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    • Letters from Father Christmas

    • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, John Moffatt, Christian Rodska
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 403

    Can you imagine writing to Father Christmas and actually getting a reply? Every year, the children of J.R.R. Tolkien would write to Father Christmas, and the letters they received told wonderful stories of his adventures at the North Pole. These humorous tales are brought to life by Derek Jacobi as Father Christmas, John Moffatt as Polar Bear, and Christian Rodska as Ilbereth the Elf, complete with specially composed music.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fun little read.

    • By James on 06-30-14

    Regular price: $6.19

    • Black Coffee

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 316

    Sir Claud Amory's formula for a powerful new explosive has been stolen, presumably by a member of his large household. Sir Claud assembles his suspects in the library and locks the door, instructing them that the when the lights go out, the formula must be replaced on the table - and no questions will be asked. But when the lights come on, Sir Claud is dead. Now Hercule Poirot, assisted by Captain Hastings and Inspector Japp, must unravel a tangle of family feuds, old flames, and suspicious foreigners to find the killer and prevent a global catastrophe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A REAL TREAT for Poirot fans!

    • By Kathi on 03-11-14

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Mrs McGinty's Dead (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    The gruesome death of Mrs McGinty provokes Superintendent Spence to seek the help of his old ally Hercule Poirot. The victim’s young lodger has been found guilty and is due to hang. But Spence is not convinced by the circumstantial evidence which influenced the verdict. So, at considerable personal discomfort, Poirot goes down to the sleepy village where the old lady lived and where, by chance, his good friend Ariadne Oliver is also staying.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Christmas Collection (Unabridged Selections)

    • By: Thomas Hardy, William Shakespeare, Clive Sansom
    • Narrated by: Peter Jeffrey, John Moffatt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Christmas brings out the best and the worst in us, as can been seen in this evocative anthology. Among what Thomas Love Peacock calls the "many poetical charms in the heraldings of Christmas," there are eulogies by saints and diatribes from curmudgeons. Here, Christmas is expounded by divines, sung by rustics, deplored by philosophers, made mystical in stories and summed up in a line by the poet Elizabeth Jennings: "The hush, the star, the baby, people being kind again."

    Regular price: $11.19

    • The Great Poets: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    • By: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen, John Moffatt, Sarah Woodward, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in collaboration with his friend, William Wordsworth, revolutionized English poetry. In 1798 they produced their Lyrical Ballads, poems of imagination and reflection using "the language of men" - pointing the way forward for a generation of Romantic poets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another jewel of my poetry collection

    • By ESK on 10-17-12

    Regular price: $7.00

    • The Sittaford Mystery (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt, Stephen Tompkinson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    A blizzard has hit England. In the tiny village of Sittaford, on the fringes of Dartmoor, a party of six is gathered in Sittaford House, home of Captain Trevelyan. He has rented the house out for the winter and is staying in a nearby village. As evening draws in, a seance is proposed. But it reveals more than they had anticipated - TREVELYAN DEAD, spells out the board. Slowly the table begins to rock again, spelling out the word M-U-R-D-E-R. Is it true? And who would kill a man who doesn’t have an enemy in the world?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • These BBC Efforts Never Disappoint!

    • By Cheryl Waters on 06-09-11

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Death on the Nile

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,071
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,071

    John Moffatt stars as the famous Belgian detective in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of one of Christie's most popular novels. Linnet Ridgeway has led a charmed life. Blessed with beauty, enormous wealth, and a devoted husband, she has everything anyone could wish for. But as the happy couple set out on an idyllic honeymoon cruise on the Nile, storm clouds are gathering. Linnet's former friend, Jacqueline de Bellefort, follows her and Simon wherever they go and Linnet senses she is in danger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot

    • By Lady M on 04-07-15

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Classic Radio Theatre: The Country Wife (Dramatised)

    • By: William Wycherley
    • Narrated by: Maggie Smith, Jonathan Pryce, John Duttine, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Maggie Smith and Jonathan Pryce star in William Wycherley’s raunchy Restoration comedy. Considered too obscene to be staged in its original form for nearly 200 years, William Wycherley’s bawdy comedy tells the tale of Mr Horner, a notorious rake who spreads the false rumour that he is impotent in order to gain free access to other men’s wives. When he meets the young, innocent Margery Pinchwife, the ‘country wife’ of the title, the scene is set for scandal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • better than I expected

    • By Nicole on 05-03-15

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Hallowe'en Party (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    John Moffatt stars as the great Belgian detective in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. Famous crime novelist Ariadne Oliver, visiting her friend Judith Butler in the little town of Woodleigh Common, is invited to a Hallowe'en Party put on by society hostess Mrs Rowena Drake for the local teenagers. During her preparations for the party, the conversation turns to Ariadne's grisly novels....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't miss this one!

