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  • Great Expectations | Charles Dickens

    Great Expectations

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (475)

    Pip is an orphan, brought up in a village on the Essex marshes by his disagreeable sister and her husband Joe Gargery, the kind-hearted village blacksmith. Life is harsh and Pip has few prospects until he receives from an anonymous benefactor the chance of escaping the forge for a more promising life in London. But his expectations are fraught with difficulties as he is haunted by figures from his past such as the escaped convict Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham, and her proud, beautiful ward, Estella.

    Michele says: "Brilliant rendition"
  • Lord of the Flies | William Golding

    Lord of the Flies

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By William Golding
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (668)
    Story
    (666)

    A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance.

    stephen says: "Not a single word wasted."
  • A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens

    A Tale of Two Cities

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times'; so the recording begins and ends with some of Dickens's best-known words, and between those lines is every Briton's view of the worst excesses of the French Revolution. Set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution, the audiobook tells the story of a French doctor who is imprisoned for 18 years in the Bastille in Paris. Upon his release, he moves to London with his daughter, Lucie, whom he had never met.

    Mr David Newton says: "The best of books, the best of readers"
  • Just William | Richmal Crompton

    Just William

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
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    Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals. This volume of Just William features the following stories: William Goes To The Pictures, William The Intruder, William Below Stairs, The Fall Of The Idol, The Show, A Question Of Grammar, William Joins The Band Of Hope, The Outlaws, William And White Satin, William's New Year's Day, The Best Laid Plans, Jumble.

    Fiona says: "Wonderful"
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde | Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This is the disturbing tale of the dual personality of Dr. Jekyll, a physician. A generous and philanthropic man, he is preoccupied with the problems of good and evil and with the possibility of separating them into distinct personalities. He develops a drug that transforms him into the demonic Mr. Hyde, in whose person he exhausts all the latent evil in his nature.

    Nicholas says: "Martin Jarvis triumphs again!"
  • Stig of the Dump | Clive King

    Stig of the Dump

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Clive King
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (76)
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    Nobody believes Barney when he says he's discovered a boy living wild in the dump. But for Barney, Stig is totally real. They become great friends, learn each other's ways and embark on a series of exciting adventures.

    Jonathan says: "Fantastic Children's Book"
  • Hard Times | Charles Dickens

    Hard Times

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Despite the title, Dickens's portrayal of early industrial society is less relentlessly grim than that in novels by contemporaries such as Elizabeth Gaskell or Charles Kingsley. Hard Times weaves the tale of Thomas Gradgrind, a hard-headed politician who raises his children Louisa and Tom without love and to have no empathy, their lives completely devoid of beauty, culture, or imagination. Only after a series of crises does their father realise that the manner in which he raised his children has ruined their lives.

    Lipsticklula says: "Fantastic book - wonderfully read"
  • Oliver Twist | Charles Dickens

    Oliver Twist

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A workhouse orphan, Oliver experiences the terror and brutality of the criminal underworld. His companions, a thief, a whore, a pickpocket, and a fence, are destined for gruesome ends, but Oliver emerges unscathed from the darkness of the underworld.

    Ken Hill says: "A classic story read to perfection"
  • David Copperfield | Charles Dickens

    David Copperfield

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When David Copperfield escapes from the cruelty of his childhood home, he embarks on a journey to adulthood which leads him through comedy and tragedy, love and heartbreak, and friendship and betrayal.

    Mr David Newton says: "The Joy of Audible"
  • Just William - More William | Richmal Crompton

    Just William - More William

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    Overall
    (94)
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    (69)
    Story
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    The second book in the classic Just William series, read by Martin Jarvis. It was on Christmas Day that the centipede appeared on Aunt Evangeline's plate, the library clock was found mysteriously dismantled, and the conjuring trick with the egg went disastrously wrong. But as William's Aunt Lucy told him, "A Busy Day is a Happy Day" - and William is always eager to please adults. The terror of the Brown family is back, leaving a trail of havoc behind him - with the very best of intentions.

