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Boneland Audiobook

Boneland

Author: Alan Garner Narrator: Robert Powell, Thomas Goose Release Date: September 2012

Boneland is Alan Garner's continuation of the story thread which began in his first and enduringly popular fantasy children's novel, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. The Weirdstone was published in 1960 (it has never been out of print since), and The Moon of Gomrath followed, in 1963. This took the story further with the same two children, Colin and Susan. But Boneland is particularly fascinating because it takes the story into adulthood, with Colin again the main proponent. Boneland is read by the experienced actor Robert Powell, at the request of Alan Garner himself.

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin Audiobook

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Author: Louis De Bernières Narrator: Robert Powell Release Date: November 2011

Robert Powell reads Louis De Bernières' bestselling novel set in the early days of the second world war, and as heard on BBC Radio 4... Dr Iannis practices medicine on the island of Cephalonia, accompanied by his daughter, Pelagia, to whom he imparts much of his healing art. Even when the Italians do invade, life isn't so bad - at first anyway. The officer in command of the Italian garrison is the cultured Captain Antonio Corelli, whose most precious possession is his mandolin. It isn't long before Corelli and Pelagia are involved in a heated affair - despite her engagement to a young fisherman, Mandras, who has gone off to join Greek partisans. Love is complicated enough in wartime, even when the lovers are on the same side. And for Corelli and Pelagia, it becomes increasingly difficult to negotiate the minefield of allegiances, both personal and political, as all around them atrocities mount, former friends become enemies and the ugliness of war infects everyone it touches.

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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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Classic Letters & Journals Box Set: A seven-volume collection from the private letters & journals wr Audiobook

Classic Letters & Journals Box Set: A seven-volume collection from the private letters & journals wr

Author: Mr Punch Narrator: Charles Dance Obe, Imogen Stubbs, Robert Powell, Virginia Mckenna Obe Release Date: May 2022

A seven-volume collection of letters & journals performed in a dramatised setting. The Letters of JANE AUSTEN performed by FIONA SHAW CBE “Frequently indiscreet and occasionally acerbic or heartless, Jane Austen’s letters are always engaging. Fiona Shaw gives a sensitive reading.” (Daily Telegraph) The Letters of LORD BYRON performed by ROBERT POWELL “If you want to see into man’s soul, start with this self-portrait. It’s magnificent.” (The Guardian) The Letters of CHARLOTTE BRONTË performed by IMOGEN STUBBS “These provide a welcome addition to our collection of Bronteana... the reading is sympathetic and lively and makes most compelling listening.” (Bronte Society) The Letters & Journals of LORD NELSON performed by CHARLES DANCE OBE “Letters and journals always make lively intimate listening. It is Nelson who opens up with almost shocking frankness in courteous, suddenly passionate love letters to Emma Hamilton.” (The Independent) Leaves from the Highland Journals of QUEEN VICTORIA performed by VIRGINIA McKENNA OBE “...these journals offer us so many insights into the paraphernalia that accompanied the royal progress north... Virginia McKenna reads beautifully.” (Sunday Times) Scott of the Antarctic - The Diary of Captain ROBERT FALCON SCOTT performed by EDWARD FOX OBE “The audio’s editors have made a good selection, from the courageous good cheer and sea shanties at the beginning to the last entries, blizzard-bound in a tent 11 miles from the next depot.” (Sunday Times) The Journals of DOROTHY WORDSWORTH performed by JENNY AGUTTER OBE “The English countryside at the end of the 18th century is brought almost photographically before us and Jenny Agutter brings her splendidly to life.” (Good Book Guide) Abridged: Alan Drury, Sue Rodwell, Lissa Demetriou & Guy Fithen Music: Nina Humphreys & Robert Rigby Director: Alan Drury & Guy Fithen Producer: Michael Cameron & Stewart Richards © & ℗ 2022 Mr Punch Audiobooks Ltd

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Far From the Madding Crowd Audiobook

Far From the Madding Crowd

Author: Thomas Hardy Narrator: Robert Powell Release Date: August 2007

'Wessex' and its scenery plays a starring role in this story of innocence lost, breaking free, unrequited love and unchecked desires. Examining the sometimes-detrimental relationships between men and women and in turn, their tumultuous trysts with their surroundings, this story follows Bathsheba Everdene and five other central characters, all of whom, like nature, have their own particular virtues and flaws.

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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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Haunted Audiobook

Haunted

Author: James Herbert Narrator: Robert Powell Release Date: May 2007

James Herbert's Haunted is the first chilling novel in the David Ash trilogy. Three nights of terror at the house called Edbrook. Three nights in which David Ash, there to investigate a haunting, will be victim of horrifying and maleficent games. Three nights in which he will face the blood-chilling enigma of his own past. Three nights before Edbrook's dreadful secret will be revealed, and the true nightmare will begin . . .

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Once Audiobook

Once

Author: James Herbert Narrator: Robert Powell Release Date: May 2007

Remember the faery stories you were told as a child? Tales of tiny, magical, winged beings and elves, wicked witches and goblins. Demons . . . What if one day you found out they were true? What if, when you became an adult, you discovered they were all based on fact? What if you met the fantasy and it was all so very real? That's what happened to Thom Kindred. The wonders were revealed to him. But so were the horrors, for not far behind the Good, there always lurks the Bad. And the Bad had designs on Thom. The Bad would show him real evil. He would see the hellhagges and the demons. He would be touched by perverted passion. And corruption. And he would encounter his own worst nightmare. The Bad would seek to destroy him. And only the magic of the little beings would be able to help him. Once, James Herbert's masterful novel of erotic love and darkest horror, will take you to a realm where fantasy and reality collide, where faerytales really can come true.

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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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