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    • The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories

    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Bill Bailey, Richard E. Grant, Colin Salmon, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    The magical storytelling and unforgettable characters in Bev Doyle and Richard Kurti's audio adaptation of this children's classic have been brought to life by many well-known voices from film, TV, radio and comedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding perfromances all round

    • By Keeley Dossi on 06-09-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • P. D. James BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: P. D. James
    • Narrated by: Greta Scacchi, Hugh Grant, full cast, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of P. D. James' acclaimed mysteries, plus P. D. James in Her Own Words. This collection includes: Cover Her Face, A Taste for Death, Devices and Desires, A Certain Justice, The Private Patient, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and The Skull Beneath the Skin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable

    • By sue glason on 18-03-18

    Regular price: £31.99

    • The Indian in the Cupboard

    • By: Lynne Reid Banks
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    For Omri, it is a dream come true when the plastic American Indian he locks into the old cupboard comes to life. Little Bull is everything an Indian brave should be - proud, fearless and defiant. But being in charge of a real, live, human being is a heavy responsibility, as Omri soon discovers. And when his best friend, Patrick, is let in on the secret, he soon realises that life-changing decisions lie ahead.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged version of the story

    • By Amazon Customer on 31-12-14

    Regular price: £9.99

    • A Ladder to the Sky

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant, Laurence Kennedy, Richard Cordery, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don’t even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career. A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann gives him an opportunity to ingratiate himself with someone more powerful than him. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell. Whether or not he should do so is another matter entirely. Once Maurice has made his name, he sets off in pursuit of other people’s stories. He doesn’t care where he finds them - or to whom they belong - as long as they help him rise to the top.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning start which descends onto silliness

    • By the typist on 25-08-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

    • By: R. L. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    The latest in a new series of classic detective stories from the vaults of HarperCollins is a reissue of one of literature's most audacious and thought-provoking novels of murder and intrigue, performed by Richard E. Grant. Includes John Inglisham's foreword from the original Detective Story Club edition. The Detective Story Club, launched by Collins in 1929, was a clearing house for the best and most ingenious crime stories of the age, chosen by a select committee of experts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Human Nature

    • By Finn Gately on 06-09-18

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Aesop: The Complete Collection

    • By: Aesop
    • Narrated by: Richard Briers, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    40 of Aesop's tales, specially adapted for young children. Read by Richard Briers, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, Alison Steadman, Richard E. Grant, Lindsay Duncan and Brenda Blethyn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic audio books!

    • By farah on 26-05-12

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Conqueror

    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: Richard E Grant
    • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    The one and only Conn Iggulden takes on the story of the mighty Kublai Khan. An epic tale of a great and heroic mind; his action-packed rule; and how in conquering one-fifth of the world’s inhabited land, he changed the course of history forever.A scholar who conquered an empire larger than those of Alexander or Caesar.A warrior who would rule a fifth of the world with strength and wisdom.A man who betrayed a brother to protect a nation.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This is part of a series!

    • By Merete on 01-05-12

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Murder at the Vicarage

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    A classic Marple mystery, read by the inimitable Richard E. Grant. 'Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe,' declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, ‘would be doing the world at large a service! 'It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later. From seven potential murderers, Miss Marple must seek out the suspect who has both motive and opportunity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance

    • By Mr. J. Fanning on 19-10-14

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Complete Short Stories

    • By: Muriel Spark
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Emilia Fox, Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    The Complete Short Stories is a collection to be loved and cherished, from one of the finest short-story writers of the twentieth century. From the cruel irony of A member of the Family to the fateful echoes of The Go-Away Bird and the unexpectedly sinister The Girl I Left Behind Me, in settings that range from South Africa to the Portobello Road, Muriel Spark coolly probes the idiosyncrasies that lurk beneath the veneer of human respectability, displaying the acerbic wit and wisdom that are the hallmarks of her unique talent.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional reading of substantial short stories

    • By T on 07-05-15

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Little Prince

    • By: Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Michael Morpurgo - translator
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant, Michael Morpurgo - introduction
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, translated by Michael Morpurgo. Read by Richard E. Grant, with an introduction read by Michael Morpurgo. If a little fellow comes along, if he laughs, if he has golden hair, and if he never answers questions, then you will know who he is. He is the Little Prince, the mysterious, innocent and beautiful boy who appears to a pilot stranded in the desert and makes an extraordinary request.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

