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    • The Adventure of English

    • The Biography of a Language
    • By: Melvyn Bragg
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,737
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,473
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,480

    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: $21.48

    • 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 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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

    • The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    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 277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    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 Afghan

    • By: Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 695
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    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 Secret History of the World

    • By: Jonathan Black
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Here, for the first time, is a complete history of the world based on the beliefs and writings of secret societies, researched with the help of an initiate of more than one secret society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not for beginners

    • By Being of Light on 09-13-12

    Regular price: $14.94

    • The Outsider

    • My Life in Intrigue
    • By: Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    We all make mistakes, but starting the Third World War would have been a rather large one. To this day, I still maintain it was not entirely my fault. But I'm getting ahead of myself. During the course of my life, I've barely escaped the wrath of an arms dealer in Hamburg, been strafed by a MiG during the Nigerian civil war, and landed during a bloody coup in Guinea-Bissau.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting memoir

    • By Jean on 09-30-15

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Twelve Books That Changed the World

    • By: Melvyn Bragg
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge, Hugh Ross, Robert Powell, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    When we think of great events in the history of the world, we tend to think of war, revolution, political upheaval, or natural catastrophe. But throughout history there have been moments of vital importance that have taken place not on the battlefield, or in the palaces of power, or even in the violence of nature, but between the pages of a book.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Learn a few new things

    • By Hjane on 04-15-07

    Regular price: $10.84

    • The Sophia Teachings

    • The Emergence of the Divine Feminine in Our Time
    • By: Robert A. Powell
    • Narrated by: Robert A. Powell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In The Sophia Teachings, scientist and scholar Robert Powell uncovers a secret stream of wisdom flowing through the heart of Christianity: the feminine principle known in Greek as "Sophia", or Holy Wisdom herself. This sacred embodiment - named in the Old Testament as the first living being made by God - has comforted and guided seekers of truth in every age and culture, including our own. Who is this spirit of the divine feminine, and what does she mean to us today?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Flowery Guesses

    • By Adam on 09-20-17

    Regular price: $34.28

    • The Well-Beloved

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • Far Eastern Tales

    • By: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Far eastern Tales is a collection of Maugham's short stories, all born of his experiences in Malaysia, Singapore, and other outposts of the former British Empire. The stories included on this recording are Footprints in the Jungle, Mabel, P & O, The Door of Oportunity, The Buried Talent, Before the Party, Mr. Know-all, Neil MacAdam, The End of the Flight and The Force of Circumstance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gimlet eyed view of human folly & human compassion

    • By Elena on 10-19-10

    Regular price: $19.10

    • 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 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    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 History of Opera

    • By: Richard Fawkes
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • The Blood Doctor

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    The First Lord Nanther, expert in blood diseases, particularly the royal disease of Heamophilia, and favoured physician to Queen Victoria, clearly hoped to be the subject of an admiring posthumous biography. But when his great-grandson, Martin Nanther begins to research his life for a biography, the Martin comes to suspect that his great-grandfather’s old records conceal more than they reveal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • clever, excellent storytelling

    • By connie on 07-09-11

    Regular price: $22.90

    • Running Away

    • By: Robert Andrew Powell
    • Narrated by: Robert Andrew Powell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • boring style

    • By Ana on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Talisman of Troy

    • By: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The protagonist of this tale is Diomedes, the last of the great ancient Greek Homeric heroes, who seeks to return to his beloved homeland after years of war against Troy. But destiny has other plans for him. Betrayed by his wife, who plots to murder him, and persecuted by hostile gods, he has no choice but to turn his sails west, towards Hesperia, the mysterious mist-shrouded land that will one day be called Italy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great as always!

    • By Leonard Vulpe on 08-13-18

    Regular price: $7.22

    • 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 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    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

    • Boneland

    • The Weirdstone Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Alan Garner
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 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

    • Sons & Lovers

    • By: DH Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Lawrence’s style is bold, intimate and inventive and he always has the capacity to shock. His great strength comes from the realism of the characters he portrays and the play on tension – first seen in the exchanges between Gertrude and Morel and continuing with Paul, his Mother and his two women – which never lets up. Then marvel at the depth and quality of the writing as the story moves relentlessly towards its conclusion.

    Regular price: $8.52

    • The Survivor

    • By: James Herbert
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    The living dead. It had been one of the worst crashes in airline history, killing over 300 people and leaving only one survivor. Now the dead were buried and the town of Eton tried to forget. But one man could not rest. Keller had walked from the flames of the wreck, driven on by unseen forces, seeking the answer to his own survival. Until the town was forced to face the shocking, dreadful truth about what was buried in the old graveyard. And a truth Keller did not want to believe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific adventure in horror!

    • By BlueRidgeBob on 03-18-15

    Regular price: $15.98

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