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    • Murder on the Orient Express

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Tom Conti, Jane Asher, Ruta Gedmintas, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,543
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382

    What begins as a routine journey on the luxurious Orient Express soon unfurls into Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery. This all-star production features lead performances from Tom Conti ( The Dark Knight Rises, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence) as Hercule Poirot, Sophie Okonedo ( After Earth, Hotel Rwanda and Ace Ventura) and Eddie Marsan ( Sherlock Holmes, V for Vendetta and Hancock) plus a full supporting cast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All-star Poirot!

    • By Mikey on 05-11-17

    Regular price: £22.59

    • Bleak Expectations

    • The Complete BBC Radio 4 Series
    • By: Mark Evans
    • Narrated by: Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, David Mitchell, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    The complete collected series 1-5 of the gloriously daft Victorian romp Bleak Expectations. Gasp at the evil Mr Gently Benevolent, played by Mr Anthony Head! Weep at the trials of our young hero, Pip Bin, played by Master Tom Allen! Be moved to joy and sorrow by the remarkable narration of Mr Richard Johnson! Swoon at the fragile beauty of Pip's poor mama, played by Miss Celia Imrie! Wonder at the thespian prowess of Mr Geoffrey Whitehead as six different siblings!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One small problem

    • By Rian Peters on 01-08-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Grave Mistake

    • By: Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    A spa stay turns into a homicidal holiday.... A bit snobbish and a trifle high strung, Sybil Foster prides herself on owning the finest estate in Upper Quintern and hiring the best gardener. In fact she is rapturous over the new asparagus beds when a visit from her unwelcome stepson sends her scurrying to a chic spa for a rest cure, a liaison with the spa's director...and an apparent suicide. Her autopsy holds one surprise, a secret drawer a second.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By T Dinn on 26-01-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Snow Spider

    • Magician Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    On his ninth birthday, Gwyn is given a brooch and told to cast it into the wind. Later he discovers the wind has sent something back: the snow spider.So begins Gwyn’s journey as a magician. Against the shimmering backdrop of a magical domed city, Gwyn has to battle evil and heal a fractured family... A spine-tingling story, full of magic and power, from acclaimed author Jenny Nimmo.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant story destroyed by poor narration!

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-10-16

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Jane Asher

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Excusive Interview
    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about playing the role of Mrs Hubbard in Murder on the Orient Express is lauded British actress Jane Asher. A key figure of the 1960s, Asher has worked extensively across TV, film and stage throughout her career, starting from childhood. Her most notable roles include Annie in Alfie, Angel Samson in the 2001 revival of Crossroads and Celia Ryder in the 1981 television version of Brideshead Revisited. Aside from acting, Asher is an accomplished entrepreneur, having published dozens of cake books and set up the Jane Asher Party Cakes shop in Chelsea. 

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Excusive Interview
    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Release date: 29-03-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: £0.00

    • Goggle Eyes

    • By: Anne Fine
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Helly Johnston is miserable. Her mother is thinking of marrying again but Helly doesn’t want a stepfather, certainly not this one. She sobs her way out of the classroom all the way down to the cloakroom and the depths of despondency. There, forceful Kitty Killin comes to the rescue. Kitty’s not known for sensitivity or tact but she’s been through it all herself - her mother married the silver-haired, chocolate-bearing, goggle-eyed Gerald.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good read

    • By Bev on 20-08-17

    Regular price: £12.29

    • Lucy and the Big Bad Wolf

    • By: Ann Jungman
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    An original take on the Red Riding Hood story. Lucy Jones is walking through the forest wearing her red anorak when a wolf leaps out and tells her: 'I am your destiny, and you are my dinner'. Lucy assures him that she is not Red Riding Hood, but the wolf doesn't believe her. He follows her all the way to London, where her granny and granddad live in a tower block. The wolf decides to stay and pretend to be a dog and causes chaos on the estate in his desire to make sure everyone he meets 'lives happily ever after'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Took me back to my childhood.

    • By ian mcnamara on 26-12-16

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Just So Stories and Traditional Fairy Stories

    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Hans Christian Andersen, Brothers Grimm
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher, Ian Ogilvy, Fiona Fullerton, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Just So Stories - Amusing and fanciful answers to questions of how animals obtained their individual characteristics. "How the Alphabet Was Made"; "How the Camel Got His Hump"; How the First Letter Was Written"; "The Butterfly That Stamped"; "The Cat That Walked by Himself"; "The Crab That Played with the Sea"; "The Elephant's Child"; "The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangeroo"; "How the Leopard Got His Spots"; "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin"; "How the Whale Got His Throat"; "The Beginning of the Armadillos".

