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    • She Stoops to Conquer

    • Mistakes of the Night
    • By: Oliver Goldsmith
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Adam Godley, Julian Holloway, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Starring James Marsters, this classic comedy of manners from 1773 is still widely performed and studied. Love, lies, and dysfunctional families. Sound like your last family gathering? Try this one on for laughs. Two randy young gents, Charles and George, set out to woo the alluring and upper-crust Kate and Constance. But inexperienced Charles is shy and clumsy around upper-class ladies, so it’s the barmaid who catches his eye. But is she really who she seems?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful performances and production. Fun story!

    • By MillenniumMike on 10-31-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A Woman of No Importance

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Mathis, Rosalind Ayres, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the "best" houses, while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating drawing-room comedy, Oscar Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society's narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pitch Perfect Performance

    • By Cheryl on 08-26-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Noël Coward Collection

    • By: Noël Coward
    • Narrated by: Annette Bening, Joe Mantegna, Eric Stoltz, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    Six phenomenally sophisticated Noël Coward comedies: Fallen Angels, Hay Fever, Private Lives, Design for Living, Blithe Spirit, Present Laughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bravo Mr. Coward

    • By HIYBRID on 02-06-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • An Ideal Husband

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Jacqueline Bisset, Paul Gutrecht, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    A tender love story, a serpentine villainess, a glittering setting in London society, and a showering of Wildean witticism are only a few of the reasons why this play has enjoyed hugely successful revivals in London, in New York, and on the silver screen. This 1895 drama is eerily prescient, as it examines the plight of a promising politician, desperate to hide a secret in his past. With empathy and wit, Oscar Wilde explores the pitfalls of holding public figures to higher standards than the rest of us.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a Wildely Wicked and WItty Play

    • By Kelly on 01-27-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Salomé

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, James Marsters, Andre Sogliuzzo, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    A dark tale of hubris, lust, and self-destruction… as told by a man who famously fell prey to those same impulses in his own life. Oscar Wilde wrote his original interpretation of the Biblical story of Salomé in French, and the play was so controversial that no theatre in England would produce it for nearly four decades. Includes a conversation with director Michael Hackett and Wilde scholar David Rodes. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First Rate Production!

    • By Bror Erickson on 07-16-15

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The Constant Wife

    • By: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Kate Burton, Rosalind Ayres, Mark Capri, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    There’s something Constance Middleton’s friends are dying to tell her: her husband is having an affair – with her best friend! Despite their hints, Constance remains ever cool, and seemingly oblivious. Or is she? In this biting comedy of manners, marriages and mistresses, Constance – a not-so-desperate housewife - has some ideas of her own about extra-marital activity that surprise everyone in the end!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and frothy, but with a bit of a bite!

    • By Gwynne O'Reagan on 06-12-11

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Norman Conquests

    • The Complete Alan Ayckbourn Trilogy
    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Kenneth Danziger, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Ayckbourn’s celebrated triology The Norman Conquests - three hilarious and poignant plays depicting the same six characters in one house over one weekend, namely Norman and his romantic follies.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't Buy This "Complete' Trilogy, Missing Part 1

    • By Robert R. on 06-17-12

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Classic Stories of the New Testament

    • By: Martin Jarvis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    An outstanding selection of stories from the classic King James version of the Bible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring

    • By Margaret A Monahan on 01-22-17

    Regular price: $14.18

    • An Enemy of the People

    • By: Henrik Ibsen
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Gregory Harrison, Richard Kind, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    When a small town relies on tourists flocking to its baths, will a report of dangerously polluted waters be enough to shut them down? Henrik Ibsen weighs the cost of public health versus a town’s livelihood in An Enemy of the People. Adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The Alan Ayckbourn Collection

    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina, Rosalind Ayres, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Six plays from the Olivier, Tony, and Moliere Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn: The legendary The Norman Conquests trilogy; as well as a brand new recording of his play Henceforward… starring Mad Men's Jarred Harris alongside Anne Heche; Just Between Ourselves starring Alfred Molina; and a remastering of L.A. Theatre Works’ recording of Man of the Moment.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Blithe Spirit

    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Shirley Knight, Judy Geeson, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    This classic comedy is set in the charming country home of Charles Condomine, a remarried widower. A witty and convivial evening party among friends is transformed when a seance conjures the ghost of Elvira, Charles' first wife, who delights in wreaking havoc among the living. An enchanting Coward comedy!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ms Geeson at her finest

