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Jarvis, Martin

Works: 696 works in 1,812 publications in 2 languages and 34,846 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Made-for-TV movies  Television comedies  Television adaptations  Political fiction  Interviews  Animated films 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Author, Director, Performer, Singer, Adapter, Author of introduction, Speaker, Commentator, Conductor, vac, ntr
Classifications: PR6056.R27, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Martin Jarvis
Under orders by Dick Francis( Recording )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the third death on Cheltenham Gold Cup day that really troubles supersleuth Sid Halley. Last seen in 1995's Come to Grief, former champion jockey Halley knows all too well the perils of racing--but in his day, jockeys didn't usually reach the finish line with three .38 rounds in the chest. Yet this is precisely how he finds jockey Huw Walker, who only a few hours earlier, won the coveted Triumph Hurdle
Crossfire by Dick Francis( Recording )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to his estranged mother's house for the first time since he joined the army at seventeen, Captain Tom Forsyth discovers that she is being blackmailed and sets out to discover and defeat this hidden enemy using his finely honed military skills. But can he save his mother's reputation and career as "the first lady of British racing", or will he find himself caught in the cross fire?
Dead heat by Dick Francis( Recording )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Moreton is a rising culinary star, until nearly all the guests who enjoyed one of his meals at a private catered affair fall victim to severe food poisoning. At his next obligation, an exclusive luncheon for forty in the glass-fronted private boxes at the 2,000 Guineas, a bomb blast rips through the private boxes, killing some of Max's trusted staff and many of the guests. Two close calls are too close for comfort, and Max vows to protect his name, and himself, before it's too late
Even money by Dick Francis( Recording )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As bookie Ned Talbot counts his losses after a winning day for gamblers at the Royal Ascot Racecourse, a man comes to him, claiming to be his father. Ned, who's always been told that his parents died when he was a baby, has trouble accepting the man's claims. But when the man is stabbed in the abdomen in the racecourse's parking lot shortly thereafter, Ned rushes to his side. The man's last words force Ned into a race to uncover the truth about his father. However, this race may prove deadly
Silks by Dick Francis( Recording )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a grueling trial, defense lawyer and amateur jockey Geoffrey Mason is only too happy to head to Sandown to pound a course in the saddle of a thoroughbred. But when a fellow rider is found brutally murdered, Mason's personal and professional life become entwined in a sinister fashion
Good omens [the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, witch] by Neil Gaiman( Recording )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prophecies of witch Agnes Nutter come true more often than not--it's just that deciphering them can be a bit of a problem. So when Agnes forsees the end of the world, people do what they always shouldn't--they ignore her. And this time that might be just as well, because a demon's bubmling of a baby swap involving the Antichrist does little more than invoke mass confusion
The historian [a novel] by Elizabeth Kostova( Recording )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this riveting debut of breathtaking scope, a young girl discovers her father's darkest secret and embarks on a harrowing journey across Europe to complete the quest he never could, to find history's most legendary fiend: Dracula. When a motherless American girl living in Europe finds a medieval book and a package of letters, all addressed ominously to "My dear and unfortunate successor ..." she begins to unravel a thread that leads back to her father's past, his mentor's career, and an evil hidden in the depths of history
101 dalmatians by Dodie Smith( Recording )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pongo the Dalmatian and his wife Missis undertake a daring expedition to rescue their fifteen puppies from the clutches of the vicious Cruella de Vil
Shakespeare retold by Bill Paterson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth is the chef in a 3-star restaurant; Beatrice and Benedick are rival co-anchors; Titania and Bottom carouse in a tawdry theme resort; and Petruchio sets out to tame the conservative Kate in a politically incorrect marriage of convenience
Dick Francis's refusal by Felix Francis( Recording )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six years ago, investigator Sid Halley retired for good. He'd been harassed, beaten, shot, even lost a hand to his investigating business, and enough was enough. For the sake of his wife and new daughter he gave up that life of danger and uncertainty, and he thought nothing would ever lure him back into the game. He thought wrong. Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs Sid to investigate a series of dodgy races. Sid adamantly refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead under suspicious circumstances. And then a man with an Irish accent contacts Sid, telling him to deliver a whitewashed report about the suspected race-fixing. or else
Sherlock Holmes theatre by Arthur Conan Doyle( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackstone Audiobooks is pleased to present the first audio recordings ever of the only two Holmes plays written by his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. These new, specially commissioned productions of the Hollywood Theater of the Ear star Audie Award-winning readers Martin Jarvis as Sherlock Holmes and Kristoffer Tabori as Dr. Watson
The mighty Johns by David Baldacci( Recording )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One novella & two short stories from the finest in mystery & suspense
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( Recording )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the adventures of an orphan boy who is forced to practice thievery and live a life of crime in nineteenth-century London
Hard times by Charles Dickens( Recording )

