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    • Radio 4's A History of Private Life

    • By: Amanda Vickery, Simon Tcherniak
    • Narrated by: Deborah Findlay, John Sessions, Jasmine Hyde, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    An engrossing BBC Radio 4 series spanning the history of the home and domestic relationships over the past 500 years, presented by Amanda Vickery. Professor Vickery is one of the most charismatic historians in Britain today. In 'A History of Private Life' she reveals the intimate secrets of life at home, from the Tudor mansion to the modern bedsit.Through letters, diaries and other first-person accounts, we hear the voices of men and women from very different backgrounds telling their stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An intimate look at family life long ago.

    • By susieblue on 01-25-15

    Regular price: $20.66

    • Cold Granite

    • Logan McRae, Book 1
    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    It's DS Logan McRae's first day back on the job after a year off on the sick, and it couldn't get much worse. Four-year-old David Reid's body is discovered in a ditch - strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. There's a killer stalking the Granite City and the local media are baying for blood. If that wasn't enough, Logan also has to contend with a new boss, DI Insch, who doesn't suffer fools gladly and thinks everyone's a fool.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent! Stuart MacBride! Fantastic

    • By A. J. McConachie on 02-12-07

    Regular price: $9.05

    • Enderby Outside

    • Enderby
    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Returning in Enderby Outside, Enderby must deal with incongruous plagiarism from the pop star Yod Crewsley and a visit from an apparent personification of his Muse.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Bid

    • By: Matthew Solon
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    After five years of planning and an 18-month campaign costing more than £15m, England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup ended in humiliation in front of millions of TV viewers around the world. This thrilling drama tells the behind-the-scenes story of what happened in Zurich in the days leading up to the momentous announcement on 2 December, 2010.

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Doctor Who

    • Death Comes to Time
    • By: Colin Meek
    • Narrated by: Sylvester McCoy, Stephen Fry, John Sessions, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69

    The Doctor and Antimony arrive on the planet Santiny, just as it comes under attack by General Tannis and his Canisian battle fleet. Meanwhile, his other companion, Ace, finds herself under the guidance of the mysterious Casmus, who seems to foresee an important and unusual role in store for her. As the adventure lurches from Santiny to contemporary London and on to Gallifrey, it becomes clear that the Canisians' next target is to be Earth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What could have been?

    • By David on 08-23-07

    Regular price: $14.46

    • Emperor of Absurdia

    • By: Chris Riddell
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Welcome to Absurdia: a strange and wonderful land where nothing is quite what it seems. Trees are birds, umbrellas are trees, and the sky is thick with snoring fish. Join one small boy as he tumbles out of bed into a crazy dreamland of wardrobe monsters, dragons - and amazing adventure. With a story to enchant the youngest reader, as well as music and sound effects that will make you giggle, whatever your age, this is an extraordinary achievement and one to savour.

    Regular price: $4.33

    • Inside Mr Enderby

    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Inside Mr. Enderby introduced to a captivated audience Burgess's dyspeptic poet, whose uniquely idiosyncratic, scatological brand of verse even won the genuine approval of T. S. Eliot. In his first clash with the outside world, Enderby is extracted from his lavatorial sanctuary by the professional widow Vesta Bainbridge in a most peculiar romance.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Sleeper and the Spindle

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Lara Pulver, Niamh Walsh, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    In this captivating and darkly funny tale, Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell have twisted together the familiar and the new as well as the beautiful and the wicked to tell a brilliant version of Snow White's (sort of) and Sleeping Beauty's (almost) stories.This story was originally published in Rags & Bones.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So sad it was so short tho.

    • By Cherish on 01-08-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Legends: Battles and Quests

    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    There was a time when monsters and dragons roamed the earth, and the gods walked among us. A time of blood, swords, and furious battles. A time of legends, heroes, darkness, and death....

