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BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Works: 1,063 works in 1,493 publications in 1 language and 26,169 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Fantasy fiction  Children's audiobooks  Radio plays  Fantasy fiction, English  Psychological fiction  Audio adaptations  History 
Classifications: PR6039.O32, FIC
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Most widely held works by BBC Audiobooks Ltd
The hobbit by J. R. R Tolkien( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member 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 Lord of rings by J. R. R Tolkien( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the first 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
From Doon with death by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Margaret Parsons disappears, it's assumed that she's run off with another man. But then the missing woman's body is found and a startling discovery is made when Mr. Parsons lets the police in his home
The last Sherlock Holmes story by Michael Dibdin( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member 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
The water horse by Dick King-Smith( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member 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
The Lord of the rings by J. R. R Tolkien( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member 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)
The lord of the rings by J. R. R Tolkien( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the third 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)
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer( Recording )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AWhen 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
Nemesis by Lindsey Davis( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

June Whitfield stars as the sharp-witted spinster sleuth in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation now available on audio. Miss Marple is totally shocked to receive a letter from the recently deceased Mr. Rafiel, an acquaintance she had met briefly on her travels. The letter leaves instructions for Miss Marple, whom Mr. Rafiel had recognised as a natural detective, to investigate a crime after his death
Devices & desires by P. D James( Recording )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member 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
Cover her face by P. D James( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though Sally Jupp came from the village home for unmarried mothers, she seemed the ideal girl to help Mrs Maxie run a large house and look after her invalid husband. But the real Sally, pretty, ambitious and clever, was very different from the docile, repentant character she seemed to be. Murder shattered the tranquility of her new home and Chief Detective Adam Dalgliesh arrived in the peace of a country Sunday to investigate the killing of a character as mysterious as Sally herself ..."--Container
Agatha Raisin and the fairies of Fryfam by M. C Beaton( Recording )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin in two full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramas. After a lifetime spent in public relations, the drinking and smoking one-woman dynamo that is Agatha Raisin struggles to adapt to life in a quiet Cotswold village. Penelope Keith stars again as Agatha Raisin - Miss Marple with attitude in the fourth volume of full-cast dramas based on the bestselling books by M.C. Beaton
The hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member 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'
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer( Recording )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sixth installment of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series, Artemis is disheartened to learn that the only cure for his ailing mother lies within the brain of a lemur: a species that he himself eliminated five years ago. Now he must go back in time and save the lemurs, but he knows his younger self will not be happy to see him
Doctor Who by Justin Richards( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starfall - a world on the edge, where crooks and smugglers hide in the gloomy shadows and modern technology refuses to work. And that includes the TARDIS. The pioneers who used to be drawn by the hope of making a fortune from the mines can find easier picking elsewhere. But they still come - for the romance of it, or old-fashioned organic mining. Or in the hope of finding the lost treasure of Hamlek Glint - scourge of the spaceways, privateer, adventurer, bandit. Will the TARDIS ever work again? Is Glint's lost treasure waiting to be found? And does the fabled Resurrection Casket - the key to eternal life - really exist? With the help of new friends, and to the horror of new enemies, The Doctor and Rose aim to find out. Featuring the Doctor and Rose as played by David Tennant and Billie Piper in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television
Murder being once done by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member 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
Persuasion by Jane Austen( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the personable Captain Wentworth reappears in Anne Elliot's life several years after she had been persuaded to break off their engagement, he makes no secret of his angry indignation but, as they come to know each other again, their feelings are rekindled. There are many obstacles in their path, however, amongst them Anne's egotistical, snobbish father, Sir Walter and his heir, the duplicitous Wiliam Elliot. Jane Austen's last completed novel sees her usual deft social comedy threaded with a more serious note. A love story of second chances and reconciliation, Janet Suzman expresses both wit and tenderness in this BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour reading
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member 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?
The water's edge by Karin Fossum( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking through the woods one evening, a couple encounters an agitated man who flees their scrutiny. Shortly thereafter, they discover the lifeless body of a young boy. Inspector Sejer is called to investigate but can find no immediate cause of death and the mysterious man cannot be identified. Then another boy goes missing
Torchwood by James Goss( Recording )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An exciting original short story written exclusively for audio, featuring the Torchwood characters and read by Burn Gorman, who plays Owen in the television series. Across Cardiff, ordinary people are behaving in odd ways: saying hello to one another, and going out of their way to greet people. Torchwood discovers that an alien communications field is gathering strength in the city. The team must find the device responsible and shut it off -- before civil unrest engulfs the city."
 
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