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  • Hawksmoor

  • By: Peter Ackroyd
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 72

Peter Ackroyd's Hawksmoor was first published in 1985. Alternating between the eighteenth century, when Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Christopher Wren, builds seven London churches that house a terrible secret, and the 1980s, when London detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is investigating a series of gruesome murders on the sight of certain old churches, Hawksmoor is a brilliant tale of darkness and shadow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • London as a place of darkness and enlightenment

  • By Kaggy on 26-01-18

UTTERLY GRIPPING!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-06-19

Mindblowing!! So intelligently written!! The twists and turns, walking through centuries, on a parallel with one another!! I honestly think, that this is one of the best books, I have come across!! Straight to listening to it again!!

  • The Daughter of Time

  • By: Josephine Tey
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

'Truth is the Daughter of Time' is an old proverb. And The Daughter of Time is Josephine Tey's search for the truth about the murder of the Princes in the Tower. Was the hunchback, Richard III, the monster that Shakespeare and the history books have made him out to be?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tey's thought provoking Daughter of Time

  • By jen on 24-12-12

EXCELLENT!! ONCE YOU START LISTENING YOU CAN'T STOP!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-19

Fires your thoughts, and makes one question historical accounts!! An excellent book, one of which, I highly recommend!!

  • Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

  • By: R. L. Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

The latest in a new series of classic detective stories from the vaults of HarperCollins is a reissue of one of literature's most audacious and thought-provoking novels of murder and intrigue, performed by Richard E. Grant. Includes John Inglisham's foreword from the original Detective Story Club edition. The Detective Story Club, launched by Collins in 1929, was a clearing house for the best and most ingenious crime stories of the age, chosen by a select committee of experts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GCSE LIFE SAVER

  • By Clare on 23-05-16

A CLASSIC TAKE BROUGHT TO LIFE BY VOICE

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-19

Always been a favourite for me on film, but a better Narrator could not have been chosen!! Read exuisitlely!! If you are new to this classic, I suggest that you choose this one!! Richard E Grant, will take you with him, on a journey into the light and dark soul, within ourselves, and leave you feeling exhilirated and a little unnerved!!

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  • A Severed Head

  • By: Iris Murdoch
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

Martin Lynch-Gibbon believes he can possess both a beautiful wife and a delightful lover. But when his wife, Antonia, suddenly leaves him for her psychoanalyst, Martin is plunged into an intensive emotional re-education. He attempts to behave beautifully and sensibly. Then he meets a woman whose demonic splendour at first repels him and later arouses a consuming and monstrous passion. As his Medusa informs him, 'this is nothing to do with happiness'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intellectuals behaving badly!

  • By The Aardvark on 18-06-15

WOW!! MIND BLOWING!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-18

Extremely ckever!! Many unexpected twists and turns!! I was gripped by the plot and narrator!!

  • Gentlemen and Players

  • By: Joanne Harris
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

The place is St Oswald's, an old and long-established boys' grammar school in the north of England. A new year has just begun, and for the staff and boys of the school, a wind of unwelcome change is blowing. Suits, paperwork, and information technology rule the world, and Roy Straitley, Latin master, eccentric, and veteran of St Oswald's, is finally, reluctantly, contemplating retirement. But beneath the little rivalries, petty disputes, and everyday crises of the school, a darker undercurrent stirs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT AND UNEXPECTED

  • By Mrs Caroline Graham on 06-06-18

EXCELLENT AND UNEXPECTED

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-18

Sir Derek holds the listener, right in the palm of his hand, immediately!! WONDERFUL BOOK!!

  • Ghost Stories, Volume One

  • By: M. R. James
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

Sir Derek Jacobi reads a collection of tales from the master of ghost stories, M. R. James, whose stories have for many years inspired the BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas TV adaptations. M. R. James was described as "a man who, in company with Sheridan le Fanu, is the best ghost-story writer England has ever produced".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Stories Included

  • By Alice on 03-11-17

TWISTS AND TURNS

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-18

So well written, and narrated, that I was IN the stories!! Narrator breathed life into each character!! Good olde world's ghost stories, atmospheric!!

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  • Susan Calman

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  • By: Laurence Howell
  • Narrated by: Susan Calman
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

Audible exclusive. The delightfully funny Susan Calman visits the studios to talk about what to expect from her new book - Cheer Up, Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate. Susan discusses how she tackles depression - cracking open and shaking off the 'crab of hate' and the journey she took writing her book. 'Nothing makes me happier than talking about depression. Packed with stories, humour and a bit of the serious stuff, I will literally write the book on how it feels to be told, 'Cheer up, love.''

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Calman is such a wonderful woman

  • By Pezzini on 21-06-19

Excellent!!!!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-03-18

Helps people with or without depression, understand and realise their feelings, and of others!!!! Easy!!!!

  • I, Claudius

  • By: Robert Graves
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

The politics of empire-building and the hypocrisies, back-stabbings, and corruptions of Rome's first family come to light. First published in 1934, the book retains a marvelously modern and often comic tone, and is written in the form of Claudius' autobiography. This is gripping stuff, read by one of our finest actors, who also starred as Claudius in the classic television series.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shame it's abridged.

  • By Mary Carnegie on 11-04-16

EXCEPTIONAL!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-18

i was CAPTIVATED!!!!
Characters brought to life, i was living IN the story!!!! INCREDIBLE NARRATOR!!!!