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    • The Divine Comedy

    • Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso
    • By: Dante Alighieri, Stephen Wyatt
    • Narrated by: Blake Ritson, John Hurt, David Warner, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 519
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 514

    Blake Ritson, David Warner, Hattie Morahan and John Hurt star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Dante's epic poem. Inferno: Thirty-five year old Dante finds himself in the middle of a dark wood, in extreme personal and spiritual crisis. Hope of rescue appears in the form of the venerable poet Virgil, now a shade himself, who offers to lead Dante on an odyssey through the afterlife, beginning in the terrifying depths of Hell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Revisiting the land of the dead

    • By Zaubermond on 10-21-16

    Regular price: $15.49

    • War and Peace

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Simon Russell Beale, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter are among the cast of BBC Radio 4's epic full-cast dramatisation. Adapted for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Leo Tolstoy's epic story follows the fortunes of three Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic War. First broadcast on New Year's Day 2015, the drama also features Alun Armstrong, Natasha Little, David Calder, Phoebe Fox, Sam Reid and Joanna David. Duration: 10 hours approx.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing

    • By linda on 09-22-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Howard's End

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full Cast Dramatisation
    • By: E.M. Forster
    • Narrated by: Alexandra Mathie, Ann Rye, full cast, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Spring 1905, England. When Helen Schlegel goes to stay at Howard's End - the country home of the Wilcox family, her own life, along with that of her sister Margaret, is changed forever. This is the tale of three families at the beginning of the twentieth century: the rich Wilcoxes, the gentle, idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts. Frequently cited as E. M. Forster's finest work, Howard's End brilliantly explores class warfare, conflict and the English character. This BBC dramatisation skilfully brings the classic novel to life.

    Regular price: $10.90

    • The Rescue

    • By: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Mary Beth Hurt, John Belford Lloyd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor can't bring himself to make: He can't fall in love...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story- Cringeworthy narration

    • By Sherry L. Powell on 09-28-14

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Aladdin

    • By: James Kunstler
    • Narrated by: John Hurt
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    All the magic of a faraway time and place are captured in this enchanting tale about a young rogue and the genie who helps him win the love of the Sultan's daughter. Actor John Hurt narrates an artful interpretation of Aladdin's quest, faithful to the classic story from 1,000 and One Nights that has been entertaining audiences for thousands of years.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Selected American Short Stories

    • By: Washington Irving, Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: John MacDonald, Grover Gardner, Christopher Hurt, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Selections include "The Robber Bridegroom" by Washington Irving, "The Stolen White Elephant" by Mark Twain, "Chickamauga" by Ambrose Bierce, "The Mission of Jane" by Edith Wharton, and "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe.

    Regular price: $13.26