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    • FREE: Crackanory Too Cracked for TV - exclusive to Audible

    • By: Crackanory
    • Narrated by: Toby Jones, Katherine Parkinson, John Robins, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 327
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 271

    Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Combining some of the UK's best and brightest comedy writers and performers, this exclusive to audio edition of UKTV's Dave Channel Crackanory is a master class in storytelling and features an all-star cast including Toby Jones, Katherine Parkinson, John Robins, Robert Bathurst and Simon Bird.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By testbadge on 01-19-18

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Absolute Power

    • The Complete BBC Radio 4 Radio Comedy Series
    • By: Mark Tavener
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry, John Bird
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    Stephen Fry and John Bird star in all four series of the BBC Radio 4 satirical comedy, plus the 2006 special episode. Set in the Machiavellian world of modern PR, Absolute Power introduces us to London-based 'government-media relations consultancy' Prentiss McCabe, whose partners Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe are frequently embroiled in the machinations of the British political system.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • unsparing!

    • By Danzer on 10-05-16

    Regular price: $23.44

    • George Cragge: In the Red & Other Mysteries

    • By: Mark Tavener
    • Narrated by: Barry Foster, full cast, Hugh Laurie, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A collection of four blackly humorous crime mysteries featuring the fictional BBC Radio crime correspondent, George Cragge. Adapted from the novel by Mark Tavener, In the Red sees the anarchic George Cragge investigate a spree of bizarre murders in the world of City finance, a small political party contesting a by-election, and a plan to overthrow the Director-General of the BBC. The sequel, In the Balance, features George Cragge kicking off a murder trail during the FIFA World Cup at Wembley Stadium. And with Europe becoming a hot potato, can the Prime Minister hold on to his job? In the Chair follows the maverick hack as he looks into a series of murders of dentists linked to New Labour policy. The final drama, In the End, sees George Cragge investigating a series of murders of journalists.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Chambers

    • By: Clive Coleman
    • Narrated by: John Bird, James Fleet, Sarah Lancashire
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Four episodes of the BBC Radio 4 comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money. Welcome to life in Forecourt Buildings, one of the least prestigious addresses in the world of law. Head of chambers is John Fuller-Carp, whose desperate attempt to win cases often involve some unscrupulous antics, such as asking judges questions like "Are you senile?" and hitting child witnesses. Starring John Bird, James Fleet and Sarah Lancashire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By moe sims on 02-06-16

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Alice Through the Looking Glass (BBC Children’s Classics)

    • By: Lewis Carroll
    • Narrated by: Ken Campbell, John Bird, Windsor Davies, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When Alice's wish to visit the Looking Glass world comes true, she can't resist delving deeper and deeper into a land of caustic characters and twisted logic. So begins a game of chess on a grand scale, where the inhabitants of each square have their own set of rules. In her bid to become Queen of the Chess Board, Alice takes advice - and sometimes downright criticism - from such peculiar folk as Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Lion and the Unicorn and very helpful gnat.

    Regular price: $10.65

    • Ustinov at Eighty

    • By: Peter Ustinov
    • Narrated by: John Bird
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    In this much-praised interview, octogenarian Peter Ustinov talks to John Bird. The man of many talents has an astonishing range of accomplishments behind him as an Oscar-winning film and theatre actor, author of novels, plays, and screenplays. He is also a raconteur, graphic artist, photographer, stage director, and designer and the recipient of many humanitarian awards for his work with UNICEF and UNESCO.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Peter Ustinov

    • By Cheryl on 09-13-13

    Regular price: $10.33