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    • George's Marvellous Medicine

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Penguin presents a brand new, downloadable audiobook recording of Roald Dahl's classic George's Marvellous Medicine. George Kranky is eight-years-old and wondering what sort of mischief he might get into. George's Grandma is a grizzly old grouch and George wants to teach her a lesson . . .And when Grandma's finished drinking George's marvellous medicine, she'll really have something to grumble about.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book

    • By Anonymous User on 07-11-2017

    Non-member price: $28.11

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Maria Tucci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In this brilliant translation, Robert Fagles brings the vigor of contemporary language to Homer's 2,700-year-old tale. The result, the winner of the 1991 Academy of American Poets Landon Translation Award, is a wonderfully accessible Iliad that preserves every nuance of Homer's genius. The story begins when Paris, son of Priam, King of Troy, carries off the beautiful Helen, thereby precipitating the bitter Trojan War. The Achaean princes attack Troy in order to recover Helen. This great epic poem, attributed to Homer, deals also with the anger of the hero, Achilles....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • many many pages missing in audiobook

    • By Anonymous User on 07-12-2018

    Non-member price: $32.77

    • Tales from the Perilous Realm

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Combined into one volume, this is the definitive collection of Tolkien's five acclaimed modern classic 'fairie' tales in the vein of The Hobbit, read by Derek Jacobi. The five tales are written with the same skill, quality and charm that made The Hobbit a classic. Largely overlooked because of their short lengths, they are joined here in one volume which reaffirms Tolkien's place as a master storyteller for listeners young and old.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great to hear these tales, by Tolkien

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-08-2017

    Non-member price: $18.72

    • The Zahir

    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Emilia Fox
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    It begins with a glimpse or a passing thought. It ends in obsession. One day a renowned author discovers that his wife, a war correspondent, has disappeared leaving no trace. Though time brings more success and new love, he remains mystified - and increasingly fascinated - by her absence. Was she kidnapped, blackmailed, or simply bored with their marriage? The unrest she causes is as strong as the attraction she exerts.

    Non-member price: $13.26

    • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 3

    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Lucy and Edmund, stuck with their awful cousin Eustace, suddenly find themselves in a picture of a sailing ship, the Dawn Treader, and realise they have been drawn back into the land of Narnia. They are reunited with old friends, the young King Caspian and Reepicheep, the mouse on a voyage of discovery to the End of the World.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nor suitable reader.

    • By mrsvee on 25-01-2018

    Non-member price: $13.26

    • The House of Silk

    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's like Conan Doyle has been reborn.

    • By amanda on 19-08-2018

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Scandal, treachery and crime are rife in Old London Town. A king blackmailed by his mistress, dark dealings in opium dens, stolen jewels, a missing bride - these are cases so fiendishly complex that only Sherlock Holmes would dare to investigate.

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • Lust

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Gillian Anderson, Julian Rhind-Tutt, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Two husbands secretly agree to a night of passion - with each other's wives; a slighted old man takes an elaborate and chilling revenge on his tormentor; a sculpture comes between a scheming wife and her put-upon husband.... Lust highlights a domestic familiarity always on the edge of something much, much darker.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my cup of tea.

    • By Anonymous User on 17-04-2018

    Non-member price: $32.95

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    The tale of Dr. Frankenstein and the horrendous monster he unleashes on the world when he tinkers with the laws of nature had almost as strange a birth as the monster itself. It was the product of one of the most famous ghost story telling sessions in history. Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and several others were stranded on the shores of Lake Geneva during a particularly sodden summer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth is.

