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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 10,326
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,640
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,609

    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

    • Bleak House

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 43 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    This Audible Exclusive performance features a unique introduction written and narrated by Miriam Margolyes. Recognised as one of Dickens' most accomplished titles, Bleak House has impressed critics and audiences alike since it was first published in 1852. The novel boasts one of the most intelligent and engaging plots in all of English literature and is sure to engage the listener's imagination as it transports us back in time to the seedy, grimy and hazardous streets of Victorian London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Old Friend, Revisited

    • By Nancy A Young on 06-26-18

    Regular price: $42.63

    • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    • By: Muriel Spark
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 244

    "You girls are my vocation... I am dedicated to you in my prime." So says Miss Jean Brodie, a teacher unlike any other. She is proud and cultured. A romantic, with progressive, sometimes shocking ideas and aspirations for the girls in her charge. When she decides to transform a select group of pupils into the 'crème de la crème' at the Marcia Blaine School they become the Brodie set. In exchange for their undivided loyalty the girls earn a special place of honour and privilege within the school. Yet they are also introduced to a startling new world of adult games....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Primed for Classics

    • By Darwin8u on 09-12-17

    Regular price: $17.45

    • Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Comedies

    • The Taming of the Shrew; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Twelfth Night
    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Paul Daneman, Fenella Fielding, Nigel Hawthorne, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Three classic radio productions from the BBC archives starring Nigel Hawthorne, Miriam Margolyes, Geraldine McEwan and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On

    • By Gretchen SLP on 04-25-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Cold Comfort Farm

    • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Stella Gibbons
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore, Miriam Margolyes, Elizabeth Proud, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Strong of will and slender of ankle, 20-year-old orphan Flora Poste is blessed with every virtue save that of being able to earn her own living. Casting around for suitable relatives with whom she can make her home, Flora alights on the mysterious Starkadders and, ignoring the horrified shrieks of her friends, heads down to darkest Sussex.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre radio dramatization not audio book

    • By J. Yuri Young on 12-12-17

    Regular price: $14.91

    • Apprentice - Scarlet City - Part I

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Rebecca Gablé
    • Narrated by: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    A rags-to-riches tale, Jonah's journey spans the breadth of human experience, from the intricacies of Edward III's political intrigues to the cutthroat world of international trade, from the triumphs of war to the agonies of personal loss - love, friendship, joy, heartbreak and glory. Set largely in London, the Scarlet City, the centre of medieval England, the Scarlet City trilogy is a thrilling portrait of the age and the people who made it so rich, colourful and extraordinary.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well played but too much gratuitous sex and abuse

    • By UNCHMSUW on 01-01-18

    Regular price: $26.77

    • Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig, Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Master storyteller Roald Dahl adds his own darkly comic twists to six favorite tales, complete with rambunctious rhymes and hilarious surprise endings. Roald Dahl's inimitable style and humor shine in this collection of poems about mischievous and mysterious animals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-18

    Regular price: $11.20

    • The Witness for the Prosecution (Dramatised)

    • By: Agatha Christie, full cast
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Moore, Hywell Bennett
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Soon to be a major new London theatre show, The Witness for the Prosecution follows the hapless Leonard Vole as he learns he has been accused of murdering a wealthy widow in order to get his hands on the inheritance. His predicament is made even worse when he discovers his wife to be the chief witness against him. The trial proceeds with a number of unexpected twists. This classic BBC radio drama stars Hywell Bennett as Leonard, and Miriam Margolyes as his chief accuser.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too abridged to fully comprehend

    • By John Maddy on 04-25-15

    Regular price: $6.40

    • Rise: Scarlet City - Part II

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Rebecca Gablé
    • Narrated by: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    London, 1337. England is at war, and the King is in financial straits, meaning that Jonah's hard-earned business and fortune hang in the balance. A far cry from his humble beginnings as a draper's apprentice, Jonah is now one of the influential merchants in England, and he manages to secure the hand of the daughter of one of the most powerful and dangerous nobles in the country. As Jonah's wealth and prominence grow, so do his enemies and the threats they bring.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece!

