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    • 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 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 228

    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 Amazon Customer on 31-10-15

    Regular price: £18.00

    • 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 2,999
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,660
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,663

    '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

    • 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 2,068
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,381
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,378

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I think Conan Doyle would approve

    • By Kirstine on 22-06-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • 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 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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

    • 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 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    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

    • Kensuke’s Kingdom

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 169

    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

    • 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 1,011
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 949
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 949

    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

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    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

    • I, Claudius

    • By: Robert Graves
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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

    Regular price: £10.99

    • I, Claudius (Dramatised)

    • By: Robert Graves
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Tom Goodman Hill
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    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

    • Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    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

    • Hawksmoor

    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Short Stories: The Vintage Collection

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saki, Thomas Hardy, and others
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Martin Jarvis, Hugh Laurie, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    The fifth volume in CSA Word's massively popular complete and unabridged ‘Short Stories’ collection is bound to please. With something for everyone this collection of classic stories read by only the best-suited and most established readers will delight the ears as a vintage wine excites the gullet; The Vintage Collection is audible gold. Features eye-catching typographical series design.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • 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 145
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    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

    • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 3

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Lucy and Edmund, stuck with their awful cousin Eustace, suddenly find themselves in a picture of a sailing ship, the Dawn Treader, and realise they have been drawn back into the land of Narnia. They are reunited with old friends, the young King Caspian and Reepicheep, the mouse on a voyage of discovery to the End of the World.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful.

    • By SSM on 29-05-16

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The History of English Poetry

    • By: Peter Whitfield
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    English literature is a treasure trove of wonderful poetry. From Shakespeare to Milton, Keats to Shelley and Tennyson to Yeats, this accessible history (especially written for Naxos Audiobooks) introduces the listener to countless small masterpieces, including all the old favorites and some lesser-known gems. Whitfield explores this most expressive of art forms and traces the historical development of a rich and diverse canon of poetical works.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent introduction

    • By Chris on 15-05-10

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Sir Derek Jacobi

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Sir Derek Jacobi, one of Britain's most distinguished performers on stage and screen. Primarily known for his work in the theatre, he's also made a number of films and perhaps is best known to television audiences for his iconic portrayal of the titular Roman emperor in I, Claudius. He joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss his illustrious career, including his work in audio on In Another Country and A Christmas Carol.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome book to listen . . . Good Narration. . .

    • By sam on 10-08-17

    Regular price: £0.00

    • 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 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    '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

    • Brother Cadfael's Penance

    • The Twentieth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    It is nearing the end of the Year of Our Lord 1145. A monk vows to abandon all earthly ties, but how can Brother Cadfael obey when his son is captured in battle? Olivier de Bretagne is one of many young knights taken prisoner in the current power dispute in Britain, but he is also Cadfael's son, and the monk cannot be objective. A council is planned at Coventry to try to appease the warring factions, and Brother Cadfael asks leave to attend, knowing he must do all in his power to find and deliver his son. This most thrilling and humane of Ellis Peters's novels is filled with excitement, intrigue, and a meticulously depicted medieval background.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not good

    • By Sandra on 05-06-11

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Lust

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Gillian Anderson, Julian Rhind-Tutt, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Two husbands secretly agree to a night of passion - with each other's wives; a slighted old man takes an elaborate and chilling revenge on his tormentor; a sculpture comes between a scheming wife and her put-upon husband.... Lust highlights a domestic familiarity always on the edge of something much, much darker.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great selection of short stories

    • By J on 05-11-16

    Regular price: £21.99

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