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    • The Canterbury Tales: The Prologue

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    This is a story from the Canterbury Tales I: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Canterbury Tales' Prologue

    • By Asheley on 07-27-18

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The General Prologue and The Physician's Tale

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Richard Bebb, Philip Madoc, Michael Maloney
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The Canterbury Tales, written near the end of Chaucer's life and hence towards the close of the 14th century, is perhaps the greatest English literary work of the Middle Ages: yet it speaks to us today with almost undimmed clarity and relevance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Workmanlike reading in clear Middle English

    • By Celia on 09-14-08

    Regular price: $12.59

    • The Canterbury Tales

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc, Edward de Souza
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear.

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Le Morte d'Arthur (The Death of Arthur)

    • By: Sir Thomas Malory
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The glorious but tragic story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is one of the great legends of Western civilization. Storytellers and poets down the centuries have returned repeatedly to the universal themes of the Quest of the Holy Grail and the love between Sir Launcelot and Queen Guenever. Yet the first printed account, written by the 15th century knight Sir Thomas Malory, remains unmatched.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gorgeous narration

    • By Carpe Diem on 03-22-08

    Regular price: $16.09

    • The Arabian Nights

    • By: Sir Richard Burton
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Though The Arabian Nights are generally known as stories for children, they were originally tales for adults full of adventure, sexuality, violence, and the supernatural. They certainly inspired the imagination of Sir Richard Burton, the 19th century explorer, linguist, and erotologist who brought all his worldly experience and superbly expressive prose style to bear on the tales of Sindbad the Seaman and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, But Too Short

    • By Peter Schaeffer on 01-14-14

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Samson Agonistes

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: David de Keyser, Philip Madoc, Matthew Morgan, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Samson Agonistes, the 'dramatic poem' by John Milton, was published in 1671, three years before the poet's death. Written in the form of a Greek tragedy, with the Chorus commenting on the action, it follows the biblical story of the blind Samson as he wreaks his revenge on the Philistines who have imprisoned him. A powerful subject, with a personal resonance for the blind Milton, it is a perfect work for the medium of audiobook where poetry and drama can be balanced equally.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Milton is fabulous, Performance was great

    • By Easy Rhino on 03-16-17

    Regular price: $12.59

    • The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

    • By: Alan Garner
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    The Edge is a land of two worlds: above and below. It took me my childhood to learn about above; when I was 19, I went to learn the wonders of below: a world of darkness and silence, so dark that you can see the lights of brain cells discharging; so silent that blood in the veins can be heard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended

    • By Graham on 05-21-06

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The Old Testament (Unabridged Selections)

    • By: Naxos AudioBooks
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc, Anton Lesser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Here are the greatest and best-loved stories from the Old Testament of the Bible, stories which can be read as much for their human, literary, and historical appeal as for their religious meaning. The selection ranges from childhood favorites like David and Goliath, to key moments in Jewish history (such as Exodus), and also includes some of the finest poetry in the Old Testament (the Song of Solomon, for example).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Gregory on 10-02-04

    Regular price: $29.39

    • The Canterbury Tales II

    • Modern English Verse Translation
    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc, Frances Jeater, John Rowe, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Four more delightful tales from one of the most entertaining storytellers of all time. Though writing in the thirteenth century, Chaucer’s wit and observation comes down undiminished through the ages, especially in this accessible modern verse translation. The stories vary considerably from the uproarious Wife of Bath’s Tale, promoting the power of women to the sober account of patient Griselda in the Clerk’s Tale.

    Regular price: $16.09

    • The Moon of Gomrath

    • By: Alan Garner
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Alan Garner's exciting and atmospheric tale of magic and evil, which began with The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, continues with The Moon of Gomrath.

    Colin and Susan are not safe from the evil Morrigan and once more find themselves back in Fundindelve with the wizard Cadellin.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Family Christmas

    • By: Charles Clement Moore, David Angus, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and others
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc, Jenny Agutter, Benjamin Zephaniah
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    This is the audio program to play at home over Christmas or during the car journey to see relatives. Dylan Thomas, "The Little Match Girl," and "The Nutcracker" are read by Jenny Agutter with accompanying Tchaikovsky's music - this is a must for Christmas. It contains new recordings as well as some of the finest tracks from the Naxos AudioBooks catalogue.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Okay, but a bit boring.

