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    • The Order of Time

    • By: Carlo Rovelli
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 430
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 401
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398

    In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. For most listeners, this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it appears. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where, at the most fundamental level, time disappears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rovelli is a Genius

    • By Mike on 05-11-18

    Regular price: $22.40

    • Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes' Rediscovered Railway Stories

    • Four Original Short Stories
    • By: John Taylor
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,919
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,733
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,725

    Benedict Cumberbatch reads these four new Sherlock Holmes stories by John Taylor: 'An Inscrutable Masquerade', 'The Conundrum of Coach 13', 'The Trinity Vicarage Larceny' and 'The 10.59 Assassin'. Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes stories, John Taylor has written four more mysteries featuring the world's greatest detective. Read by acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch, these new adventures share all the suspense of the original tales.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No One Writes Holmes Like Doyle

    • By Amy Deringer Robinson on 12-06-15

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Jane Austen BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Six BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julie McKenzie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,332
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203

    A collection of BBC radio full-cast dramatisations of Jane Austen's six major novels. Jane Austen is one of the finest writers in the English language, and this volume includes all six of her classic novels. Mansfield Park: on a quest to find a position in society, Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. Northanger Abbey: young, naïve Catherine Morland receives an invitation to stay at the isolated Gothic mansion Northanger Abbey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great way to listen to Austen's works!

    • By Rachel Eaton on 03-20-16

    Regular price: $34.10

    • Rumpole: The Penge Bungalow Murders and other stories

    • Three BBC Radio 4 dramatisations
    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, Timothy West, full cast, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young, feisty, devastatingly acute Horace Rumpole in this collection of cracking cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole. Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders: It is the '50s, and two war heroes have been shot dead. Defending the suspect is deemed hopeless, so the case is handed to a novice. But the novice's superiors didn't count on the tenacity and wit of the young and hungry Horace Rumpole.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • These short mysteries were delicious!

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-12-18

    Regular price: $14.91

    • Neverwhere [Adaptation]

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lee, James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,004
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,991

    A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always amazing.

    • By Chelly on 04-04-14

    Regular price: $14.93

    • Metamorphosis

    • A BBC Radio 4 Reading
    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Benedict Cumberbatch reads the enduring classic of Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis. Gregor Samsa wakes to discover that he has turned into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. He attempts to adjust to his new condition as he deals with being burdensome to his parents and sister, who are repelled by the horrible creature he has become. First published in 1915, Kafka's darkly comic novella explores concepts such as the absurdity of life, alienation and the disconnect between mind and body.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Sad

    • By ilene on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $10.65

    • The Order of Time

    • By: Carlo Rovelli
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Time is a mystery that does not cease to puzzle us. Philosophers, artists and poets have long explored its meaning while scientists have found that its structure is different from the simple intuition we have of it. From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Time flows at a different speed in different places, the past and the future differ far less than we might think, and the very notion of the present evaporates in the vast universe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mundane linguistic insights coupled with a good description of our current understanding of the universe.

    • By Linn on 06-13-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Rumpole: The Gentle Art of Blackmail & Other Stories

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, full cast, Timothy West
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young Horace Rumpole in this second stellar collection of court cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole. 'Rumpole and the Man of God': It is 1959, and Rumpole must defend a clergyman accused of shoplifting who, although he clearly did not commit the crime, is curiously reluctant to be cross-examined under oath. Meanwhile, Hilda (she who must be obeyed) has big news....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another series of Mysteries acted out amazingly!!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $15.26

    • Cabin Pressure

    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,533
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,390
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382

    John Finnemore (Dead Ringers & Mitchell & Webb) has written this brilliant new sitcom starring Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam & Benedict Cumberbatch. Cabin Pressure is set in a small airline business. The flipside of the glamorous world of international airlines.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mad Cap Comedy Silliness By The Experts

    • By Sara on 02-21-15

    Regular price: $12.40

    • Mansfield Park (Dramatized)

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: David Tennant, full cast, Benedict Cumberbatch, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 622
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 560
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 558

    Felicity Jones, David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch star in BBC Radio 4's full-cast dramatisation of the novel by Jane Austen, one of the great English classics. Seeking a position in society, young Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. But her life there is not as she might wish. Felicity Jones plays Fanny, whilst David Tennant is her cousin Tom and Benedict Cumberbatch his brother Edmund.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How On Earth?

