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    • The Divine Comedy

    • Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso
    • By: Dante Alighieri, Stephen Wyatt
    • Narrated by: Blake Ritson, John Hurt, David Warner, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 519
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 514

    Blake Ritson, David Warner, Hattie Morahan and John Hurt star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Dante's epic poem. Inferno: Thirty-five year old Dante finds himself in the middle of a dark wood, in extreme personal and spiritual crisis. Hope of rescue appears in the form of the venerable poet Virgil, now a shade himself, who offers to lead Dante on an odyssey through the afterlife, beginning in the terrifying depths of Hell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Revisiting the land of the dead

    • By Zaubermond on 10-21-16

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Stardust

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Aisling Loftus, Alex Macqueen, Blake Ritson, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235

    Challenged to retrieve a fallen star, Tristran Thorn leaves the sleepy English village of Wall and crosses into the land of Faerie and the realm of Stormhold. Locating the star, he discovers it is no meteorite but a young woman, Yvaine. When Yvaine evades him and escapes, Tristran discovers he is not the only one in pursuit of the star: there are dark forces in this magical land, and he must find Yvaine before she falls into their clutches.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Brilliant Realization

    • By D. Craven on 02-09-17

    Regular price: $14.91

    • The War of the Worlds

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: H G Wells
    • Narrated by: Blake Ritson, Samuel James, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of HG Wells' famous story of the brutal Martian invasion of Earth. When strange explosions are observed on the surface of Mars, excitement spreads among the scientific community. Surrey astronomer Ogilvy invites his friend Robert to the observatory to witness the turbulence on the red planet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant and well done.

    • By Lord Han moreno on 05-13-17

    Regular price: $10.65

    • Unauthorised History: The Killing

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Michael Butt
    • Narrated by: Paul Rhys, Blake Ritson, Harry Lloyd, and others
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In May 1593, the playwright Christopher Marlowe was killed. Apparently, it was because of an argument over a bill. Michael Butt's innovative drama dons the cloak of documentary to re-examine the unsolved case.

    Regular price: $8.53

    • The Far Pavilions

    • By: M. M. Kaye
    • Narrated by: Vineeta Rishi, Blake Ritson, Ayesha Dharker
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of M.M. Kaye’s epic novel of love and war. M.M. Kaye’s masterwork is a vast, rich and vibrant tapestry of love and war that spans over twenty years, moving from the foothills of the Himalayas, to the burning plains, to the besieged British Mission in Kabul. It begins in 1857 when, following the Indian Mutiny, young English orphan Ashton is disguised by his ayah Sita as her Indian son, Ashok. As he forgets his true identity, his destiny is set...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • DISAPPOINTING

    • By Mary on 09-26-12

    Regular price: $17.06

    • Two on a Tower (Dramatised)

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Maggie O'Neill, Blake Ritson
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Two on a Tower' is Hardy's ninth novel and contains perhaps his most complete treatment of the theme of love across the class and age divide, and also the fullest expression of his fascination with astronomy and science.

    Regular price: $10.33