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    • Good Omens

    • By: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,919
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,306
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,334

    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You'll laugh yourself silly

    • By goddess_of_pipework on 11-28-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Terry Pratchett: BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different.... Collected together for the first time are seven full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of Terry Pratchett’s novels, with star-studded casts including Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, Philip Jackson, Alex Jennings and Mark Heap.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Get the unabridged audiobooks, instead

    • By S. Horn on 11-09-18

    Regular price: $34.90

    • Crisis

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Harrison Foster, a crisis manager for a London firm, is summoned to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick stables kills six very valuable horses, including the short-priced favorite for the Derby. There is far more to the "simple" fire than initially meets the eye...for a start, human remains are found among the equestrian ones in the burnt-out shell. All the stable staff are accounted for, so who is the mystery victim?  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another wonderful Francis thriller/mystery

    • By SamH on 10-23-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Canterbury Tales [Blackstone]

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Jay Carnes, Ray Porter, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 497
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 350

    In this edition, we hear, translated into modern English, 20-some tales, told in the voices of knight and merchant, wife and miller, squire and nun, and many more. Some are bawdy, some spiritual, some romantic, some mysterious, some chivalrous. Between the stories, the travelers converse, joke, and argue, revealing much about their individual outlooks upon life as well as what life was like in late 14th-century England.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Many voices, at times enthralling

    • By Tad Davis on 10-20-08

    Regular price: $26.68

    • Goodbye to All That

    • By: Robert Graves
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    A famous autobiographical account of life as a young soldier in the first World War trenches. Robert Graves, who went on to write I, Claudius, has given to posterity here one of the all-time great insights into the experience of war.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An honest and well-written--ABRIDGED--WWI Memoir

    • By Jefferson on 03-26-12

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Uncle Vanya

    • By: Anton Chekhov, David Mamet, Vlada Chernornirdik
    • Narrated by: Josh Radnor, Stacy Keach, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Adapted by David Mamet from a translation by Vlada Chernornirdik. In this classic of Chekhov’s canon, an overbearing professor pays a visit to his country estate, where Sonya and Vanya, his daughter and former brother-in-law, have slaved to maintain his wealth. But Vanya is enchanted by the professor’s new wife, while Sonya has fallen for the town’s melancholy doctor. Includes a conversation with Rosamund Bartlett, author of Chekhov: Scenes from a Life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor American soap

    • By tyrone on 10-22-17

    Regular price: $4.95

    • A Night to Remember

    • The Classic Account of the Final Hours of the Titanic
    • By: Walter Lord
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    The Titanic collided with an iceberg on the night of April 14, and 1,500 people died in the freezing waters as the ship met her watery grave. Spectacular in many ways, it's a story that has spurred legends and still sends shivers down the spine a century later. This minute-by-minute account of the sinking is based on over 20 years of research and offers amazing detail of that fateful night.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • an excellent account.

    • By Robert A. Raymond on 07-25-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • You Only Live Twice

    • James Bond, Book 12
    • By: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    James Bond seems unable to function after the death of his wife. Determined to restore 007 to the effective agent he used to be, M sends him on a mission to Japan, to the mysterious "Castle of Death", and into the lair of an old and terrifying enemy. For Bond and Blofeld, this will be their final encounter. Only one of them can survive.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Speak of next year and the devil laughs

    • By Darwin8u on 04-02-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Oscar Wilde BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Five Full-cast Productions
    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Judi Dench, Diana Rigg, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    A sparkling collection of the major works of the ever-adored Oscar Wilde, with incredible casts including Judi Dench, Martin Clunes, Michael Sheen, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McDiarmid, Joely Richardson, Penelope Keith, Martin Jarvis, Diana Rigg, Simon Russell Beale, Sheila Hancock, Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry.

