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    • Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book

    • The Mowgli Stories
    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Bill Bailey, Richard E. Grant, Colin Salmon, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,544
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,429
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431

    Audie Award, Excellence in Production; Audie Award, Audio Drama, 2016. The magical storytelling and unforgettable characters in Ben Doyle and Richard Kurti's audio adaptation of this children's classic have been brought to life by many well-known voices from British film, TV, radio and comedy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kipling at its best!

    • By Sarah Cresap on 06-08-16

    Regular price: $8.52

    • Equal Rites

    • Discworld #3
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,795
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,986
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,993

    Right before the wise old wizard Drum Billet died, he passed on his magical staff of power to the newborn eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately, Drum Billet never bothered to check the gender of the newborn baby, and it turns out to be a girl. Now his chauvinistic colleagues are forced to deal with a young girl who has all the qualifications to join their all-male profession. Terry Pratchett's third Discworld novel, Equal Rites, asks many provocative questions about magic, where it goes, where it comes from, and why.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of fun

    • By Lisa L. Hilton on 08-01-04

    Regular price: $38.47

    • Wyrd Sisters

    • Discworld #6
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,324
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,641
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,634

    In Wyrd Sisters, the enchanting world of Discworld is turned upside down by 3 meddling witches: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick. Their interference in royal politics causes kingdoms to wobble, crowns to topple, knives to flash, and citizens to shudder in fear. Terry Pratchett's vividly imaginative story takes you on a journey with hunchbacked monarchs, lost crowns, disguised heirs, refueling broomsticks, and frightening thunderstorms, as the three sisters battle the odds to restore the rightful king to the throne.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Which Discworld?

    • By Chris on 06-09-07

    Regular price: $48.97

    • The Noel Coward BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio Full-cast Productions
    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Renowned for his wit, style and sophistication, Noël Coward was one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century. His plays, set in the glittering world of high society in which he lived, are much admired and have remained in the popular theatre repertoire to this day. This collection brings together the very best radio adaptation

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some good plays...

    • By amazinbuyerAB on 08-11-18

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Equal Rites

    • Discworld, Book 3
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 311
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240

    Right before the wise old wizard Drum Billet died, he passed on his magical staff of power to the newborn eighth son of an eighth son. Unfortunately, Drum Billet never bothered to check the gender of the newborn baby, and it turns out it was a girl. Now his chauvinistic colleagues are forced to deal with a young girl who has all the qualifications to join their all-male profession.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining!

    • By RRF on 07-24-12

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

    • A Novel
    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,069

    In this poignant parallel story to Harold's saga, acclaimed author Rachel Joyce brings Queenie Hennessy's voice into sharp focus. Setting pen to paper, Queenie makes a journey of her own, a journey that is even bigger than Harold's. One word after another, she promises to confess long-buried truths--about her modest childhood, her studies at Oxford, the heartbreak that brought her to Kingsbridge and to loving Harold, her friendship with his son, the solace she has found in a garden by the sea.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • In Many Ways Beautiful, In Many Ways Tedious

    • By Marjorie on 04-14-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Sail Away

    • By: Celia Imrie
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The phone hasn't rung for months. Suzy Marshall is discovering that work can be sluggish for an actress over 60 - even for the former star of a 1980s TV series. So when she's offered the plum role of Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest in Zurich, it seems like a godsend. Until, that is, the play is abruptly cancelled in suspicious circumstances, and Suzy is forced to take a job on a cruise ship to get home.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Wyrd Sisters

    • Discworld, Book 6
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    In Wyrd Sisters, the enchanting world of Discworld is turned upside down by 3 meddling witches: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick. Their interference in royal politics causes kingdoms to wobble, crowns to topple, knives to flash, and citizens to shudder in fear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Happy I gave it a chance, despite other reviews

    • By Katy on 08-15-11

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Bleak Expectations

    • The Complete BBC Radio 4 Series
    • By: Mark Evans
    • Narrated by: Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, David Mitchell, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    The complete collected series 1-5 of the gloriously daft Victorian romp Bleak Expectations. Gasp at the evil Mr Gently Benevolent, played by Mr Anthony Head! Weep at the trials of our young hero, Pip Bin, played by Master Tom Allen! Be moved to joy and sorrow by the remarkable narration of Mr Richard Johnson! Swoon at the fragile beauty of Pip's poor mama, played by Miss Celia Imrie! Wonder at the thespian prowess of Mr Geoffrey Whitehead as six different siblings!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 😂😂😂😂😂

    • By Mark on 03-25-18

    Regular price: $24.78

    • Shilling & Sixpence Investigate

    • By: Nigel Fairs
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie, David Warner, Matthew Waterhouse, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Based on Nigel Fairs' 'murder mystery serial' that has been running for over 21 years (new episodes performed every month in country houses, steam trains, jailhouses, castles and restaurants throughout the UK), Shilling & Sixpence Investigate takes place in a sometimes quirky, sometimes dark world where nobody is quite whom they seem.  