    • By nevina on 08-12-08

    Regular price: $12.59

    • A Child's Christmas in Wales (from the Naxos Audiobook 'A Family Christmas')

    • By: Dylan Thomas
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Dylan Thomas wrote "A Child's Christmas in Wales" in 1955, in which he recreated the atmosphere of Christmas Past as he remembered it. Each one of us will have similar memories of the glitter and the emotions of this time of innocence, plenty, fun, anticipation, and excitement.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Child's Christmas in Wales

    • By Barry on 09-20-17

    Regular price: $1.05

    • Radio Crimes

    • Cadfael: Monk's Hood
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    After the violence of civil war in the spring, Shrewsbury has enjoyed a quiet summer and a good harvest. But, as Cadfael reflects ruefully, such a peaceful state of affairs cannot be expected to last. He's right. The trouble begins when Gervase Bonel, rich lord of the manor, proposes to sign all his property over to the Abbey. A welcome gift, but when Bonel is found poisoned, foul play is suspected somewhere along the line.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't get enough of Cadfael!!

    • By Christopher P. on 04-05-10

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Scarifyers: The Horror of Loch Ness

    • By: Simon Barnard, Paul Morris
    • Narrated by: David Warner, Terry Molloy, David Benson, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    The Scarifyers is a series of rip-roaring tales of comedic supernatural intrigue set in 1930s Britain, distilling the likes of Dick Barton, The Avengers, The Devil Rides Out and Quatermass into cracking new audio adventures. The Scarifyers is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and has been described as 'rollicking good fun', 'a slice of audio perfection', 'the smartest and most enjoyable thing on British radio' and 'like Tintin but with the lights out.'

    Regular price: $9.58

    • Cadfael: The Virgin in the Ice (BBC Radio Crimes)

    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Shrewsbury, 1139. The bloody civil war between King Stephen and Empress Maud has swept through the country towards the rural security of Brother Cadfael’s monastery. The citizens of Worcester have fled, among them two orphaned children of noble stock, together with their tutor, a young nun. A Benedictine monk in whose care Lady Ermina and her brother Ives were left, comes to the Abbey to ask if the children have been seen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Radio play.

    • By Fiona on 04-09-12

    Regular price: $15.49

    • BBC Radio Shakespeare

    • The Tempest (Dramatized)
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc, Nina Wadia, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic hard not to love

    • By Susana on 04-28-16

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

    • By: Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc, Neville Jason
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is one of the greatest texts in the English language. In magisterial prose, Gibbon charts the gradual collapse of the Roman rule form Augustus (23 BC - AD 14) to the first of the barbarian kings, Odoacer (476- 490 AD). It is a remarkable account, with the extravagant corruption and depravity of emperors such as Commodus, Caracalla, and Elagabalus contrasted by the towering work of Constantine, Julian, and other remarkable men.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Triumph

    • By Jesse on 09-06-07

    Regular price: $25.52

    • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 2

    • By: Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc, Neville Jason
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire occupies an immortal place in the pantheon of historical masterpieces. This recording covers the final three volumes of Gibbon's work, tracing ten centuries in the life of the eastern half of the empire, whose capital city was Constantinople.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gibbon

    • By George on 09-15-03

    Regular price: $24.04

    • Brother Cadfael Mysteries: Dead Man's Ransom (BBC Radio Crimes)

    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc, Michael KItchen, Susannah York
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Ellis Peters' thrilling mystery featuring medieval monk Brother Cadfael. It is 1141. In Shrewsbury, civil war is tearing the country apart as the bitter feud between King Stephen and Maud shows no sign of abating. Cadfael, safe within the peaceful walls of the Abbey, does not expect to be drawn on to the battlefield - but when a Welsh prisoner of war is brought to him for treatment of a sword-wound, he finds himself embroiled in the conflict.

    Regular price: $15.49