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    • The Light Years

    • Cazalet Chronicle, Volume 1
    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Jill Balcon
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    The tangled lives of three generations evoke a vanished world in this, the first volume of the Cazalet Chronicle. Home Place, Sussex, 1937. The English family at home.... For two unforgettable summers they gathered together, safe from the advancing storm clouds of war. In the heart of the Sussex countryside these were still sunlit days of childish games, lavish family meals and picnics on the beach.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Age of Innocence

    • By Ilana on 01-25-14

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Aeneid

    • By: Virgil
    • Narrated by: Paul Schofield, Jill Balcon, Toby Stephens, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Virgil's Aeneid, one of the greatest classical poems, tells the story of Aeneas, son of Priam, after the fall of Troy. His quest is to find the site "in the west" where he will found a new town prophesied to be the seat of a world empire: Rome.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great but Abridged

    • By Madeleine on 05-17-08

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Marking Time

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Jill Balcon
    • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    At Home Place, the windows are blacked out and food is becoming scarce as a new generation of Cazalets takes up the story. Louise dreams of being a great actress, Clary is an aspiring writer, while Polly, is burdened with knowledge and the need to share it. This is the sequel to "The Light Years".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gentle, but Compelling

    • By Sarah A. Peyronnin on 09-24-12

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Casting Off

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Jill Balcon
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    This is the final volume of The Cazalet Chronicle, the quartet of novels chronicling the lives of a British family before, during, and after the Second World War. VE Day has been celebrated, but the war with Japan goes on. Polly, Clary, and Louise are grown up, discovering loneliness, loss, and passion. Rupert, missing in France for so long, returns to find Zoe curiously withdrawn; Edward will be forced to choose between wife and mistress; Hugh must finally accept Sybil's death.

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Confusion

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Jill Balcon
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    This, the third volume of the best-selling The Cazalet Chronicles, takes up the story of the Cazalet family in the spring of 1942 and follows them through the war to VE Day. Polly and Clary have left Home Place for London where Archie Lestrange keeps a close eye on them; Louise, surprisingly, has married; Polly makes a painful discovery; Zoe, despairing of Rupert's return, stumbles on solace; and Edward's duplicity demands a reckoning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just so very good

    • By Jane on 06-10-16

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Macbeth (Dramatised)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Anthony Quayle, Robert Hardy, Ian Holm, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife - and a trio of witches. Anthony Quayle, Robert Hardy, Ian Holm, Stanley Holloway, and Jill Balcon star in an unabridged performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Most of Act III is missing

    • By Andrew on 02-23-11

    Regular price: $12.14

    • Thomas Hardy

    • The Time-Torn Man
    • By: Claire Tomalin
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker, Jill Balcon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Thomas Hardy by Claire Tomalin, read by Jill Balcon and David Shaw Parker. Paradox ruled Thomas Hardy's life. His birth was almost his death; he became one of the great Victorian novelists and reinvented himself as one of the 20th-century's greatest poets; he was an unhappy husband and a desolate widower; and he wrote bitter attacks on the English class system yet prized the friendship of aristocrats. In the hands of Whitbread Award-winning biographer Claire Tomalin, Thomas Hardy the novelist, poet, neglectful husband and mourning lover all come vividly alive. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Manfred: Dramatic Poem with Music in Three Parts

    • By: George Byron, Robert Schumann
    • Narrated by: Jill Balcon, David Enders, Laidman Browne
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Manfred is a dramatic poem written in 1816–1817 by Lord Byron. It contains supernatural elements, in keeping with the popularity of the ghost story in England at the time. It is a typical example of a Romantic closet drama. Manfred was adapted musically by Robert Schumann in 1852, in a composition entitled Manfred: Dramatic Poem with music in Three Parts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wanted the text

    • By Martha on 04-14-13

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Samuel Pepys

    • The Unequalled Self
    • By: Claire Tomalin
    • Narrated by: Jill Balcon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Samuel Pepys kept a diary in which he wrote with astonishing candour about the life he saw around him in London in the 1660s, and about his private desires and ambitions. The diary was kept for fewer than 10 years of his long life: Claire Tomalin tells the whole story of the Fleet Street tailor's son who made himself rich and powerful, an MP and adviser to royalty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely fascinating

    • By Nora on 03-16-16

    Regular price: $20.66