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BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Works: 1,106 works in 1,506 publications in 1 language and 26,390 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Fantasy fiction  Children's audiobooks  Radio plays  Psychological fiction  Fantasy fiction, English  Audio adaptations  History 
Classifications: PR6039.O32, FIC
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Publications by BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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 439 libraries worldwide
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return
The Lord of rings by J. R. R Tolkien( file )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 264 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 251 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( file )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 247 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( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 245 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 last Sherlock Holmes story by Michael Dibdin( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 242 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
The water horse by Dick King-Smith( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 237 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( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 203 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 190 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( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 178 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
Cover her face by P. D James( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 177 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
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 174 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
The hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( file )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 170 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( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 157 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 154 libraries worldwide
When a young girl's body is found in a London cemetery and the local police are baffeled Inspector Wexford decides to brave his doctor's wrath and the condescension of the London police by doing a little investigating on his own
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( file )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 143 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 water's edge by Karin Fossum( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 137 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
The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( file )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 136 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( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 134 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
Strangers : [a novel] by Anita Brookner( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 130 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
 
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