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    • Und andere Meistererzählungen
    • Autor: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: Friedhelm Ptok, Werner Rehm, Hans Korte
    • Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 30 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Liebe, Eifersucht und Tod, das Aufbegehren gegen das Schicksal und die Verzweiflung über die eigene Unzulänglichkeit...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • einfach nur empfehlenswert!

    • Von Ibinsschowieda Am hilfreichsten 29.10.2013

    Regulärer Preis: 27,95 €

    • Fußspuren im Dschungel und andere Erzählungen

    • Autor: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: Uwe Friedrichsen
    • Spieldauer: 4 Std. und 3 Min.
    • Gekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    "Es gibt keinen Ort in den Malaiischen Staaten, der bezaubernder wäre als Tanah Merah...", so beginnt Somerset Maugham eine seiner bekanntesten Erzählungen. Doch auch an den bezaubernden Orten dieser Erde wohnt das Böse. Ob in Südostasien, Frankreich oder in heimischen Gefilden, stets versteht es Somerset Maugham in die Abgründe der menschlichen Seele zu blicken und die dunklen Seiten der zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungen auszuleuchten. Maughams Geschichten beben vor innerer Spannung und sind angereichert mit einem hintergründigen Humor.

    Regulärer Preis: 6,95 €

    • Rain and Other Stories

    • Autor: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: Steven Crossley
    • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 46 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Geschichte
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    W. Somerset Maugham is one of the best-loved short story writers of the last 100 years. In this collection of his finest short work Maugham takes the listener to the sun-drenched Pacific islands where the Governor mercilessly abuses the inhabitants; to the story "Rain", in which the Reverend and the prostitute play out one of the most famous finales ever written; to the studies of chauvinistic Colonels, and snide conversations in Edwardian drawing rooms, as well as at the gates of heaven. As an introduction to one of the greatest writers in the English language Stephen Crossley's reading is the perfect place to start.

    Regulärer Preis: 13,95 €

    • Aufgeklärt

    • Erzählungen
    • Autor: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: Hans Korte
    • Spieldauer: 1 Std. und 42 Min.
    • Gekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Henry Garnets Sohn ist ein ansehnlicher junger Mann: 1,85 Meter groß, breite Schultern, schneeweiße Zähne. Er studiert in Cambridge und gilt als begabter Tennisspieler. Als er zu einem Turnier nach Monte Carlo fährt, gibt ihm sein Vater einen Rat mit auf den Weg: "Erstens: Glücksspiel. Spiel nie! Zweitens: Geldaffären. Leih nie! Drittens: Frauen. Hände weg!" Der Sohn verspricht, daran zu denken, aber irgendwie kommt dann doch alles ganz anders...

    Regulärer Preis: 6,95 €

    • The Razor's Edge

    • Autor: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: Gordon Griffin
    • Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 37 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Geschichte
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. The progress of this spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham's most brilliant characters: his fiancée Isabel, whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong repercussions; and Elliot Templeton, her uncle, a classic expatriate American snob. The most ambitious of Maugham's novels, this is also one in which Maugham himself plays a considerable part as he wanders in and out of the story, to observe his characters struggling with their fates.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • Von Sebastian Gruson Am hilfreichsten 04.03.2016

    Regulärer Preis: 20,95 €

    • The Narrow Corner

    • Autor: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: David Thorpe
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 10 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    On his way home from a remote Pacific island, Dr Saunders travels with two strangers: the treacherous Captain Nichols, and Fred, a handsome Australian with a shadowy past. Driven to shelter from a storm on the island of Banda, the trio meets good-natured Erik Christessen and his fiancée, the cool and beautiful Louise. A tense, exotic tale of love, jealousy, murder and suicide, which evolved from a passage in Maugham's earlier masterpiece, The Moon and Sixpence.

    Regulärer Preis: 17,95 €

    • The Painted Veil

    • Autor: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: Kate Reading
    • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 19 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Geschichte
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    First published in 1925, The Painted Veil is an affirmation of the human capacity to grow, change, and forgive. Set in England and Hong Kong in the 1920s, it is the story of the beautiful but shallow young Kitty Fane. When her husband discovers her adulterous affair, he forces her to accompany him to a remote region of China ravaged by a cholera epidemic.

    Regulärer Preis: 11,95 €

    • On a Chinese Screen

    • Autor: W Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: Richard Mitchley
    • Spieldauer: 4 Std. und 55 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Geschichte
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Maugham spent the winter months of 1919 travelling 1500 miles up the Yangtze river. Always more interested in people than places, he noted down acute and finely crafted sketches of those he met on countless scraps of paper. In the resulting collection we encounter Western missionaries, army officers and company managers who are culturally out of their depth in the immensity of the Chinese civilisation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Treasure Trove

    • Von Sebastian Gruson Am hilfreichsten 10.05.2015

    Regulärer Preis: 12,95 €

    • Of Human Bondage

    • Autor: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: Steven Crossley
    • Spieldauer: 25 Std. und 53 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Sprecher
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Philip Carey, a sensitive orphan born with a clubfoot, finds himself in desperate need of passion and inspiration. He abandons his studies to travel, first to Heidelberg and then to Paris, where he nurses ambitions of becoming a great artist. Philip's youthful idealism erodes, however, as he comes face-to-face with his own mediocrity and lack of impact on the world. After returning to London to study medicine, he becomes wildly infatuated with Mildred, a vulgar, tawdry waitress, and begins a doomed love affair.

