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    • Letters from Father Christmas

    • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, John Moffatt, Christian Rodska
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382

    Can you imagine writing to Father Christmas and actually getting a reply? Every year, the children of J.R.R. Tolkien would write to Father Christmas, and the letters they received told wonderful stories of his adventures at the North Pole. These humorous tales are brought to life by Derek Jacobi as Father Christmas, John Moffatt as Polar Bear, and Christian Rodska as Ilbereth the Elf, complete with specially composed music.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fun little read.

    • By James on 06-30-14

    Regular price: $6.19

    • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,116
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10,370
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,342

    Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unique children's story... Loved it!

    • By shelley on 12-04-17

    Regular price: $26.23

    • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    • The Chronicles of Narnia
    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,136

    The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his first voyage to find the seven lords, good men whom his evil uncle Miraz banished when he usurped the throne. The journey takes Edmund, Lucy, their cousin Eustace, and Caspian to the Eastern Islands, beyond the Silver Sea, toward Aslan's country at the End of the World.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful narration of a beloved classic

    • By Laurie on 03-26-17

    Regular price: $19.38

    • The House of Silk

    • A Sherlock Holmes Novel
    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,771
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,501
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,504

    Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in literary history. For the first time since the death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a new Holmes story has been sanctioned by his estate, whetting the appetites of fans everywhere. Information about the book will be revealed as deliberately as Holmes himself would unravel a knotty case, but bestselling novelist and Holmes expert Anthony Horowitz is sure to bring a compelling, atmospheric story to life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • PLEASE tell me there are MORE !

    • By Debra J Pekin on 01-17-12

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Smith of Wootton Major

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281

    Tolkien's acclaimed modern classic 'fairie' tale, read by Derek Jacobi. Smith of Wootton Major journeys to the Land of Faery thanks to the magical ingredients of the Great Cake of the Feast of Good Children.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming

    • By Babbi on 01-18-17

    Regular price: $2.06

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Maria Tucci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    In this brilliant translation, Robert Fagles brings the vigor of contemporary language to Homer's 2,700-year-old tale. The result, the winner of the 1991 Academy of American Poets Landon Translation Award, is a wonderfully accessible Iliad that preserves every nuance of Homer's genius. The story begins when Paris, son of Priam, King of Troy, carries off the beautiful Helen, thereby precipitating the bitter Trojan War. The Achaean princes attack Troy in order to recover Helen. This great epic poem, attributed to Homer, deals also with the anger of the hero, Achilles....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two different narrators is annoying...

    • By Mandi on 07-30-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Leaf by Niggle

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 459
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456

    'Leaf by Niggle' recounts the strange adventures of the painter Niggle, who sets out to paint the perfect tree. But he senses that he will be snatched away from his work long before it is finished - if indeed it could ever be finished in this world. For it is in another and brighter place that Niggle finds his tree is finished and learns that it is indeed a real tree, a true part of creation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favourite Tolkien

    • By M. J. Palmer on 05-16-17

    Regular price: $2.12

    • Farmer Giles of Ham

    • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248

    Farmer Giles of Ham did not look like a hero. He was fat and red-bearded and enjoyed a slow, comfortable life. Then one day a rather deaf and short-sighted giant blundered on to his land. More by luck than skill, Farmer Giles managed to scare him away. The people of the village cheered: Farmer Giles was a hero. His reputation spread far and wide across the kingdom. So it was natural that when the dragon Chrysophylax visited the area it was Farmer Giles who was expected to do battle with it!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An exquisite story wonderfully narrated

    • By Jacobus on 05-02-10

    Regular price: $6.19

    • George's Marvelous Medicine

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    A taste of her own medicine. George is alone in the house with Grandma. The most horrid, grizzly old grunion of a grandma ever. She needs something stronger than her usual medicine to cure her grouchiness. A special grandma medicine, a remedy for everything. And George knows just what to put into it. Grandma's in for the surprise of her life - and so is George, when he sees the results of his mixture!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Typical Roald Dahl fun

