his friend, William Wordsworth, revolutionized English poetry. In 1798 they produced their Lyrical Ballads, poems of imagination and reflection using "the language of men" - pointing the way forward for a generation of Romantic poets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another jewel of my poetry collection

    • By ESK on 10-17-12

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Spiritual Verses

    • By: Jalaloddin Rumi
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Rumi's Spiritual Verses is the greatest mystical poem in Islamic culture - and of all time. Rumi examines our human separation from reality, love, and truth. He shows how love - neither erotic nor sentimental but divine, by which the universe is held together - enlightens ignorance and dissolves suffering. The first book of the Masnavi is the key to the whole work: It takes off from simple, amusing tales into realms unimaginable, but wholly familiar to the human heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be listened to by all spiritual seekers

    • By Christopher on 09-29-15

    Regular price: $20.29

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