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1,000 Years of Laughter (compilation) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/1000-years-of-laughter-compilation/ 1,000 Years of Laughter An anthology of classic comic prose Non-fiction compilation Single 426912 978-962-634-269-5 978-962-954-702-8 Griff Rhys Jones
Carole Boyd
Jonathan Keeble
John Moffatt
Cathy Sara
David Timson
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Laughter is unique to man. This delightful anthology presents some of the funniest extracts in English literature. David Timson starts with Anglo-Saxon riddles and continues with medieval memories, Tudor comic turns and Restoration buffoonery. The rise of the novel in the eighteenth century brought classic humour from Swift, Sterne and Smollet, passing the mantle to Charles Dickens in the nineteenth century. Included here are rarities as well, from the antiquarian’s cupboard. There are also excerpts from children’s literature and twentieth-century classics as diverse as Dorothy Parker and P. G. Wodehouse. An entertainment from start to finish.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/20000-leagues-under-the-sea-abridged/ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Classic Fiction abridged Single 201412 978-962-634-014-1 978-962-954-576-5 Jules Verne
John Carlisle
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The year is 1866. The maritime world is gripped by fear after reported sightings of a huge and terrible sea monster. Monsieur Aronnax, a distinguished Professor of Natural History, pronounces the creature to be a giant narwhal and is invited to join an official expedition to track down the beast. But Professor Aronnax is proved wrong; the beast is not of the natural world, but a huge submarine. When he is pulled out of the sea by the enigmatic Captain Nemo, and imprisoned on the Nautilus, he experiences at first hand the marvels and perils of submarine life. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is possibly the first and finest work of science fiction plausible, terrifying and utterly gripping.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/20000-leagues-under-the-sea-unabridged/ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0241 978-1-78198-011-8 978-1-78198-012-5 Jules Verne
Bill Homewood
15 290 18:53:12 Available

The year is 1866 and the maritime world is gripped by fear after reported sightings of a huge sea monster. Famous marine biologist Pierre Aronnax, accompanied by his loyal servant Conseil and the redoubtable Canadian harpooner Ned Land, joins the hunt to track down and incapacitate the creature. But their enemy is no sea beast… and they soon come face to face with the sinister Captain Nemo. The story is relentlessly thrilling, while containing beautifully written observations of underwater life.

£50.00 $89.98 £33.00 €37.00 $58.50 Aug16 F.P. Walter Samuel Howard Sarah Butcher
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/20000-leagues-under-the-sea-around-the-world-in-eighty-days-abridged/ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days Classic Fiction abridged Box set 23312 978-962-634-233-6 N/A Jules Verne
Harry Burton
John Carlisle
4 75 05:07:44

The year is 1866. The maritime world is gripped by fear after reported sightings of a huge and terrible sea monster. Monsieur Aronnax, a distinguished Professor of Natural History, pronounces the creature to be a giant narwhal and is invited to join an official expedition to track down the beast. But Professor Aronnax is proved wrong; the beast is not of the natural world, but a huge submarine. To take on the bet – to go around the world in eighty days, faster than anyone had gone before – was madness. If Phileas Fogg missed a single connection he would lose £20,000. Phileas Fogg was an eccentric Englishman who lived a quiet ordered life and believed that, with technology and planning, nothing was unforseeable. But he could not plan for the ebullient nature of his French servant, Passepartout, for the adventures that crop up on their journey and for the totally unexpected collision with romance. The humour and freshness of Verne’s writing – vivid despatches from a newly accessible world – make these works the ideal subject for an Audiobook.

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Abraham Lincoln (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/abraham-lincoln-selections/ The Essential Abraham Lincoln Speeches and letters by Abraham Lincoln The Essential Biographies selections Single 394312 978-962-634-943-4 978-962-954-835-3 Garrick Hagon
Peter Whitfield
Peter Marinker
Garrick Hagon
3 57 03:55:11

Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) was one of the most influential presidents of the USA, uniting the country and abolishing slavery after a terrible civil war. On the 200th anniversary of his birth, his life and works are presented here in an easy introductory form. Through a balance of biography and the key speeches and letters, the man is brought to life, demonstrating his keen intelligence and determination, which was maintained all the way to his tragic death at the hand of an assassin.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 Jan09
Adam Bede (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/adam-bede-unabridged/ Adam Bede Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0155 978-184-379-783-8 978-184-379-784-5 George Eliot
Georgina Sutton
16 316 20:41:59

George Eliot’s first full-length novel, Adam Bede, is a profound rendering of 19th-century English pastoral life. This timeless story of seduction and betrayal follows the virtuous carpenter Adam Bede, whose world is soon disrupted when the all-too-beautiful Hetty betrays him for another villager. Her actions precipitate a turmoil of tragic events that shake the very foundations of their serene rural community. Eliot’s gift for leisurely and lyrical prose is in full effect here and her insight into human emotion and complexity is unrivalled.

£55.00 $98.98 £36.00 €40.50 $64.00 Feb15
Adventures of Brigadier Gerard, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/adventures-of-brigadier-gerard-the-unabridged/ The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0025 978-184-379-447-9 978-184-379-448-6 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Rupert Degas
6 100 06:53:20 Available Deleted

With a horse between his thighs and a weapon in his grip, the dashing Brigadier Etienne Gerard, Colonel of the Hussars of Conflans, gallops through the Napoleonic campaigns on secret missions for his beloved Emperor and his country. He encounters danger and hair-breadth escapes but never loses his bravado, his eye for a pretty girl, his boastfulness or his enormous vanity. Gerard is Conan Doyle’s most lovable character. At times hilarious, at times touching, these stories are amongst Conan Doyle’s most popular.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00 Feb11
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/adventures-of-huckleberry-finn-the-abridged/ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Junior Classics abridged Single 207312 978-962-634-073-8 978-962-954-435-5 Mark Twain
Garrick Hagon
2 38 02:38:06

Floating down the Mississippi on their raft, Huckleberry Finn and Jim, a runaway slave, find life filled with excitement and the spirit of adventure. Join Huck and Jim and their old friend Tom Sawyer as they come up against low-down thieves and murderers, whilst being chased by Huck’s evil, drunken father who is after Huck’s treasure. It is a trip that you will never tire of.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/adventures-of-huckleberry-finn-the-unabridged/ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Classic Fiction unabridged Single 36012 978-962-634-360-9 978-962-954-574-1 Mark Twain
Garrick Hagon
9 165 11:24:04 Deleted

Floating down the Mississippi on their raft, Huckleberry Finn and Jim, a runaway slave, find life filled with excitement and the spirit of adventure. Join Huck and Jim and their old friend Tom Sawyer as they come up against low-down thieves and murderers, whilst being chased by Huck’s evil, drunken father who is after Huck’s treasure. It is a trip that you will never tire of. In this new unabridged recording, Garrick Hagon brings his remarkable powers of vocal characterisation to the unforgettable portraits created by Twain.