    • By BlueLightningJeep on 09-10-15

    Regular price: $11.20

    • The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen

    • By: Hendrik Groen, Hester Velmans - translator
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Hendrik Groen may be old, but he is far from dead and isn't planning to be buried any time soon. Granted, his daily strolls are getting shorter because his legs are no longer willing, and he has to visit his doctor more than he'd like. Technically speaking he is...elderly. But surely there is more to life at his age than weak tea and potted geraniums? Hendrik sets out to write an exposé: a year in the life of his care home in Amsterdam, revealing all its ups and downs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • narration an a+

    • By H. Marra on 10-24-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Gates of Fire

    • An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
    • By: Steven Pressfield
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 634
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369

    Here is a mesmerizing depiction of one man's indoctrination into the Spartan way of life and death, and of the legendary men and women who gave the culture an immortal gravity. Culminating in the electrifying and horrifying epic battle of Thermopylae, Gates of Fire weaves history, mystery, and heartbreaking romance into a literary tale that brings the Homeric tradition into the 21st century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, but very sad it's abridged

    • By Quotes&More on 04-07-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Derek Jacobi

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 8 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

    Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about his narration of the classic Charles Dickens novel Martin Chuzzlewit is lauded British actor and stage director Derek Jacobi. With a commanding stage presence, Jacobi has had a hugely successful stage and screen career, which includes his appearance in productions such as Hamlet and Oedipus the King. Twice awarded the Laurence Olivier Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and a Tony Award, Derek Jacobi now narrates the audio version of Charles Dickens’ Martin Chuzzlewit

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Roverandom

    • By: J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    While on holiday in 1925, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his beloved toy dog on the beach at Filey in Yorkshire. To console him, his father, J.R.R. Tolkien, improvised a story about Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek out the wizard who wronged him in order to be returned to normal. This charming tale, peopled by a sand-sorcerer and a terrible dragon, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, went through several drafts over the years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful Magic from Tolkien and Jacobi!

    • By Jefferson on 09-05-10

    Regular price: $7.45

    • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

    • In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund
    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Dame Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 211

    Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors. Additional narrators include Geoffrey Palmer O.B.E., Sir Donald Sinden, and Elaine Stritch. Music: 'Reverie De Sebastian' by Steve Davies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poignant Modern Fairy Tales Wonderfully Read

    • By Jefferson on 11-28-10

    Regular price: $11.29

    • The Adventures of Brother Cadfael

    • A Collection of Chronicles
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    A collection of chronicles including The Summer of the Danes, Brother Cadfael's Penance, The Heretic's Apprentice, Monk's Hood, The Potter's Field, Saint Peter's Fair.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • destructive abridgements

    • By walterlouis422 on 03-20-16

    Regular price: $41.97

    • The Zahir

    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Emilia Fox
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    It begins with a glimpse or a passing thought. It ends in obsession. One day a renowned author discovers that his wife, a war correspondent, has disappeared leaving no trace. Though time brings more success and new love, he remains mystified - and increasingly fascinated - by her absence. Was she kidnapped, blackmailed, or simply bored with their marriage? The unrest she causes is as strong as the attraction she exerts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another fantastic book with beautiful lessons

    • By Candice R on 02-14-18

    Regular price: $9.05

    • A Christmas Carol

    • By: Charles Dickens, R.D. Carstairs
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Cranham, Roger Allam, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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     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. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Mr Bliss

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    Mr Bliss, a man notable for his immensely tall hats and for the girabbit in his garden, takes the whimsical decision to buy a motor car. But his first drive to visit friends quickly becomes a catalogue of disasters. Some of these could be blamed on Mr Bliss’s style of driving, but even he could not anticipate being hijacked by three bears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect for All Children

    • By Annie on 11-12-18

    Regular price: $2.57

    • Tides of War

    • By: Steven Pressfield
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 222
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    One man. Two armies. The fate of the ancient world in the balance. In Tides of War, Steven Pressfield presents an epic saga of Greek strife and conflict with the same historical precision and heartbreaking human scale that made his last novel, Gates of Fire, an international best seller.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but doesn't sparkle.

    • By Matthew on 02-06-06

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    London, 1890. 221B Baker St. A fine-art dealer named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson to beg for their help. He is being menaced by a strange man in a flat cap - a wanted criminal who seems to have followed him all the way from America. In the days that follow, his home is robbed, his family is threatened. And then the first murder takes place. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Music?

    • By Nelson on 10-03-18

    Regular price: $28.50

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