    Thomas says: "Great story & reading, let down by poor formatting"
  • Spies | Michael Frayn

    Spies

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Michael Frayn
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
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    In the quiet cul-de-sac where Keith and Stephen live, the only immediate signs of the Second World War are the blackout at night and a single random bombsite. But the two boys start to suspect all is not as it seems when one day Keith announces a disconcerting discovery: the Germans have infiltrated his own family. And when the secret underground world they have dreamed up emerges from the shadows, they find themselves engulfed in mysteries far deeper and more painful than they had bargained for.

    jules says: "Really gripping"
  • Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) | Jerome K. Jerome

    Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Here is one of the greatest English comic novels read by incontrovertible king of English comic audiobook readers, Martin Jarvis. Three men, worried about their health and in search of different experiences, set off 'up the river' in a boat. Jerome's delightful novel, dating from 1900, paints a vivid picture of innocent fun.

    cad says: "Jerome and Jarvis"
  • Just William's Greatest Hits! | Richmal Crompton

    Just William's Greatest Hits!

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    Overall
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    17 favourite stories about the irrepressible William Brown, specially selected and read by Martin Jarvis. Whether a long-standing fan or a first time listener, this collection of stories is the ultimate Just William audio experience. With over four hours of laugh-out-loud stories, including two stories performed to a live audience, Just William's Greatest Hits! is the perfect entertainment for the whole family.

    Catherine says: "very cheerful"
  • The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova

    The Historian

    • ABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated By Joanne Whalley, Martin Jarvis, Dennis Boutsikaris
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    Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor", and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of: a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.

    A Genealogist says: "Superb"
  • William Again | Richmal Crompton

    William Again

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
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    Fourteen adventures featuring the incorrigible William, read by Martin Jarvis. Martin Jarvis has made the voices of William and his gang of outlaws his own in these marvellous readings. Roar with laughter as the lovable rogue wreaks havoc in this ever-popular series of stories.

    vbird says: "Amazing"
  • Refusal: A Dick Francis Novel | Felix Francis

    Refusal: A Dick Francis Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Felix Francis
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Six years ago, investigator Sid Halley retired for good. He'd been harassed, beaten, shot, even lost a hand to his investigating business, and enough was enough. For the sake of his wife and new daughter he gave up that life of danger and uncertainty, and he thought nothing would ever lure him back into the game. He thought wrong. Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs Sid to investigate a series of dodgy races. Sid adamantly refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead under suspicious circumstances.

    Charles says: "Dreadful pastiche of the Dick Francis style"
  • The Hundred and One Dalmatians | Dodie Smith

    The Hundred and One Dalmatians

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dodie Smith
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    Overall
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    Pongo and Missis Pongo are a pair of Dalmatians who live with the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Dearly and their two nannies. Mr. Dearly is a "financial wizard" who has been granted life-long tax exemption and lent a house on the Outer Circle in Regent's Park in return for wiping out the government debt. The dogs consider the humans their pets, but allow the humans to think that they are the owners. Missis gives birth to a litter of 15 puppies.

    Freddi says: "101 Dalmatians"
  • The Third Man | Graham Greene

    The Third Man

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
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    The Third Man is one of the truly great post-war films. It's a thrilling story of black-marketeering set against a backdrop of Vienna in the immediate post-war era, when the city was divided into four zones amongst the major powers: Russia, Britain, France, and America.

    Frankiesam says: "Excellent novel and narration"
  • Just William 2 | Richmal Crompton

    Just William 2

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    Overall
    (40)
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    Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.

    Catherine says: "Response to the reading of "Just William""
  • The Diary of a Nobody | George Grossmith,Weedon Grossmith

    The Diary of a Nobody

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
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    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    The Diary of Nobody (1892) created a cultural icon, an English archetype. Anxious, accident-prone, occasionally waspish, Charles Pooter has come to epitomize English suburban life. His diary chronicles encounters with difficult tradesmen, the delights of home improvements, small parties, minor embarrassments, and problems with his troublesome son. The suburban world he inhabits is hilariously and painfully familiar in its small-mindedness and its essential decency.

    Pammy says: "Still chuckling after many readings and listenings"
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