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    • The Foundation Trilogy (Dramatized)

    • By: Isaac Asimov, Patrick Tull - adaptation, Mike Stott - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers, Lee Montague, Julian Glover, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 658
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 577
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 573

    The opening episode begins on Trantor, capital of the Galactic Empire, with the meeting of Seldon and Dornick, their trial, and their exile to Terminus. The action then jumps forward 50 years, to the first Seldon Crisis, where the repercussions of the recent independence of the Four Kingdoms of the Periphery are being felt on Terminus, and are handled by the first Mayor, Salvor Hardin....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • How can you go wrong with a must read book for $2

    • By James on 03-06-11

    Regular price: $4.19

    • Cranford

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 166

    A vivid and affectionate portrait of the residents of an English country town in the mid-19th century, Cranford describes a community dominated by its independent and refined women, relating the adventures of Miss Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle-aged spinster sisters striving to live with dignity in reduced circumstances. Through a series of satirical vignettes, Gaskell sympathetically portrays changing small town customs and values in mid-Victorian England....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quietly, subtly sweet and heartwarming

    • By T. on 03-26-12

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Wives and Daughters

    • By: Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 571
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    Molly Gibson, the only daughter of a widowed doctor in the small provincial town of Hollingford, lost her mother when she was a child. Her father remarries wanting to give Molly the woman's presence he feels she lacks. To Molly, any stepmother would have been a shock, but the new Mrs. Gibson is a self-absorbed, petty widow, and Molly's unhappiness is compounded by the realisation that her father has come to regret his second marriage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb! Story and Narration A++

    • By Jo on 05-24-10

    Regular price: $31.97

    • Fawlty Towers, Volume 1

    • Basil the Rat
    • By: John Cleese, Connie Booth
    • Narrated by: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Four classic BBC TV episodes featuring a newly-added interview with John Cleese.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Greatest !

    • By Donald on 01-24-05

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Lemon Table

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Timothy West, Prunella Scales
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    In a collection that is wise, funny, clever and moving, Julian Barnes has created characters whose passions and longings are made all the stronger by the knowledge that, for them, time is almost at an end.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Real Downer

    • By Cariola on 07-03-12

    Regular price: $14.97

    • Ladies of Letters

    • The complete BBC Radio collection
    • By: Lou Wakefield, Carole Hayman
    • Narrated by: full cast, Patricia Routledge, Prunella Scales
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    First broadcast on Woman's Hour, Prunella Scales and Patricia Routledge star in this popular BBC Radio 4 comedy Ladies of Letters. This collection features all 11 series. When Irene Spencer meets Vera Small at her daughter Lesley's wedding reception, they embark upon a correspondence that is quite unlike any other in the history of letter writing. Both Irene and Vera are happily widowed and endowed with errant offspring. They live in a world of church fetes and amateur dramatics but love nothing more than dipping their pens in the vitriol pot.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beware - NOT the complete series

    • By Katherine on 08-04-17

    Regular price: $24.78

    • Love's Labour's Lost

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Derek Godfrey, Prunella Scales, Diana Rigg
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Complete and unabridged version of Shakespeare's comedy performed by a full cast including Derek Godfrey, Prunella Scales, and Diana Rigg.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Love's Labour's was Labor

    • By Lisa on 07-02-13

    Regular price: $10.65

    • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen, Prunella Scales, Frank Duncan, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Lovers lives are complicated by city law, feuding faerie royalty, and, yes, love. Sir Ian McKellen, Prunella Scales, Frank Duncan, and Joan Hart perform Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WONDERFUL!

    • By JM Saenz on 07-08-15

    Regular price: $15.01

    • Classic Radio Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatised)

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Clyde, Richard Pasco, Prunella Scales, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32

    Algernon Moncrieff, a bachelor-about-town, has invented an invalid friend called Bunbury in order to get out of tiresome family engagements. At the same time, his friend, Jack Worthing, has invented a wicked brother called Ernest to disguise his own misdemeanours. When Algernon poses as Ernest to win the heart of Cecily Cardew, confusion reigns, and it takes the discovery of an old black handbag to reveal the truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Extended Version - A Real Treat

