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New In August 2017 Part 2

 

(in alphabetical order)

 

Very Rare!
A Passage to India written by E.M. Forster performed by Ben Kingsley on Cassette (Abridged)

A Passage to India written by E.M. Forster performed by Ben Kingsley on Cassette (Abridged)£29.99

When Adela Quested and her elderly companion Mrs Moore arrive in the Indian town of Chandrapore, they quickly feel trapped by its insular and prejudiced 'Anglo-Indian' community. Determined to escape the parochial English enclave and explore the 'real India', they seek the guidance of the charming and mercurial Dr Aziz ...

A Sentimental Journey written by Laurence Sterne performed by Anton Lesser on CD (Unabridged)

A Sentimental Journey written by Laurence Sterne performed by Anton Lesser on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

Sterne's celebrated novel A Sentimental Journey joins the Naxos AudioBooks catalogue. Sterne's novel transformed the travelogue genre in the eighteenth century by making travel writing much more personal and immediate.

Very Rare!
A Sparrow Falls written by Wilbur Smith performed by Stephen Thorne on Cassette (Unabridged)

A Sparrow Falls written by Wilbur Smith performed by Stephen Thorne on Cassette (Unabridged)£69.99

A new Courtney novel for the audio list! 'Mark never heard the mauser shot for the bullet came ahead of the sound. There was only the massive shock in the upper part of his body and then he was hurled backwards with a violence that drove the air from his lungs.

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Blood Relatives written by Ed McBain performed by Garrick Hagon on Cassette (Unabridged)

Blood Relatives written by Ed McBain performed by Garrick Hagon on Cassette (Unabridged)£12.99

Steve Carella does not fit the picture of a big city detective. Well mannered and the consummate professional, he lacks the rough-hewn edges of the men who devote their lives to fighting crime on the streets. But there is one thing that tears him up…one thing that drives him to the edge of his much darker side.

British Comedy Classics written by EMI Comedy Classics performed by Kenneth Williams, Michael Bentine, David Frost and Alan Bennett on Cassette (Abridged)

British Comedy Classics written by EMI Comedy Classics performed by Kenneth Williams, Michael Bentine, David Frost and Alan Bennett on Cassette (Abridged)£4.99

many of the artists in this recording started in radio, but many graduated to it from variety and the Music Halls. Some, like the "Beyond the Fringe" team grew from University origins and the stage being part of a lineage that was later to produce "The Goodies" and "Monty Python's Flying Circus".

Broken Rainbows written by Catrin Collier performed by Helen Griffin on Cassette (Unabridged)

Broken Rainbows written by Catrin Collier performed by Helen Griffin on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99

Broken Rainbows is Book Seven of the Hearts of Gold series by Catrin Collier It is 1942 and, in the wake of America's entry into the war, the small community of Pontypridd suffers its own - not entirely welcome - GI invasion. The South Carolina Regiment billeted on the town soon cuts a swathe through its women, living up to GI's ...

David Copperfield written by Charles Dickens performed by Martin Jarvis on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

David Copperfield written by Charles Dickens performed by Martin Jarvis on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£19.99

A Genius Performance by Martin Jarvis!

Dickens wrote the book after the completion of a fragment of autobiography recalling his employment as a child in a London warehouse, and in the first-person narrative, a new departure for him, realized marvellously the workings of memory.

Very Rare!
Dead Man's Ransom written by Ellis Peters performed by Stephen Thorne on Cassette (Unabridged)

Dead Man's Ransom written by Ellis Peters performed by Stephen Thorne on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99  -  £99.99

It is 1141. In Shrewsbury, civil war is tearing the country apart as the bitter feud between King Stephen and Maud shows no sign of abating. Cadfael, safe within the peaceful walls of the Abbey, does not expect to be drawn on to the battlefield - but when a Welsh prisoner of war is brought to him for treatment ...

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Evening Class written by Maeve Binchy performed by Kate Binchy on Cassette (Unabridged)

Evening Class written by Maeve Binchy performed by Kate Binchy on Cassette (Unabridged)£49.99

A group of people, all looking for something more in their lives, and all they have in common is their Italian evening class... The Italian evening class at Mountainview School is like hundreds of others starting up all over the city. But this class has its own special quality - as the focus for the varied hopes and dreams ...

