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    • On the Future

    • Prospects for Humanity
    • By: Martin Rees
    • Narrated by: Martin Rees, Samuel West
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Humanity has reached a critical moment. Our world is unsettled and rapidly changing, and we face existential risks over the next century. Various outcomes - good and bad - are possible. Yet our approach to the future is characterized by short-term thinking, polarizing debates, alarmist rhetoric, and pessimism. In this short, exhilarating book, renowned scientist and best-selling author Martin Rees argues that humanity’s prospects depend on our taking a very different approach to planning for tomorrow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Science, the future, and great wisdom

    • By Philomath on 10-29-18

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Forces of Nature

    • By: Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247

    Professor Brian Cox uncovers some of the most extraordinary natural events on Earth and in the universe and beyond. From the immensity of the universe and the roundness of Earth to the form of every single snowflake, the forces of nature shape everything we see. Pushed to extremes, the results are astonishing. In seeking to understand the everyday world, the colours, structure, behaviour and history of our home, we develop the knowledge and techniques necessary to step beyond the everyday.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Complicated in its simplicity

    • By Philomath on 06-13-17

    Regular price: $21.81

    • For Your Eyes Only, and Other Stories

    • James Bond, Book 8
    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    When sudden emergencies arise, James Bond is there to meet them. Whether dealing with the assassination of a Cuban thug in America, the destruction of an international heroin ring, or a mysterious death in the Seychelles, 007 gets the job done in his own unmistakable style.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Life is a devious business

    • By Darwin8u on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Birdsong

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    Set before and during the Great War, Birdsong captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale. It is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman, who arrives in Amiens in 1910. His life goes through a series of traumatic experiences, from the clandestine love affair that tears apart the family with whom he lives to the unprecedented experience of the war itself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic narration of a modern classic

    • By Kim on 01-20-11

    Regular price: $12.78

    • Breaking News

    • The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matters Now
    • By: Alan Rusbridger
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    An urgent account of the revolution that has upended the news business, authored by one of the most accomplished journalists of our time. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A critically important topic brilliantly discussed

    • By KathrynVB on 12-09-18

    Regular price: $31.18

    • Grimm Tales for Young and Old

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    In this enchanting selection of fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman presents his 50 favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm in a 'clear as water' retelling, making them feel fresh and unfamiliar with his dark, distinctive voice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fresh and Fast

    • By Virginia Waldron on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Much Ado about Nothing

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Saskia Reeves, Samuel West, Paul Jesson, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Young Claudio has fallen for the lovely heiress Hero, who also loves him. Their path to the altar looks smooth, until the evil Don John intervenes. All ends happily, thanks to his incompetent assassins and the lucky discoveries of the bungling constable Dogberry. Central to the play, one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies, are Beatrice and Benedick, masters of wit and sworn foes to marriage - until a plot is hatched to bring them together.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Live in thy heart, die in thy lap

    • By Darwin8u on 06-29-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Woodlanders

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Set in the Dorset landscape familiar to Hardy novels, The Woodlanders concerns the fortunes of Giles Winterborne, whose love for the well-do-do Grace Melbury is challenged by the arrival of a dashing and dissolute doctor, Edred Fitzpiers. When the mysterious Mrs Charmond further complicates the romantic entanglements, marital choice and class mobility become inextricably linked.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thomas Hardy lesser known work

    • By Molly Aultz on 06-12-08

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Samuel West

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Robin Morgan-Bentley
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Samuel narrates the 1990 Booker Prize winner, Possession by A. S. Byatt, an exhilarating novel of wit and romance. It is the tale of a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets, uncovering their letters, journals, and poems, tracking their movements from London to Yorkshire, showing an extraordinary counterpoint of passions and ideas. In this interview, Samuel tells us about Possession, what he likes about narrating, what it was like growing up in a family of actors and what he’s working on next.  

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Last Seen Wearing

    • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The statements before Inspector Morse appeared to confirm the bald, simple truth. After leaving home to return to school, teenager Valerie Taylor had completely vanished, and the trail had gone cold. Until two years, three months and two days after Valerie's disappearance, somebody decides to supply some surprising new evidence for the case....

