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    • The Casual Vacancy

    • By: J.K. Rowling
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5,728
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5,102
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5,143

    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I was surprised by how much I liked it

    • By cristina on 01-14-14

    Regular price: $28.50

    • A Clockwork Orange

    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,681
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675

    A vicious 15-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic, a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. In Anthony Burgess' nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, great narration, but not for everyone

    • By Steve on 06-28-09

    Regular price: $27.37

    • A Legacy of Spies

    • A Novel
    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472

    Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley, and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized by a generation with no memory of the Cold War.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All for England

    • By Darwin8u on 09-12-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Agatha Christie: Twelve Radio Mysteries

    • Twelve BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander, full cast, Julia McKenzie, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 136

    Twelve BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of short stories by the Queen of Crime. First broadcast in the early 2000s, the stories were adapted and brought up-to-date for a contemporary audience. The stories are 'Philomel Cottage'; 'Swan Song'; 'Magnolia Blossom'; 'Witness for the Prosecution'; 'The Gates of Baghdad'; 'The Hounds of Death'; 'In a Glass Darkly'; 'The Dressmaker's Doll'; 'The Case of the Perfect Carer'; 'The £199 Adventure'; 'The Gypsy'; and 'The Last Seance'. Duration: 6 hours approx.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too Little Provided

    • By Jessie on 05-29-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • A Clockwork Orange

    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    In this 1962 classic, a novelistic exploration of modern crime and punishment, Alex is the 15-year-old leader of his gang of "droogs" thriving in the ultraviolent future as prophetically imagined by Burgess. Speaking a bizarre Russian-derived slang, Alex and his friends freely pillage and slash their way across a nightmarish urban landscape until Alex is captured by the judicial arm of the state. He then becomes their prized guinea pig in a scientific program to completely "redeem" him for society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Art is dangerous.

    • By MR on 03-26-12

    Regular price: $21.32

    • A Legacy of Spies

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, is living out his old age on the family farmstead in Brittany when a letter summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself are to be scrutinised under disturbing criteria by a generation with no memory of the Cold War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great revisit of a smiley classic

    • By Anonymous User on 10-10-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Out of Sheer Rage

    • In the Shadow of D. H. Lawrence
    • By: Geoff Dyer
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Sitting down to write a book about his hero D. H. Lawrence, Geoff Dyer finds himself compelled to write about anything else. He is in fact compelled to do more or less anything else instead of write. In Sicily he is too preoccupied by his hatred of seafood to follow the great writer's footsteps; in Mexico he cannot get beyond a drug-induced erotic fantasy on a nudist beach...and yet, incredibly, this attempt to write a 'sober academic study' reveals the hold Lawrence and his work still exert on us today.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Casual Vacancy

    • By: J.K. Rowling
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 231

    When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early 40s, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reality - and exceptional insight

    • By debra on 10-05-12

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Philomel Cottage (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander, Lizzi McInnerny, full cast
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    When Alex and Terry set up their own e-commerce company in Philomel Cottage, everything looks rosy until money goes missing from Alex's account. Soon she is questioning her partner - and, indeed, the cottage itself….

    Regular price: $6.20

    • Cityboy

    • Beer and Loathing in the Square Mile
    • By: Geraint Anderson
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    'Who is Cityboy? He's every brash, suited, FT-carrying idiot who ever pushed past you on the tube. He's the egotistical buffoon who loudly brags about how much cash he's made on the market at otherwise pleasant dinner parties. He's the greedy, ruthless wanker whose actions are helping turn this world into the shit-hole it's rapidly becoming. For one period in my life, he was me.'

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful and entertaining

    • By Jana Danielova, Jiri Daniel on 01-02-12

    Regular price: $10.44

    • Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It

    • By: Geoff Dyer
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    From Amsterdam to Cambodia, from Rome to Indonesia, from New Orleans to Libya, and from Detroit to Ko Pha-Ngan, Geoff Dyer finds himself both floundering about in a sea of grievances and finding moments of transcendental calm. This aberrant quest for peak experiences leads, ultimately, to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, where, to quote Tarkovsky's Stalker, 'your most cherished desire will come true'.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • In the Company of the Courtesan

    • By: Sarah Dunant
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    1527. While the Papal city of Rome burns, brutally sacked by an invading army including Protestant heretics, two of her most interesting and wily citizens slip away, their stomachs churning on the jewels they have swallowed as the enemy breaks down their doors.

    Regular price: $14.94

    • Theremin (BBC Radio 4: Saturday Play)

    • By: Melissa Murray
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A BBC Radio 4 fictional dramatisation of Léon Theremin’s espionage work in the lead up to the Cold War, written by Melissa Murray. Theremin was originally broadcast as the ‘Saturday Play’ on 3 January 2009 and repeated on 9 October 2010.Léon Theremin, gifted inventor and reluctant spy, is forced to find a way to bug the US Embassy in London. Now he has to save himself and his former lover from both the CIA and the KGB. Starring Tom Hollander as Theremin and Kate Ashfield as Alex.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An imaginary story of a Russian inventor & spy

    • By ESK on 09-12-12

    Regular price: $8.53

    • Rev.: Complete Series 1

    • By: James Woods
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander, Olivia Colman, Steve Evets, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    In this series, Adam’s church gets a makeover, complete with plasma screens and a smoothie bar, Adam researches some poledancers and then succumbs to envy when he hears an old rival on ‘Thought for the Day’. Adam’s new ‘bromance’ with Leon comes to a crashing halt at an embarrassing vicarage dinner party. Adam also has a crisis of faith and then gets drunk at a Vicars and Tarts party.

    Regular price: $12.40

    • Conrad

    • The Chrestomanci Series
    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Conrad is young, good at heart, and yet is apparently suffering from the effects of such bad karma that there is nothing in his future but terrible things. Unless he can alter his circumstances – well, quite frankly, he is DOOMED. Conrad is sent in disguise to Stallery Mansion, to infiltrate the magical fortress that has power over the whole town of Stallchester, and to discover the identity of the person who is affecting his Fate so badly. Then he has to kill that person. But can any plan really be that simple and straightforward?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful time spent with Conrad and Chrestomanci

    • By Mim on 08-12-13

    Regular price: $8.77

    • The Lieutenant

    • By: Kate Grenville
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    As a boy, Daniel Rooke was always an outsider. At school he learned to hide his clever thoughts from his cruel peers; at home his parents were bemused by their bookish son. Daniel could only hope - against all the evidence - that he would one day find his place in life. By 1788, Daniel has become Lieutenant Rooke, astronomer with the First Fleet as it lands on the unknown shores of New South Wales.

    Regular price: $14.94