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BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Works: 1,127 works in 1,542 publications in 1 language and 27,851 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Drama  Fantasy fiction  Radio plays  Fantasy fiction, English  Psychological fiction  Audio adaptations  History 
Classifications: PR6039.O32, FIC
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Most widely held works by BBC Audiobooks Ltd
The hobbit by J. R. R Tolkien( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 449 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 Lord of rings by J. R. R Tolkien( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 276 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 268 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 the rings by J. R. R Tolkien( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 262 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)
From Doon with death by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Margaret Parsons disappears, it's assumed that she's run off with another man. But then the missing woman's body is found and a startling discovery is made when Mr. Parsons lets the police in his home
The last Sherlock Holmes story by Michael Dibdin( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective and his faithful companion Dr. Watson are given a novel treatment by Michael Dibdin in this thriller, which finds the detectives stalking Jack the Ripper in the streets of London's East End in 1888
The water horse by Dick King-Smith( Recording )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 230 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!
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 216 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
Nemesis by Lindsey Davis( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman informer Marcus Didius Falco is beset by personal problems. A middle-aged couple have disappeared. They had an old feud with a bunch men who terrorize the neighborhood. When a mutilated corpse turns up, Falco and his friend Petronius investigate. But just as they are making progress, the Chief Spy, Anacrites, snatches the case away. He fails to cover up the fact that the Claudii have acquired corrupt protection at the highest level
Devices & desires by P. D James( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 177 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
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer( Recording )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 177 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
Cover her face by P. D James( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 174 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. Murder shattered the tranquility of her new home and Chief Detective Adam Dalgliesh arrived in the peace of a country Sunday to investigate the killing of a character as mysterious as Sally herself ..."--Container
The hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 173 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'
Persuasion by Jane Austen( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When pretty nineteen-year-old Anne Elliott becomes engaged to handsome Frederick Wentworth, she could not be more in love. But Anne's best friend, Lady Russell, is sure that it would be disastrous for her to marry a penniless naval officer, and persuades her to jilt Wentworth and wait for a better match. Eight years later, Anne is still a spinster. Her looks are fading, and she bitterly regrets giving up the love of her life. When he reappears, now a wealthy captain, she realises that her feelings for him have never changed: but can he ever forgive her for rejecting him?
Murder being once done by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 148 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
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 146 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?
The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 143 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
Dirk Gently : the long dark tea-time of the soul by Douglas Adams( )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dirk Gently has fallen on hard times and dresses as a gypsy woman, using his irritatingly accurate clairvoyant powers to read palms. He is saved when a frantic client turns up with a ludicrous story about being stalked by a goblin waving a contract accompanied by a hairy, green-eyed, scythe-wielding monster. When Detective Superintendent Gilks decides a headless body found in a sealed room is the result of a particularly irritating suicide, Dirk is plunged into a mystery where the interconnectedness of all things is tested to the limit
Dirk Gently's holistic detective agency by Douglas Adams( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Enfield and Billy Boyd star in a brand new full-cast dramatisation of Douglas Adams's first Dirk Gently book, directed by the award-winning Dirk Maggs. Dirk Gently has an unshakeable belief in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats for old ladies ... Then Dirk stumbles upon an old friend behaving bizarrely --and is drawn into a four-billion year old mystery that must be solved if the human race is to avoid immediate extinction. Harry Enfield stars as Douglas Adams's much-loved psychic sleuth, with Billy Boyd (The lord of the rings), Andrew Sachs (Fawlty Towers), Jim Carter (The golden compass) and Olivia Colman (Peepshow)
The water's edge by Karin Fossum( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking through the woods one evening, a couple encounters an agitated man who flees their scrutiny. Shortly thereafter, they discover the lifeless body of a young boy. Inspector Sejer is called to investigate but can find no immediate cause of death and the mysterious man cannot be identified. Then another boy goes missing
 
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