    Regulärer Preis: 37,95 €

    • Of Human Bondage

    • Autor: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: David McCallion
    • Spieldauer: 24 Std. und 51 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Sprecher
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Geschichte
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    First published in 1915, Of Human Bondage is widely considered to be Somerset Maugham’s masterpiece and is believed to have been at least partially based on Maugham’s own life. This is the tale of Philip Carey, who is orphaned at a young age and raised by his uncle. Of Human Bondage follows Philip on his travels to Paris, London, and Germany, taking the listener on an adventure of discovery as his travels brings him new discoveries and emotional growth.

    Regulärer Preis: 30,95 €

    • Ashenden

    • Autor: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: Christopher Oxford
    • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 14 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When war broke out in 1914, Somerset Maugham was dispatched by the British Secret Service to Switzerland under the guise of completing a play. Multilingual, knowledgeable about many European countries, and a celebrated writer, Maugham had the perfect cover, and the assignment appealed to his love of romance, and of the ridiculous. The stories collected in Ashenden are rooted in Maugham's own experiences as an agent, reflecting the ruthlessness and brutality of espionage, its intrigue and treachery, as well as its absurdity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • Von Sebastian Gruson Am hilfreichsten 13.03.2016

    Regulärer Preis: 16,95 €

    • The Painted Veil

    • Autor: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: Sophie Ward
    • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 21 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Geschichte
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    This is the story of Kitty Fane, the adulterous wife of a bacteriologist stationed in Hong Kong. When her husband discovers her deception, he exacts a terrible vengeance: Kitty must accompany him to the heart of a cholera epidemic in China.

    Regulärer Preis: 18,95 €

    • The Moon and Sixpence

    • Autor: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: Steven Crossley
    • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 52 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In The Moon and Sixpence, Charles Strickland is a respectable London stockbroker who decides in middle age to abandon his wife and children and devote himself to his true passion: art. Strickland's destructive desire for self-expression takes him first to Paris to learn the craft of painting, and finally to Tahiti in the South Pacific. The Moon and Sixpence remains a complex and engaging novel echoing Maugham's own struggles between artistic expression and public respectability.

    Regulärer Preis: 20,95 €

    • The Gentleman in the Parlour

    • Autor: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: Philip Bird
    • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 12 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Sprecher
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Geschichte
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Somerset Maugham's success as a writer enabled him to indulge his adventurous love of travel, and he recorded the sights and sounds of his wide-ranging journeys with a unique urbane, wry style. The Gentleman in the Parlour is an account of the author's trip through what was then Burma and Siam, ending in Haiphong, Vietnam. Whether by river to Mandalay, on horse through the mountains and forests of the Shan States to Bangkok, or onwards by sea, Maugham's vivid descriptions bring a lost world to life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Treasure Trove

    • Von Sebastian Gruson Am hilfreichsten 12.07.2015

    Regulärer Preis: 16,95 €

    • Cakes and Ale

    • Autor: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: James Saxon
    • Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 29 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Geschichte
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Cakes and Ale was first published in 1930 it roused a storm of controversy, since many people imagined they recognised portraits of literary figures now no more. It is the novel for which Maugham wished to be remembered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining!

    • Von Sebastian Gruson Am hilfreichsten 15.04.2016

    Regulärer Preis: 16,95 €

    • Theatre

    • Autor: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: Lucy Scott
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 7 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Sprecher
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Geschichte
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Julia Lambert is in her prime, the greatest actress in England. Off stage, however, she is bored by her handsome husband, coquettish, and undisciplined. She is at first flattered and amused by the attentions of a shy and eager young fan, but before long Julia is amazed to find herself falling wildly, dangerously, in love.

    Regulärer Preis: 17,95 €

    • The Magician

    • Autor: W Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: David Rintoul
    • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 43 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Geschichte
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Set in the bohemian café society of Paris at the turn of the nineteenth century, Maugham's exploration of hypnotism and the occult was inspired by the sinister black magician Aleister Crowley. At the start of this compulsive gothic horror story, Arthur and his beautiful, innocent fiancée Margaret look forward to an idyllic life together, until they encounter the mesmerising and repulsive Oliver Haddo...

    Regulärer Preis: 17,95 €

    • The Moon And Sixpence

    • Autor: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: Robert Hardy
    • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 33 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Charles Strickland, a conventional stockbroker, abandons his wife and children for Paris and Tahiti, to live his life as a painter. While his betrayal of family, duty and honour gives him the freedom to achieve greatness, his decision leads to an obsession which carries severe implications.

    Regulärer Preis: 18,95 €

    • The Summing Up

    • Autor: W Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: Andrew Wincott
    • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 30 Min.
    • Ungekürztes
    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Geschichte
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Autobiographical without being an autobiography, confessional without disclosing his private self, The Summing Up, written when Maugham was sixty-four, is an inimitable expression of a personal credo. It is not only a classic avowal of a professional author's ideas about style, literature, art, drama and philosophy, but also an illuminating insight into this great writer's craft.

    Regulärer Preis: 17,95 €

    • The Constant Wife

    • Autor: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Sprecher: Kate Burton, Rosalind Ayres, Mark Capri, und andere
    • Spieldauer: 2 Std.
    • Originalaufnahme
    • Gesamt
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Sprecher
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Geschichte
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    There’s something Constance Middleton’s friends are dying to tell her: her husband is having an affair – with her best friend! Despite their hints, Constance remains ever cool, and seemingly oblivious. Or is she? In this biting comedy of manners, marriages and mistresses, Constance – a not-so-desperate housewife - has some ideas of her own about extra-marital activity that surprise everyone in the end!

    Regulärer Preis: 7,95 €

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