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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 16,379
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,891
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,915

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Satisfyingly Hilarious

    • By FernT on 09-27-11

    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: 14 hrs
    • Original Recording
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    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.

    Regular price: $34.90

    • 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 491
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 341
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 345

    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 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moving

    • By Jean on 11-10-14

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Crisis

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    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?  

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    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

    • Family Matters

    • By: Rohinton Mistry
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 431
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 198

    From the author of the highly acclaimed A Fine Balance, comes a brilliantly evocative novel that confirms Mistry's reputation as one of the finest writers of our time. "As close to perfect as a novel can get," raves Booklist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More greatness from Rohinton Mistry

    • By JOHN on 02-10-06

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Dick Francis' Refusal

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 235

    Six years ago, investigator Sid Halley retired for good. He'd been harassed, beaten, shot, even lost a hand to his investigating business, and enough was enough. For the sake of his wife and new daughter he gave up that life of danger and uncertainty, and he thought nothing would ever lure him back into the game. He thought wrong. Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs Sid to investigate a series of dodgy races. Sid adamantly refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead under suspicious circumstances. And then a man with an Irish accent contacts Sid, telling him to deliver a whitewashed report about the suspected race-fixing...or else.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sid Halley is back

    • By Jean on 10-10-13

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Even Money

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    When a gray-haired man steps forward from the crowd claiming to be his father, Ned's life is thrown into far deeper turmoil. He'd been told since he was a baby that his parents had died in a car crash. Barely an hour later, his newly found father is stabbed by an unknown assailant in the Ascot parking lot. Blood oozing from his abdomen, his father warns Ned to "be very careful." But of whom? Of what?<

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Even Money is a good bet

    • By Ray on 09-15-09

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The 101 Dalmatians

    • By: Dodie Smith
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    When the Dearly's Dalmatians have their first litter of puppies (fifteen in all) everyone is delighted. But their joy is shattered when the pups are kidnapped! The humans don't have a clue as to who the culprit is, but the smartest dogs in London are on the case, and on the trail of fur-loving Cruella de Vil, who will stop at nothing to have a Dalmatian fur coat!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet.

    • By K. childress on 11-09-17

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Lord of the Flies

    • By: William Golding
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 139

    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
    • Classic - if a bit disturbing.

    • By Ian on 09-20-12

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Just William: A BBC Radio Collection

    • Classic Readings from the BBC Archive
    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    A stunning collection of Just William stories, narrated by Martin Jarvis. These BBC radio readings of the adventures of William have come to be some of the most loved adaptations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Dee Slate on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Silks

    • By: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    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

    • 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 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    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

    • 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 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    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

    • Dead Heat

    • By: Dick Francis, Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 364
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    Max Moreton is a rising culinary star and his Newmarket restaurant, The Hay Net, has brought him great acclaim and a widening circle of admirers. But when nearly all the guests who enjoyed one of his meals at a private catered affair fall victim to severe food poisoning, his kitchen is shuttered and his reputation takes a hit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprise! Dead Heat refers to the Oven!

    • By J Carter on 01-12-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Third Man

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    The Third Man is one of the truly great post-war films. It's a thrilling story of black-marketeering set against a backdrop of Vienna in the immediate post-war era, when the city was divided into four zones amongst the major powers: Russia, Britain, France, and America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent narration

    • By Gurth W. on 03-05-10

    Regular price: $14.18

    • David Copperfield

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 34 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    When David Copperfield escapes from the cruelty of his childhood home, he embarks on a journey to adulthood which leads him through comedy and tragedy, love and heartbreak, and friendship and betrayal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect narrator for one of the best classics.

    • By 9S on 10-30-09

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Crossfire

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    Shell-shocked and missing a foot-lost to an IED during his tour of duty in Afghanistan-Captain Tom Forsyth has been sent "home" by the army and, at loose ends, returns to his estranged mother's house for the first time since he joined up at seventeen. But Josephine Kauri, the "first lady of British racing," has always put the horses she trains first and her family last. Tom soon finds himself strained to the breaking point with his mother and stepfather.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ho Hum

    • By A on 09-14-10

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Short Stories: The Vintage Collection

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saki, Thomas Hardy, and others
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Martin Jarvis, Hugh Laurie, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66

    The fifth volume in CSA Word's massively popular complete and unabridged ‘Short Stories’ collection is bound to please. With something for everyone this collection of classic stories read by only the best-suited and most established readers will delight the ears as a vintage wine excites the gullet; The Vintage Collection is audible gold. Features eye-catching typographical series design.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Collection and Production

    • By andrew on 07-14-12

    Regular price: $13.42

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