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    • The Complete George Smiley Radio Dramas

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: full cast, Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352

    The complete collection of acclaimed BBC Radio dramas based on John le Carré's best-selling novels, starring Simon Russell Beale as George Smiley. With a star cast including Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron, Brian Cox, Ian MacDiarmid, Anna Chancellor, Hugh Bonneville and Lindsay Duncan, these enthralling dramatisations perfectly capture the atmosphere of le Carré's taut, thrilling spy novels.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good reading but can't navigate

    • By RB Vancouver on 01-07-17

    Regular price: $34.10

    • War and Peace

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Simon Russell Beale, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Paterson Joseph, John Hurt, Lesley Manville and Harriet Walter are among the cast of BBC Radio 4's epic full-cast dramatisation. Adapted for radio by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Leo Tolstoy's epic story follows the fortunes of three Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic War. First broadcast on New Year's Day 2015, the drama also features Alun Armstrong, Natasha Little, David Calder, Phoebe Fox, Sam Reid and Joanna David. Duration: 10 hours approx.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing

    • By linda on 09-22-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Dramatised)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    It is 1962: the height of the Cold War and only months after the building of the Berlin Wall. Alec Leamas is a hard-working, hard-drinking British intelligence officer whose East Berlin network is in tatters. His agents are either on the run or dead, victims of the ruthlessly efficient East German counter-intelligence officer Hans-Dieter Mundt.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Brian Cox is great but...

    • By DARBY KERN on 06-01-10

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Tempest

    • Arkangel Shakespeare
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle, Adrian Lester, Bob Peck, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    This haunting drama of vengeance and forgiveness crowns the group of tragicomic romances that Shakespeare composed at the end of his career. Sometimes read as his farewell to the stage, the play contains some of Shakespeare's most lyrical verse. Prospero, wise Duke of Milan, has been deposed by Antonio, his wicked brother, and exiled with his daughter Miranda to a mysterious island. But Prospero possesses supernatural powers. Aided by the spirit Ariel, Prospero uses his magical art to bring his enemies under his control.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love ArkAngel's interpretation of Shakespeare

    • By lavalleem on 12-10-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Hamlet: The Arkangel Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Imogen Stubbs, Jane Lapotaire, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 69

    Distressed by his father's death and his mother's over-hasty remarriage, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is faced by a specter from beyond the grave bearing a grim message of murder and revenge. The young prince is driven to the edge of madness by his struggle to understand the situation he finds himself in and to do his duty. Many others, including Hamlet's beloved, the innocent Ophelia, are swept up in his tragedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Presentation

    • By L. Jay on 11-22-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Decameron

    • By: Giovanni Boccaccio
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Gunnar Cauthery, Alison Pettitt, and others
    • Length: 28 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The Decameron is one of the greatest literary works of the Middle Ages. Ten young people have fled the terrible effects of the Black Death in Florence and, in an idyllic setting, tell a series of brilliant stories, by turns humorous, bawdy, tragic and provocative. This celebration of physical and sexual vitality is Boccaccio's answer to the sublime other-worldliness of Dante's Divine Comedy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Up to the Usual Naxos Standard

    • By John on 11-15-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Midnight for Charlie Bone

    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 445
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    Charlie doesn't want to believe it when he discovers that he can hear people in photographs talking. But his horrible aunts are delighted: it means that he is one of the chosen and must attend Bloor's Academy for gifted children. Once there, Charlie realizes that some of his classmates have equally mysterious powers, and soon Charlie is involved in uncovering the mysterious past of one of them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Adults Take on Charlie Bone

    • By Nicole on 12-07-05

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Stories from Shakespeare 3

    • By: David Timson
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Eight more plays introduced for younger audiences, including Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure, and All's Well That Ends Well.

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Measure for Measure: The Arkangel Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Roger Allam, Stella Gonet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    Telling his followers he is leaving the city on affairs of state, the Duke of Vienna appoints the puritanical Angelo to govern in his absence. Will Angelo prove as virtuous as he seems once power is in his hands? Roaming the city disguised as a friar, the duke looks on as Angelo's lust for the virtuous Isabella sweeps him into the corruption he has so sternly condemned in others. The duke's manipulation at last produces a happy ending for this dark comedy, with its brilliant exploration of the themes of justice and mercy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Seeking death, find life

    • By Darwin8u on 09-07-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Midnight for Charlie Bone

