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    • The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    London, 1890. 221B Baker St. A fine-art dealer named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson to beg for their help. He is being menaced by a strange man in a flat cap - a wanted criminal who seems to have followed him all the way from America. In the days that follow, his home is robbed, his family is threatened. And then the first murder takes place. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • AWFUL background music

    • By Mrs J M Beck on 20-09-18

    Regular price: £26.19

    • 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 324
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 253

    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

    • 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 3,030
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,689
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,692

    '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 2,149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,454
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,452

    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

    • Kensuke’s Kingdom

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 189

    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

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    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

    • 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 1,059
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 993
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 994

    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

    • 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 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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

    • 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 157
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    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

    • Trickery

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Cillian Murphy, Derek Jacobi, Richard E. Grant, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    There's a whole world of Dahl still to discover in a newly collected audiobook of his deliciously dark tales for adults.... How underhand could you be to get what you want? In these 10 tales of dark and twisted trickery Roald Dahl reveals that we are at our smartest and most cunning when we set out to deceive others - and, sometimes, even ourselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great bag of Tricks

    • By K. Bridges on 14-10-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Blackberry Wine

    • By: Joanne Harris
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Disillusioned by adulthood, and longing for the past, Jay Mackintosh's memories are revived by the mysterious delivery of a home-brewed bottle of wine, from long-vanished friends.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Joanna Harris - you know what you are getting

    • By Miss Smith! on 19-05-14

    Regular price: £12.99

    • 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 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    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

    • I, Claudius

    • By: Robert Graves
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    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

    • 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 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    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

    • The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ Years Old

    • By: Hendrik Groen
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Hendrik Groen is 83¼ years old, and he has decided that it is time to make something of his life. He may be rich in years, but he refuses to give in to all the trappings of old age just yet. Hendrik's hilarious and touching diary documents his life as an OAP living in a care home. When he recruits some similarly young-at-heart friends to join his Old but Not Dead Club, Hendrik proves that love can blossom, rules can be broken and fun is within reach, even at their age.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Old but not Dead Club

    • By Rachel Redford on 05-10-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Leaf by Niggle

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    'Leaf by Niggle' recounts the strange adventures of the painter Niggle, who sets out to paint the perfect tree. But he senses that he will be snatched away from his work long before it is finished - if indeed it could ever be finished in this world. For it is in another and brighter place that Niggle finds his tree is finished and learns that it is indeed a real tree, a true part of creation.

    Regular price: £1.99

    • 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 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    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 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    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

    • 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 167
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    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 Zahir

    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Emilia Fox
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    It begins with a glimpse or a passing thought. It ends in obsession. One day a renowned author discovers that his wife, a war correspondent, has disappeared leaving no trace. Though time brings more success and new love, he remains mystified - and increasingly fascinated - by her absence. Was she kidnapped, blackmailed, or simply bored with their marriage? The unrest she causes is as strong as the attraction she exerts.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Maria on 25-05-15

    Regular price: £8.49

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