    In a time of war, of death and destruction, the world needs heroes. Arthur. Theseus. Geriguiaguiatugo. Their names are whispered on the wind – tales of epic quests, of furious battles, beasts slain - and the glory of victory.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling

    • By Caroline on 09-03-13

    Regular price: $9.58

    • Season's Greetings (Classic Radio Theatre)

    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber, Phil Daniels, Bill Nighy, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Christmas is the season of good cheer and harmony among men, but things are not working out quite that way in the Bunker household. As a motley collection of friends and relatives fill the house with their own wishes, dreams and attitudes, the stage is set for seasonal disharmony and romantic intrigue. It’s Christmas Eve and while Belinda is rushing around decorating the tree and seeing to all the guests and their needs, Eddie and Pattie are having a serious bust-up.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hard To Follow

    • By Sara on 12-21-16

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Muddle Earth

    • Muddle Earth, Book 1
    • By: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    As the third moon rises over Muddle Earth's Perfumed Bog, the twinkling lights are lit on a small houseboat, home to a wizard, Randalf, and his familiar, a very sarcastic budgie called Veronica. Randalf is in trouble: he's stony broke. He's just spent his last silver pipsqueak. There's only one way for a wizard to make cash on Muddle Earth, and that's by doing some magic. Meanwhile, life is about to change beyond recognition for Joe Jefferson, an ordinary schoolboy on ordinary Earth, and his dog, Henry.

    Regular price: $7.94

    • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    • Young Adult Classics
    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Scientist Dr Jekyll discovers a way of changing his personality and becoming the violent and aggressive Mr Hyde. At the start, moving from one to the other is easy. But not for long. Both a psychological investigation and a thrilling story, the double nature of the hero has made him an iconic figure in literature. The tempestuous nature of the tale makes it an ideal title for Young Adult Classics, the introductory series for the 13-17 age range.

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Dying Light

    • Logan McRae, Book 2
    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    It starts with a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks, in the heart of Aberdeen's red light district. For DS Logan MacRae it's a bad start to another bad day. Only a few short months ago, he was the golden boy of Grampian police. But one botched raid later, he's palmed off on a DI everyone knows is a jinx, waiting for the axe to fall with all the other rejects in the "Screw-up Squad". But Logan's not going to take it lying down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stupendous Sequel

    • By A. J. McConachie on 02-16-07

    Regular price: $9.05

    • Broken Skin

    • Logan McRae, Book 3
    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    In the pale grey light of a chilly February, Aberdeen is not at its best. There's a rapist prowling the city's cold granite streets, leaving a string of tortured women behind. But while DS Logan McRae's girlfriend is out acting as bait, he's dealing with the blood-drenched body of an unidentified male, dumped outside Accident and Emergency.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GRITTY CRIME set in Aberdeen, Scotland

    • By Lesley on 09-13-09

    Regular price: $9.05

    • Kidnapped

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    When the naive David Balfour sets out on his quest for a long-lost relative, a terrifying chain of events is set in motion. He is plunged into a world of infamy and violence from which there seems no escape, until, that, is, he meets the enigmatic and valiant Highland, Alan Breck.

    Regular price: $12.59

    • A Clockwork Testament

    • Enderby
    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Relocated to New York for The Clockwork Testament, or, Enderby's End, Enderby has to defend himself and his first film scenario, which he based on a poem by Gerald Manley Hopkins but - shades of Burgess's A Clockwork Orange - was transmogrified into an X-rated movie.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Enderby's Dark Lady

    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    F.X. Enderby travels to Indiana in order to impress the Hoosiers with his musical script on the career of Shakespeare and falls in love with a nightclub singer.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Both a cracking tale of horror and deeply audacious account of the human psyche, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has continued to thrill and fascinate since it was first published in 1886.

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Tom Jones

    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    Tom Jones is widely regarded as Fielding's greatest novel, a wonderful, picaresque adventure that takes Tom, a foundling, on a hilarious and by turns scandalous journey, rife with amorous encounters that often incur the wrath of those around him.

    Regular price: $14.01

    • Montmorency's Revenge

    • By: Eleanor Updale
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Dramatic historical events and action-packed adventure combine in Montmorency's most important mission yet. Montmorency is determined to hunt down the anarchist mastermind responsible for the shocking events at the end of book three. His search takes him to Italy, Paris and finally back to America, where Montmorency, his son Tom, and Fox-Selwyn's nephews become embroiled in an attempt to prevent the assassination of none other than the President of the United States.

    Regular price: $15.48

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