    • By Sarah on 02-05-07

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Third Man (Dramatized)

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Kelsey Grammer, John Mahoney, Tom Virtue, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Somewhere in shadowy post-war Vienna, where everyone has something to sell on the black market, lurks "the third man", who witnessed the murder of Harry Lime. The police don't care to investigate, but novelist Holly Martins is haunted by the death of his friend, and his search for the killer makes for electrifying drama.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Greene's tale brought vividly to life

    • By Emily on 01-05-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume 3

    • By: Katherine Mansfield, Louisa M. Alcott, Edith Wharton
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Juliet Stevenson, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    This collection brings together stories by Edith Wharton, Katherine Mansfield, Wilkie Collins and Marcel Proust, with forays into the supernatural and the comedic by Sabine Baring-Gould and Saki. Be them funny or moving, all stories are beautifully read by Harriet Walter (Atonement, Netflix’s The Crown), Juliet Stevenson (Bend it Like Beckham, The Enfield Haunting), Barbara Leigh-Hunt (Pride and Prejudice, Billy Elliot) and Rosalind Ayres (Titanic, Outnumbered). 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Don't bother unless skipping to Juliet Stevenson's

    • By Wendy on 07-14-14

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Tribes

    • By: Raine
    • Narrated by: full cast, Rosalind Ayres, Barry Creyton
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Billy has been deaf since birth, but his family has never learned sign language. In fact, until he meets Sylvia, who is fluent in ASL, Billy has never in his life been understood by anyone. This critically acclaimed sensation from Nina Raine will awaken all of your senses as it boldly asks some of life’s hardest questions: what is communication and understanding, and can we truly have it - with anyone?

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Private Lives

    • An Intimate Comedy
    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Marnie Mosiman, Ian Ogilvy, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    The lights of a yacht on the French Riviera are reflected in the water and in the eyes of four hilariously mismatched lovers. Perhaps Coward's greatest comedy, Private Lives shimmers with wit, romance, desire, and bittersweet truth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Coward Comedy

    • By Benjamin on 03-03-07

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Code of the Woosters (Dramatized)

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    The Code of the Woosters is one of the best known of Wodehouse's Bertie and Jeeves series. Bertie's beloved Aunt Dahlia pressures him into stealing a cow-shaped silver creamer much coveted by his uncle from his arch rival in silver collecting, Sir Watkyn Bassett. At the same time, Bertie attempts to patch up the shaky romance between Guisse Fink-Nottle, the newt expert, and Madeline Bassett, a four star drip. The results of Bertie's efforts are, as always, a financial disaster.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, but not as good as the unabridged version

    • By Nancy on 02-04-05

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Cautionary Verses

    • By: Hilaire Belloc
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Here is a timeless classic in an exclusive audio edition featuring Matilda, who told such dreadful lies; George, who played with a dangerous toy and suffered a catastrophe of considerable dimensions; and many, many other colourful characters. Witty, memorable, and always instructive, join the many generations who have laughed together and enjoyed Belloc's unique and biting humour.

    Regular price: $6.53

    • Round and Round the Garden

    • Part Three of Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests trilogy
    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Kenneth Danziger, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    The third “battle” of Ayckbourn’s celebrated trilogy The Norman Conquests, returns us to the same weekend in the country, but this time to the setting of Mother’s overgrown English country garden. Something more troublesome than brambles is lurking among the roses. Havoc ensues among the flora and fauna, as this cynical masterpiece makes its way to a hilarious conclusion.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Living Together

    • Part Two of Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests trilogy
    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Kenneth Danziger, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In the second “battle” of Ayckbourn’s celebrated triology The Norman Conquests, we rejoin the family weekend, this time hearing the events in the living room, where Norman gets drunk on homemade dandelion wine – and all hell breaks loose. Norman unleashes his merry brand of manipulative charm on the hapless guests and even his most formidable opponents go down in defeat on the drawing room rug.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare

    • By: Charles, Mary Lamb
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Have you ever seen a Shakespeare play and come away without fully understanding it? Or wished you had known the basis of the plot before seeing a play by Shakespeare? Are you studying Shakespeare? Would you like to increase your knowledge of the plays without reading the originals? Then these are the recordings for you!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Introduction to Shakespeare!

    • By Caroline on 09-16-05

    Regular price: $11.35

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