Jonathan Keeble

Jonathan Keeble

Jonathan Keeble’s theatre work includes leading roles at Manchester’s Royal Exchange, Coventry, Liverpool, Exeter, Lancaster and West Yorkshire Playhouse. TV includes People Like Us, The Two of Us and Deptford Graffiti. Jonathan has featured in over 250 radio plays for the BBC and was a member of the Radio Drama Company. One of the UK’s leading audiobook readers covering a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, he has read, The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, Jason and the Golden Fleece, The Golden Ass for Ukemi Audiobooks; and Gautama Buddha for Dharma Audiobooks.

Peter Kenny

Peter Kenny

Peter Kenny is an actor and musician. He has worked for A&BC Theatre Co., the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC Radio Drama Company. He is a member of the early music group Passamezzo. A prolific recorder of audiobooks, he has recorded over thirty titles including The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner and The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. Authors include Iain M. Banks and Paul O’Grady.

Derek Le Page

Derek Le Page

derek-le-pageDerek Le Page, a skilled audiobook reader, lives in Lincolnshire where he divides his time between theatre and voice recording. Utilitarianism and On Liberty, two key works by John Stuart Mill, are his first recordings for Ukemi Audiobooks.

Helen Lloyd

Helen Lloyd

Helen Lloyd trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the late 1960s and spent the first fifteen years of her career ‘treading the boards’ in theatres across the UK, playing roles ranging from The Wicked Witch of the West to Miss Julie, from Eliza Doolittle to the heroine in ‘The Mousetrap’ (Helen was in year 29 … it is still running!)

Helen joined ITV Midlands as a presenter and continuity announcer in the early 1980s and began recording voiceovers and her first audiobooks. Moving sideways into production she eventually became a documentary producer for ITV regional and as well as producing programmes ranging from Waterworld with Timothy West to Countrywise with Paul Heiney, she also narrated over fifty broadcast documentaries. Following redundancy, Helen re-invented herself once more – returning to her roots as a performer. Since 2013 she has narrated over fifty audiobooks – and she now spends her working life shut in a small padded room talking to herself often recording remotely from her personal studio with publishers and producers in the US and Australia as well as in the UK. Helen relishes the challenge that each new audiobook brings and enjoys narrating across all genres.

Michael Lunts

Michael Lunts

Michael Lunts has been combining music, both popular and classical, with his passion for drama for just about as long as he can remember, working in regional and West End theatre as both actor and Musical Director. He has created a series of one-man classical shows, performed all over the world, on the lives of composers such as Chopin, Rachmaninov and Schubert. Michael is a Buddhist with the ordained name of Ratnadhya and also records for Dharma Audiobooks.

Roy McMillan

Roy McMillan

Roy McMillan is a director, writer, actor and abridger. He has read numerous audiobooks including Jan Morris’s Pax Britannica trilogy, as well as major classics such as Don Quixote and Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Naxos Audiobooks), and directed many other recordings for both Naxos and Penguin.  He has also directed plays for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.

Hayward Morse

Hayward Morse

Hayward Morse

Hayward Morse began his career as a child actor with work in a number of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He made his U.S. television debut in 1959 with Ingrid Bergman in the critically acclaimed and premiere NBC color production of Startime: The Turn of the Screw (1959). At the age of 16 he was accepted on a scholarship to the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London and worked extensively in British regional theatre until making his West End debut in the original production of ‘Joe Orton”s “What The Butler Saw” with Sir Ralph Richardson. Since then he has appeared in many stage, television, radio, and film productions in Britain and abroad. He received a Best Supporting Actor ‘Tony’ award nomination for his performance in ‘Simon Gray”s “Butley” on Broadway, was in the first version of “The Rocky Horror Show”, and has appeared in many of Shakespeare’s plays internationally. Hayward has performed hundreds of audio books recordings, including the works of Jackie Collins and Arthur C. Clarke‘s “Rendezvous With Rama”.

Richard Mitchley

Richard Mitchley

Welsh was Richard Mitchley’s first language though he has for decades divided his time between English and Welsh audiobooks, and radio plays; furthermore, he guides walking holidays in Wales and is thus personally familiar with areas mentioned in The Mabinogion.

Peter Noble

Peter Noble

Peter Noble is an Earphones Award-winning narrator, with more than 250 audiobooks and audio dramas, for clients like the BBC, Big Finish, Hachette, HarperAudio, Hodder & Stoughton, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Ukemi and Audible. Born in South Africa, Peter came to London to study classical acting at LAMDA. He went on to train as a singer at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was part of the second graduating cohort of the legendary RAM Musical Theatre programme.

Christopher Oxford

Christopher Oxford

Christopher Oxford headshot

Educated Cambridge; trained Cardiff. Over 25 years as director and actor.  Radio drama includes Sentimental EducationJourney’s End (BBC Radio 4). As reader, more than 90 unabridged titles for NLL, Listening Books, Ukemi Audiobooks, RNIB, Isis, Oakhill, Audible including Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, R F Delderfield’s A Horseman Riding By trilogy and Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin series. Other audio includes documentary narration; recorded guiding and character work for exhibitions; corporate telephony announcements; and recorded commentary for city tours.

