As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.
A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the first book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.
Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who loves the comforts of home, reluctantly joins a company of dwarves on a journey to recover plundered gold from a fierce dragon. It's a tale of high adventure and astonishing courage, and a magical prelude to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
"Many years of enjoyment"
The first three books in the Mind Dimensions series from a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author.... Darren's had it easy his whole life. Finishing Harvard at 18 and landing a lucrative job on Wall Street at 21 - all things are possible when you can cheat by stepping outside of time. Thanks to his ability, he's a know-it-all, but what he doesn't know is how he's able to do what he does. That's until he meets Mira and discovers her dangerous, hidden world.
"You will believe the unbelievable with this amaxibg sci fi story"
A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the third book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.
"Fantastic climax to the trilogy"
A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the second book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.
"The quality continues."
The opening episode begins on Trantor, capital of the Galactic Empire, with the meeting of Seldon and Dornick, their trial, and their exile to Terminus. The action then jumps forward 50 years, to the first Seldon Crisis, where the repercussions of the recent independence of the Four Kingdoms of the Periphery are being felt on Terminus, and are handled by the first Mayor, Salvor Hardin....
"How can you go wrong with a must read book for $2"
Private eye Jake Sullivan is a war hero - and an ex-con. He's free because he has a magical talent, and the Feds need his help in apprehending criminals with their own magical abilities. Jake's talent is gravity spiking. He can vary the force of gravity however he wishes in an area. When it comes to spiking, Jake is the best.
Two lost stories from the Fourth Doctor's era: The Foe from the Future and The Valley of Death.
"What a treat! The Doctor and Leela"
A Special Edition of the original radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and recently voted the Nation's Favourite Audiobook in a Guardian poll.
Starring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan and Stephen Moore, these six episodes (Fit the First to Fit the Sixth) have been remastered to modern-day standards by Dirk Maggs, and for the first time feature Philip Pope's arrangement of the familiar theme tune.
"Possible Reason For Some Low Ratings"
Experience one of television’s greatest science fiction series: The Twilight Zone. This collection of episodes is fully dramatized for audio and features a full cast, music, sound effects, and performances by some of today’s biggest celebrities.
"ELVES CAN'T LIE"
The radio dramatisation of The Hobbit became a classic when it was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1968 and it continues to delight today. Tolkien's famous saga, the prelude to the Lord of the Rings, has all the ingredients of fantasy and adventure: dwarves, elves, goblins and trolls, a fearsome dragon, a great wizard, a perilous quest, and a dramatic climax.
"An Old Favourite"
Experience one of television’s greatest science fiction series: The Twilight Zone. This collection of episodes is fully dramatized for audio and features a full cast, music, sound effects, and narration by some of today’s biggest celebrities.
"Volume 3 of the Twilight Zone dramas are wonderful."
Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's saga continues with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of Life, the Universe and Everything, the third book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'.
"Dramatization, not the book."
The Fellowship is broken; the quest to destroy the Ring seems already shrouded in disaster. But as the evil lord Sauron readies his armies for war, Frodo and Sam continue their lonely journey toward Mordor, guided only by Gollum, a deceitful and tortured creature, helplessly in thrall to the Ring's dark power.
The CBS Radio Workshop was an experimental series of productions, subtitled "radio's distinguished series to man's imagination" that ran between 27 January 1956 and 22 September 1957. The premiere production was Brave New World, narrated by Huxley himself, with a complicated sound-effects score that evidently took a long time to construct, and comprised a ticking metronome, tom-tom beats, bubbling water, an air hose, a cow's moo, an oscillator, and three kinds of wine glasses clicking together.
"OH, FOR FORD'S SAKE"
The award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy is a breathtaking epic adventure spanning a multitude of worlds. Northern Lights, the opening installment, sees Lyra and her shape-changing daemon embark on a dangerous quest.
"Hard to work out what's happening"
Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's saga returns once again with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of So Long and Thanks For All the Fish, the fourth book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'. The Earth has miraculously reappeared and, even more miraculously, Arthur Dent has found it. Returning to his cottage after...well...ages, he falls in love with the girl of his dreams.
