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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 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged, but well done.

    • By Dean Spilias on 04-07-2016

    Non-member price: $49.95

    • The Order of Time

    • By: Carlo Rovelli
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Time is a mystery that does not cease to puzzle us. Philosophers, artists and poets have long explored its meaning while scientists have found that its structure is different from the simple intuition we have of it. From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Time flows at a different speed in different places, the past and the future differ far less than we might think, and the very notion of the present evaporates in the vast universe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Timely

    • By J. A. Varzaly on 13-11-2018

    Non-member price: $27.33

    • Neverwhere

    • A BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • 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 173
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    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
    • Amazing cast.

    • By Ben on 13-10-2015

    Non-member price: $21.86

    • Metamorphosis

    • A BBC Radio 4 Reading
    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Benedict Cumberbatch reads the enduring classic of Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis. Gregor Samsa wakes to discover that he has turned into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. He attempts to adjust to his new condition as he deals with being burdensome to his parents and sister, who are repelled by the horrible creature he has become. First published in 1915, Kafka's darkly comic novella explores concepts such as the absurdity of life, alienation and the disconnect between mind and body.

    Non-member price: $15.60

    • The Raj Quartet: The Jewel in the Crown, The Day of the Scorpion, The Towers of Silence & A Division of the Spoils

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Paul Scott
    • Narrated by: Mark Bazeley, Anna Maxwell Martin, Benedict Cumberbatch, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
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    As The Jewel in the Crown opens, World War II is at its height, and Gandhi is calling for the British to leave. When Daphne Manners arrives in Mayapore, she meets two men who will change her life: Hari Kumar and Ronald Merrick. She begins to fall for Hari, but Ronald Merrick - the local police superintendent - becomes infatuated with her and seethes with hatred for Hari. The Day of the Scorpion finds Merrick worming his way into the Layton family, and his treatment of Hari Kumar is revealed.

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes' Rediscovered Railway Stories

    • Four Original Short Stories
    • By: John Taylor
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Benedict Cumberbatch reads these four new Sherlock Holmes stories by John Taylor: 'An Inscrutable Masquerade', 'The Conundrum of Coach 13', 'The Trinity Vicarage Larceny' and 'The 10.59 Assassin'. Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes stories, John Taylor has written four more mysteries featuring the world's greatest detective. Read by acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch, these new adventures share all the suspense of the original tales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyable

    • By dmad on 31-08-2015

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • 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 39
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 38

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • hilarious

    • By cb on 02-05-2014

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Rumpole: The Penge Bungalow Murders and other stories

    • Three BBC Radio 4 dramatisations
    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, Timothy West, full cast, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young, feisty, devastatingly acute Horace Rumpole in this collection of cracking cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole. Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders: It is the '50s, and two war heroes have been shot dead. Defending the suspect is deemed hopeless, so the case is handed to a novice. But the novice's superiors didn't count on the tenacity and wit of the young and hungry Horace Rumpole.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly enjoyable

    • By Earth_Elephant on 25-06-2018

    Non-member price: $21.84

    • 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 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Mansfield Park (Dramatised)

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: David Tennant, full cast, Benedict Cumberbatch, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Felicity Jones, David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch star in BBC Radio 4's full-cast dramatisation of the novel by Jane Austen, one of the great English classics. Seeking a position in society, young Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. But her life there is not as she might wish. Felicity Jones plays Fanny, whilst David Tennant is her cousin Tom and Benedict Cumberbatch his brother Edmund.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love is worth waiting for

    • By Daren on 03-04-2018

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Rumpole: The Gentle Art of Blackmail & Other Stories

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, full cast, Timothy West
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young Horace Rumpole in this second stellar collection of court cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole. 'Rumpole and the Man of God': It is 1959, and Rumpole must defend a clergyman accused of shoplifting who, although he clearly did not commit the crime, is curiously reluctant to be cross-examined under oath. Meanwhile, Hilda (she who must be obeyed) has big news....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just perfect

    • By Alfergus on 01-05-2018

    Non-member price: $21.26

    • Rumpole: The Age of Miracles & Other Stories

    • Three BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, full cast, Jasmine Hyde, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Benedict Cumberbatch plays Horace Rumpole in this fourth collection of dramatic court cases. 'Rumpole and the Bubble Reputation': Erskine-Brown is working on a sordid ABH and affray case which allegedly occurred in a Soho night club. When he and Rumpole visit the disreputable scene of the crime, they meet Maurice Machin, the editor of the Daily Beacon, whose paper is being sued for libel.