Leighton Pugh

Leighton Pugh

Leighton PughLeighton Pugh is fast becoming a widely-admired figure in the UK’s audiobook world. wth a very wide range of subjects. He recorded the Pepys Diaries unabridged for Naxos AudioBooks (116 hours!), 5000-1The Leicester City Story, Scarpia by Piers Paul Reid ; and for Dharma Audiobooks, The Life of the Buddha and for Ukemi Audiobooks The Sorrows of Young Werther.

David Rintoul

David Rintoul

David RintoulDavid Rintoul, after Edinburgh University, went on a scholarship to RADA. He has played leading roles in most of the country’s major theatres including the National, RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Old Vic and the Royal Court. An extensive career in television includes Mr Darcy in ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and four series as ITV’s Doctor Finlay. Films include ‘Unrelated’, ‘The Iron Lady’,’HHhH’, and Polanski’s ‘The Ghost’. He has recorded over 200 audio books

James Cameron Stewart

James Cameron Stewart

James Cameron Stewart

Formerly known as Cameron Stewart, theatre work includes Ayckbourn’s Things We Do for Love (Hamish)Philip Larkin in Larkin with Women (MEN Best Actor nominee) and his acclaimed show about his grandfather’s WW1 experiences, My Grandfather’s Great War (Stage Best Solo Performer Edinburgh nomination). West End/Tours: Les Miserables – Thenadier/Grantaire; Rocky Horror Show – Frank-n-Furter); various repertory. TV: JerichoEmmerdaleInbetweeners, Silent WitnessDoctorsHolby CityEastendersHeartbeatBoyz Unlimited. He has narrated precisely umpteen audiobooks, and published his grandfather’s memoirs as A Very Unimportant Officer; in his spare time he flies hot-air balloons.

Georgina Sutton

Georgina Sutton

georgina-suttonGeorgina Sutton is a busy actress based in London, with leading roles in Shakespeare, Ibsen, Wilde, Coward, and many others. Recently she has established a reputation for her acute but sympathetic audiobook readings of classics such as Vanity Fair, Adam Bede and The Virgin and the Gypsy for Naxos AudioBooks, and titles for Penguin.

Peter Wickham

Peter Wickham

Peter has been a working actor for over thirty years. In theatre he has played a wide range of roles – from Laertes in ‘Hamlet’ to the Narrator in a dance version of ‘Peter and The Wolf’ at the Hackney Empire and including rep all around the UK. He has often chosen jobs involving travel before career development and work has taken him from Laos to Venezuela and through much of Eastern Europe. An active TV and film career started with ‘Z-Cars’ and the film of ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’, moved through ‘Angels’, ‘Some Mothers do Have ‘Em’ and ‘Only Fools and Horses’ to a starring role in ’10 A.M.’ – an indy movie yet to see the light of day! Most importantly (to him), Peter enjoyed a spell on the BBC Radio Rep and has appeared in hundreds of radio plays, short stories, serials and poetry recordings. That all led to audio books of which he has now recorded more than three hundred, and his only regret about this most enjoyable form of work is that he doesn’t usually travel far to do it!

TWO FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEMS OF ETHICS ESSAY ON THE FREEDOM OF THE WILL / THE BASIS OF MORALITY

TWO FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEMS OF ETHICS ESSAY ON THE FREEDOM OF THE WILL / THE BASIS OF MORALITY

By Arthur Schopenhauer
Read by Leighton Pugh
20 hours 38 minutes

The essays in ‘The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics’ have a rather special place in Schopenhauer’s work, both being written as entries to Scandinavian philosophy competitions, one in Norway and the other in Sweden. ‘Essay on the Freedom of the Will’ was Schopenhauer’s response to the question posed by the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences in 1839: ‘Is it possible to demonstrate human free will from self-consciousness’. Continue Reading →

UNTIMELY CONSIDERATIONS

UNTIMELY CONSIDERATIONS

By Friedrich Nietzsche
Read by Michael Lunts
• 12 hours 57 minutes

Michael Lunts

Untimely Considerations contain four essays: David Strauss – Writer and Confessor; On the Use and Abuse of History for Life; Schopenhauer as Educator; and Richard Wagner at Bayreuth. Continue Reading →

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA

By Geoffrey Chaucer
Read by Jonathan Keeble
7 hours 43 minutes

Considered one of Chaucer’s finest poems, second only to The Canterbury Tales in richness and depth, Troilus and Cressida is a tragic love story set against the background of the siege of Troy by the Greeks. Written in the 1380s, it presents Troilus, son of Priam and younger brother of Hector as a Trojan warrior of renown who sees, and falls deeply in love with the beautiful Cressida. Continue Reading →

THE CONQUEST OF BREAD

THE CONQUEST OF BREAD

By Pyotr Kropotkin
Read by Peter Kenny
7 hours 30 minutes

Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin (1842-1921) was the leading – and the most widely admired – Anarchist Communist in the last decades of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th. He lived long enough to see the establishment of Communism in Russia under Lenin who acknowledged Kropotkin’s commitment to political change. Continue Reading →

PHILOSOPHY OF MIND

PHILOSOPHY OF MIND

By Georg Wilhelm Hegel
Read by Peter Wickham
7 hours 12 minutes

Philosophy of Mind is the third and final part of the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences, the collection in which Hegel (1730-1831) offered an overview of his life’s work. Though originally written in 1817, he revised it in 1830, thus providing a finished form the year before his death. Continue Reading →