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Tartuffe

    • By: Molière, Richard Wilbur (translator)
    • Narrated by: Brian Bedford, JB Blanc, Daniel Blinkoff, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Initially banned in France by King Louis, Molière's celebrated social satire Tartuffe exposes false piety and hypocrisy in the Catholic Church. When a pious fraud worms his way into a wealthy family and manipulates the patriarch into giving up his fortune, it’s up to his family to expose the truth before they end up in the poorhouse!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By Kevin Pablo on 03-01-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Carry On, Jeeves

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 543
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391

    Listen to hilarious unabridged stories starring the ever-popular Jeeves and Wooster from the master of great British comedy: P. G. Wodehouse. Stories featured: "Jeeves Takes Charge", "Jeeves and The Unbidden Guest", "The Artistic Career of Corky", "The Aunt and the Sluggard", "Clustering Round Young Bingo", "Jeeves and the Hard-boiled Egg", and "The Rummy Affair of Old Biffy".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great introduction to Jeeves

    • By Eunique on 09-30-08

    Regular price: $14.68

    • Lord of the Flies

    • By: William Golding
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 146

    A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys’ delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Story of cruel innocence

    • By ESK on 11-12-12

    Regular price: $13.85

    • The Misanthrope

    • By: Richard Wilbur (translator), Molière
    • Narrated by: Brian Bedford, J. D. Cullum, Sarah Drew, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    This timeless comedy of manners is considered one of Molière’s most probing and mature works. While it’s still an exemplar of 16th-century farce, Molière went beyond his usual comic inventiveness to create a world of rich, complex characters, especially in the cynical title character Alceste, played here by the Tony Award-winning actor Brian Bedford.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good play, great translation, good performance

    • By Timoteo on 03-08-18

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Plain Tales from the Hills

    • By: Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    An intimate, evocative, often funny, and always vital portrait of India at the peak of the British Raj. Written at the age of 22, they immediately show Kipling's natural and prodigious talent. Timeless, they can be listened to forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kipling's first book presented by the ideal reader

    • By Brian Abel Ragen on 06-01-17

    Regular price: $14.18

    • Oliver Twist

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    A workhouse orphan, Oliver experiences the terror and brutality of the criminal underworld. His companions, a thief, a whore, a pickpocket, and a fence, are destined for gruesome ends, but Oliver emerges unscathed from the darkness of the underworld.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome narration

    • By Michael on 09-06-08

    Regular price: $22.38

    • The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Dramatized)

    • By: Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated by: Ian Carmichael, Peter Jones, Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    The elegant, intelligent amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey is one of detective literature's most popular creations. Ian Carmichael is the personification of Dorothy L. Sayers' charming investigator in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. The dignified calm of the Bellona Club is shattered when Lord Wimsey finds General Fentiman dead in his favourite chair. A straighforward death by natural causes? Perhaps... but why can no one remember seeing the general the day he died?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Cozy Mystery

    • By jayneen duffy on 03-11-16

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Under Orders

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    "Sadly, death at the races is not uncommon. However, three in a single afternoon was sufficiently unusual to raise more than one eyebrow." It's the third death on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day that really troubles super-sleuth Sid Halley. Last seen in 1995's Come to Grief, former champion jockey Halley knows the perils of racing all too well but, in his day, jockeys didn't usually reach the finishing line with three .38 rounds in the chest.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Happy to see you again, Sid Halley!

    • By Lynne Phelps on 10-03-06

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Galahad at Blandings

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    A major mix-up at Blandings Castle, in which Galahad introduces yet another imposter to Lord Emsworth's residence and the Empress of Blandings gets sloshed in her sty. Formidable comic characters designed to interrupt Lord Emsworth's peace include his overbearing sister Lady Hermione Wedge who comes complete her own meddling secretary, and Dame Daphne Winkworth who has her eye on becoming the next Countess. As ever the stage is set for Gally to try and restore order to the ensuing chaos!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Corker

    • By Fraser Pearce on 02-11-13

    Regular price: $6.70

    • Silks

    • By: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    From Dick Francis and his son, Felix, comes Geoffrey Mason - a defense barrister whose true passion is riding his thoroughbred. Mason's two lives collide when a fellow jockey is accused of murdering a colleague with a pitchfork. Mason prefers not to get involved. But soon he is torn between doing what's right - and what will keep him alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting ,fast moving story.

    • By Galen lloyd on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Pelican at Blandings

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    The usual suspects, including Lord Emsworth and his prize pig, the Empress, line up at Blandings Castle for a Wodehousian caper that sees members of the upper-classes getting hot and bothered over a nude painting they all want to get their hands on. This is wit at its very finest, read by one of our superlative actors, who reads Wodehouse with the requisite style and panache.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • P G Wodehouse is always delightful

    • By Christopher J. Albertyn on 12-05-11

    Regular price: $11.72

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