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  • Jamaica Inn | Daphne du Maurier

    Jamaica Inn

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
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    (111)
    Story
    (111)

    On a bitter November evening, young Mary Yellan journeys across the rainswept moors to Jamaica Inn in honor of her mother's dying request. When she arrives, the warning of the coachman begins to echo in her memory, for her aunt Patience cowers before hulking Uncle Joss Merlyn. Terrified of the inn's brooding power, Mary gradually finds herself ensnared in the dark schemes being enacted behind its crumbling walls - and tempted to love a man she dares not trust.

    Gialdini says: "would be amazing except for one thing"
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge | Thomas Hardy

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (116)

    This audiobook is about the rise and fall of Michael Henchard. While out-of-work he gets drunk at a fair and impulsively sells his wife and baby for five guineas to a sailor. Eighteen years later he is reunited with his wife and daughter, who discover that he has gained wealth and respect and is now the most prominent man in Casterbridge. Though he attempts to make amends he is no less impulsive and once again loses everything due to bad luck and his violent, selfish and vengeful nature.

    Joseph R says: "Tangled Webs"
  • Trial Run  | Dick Francis

    Trial Run

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    Randall Drew is prevented from carrying on his career in steeplechasing by poor eyesight. Restless and unsure of his future but pursuing an ardent love affair, he does not welcome an invitation to go to Moscow on a delicate investigation, but almost irresistible pressure is brought to bear. A mysterious entity, "Alyosha", is threatening a royally-connected candidate for the Moscow Olympic Games; the candidate may be vulnerable to scandal which could set off intolerable diplomatic conflicts.

    nancy says: "Interesting characters and setting."
  • Silks  | Dick Francis,Felix Francis

    Silks

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Dick Francis, Felix Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    When defence barrister Geoffrey Mason hears the judge’s verdict, he quietly hopes that a long and arduous custodial sentence will be handed down to his arrogant young client. That Julian Trent only receives eight years seems all too lenient. Little does Mason expect that he’ll be looking Trent in the eyes again much sooner than he’d ever imagined.

    Rosemary says: "Another Dick Francis Classic"
  • Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Defoe

    Robinson Crusoe

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Daniel Defoe
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
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    Robinson Crusoe is a sailor who becomes stranded on a desert island for over 20 years when a storm destroys the ship he is travelling on. The ultimate tale of isolation and survival against the odds, Crusoe has a series of adventures which are both exciting and saddening, as a listener silently joins a man who is desperate for company, yet always adapting better to island life.

  • Collection: Popular Poetry / Popular Verse, Vol. 2 | John Donne,Alfred Tennyson,John Keats,Edward Lear,William Blake

    Collection: Popular Poetry / Popular Verse, Vol. 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Donne, Alfred Tennyson, John Keats, and others
    • Narrated By Emma Fielding, Jasper Britton, Tony Britton
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (17)

    Nearly 100 of the most popular and loved poems in the English language, this collection is one of the most comprehensive anthologies of its kind available. It covers a remarkable range, from the striking vision of Blake and Shelley and the insights of Keats to lighter but equally memorable verse by Tennyson, Donne, and Edward Lear.

  • Second Wind  | Dick Francis

    Second Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (16)

    Perry Stuart is a TV meteorologist who routinely works before the cameras. His life calm and ordered, his face familiar to every British household, Stuart's profound weather knowledge and accuracy have given him high status among forecasters, but no physical baptism by storm. Not, that is, until a fellow forecaster offers him a Caribbean hurricane-chasing ride in a small aeroplane.

    Tracey says: "winded"
  • Wild Horses  | Dick Francis

    Wild Horses

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    Valentine, a blind, confused old man on his deathbed, seeking his peace with God, makes his last confession to a visiting friend, Thomas Lyon, mistaking him for a priest. This puts Thomas in a moral dilemma. Wild horses wouldn't drag from a priest the secrets of the confessional. Engaged in directing a film set in the world of racing, Thomas finds that the solution to this quandary could mean the difference between life and death.

    Doug Wilkie says: "You have to love a good Francis novel."
  • Straight | Dick Francis

    Straight

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    Derek Franklin is an injured jockey. The last fence at Cheltenham has left him on crutches. But his brother’s death means even bigger trouble. He inherits a jewellery business, a mistress – and some very shady business associates. Franklin likes to play things straight. But with £1.5 million in diamonds gone missing, he finds honesty can be a deadly virtue.

