Natalya just returned from Yalta, Crimea, and is telling her husband over dinner of all the charms of Crimea. Her husband, delighted, gazes tenderly at her enthusiastic face, listens, and from time to time puts in a question. Natalya´s never-ceasing babble gets her into serious trouble, however. She is eager to expose her friend Yulia for some indiscretion with a local guide, and this leads to revelations of Natalya´s own ´gay´ times with one of the Tatar guides. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Max Bollinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mxbo/000295/bk_mxbo_000295_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If only I could remain young while the picture grows old. For that I’d give anything.... When Dorian Gray, a handsome young man about town, makes this wish, he can hardly guess that it will mark the beginning of a life of hedonism and debauchery. Soon enough his webs of deception and deceit catch innocent victims, some of them his closest friends, and the only evidence of his misdeeds is a long-forgotten portrait in his attic.... Oscar Wilde’s notorious novel is presented in this tense, full-cast audiobook adaptation, dramatised by David Llewellyn. The release also includes the first episode of ´The Confessions of Dorian Gray: This World Our Hell´ and a selection of James Dunlop’s music from the series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Vlahos, Miles Richardson, Marcus Hutton, Aysha Kala, James Unsworth, Ian Hallard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bgfn/000031/bk_bgfn_000031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The story of the world´s longest running musical. Les Miserables has been a globally successful musical for 30 years and continues to delight and move audiences around the world, and there is no sign of it slowing down. From the early days in Paris through to Cameron Mackintosh becoming involved, through to the Oscar winning movie, this marvellous story is told by the people involved; the composers, producers, singers, and actors. Performed by one of the original actors in the RSC production, Peter Polycarpou, the recording takes us behind the scenes of both the show and the film, to hear the views of Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, and Hugh Jackman. This is a must for fans of all musicals and of course Les Miserables. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Polycarpou. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rbet/000097/bk_rbet_000097_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Higher: Episode 1: The Price of Partnership by Joyce Bryant. Teaching has become a dirty word at Hayborough University and when a new Dean of Research Development comes on board she urges partnerships abroad. So an international research centre for Pier and Wharf ethics is mooted. The only problem is the person sent to set it up - academic snob and sociopath, Professor David Poll. Everything seems to be going smoothly for the university until they realise the student they have recently expelled just happens to be the President of Epithea´s son.Episode 2: Restructure by Joyce Bryant. The Vice Chancellor wants to restructure three departments into two, so one of the Deans is for the chop. Jim Blunt is determined it is not going to be him. But he hasn´t reckoned on the Dean of Arts, baby faced killer Roland Keith Chubb. Meanwhile in Epithea David is preparing to launch his Centre for Pier and Wharf ethics. But the President keeps on mentioning ´Baksheesh´.Starring Sophie Thompson, Jeremy Swift and Jonathan Keeble. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophie Thompson, Jeremy Swift, Jonathan Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006863/bk_bbcw_006863_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The American Senator By Anthony Trollope. Dramatised by Martyn Wade. Part One: Arabella is determined to keep her engagement to John Morton a secret. Perhaps, there is a more exciting and wealthy husband she might be able to catch. Part Two: Lord Rufford has kissed Arabella twice but she realises that much more needs to be done to win him and his estate. Is it now time to tell John Morton she no longer wants to marry him? Part Three: Lord Rufford has run away from Arabella but she hasn´t given up hope. She is determined that he will marry her but then she receives some distressing news. Starring Robert Glenister, Anna Maxwell Martin, Barbara Flynn, Blake Ritson, Stuart Milligan, Joanna David, Daniel Rabin, Penelope Rawlins, Carl Prekopp, Henry Devas, Elaine Claxton, Joanathan Forbes, Jane Whittenshaw, and Sean Baker. Directed by Tracey Neale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joanna David, Barbara Flynn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005482/bk_bbcw_005482_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An offbeat 21st Century urban love story starring Rosie Cavaliero and John Dougall, originally broadcast as BBC Radio 