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Flashman written by George MacDonald Fraser performed by Timothy West on Cassette (Unabridged)

Flashman written by George MacDonald Fraser performed by Timothy West on Cassette (Unabridged)£59.99

Harry Flashman: the unrepentant bully of Tom Brown’s schooldays, now with a Victoria Cross, has three main talents – horsemanship, facility with foreign languages and fornication. A reluctant military hero, Flashman plays a key part in most of the defining military campaigns of the 19th century, despite trying his utmost to escape them all.

Frederica written by Georgette Heyer performed by Clifford Norgate on Cassette (Unabridged)

Frederica written by Georgette Heyer performed by Clifford Norgate on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99

Rich, handsome, darling of the ton, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters -- the Marquis of Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone. Until a distant connection, ignorant of his selfishness, applies to him for help.

Last One!
Very Rare!
Lord Hornblower written by C.S. Forester performed by Christian Rodska on CD (Unabridged)

Lord Hornblower written by C.S. Forester performed by Christian Rodska on CD (Unabridged)£69.99

The Admiral's face was grim as he gave Commodore Hornblower his orders. The situation was critical: mutiny was an infection that could spread through the fleet like the plague and, furthermore, the crew were threatening to go over to the French.

Last One!
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Lord Peter Views the Body written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by Ian Carmichael on Cassette (Unabridged)

Lord Peter Views the Body written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by Ian Carmichael on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99  -  £69.99

A Genius Performance by Ian Carmichael! The best of the golden age crime writers, praised by all the top modern writers in the field including P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, Dorothy L. Sayers created the immortal Lord Peter Wimsey.

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Memoirs of a Geisha written by Arthur Golden performed by Carole Boyd on Cassette (Unabridged)

Memoirs of a Geisha written by Arthur Golden performed by Carole Boyd on Cassette (Unabridged)£19.99  -  £39.99

A seductive and evocative epic on an intimate scale, that tells the extraordinary story of a geisha girl. Summoning up more than twenty years of Japan's most dramatic history, it uncovers a hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation.

Memorial Tablet - Poetry and Prose read by the Author written by Siegfried Sassoon performed by Siegfried Sassoon on CD (Abridged)

Memorial Tablet - Poetry and Prose read by the Author written by Siegfried Sassoon performed by Siegfried Sassoon on CD (Abridged)£8.99

A wide variety of Siegfried Sassoon's poetry read by the author himself. There is something wonderfully real about this style/period/subject's poetry being read by this extraordinary man. A must listen for any poetry lover!

Nicholas Nickleby written by Charles Dickens performed by Paul Scofield on Cassette (Abridged)

Nicholas Nickleby written by Charles Dickens performed by Paul Scofield on Cassette (Abridged)£4.99

Following the success of Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby was hailed as a comic triumph and firmly established Dickens as a 'literary gentleman'. It has a full supporting cast of delectable characters that range from the iniquitous Wackford Squeers and his family, to the delightful Mrs Nickleby ..

Very Rare!
Not A Bird Will Sing written by Audrey Howard performed by Carole Boyd on Cassette (Unabridged)

Not A Bird Will Sing written by Audrey Howard performed by Carole Boyd on Cassette (Unabridged)£49.99

Set on a 19th century farm in rural Lancashire near Liverpool, this heartwarming saga is the story of Poppy Appleton, a girl who grew up in ignorance and poverty but has been adopted by a prosperous farmer's wife. At Long Reach farm, Eliza Goodall teaches Poppy all the skills she would have passed on to her own daughter:

Olympiad written by Tom Holt performed by Christopher Kay on Cassette (Unabridged)

Olympiad written by Tom Holt performed by Christopher Kay on Cassette (Unabridged)£19.99

Two thousand, seven hundred and seventy-six years ago a group of men ran between two piles of stones, and invented sport. If, that is, its history can be believed. The first ever Olympic Games in 776BC were apparently so memorable that all Western chronology is based on them.

Last One!
Rare!
One Corpse Too Many written by Ellis Peters performed by Stephen Thorne on Cassette (Unabridged)

One Corpse Too Many written by Ellis Peters performed by Stephen Thorne on Cassette (Unabridged)£34.99  -  £59.99

In the summer of 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes brother Cadfael from the quiet world of his garden to the bloody battlefield. Not far from the safety of the Abbey walls, Shrewsbury Castle falls, leaving its 94 defenders loyal to the empress to hang as traitors.