£32.99 $59.98 £21.50 €24.00 $39.00
Adventures of Odysseus, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/adventures-of-odysseus-the-unabridged/ The Adventures of Odysseus Junior Classics unabridged Single 211412 978-962-634-114-8 978-962-954-397-6 Benedict Flynn
Benjamin Soames
2 33 02:25:56

The Adventures of Odysseus is the story of what happened after the Trojan War when Odysseus, the most cunning of all the Greek heroes, left Troy and made his way back to his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. It was first told by a poet named Homer nearly three thousand years ago and is retold in this new version especially for younger listeners.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Vols. I-VI, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/adventures-of-sherlock-holmes-vols-i-vi-the-unabridged/ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Vols. I-VI Classic Fiction unabridged Box set 35312 978-962-634-353-1 N/A Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
David Timson
18 312 21:09:14

This set brings together the twenty-four stories comprising the first volume of Dr Watson’s Sherlock Holmes reports – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. It includes such outstanding investigations as The Speckled Band, The Red-Headed League, The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter, and The Adventure of the Final Problem. They are read by the award winning David Timson, widely regarded as one of the finest presenters of the Sherlock Holmes canon.

£60.00 $107.98 £39.00 €44.00 $70.00
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Volume I, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/adventures-of-sherlock-holmes-volume-i-the-unabridged/ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Volume I The Speckled Band | The Adventure of the Copper Beeches The Stock-Broker’s Clerk | The Red-Headed League Classic Fiction unabridged Single 315212 978-962-634-152-0 978-962-954-506-2 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
David Timson
3 55 03:44:38

In this collection are four of the finest cases of Mr Sherlock Holmes, narrated by his faithful friend and admirer Dr Watson. What was the horror of The Speckled Band or the secret behind the curious legacy for men of red hair? These and other puzzles are solved by this bloodhound of a genius.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00
  • The Adventure of the Speckled Band
  • The Adventure of the Stock-Broker’s Clerk
  • The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
  • The Adventure of the Red-Headed League
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Volume II, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/adventures-of-sherlock-holmes-volume-ii-the-unabridged/ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Volume II The Engineer’s Thumb | Silver Blaze | The Scandal in Bohemia | The Five Orange Pips Classic Fiction unabridged Single 317012 978-962-634-170-4 978-962-954-507-9 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
David Timson
3 53 03:38:20

In this collection are four of the finest cases of Mr Sherlock Holmes, narrated by his faithful friend and admirer Dr Watson. What was the mystery of the engineer’s thumb? What was behind the disappearance of the race horse? Why did masked royalty walk up to see Holmes in Baker Street? These and other puzzles are solved by this bloodhound of a genius.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00
  • The Scandal in Bohemia
  • The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb
  • The Five Orange Pips
  • Silver Blaze
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Volume III, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/adventures-of-sherlock-holmes-volume-iii-the-unabridged/ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Volume III The Adventure of the Cardboard Box | The Musgrave Ritual | The Man with the Twisted Lip | The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle Classic Fiction unabridged Single 319112 978-962-634-191-9 978-962-954-508-6 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
David Timson
3 52 03:32:56

In this collection are four more individual cases for Mr Sherlock Holmes, narrated by his faithful friend and admirer Dr Watson. Once more, they are solved by this bloodhound of a genius.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00
  • The Man with the Twisted Lip
  • The Musgrave Ritual
  • The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Volume IV, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/adventures-of-sherlock-holmes-volume-iv-the-unabridged/ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Volume IV A Case of Identity | The Crooked Man | The Naval Treaty | The Greek Interpreter Classic Fiction unabridged Single 321312 978-962-634-213-8 978-962-954-509-3 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
David Timson
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Four more stories from the master detective. The mystery of the missing suitor is solved and Sherlock Holmes raises his whip… an Indian pot stands in the shadows of a Colonel’s death… serious affairs of state and international diplomacy are threatened by a theft… and surely evil intent lies behind threats in a hidden house. The cool observations and swift action of Sherlock Holmes resolves all.

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  • A Case of Identity
  • The Adventure of the Crooked Man
  • The Naval Treaty
  • The Greek Interpreter
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Volume V, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/adventures-of-sherlock-holmes-volume-v-the-unabridged/ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Volume V The Adventure of the Reigate Squire | The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet | The Boscombe Valley Mystery | The Yellow Face Classic Fiction unabridged Single 326612 978-962-634-266-4 978-962-954-510-9 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
David Timson
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Dr Watson comments ‘The stage lost a fine actor’ when Holmes chose to devote his formidable talents to the solution of crime. two of these stories, The Reigate Squire and The Adventure of Beryl Coronet, Holmes demonstrates his thespian powers as he unravels the mysteries. In the first he explains a rural murder while in the second, Holmes’ timely intervention prevents something of a national – even royal – scandal. The Boscombe Valley Mystery takes Holmes and Watson once again to the English countryside, but the famous detective uncovers old Australian animosities to get to the root of the problem. The Yellow Face, which concludes the selection, is one of the most fascinating in the whole canon, raising some key social issues of the time.

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  • The Reigate Squire
  • The Boscombe Valley Mystery
  • The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
  • The Yellow Face
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Volume VI, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/adventures-of-sherlock-holmes-volume-vi-the-unabridged/ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Volume VI The Final Problem | The Adventure of ‘The Gloria Scott’ | The Adventure of The Noble Bachelor | The Adventure of The Resident Patient Classic Fiction unabridged Single 328012 978-962-634-280-0 978-962-954-511-6 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
David Timson
3 48 03:16:18

In The Final Problem, perhaps the greatest of the short stories of Sherlock Holmes, the English detective encounters his most formidable rival, Professor Moriarty. ‘The Napoleon of Crime’ is how Holmes describes his adversary to his faithful companion, Dr Watson, as they move to the ultimate confrontation at the Reichenbach Falls. Also in this collection is the intriguing mystery of the disappearing bride in The Noble Bachelor and two threats from the past in Gloria Scott and The Resident Patient.