The people of Earth are preparing for war - a war that could potentially destroy the planet. Explorers are sent to Mars to find a new place for humans to colonize. Bradbury's Mars is a place of hope, dreams, and metaphor, where a fine dust settles on the great empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn - first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars... and then is conquered by it.
"Adaptation of the Revised Edition"
A busy executive can't find enough time in his week to keep his boss and his girlfriend satisfied. This problem is quickly solved when a strange old man with a mysterious invention gives him all the time he needs - but at what price?
Cyrus Longworth has a secret. On the outside he's the quiet handyman helping out with odd jobs. But his neighbours don't know about the voice inside his head. Sabrina Jennings has a secret. She's just moved in across the street, here to teach at the local school. But her new husband is nowhere to be seen. They could live happily ever after. But the dark secrets of Collinsport cast long shadows....
Jamison Collins is a lost and broken man. His wife has died, leaving him to bring up his children, Roger and Elizabeth, alone. Ivanka Romano lives in the Old House on the Collinwood estate. Abandoned by her gypsy tribe, she is also alone. But on this dark and stormy night, ghosts from the past are returning. Ghosts from the past are threatening to end the lives of these lost and broken people. It's Christmas Eve, but the only present that the children of Collinwood will receive is death....
A liner sailing across the ocean to London. Happy couples enjoying a relaxing few days of fine food, fine wine and the fresh sea air. Until they start dying. Because also onboard is a ghost seeking vengeance. A ghost of a woman who died in 1929. Private detective Tony Peterson and the witch Cassandra find themselves embroiled in yet another mystery. Can they solve the dead bride's murder before they themselves become her latest victims?
Alfie Chapman and Emma Finney, a young English couple, are on a road trip, travelling across America. When their car breaks down, they find themselves having to stay overnight in the small town of Collinsport. And on that night, people start dying. As Alfie and Emma become acquainted with the residents, they discover that there's more to the sleepy little town of Collinsport than they first thought.
Three more adventures for everyone's favourite transtemporal Adventuress and her long-suffering travelling companion, Panda. 'The Iris Wildthyme Appreciation Society'. Written by Cavan Scott. Panda isn't happy. One minute he's due to be crowned an intergalactic hero, with concubines galore, and the next Iris is dragging him to the planet Trull, the 42nd-century equivalent of Milton Keynes. As Iris becomes the hottest celeb in the galaxy, little do they know that everyone on Trull is about to die....
Three enhanced audiobooks performed by the stars of the classic BBC television series. 'President' by Simon Guerrier. Alone together, two Federation officials at last share the truth. Supreme Commander Servalan agrees to explain to Secretary Rontane how she set up the President. And when she is done, Servalan's executioners will be waiting....
As the Advent season approaches, Bernice finds herself faced with the prospect of an old-fashioned family holiday, surrounded by her loved ones on a world they now call home...a time to forge new memories, together...and for a bitter enemy to claim what is rightfully hers. Life is never straightforward, however. The most haunted planet in the galaxy is requesting an archaeologist, and something very peculiar is happening at the last manned shipyard in the cosmos.
New York, 1939. Running into his old friend Dorothy Parker on the street, Dorian finds himself accompanying her to the opening of an antiquities exhibition. But when one of the guests is murdered, Dorian and Dorothy have no choice but to find the killer before their culprit has a chance to strike again.... Note: The Confessions of Dorian Gray contains adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners.
England, 1964. Dorian Gray and the Hedonists are touring the country when they come up against a band of Rockers - The Gravediggers - led by the mysterious Otto. But what is the secret behind the rockers' experimental sound? And will the violence spreading across the country ever stop? Note: The Confessions of Dorian Gray contains adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners.
