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    • Good Omens

    • Written by: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terry’s whimsical humour, Neil’s clever edges

    • By Chris on 2018-09-13

    Price: CDN$ 40.74

    • Lord of the Flies

    • Written by: William Golding
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys’ delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • simply beautiful<br />

    • By Joelle on 2018-05-12

    Price: CDN$ 34.16

    • Terry Pratchett: BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • Written by: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
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    Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different.... Collected together for the first time are seven full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of Terry Pratchett’s novels, with star-studded casts including Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, Philip Jackson, Alex Jennings and Mark Heap.

    Price: CDN$ 43.73

    • The Good Liar

    • Written by: Nicholas Searle
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle, read by Martin Jarvis. This is a life told back to front. This is a man who has lied all his life. Roy is a conman living in a small English town, about to pull off his final con. He is going to meet and woo a beautiful woman and slip away with her life savings. But who is the man behind the con, and what has he had to do to survive this life of lies? And why is this beautiful woman so willing to be his next victim?

    Price: CDN$ 31.51

    • You Only Live Twice

    • James Bond, Book 12
    • Written by: Ian Fleming
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    James Bond seems unable to function after the death of his wife. Determined to restore 007 to the effective agent he used to be, M sends him on a mission to Japan, to the mysterious "Castle of Death", and into the lair of an old and terrifying enemy. For Bond and Blofeld, this will be their final encounter. Only one of them can survive.

    Price: CDN$ 32.38

    • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    • Written by: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is the disturbing tale of the dual personality of Dr. Jekyll, a physician. A generous and philanthropic man, he is preoccupied with the problems of good and evil and with the possibility of separating them into distinct personalities. He develops a drug that transforms him into the demonic Mr. Hyde, in whose person he exhausts all the latent evil in his nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jarvis Brings the Fullly to Life!

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-16

    Price: CDN$ 16.12

    • Uncle Vanya

    • Written by: Anton Chekhov, David Mamet, Vlada Chernornirdik
    • Narrated by: Josh Radnor, Stacy Keach, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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    Adapted by David Mamet from a translation by Vlada Chernornirdik. In this classic of Chekhov’s canon, an overbearing professor pays a visit to his country estate, where Sonya and Vanya, his daughter and former brother-in-law, have slaved to maintain his wealth. But Vanya is enchanted by the professor’s new wife, while Sonya has fallen for the town’s melancholy doctor. Includes a conversation with Rosamund Bartlett, author of Chekhov: Scenes from a Life.

    Price: CDN$ 6.55

    • The Oscar Wilde BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Five Full-cast Productions
    • Written by: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Miriam Margolyes, Judi Dench, Diana Rigg, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A sparkling collection of the major works of the ever-adored Oscar Wilde, with incredible casts including Judi Dench, Martin Clunes, Michael Sheen, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McDiarmid, Joely Richardson, Penelope Keith, Martin Jarvis, Diana Rigg, Simon Russell Beale, Sheila Hancock, Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry.

    Price: CDN$ 38.26

    • David Copperfield

    • Written by: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 34 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When David Copperfield escapes from the cruelty of his childhood home, he embarks on a journey to adulthood which leads him through comedy and tragedy, love and heartbreak, and friendship and betrayal.

    Price: CDN$ 31.51

    • Just William: A BBC Radio Collection

    • Classic Readings from the BBC Archive
    • Written by: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
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    A stunning collection of Just William stories, narrated by Martin Jarvis. These BBC radio readings of the adventures of William have come to be some of the most loved adaptations.

    Price: CDN$ 31.51

    • The Inimitable Jeeves

    • Written by: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first volume of Wodehouse's brilliant complete and unabridged short stories. Originally a semi-novel, this version contains self-contained stories which are nonetheless linked, often by Bingo Little, an endearingly hopeless chap and a serial romancer.