4´s ´Afternoon Play´ on 12 January 2011. It´s a difficult time for Sue, her mother has just died and the kids have moved out. She has a vision of leaving their tough housing estate behind and starting a new life by the sea but husband Finn earns little and won´t borrow.... Finn is a rock in this sensitive tale of love, loyalty and dreams. My Haunted Expression stars Rosie Cavaliero as Sue and John Dougall as Finn. Also featured amongst the cast are Sally Orrock, Tony Bell, Daniel Cooper, Deeivya Meir, and Jude Akuwudike. Written by Helen Clohessy and directed by David Hunter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosey Cavaliero, John Dougall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/004570/rt_bbcw_004570_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Children of the Rain by Lee Hall, starring Ben Tibber and Sita Patel. Drama about extraordinary children, presenting the thoughts and opinions of British children about children in other parts of the world. By the author of Billy Elliott. Written by Lee Hall. Lee Hall has asserted his moral rights (including the right to be identified as the author) in the Work. All rights reserved. Applications for performance or other use should be made to Judy Daish Associates Limited, 2 St Charles Place, London W10 6EG. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Tibber, Sita Patel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004551/bk_bbcw_004551_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of an event in the life of ballerina Margot Fonteyn, written by Frances Byrne and starring Sophie Jerrold and Richard McCabe. Originally broadcast as the ‘Afternoon Play’ on 22 May 2008 and repeated on 19 November 2010.An Unchoreographed World explores a dramatic formative event in the life of one of the truly great dancers of our time, the young Margot Fonteyn. It´s May 10th 1940, and she is trapped in Holland during the German invasion with her older lover, the composer Constant Lambert, and the fledgling Sadler´s Wells Ballet. Frances Byrne´s drama draws on contemporary accounts to evoke a time when, her life threatened, Fonteyn discovers who she really is, and what her destiny might cost her.Starring Sophie Jerrold as Margot Fonteyn, Richard McCabe as Constant Lambert, Kate Littlewood as Ninette de Valois and Oliver Millingham as Robert Helpmann. Also featured in the cast are Anne-Marie Piazza, Maria Askew, Ffion Jolly, Ben Ashton and Coen de Groot. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sophie Jerrald, Richard McCabe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/004527/rt_bbcw_004527_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A BBC Radio 4 fictionalised account of the interrogation of P. G. Wodehouse (Tim McInnerny) by MI5 during World War II. How to Be an Internee with No Previous Experience was originally broadcast as the ´Afternoon Play´ on 15 December 2010. In 1944, P.G. Wodehouse, the creator of ´Jeeves and Wooster´, was questioned by MI5 after broadcasting to America from a German internment camp. One of the interrogators was an up-and-coming journalist called Malcolm Muggeridge. The other was Major E.J.P. Cussen, who later became a high court judge. The stakes were high: one of Britain´s best loved authors was facing the possibility of the death penalty. With Tim McInnerny as Wodehouse and Alex Jennings as Muggeridge. Also starring Anton Lesser, Stephen Critchlow, and Gunnar Cauthery. Produced and directed by Peter Leslie Wild. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim McInnerny, Alex Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/004555/rt_bbcw_004555_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A BBC Radio 4 drama looking at the impact on a divorcing couple of recent changes to British prenuptial law. Originally broadcast as the ´Afternoon Play´ on 21 January 2011. Two academics, British Paul (Sam Dale) and American Amy (Sally Orrock), have married in the US with a prenuptial agreement. They did so because Paul´s previous marriage ended in a messy divorce, making him wary of future commitment. Paul loves Amy and was relieved to hear that, like him, she doesn´t want children. Access issues round his daughter, Iona, have greatly complicated his life in recent years; and because the loss of his house has been traumatic, Amy also generously suggested a ´prenup´ to allay his fears of losing more of his property and pension. But now things have gone wrong and Amy has filed for divorce. She has done so in Britain, believing that the agreement they signed before marriage will not take effect. However, the law is about to change... Starring Sam Dale as Paul and Sally Orrock as Amy, Peter Jukes´ ´Prenup´ also features Christine Kavanagh, Claire Harry, Adeel Akhtar and Deeivya Meir. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Dale, Sally Orrock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/bbcw/004923/rt_bbcw_004923_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.