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Top Benedict Cumberbatch Performances!

Death in a White Tie written by Ngaio Marsh performed by Benedict Cumberbatch on CD (Abridged)

Death in a White Tie written by Ngaio Marsh performed by Benedict Cumberbatch on CD (Abridged)£7.99  -  £11.99

A Benedict Cumberbatch Genius Performance!

The season had begun. Débutantes and chaperones were planning their luncheons, teas, dinners, balls. And the blackmailer was planning his strategies, stalking his next victim.

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Slim Chances with Additions and Afterthoughts written by Edward Petherbridge performed by Edward Petherbridge on CD (Abridged)

Slim Chances with Additions and Afterthoughts written by Edward Petherbridge performed by Edward Petherbridge on CD (Abridged)£24.99

A Genius Performance by Edward Petherbridge! In this autobiographical work Edward Petherbridge recounts his time at the National Theatre and his life as a jobbing actor. Wonderfully whitty and full of real life insights, this book will take you back to the great days of The Master (Olivier) ....

 

Time to Celebrate Anthony Trollope

 

The Quintessential Family Saga

 

Over the years we have found great novels left by the wayside, just waiting for a brilliant interpreter / performer, to deliver the text in such a manner as to draw the listener in.

With the novels of Anthony Trollope this great performer was Timothy West.

To be sure there have been other performances, generally quite creditable, notably Stephen Thorne's Barchester Towers and Tony Britton's An Old Man's Love, but none have drawn us in the manner of Mr West. 

The works of Anthony Trollope, in audio format, are in now way a complete record of his work. The titles still available fall into 3 broad categories.

 

The Chronicles of Barsetshire

 

The novels are The Warden (1855), Barchester Towers (1857), Doctor Thorne (1858), Framley Parsonage (1860), The Small House at Allington (1864) and The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867)  

The novels concern the dealings of the clergy and gentry, and the political, amatory, and social machinations that go on among and between them. Of the six novels, the second in the series, Barchester Towers, is generally the best known, while the Last Chronicle was Trollope's own favourite. This series is widely considered to be Trollope's best work.

There have been several excellent BBC dramatisations of the novels but all of them suffer in the same way. The drama of these works comes, in major part, by the care Trollope develops in the listener over time. The very fact of time spent with these characters is not something that a dramatisation can afford to spend. The best of the current dramatisations

lasts just under 19 hours.

The duration of the unabridged books to which it refers is just under 120 hours!

 Below we have a selection of these great books -

many of which are only currently available on MP3 CD due to the considerable duration of the books.

 

 

Unabridged Performances of Chronicles of Barsetshire

Performed by Timothy West and Stephen Thorne

 

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The Pallisers

 

The Palliser novels are

- Can You Forgive Her? (1865), Phineas Finn (1869), The Eustace Diamonds (1873),

Phineas Redux (1874), The Prime Minister (1876) and The Duke's Children (1880).

They were more commonly known (before the BBC aired a television adaptation) as the Parliamentary Novels. The common threads throughout the series are the wealthy aristocrat and politician Plantagenet Palliser, and his wife, Lady Glencora. The plots involve British and Irish politics in varying degrees, specifically in and around Parliament. The Pallisers do not always play major roles, and in The Eustace Diamonds they merely comment on the main action.

 

Unabridged Performances of the Palliser novels

Performed by Timothy West

 

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Again, Timothy West's boundless talents make these works wonderfully accessible and,

over the 149 hours of brilliant performance, we are treated to audiobook perfection.

 

Other Novels

 

The Way We Live Now (1875), Dr. Wortle's School (1881) and An Old Man's Love (1884).

 

 

Unabridged Major other Novels

Performed by Timothy West and Tony Britton

 

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