    Price: CDN$ 15.02

    • Tartuffe

    • Written by: Molière, Richard Wilbur (translator)
    • Narrated by: Brian Bedford, JB Blanc, Daniel Blinkoff, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
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    Initially banned in France by King Louis, Molière's celebrated social satire Tartuffe exposes false piety and hypocrisy in the Catholic Church. When a pious fraud worms his way into a wealthy family and manipulates the patriarch into giving up his fortune, it’s up to his family to expose the truth before they end up in the poorhouse!

    Price: CDN$ 9.20

    • Just William: A Second BBC Radio Collection

    • Written by: Richmal Crompton
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
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    A second wonderful collection of Just William stories, selected and read by Martin Jarvis. Richmal Crompton’s stories featuring irrepressible schoolboy William Brown have been firm favourites with both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster - for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas and Henry (the Outlaws) and the angelic thorn in his side, the lisping Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary and radio immortals.

    Price: CDN$ 32.79

    • The War of the Worlds

    • Classic Radio Sci-Fi (Dramatised)
    • Written by: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Paul Daneman, Martin Jarvis, Peter Sallis, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
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    When a Martian spacecraft lands on Woking Common, mankind is terrorised by aliens in tall, armoured capsules which stalk the countryside on three legs. The machines wreak havoc on London and the Southern Counties, and survivors are driven underground. Scientist John Nicholson (Paul Daneman) tells how he was plunged into a paralysing nightmare of stark terror, savage madness and utter destruction.

    Price: CDN$ 16.40

    • The Canterbury Tales [Blackstone]

    • Written by: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Jay Carnes, Ray Porter, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this edition, we hear, translated into modern English, 20-some tales, told in the voices of knight and merchant, wife and miller, squire and nun, and many more. Some are bawdy, some spiritual, some romantic, some mysterious, some chivalrous. Between the stories, the travelers converse, joke, and argue, revealing much about their individual outlooks upon life as well as what life was like in late 14th-century England.

    Price: CDN$ 35.30

    • Oliver Twist

    • Written by: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A workhouse orphan, Oliver experiences the terror and brutality of the criminal underworld. His companions, a thief, a whore, a pickpocket, and a fence, are destined for gruesome ends, but Oliver emerges unscathed from the darkness of the underworld.

    Price: CDN$ 30.07

    • The Molière Collection

    • Written by: Molière
    • Narrated by: Richard Easton, Brian Bedford, Joanne Whalley, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
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    Six hilarious satires from the ingenious Molière, France’s original master of comedies: "The Imaginary Cuckold", "The School for Husbands", "The School for Wives", "Tartuffe" and "The Misanthrope".

    Price: CDN$ 26.40

    • Round and Round the Garden

    • Part Three of Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests trilogy
    • Written by: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Kenneth Danziger, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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    The third “battle” of Ayckbourn’s celebrated trilogy The Norman Conquests, returns us to the same weekend in the country, but this time to the setting of Mother’s overgrown English country garden. Something more troublesome than brambles is lurking among the roses. Havoc ensues among the flora and fauna, as this cynical masterpiece makes its way to a hilarious conclusion.

    Price: CDN$ 9.34

    • Table Manners

    • Part One of Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests Trilogy
    • Written by: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Kenneth Danziger, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    In Table Manners, the action occurs in the dining room of Mother’s house, where a conventional middle-class family is attempting to have a pleasant country weekend. But they are no match for Norman, the bane of the family, who horrifies everyone by doing exactly as he likes.

    Price: CDN$ 9.20

    • Living Together

    • Part Two of Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests trilogy
    • Written by: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Kenneth Danziger, Martin Jarvis, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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    In the second “battle” of Ayckbourn’s celebrated triology The Norman Conquests, we rejoin the family weekend, this time hearing the events in the living room, where Norman gets drunk on homemade dandelion wine – and all hell breaks loose. Norman unleashes his merry brand of manipulative charm on the hapless guests and even his most formidable opponents go down in defeat on the drawing room rug.

    Price: CDN$ 9.20

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