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    • What You Need to Know About: Leadership

    • By: Jeff Grout, Liz Fisher
    • Narrated by: Sam Dale
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Business needs leaders. Every day, good and bad leaders make and break organizations. If you want to get anywhere in your career, showing leadership is crucial. So what do you really need to know about leadership? Find out: What it's all aboutWhy vision mattersHow you can build a great teamWhy leaders need to motivate and inspire the people around themHow to lead when the going gets tough.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Laws

    • The Socratic Dialogues Late Period, Volume 2
    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy, Hayward Morse, Sam Dale
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The Laws is the longest of Plato’s Dialogues and actually doesn’t feature Socrates at all - the principal figure taking the lead is the ‘Athenian Stranger’ who engages two older men in the discussion, Cleinias (from Crete) and Megillus (from Sparta). The Dialogue is set in Crete, and the three men embark on a pilgrimage from Knossus to the cave of Dicte, where, legend reports, Zeus was born. 

    Regular price: $31.63

    • Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Kelly Burke, Barbara Barnes, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye, Philip Marlowe. Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • WARNING: NOT THE COMPLETE NOVEL

    • By JAMIE on 10-20-11

    Regular price: $10.66

    • On Mardle Fen: Series 1-6

    • The Complete BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramas
    • By: Nick Warburton
    • Narrated by: full cast, Helen Longworth, John Rowe, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Trevor Peacock (The Vicar of Dibley) stars as inspired chef Warwick Hedges in this comedy drama set in an idiosyncratic restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Warwick’s son, Jack, works alongside his father, which makes him permanently anxious. They are assisted by Samuel, an earthy odd-job man 'who crawled out of the slime with the eels', and Zofia the Polish waitress. Whether hosting unusual guests, dealing with flooding, fuelling father-son rivalry or moving strange stones from the edge of the Fen to his restaurant 'at his own peril', Warwick certainly keeps Mardle Fen on its toes.

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Raymond Chandler: The Lady in the Lake (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Sam Dale, Barbara Barnes, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye, Philip Marlowe. Derace Kingsley’s wife ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a Casanova-wannabe named Chris Lavery. Or so the note she left her husband insisted. Trouble is, when Philip Marlowe asks Lavery about it he denies everything and sends the private investigator packing with a flea lodged firmly in his ear.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Far Too Much Content To Condense Into 1.5 Hours

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 11-24-12

    Regular price: $10.66

    • The Snow Goose (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial)

    • By: Paul Gallico
    • Narrated by: Steve Mackintosh, Georgia Groome, Deborah Findlay, and others
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 45

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Paul Gallico’s The Snow Goose by Nick Warburton, starring Steven Mackintosh.

    When Open Book asked various authors to champion a favourite neglected classic on the programme, Michael Morpurgo chose The Snow Goose - perhaps no surprise, with his own story 'War Horse' depicting a friendship between a boy and his horse which takes them both into the horror of World War I.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Snow Goose

    • By Sarah on 08-29-11

    Regular price: $8.53

    • Raymond Chandler: Playback (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Sarah Goldberg, Iain Batchelor, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Toby Stephens stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Raymond Chandler’s final completed Philip Marlowe mystery.Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the ’40s and ’50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily.In ‘Playback’, Marlowe is awakened early in the morning by a phone call from a lawyer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hard hitting Chandler. Great radio listen

    • By Rollin on 11-15-11

    Regular price: $8.26

    • Raymond Chandler: Farewell My Lovely (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Richard Ridings, Madeline Potter, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Toby Stephens stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Raymond Chandler’s second Philip Marlowe mystery.Fast-talking, trouble-seeking private eye Philip Marlowe is a different kind of detective: a moral man in an amoral world. California in the ’40s and ’50s is as beautiful as a ripe fruit and rotten to the core, and Marlowe must struggle to retain his integrity amidst the corruption he encounters daily.In ‘Farewell My Lovely’, Marlowe has a chance encounter with a not-so-gentle giant outside Florian’s nightclub.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Re-Creation of a Lost Artform

