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    • Identity Crisis

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Ben Elton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    A series of apparently random murders draws amiable, old-school Detective Mick Matlock into a world of sex, politics, reality TV and a bewildering kaleidoscope of opposing identity groups. Lost in a blizzard of hashtags, his already complex investigation is further impeded by the fact that he simply doesn’t ‘get’ a single thing about anything anymore. Meanwhile, each day another public figure confesses to having ‘misspoken’ and prostrates themselves before the judgment of Twitter. Begging for forgiveness, assuring the public 'that is not who I am'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ben Elton at his best

    • By Bridget Devlin on 13-04-2019

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Time and Time Again

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    It’s the 1st of June 1914 and Hugh Stanton, ex-soldier and celebrated adventurer is quite literally the loneliest man on earth. No one he has ever known or loved has been born yet. Perhaps now they never will be.Stanton knows that a great and terrible war is coming. A collective suicidal madness that will destroy European civilization and bring misery to millions in the century to come. He knows this because, for him, that century is already history.Somehow he must change that history. He must prevent the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love a good plot

    • By Gordon on 16-07-2016

    Non-member price: $37.61

    • The First Casualty

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Glen McCready
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Flanders, June 1917: a British officer and celebrated poet, is shot dead, killed not by German fire, but while recuperating from shell shock well behind the lines. A young English soldier is arrested and, although he protests his innocence, charged with his murder.Douglas Kingsley is a conscientious objector, previously a detective with the London police, now imprisoned for his beliefs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A partial look into british WW1 society

    • By steve on 29-12-2014

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • Blast From the Past

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    It’s 2:15 a.m., and you’re in bed alone and you’re woken by the phone.Your eyes are wide and your body tense before it has completed so much as a single ring. And as you wake, in the tiny moment between sleep and consciousness, you know already that something is wrong.Only someone bad would call at such an hour. Or someone good, but with bad news, which would probably be worse.You lie there in the darkness and wait for the answer machine to kick in.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Blind Faith

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Glen McCready
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    As Trafford Sewell struggles to work through the usual crowds of commuters, he is confronted by the intimidating figure of his Parish Confessor. Why has Trafford not been streaming his every moment of sexual intimacy onto the community website like everybody else? Does he think he's different or special in some way? Better than his fellow man and woman? Does he have something to hide? Imagine a world where everyone knows everything about everybody.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • so insightful

    • By Susanne on 29-04-2018

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • Meltdown

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    For amiable city trader Jimmy Corby money was the new rock n' roll. His whole life was a party, adrenaline charged and cocaine fuelled. If he hadn't met Monica, he would probably have ended up either dead or in rehab. But Jimmy was as lucky in love as he was at betting on dodgy derivatives, so instead of burning out, his star just burned brighter than ever. Rich, pampered and successful; Jimmy; Monica; and their friends lived the dream, bringing up their children with an army of domestic helps.

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • High Society

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The war on drugs has been lost but for want of the courage to face the fact that the whole world is rapidly becoming one vast criminal network. From pop stars and princes to crack whores and street kids. From the Groucho Club toilets to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, we are all partners in crime.

    Non-member price: $34.49

    • Two Brothers

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Berlin 1920: Two babies are born. Two brothers. United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood. As Germany marches into its Nazi Armageddon, the ties of family, friendship and love are tested to the very limits of endurance. And the brothers are faced with an unimaginable choice.... Which one of them will survive? Ben Elton's most personal novel to date, Two Brothers transports the reader to the time of history's darkest hour.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic in parts, awful in others

    • By Paul on 30-03-2017

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • Blackadder II

    • By: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    England 1558-1603. The filthy genes of the Blackadder dynasty bubble to the surface of history's melting pot as Lord Edmund, arrogant peer-about-town, swaggers with a big head and small beard in search of grace and favour from the stark raving mad Queen Bess.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the series

    • By Dave on 15-02-2017

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Chart Throb

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Glen McCready
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The ultimate pop quest. Ninety-five thousand hopefuls. Three judges. Just one winner. And that’s Calvin Simms, the genius behind the show. Calvin always wins because Calvin writes the rules. But this year, as he sits smugly in judgement upon the mingers, clingers and blingers whom he has pre-selected in his carefully scripted ‘search’ for a star, he has no idea that the rules are changing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty funny. Ending was whack.

