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    • Animal Farm

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Animal Farm is George Orwell's great socio-political allegory set in a farmyard where the animals decide to seize the farmer's land and create a co-operative that reaps the benefits of their combined labours. However, as with all great political plans, some animals see a bigger share of the rewards than others and the animals start to question their supposed utopia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Marina on 15-06-2016

    Non-member price: $15.60

    • Animal Farm

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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    The animals in the farmyard decide that working for humans is doing them no favours ,so under the leadership of Napoleon, the only Berkshire Boar on the farm, and the other pigs, they drive out the farmer and his cohorts and set about structuring their own society. Based on a list of supposedly animal-friendly rules such as “four legs good, two legs bad” the animals work together to harvest their own food and run their own farm. However, little by little, the rules begin to mysteriously change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poignant and relevant.

    • By Anonymous User on 21-12-2018

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • London

    • The Biography, Districts and Suburbs
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs
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    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

    Non-member price: $17.97

    • Tales of the Peculiar

    • By: Ransom Riggs
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann, Garrick Hagon, Simon Callow
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs, read by Simon Callow, Garrick Hagon and Bruce Mann. In this collection of fairy tales, Ransom Riggs invites you to uncover hidden legends of the peculiar world. A fork-tongued princess, a girl who talks to ghosts and wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars are just a few of the characters whose stories will have you hooked.

    Non-member price: $24.97

    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, Simon Callow - introduction
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Exclusively from Audible. 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' So begins Charles Dickens' most famous historical drama: a gripping tale of war, social injustice and the choice between darkness and light. After being unjustly imprisoned for 18 years, French doctor Manette is released from the Bastille jail in Paris and embarks upon a journey to London in the hope of finding the daughter he never met.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's been a grand few weeks

    • By Prue Raos on 16-05-2018

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Gather ‘Round the Sound

    • Holiday Stories from Beloved Authors and Great Performers Across the Globe
    • By: Paulo Coelho, Yvonne Morrison, Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters, Daniel Frances Berenson, Magda Szubanski, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 38
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    2017 has been a monumental year for Audible, having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, a milestone that would have never been possible without our wonderful and loyal listeners. One of our major commitments is bringing new and diverse audio experiences to our members, so this year, as our gift to you, we pulled together a collection that reflects a little bit of everything we’ve been up to recently.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Starts out well then descended into some kind of hell

    • By valshopaholic on 28-12-2017

    Non-member price: $0.00

    • London

    • The Biography, Foundations
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
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    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

    Non-member price: $18.72

    • The Aeneid

    • By: Virgil
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The publication of a new translation by Fagles is a literary event. His translations of both the Iliad and Odyssey have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and have become the standard translations of our era. Now, with this stunning modern verse translation, Fagles has reintroduced Virgil's Aeneid to a whole new generation, and completed the classical triptych at the heart of Western civilization.

    Non-member price: $43.73

    • My Life in Pieces

    • An Alternative Autobiography
    • By: Simon Callow
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Drawing on a lifetime of writing about theatre and film, Callow takes us behind the curtain and behind the camera to introduce us to the performers and performances that have shaped him as an actor and as a public persona. They include giants like Orson Welles, Charles Dickens, Tommy Cooper, Charles Laughton and Laurence Olivier.

    Non-member price: $34.94

    • Claude at the Circus

    • By: Alex T Smith
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A walk in the park leads to a walk on a tightrope when Claude joins a circus, throws custard pies and becomes the star of the show!

    Non-member price: $8.98

    • Claude on Holiday

    • By: Alex T Smith
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Claude is no ordinary dog - he leads an extraordinary life! Sir Bobblysock and Claude go on holiday for the very first time. They build sandcastles, eat ice cream and sunbathe. It is all very normal until...Claude meets pirates and discovers treasure!

    Non-member price: $8.98

    • Claude in the Spotlight

    • By: Alex T Smith
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Claude in the Spotlight is the fifth title in this adorable new young fiction series from the talented Alex T. Smith. Claude was selected for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2012 and the Richard and Judy Book Club 2011. A gentle stroll through town leads to leg kicking and bottom shaking as Claude dances his way into the theatre and straight into the spotlight!

    Non-member price: $8.98

    • Santa Claude

    • By: Alex T Smith
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Claude is no ordinary dog.... Claude and Sir Bobblysock think they've caught a burglar coming down the chimney on Christmas Eve. They clap on the handcuffs and turn on the lights. Oh no! It isn't a burglar - it's none other than Santa Claus! Now the key for the handcuffs is lost, and it's up to our two heroes to deliver all the presents before midnight....

    Non-member price: $8.98

    • Claude in the City

    • By: Alex T Smith
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Claude is no ordinary dog - he leads an extraordinary life! When Mr and Mrs Shinyshoes set off for work, Claude decides what adventure he wants to have that day. Today he and Sir Bobblysock go to the city for the very first time. They have tea in a cafe, go shopping and visit a museum. It is all very normal until...Claude accidentally foils a robbery and becomes the local hero!

    Non-member price: $8.98

    • Claude on the Slopes

    • By: Alex T Smith
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this latest adventure, on a winter's day, Claude goes from throwing snowballs and making snowmen to causing an all-out avalanche!

    Non-member price: $8.98

    • London

    • The Biography, Trade and Enterprise
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

    • The Biography, Trade and Enterprise
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 02-11-2005
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Non-member price: $18.72

    • Claude: Lights! Camera! Action!

    • By: Alex T Smith
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Claude discovers a film set on the other side of the fence! When the two lead actors are injured, Claude and Sir Bobblysock are asked to take their places. Can they become movie stars with just the simple addition of a wig? Of course they can!

    Non-member price: $8.98

    • Claude Going for Gold!

    • By: Alex T Smith
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Claude is no ordinary dog.... When Claude and Sir Bobblysock discover a Very Exciting Sports Competition at their local sports centre, they are very excited. They are even more excited when they are asked to take part. But Claude's doggy paddle isn't quite fast enough, and he's not quite as good at gymnastics as he thought he might be. Then some robbers steal the Gold Cup, and Claude chases them - can he run fast enough to catch them?

    Non-member price: $8.98

    • London

    • The Biography, Street Life and the People
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
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    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

    • The Biography, Street Life and the People
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 02-11-2005
    • Not rated yet

    Non-member price: $17.97

    • London

    • The Biography, Fire and Pestilence
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
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    Ackroyd portrays London from the time of the druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs, but this is not a simple chronological record. It is a comprehensive account, animated by Ackroyd's concern for the close relationship between the present and the past as well as by what he describes as the peculiar "echoic" quality of London whereby its texture and history actively affect the lives and personalities of its citizens.

    Non-member price: $17.97

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