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    • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Comedies

    • The Taming of the Shrew; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Twelfth Night
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Daneman, Fenella Fielding, Nigel Hawthorne, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Three classic radio productions from the BBC archives starring Nigel Hawthorne, Miriam Margolyes, Geraldine McEwan and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On

    • By Gretchen SLP on 04-25-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Middlemarch

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 32 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340

    George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; and the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamund and pioneering medical methods threaten to undermine his career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the greatest novels in the English language

    • By Naomi on 06-17-14

    Regular price: $31.97

    • The Rainbow

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Set in the rural midlands of England, The Rainbow revolves around three generations of Brangwens, a family deeply involved with the land and noted for their strength and vigour. When Tom Brangwen marries a Polish widow, Lydia Lensky, and adopts her daughter Anna as his own, he is unprepared for the conflict and passion that erupts between them. Their stories continue in Women in Love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Death and Rebirth, the Old and New.

    • By Geoffrey on 08-09-12

    Regular price: $22.41

    • Angels in My Hair

    • By: Lorna Byrne
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Angels In My Hair is the autobiography of a modern day mystic, an Irish woman with powers of the saints of old.When she was a child, people thought Lorna was “retarded” because she did not seem to be focusing on the world around her, instead Lorna was seeing angels and spirits.

    Regular price: $22.82

    • What Maisie Knew

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Maureen O' Brien
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Maisie is an innocent six year-old, torn between her divorced parents, pathetically isolated yet tragically involved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great reader reads a great writer

    • By Seth on 08-27-12

    Regular price: $19.10

    • The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Randolph Carter dreamt of a beautiful sunset city that he can never reach. But Randolph is no ordinary dreamer, he's experienced! Desperate to reach the city he quests across the dreamlands in search of the path that leads to the city. On his journey he encounters strange creatures, monsters, and even gods. This is one of H.P. Lovecraft's best-known and most well-loved stories.

    Regular price: $5.15

    • False Pretences

    • By: Margaret Yorke
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    When her goddaughter is arrested, Isabel Vernon is startled to discover that the child of her memory has become an overweight, shaven-headed environmentalist and that Isabel herself is now regarded as Emily Frost's next of kin. Emily is then released on bail to the Vernons in the villlage of Fordswick. But her presence in the Vernons' house proves troubling, and is deepening the tensions already within it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • DELIGHTFULLY SURPRISED!

    • By ann on 07-04-12

    Regular price: $22.96

    • Women in Love

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Maureen O’Brien
    • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Lawrence explores love, sex, passion, and marriage through the eyes of two sisters, Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen. Intelligent, incisive, and observant, the two very different sisters pursue thrilling, torrid affairs with their lovers, Rupert and Gerald, while searching for more mature emotional relationships. Against a haunting World War I backdrop of coal mines, factories, and a beleaguered working class, Gudrun and Ursula's temperamental differences spark an ongoing debate regarding their society and their inner lives.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Spoils of Poynton

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Mrs Gereth, a wealthy widow, is dreading the day that her son, Owen, gets married. She hopes that he will marry a woman who will appreciate their home and all of its treasures as she does. So she enlists the help of Fleda Vetch to try to corrupt the impending marriage of her son and Mona Brigstock - a philistine who is determined to marry Owen in order to inherit Mrs Gereth’s valuable possessions and home by any means. Meanwhile, Fleda hides her real feelings towards Owen. Even when he ends up feeling the same way, Fleda cannot bring herself to marry him as this would force him to break his engagement to Mona, and thus betray all of her own ideals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-31-10

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Doctor Who: The Space Museum

    • A 1st Doctor novelisation
    • By: Glyn Jones
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    An unabridged reading of this novelisation of a classic 1965 TV serial featuring the First Doctor, as played on TV by William Hartnell. The Tardis materialises on what, at first sight, appears to be a dry and lifeless planet serving only as a graveyard for spaceships. The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki discover a magnificent museum housing relics from every corner of the galaxy. These have been assembled by the Moroks, a race of cruel conquerors who have invaded the planet Xeros and enslaved its inhabitants.

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Doctor Who: The Rescue

    • By: Ian Marter
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Maureen O'Brien reads this thrilling novelisation of a classic Doctor Who adventure. From his one previous visit the Doctor remembers the inhabitants of the planet Dido as a gentle, peace-loving people. But when he returns, things have changed dramatically. It seems that the Didoi have brutally massacred the crew of the crashed spaceliner Astra.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Doctor Who.

