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    • 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 1,229
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113

    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

    • 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 550
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 515
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511

    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

    • 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 695
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 629
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 628

    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

    • 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 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 47

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Complex story brought to life by a talented reader

    • By K. J. Noyes on 29-04-18

    Regular price: £39.99

    • The Charles Dickens BBC Radio Drama Collection: The Later Years

    • Eight BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Miriam Margolyes, and others
    • Length: 36 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Enthralling radio dramatisations of eight of Charles Dickens' much-loved novels. Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this second digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes eight of his classic novels. This collection includes the epic masterpiece David Copperfield, described by Dickens as his 'favourite child'; suspenseful mystery Bleak House; Dickens' most openly political novel, Hard Times; and Little Dorrit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great audiobook, needs an index!

    • By S Choudry on 18-04-18

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Miriam Margolyes - April 2018

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Excusive Interview
    • By: Robin Morgan-Bentley
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    Joining us in the Audible Studios to discuss her narration of Charles Dickens’ Bleak House is BAFTA-winning British actress Miriam Margoyles OBE. A respected actress and voice artist, Margoyles takes on the retelling of Dickens’ satirical tale, which highlights the injustices of the Victorian legal system. In this interview, Margoyles talks to us about her experience recording the audio for the book, tells us how she first came across Dickens, and enthuses about his talent as a writer. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Interview

    • By GS on 19-05-18

    Regular price: £0.00

    • 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 3,005
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,666
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,669

    '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 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 303
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 249

    "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

    • Miriam Margolyes

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    The legendary Miriam Margolyes joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss her career, Maggie Smith, and her involvement in a new audiobook project with a series of letters unearthed by the National Archives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By Sally on 18-04-18

    Regular price: £0.00

    • 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 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • 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 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 30

    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

    • The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatised)

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Judi Dench, Miriam Margolyes, Martin Clunes
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 124

    Ever since the first night at the St James' Theatre on 14 February 1895, The Importance of Being Earnest has been recognised as one of the world's finest comic dramas. Now Judi Dench as Lady Bracknell leads an outstanding cast in this superb new production of Wilde's masterpiece, mounted to celebrate the centenary of the first performance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully Written Wordsmithery

    • By William Carse-Austen on 21-03-17

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    • By: Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    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

    • 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 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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 Wordsmiths at Gorsemere: The Complete Series 1 and 2

    • The BBC Radio 4 Comedy
    • By: Sue Limb
    • Narrated by: Denise Coffey, full cast, Geoffrey Whitehead, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    An everyday story of towering genius, set in and around the Lakeland retreat of William and Dorothy Wordsmith. The Wordsmiths have not long settled in their sublime cottage when they are visited by the inebriate Samuel Tailor Cholericke and the lascivious Lord Biro, followed by numerous other romantically inclined writers and leech-pedlars who arrive at the door of Vole Cottage. Dorothy must manage the increasingly chaotic household (assisted by Stinking Iris) while William focuses on his latest masterpiece, 'The Withered Turnip'.

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Bell

    • By: Iris Murdoch
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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

    • 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 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • 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 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • A Woman of No Importance

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Mathis, Rosalind Ayres, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the "best" houses, while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating drawing-room comedy, Oscar Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society's narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • thoroughly enjoyable performance

    • By bookworm mummy on 22-09-16

    Regular price: £6.59

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