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    • A Christmas Carol

    • By: Charles Dickens, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Cranham, Miriam Margolyes, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,845
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,851

    'If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!' Charles Dickens’ ghostly tale of sour and stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge has captivated readers, listeners and audiences for over 150 years. This Christmas, Audible Studios brings this story to life in an audio drama featuring an all-star cast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THANK YOU 🎄🤶🏻🎄& Merry Christmas

    • By Highlight on 14-12-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • George's Marvellous Medicine

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 266

    Penguin presents a brand new, downloadable audiobook recording of Roald Dahl's classic George's Marvellous Medicine. George Kranky is eight-years-old and wondering what sort of mischief he might get into. George's Grandma is a grizzly old grouch and George wants to teach her a lesson . . .And when Grandma's finished drinking George's marvellous medicine, she'll really have something to grumble about.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic narration

    • By RKDas on 31-10-15

    Regular price: £18.00

    • The House of Silk

    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,549
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546

    It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a ripping yarn

    • By L on 25-02-12

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Letters from Father Christmas

    • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, John Moffatt, Christian Rodska
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Can you imagine writing to Father Christmas and actually getting a reply? Every year, the children of J.R.R. Tolkien would write to Father Christmas, and the letters they received told wonderful stories of his adventures at the North Pole. These humorous tales are brought to life by Derek Jacobi as Father Christmas, John Moffatt as Polar Bear, and Christian Rodska as Ilbereth the Elf, complete with specially composed music.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It brings the Christmas spirit...

    • By Nina on 22-12-16

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Martin Chuzzlewit

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, William Boyd - introduction
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, William Boyd - introduction
    • Length: 41 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Deeply distressed at thought of his singularly money-minded family circling around his inevitable death bed, when Old Martin Chuzzlewit comes across a young and kindly orphan girl, he immediately decides to take her into his employment. Offering her a comfortable living in exchange for her care and protection, Martin rests easy in the knowledge that her comfort will last only as long as he does; upon his death, Mary the orphan will find herself on the cold and dirty streets from whence she came. 

    Regular price: £39.99

    • 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 166
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    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".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • MrsMac

    • By Thomasina on 18-12-09

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Moriarty

    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,039

    Sherlock Holmes is dead. Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind who has risen to take his place.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Twist and Shout!

    • By Simon on 15-10-15

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Kensuke’s Kingdom

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 201

    When Michael is washed up on an island in the Pacific after falling from his parents’ yacht, he struggles to survive on his own. He can’t find food and he can’t find water, and as Michael and his dog curl up to sleep, he knows they cannot last long. But he soon realises there is someone close by, someone who is watching over him and helping him to stay alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By vin on 09-06-13

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Tales from the Perilous Realm

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Combined into one volume, this is the definitive collection of Tolkien's five acclaimed modern classic 'fairie' tales in the vein of The Hobbit, read by Derek Jacobi. The five tales are written with the same skill, quality and charm that made The Hobbit a classic. Largely overlooked because of their short lengths, they are joined here in one volume which reaffirms Tolkien's place as a master storyteller for listeners young and old.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hmm

    • By Jules on 04-12-17

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    The tale of Dr. Frankenstein and the horrendous monster he unleashes on the world when he tinkers with the laws of nature had almost as strange a birth as the monster itself. It was the product of one of the most famous ghost story telling sessions in history. Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and several others were stranded on the shores of Lake Geneva during a particularly sodden summer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jacobi relishes the language - Superbly read.

    • By Bounce on 03-03-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Ghost Stories, Volume 2

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    A second 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. This volume includes 'A Warning to the Curious', 'The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral', 'The Mezzotint', and 'A Neighbour's Landmark'.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than Volume 1

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-11-11

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    Could the sudden death of Sir Charles Baskerville have been caused by the gigantic ghostly hound which is said to have haunted his family for generations? Arch-rationalist Sherlock Holmes characteristically dismisses the theory as nonsense.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Book and brilliant Narrator

    • By Ronald on 19-03-13

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Time Machine

    • By: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    When a turn-of-the-century scientist travels into the distant future in his time machine, he expects to find progress and superior people. But instead he discovers a world in decay.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining with a message

    • By Lukasz Nowak on 12-04-16

    Regular price: £23.69

    • 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 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    '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

    Regular price: £13.49

    • I, Claudius (Dramatised)

    • By: Robert Graves
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Tom Goodman Hill
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 158

    A full-cast dramatisation of Robert Graves' brilliant account of the madness and debauchery of ancient Rome, starring Tom Goodman Hill as Claudius and Derek Jacobi as Augustus. The wickedly entertaining inside story of the lives and deaths of the Imperial dynasty from Augustus to Caligula is told by their obscure relation, Claudius. In public, Claudius is a stammering, drooling weakling, whose reputation as an idiot keeps him safe from office and assassination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • classic at its classical best

    • By Alison Ward on 15-12-13

    Regular price: £18.00

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Maria Tucci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In this brilliant translation, Robert Fagles brings the vigor of contemporary language to Homer's 2,700-year-old tale. The result, the winner of the 1991 Academy of American Poets Landon Translation Award, is a wonderfully accessible Iliad that preserves every nuance of Homer's genius. The story begins when Paris, son of Priam, King of Troy, carries off the beautiful Helen, thereby precipitating the bitter Trojan War. The Achaean princes attack Troy in order to recover Helen. This great epic poem, attributed to Homer, deals also with the anger of the hero, Achilles....

    Regular price: £21.29

    • Farm Boy

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Set on a farm in rural Devon, Farm Boy is a collection of Grandpa's reminiscences and stories, touchingly told to his grandson. Joey was the last working horse on the farm, and the apple of Grandpa's eye. In War Horse, Joey was sent away from the farm to be a warhorse in World War I. Grandpa had joined the cavalry in order to find, and fight, with Joey. Farm Boy brings us forward 50 years....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautifully presented

    • By mandy on 31-05-17

    Regular price: £1.99

    • Derek Jacobi

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about his narration of the classic Charles Dickens novel Martin Chuzzlewit is lauded British actor and stage director Derek Jacobi. With a commanding stage presence, Jacobi has had a hugely successful stage and screen career, which includes his appearance in productions such as Hamlet and Oedipus the King. Twice awarded the Laurence Olivier Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and a Tony Award, Derek Jacobi now narrates the audio version of Charles Dickens’ Martin Chuzzlewit

    Regular price: £0.00

    • Spine Chillers

    • By: M. R. James
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    A compilation of five chilling stories from M.R. James, including four previously unreleased stories and originally recorded for the Radio 4 Woman's Hour in Christmas 2007. MR James is an important part of the nation's celebration of Christmas. In the oral tradition, many of his 30 or so tales were penned as Christmas Eve entertainments and read aloud to gatherings of friends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don’t listen aloone especially on a dark wet night

    • By Rose on 22-03-18

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

    • In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund
    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Dame Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors. Additional narrators include Geoffrey Palmer O.B.E., Sir Donald Sinden, and Elaine Stritch. Music: 'Reverie De Sebastian' by Steve Davies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a cast!

    • By Frank on 29-04-10

    Regular price: £10.59

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