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    • Waiting for Godot

    • By: Samuel Beckett
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, David Burke, Terence Rigby, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 453
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 314

    There is now no doubt that not only is Waiting for Godot the outstanding play of the 20th century, but it is also Samuel Beckett's masterpiece. Yet it is both a popular text to be studied at school and an enigma. The scene is a country road. There is a solitary tree. It is evening. Two tramp-like figures, Vladimir and Estragon, exchange words. Pull off boots. Munch a root vegetable. Two other curious characters enter. And a boy. Time passes. It is all strange yet familiar.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Joys of Existential and Spiritual Uncertainty

    • By Jefferson on 07-24-11

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Rumpole: The Age of Miracles & Other Stories

    • Three BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, full cast, Jasmine Hyde, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    Benedict Cumberbatch plays Horace Rumpole in this fourth collection of dramatic court cases. 'Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation': Erskine-Brown is working on a sordid ABH and affray case which allegedly occurred in a Soho night club. When he and Rumpole visit the disreputable scene of the crime, they meet Maurice Machin, the editor of the Daily Beacon, whose paper is being sued for libel.

    Regular price: $13.08

    • Nostromo

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Set in the fictional South American country of Costaguana, Nostromo explores the volatile politics and crippling greed surrounding the San Tomé silver mine. The story of power, love, revolutions, loyalty and reward is told with richly evocative description and brilliantly realised characters. But Nostromo is more than an adventure story; it is also a profoundly dark moral fable. Its language is as compellingly resonant as the sea itself; the characters absorbing and complex.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • marvelous

    • By judy on 07-19-13

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Scribes from Alexandria

    • The Roman Mysteries
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    A desperate quest begins in the Romano-Egyptian port of Alexandria - site of the great lighthouse, the library, and the tomb of Alexander the Great. Codes, riddles, anagrams, and hieroglyphics lead the search parties down the Nile to pyramids and sphinxes, temples and tombs, crocodiles and hippos. But what lies at the end of the journey? Treasure? Or death?

    Regular price: $9.39

    • The Babes in the Wood

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 19
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    With floods threatening both the town of Kingsmarkham and his own home and no end to the rain in sight, Chief Inspector Wexford already has his hands full when he learns that two local teenagers have gone missing along with their sitter, Joanna Troy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • as good as anything Rendell has written

    • By connie on 03-13-11

    Regular price: $20.34

    • A New Lease of Death

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    Wexford had every reason to remember the Painter case - it was the first murder he'd ever handled on his own. There had been no doubts about the case, until now. Someone wants the case reopened, and they want Wexford proved wrong.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A New Lease of Death

    • By Nicole on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $15.66

    • Arthur and George

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Julian Barnes' Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel is based on Arthur Conan Doyle's extraordinary real-life fight for justice. Arthur and George grow up worlds and miles apart in late nineteenth-century Britain: Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh; George in the vicarage of a small Staffordshire village. Arthur becomes a doctor, and then a writer; George a solicitor in Birmingham. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age; George remains in hardworking obscurity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Highly interesting snippet of history

    • By Mark on 11-12-18

    Regular price: $13.93

    • The Life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    • A Musical Biography
    • By: Perry Keenlyside
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony, Paul Rhys
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    This is the poignant and compelling story of perhaps the most naturally gifted musical genius of all time. Copiously illustrated with examples of his music, it tells of Mozart's extraordinary childhood travelling the courts of Europe, and of how, after a brief period of fame in Vienna, his fortunes declined until his early death and last resting place in a pauper's grave.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful but much too short

    • By Maurizio on 03-08-06

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Crime & Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • Rumpole: On Trial & Other Stories

    • Four BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: full cast, Jasmine Hyde, Julian Rhind-Tutt, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Julian Rhind-Tutt takes on the role of Rumpole in this fifth collection of cracking court cases. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt as Rumpole, Jasmine Hyde as Hilda and Nigel Anthony as Claude Erskine-Brown. A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

    Regular price: $13.08

    • No Man's Nightingale

    • An Inspector Wexford Novel
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    A female vicar named Sarah Hussain is discovered strangled in her Kingsmarkham vicarage. Maxine, the gossipy cleaning woman who finds the body, happens to also be in the employ of former Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford and his wife. When called on by his old deputy, Wexford, who has taken to reading The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire as a retirement project, leaps at the chance to tag along with the investigators. Wexford is intrigued by the unusual circumstances of the murder, but he's also desperate to escape the chatty Maxine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect audiobook

