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    • 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 10,273
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,590
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,559

    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 3,053
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,985
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013

    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 Iliad

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Maria Tucci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    • 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 2,593
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,338
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,340

    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

    • 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
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Background music -why?

    • By miriam yastrubinetsky on 09-18-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Leaf by Niggle

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 423
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 421

    '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

    • 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 188
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    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

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    The tale of Dr. Frankenstein and the horrendous monster he unleashes on the world when he tinkers with the laws of nature had almost as strange a birth as the monster itself. It was the product of one of the most famous ghost story telling sessions in history. Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and several others were stranded on the shores of Lake Geneva during a particularly sodden summer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A beautiful work

    • By Payne on 06-23-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • 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 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    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

    • A Great Deliverance

    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 195

    To this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale's lush green valleys. Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they'd hidden to escape the ravages of Cromwell's raiders.Now into Keldale's pastoral web of old houses and older secrets comes Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton. Along with the redoubtable Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, Lynley has been sent to solve a savage murder that has stunned the peaceful countryside. For fat, unlovely Roberta Teys has been found in her best dress, an axe at her side, seated in the old stone barn beside her father's headless corpse. Her first and last words were "I did it. I'm not sorry."Yet as Lynley and Havers wind their way through Keldale's dark labyrinth of secret scandals and appalling crimes, they uncover a shattering series of revelations that will reverberate through this tranquil English valley- and in their own lives as well.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The first and best Elizabeth George

    • By Ellen on 03-09-05

    Regular price: $11.19

    • 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 260
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    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

    • The Zahir

    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Emilia Fox
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    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
    • Beautiful and deep read!

    • By GG on 09-13-15

    Regular price: $9.05

    • 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 615
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351

    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

    • I, Claudius (Dramatised)

    • By: Robert Graves
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Tom Goodman Hill
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    A full-cast dramatisation of Robert Graves' brilliant account of the madness and debauchery of ancient Rome, starring Tom Goodman Hill as Claudius and Derek Jacobi as Augustus. The wickedly entertaining inside story of the lives and deaths of the Imperial dynasty from Augustus to Caligula is told by their obscure relation, Claudius. In public, Claudius is a stammering, drooling weakling, whose reputation as an idiot keeps him safe from office and assassination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I, Claudius lover impressed with abridging

    • By Andrew on 07-10-13

    Regular price: $19.19

    • 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 393
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345

    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

    • 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 284
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260

    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

    • Tides of War

    • By: Steven Pressfield
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 143

    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

    • 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 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 205

    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 History of English Poetry

    • By: Peter Whitfield
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    English literature is a treasure trove of wonderful poetry. From Shakespeare to Milton, Keats to Shelley and Tennyson to Yeats, this accessible history (especially written for Naxos Audiobooks) introduces the listener to countless small masterpieces, including all the old favorites and some lesser-known gems. Whitfield explores this most expressive of art forms and traces the historical development of a rich and diverse canon of poetical works.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable and enlightening

    • By Roger on 10-27-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Mr Bliss

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tolkien; what more can you ask

    • By Russell Bernard on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $2.57

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