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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 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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 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 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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 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 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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: $38.94

    • A Christmas Carol

    • By: Charles Dickens, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Cranham, Miriam Margolyes, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    'If I had my way, every idiot who goes around with Merry Christmas on his lips, would be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!' Charles Dickens’ ghostly tale of sour and stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge has captivated readers, listeners and audiences for over 150 years. This Christmas, Audible Studios brings this story to life in an audio drama featuring an all-star cast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By C.P. on 29-12-2016

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • 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 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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

    • Tales from the Perilous Realm

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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

    • I, Claudius

    • By: Robert Graves
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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

    • Frankenstein

    • By: Mary Shelley
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • A Study in Scarlet

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Originally named A Tangled Skein, this is the first Sherlock Holmes story. The real strength and the unique quality of the novel lies in the introduction of Holmes and Watson to each other - and those dark early scenes when a corpse is discovered in a derelict house in southeast London. The ultimate crusader against crime and criminals, Holmes' genius is revealed here for the very first time.

    Non-member price: $19.19

    • Derek Jacobi

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    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about his narration of the classic Charles Dickens novel Martin Chuzzlewit is lauded British actor and stage director Derek Jacobi. With a commanding stage presence, Jacobi has had a hugely successful stage and screen career, which includes his appearance in productions such as Hamlet and Oedipus the King. Twice awarded the Laurence Olivier Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and a Tony Award, Derek Jacobi now narrates the audio version of Charles Dickens’ Martin Chuzzlewit

    Non-member price: $0.00

    • Moriarty

    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    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

    • Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

    • In Aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund
    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Dame Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors. Additional narrators include Geoffrey Palmer O.B.E., Sir Donald Sinden, and Elaine Stritch. Music: 'Reverie De Sebastian' by Steve Davies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional

    • By Roanna on 23-07-2016

    Non-member price: $16.54

    • 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 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 38

    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 Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Emmy award-winning actor Sir Derek Jacobi reads all 12 stories from this last collection to feature Holmes and Watson. The Adventure of the Illustrious ClientThe Adventure of the Blanched SoldierThe Adventure of the Mazarin StoneThe Adventure of the Three GablesThe Adventure of the Sussex VampireThe Adventure of the Three GarridebsThe Problem of Thor BridgeThe Adventure of the Creeping Man

    Non-member price: $28.87

    • Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Could the sudden death of Sir Charles Baskerville have been caused by the gigantic ghostly hound which is said to have haunted his family for generations? Arch-rationalist Sherlock Holmes characteristically dismisses the theory as nonsense.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely worth the read.

    • By Rebecca on 20-11-2015

    Non-member price: $22.94

    • Smith of Wootton Major

    • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Tolkien's acclaimed modern classic 'fairie' tale, read by Derek Jacobi. Smith of Wootton Major journeys to the Land of Faery thanks to the magical ingredients of the Great Cake of the Feast of Good Children.

    Non-member price: $2.98

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • I, Claudius (Dramatised)

    • By: Robert Graves
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Tom Goodman Hill
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    A full-cast dramatisation of Robert Graves' brilliant account of the madness and debauchery of ancient Rome, starring Tom Goodman Hill as Claudius and Derek Jacobi as Augustus. The wickedly entertaining inside story of the lives and deaths of the Imperial dynasty from Augustus to Caligula is told by their obscure relation, Claudius. In public, Claudius is a stammering, drooling weakling, whose reputation as an idiot keeps him safe from office and assassination.

    Non-member price: $28.11

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