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    • The Black Mate

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    The Black Mate was Joseph Conrad’s very first piece of fiction, written in 1886 but not published until 1908. It was then published again posthumously in 1925 in Tales of Hearsay. The Black Mate is Mr. Bunter, mate of the sailing vessel “Sapphire” and it is his striking black hair that gives him his nickname.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Scary Halloween Stories

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Nelson Olmsted, Laurence Olivier, Basil Rathbone
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Nine spine-chilling stories from Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jerome K. Jerome, read by Laurence Olivier, Nelson Olmsted, and Basil Rathbone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Campy old readings

    • By staples on 11-07-14

    Regular price: $9.39

    • As You Like It (Dramatised)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Sir Lawrence Olivier and Elizabeth Bergner star in this full stage dramatization of Shakespeare's classic.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • The Luck of Roaring Camp

    • By: Bret Harte
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Here, Laurence Olivier tells the tale of Thomas Luck in this adaptation of Bret Harte's The Luck of Roaring Camp, first published in Overland Monthly in 1868. During the Californian gold rush a child is born to the only woman in the camp and, for a short time, he indeed brings luck. "Theatre Royal" is a series of radio dramas first broadcast by the BBC in 1953 and in the USA soon after. Starring many of Britain's finest actors, it was the only radio series in which Lord Olivier took a major role.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • hard to follow

    • By TruthSeeker72 on 02-16-17

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Classic Russian Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave and Trevor Howard, Volume 2

    • By: Theatre Royal, Nikolai Gogol, Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier, Trevor Howard
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from the literature of Russia. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘The Inspector General’, adapted from the original tale by Nikolai Gogol and Trevor Howard starring in 'Judgment' adapted from the original tale by Fyodor Dostoevsky.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Classic Russian Short Stories

    • By: Anton Chekhov, Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Orson Welles, Sir Laurence Olivier, and Michael Redgrave present a collection of classic Russian fiction including "The Overcoat", "The Queen of Spades", and "A Day in the Country."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By Danielle on 02-10-12

    Regular price: $7.22

    • The Inspector General

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Nikolai Gogol's The Inspector General, known also as The Government Inspector, was first published in 1836. It was based on an anecdote first recounted to Gogol by Pushkin. Laurence Olivier plays the irresponsible gambler Ivan Alexandrovic Khlestakov in this satire on the greed, corruption and stupidity of Imperial Russia.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and The Canterville Ghost

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Two stories from Oscar Wilde's Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories performed by Sir Laurence Olivier.

    Regular price: $7.63

    • Classic Robert Louis Stevenson Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier and Robert Donat, Volume 1

    • By: Theatre Royal, Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier, Robert Donat
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from Robert Louis Stevenson. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘Markheim’ and 'Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' adapted from the original tales by Robert Louis Stevenson and the legendary Robert Donat, starring in 'Sire de Maltroit's Door' adapted from the original tale by Robert Louis Stevenson.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • A Christmas Carol

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    First published in 1843, Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol achieved instant success. Laurence Olivier both narrates the tale and stars as Ebenezer Scrooge, “a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!” His wretched clerk, Bob Cratchit, is paid so meagre a wage that he cannot help his sickly son, Tiny Tim.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Legendary Scenes from Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Richard Burton
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • Great Historical Shakespeare Recordings

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: John Barrymore, Laurence Olivier, Henry Irving
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    In this remarkable anthology of historical recordings are many of the great artists of the past. Early cylinder recordings of Sir Henry Irving preserve the voice and character of the greatest actor of the Victorian period as well as Ellen Terry, his stage partner for many years. In this program, the changing styles of Shakespeare performance, a fascinating study, are documented with such varied actors as Tree, Gielgud, Thorndike, Olivier, Booth, and Barrymore.

    Regular price: $12.95

    • The Aspern Papers

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Henry James’ The Aspern Papers was a novella originally published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1888 and then again in book form later that year.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Hamlet

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, or more simply Hamlet, is set in Denmark, and recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father, the King, and then taken the throne and married Gertrude, Hamlet's mother. The play vividly charts the course of real and feigned madness—from overwhelming grief to seething rage—and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Olivier is incomparable in terms of his delivery

    • By karransk on 09-23-13

    Regular price: $15.88

    • The Suicide Club

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    First printed in 1878, the strange tale of The Suicide Club tells of the inscrutable gentlemen who liked playing cards and the young man with the strong death wish and a plate of cream cakes. This macabre world, where everyone is rich and reckless, provides a fascinating, chillingly interesting, and frightening story. This audiobook features one of the greatest actors of the 20th century, Sir Laurence Olivier, who unfolds the story as precisely and pendantically as it was written.

    Regular price: $7.85

    • The Suicide Club

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Robert Louis Stevenson's The Suicide Club was first published in 1878 in The London Magazine. Laurence Olivier narrates and stars as the unnamed protagonist.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Classic French Dramas starring Laurence Olivier and Robert Morley, Volume 2

    • By: Theatre Royal, Honore de Balzac, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from the literature of France. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘Little Louise’, adapted from the original tale by Guy de Maupassant and Robert Morley starring in 'Doctor Knock' adapted from the original tale by Jules Romains.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A trio of nostalgic radio plays

    • By Zaubermond on 04-05-13

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Little Louise

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Written in around 1885, Guy de Maupassant’s Little Louise Roque was one of his first psychological studies.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Classic English and Irish Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud, Volume 4

    • By: Theatre Royal, Graham Greene, Max Beerbohm
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from English and Irish Literature. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘When Greek Meets Greek’, adapted from the original tale by Graham Greene and John Gielgud starring in 'The Happy Hypocrite' adapted from the original tale by Max Beerbohm. Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Awful sound

    • By Andreas Wiik on 08-03-11

    Regular price: $4.12

    • When Greek Meets Greek

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Graham Greene’s When Greek Meets Greek, a tale of two con-men trying to outwit each other, was first published in 1954. Laurence Olivier plays self-styled “Doctor” Nicholas Fenwick who runs a non-existent Oxford college. He is delighted when “Lord” Driver wants his son to study there.

    Regular price: $2.95

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