    • By DaNick on 02-17-18

    Regular price: $28.65

    • A Woman of No Importance

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Samantha Mathis, Rosalind Ayres, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 138

    Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the "best" houses, while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating drawing-room comedy, Oscar Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society's narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pitch Perfect Performance

    • By Cheryl on 08-26-12

    Regular price: $6.95

    • An Ideal Husband

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Jacqueline Bisset, Paul Gutrecht, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    A tender love story, a serpentine villainess, a glittering setting in London society, and a showering of Wildean witticism are only a few of the reasons why this play has enjoyed hugely successful revivals in London, in New York, and on the silver screen. This 1895 drama is eerily prescient, as it examines the plight of a promising politician, desperate to hide a secret in his past. With empathy and wit, Oscar Wilde explores the pitfalls of holding public figures to higher standards than the rest of us.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a Wildely Wicked and WItty Play

    • By Kelly on 01-27-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Revolting Rhymes

    • By: Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake - illustrator
    • Narrated by: Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan, Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Penguin presents Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl, complete and unabridged and raucously read by Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Mangan, and Tamsin Greig. This audiobook also contains original music.You can think again if you thought you knew the stories of some of the most popular fairy tales. Here are six of the best known retold, with more than a twist or two, by the master of the comic and the blood-curdling.

    Regular price: $19.19

    • Empire: Scarlet City - Part III

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Rebecca Gablé
    • Narrated by: Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    A true rags-to-riches tale, Jonah's journey spans the breadth of human experience, from the intricacies of Edward III's political intrigues to the cutthroat world of international trade, from the triumphs of war to the agonies of personal loss - love, friendship, joy, heartbreak and glory. Set largely in London - the Scarlet City - the centre of medieval England, this is a thrilling portrait of the age and the people who made it so rich, colourful and extraordinary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impeccable!

    • By DaNick on 04-08-18

    Regular price: $28.65

    • Once upon a Timeless Tale Collection, Volume 2

    • By: Margrete Lamond
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Another collection of much-loved fairy tales retold for modern listeners. This second volume of the Once Upon a Timeless Tale Collection is a contemporary retelling of the most well-known and best-loved fairy tales of all time.

    Regular price: $15.26

    • Troy

    • By: Adele Geras
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The siege of Troy has lasted almost ten years. Inside the walled city, food is becoming scarce and the death toll is rising. From the heights of Mount Olympus, the gods keep watch.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Perspective

    • By John on 03-13-04

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Importance of Being Earnest (Dramatized)

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: full cast, Greg Wise, Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Algernon Moncrieff has invented an invalid friend, Bunbur, to call him away from is family duties. His friend Jack Worthing has created an imaginary brother, Ernest, to disguise his own misdemeanors. When Algernon turns up at the home of Jack's ward Cecily, only the truth - no matter how extraordinary - can put matters right.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yummy, fast 'read'

    • By Ting-Yee on 02-05-05

    Regular price: $15.95

    • Gloomsbury: Series 1

    • By: Sue Limb
    • Narrated by: full cast, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 15

    Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman and Nigel Planer star in Sue Limb's comedy parodying the arty and adulterous adventures of the Bloomsbury Group. A stellar cast, including Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy and John Sessions, join in this affectionate send-up of the infamous Bloomsbury literary group, who dominated the English cultural scene in the early 20th century.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good performances of a lackluster script

    • By Zaubermond on 04-30-17

    Regular price: $14.93

    • The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere: The Complete Series 1 and 2

    • The BBC Radio 4 Comedy
    • By: Sue Limb
    • Narrated by: Denise Coffey, full cast, Geoffrey Whitehead, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    An everyday story of towering genius, set in and around the Lakeland retreat of William and Dorothy Wordsmith. The Wordsmiths have not long settled in their sublime cottage when they are visited by the inebriate Samuel Tailor Cholericke and the lascivious Lord Biro, followed by numerous other romantically inclined writers and leech-pedlars who arrive at the door of Vole Cottage. Dorothy must manage the increasingly chaotic household (assisted by Stinking Iris) while William focuses on his latest masterpiece, 'The Withered Turnip'.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • An insufferable satire about insufferable poets

    • By Zaubermond on 05-27-18

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Queen Lucia

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    England between the wars was a paradise of calm and leisure for the very, very rich. Into this enclave is born Mrs. Emmeline Lucas—La Lucia, as she is known—a woman determined to lead a life quite different from the subdued formality of her class.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant and Charming

    • By Steve M on 08-03-17

    Regular price: $14.94

    • Troubletwisters

    • By: Garth Nix, Sean Williams
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Jaide and Jack Shield’s lives are changing in a very, very strange way. The weather is turning against them. Magical disasters occur when they’re around. And a mysterious explosion has just destroyed their house... from the inside.Without knowing why, the twins are stolen away to live with Grandma X - a relative they’ve never, ever met. The time has come for them to discover the truth - and the powers that come with the truth. Are they ready?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, but not as strong as Keys to the Kingdom

    • By Coral on 10-21-11

    Regular price: $17.49

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