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    • From Russia with Love

    • James Bond, Book 5
    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240

    James Bond is targeted for elimination by SMERSH, and the malevolent Colonel Rosa Klebb has set a trap in Istanbul. The bait is the Spektor decoding machine, which is to be delivered by the irresistible Tatiana Romanova. The assassin is Red Grant, a psychopath who has defected from the West. Bond and Tatiana become pawns in a game of cross and double-cross that reaches its deadly finale on the Orient Express.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fleming Raises the Bar on 007

    • By Troy on 11-18-14

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Raymond Chandler: The BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    The complete collection of landmark BBC Radio dramas of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe mysteries. Philip Marlowe is the archetypal noir detective: wisecracking and world weary, hard boiled yet honourable. This volume includes all eight dramatisations of Raymond Chandler's groundbreaking crime novels featuring his iconic hero.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Toby Stephens goes California Noir

    • By Zaubermond on 10-21-16

    Regular price: $23.44

    • War Without End

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 33
    • By: David Annandale, John French, Graham McNeill, and others
    • Narrated by: Stephen Perring, Gareth Armstrong, John Banks, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The Emperor's vision of mankind ascendant lies in tatters. The Great Crusade is naught but a fading memory. The dream of Unity is no more. But with Horus's rebellion spreading to every corner of the Imperium and war engulfing new worlds and systems almost daily, there are some who now ask: were the signs there to be seen all along?

    Regular price: $31.97

    • Heart of Darkness

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is an exploration of the nature of evil and how far a man can go towards it when released from the constraints of what can be called civilisation. Before beginning his life as a writer at the age of 36, Conrad spent 16 years as a merchant seaman. In 1889 he became captain of a steamboat in the Congo Free State, and the atrocities he witnessed there, perpetrated by the representatives of the Belgian colonial powers, led him to write what he called his Congo Diary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best narrator for this book

    • By Chris Taylor on 10-20-16

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Carte Blanche

    • The New James Bond Novel
    • By: Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 715
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 511
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 524

    Fresh from Afghanistan, James Bond has been recruited to a new agency. Conceived in the post-9/11 world, it operates independent of Five, Six and the MoD, its very existence deniable. Its aim: to protect the Realm, by any means necessary. The Night Action alert calls Bond from dinner with a beautiful woman. GCHQ has decrypted an electronic whisper about an attack scheduled for later in the week: casualties estimated in the thousands, British interests adversely affected.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth The Time

    • By britishbob on 06-15-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Woman in White

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Juliet Aubrey, full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Toby Stephens and Juliet Aubrey star in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Wilkie Collins’ chilling Gothic drama. A lonely stretch of road on Hampstead Heath is the venue for Walter Hartright’s midnight first encounter with a mysteriously distressed figure in white. As he helps the woman to escape from unnamed pursuers, he has little understanding of the way she will affect his future. At Limmeridge House in Cumberland, Walter meets and falls in love with Laura, who strangely resembles the woman in white.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic treated with respect in abridgment.

    • By Chubby Chef on 06-20-16

    Regular price: $17.06

    • King Solomon's Mines

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    On board a ship bound for Natal, adventurer Allan Quatermain meets Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John Good. His new friends have set out to find Sir Henry's younger brother, who vanished while seeking King Solomon's legendary diamond mines in the African interior. By strange chance, Quatermain has a map to the mines, drawn in blood, and agrees to join the others on their perilous journey.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • John Carter and Conan's African Daddy

    • By Jefferson on 09-03-10

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Kelly Burke, Barbara Barnes, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye, Philip Marlowe. Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • WARNING: NOT THE COMPLETE NOVEL

    • By JAMIE on 10-20-11

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Aeneid

    • By: Virgil
    • Narrated by: Paul Schofield, Jill Balcon, Toby Stephens, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Virgil's Aeneid, one of the greatest classical poems, tells the story of Aeneas, son of Priam, after the fall of Troy. His quest is to find the site "in the west" where he will found a new town prophesied to be the seat of a world empire: Rome.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great but Abridged

