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    • Only Time Will Tell

    • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,872
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,319
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,293

    From the internationally best-selling author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes Only Time Will Tell, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the words "I was told that my father was killed in the war"....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Typical Archer

    • By cristina on 10-21-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Cabin Pressure

    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,605
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,462
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454

    John Finnemore (Dead Ringers & Mitchell & Webb) has written this brilliant new sitcom starring Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam & Benedict Cumberbatch. Cabin Pressure is set in a small airline business. The flipside of the glamorous world of international airlines.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mad Cap Comedy Silliness By The Experts

    • By Sara on 02-21-15

    Regular price: $12.40

    • The Noel Coward BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio Full-cast Productions
    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Renowned for his wit, style and sophistication, Noël Coward was one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century. His plays, set in the glittering world of high society in which he lived, are much admired and have remained in the popular theatre repertoire to this day. This collection brings together the very best radio adaptation

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some good plays...

    • By amazinbuyerAB on 08-11-18

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Les Miserables

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Victor Hugo
    • Narrated by: Joss Ackland, Roger Allam, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 122

    Joss Ackland, Roger Allam, and Leslie Phillips star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel. When poverty drives Jean Valjean to steal a loaf of bread from a baker’s window, it is an action that will haunt him for the rest of his life. A citizen of postrevolutionary France, he is sentenced to nineteen years’ hard labour.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Possibly the best audio version of Les Miserables?

    • By DARBY KERN on 08-02-16

    Regular price: $18.59

    • The Taming of the Shrew

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber, Roger Allam, Alan Cox
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Padua holds many suitors for the hand of fair Bianca, but Bianca may not be married until her spinster sister, Kate, is wed. Could any man be rash enough to take on Kate? The witty adventurer Petruchio undertakes the task. While he sets about transforming Kate from foul-tempered termagant to loving wife, young Lucentio and his clever servant, Tranio, plot to win Bianca.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very well done!

    • By S. Riggs on 01-06-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2

    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,186
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,073
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,072

    Stephanie Cole ("Doc Martin"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam ("The Thick Of It") star in the complete second series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Fun!

    • By Gwynne O'Reagan on 11-06-09

    Regular price: $12.40

    • Measure for Measure: The Arkangel Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Roger Allam, Stella Gonet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36

    Telling his followers he is leaving the city on affairs of state, the Duke of Vienna appoints the puritanical Angelo to govern in his absence. Will Angelo prove as virtuous as he seems once power is in his hands? Roaming the city disguised as a friar, the duke looks on as Angelo's lust for the virtuous Isabella sweeps him into the corruption he has so sternly condemned in others. The duke's manipulation at last produces a happy ending for this dark comedy, with its brilliant exploration of the themes of justice and mercy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Seeking death, find life

    • By Darwin8u on 09-07-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • A Prisoner of Birth

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,416
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,400
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403

    One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his girlfriend up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister tipped to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. A few hours later, Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to 22 years in prison.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible

    • By Randall on 01-10-10

    Regular price: $43.39

    • War and Peace

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Simon Russell Beale, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter are among the cast of BBC Radio 4's epic full-cast dramatisation. Adapted for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Leo Tolstoy's epic story follows the fortunes of three Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic War. First broadcast on New Year's Day 2015, the drama also features Alun Armstrong, Natasha Little, David Calder, Phoebe Fox, Sam Reid and Joanna David. Duration: 10 hours approx.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing

    • By linda on 09-22-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 3

    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch, Roger Allam, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,080
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,009
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,005

    Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Roger Allam star in the first series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • MJN keeps flying, I keep laughing

    • By SJS on 10-30-12

    Regular price: $12.40

    • Typhoon

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Typhoon is the story of a steamship and her crew beset by a tempest and of the captain whose dogged courage is tested to the limit. Captain MacWhirr was an ordinary man. However, when his steamer Nan-Shan blunders into a hurricane, he and his crew must pull together to survive. The steadfast courage of an undemonstrative captain and the imaginative readiness of his young first mate becomes a partnership vital to human survival as they are challenged from without by the elements, and from within by human doubts and fears.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great classic, very well narrated

    • By Dennis on 11-19-12

    Regular price: $9.80

    • Solar

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Ian McEwan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 222

    Nobel Prize-winning physicist Michael Beard is fast approaching 60, a mere shell of the academic titan he once was. While his fifth marriage falls apart, Michael suddenly finds himself with an unexpected opportunity to reinvigorate his career and possibly save humankind from the growing threat of global warming.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • McEwan Does It Again!

    • By Cariola on 04-23-10

    Regular price: $20.72

    • A Prisoner of Birth

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig were born on different sides of the track. Danny is an East End Cockney mechanic, Spencer is a West End barrister. When they meet, their lives will never be the same again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Book I Wished For

    • By Elisa Guazzelli Machado on 07-23-18

    Regular price: $26.64

    • How Does That Make You Feel? Series 1-10

    • The BBC Radio 4 Comedy Drama
    • By: Shelagh Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Saire, Marcella Riordan, Frances Tomelty, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Psychotherapist Martha is reasonably compassionate, but deep down she's losing patience. It seems all her clients want to be something they are not, and it's driving them (and her) out of their minds. Across a series of 15-minute comedy vignettes, How Does that Make You Feel? offers a fly-on-the-wall view of Martha’s sessions, each one shedding more light on the lives of her entertaining clients. Starring Frances Tomelty, Roger Allam, Marcella Riordan, Tim McInnerny, Cathy Belton and Rebecca Saire. Produced and directed by Eoin O’Callaghan.

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Only Time Will Tell

    • Clifton Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    The Clifton Chronicles is Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international best-selling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, ‘I was told that my father was killed in the war’. But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A ripping yarn

    • By Jane on 07-01-11

    Regular price: $15.55

    • Paths of Glory

    • A Novel
    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 539
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278

    Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. People like Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, Nancy Astor, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary and Neil Armstrong - their unparalleled success has made their stories into legend.But what if one man had such a dream, and once he'd achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Archer Does it Again!

    • By Joel on 03-18-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Solar

    • By: Ian McEwan
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: she is having the affair, and he is still in love with her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Squeamishly entertaining

    • By Prue on 06-13-10

    Regular price: $23.45

    • Paths of Glory

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. People like Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, Nancy Astor, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary and Neil Armstrong - their unparalleled success has made their stories into legend. But what if one man had such a dream, and once he'd achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition?

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Alfie Gets in First and Other Stories

    • By: Shirley Hughes
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam, Roy McMillan
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Meet Alfie and Annie Rose, Mum and Dad, Chessie the cat, the MacNallys down the road, and many many more, in this wonderful collection of 10 best-loved Alfie stories by Shirley Hughes. Read by Roger Allam and Roy Mcmillan. Includes: Alfie Gets in First, Alfie's Feet, An Evening at Alfie's, Alfie Gives a Hand, Alfie and the Big Boys, Alfie Wins a Prize, All About Alfie, Alfie's Christmas, Alfie Outdoors.

    Regular price: $10.65

    • Paths of Glory

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Roger Allam
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    This is the story of a man who loved two women, and one of them killed him. Some people have dreams that are so outrageous that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. Francis Drake, Robert Scott, Percy Fawcett, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hillary and Neil Armstrong are among such individuals. But what if one man had such a dream, and when he'd achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Artless and witless

    • By Rob on 09-12-09

    Regular price: $26.64

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