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    • P. D. James BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Greta Scacchi, Hugh Grant, full cast, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of P. D. James' acclaimed mysteries, plus P. D. James in Her Own Words. This collection includes: Cover Her Face, A Taste for Death, Devices and Desires, A Certain Justice, The Private Patient, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Desert Island drama

    • By Zaubermond on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $34.10

    • Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

    • A Modest Bestiary
    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris, Dylan Baker, Elaine Stritch, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,492
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 855
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 852

    Featuring David Sedaris's unique blend of hilarity and heart, this new collection of keen-eyed animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Book

    • By Patricia on 10-21-10

    Regular price: $25.08

    • Sprig Muslin

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 909
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 912

    Finding so young and pretty a girl as Amanda wandering unattended, Sir Gareth Ludlow knows it is his duty as a man of honour to restore her to her family.

    But it is to prove no easy task for the Corinthian. His captive in sprig muslin has more than her rapturous good looks and bandboxes to aid her - she is also possessed of a runaway imagination...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Teen years favorite comes to Audible --at last!

    • By A on 10-21-08

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Passenger 23

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Sebastian Fitzek
    • Narrated by: Max Beesley, Rebecca Hall, Anthony Head, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 376
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 349
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 348

    With no police to investigate and no escape, could it be the perfect setting for a crime? Martin Schwartz (Beesley) is an undercover detective who is recovering from his wife and sons' bizarre disappearance from a cruise ship 5 years ago. He is a desperate man willing to take big risks. Martin never wanted to step onto a cruise ship again until he receives a call which can't be ignored. On average, 23 people per year disappear without a trace from cruise ships. Never before has someone come back... until now.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • BIZARR-O!

    • By Bus Driver on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Bath Tangle

    • By: Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 719
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548

    The Earl of Spenborough has always been noted for his eccentricity. Leaving a widow younger than his own daughter Serena is one thing, but quite another is leaving Serena's fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham -- a man whom Serena once jilted and who now has the power to give or withhold his consent to any marriage she might contemplate. When Serena and her lovely young stepmother Fanny decide to move to Bath, Serena makes an odd new friend and discovers an old love, Major Hector Kirkby.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sian Phillips is a delight!

    • By Roxane on 06-17-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Ode to Saint Cecilia

    • By: Paul McCusker
    • Narrated by: Hayley Atwell, Sir Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 41

    She dedicated her mind to beauty and truth. She offered her heart to her faith. She sacrificed her body to Christ. Ode to Saint Cecilia tells the dramatic story of a modest young woman from Rome whose life has transcended time to influence poets, composers, sculptors, and painters. Augustine Institute Radio Theatre's Ode to Saint Cecilia includes cinematic sound, original music, and the award-winning talents of highly-acclaimed British actors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • challenging and beautiful<br />

    • By Laura Wirth Toeckes on 01-08-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Pygmalion

    • A Brand New BBC Radio 4 Drama Plus the Story of the Play's Scandalous Opening Night
    • By: George Bernard Shaw, Alistair McGowan
    • Narrated by: Al Murray, Alistair McGowan, full cast, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Irascible phonetics professor Henry Higgins makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can train Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle to talk ‘like a lady’ and pass as a duchess at the Ambassador’s Ball. As the day of reckoning approaches, can Eliza convince the assembled aristocrats that she’s one of them? And what will become of her afterwards? This effervescent radio version of Shaw’s classic comedy features a stellar cast, including award-winning comedians Alistair McGowan as Henry Higgins, Morgana Robinson as Eliza Doolittle and Al Murray as Alfred Doolittle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • writing is fine, ending leaves much to be desired

    • By EsP on 10-02-18

    Regular price: $13.08

    • The Trials of Saint Patrick

    • By: Paul McCusker
    • Narrated by: John Rhys-Davies, Sean O Meallaigh, Dame Sian Phillips, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 76

    Augustine Institute Radio Theatre presents the audio drama The Trials of Saint Patrick - an epic story of one man's spiritual odyssey through hardship and loss, mercy, and forgiveness. Dramatized with a fresh boldness by the Augustine Institute Radio Theatre, the characters will come alive through the talents of dozens of accomplished, award-winning actors including John Rhys-Davies, combined with cinematic sound and music. Your imagination will be quickened. Your heart will be inspired.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Patrick!!

    • By P.C. on 06-08-17

    Regular price: $16.06

    • The Hearing Trumpet

    • By: Leonora Carrington
    • Narrated by: Siân Phillips
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Surreal and splendidly unconventional, The Hearing Trumpet is an apocalyptic fairy-tale quest about an occult old ladies' home and the spry nonagenarian who ends up there. After coming into possession of a hearing trumpet, 92-year-old Marian Leatherby discovers her son's plans to send her to a nursing home. But this is no ordinary place.... Here there are strange rituals, orgiastic nuns, levitating abbesses, animalistic humans, humanistic animals, a search for the Holy Grail, and a plan to escape to Lapland and knit a tent....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Old woman's daydream?

