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BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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Works: 1,088 works in 1,680 publications in 1 language and 26,131 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Fantasy fiction  Drama  Radio plays  Psychological fiction  Fantasy fiction, English  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction 
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 428 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 266 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( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 266 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( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 251 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 )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 227 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
The last Sherlock Holmes story by Michael Dibdin( Recording )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 207 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
From Doon with death by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member 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
The water horse by Dick King-Smith( Recording )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 204 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
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer( Recording )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 168 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
Journey into space : operation Luna by Charles Chilton( )

21 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Chilton's classic science fiction trilogy stormed the BBC airwaves during the 1950s. Its gripping story lines, extra-terrestrial sound effects and atmospheric music engaged the listener as never before. Between 1953 and 1958, a devoted audience of adults and children attentively followed Captain Jet Morgan and his crew from one cliff-hanger to another as, together, they faced the unknown perils of space. In this epic concluding series Captain Jet Morgan, Doc Matthews, engineer Mitch Mitchell and radio operator Lemmy Barnet once more set out for Mars, but this time alone. Their orders - to discover all they can about the threatened Martian invasion of Britain. Jet and his comrades are stretched to their limits as they taken on the awesome Martian power. when they learn the astounding secret of the invasion plan, there is a race against time to warn a defenceless Earth. This is the twentieth of twenty episodes and was broadcast on 06/02/1956
The hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 162 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'
Nemesis by Lindsey Davis( Recording )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 162 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
Cover her face by P. D James( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 158 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
Persuasion by Jane Austen( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 154 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
Devices and desires by P. D James( )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 151 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
Murder being once done by Ruth Rendell( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 144 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
The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 143 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?
Agatha Raisin : the terrible tourist & the fairies of Fryfam by M. C Beaton( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 142 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
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 139 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
The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy by Douglas Adams( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member 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
 
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