    Non-member price: $18.22

    • Rumpole: The Sleeping Partners & Other Stories

    • Three BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jasmine Hyde, Timothy West, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young, feisty, devastatingly acute Horace Rumpole in this collection of cracking cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Romantic life of a mediocre lawyer

    • By RUBY LANGTON-BATTY on 09-09-2018

    Non-member price: $18.22

    • Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Ian Kelly's Casanova

    • By: Ian Kelly
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Benedict Cumberbatch reads Ian Kelly’s biography of one of the most beguiling and controversial individuals of any age. In this fascinating biography of the notorious libertine, Ian Kelly draws on documents by Casanova, his friends, and his lovers (male and female) in order to bring fresh insights to the man’s life and world. The sights and smells of 18th-century Europe are brought keenly to life, as are the colourful incidents of Casanova’s life.

    Non-member price: $14.99

    • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 3

    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch, Roger Allam, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Roger Allam star in the first series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Non-stop fun

    • By Elisabeth on 11-08-2016

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • The Spire

    • By: William Golding
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Dean Jocelin has a vision: that God has chosen him to erect a great spire on his cathedral. His mason anxiously advises against it, for the old cathedral was built without foundations. Nevertheless, the spire rises octagon upon octagon, pinnacle by pinnacle, until the stone pillars shriek and the ground beneath it swims. Its shadow falls ever darker on the world below, and on Dean Jocelin in particular.From the author of Lord of the Flies, The Spire is a dark and powerful portrait of one man's will, and the folly that he creates.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant actor

    • By Ellen L on 30-04-2015

    Non-member price: $21.26

    • Artists in Crime

    • By: Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    It started as a student exercise, the knife under the drape, the model's pose chalked in place. But before Agatha Troy, artist and instructor, returns to the class, the pose has been re-enacted in earnest: the model is dead, fixed for ever in one of the most dramatic poses Troy has ever seen. It's a difficult case for Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn. How can he believe that the woman he loves is a murderess? And yet no one can be above suspicion.

    Non-member price: $15.29

    • My Dear Bessie: A Love Story in Letters

    • A BBC Radio 4 Adaptation
    • By: Chris Barker, Bessie Moore
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jane Slavin, Louise Brealey
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey read a love story in letters, played out against the backdrop of the Second World War. 'Can you feel, as you read these words, that I am thinking of you now; aglow, alive, alert at the thought that you are in the same world, and by some strange chance loving me.' A small blue box opened in 2008 revealed a wartime world of love, longing and frustration. Inside were bundles and bundles of letters written neatly on thin blue airmail paper or headed army notepaper.

    Non-member price: $12.48

    • The Pillow Book: Series 1-11

    • A Full-Cast Historical Crime Drama
    • By: Robert Forrest
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cal MacAninch, full cast, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lady Shonagon is an imperial courtesan, living at the court of the Japanese Emperor in the 10th century. When a series of disturbing thefts within the palace walls throws the court into confusion and unrest, Shonagon is appointed guide and assistant to Lieutenant Yukinari as he investigates. Together, Shonagon and Yukinari must solve the mysteries and escalating crimes that plague the Japanese court, and their romance blossoms in the tightly enclosed world behind the high palace walls. But soon Shonagon's lover, Tadanobu, becomes uncomfortable with how closely they are working together....

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • Cabin Pressure

    • Zurich: The BBC Radio 4 airline
    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Full Cast, Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    The complete finale of the hit BBC Radio 4 sitcom- 2 episodes. Cabin Pressure is set in the wing and prayer world of a tiny, one-plane airline, staffed by two pilots, one on his way down, and one who was never up to start with. In this, the finale of the whole series, we discover that for MJN Air, whether it's choosing an ice-cream flavour, putting a princess in a van or remembering your grandmother's name, no job is too small, but, many, many jobs are too difficult.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Tom on 11-05-2016

    Non-member price: $12.49

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