    • By Madeleine on 05-17-08

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Raymond Chandler: The Long Goodbye (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Trevor White, Saskia Reeves, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: his millionaire wife is dead and he needs to get out of LA fast. So he turns to his only friend in the world: Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator. He’s willing to help a man down on his luck, but later, Lennox commits suicide in Mexico and things start to turn nasty. Marlowe finds himself drawn into a sordid crowd of adulterers and alcoholics in LA’s Idle Valley, where the rich are suffering one big suntanned hangover. Marlowe is sure Lennox didn’t kill his wife, but how many more stiffs will turn up before he gets to the truth?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Way To Spend One & A Half Hours

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 11-24-12

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Raymond Chandler: The Lady in the Lake (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Sam Dale, Barbara Barnes, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye, Philip Marlowe. Derace Kingsley’s wife ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a Casanova-wannabe named Chris Lavery. Or so the note she left her husband insisted. Trouble is, when Philip Marlowe asks Lavery about it he denies everything and sends the private investigator packing with a flea lodged firmly in his ear.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Far Too Much Content To Condense Into 1.5 Hours

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 11-24-12

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    This is a story from the Tales from the Arabian Nights collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great narration!

    • By Radical One on 04-19-15

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    This is a story from the Tales from the Arabian Nights collection.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Guns of Navarone

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    It is 1943. Two huge German guns in the grim, impregnable fortress on a huge beautiful island off the coast of Turkey are having a devastating impact on Allied shipping and preventing the evacuation of hard-pressed British troops from the nearby island of Kheros. The Germans are poised to overrun and unless the guns can be put out of action within a matter of days, a thousand men will die. All previous attempts to attack the fortress of Navarone have failed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story!

    • By DebAxia on 10-06-17

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Tales from the Arabian Nights

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Toby Stephens takes us back to the world of cunning, adventure, mishap, and fun. Sheherezade, night after night, weaves her tales and Aladdin and his Magic Lamp, Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and other tales come alive. The unforgettable music of Rimsky-Korsakov sets the scene perfectly. A delightful treat for young listeners.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I AM SINBAD THE SAILOR

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-27-17

    Regular price: $13.95

    • Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

    • By: Andrew Lang
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This is a story from the Tales from the Arabian Nights collection.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Raymond Chandler: Poodle Springs (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler, Robert B Parker
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Lorelei King, Stephen Campbell Moore, and others
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye, Philip Marlowe. Marlowe is now married, living in the resort town of Poodle Springs. Once again, he sets himself up as an investigator and soon finds himself in the middle of blackmail and murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • These BBC performances were really well done!!!

    • By Gregytect on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $10.33

    • From Russia with Love

    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    James Bond is targeted for elimination by SMERSH, and the malevolent Colonel Rosa Klebb has set a trap in Istanbul. The bait is the Spektor decoding machine, which is to be delivered by the irresistible Tatiana Romanova. The assassin is Red Grant, a psychopath who has defected from the West. Bond and Tatiana become pawns in a game of cross and double-cross that reaches its deadly finale on the Orient Express.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classical Bond in an elegant style

    • By Madalina on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Flashman and the Dragon

    • Flashman, Book 10
    • By: George MacDonald Fraser, Kati Nicholl (abridged by)
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In China, in 1860, a lot of people mistakenly put their trust in Flashman: the English vicar’s daughter with her cargo of opium; Lord Elgin in search of an intelligence chief; the Emperor’s ravishing concubine, seeking a champion in her struggles for power; and Szu-Zhan, the female bandit colossus, as practised in the arts of love as in the arts of war. They were not to know that behind his Victoria Cross, Harry Flashman was a base coward and a charlatan. They took him at face value. And he took them, for all he could, while China seethed through the bloodiest civil war in history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good for an Abridged Version

    • By James on 11-03-12

    Regular price: $9.05

    • Raymond Chandler: The High Window (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Ed Bishop, Toby Stephens, Judy Parfitt, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Philip Marlowe’s on a case: his client, a dried-up husk of a woman, wants him to recover a rare gold coin called a Brasher Doubloon, missing from her late husband’s collection. That’s the simple part. It becomes more complicated when Marlowe finds that everyone who handles the coin suffers a run of very bad luck: they always end up dead.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too Many Twists & Turns To Transfer Well To Radio

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 11-27-12

    Regular price: $10.33

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