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    • Magpie Murders

    • A Novel
    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Allan Corduner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,735
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,714

    When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the best-selling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A British Whodunit

    • By Sara on 07-24-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

    • In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund
    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Dame Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 205

    Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors. Additional narrators include Geoffrey Palmer O.B.E., Sir Donald Sinden, and Elaine Stritch. Music: 'Reverie De Sebastian' by Steve Davies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poignant Modern Fairy Tales Wonderfully Read

    • By Jefferson on 11-28-10

    Regular price: $11.29

    • Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

    • By: Helen Fielding
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 719
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 663
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 664

    Bridget Jones, the iconic character who sold 15 million books worldwide, inspired a major motion picture franchise, and became beloved as a Chardonnay-swilling everywoman, is back in this hotly anticipated third installment.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Another disappointing sequel.

    • By Alison on 04-20-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • That Woman

    • The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
    • By: Anne Sebba
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 211

    Here is the first full-scale biography of Wallis Simpson to be written by a woman, exploring the mind of one of the most glamorous and reviled figures of the 20th century, a character who figured prominently in the blockbuster film The King’s Speech. This is the story of the American divorcée notorious for allegedly seducing a British king off his throne.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating read...

    • By Gwynne O'Reagan on 04-22-12
    • The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
    • By: Anne Sebba
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 02-14-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 246 ratings

    Regular price: $25.50

    • Black Beauty

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Anna Sewell, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Samantha Bond, Tamzin Outhwaite, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 64

    Framed as a first-person narrative from the eponymous horse, this much-loved family classic follows Black Beauty's journey from a well-born colt to a painfully overworked cab horse. Brimming with vivid detail and relatable characters, each chapter of Black Beauty's long and varied life communicates an important message about kindness, sympathy and understanding.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By janedoegrayson on 10-27-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Magpie Murders

    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Allan Corduner, Samantha Bond
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years, and his detective, Atticus Pund, is renowned for solving crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. As Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. It's just a shame that it means dealing with an author like Alan Conway.... But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book but lacking in some areas.

    • By Anonymous User on 05-13-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Amy's View (Classic Radio Theatre)

    • By: David Hare
    • Narrated by: Judi Dench, Samantha Bond, Ronald Pickup
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Judi Dench, Samantha Bond and Ronald Pickup star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama from 2000 - which features many of the original West End and Broadway stage cast. Esme Allen is a middle-aged West End actor and is in control of her life: she’s financially secure and successful. However, Amy, her grown-up daughter is pregnant by Dominic, an ambitious media-man who believes that theatre is dead. Esme and Dominic, unsurpisingly, loathe each other.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Subtle social commentary, outstanding performances

    • By Erik on 08-25-14

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Lady Chatterley's Lover

    • By: D H Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    The story of Lady Chatterley and her love for her husband's gamekeeper outraged the sensibilities of Edwardian England. Lawrence had already been dismissed as a purveyor of the obscene for the attitudes to sex that he had shown in The Rainbow, which had been fiercely suppressed on its publication in 1915. Chatterley, written in several versions around 1928 in Italy in the final part of Lawrence's life, was a deliberate choice on the author's part to address sex head on.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing reader of classic great novel

    • By Programmer on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Great Poets: John Milton

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    The quartercentenary of John Milton (1608-1674) is celebrated next year. This selection of his finest poetry includes sections from "Paradise Lost", "Samson Agonistes", the masque "Comus", as well as sonnets and other poems. They are read by two of Britain's leading classical actors.

    Regular price: $6.29

    • The Creakers

    • By: Tom Fletcher
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Tom Fletcher
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    What silently waits in the shadows at night? What's under your bed, keeping just out of sight? Do you ever hear strange, creaking noises at night? Ever wonder what makes those noises? Lucy Dungston always did. Until, one morning, Lucy discovers that all the grown-ups have disappeared - as if into thin air. Chaos descends as the children in Lucy's town run riot. It's mayhem. It's madness. To most kids, it's amazing!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By Mitchell on 10-16-17

    Regular price: $20.42

    • An Unsuitable Match

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Rose Woodrowe is getting married to Tyler Masson - a wonderful, sensitive man who is head over heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn't the first time for either of them, and their five grown-up children have strong opinions on the matter.... Who to listen to? Who to please? Rose and Tyler are determined to get it right this time, but in trying to make everyone happy, can they ever be happy themselves?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing. Characters were spoilt and entitled

    • By Keri on 03-03-18

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Borrowers

    • By: Mary Norton
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Pod, Homily and Arrietty are a family of tiny people who live beneath the floor, behind the grandfather clock in the old rectory. They own nothing - everything they have is borrowed from the 'human beans' who don't even know they exist. Arrietty's father, Pod, is an expert borrower. He can scale curtains using a hatpin and bring back a doll's teacup without breaking it. Girl's aren't supposed to go borrowing, but as Arrietty is an only child, Pod breaks the rules.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice performance but story is a bit simple.

