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    • Sherlock Holmes

    • A Baker Street Dozen (Dramatized)
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Orson Welles
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303

    Here are 12 acclaimed, exciting, fully dramatized performances of Conan Doyle classics. It's elementary that any Conan Doyle fan will want this splendid set of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, 12 timeless tales performed as radio theater and linked by violin-music interludes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be proud

    • By R. Compton on 07-16-08

    Regular price: $18.87

    • The Winter's Tale

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sinead Cusack, Ciaran Hinda, Eileen Atkins, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 218

    King Leontes of Sicilia is seized by sudden and terrible jealousy of his wife Hermione, whom he accuses of adultery. He believes the child Hermione is bearing was fathered by his friend Polixenes, and when the baby girl is born he orders her to be taken to some wild place and left to die. Though Hermione's child escapes death, Leontes' cruelty has terrible consequences. Loss paves the way for reunion, and life and hope are born out of desolation and despair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Snapper-Up of Unconsidered Trifles

    • By John on 06-10-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Alan Bennett: Plays

    • BBC Radio dramatisations
    • By: Alan Bennett
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Maggie Smith, Patricia Routledge
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    A unique collection of 12 full-cast BBC Radio productions of plays by Alan Bennett. The titles are: 40 Years On, A Visit from Miss Prothero, Say Something Happened, Kafka's Dick, Two in Torquay, The Madness of George III, The History Boys, An Englishman Abroad, A Question of Attribution, The Lady in the Van, Cocktail Sticks and The Last of the Sun.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great value but poorly presented on Audible

    • By Paul on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $34.10

    • John Gielgud's Hamlet (Dramatized)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    This outstanding historical recording made in 1941 for radio is widely regarded as one of the finest Hamlet performances ever, and one of John Gielgud's greatest moments. Though he went on to record it for commercial release, nothing matched this recording in the BBC studios, made before the days of editing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!!!

    • By Michel on 07-15-07

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Measure for Measure

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 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

    Renowned Shakespearean actors John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson lead a full-cast performance of this beloved Shakespeare play. Dealing with issues of mercy, justice, and truth, and their relationship to pride and humility, this is Shakespeare at his most complex and rewarding.

    Regular price: $13.74

    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Orson Welles
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Sir John Gielgud stars as Sherlock Holmes with Sir Ralph Richardson as Dr. Watson. John's brother, Val Gielgud, the celebrated mystery author and producer, directs several episodes and co-stars in one of them... as Sherlock's brother! As a finishing touch, Orson Welles plays the evil Moriarty. The shows created by this very special team are possibly the greatest Sherlock Holmes radio programs ever produced. This set features all sixteen episodes in their most complete surviving examples - taken from what currently exists of the syndication masters.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's elementary to buy this

    • By Jeremy Hess on 07-31-18

    Regular price: $22.37

    • Hamlet (Dramatised)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Pamela Brown
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarried to the murderer, his uncle. This is widely regarded as the definitive performance of Hamlet, starring Sir John Gielgud and Pamela Brown.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not all Hamlet

    • By Anonymous User on 04-21-17

    Regular price: $9.34

    • Doctor Watson Meets Sherlock Holmes & The Final Problem

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Orson Welles
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    These classic Sherlock Holmes performances by Gielgud, Richardson and Welles were first broadcast in the 1950s.

    Regular price: $9.39

    • The Ultimate Sherlock Holmes Collection

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Bart Wolffe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    An entertaining selection of Sherlock Holmes short stories narrated by renowned actors including Sir John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Pericles

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Nigel Terry, Stella Gonet, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Pericles, Prince of Tyre, undergoes a tyrant's fury, storm, and shipwreck. He wins love and suffers loss, but what is lost may also be found. With the ancient poet Gower acting as narrator, we follow the adventures of Pericles from young manhood to maturity. This strange and powerful tale of loss and recovery is the first in the group of romance comedies created by Shakespeare at the end of his dramatic career.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Scan the outward habit by the inward man

