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    • 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 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • 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

    • Bartleby

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Laurence Olivier plays the narrator, a successful Manhattan lawyer, in this adaptation of Herman Melville's Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street, first published in Putnam's Magazine in 1853. One day, he recruits a new clerk for his growing practice, the strangest man he has ever met. "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.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Black Mate

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    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

    • The Canterville Ghost

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Canterville Ghost was the first of Oscar Wilde's short stories to be published in 1887.

    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 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    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 Inspector General

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

    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

    • As You Like It (Dramatised)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Halloween Stories

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Saki
    • Narrated by: Bart Wolffe, Emma Topping, Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Classic spine-tingling tales to thrill you including Tobermory by Saki and The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.

    Regular price: $8.52

    • 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

    • The Very Best of Robert Louis Stevenson

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A selection of Robert Louis Stevenson's finest work, including Treasure Island, 'The Suicide Club', The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and 'Markheim'.

    Regular price: $9.34

    • 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: $9.34

    • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    First published in 1886, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, is a psychological fable for our time. It draws on intuitive knowledge of the nasty complications of the human mind (which Shakespeare used so well in his tragedies). Here, Sir Laurence Olivier unfolds the story as precisely and pedantically as it was written.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Strange Case....

    • By Akida on 02-05-09

    Regular price: $5.96

    • When Greek Meets Greek

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    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

    • Oscar Wilde's Short Stories

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier, Basil Rathbone
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Oscar Wilde's finest short stories, read by Sir Laurence Olivier and Basil Rathbone, including 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime', 'The Devoted Friend', and 'The Selfish Giant'.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor quality

    • By ESK on 08-01-12

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Classic Robert Louis Stevenson and H. G. Wells Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier and Alec Guinness, Volume 2

    • By: Theatre Royal, H. G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier, Alec Guinness
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from Robert Louis Stevenson and H.G. Wells. Here is the legendary Alec Guinness starring in ‘The Man Who Could work Miracles’ adapted from the original tale by H.G. Wells and Laurence Olivier starring in 'The Suicide Club' adapted from the original tale by Robert Louis Stevenson. Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950s by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Classic English and Irish Dramas Starring Ralph Richardson and Margaret Lockwood, Volume 2

    • Volume 2
    • By: Theatre Royal, H.G. Wells, Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from English and Irish Literature. Here is the legendary Ralph Richardson starring in ‘A Sentimental Journey’, adapted from the original tale by Laurence Sterne and the legendary Margaret Lockwood starring in 'Becky Sharpe' adapted from ‘Vanity Fair’, the original tale by William Makepeace Thackeray. 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

    • 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

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