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    • Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret

    • By: Craig Brown
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Princess Margaret aroused passion and indignation in equal measures. To her friends, she was witty and regal. To her enemies, she was rude and demanding. In her 1950s heyday, she was seen as one of the most glamorous and desirable women in the world. By the time of her death in 2002, she had come to personify disappointment. One friend said he had never known an unhappier woman. The tale of Princess Margaret is Cinderella in reverse: hope dashed, happiness mislaid, life mishandled.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Kind of A Glorious Waste of Time

    • By Carole T. on 08-10-18

    Regular price: $35.69

    • The House of Mirth

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 316

    Beautiful, sophisticated and endlessly ambitious Lily Bart endeavours to climb the social ladder of New York's elite by securing a good match and living beyond her means. Now nearing 30 years of age and having rejected several proposals, forever in the hope of finding someone better, her future prospects are threatened. A damning commentary of 20th-century social order, Edith Wharton's tale established her as one of the greatest British novelists of the 1900s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Catherine on 04-12-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Enchanted April

    • By: Elizabeth von Arnim
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    It began in a women's club in London on a February afternoon. A discreet advertisement in The Times, addressed to "Those who Appreciate Wistaria and Sunshine..." lures four very different women away from the dismal British weather to San Salvatore, a castle high above a bay on the sunny Italian Riviera. There, the Mediterranean spirit stirs the souls of Mrs Arbuthnot, Mrs Wilkins, Lady Caroline Dester, and Mrs Fisher, and remarkable changes occur.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oh, Gosh! What a Delightful Surprise!

    • By Gillian on 01-27-14

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Ghostly Tales

    • By: Bram Stoker, Amelia B. Edwards, Sir Walter Scott, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney, Eleanor Bron, Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Four spine-tingling short stories from masters of the genre, read by Michael Maloney, Eleanor Bron and Andrew Sachs: 'The Phantom Coach' by Amelia B. Edwards; 'The Judge’s House' by Bram Stoker; 'The Tapestried Chamber' by Sir Walter Scott; 'The Man of Science' by Jerome K. Jerome.

    Regular price: $9.49

    • Ma'am Darling

    • 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret
    • By: Craig Brown
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    From our funniest writer, a portrait of our most talked-about royal. She made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando clam up. She cold-shouldered Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor. Andy Warhol photographed her. Jack Nicholson offered her cocaine. Gore Vidal revered her. John Fowles hoped to keep her as his sex slave. Dudley Moore propositioned her. Francis Bacon heckled her. Peter Sellers was in love with her. For Pablo Picasso, she was the object of sexual fantasy.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Story of entitlement

    • By chrisCA on 08-12-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Pale Horse

    • A New BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Jason Hughes, Eleanor Bron, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    A new BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the novel by Agatha Christie, first published in 1961.Mark Easterbrook learns of a mysterious organisation called the Pale Horse, and in the village of Much Deeping he is told of the organisation's supernatural connections. A piece of paper with a list of names seems to foretell the deaths of several people, and Mark must discover what connects them all, and who is behind the strange powers of the Pale Horse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Different yet the same

    • By D. H. Saisa on 08-06-16

    Regular price: $10.33

    • The Colour

    • By: Rose Tremain
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Joseph and Harriet Blackstone emigrate from Norfolk to New Zealand in search of new beginnings and prosperity. But the harsh land near Christchurch where they settle threatens to destroy them almost before they begin. When Joseph finds gold in the creek he is seized by a rapturous obsession with the voluptuous riches awaiting him deep in the earth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An almost perfect experience

    • By Alison on 06-10-06

    Regular price: $21.48

    • Something in Disguise

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    May's second marriage to Colonel Herbert Brown-Lacey is turning out to be a terrible mistake. Her children find the Colonel's presence oppressive.

    Regular price: $19.10

    • Call for the Dead (Dramatised)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron, Anna Chancellor
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Simon Russell Beale stars in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of John le Carré's first novel, which introduced his most famous character, George Smiley. This dramatisation, set in London in the late 1950s, finds Smiley engaged in the humdrum job of security vetting. But when a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide after an apparently unproblematic interview, Smiley is baffled. Refusing to believe that Fennan shot himself, Smiley decides to investigate.