    • By Sam on 06-05-2019

    Non-member price: $36.10

    • Blackadder Goes Forth

    • By: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28

    With a ya boo sucks to you fritzy, hot tiddly tumble, it's off to Western Front 1917. Captain Blackadder, hero of Mboto Gorge, joined the British Army when it was little more than a travel agency for gentlemen with an abnormally high sex drive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A truly one of the great comedies

    • By Kevin on 15-08-2017

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Friday Night Live, Volume 2

    • By: Dame Edna, Julian Clary, Robbie Coltrane, and others
    • Narrated by: Dame Edna, Julian Clary, Robbie Coltrane, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • 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

    Friday Night Live was a late night programme that pushed comedy on TV to new levels. Most TV comedy at that time was a rather safe affair full of middle aged comics and impersonators. Friday Night Live brought in a new generation of comedians; some from the growing club circuit and some along the path from University. Volume 2, Another comic who got an enormous boost from Friday Night Live was Harry Enfield. He introduced two great characters--the loveable Greek kebab shop owner Stavros, and the less loveable but equally funny Loadsamoney, the plasterer who boasted about his earnings in the booming late 80’s. Included here also is his Northern cousin Buggerallmoney--ah the north south divide! Other great tracks are to be found by Robbie Coltrane, Jo Brand and the wonderful Dame Edna Everage.

    Non-member price: $11.97

    • Past Mortem

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Ben Miles
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    With old friends like these, who needs enemies? It's a question short, mild mannered detective Edward Newson is forced to ask himself having in romantic desperation logged on to the Friends Reunited Web site searching for the girlfriends of his youth. Newson is not the only member of the Class of '86 who has been raking over the ashes of the past. As his old class begins to reassemble in cyberspace, the years slip away and old feuds and passions burn hot once more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of his best!

    • By Kathryn on 25-04-2017

    Non-member price: $18.72

    • Blackadder the Third

    • By: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    England 1760-1815. With the advent of the Regency period the Blackadder's family fortune has rather plummeted. Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince Regent, veers from calamity to disaster with very little in the way of constructive help from either his imbecile Lord and master the Prince Regent or the mouse-brained Baldrick.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • classic comedy

    • By Neil on 28-05-2015

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • The First Casualty

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Jack Davenport
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Flanders, June 1917: a British officer and celebrated poet is shot dead, killed not by German fire, but while recuperating from shell shock well behind the lines. A young English soldier is arrested and, although he protests his innocence, charged with his murder. Douglas Kingsley is a conscientious objector, previously a detective with the London police, now imprisoned for his beliefs. He is released, and sent to France in order to secure a conviction.

    Non-member price: $17.97

    • Blind Faith

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Imagine a world where everyone knows everything about everybody. Where what a person "feels" and "truly believes" is protected under the law, while what is rational, even provable is condemned as heresy. A world where to question ignorance and intolerance is to commit a Crime against Faith. Imagine it. Or just wait until After the Flood.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Sadly Disappointing (for me anyway)

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-05-2019

    Non-member price: $18.72

    • Blackadder's Christmas Carol

    • By: Richard Curtis, Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Dickens' classic tale of kindness, truth, and virtue is utterly ruined here by having a member of the Blackadder family involved. Stuffed with deeply horrible people and groaning with cartloads of seasonal bottom jokes, it manages to squeeze a Victorian Blackadder and his Elizabethan, Regency, and Space Age relatives into a huge pie of entertainment which will satisfy everyone, unless you're a beadle, an orphan, or a long-dead member of the Royal Family.

    Non-member price: $15.61

    • The Very Best of Laughingstock, Volume 1

    • By: Rowan Atkinson, Ben Elton, Eddie Izzard
    • Narrated by: Rowan Atkinson, Ben Alton, Eddie Izzard
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The artists on this compilation range from Rowan Atkinson to Eddie Izzard to Bill Hicks, and we've also included some previously unreleased material. There is eight years worth of material in this collection, and we hope that you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed producing it.

    Non-member price: $7.33

    • High Society

    • By: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Rik Mayall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The war on drugs has been lost but for want of the courage to face the fact that the whole world is rapidly becoming one vast criminal network. From pop stars and princes to crack whores and street kids. From the Groucho Club toilets to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, we are all partners in crime.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • only 3 chapters

    • By Ben McMullen on 01-06-2019

    Non-member price: $17.97

    • Saturday Live, Volume 2

    • By: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Ben Elton, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Based on the format of the American TV show Saturday Night Live, this home-grown comedy production was an enormous success and bought recognition and fame to a great many performers, many of whom are now household names.

    Non-member price: $11.97

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