    Amber Smeenk says: "lousy sound quality, great book and performer"
  • Forfeit  | Dick Francis

    Forfeit

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    James Tyrone was the troubleshooting gracing correspondent of the Sunday Blaze, a newspaper dedicated to exposing scandals in the noisiest (and most profitable) way. Ty was accustomed to hot water, but from the day a Fleet Street colleague died after giving him some serious advice, he found himself wading deep into more danger than he expected. What he thought to be the fairly routine uncovering of a minor racing fraud turned into a major hunt involving ruthless international crime.

    m says: "One of the best"
  • 10-lb Penalty  | Dick Francis

    10-lb Penalty

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (18)

    At nearly 18, easy-going Benedict Juliard has no stronger ambition than to ride in steeplechases as an amateur jockey. His father, George, driven towards a life of public service and politics, asks his son to enter into a pact that neither of them will commit any act that could destroy the father's growing reputation and career.

    Katherine H says: "As always Dick Francis tells a great story!"
  • Shattered  | Dick Francis

    Shattered

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    When jockey Martin Stukely dies following a fall in a steeplechase at Cheltenham races, he accidentally embroils his friend Gerard Logan in a perilous search for a stolen videotape. Gerard Logan is a glass-blower on the verge of widespread acclaim for his work.

    Tracey says: "broken"
  • Odds Against  | Dick Francis

    Odds Against

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (131)

    Amazing what bodily injury could do for a man. A fall from a racehorse had left brilliant jockey Sid Halley dangerously depressed, with a wrecked hand and the need for a new career. And now a bullet wound was helping him find one. He'd been with a detective agency since his racing accident, but it wasn't until some two-bit hoodlum drilled a slug into his side that he was sent out on a case of his own. That was where he met Zanna Martin, a woman who just might make life worth living again.

    Alex says: "Dick Francis"
  • Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite | Anthony Trollope

    Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    On the death of his son, Sir Harry Hotspur had determined to give his property to his daughter Emily. She is beautiful and as strong-willed and high-principled as her father. Then she falls in love with the black-sheep of the family.

    Joseph R says: "Sometimes a Great Fall"
  • Jamaica Inn | Daphne du Maurier

    Jamaica Inn

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (85)

    Jamaica Inn stands alone on Bodmin Moor, stark and forbidding, its walls tainted with corruption. Young Mary Yellon soon learns of her uncle Joss Merlyn's strange trade here. But does he deal in blacker secrets still?

    Anne Harris says: "Keep an open mind and try to avoid spoilers"
  • Reflex  | Dick Francis

    Reflex

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    Philip Nore is nearing the end as a jockey. George Millace is finished in photography. The differnce is, Millace is dead, and Nore has discovered his secret: a set of files which would blow the top off the racing world. Hated by a dying grandmother he has never known and abused by a trainer he knows only too well, Nore is no stranger to shabby morals. And when he begins to decipher the dead man's photographs, he uncovers corruption on a scale he had never imagined.

    Christopher says: "I hate horse racing but with Dick Francis...."
  • Rumpole Rests His Case | John Mortimer

    Rumpole Rests His Case

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By John Mortimer
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    There's a new wind blowing in this dazzling collection of new Rumpole stories: for the first time Rumpole finds himself appearing for an asylum-seeker at the Appeals Tribunal and, worst of all, his chambers have become a smoke-free zone.

  • Come to Grief | Dick Francis

    Come to Grief

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (80)

    Sid Halley, the ex-champion jockey turned investigator who appears in Odds Against and Whip Hand, is back and facing new dilemmas and dangers. The opening finds him having uncovered an obnoxious crime committed by a friend whom he, and everyone else, has held in affection bordering on love.

    C. Johnson says: "Excellent narrator! Classic Dick Francis"
  • In the Frame  | Dick Francis

    In the Frame

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Dick Francis
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    The house was stripped bare of all its treasures. Gone was the furniture, the family silver, the paintings and the antique china. And if that was a shock for Charles Todd, painter of horses, how much more harrowing was the trauma for his cousin Donald, whose house it was and whose young wife lay on the sitting room floor, bloody and dead... A coincidental meeting with a middle-aged widow sends Charles off to Australia, on the trail of a gang with a fruitful business in forging works of art.

    Tracey says: "framed"
  • The New Testament: The Gospel of John | AudioGo Ltd

    The New Testament: The Gospel of John

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 44 mins)
    • By AudioGo Ltd
    • Narrated By Tony Britton
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    The Gospel of John: Tony Britton reads St John's account of the life and teachings of Jesus. Specially composed music is included. The readings were part of BBC Radio 4's series of 341 daily episodes of the Bible, broadcast in 1991 and 1992. Abridged by Penny Leicester

    Val. R. says: "Great transaction with great narration. "
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