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  8. Silverview: The Sunday Times Bestseller Audiobook Silverview: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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This Sceptred Isle: Collection 3: The 20th Century: The Classic BBC Radio History Audiobook

This Sceptred Isle: Collection 3: The 20th Century: The Classic BBC Radio History

Author: Christopher Lee Narrator: Anna Massey, Robert Powell Release Date: September 2020

All five volumes from the landmark BBC radio series This Sceptred Isle: The Twentieth Century Christopher Lee's vivid, compelling history tells the story of Britain from the death of Queen Victoria to the dawning of a new millennium. This collection includes the original volumes 1-5: 1901-1919: The Victorian era comes to an end, Suffragettes demand 'Votes for Women', the Titanic sinks and the Great War casts a long shadow. 1919-1939: Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour PM, millions of workers take industrial action during the General Strike, Wall Street crashes and Hitler rises to power. 1939-1959: The horrors of the Second World War and the onset of the Cold War, Indian independence, the founding of the NHS, the beginning of a new Elizabethan age and the Space Race. 1959-1979: War in Vietnam, Profumo causes a scandal, the Beatles generate worldwide hysteria, Britain joins Europe and Thatcherism is born. 1979-1999: The nation celebrates a fairytale royal wedding, Argentine troops invade the Falklands, disaster strikes at Chernobyl, the Berlin Wall falls - and as the year 2000 approaches, construction begins on London's Millennium Dome. Narrated by Anna Massey, with additional readings by Robert Powell, this is the definitive radio account of one of the most exciting and fast-moving periods in the history of the United Kingdom. NB: Due to the age of these recordings, sound quality may vary Production credits Written by Christopher Lee Narrated by Anna Massey, with additional readings by Robert Powell Produced by Pete Atkin First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 30 August-31 December 1999

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Where Shall We Run To?: A Memoir Audiobook

Where Shall We Run To?: A Memoir

Author: Alan Garner Narrator: Robert Powell Release Date: August 2018

From one of our greatest living writers, comes a remarkable memoir of a forgotten England. 'The war went. We sang in the playground, 'Bikini lagoon, an atom bomb's boom, and two big explosions.' David's father came back from Burma and didn't eat rice. Twiggy taught by reciting "The Pied Piper of Hamelin", "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and the thirteen times table. Twiggy was fat and short and he shouted, and his neck was as wide as his head. He was a bully, though he didn't take any notice of me.' In Where Shall We Run To?, Alan Garner remembers his early childhood in the Cheshire village of Alderley Edge: life at the village school as 'a sissy and a mardy-arse'; pushing his friend Harold into a clump of nettles to test the truth of dock leaves; his father joining the army to guard the family against Hitler; the coming of the Yanks, with their comics and sweets and chewing gum. From one of our greatest living writers, it is a remarkable and evocative memoir of a vanished England.

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The Little Prince: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation Audiobook

The Little Prince: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery Narrator: , Bernard Cribbins, Garrett Moore, Robert Powell Release Date: September 2017

Robert Powell stars as the Aviator with Garrett Moore as the Little Prince and Bernard Cribbins as the King in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's popular fable. This poignant dramatisation of the French classic was translated and dramatised by Bonnie Greer. When he crashes in the Sahara Desert, the Aviator believes he is all alone - until he meets an unusual space traveller: a boy with golden hair who calls himself The Little Prince. As the Aviator repairs his plane, the Little Prince tells him fantastical tales about his amazing interplanetary journey. On his home planet, asteroid B-612, he fell in love with a beautiful rose, but left her to explore the universe. In the course of his travels, he has met people including a King, a drunkard and a lamplighter, as well as a snake and a wise fox - but now he must return home and be reunited with his rose... A classic story about love, friendship and loss, The Little Prince is one of the most read books in the world. The wonder and excitement of much-loved children's classics lives on in BBC Radio's acclaimed full-cast dramatisations, complete with evocative music and sound effects.

