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    • In Search of Lost Time (Dramatized)

    • By: Marcel Proust
    • Narrated by: James Wilby, Jonathan Firth, Harriet Walter, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    Featuring a fictional version of himself - 'Marcel' - and a host of friends, acquaintances, and lovers, In Search of Lost Time is Proust's search for the key to the mysteries of memory, time, and consciousness. As he recalls his childhood days, the sad affair of Charles Swann and Odette de Crecy, his transition to manhood, the tortures of love and the ravages of war, he realises that the simplest of discoveries can lead to astonishing possibilities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely First Class Drama!

    • By Pin on 12-11-10

    Regular price: $19.19

    • Dangerous Women

    • By: George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Jonathan Frakes, Janis Ian, and others
    • Length: 32 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 991
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 920
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 923

    All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by 12 New York Times best sellers, and seven stories set in the authors’ best-selling continuities - including a new "Outlander" story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden’s world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R. R. Martin about the Dance of the Dragons, the vast civil war that tore Westeros apart nearly two centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Joy of an Anthology

    • By Susan on 03-21-14

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Windhaven

    • By: George R. R. Martin, Lisa Tuttle
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 226

    The planet of Windhaven was not originally a home to humans, but it became one following the crash of a colony starship. It is a world of small islands, harsh weather, and monster-infested seas. Communication among the scattered settlements was virtually impossible until the discovery that, thanks to light gravity and a dense atmosphere, humans were able to fly with the aid of metal wings made of bits of the cannibalized spaceship.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A promising early Martin work

    • By Ryan on 12-04-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Secret Garden (BBC Children's Classics)

    • By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter, Beryl Reid, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Harriet Walter and Beryl Reid star in this full-cast adaptation of the much-loved children's classic. When spoilt young orphan Mary Lennox is brought back from India to live in her uncle's house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds the blunt ways of the staff at Misselthwaite Manor an unpleasant shock. Bored and miserable, it seems as though life in England will be awful. But Misselthwaite has hidden delights, and when Mary begins to discover them, nothing is the same again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Performance of a lifetime

    • By Elizabeth Rossmeisl on 05-01-18

    Regular price: $10.65

    • Macbeth: The Arkangel Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Hugh Ross, Harriet Walter
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 51

    The brave warrior Macbeth allows himself to be persuaded by Lady Macbeth, his wife, to slay good King Duncan and seize the throne of Scotland for himself. Macbeth achieves his ambition, but one murder proves not to be enough as he desperately attempts to eliminate all who might threaten his ill-gotten power. Descending into paranoia, Macbeth achieves his ambition but ravages his soul.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for the classroom

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-30-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Great Fortune

    • By: Olivia Manning
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    It was a strange, uncertain world that Harriet entered when she married Guy Pringle. Guy taught English at the university at Bucharest, a city of vivid contrasts, where professional beggars exist alongside the excesses of mid-European royalty and expatriate journalists with a taste for truffles and quails in aspic. Underlying this is a fitful awareness of the proximity of the Nazi threat to a Romania which is enjoying an uneasy peace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, best audio performance I've heard

    • By Clay on 09-03-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Asta's Book

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    It is 1905. Asta and her husband, Rasmus, have come to East London from Denmark with their two little boys. With Rasmus constantly away on business, Asta keeps loneliness and isolation at bay by writing a diary. These diaries, published over 70 years later, reveal themselves to be more than a mere journal. For they seem to hold the key to an unsolved murder and to the mystery of a missing child. It falls to Asta's granddaughter, Ann, to unearth the buried secrets of nearly a century before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Reading of a Classic Novel

    • By james d. thomas on 08-26-11

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Classic Radio Theatre: The Country Wife (Dramatised)

    • By: William Wycherley
    • Narrated by: Maggie Smith, Jonathan Pryce, John Duttine, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Maggie Smith and Jonathan Pryce star in William Wycherley’s raunchy Restoration comedy. Considered too obscene to be staged in its original form for nearly 200 years, William Wycherley’s bawdy comedy tells the tale of Mr Horner, a notorious rake who spreads the false rumour that he is impotent in order to gain free access to other men’s wives. When he meets the young, innocent Margery Pinchwife, the ‘country wife’ of the title, the scene is set for scandal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • better than I expected

    • By Nicole on 05-03-15

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Titus Andronicus

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: David Troughton, Harriet Walter, Paterson Joseph, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    The noble Titus returns victorious to Rome bringing Tamora, Queen of the Goths as his captive. When one of Tamora's sons is condemned to die, she vows revenge, and, aided by the villainous Aaron, she exacts a terrible retribution, inaugurating a grim cycle of rape, murder, and cannibalism. This macabre, often brilliant tragedy comes from the earliest stage of Shakespeare's dramatic career.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • My tears are now prevailing orators!