    • By Chris Coyne on 04-17-15

    Regular price: $16.53

    • Doctor Who: The Space Museum

    • By: Glyn Jones
    • Narrated by: William Hartnell, Maureen O’Brien
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    When the Doctor and his companions Ian, Barbara and Vicki enter a museum on the planet Xeros, they are astonished to find themselves displayed as exhibits! The TARDIS has jumped a 'time track' and offered them a glimpse of what the future could hold... The native Xerons are planning a rebellion against the occupying force of the Moroks who have invaded their world. The Doctor and his friends struggle not only to survive in the midst of battle, but to help change the future sufficiently to ensure their own freedom!

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Doctor Who: Galaxy Four

    • 1st Doctor Novelisation
    • By: William Emms
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    An unabridged reading of this novelisation of a classic 1960s TV adventure for the First Doctor, as played by William Hartnell. Following a skirmish in deep space, two alien spacecraft have crash landed on a barren planet in Galaxy Four. The Drahvins are a race of beautiful females, led by the imperious Maaga. The Rills are hideous tusked monstrosities, accompanied by their robotic servants, the Chumblies. When the Doctor arrives with Vicki and Steven in tow, he discovers that the planet will explode in two days' time.

    Regular price: $14.91

    • The English Daughter

    • By: Maggie Wadey
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    As a child, writer Maggie Wadey was aware her mother was different from her father and his family, and that the difference was do with her Irishness, but she knew nothing of her Tipperary background. Then, before she died, Agnes Kavanagh began to talk about the past. Gradually, Maggie began to piece together her mother’s early life. But it was only after Agnes's death that she discovered another story - a life and a secret hidden in layers of silence.

    Regular price: $37.41

    • Doctor Who: Daleks - The Chase

    • By: John Peel
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Through a Space-Time Visualiser the Doctor and his companions are horrified to see an execution squad of Daleks about to leave Skaro on a mission to find the TARDIS and exterminate the time travellers. Eluding the Daleks on the barren planet Aridius the Doctor and his friends escape in the TARDIS. But this is only the beginning of an epic journey. As they travel through space and time, they try to shake off their pursuers by making a series of random landings - but the Daleks don't give up easily. This is a chase to the death... Maureen O'Brien, who played Vicki in the original Doctor Who TV serial, reads John Peel's complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1989.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Dalek Story.

    • By Chris Coyne on 04-24-15

    Regular price: $19.19

    • Heart and Soul

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Clara Casey has more than enough on her plate. Her daughters are a handful, and Clara, a senior cardiac specialist, has a new job to cope with.... For Ania, meeting Clara Casey is a miracle: she had never intended to leave her beloved Poland, but after the love of her life has turned sour, her world seems rather empty. Perhaps a new job in a new country will mend her broken heart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fans won't be disappointed.

    • By Anne Harris on 09-29-09

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Hungry Hill

    • By: Daphne Du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The Brodricks of Clonmere gain great wealth by harnessing the power of Hungry Hill and extracting the treasure it holds. The Donovans, the original owners of Clonmere Castle, resent the Brodricks' success, and consider the great house and its surrounding land theirs by rights. For generations the feud between the families has simmered, always threatening to break into violence...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Grand Tale

    • By Beverly on 07-15-10

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Dalek Empire - The Fearless Part 3

    • By: Big Finish Productions
    • Narrated by: Noel Clarke, Maureen O'Brien, Nicholas Briggs, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    On board the star cruiser Amorist, the outcome of the war with the Daleks hangs in the balance. Kade knows what he has to do, but has he been told the truth?

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Dalek Empire 4.2 The Fearless Part 2

    • By: Nicholas Briggs
    • Narrated by: Noel Clarke, Nicholas Briggs, Maureen O'Brien, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The Earth Alliance is on the brink of victory in the Kedru System. But at what cost?

    Meanwhile, deep within the Dalek Empire, Susan Mendes prepares for her latest mission.... Directed by Nicholas Briggs.

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Dalek Empire - The Fearless Part 4

    • By: Nicholas Briggs
    • Narrated by: Noel Clarke, Nicholas Briggs, Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Daleks have devised a plan that will deliver a decisive victory. General Landen and her fleet are all that stand in their way. And then there's Kade....

    Regular price: $12.39

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