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 12-10-12

    Regular price: $10.33

    • No Nightinggales, No Snakes (Dramatised)

    • By: Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated by: Niamh Cusack, Sam Dale, Harry Towb
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Ireland is neither cursed with snakes, nor blessed with nightingales, and the characters in Maeve Binchy's fiction occupy the same middle ground. These five stories, specially dramatised for BBC Radio 4, feature modern Irishwomen emerging from a culture where they knew their place into a more hazardous, but more rewarding, light.

    Regular price: $12.91

    • Turf Wars: Complete Series (Radio 4, Comedy)

    • By: Nick Warburton, Kieran Lynn, Simon Brett, and others
    • Narrated by: James Fleet, Joanna Monro, Jonathan Coy, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 3

    Four comic dramas about boundaries that are both territorial and personal, as heard on BBC Radio 4Territory is the theme that unites these four humorous plays – whether that means fighting over an allotment plot, dealing with the sudden partition of a country, guarding the privacy of a garden or battling with the council over school catchment areas. Includes: Losing the Plot, An Incident at the Border, How’s Your Mother?, and The Accidental Head.

    Regular price: $12.91

    • A Sleepwalk on the Severn

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Alice Oswald
    • Narrated by: Ron Cook, Sam Dale, Emma Fielding
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Set to original music by Roger Goula, the subject of A Sleepwalk on the Severn is moonrise, which happens five times in different forms: new moon, half moon, full moon, no moon and moon reborn. Various characters, some living some dead, and all based on real people from the Severn catchment, talk towards the moment of moonrise and are changed by it.

    Regular price: $8.26

    • Prenup

    • A BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation
    • By: Peter Jukes
    • Narrated by: Sam Dale, Sally Orrock
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Two academics, British Paul (Sam Dale) and American Amy (Sally Orrock), have married in the US with a prenuptial agreement. They did so because Paul's previous marriage ended in a messy divorce, making him wary of future commitment. Paul loves Amy and was relieved to hear that, like him, she doesn't want children.

    Regular price: $8.26

    • Cinders

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Ali Taylor
    • Narrated by: Michael Shelford, Vineeta Rishi, Lizzy Watts, and others
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
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    A pacy BBC Radio 4 comedy drama by Ali Taylor, lifting the lid on the ethics of publishing war-torn misery memoirs. Emma discovers a brilliant new talent in the unsolicited pile... Originally broadcast as the ‘Afternoon Play’ on 20 May 2010.When a heartbreaking memoir about life in war-torn Kabul lands on her desk, Emma thinks she's discovered a new literary sensation. Her colleagues, though, are deeply sceptical.

    Regular price: $8.26

    • Welcome to the Wasteland

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: D.J. Britton, Stephen Hogan
    • Narrated by: Lesley Sharp, Anamaria Marinca, Lizzy Watts, and others
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
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    As Chief Executive of her local council, Robyn has just days to stop recycling being wiped from her ambitious environmental plans. But the credit crunch continues to put pressure on other priorities. Meanwhile, her daughter, Afrah, provides a safe house for a fiercely committed environmentalist from Eastern Europe. Written by D. J. Britton and starring Lesley Sharp, Anamaria Marinca, Lizzy Watts, Sam Dale, Ben Askew, Stephen Hogan, and Philip Fox. Produced by Pam Marshall.

    Regular price: $8.53

    • The 33

    • By: Jonathan Franklin
    • Narrated by: Sam Dale
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    On 12 October 2010 the world's attention was fixed on a remote Chilean mine. Final preparations were underway for a daring rescue to end the longest underground entrapment in human history. Learn how 33 trapped men and the rescuers dedicated to saving them created a miracle in the desert. What those men experienced in the claustrophobic dark of the mine, and how their families kept faith, makes this an unforgettable story.

    Regular price: $20.02