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Audiobooks Narrated by Derek Jacobi

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  1. The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List
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  2. Once Upon a Crime Once Upon a Crime
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  3. The Good Bear The Good Bear
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  4. DK Life Stories Black History Month DK Life Stories Black History Month
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  5. The Secret Garden The Secret Garden
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  6. A Boy Called Christmas A Boy Called Christmas
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  7. Christmas Stories & Poems Christmas Stories & Poems
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  8. Kay's Marvellous Medicine: A Gross and Gruesome History of the Human Body Kay's Marvellous Medicine: A Gross and Gruesome History of the Human Body
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  9. The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale
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  10. Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories
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A Great Deliverance

A Great Deliverance

Author: Elizabeth George Narrator: Derek Jacobi Release Date: 01/07/2000

To this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale's lush green valleys. Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they'd hidden to escape the ravages of Cromwell's raiders. Now into Keldale's pastoral web of old houses and older secrets comes Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton. Along with the redoubtable Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, Lynley has been sent to solve a savage murder that has stunned the peaceful countryside. For fat, unlovely Roberta Teys has been found in her best dress, an axe in her lap, seated in the old stone barn beside her father's headless corpse. Her first and last words were 'I did it. And I'm not sorry.' Yet as Lynley and Havers wind their way through Keldale's dark labyrinth of secret scandals and appalling crimes, they uncover a shattering series of revelations that will reverberate through this tranquil English valley and in their own lives as well. From the Paperback edition.

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A Great Deliverance

A Great Deliverance

Author: Elizabeth George Narrator: Derek Jacobi, Nicholas Sparks Release Date: 01/06/2006

Fat, unlovely Roberta Teys is found beside her father's headless corpse, wearing her best dress and with an axe in her lap. Her first words are: 'I did it. And I am not sorry' and she refuses to say more. Inspector Thomas Lynley and DS Barbara Havers are sent by Scotland Yard to solve this particularly gruesome murder. And as they navigate their way around a dark labyrinth of secret scandals and appalling crimes, they uncover a series of shocking revelations that shatter the façade of the peaceful Yorkshire village. (p) 1997 Bantam Audio Publishing

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As Luck Would Have It

As Luck Would Have It

Author: Derek Jacobi Narrator: Derek Jacobi Release Date: 01/09/2013

Star of stage, screen and television, and one of only two people to be awarded two Knighthoods, Sir Derek Jacobi is one of Britain's most distinguished actors.'If you want to be an actor, don't. If you need to be an actor, do.'The world of theatre could not have been further from Derek's childhood: an only child, born in Leytonstone, London. With his father a department store manager father and his mother a secretary, his was very much a working class background. But nonetheless Derek always knew he was going to be an actor, and he remembers clearly the first time he was in costume - draping himself in his mother's glorious wedding veil as he paraded up and down the Essex Road with his friends.A few short years later, at the age of seven, Derek made his acting debut, playing both lead roles in a local library production of The Prince and the Swineherd. By the age of 18 Derek was playing Hamlet (his most famed role) at the Edinburgh festival. He won a scholarship to Cambridge, where he studied and acted alongside other future acting greats including Ian McKellen. His talent was quickly recognised and in 1963 he was invited to become one of the first members of Laurence Olivier's National Theatre.Often admired for his willingness to grapple with even the most dislikeable of characters, Derek Jacobi has worked continuously throughout his career, starring in roles ranging from the lead in I, Claudius to Hitler in Inside the Third Reich and Francis Bacon in the controversial Love Is The Devil. But it is his numerous Shakespearean roles that have gained him worldwide recognition.This book is, however, much more than a career record. Funny, warm and honest, Jacobi brings us his insider's view on the world of acting. From a simple childhood in the East End to the height of fame on stage and screen, Derek recalls his journey in full: from the beginnings of his childhood dreams to the legendary productions, the renowned stars and the intimate off-stage moments.

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Bitch (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Bitch (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Author: Roald Dahl Narrator: Derek Jacobi, Richard E Grant, Richard E. Grant Release Date: 01/09/2012

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Bitch, a short, sharp, saucy story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actors Derek Jacobi and Richard E. Grant. In Bitch, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a funny, fruity story about one of his favourite characters, adventurer and seducer Oswald Hendryks Cornelius. Here, Uncle Oswald gets involved with an aphrodisiac that drives men wild with passion . . . Bitch is taken from the short story collection Switch Bitch, which includes three other black comedies which capture the ins and outs, highs and lows of sex (including another Uncle Oswald story, The Visitor). This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today. Derek Jacobi's film work includes: The Day of the Jackal, The King's Speech, Gladiator, Hamlet and Henry V. His television work includes: Cadfael, Mr Pye, I, Claudius and Titanic - Blood and Steel. Richard E. Grant's film work includes: L.A. Story, Gosford Park, Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life and Withnail and I. His television work includes: The Crimson Petal and the White, Posh Nosh and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

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Captain Tom's Life Lessons

Captain Tom's Life Lessons

Author: Captain Tom Moore Narrator: Derek Jacobi Release Date: 01/04/2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Pplifting and heartwarming life lessons from a truly inspirational man, Captain Sir Tom Moore 'One small soul like me won't make much difference' Captain Tom If Captain Tom's big heart and generosity of spirit helped see us through difficult days, this was his parting gift. Full of the wit, warmth and wisdom that made him so special, his reflections and guiding principles form a long life, well lived; Life Lessons will be a source of reassurance, hope, and encouragement for generations to come. And a reminder, whenever times are hard, that tomorrow will be a good day. Praise for Captain Sir Tom Moore: 'A wonderful life story with lessons for us all . . . beautifully written' Daily Telegraph 'Engaging . . . His upbeat nature shines through and reminds us how much worse this year would have been without him' Evening Standard 'A wonderful read. Captain Tom is a beacon of light, and hope, and positivity' Piers Morgan, Life Stories, ITV 'A great book' Good Morning Britain 'A beautiful book. We have so much to learn from Captain Sir Tom' Chris Evans © Tom Moore 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Classic Crimes of Passion

Classic Crimes of Passion

Author: Guy De Maupassant, Louisa May Alcott, Various Authors, Wilkie Collins Narrator: Derek Jacobi Release Date: 01/02/2007

A selection of fictional murders committed by reason of love and hate.

