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    • Terry Pratchett: BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198

    Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different.... Collected together for the first time are seven full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of Terry Pratchett’s novels, with star-studded casts including Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, Philip Jackson, Alex Jennings and Mark Heap.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent radioplay renditions of Pratchett's work

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-11-18

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Lord of the Flies

    • By: William Golding
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146

    A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys’ delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not a single word wasted.

    • By stephen on 28-04-13

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Crisis

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Harrison Foster is a lawyer by training but works as a crisis manager for a London firm that specialises in such matters. Summoned to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick Stables slaughters six very valuable horses, including the short-priced favourite for the Derby, Harry (as he is known) finds there is far more to the ‘simple’ fire than initially meets the eye. For a start, human remains are found amongst the equestrian ones in the burnt-out shell. All the stable staff are accounted for, so who is the mystery victim?   

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Irritating Americanisms

    • By MJD on 21-09-18

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Stig of the Dump

    • By: Clive King
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Nobody believes Barney when he says he's discovered a boy living wild in the dump. But for Barney, Stig is totally real. They become great friends, learn each other's ways and embark on a series of exciting adventures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Children's Book

    • By Jonathan on 26-07-15

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Just William

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals. This volume of Just William features the following stories: William Goes To The Pictures, William The Intruder, William Below Stairs, The Fall Of The Idol, The Show, A Question Of Grammar, William Joins The Band Of Hope, The Outlaws, William And White Satin, William’s New Year’s Day, The Best Laid Plans, Jumble.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Fiona on 25-07-15

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

    • By: Jerome K. Jerome
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    Here is one of the greatest English comic novels read by incontrovertible king of English comic audiobook readers, Martin Jarvis. Three men, worried about their health and in search of different experiences, set off 'up the river' in a boat. Jerome's delightful novel, dating from 1900, paints a vivid picture of innocent fun.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jerome and Jarvis

    • By cad on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £17.79

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 892
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 699
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 692

    Pip is an orphan, brought up in a village on the Essex marshes by his disagreeable sister and her husband Joe Gargery, the kind-hearted village blacksmith. Life is harsh and Pip has few prospects until he receives from an anonymous benefactor the chance of escaping the forge for a more promising life in London. But his expectations are fraught with difficulties as he is haunted by figures from his past such as the escaped convict Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham, and her proud, beautiful ward, Estella.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • surpassed my expectations

    • By Anonymous User on 21-12-09

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Just William: A BBC Radio Collection

    • Classic Readings from the BBC Archive
    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 82

    A stunning collection of Just William stories, narrated by Martin Jarvis. These BBC radio readings of the adventures of William have come to be some of the most loved adaptations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Floreat William Brown!

    • By Dr. Carole Cushing on 20-01-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Hundred and One Dalmatians

    • By: Dodie Smith
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Pongo and Missis Pongo are a pair of Dalmatians who live with the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Dearly and their two nannies. Mr. Dearly is a "financial wizard" who has been granted life-long tax exemption and lent a house on the Outer Circle in Regent's Park in return for wiping out the government debt. The dogs consider the humans their pets, but allow the humans to think that they are the owners. Missis gives birth to a litter of 15 puppies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 101 Dalmatians

    • By Freddi on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £12.99

    • David Copperfield

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 34 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 614
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 432
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429

    When David Copperfield escapes from the cruelty of his childhood home, he embarks on a journey to adulthood which leads him through comedy and tragedy, love and heartbreak, and friendship and betrayal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Joy of Audible

    • By Mr David Newton on 15-09-09

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Hard Times

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306

    Despite the title, Dickens's portrayal of early industrial society is less relentlessly grim than that in novels by contemporaries such as Elizabeth Gaskell or Charles Kingsley. Hard Times weaves the tale of Thomas Gradgrind, a hard-headed politician who raises his children Louisa and Tom without love and to have no empathy, their lives completely devoid of beauty, culture, or imagination. Only after a series of crises does their father realise that the manner in which he raised his children has ruined their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic book - wonderfully read

    • By Lipsticklula on 21-07-06

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Oscar Wilde BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Five Full-cast Productions
    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Judi Dench, Diana Rigg, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A sparkling collection of the major works of the ever-adored Oscar Wilde, with incredible casts including Judi Dench, Martin Clunes, Michael Sheen, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McDiarmid, Joely Richardson, Penelope Keith, Martin Jarvis, Diana Rigg, Simon Russell Beale, Sheila Hancock, Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry.

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 395
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 349

    This is the disturbing tale of the dual personality of Dr. Jekyll, a physician. A generous and philanthropic man, he is preoccupied with the problems of good and evil and with the possibility of separating them into distinct personalities. He develops a drug that transforms him into the demonic Mr. Hyde, in whose person he exhausts all the latent evil in his nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Martin Jarvis triumphs again!

    • By Nicholas on 26-11-10

    Regular price: £11.29

    • Just William: A Second BBC Radio Collection

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    A second wonderful collection of Just William stories, selected and read by Martin Jarvis. Richmal Crompton’s stories featuring irrepressible schoolboy William Brown have been firm favourites with both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster - for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas and Henry (the Outlaws) and the angelic thorn in his side, the lisping Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary and radio immortals.

    Regular price: £23.99

    • A Tale of Two Cities

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 788
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 602
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608

    'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times'; so the recording begins and ends with some of Dickens's best-known words, and between those lines is every Briton's view of the worst excesses of the French Revolution. Set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution, the audiobook tells the story of a French doctor who is imprisoned for 18 years in the Bastille in Paris. Upon his release, he moves to London with his daughter, Lucie, whom he had never met.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best of books, the best of readers

    • By Mr David Newton on 17-11-07

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Oliver Twist

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    A workhouse orphan, Oliver experiences the terror and brutality of the criminal underworld. His companions, a thief, a whore, a pickpocket, and a fence, are destined for gruesome ends, but Oliver emerges unscathed from the darkness of the underworld.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic story read to perfection

    • By Ken Hill on 07-10-11

    Regular price: £20.99

    • A Christmas Carol

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    The very popular Christmas story given the full Martin Jarvis brilliant treatment. A whole new and accessible angle on an old favourite!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Martin Jarvis and Dickens at there very best

    • By Crocker on 06-01-11

    Regular price: £5.99

    • A Prison Diary

    • By: Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    On July 19, 2001, Jeffrey Archer is sentenced to four years in prison for perjury. He serves the first three weeks of his sentence in a high-prison that houses some of Britain's most violent criminals. Archer contemplates suicide; he is allowed out and followed by 100 reporters on the day of his mother's funeral; he's moved to the Lifer's wing because of the security; and he becomes a trusted confidant for fellow convicts. A Prison Diary is Archer's account of these events.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the full story

    • By Cromwell on 01-05-15

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Third Man

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311

    The Third Man is one of the truly great post-war films. It's a thrilling story of black-marketeering set against a backdrop of Vienna in the immediate post-war era, when the city was divided into four zones amongst the major powers: Russia, Britain, France, and America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent novel and narration

    • By Frankiesam on 01-12-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Code of the Woosters

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Abridged novel depicting the sinister affair of the 18th century cow-creamer and the small, brown, leather-covered notebook tests the Wooster soul as it has never been tested before. Friends and relations, in urgent need, queue up to beg for assistance in a variety of troublesome situations, and ruthless enemies stop at nothing in their determination to bring Bertie down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What's not to love

    • By Caroline Detnon on 09-05-15

    Regular price: £18.99

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