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July 2014 at Naxos AudioBooks

July is a bumper month at Naxos AudioBooks: we have five new summer releases for you!

To start with, Ronald Pickup and cast read the first and most treasured of English detective novels: Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone. It follows the search for a priceless diamond, stolen upon inheritance; can the stone ever be recovered or will the mysteries of its disappearance ultimately prove impenetrable? Drama, pace, vitality and suspense: The Moonstone will enthral listeners!

We are also releasing The Planets and the Solar System. In this fascinating introduction for younger listeners, Jen Green takes us on a thrilling journey across our galaxy from the Sun to near and distant planets! Informative, fun and read with spirit by Ruth Sillers, this is a real delight.

Georgette Heyer fans: rejoice! After a huge number of emails from fans of our previous titles, we are pleased to announce the first of a series of new Heyer recordings: The Masqueraders, also read by Ruth Sillers.

This romance has all the fizz and wit of Heyer’s other novels and Robin and Prudence, brother and sister, make for an adventurous, highly entertaining duo. On the run from the law, they must switch genders to evade capture. However, what the two do not foresee is that they will meet their ideal romantic partners along the way: can the two unmask themselves without losing their lives?

Next we have the fourth instalment of Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a work whose ballast and majestic language are done full justice by David Timson’s magnificent new reading.

In Volume IV, Gibbon explores the state of the Roman provinces after the dissolution of the Western Empire, and examines the reasons for its fall − not excluding its ‘immoderate greatness’. He then surveys the Empire in the East and its rule under Justinian (527−565), whose formidable leadership saw the re-fortification of Constantinople and the frontiers of the Eastern Empire. However, dangerous times remain ahead as the Persians make attempts to siege Constantinople.

Lastly, a reminder of Joyce’s Ulysses: A Guide, the exciting new iPad app (launched on Bloomsday last month) that opens the door for first-time readers of the twentieth-century classic! This is the perfect way to read, enjoy and understand Ulysses. At the core of the app is the unabridged text with 800 annotations. Encountered a difficulty? Just tap for an explanation! The app also contains essays, recordings of the music mentioned in the book and the award winning abridged recording. Everyone can now delve into the delights of this outstanding work! As a bonus, the app also contains Ian Johnston’s eminently approachable verse translation of Homer’s The Odyssey, Joyce’s original inspiration for Ulysses.

Joyce’s Ulysses: A Guide

July 2014 at Naxos AudioBooks

July is a bumper month at Naxos AudioBooks: we have five new summer releases for you!

To start with, Ronald Pickup and cast read the first and most treasured of English detective novels: Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone. It follows the search for a priceless diamond, stolen upon inheritance; can the stone ever be recovered or will the mysteries of its disappearance ultimately prove impenetrable? Drama, pace, vitality and suspense: The Moonstone will enthral listeners!

We are also releasing The Planets and the Solar System. In this fascinating introduction for younger listeners, Jen Green takes us on a thrilling journey across our galaxy from the Sun to near and distant planets! Informative, fun and read with spirit by Ruth Sillers, this is a real delight.

Georgette Heyer fans: rejoice! After a huge number of emails from fans of our previous titles, we are pleased to announce the first of a series of new Heyer recordings: The Masqueraders, also read by Ruth Sillers.

This romance has all the fizz and wit of Heyer’s other novels and Robin and Prudence, brother and sister, make for an adventurous, highly entertaining duo. On the run from the law, they must switch genders to evade capture. However, what the two do not foresee is that they will meet their ideal romantic partners along the way: can the two unmask themselves without losing their lives?

Next we have the fourth instalment of Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a work whose ballast and majestic language are done full justice by David Timson’s magnificent new reading.

In Volume IV, Gibbon explores the state of the Roman provinces after the dissolution of the Western Empire, and examines the reasons for its fall − not excluding its ‘immoderate greatness’. He then surveys the Empire in the East and its rule under Justinian (527−565), whose formidable leadership saw the re-fortification of Constantinople and the frontiers of the Eastern Empire. However, dangerous times remain ahead as the Persians make attempts to siege Constantinople.

Lastly, a reminder of Joyce’s Ulysses: A Guide, the exciting new iPad app (launched on Bloomsday last month) that opens the door for first-time readers of the twentieth-century classic! This is the perfect way to read, enjoy and understand Ulysses. At the core of the app is the unabridged text with 800 annotations. Encountered a difficulty? Just tap for an explanation! The app also contains essays, recordings of the music mentioned in the book and the award winning abridged recording. Everyone can now delve into the delights of this outstanding work! As a bonus, the app also contains Ian Johnston’s eminently approachable verse translation of Homer’s The Odyssey, Joyce’s original inspiration for Ulysses.

Joyce’s Ulysses: A Guide

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New Releases – July 2014

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume IV (unabridged)

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume IV
unabridged

The Masqueraders (unabridged)

The Masqueraders
unabridged

The Moonstone (unabridged)

The Moonstone
unabridged

The Planets and The Solar System (unabridged)

The Planets and The Solar System
unabridged

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