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  • The Adventure of the ‘Gloria Scott’
  • The Adventure of the Resident Patient
  • The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
  • The Adventure of the Final Problem
Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/adventures-of-tom-sawyer-the-abridged/ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Junior Classics abridged Single 208012 978-962-634-080-6 978-962-954-436-2 Mark Twain
Garrick Hagon
2 39 02:38:26

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the story of a boy’s adventures growing up in a small town on the banks of the Mississippi river over a hundred years ago. The cheerful, adventurous hero plays truant to form a pirate band and, together with his best friend, Huckleberry Finn, finds fun and excitement, and buried treasure, along the shores of the great river.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00
Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/adventures-of-tom-sawyer-the-unabridged/ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Classic Fiction unabridged Single 786812 978-962-634-868-0 978-962-954-575-8 Mark Twain
Garrick Hagon
7 121 08:15:25

Tom Sawyer is a dare-devil, a schemer, a prankster, a main-chancer. His inventiveness and energy know no bounds; whenever his Aunt Polly thinks he is tucked up in bed, he is most likely creeping out into the night on deeds of daring – ‘not the Model Boy of the village,’ as the author puts it. In creating this humorous and dramatic story of childhood, Mark Twain has given us a vivid picture of life in a small town on the Mississippi in the mid-nineteenth century and created one of the most popular boy heroes in literature.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00
Aeneid, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/aeneid-the-abridged/ The Aeneid Poetry abridged Single 427812 978-962-634-278-7 978-962-954-674-8 Virgil
Paul Scofield
Jill Balcon
Toby Stephens
Geraldine Fitzgerald
John McAndrew
Stephen Thorne
4 145 05:16:02

Virgil’s Aeneid, one of the greatest Classical poems, tells the story of Aeneas, son of Priam, after the fall of Troy. His quest is to find the site ‘in the west’ where he will found a new town prophesied to be the seat of a world empire – Rome. This great poem, in a modern translation by Cecil Day Lewis, is superbly read by the great classical actor Paul Scofield, with Jill Balcon.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Cecil Day Lewis
Aeneid, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/aeneid-the-unabridged/ The Aeneid Poetry unabridged Single 0196 978-184-379-886-6 978-184-379-887-3 Virgil
David Collins
10 200 13:01:31

The masterpiece of Rome’s greatest poet, Virgil’s Aeneid has inspired generations of readers and holds a central place in Western literature. The epic tells the story of a group of refugees from the ruined city of Troy, whose attempts to reach a promised land in the West are continually frustrated by the hostile goddess Juno. Finally reaching Italy, their leader Aeneas is forced to fight a bitter war against the natives to establish the foundations from which Rome is destined to rise. This magnificent poem, in the modern translation by Cecil Day Lewis, is superbly read by David Collins.

£35.00 $62.98 £23.00 €26.00 $41.00 May15 Cecil Day Lewis
Aesop’s Fables (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/aesop-s-fables-selections/ Aesop’s Fables Junior Classics selections Single 120712 978-962-634-207-7 978-962-954-810-0 Aesop
Anton Lesser
1 19 01:18:42

A collection of these enduring tales for children and adults, with entertaining music and sound effects!

£8.99 $14.98 £6.00 €6.50 $10.00
Afghanistan – In a Nutshell (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/afghanistan-in-a-nutshell-unabridged/ Afghanistan – In a Nutshell History unabridged Single 196112 978-962-634-961-8 978-962-954-852-0 Tim Albone
Mark Hudson
Benjamin Soames
1 19 01:19:28 Available

‘In a Nutshell’, the new 1-CD audiobook series from Naxos AudioBooks, continues with a fascinating history of Afghanistan. For centuries it has been the playground of big powers, from Alexander the Great to the British Empire and the Soviet Union. It has been torn by internal strife and ideological differences, yet Afghans, tribal though they may be, remain a proud nation. Here is a short history, setting the background to the current situation.

£8.99 $14.98 £6.00 €6.50 $10.00 Jun09
after the quake (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/after-the-quake-unabridged/ after the quake UFU in Kushiro | Landscape with Flatiron | All God’s Children Can Dance | Thailand | Superfrog Saves Tokyo | Honey Pie Contemporary Fiction unabridged Single 443212 978-962-634-432-3 978-962-954-622-9 Haruki Murakami
Rupert Degas
Teresa Gallagher
Adam Sims
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In 1995, the Japanese city of Kobe suffered a massive earthquake. Nearly 6,000 people died. after the quake was the imaginative response from Japan’s leading novelist, Haruki Murakami: six stories, each dealing not directly with the catastrophe but the wider seismic effect it had on the emotional lives of people many miles away. It became a catalyst for individuals to reassess their lives with unexpected consequences for themselves and their families and friends around them. after the quake is Murakami’s most popular short story collection.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00
  • UFO in Kushiro
  • Landscape with Flatiron
  • All God’s Children Can Dance
  • Thailand
  • Superfrog Saves Tokyo
  • Honey Pie 1
  • Honey Pie 2
Age of Innocence, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/age-of-innocence-the-unabridged/ The Age of Innocence Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0234 978-1-84379-978-8 978-1-84379-979-5 Edith Wharton
Laurel Lefkow
9 167 11:07:31 Available

‘The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!’ Awarded the 1921 Pulitzer Prize (the first to be presented to a woman), Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence is a powerful depiction of love and desire in New York’s glamorous Gilded Age. When Newland Archer, happily engaged to May Welland, meets his  fiancée’s cousin Ellen, his entire future is cast into doubt: strong-willed, witty, and entirely unpretentious, Ellen is unlike any woman he has ever met. He is torn between his infatuation for her and his duty to marry May. In subtle and elegant language, Wharton delivers a critical look at the social mores of the time.

£32.99 $59.98 £21.50 €24.00 $39.00 Sep16 Hilary Field, Genevieve Helsby Daniel Murguialday
Agnes Grey (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/agnes-grey-unabridged/ Agnes Grey Classic Fiction unabridged Single 612812 978-962-634-128-5 978-962-954-932-9 Anne Brontë
Rachel Bavidge
6 110 07:34:11

From its opening sentences Agnes Grey introduces a heroine who is honest, perceptive and charming. Unfortunately, the Bloomfields, who engage her as a governess, are rather less appealing, and the incarnation of the suppressed cruelties and hypocrisies of the Victorian age. When Agnes moves to a marginally less alarming family, one of her charges sets out to disrupt her only romantic hope. Critical, satirical, direct, and honest, Agnes Grey is a fine reflection of its author.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 May10
Aida (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/aida-unabridged/ Opera Explained – Aida Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558009 978-1-84379-096-9 978-184-379-306-9 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
1 29 01:03:15

Ancient Egypt and the war with Ethiopia is the setting for Verdi’s grandest opera. It is the story of the love between Rhadames, the Egyptian general and Aida, an Ethiopian slave, and the jealousy of Amneris, daughter of the King of Egypt. It was written in 1871 to a commission from the Khedive of Egypt to inaugurate the new opera house in Cairo. Aida generally is considered one of the most spectacular of Verdi’s operas. But Thomson Smillie, in his fascinating introduction to the work, presented by actor David Timson, says it is, more accurately ‘a chamber opera with a grand march through the middle of it’. The historic background – how and why it came to be composed – is clearly explained. This is followed by the plot, the characters, and the principal arias and musical moments – a perfect way of getting to know the work.

