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Author: Eileen Atkins Narrator: Hugh Laurie, Cheryl Campbell, Nigel Davenport, Alex Jennings, Richard Johnson Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780004044
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The Sporting Gazette is a rousing gallop through the British sporting calendar of the last few centuries in the company of chroniclers, diarists, and letter writers as we eavesdrop on some of the most memorable events in the colorful history of British sport, as performed by an outstanding cast of actors.

This edition features some of the most fascinating events in the history of the British at play: William Pitt the Younger playing a game of marbles, Sir Donald Campbell’s fatal attempt at the water speed record, Sir Francis Chichester’s single-handed voyage around the world, Lord Louis Mountbatten’s first-hand experience of a cock fight in India, and more!

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About the Author

Eileen Atkins has played many leading roles in the theater, in both classical and contemporary plays. She won the Evening Standard Award as Best Actress for her performance in The Killing of Sister George. She has also appeared on television and in film, including in The Cranford Chronicles, Waking the Dead, David Copperfield, and Gosford Park.

About the Narrators

Hugh Laurie is a prolific English actor, comedian, writer, musician, and director. He first became known as one half of the Fry and Laurie double act, along with his comedic partner Stephen Fry, whom he joined in the cast of Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster for more than a decade. His eight-year performance as the protagonist Dr. Gregory House in House earned him two Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and six Emmy nominations.

Cheryl Campbell is an award-winning English actress. She has appeared in many films and televisions series, and is best known for her starring role as Vera Brittain in the BBC’s television drama Testament of Youth. She has also been a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company twice and has played many title roles on stage. She was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theater Award in 1983 for Actress of the Year in a Revival for her role as Nora in “A Doll’s House.”

Nigel Davenport is an English stage, television, and film actor. He first appeared on stage at the Savoy Theatre and then with the Shakespeare Memorial Company before joining the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre in the 1960s. Since then he has performed in numerous film and television roles, including The Adventures of Robin Hood, A High Wind in Jamaica, Chariots of Fire, The Treasure Seekers, and many more. In addition to his success on stage and screen, he is also an accomplished voice actor and has provided narration for several audio books, such as A Zoo in My Luggage, Tales from Shakespeare, No Comebacks, and Beasts in My Belfry

Alex Jennings is an award-winning narrator and actor of stage and screen. He has won more than ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, he enjoyed a highly successful run at the Old Vic in Too Clever by Half, for which he won an Olivier Award, the Drama Magazine Award, and the Plays and Players Award for Actor of the Year. He has also won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Peer Gynt. Among his numerous television credits are Inspector Alleyn, Hard Times, and Netflix’s award-winning series The Crown.

Richard Johnson is an English actor, writer, and producer. He is known for his roles in British films of the 1960s and also for his extensive and distinguished stage career.