Paul Temple and the Lawrence Affair written by Francis Durbridge performed by BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisation, Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury on Cassette (Abridged)

Paul Temple and the Lawrence Affair written by Francis Durbridge performed by BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisation, Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury on Cassette (Abridged)£4.99

A BBC radio full-cast drama starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury as detective Paul Temple and his glamorous wife Steve. Another entry in the popular range of Paul Temple dramas, this eight-part adventure was first broadcast in 1956.

Very Rare!
Sepulchre written by James Herbert performed by Sean Barrett on Cassette (Unabridged)

Sepulchre written by James Herbert performed by Sean Barrett on Cassette (Unabridged)£69.99

A conflict of evils. There is a house called Neath that holds a dark and terrible secret. In that house there is a psychic called Kline who is part of its secret. The Keeper is guardian of the house, of the psychic, and of the secret. But now an outsider must protect them from a terrible danger.

Rare!
The Confession of Brother Haluin written by Ellis Peters performed by Stephen Thorne on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Confession of Brother Haluin written by Ellis Peters performed by Stephen Thorne on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99  -  £79.99

In the winter of 1142, snow blankets the Bendictine Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul causing damage to the guest hall, and the brothers must repair its roof before the danger worsens. The treacherously icy conditions are to prove nigh fatal for Brother Haulin when he slips from the roof in a terrible fall ...

Last One!
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The Five Red Herrings written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by Patrick Malahide on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Five Red Herrings written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by Patrick Malahide on Cassette (Unabridged)£24.99

The fracas in the McClellan Arms was inevitable after a drop too much whisky. When one of the brawlers was found dead next morning many people thought it too was inevitable, for Campbell had a knack of making enemies. Six in particular. And all members of the local artists' colony.

The History of Opera written by Richard Fawkes performed by Robert Powell on Cassette (Abridged)

The History of Opera written by Richard Fawkes performed by Robert Powell on Cassette (Abridged)£9.99

The History of Opera is an affordable and accessible resource for the listening and appraising skills element in any music curriculum. Richard Fawkes traces the history of opera from its origins in the 16th century to the present day in the first three cassettes.

The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - The Primary Phase written by Douglas Adams performed by Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGiven and Stephen Moore on Cassette (Abridged)

The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - The Primary Phase written by Douglas Adams performed by Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGiven and Stephen Moore on Cassette (Abridged)£4.99

The first series of a Radio 4 humorous science-fiction drama, first broadcast in 1978. The story begins when Arthur Dent, not really your average man in the street, finds that the Earth is suddenly destroyed around him, and the great hitch-hike begins.

The Loop written by Nicholas Evans performed by Lorelei King on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Loop written by Nicholas Evans performed by Lorelei King on Cassette (Unabridged)£19.99

Helen Ross, a twenty-nine-year-old biologist, is sent to a sleepy Rocky Mountain ranching town to defend a pack of wolves from those who want to destroy them. For in Hope, Montana, a century ago, the wolf was slaughtered to extinction and though now protected by law as an endangered species, the old hatred runs deep.

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The Pursuit of Love written by Nancy Mitford performed by Emilia Fox on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Pursuit of Love written by Nancy Mitford performed by Emilia Fox on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99

The Pursuit of Love is one of the funniest and most biting novels about love and growing up ever written, by the author of Love in a Cold Climate. Oh, the boredom of waiting to grow up! Longing for love, obsessed with weddings and sex, Linda and her sisters and cousin Fanny fantasise about the perfect lover.

The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn written by Colin Dexter performed by Terrence Hardiman on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn written by Colin Dexter performed by Terrence Hardiman on Cassette (Unabridged)£19.99

Nicholas Quinn is deaf, so he considers himself lucky to be appointed to the Foreign Examinations Board at Oxford, which designs tests for students of English around the world. But when someone slips cyanide into Nicholas's sherry, Inspector Morse has a multiple-choice murder.

The Thirty-Nine Steps written by John Buchan performed by BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisation, Tom Baker and David Robb on Cassette (Abridged)

The Thirty-Nine Steps written by John Buchan performed by BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisation, Tom Baker and David Robb on Cassette (Abridged)£9.99

The Thirty-Nine Steps: A visit from a man who is supposed to be dead begins the nightmare for Richard Hannay. Three days later, the man really is dead, skewered through the heart, and Richard Hannay is an innocent man on the run, caught in a sinister web of political intrigue and murder.

