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BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Works: 1,130 works in 1,560 publications in 1 language and 29,067 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Fantasy fiction  Drama  Radio plays  Fantasy fiction, English  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Audio adaptations 
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 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return
The Lord of rings by J. R. R Tolkien( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 277 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
The Lord of the rings by J. R. R Tolkien( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 270 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 264 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)
From Doon with death by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 232 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 water horse by Dick King-Smith( Recording )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kirstie finds a strange egg on the Scottish shore and finds the creature that hatches to be part toad, part horse, part turtle, and part crocodile. He seems to be the perfect pet but he won't stop growing!
The last Sherlock Holmes story by Michael Dibdin( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 229 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
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 217 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 187 WorldCat member 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
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer( Recording )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 181 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
Cover her face by P. D James( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member 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
Devices and desires by P. D James( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 172 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
Persuasion by Jane Austen( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member 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
Murder being once done by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 147 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
Dirk Gently : the long dark tea-time of the soul by Douglas Adams( )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dirk Gently has fallen on hard times and dresses as a gypsy woman, using his irritatingly accurate clairvoyant powers to read palms. He is saved when a frantic client turns up with a ludicrous story about being stalked by a goblin waving a contract accompanied by a hairy, green-eyed, scythe-wielding monster. When Detective Superintendent Gilks decides a headless body found in a sealed room is the result of a particularly irritating suicide, Dirk is plunged into a mystery where the interconnectedness of all things is tested to the limit
Dirk Gently's holistic detective agency by Douglas Adams( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Enfield and Billy Boyd star in a brand new full-cast dramatisation of Douglas Adams's first Dirk Gently book, directed by the award-winning Dirk Maggs. Dirk Gently has an unshakeable belief in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats for old ladies ... Then Dirk stumbles upon an old friend behaving bizarrely --and is drawn into a four-billion year old mystery that must be solved if the human race is to avoid immediate extinction. Harry Enfield stars as Douglas Adams's much-loved psychic sleuth, with Billy Boyd (The lord of the rings), Andrew Sachs (Fawlty Towers), Jim Carter (The golden compass) and Olivia Colman (Peepshow)
A murder of quality by John Le Carré( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Smiley, retired from the world of spies and treachery, is summoned by an old friend to help with a small problem: at the exclusive school where Smiley's friend teaches it seems there's been a murder. Frightfully embarrassing, of course. Perhaps George could quietly look into the matter? Once more, Smiley is up to his elbows in spies and treachery, of a different sort
The water's edge by Karin Fossum( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member 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
 
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