BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Most widely held works by BBC Audiobooks Ltd
The hobbit by J. R. R Tolkien ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 273 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 ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 245 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.
From Doon with death by Ruth Rendell ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Love and death are the only two sensational things that had ever happened to Margaret Parsons. The police knew all about her life and, by the look of it, it was very dull. Margaret Parsons had been a "good" woman--religious, old-fashioned, and respectable. But it was not her life that interested Chief Inspector Wexford, it was her death--passionate, violent, and unfathomable.
Devices & desires by P. D James ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 188 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.
The hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy. Tertiary phase ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 181 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'.
The last Sherlock Holmes story by Michael Dibdin ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
The adventures of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective and his faithful companion Dr. Watson are given a novel treatment by Michael Dibdin in this thriller, which finds the detectives stalking Jack the Ripper in the streets of London's East End in 1888.
Nemesis by Lindsey Davis ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 162 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.
Murder being once done by Ruth Rendell ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 151 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.
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
When 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.
Strangers [a novel by Anita Brookner ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Resigned to bachelorhood in his London flat, retiree Paul Sturgis unexpectedly finds himself in two relationships, including one with a separated woman he met on a holiday trip to Venice and another with an ex-girlfriend.
The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. The quintessential phase ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 137 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?
Cover her face by P. D James ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 132 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.
The Lord of the rings. Part 2, Two towers by J. R. R Tolkien ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 129 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).
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's passionate story of doomed love. BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. 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.
The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. The quandry phase ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 126 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.
Persuasion by Jane Austen ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 122 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.
A Rumpole Christmas stories by John Mortimer ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Collected here are stories about Horace Rumpole, with a Christmast theme.
Three hands in the fountain by Lindsey Davis ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
When Falco joins forces with his best friend Petro to search for a serial killer dumping bodies in the aqueducts, the new partners discover unexpected tensions that may destroy their relationship.
The water's edge by Karin Fossum ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 104 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.
Audiobooks Audiobooks Baggins, Frodo (Fictitious character) Biography British Dalgliesh, Adam (Fictitious character) Dent, Arthur (Fictitious character) Detective and mystery radio programs Detective and mystery stories Doctor Who (Fictitious character) Domestic fiction Drama England England--London England--Sussex Falco, Marcus Didius (Fictitious character) Families Fantasy fiction, English Fiction Great Britain History History, Modern Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character) Interplanetary voyages Interstellar travel Juvenile works Life on other planets Manners and customs Middle Earth (Imaginary place) Murder--Investigation Police Prefect, Ford (Fictitious character) Private investigators Radio adaptations Radio comedies Radio plays Radio plays Radio programs Radio programs Rome Science fiction television programs Science fiction television programs Smiley, George (Fictitious character) Talking books Talking books for children Television soundtracks Time travel Watson, John H. (Fictitious character) Wexford, Inspector (Fictitious character) Young women