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    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,729

    The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a veteran of the Trojan War, who - through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods - makes his tortuous way home to his faithful wife, Penelope. Shipwrecked numerous times, faced with apparently insurmountable obstacles, offered the temptations of ease, comfort, and even immortality, Odysseus remains steadfast and determined. Themes of courage and perseverance, fidelity and fortitude.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fagles yes, McKellen yes, Production NO!

    • By Vic on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Tempest

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen, Emilia Fox, Scott Handy, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322

    Sir Ian McKellen, fresh from his performance as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, is Prospero, and heads a strong cast in Shakespeare’s last great play. The wronged duke raises a tempest to shipwreck his old opponents on his island so that he can ensure justice is done. With Emilia Fox as Miranda, Scott Handy in the pivotal role of the sprite Ariel, and Ben Owukwe as Caliban.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A stellar performance by a stunning cast

    • By Jeremy R. Snyder on 02-18-14

    Regular price: $16.81

    • The Charles Dickens BBC Radio Drama Collection: The Later Years

    • Eight BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister, Robert Lindsay, Ian Holm, and others
    • Length: 36 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Enthralling radio dramatisations of eight of Charles Dickens' much-loved novels. Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this second digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes eight of his classic novels. This collection includes the epic masterpiece David Copperfield, described by Dickens as his 'favourite child'; suspenseful mystery Bleak House; Dickens' most openly political novel, Hard Times; and Little Dorrit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Only thing lacking is consistent titles

    • By patrick on 03-23-18

    Regular price: $34.10

    • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Tragedies

    • Hamlet; Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast, Paul Scofield, Peggy Ashcroft, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Three powerful radio productions from the BBC archives starring Ian McKellen, Ronald Pickup and Paul Scofield and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged

    • By Jennifer Sheridan on 07-08-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Oscar Wilde BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Five Full-cast Productions
    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Judi Dench, Diana Rigg, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A sparkling collection of the major works of the ever-adored Oscar Wilde, with incredible casts including Judi Dench, Martin Clunes, Michael Sheen, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McDiarmid, Joely Richardson, Penelope Keith, Martin Jarvis, Diana Rigg, Simon Russell Beale, Sheila Hancock, Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry.

    Regular price: $26.17

    • 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 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • Wolf Brother

    • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #1
    • By: Michelle Paver
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    Six thousand years ago. Evil stalks the land. Only 12-year-old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey together takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers, and into dangers they never imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Where are book 2 and 3?

    • By It on 02-04-10

    Regular price: $20.52

    • Henry V

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen, William Squire, Trevor Nunn
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Sir Ian McKellen, William Squire, Trevor Nunn and Gary Watson perform Shakespeare's play that tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War.

    Regular price: $16.52

    • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen, Prunella Scales, Frank Duncan, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Lovers lives are complicated by city law, feuding faerie royalty, and, yes, love. Sir Ian McKellen, Prunella Scales, Frank Duncan, and Joan Hart perform Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WONDERFUL!

    • By JM Saenz on 07-08-15

    Regular price: $15.01

    • Henry IV, Part 2

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen, Corin Redgrave, Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Sir Ian McKellen, Corin Redgrave, and Derek Jacobi perform Shakespeare's historic play about Prince Hal's journey toward kingship, and his ultimate rejection of Falstaff.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Recording of play-- hard to follow

    • By Vikki on 11-20-15

    Regular price: $9.39

  • Regular price: $9.58

    • Oath Breaker

    • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #5
    • By: Michelle Paver
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Torak circled the fire and Thiazzi came after him: slowly, cracking his whip, playing with his prey as a lynx plays with a lemming. Torak was exhausted. He wasn't going to last much longer. When he was outcast, Torak was the hunted one. Nine moons later he becomes the hunter, when he vows to avenge the killing of one of his closest friends. Racked by guilt and grief, he follows the killer into the Deep Forest, where the World Spirit stalks the hidden valleys as a tall man with the antlers of a stag.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Judy in NY on 12-27-11

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Outcast

    • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #4
    • By: Michelle Paver
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Torak crouched on a beach of black sand, his clothes in tatters, his face wild and hopeless as he lashed out with a flaming brand - lashed out at Wolf. For two moons Torak has hidden a terrible secret - and now it is revealed. He bears the mark of the Soul-Eater and must pay the price.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • so good

    • By Amin Ghaderi on 08-07-16
    • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #4
    • By: Michelle Paver
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 05-20-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 47 ratings

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Wolf Brother

    • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Book 1
    • By: Michelle Paver
    • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    6,000 years ago, the land is one dark forest. Its people are hunters and gatherers. They know every tree and herb and they know how to survive in a world steeped in enchantment, menace, and powerful magic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magical series

    • By Catherine on 04-27-17

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Spirit Walker

    • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Book 2
    • By: Michelle Paver
    • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Thousands of years ago an orphan boy and his wolf cub companion challenge a demon bear that threatens to destroy their world forever. With the help of the World Spirit, Torak destroys the bear, but his beloved Wolf is lost in the ensuing avalanche.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marvellous <3

    • By Anonymous User on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Soul Eater

    • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Book 3
    • By: Michelle Paver
    • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Torak has survived the summer and his heart-stopping adventure in the Seal Islands. He and Wolf are together again. But their reunion is all too short-lived. As mid winter approaches, Torak learns the worst from the White Fox clan. The Soul-Eaters have snatched Wolf and will sacrifice him. Desperate to rescue him, Torak hatches a perilous plan, one that he must carry out alone. He will find the Soul-Eaters and infiltrate their cult.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Little Dorrit (Dramatised)

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen, Kenneth Cranham, Sophie Thompson, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    The youngest child of debtor William Dorrit, Amy is born in Marshalsea prison. She and her father are befriended by Arthur Clennam, whose mother employs "little Dorrit" as a seamstress. The fortunes of the Dorrits undergo an extreme change when William inherits a fortune, and the family move to Italy. Back in England, Arthur Clennam finds himself the victim of a massive fraud and ends up in Marshalsea. There he is found by Little Dorrit, whose fortune has had no effect on her generosity and humility.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dickens comes to life

    • By Adeliese on 05-23-09

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Asylum

    • By: Patrick McGrath
    • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 474
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 346

    In the summer of 1959 Stella Raphael joins her psychiatrist husband, Max, at his new posting - a maximum-security hospital for the criminally insane. Stella soon falls under the spell of Edgar Stark, a brilliant sculptor who has been confined to the hospital for murdering his wife in a psychotic rage. But Stella's knowledge of Edgar's crime is no hindrance to the volcanic attraction that ensues -a passion that will consume Stella's sanity and destroy her and the lives of those around her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So enjoyed this book!

    • By Mebythesea on 10-07-08

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Oath Breaker

    • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Book 5
    • By: Michelle Paver
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    When he was outcast, Torak was the hunted one. The following spring, he becomes the hunter when he swears to avenge the killing of one of his closest friends. To fulfil his oath he must brave the hidden valleys of the Deep Forest, where the clans have reverted to the savagery of an earlier time. Here, Torak finally learns why he is the Sprit Walker and discovers the true cost of revenge.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Prelude: Complete Series (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial)

    • By: William Wordsworth
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    William Wordsworth's autobiographical poem The Prelude is arguably the most important piece of poetic writing in our language. Recorded in Wordsworth's home in Grasmere, Cumbria, Wordsworth looks back over events in his early life. Wordsworth believed that poetry should be written in the natural language of common speech, and in that way it was revolutionary in its time.

    Regular price: $10.66

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