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Brought to you by Penguin. These Old Shades is read by Alexander Vlahos, star of Versailles. Leonie Bonnard is being drawn into a twenty-year-old feud. Justin Alastair, the Duke of Avon, is a reprehensible rake with an axe to grind. Decades ago the Comte de Saint-Vire did something unforgivable and ever since Justin has been lying in wait to settle the score. When Justin meets Leon, a street urchin with a striking resemblance to his nemesis, he aims to use him as a pawn in his plans for revenge on the Comte. Except Leon is in fact Leonie, a beautiful young ingénue who may just steal Justin's heart. Can Leonie win the Duke's affection, or will his need for revenge overcome them both? 'One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer's books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen's' JOANNE HARRIS 'Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes . . . Utter, immersive escapism' SOPHIE KINSELLA Léonie, hot-tempered and very much her own woman, is one of Heyer's best female leads[...]The novel remains a witty, vivid page turner' MELANIE REID 'If you haven't read her yet, what a treat you have in store!' Harriet Evans 'Georgette Heyer is second to none' Sunday Times © Georgette Heyer 1926 (P) Penguin Audio 2021Show more
Inspired by Oscar Wilde's classic story of hedonism and corruption, The Confessions of Dorian Gray imagines a world where Dorian Gray was real, and his friendship with Oscar Wilde once spawned the notorious novel. Starring Alexander Vlahos as Dorian Gray, The Spirits of Christmas comprises two hour-long festive episodes, pitching Dorian against a slew of festive horrors. Desperately Seeking Santa by Tim Leng December, 2015. When an intruder breaks into his home in the dead of night, Dorian Gray is more than a little surprised to discover that Santa Claus himself is trying to kill him. Can he track down Father Christmas before the big day - or is the slay ride just beginning? All Through the House by Alan Flanagan Christmas Eve, 2015. When Dorian and Toby check into a mysterious hotel, nothing is quite as it seems. Ghosts of the past are trapped in the present, threatening their future - and nothing can ever be the same again...Show more
Inspired by Oscar Wilde's classic story of hedonism and corruption, The Confessions of Dorian Gray imagines a world where Dorian Gray was real, and his friendship with Oscar Wilde once spawned the notorious novel. 1. The Enigma of Dorian Gray by Roy Gill Salford, 1968. Dorian returns to one of his former universities, having been summoned by his old friend, Adam Notting. Instead, he is greeted by BEAUTY: the product of Notting's research into artificial intelligence. But is BEAUTY all it seems to be? And what of the BEAST...? 2. Freya by Sam Stone Scandinavia, 1974. After rescuing a young woman from the middle of a desolate forest, Dorian realises they're not alone. There's something else in the woodland with them - something follow them - and it won't give up until it's finally tracked them down. 3. Human Remains by James Goss London, 1998. To alleviate a typical bout of boredom, Dorian decides to have his appendix removed - again - and checks himself into "a very nice private hospital". However, upon his recovery, he sees a hideous creature stalking the wards. Is it just a side-effect of the drugs, his mind playing tricks... or is there something more sinister going on at Melrose Hospital? 4. His Dying Breath by George Mann London, 1929. The Bright Young Things of the city are living life to the full, when a series of unusual murders strikes the capital. It isn't long before Dorian finds himself singled out as a suspect and has to clear his name. But how to prove your innocence when the killer might not even be human...? 5. Banshee by Xanna Eve Chown County Meath, 1900. After one Dorian's friends acquires a house on the Emerald Isle, Dorian travels with him to Ireland to inspect the estate. There, they find a house in disrepair... and a supernatural tenant desperate to vacate the premises. 6. The Abysmal Sea by David Llewellyn Greece, 1974. In a last-bid attempt to save their flagging relationship, Dorian Gray and Alyssa Symes embark on a simple sailing holiday in the Aegean. But the deep, still waters hide a terrible danger, and they may end up losing more than just each other... 7. Inner Darkness by Mark B. Oliver Iceland, 2009. When a mission to finally see the Northern Lights turns sour, Dorian finds himself stranded in the middle of nowhere. It is only after the kindness of one of the locals that he is rescued, and learns that there may be more to the local legends than meets the eye. 8. The Living Image by Matt Fitton England, 1949. A chance encounter on a train propels Dorian into the lives of Mr and Mrs Moore. To him, their lives are ordinary, mundane: the kind of lives he's always striven to rise above. However, the grass is always greener... The collection also includes additional material and behind-the-scenes interviews.Show more