£5.99 $12.99 £4.00 €4.50 $7.80
Alexandria Quartet, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/alexandria-quartet-the-abridged/ The Alexandria Quartet Justine | Balthazar | Mountolive | Clea Modern Classics abridged Box set 24012 978-962-634-240-4 N/A Lawrence Durrell
Nigel Anthony
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This atmospheric, poetic quartet of novels, undoubtedly one of the great English works of the post-Second World War period, is set in wartime Alexandria, with its politics, passions, corruption and vice. Durrell’s experimental form presents the narrative from different viewpoints, allowing the story to unfold gradually. It is richly compelling, especially in this quietly powerful reading by Nigel Anthony.

£42.00 $73.98 £27.00 €31.00 $48.00
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/alice-s-adventures-in-wonderland-abridged/ Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Junior Classics abridged Single 213712 978-962-634-137-7 978-962-954-385-3 Lewis Carroll
Fiona Shaw
2 35 02:22:34

Fiona Shaw gives a wonderfully fresh reading of Carroll’s classic tale, making his fantastical characters thoroughly believable through an impression of voices. Vivid sound effects together with music by Delius, Parry and Bruckner complete this delightful production.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/alice-s-adventures-in-wonderland-unabridged/ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Junior Classics unabridged Single 338412 978-962-634-384-5 978-962-954-386-0 Lewis Carroll
Jo Wyatt
Sean Barrett
Andrew Branch
Charles Collingwood
Teresa Gallagher
Steve Hodson
David Horovitch
Nigel Lambert
Hayward Morse
Richard Pearce
Anne Rosenfield
Liza Ross
Christopher Scott
Jill Shilling
Stephen Thorne
David Timson
3 43 03:57:56 Available

Alice’s adventures, funny, inventive and disturbing, have fascinated children and adults alike since their publication. This is a new unabridged recording using many voices to take the parts of The White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat – and, of course, Alice herself. It makes for a roller-coaster ride of delightful fantasy.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 Garrick Hagon and the Story Circle Wolfgang Dienst
Allan Quatermain (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/allan-quatermain-unabridged/ Allan Quatermain Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0088 978-184-379-590-2 978-184-379-591-9 H. Rider Haggard
Bill Homewood
10 178 11:07:56

We have met the intrepid hunter-tracker Allan Quatermain before, in Rider Haggard’s marvellous King Solomon’s Mines. This time, grieving from the tragic loss of his son, Quatermain longs to return to his beloved Africa. He sets out in search of a lost white tribe, the Zu-Vendis, ruled by two beautiful sister Queens. Once again, Quatermain’s companions are the indefatigable Sir Henry Curtis and Captain Good, and the magnificent Zulu warrior Umslopogaas. The journey is incredibly dangerous, and thrillingly told. After a fantastic underground journey by canoe, our heroes are embroiled in a bloody civil war when both queens fall in love with the irresistibly handsome Curtis.

£35.00 $62.98 £23.00 €26.00 $41.00 Sep12
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/an-enquiry-concerning-human-understanding-unabridged/ An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding Philosophy unabridged Single 0157 978-1-84379-787-6 978-1-84379-788-3 David Hume
Hugh Ross
5 93 06:03:54 Available

As intriguing today as when it was first published, Hume’s An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding is a fascinating exploration into the nature of human knowledge. Using billiard balls, candles and other colourful examples, Hume conveys the core of his empiricism: that true knowledge can only be gained through sensory experience. No other philosopher has been at the forefront of the mind than David Hume; physics, psychology, neuroscience – connections to Hume are everywhere. Here is the book that Immanuel Kant confessed had awoken him from his ‘dogmatic slumber’.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Nov15
Ancient Egypt – The Glory of the Pharaohs (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/ancient-egypt-the-glory-of-the-pharaohs-unabridged/ Ancient Egypt – The Glory of the Pharaohs Junior Classics unabridged Single 0052 978-184-379-500-1 978-184-379-501-8 David Angus
Nicholas Boulton
2 36 02:26:00

Ancient Egypt – The Glory of the Pharaohs tells us about civilisation under the pharaohs, of mysterious statues and tombs, incredible obelisks, the Sphinx… In this recording, the ancient Egyptian kingdom is brought to life in a way that fuels the listener’s imagination, teaching and entertaining in equal measure.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Apr12
Ancient Greek Philosophy – An Introduction (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/ancient-greek-philosophy-an-introduction-unabridged/ Ancient Greek Philosophy – An Introduction Philosophy unabridged Single 644412 978-962-634-444-6 978-962-954-737-0 Tom Griffith
Hugh Griffith
Bruce Alexander
Crawford Logan
6 201 07:16:42

The philosophy of Ancient Greece provides the background of Western ethical thought and politics. In this approachable introduction, Tom Griffith, a leading translator of Plato, covers the main ground from the Pre-Socratics through Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics and the Epicureans. In each case, the figures are introduced before a compilation of key texts in lively translations.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00 Tom Griffith
Andersen’s Fairy Tales (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/andersen-s-fairy-tales-selections/ Andersen's Fairy Tales Junior Classics selections Single 201212 978-962-634-012-7 978-962-954-372-3 Hans Christian Andersen
Erica Johns
2 38 02:34:51

The world of Hans Christian Andersen is seen through the eyes of children. There is the everyday wonder of an ugly duckling being transformed into a swan; the puffed-up Emperor being fooled by his own importance; the tender tragedy of a little match girl; the upright honesty of John rewarded by his travelling companion. By bringing true feelings to these stories, Andersen’s tales have become part of universal folklore.

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  • The Emperor’s New Clothes
  • The Tinderbox
  • The Travelling Companion
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • The Little Match Girl
  • The Swineherd
  • Big Claus and Little Claus
Anna Karenina (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/anna-karenina-abridged/ Anna Karenina Classic Fiction abridged Single 408112 978-962-634-081-3 978-962-954-569-7 Leo Tolstoy
Laura Paton
4 74 05:06:09

Anna Karenina has been described as the perfect Russian novel. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Anna Karenina is defenceless against the power of her passions once they are unleashed by the adoration of Count Vronsky. Having defied the rules of nineteenth-century Russian society, Anna is forced to pay a heavy price. Human nature, with all its failings, is the fabric of which this great and passionate work is composed.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Aylmer and Louise Maude
Anna Karenina (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/anna-karenina-unabridged/ Anna Karenina Classic Fiction unabridged Single 13012 978-962-634-130-8 978-962-954-934-3 Leo Tolstoy
Kate Lock
31 599 41:00:31 Available

Anna Karenina is beautiful, married to a successful man, and has a son whom she adores. But a chance meeting at a train station in Moscow sets her passionate heart alight, and she is defenceless in the face of Count Vronsky’s adoration. Having defied the rules of nineteenth-century Russian society, Anna is forced to pay a heavy price. Human nature, with all its failings, is the fabric of which this great and intense work is composed. Anna Karenina has been described as the perfect Russian novel.