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Chronicle I Audiobook

Chronicle I

The Chronicle is an epic anthology of the most interesting and revealing diaries and journals written during the last 500 years, providing a fascinating and intriguing record of life as witnessed by some history's most colourful characters. From Samuel Pepys to Alan Bennett, Dorothy Wordsworth to Barbara Castle and Oliver Cromwell to Evelyn Waugh. The Chronicleis one of the most ambitious productions ever commissioned as an audiobook. It contains 120,000 words from over 150 diarists and letter writers, and is performed by an outstanding cast of 30 actors in a dramatised setting with music and soundtrack, with a combined total running time of just under 12 hours. Available in four parts. Arranged in the form of a calendar, it is a daily record of British life from 1st January to 31st December, and provides a vivid and entertaining portrait of the life and times in which the writers lived. Narrated by Joss Ackland; Jenny Agutter; James Bolam; Tony Britton; Charles Dance; Eleanor Bron; Maureen Lipman; John Sessions; Robert Powell; Donald Sinden; Imogen Stubbs; David Suchet; Harriet Walter; Timothy West; plus full supporting cast.

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Chronicle II Audiobook

Chronicle II

The Chronicle is an epic anthology of the most interesting and revealing diaries and journals written during the last 500 years, providing a fascinating and intriguing record of life as witnessed by some history's most colourful characters. From Samuel Pepys to Alan Bennett, Dorothy Wordsworth to Barbara Castle and Oliver Cromwell to Evelyn Waugh. The Chronicleis one of the most ambitious productions ever commissioned as an audiobook. It contains 120,000 words from over 150 diarists and letter writers, and is performed by an outstanding cast of 30 actors in a dramatised setting with music and soundtrack, with a combined total running time of just under 12 hours. Available in four parts. Arranged in the form of a calendar, it is a daily record of British life from 1st January to 31st December, and provides a vivid and entertaining portrait of the life and times in which the writers lived. Narrated by Joss Ackland; Jenny Agutter; James Bolam; Tony Britton; Charles Dance; Eleanor Bron; Maureen Lipman; John Sessions; Robert Powell; Donald Sinden; Imogen Stubbs; David Suchet; Harriet Walter; Timothy West; plus full supporting cast.

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Chronicle III Audiobook

Chronicle III

The Chronicle is an epic anthology of the most interesting and revealing diaries and journals written during the last 500 years, providing a fascinating and intriguing record of life as witnessed by some history's most colourful characters. From Samuel Pepys to Alan Bennett, Dorothy Wordsworth to Barbara Castle and Oliver Cromwell to Evelyn Waugh. The Chronicleis one of the most ambitious productions ever commissioned as an audiobook. It contains 120,000 words from over 150 diarists and letter writers, and is performed by an outstanding cast of 30 actors in a dramatised setting with music and soundtrack, with a combined total running time of just under 12 hours. Available in four parts. Arranged in the form of a calendar, it is a daily record of British life from 1st January to 31st December, and provides a vivid and entertaining portrait of the life and times in which the writers lived. Narrated by Joss Ackland; Jenny Agutter; James Bolam; Tony Britton; Charles Dance; Eleanor Bron; Maureen Lipman; John Sessions; Robert Powell; Donald Sinden; Imogen Stubbs; David Suchet; Harriet Walter; Timothy West; plus full supporting cast.

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Chronicle IV Audiobook

Chronicle IV

The Chronicle is an epic anthology of the most interesting and revealing diaries and journals written during the last 500 years, providing a fascinating and intriguing record of life as witnessed by some history's most colourful characters. From Samuel Pepys to Alan Bennett, Dorothy Wordsworth to Barbara Castle and Oliver Cromwell to Evelyn Waugh. The Chronicleis one of the most ambitious productions ever commissioned as an audiobook. It contains 120,000 words from over 150 diarists and letter writers, and is performed by an outstanding cast of 30 actors in a dramatised setting with music and soundtrack, with a combined total running time of just under 12 hours. Available in four parts. Arranged in the form of a calendar, it is a daily record of British life from 1st January to 31st December, and provides a vivid and entertaining portrait of the life and times in which the writers lived. Narrated by Joss Ackland; Jenny Agutter; James Bolam; Tony Britton; Charles Dance; Eleanor Bron; Maureen Lipman; John Sessions; Robert Powell; Donald Sinden; Imogen Stubbs; David Suchet; Harriet Walter; Timothy West; plus full supporting cast.

