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    • 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 283
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    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 Taming of the Shrew

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber, Roger Allam, Alan Cox
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Padua holds many suitors for the hand of fair Bianca, but Bianca may not be married until her spinster sister, Kate, is wed. Could any man be rash enough to take on Kate? The witty adventurer Petruchio undertakes the task. While he sets about transforming Kate from foul-tempered termagant to loving wife, young Lucentio and his clever servant, Tranio, plot to win Bianca.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very well done!

    • By S. Riggs on 01-06-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Paradise Lost

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber, full cast, Ian McKellen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A brand-new dramatised retelling of Milton’s epic poem about the fall of man, with Milton as the narrator, adapted by one of the leading poets and thinkers of our generation: Michael Symmons Roberts. Paradise Lost was first published in 1667 and tells the story of Satan’s plot to bring about the fall of man by tempting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. This brand-new adaptation begins in the midst of the action and follows the exploits of a hero (or antihero) taking in warfare and the supernatural and expressing the ideals and traditions of a people. Milton himself is the blind narrator, grieving the loss of his wife, whose eyesight worsens as the drama develops.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!

    • By Jim on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $13.08

    • Mansfield Park

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    When the self-effacing 10-year-old Fanny Price is sent to live with her wealthy relations at Mansfield Park she seems shy and withdrawn beside her witty and vivacious cousins. Growing up in the Bertram household, she is always treated as an inferior, only finding an ally in her cousin Edmund. But Fanny's steadfast and purposeful character eventually makes her an indispensable part of the household. During the absence of Fanny's uncle, the others become entangled in a maze of flirtation and intrigue upon the arrival of Mary Crawford and her brother Henry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL

    • By Wanda S Sauerland on 08-23-08

    Regular price: $24.51

    • How to be Good

    • By: Nick Hornby
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Katie Carr is a good person. She recycles. She's against racism. She's a good doctor, a good mom, a good wife...well, maybe not that last one, considering she's having an affair and has just requested a divorce via cell phone. But who could blame her? For years her husband's been selfish, sarcastic, and underemployed, writing the "Angriest Man in Holloway" column for their local paper.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sad and Serious

    • By Mon on 03-20-13

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Missing Persons

    • By: Nicci Gerrard
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    When Jonny went missing everything changed. His mother's heart is full of terror and sadness instead of joy. His father's study overflows with newspaper cuttings and profiles on missing people instead of the academic texts that were there before. His sister, once carefree, now carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. His bedroom at home remains untouched and ready for his return. The hands on the clock continue to turn and yet Jonny hasn't returned. Where is he?

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Thirteen

    • By: Scott Harrison, Dan Abnett, Cavan Scott, and others
    • Narrated by: Gemma Arterton, Lalla Ward, Frances Barber, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 28

    In early 20th Century England Hamilton James Macaulay relates the tale of how he found himself in a Scarborough Bric-a-brac shop. The owner of the shop has 13 long playing records that each contain a hidden track at the end, that tell strange tales of future times. These 13 tales of terror will change Hamilton James Macaulay's life forever and he will leave the shop a murderer. Thirteen is a portmantaeu audio anthology, harking back to the classic horror albums of the 1970s.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gramaphone 78s spin some chills

    • By tru britty on 05-26-15

    Regular price: $10.32

    • Antony and Cleopatra (BBC Radio 3: Drama On 3)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber, David Harewood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    A BBC Radio 3 full-cast enactment of Shakespeare's last great tragedy, 'Antony and Cleopatra', with David Harewood and Frances Barber in the title roles. Originally broadcast as part of the 'Drama on 3' series on 27 June 2010.Telling the story of one of history's most famous couples, 'Antony and Cleopatra' contains some of the most beautiful poetry in the English Language.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • BBC Radio Shakespeare

    • Antony & Cleopatra (Dramatized)
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber, David Harewood, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Way to Experience Shakespeare

    • By Carole T. on 08-26-12

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Shroud of Sorrow

    • Doctor Who: New Series Adventures, Book 51
    • By: Tommy Donbavand
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    23 November, 1963. It is the day after John F. Kennedy's assassination - and the faces of the dead are everywhere. PC Reg Cranfield sees his late father in the mists along Totter's Lane. Reporter Mae Callon sees her grandmother in a coffee stain on her desk. FBI Special Agent Warren Skeet finds his long-dead partner staring back at him from raindrops on a window pane. Then the faces begin to talk, and scream... and push through into our world.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too corny, even for the Doctor.

    • By Andrea on 07-15-13

    Regular price: $18.59

    • The Chimney Sweeper's Boy

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    The obituaries for Gerald Candless were respectful. He had been, after all, an admired and popular writer, and his sudden death at his home in Devon was a loss to literature as well as to his family and friends. The trouble was, as his daughter Sarah soon discovered, that it seemed that her father had taken on a different identity that he wasn't Gerald Candless at all. But if he wasn't Gerald Candless, who was he?

