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Welcome to August at Naxos AudioBooks!

This month we release Dr Thorne, the third volume of Trollope’s beloved series, The Chronicles of Barsetshire. Read with warmth and affection by David Shaw-Parker, the novel tells the tale of a couple who are intent on marriage despite their conflicting social backgrounds. Trollope’s classic, trademark prose shines in Dr Thorne, and the author’s wonderfully witty observations will leave you smiling.

Next we have The Castle of Otranto, regarded as the first Gothic novel, and a classic of the genre. Intrigue, murder, jealous passion and supernatural phenomena: Horace Walpole’s fast-paced story will arrest the listener – its atmosphere of thunderclaps, moonlight and dark castle walls is enhanced with sound effects on this new unabridged edition. Veteran reader Neville Jason demonstrates his versatility with this dramatic recording.

Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley is our third August release. Brontë’s second novel, which takes place at the height of the Napoleonic Wars, is a gripping, unrelenting and utterly wrenching portrait of steadfast love. Georgina Sutton’s sensitive reading expertly captures Yorkshire life in the newly industrialised England of 1812.

Lastly, we have Georgette Heyer’s Faro’s Daughter, available unabridged for the first time in decades. The novel bears all the hallmarks of the author’s best romances; as the fiery Deb Grantham locks horns with the proud and wealthy Max Ravenscar, Heyer’s prose brims with historical insight, endearing characters and delightful humour. Laura Paton reads this excellent addition to our ever-growing collection of Heyer titles.

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New Releases – August 2014

Dr Thorne (unabridged)

Dr Thorne
unabridged

The Castle of Otranto (unabridged)

The Castle of Otranto
unabridged

Shirley (unabridged)

Shirley
unabridged

Faro’s Daughter (unabridged)

Faro’s Daughter
unabridged

Arabella (unabridged)

Arabella
unabridged

The Corinthian (unabridged)

The Corinthian
unabridged

Cousin Kate (unabridged)

Cousin Kate
unabridged

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (unabridged)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
unabridged

The Man in the Iron Mask (unabridged)

The Man in the Iron Mask
unabridged

Memoirs of My Life (unabridged)

Memoirs of My Life
unabridged

The Secret Agent (unabridged)

The Secret Agent
unabridged

The Snow Queen and Other Stories (unabridged)

The Snow Queen and Other Stories
unabridged

The Spanish Bride (unabridged)

The Spanish Bride
unabridged

Under the Greenwood Tree (unabridged)

Under the Greenwood Tree
unabridged

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