The Carte Noire Readers on Classic FM
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Classic FM and Carte Noire bring you the ultimate, indulgent coffee break. Each week a familiar voice will be reading an extract of a well known Penguin novel for you to enjoy whenever you want. They'll also be telling Mark Forrest about their love of reading and what they've been up to - plenty to make your coffee that extra bit special.
||CleanMathew McFadyen||Fresh from The Cannes Film Festival, Matthew Macfayden joins Mark Forrest to talk about his latest movie Robin Hood, his must read book Jane Austin’s Persuasion along with a confession about Pride and Prejudice!||5/30/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanTom Chambers reads Persuasion||Tom Chambers reads an extract from Jane Austen's last completed novel, Persuasion, which is a moving love story.||5/29/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanKwame Kwei-Armah reads The Woman in White||This week Mark Forrest is joined by actor and playwright, Kwame Kwei-Armah who reads from The Woman in White, a novel that takes him back to his childhood.||5/23/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMatthew Macfayden reads Pride and Predjudice||Matthew Macfayden reads from Jane Austenâ€™s sparkling comedy of manners, Pride and Prejudice||5/22/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPhil Spencer reads from Northanger Abbey||This week Mark Forrest chats to property guru Phil Spencer who has chosen to read a chapter from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austin one of his favourite authors.||5/16/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanKwame Kwei-Armah reads The Woman in White.||Actor and playwright, Kwame Kwei-Armah reads from The Woman in White, the first and most influential novel of the Victorian genre that combined Gothic horror with psychological realism.||5/15/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLaurence Fox||This week Mark Forrest talks to actor Laurence Fox about his favourite novel, Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.||5/9/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPhil Spencer reads Northanger Abbey||Property expert Phil Spencer reads from Jane Austen's most youthful and optimistic novel, Northanger Abbey.||5/9/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanLaurence Fox reads Great Expectations||Laurence Fox reads Great Expectation by Charles Dickens. Great Expectations tells the story of Pip, a poor orphan who comes into money then becomes humbled by his own arrogance. An arrognance matched only by Estella who is brought up by the evil Mrs Haversham. In this chapter we find the children meeting for the first time.||5/1/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAlexander Armstrong||Alexander Armstrong chats to Mark Forrest about the Count of Monte Cristo and coral music.||4/29/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanXander Armstrong reads The Count of Monte Cristo||Xander Armstrong reads from Alexandre Dumas' epic tale of suffering and retribution, The Count of Monte Cristo.||4/25/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJack Davenport||This week Mark Forrest to chats to actor Jack Davenport whose currently working in Los Angeles. Jack tells Mark all about George Eliot's Middlemarch, a book he remembers well from his "A" level studying days.||4/25/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJack Davenport reads Middlemarch||Jack Davenport reads the classic novel Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Elliot. Set in the fictitious Midlands town of Middlemarch the book has a multiple plot with a large cast of characters that draw you in to their lives.||4/17/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJohn Simm||This week the actor John Simm talks to Mark Forrest about his love of Dostovsky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’ a book that’s a firm favourite from his time as a student at Drama School.”||4/17/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJohn Simm reads Crime and Punishment||John Simm reads from Crime and Punishment. First published in 1866, Fyodor Dotoevsky's Crime and Punishment is considered the first great novel of his mature period.||4/10/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAndrew Lincoln||Andrew Lincoln chats to Mark Forrest about why he wanted to read Anna Karenina.||4/10/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAndrew Lincoln reads Anna Karenina||Andrew Lincoln reads the romantic classic, Anna Karenina by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy.||4/3/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRupert Everett||Mark Forrest from Classic FM chats to Rupert Everett about his relationship with Emily Bronte's classic Wuthering Heights amd it's connection with Byron.||3/31/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRupert Everett reads from Wuthering Heights||This week Rupert Everett reads from Wuthering Heights, Brontë’s gothic novel set on the wild Yorkshire Moors.||3/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRichard E Grant||Classic FM's Mark Forrest talks to Richard E Grant about his passion for reading, and why Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd is one of his all-time favourite books.||3/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanRichard E Grant reads from Far From The Madding Crowd||This week Richard E Grant… reads from his ‘O’ Level prescribed book, Far From the Madding Crowd, Hardy’s novel of swift passion and slow courtship.||3/21/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
What's not to like
This is a great podcast.Perfectly timed episodes read by some of the best voices in Britian.They also pick out the best parts of the novels to read.Listening never fails to put a smile on my face after it's over.
Amazing readings and interviews! I am ever so happy I found The Carte Noire Readers. I've subscribed so I'll never miss another fun, engrossing read. Fantastic.