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    • A Perfect Spy

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney, Bill Paterson, Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    'Love is whatever you can still betray. Betrayal can only happen if you love.' So says Magnus Pym, the spy of the title; and he has betrayed a lot in his life - countries, friends, family and lovers. When Magnus disappears after his father's funeral, MI6 launches an urgent manhunt to prevent his defection. But Pym is on a search of his own - to unravel the mystery of what made him the perfect spy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Book: Problem with Adaptation

    • By maegabby on 03-10-18

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Great Love Poems

    • By: William Blake, Robert Burns, Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter, Bill Paterson, Maxine Peake, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    An anthology of over 60 classic love poems, read by some of our finest actors. Love has always been the supreme inspiration for poets, whether romantic or platonic, reciprocated or unrequited. This collection contains a range of the very best love poems, including Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress", Keats' "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" and Byron's "So We'll Go No More A-Roving" - as well as several sonnets from the master himself, William Shakespeare.

    Regular price: $7.01

    • The Railway Man

    • By: Eric Lomax
    • Narrated by: Bill Paterson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    A naive young man, a railway enthusiast and radio buff, was caught up in the fall of the British Empire at Singapore in 1942. He was put to work on the 'Railway of Death' - the Japanese line from Thailand to Burma. Exhaustively and brutally tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio, Lomax was emotionally ruined by his experiences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • From hatred to forgiveness

    • By 9S on 05-04-12

    Regular price: $21.42

    • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Dramatised)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Anna Chancellor, Alex Jennings, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Smiley, wrestling with retirement and disillusionment, is summoned to a secret meeting with a member of the Cabinet Office. Evidence has emerged that the Circus has been infiltrated at the highest level by a Russian agent. 'Find the mole, George. Clean the stables. Do whatever is necessary.' Reluctantly Smiley agrees, and so embarks on a dark journey into his past a past filled with love, duplicity and betrayal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Atmospheric, powerful production

    • By lynn on 03-09-11

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Hide and Seek

    • Inspector Rebus, Book 2
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Bill Paterson, Ian Rankin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43

    A junkie lies dead in an Edinburgh squat, spreadeagled, cross-like on the floor, between two burned-down candles, a five-pointed star daubed on the wall above. Just another dead addict - until John Rebus begins to chip away at the indifference, treachery, deceit and sleaze that lurks behind the facade of the Edinburgh familiar to tourists. Only Rebus seems to care about a death which looks more like a murder every day, about a seductive danger he can almost taste, appealing to the darkest corners of his mind.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • skip the unabridged

    • By connie on 10-02-11

    Regular price: $10.44

    • Great Poems

    • By: Audible Studios
    • Narrated by: Maxine Peake, Bill Wallis, Rupert Penry-Jones, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    An anthology of over 50 classic poems, read by some of our finest actors. This collection contains a selection of the very best poems, from verses inspired by love to war poetry, nature poems and children's rhymes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not for Poetry Snobs. Full Listing in Review.

    • By Clare on 06-10-12

    Regular price: $7.01

    • Knots and Crosses

    • Inspector Rebus, Book 1
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Bill Paterson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    After the brutal abduction and murder of two young girls, now a third is missing, presumably gone to the same sad end. Detective Sergeant John Rebus, smoking and drinking too much, his own daughter spirited away by his estranged wife, is one of many policemen hunting the killer. Then, the messages begin: knotted string and matchstick crosses taunt Rebus with a puzzle only he can solve.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you like British Murder Mysteries...

    • By Barb on 02-24-12

    Regular price: $10.44

    • Tales of Terror and Mystery

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: BIll Paterson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Trapped by the strength of the public adoration of his character Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle was desperate to write other works not involving the sleuth. The Tales of Terror and Mystery have all the recognisable qualities that made Conan Doyle's work so popular - the attention to gruesome detail, the meticulous logic and the intricate and wittily bemusing plotting - yet they are free of the constraints put on Conan Doyle by Mr. Holmes.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Missing four of the 12 short stories!

    • By Anonymous User on 09-17-18

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Tales from the Back Green

    • By: Bill Paterson
    • Narrated by: Bill Paterson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Here is a classic memoir of childhood that will strike a chord with anyone who's ever played and dreamed, with little thought of life "when I grow up". The much loved Scots actor Bill Paterson was brought up in those halcyon days of post-war Britain when a child could still play happily - and safely - in his own back green and the streets beyond.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • If you already know Mr. Paterson, go ahead...

    • By Katherine on 08-25-09

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Dead Souls

    • Inspector Rebus, Book 10
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Bill Paterson, Ian Rankin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Stalking a poisoner at the local zoo, Inspector John Rebus comes across a paedophile taking pictures of children. When the social workers claim he is there for legitimate educational reasons, Rebus is faced with a dilemma - should he be outed to protect local kids or given a chance to start anew?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • like listening to a telegram

    • By connie on 10-30-11

    Regular price: $10.11

    • Meetings With Remarkable Trees

    • By: Thomas Pakenham
    • Narrated by: Thomas Pakenham, Bill Paterson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Thomas Pakenham's classic portraits of 60 distinctive trees, available in download form for the first time. Written by Thomas Pakenham and read by Bill Paterson with an introduction read by the author and music by Orlando Gough. This download includes a fully illustrated accompanying PDF booklet. In 1996, with this astonishing collection, Thomas Pakenham produced a new kind of tree book. The arrangement owes little to conventional botany.

    Regular price: $7.56

    • The Hanging Garden

    • Inspector Rebus, Book 9
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Bill Paterson, Ian Rankin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Detective Inspector John Rebus is buried under a pile of paperwork generated by his investigations into a suspected war criminal. But an escalating dispute between the upstart Tommy Telford and Big Ger Cafferty's gang gives Rebus an escape.

    Regular price: $10.11

    • Let It Bleed

    • Inspector Rebus, Book 7
    • By: Ian Rankin
    • Narrated by: Bill Paterson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Two boys hug and jump. One man blows his brains out and does his lady a last favour. Alone in his cell, another sets a ball rolling that may demolish a glittering career.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Authentic and well read Ian Rankin novel

    • By Tobias on 12-07-11

    Regular price: $10.11