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BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Works: 1,009 works in 1,439 publications in 1 language and 27,654 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Fantasy fiction  Radio plays  Psychological fiction  Fantasy fiction, English  Adventure stories  Audio adaptations  Detective and mystery stories 
Classifications: PZ7.C677475, [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( Computer File )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 485 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( file )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
When eight-year-old Kirstie brings home a strange egg from the Scottish shore, her family never expects it to hatch. But the next day, Kirstie discovers a baby sea monster swimming in her bathtub! Part horse, part toad, part turtle and part crocodile, he's the oddest-looking creature Kirstie's family has ever seen. Only Kirstie's grandfather knows what the beastie really is; a Water Horse! This lovable creature is the perfect pet. The only trouble is, he can't stop growing. He gets bigger. And BIGGER. And BIGGER. Before long, he's outgrown every loch in sight. Will they ever find a home that's large enough for their water horse? A magical retelling of the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, The water horse is a timeless tale that will delight children of all ages
The last Sherlock Holmes story by Michael Dibdin( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 256 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( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 248 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 Lord of the rings by J. R. R Tolkien( Computer File )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 242 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( Computer File )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 239 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 Lord of rings by J. R. R Tolkien( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 238 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 hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy ( file )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 205 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'
Nemesis by Lindsey Davis( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 201 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( file )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 199 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 197 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 )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 192 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
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( file )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 173 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?
Persuasion by Jane Austen( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 173 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
Agatha Raisin and the fairies of Fryfam by M. C Beaton( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
When a fortune-teller informs Agatha Raisin that her destiny--and true love--lies in Norfolk, she promptly rents a cottage in the quaint village of Fryfam. No sooner does she arrive than strange things start happening
The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( file )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 161 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( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 158 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
Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Computer File )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 155 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
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 154 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 water's edge by Karin Fossum( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
When a couple discovers the body of a boy and sees a man limping away from the scene, Inspectors Konrad Sejer and Jakob Skarre make inquiries throughout the community of Solberglia and find the case complicated by another boy's disappearance
 
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