    Regular price: $32.71

    • John Finnemore's Double Acts

    • Six BBC Radio 4 Comedy Dramas
    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: Alison Steadman, Celia Imrie, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Winner of the Writers Guild Award for Best Radio Comedy and the Comedy.co.uk awards for Best Radio Sketch Show! Celia Imrie, Alison Steadman, John Bird and Rebecca Front are among the cast of these BBC Radio 4 comedy dramas from the writer and producers of Cabin Pressure. These six self-contained duologues, each one brimming with humour and charm, come from the pen of John Finnemore, author and star of the award-winning John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you like stories

    • By Hanna Raspel on 02-04-16

    Regular price: $15.16

    • Jeremiah Bourne in Time

    • By: Nigel Planer
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer, Siobhan Redmond, Sophie Thompson, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Jeremiah Bourne is a boy with a remarkable gift. He can travel in time. Not by using a time machine, or stepping through a dimensional portal. It just happens to him, as though by accident. One minute he’s in the present day, the next, he’s 100 years in the past, standing in the London of 1910. Jeremiah has two questions: how did he get there - and how can he get back? On his quest for the answers, he enlists the help of Phyllis Stokes of The Society for Theosophical Research and her equally eccentric brother, Roger Allcot Standish, magistrate, spiritualist and dedicated nudist.

    Regular price: $32.71

    • The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

    • By: Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    When Queenie Hennessy discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her, and all she has to do is wait, she is shocked. Her note had explained she was dying. How can she wait? A new volunteer at the hospice suggests that Queenie should write again; only this time she must tell Harold everything. In confessing to secrets she has hidden for 20 years, she will find atonement for the past. As the volunteer points out, ‘Even though you’ve done your travelling, you’re starting a new journey, too.’

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent sequel to Harold Fry

    • By Timothy on 08-04-15

    Regular price: $23.44

    • My Family and Other Animals

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatization
    • By: Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie, Toby Jones
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Celia Imrie and Toby Jones star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Gerald Durrell's much-loved comic gem. My Family and Other Animals is the classic tale of naturalist Gerald Durrell's magical 1930s childhood on pre-war Corfu. His descriptions of his eccentric family and his encounters with the local creatures are full of humour and charm, and the book has delighted fans of all ages for 60 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story humorously read.

    • By teresa Mackey on 11-16-18

    Regular price: $10.65

    • Not Quite Nice

    • By: Celia Imrie
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, fed up with babysitting her bossy daughter's obnoxious children, she sells her Highgate house and moves to the picture-perfect town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, just outside Nice. With its beautiful villas, bustling cafes and shimmering cerulean sea, the village sparkles like a diamond on the French Mediterranean coast.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Bleak Expectations: The Complete Third Series

    • By: Mark Evans
    • Narrated by: Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, Geoffrey Whitehead, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    The third volume of this magnificent, award-winning Dickensian comic epic first transmitted by the British Broadcasting Club's Radio 4. It's a Victorian epic of shenanigans at awful schools, worse prisons, featuring giant rabbits, and long lost super-hero aunts - in the style of Charles Dickens after far too much gin. Winner of the 'British Comedy Guide Editors' Award', volume three stars Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, Geoffrey Whitehead, Richard Johnson, Tom Allen, James Bachman and David Mitchell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Immense, clever, fast sharp fun. Get it

    • By Joseph on 09-06-14

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Bleak Expectations: The Complete Second Series

    • The Complete Second Series
    • By: Mark Evans
    • Narrated by: Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, Geoffrey Whitehead, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Bleak Expectations is the remarkable adventures of young Philip Bin as he struggles to rescue himself and his sisters from the plotting of his guardian, the scheming, evil and badly-named Mr Gently Benevolent, and the blood-curdling Hardthrasher brothers.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Nice Work (If You Can Get It)

    • By: Celia Imrie
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Somewhere on the French Riviera, tucked between glitzy Monte Carlo and Cannes' red carpets, lies the sleepy town of Bellevue-Sur-Mer. Sheltered from the glittering melee, it is home to many an expat - although it hasn't proved as peaceful as expected. Now an enterprising band of retirees has resolved to show it's never too late to start afresh and open a restaurant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful read

    • By Toni on 09-18-18

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Happy Hoofer

    • By: Celia Imrie
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    One of our best-loved actresses, Celia Imrie would rather have been a dancer. As a child she planned to join the Royal Ballet and marry Rudolf Nureyev. Now she has become one of our finest and funniest performers, on stage, TV and screen - adored for her roles in 'Acorn Antiques' and 'dinnerladies', as well as films including 'Calendar Girls' and 'Nanny McPhee'. In her hugely entertaining autobiography, Celia Imrie recounts a life hurtling (not always intentionally) into adventures both on stage and off.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • English Romp with Humour and Candour.

    • By Clive Byerley on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $20.99