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    • Mr Bliss

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    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

    • 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 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 207

    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 Adventures of Brother Cadfael

    • A Collection of Chronicles
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 144

    A collection of chronicles including The Summer of the Danes, Brother Cadfael's Penance, The Heretic's Apprentice, Monk's Hood, The Potter's Field, Saint Peter's Fair.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • destructive abridgements

    • By walterlouis422 on 03-20-16

    Regular price: $41.97

    • The Heretic's Apprentice

    • The Sixteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    It is June in the Year of Our Lord 1143 when Elave, young clerk to William of Lythwood, returns from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with his elderly master's body. His mission is twofold, to bury William in his home abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, and to deliver a dowry to William's adopted daughter Fortunata. But Elave, suspected of harboring views inimical to church doctrine, is held for ecclesiastical trial. And when Aldwin, the Lythwood family clerk hired in Elave's absence, is stabbed to death, Elave is incarcerated not only for heresy, but for murder. Fortunata's dowry, an intricately carved box with mysterious contents, holds the key to the mysteries that spring up around Elave and the Lythwood family. Shrewd and patient, Brother Cadfael is at his best here. Performed by Tony Award-winning actor Derek Jacobi, this sixteenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael is sure to delight old friends and new fans.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Simon Prebble Preferred

    • By Joanna on 09-05-14

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Brother Cadfael's Penance

    • The Twentieth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    It is nearing the end of the Year of Our Lord 1145. A monk vows to abandon all earthly ties, but how can Brother Cadfael obey when his son is captured in battle? Olivier de Bretagne is one of many young knights taken prisoner in the current power dispute in Britain, but he is also Cadfael's son, and the monk cannot be objective. A council is planned at Coventry to try to appease the warring factions, and Brother Cadfael asks leave to attend, knowing he must do all in his power to find and deliver his son. This most thrilling and humane of Ellis Peters's novels is filled with excitement, intrigue, and a meticulously depicted medieval background.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed in Abridged

    • By Joanna on 10-18-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Hawksmoor

    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Peter Ackroyd's Hawksmoor was first published in 1985. Alternating between the eighteenth century, when Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Christopher Wren, builds seven London churches that house a terrible secret, and the 1980s, when London detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is investigating a series of gruesome murders on the sight of certain old churches, Hawksmoor is a brilliant tale of darkness and shadow.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • unusual structure and style

    • By Russ on 08-17-17

    Regular price: $19.71

    • Ode to Saint Cecilia

    • By: Paul McCusker
    • Narrated by: Hayley Atwell, Sir Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 41

    She dedicated her mind to beauty and truth. She offered her heart to her faith. She sacrificed her body to Christ. Ode to Saint Cecilia tells the dramatic story of a modest young woman from Rome whose life has transcended time to influence poets, composers, sculptors, and painters. Augustine Institute Radio Theatre's Ode to Saint Cecilia includes cinematic sound, original music, and the award-winning talents of highly-acclaimed British actors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • challenging and beautiful<br />

    • By Laura Wirth Toeckes on 01-08-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The House of Silk

    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 155

    It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended as a welcome return

    • By Hilary on 11-13-11

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Potter's Field

    • The Seventeenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    It is the Summer and Autumn of the Year of Our Lord 1143 in which the gentle monk, Brother Cadfael, is forced to leave the tranquility of his herb garden to find the whole truth behind the murder of a young women whose body was unexpectedly discovered in a newly tilled field recently acquired by the Shrewsbury Abbey in a land exchange.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Audible listeners deserve unabridged books

    • By JAJ on 05-13-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Summer of the Danes

    • The Eighteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Brother Cadfael finds himself caught up in a bitter feud between two royal brother whose armies teeter on the brink of civil war.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Emperor's New Clothes and Other Fairy Tales

    • By: Hans Christian Andersen, David Tennant
    • Narrated by: Anne-Marie Duff, Penelope Wilton, Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Here are four of Hans Christian Andersen’s best-loved short stories, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain’s most well-known actors. The Emperor’s New Clothes: An emperor is promised a special suit of clothes by a pair of tailors. The Little Mermaid: A beautiful mermaid falls in love with a prince. The Fir Tree: A little fir tree is desperate to grow up and be like the other trees in the forest.