'Every man's a gambling man, don't you think?' Tony Peterson is a lucky man. He's just caught the last train back to Collinsport. It's been a good day - he's renewed an old friendship and been offered a job he cannot refuse. His life is about to change. But Tony Peterson's luck has just run out. The last train home will turn out to be a very long journey. Will Tony be able to trust the only other survivor? And what decision will Tony make when he's presented with another offer he cannot refuse?
When Del Tarrant joined the Liberator, he thought he'd left his past behind him - the gallant Federation officer with friends in high places. But the past has a habit of catching up to you. A man the Liberator crew thought dead crosses their path, now a fugitive on the run. He brings talk of an alliance, of a brave new future - but is Avon prepared to make a deal with the devil?
It's 1941. The Reverend Gregory Trask has come back from hell to be reunited with his daughter, Charity. But why has he returned? Is he really free of the influence of the Dark Lord? The ghost of Pansy Faye doesn't think so and is keeping a close eye on him. Torn between the spirit who haunts her and a father returned from beyond the grave, whose side will Charity take? And just why is Gregory so interested in the unborn child of Sister Audrey Pearce?
The search for Dayna has led the crew of the Liberator halfway across the galaxy, but now Avon knows why she left them. He knows where she went. He knows what she was looking for. But can he find his missing crewmate before it is too late? The answers lie on a planet called Appallon Five - but so does danger and betrayal.
Immortal wanderer Quentin Collins has done his best to stay on the sidelines of the Second World War, but now he's been recruited by the British Secret Service. His mission: to infiltrate the castle of Professor Moloch in the heart of the Black Forest. For the Third Reich is hiding a dark secret - Moloch has been dabbling in the occult, and he's reached out to some very dark forces indeed. Will Quentin be able to stop him? And does dashing agent Sally Green have a score of her own to settle?
It's going to be a blue Christmas for Iris Wildthyme. Her best friend, Panda, is lost in time and space, and the only festive cheer she can find is at the bottom of a glass. If that isn't enough, this year's number one toy is trying to kill her! From a futuristic planet-size shopping mall to the frozen wastes of the North Pole, the search for Panda leads Iris to a fiendish plot that threatens to ruin Christmas for the entire multiverse. With only a jobsworth security droid to help, Iris turns to the one man who can save the season of goodwill - Saint Nick himself.
The circus has come to Collinwood. Tad Collins, a man haunted by an unhappy childhood, is rich, arrogant and so terribly lonely. Marie Olson, the tattooed lady, is haunted by a past that she has tried to escape. Naturally they hate each other. But when a mysterious and sinister clown breaks into Collinwood to steal a book on the occult, Tad and Marie have to work together. They don't realise, though, that the clown has plans for them both....
In the far North, near the US-Canadian border, there sits a little town where everything is a bit different. After a meteorite splashed down in 1975, all wireless communication was knocked out except for the tiny, low-power radio station operating out of the town's historic opera house. Now, 40 years later, the station, known simply as Radio Icebox, is fighting against mysterious aliens, zombie turkeys, disappearing gypsy women, men in black, and more! And it all keeps coming back to that meteorite....
'But the most terrible thing of all was the woman's face. She didn't have one.' Helvetica Stanhope is a famous actress with a dark secret. She's afraid to sleep - for in her dreams, she sees the terrible deaths of her friends. Dreams which come horribly true. But that is not her dark secret. Gideon Wilder is a Hollywood reporter with a dark secret. He knows the truth about Helvetica Stanhope, and he's going to tell all. But that is not his dark secret. Amanda Harris knows both their dark secrets.
Three enhanced audiobooks performed by the stars of the classic BBC television series. Spy, by Simon Guerrier. Starring Jan Chappell as Cally, Michael Keating as Vila and Gemma Whelan as Arta. Cally and Vila are undercover on the Federation-controlled world Cortol Four. It's a mission with an irresistible prize. And it's a mission that goes horribly wrong....
Florida, 2012. Summoned by the daughter of an old friend, Dorian finds himself confronted by the actions of his past...and a familiar picture that holds a dreadful secret. But can he stop history from repeating itself, or is it already far too late?