    • By Rebekah Santiago on 12-10-17

    Regular price: $29.39

    • No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club

    • Diary of a 60th Year
    • By: Virginia Ironside
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Don't harass her about parasailing or taking Italian language courses. Forget about suggesting she join a gym. Marie Sharp may be a little creaky in the bones as she heads toward the big 6-0, but she's fine with it. She would rather do without all the moving-to-Florida-bicycling-across-Mongolia-for-the-hell-of-it hoopla that her friends insist upon. She's already led an exciting life: she came of age in the 1960s, after all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Telling it like it is

    • By Barbara on 12-14-07

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: John Moffat, Donald Sinden, Sian Phillips
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    In this delightful tale, an Eastern Prince arrives in England with some family jewels which he’s having reset as a gift for his fiancée. However, the Prince also has a mistress; she asks to wear one particularly enchanting piece that features a huge ruby, and then promptly disappears with it. Poirot discovers a connection with a house party at the home of Colonel and Mrs Lacey, and in order to pursue his investigation an invitation is procured for him to the Laceys’.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Joy to the (Agatha Christie) World!

    • By Carole T. on 12-06-17

    Regular price: $8.53

    • Cymbeline (BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis, Nia Roberts, William Houston, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    A BBC Radio 3 full-cast dramatisation of Shakespeare’s classic ‘Cymbeline’, starring Bill Wallis. Originally broadcast in December 2006 as part of the ‘Drama on 3’ collection.Shakespeare's play, set during the Roman invasion of Britain, centres around the banishment of the man who has incurred the wrath of the king by secretly marrying his daughter. Confusion follows in an intricate plot in which nobody is quite who they seem to be.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not "Unabridged" as Advertised !

    • By Richard R on 04-14-13

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Cover Her Face

    • By: Neville Teller, P. D. James
    • Narrated by: full cast, Robin Ellis, Siân Phillips
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Though Sally Jupp came from the village home for unmarried mothers, she seemed the ideal girl to help Mrs Maxie run a large Elizabethan manor house and look after her invalid husband. But the real Sally, pretty, ambitious and clever, was very different from the docile, repentant character she seemed to be. Murder shattered the tranquillity of her new home, and Chief Detective Inspector Adam Dalgliesh arrived in the peace of a country Sunday to solve a case as mysterious as Sally herself.

    Regular price: $12.78

    • BBC Radio Shakespeare

    • All's Well That Ends Well (Dramatized)
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips, Emma Fielding, Miriam Margolyes, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brush Up Your Shakespeare!

    • By Carole T. on 03-17-12

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Emlyn's Moon

    • The Magician Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Young magician Gwyn and his friend Nia have been warned to stay away from Emlyn Llewelyn, the strange boy who claims his mother lives on the moon. And yet, a mysterious magic continues to draw them to him. But why?It’s up to Gwyn and Nia to solve the mystery, with the help of Arianwen, the Snow Spider.This is the second magical story in the ‘Magician Trilogy’ from acclaimed author Jenny Nimmo.

    Regular price: $16.41

    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Framed for a theft he didn’t commit and expelled from the church which has been his life, Silas Marner, the weaver, exiles himself to the remote rural village of Raveloe to bury himself in making money with his loom. The arrival of a golden-haired orphan toddler at his door, however, drags the recluse back into the world and away from his obsession with his hoard.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Swan Sister

    • By: Annie Dalton
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Ellen's mother dreams of making a perfect home for everyone in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. Her father is preoccupied with mysterious troubles of his own. So when the swans fly over the church during the christening, grieving for their swan child, only sharp-eyed Ellen understands the terrible thing that has happened to her baby sister. But can she put right the harm that has been done?

    Regular price: $14.40

    • Tales from a Village School

    • By: Miss Read
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Illegal battering of gingernuts and conkers in a murky corner of the playground; a procession of bearers of lost property interrupting the telling of the story of Joseph; justice being firmly done on three malefactors who stole Mr Henry's eggs... Here are 40 delightful stories about life as a village schoolteacher, set against the changing seasons of the countryside.

    Regular price: $9.49

    • The Chestnut Soldier

    • The Magician Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The night Evan Llyr phones, Gwyn, the boy magician, takes out the magic gift his grandmother warned him against: the mutilated figure of a horse. Gwyn feels pity and longs to do what he must never do – set the captured demon free and take away its pain. Gwyn feels a strange affinity with Evan, the chestnut-haired soldier, but soon the charming Evan shows the terrible dark side of his nature. Gwyn knows that he must do battle and one of them will perish....

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Poetry of Wales

    • By: Dylan Thomas, George Herbert, Ann Griffiths, and others
    • Narrated by: Sian Phillips, Angharad Rees, Richard Mitchley, and others
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    This proud nation with its long history - sometimes rough, hewn from bleak landscapes, and sometimes gently soft from its comforting voices - has produced a long succession of artists and poets.

    In the latter category, Louis MacNeice most probably stands pre-eminent; his words and phrasing are on a plane few can equal and most are in awe of. But in this volume we do put forward others who have their own words and voice to add to this rich tapestry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful collection of poetry

    • By EmilyK on 05-30-16

    Regular price: $6.19

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