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    • 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 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 223

    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

    • The Emperor's New Clothes

    • By: Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated by: Sir John Gielgud
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Like everyone else in the kingdom, two clever swindlers understand the emperor's passion for new clothes. Claiming to be the creators of the richest and most beautiful cloth in the world, they cleverly announce that the magical garments they are weaving for the emperor are invisible to anyone lacking intelligence. Who will have the courage to speak the truth?

    Regular price: $3.95

    • 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 469
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307

    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

    • 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 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • 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

    • Legendary Scenes from Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Richard Burton
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    The finest Shakespearean actors including Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, and Richard Burton perform legendary scenes from favorite plays. This recording includes classic scenes from plays including King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Richard II and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too choppy

    • By Ann on 01-02-14

    Regular price: $9.69

    • John Gielgud's Hamlet (Dramatized)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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
    • Gielgud's Hamlet - A Study in Perfection

    • By Chris on 01-13-09

    Regular price: $16.09

    • 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

    • Hamlet (Dramatised)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, seeks revenge for his father's murder. Sir John Gielgud and the Old Vic Company perform perhaps the greatest of Shakespeare's tragedies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Here is the best Hamlet.

    • By John on 07-31-16

    Regular price: $15.26

    • A Christmas Carol [Random House Version]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Sir John Gielgud's dramatic reading of an abridgment of this holiday classic brings Dickens' memorable characters to life. His portrayal of Scrooge's transformation shows us the nature of true charity, the power of tenderness, and the wisdom of innocence. Sure to become part of your holiday tradition!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One of the Worlds Great Voices

    • By Alan on 10-24-04

    Regular price: $6.60

    • 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

    • The Very Best Classic Crime Short Stories

    • By: Edgar Wallace, G.K. Chesterton, Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Bart Wolffe, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    This audiobook contains a collection of crime short stories by the greats, including Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, and Edgar Wallace.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Still cant play this book

    • By Richard on 03-27-13

    Regular price: $7.22

    • 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 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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 Importance of Being Earnest

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Pamela Brown
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Oscar Wilde's most popular and enduring play is set in Victorian England and concerns characters who maintain false identities in order to escape their social obligations. The play, which satirises Victorian society, is full of wit and humour.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The play as it's meant to be heard.

    • By Only Living Boy In on 04-08-15

    Regular price: $5.77

    • 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

    • 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 Importance of Being Earnest (dramatized)

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Edith Evans
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This is one of the great recordings of a great play. John Gielgud stars as Earnest and Edith Evans gives her indomitable performance as Lady Bracknell in this classic radio recording from 1951.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is the one you want

    • By John on 03-11-06

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Best of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The second volume of classic Sherlock Holmes stories on audio, brilliantly performed by John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • The Best of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 3

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The third volume of classic Sherlock Holmes stories on audio, brilliantly performed by John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson.

    Regular price: $8.52

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