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    • Mary Poppins

    • The Mary Poppins Series, Book 1
    • By: P. L. Travers
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 886
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 883

    Here is the timeless story of Mary Poppins, the world's favorite nanny, and her magical adventures with the Banks family. Mary Poppins is like no other nanny the Banks children have ever seen. It all starts when their new nanny is blown by the east wind onto the doorstep of the Banks house, carrying a parrot-headed umbrella and a magic carpetbag. She becomes a most unusual nanny to Jane, Michael, and the twins.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Magical With An Edge....Book vs Movie

    • By Sara on 01-18-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Mary Poppins Comes Back

    • Mary Poppins, Book 2
    • By: P. L. Travers
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed. Jane, Michael, and the twins have never had such a wonderful nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement everywhere she goes. In Mary Poppins Comes Back, the beloved nanny returns when she's pulled down from the clouds by the string of Michael's kite. In her care, the Banks children meet the King of the Castle and the Dirty Rascal, visit the upside-down world of Mr. Turvy and his bride, Miss Topsy, and spend a breathless afternoon above the park, dangling from a clutch of balloons.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • so so

    • By Deana Lee on 12-01-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Pallisers

    • 12 BBC Radio 4 Full Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Ben Miles, David Troughton, full cast, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A sweeping radio saga of political intrigue, love affairs, financial wrangles and murder, based on the books by Anthony Trollope, creator of The Barchester Chronicles. This epic drama follows several generations of the Palliser dynasty as they navigate the twists and turns of political and high society in Victorian England. Starring Ben Miles as Plantagenet, Sophie Thompson as Glencora, Conleth Hill as Phineas and David Troughton as the Narrator, with a star cast including Bertie Carvel, Juliet Stevenson, Greg Wise and Rachael Stirling. 

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane

    • The Mary Poppins Series, Book 5
    • By: P. L. Travers
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    This classic series tells the story of the world's mostbeloved nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement with her everywhere she goes. She's back! Mary Poppins, everyone's favorite nanny, hasreturned to take the Banks children on another unforgettable adventure. On themost magical of nights, Midsummer's Eve, all kinds of strange things can happen - mythicalvisitors come down from the heavens and animals speak. But Mary Poppins takesit all in stride, drawing everyone, even the trembling Park Keeper, into thespirit of a romantic and magical holiday.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wish...

    • By Virginia16 on 10-15-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Nicholas Nickleby (Dramatised)

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Sophie Thompson, Ken Campbell, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Left penniless by the death of his father, nineteen-year-old Nicholas Nickleby seeks help, along with his mother and sister, from Uncle Ralph Nickleby. The hard-hearted money lender takes an instant dislike to his nephew and gets rid of the boy by securing him a teaching position at Dotheboys Hall, where the evil Wackford Squeers presides. Horrified by the barbarity he sees there, Nicholas defies Squeers and is forced to flee.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A rather noisy production. 😐

    • By Anne Elliot on 03-13-17

    Regular price: $20.66

    • Mary Poppins and the House Next Door

    • The Mary Poppins Series, Book 8
    • By: P. L. Travers
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Mary Poppins, the unflappable nanny of the Banks children, is back again! It is a day like any other for Mary Poppins and the Banks family in Number Seventeen Cherry Tree Lane - until a telegram arrives with the momentous news that Miss Andrews, the Holy Terror, is coming to live in the house next door. The house has always been empty and so has become the treasure of Cherry Tree Lane - each neighbor has filled it with personal dreams. But now peace in the lane is gravely threatened.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • P.L. Travers Final Poppins Story

    • By Richard S. Swol on 11-03-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Zoo Boy and the Jewel Thieves

    • Zoo Boy, Book 2
    • By: Sophie Thompson
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Zoo Boy and his host of talking animal friends are back! And this time, they're solving crime.... Another hilarious and delightful story by actress Sophie Thompson. Eight year old Vince (otherwise known somewhat affectionately as Zoo Boy) can talk to animals. Which is handy, as his dad works at the zoo! The only problem is, the animals are rather demanding.... But for once the animals are going to have to put their selfish ways aside, as there's a jewel thief on the loose.

    Regular price: $18.10

    • Cymbeline: The Arkangel Shakespeare

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson, Ben Porter, Jack Shepherd, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Imogen, the daughter of King Cymbeline, is persecuted by her wicked stepmother, the Queen, and by Cloten, the Queen's doltish son. Disguised as a boy, she sets out to find her husband, the banished Posthumus. On her journey, she unwittingly meets her two brothers, stolen from the court as infants. Posthumus, meanwhile, has been convinced by the villainous Iachimo that Imogen is unchaste and agrees to a test of her faithfulness.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Has its moments but it has a lot less than I hoped

    • By Darwin8u on 12-21-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Little Dorrit (Dramatised)