£90.00 $162.98 £59.00 €66.00 $106.00 Mar10 Aylmer and Louise Maude
Anne of Avonlea (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/anne-of-avonlea-abridged/ Anne of Avonlea Junior Classics abridged Single 216912 978-962-634-169-8 978-962-954-415-7 L.M. Montgomery
Liza Ross
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This is the second volume in the poignant yet amusing tale of the perky red-headed Anne of Green Gables. This classic of children’s literature is set in Canada at the beginning of the century and is one of the best-selling titles in children’s literature ever.

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Anne of Green Gables (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/anne-of-green-gables-abridged/ Anne of Green Gables Junior Classics abridged Single 212312 978-962-634-123-0 978-962-954-416-4 L.M. Montgomery
Liza Ross
2 38 02:37:08

Eleven-year-old orphan Anne Shirley has red hair, a vivid imagination and cannot stop talking. Quite a shock for old Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert who wanted a boy to help them on the farm… Anne is soon the talk of the town with her funny ways and endless adventures, but it is not long before she has won the hearts of everyone. This classic story is set in Canada at the beginning of the twentieth century and is one of the most enduring favourites of children’s literature.

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Arabella (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/arabella-unabridged/ Arabella Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0185 978-184-379-863-7 978-184-379-864-4 Georgette Heyer
Phyllida Nash
9 164 10:44:15

Perhaps the most deeply cherished novel among Heyer fans, Arabella is the story of a poor girl who captures the heart of a handsome and wealthy bachelor. When Arabella first arrives in London, she has only one mission: to snare a rich husband. She thus pretends to be a rich heiress and soon finds herself pursued by the most eligible bachelors in the city. But she has her sights on one man only: the much-hunted Mr Beaumaris. Our feisty heroine deals the worldly-wise Beaumaris a deft hand in the game of love; at first grudgingly charmed, he soon becomes smitten. However, what will he think of her deceitful charade? Will it ruin her chance to be with the perfect man? Arabella contains some of Heyer’s most witty dialogue and romantic banter; with its delightful and laugh-out-loud passages, there’s no wonder it remains the fan favourite.

£32.99 $59.98 £21.50 €24.00 $39.00 Dec14
Arabian Nights, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/arabian-nights-the-abridged/ The Arabian Nights Classic Fiction abridged Single 302912 978-962-634-029-5 978-962-954-468-3 Richard Burton
Philip Madoc
3 54 03:43:34 Available

Though The Arabian Nights are generally known as stories for children, they were originally tales for adults full of adventure, sexuality, violence and the supernatural. They certainly inspired the imagination of Sir Richard Burton, the nineteenth-century explorer, linguist and erotologist who brought all his worldly experience and a superbly expressive prose style to bear on the tales of Sinbad the Seaman and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Scheherazade must keep her king entertained with stories if she is to avoid the promised sentence of death. Philip Madoc’s sonorous performance allows the tales to weave their own enchantment as they have done down the centuries.

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Aristotle – An Introduction (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/aristotle-an-introduction-unabridged/ Aristotle – An Introduction Philosophy unabridged Single 485412 978-962-634-854-3 978-962-954-739-4 Hugh Griffith
Hugh Ross
Roy McMillan
4 73 05:01:47

No thinker has had a more profound influence on western civilisation than Aristotle. Whether we realise it or not, his work has been one of the main props of our culture for over two thousand years. Underlying all of it is a conviction that system and order can be found to govern everything, even human conduct. In the Ethics and Politics Aristotle examines what is the best kind of life, and what is the best kind of society for making this possible.

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Around the World in Eighty Days (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/around-the-world-in-eighty-days-abridged/ Around the World in Eighty Days Classic Fiction abridged Single 203312 978-962-634-033-2 978-962-954-577-2 Jules Verne
Harry Burton
2 37 02:30:12

To take on the bet – to go around the world in eighty days, faster than anyone had gone before – was madness. If Phileas Fogg missed a single connection he would lose £20,000. Phileas Fogg was an eccentric Englishman who lived a quiet ordered life and believed that, with technology and planning, nothing was unforseeable. But he could not plan for the ebullient nature of his French servant, Passepartout, for the adventures that crop up on their journey and for the totally unexpected collision with romance. The humour and freshness of Verne’s writing – vivid despatches from a newly accessible world – make Around The World In Eighty Days an ideal subject for an audiobook.

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Around the World in Eighty Days (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/around-the-world-in-eighty-days-unabridged/ Around the World in Eighty Days Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0231 978-1-84379-972-6 978-1-84379-973-3 Jules Verne
Bill Homewood
6 118 07:39:13 Available

Undoubtedly one of the most celebrated tales of all time, this is both high-octane thriller and fascinating travelogue. Phileas Fogg, intrepid Victorian gentleman-about-town, accepts a wager that he cannot travel around the world in 80 days. Naturally, he immediately sets off, accompanied by his French manservant Passepartout. They are pursued by a police officer, Detective Fix, who is foolishly convinced that Fogg is a bank robber. Much hilarity ensues. On the way, Fogg bravely rescues Aouda, a beautiful Indian princess, from a ceremony of ritual sacrifice. Unexpectedly, our thriller becomes a love story.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00 Apr16
Arthur Conan Doyle, A Life (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/arthur-conan-doyle-a-life-abridged/ Arthur Conan Doyle, A Life Biographies abridged Single 224212 978-962-634-242-8 978-962-954-730-1 Hesketh Pearson
Tim Pigott-Smith
2 39 02:38:05

Conan Doyle (1859–1930) will always be remembered for the character of Sherlock Holmes, but he was a prolific writer – of short stories, of science fiction and historical fiction – including The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard. In his comprehensive biography, Pearson considers how his life is reflected in his books – including his background as a doctor and his enduring (and public) belief in spiritualism.

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Aspern Papers, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/aspern-papers-the-unabridged/ The Aspern Papers Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0238 978-1-84379-986-3 978-1-84379-987-0 Henry James
Adam Sims
3 59 03:46:52 Available

In The Aspern Papers, a cold and ruthless literary biographer travels to Venice on the trail of personal letters belonging to the deceased American poet Jeffrey Aspern. His journey takes him to a dilapidated, rambling house belonging to an elderly woman, named Juliana Bordereau, and her lonely niece, Miss Tina. Just how far will he go to get what he wants? Will morality confront his personal ambition and literary curiosity?

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 Jun16
At the Mountains of Madness (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/at-the-mountains-of-madness-unabridged/ At the Mountains of Madness Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0090 978-184-379-594-0 978-184-379-595-7 H.P. Lovecraft
William Roberts
4 71 05:03:40

At the Mountains of Madness first appeared in 1936, in the February, March and April editions of the American magazine Astounding Stories. One of H.P. Lovecraft’s most chilling works, it draws on Edgar Allan Poe’s Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, as well as Lovecraft’s deep fascination with the Antarctic. The sinister discoveries made by a group of explorers in At the Mountains of Madness are testament to the author’s enormous powers of imagination.

