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    • 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 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Get the unabridged audiobooks, instead

    • By S. Horn on 11-09-18

    Regular price: $34.90

    • The Reluctant Dragon

    • By: Kenneth Grahame
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239

    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 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    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

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    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: $39.95

    • Spiritual Verses

    • By: Jalaloddin Rumi
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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

    • 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 410
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338

    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: $39.95

    • The Ruby in the Smoke

    • Book One
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 825
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 427
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 426

    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

    • 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 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    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: $14.95

    • False Impression

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • Little Dorrit

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 35 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214

    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

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Ian Johnston - translator
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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

    • Clockwork

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,029
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,033

    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

    • Tristram Shandy

    • By: Laurence Sterne
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    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
    • Much better than the first time

    • By andrew on 07-14-12

    Regular price: $33.60

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Ian Johnston - translator
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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, from Polyphemus, the one-eyed Cyclops, and the seductive Sirens, to the love of Calypso on her all-too-comfortable isle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Odyssey

    • By Elisa on 09-28-08

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Nicholas Nickleby

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    One of Dickens' earlier novels, dating from 1839, it charts the fortunes of an honourable young man, Nicholas Nickleby, who has set out to make his way in the world. Dickens presents his remarkably vivid display of Victorian characters and the life they lead, from the generous to the fated to crushed. Hope springs eternal, however, and righteous persistence brings rewards.

    Regular price: $29.39

    • 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 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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

    • Hard Times

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    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: $24.95

    • The Happy Prince

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    This is a story from the The Happy Prince and Other Stories collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's Oscar Wilde enough said.

    • By Tracy on 01-26-16

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The Shadow in the North

    • Book Two
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    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

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