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    • The Afghan

    • By: Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 679
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    When British and American intelligence catch wind of a major Al Qaeda operation in the works, they instantly galvanize, but to do what? They know nothing about it: the what, where, or when. They have no sources in Al Qaeda, and it's impossible to plant someone. Or is it?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Somewhere In Between

    • By Johnnie Walker on 10-29-06

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Adventure of English

    • The Biography of a Language
    • By: Melvyn Bragg
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,696
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,432
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,439

    This is the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. The Adventure of English is not only an enthralling story of power, religion, and trade, but also the story of people, and how their lives continue to change the extraordinary language that is English.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Many Of Course monments

    • By Leigh A on 10-21-05

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    An espionage thriller that has been called the first great spy novel, it has sustained its popularity, being embraced by each new generation. The first in a series of five novels it features the spy Richard Hannay, an action hero with a stiff upper lip who gets caught up in a dangerous race against a plot by German spies to destroy the British war effort. When Richard Hannay offers sanctuary to an American agent seeking his help in stopping a political assassination, he takes the first step on a trail of peril and espionage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Way different to the movies

    • By Ian on 07-28-11

    Regular price: $11.72

    • The History of Classical Music

    • By: Richard Fawkes
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Also available: The History of Opera.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • highly recommend

    • By Walter on 02-09-04

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Outsider

    • My Life in Intrigue
    • By: Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    For more than 40 years, Frederick Forsyth has been writing extraordinary real-world novels of intrigue, from the groundbreaking The Day of the Jackal to the prescient The Kill List. Whether writing about the murky world of arms dealers, the shadowy Nazi underground movement, or the intricacies of worldwide drug cartels, every plot has been chillingly plausible because every detail has been minutely researched. But what most people don't know is that some of his greatest stories of intrigue have been in his own life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Have you been there?" Indeed he has.

    • By Terry on 05-16-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century 1979-1999
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Volume 5, covering the years 1979-1999, looks at the Thatcher years, the Falklands War and the greatest ever Royal Wedding. Beyond Britain Gorbachev was influencing world affairs and, back in the nation's capital, a dome was being built to celebrate the approaching millennium.

    Regular price: $14.46

    • The Wit of Cricket at Home and Abroad

    • By: Barry Johnston
    • Narrated by: Peter Baxter, Barry Johnston, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    From the producers of the Number One bestselling CD The Wit of Cricket, here is a brand new collection of the funniest cricket stories at home and abroad, recorded live at Great Brickhill Cricket Club in Bedfordshire. Join in the laughter at hilarious anecdotes about the Ashes, overseas tours, sledging, Test Match Special, and much more!

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Warlock

    • Ancient Egyptian, Book 3
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Hidden away in the deserts of North Africa, Taita has passed the years since the death of his beloved Queen Lostris in prayer and study. He has become the Warlock, wise in the lore of the gods, an adept of magic and the supernatural. Now Taita answers the summons from the beyond. He returns to the world of men to find himself plunged into a conflict against the forces of evil that threaten to overwhelm the throne of Egypt, and to destroy the young prince Nefer, who is the grandson of Queen Lostris.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dull

    • By Lesley on 12-02-08

    Regular price: $11.72

    • River God

    • Ancient Egyptian, Book 1
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Danger surounds all those who oppose the ruling elite. But Taita, a wise and formidably gifted enunch slave, begins the dangerous journey towards his glorious dream: to restore the majesty of the Pharaoh of Pharaohs on the glittering banks of the nile.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Why making abridged vertion?

    • By Hilde on 09-26-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century 1919-1939
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Volume 2, covering the years 1919-1939, looks at a Britain ravaged by war and at the mercy of millions of striking workers. It also takes in the lighter side of life in the 1920s and 30s, including the first loaf of bread going on sale and the glory days of Fred Perry.

    Regular price: $14.46

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century 1939-1959
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Volume 3, covering the years 1939-1959, takes a global perspective. Following the horrors of the Second World War, which culminated with the horrific bombing of Hiroshima and the onset of the Cold War, came the beginnings of popular culture: Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and the Mini.

    Regular price: $14.46

    • The History of Opera

    • By: Richard Fawkes
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Here is the colorful story of sometimes temperamental composers and even more temperamental singers working in an art form which has produced some of man's noblest artistic creations. This absorbing history is illustrated by over 100 musical examples by Naxos artists as well as some of the greatest singers of the 20th century, including Enrico Caruso and Fyodor Chaliapin.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • somewhat disappointing

    • By Walter on 02-01-04

    Regular price: $20.29

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century, Volume 1, 1901-1919
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Continuing the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series of the story of Britain, from the start of the twentieth century to the present day. Christopher Lee's history of Britain, This Sceptred Isle, provided the definitive radio account of the nation form the arrival of Julius Caesar to the death of Queen Victoria.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Greatest Knight

    • The Story of William Marshal
    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    An exciting medieval historical about William Marshal, probably the greatest knight of the Middle Ages.

    Regular price: $14.94

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century, Volume 5, 1979-1999
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Volume 5, covering the years 1979-1999, looks at the Thatcher years, the Falklands War, and the greatest ever Royal wedding. Beyond Britain, Mikhail Gorbachev was influencing world affairs and, back in the nation's capital, a dome was being built to celebrate the approaching millennium.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I hope the rest of the series is this great

    • By Philo on 10-06-14

    Regular price: $14.46

    • This Sceptred Isle

    • The Twentieth Century, Volume 4, 1959-1979
    • By: Christopher Lee
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Volume 4, covering the years 1959-1979, includes the erection of the Berlin Wall, putting the first man on the moon, the Vietnam War, and the astonishing success of a young man called Cassius Clay. Closer to home, the Beatles generated worldwide hysteria and Profumo caused a scandal.

    Regular price: $14.46

    • Boneland

    • The Weirdstone Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Alan Garner
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Boneland is Alan Garner’s continuation of the story thread which began in his first and enduringly popular fantasy children’s novel, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, published in 1960, it has never been out of print. The Moon of Gomrath followed in 1963 taking the story further with the same two children, Colin and Susan. But Boneland is particularly fascinating because it takes the story into adulthood, with Colin again the main proponent.

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Running Away

    • By: Robert Andrew Powell
    • Narrated by: Robert Andrew Powell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    When journalist Robert Andrew Powell finished his first marathon, he cried, cradled in his father’s arms. Long distance runners understand where those tears come from, even if there are others who will never understand what drives someone to run 26.2 consecutive miles in a grueling mental and physical test. Powell’s emotional reaction to completing the race wasn’t just about the run, though. It was also about the joy and relief of coming back up after hitting rock bottom.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The true grit of the Marathon and the training.

    • By Kim on 05-29-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Well-Beloved

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Set on the Isle of Slingers, this novel follows the exploits of Jocelyn Pierston, a sculptor who falls in love successively with three generations of island women, seeking female perfection, just as he strives to realise the ideal woman in stone.

    Regular price: $15.17

    • Two Legends of WWII: The Spitfire and Mustang Story

    • Flying Machines and Their Heroes, Volume 4
    • By: Errol Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The fourth book in the series tells the amazing story of the two most famous fighters in World War II. The Spitfire, the much-loved aircraft of the British nation and the RAF, became a symbol of British strength, hope, and defiance during WWII. The Mustang was unquestionably the finest of all the USAF fighters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally, a Refreshing and Honest overview

    • By PRC on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $3.95

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