    • By Britfan on 01-24-16

    Regular price: $10.66

    • One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Poirot has always hated visiting the dentist, but this time his check-up is painless and soon over. As he leaves Mr Morley's surgery, he observes a woman wearing patent leather shoes with large buckles. She catches one of the buckles on the taxi door and wrenches it off, and as Poirot hands it back, he is reminded of the children's rhyme 'One, two, buckle my shoe'. Back home, Poirot is astonished to receive a call from Chief Inspector Japp, informing him that Mr Morley has shot himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you love Poirot - dont hesitate!!

    • By george on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Murder on the Orient Express (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    An international cast of suspects, all passengers on the crowded train, are speeding through the snowy European landscape when a bizarre and terrible murder brings them to an abrupt halt. One of their glittering number lies dead in his cabin, stabbed a mysterious twelve times. There is no lack of clues for Poirot - but which clue is real and which is a clever plant?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top performance of a classic story

    • By Paul on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Krapp's Last Tape, Not I, That Time, & A Piece of Monologue

    • By: Samuel Beckett
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton, Juliet Stevenson, John Moffatt, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    These four works show Samuel Beckett at his most penetrating. Both Krapp's Last Tape (1958) and Not I (1972) are among the most striking pieces written for the theatre in the 20th century. An old man sits at a table, playing back old tapes made when he was younger, mixed glimpses of past feelings. In Not I, we have just a mouth expressing memories and torment in a torrent of words.

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Taken at the Flood (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Gordon Cloade is killed in a London air raid, and his vast fortune passes to his young wife Rosaleen. Five of his relatives are desperate to get their hands on Cloade's money, and Rosaleen begins to fear for her life. The prospects for the Cloades improve when they discover that Rosaleen had a previous husband who perished mysteriously in Africa. Then a mysterious stranger appears in the village, saying that he has something to communicate to her, but the following morning he is found dead.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • This Happy Breed (Classic Radio Theatre)

    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt, Rosemary Leach
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    John Moffatt and Rosemary Leach star in this BBC Radio 4 production of Noël Coward’s patriotic play about the ups and downs of a working-class family between 1919 and 1939. This Happy Breed opens in 1919, when the Gibbons family have just moved to their smart new home in the suburbs of South London. Against a background of social change and national upheaval spanning twenty years, the family celebrate their own triumphs and deal with their personal traumas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliantly done!

    • By Polcamp on 02-27-15

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Appointment with Death

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sat the corpse of Mrs Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist was the only sign of the fatal injection that had killed her. With only 24 hours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he'd overheard back in Jerusalem: 'You see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?' Mrs Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he'd ever met.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • PETRA

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 08-10-15

    Regular price: $10.66

    • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot. Mrs Farrars is found dead of an apparent overdose one year after the death of her husband. The villagers of King's Abbot are suspicious. The rumour is that she poisoned her husband and was in love with Roger Ackroyd. When he is found murdered the following day, there is little to go on. Luckily one of the newest residents who has retired to this normally quiet village is none other than Monsieur Hercule Poirot.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite book- my favorite drama

    • By DARBY KERN on 01-01-15

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Murder on the Links (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot. When Poirot arrives in France, following an urgent appeal for help, he finds he is too late. His client, a South American millionaire, has been stabbed to death and his body flung into a freshly dug open grave on the golf course adjoining the property. Meanwhile the millionaire's wife is found bound and gagged in her room. Poirot launches an investigation and the baffling mystery begins to unfold.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love hasting.

    • By D. H. Saisa on 06-12-16

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Three Act Tragedy (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt, George Cole, Michael Cochrane, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Hercule Poirot is a guest at a weekend house party, given at the Cornish clifftop home of the celebrated actor Sir Charles Cartwright. The other visitors include keen amateur detective Mr Satterthwaite and distinguished Harley Street nerve specialist Sir Bartholomew Strange. Death visits the house soon after Poirot's arrival, the victim an elderly clergyman who's only had a sip of dry martini. What else was in the glass? Are natural causes to blame... or murder?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous acting

    • By Amy B on 07-11-15

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Dumb Witness (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt, Simon Williams
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    As Hercule Poirot sifts through his post one particular morning, he alights upon a letter from an elderly and (as it transpires), exceedingly rich spinster - Miss Emily Arundell. She is clearly in great distress and seeking his help, but doesn’t say why. Her only specific mention is ‘the incident of the dog’s ball’. However, what intrigues Poirot is the date of the communication - it was written two months ago. He persuades Captain Hastings that they must visit the lady with all haste.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Poirot and Hastins

    • By Laura on 12-08-13

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Death in the Clouds (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt, full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    A full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of an Agatha Christie story. On a flight from Le Bourget to Croydon, on which Hercule Poirot is an apprehensive passenger, a woman is found dead. A doctor on board is inclined to put it down to a wasp-sting, but Poirot suspects that a poisoned dart is the real cause - and, perhaps rather too conveniently, a blow pipe is discovered stuffed down the back of his seat. Clearly the murder can only have been committed by one of the passengers or crew on the plane.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Vintage Christie

    • By DJDecca on 05-17-14

    Regular price: $10.33

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