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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 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    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 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    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: $9.05

    • 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 140
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    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

    • 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 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    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

    • The Velveteen Rabbit

    • By: Margery Williams
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • Birdsong

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 130

    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

    • The Swimming Pool Library

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 134

    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

    • 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 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • For Your Eyes Only and Other Stories

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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

    • 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

    • 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 59
    • 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

    • The Woodlanders

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    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

    • Henry V

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Timothy West, full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Henry V, which dates from 1599, is the last in Shakespeare's series of plays based on English history. It is also, of course, among the Bard's best-known and most-performed works. It's given rich new life here by a full-cast presentation that combines classic literature with classical music.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • take a soldier

    • By eliz1588 amazon customer on 11-08-06

    Regular price: $16.09

    • 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 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • 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 77
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 70

    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

    • A Possible Life

    • A Novel in Five Parts
    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Christian Rodska, Lucy Briers, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    In Second World War Poland, a prisoner closes his eyes and pictures a sunlit cricket ground. Across the yard of a Victorian poorhouse, a man is too ashamed to acknowledge the son he gave away. In a 19th-century French village, an old servant understands the meaning of the Bible story her master is reading. In the Catskills, 1971, a girl steps out of a Chevy with a song that will send shivers through her listeners' skulls. A few years from now, in Italy, a scientist discovers links between time and the human brain, and her lover's novel and his life.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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

    • 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 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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

    • Lady Windermere's Fan

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Michael Sheen, Derek Waring, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Oscar Wilde's first play confronts the hypocrisy of public "morality" compared with genuine, private kindness. The reasons for its continued popularity are not difficult to identify: the play's witty dialogue contains many of Wilde's most quoted aphorisms, its stylish setting provides opportunities for elegant presentation, and its cast of memorable characters play out a story which is genuinely moving. This new audio production brings together a full cast worthy of Wilde's creative genius.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating Pleasure

    • By Julian on 09-14-05

    Regular price: $12.95

    • 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

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