    • By Carole T. on 01-18-13

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Flush

    • By: Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    One of the most famous of all literary dogs, Flush was the golden cocker spaniel belonging to Elizabeth Barrett. In this charming and heartfelt biography, Viginia Woolf tells his story: his early days as Miss Mitford's puppy running across the fields in wild abandon and fathering another, then the years spent in his invalid mistress' bedroom in Wimpole Street.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More of Woman's Best Friend

    • By Aaron Elliott on 04-23-07

    Regular price: $10.90

    • Rumpole and the Primrose Path (Dramatized)

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Timothy West, Prunella Scales
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Horace Rumpole, the Wordsworth loving, Shakespeare quoting, claret imbibing barrister returns in these hugely enjoyable stories of legal chicanery and criminal derring-do.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Delight

    • By Julia L. Scott on 07-14-08

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Fawlty Towers, Volume 3

    • The Psychiatrist
    • By: John Cleese, Connie Booth
    • Narrated by: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Four classic BBC TV episodes featuring a newly-added interview with John Cleese.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If You're Serious about Funny!

    • By Donald on 01-24-05

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Fawlty Towers, Volume 2

    • The Germans
    • By: John Cleese, Connie Booth
    • Narrated by: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Four classic BBC TV episodes featuring a newly-added interview with John Cleese.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best!

    • By Donald on 01-24-05

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Pongwiffy and the Holiday of Doom

    • Book 4
    • By: Kaye Umansky
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Pongwiffy is very, very bored. It is raining, and she has nothing to do. Pongwiffy is a witch of action who hates being cooped up. Her idea of a good day is to be out and about, swapping gossip and recipes and inviting herself to tea. But the incessant rain has put a stop to all that. Pongwiffy decides the witches need some sort of excitement. And what better than a holiday?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favourite in the Series

    • By Dylan on 03-13-16

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Charm School

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    This is a fast and funny look at the pressures facing young girls to conform to fashion - and how they can be avoided - told in a gripping witty style from award winning author Anne Fine.

    Regular price: $9.49

    • Pongwiffy and the Pantomime

    • By: Kaye Umansky
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Pongwiffy is certain a pantomime is just the thing to liven up Witchy Wood. She even says she will write it! With a little help, the panto is soon written. But then disaster strikes: the pantomime horse is stolen from under the Witches' nose by their arch-rivals the Goblins!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always Have Praise for Pongwiffy

    • By Dylan on 02-14-15

    Regular price: $17.10

    • A Closed Eye

    • By: Anita Brookner
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Born to elegant but frivolous parents, Harriet grows up ignored and unguided, and retains a curious innocence that neither her marriage to Freddie Lytton, nor her friendship with the beautiful Tessa can dispel. Freddie is far older than she is - a companion rather than a lover - and slightly disapproving of Tessa and her irresponsible, attractive husband, Jack. Yet all four are bound together: by their backgrounds, their children, by Harriet’s unspoken feelings for Jack and by the tragedy that lies in wait for all of them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Late Great Ms. Brookner

    • By Steve M on 05-15-16

    Regular price: $17.45

    • The Great Ghost Rescue

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The ghosts of Craggyford Castle have been happy for 500 years. But outside the world is changing. Soon there will be nothing left of their old haunts, with new factories and houses as far as a ghost can see. So they set out to find a new home.

    Regular price: $9.49

    • Ladies of Letters Go Crackers (BBC Radio 4, 11th Series)

    • By: Lou Wakefield, Carole Hayman
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales, Patricia Routledge
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    It's Christmas and the Ladies of Letters are busy stuffing home made turkey sausages, adding hot pepper to their mulled wine and giving each other totally unsuitable Christmas presents.Vera has just returned from a festive trip to the Holy Land, where she has purchased Mary Mother of Jesus Jam and realised that the only universal religion is shopping. Then she and her family face homelessness when a heartless Bank buys up The Bothy for redevelopment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure joy

    • By Ingibjörg Kolbeins on 02-06-18

    Regular price: $12.91

    • The Haunting of Hiram

    • By: Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated by: Prunella Scales
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Alex McBuff doesn't want to sell the family castle. An orphan, its ghosts have been like a family to him. But it is falling to pieces through lack of money. A Texan billionaire offers Alex $500,000, but on condition that it is ghost free.

    Regular price: $16.48

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