Jon's Audio Roles

Julius Caesar: 
A Radio 3 Full-cast Dramatisation. Starring Gerard Murphy & Cast (BBC Radio Collection) 
~William Shakespeare, et al
BBC Audiobooks 
Audio CD - September 1999 

I'll Never Be Young Again 
~Daphne Du Maurier, Jonathan Firth (Narrator)
Chivers Audio Books 
Audio Cassette - August 2003 

War and Peace: 
Starring Emily Mortimer, Jonathan Firth & Nicola Pagett (BBC Radio Collection) 
~Leo Tolstoy, et al
BBC Audiobooks 
Audio Cassette - November 1997 

 The Dark Horse 
~Marcus Sedgwick, Jonathan Firth (Narrator)
Chivers Children's Audio Books 
Audio Cassette - May 2003 

Shadows of Glory and Sepulcher  by  James Herbert. 

Audio Cassette (March 5, 2004) 
Publisher: Macmillan Audio 
ISBN: 1405021284 

Synopsis A conflict of evils There is a house called Neath that holds a dark and terrible secret.....In that house there is a psychic called Kline who is part of its secret.....The Keeper is guardian of the house, of the psychic, and of the secret.....But now an outsider must protect them from a terrible danger.....Halloran will combat men who thrive on physical corruption; he will find love of a perverse nature; he will confront his soul's own darkness.....And eventually he will discover the horrific and awesome secret of the Sepulchre... REMEMBER WITH FEAR 

Heathrow Nights (unabr.).

School Library Journal, Jan, 2003, by Barbara Wysocki

4 cassettes. approx. 4:06 hrs. Prod. by Chivers Children's Audio Books. Dist. by BBC Audiobooks America. 2002. ISBN 0-7540-5276-1 $32.95.

Gr 6-10--Heathrow Nights (Signature Hodder, 2000) become a way of life for Russell, when he and two of his school chums head for London to avoid the consequences of their minor misdeeds. Short on funds and without a place to stay, the teens wind up at the airport. Author Jan Mark has interlaced a typical bad-boys-learn-about-life story with a modern interpersonal analysis of Shakespeare's Hamlet. The result is all introspective novel that explores Russell's inner conflicts as he comes to terms with his father's death and the appearance of a new stepfather. After both his friends are forced to return home, Russell solos until his step-dad finds him. Their slightly drunken discussion of Hamlet leads them to an improved relationship. Narrator Jonathan Firth does a top-notch job of making even minor characters memorable, especially laconic runaway Curt. Though the novel is short on action and long on interior dialogue with lots of terms that may be unfamiliar to American adolescents, the skillful use of Hamlet makes Heathrow Nights worthy of inclusion in school libraries where the play is part of the curriculum. Public libraries where Anglophiles congregate may also find it useful.--Barbara Wysocki, Cora J. Belden Library. Rocky Hill, CT

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Heathrow Nights - Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Audiobook Review
Kliatt, May, 2003, by Edna M. Boardman

Jan Mark. 2000. Read by Jonathan Firth. 4 tapes. 4 hrs. Sound Library, BBC Audiobooks America. 0-7540-5276-1. $39.95. Vinyl; plot, author, reader notes. JS

Discussion about Hamlet and the action and meaning of the play permeates a story that starts when three boys get into trouble by creating a disturbance at a school event. They are, as a consequence, not permitted to go on a school trip, but they pack their bags anyhow--deceiving their parents--and go to London. After misspending their limited funds, they get a feeling for what it would mean to be homeless. The boys take refuge at Heathrow Airport, where their baggage helps them blend with the crowd; they become reflective and two return home. Russell, the main character, is found by his stepfather, from whom he is estranged, and they have a heart-to-heart talk, all the while "sharing a pint." Students who are studying the play may be intrigued by how Hamlet relates to their lives. A little bad language at the beginning, and the adult/teen session where drink is involved, may limit whole-class use, but introspective teens will enjoy this. Firth gives a sympathetic performance with his good quality. British-accented reading. Edna M. Boardman, Bismark, ND

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 Measure for Measure : Arkangel Shakespeare by William Shakespeare

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Shakespeare- Two Noble Kinsmen, cast includes Simon Russell Beale, Jonathan Firth & Adjoa Andoh (Reference #0140868968) William Shakespeare - Two Noble Kinsmen, cast includes Simon Russell Beale, Jonathan Firth & Adjoa Andoh - Published by Penguin Arkangel Un-Abridged 2 cassette . Running time 180 minutes. Price: £8.99

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Twelfth Night -William Shakespeare- full cast dramatization "If music be the food of love, play on...." So begins this romantic comedy of mistaken identities and crossed signals. Duke Orsino loves Olivia. But Viola, dressed as the Duke's male servant Cesario, loves Orsino. And hapless Malvolio, tricked by Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek, loves his mistress Olivia. Confusion reigns, and the stage is set for hilarity. The cast includes Niamh Cusack, Jonathan Firth, Amanda Root, and Julian Glover. Unabridged. 2 cassettes. isbn 0-14-086778-3 Penguin

 War and Peace
by Leo Tolstoy 

Emily Mortimer, Jonathan Firth, Nicola Pagett Our Price: £30.00
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Category(ies): Literature & FictionAudio Cassette (November 1997)
BBC Audio (Spoken Word); ISBN: Sales Rank: 191,607
War and PeaceLeo TolstoyRecommended Retail Price : £30.00 Number of Items : 5
Duration : 560 minsISBN : 0 563 38273 2

Few would dispute the claim of War and Peace to be regarded as the greatest novel in any language. This massive chronicle, to which Leo Tolstoy devoted five whole years, portrays family life during and after the Napoleonic War. Tolstoy’s faith in life and his piercing insight lend universality to a work which holds a mirror up to nature .

“A complete picture of human life; a complete picture of the Russia of that day; a complete picture that is everything in which people place their happiness and their greatness, their grief and humiliation. That is War and Peace.”

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