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Awakening, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/awakening-the-abridged/ The Awakening Classic Fiction abridged Single 210812 978-962-634-108-7 978-962-954-472-0 Kate Chopin
Liza Ross
2 38 02:36:13

This is the moving and powerful story of Edna Pontellier, a beautiful young wife and mother who discovers her true feelings and identity through her love for Robert Lebrun, and in so doing challenges the bourgeois assumptions of her day. First published in 1899 in America, it prompted shock and outrage, but has since come to be recognised as a modern classic.

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Bach, Johann Sebastian (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/bach-johann-sebastian-unabridged/ Life & Works – Johann Sebastian Bach Life & Works – Life and Works unabridged Single 558051 978-1-84379-022-8 978-184-379-372-4 Jeremy Siepmann
Jeremy Siepmann
John Shrapnel
Trevor Nichols
Ruth Sillers
David Timson
4 128 04:34:43 116-page booklet

Although now beloved and revered by millions as the greatest composer who ever lived, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) was best known in his lifetime as an organist, and was eclipsed in fame as a composer by two of his twenty children. For the last twenty-seven years of his life he was a schoolteacher and choir director whose duties extended to meal supervision and dormitory inspection. Yet throughout his career he composed a vast body of music which is amongst the most joyful, dancing and enrapturing ever written. This portrait-in-sound includes many examples of the music that made him immortal. With compelling narration by Jeremy Siepmann, character portrayals by acclaimed actors, and the interpolation of over twenty-five substantial musical extracts reflecting the development of one of music’s most enduringly awe-inspiring composers, we are transported back three centuries straight into the life of Johann Sebastian Bach. This innovative sense of immediacy is at the heart of this comprehensive audio-biography, depicting the life of a composer whose music is universally admired.

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Bad Birdwatcher’s Companion, A (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/bad-birdwatcher-s-companion-a-unabridged/ A Bad Birdwatcher's Companion ...or a personal introduction to Britain’s 50 most obvious birds Non-fiction unabridged Single 444612 978-962-634-446-0 978-962-954-704-2 Simon Barnes
Simon Barnes
4 70 04:47:10

Simon Barnes is one of Britain’s leading bird writers and humorists. His weekly column in The Times, his essays for the RSPB magazine and his two books on bad bird-watching have made him one of the characters of the bird world. Here he reads his own illuminating introductions to the fifty main birds of Britain, supported by the distinguishing bird song of each species. He not only gives helpful identifying features, but enriches them with whimsical observations on their characters and tendencies. It is a delightful text, superbly presented by the author himself.

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Ballet Stories (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/ballet-stories-unabridged/ Ballet Stories Coppelia | Sleeping Beauty | Nutcracker | Swan Lake | Giselle Junior Classics unabridged Single 223112 978-962-634-231-2 978-962-954-374-7 David Angus
Jenny Agutter
2 26 01:48:05

The stories of the most popular ballets are told in refreshing style against the backdrop of the music written by Delibes, Tchaikovsky and Adam. Naxos Audiobooks draws on its own roots in classical music to present the definitive introduction for children in this sympathetic reading by Jenny Agutter.

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  • Coppélia
  • The Sleeping Beauty
  • The Nutcracker
  • Swan Lake
  • Giselle
Balthazar (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/balthazar-abridged/ Balthazar Modern Classics abridged Single 304612 978-962-634-046-2 978-962-954-586-4 Lawrence Durrell
Nigel Anthony
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The politics of love, the intrigues of desire … love and murder, moved obscurely in the dark corners of Alexandria’s streets and squares, brothels and drawing-rooms – moved like a great congress of eels in the slime of plot and counter-plot…’ In Balthazar, the second volume in Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet, the story and the characters come more clearly into focus. Darley, the reflective Englishman, receives from Balthazar, the pathologist, a mass of notes which attempt to explain what really happened between the tempestuous Justine, her husband Nessim, Clea the artist, Pursewarden the writer; new figures emerge and play key roles. Balthazar, in his ‘Interlinear’, explains and warns.

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Barber of Seville, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/barber-of-seville-the-unabridged/ Opera Explained – The Barber of Seville Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558008 978-1-84379-089-1 978-184-379-305-2 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
1 36 01:18:13

The Barber of Seville is Rossini’s most popular opera. Its effervescent overture (written originally for another work!) presents a perfect platform for the amusing plot in which the barber, Figaro, stage-manages a romance between Count Almaviva and Rosina, and puts to flight the old suitor, Dr Bartolo. ‘Largo al Factotum’ is one of the most popular arias in opera – nearly 200 years after its first performance it is still one of the great show-stoppers. But why was the opera received with boos and catcalls at its first performance in 1816, and why did Rossini return to the plot and environment presented so sublimely by Mozart? Opera writer Thomson Smillie and actor David Timson present the background in their informative but entertaining manner.

£5.99 $12.99 £4.00 €4.50 $7.80
Barchester Towers (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/barchester-towers-unabridged/ Barchester Towers Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0147 978-184-379-766-1 978-184-379-767-8 Anthony Trollope
David Shaw-Parker
17 248 21:44:39

Barchester Towers, the sequel to The Warden, is the second novel in Trollope’s major series, the Chronicles of Barsetshire. It focuses on the power struggle between Archdeacon Grantly, Mr Slope and the Proudies as they fight for control of the diocese of Barchester. Meanwhile, another struggle is taking place for the heart of Eleanor Bold. Who will win her? The vile Mr Slope, the idling Bertie Stanhope or someone else entirely? This is a witty and sparkling novel about greed, hate and love; Trollope captures the intricacy of human emotion and character with warmth, humour, wonderful characterisation and, of course, perfect dialogue.

£55.00 $98.98 £36.00 €40.50 $64.00 Jan14
Barnaby Rudge (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/barnaby-rudge-abridged/ Barnaby Rudge Classic Fiction abridged Single 690812 978-962-634-908-3 978-962-954-814-8 Charles Dickens
Sean Barrett
6 107 07:18:33

Barnaby Rudge, one of only two historical novels by Dickens, deals with the ‘Popery’ riots of 1780. Read here by one of Britain’s most popular readers, Sean Barrett, (his reading of Bleak House was widely praised) in a useful 6CD abridgement. The recording is part of the extended Dickens collection offered in both abridged and unabridged form by Naxos AudioBooks. The only available version of the novel on audiobook.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Mar09
Barnaby Rudge (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/barnaby-rudge-unabridged/ Barnaby Rudge Classic Fiction unabridged Single 90912 978-962-634-909-0 978-962-954-820-9 Charles Dickens
Sean Barrett
22 392 25:20:59 Available

For the background to this historical novel, a tale of mystery, suspense and unsolved murder, Dickens chose the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots of 1780. Mayhem reigns in the streets of London, vividly described by Dickens, and the innocent Barnaby Rudge is drawn into the thick of it. Against the public disorder, Dickens tells of the private discord within families – with fathers and sons at loggerheads – and creates a wealth of colourful characters: the sinuously evil Lord Chester; the pretty and vivacious Dolly Varden; and the host and regulars at the Maypole Inn – a symbol of security in those uncertain and violent times.