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The Letters of Lord Byron Audiobook

The Letters of Lord Byron

Author: Lord Byron Narrator: Robert Powell Release Date: May 2017

The Letters Of Lord Byron. George Gordon Byron, was born in 1788 the son of the profligate "Mad Jack" Byron and succeeded to the title in 1798 moving to the family seat of Newstead Abbey. He attended Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge where he was a poor scholar, preferring boxing, the low life and poetry, publishing his first volume of poems in 1806. In 1809, at 21, he embarked on a grand tour of Europe. On his return he married the dour Annabella Milbanke who had his daughter, Augusta in 1813. The marriage broke down a year later and Byron went abroad never to return to England. Living in Geneva with Percy Shelley and friends Byron had an illegitimate child, Allegra, through his affair with Claire Clairmont. Shortly afterwards he travelled to Italy, meeting the married Countess Teresa Ganba Guiccioli. In 1823 he left Genoa for Cephalonia to help the Greeks in their struggle for independence from the Turks. Whilst there he contracted Marsh fever and died at Missolongi on April 19th 1824. In this production Lord Byron is played by Robert Powell.

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Sons & Lovers Audiobook

Sons & Lovers

Author: DH Lawrence Narrator: Robert Powell Release Date: May 2017

Lawrence's style is bold, intimate and inventive and he always has the capacity to shock. His great strength comes from the realism of the characters he portrays and the play on tension - first seen in the exchanges between Gertrude and Morel and continuing with Paul, his Mother and his two women - which never lets up. Then marvel at the depth and quality of the writing as the story moves relentlessly towards its conclusion. 1. ESTRANGEMENT. In this opening section, the Nottinghamshire mining community and two of the main characters - Walter Morel and Gertrude Coppard - are introduced. They first meet at a Christmas party and are married the next year. When Gertrude discovers the unpaid furniture bills, however, their marriage begins to sour. Gertrude then learns, contrary to what her husband has told her. that they do not even own their house. Finally, when Walter cuts off their three year old William's hair, any hope for a happy marriage is lost and Walter resorts to drinking. Gertrude gives birth to a daughter, Annie, followed by a second son, Paul. 2. BREAKING THE MOULD. Returning home from the pub, Walter rows with his wife and in anger flings a drawer at her, cutting her brow. When he later adds theft and dishonesty to violence, his wife gives up on him completely. Seventeen months after Paul's birth, the fourth and last child, Arthur, is born. The story now follows the progress of William, who at the age of 20 accepts a post in London at £120 a year. But Paul's story is less straightforward. Without any clear vision of what he would like to do, Paul is taken by his mother Jordan's Surgical Appliance Factory, where he is employed as a junior clerk. 3. AT JORDAN'S. Paul begins working as junior clerk under brusque Mr Pappleworth. Meanwhile, Paul and his mother grow increasingly inseparable: `the two shared their life completely'. On a visit with his mother to the Leivers family, Paul first meets 14 year-old Miriam. The next day, receiving news of her son William's illness, Gertrude travels to London to see him. She stays up all night with him while he raves unconsciously. But, inflicted with pneumonia, he dies early in the morning. 4. COMMUNION WITH NATURE. Miriam begins to fall in love with Paul and to resent her own uncouth appearance. On a walk with Miriam and her mother, Paul is shown a sparrow's nest, and his enthusiasm for nature intensifies Miriam's love for him. On another occasion, Miriam shows Paul a wild rose bush, the sight of which elevates their souls. But, in a fit of jealousy, Paul's mother expresses her anger at his late return home, and, Paul, feeling guilty, denies his love for Miriam. Miriam decides not to call at Paul's home anymore, but the section ends optimistically when Paul announces that he has won two first prizes for his art. 5. A MOTHER'S RIVALRY. While in town, Paul meets Miriam in the company of Clara, the beautiful estranged wife of Baxter Dawes. One night, Paul returns home to find his mother looking very ill. As usual, she is upset by Paul's lateness and accuses him of spending too much time with Miriam. Paul adamantly reassures that he does not love Miriam and realises more than ever how strong the bond is between him and his mother is. In the spring, Paul tells Miriam that he can't love her - but she knows that he has been subjected to pressure at home. 6. LOVE FOR THREE WOMEN. Miriam is aware of Paul's attractions to Clara and, as a kind of test, arranges for Paul to meet Clara again. Paul writes to Miriam in an attempt to break of their courtship, explaining that their love - love of two souls - is unsuited to marriage. Meanwhile, he continues to see Clara. But Paul believes that his feelings for her are innocent, refusing to admit that there is any sexual attraction between them. In his heart and soul, he still feels bound to Miriam. 7. VIRGIN NO LONGER. After spending a day alone with Miriam, Paul makes love to her. Afterwards, although Paul loves her `to the last fibre of her being', he is aware of 'a dull pain in his soul'. A few days later he both tells his mother and Clara that he intends to break off his engagement with Miriam. While walking with Clara along the bank of the River Trent, Paul and Clara succumb to the passion of the moment and make love. This time, however there is no remorse or struggle in his soul - just the naked passion. Paul now visits his mother, who is staying with his sister, Annie, in Sheffield. Here, he discovers that, in addition to heart problems, his mother is suffering from what appears to be a large tumour in her side. 8. PARTING OF THE WAYS. Mrs Morel returns home - with the look death on her face. Each day, after work, Paul joins Annie to watch over his mother. As Mrs Morel slips further away, Paul feels his life being destroyed `piece by piece within him' she lies in bed, heavily drugged, but it is Paul who feels the greatest pain. Eventually, he and Annie resolve to end their mother's misery with an overdose of morphine. The story ends poignantly as Paul feels the total emptiness at his huge loss. He is alone in the world: Clara has returned to her husband and, later, when Miriam suggests marriage to Paul, he is unable to make the sacrifice.