Very Rare!
The Untouchable written by John Banville performed by Simon Callow on Cassette (Abridged)

The Untouchable written by John Banville performed by Simon Callow on Cassette (Abridged)£19.99

The stylish fictional evocation of the upper-echelon intrigues and scandals of the Cambridge spies and their circle, shockingly moving in its stripping away layer after layer of grime to reveal the traitor’s very soul.

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The White Lion written by Henning Mankell performed by Sean Barrett on Cassette (Unabridged)

The White Lion written by Henning Mankell performed by Sean Barrett on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99

Inspector Kurt Wallander returns this time to investigate a horrific crime in his Scandinavian homeland somehow linked to a troubled apartheid-era South Africa. When the tenacious sleuth's search for the truth behind the execution-style killing of a Swedish housewife uncovers a plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela  ...

Stamp of
Genius
Titus Groan and Gormenghast written by Mervyn Peake performed by BBC Radio Dramatisation and Sting on Cassette (Abridged)

Titus Groan and Gormenghast written by Mervyn Peake performed by BBC Radio Dramatisation and Sting on Cassette (Abridged)£34.99

The first title of the GORMENGHAST trilogy of fantasy novels. Titus groan is born the heir to Gormenghast castle, and finds himself in a world predetermined by complex rituals that have been made obscure by the passage of time. Along the corridors of the castle, the child encounters some of the dark characters who will shape his life.

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Trouble for Lucia written by E.F. Benson performed by Lisa Daniely on Cassette (Unabridged)

Trouble for Lucia written by E.F. Benson performed by Lisa Daniely on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99  -  £49.99

Taking the position of mayor in the town of Tilling brings much delight to Lucia. However, with her local rival Miss Mapp around, trouble is never far away. Lucia is elevated to her new position with Georgie Pilson as her sidekick, confidant, and escort.

Twelfth Night written by William Shakespeare performed by Stella Gonet, Gerard Murphy and Jonathan Keeble on Cassette (Unabridged)

Twelfth Night written by William Shakespeare performed by Stella Gonet, Gerard Murphy and Jonathan Keeble on Cassette (Unabridged)£5.99

One of Shakespeare's finest comedies, Twelfth Night was written at the same time as Hamlet and Troilus and Cressida, and whilst it shares their fascination with sex, death and confused identities, its exuberant comedy and linguistic inventiveness rises above the introspection of these plays.

Last One!
Unnatural Death written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by Ian Carmichael on Cassette (Unabridged)

Unnatural Death written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by Ian Carmichael on Cassette (Unabridged)£19.99

A Genius Performance by Ian Carmichael!
"No sign of foul play". So concludes Dr Carr's post-mortem on Agatha Dawson, and the case is closed. But Lord Peter Wimsey is not satisfied and, with no clues to work on, begins his own investigation. 

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Vengeance written by Stuart M. Kaminsky performed by Joe Barrett on Cassette (Abridged)

Vengeance written by Stuart M. Kaminsky performed by Joe Barrett on Cassette (Abridged)£19.99

Three years ago, Lew Fonseca quit his job as a process server with the State's Attorney's office in Cook County, Illinois, and headed for Key West. Sidetracked by fate when his car broke down in Sarasota, Florida, he decided to stick around, making ends meet by doing some investigative work for local attorneys.

When's It Coming Out? written by Maureen Lipman performed by Maureen Lipman on Cassette (Abridged)

When's It Coming Out? written by Maureen Lipman performed by Maureen Lipman on Cassette (Abridged)£4.99

We bring you the eclectic, egocentric, apoplectic and largely unconnected ramblings of a forty-six year old (or fifty-eight if you believe the birthday column of The Times), mother of two, wife of one, lover of .... Radio 4..."

Wuthering Heights written by Emily Bronte performed by Michael Kitchen on Cassette (Unabridged)

Wuthering Heights written by Emily Bronte performed by Michael Kitchen on Cassette (Unabridged)£19.99

Wuthering Heights is a novel by Emily Brontë, written between October 1845 and June 1846, and published in 1847 under thepseudonym "Ellis Bell." It was her first and only published novel: she died aged 30 the following year. The decision to publish came after the success of her sister Charlotte's novel, Jane Eyre.