    • By Carole T. on 05-02-15

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2

    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,122
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,014
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,015

    Stephanie Cole ("Doc Martin"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam ("The Thick Of It") star in the complete second series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Fun!

    • By Gwynne O'Reagan on 11-06-09

    Regular price: $12.40

    • My Dear Bessie: A Love Story in Letters

    • A BBC Radio 4 Adaptation
    • By: Chris Barker, Bessie Moore
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jane Slavin, Louise Brealey
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 37

    Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey read a love story in letters, played out against the backdrop of the Second World War. 'Can you feel, as you read these words, that I am thinking of you now; aglow, alive, alert at the thought that you are in the same world, and by some strange chance loving me.' A small blue box opened in 2008 revealed a wartime world of love, longing and frustration. Inside were bundles and bundles of letters written neatly on thin blue airmail paper or headed army notepaper.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet romance, top notch narration

    • By Leanne on 04-02-18

    Regular price: $8.52

    • The Spire

    • By: William Golding
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 161

    Dean Jocelin has a vision: that God has chosen him to erect a great spire on his cathedral. His mason anxiously advises against it, for the old cathedral was built without foundations. Nevertheless, the spire rises octagon upon octagon, pinnacle by pinnacle, until the stone pillars shriek and the ground beneath it swims. Its shadow falls ever darker on the world below, and on Dean Jocelin in particular.From the author of Lord of the Flies, The Spire is a dark and powerful portrait of one man's will, and the folly that he creates.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Power through for a deep exam. of a man's psyche

    • By Leena on 11-15-14

    Regular price: $16.40

    • Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Ian Kelly's Casanova

    • By: Ian Kelly
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 150

    Benedict Cumberbatch reads Ian Kelly’s biography of one of the most beguiling and controversial individuals of any age. In this fascinating biography of the notorious libertine, Ian Kelly draws on documents by Casanova, his friends, and his lovers (male and female) in order to bring fresh insights to the man’s life and world. The sights and smells of 18th-century Europe are brought keenly to life, as are the colourful incidents of Casanova’s life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • sublime

    • By shezallthat on 05-28-15

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Cabin Pressure

    • Zurich: The BBC Radio 4 airline
    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Full Cast, Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 787
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 707
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 704

    The complete finale of the hit BBC Radio 4 sitcom- 2 episodes. Cabin Pressure is set in the wing and prayer world of a tiny, one-plane airline, staffed by two pilots, one on his way down, and one who was never up to start with. In this, the finale of the whole series, we discover that for MJN Air, whether it's choosing an ice-cream flavour, putting a princess in a van or remembering your grandmother's name, no job is too small, but, many, many jobs are too difficult.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Rosanne Limoncelli on 03-02-15

    Regular price: $8.53

    • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 3

    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch, Roger Allam, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,027
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 958
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 954

    Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Roger Allam star in the first series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • MJN keeps flying, I keep laughing

    • By SJS on 10-30-12

    Regular price: $12.40

    • Rumpole: The Sleeping Partners & Other Stories

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jasmine Hyde, Timothy West, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young, feisty, devastatingly acute Horace Rumpole in this collection of cracking cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole.

    Regular price: $13.08

    • Scales of Justice

    • By: Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 138

    The lives of the inhabitants of Swevenings are disrupted only by a fierce competition to catch the Old Un, a monster trout known to dwell in a beautiful stream which winds past their homes. Then one of their small community is found brutally murdered; beside him is the freshly killed trout. Both died by violence - but Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn's murder investigation seems to be much more interested in the fish.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cumberbatch is a great narrator!

    • By PJ on 08-01-12

    Regular price: $10.11

    • Cabin Pressure: Molokai (Christmas Special 2010)

    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 714
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 663
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 660

    In this Christmas special 'Molokai' - It's Christmas morning, but when Carolyn schedules an extra stop-off to the Hawaiian island of Molokai, Arthur has just seven minutes to celebrate Christmas. Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the second series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I can't believe I missed this Cabin Pressure.

    • By Shopper Mom on 04-15-15

    Regular price: $6.20

    • Casanova

    • By: Giacomo Casanova
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 275

    The first part of the Memoirs of Giacomo Casanova, a special film tie-in version. The film, starring Heath Ledger as Casanova with Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller, will be released in UK February 2006.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged?! No!

    • By Siobhan on 03-05-12

    Regular price: $11.72

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