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Claudius the God

Claudius the God

Author: Robert Graves Narrator: Derek Jacobi Release Date: 01/06/2009

Read in the style of a secret diary, this famous sequel to I, Claudius gives a wry and human view of the Roman world, bringing to life some of the most scandalous and violent times in history.

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Deception

Deception

From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected audiobook of his darkest stories, read by Richard Griffiths, Andrew Scott, Derick Jacobi, Mark Heap, Juliet Stevenson and Stephen Mangan. 'The cruelest lies are often told in silence . . .' Why do we lie? Why do we deceive those we love most? What do we fear revealing? In these ten tales of deception master storyteller Roald Dahl explores our tireless efforts to hide the truth about ourselves. Collected together for the first time, stories include My Lady Love, My Dove, Mildenhall Treasure, The Parson's Pleasure, Henry Sugar, The Umbrella Man, The Bookseller, Vengeance is Mine Inc., Lamb to the Slaughter, Mr Botibol and Man from the South. Dahl understood our deepest secrets, desires and fears and Deception is one of four books - the rest being Lust, Cruelty and Madness - that explore our hidden selves.

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Derek Jacobi In His Own Words

Derek Jacobi In His Own Words

Author: Derek Jacobi Narrator: Derek Jacobi Release Date: 01/03/2012

Sir Derek Jacobi is an award-winning actor who is famous for his many roles on television, film and on stage. He received a Tony Award for his performance as Benedick in the RSC's production of Much Ado About Nothing and is probably most famous for his TV roles in Cadfael and I, Claudius. In this collection we hear, in his own words, about his influences, his school years and early acting performances, as well as the many roles he has played. He talks about being a star and working with other famous names, and discusses playwrights, casting, Shakespeare, the skill needed in acting and future roles. Sir Derek also talks about his relationships - on and offstage - and about his personal beliefs and perceptions. Interviews include: radio archive interview (first broadcast 1 January 1976, featuring Louis Robinson); Desert Island Discs, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcat 10 June 1978, featuring Roy Plomley); The Brian Morton Show, BBC Radio Scotland (first broadcast 14 August 2000, featuring Brian Morton); Front Row, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 16 September 2004, featuring Mark Lawson); Front Row, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 19 November 2012, featuring Mark Lawson). Due to the age and nature of this archive material, the sound quality may vary.

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Derek Jacobi In His Own Words

Derek Jacobi In His Own Words

Author: Derek Jacobi Narrator: Derek Jacobi Release Date: 01/05/2013

Sir Derek Jacobi is an award-winning actor who is famous for his many roles on television, film and on stage. He received a Tony Award for his performance as Benedick in the RSC's production of Much Ado About Nothing and is probably most famous for his TV roles in Cadfael and I, Claudius. In this collection we hear, in his own words, about his influences, his school years and early acting performances, as well as the many roles he has played. He talks about being a star and working with other famous names, and discusses playwrights, casting, Shakespeare, the skill needed in acting and future roles. Sir Derek also talks about his relationships - on and offstage - and about his personal beliefs and perceptions. Interviews include: radio archive interview (first broadcast 1 January 1976, featuring Louis Robinson); Desert Island Discs, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcat 10 June 1978, featuring Roy Plomley); The Brian Morton Show, BBC Radio Scotland (first broadcast 14 August 2000, featuring Brian Morton); Front Row, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 16 September 2004, featuring Mark Lawson); Front Row, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 19 November 2012, featuring Mark Lawson). Due to the age and nature of this archive material, the sound quality may vary.

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Doctor Who: Tales of Terror

Doctor Who: Tales of Terror

Penguin presents the audio download edition of Doctor Who: Tales of Terror read by Sophie Aldred, Adjoa Andoh, Rachael Stirling, David Bailie and Derek Jacobi. A new spine-chilling collection of twelve illustrated adventures packed with terrifying Doctor Who monsters and villains, just in time for Halloween . . . Written by Jacqueline Rayner, Mike Tucker, Paul Magrs, Richard Dungworth, Scott Handcock and Craig Donaghy, each story stars an incarnation of the Doctor on a brand new adventure in time and space. Each also features a frightening nemesis for the Doctor to face, plus appearances from favourite friends and companions such as Sarah Jane, Jo, Ace and Donna.

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Doctor Who: The Mind Robber

Doctor Who: The Mind Robber

Author: Peter Ling Narrator: Derek Jacobi Release Date: 01/08/2009

To escape a catastrophic volcanic eruption the Doctor takes the TARDIS out of space and time - and into a void he can only describe as ‘nowhere’. But the crisis is far from over, and when the time-machine’s circuits overload, the TARDIS explodes. The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe come to in a dark unearthly forest. There they encounter a host of characters who seem somehow familiar: a beautiful princess with long flaxen hair, a sea traveller dressed in eighteenth-century clothes, and a white rabbit frantically consulting his pocket watch... What is happening to the three time-travellers? What strange power guides their actions? In the Land of Fiction who can really tell? Derek Jacobi, who played The Master in the Doctor Who episode Utopia, reads Peter Ling’s complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1986. 'BBC Audiobooks has chosen well with its books and has taken the right approach with its readers... they benefit from new music and sound effects' - Doctor Who Magazine.

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