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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 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 138

    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

    • 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 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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

    • Classic Stories of the New Testament

    • By: Martin Jarvis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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

    • 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 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    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

    • Private Lives

    • An Intimate Comedy
    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Marnie Mosiman, Ian Ogilvy, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 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

    • Man of the Moment

    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Jane Carr, Kenneth Danziger, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The price of accidental fame is hashed out in this comedy about a famous bank robber and the clerk who foiled his biggest heist. Ayckbourn’s 1988 play anticipates the popularity - and absurdity - of reality TV. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Rosalind Ayres as Jill Rillington; Jane Carr as Trudy Parks; Kenneth Danziger as Douglas Beechey; Martin Jarvis as Vic Parks; Ian Oglivy as Kenny Collins; and Yeardley Smith as Sharon Giffin. Directed by Robert Robinson. Recorded before a live audience in Santa Monica, California in February 1994.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listened to it TWICE!

    • By EAlex on 06-11-17

    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 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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

    • The Code of the Woosters (Dramatized)

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • Make and Break

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Allan Corduner, David Ellenstein, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    From the author of Copenhagen and Noises Off. A comedy-drama about a door manufacturing company and a fateful convention in Frankfurt. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Rosalind Ayres, Allan Corduner, David Ellenstein, Julian Holloway, Peter A. Jacobs, Martin Jarvis, Robin Goodrin Nordli, James Warwick and Michael York.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Audio Glitches

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-09-14

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Essential King James Bible

    • By: Martin Jarvis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The King James Version of The Bible was first published in 1611, and aside from small modernisations in spelling, has stayed true to the original manuscript ever since. Originally produced to quell tensions in England over which Bible Translation was the truer to use in the Church of England, the KJV is now the most widely-used version of the Bible. The keys to the version’s success have been simplicity of language and majesty in execution and presentation.

    Regular price: $11.25

    • 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

    • Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare

    • By: Charles, Mary Lamb
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 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

    • The Constant Wife

    • By: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Kate Burton, Rosalind Ayres, Mark Capri, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    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 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 34
    • 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

    • The Rivals

    • By: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Kenneth Danziger, Lucy Davis, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Romantic havoc ensues in the town of Bath when Sir Anthony arrives to arrange the marriage of his son Captain Jack Absolute to the wealthy Lydia Languish. Jack and Lydia are already in love, but because of Lydia’s obsession with romantic novels, Jack has disguised himself as a poor officer named Ensign Beverly – and he is only one of Lydia’s many suitors. i>The Rivals was Sheridan’s first play, and this charming comedy of manners continues to be widely performed today. Includes an interview with Linda Kelly, author of Richard Brinsley Sheridan: A Life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Rivals

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-23-13

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • Classic Love Stories 1

    • By: Oscar Wilde, Katherine Mansfield, W.S. Gilbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A great collection of short stories based on the theme of love. Stories by famous writers including Katherine Mansfield and Oscar Wilde.

    Regular price: $14.18

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