    Regular price: $6.19

    • Merrick

    • By: Anne Rice
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Anne Rice's richly told novel weaves an irresistible story of two worlds: the witches' world and the vampires' world, where magical powers and otherworldly fascinations are locked together in a dance of seduction, death, and rebirth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Louie

    • By T. D. Howell on 04-27-15

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Wind in the Willows (Dramatised)

    • By: Kenneth Grahame
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    When Mole goes boating with the Water Rat instead of spring-cleaning, he discovers a new world. As well as the river and the Wild Wood, there is Toad's craze for fast travel and motor-cars that leads them all on a timeless adventure.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful narration, not the full text though...

    • By Julia P on 02-08-10

    Regular price: $10.33

    • The Finest Nonsense of Edward Lear

    • By: Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Nearly 150 years since his poetry was first published, Lear's nonsense rhymes are still popular today. In this lively and colorful audiobook recording, Derek Jacobi reads Lear's most famous poems and most fantastic creations, including "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat", "The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly", "The Jumblies", "The Dong with the Luminous Nose", and a collection of assorted limericks.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Nonsense

    • By Muddy Goat on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    This collection of stories continues the adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle’s much-loved fictional detective. In these intriguing tales, Holmes and Watson solve cases that range from the suspicious to the downright strange, and encounter mysteries as diverse as vanishing staff, secret plans and eccentric lodgers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nobody does it better!

    • By Sandi on 04-23-12

    Regular price: $17.76

    • The Brave Tin Soldier and Other Fairy Tales

    • By: Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated by: David Tennant, Anne-Marie Duff, Sir Derek Jacobi, and others
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Here are four of Hans Christian Andersen’s best-loved short stories, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain’s most well-known actors. The Brave Tin Soldier: A one-legged toy soldier falls in love with a paper ballerina. Thumbelina: A tiny but beautiful girl grows from a barleycorn which has been enchanted by a witch. The Nightingale: An emperor prefers a sparkling mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale. The Ugly Duckling: A little bird is called ugly by others until he matures into a swan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Narration

    • By Hez H- on 04-30-12

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Monk's Hood

    • The Third Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    It is December in the Year of our Lord 1138 when Gervase Bonel dies after eating sauce laced with poison served which had been served with a partridge. The active ingredient found in the sauce was monkshood, poison if ingested and otherwise known as Wolfsbane. Brother Cadfael made the oil. Who used it as poison? Cadfael assesses the motives of Bonel’s Welsh natural son and his stepson, and deals with Bonel’s widow, who at one time long ago was Cadfae's sweetheart. Drawing upon his knowledge of both herbs and the human heart, Cadfael ultimately uncovers a deadly recipe for murder.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Henry IV, Part 2

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Sir Ian McKellen, Corin Redgrave, Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Sir Ian McKellen, Corin Redgrave, and Derek Jacobi perform Shakespeare's historic play about Prince Hal's journey toward kingship, and his ultimate rejection of Falstaff.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Recording of play-- hard to follow

    • By Vikki on 11-20-15

    Regular price: $9.39

    • The Spiritual Teachings of Marcus Aurelius

    • By: Mark Forstater
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Marcus Aurelius' writings, intended only for himself, reveal a mind of great humanity, humility, and insight. For over 2,000 years, these writings have inspired men and women to engage in the philosophical life, which involves two goals: to "know yourself" and then to ask, "What is the right way to live?"

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Muffled audio ruins the listening experience

    • By Joseph Trapp on 09-22-12

    Regular price: $10.84

    • The Adventures of Tom Bombadil

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The Adventures of Tom Bombadil is a collection of poetry written by J. R. R. Tolkien and was first published in 1962. The audio is read by Sir Derek Jacobi and is a collection of 16 poems that contain an assortment of bestiary verse and fairy tale rhyme. It is a stunning recording that captures all the characters in their own charming and mysterious ways.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Bombadil please!

    • By James on 06-30-14

    Regular price: $6.19

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