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    • Bleak House

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 43 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    This Audible Exclusive performance features a unique introduction written and narrated by Miriam Margolyes. Recognised as one of Dickens' most accomplished titles, Bleak House has impressed critics and audiences alike since it was first published in 1852. The novel boasts one of the most intelligent and engaging plots in all of English literature and is sure to engage the listener's imagination as it transports us back in time to the seedy, grimy and hazardous streets of Victorian London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • genius

    • By uk person on 13-05-18

    Regular price: £39.99

    • Apprentice - Scarlet City - Part I

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Rebecca Gablé
    • Narrated by: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,534
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388

    A rags-to-riches tale, Jonah's journey spans the breadth of human experience, from the intricacies of Edward III's political intrigues to the cutthroat world of international trade, from the triumphs of war to the agonies of personal loss - love, friendship, joy, heartbreak and glory. Set largely in London, the Scarlet City, the centre of medieval England, the Scarlet City trilogy is a thrilling portrait of the age and the people who made it so rich, colourful and extraordinary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfectly Formed Tale Hits the Sweet Spot

    • By Simon on 06-12-17

    Regular price: £24.99

    • 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 3,062
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,718
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,721

    '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

    • Rise: Scarlet City - Part II

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Rebecca Gablé
    • Narrated by: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 892
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 810
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 808

    London, 1337. England is at war, and the King is in financial straits, meaning that Jonah's hard-earned business and fortune hang in the balance. A far cry from his humble beginnings as a draper's apprentice, Jonah is now one of the influential merchants in England, and he manages to secure the hand of the daughter of one of the most powerful and dangerous nobles in the country. As Jonah's wealth and prominence grow, so do his enemies and the threats they bring.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    • By Momma on 07-03-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Crackanory (Series 4)

    • By: Nico Tatarowicz, Alexander Kirk, Arnold Widdowson, and others
    • Narrated by: Bob Mortimer, Anna Friel, Mackenzie Crook, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Inspired by the popular children's TV show Crackanory combines some of the UK's best comedy writers and performers. Each episode features a top performer narrating an extended weird and wonderful tale. Bob Mortimer takes on Arnold Widdowson's story of an out-of-work actor who becomes a national treasure in a former Soviet state while Sara O Briain tells the story of a slave in ancient Rome who helps a playwright finish his latest composition.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Empire: Scarlet City - Part III

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Rebecca Gablé
    • Narrated by: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 763
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 717
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 709

    A true rags-to-riches tale, Jonah's journey spans the breadth of human experience, from the intricacies of Edward III's political intrigues to the cutthroat world of international trade, from the triumphs of war to the agonies of personal loss - love, friendship, joy, heartbreak and glory. Set largely in London - the Scarlet City - the centre of medieval England, this is a thrilling portrait of the age and the people who made it so rich, colourful and extraordinary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Empire

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-04-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Gloomsbury: Series 1

    • By: Sue Limb
    • Narrated by: full cast, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman and Nigel Planer star in Sue Limb's comedy parodying the arty and adulterous adventures of the Bloomsbury Group. A stellar cast, including Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy and John Sessions, join in this affectionate send-up of the infamous Bloomsbury literary group, who dominated the English cultural scene in the early 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Fun Even The Real Bloomsbury Set Would Love These

    • By Highlight on 07-11-15

    Regular price: £14.00

    • 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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      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

    • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    • By: Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    On an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole - and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and plays croquet with the Queen! Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfectly read masterpiece!

    • By TOMOKO on 13-09-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Revolting Rhymes

    • By: Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake - illustrator
    • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan, Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 38

    Penguin presents Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl, complete and unabridged and raucously read by Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Mangan, and Tamsin Greig. This audiobook also contains original music.You can think again if you thought you knew the stories of some of the most popular fairy tales. Here are six of the best known retold, with more than a twist or two, by the master of the comic and the blood-curdling.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great poems. Bad value for money.

    • By Amazon Customer on 23-05-16

    Regular price: £18.00

    • A Christmas Carol [BBC Version]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Here's Dicken's Christmas classic of Ebenezer Scrooge and his encounter with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Originally published in 1843, A Christmas Carol has continued to be one of the most popular and enduring Christmas stories of all time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic story, well read.