    • By: Eric Newby
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    It was 1956, and Eric Newby was earning an improbable living in the chaotic family business of London haute couture. Pining for adventure, Newby sent his friend Hugh Carless the now-famous cable - "Can you travel Nuristan June?" - setting in motion a legendary journey from Mayfair to Afghanistan and the mountains of the Hindu Kush, northeast of Kabul. Inexperienced and ill prepared (their preparations involved nothing more than some tips from a Welsh waitress), the amateurish rogues embark on a month of adventure and hardship.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not the full story

    • By Sarah H on 01-03-18

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Trickery

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Cillian Murphy, Derek Jacobi, Richard E. Grant, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    There's a whole world of Dahl still to discover in a newly collected audiobook of his deliciously dark tales for adults.... How underhand could you be to get what you want? In these 10 tales of dark and twisted trickery Roald Dahl reveals that we are at our smartest and most cunning when we set out to deceive others - and, sometimes, even ourselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great bag of Tricks

    • By K. Bridges on 14-10-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Lust

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Gillian Anderson, Julian Rhind-Tutt, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Two husbands secretly agree to a night of passion - with each other's wives; a slighted old man takes an elaborate and chilling revenge on his tormentor; a sculpture comes between a scheming wife and her put-upon husband.... Lust highlights a domestic familiarity always on the edge of something much, much darker.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great selection of short stories

    • By J on 05-11-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Keep the Aspidistra Flying

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    Gordon Comstock loathes dull, middle-class respectability and worship of money. He gives up a 'good job' in advertising to work part-time in a bookshop, giving him more time to write. But he slides instead into a self-induced poverty that destroys his creativity and his spirit. Only Rosemary, ever-faithful Rosemary, has the strength to challenge his commitment to his chosen way of life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unfairly neglected gem of a master novella!

    • By Raphael on 04-01-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Moving Finger

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Richard E Grant
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Of poison pens and poisoning: a gripping Miss Marple mystery. Lymstock is a town with more than its share of shameful secrets - a town where even a sudden outbreak of anonymous hate-mail causes only a minor stir. But all that changes when one of the recipients, Mrs Symmington, commits suicide. Her final note said ‘I can't go on'. Only Miss Marple questions the coroner's verdict of suicide. Was this the work of a poison-pen? Or of a poisoner?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance, great story

    • By Jane on 29-03-18

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Pillars of the Earth

    • Pillars of the Earth, Book 1
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Set in the turbulent times of 12th century England where civil war, famine, religious strife, and battles over royal succession tore lives and families apart, The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of the building of a magnificent cathedral. Against this richly imagined backdrop, filled with intrigue and treachery, Ken Follett draws the reader irresistibly into a wonderful epic of family drama, violent conflict, and unswerving ambition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely absorbing

    • By Kurt on 30-11-07

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Wanderlust

    • By: Lauren Blakely
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Grace Grant
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48

    They say Paris is always a good idea.... You know what I say? Paris would be a much better idea if I spoke the dang language. I can't even board the metro to visit the Louvre without ending up at the Moulin Rouge, and let's not even mention how I'll ever make it through a day at my new office. Fortunately my company hooks me up with my own personal translator. Ooh la la. Or should I say bloody hell? Because he's charming, witty, and British, and he brings the city to life for me.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Similar to Fifty Shades without the tense plot

    • By G. Pickavance on 09-02-18

    Regular price: £28.09

    • World Without End

    • Pillars of the Earth, Book 2
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius, and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed, and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war. One boy will travel the world but come home in the end; the other will be a powerful, corrupt nobleman.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Faith versus Reason

    • By Rogayah on 24-08-08

    Regular price: £13.99

    • The Penny Dreadfuls: Volume 1

    • Guy Fawkes; Revolution; Hereward the Wake
    • By: David Reed, Humphrey Ker, Thom Tuck
    • Narrated by: full cast, Miles Jupp, Richard E Grant, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    The Penny Dreadfuls examine the life of Guy Fawkes, undertake a satirical version of the French Revolution and turn their comic eye towards Hereward the Wake. The Penny Dreadfuls - Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck - are a comedy trio who specialise in retelling historical events in their own, inimitable way. In these riotous revisionist plays, they present alternative takes on three famous tales, ably assisted by guests including Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Marek Larwood, Justin Edwards, Miles Jupp, Richard E Grant, and Sally Hawkins.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Cheap jokes + Torture = not for everyone

    • By BJShalts on 19-03-17

    Regular price: £15.99

    • A Study in Scarlet

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In 1886 Arthur Conan Doyle, whilst struggling to make a success of a failing medical practice in Portsmouth, set about writing a novel in order to boost his income. He began a story about a fiercely intelligent sleuth called Sheridan Hope. A year later A Study in Scarlet was published, and one of the most successful of literary characters began to take hold of the public's affections.

    Regular price: £19.99

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