    Regular price: $10.33

    • The Men and the Girls

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Lifelong friends, now in their sixties, James, a teacher, and Hugh, a TV personality, both live with attractive women 25 years their junior. But the age difference is a time bomb, ticking away at the heart of both relationships. Kate's hunger for a life more in keeping with her own age threatens to bring her eight years with James to an end. And how is Julia to cope when her own career begins to blossom while Hugh's is withering before their eyes? The arrival of Miss Beatrice Bachelor, a razor-sharp Oxford spinster, fuels the discontent in both girls.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish there had been at least one more chapter

    • By Sharon on 11-21-13

    Regular price: $19.71

    • The Old Maid

    • By: Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 564
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 496

    The story follows the life of Tina, a young woman caught between the mother who adopted her - the beautiful, upstanding Delia - and her true mother, her plain, unmarried ‘aunt’ Charlotte, who gave Tina up to provide her with a socially acceptable life. The three women live quietly together until Tina’s wedding day, when Delia’s and Charlotte’s hidden jealousies rush to the surface.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touching story, well read

    • By Feather on 06-13-10

    Regular price: $9.49

    • The Aeneid

    • By: Virgil
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Virgil's sweeping epic, starring Ralph Fiennes as Aeneas and Derek Jacobi as the Narrator. One of the classics of all time, The Aeneid was Virgil's last and greatest work. In it, he recounts in vivid imagery the legendary origin of the Roman Empire. The story begins after the Greeks have destroyed the city of Troy. The Trojan Prince Aeneas, defeated and depressed, leads his remaining citizens to a new land and a new destiny foretold by the Gods.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Would love an unabridged version!

    • By Tad Davis on 11-26-13

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Elizabeth Jane Howard

    • A Dangerous Innocence
    • By: Artemis Cooper
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923-2014) wrote brilliant novels about what love can do to people, but in her own life the lasting relationship she sought so ardently always eluded her. She grew up yearning to be an actress, but when that ambition was thwarted by marriage and the war, she turned to fiction. Her first novel, The Beautiful Visit, won the John Llewellyn Rhys prize - she went on to write 14 more, of which the best-loved were the five volumes of The Cazalet Chronicle.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A rather depressing life

    • By Kate Rendham on 09-25-16

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Marking Time

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    The sunlit days of the childish games and family meals are over, as shadows of war roll in to cloud the lives of one English family. At home Place, the windows are blacked out and food is becoming scarce.

    Regular price: $15.88

    • Marie Antoinette

    • By: Antonia Fraser
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Marie Antoinette's dramatic life-story continues to arouse mixed emotions. To many people, she is still 'la reine mechante', whose extravagance and frivolity helped to bring down the French monarchy; her indifference to popular suffering epitomised by the (apocryphal) words: 'let them eat cake'. Others are equally passionate in her defence: to them, she is a victim of misogyny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 10/10, will read again.

    • By Michelle on 10-26-16

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Love

    • By: Elizabeth von Arnim
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    gentle romance begins innocently enough in the stalls of a London theatre where Catherine is enjoying her ninth and Christopher his thirty-sixth visit to the same play. He is a magnificent young man with flame-coloured hair. She is the sweetest little thing in a hat. There is just one complication: Christopher is 25, while Catherine is just a little bit older. Flattered by the passionate attentions of youth, Catherine, with marriage and motherhood behind her, is at first circumspect, but finally succumbs to her lover's charms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Quiet Masterpiece!

    • By fotopug on 09-13-17

    Regular price: $21.48

    • The Europeans

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Eugenia, an American expatriate brought up in Europe, arrives in rural New England with her charming brother Felix, hoping to find a wealthy second husband after the collapse of her marriage to a German prince. Their exotic, sophisticated airs cause quite a stir with their affluent, God-fearing American cousins, the Wentworth's - and provoke the disapproval of their uncle, suspicious of foreign influences.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful novel, wonderful reader, poor recording

    • By Catherine on 11-14-09

    Regular price: $15.66

    • A Passionate Man

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Archie Logan, a country doctor, and his wife Liza lead an orthodox-seeming life, and everything is well until Archie's father, a widower for over 30 years, falls in love. His choice, a woman of powerful charm, has a profound effect on all the Logans, adults and children alike. The house and family turn from being a refuge to being a cage. Archie and Liza risk losing everything they have built.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Poorly produced

    • By Catherine on 07-12-15

    Regular price: $58.97

    • The Emigrants: Ambros Adelwarth (Dramatized)

    • By: W. G. Sebald, Edward Kemp (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: John Wood, Henry Bron, Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Inspired by an old photograph album to investigate the life of a lost relative, a man finds himself on a journey that traverses the 20th century, leading him from an American asylum to the shores of the Dead Sea. Adapted by Edward Kemp from W G Sebald's acclaimed novel about the experiences of Jewish emigrants.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • special performance of a special story

    • By Thomas on 02-01-14

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Next of Kin

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Dairy farmer Robin Meredith has just buried his Californian wife Caro who, though a central figure at the farm for more than twenty years, had remained a mystery to the family. With Caro gone, her adopted daughter Judy feels cut adrift. To Robin’s brother, Joe, Caro had been the emblem of a freedom he’d glimpsed in America and his grief is far deeper than the family suspects. Even Robin and Joe’s parents, entrenched in the adjoining farm, feel suddenly vulnerable to time and change as well.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Death as a Lesson in Living

    • By Sunny Everson on 09-30-12

    Regular price: $19.10

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