    • By Huishi on 11-27-16

    Regular price: $14.91

    • Samson Agonistes

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: David de Keyser, Philip Madoc, Matthew Morgan, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Samson Agonistes, the 'dramatic poem' by John Milton, was published in 1671, three years before the poet's death. Written in the form of a Greek tragedy, with the Chorus commenting on the action, it follows the biblical story of the blind Samson as he wreaks his revenge on the Philistines who have imprisoned him. A powerful subject, with a personal resonance for the blind Milton, it is a perfect work for the medium of audiobook where poetry and drama can be balanced equally.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Milton is fabulous, Performance was great

    • By Easy Rhino on 03-16-17

    Regular price: $12.59

    • And Furthermore

    • By: Judi Dench
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    From London’s glittering West End to Broadway’s bright lights, from her Academy Award-winning role as Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love to “M” in the James Bond films, Judi Dench has treated audiences to some of the greatest performances of our time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • There is nothing like a Dame!

    • By Gabriel on 10-17-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Love's Labor's Lost: The Arkangel Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Emma Fielding, Samantha Bond, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    The young king of Navarre and three of his courtiers have vowed to lock themselves away for three years of study and fasting, and to forswear the company of women for this period. No sooner is their vow made than it is tested, however, as the princess of France and three of her ladies arrive in Navarre on a diplomatic mission. The young men fall instantly and hopelessly in love, and the tension between their vow and their passion forms the subject of this charming and sparkling early comedy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Honorificabilitudinitatibus!

    • By Darwin8u on 03-29-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Magpie Murders

    • A Novel
    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond, Allan Corduner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no reason to think it will be much different from any of his others. After working with the best-selling crime writer for years, she's intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries disturbing sleepy English villages. An homage to queens of classic British crime such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, Alan's traditional formula has proved hugely successful. So successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-26-18

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Love in Recovery: Series 1 & 2

    • The BBC Radio 4 comedy drama
    • By: Pete Jackson
    • Narrated by: Sue Johnston, John Hannah, Eddie Marsan, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Sue Johnston, John Hannah and Eddie Marsan are among the stars of this spellbinding, hilarious and uplifting comedy drama. Set entirely at a series of weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, these 13 episodes also feature Rebecca Front, Paul Kaye, Julia Deakin and Samantha Bond.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Human beings being human - with underlying humor

    • By Diana on 04-19-18

    Regular price: $16.52

    • The High Lord

    • The Black Magician Trilogy, Book Three
    • By: Trudi Canavan
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In the Magicians' Guild, Sonea has earned the respect of most other novices. But after witnessing something in High Lord Akkarin's underground chamber, she is not sure what to believe - or who to fear. The final volume in a fabulous trilogy of magic, intrigue, and breathtaking epic adventure from the author of The Magicians' Guild and The Novice.

    Regular price: $14.94

    • The Essential John Milton

    • By: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser, Samantha Bond, Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    This collection of John Milton's finest poetry offers an ideal overview of his work. It is read by several of Britain's foremost classical actors, including Anton Lesser, Samantha Bond and Derek Jacobi. Milton's uncompromising views set him firmly on the side of Cromwell, putting his life in danger when the Stuart monarchy was restored.

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Novice

    • The Black Magician Trilogy, Book Two
    • By: Trudi Canavan
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Sonea knows the other novices in the Magicians' Guild all come from powerful families, but she also knows she can turn to Rothen and Dannyl for help when she needs it. That is, until someone starts spreading malicious rumours about her. Prompted by the Guild Ambassador, Lord Dannyl leaves for the Elyne court. His first order from Administrator Lorlen is to resume, in secret, High Lord Akkarin's long-abandoned research into ancient magical knowledge.

    Regular price: $11.56

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