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen, Kenneth Cranham, Sophie Thompson, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    The youngest child of debtor William Dorrit, Amy is born in Marshalsea prison. She and her father are befriended by Arthur Clennam, whose mother employs "little Dorrit" as a seamstress. The fortunes of the Dorrits undergo an extreme change when William inherits a fortune, and the family move to Italy. Back in England, Arthur Clennam finds himself the victim of a massive fraud and ends up in Marshalsea. There he is found by Little Dorrit, whose fortune has had no effect on her generosity and humility.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dickens comes to life

    • By Adeliese on 05-23-09

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Princess Mirror-Belle: Princess Mirror-Belle Bind Up, Book 1

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • 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

    Ellen's life is turned upside down by the hilarious Mirror-Belle, a spirited princess who claims to be from somewhere mysterious and far away. She appears out of mirrors to tell Ellen magical stories and take her on exciting escapades. From battling with Dragon Pox to helping out with the local pantomime, celebrating birthdays, having fun at the fair and starting at a new school, there are always adventures to be had.

    Regular price: $7.45

    • The Forsyte Chronicles: Part Three: The End of the Chapter (Dramatised)

    • By: John Galsworthy
    • Narrated by: Dorothy Tutin, Sophie Thompson, John Moffatt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A Radio 4 dramatisation of John Galsworthy’s gripping trilogy that concludes the Forsyte Saga, featuring a star cast including Sophie Thompson, Dorothy Tutin, John Moffatt, and Miranda Foster. The End of the Chapter is an adaptation of Galsworthy’s three novels chronicling the lives of the Cherrells, cousins of the Forsytes.

    Regular price: $20.66

    • The Cat Mummy

    • By: Jacqueline Wilson
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Mabel, Verity's beloved cat, once belonged to Verity's mum - not that she actually ever knew her mum because she died. She really doesn't mind too much about not having a mum, apart from when she goes to visit her grave, which makes her think about being in the ground with a head full of worms. So, when Mabel dies, Verity goes to extraordinary lengths to preserve her in the style of the ancient Egyptians.

    Regular price: $18.07

    • Whatever Next

    • By: Jill Murphy
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
    • Length: 7 mins
    • 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

    The moon and back before bathtime? Whatever next! Join Baby Bear as he finds a rocket, makes friends with an owl and has a picnic on the moon! A beautiful story of innocence and imagination, full of Jill Murphy's characteristic warmth and humour.

    Regular price: $4.33

    • Princess Mirror-Belle

    • By: Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    From the best-selling author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, comes Princess Mirror-Belle, the exciting adventures of a princess with a difference. Princess Mirror-Belle is perfect for fans of this best-selling team who are beginning to listen on their own. Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Emma

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Jane Austen's enduring tale of romantic entanglement, read by Sophie Thompson. Emma is considered by many to be Jane Austen's finest work. Its heroine is fascinating, selfish, and manipulative, running riot with other people's emotions and relationships. The author employs her greatest skills to bring about Emma's consequent crisis, her awakening, and a happy resolution.

    Regular price: $11.18

    • Princess Mirror-Belle and the Flying Horse

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. Join magically mischievous Mirror-Belle as she comes popping out of Ellen's mirror to sweep her into a variety of hilarious escapades - from exploring a hospital after Ellen falls off her bike to chasing after Mirror-Belle's Magic Ball. You can always guarantee that wherever Mirror-Belle goes, trouble will follow.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • All Because of Jackson

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Mary's little brother, Billy, seems perfectly normal, until one moonlit evening Mary finds him floating above his bed. From then on, whenever the full moon rises, Billy the Bird flies up, up and away and home again! In the second story, Jackson is a rabbit with a dream. He spends his days watching the tall sailing ships coming and longs to go to sea, too. So one day Jackson stows away on the Atalanta.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to find Sophie Thompson

    • By lindeka8 on 01-31-15

    Regular price: $14.72

    • Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Imagine Ellen's surprise when Princess Mirror-Belle climbs out of the bathroom mirror! She comes from a world where bubble fish swim in the bath, elves sleep in slippers, and brave knights fight fire-breathing dragons. And while Ellen has chicken pox, Mirror-Belle has dragon pox, but she knows just the cure. The bath is soon overflowing with bubbles and goo...but will it get rid of their spots?

    Regular price: $6.19

    • Billy the Bird

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Look up into the starry sky on the night of the full moon and you'll see...a bird? A plane? No...a little boy! Eight-year-old Mary Bird has discovered a secret: Her four-year-old brother Billy can fly! Floating around his room is bad enough, but when he takes off out an open window, Mary's sure disaster isn't far behind. She may be right!

    Regular price: $10.84

    • Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle

    • Princess Mirror-Belle, Book 7
    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Christmas with Princess Mirror-Belle features two festive stories from Julia Donaldson. Ellen gets a big shock when her reflection climbs out of a mirror. But Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a very mischievous one at that. Join Mirror-Belle as she sweeps Ellen into hilarious Christmassy escapades - from joining in with the Christmas ballet show to attending Ellen's friend's fancy-dress party and trying to catch Father Christmas!

    Regular price: $7.45

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