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    • Gather ‘Round the Sound

    • Holiday Stories from Beloved Authors and Great Performers Across the Globe
    • By: Paulo Coelho, Yvonne Morrison, Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters, Daniel Frances Berenson, Magda Szubanski, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5,527
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4,858
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4,856

    2017 has been a monumental year for Audible, having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, a milestone that would have never been possible without our wonderful and loyal listeners. One of our major commitments is bringing new and diverse audio experiences to our members, so this year, as our gift to you, we pulled together a collection that reflects a little bit of everything we’ve been up to recently.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Holidays

    • By ZOE R on 12-12-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • A Literary Christmas

    • By: Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Rudyard Kipling, and others
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 372
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 336
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 330

    Read by Juliet Stevenson and Simon Callow, A Literary Christmas is a seasonal anthology that collects together poems, short stories, and prose extracts by some of the greatest poets and writers in the English language. Like Charles Dickens’ ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, they are representative of times old and new - from John Donne’s Elizabethan hymn over the baby Jesus to Rudyard Kipling’s "Christmas in India", from Thomas Tusser counting the cost of a Tudor feast to Laurie Lee’s "Cider with Rosie".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Marvelous, with one very avoidable flaw

    • By Conguirk on 12-03-14

    Regular price: $7.22

    • The Aeneid

    • By: Virgil
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 546
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398

    The publication of a new translation by Fagles is a literary event. His translations of both the Iliad and Odyssey have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and have become the standard translations of our era. Now, with this stunning modern verse translation, Fagles has reintroduced Virgil's Aeneid to a whole new generation, and completed the classical triptych at the heart of Western civilization.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best, but not bad

    • By Tad Davis on 11-25-08

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Tales of the Peculiar

    • By: Ransom Riggs
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow, Bruce Mann, Garrick Hagon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 561
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 510
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504

    Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales. Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar - the collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops - first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his number-one best-selling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it, great supplement to the series

    • By Unequanimous on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Animal Farm

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287

    Animal Farm is George Orwell's great socio-political allegory set in a farmyard where the animals decide to seize the farmer's land and create a co-operative that reaps the benefits of their combined labours. However, as with all great political plans, some animals see a bigger share of the rewards than others and the animals start to question their supposed utopia.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Essential

    • By Matthew on 09-11-13

    Regular price: $10.65

    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, Simon Callow - introduction
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 26

    Exclusively from Audible. 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' So begins Charles Dickens' most famous historical drama: a gripping tale of war, social injustice and the choice between darkness and light. After being unjustly imprisoned for 18 years, French doctor Manette is released from the Bastille jail in Paris and embarks upon a journey to London in the hope of finding the daughter he never met.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good But Not The Best On Audible--

    • By Gillian on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Death in Venice

    • A New Translation by Michael Henry Heim
    • By: Thomas Mann
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    Published on the eve of World War I, a decade after Buddenbrooks had established Thomas Mann as a literary celebrity, Death in Venice tells the story of Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but aging writer who follows his wanderlust to Venice in search of spiritual fulfillment that instead leads to his erotic doom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For the Love of Language

    • By William on 10-21-06

    Regular price: $15.96

    • London

    • The Biography, Districts and Suburbs
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

    Regular price: $12.39

    • London

    • The Biography, Trade and Enterprise
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

    • The Biography, Trade and Enterprise
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 11-02-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $12.78

    • Thames

    • Sacred River, Volume 1: The Mirror of History
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The Thames has been a highway, a frontier, and an attack route; it has been a playground and a sewer, a source of water and a source of power. Every stretch has its own character, atmosphere and stories. Thames: Sacred River explores the river from source to sea. Peter Ackroyd, best-selling author of London: The Biography, tells the story of the river and the people who have lived on and by it over the centuries.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not great

    • By Jan on 01-31-08
    • Sacred River, Volume 1: The Mirror of History
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 08-29-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: $12.78

    • Thames

    • Sacred River, Volume 2: The Working River
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Thames has been a highway, a frontier, and an attack route; it has been a playground and a sewer, a source of water, and a source of power. Every stretch has its own character, atmosphere, and stories. Thames: Sacred River explores the river from source to sea. Peter Ackroyd, best-selling author of London: The Biography, tells the story of the river and the people who have lived on and by it over the centuries.

