My Audiobook Collection


I don’t listen to audiobooks very often. I should really, I know, but at home I’m usually distracted and entertained by various other things. Audiobooks are very useful if I go travelling though, as they’re great to listen to on long journeys and in hotel rooms. And I have built up a fair collection of books over the years.

So this is a complete list of audiobooks that I own, including CDs I’ve created digital copies of and downloads from Audible, and a few other things acquired online. I’ve also included links to posts where I’ve mentioned or reviewed them.

Autobiographies

  • Adam Hills:
    • Best Foot Forward – See mention
  • Michael McIntyre:
    • Life & Laughing

Comedy Series

  • I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue:
    • Treasury Box Sets 1-3 – See mention
  • Monty Python:
    • Monty Python’s Flying Circus [Sketches compilation]
    • Another Monty Python CD
    • Monty Python’s Previous Record
    • Matching Tie And Handkerchief
    • Live At Drury Lane
    • Monty Python And The Holy Grail
    • Life Of Brian
    • Contractual Obligation Album
    • The Meaning Of Life
  • Red Dwarf:
    • Bodysnatcher & Identity Within (Lost episode scripts read by Chris Barrie, included on the Blu-ray box set)
  • The Ricky Gervais Show:
    • Seasons 1-5
    • The XFM Vault Volumes 1-3
  • The Ricky Gervais Guides To…:
    • The Arts
    • The English
    • The Future
    • The Human Body
    • Law & Order
    • Medicine
    • Natural History
    • Philosophy
    • Society
  • Tony Hancock:
    • The Blood Donor
    • The Radio Ham
    • The Lift
    • Twelve Angry Men
    • A Sunday Afternoon At Home
    • The Secret Life Of Anthony Hancock

Comedy Compilation

This is an audiobook album of spoken word comedy tracks, including tracks from a comedy compilation album and a few other bits and pieces acquired online.

  • Billy Connolly:
    • The Casual Vomit
  • Bob Newhart:
    • Driving Instructor
    • Introducing Tobacco To Civilization
  • Emma Clarke:
    • London Underground Spoof Announcements
  • Eugene Mirman:
    • Hidden Track
  • Joyce Grenfell:
    • Nursery School (George, Don’t Do That)
  • Max Miller:
    • I Like The Girls Who Do
  • Michael Bentine:
    • Football Results
  • Morecambe & Wise:
    • Grieg’s Piano Concerto
  • Peter Cook:
    • Lord Cobbold
    • One Leg Too Few
  • Smith & Jones:
    • Bob Geldof
    • Richard Branson
  • Stephen Fry:
    • Harry Potterotica (NSFW parody edit of his audiobook narration)

Factual

  • No Such Thing As A Fish:
    • Audiobook Of The Year – See mentions for 2017, 2018 & 2019
  • Stephen Fry:
    • Fry’s English Delight – Series 1 & 2
    • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

Language Lessons

  • Michel Thomas:
    • Spanish Foundation Course

Music

  • Def Leppard:
    • Classic Albums – Hysteria – BBC Radio 2 Documentary
  • Freddie Mercury:
    • Solo Collection – David Wigg Interviews – See review
  • Queen:
    • Absolute Greatest Hits – Track Commentaries
    • A Night At The Opera – Track Commentaries
    • Queen On Air – BBC Interviews
  • The Beatles:
    • The Authorised Biography by Hunter Davies

Stories & Novels

  • Christian O’Connell:
    • Radio Boy
    • Radio Boy & The Revenge Of Grandad
  • Doctor Who:
    • 10th Doctor:
      • The Feast Of The Drowned
      • The Resurrection Casket
      • The Stone Rose
    • 11th Doctor:
      • The Art Of Death
      • Blackout
      • Darkstar Academy
      • The Empty House
      • The Nu-Humans
      • The Sleepers In The Dust
      • Snake Bite
  • Harriet Lane:
    • Alys, Always
  • J.K. Rowling:
    • All 7 Harry Potter books
  • Jonathan Stroud:
    • Lockwood & Co 1 – The Screaming Staircase – See mention
    • Lockwood & Co 2 – The Whispering Skull – See mention
    • I still need to listen to the rest of the series at some point.
  • J.R.R. Tolkien:
    • The Hobbit [Unabridged & Dramatised versions]
    • I once had Lord Of The Rings on tape, but need to get a proper download now.
  • Richard Osman:
    • The Thursday Murder Club – See mention
  • Richmal Crompton:
    • Just William [Unabridged]
    • William Again [Unabridged]
    • William’s Treasure Trove [Unabridged]
    • Just William [Abridged] – Volumes 1-9
  • BBC Big Read Poll 2003:

Radio Shows & Podcasts

I’ve listened to many radio shows and podcasts over the years, but these are the one I’ve mentioned in this blog. Do also check out my lists of recommended sight loss & disability podcasts.

Museum Tours

These are audio introductions or audio description tours for exhibitions I’ve visited, or intend to visit:

Walking Tours

Some audio walking tours can be downloaded and taken with you as MP3s. So I’ve downloaded a few of them in case I want to do them, and they work as books in their own right to be honest. I haven’t done these tours yet, but they are on my to-do list.

  • Footnotes London Audio Walks: This website’s gone now, but I downloaded and kept their tours so I have them available.
    • Blackfriars to Holborn
    • Borough
    • Chelsea
    • Clapham
    • Clerkenwell & Lower Islington
    • Dickens & The Law – Bleak House
    • Euston to Kings Cross
    • Fitzrovia
    • Highgate
    • Mayfair North
    • Mayfair South
    • Old Street
    • Richmond Upon Thames
    • Science In Bloomsbury
    • Shadwell & Wapping
    • Soho
    • St James’s
    • Strand & Embankment
    • Theatreland
    • Vauxhall
    • Victoria
    • Whitechapel to Spitalfields
  • Illuminated River – VocalEyes Audio Descriptions
  • LSE City Tours:
    • LSE South Bank Tour
    • LSE Theatreland Tour
  • Tower Hamlets Council:

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