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Far From The Madding Crowd Audiobook

Far From The Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: Robert Powell Release Date: May 2017

Far From The Madding Crowd is much more than a tale of rural life; at times the principal characters act madly enough to make the title seem ironic. Hardy subtly spins his story around the disruption of a small community by two differing but equally strong willed outsiders, Bathsheba and Troy. In the end Bathsheba learns from the whirlwind of passion she has unleashed and settles for the best of her suitors. Meanwhile, the beauty of the countryside and the down-to-earth attitudes of the farm workers provide a natural backdrop to the story. 1. A BEAUTY APPEARS. Gabriel Oak, a bachelor and successful young sheep farmer, is overwhelmed by the sight of Bathsheba Everdene, a newcomer to the district, and falls in love. After seeing her several times without her knowledge, he clumsily proposes to her - but she teasingly rejects him. Soon after, she leaves the district. Gabriel is ruined by his foolish dog, who drives his sheep over a cliff, and he has to give up his farm and search for work. 2. A FIRE AND A MEETING. After failing to find work at Casterbridge, Gabriel is on his way past Weatherbury when he sees a fire in a farmyard and helps to extinguish it. This is so impresses the watching farmer - who happens to be Bathsheba Everdene, the farm's new owner - that she agrees to take him on as a shepherd. Gabriel, while looking for lodgings, encounters a frail young girl near the churchyard, and helps her. After an evening at the Malthouse, Gabriel and his fellow farm workers hear that the bailiff has been dismissed for theft. But this news is eclipsed by the discovery than Fanny Robin, Bathsheba's youngest servant, has vanished. 3. A STARTLING DECISION. Bathsheba announces to the amazed farmer workers that she will be her own bailiff. She a makes conspicuous debut at Casterbridge corn-exchange as the sole women, and is slightly piqued to note that one farmer, a wealthy bachelor called William Boldwood, pays her no attention at all. Mischievously, she sends him a valentine card. This has a devastating effect on his peace of mind; he discovers from Gabriel whose writing is on the card. At the same time Gabriel receives a letter from Fanny Robin, thanking him for his help and telling him that she is the young girl he helped in the churchyard and that she expects to marry a solider, Sergeant Troy. 4. THE RESULTS OF FLATTERY. Boldwood, deeply in love with Bathsheba, proposes to her in June but she, Feeling quite differently towards him, asks for a few weeks to consider the matter. That very night, while checking her farm, her skirt is caught by a soldier's spur. Thus she meets Troy, but does not yet succumb to his flattering charm. When they meet, he apologises to her for his impertinence but praises her beauty, so winning her heart. Gabriel tries to warm Bathsheba against Troy to no avail. Soon after, Bathsheba departs from Bath, returning as Mrs Troy. 5. BREAKDOWN OF A MARRIAGE. At the harvest festival, Troy gets the farm hands so drunk that they cannot cover the wheat-ricks against an approaching storm. Gabriel does it himself with help from Bathsheba, who is fast growing disillusioned with her husband. On their way back from the races. The Troys meet a young girl on the road. Bathsheba does not recognise her, but Troy does: she is Fanny Robin, pregnant with his child. Troy gives her money and promises her more, but asking Bathsheba for the money sparks a violent row. When Bathsheba hears Fanny has died, she suspects Troy being involved with her. 6. GUILT REVEALED. Thanks to a drunken wagon driver, Fanny's coffin arrives too late for her funeral to take place. Gabriel tales the coffin to Weatherbury for the night, but deletes the words 'and child' written after Fanny's name. The maid Liddy relates the gossip about a baby to Bathsheba who, desperate to know the truth, removes the coffins lid. The discovery of Fanny and her dead child overwhelms first her and than Troy, who returns to find the coffin open, his confession appals Bathsheba and drives her, distracted, from the house. Meanwhile, Troy orders the best tombstone he can buy for Fanny and slips away to Budmouth. When told that Troy is believed drowned, Bathsheba collapses - and is caught by Boldwood. 7. A VIOLENT END. Bathsheba remains melancholy, while Boldwood grows ever more obsessed with her, letting his farm run down until Gabriel becomes his bailiff. Finally, he asks Bathsheba to marry him if Troy has not returned at the end of six years. She eventually agrees at Boldwood's Christmas party. Moments later, Troy, who is not dead after all. Reappears - but Bathsheba refuses to leave with him, Boldwood driven mad by the prospect of losing her again, shoots Troy and attempts to shoot himself. While he surrenders to police, Bathsheba takes home Troy's corpse and prepares it for burial. 8. NEW BEGINNING. The following August, Bathsheba visits the graveyard, where Troy lies next to Fanny. She breaks down in tears and is observed by Gabriel. He tells her he is thinking of emigrating, which further distresses her. The next day Bathsheba goes to Gabriel's house to complain at his proposed desertion and at last they talk of marriage and realise a profound love 'which many waters cannot quench'.