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-01-18

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Cold Comfort Farm

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Stella Gibbons
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore, Miriam Margolyes, Elizabeth Proud, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Strong of will and slender of ankle, 20-year-old orphan Flora Poste is blessed with every virtue save that of being able to earn her own living. Casting around for suitable relatives with whom she can make her home, Flora alights on the mysterious Starkadders and, ignoring the horrified shrieks of her friends, heads down to darkest Sussex.

    Regular price: £13.99

    • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    • By: Muriel Spark
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 329
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 272

    "You girls are my vocation... I am dedicated to you in my prime." So says Miss Jean Brodie, a teacher unlike any other. She is proud and cultured. A romantic, with progressive, sometimes shocking ideas and aspirations for the girls in her charge. When she decides to transform a select group of pupils into the 'crème de la crème' at the Marcia Blaine School they become the Brodie set. In exchange for their undivided loyalty the girls earn a special place of honour and privilege within the school. Yet they are also introduced to a startling new world of adult games....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sharp wit that doesn't date

    • By Adrienne on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Gloomsbury: Series 2

    • By: Sue Limb
    • Narrated by: full cast, Alison Steadman, Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman and Roger Lloyd-Pack star in Sue Limb's comedy parodying the arty and adulterous adventures of the Bloomsbury Group. A stellar cast, including Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy and John Sessions, join in this affectionate send-up of the infamous Bloomsbury literary group, who dominated the English cultural scene in the early 20th Century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic little comedy :) Each episode is a gem

    • By hmmmm on 14-04-17

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Mapp and Lucia

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Mapp and Lucia is the centrepiece of E.F. Benson's series of Lucia novels - bringing together for the first time the eponymous middle-aged doyennes of polite 1930s society Miss Elizabeth Mapp and Emmeline Luca (Lucia to her friends). Lucia, recently widowed, is the newcomer to the village of Tilling and eager to wrest the reins of social supremacy from the incumbant Miss Mapp and install herself as its benevolent dictator.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • all too short

    • By Philip on 14-06-10

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Comedies

    • The Taming of the Shrew; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Twelfth Night
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Daneman, Fenella Fielding, Nigel Hawthorne, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Three classic radio productions from the BBC archives starring Nigel Hawthorne, Miriam Margolyes, Geraldine McEwan and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible sound quality don't waste your time.

    • By Barry Deri on 12-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Gloomsbury: Series 5

    • The Hit BBC Radio 4 Comedy
    • By: Sue Limb
    • Narrated by: Morwenna Banks, John Sessions, Miriam Margolyes, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    In this fifth series, our arty, adulterous Bohemians are creating havoc at home and abroad. Henry is hoping to ignore his fiftieth birthday - but Vera has organised a surprise party. When Venus sneaks in uninvited and makes a nuisance of herself in the bushes, Henry wants to head for the hills. Fortunately, a lecture tour of America beckons.... In the USA, Vera meets Dorothy Barker at the Algonquin while Henry rubs shoulders with Al Padrone en route to Chicago. Meanwhile, a cottage on the Sizzlinghurst estate has become vacant, and everybody wants it. 

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Broken Bridge

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    The Broken Bridge is the story of Ginny Howard, who lives with her widowed father in a little village in North Wales. Her mother came from Haiti, and Ginny’s half-African heritage marks her out from most of her friends; but equally important to her is the knowledge that her mother was an artist, and Ginny, too, has talents in that field. Over the course of one summer she makes some devastating discoveries about her family, which make her rethink everything she thought she was sure of.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable listen.

    • By G. Robertson on 03-03-18

    Regular price: £27.09

    • The Bell

    • By: Iris Murdoch
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    A lay community of thoroughly mixed-up people is encamped outside Imber Abbey, home of an enclosed order of nuns. A new bell, legendary symbol of religion and magic, is rediscovered. Dora Greenfield, erring wife, returns to her husband. Michael Mead, leader of the community, is confronted by Nick Fawley, with whom he had disastrous homosexual relations, while the wise old Abbess watches and prays and exercises discreet authority. And everyone, or almost everyone, hopes to be saved whatever that may mean.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolute pleasure

    • By Karen on 03-10-12

    Regular price: £24.09

    • Dirty Beasts

    • By: Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake - illustrator
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    Penguin presents Dirty Beasts by Roald Dahl, complete and unabridged and raucously read by Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Mangan, and Tamsin Greig. The audiobook contains original music. In Dirty Beasts we meet a ghastly menagerie of wonderfully comic animals that can only have been invented by Roald Dahl.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great - What price happiness?

    • By E. Parke on 19-10-15

    Regular price: £18.00

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