Wilde’s poetry

Wilde’s Charmides and Other Poems Another new release on Audible: First published in 1913, more than a decade after the author’s death, Charmides and Other Poems is a collection including the long narrative poem Charmides (1881) – the author’s longest and most controversial poem – and a number of shorter poems, and sonnets, many written […]

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity… or Death

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… Another title to finally emerge after long delay from the turbid depths of Audible: Dickens most famous historical novel, A Tale of Two Cities explores the horrors of the French Revolution, and the injustices that brought it about, through the history of the […]

The versatile H.G. Wells

Another Double-Bill: Fiction and Non-Fiction from H. G. Wells Yet two more recent releases from the backlog of the somnolent Audible, this time more from the great H. G. Wells: First, fiction: Tales of Space and Time, is a fantasy and science fiction collection, comprising the three short stories ‘The Crystal Egg’, ‘The Star’, and […]

Two Travellers’ Tales

Pack your bags! Two more that recently oozed to the top of Audacity’s inbox, this time a couple of traveller’s tales: First, in Around the World in Eighty Days, solitary and mechanical clubman Mr Phileas Fogg, accepting a challenge from fellow members of the Reform Club, wagers the fantastic sum of £20,000, half of his […]

Wonderful Wodehouse!

A Wodehouse double-bill! Finally, after Audible’s recent prolonged period of indisposition … I’m sure we all hope it is feeling better now … an avalanche of my new recordings have now been unleashed upon the unsuspecting public, including two of my favourite Jeeves and Wooster titles: In the first of its ten short stories, Carry […]


A Pair of Bellocs! For my 49th and 50th Audible credits, two titles from the multi-talented Belloc family: First, in The Mercy of Allah Hilaire Belloc uses an exotic Oriental setting to satirise the Western commercial and economic issues of his time, as aged merchant Mahmoud relates to his young nephews the story of his […]


The big broad flexible outlook… In a startling reversal of recent form, Audible have published my latest PG Wodehouse solo narration while I can still remember recording it. Maybe 2021 is not starting out so badly, after all: In Ukridge, the inimitable Wodehouse gives us ten stores from the early career of Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge: […]

Another mission for Hannay

Another mission for Richard Hannay Another recent release is my narration of the third volume from John Buchan’s series of Richard Hannay adventure thrillers: Listed in the BBC’s ‘100 Novels That Shaped Our World’, Mr Standfast is the third of Buchan’s thrilling, fast-paced World War I adventure novels, following The Thirty-Nine Steps, and Greenmantle: in […]

HG Wells Double Bill

An HG Wells double-bill! The leisurely pace of Audible publication meant that these two went live a solid fortnight apart; but, hey, I’m calling in a double-bill anyway: Thirty Strange Stories features tales of comedy, horror, monsters, strange worlds, guilt, enmity, whimsy, and avarice in some of the best of HG Wells’ short fiction, including: […]

Psmith, Journalist

Psmith takes Manhattan! Listed in the BBC’s ‘100 Novels That Shaped Our World’, Psmith, Journalist takes Wodehouse’s immaculate hero to the apparently dull city of New York, where he takes command of twee family periodical ‘Cosy Moments’, converts it to the yellowest of yellow journals, and embarks upon a crusade to unmask the owner of […]