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    • P. D. James BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • Written by: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Greta Scacchi, Hugh Grant, full cast, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of P. D. James' acclaimed mysteries, plus P. D. James in Her Own Words. This collection includes: Cover Her Face, A Taste for Death, Devices and Desires, A Certain Justice, The Private Patient, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin.

    Price: CDN$ 45.83

    • A Certain Justice (Dramatized)

    • Inspector Adam Dalgliesh Series, Book 10 (Dramatised)
    • Written by: P.D. James
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Venetia Aldridge QC is a distinguished criminal lawyer. When she secures the acquittal of a young man, Garry Ashe, from the charge of murdering his aunt, a series of bizarre events is set in motion, starting with her own murder. Adam Dalgliesh, the poet Scotland Yard commander, uncovers the reason for Venetia's death, and its connection with the subsequent murder of her office cleaner.

    Price: CDN$ 14.33

    • Scales of Justice

    • Written by: Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The lives of the inhabitants of Swevenings are disrupted only by a fierce competition to catch the Old Un, a monster trout known to dwell in a beautiful stream which winds past their homes. Then one of their small community is found brutally murdered; beside him is the freshly killed trout. Both died by violence - but Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn's murder investigation seems to be much more interested in the fish.... Scales of Justice was first published in 1955.

    Price: CDN$ 28.64

    • Guide to Financial Markets (6th edition)

    • The Economist
    • Written by: Marc Levinson
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The definitive guide to why different financial markets exist and how they operate. This edition brings the listener right up to speed with the latest developments in financial instruments and provides a clear and incisive guide to this complex world that even those who work in it often find hard to understand. With chapters on the markets that deal with money, foreign exchange, equities, bonds, commodities, financial futures, options, and other derivatives, it looks at why these markets exist, how they work and who trades in them, and it gives a run-down of the factors that affect prices and rates.

    Price: CDN$ 21.48

    • Light Thickens

    • Written by: Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Peregrine Jay, owner of the Dolphin Theatre, is putting on a magnificent production of Macbeth, the play that, superstition says, always brings bad luck. But one night the claymore swings, and the dummy's head is more than real: murder behind the scene. Luckily, Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn is in the audience....

    Price: CDN$ 27.32

    • Surfeit of Lampreys

    • Written by: Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ngaio Marsh’s most popular novel begins when a young New Zealander’s first contact with the English gentry is the body of Lord Wutherford - with a meat skewer through the eye.... The Lampreys had plenty of charm - but no cash. They all knew they were peculiar - and rather gloried in it. The double and triple charades, for instance, with which they would entertain their guests - like rich but awful Uncle Gabriel, who was always such a bore.

    Price: CDN$ 28.64

    • A Man Lay Dead

    • Written by: Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wealthy Sir Hubert Handesley's original and lively weekend house parties are deservedly famous. To amuse his guests, he has devised a new form of the fashionable Murder Game, in which a guest is secretly selected to commit a 'murder' in the dark, and everyone assembles to solve the crime. But when the lights go up this time, there is a real corpse....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good story for time and place

    • By JohnS on 2019-06-24

    Price: CDN$ 27.32

    • Artists in Crime

    • Written by: Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of Ngaio Marsh’s most famous murder mysteries, which introduces Inspector Alleyn to his future wife, the irrepressible Agatha Troy. It started as a student exercise, the knife under the drape, the model’s pose chalked in place. But before Agatha Troy, artist and instructor, returns to the class, the pose has been reenacted in earnest: the model is dead, fixed forever in one of the most dramatic poses Troy has ever seen. It’s a difficult case for Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great read

    • By Amazon Customer on 2019-05-19

    Price: CDN$ 28.64

    • The American Lover

    • Written by: Rose Tremain
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Ric Jerrom, Kate Rawson, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Trapped in a London flat, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster’s cottage, miles from Moscow. A father, finally free of his daughter’s demands, embarks on a long swim from his Canadian lakeside retreat. And in the grandest house of all, Danni the Polish housekeeper catches the eye of an enigmatic visitor.Rose Tremain awakens the senses in this diverse collection of short stories.

    Price: CDN$ 21.48

    • The Nursing Home Murder

    • Written by: Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sir John Phillips, the Harley Street surgeon, and his beautiful nurse, Jane Harden, are almost too nervous to operate. The emergency case on the table before them is the Home Secretary - and they both have very good, personal reasons to wish him dead. Within hours he does die, although the operation itself was a complete success, and Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn must find out why....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • clever solution

    • By Cynthia Johnson on 2018-03-28

    Price: CDN$ 27.32

    • Black as He's Painted

    • Written by: Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the exuberant president of Ng'ombwana proposes to dispense with the usual security arrangements on an official visit to London, his old schoolmate, Chief Superintendent Alleyn, is called in to persuade him otherwise. Consequently, on the night of the embassy's reception, the house and grounds are stiff with police.