£70.00 $128.98 £46.00 €51.55 $84.00 Aug10
Barry Lyndon (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/barry-lyndon-unabridged/ Barry Lyndon Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0121 978-184-379-708-1 978-184-379-709-8 William Makepeace Thackeray
Jonathan Keeble
11 194 13:15:15

Like Tom Jones before him, Barry Lyndon is one of the most lively and roguish characters in English literature. He may now be best known through the colourful Stanley Kubrick film released in 1975, but it is Thackeray who, in true 19th-century style, shows the darker side of this 18th-century hero; hence it remains a startling novel. Following the death of an English officer, Barry flees his native Ireland and attempts to establish himself as one of England’s aristocratic elite. Through backstabbing and scheming he reaches the level of society to which he always aspired. However, intent on criticizing the period’s social order, Thackeray ensures that this success is soon followed by the hero’s ultimate decline. Jonathan Keeble’s energetic reading imbues the period with colour and illuminates the sheer inventiveness of Thackeray’s literary and topical satire.

£38.50 $67.98 £25.00 €28.50 $44.00 Jan13
Bartleby the Scrivener and other stories (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/bartleby-the-scrivener-and-other-stories-unabridged/ Bartleby the Scrivener and other stories The Lightning-Rod Man | The Bell Tower Classic Fiction unabridged Single 240112 978-962-634-401-9 978-962-954-555-0 Herman Melville
William Roberts
2 39 02:38:57

Melville’s Bartleby is a classic American short story, a strange tale of an assiduous copyist whose catch-phrase is ‘I would prefer not to’. It is joined here by two other stories from The Piazza Tales, Melville’s idiosyncratic collection: The Lightning-Rod Man and The Bell Tower.

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  • Bartleby the Scrivener
  • The Lightning-Rod Man
  • The Bell-Tower
Beethoven, Ludwig van (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/beethoven-ludwig-van-unabridged/ Life & Works – Ludwig van Beethoven Life & Works – Life and Works unabridged Single 558024 978-1-84379-091-4 978-184-379-370-0 Jeremy Siepmann
Jeremy Siepmann
Bob Peck
Neville Jason
David Timson
Elaine Claxton
Karen Archer
4 138 04:56:07 184-page booklet

For many people, Beethoven is the greatest composer who ever lived. In this portrait-in-sound, actors’ readings combine with his music to reveal a titanic personality, both vulnerable and belligerent, comic and tragic, and above all heroic, as he comes to grips with perhaps the greatest disability a musician can suffer. No man’s music is more universal, few men’s lives are more inspiring. In every sense but one – his modest height – he was a giant. The great bonus of this audio-biography is that the development of Beethoven’s music can be heard in the context of his life. What did he write in those early, ambitious years when he was at the peak of his musical powers? What did he write when beset with anxiety over his failing hearing? And what was the music that insisted on pouring out of him, even though he couldn’t hear it himself? Jeremy Siepmann draws us into the private world of Ludwig van Beethoven, with the composer portrayed with rugged vividness by Bob Peck.

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Ben Hur (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/ben-hur-abridged/ Ben Hur Classic Fiction abridged Single 237512 978-962-634-375-3 978-962-954-578-9 Lew Wallace
Jeff Harding
2 38 02:38:14

Ben Hur could be said to be the first blockbuster. When it was published in 1880, it sold over two million copies and was translated into numerous languages. It combines all the best elements of popular classic, epic and action story against a background of authoritative historical detail. The pace and immediacy of Ben Hur was the basis of its appeal to film-makers – Charlton Heston’s portrayal of the title role is one of the classics of the cinema. Wallace’s original novel has been largely forgotten now, but as this vivid reading shows, the story – together with the sweeping rhythm of the writer’s prose – make it ideally suited to the audiobook.

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Beowulf (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/beowulf-unabridged/ Beowulf Poetry unabridged Single 242512 978-962-634-425-5 978-962-954-635-9 Benedict Flynn
Crawford Logan
2 35 02:24:09 Currently unavailable

The oldest long poem in Old English, written about 1000 A.D., Beowulf tells the story of a great warrior in Southern Scandinavia in both youth and maturity. The monster Grendel terrorises the Scyldings of Hrothgar’s Danish Kingdom until Beowulf defeats him. As a result he has to face her enraged mother. Beowulf dies after a battle against a fierce dragon. The tale is powerfully performed here by Crawford Logan in a lively modern verse translation from the original West Saxon dialect by Benedict Flynn.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 Benedict Flynn
Best Of Our Island Story, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/best-of-our-island-story-the-abridged/ The Best Of Our Island Story Junior Classics abridged Single 443812 978-962-634-438-5 978-962-954-414-0 H.E. Marshall
Anna Bentinck
Daniel Philpott
4 76 05:13:33 Deleted

Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall is an Edwardian history book for younger listeners (aged six–twelve years old) which tells the story of England, concluding with the reign of Queen Victoria. Having released it unabridged in three volumes, Naxos AudioBooks now offers an attractive collection of the main stories and personalities. This skilful abridgement nevertheless maintains the narrative of British history, from the arrival of Julius Caesar to the height of the British Empire and the long reign of Queen Victoria.

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Beyond Good and Evil (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/beyond-good-and-evil-unabridged/ Beyond Good and Evil Translated by Ian Johnston Philosophy unabridged Single 687712 978-962-634-877-2 978-962-954-781-3 Friedrich Nietzsche
Alex Jennings
Roy McMillan
7 123 08:24:49

Continuing where Thus Spoke Zarathustra left off, Nietzsche’s controversial work Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most influential philosophical texts of the nineteenth century and one of the most controversial works of ideology ever written. Attacking the notion of morality as nothing more than institutionalised weakness, Nietzsche criticises past philosophers for their unquestioning acceptance of moral precepts. Nietzsche tried to formulate what he called ‘the philosophy of the future’. Alex Jennings reads this new translation by Ian Johnston.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Ian Johnston
Billy Budd, Sailor (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/billy-budd-sailor-unabridged/ Billy Budd, Sailor Classic Fiction unabridged Single 330012 978-962-634-300-5 978-962-954-558-1 Herman Melville
William Roberts
3 52 03:34:38

A maritime classic from the master pen of Herman Melville. Written some forty years after Moby Dick, Melville’s Billy Budd is a moving tale of good versus evil. Set aboard a British navy ship at the end of the eighteenth century, a young, innocent sailor’s charm and good nature put the men around him at ease. Ship-life agreed with Billy. He made friends quickly and was well liked, which infuriated John Claggart, the ship’s cold-blooded superior officer. Mutiny was a continual threat greatly feared by naval officers. Even minor offences were dealt with harshly to keep crews in their place – regardless of whether the accused was guilty or innocent. The envious Master-at-Arms becomes obsessed with the destruction of the ‘Handsome Sailor’ and torments the young man until his false accusations lead to an eventual charge of treason against Billy.

