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    • 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 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    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

    • 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 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228

    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

    • 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 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    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

    • For Your Eyes Only, and Other Stories

    • James Bond, Book 8
    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    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

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • The Wind Singer

    • The Wind on Fire Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    In Aramanth, exams are everything. When Kestrel rebels, her family are sentenced to the harshest punishment. To save them, Kestrel learns the secret of the wind singer and she sets out to discover the true source of the evil that grips Aramanth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Overlooked Masterpiece

    • By Erica on 06-18-12

    Regular price: $16.21

    • Eye of the Needle

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Birdsong

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 134

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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

    • The Woodlanders

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    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

    • The Great Poets

    • John Keats
    • By: John Keats
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Michael Sheen
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    John Keats was largely unappreciated during his lifetime and died in Rome at the age of 26. Most of his 150 poems were written in just nine extraordinary months in 1819. This selection contains some of his finest works, including the principal "Odes", "La Belle Dame Sans Merci", "Old Meg", and "Much Have I Travelled".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Here is the list of poems in this collection

    • By C. Cobb on 08-25-08

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Clarissa, or The History of a Young Lady, Volume 3

    • By: Samuel Richardson
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Lucy Scott, Roger May, and others
    • Length: 34 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Clarissa, or The History of a Young Lady, Volume 2

    • By: Samuel Richardson
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Nigel Pilkington, Roger May, and others
    • Length: 34 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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. The recording is divided into three volumes.

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Brighton Rock

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    An unabridged audio edition of Graham Greene's classic gang-war thriller. A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold, who is determined to avenge a death.... Read by Samuel West.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Chilling classic novel. Authetically read

    • By Pita on 11-29-11

    Regular price: $19.29

    • All's Well That Ends Well

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Emily Woof
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    The young and virtuous physician's daughter Helena desperately loves Count Bertram, but he regards her as beneath his notice. When Helena cures the king of France of a mortal illness, he rewards her with Bertram's hand, but before their marriage can be consummated the count flees. To win her husband back again, Helena forms a daring and resourceful plan. A plot to unmask the strutting soldier Parolles makes up another strand in this sometimes disturbing comedy of deception and disguise.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”

    • By Darwin8u on 09-17-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Swimming Pool Library

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 139

    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

    • 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 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • No Night Is Too Long

    • By: Barbara Vine
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Shelley Thomson, Samuel West
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Tim Cornish thought he'd gotten away with murder. For months after he'd killed his lover off the Alaskan coast, there hadn't been a word. But then the letters started to arrive. It seems that someone knows what Tim has done.... This compelling thriller delivers such a dark picture of romantic love that murder seems its natural mate. Frightening, suspenseful, and deeply unsettling, No Night Is Too Long is a modern crime masterpiece and will be enjoyed by readers of P. D. James and Ian Rankin.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Never quite delivers

    • By Needles on 12-30-17

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Breaking News

    • By: Alan Rusbridger
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The President of the United States regularly lies to the public and accuses anyone who criticises him of being fake. Politicians openly rubbish the views of 'so called experts', dissemble and mislead. So how do we hold those in power accountable? Fox News, Breitbart Media and the Murdoch papers peddle views not news, pushing politically motivated agendas. So, where can we look for reliable, verifiable sources of news and information? What does it mean for democracy? And what will the future hold?  

    Regular price: $22.90

    • 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 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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

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