    Price: CDN$ 28.64

    • Through the Window

    • Written by: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In these 17 essays (and one short story) the 2011 Man Booker Prize winner examines British, French, and American writers who have meant most to him, as well as the cross-currents and overlappings of their different cultures. From the deceptiveness of Penelope Fitzgerald to the directness of Hemingway, from Kipling's view of France to the French view of Kipling, from the many translations of Madame Bovary to the fabulations of Ford Madox Ford, from the National Treasure status of George Orwell to the despair of Michel Houellebecq, Julian Barnes considers what fiction is.

    Price: CDN$ 21.85

    • The Case of the Late Pig

    • Written by: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
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    Albert Campion is summoned to the village of Kepesake to investigate a particularly distasteful death. The body turns out to be that of Pig Peters, freshly killed five months after his own funeral. Soon other corpses start to turn up, just as Peters's body goes missing. It takes all Campion's coolly incisive powers of detection to unravel the crime.

    Price: CDN$ 15.03

    • Feather Boy

    • Written by: Nicky Singer
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    That’s what Edith Sorrell, mysterious resident of Mayfield Rest Home, says when Robert asks her to share a wisdom with him as part of a class project. And even though Robert Nobel, aka Norbert No-Bottle, the perpetually picked-on class squit, is convinced she’s batty, he’s determined to pluck up his courage and go. After all, what does Robert have to lose? His dad is busy with his new family, his mum is always at work, the school bully is making his life miserable, and the class beauty won’t give him the time of day.

    Price: CDN$ 23.99

    • They Hanged My Saintly Billy

    • Written by: Robert Graves
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
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    On 14 June 1856, after a scandalous and extremely high-profile trial, Dr William Palmer was hanged for the poisoning of his friend John Parsons Cook. The case was one of the most infamous of its time, and as the twelve-day trial unfolded, accusations of no less than fourteen murders came to light.

    Price: CDN$ 25.95

    • Democracy and Its Crisis

    • Written by: A. C. Grayling
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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    First he considers moments in history - Periclean Athens, the English Civil War, the American and French Revolutions, among them - in which the challenges we face today were first encountered and what solutions, however imperfect, were found. Then he lays bare the specific problems of democracy in the 21st century and maps out a set of urgently needed reforms. With the advent of authoritarian leaders and the simultaneous rise of populism, representative democracy appears to be caught between a rock and a hard place, yet it is this space that it must occupy, says Grayling, if a civilised society that looks after all its people is to flourish.

    Price: CDN$ 20.48

    • Hide My Eyes

    • Written by: Margery Allingham
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
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    In Hide My Eyes, Campion finds himself hunting down a serial killer. A spate of murders leaves him, and his friend and colleague Inspector Luke, with only the baffling clues of a left-hand glove and a lizard-skin lettercase. However, a chain of strange events leads them to an odd museum of curiosities hidden in a quiet London neighbourhood where there is more going on than meets the eye.

    Price: CDN$ 14.34

    • The Great Retreat of 1914

    • From Mons to the Marne
    • Written by: Spencer Jones
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    August 1914: In the sweltering heat, the fate of Europe hangs in the balance. Germany is hurling her forces into a carefully planned invasion of Belgium and France. Bound by an 1839 treaty to protect Belgium from any invader, Britain came to its defence. With the British Expeditionary Force numbering just 120,000 men, and dwarfed by the vast manpower of Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm II remains unfazed by this ‘contemptible little army'. But the BEF was, man for man, the best trained army in Europe.

    Price: CDN$ 15.02

    • The Time and Space of Uncle Albert

    • Written by: Russell Stannard
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
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    Book One in the best-selling 'Uncle Albert' science/adventure series. Famous scientist Uncle Albert and his niece Gedanken enter the dangerous and unknown world of a thought bubble. Their mission: to unlock the deep mysteries of time and space... In this action-packed adventure story, discover why you can't break the ultimate speed barrier and find out how to become older than your mother, how to put on weight without getting fat, and how to live forever without even knowing it.

    Price: CDN$ 15.02

    • The Darling Buds of May

    • The Larkin Novels, Volume 1
    • Written by: H. E. Bates
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Cedric Charlton, an unsuspecting tax inspector, arrives at the door of the Pop Larkin farm, he soon forgets the purpose of his visit: The fun-loving Ma and Pop Larkin distract him at every turn with strawberries, cream, alcohol, and their attractive young daughter, Mariette. Well known by the popular TV series starring David Jason and Catherine Zeta-Jones, The Darling Buds of May is the quintessential feel-good country romp.

    Price: CDN$ 27.27

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