Inspired by Oscar Wilde's classic story of hedonism and corruption, The Confessions of Dorian Gray imagines a world where Dorian Gray was real, and his friendship with Oscar Wilde once spawned the notorious novel. Starring Alexander Vlahos as Dorian Gray, this third series of supernatural horror stories comprises eight original half-hour episodes: 1. Blank Canvas (by James Goss) Featuring Sophie Wu, Edward Harrison and Alex Jordan with Bernard Holley Two years after the death of Dorian Gray, his home is broken into... but the intruders aren't expecting what they'll find there. 2. The Needle (by David Llewellyn) Featuring David Blackwell with Barnaby Edwards and Andrew Pepper Reunited with his former colleague, Simon Darlow, Dorian uncovers an centuries-old conspiracy behind one of London's newest office blocks. 3. We Are Everywhere (by Roy Gill) Featuring Blake Ritson When a serial-killing stalker discovers the truth about Dorian and his immortality, a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse ensues... 4. Echoes (by Gary Russell) Featuring Terry Molloy, Nicola Bryant and Toby Longworth Trapped alone on the last Tube home, Dorian finds himself confronted by phantoms... but why have they waited until now to track him down? 5. Pandora (by Xanna Eve Chown) Featuring Annette Badland with Christopher Allen Madame Pandora has the gift of the Tarot: she can predict your future with unnerving accuracy... a fact that unnerves Dorian more than anyone. 6. Heart and Soul (by Cavan Scott) Featuring Sean Biggerstaff with Laura Doddington A reluctant Dorian finds himself drawn to a sinister circus, where a mythical creature is drawing the public to their deaths. Cost of entry: one human heart, each night... 7. Displacement Activity (by Scott Handcock) Featuring Tracey Childs (Part 1 of 2) When Dorian is offered an opportunity to discover the truth behind his revival, he agrees to assist the enigmatic Victoria Lowell in stealing a supernatural artefact - the Eternity Canvas - from a exhibition celebrating the occult... 8. The Darkest Hour (by Scott Handcock) Featuring Tracey Childs with Miles Richardson and Hugh Skinner (Part 2 of 2) Familiar faces gather as Dorian's past comes back to haunt him in his hour of need...Show more
London, 1999. As New Year's Eve approaches, some believe it will herald the end of the world, and when Dorian encounters renowned artist Natalie Isaacs in a bar, they embark on an intimate journey... but one with terrible consequences. Once the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve, it isn't long before the Mayfair Monster manifests. This two-part story will be released on Saturday 28th December 2013 (episode one) and Saturday 4th January 2014 (episode two). Note: The Confessions of Dorian Gray contains adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners.Show more
Edinburgh, 1920. Seizing upon the possibility of a reunion with his closest comrade from the trenches, Dorian arrives in the capital city of Scotland on Halloween! Guisers are out in force, disapproving gentlemen walk the streets... and a sinister department store has a great deal more on offer than it might initially advertise. Note: The Confessions of Dorian Gray contains adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners.Show more
Brighton, 1913. Taking a much-needed trip to the coast, Dorian finds himself intrigued by two old men playing a peculiar game of chess along the pier. However, it isn't long before he finds himself caught up in a long-standing family feud, and becomes embroiled in a far greater game... Note: The Confessions of Dorian Gray contains adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners.Show more
Kew, 1879. On the verge of adulthood, the sudden arrival of a forbidding housekeeper makes Dorian Gray's life a living hell... Kew, 2012. Now converted into flats, Dorian's family home has become a very real hell for his latest tenants, and the memories of his childhood are finally catching up with him... Note: The Confessions of Dorian Gray contains adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners.Show more
England, 1964. Dorian Gray and the Hedonists are touring the country when they come up against a band of Rockers - The Gravediggers - led by the mysterious Otto. But what is the secret behind the rockers' experimental sound? And will the violence spreading across the country ever stop? Note: The Confessions of Dorian Gray contains adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners.Show more
New York, 1939. Running into his old friend Dorothy Parker on the street, Dorian finds himself accompanying her to the opening of an antiquities exhibition. But when one of the guests is murdered, Dorian and Dorothy have no choice but to find the killer before their culprit has a chance to strike again...Show more
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