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    • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dramatised)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Harry Enfield, Billy Boyd, Andrew Sachs, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307

    Dirk Gently has an unshakeable belief in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats for old ladies. Then Dirk stumbles upon an old friend behaving bizarrely - and he's drawn into a four-billion-year-old mystery that must be solved if the human race is to avoid immediate extinction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Adams!

    • By Chris on 23-01-08

    Regular price: £14.00

    • The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words, 1000 BCE - 1492

    • By: Simon Schama
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs, Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. It spans the millennia and the continents - from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings; the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Part of the history of the Jews.

    • By Teresa Cooper on 15-01-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Persian Fire

    • The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
    • By: Tom Holland
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Tom Holland's brilliant new book describes the very first "clash of Empires" between East and West. Once again he has found extraordinary parallels between the ancient world and our own. There is no competing popular book describing these events.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Why oh why is this abridged?

    • By Mary K McGilloway on 02-04-16
    • The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
    • By: Tom Holland
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 15-03-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 71 ratings

    Regular price: £11.69

    • Mog and the Baby

    • By: Judith Kerr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A gorgeous story written by one of our best known and loved Children’s book authors, famed for her warm yet playful stories about the very much loved Mog the Cat. Mog's peaceful day is shattered when a baby comes to visit. All Mog wants to do is sleep and play but there is no chance of that with a little baby around!" Mog loves babies," says Mrs Thomas but suddenly Mog isn't quite so sure…

    Regular price: £1.99

    • Silas Marner

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    For 15 years the weaver Silas Marner has plied his loom near the village of Raveloe, alone and unjustly in exile, cut off from faith and human love, he cares only for his hoard of golden guineas. But two events occur that will change his life forever; his gold disappears and a golden-haired baby girl appears. But where did she come from and who really stole the gold? This moving tale sees Silas eventually redeemed and restored to life by the unlikely means of his love for the orphan child Eppie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More extraordinary insight from George Eliot

    • By Isolde on 04-11-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Candide

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Candide and his tutor Pangloss travel the globe trying to follow the philosophy "All is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds". However, they are stung and let down at every turn, being robbed, tortured, and ridiculed, amongst other trials. On hearing about their often disasterous travels, a listener feels unfortunately less than empathetic, and can't help themselves laughing out loud at this very funny account of the trail our optimistic travellers take.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tres bizarre

    • By Miss on 28-03-13

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Volume 4

    • By: Bert Coules
    • Narrated by: Clive Merrison, Andrew Sachs, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 43

    Clive Merrison and Andrew Sachs star in three brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast adventures. How many times did Dr John Watson tantalise us with a passing reference to a mystery which his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, never wrote about in full? In these full cast original adventures Bert Coules, the chief dramatist of BBC Radio 4’s celebrated complete Sherlock Holmes canon, has imaginatively fleshed out three such unrecorded cases.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sherlock Holmes

    • By ANGELA on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Fawlty Towers, Volume 2

    • The Germans
    • By: John Cleese, Connie Booth
    • Narrated by: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36

    Four classic BBC TV episodes featuring a newly-added interview with John Cleese.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still cant stop laughing

    • By G on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Fawlty Towers, Volume 1

    • Basil the Rat
    • By: John Cleese, Connie Booth
    • Narrated by: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Four classic BBC TV episodes featuring a newly-added interview with John Cleese.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Scorpio48 on 25-10-16

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Mog and the Vee Ee Tee

    • By: Judith Kerr
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Read by Andrew Sachs. Mog doesn’t like going to the vet, but when she hurts her paw she needs to make a visit. So Mog makes sure everyone know how unhappy she is to be there…One day Mog was chasing a butterfly when something happened to her paw. It was very sore. So sore that she couldn’t eat or sleep.“She’ll have to go to the vee ee tee,” said Mrs Thomas. (She said vee ee tee instead of vet so that Mog wouldn’t understand.) But Mog hates going to the vet and before her paw can be made better, she causes great confusion in the vet’s surgery…

    Regular price: £1.99

    • Father Brown

    • Series 1
    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Andrew Sachs stars as the famous clerical sleuth in Series 1 of The Father Brown Stories, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4. With his black hat, huge umbrella, unwordly simplicity and ‘beaming but breathless geniality’, Father Brown is one of fiction’s best-loved amateur detectives.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I think you need to be a fan

    • By Pippa on 11-01-13

    Regular price: £14.00

    • A Handful of Dust

    • By: Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    After seven years of marriage, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last has grown bored with life at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that is the pride and joy of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set. In a novel that combines tragedy, comedy, and savage irony, Evelyn Waugh indelibly captures the irresponsible mood of the "crazy and sterile generation" between the wars.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shatteringly brilliant.

