New This Month
Naxos AudioBooks celebrates May with a diverse quartet of titles: the third Pop Larkin novel, the first in Johnston McCulley’s rip-roaring Zorro series, a sensational horror story by Ann Radcliffe, and a satiric epic poem by Lord Byron. Springtime listening to suit all!
In Byron’s seminal narrative poem Don Juan, the legendary hero sheds his image as a womaniser and instead becomes the victim of circumstance as he is relentlessly pursued by every woman he meets. The poem is a crisp and accessible meditation on the madness of the world.
The Mysteries of Udolpho is a Gothic novel of undeniable charm and power. After the passing of her father, virtuous young Emily finds herself locked in the dark and winding castle of Udolpho. Will she live to tell her tale? The book is considered one of the greatest Gothic novels and was wildly popular upon its release.
Party-throwing and cocktail-mixing abound in the third instalment of H.E. Bates’s Pop Larkin series, When the Green Woods Laugh. Ever the trickster, Pop manages to convince a London couple to buy a dilapidated mansion for an extortionate price. It is not long before he ends up before the local magistrate – for a misplaced pair of hands.
The heroic and honourable Zorro, an ace with a whip and a demon with a sword, fights for the poor and oppressed – but who is this masked caballero? With action aplenty, The Mark of Zorro is an exciting tale of adventure and romance that has charmed generations of readers and filmgoers alike.