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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 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Proust Snapshot

    • By Wendy on 05-06-14

    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 1,014
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 940
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 943

    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

    • The Noel Coward BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio Full-cast Productions
    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Renowned for his wit, style and sophistication, Noël Coward was one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century. His plays, set in the glittering world of high society in which he lived, are much admired and have remained in the popular theatre repertoire to this day. This collection brings together the very best radio adaptation

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some good plays...

    • By amazinbuyerAB on 08-11-18

    Regular price: $26.17

    • A Dark-Adapted Eye

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 179

    Like most families, they had their secrets...and they hid them under a genteelly respectable veneer. No onlooker would guess that prim Vera Hillyard and her beautiful, adored younger sister, Eden, were locked in a dark and bitter combat over one of those secrets. England in the '50s was not kind to women who erred, so they had to use every means necessary to keep the truth hidden behind closed doors - even murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even better in audio form

    • By Jennifer on 08-20-11

    Regular price: $21.48

    • 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 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 53

    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

    • Windhaven

    • By: George R. R. Martin, Lisa Tuttle
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 230

    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

    • 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

    • Asta's Book

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    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

    • Villette (Dramatised)

    • By: Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Catherine McCormack, Joseph Fiennes, Harriet Walter
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Catherine McCormack, Joseph Fiennes, and Harriet Walter star in this BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's last and most remarkable novel. Passion and perception run through this fascinating study of loneliness, love, and ultimate triumph over adversity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So good, it's almost a movie

    • By Rebekah on 10-13-12

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Great Fortune

    • By: Olivia Manning
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Mischief

    • By: Amanda Quick
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Imogen Waterstone has always prided herself on being a thoroughly independent young woman. But now she needed a man: one with an implacable will and nerves of iron. That's why she invited Matthias Marshall, the infamous explorer and Earl of Colchester, to her home in Upper Stickleford. Her scheme was simple, really: She would let it be known that when she inherited her uncle's collection of antiquities, she would also inherit a map to a fabulous ancient treasure. Certain that her enemy would risk financial ruin in pursuit of the artifact, Imogen expected Colchester to set himself up as the ruthless lord's rival and pretend to seduce her so that he, too, could get his hands on her map. In all of her pleading, Imogen never anticipated Colchester's reaction to her request or her own electrifying response to him. With his powerful build and the swath of silver in his dark hair, Matthias was more than magnificent. And as he entered her charade, Imogen found herself in the thrall of true passion at last.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A light listen!

    • By Emily on 06-24-05

    Regular price: $14.60

    • 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 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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: $14.18

    • 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 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • The Spoilt City

    • By: Olivia Manning
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • Friends and Heroes

    • By: Olivia Manning
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • Brazzaville Beach

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    I live on Brazzaville Beach... I am here because two sets of strange and extraordinary events happened to me... One in England, first, and then one in Africa. On Brazzaville Beach, on the edge of Africa, Hope Clearwater examines the complex circumstances that brought her there. Sifting the details for evidence of her own innocence or guilt, she tells her engrossing story with a blunt and beguiling honesty that not only intrigues and disturbs but is also completely enthralling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An absolutely brilliant book

    • By Sheila V. on 07-31-13

    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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deliciously dark satire

    • By Zaubermond on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $10.90

    • Ragnarok

    • The End of the Gods
    • By: A. S. Byatt
    • Narrated by: Harriet Walter
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    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

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