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    • Terry Pratchett: BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different.... Collected together for the first time are seven full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of Terry Pratchett’s novels, with star-studded casts including Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, Philip Jackson, Alex Jennings and Mark Heap.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good listen

    • By Anonymous User on 28-03-2019

    Non-member price: $48.62

    • Mightier than the Sword: Clifton Chronicles, Book 5

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
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      5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    When the bomb goes off, how many passengers on the Buckingham lose their lives? You will only find out if you read the opening chapter of  Mightier than the Sword. When Harry visits his publisher in New York, he's told that he's been elected the new president of English PEN and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in a Russian gulag in Siberia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Addictive

    • By Eddie on 04-11-2016

    Non-member price: $34.18

    • Beyond Good and Evil

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Continuing where Thus Spoke Zarathustra left off, Nietzsche's controversial work Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most influential philosophical texts of the 19th century and one of the most controversial works of ideology ever written. Attacking the notion of morality as nothing more than institutionalised weakness, Nietzsche criticises past philosophers for their unquestioning acceptance of moral precepts. Nietzsche tried to formulate what he called "the philosophy of the future".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worthwhile. The summaries are a godsend

    • By MR on 05-02-2019

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Be Careful What You Wish For

    • Clifton Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife, Emma, rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son, Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno?

    When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By Eddie on 02-11-2016

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • The Horse and His Boy: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 5

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 49
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      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 47

    Desperate to escape a harsh and narrow regime, two runaways unwittingly flee headlong into the centre of a terrible battle. This first sequel to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe includes all the hallmarks of its famous predecessor, though this time the fate of Narnia is wound up in the lives of its own children, and a talking horse!

    Non-member price: $12.48

    • Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
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      5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor’s deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father’s office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another gripping listening experience 🎧📖👍

    • By Tamara on 15-07-2016

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
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      5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    The second book in Jeffrey Archer’s highly acclaimed The Clifton Chronicles, The Sins of the Father takes the reader on a breath-taking journey from the backstreets of Bristol to the boardrooms of Manhattan.The book opens in New York, 1939. Harry Clifton, under the new identity of Tom Bradshaw, finds himself arrested for first degree murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it !!

    • By Anonymous User on 02-09-2017

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • The Dark Is Rising

    • Book 2 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13

    On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift: he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark. At once, he is plunged into a quest for the six magical Signs that will one day aid the Old Ones in the final battle between the Dark and the Light. And for the twelve days of Christmas, while the Dark is rising, life for Will is full of wonder, terror, and delight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • adc

    • By Sean f. on 20-06-2018

    Non-member price: $44.71

    • Silver on the Tree

    • Book 5 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The Dark is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world. And Will Stanton, last-born of the immortal Old Ones, dedicated to keeping the world free, must join forces with his ageless master Merriman and Bran, the Welsh boy whose destiny ties him to the Light.

    Non-member price: $30.86

    • This Was a Man

    • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 7
    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives, and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By trish callier on 20-11-2016

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • The Noel Coward BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio Full-cast Productions
    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Renowned for his wit, style and sophistication, Noël Coward was one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century. His plays, set in the glittering world of high society in which he lived, are much admired and have remained in the popular theatre repertoire to this day. This collection brings together the very best radio adaptation

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sublime!

    • By beaver on 16-02-2019

    Non-member price: $36.45

    • Charles Dickens

    • A Life
    • By: Claire Tomalin
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Charles Dickens: A Life, the major new biography from the highly acclaimed Claire Tomalin, published for the 200th anniversary of his birth. Read by the actor Alex Jennings.

    Non-member price: $37.47

    • Cometh the Hour

    • The Clifton Chronicles, Book 6
    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • yet again a brilliant storyline

    • By Allyson on 12-03-2016

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • A God in Ruins

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Kate Atkinson’s dazzling Life After Life, one of the top-selling adult books of 2014, explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. In A God in Ruins, Atkinson turns her focus on Ursula’s beloved younger brother, Teddy – would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband, and father – as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly Captivating

    • By Ian on 19-07-2015

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • Over Sea, Under Stone

    • Book 1 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    On holiday in Cornwall, the three children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that: it is the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching for it themselves, the Drews put their lives in peril.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story - but where is no. 2 in the sequence??

    • By ES67 on 04-04-2014

    Non-member price: $41.01

    • Patrick Melrose, Volume 1: Never Mind, Bad News and Some Hope

    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Now a major Sky TV series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Moving from Provence to New York to Gloucestershire, from the savageries of a childhood with a cruel father and an alcoholic mother to an adulthood fraught with addiction, Patrick Melrose is on a mission to escape himself. But the drugs don’t make him forget his past, and the glittering parties offer him no redemption....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • How badly can people treat each other?

    • By Anonymous User on 05-06-2018

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • Greenwitch

    • Book 3 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence
    • By: Susan Cooper
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Simon, Jane, and Barney, enlisted by their mysterious great-uncle, arrive in a small coastal town to recover a priceless golden grail stolen by the forces of evil: the Dark. They are not at first aware of the strange powers of another boy brought to help, Will Stanton, nor of the sinister significance of the Greenwitch, an image of leaves and branches that for centuries has been cast into the sea for good luck in fishing and harvest.

    Non-member price: $30.47

    • The Day of the Triffids

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Bill Masen wakes up one morning in his hospital bed. His eyes are completely bandaged after an eye operation so he is unable to see. He immediately notices how still and quiet everything is. Having taken off his bandages, he discovers that both inside the hospital and out, the majority of the population (who watched a display of startlingly bright comets in the night sky the previous evening) have all gone blind, and realises that there is a terrifying new enemy for humankind to contend with.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oldie but goodie

    • By Belinda on 30-03-2019

    Non-member price: $17.16

    • Bad News

    • A Patrick Melrose Novel, Book 2
    • By: Edward St Aubyn
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Twenty-two years old and in the grip of a massive addiction, Patrick Melrose is forced to fly to New York to collect his father's ashes. Over the course of a weekend, Patrick’s remorseless search for drugs on the avenues of Manhattan, haunted by old acquaintances and insistent inner voices, sends him into a nightmarish spiral. Alone in his room at the Pierre Hotel, he pushes body and mind to the very edge - desperate always to stay one step ahead of his rapidly encroaching past.

    Non-member price: $22.46

    • The Line of Beauty

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the summer of 1983, 23-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the wealthy Feddens: Gerald, an ambitious Tory MP, his wife, Rachel, and their children, Toby and Catherine. Innocent of politics and money, Nick is swept up into the Feddens' world and an era of endless possibility, all the while pursuing his own private obsession with beauty. 

    Non-member price: $39.50

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