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    • From Shakespeare - With Love (The Best of Sonnets)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: David Tennant, Juliet Stevenson, Anton Lesser, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Shakespeare's Sonnets, one of the most remarkable collections of poetry, was first published in 1609, 400 years ago by Mr Thomas Thorpe. Naxos AudioBooks marks the occasion with a selection of 80 of the finest, read by leading actors. The selection includes famous ones such as 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day' as well as lesser well-known sonnets though of equally fine stature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • from Tennant with love

    • By H. Walker on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Great Love Poems

    • By: William Blake, Robert Burns, Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter, Bill Paterson, Maxine Peake, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    An anthology of over 60 classic love poems, read by some of our finest actors. Love has always been the supreme inspiration for poets, whether romantic or platonic, reciprocated or unrequited. This collection contains a range of the very best love poems, including Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress", Keats' "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" and Byron's "So We'll Go No More A-Roving" - as well as several sonnets from the master himself, William Shakespeare.

    Regular price: $7.01

    • Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Maxine Peake
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    The story of the physical relationship between the aristocratic protagonist Constance Chatterley and gamekeeper Oliver Mellors - which occurs right under the nose of her wheelchair-bound husband, Clifford. In exploring the class system of the early 20th century, the novel also touches upon the declining coal mining industry, its effect on the workers, and the politics which surrounded it. Yet possibly the most important theme is the individual’s need for physical as well as intellectual satisfaction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good; not for the easily offended

    • By Erez on 11-28-11

    Regular price: $47.59

    • Troilus and Criseyde (Dramatised)

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer, Lavinia Greenlaw (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Tom Ferguson, Maxine Peake
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde by poet and writer Lavinia Greenlaw.

    One of the great works of English literature, this powerful, compelling story explores love from its first tentative beginnings through to passionate sensuality and eventual tragic disillusionment. Lavinia Greenlaw's new version for radio brings Chaucer's language up-to-date for a modern audience while remaining true to his original poetic intention.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By Tad Davis on 01-23-17

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Great Poems

    • By: Audible Studios
    • Narrated by: Maxine Peake, Bill Wallis, Rupert Penry-Jones, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    An anthology of over 50 classic poems, read by some of our finest actors. This collection contains a selection of the very best poems, from verses inspired by love to war poetry, nature poems and children's rhymes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not for Poetry Snobs. Full Listing in Review.

    • By Clare on 06-10-12

    Regular price: $7.01

    • Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Maxine Peake
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    The story of the physical relationship between the aristocratic protagonist Constance Chatterley and gamekeeper Oliver Mellors - which occurs right under the nose of her wheelchair-bound husband, Clifford. In exploring the class system of the early 20th century, the novel also touches upon the declining coal-mining industry, its effect on the workers, and the politics which surrounded it. Yet possibly the most important theme is the individual’s need for physical as well as intellectual satisfaction.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid Narration on classic tale.

    • By Plainbrownpaper on 01-02-15

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Soloparentpals.com, Series 2 (BBC Radio 4: Woman's Hour Drama)

    • By: Sue Teddern
    • Narrated by: Karina Jones, Maxine Peake, Kris Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The complete second series of the BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama about two single parents who met on an internet chat site and developed a friendship. First broadcast in the Woman’s Hour Drama slots from 23 August to 27 August 2010, this follows on from the first series which was originally transmitted in 2009 under the name of singleparentpals.com.

    Regular price: $12.91