31 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An indictment of capitalist exploitation during the Industrial Revolution, the hard lessons wrought by zealous materialism awaken characters to a new philosophy and to hope
Great classic stories [22 unabridged classics]( Recording )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reginald on house parties / Saki - The Sphinx without a secret / Oscar Wilde -- Tobermory / Saki -- On being idle / Jerome K. Jerome -- For better or worse / W.W. Jacobs -- The model millionaire / Oscar Wilde -- The garden of truth / E. Nesbit -- The cat that walked by himself / Rudyard Kipling -- The girl from Arles / Alphonse Daudet -- Mr. & Mrs. Dove / Katherine Mansfield -- Georgie Porgie / Rudyard Kipling -- Caterpillars / E.F. Benson -- Lost hearts / M.R. James -- Ship to Tarshish / John Buchan -- The tell-tale heart / Edgar Allan Poe -- The man of the night / Edgar Wallace -- Dr. Heidegger's experiment / Nathaniel Hawthorne -- B 24 / Arthur Conan Doyle -- Pat Hobby & Orson Welles / F. Scott Fitzgerald - Mad / Guy de Maupassant -- The black cat / Edgar Allan Poe -- The monkey's paw / W.W. Jacobs
Front runner by Felix Francis( Recording )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferson Hinkley is back. In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff is approached by the multi-time champion jockey, Dave Swinton, to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does Jeff realise that the call would result in an attempt on his life, locked in a sauna with the temperature well above boiling point. Dave Swinton is then found dead, burnt beyond recognition in his car at a deserted beauty spot. The police think it's a suicide but Jeff is not so sure. He starts to investigate the possible races that Swinton could have intentionally lost but discovers instead that others are out to prevent him from doing so, at any cost
A night to remember by Walter Lord( Recording )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this novel was first published in 1955, it generated a fascination with the sinking of the Titanic, that has lasted for years. In this dramatic and historic recreation of the bravery and agony that marked fateful night, distinguished author and historian Walter Lord pains a vivid portrait of the last hours of the Titanic's first and final voyage
Dick Francis's bloodline by Felix Francis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When race caller and television presenter Mark Shillingford calls a race in which his twin sister, Clare, an accomplished and successful jockey, comes in second when she could have won, he believes the worst: that she lost on purpose, and the race was fixed. That night, Mark confronts Clare with his suspicions, she storms off after an argument--and it's the last time Mark sees her alive. Hours later, Clare jumps to her death from the balcony of a London hotel; or so it seems. Devastated and guilty over her death, Mark goes in search of answers. What had led Clare to take her own life? Or was it not suicide at all?"--Container
Batman( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in French and English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the government teams up a group of supervillains with the code name Suicide Squad and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to bring back top secret information the Riddler has stolen, Batman soon becomes involved. But things go from bad to worse when one of the Squad (Harley Quinn) frees the Joker, who has the means to not only blow up the asylum, but most of Gotham City as well
The shock of the new by Robert Hughes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Hughes' history of modern art from cubism to pop and the avant-garde. The sequel to the BBC's Civilization series, picks up at the threshold of the 20th century. It is written and presented by Robert Hughes, art critic and senior writer for Time. Hughes draws on a wealth of documentary materials from the archives of the BBC, including rare footage and interviews with noted artists. The range of major figures includes Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, le Corbusier, Maz Ernst, Francis Bacon and Jackson Pollock."--Container
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Alternative Names
Martin Jarvis acteur britannique

Martin Jarvis attore britannico

Martin Jarvis Brits acteur

Martin Jarvis englischer Schauspieler und Synchronsprecher

Мартин Джарвис

מרטין ג'רוויס שחקן בריטי


English (232)

French (2)

CrossfireDead heatEven moneySilksGood omens [the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, witch]The historian [a novel]101 dalmatiansShakespeare retold