    • By S. Barnes on 03-03-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • Volume Two (Dramatised)
    • By: Bert Coules
    • Narrated by: full cast, Andrew Sachs, Clive Merrison
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    In the 56 short stories and four novels Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about his great detective, there are many passing references to successful cases that are never actually written about. These four stories, written by the main dramatist on the complete BBC Radio 4 Sherlock Holmes canon, imaginatively flesh out the cases behind those references to wonderful effect. As in the complete dramatised canon, Clive Merrison plays the great sleuth, with the role of Doctor Watson played by Andrew Sachs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By Mr. Stephen Lloyd on 19-02-16

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Father Brown: Series 2

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Andrew Sachs stars as the famous clerical sleuth in Series 2 of The Father Brown Stories, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4. With his black hat, huge umbrella, unwordly simplicity and ‘beaming but breathless geniality’, Father Brown is one of fiction’s best-loved amateur detectives. Short and tatty, but with the wisdom and insight to unravel the most wayward of criminal minds, he has entertained generations.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 3

    • By: Bert Coules
    • Narrated by: Clive Merrison, Andrew Sachs, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    How many times did Dr John Watson tantalize us with references to mysteries which his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, never wrote about in full? In these full cast original adventures Bert Coules, the chief dramatist of BBC Radio 4's celebrated complete Sherlock Holmes canon, has imaginatively fleshed out four more unrecorded cases. The Striking Success of Miss Franny Blossom Holmes investigates a respectable gambling club and Watson meets a fascinating woman from his friend's past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Reprose Holmes and Watson Do It Again

    • By Highlight on 09-01-15

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Varjak Paw

    • By: S F Said
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Varjak Paw is a Mesopotamian Blue kitten. He lives high up in an old house on a hill. He's never left home, but then his grandfather tells him about the Way - a secret martial art for cats. Now Varjak must use the Way to survive in a city full of dangerous dogs, cat gangs and, strangest of all the mysterious vanishings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Varjak is the cat's pyjamas.

    • By G. A.Taylor on 31-07-15

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

    • By: Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Nigel Davenport, Andrew Sachs, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Download eight timeless audio tales from a magical storyteller. This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains eight of Hans Christian Andersen’s magnificent fairy tales. It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, The Emperor’s New Clothes, the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not your average fairytale!

    • By Stephanie on 25-02-15

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Frankie: The Autobiography of Frankie Dettori

    • By: Frankie Dettori
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Frankie Dettori is a unique character in modern-day Britain: a millionaire champion jockey irresistible to the punters; a charismatic personality with an easy charm and immaculate dress sense that make him an instant favourite on TV chat shows; and a celebrity with a fascinating life story encompassing drama, passion, death and deliverance.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Dinosaur Hunters

    • A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric World
    • By: Deborah Cadbury
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In The Dinosaur Hunters, Deborah Cadbury brilliantly recreates the remarkable story of the bitter rivalry between two men: Gideon Mantell uncovered giant bones in a Sussex quarry, became obsessed with the lost world of the reptiles and was driven to despair. Richard Owen, a brilliant anatomist, gave the extinct creatures their name and secured for himself unrivalled international acclaim.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Defines what we now know.

    • By Amazon Customer on 28-09-16

    Regular price: £6.99

    • A Conspiracy of Friends

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Corduroy Mansions, Pimlico is an oasis of old-fashioned civilisation, its inhabitants considerate and peace-loving. But beneath the polite exterior seismic change is stirring. Barbara Ragg makes an eye-popping discovery about her stolid Scottish suitor’s past, while Oedipus Snark – newly appointed and tirelessly self-interested Government Minister – has a close encounter in Switzerland that leaves him a new man all together.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Evelyn Waugh Revisited

    • By Helen on 28-05-11

    Regular price: £15.98

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