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    • Crackanory (Series 3)

    • By: Nico Tatarowicz, Holly Walsh, Melissa Bubnic, and others
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lloyd, Robbie Coltrane, Carrie Fisher, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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. Weird and wonderful tales are brought to life in this series of stories narrated by familiar names. Carrie Fisher tells the story of a young couple checking into a strange B&B; Jimmy Carr takes on the story of Brian, who wakes in a morgue alongside his friend who is being attacked by zombies; Sarah Millican narrates a tale of a woman who can’t bring herself to kill the cows at the abattoir where she works; and Robbie Coltrane shares a story of an amateur dramatic society who have to keep the audience laughing or else....

    Regular price: £12.99

    • 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 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 47

    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

    • Animal Farm [Dramatised]

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Animal Farm - the history of a revolution that went wrong - is George Orwell's brilliant satire on the corrupting influence of power. Mr Jones of Manor Farm is so lazy and drunken that one day he forgets to feed his livestock. The ensuing rebellion under the leadership of the pigs Napoleon and Snowball leads to the animals taking over the farm. Vowing to eliminate the terrible inequities of the farmyard, the renamed Animal Farm is organised to benefit all who walk on four legs. But as time passes, the ideals of the rebellion are corrupted, then forgotten. And something new and unexpected emerges....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome

    • By David O Sullivan on 26-01-18

    Regular price: £10.00

    • 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 24
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      5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 21

    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

    • By Ruth D. on 21-03-19

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Madness

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Adrian Scarborough, Andrew Scott, Cillian Murphy, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected audiobook of his darkest stories, read by Juliet Stevenson, Cillian Murphy, Adrian Scarborough, Tamsin Greig, Stephanie Beacham and Andrew Scott. 'There is a pleasure sure in being mad, which none but madmen know.' Our greatest fear is of losing control - of our lives, but, most of all, of ourselves. In these 10 unsettling tales of unexpected madness master storyteller Roald Dahl explores what happens when we let go our sanity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible, macabre, great performances

    • By Catwat on 27-11-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Aladdin and Other Stories

    • By: Audible Studios
    • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Magical retellings of three classic fairy tales, read by Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan. In "Aladdin", Aladdin is a tailor's son who dreams of making his fortune and marrying the Sultan's daughter, but is tricked into becoming apprentice to a cunning magician. He needs Aladdin to do a very special job - climb down into a deep, dark cave and fetch an oil lamp...

    Regular price: £3.69

    • Innocence

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens, Richard E. Grant, Richard Griffiths, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    What makes us innocent and how do we come to lose it? Featuring the autobiographical stories telling of Roald Dahl's boyhood and youth as well as four further tales of innocence betrayed, Dahl touches on the joys and horrors of growing up. Among other stories, you'll hear about the wager that destroys a girl's faith in her father, the landlady who has plans for her unsuspecting young guest and the commuter who is horrified to discover that a fellow passenger once bullied him at school.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Repetitive boarding school stories

    • By K on 15-03-18

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Rapunzel and Other Stories

    • By: Audible Studios
    • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Magical retellings of four classic fairy tales. In "Rapunzel" read by Tamsin Greig, beautiful Rapunzel has been imprisoned by an evil enchantress. Every day, she sits at the window of her high tower, and sings as she lets down her long hair. Then one day, a prince comes riding by.... In "The Tinder Box" read by Stephen Mangan, a wizened old woman promises a soldier riches beyond his wildest dreams. All she wants in return is a small tinderbox - but is there more to the tinderbox than meets the eye?

    Regular price: £3.69

    • Cinderella and Other Stories

    • By: Audible Studios
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Magical retellings of three classic fairy tales, read by Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan. "Cinderella": Poor orphan girl Cinderella longs to go to the grand royal ball, but her cruel stepmother and stepsisters won't allow it. Can her fairy godmother help her dreams come true? "The Brave Tin Soldier": When a one-legged tin soldier falls in love with a beautiful ballet dancer with golden wings, it is just the start of his adventures. "The Ugly Duckling": Mother Duck's brood of little ducklings are all adorable - except for one. The ugly duckling is large, grey and awkward. But he has a surprise in store....

