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12 Wonderful Audiobooks to Enjoy This Autumn

A wonderful companion whether you are on the go, heading off on a long journey or simply unwinding in your favourite spot with a good cuppa’, today we explore some fantastic audiobooks.

Now available to order at the Silversurfers Shop, here are 12 releases covering a wide range of genres.

Offering hours upon hours of compelling content, we start with a nostalgic collection first broadcast on airwaves in the 1960s…

1. Round The Horne – The Best Of

Enjoy some vintage Beeb now available on CD. Previously released as an LP in 1975, The Best of Round The Horne collects the best excerpts from the iconic comedy programme starring Kenneth Horne.

Revisit classic characters including Rambling Syd Rumpo, and Sandy and Dr. Chou en Ginsberg M.A. (Failed).

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2. Bill Bryson – The Road To Little Dribbling

The hilarious and best-selling The Road To Little Dribbling, join Bill Bryson (narrated by Nathan Osgood) on a fantastic adventure.

The journey follows a route dubbed the ‘Bryson Line’ via a selection of destinations sitting slightly under the radar.

Funny, witty and endearing, Bryson gives us a perspective and acute insight into all that is good and bad about Britain, today.

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3. Pam Ayres – Poetry Collection

Author of multiple best-selling books, Pam Ayres has entertained us for over 40 years. Notable works include The Last Hedgehog, Surgically Enhanced and You Made Me Late Again!

During this wonderful collection, Pam reads over 50 of her best-known poems including ‘Oh I Wish I’d Looked After Me Teeth’, ‘I’m a Starling…me Darling’, ‘Will I have to be Sexy at Sixty?

Join Pam on a journey full of laughs and witty observations.

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4. Richard Osman – The Thursday Murder Club

The first novel from Richard Osman, the man off the telly, The Thursday Murder Club is a fantastic listen centering on four OAPs-turned-detectives.

Making the most of their retirement, four friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved killings.

When a local developer shows up dead, things take a turn and the brilliant gang find themselves right in the middle of the case.

Will they catch the killer before it’s too late?

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5. The Nation’s Favourite Poems – Audiobook

Read by Emma Fielding, Siobhan Redmond, John Nettles and Greg Wise, enjoy FORTY-FIVE of Britain’s best-loved poems.

Following the results of a national poll conducted to discover Britain’s favourite poem, hear some wonderful verse including ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling and ‘To Autumn’ by John Keats.

Across two CDs, discover and rediscover poetry that has captured the imagination of a nation.

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6. Hancock’s Half Hour

Join Tony Hancock alongside Sid James and Kenneth Williams for 15 episodes of the iconic Hancock’s Half Hour.

Taken from what survives in the archive, wonderful episodes include The First Night Party, Cinderella Hancock, and The Television Set and The Marrow Contest.

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7. David Attenborough – Life Stories

The complete BBC Radio 4 series written and presented by Sir David Attenborough.

Enjoy twenty episodes exploring some of the strangest plants, insects and creatures from around the world.

Covering topics with infectious enthusiasm, Sir David examines twenty marvels of the natural world from his extraordinary and pioneering experiences.

During your listen through, you will get answers to questions such as; what was Sir David’s first pet? And what did Sir David do when confronted by a ten-foot-long reptile?

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8. Agatha Christie – Miss Marple’s Final Cases

Originally, broadcast marking the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birth, enjoy three full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisations – Tape-Measure Murder, The Case of the Perfect Maid and Sanctuary.

Serving up 90 minutes of mystery, June Whitfield returns as the deceptively skilled detective. Will she crack these puzzling cases?

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9. Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes’ Rediscovered Railway Mysteries.

Read by Sherlock himself; enjoy four thrilling Sherlock Holmes stories that put the iconic detective to the test!

Throughout, Holmes locates missing gold bullion, solves a baffling mystery and experiments with the science of ballistics.

It’s quite the listen for fans of the great detective!

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10. Death On The Nile

John Moffatt stars as the famous detective Poirot in this thrilling dramatization.

One of Agatha Christie’s best-known novels, Poirot is on the case in Egypt as a romantic cruise sharply turns into a nightmare.

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11. The Lady In The Van

Dame Maggie Smith stars in this excellent BBC Radio adaptation of Alan Bennett’s highly acclaimed autobiographical stage play.

The story of Miss Shepherd, who found a place in Alan Bennett’s life and writing, The Lady In the Van is a fascinating story exploring years of the author’s life.

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12. Inspector Morse

Entertaining, suspenseful and full of drama, John Shrapnel and Robert Glenister star in three full-cast dramas featuring Inspector Morse.

Enjoy three BBC Radio 4 Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations adapted from the popular Colin Dexter novels.

Across these cases, Morse tackles old crimes, murder and mysterious disappearances.

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