    • Children of the Red King #1
    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The first installment of the international best-selling series from Jenny Nimmo starring Charlie Bone. Since his father died, Charlie Bone has lived with his mother and her mother in the house of his other grandmother, Grandma Bone. Looking at a picture of a couple with a baby and a cat, he suddenly discovers he can hear their voices. Although he tries to hide his new gift, Grandma Bone and her scary sisters soon find out and send him to Bloor's Academy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • exciting find

    • By Nichola on 03-10-18

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Charlie Bone and the Time Twister

    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    Charlie hopes that the new term at Bloor's Academy will hold no nasty surprises. But then Henry Yewbeam appears, twisted through time from the icy winter of 1916.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By James on 01-29-15

    Regular price: $21.27

    • A Murder of Quality (Dramatised)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Geoffrey Palmer, Marcia Warren
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    A Murder of Quality, set in the early 1960s, sees George Smiley investigating a murder in a public school. When the wife of one of the masters is found bludgeoned to death, Smiley, out of loyalty to an old friend, agrees to look into the case. But his investigation raises a multitude of questions. Who could have hated Stella Rode enough to kill her? Why was her dog put down shortly before the murder? And what did Mad Janie see on that fatal night?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love radio dramatizations

    • By Flyergrad on 03-30-12

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy

    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    This semester at Bloor's Academy brings a few changes. There is a new art teacher, Mr. Boldova, and a new student, Belle, who lives with the Yewbeam aunts and seems to have a strange power over them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Children of the Red King #3

    • By Benjamin on 06-16-05

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors

    • Children of the Red King, Book 4
    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    Back in Bloor's Academy, Charlie's power takes on a new dimension. He meets a new gallery of characters, including Mr. Pilgrim's replacement, Tantalus Ebony, and the mysterious new student Joshua Tilpin, who appears to be magnetic. But not all is well. Billy has been adopted by the O'Gres, a child-hating couple, who carry with them a gray bag of oaths wherever they go, seducing Billy to sign an oath of obedience, before locking him up behind a force field in an odd place called The Passing House.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charlie's saga continues

    • By Susan B. on 04-14-07

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Romanovs: 1613-1918

    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 28 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of 20 tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book.

    • By Mikael on 12-06-17

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Copenhagen

    • By: Michael Frayn
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Greta Scacchi and Simon Russell Beale star in Michael Frayn's award-winning play about the controversial 1941 meeting between physicists Bohr and Heisenberg. Copenhagen, Autumn 1941. The two presiding geniuses of quantum physics, Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg meet for the first time since the breakout of war.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Performance lacks emotion

    • By Max Fagin on 08-02-16

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Balancing Acts

    • Behind the Scenes at the National Theatre
    • By: Nicholas Hytner
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Hytner, Simon Russell Beale, Samuel Barnett, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    You start with a vision, and you deliver a compromise. You want a play to be challenging, ambitious, nuanced and complicated. You also want it to sell tickets. You want to make art, and you know you're in show business. These are some of the balancing acts that the National Theatre and this book are about. This is the inside story of 12 years at the helm of Britain's greatest theatre. It is a story of lunatic failures and spectacular successes.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Charlie Bone and the Hidden King

    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    When Charlie turns 12 on New Year's Eve, the Flame Cats give him a grave warning: something ancient has awoken, and Charlie must be watchful. Soon Charlie learns that the shadow from the Red King's portrait has been released, and that it will do anything to keep Charlie from finding his father. Meanwhile, pets are mysteriously vanishing from the city, and Olivia is in danger of revealing her newfound powers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Love the series but not this one!

    • By CL on 05-30-07

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Honourable Schoolboy (Dramatised)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    George Smiley has become acting chief of the Circus, but the credibility of the British Secret Service has been shattered. Smiley's adversary is Karla, the Soviet officer who masterminded the Circus's ruin. His battleground is Hong Kong and his choice of weapons is the Honourable Gerald Westerby. A brand new Radio 4 full cast dramatisation of the classic George Smiley novel by John le Carre, starring Simon Russell Beale. This is the sixth in the major new series of all eight George Smiley spy thrillers on radio.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Susan on 12-07-12

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Great Speeches and Soliloquies

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale, Estelle Kohler
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Many of Shakespeare's greatest and best-loved speeches are brought together in this superb collection, performed by outstanding artists who bring to vivid life words which are an integral part of our language, our culture and our everyday lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding performances

    • By Timoteo on 01-09-18

    Regular price: $12.59

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