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The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue Audiobook

The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue

Author: Frederick Forsyth Narrator: Robert Powell Release Date: October 2015

From Frederick Forsyth, the grand master of international suspense, comes his most intriguing story ever-his own. For more than forty years, Frederick Forsyth has been writing extraordinary real-world novels of intrigue, from the groundbreaking The Day of the Jackal to the prescient The Kill List. Whether writing about the murky world of arms dealers, the shadowy Nazi underground movement, or the intricacies of worldwide drug cartels, every plot has been chillingly plausible because every detail has been minutely researched. But what most people don't know is that some of his greatest stories of intrigue have been in his own life. He was the RAF's youngest pilot at the age of nineteen, barely escaped the wrath of an arms dealer in Hamburg, got strafed by a MiG during the Nigerian civil war, landed during a bloody coup in Guinea-Bissau (and was accused of helping fund a 1973 coup in Equatorial Guinea). The Stasi arrested him, the Israelis feted him, the IRA threatened him, and a certain attractive Czech secret police agent-well, her actions were a bit more intimate. And that's just for starters. It is a memoir like no other-and a book of pure delight.

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The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue Audiobook

The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue

Author: Frederick Forsyth Narrator: Robert Powell Release Date: September 2015

Frederick Forsyth has seen it all. And lived to tell the tale. 'We all make mistakes, but starting the Third World War would have been a rather large one. To this day, I still maintain it was not entirely my fault. But I'm getting ahead of myself. During the course of my life, I've barely escaped the wrath of an arms dealer in Hamburg, been strafed by a MiG during the Nigerian civil war, and landed during a bloody coup in Guinea-Bissau. The Stasi arrested me, the Israelis regaled me, the IRA prompted a quick move from Ireland to England, and a certain attractive Czech secret police agent - well, her actions were a bit more intimate. And that's just for starters. All of that I saw from the inside. But all that time I was, nonetheless, an outsider.' Trained first as a pilot, then as a journalist, Frederick Forsyth finally turned to fiction and became one of the most lauded thriller writers of our time. As exciting as his novels, Forsyth's autobiography is a candid look at an extraordinary life lived to the full, a life whose unique experiences have provided rich inspiration for thirteen internationally bestselling thrillers.

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