    • Sacred River, Volume 2: The Working River
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 08-29-07
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $12.39

    • The Mystery of Charles Dickens

    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    In this BBC Radio adaptation of Peter Ackroyd's spectacular one-man show, Simon Callow portrays both Charles Dickens and many of his best-loved characters, from Mr. Micawber and Bill Sikes to Oliver Twist and Nancy. Readings from his novels interweave with the author's own words and an incisive, compassionate narrative. Dickens' idyllic childhood in Chatham was swapped for his family's penurious existence in London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another "WOW!" book!

    • By Puppy Cat on 07-08-17

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Shakespeare's Sonnets

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Savor the most celebrated love poems in the English language. Written almost 400 years ago, the sonnets of William Shakespeare are passionate and exalted, rich in imagery and alliteration, and full of mystery and intrigue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like listening to music

    • By Michele on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Shakespeare

    • The Biography, The Upstart Crow: Ambitious Actor and Poet, Volume II
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Peter Ackroyd's insightful new biography positions Shakespeare in the close context of his world. In this way, Ackroyd not only richly conjures up the texture of Shakespeare's life, but also imparts an amazing amount of vivid, interesting material about place, period and background. Walk with Ackroyd through sixteenth century London and Stratford as he uncovers the intimate circumstances of Shakespeare's life.

    • The Biography, The Upstart Crow: Ambitious Actor and Poet, Volume II
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 09-26-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $19.19

    • Being Wagner

    • A Short Biography of a Larger-Than-Life Man
    • By: Simon Callow
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 6 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

    Simon Callow, the celebrated author of Orson Welles, delivers a dazzling, swift, and accessible biography of the musical titan Richard Wagner and his profoundly problematic legacy - a fresh take for seasoned acolytes and the perfect introduction for new fans.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Tales of the Peculiar

    • By: Ransom Riggs
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann, Garrick Hagon, Simon Callow
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs, read by Simon Callow, Garrick Hagon and Bruce Mann. In this collection of fairy tales, Ransom Riggs invites you to uncover hidden legends of the peculiar world. A fork-tongued princess, a girl who talks to ghosts and wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars are just a few of the characters whose stories will have you hooked.

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World

    • By: Simon Callow
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Dickens was one of the first true celebrity authors. Thousands of fans in Britain and America eagerly awaited each new installment of his stories, and flocked to see him on his legendary speaking tours. Not only did he create an incredible cast of characters on the page, but he was also a dazzling mimic and storyteller, and he wrote, stage-managed, and acted in plays for the public. Throughout his life, from his childhood performances to his legendarily powerful reading tours, Dickens was fanatical about the stage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Tad Davis on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Jacques and His Master

    • A Play
    • By: Milan Kundera
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow, David Timson
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Jacques and His Master is a deliciously witty and entertaining "variation" on Diderot's novel Jacques le Fatalist, written for Milan Kundera's "private pleasure" in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia.

    When the "heavy Russian irrationality" fell on Czechoslovakia, Milan Kundera explains, he felt drawn to the spirit of the eighteenth century -"And it seemed to me that nowhere was it to be found more densely concentrated than in that banquet of intelligence, humor, and fantasy, Jacques le Fataliste."

    The upshot was this "Homage to Diderot," which has now been performed throughout the United States and Europe. Here, Jacques and His Master, newly translated by Simon Callow, is a text that will delight Kundera's admirers throughout the English-speaking world.

    Regular price: $13.68

    • London

    • The Biography, Street Life and the People
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

    • The Biography, Street Life and the People
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 11-02-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: $12.39

    • London

    • The Biography, Foundations
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

    • The Biography, Foundations
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 11-02-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Regular price: $12.78

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