    • By Deborah on 06-18-14

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Joseph Haydn: His Life and Works

    • By: Jeremy Siepmann
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Siepmann, David Timson, Nigel Anthony, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    No great composer’s story is more predominantly happy than Haydn’s, though even his has its share of clouds. A classic rags-to-riches tale, it sees him move from humble beginnings through decades as a liveried servant to his emergence as the most popular and successful composer of his time. One of the healthiest and least neurotic artists in musical history, he did more than any other single figure to pioneer the symphony, the piano sonata and the string quartet - and he was the first truly great practitioner of each.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Some Lie and Some Die

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    For a while the music Festival in Kingsmarkham was going well. The sun shone, the groups played and everyone - except a few angry neighbours - seemed to enjoy themselves. Then the weather changed, and a young couple made a gruesome discovery.In spite of dire predictions, the rock festival in Kingsmarkham seemed to be going off without a hitch, that is, until a hideously disfigured body is discovered in the nearby quarry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complex and compelling

    • By Sarah on 05-11-15

    Regular price: $17.76

    • Mountolive

    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In Mountolive, the third volume in Durrell's The Alexandria Quartet, the events surrounding the interwoven community of Nessim, Justine, Narouz, Pursewarden, and the other major characters are given a very different perspective. The intrigues and complex relationships are seen through the political prism of a world plunging toward war.

    Regular price: $16.09

    • The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker (Dramatised)

    • By: Tobias Smollet, Yvonne Antrobus
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Tobias Smollet's uproarious satire of 18th-century life, dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus. Squire Bramble and family embark on their whistle-stop tour of Great Britain. They encounter adventure, mayhem, and the enigmatic Humphry Clinker. Episode 2: The family is stranded. Bramble is keen to continue their grand tour, but how can they leave London when Humphry is in gaol? Episode 3: The Bramble family's adventures continue as they begin the long trip home, a journey full of surprises and unexpected revelations. Starring Nigel Anthony and full cast. Directed by Marc Beeby.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant adaptation and performance

    • By Penelope on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Justine

    • By: Lawrence Durrell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Justine is the first volume in The Alexandria Quartet, four interlinked novels set in the sensuous, hot environment of Alexandria just before the Second World War. Within this polyglot setting of richly idiosyncratic characters is Justine, wild and intense, wife to the wealthy business man Nessim, a mari complaisant.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Crime to Abridge

    • By Lawrence on 08-12-04

    Regular price: $16.09

    • The Vault

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 23 (Unabridged)
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Chief Inspector Reg Wexford has retired. He and his wife, Dora, now divide their time between Kingsmarkham and their daughter, Sheila’s, coach house in Hampstead. Wexford takes great pleasure in his books, but, for all the benefits of a more relaxed lifestyle, he misses being the law. But a chance meeting with an old acquaintance in a London street changes everything. Tom Ede is now a Detective Superintendent, and is very keen to recruit Wexford as an adviser on a difficult case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By BookLady on 10-27-11

    Regular price: $17.76

    • The Rottweiler

    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    The first girl had a bite mark on her neck, but they traced the DNA to her boyfriend. But the tabloids got hold of the story and called the killer 'The Rottweiler' and the name stuck. The latest murder takes place very near Inez Ferry's antique shop in Marylebone. When the Rottweiler’s trinkets start showing up in the shop, suddenly, everyone Inez knows is a suspect, and the killer feels all too close.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of atmosphere, and a Freudian mystery.

    • By Sparkly on 11-03-12

    Regular price: $21.48

    • Shake Hands For Ever

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    This case is proving a difficult one for Chief Inspector Wexford. All he has to go on is his own intuitive suspicions. Was he becoming cynical and untrusting or was this one of the most ingenious crimes he had ever tackled?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ruth Rendell Does Not Fail You For A Good Read

    • By Electic Chef on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $15.17

    • The Monster in the Box

    • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 22
    • By: Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Wexford had almost made up his mind that he would never again set eyes on Eric Targo. And yet there he was, back in Kingsmarkham, still with that cocky, strutting walk. Years earlier, when Wexford was a young police officer, a woman called Elsie Carroll had been found strangled in her bedroom. Although many still had their suspicions that her husband was guilty, no one was convicted.

    Regular price: $9.49

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