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    • Master and Commander

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 1
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
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    Master and Commander is the first of Patrick O'Brian's now famous Aubrey/Maturin novels, regarded by many as the greatest series of historical novels ever written.

    Non-member price: $11.97

    • Vile Bodies

    • By: Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    A satiric novel by Evelyn Waugh, published in 1930. Set in England between the wars, the novel examines the frenetic but empty lives of the Bright Young Things, young people who indulge in constant party-going, heavy drinking, and promiscuous sex. At the novel's end, the realities of the world intrude, with Adam Fenwick-Symes, the protagonist, serving on a battlefield at the onset of another world war.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The Mauritius Command

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 4
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
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    On half-pay and without a command, Captain Jack Aubrey is stranded at home in an over-crowded cottage with his large and frequently bad-tempered family. When Jack has almost given up hope of ever returning to sea, Stephen Maturin, ship's doctor, occasional intelligence agent, and Jack's closest friend, brings secret orders that Jack is to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a Commodore's pennant.

    Non-member price: $10.47

    • Rumpole of the Bailey [AudioGo]

    • By: John Mortimer
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    In these witty and comic stories, Horace Rumpole takes on a variety of clients and activities. He, of course, brings each case to a successful end, all the while quoting poetry and drinking claret.

    Non-member price: $23.96

    • Macbeth (Dramatised)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Anthony Quayle, Robert Hardy, Ian Holm, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife - and a trio of witches. Anthony Quayle, Robert Hardy, Ian Holm, Stanley Holloway, and Jill Balcon star in an unabridged performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth.

    Non-member price: $13.62

    • The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey

    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Abridged
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    The story picks up from the end of Blue at the Mizzen when Jack Aubrey receives the news, in Chile, of his elevation to flag rank: Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron, with orders to sail to the South Africa station. This new novel, unfinished and untitled at the time of O’Brian’s death, would have been a chronicle of that mission, and much else besides. As the novel opens, we are able to visit these friends we have followed so very far in a rare state of almost perfect felicity.

    Non-member price: $8.98

    • Post Captain

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 2
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
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    This tale begins with Jack Aubrey arriving home from his exploits in the Mediterranean to find England at peace following the Treaty of Amiens. He and his friend Stephen Maturin, surgeon and secret agent, begin to live the lives of country gentlemen, hunting, entertaining, and enjoying amorous adventures. Their comfortable existence, however, is cut short when Jack is overnight reduced to a pauper with enough debts to keep him in prison for life.

    Non-member price: $11.97

    • Clarissa Oakes

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 15
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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    Captain Jack Aubrey sails away from the brutal Australian prison colonies, returned to his favourite ship the Surprise, but pondering on middle age and sexual frustration. Furthermore, he soon becomes aware that he is out of touch with the mood of his ship: to his astonishment he finds that in spite of a lifetime's experience he does not know what the foremast hands or even his own officers are thinking.

    Non-member price: $10.47

    • The Commodore

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 17
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
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    Jack Aubrey's long service is at last rewarded: he is promoted to the rank of Commodore and given a squadron of ships to command. His mission is twofold: to make a large dent in the slave trade off the coast of Africa and, on his return, to intercept a French fleet set for Bantry Bay with a cargo of weapons for the disaffected among the Irish. Invention and surprise follow at every turn in this tale of 19th-century seamanship, as rich, as compelling, and as masterly as any of its predecessors.

    Non-member price: $10.47

    • The Wine-Dark Sea

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 16
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 3 hrs
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    At the opening of a voyage filled with disaster and delight, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are in pursuit of a privateer sailing under American colours through the Great South Sea. Stephen's objective is to set the revolutionary tinder of South America ablaze to relieve the pressure on the British government which, already engaged in a death-struggle with a Europe dominated by Napoleon, has blundered into war with the young and uncomfortably vigorous United States.

    Non-member price: $10.91

    • The Moon And Sixpence

    • By: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Charles Strickland, a conventional stockbroker, abandons his wife and children for Paris and Tahiti, to live his life as a painter. While his betrayal of family, duty and honour gives him the freedom to achieve greatness, his decision leads to an obsession which carries severe implications.

    Non-member price: $23.96

    • Dear Philip, Dear Kingsley

    • The Letters of Phillip Larkin & Kingsley Amis
    • By: Philip Larkin
    • Narrated by: Alan Bennett, Robert Hardy
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    A meeting at Oxford University during World War II signalled the beginning of a lifelong friendship between two outstanding contributors to 20th century English literature: Philip Larkin, poet, and Kingsley Amis, the prolific novelist. Selected from correspondence written between 1943 and 1985, these letters offer an entertaining and illuminating insight into the prejudices, exasperations and in-jokes of two literary greats. A linking commentary complements the writers' own words.

    Non-member price: $12.22

    • Words That Burn

    • By: Josephine Hart
    • Narrated by: Charles Dance, Jeremy Irons, Dominic West, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    Following the success of Catching LIfe by the Throat, Josephine Hart compiles more poetry from the like of such poets as Milton, Byron, Keats, Shelley, Browning, Frost and Lowell.

    Read by a dazzling cast of actors including Eileen Atkins, Nancy Carroll, Alan Cox, Charles Dance, Joanna David, Lindsay Duncan, Edward Fox, Emilia Fox, Robert Hardy, Tom Hollander, Jeremy Irons, Felicity Kendal, Elizabeth McGovern, Mark Strong, Dominic West, Greg Wise.

    Non-member price: $16.38

    • Treason's Harbour

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 9
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Uniquely among authors of naval fiction, Patrick O'Brian's characters develop with experience, and although the Jack Aubrey of Treason's Harbour has a record of successes to equal that of the most brilliant of Nelson's band of brothers, and is no less formidable or decisive in action, he has grown wiser, kinder, and gentler too.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rediscovered Patrick O'Brian

    • By Peter on 17-03-2018

    Non-member price: $10.91

    • H.M.S. Surprise

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 3
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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    H.M.S. Surprise follows the variable fortunes of Captain Jack Aubrey's career in Nelson's navy as he attempts to hold his ground against admirals, colleagues, and the enemy, accepting a commission to convey a British ambassador to the East Indies. The voyage takes him and his friend Stephen Maturin to the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and through the archipelago of spice island where the French have a near-overwhelming local superiority.

    Non-member price: $10.47

    • Desolation Island

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 5
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
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    Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon, Stephen Maturin, sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy...and a treacherous disease which decimates the crew.

    Non-member price: $10.47

    • The Far Side of the World

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 10
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
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    It is still the War of 1812. Patrick O'Brian takes his hero Jack Aubrey and his sardonic friend Stephen Maturin on a voyage as fascinating as anything he has ever written. They set course across the South Atlantic to intercept a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade.

    Non-member price: $10.47

    • Under the Greenwood Tree

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    The four seasons of the Wessex year form the backdrop for the delightful romance of Dick Dewy and Fancy Day. The ups and downs of their courtship are set alongside the story of the rustics who form the church choir.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth revisiting a classic

    • By Roderic on 17-12-2017

    Non-member price: $20.21

    • The Ionian Mission

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 8
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
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    Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior Captain commanding a line-of-battle ship sent out to reinforce the squadron blockading Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate actions of his early days.

    Non-member price: $10.47

    • The Reverse of the Medal

    • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 11
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
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    The Reverse of the Medal is in all respects an unconventional naval tale. Jack Aubrey returns from his duties protecting whalers off South America and is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make investments in the City on the strength of supposedly certain information. From there he is led into the half worlds of the London criminal underground and of government espionage, the province of his friend, Stephen Maturin, on whom alone he can rely.

    Non-member price: $10.47

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