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Eye of the Needle

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    It is 1944 and weeks before D-day. The Allies are disguising their invasion plans with a phony armada of ships and planes. Their plan would be ruined if an enemy agent found out...and then The Needle - Hitler’s prize undercover agent, a cold and professional killer - does just that. Hunted by MI5, he leads a murderous trail across Britain to a waiting U-boat. But he hasn't planned for a storm-battered island and the remarkable young woman who lives there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My kind of book, I listen to this book in 1 day

    • By Anonymous User on 02-21-19

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Clarissa, or The History of a Young Lady, Volume 1

    • By: Samuel Richardson
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Lucy Scott, Roger May, and others
    • Length: 33 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A milestone in the history of the novel, Samuel Richardson’s epistolary and elaborate Clarissa follows the life of a chaste young woman desperate to protect her virtue. When beautiful Clarissa Harlowe is forced to marry the rich but repulsive Mr. Solmes, she refuses, much to her family’s chagrin. She escapes their persecution with the help of Mr. Lovelace, a dashing and seductive rake, but soon finds herself in a far worse dilemma. Terrifying and enlightening, Clarissa weaves a tapestry of narrative experimentation into a gripping morality tale of good versus evil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping Novel & Performance

    • By Harold on 07-29-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • High Table, Lower Orders: The Complete Series 1 and 2

    • The BBC Radio 4 Comedy Drama
    • By: Mark Tavener
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Palmer, Samuel West, Rebecca Front, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
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    When prominent don and celebrity TV historian Peter Devanti dies after dining at High Table, his colleague Gilbert suspects foul play and invites his former student Simon Harrison, a disillusioned health and safety officer, to investigate. Meanwhile, Simon’s former girlfriend Zoe, a freelance journalist, arrives to write an article about Devanti’s death, reopening old wounds for Simon. 

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Swimming Pool Library

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 152

    This novel centres on the friendship of William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity, and the elderly Lord Nantwich, who is searching for someone to write his biography.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Offers Insight

    • By Here-and-faraway on 07-06-13

    Regular price: $20.03

    • BBC Radio Shakespeare

    • Richard II (Dramatized)
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Joss Ackland, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to tell which character is speaking

    • By Laurie on 10-02-10

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Velveteen Rabbit

    • By: Margery Williams
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    A timeless classic - one of Jacqueline Wilson's Top Ten Books to Read Aloud. his is the story of the Velveteen Rabbit's journey towards becoming real - through the love of a child. This gentle, beautiful recording is perfect for bedtime. It includes a story reading, soundtrack, and a song, all voiced by Samuel West.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, great narrator!

    • By H on 02-29-12

    Regular price: $5.15

    • Great Speeches in History

    • By: Socrates, Martin Luther
    • Narrated by: Norman Rodway, Samuel West
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Fighting for justice, for freedom of speech, and sometimes even for their own lives, some of history's most significant figures demonstrate the finest resources of language in the service of the most dramatic issues of their day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • my first audible title

    • By Joey Armstrong on 05-20-04

    Regular price: $9.95

    • For Your Eyes Only and Other Stories

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    When sudden emergencies arise, James Bond is there to meet them. Whether dealing with the assassination of a Cuban thug in America, the destruction of an international heroin ring or a mysterious death in the Seychelles, 007 gets the job done in his own unmistakable style. Contains the short stories: From a View to a Kill; For Your Eyes Only; Quantum of Solace; Risico and The Hildebrand Rarity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Surprising nice neat stories

    • By Michael on 11-07-14

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Doctor Who - The Vengeance of Morbius

    • By: Nicholas Briggs
    • Narrated by: Paul McGann, Sheridan Smith, Alexander Siddig, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The universe is in grave danger. The very fabric of time and space is being altered. The Doctor and Lucie must race against time to prevent the destruction of everything they hold dear. They may have to sacrifice everything to save the universe. Even themselves....

    Regular price: $19.18

    • Last Bus to Woodstock

    • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The death of Sylvia Kaye figured dramatically in Thursday afternoon's edition of the Oxford Mail. By Friday evening Inspector Morse had informed the nation that the police were looking for a dangerous man - facing charges of willful murder, sexual assault and rape. But as the obvious leads fade into twilight and darkness, Morse becomes more and more convinced that passion holds the key....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A restorative

    • By William on 02-22-18

    Regular price: $20.65

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