    • By Darwin8u on 11-23-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Classical Poetry Collection, Volume 3

    • By: John Keats, William Wordsworth, William Shakespeare, and others
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson, Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas, and others
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    The finest voices reading a wonderful selection of poetry accompanied by selected classical music.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • excellent in every way except for background music

    • By Oakleafhydrangea on 04-05-16

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Richard II (Dramatised)

    • By: William Shakespeare Sir
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Michael Hordern, Leo McKern, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Sir John Gielgud, Sir Michael Hordern, Leo McKern, and Edward Hardwicke star in this unabridged performance of Shakespeare's Richard II.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sometimes Inaudible

    • By Martin on 08-31-12

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Ages of Man

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    This remarkable collection contains some of William Shakespeare's most famous speeches, soliloquies, and sonnets, as performed by Sir John Gielgud, the preeminent Shakespearean actor of the 20th century. Ages of Man is a perfect introduction to Shakespeare for the uninitiated and a thrilling treat for aficionados.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Absolute Classic!

    • By Katherine Kellgren on 09-25-06

    Regular price: $7.97

    • The Winter's Tale

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    A king's mad jealousy tears his family apart in this rich, tragicomic play, one of Shakespeare's last. When King Leontes suspects his wife, Hermione, has been unfaithful, he sends her to prison, where she gives birth to a daughter. Assuming the baby is not his, Leontes orders that she be left to die on a desert shore. He spends the next 16 years grieving over his error, until the fateful day his long-lost daughter Perdita returns.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Audio not up to par

    • By WL Rubink on 11-22-15

    Regular price: $19.38

    • The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatised)

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Importance of Being Earnest is probably the wittiest comedy in the English language; it is certainly the least earnest. The subtitle, "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People", gives a clear indication of its nature. It is a play about the only subjects that Oscar Wilde would admit taking seriously: wit, elegance, and paradox.

    • out of 5 stars
    • the Gielgud voice - what a joy

    • By Tom on 06-13-10

    Regular price: $9.39

    • The Sonnets

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Shakespeare's timeless sonnets, which describe love in all its aspects, represent one of the finest bodies of poetry ever penned. They include the star-struck Sonnet 18 ("Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"), the witty Sonnet 103 ("My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun"), the despairing yet hopeful Sonnet 29 ("When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state"), and more. Read by the legendary Sir John Gielgud.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hambone

    • By Tim McGrath on 07-04-12

    Regular price: $17.10

    • The Best of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Recognised as the ultimate dramatisation of Conan Doyle's famous stories, these recordings have been acclaimed since their reissue by Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks in 1995. They have been carefully remastered so that the sound is as good as possible without destroying the unique ambience of the original performances.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • A Scandal in Bohemia

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud, Sir Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Based on an original story of the same name, this drama presents a delicate case involving an adventuresome monarch; an indiscreet photograph leads Holmes to the one person could not outwit - the beautiful and dangerous Irene Adler. The 16 episodes of Sherlock Holmes starring Gielgud and Richardson were produced by Harry Alan Towers (1920-2009) for his "Towers of London" company. They were first broadcast on the old BBC Light Programme in 1954, and by NBC in 1955; they are still regarded by many as the definitive Holmes series.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The New Testament: The Revelation of John

    • By: AudioGo Ltd
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    The Revelation of John: John Gielgud reads from the 'Book of Revelation', the final book in the New Testament in which St John the Divine reveals his vision of the Apocalypse. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by William Roberts.

    Regular price: $12.91

    • Sonnets

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Here are 154 poems performed by by the wonderful Sir John Gielgud in this Shakepseare collection of the Sonnets.

    Shakespeare's sonnets deal with such themes as the passage of time, love, beauty, and mortality. All but two of the poems were first published in a 1609 quarto entitled Shake-Speares Sonnets: Never before imprinted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clear, rhythmical, beautiful

    • By Discerning Customer 112 on 06-24-15

    Regular price: $6.19

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