    • By Russ Holdaway on 25-10-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Gates of Fire

    • An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
    • By: Steven Pressfield
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 37

    Here is a mesmerizing depiction of one man's indoctrination into the Spartan way of life and death, and of the legendary men and women who gave the culture an immortal gravity. Culminating in the electrifying and horrifying epic battle of Thermopylae, Gates of Fire weaves history, mystery, and heartbreaking romance into a literary tale that brings the Homeric tradition into the 21st century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another great escape from Mister Pressfield

    • By Jack Cox on 28-07-2015

    Non-member price: $35.05

    • The Daughter of Time

    • By: Josephine Tey
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    'Truth is the Daughter of Time' is an old proverb. And The Daughter of Time is Josephine Tey's search for the truth about the murder of the Princes in the Tower. Was the hunchback, Richard III, the monster that Shakespeare and the history books have made him out to be?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History without Tears

    • By Kenneth on 07-07-2018

    Non-member price: $21.06

    • Deception

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Derek Jacobi, Juliet Stevenson, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected audiobook of his darkest stories, read by Richard Griffiths, Andrew Scott, Derick Jacobi, Mark Heap, Juliet Stevenson and Stephen Mangan. Why do we lie? Why do we deceive those we love most? What do we fear revealing? In these 10 tales of deception, master storyteller Roald Dahl explores our tireless efforts to hide the truth about ourselves.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old

    • By: Hendrik Groen
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Hendrik Groen is 83¼ years old, and he has decided that it is time to make something of his life. He may be rich in years, but he refuses to give in to all the trappings of old age just yet. Hendrik's hilarious and touching diary documents his life as an OAP living in a care home. When he recruits some similarly young-at-heart friends to join his Old but Not Dead Club, Hendrik proves that love can blossom, rules can be broken and fun is within reach, even at their age.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sensational.

    • By Robyn on 23-02-2017

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • I, Claudius

    • By: Robert Graves
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The politics of empire-building and the hypocrisies, back-stabbings, and corruptions of Rome's first family come to light. First published in 1934, the book retains a marvelously modern and often comic tone, and is written in the form of Claudius' autobiography. This is gripping stuff, read by one of our finest actors, who also starred as Claudius in the classic television series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Jonathan D on 14-12-2018

    Non-member price: $17.16

    • Hawksmoor

    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Peter Ackroyd's Hawksmoor was first published in 1985. Alternating between the eighteenth century, when Nicholas Dyer, assistant to Christopher Wren, builds seven London churches that house a terrible secret, and the 1980s, when London detective Nicholas Hawksmoor is investigating a series of gruesome murders on the sight of certain old churches, Hawksmoor is a brilliant tale of darkness and shadow.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • interesting concept

    • By Elizabeth on 19-02-2017

    Non-member price: $28.87

    • Trickery

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Cillian Murphy, Derek Jacobi, Richard E. Grant, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    There's a whole world of Dahl still to discover in a newly collected audiobook of his deliciously dark tales for adults.... How underhand could you be to get what you want? In these 10 tales of dark and twisted trickery Roald Dahl reveals that we are at our smartest and most cunning when we set out to deceive others - and, sometimes, even ourselves.

    Non-member price: $26.96

    • Moriarty

    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Sherlock Holmes is dead. Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind who has risen to take his place.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A well worth it read particularly for homes fans

    • By Steve on 13-01-2015

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • A Great Deliverance

    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Fat, unlovely Roberta Teys is found beside her father's headless corpse, wearing her best dress and with an axe in her lap. Her first words are: 'I did it. And I am not sorry,' and she refuses to say more.

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • Lives of the Twelve Caesars

    • By: Suetonius
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Suetonius wrote his Lives of the Twelve Caesars in the reign of Vespasian around 70AD. He chronicled the extraordinary careers of Julius, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Vespasian, and Domitian and the rest in technicolour terms. They presented some high and low times at the heart of the Roman Empire. The accounts provide us with perspicacious insights into the men as much as their reigns.

    Non-member price: $42.00

    • The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    London, 1890. 221B Baker St. A fine-art dealer named Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson to beg for their help. He is being menaced by a strange man in a flat cap - a wanted criminal who seems to have followed him all the way from America. In the days that follow, his home is robbed, his family is threatened. And then the first murder takes place. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By Anonymous User on 26-01-2019

    Non-member price: $39.71

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