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Doctor Who: Snake Bite

    • By: Scott Handcock
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Doctor Elehri Mussurana has spent a lifetime on her work. She's guarded her pet project close to her chest, letting only one person share her secret - her husband and lab partner Ernst Wharner. As their experiment reaches its final, glorious fruition, they watch in awe as sparks fly in a sealed chamber and specks of sapphire light begin to join together into a shining haze. A wormhole in time and space is being created.... But then something unexpected appears inside the swirling vortex: a tall blue box with the words "Police Public Call Box" on the side.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • THIS IS NOT SNAKE BITE

    • By A. Fulton on 12-21-12

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Season's Greetings (Classic Radio Theatre)

    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber, Phil Daniels, Bill Nighy, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Christmas is the season of good cheer and harmony among men, but things are not working out quite that way in the Bunker household. As a motley collection of friends and relatives fill the house with their own wishes, dreams and attitudes, the stage is set for seasonal disharmony and romantic intrigue. It’s Christmas Eve and while Belinda is rushing around decorating the tree and seeing to all the guests and their needs, Eddie and Pattie are having a serious bust-up.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hard To Follow

    • By Sara on 12-21-16

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Working Girls

    • By: Maureen Carter
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Fifteen years old…brutalised…dumped in a park…throat slashed…. Schoolgirl prostitute Michelle Lucas died in agony and terror, utterly alone. The sight breaks the heart of Sergeant Bev Morriss of West Midlands Police. She thought she was hardened, but gazing at Michelle’s pale, broken body she is consumed by a cold fury. She knows this case is different - this is the one that will push her to the edge. Plunging herself into the seedy heart of Birmingham’s vice-land she struggles to infiltrate the deadly jungle of hookers, evil pimps and violent johns.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A solid listen

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-07-15

    Regular price: $17.55

    • Betrayed

    • By: Lyndsey Harris, Andrew Crofts
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A mother, a daughter, and a family torn apart, this title offers the heartbreaking true story of an unimaginable betrayal. For the first six years of her life, Sarah Harris was a normal, happy, popular little girl. But, from the age of six her life was a living hell as she became the victim of a vicious eighteen-month hate campaign.

    Regular price: $12.39

    • How to Be Good

    • By: Nick Hornby
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Katie Carr believes she is a good person. With a capital G. She is a doctor, after all. Besides, her husband David is Holloway's Angriest Man. Which is another reason why she can justify lying in bed with Stephen.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not recommended

    • By Zuzette on 11-11-05

    Regular price: $12.39

    • The Voyages of the Princess Matilda

    • By: Shane Spall
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    This is the story of Shane and Timothy Spall and their Dutch barge, The Princess Matilda. After a summer on the Thames they head out to sea with only a road atlas and a vast amount of ignorance - and it is absolutely terrifying! A decade before, Tim had been diagnosed with acute leukaemia and was given only days to live. Shocked at how life can pass you by, they decided that if and when Tim got better, they would buy a boat. The Spalls' adventures have already been the subject of two BBC4 series.

    Regular price: $22.71

    • The Secret Grief (BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3)

    • By: David Eldridge
    • Narrated by: Paul Chequer, Frances Barber, David Schofield
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A BBC Radio 3 production from the 'Drama on 3' series exploring the idea of a fascism of the mind. Nigel is bored. But then he meets the glamorous Liv and Tony and becomes part of their beautiful world; a beauty that hides a disturbing secret… David Eldridge's The Secret Grief stars Paul Chequer as Nigel, Frances Barber as Liv, and David Schofield as Tony. Also featured amongst the cast are Struan Rodger, Alex Tregear, Stuart McLoughlin and Nyasha Hatendi.

    Regular price: $10.33

    • The Chocolate Girls

    • By: Annie Murray
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Three very different women work together at Cadbury's Bournville factory, and their lives become entwined by war and work: and a child called David. Edie, the main character, marries young to escape her unhappy family home. Widowed at 19 and, after losing her child from the marriage, she faces the war grieving and lonely. Then one night during the Blitz, an infant mysteriously abandoned during the bombing is handed into her care.

    Regular price: $12.14

    • Ditched

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Doug Lucie
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Doug Lucie's satirical sequel to Hitched revisits the bride and groom, Emma and Richard, two years after their big day. The honeymoon is well and truly over and wedded bliss hasn't turned out to be, well, blissful. With their relationship at crisis point, Emma returns from America with her young daughter to discover her life isn't the only one that has changed. But just what has happened between Emma and Richard, and why has she returned home without him?

    Regular price: $10.33

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