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BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Works: 1,130 works in 1,560 publications in 1 language and 29,067 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Fantasy fiction  Drama  Radio plays  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Fantasy fiction, English  Humorous fiction 
Classifications: PR6039.O32, FIC
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Most widely held works by BBC Audiobooks Ltd
The hobbit by J. R. R Tolkien( file )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 447 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( file )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 277 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( file )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 271 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)
From Doon with death by Ruth Rendell( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 232 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( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 231 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
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 217 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( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 183 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
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 182 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( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 180 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
Devices and desires by P. D James( file )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 172 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
Persuasion by Jane Austen( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
In Persuasion, Austen's last novel, she reveals the tale of love and marriage told with irony, insight, and an evaluation of human conduct. The characters, Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliot, have met and separated years before. A reunion forces the recognition of the false values that drove them apart
Murder being once done by Ruth Rendell( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 147 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
Dirk Gently : the long dark tea-time of the soul by Douglas Adams( file )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 143 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( file )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 139 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)
A murder of quality by John Le Carré( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
George Smiley, retired from the world of spies and treachery, is summoned by an old friend to help with a small problem: at the exclusive school where Smiley's friend teaches it seems there's been a murder. Frightfully embarrassing, of course. Perhaps George could quietly look into the matter? Once more, Smiley is up to his elbows in spies and treachery, of a different sort
The water's edge by Karin Fossum( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 133 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
Agatha Raisin and the terrible tourist by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The terrible tourist: Intrepid sleuth Agatha Raisin gets left at the altar and then follows her wayward fiance, James Lacey, to north Cyprus, where instead of enjoying their honeymoon they witness the murder of an obnoxious tourist in a disco
 
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