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Minister of Chance

    • By: Dan Freeman
    • Narrated by: Sylvester McCoy, Jenny Agutter, Jed Brophy, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Winner of Best Audio Drama, BBC Audio Drama Awards, 2013. Winner of Speculative Fiction, Parsec Award, 2013. The Minister of Chance is a wildly exciting, picaresque fantasy adventure and a brilliant, Swiftian satire on politics and religion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • SPOILT BY LOUD AMATEUR ACTING BY THE MAIN CHILD ACTRESS WHO SHOUTS HER WAY THROUGH

    • By Highlight on 05-08-17

    Regular price: £8.99

    • Warhorses of Letters: Complete Series 1-3

    • The Poignant BBC Radio 4 Comedy
    • By: Marie Phillips
    • Narrated by: Daniel Rigby, full cast, Stephen Fry, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    Stephen Fry, Daniel Rigby and Tamsin Greig star in all three series of the poignant BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. Warhorses of Letters is the world's finest and best-loved equine, military, epistolary romance, comprising the newly discovered love letters between two horses united by passion but cruelly divided by conflict.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marvellous radio

    • By Mark H on 05-04-17

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Little Mermaid and Other Stories

    • By: Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Magical retellings of four classic fairy tales.

    "The Little Mermaid", read by Tamsin Greig: The youngest child of the Mer King lives in a beautiful underwater city. "Rumpelstiltskin", read by Stephen Mangan: A beautiful miller's daughter is locked away by the King and told she will never see her family again unless she spins straw into gold. "The Snow Queen", read by Stephen Mangan: Sebastian and Anna are best friends who do everything together. "The Little Match Girl", read by Tamsin Greig: It is bitterly cold, and the Little Match Girl is walking the icy streets in bare feet, trying to sell just one box of matches.

    Regular price: £3.29

    • Friends Together

    • Princess Poppy
    • By: Janey Louise Jones
    • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There's a new girl in Honeypot Hill and she and Poppy instantly become friends. They're getting on really well – Abigail's so talented, she plays the piano and the violin – until Poppy starts showing off . . . Will Poppy be brave enough to admit to Abigail that she got a bit carried away, and will she realize that everyone is good at different things and that there’s no need to be jealous of your friends, so that she can be a true princess?

    Regular price: £6.00

    • The Landlady

    • A Roald Dahl Short Story
    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of 'The Landlady', a brilliant gem of a short story from Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, read by the actress Tamsin Greig. In "The Landlady", Roald Dahl, one of the world’s favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a young man in need of room meets a most accommodating landlady.... 'The Landlady' is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes 10 other devious and shocking stories.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Darkness over Germany

    • A Warning from History
    • By: Amy Buller
    • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In this powerful audiobook, first published in 1943, Amy Buller recounts the hopes and fears of Germans engulfed in the rise of fascism during the 1930s. During the years leading up to the outbreak of war, Buller defied her critics and social norms by leading delegations of British intelligentsia to Germany to learn about and confront the appeal of the Nazis. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • history repeating I think so

    • By Anonymous User on 31-08-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Hubert Horatio: A Very Fishy Tale

    • By: Lauren Child
    • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hubert Horatio is quite possibly the most responsible and clever child you will ever meet. This is the very fishy tale of how an ordinary day became the death-defying rescue of Hubert Horatio. And who did the rescuing? Why, Hubert, of course.... 

    Regular price: £1.99

    • The Elves and the Shoemaker

    • By: The Brothers Grimm
    • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The shoemaker can only afford the leather to make one more pair of shoes. He cuts the leather and lays it on his workbench - and the next morning, there are two perfectly-finished shoes! But who can have made them? A magical retelling of the classic tale, read by Tamsin Greig.

    Regular price: £0.79

    • Skin (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Skin, a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actress Tamsin Greig. In Skin, Roald Dahl, one of the world’s favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a very unusual painting proves to be more valuable than anyone, especially its owner, could ever have predicted.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Hubert Horatio: How to Raise Your Grown-Ups

    • By: Lauren Child
    • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Bobton-Trent seniors certainly know how to make the most of their extravagant wealth - socialising, doing things, buying things and generally being more than a little bit...irresponsible.... Luckily for them, their son, Hubert Horatio, is an exceptionally intelligent, talented and sensible child. Unluckily for Hubert, this tends to mean that a lot of his spare time is spent steering his rather unruly set of grown-ups out of trouble.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Little Mermaid

    • By: Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    The Little Mermaid lives in a beautiful underwater city. But on her first trip to the world above the ocean, she meets a handsome human Prince, and falls in love... A magical retelling of the classic fairy tale, read by Tamsin Greig.

    Regular price: £2.29

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