    • By Darwin8u on 02-10-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Short Stories

    • The Thoroughly Modern Collection
    • By: Doris Lessing, Haruki Murakami, A. S. Byatt
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter, Walter Lewis, Roslaind Eyres
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Twenty-three stories, all unabridged, from a diverse group of star writers and readers. A truly memorable collection with a wide appeal. Includes "The Years Midnight" by Helen Simpson, read by Harriet Walter; "On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful Morning" by Haruki Marukami, read by Walter Lewis; "Bablady" by A. S. Byatt, read by Roslaind Eyres; "Hotel des Vaoyaguerus" by William Boyd, read by Martin Jarvis; and "Who?" by Fay Weldon, read by Julie Christie.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not very modern collection

    • By David on 11-08-08

    Regular price: $11.72

    • The Unexpected Man

    • By: Yasmina Reza, Christopher Hampton (translator)
    • Narrated by: David Suchet, Harriet Walter
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    A notorious author shares a train compartment with a long-time reader. But can they connect with each other through a silent tide of self-doubt and second-guessing? From the playwright of Art. Sir David Suchet and Dame Harriet Walter star in L.A. Theatre Works' performance of Yasmina Reza’s The Unexpected Man. Translated by Christopher Hampton. Directed by Gordon House.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Two people on a train, one spellbinding story

    • By Emily on 03-07-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Memory Game

    • By: Nicci French
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 217

    When a skeleton is unearthed in the Martellos' garden, Jane Martello is shocked to learn it's that of her childhood friend Natalie, who went missing 25 years ago. Encouraged by a therapist to recover lost memories, Jane hopes to find out what really took place when she was a child - and what happened to Natalie. But in learning the truth about her and Natalie's past, is Jane putting her own future at terrible risk?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By Candice on 08-22-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Ragnarok

    • The End of the Gods
    • By: A. S. Byatt
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    As the bombs of the Blitz rain down on Britain, one young girl is evacuated to the countryside. She is struggling to make sense of her new life, whose dark, war-ravaged days feel very removed from the peace and love being preached in church and at school. Then she is given a copy of Asgard and the Gods - a book of ancient Norse myths - and her inner and outer worlds are transformed. She feels an instant kinship with these vivid, beautiful, terrifying tales of the end of the gods - they seem far more real, far more familiar during these precarious days.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great listen!

    • By Gary on 04-22-12

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Lady Susan

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter, Kim Hicks
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Lady Susan was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed. Less known than Austen's six great later novels, it demonstrates the wit and sharp observations of Jane Austen - and is shown at its best in audiobook form, with different actresses presenting real characters as they read their letters.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and mischevious

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-03-05

    Regular price: $12.95

    • Windhaven

    • By: George R. R. Martin, Lisa Tuttle
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    On the stormy planet of Windhaven, flyers are idolised as the vital link between its disparate islands. The common people rely on this elite class to support their way of life. These 'land-bound' can only dream of what it must be like to take to the skies. For Maris, dreams are not enough, and through an unlikely twist of fate, she has a taste of what life as a flyer is like. However, just as it seems that she has found her true calling, the hereditary dogma which rules the skies sets out to strip Maris of her wings.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • A Perfect Spy (Dramatised)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: James Fox, Harriet Walter, Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the bestselling novel by John le Carré, starring James Fox, Harriet Walter and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Magnus Pym, Counsellor at the British Embassy, is hosting a dinner party at his home in Vienna when he receives an unexpected telephone call that will profoundly affect his life. Once the guests have gone, Pym breaks the news to his wife, Mary: his father, Rick, is dead. In a state of shock, he says something Mary cannot understand - 'After all these years, I'm free.'

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A decent dramatization

    • By Christopher on 06-11-11

    Regular price: $14.46

    • Friends and Heroes

    • By: Olivia Manning
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Bucharest has fallen, and Harriet and Guy Pringle have escaped to Athens in the nick of time to find several of their old acquaintances there already. But even Guy's eternal optimism fails him when he realises that his former employees feel no gratitude or loyalty to him. Guy and Harriet both come to realise that with Greece threatened by the Axis Powers, Athens is not the safe harbour they thought.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • superb narrator

    • By Kathleen on 01-22-10

    Regular price: $20.34

    • The Spoilt City

    • By: Olivia Manning
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    It is 1940, and Guy and Harriet Pringle and their friends in the English colony in Bucharest find their position growing ever more precarious. The phony war is over and invasion by the Germans is an ever-present threat... This is the second part of The Balkan Trilogy, which began with The Great Fortune and concludes with Friends and Heroes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best reading and narration in a long time.

    • By Frances on 09-03-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Dinner

    • A Full-Cast Production of the Acclaimed Black Comedy
    • By: Moira Buffini
    • Narrated by: David Hounslow, Harriet Walters, Nicholas Farrell, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A deliciously black satirical comedy about the dinner party from hell. The fastidious host, Paige, decides to throw a dinner party in honour of her husband, Lars, who is celebrating the success of his pop psychology book, Beyond Belief. She carefully plans a surprise menu that will mark the occasion and anxiously checks with the waiter she has employed to make sure that everything is perfectly prepared. Her lucky guests include a postfeminist vegetarian artist, a distinguished microbiologist, a TV journalist and an uninvited guest who ends up staying for dinner. But it soon becomes apparent that the meal may contain some rather nasty surprises....

    Regular price: $10.90

    • Von Ribbentrop's Watch (BBC Radio 4: Saturday Play)

    • By: Laurence Marks, Maurice Gran
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Harriet Walter, Miriam Margolyes, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. Originally broadcast in the ‘Saturday Play’ slot on 8 November 2008. Wine shop owner Gerald desperately needs money: his business is failing and the landlord has raised the cost of the lease. When he inherits a watch that used to belong to wartime Nazi Joachim Von Ribbentrop he believes that his financial troubles are over. But it sparks conflict with his wife and brother, who question the ethics of the potential sale.

    Regular price: $12.91

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