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    • The Jane Austen BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Six BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julie McKenzie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167

    A collection of BBC radio full-cast dramatisations of Jane Austen's six major novels. Jane Austen is one of the finest writers in the English language, and this volume includes all six of her classic novels. Mansfield Park: on a quest to find a position in society, Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. Northanger Abbey: young, naïve Catherine Morland receives an invitation to stay at the isolated Gothic mansion Northanger Abbey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great way to listen to Austen's works!

    • By Rachel Eaton on 03-20-16

    Regular price: $34.10

    • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatised)

    • By: J. R. R Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,806
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301

    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the first book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth buying a second time

    • By Paul on 10-22-12

    Regular price: $17.06

    • The Lord Of The Rings

    • The Return of the King (Dramatised)
    • By: J. R. R Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 820
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 545
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 551

    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the third book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent.

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 10-17-12

    Regular price: $14.93

    • Neverwhere [Adaptation]

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lee, James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,980
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,967

    A BBC Radio six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel, starring James McAvoy as Richard and Natalie Dormer as Door. Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always amazing.

    • By Chelly on 04-04-14

    Regular price: $14.93

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatised)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,745
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,346
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,361

    A Special Edition of the original radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and recently voted the Nation's Favourite Audiobook in a Guardian poll. Starring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan and Stephen Moore, these six episodes (Fit the First to Fit the Sixth) have been remastered to modern-day standards by Dirk Maggs, and for the first time feature Philip Pope's arrangement of the familiar theme tune.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult to listen to in the car!

    • By Thomas on 08-19-12

    Regular price: $14.93

    • The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (Dramatised)

    • By: J. R. R Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 944
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 653
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 658

    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the second book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The quality continues.

    • By Bryan J. Peterson on 10-07-11

    Regular price: $17.06

    • Cabin Pressure

    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,521
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,380
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372

    John Finnemore (Dead Ringers & Mitchell & Webb) has written this brilliant new sitcom starring Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam & Benedict Cumberbatch. Cabin Pressure is set in a small airline business. The flipside of the glamorous world of international airlines.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mad Cap Comedy Silliness By The Experts

    • By Sara on 02-21-15

    Regular price: $12.40

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Secondary Phase (Dramatised)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 864
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 686
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 688

    Stranded on Prehistoric Earth since the end of the first series, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect are once again trying to hitch their way off the planet. Zaphod finds his visit to the offices of the Guide rudely interrupted by Frogstar fighters, who further threaten to feed him to the Total Perspective Vortex. Eventually reunited, the three fetch up on the planet Brontitall and discover the indigenous species in something of a flap. Arthur meets Lintilla (several of her), Marvin gets to be a hero once again, and there is a meeting with the Man in the Shack who apparently runs the Universe....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Possible Reason For Some Low Ratings

    • By Craig on 06-23-11

    Regular price: $14.93

    • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Tragedies

    • Hamlet; Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: full cast, Paul Scofield, Peggy Ashcroft, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Three powerful radio productions from the BBC archives starring Ian McKellen, Ronald Pickup and Paul Scofield and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged

    • By Jennifer Sheridan on 07-08-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Hobbit (Dramatised)

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Paul Daneman, Anthony Jackson, Heron Carvic
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 653
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 448
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452

    The radio dramatisation of The Hobbit became a classic when it was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1968 and it continues to delight today. Tolkien's famous saga, the prelude to the Lord of the Rings, has all the ingredients of fantasy and adventure: dwarves, elves, goblins and trolls, a fearsome dragon, a great wizard, a perilous quest, and a dramatic climax.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Old Favourite

    • By barnes on 07-08-10

    Regular price: $14.91

    • A Short History of Ireland

    • By: Dr Jonathan Bardon
    • Narrated by: Frances Tomelty
    • Length: 22 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    In the wake of its 30th birthday celebrations in 2006, BBC Radio Ulster marked the beginning of a new broadcasting era by embarking on the station's most ambitious project to date: a recounting of the history of Ireland.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Three and a half?

    • By Anne on 07-06-08

    Regular price: $34.11

    • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2

    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, Benedict Cumberbatch, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,116
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,009
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,011

    Stephanie Cole ("Doc Martin"), Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam ("The Thick Of It") star in the complete second series of the hit sitcom about the pilots of a tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Fun!

    • By Gwynne O'Reagan on 11-06-09

    Regular price: $12.40

    • In Search of Lost Time (Dramatized)

    • By: Marcel Proust
    • Narrated by: James Wilby, Jonathan Firth, Harriet Walter, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    Featuring a fictional version of himself - 'Marcel' - and a host of friends, acquaintances, and lovers, In Search of Lost Time is Proust's search for the key to the mysteries of memory, time, and consciousness. As he recalls his childhood days, the sad affair of Charles Swann and Odette de Crecy, his transition to manhood, the tortures of love and the ravages of war, he realises that the simplest of discoveries can lead to astonishing possibilities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely First Class Drama!

    • By Pin on 12-11-10

    Regular price: $19.19

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quintessential Phase (Dramatized)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 650
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 433
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433

    Panic! It's the last ever instalment of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of Mostly Harmless, the final book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'. While frequent flyer Arthur Dent searches the universe for his lost love, Ford Prefect discovers a disturbing blast from the past at The Hitchhiker's Guide HQ.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally, what I was waiting for

    • By W. Seligman on 10-13-05

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Waste Land & Four Quartets

    • By: T.S. Eliot
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    These are masterly readings, by renowned thespian Paul Schofield, of two substantial works of poetry by T.S. Eliot.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Help -- I can't stop listening to this

    • By Louis on 05-19-10

    Regular price: $10.66

    • 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 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    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 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Tertiary Phase (Dramatized)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 688
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 529
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 526

    Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's saga continues with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of Life, the Universe and Everything, the third book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dramatization, not the book.

    • By Tim Tringle on 03-23-11

    Regular price: $14.93

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quandary Phase (Dramatized)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 674
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 458
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461

    Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's saga returns once again with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of So Long and Thanks For All the Fish, the fourth book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'. The Earth has miraculously reappeared and, even more miraculously, Arthur Dent has found it. Returning to his cottage after...well...ages, he falls in love with the girl of his dreams.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Getting Better

    • By W. Seligman on 10-13-05

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Animal Farm [Dramatised]

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 770
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 702
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 704

    Animal Farm - the history of a revolution that went wrong - is George Orwell's brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power. Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All audio books are equal but some are more equal

    • By Kindle Customer on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Call for the Dead (Dramatised)

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron, Anna Chancellor
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Simon Russell Beale stars in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of John le Carré's first novel, which introduced his most famous character, George Smiley. This dramatisation, set in London in the late 1950s, finds Smiley engaged in the humdrum job of security vetting. But when a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide after an apparently unproblematic interview, Smiley is baffled. Refusing to believe that Fennan shot himself, Smiley decides to investigate.

    Regular price: $10.33

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