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Tales from Hans Andersen, Brothers Grimm and Pantomime

    • By: Hans Christian Andersen, Brothers Grimm, Gyles Brandreth
    • Narrated by: Leslie Crowther, Gyles Brandreth, Dora Bryan, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Pantomime Stories – "Babes in the Wood"; "Cinderella"; "Dick Whittington"; "Jack and the Beanstalk"; "Puss in Boots"; "The Sleeping Beauty". Brothers Griimm Fairy Tales – "Rapunzel"; "Rumplestiltskin"; "The Frog Prince"; "The Three Musicians". Hans Andersen Fairy Tales – "The Nightingale"; "The Emperor's New Clothes"; "The Little Match Girl"; "The Tinder Box"; "The Ugly Duckling"; "Thumbelina".

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Lucy and the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

    • By: Ann Jungman
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Lucy’s friend the wolf, 2.15, has met a female wolf with whom he is determined to spend the rest of his life. The only problem is, she is a free wolf. He must rescue her...but causes mayhem in the process. Environmental issues and fun abound in this second story of Lucy and the wolf.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely to be transported back to my childhood.

    • By ian mcnamara on 26-12-16

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Alice Through the Looking Glass

    • By: Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher, Margueretta Scott
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Alice Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There is a marvellous piece of children’s literature by Lewis Carroll. It is also marvellous entertainment for adults. The sequel to the yet more famous Alice in Wonderland makes no reference to the earlier work yet displays an equally vivid imagination.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • Tale of a One Way Street

    • By: Joan Aiken
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    We are taken to peculiar lands where all the magical things that only seem to happen in dreams really do happen. We meet strange creatures by going the wrong way up a one-way street. We learn about what a peculiar muddle your presents can get into when your birthday cake is baked with a wishing spoon. And if you manage to save the king of grasshoppers from drowning in your soup, what wonderful rewards may come your way! A magical collection of short stories from best-selling author Joan Aiken.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entrancing!

    • By MARGARET ASPDEN on 02-06-17

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Alice in Wonderland (Dramatised)

    • By: Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A young Jane Asher stars in this full-cast performance of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, the story of a girl who falls down a rabbit hole into a land of peculiar and amusing wonders.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Past Eight O'Clock

    • By: Joan Aiken
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    All these delightful stories are concerned with sleeping and waking, dreams, and night time, and around each tale is woven the theme of a familiar lullaby or bedtime song. There are also many memorable characters - helpful crows, a malicious kelpie, Gladiolus the invisible cat, and a girl who dreams of her future brother. This is a very special collection of goodnight stories, combining real life, magic, and fantasy, from acclaimed author Joan Aiken.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Lucy Keeps the Wolf from the Door

    • By: Ann Jungman
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Now that Lucy's friend 2.15 is the father of three little cubs, he has gone soft and become a vegetarian - not something usually associated with wolves. Then he becomes concerned with acid rain and he's determined to make a safe home for his family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Glad to finally have finished the series.

    • By ian mcnamara on 26-12-16

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Pretty Polly

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Abigail would love to have a pet parrot, but they're too expensive. So she decides to teach one of her father's chickens to talk instead. To the amazement of Abigail's family, she succeeds. Soon, they have to stop Polly being quite so chatty.

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Tatty Apple

    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Tatty Apple enters Owen-Owen’s life all of a sudden, one cold spring day when the wind is high on the wild mountainside. Owen has never seen such an extraordinary rabbit before - green and brown, like an apple that’s waited too long.‘A mischief maker!’ says Mrs Owen, when she finds the family sitting room turned upside down. ‘Stop thief!’ cries Mrs Price as the shiny box of chocolates vanishes from her shop. Only Owen-Owen knows the secret of the green rabbit’s extraordinary powers....

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Real Tilly Beany

    • By: Annie Dalton
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Matilda Beany, youngest of four, just does not want to be ordinary old Tilly Beany. Not all the time. There are too many other people she has to be. But when Tilly becomes the mysterious Windstar, Jellybear or Matilda Seaflower, it can be hard on the rest of the family. So when they find Cindertilly scrubbing the doorstep, things have really got out of hand...Wonderfully warm, funny stories about a five-year-old girl who longs to be somebody else, from bestselling author Annie Dalton.

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Delilah and the Dogspell

    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Deliliah - huge, fluffy, grey, wide-golden-eyed - is a cat who specializes in dogspells. When dogs start shrinking - and worse - Annie steps in, but she has a soft spot for Delilah. The author's other books include The Snow Spider, winner of the Smarties Grand Prix.

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Delilah and the Dishwasher Dogs

    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Tabby Jack watched the hooded stranger. Could he believe what he was seeing? Slowly she uncurled her fingers and there, on her crinkly pale palm, were two tiny creatures, as small as grasshoppers, so delicate a shiver might break them, but undoubtedly dogs! When the dogs arrive there is only one thing the cats can do - fetch Delilah, whose knowledge of magic is a match for anyone...

    Regular price: £6.79

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