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BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Works: 1,062 works in 1,437 publications in 1 language and 27,413 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Fantasy fiction  Radio plays  Fantasy fiction, English  Psychological fiction  Adventure stories  History  Audio adaptations 
Classifications: PZ7.C677475, [FIC]
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The hobbit by J. R. R Tolkien ( )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tolkien's famous saga, the prelude to the Lord of the rings, has all the ingredients of fantasy and adventure: dwarves, elves, goblins and trolls, a fearsome dragon, a great wizard, a perilous quest and a dramatic climax. At the centre is the unsuspecting hero Bilbo Baggins, a home-loving unambitious Hobbit who is suddenly thrust into the biggest, indeed the only adventure of his life ... The radio dramatisation of The hobbit became a classic when it was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1968 and it continues to delight today
The water horse by Dick King-Smith ( )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kirstie finds a strange egg on the Scottish shore and finds the creature that hatches to be part toad, part horse, part turtle, and part crocodile. He seems to be the perfect pet but he won't stop growing!
The last Sherlock Holmes story by Michael Dibdin ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the late seventies an extraordinary document came to light which for fifty years had been held on deposit by the bankers of the deceased John Herbert Watson MD - better known to devotees of Conan Doyle as Dr Watson. A continuous narrative in the doctor's own hand, the story opens in the East End of London in 1888. Three women have been savagely murdered by Jack the Ripper and there is massive public outcry. To appease the public, Scotland Yard approaches Sherlock Holmes to investigate
From Doon with death by Ruth Rendell ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Love and death are the only two sensational things that had ever happened to Margaret Parsons. The police knew all about her life and, by the look of it, it was very dull. Margaret Parsons had been a "good" woman -- religious, old-fashioned, and respectable. But it was not her life that interested Chief Inspector Wexford, it was her death -- passionate, violent, and unfathomable
The Lord of the rings by J. R. R Tolkien ( )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the second book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly-recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm (who plays Frodo in this and Bilbo in the feature films)
The Lord of rings by J. R. R Tolkien ( )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the first book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly-recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm
The lord of the rings by J. R. R Tolkien ( )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the third book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly-recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm (who plays Frodo in this and Bilbo in the feature films)
The hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy ( )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The long-awaited, brand new third series of "The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy" comes to audio on with 25 minutes of unbroadcast footage. Many of the cast of the original BBC Radio 4 series have been reunited for this new six-part dramatisation of Douglas Adams's book 'Life, the universe and everything'
Devices & desires by P. D James ( )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robin Ellis plays Commander Adam Dalgliesh in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation. The Commander is on the trail of a serial killer who has been creating a climate of mounting fear in the small community of Larksoken on the desolate Norfolk coast
Nemesis by Lindsey Davis ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
June Whitfield stars as the sharp-witted spinster sleuth in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation now available on audio. Miss Marple is totally shocked to receive a letter from the recently deceased Mr. Rafiel, an acquaintance she had met briefly on her travels. The letter leaves instructions for Miss Marple, whom Mr. Rafiel had recognised as a natural detective, to investigate a crime after his death
Cover her face by P. D James ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though Sally Jupp came from the village home for unmarried mothers, she seemed the ideal girl to help Mrs Maxie run a large house and look after her invalid husband. But the real Sally, pretty, ambitious and clever, was very different from the docile, repentant character she seemed to be
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams ( )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Panic! It's the last ever instalment of The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of Mostly harmless, the final book in Douglas Adams' famous "trilogy in five parts." While frequent flyer Arthur Dent searches the universe for his lost love, Ford Prefect discovers a disturbing blast from the past at The Hitchhiker's guide HQ. Meanwhile, on one of many versions of Earth, a blonder, more American Trillian gets tangled up with a party of lost aliens having an identity crisis. And just when Arthur thinks he has found his true vocation on the backwater planet of Lamuella, the original Trillian turns up with more than a little spanner in the works. A stolen ship, a dramatic stampede and a new and sinister guide lead to a race to save the Earth ... again. But this time, will they succeed?
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
AWhen a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll
Persuasion by Jane Austen ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The final novel by the acclaimed writer places heroine Anne Elliot, a woman of integrity and deep emotion, against the brutality and hypocrisy of Regency England
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy the quandary phase by Douglas Adams ( )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's saga returns once again with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of "So long" and "Thanks for all the fish," the fourth book in Douglas Adams's famous "trilogy in five parts." The Earth has miraculously reappeared and, even more miraculously, Arthur Dent has found it. Returning to his cottage after -- well -- ages, he falls in love with the girl of his dreams. But Ford Prefect is on to something which might well burst Arthur's bubble. There is, after all, something very fishy about his girlfriend's feet, and what has happened to all the dolphins? Perhaps, at last, all will be revealed in God's last message to His creation ... Simon Jones returns as Arthur, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford and Stephen Moore as Marvin. William Franklyn is the Book, and there is a whole host of famous guest stars
Murder being once done by Ruth Rendell ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a young girl's body is found in a London cemetery and the local police, under the command of Wexford's nephew, are baffled, Wexford decides to brave his doctor's wrath and the condescension of the London police by doing a little investigating of his own. For the canny, tireless, and unflappable policeman is an unblinking observer of human nature, whose study has taught him that under certain circumstances the most unlikely people are capable of the most appalling crimes
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the sixth installment of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series, Artemis is disheartened to learn that the only cure for his ailing mother lies within the brain of a lemur: a species that he himself eliminated five years ago. Now he must go back in time and save the lemurs, but he knows his younger self will not be happy to see him
Macbeth by William Shakespeare ( )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's dramatic tale of greed and destiny. BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare series. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard. In the acclaimed BBC Radio Shakespeare series, each play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of the Royal National Theatre. Revitalised, original and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium
Strangers [a novel] by Anita Brookner ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Resigned to bachelorhood in his London flat, retiree Paul Sturgis unexpectedly finds himself in two relationships, including one with a separated woman he met on a holiday trip to Venice and another with an ex-girlfriend
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's passionate story of doomed love. BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard. In the acclaimed BBC Radio Shakespeare series, each play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of the Royal National Theatre. Revitalised, original and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium
 
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