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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: 14 hrs
    • Original Recording
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    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.

    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 1,182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072

    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 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • Hard Times

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285

    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

    • 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 77
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 70

    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 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 390
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 344

    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

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 877
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 685
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 678

    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

    • 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 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    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: 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 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • The Canterbury Tales [Blackstone]

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Jay Carnes, Ray Porter, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    In this edition, we hear, translated into modern English, 20-some tales, told in the voices of knight and merchant, wife and miller, squire and nun, and many more. Some are bawdy, some spiritual, some romantic, some mysterious, some chivalrous. Between the stories, the travelers converse, joke, and argue, revealing much about their individual outlooks upon life as well as what life was like in late 14th-century England.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Olde English classic

    • By Zoe on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £27.19

    • 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 776
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 591
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 597

    '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

    • The Historian

    • By: Elizabeth Kostova
    • Narrated by: Joanne Whalley, Martin Jarvis, Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 119

    Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor", and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of: a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By A Genealogist on 15-02-07

    Regular price: £11.19

    • 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 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    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

    • The Third Man

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290

    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

    • Refusal

    • A Dick Francis Novel
    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Six years ago, investigator Sid Halley retired for good. He’d been harassed, beaten, shot, even lost a hand to his investigating business, and enough was enough. For the sake of his wife and new daughter he gave up that life of danger and uncertainty, and he thought nothing would ever lure him back into the game. He thought wrong. Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs Sid to investigate a series of dodgy races. Sid adamantly refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead under suspicious circumstances.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadful pastiche of the Dick Francis style

    • By Charles on 22-03-15

    Regular price: £31.49

    • Just William

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207

    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

    • Oliver Twist

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    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

    • The Inimitable Jeeves

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 74

    The first volume of Wodehouse's brilliant complete and unabridged short stories. Originally a semi-novel, this version contains self-contained stories which are nonetheless linked, often by Bingo Little, an endearingly hopeless chap and a serial romancer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Got to love a bit of jeeves and wooster

    • By Ruth on 02-08-15

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Front Runner

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Things are hotting up in this latest thriller from best-selling author Felix Francis, in his fifth solo novel Front Runner. Jefferson Hinkley is back. In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff is approached by the multi-time champion jockey, Dave Swinton, to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does Jeff realise that the call would result in an attempt on his life, locked in a sauna with the temperature well above boiling point.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As good as his father was

    • By mark on 29-02-16

    Regular price: £31.49

    • Very Good Jeeves, Volume 1

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 66

    Jeeves and Wooster never disappoint on audio and these unabridged stories are of course no exception. Wodehouse/Jarvis deliver another excellent audio collection featuring all your favourite characters, not forgetting our intrepid duo of course! Full Story Listings: 1. Jeeves and the Impending Doom, 2. The Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy, 3. Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit, 4. Jeeves and the Song of Songs, 5. Episode of the Dog McIntosh, and 6. The Spot of Art

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wodehouse and Jarvis sitting in a tree...

    • By M T. on 19-09-16

    Regular price: £13.29

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