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    • Just William: A Second BBC Radio Collection

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
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    A second wonderful collection of Just William stories, selected and read by Martin Jarvis. Richmal Crompton’s stories featuring irrepressible schoolboy William Brown have been firm favourites with both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster - for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas and Henry (the Outlaws) and the angelic thorn in his side, the lisping Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary and radio immortals.

    Non-member price: $36.45

    • Just William

    • William's Treasure Trove
    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    It's the beginning of the summer holidays and William and the Outlaws see an endless expanse of gloriously carefree days stretching ahead - but how to fill them? The six classic adventures contained in this unabridged reading are: 'William and the Holiday Centre', 'William's Treasure Trove', 'William and the Cottage', 'William Tackles the Job', 'William and Detective Journalism', and 'William and the Parsons' Guy'.

    Non-member price: $18.42

    • Just William - More William

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    The second book in the classic Just William series, read by Martin Jarvis. It was on Christmas Day that the centipede appeared on Aunt Evangeline's plate, the library clock was found mysteriously dismantled, and the conjuring trick with the egg went disastrously wrong. But as William's Aunt Lucy told him, "A Busy Day is a Happy Day" - and William is always eager to please adults. The terror of the Brown family is back, leaving a trail of havoc behind him - with the very best of intentions.

    Non-member price: $21.06

    • Just William 5

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.

    Non-member price: $20.98

    • Just William's Greatest Hits!

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    17 favourite stories about the irrepressible William Brown, specially selected and read by Martin Jarvis. Whether a long-standing fan or a first time listener, this collection of stories is the ultimate Just William audio experience. With over four hours of laugh-out-loud stories, including two stories performed to a live audience, Just William's Greatest Hits! is the perfect entertainment for the whole family.

    Non-member price: $24.98

    • Just William

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals. This volume of Just William features the following stories: William Goes To The Pictures, William The Intruder, William Below Stairs, The Fall Of The Idol, The Show, A Question Of Grammar, William Joins The Band Of Hope, The Outlaws, William And White Satin, William’s New Year’s Day, The Best Laid Plans, Jumble.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Takes me back to my childhood

    • By FiBeeN on 28-03-2017

    Non-member price: $14.35

    • William - The Pirate

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    William Brown, the loveable rogue created by Richmal Crompton in the 1930s, is as well-received and enjoyed today as he was almost 80 years ago. Martin Jarvis has long been the voice of William, and brings a youthful sense of joy and a childlike excitement to the reading.

    Non-member price: $19.47

    • Just William 8

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
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    Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Just William 9

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Another welcome volume of stories in which Martin Jarvis, the wizard of the talking book, makes the voices of Richmal Crompton's scruffy hero William - and his gang of outlaws - his own. Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades.

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • William Again

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fourteen adventures featuring the incorrigible William, read by Martin Jarvis. Martin Jarvis has made the voices of William and his gang of outlaws his own in these marvellous readings. Roar with laughter as the lovable rogue wreaks havoc in this ever-popular series of stories.

    Non-member price: $22.01

    • Just William 2

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.

    Non-member price: $17.98

    • Just William 4

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Just William 3

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.

    Non-member price: $18.22

    • Just William 6

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.

    Non-member price: $17.98

    • William's Happy Days

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Here are 10 hilarious stories from the genius pen of Richmal Crompton, featuring legendary, lateral-thinking schoolboy William Brown.

    Non-member price: $19.47

    • Just William's Luck

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Written in 1948 and made into a popular film the same year, Just William's Luck is the only novel Richmal Crompton wrote featuring her famous hero. The action takes place throughout one extraordinary day in William's life. It begins harmlessly enough in the old barn and soon develops into a riotous comedy-thriller as the invincible schoolboy hatches a plot to marry off the elder brothers of The Outlaws.

    Non-member price: $17.98

    • Just William

    • Home for the Holidays
    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "That actor bloke Martin Javis has helped me rekord this audio. He thinks he can tork like me, but he can't. I sound better. So pay no attenshun to him. Jus' listen to me tellin' you 'bout the most important things in life!"

    Non-member price: $15.19

    • Just William

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Kara Shallenberg
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Just William is the first collection of hilarious short stories about 11-year-old William Brown - eternally scruffy and frowning. William's family - his elder sister, Ethel, and brother, Robert, placid mother, and stern father, and never-ending supply of elderly aunts - cannot understand him. William just likes doing things, that's all! It's not his fault he likes doing things, is it?   

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Just William

    • Live On Stage 2
    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Martin Jarvis performs two full-length William stories, "The Lost Tourist" and "The Leopard Hunter", recorded live on stage at the Cheltenham Festival in 2003. Described by the Daily Telegraph as "the wizard of the talking book", Martin Jarvis has made the voices of William and his gang of outlaws his own.

    Non-member price: $12.49

    • Just William at Christmas

    • By: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Six unabridged stories from Richmal Crompton read by Martin Jarvis as the lovable scamp William Brown, detailing a whole host of scrapes, mistakes, misunderstandings, and straight-forward naughtiness. Kids will love this download, and adults will find themselves laughing out loud too!

    Non-member price: $14.97