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Birds in Town and Village (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/birds-in-town-and-village-unabridged/ Birds in Town and Village Non-fiction unabridged Single 0091 978-184-379-596-4 978-184-379-597-1 W.H. Hudson
Neville Jason
6 108 07:23:13

William Henry Hudson was a founding member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Though born in Argentina, Hudson came to England in 1874, where he remained until his death in 1922. Absorbed by nature, and in particular by the lives and activities of birds, his acute observations on wildlife led to some charming books which helped establish the pastime of bird watching. Birds in Town and Village is one of his classics. It is a truly engaging rumination on birds, as he watched them go about their daily lives. It is unfailingly charming, and read with an easy, relaxed tone by Neville Jason.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00 Dec12
Birth of Tragedy, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/birth-of-tragedy-the-unabridged/ The Birth of Tragedy Philosophy unabridged Single 0131 978-184-379-727-2 978-184-379-728-9 Friedrich Nietzsche
Duncan Steen
5 94 06:05:43

Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Music was published in 1872. In 1869, at the age of 24, he had been appointed a professor of classical philology at the University of Basel, a remarkable position for one of his age, and the book was his first significant publication. It did little, however, to help his reputation as a scholar; his views were controversial and aroused strong criticism in some quarters, while his deliberate espousal of the cause of the composer Richard Wagner was, to say the least, unhelpful. Nietzsche later revised his views on Wagner and re-issued The Birth of Tragedy in 1886 under the title The Birth of Tragedy, or Hellenism and Pessimism, introducing it with An Attempt at a Self-Criticism. The present reading includes this last, his 1871 Preface to Richard Wagner and the original book itself, with its famous discussion of the Apollonian and Dionysian in Greek tragedy.

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Black Beauty (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/black-beauty-abridged/ Black Beauty Junior Classics abridged Single 216512 978-962-634-165-0 978-962-954-425-6 Anna Sewell
Jonathan Keeble
2 32 02:12:11

Black Beauty, the friendly, patient stallion with a white blaze upon his forehead, is one of the most familiar figures in children’s literature. After the first lively carefree years in the fields, Black Beauty learns to accept the saddle and bridle and the rule of his masters. But a succession of misfortunes shows that the life of a horse can be harsh and painful. This touching portrait, full of drama and sadness, is as moving now as when it was first written in 1877.

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Black Gang, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/black-gang-the-unabridged/ The Black Gang Classic Fiction unabridged Single 639112 978-184-379-391-5 978-184-379-392-2 Sapper
Roy McMillan
6 114 07:48:00 Deleted

Bulldog’s back! This time, there is a plot to foment a revolution in England, a plot that has left the Police baffled and the nation at the mercy of a master criminal. A disguised clergyman, a beautiful sidekick, an arcane poison, car chases and abductions all fail to see off Hugh Drummond and his gang of ex-Army friends. But when the plotters capture Drummond’s wife, the game is up… isn’t it? Undaunted, charming, brave and resourceful, Bulldog Drummond is an archetypal English adventure hero, and the forerunner of The Saint and James Bond.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Sep10
Black Moth, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/black-moth-the-unabridged/ The Black Moth Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0144 978-184-379-759-3 978-184-379-760-9 Georgette Heyer
Julian Rhind-Tutt
9 170 11:38:09

When the dashing Jack Carstares is unfairly accused of cheating at cards, he leaves the country in disgrace. Returning some years later disguised as a highwayman, his reappearance heralds a dramatic chain of events that includes a Duke, a damsel, a duel and not one, but two kidnappings. Written when she was just seventeen, The Black Moth was Heyer’s first novel, but it bears many of the hallmarks of her later romances, being vivid, witty and peppered with historical insight.

£32.99 $59.98 £21.50 €24.00 $39.00 Jul13
Black Tulip, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/black-tulip-the-unabridged/ The Black Tulip Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0033 978-184-379-463-9 978-184-379-464-6 Alexandre Dumas
Peter Joyce
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When tulip-grower Cornelius van Baerle is framed for treason and sentenced to death, he is powerless against the brutal factional politics that put him in prison. But Rosa, the jailer’s daughter, is beautiful and strong-willed, and when they fall in love she determines not only to save him but also to grow the near mythical flower: the black tulip. Set in the savage turmoil of Holland’s late 17th century, this intimate novel celebrates the power of integrity over obsession, and tolerance over violence; and it creates in the black tulip a symbol of humanity’s potential.

£27.99 $47.98 £18.00 €20.50 $31.00 Sep2011
Blake, William (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/blake-william-selections/ The Great Poets – William Blake The Great Poets – Poetry selections Single 147212 978-962-634-472-9 978-962-954-645-8 William Blake
Robert Glenister
Michael Maloney
Stephen Critchlow
1 15 01:02:24

Naxos AudioBooks begins its new series of Great Poets – represented by their most popular poems on one CD – with William Blake, whose 250th anniversary of birth falls this year. This CD contains all of his most popular works – Tyger, the Auguries of Innocence, Jerusalem, as well as some lesser-known poetry that demonstrates the range and power of his verse. They are strikingly read by Robert Glenister, Michael Maloney and Stephen Critchlow.

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Auguries of Innocence
Introduction to Songs of Innocence
A Cradle Song
Introduction to Songs of Experience
A Dream
The Chimney Sweeper
The Chimney-Sweeper
The Divine Image
A Divine Image
from The Gates of Paradise, For The Sexes, Prologue
Infant Joy
Gnomic Verses
The Fly
Song
Holy Thursday
HolyThursday
Laughing Song
The Garden of Love
from An Island in the Moon
A Little Boy Found
A Little Boy Lost
The Little Girl Found
A Little Girl Lost
I Heard an Angel
The Human Abstract
Night
from Jerusalem
London
The Land of Dreams
Nurse’s Song
Love’s Secret
A Poison Tree
preface to Milton
The Little Vagabond
On Art and Artists
The Sick Rose
Ah, Sunflower
The Voice of the Ancient Bard
To The Muses
The Lamb
The Tiger
On Another’s Sorrow
Bleak House (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/bleak-house-abridged/ Bleak House Classic Fiction abridged Single 844312 978-962-634-443-9 978-962-954-486-7 Charles Dickens
Sean Barrett
Teresa Gallagher
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The long, drawn-out case of Jarndyce versus Jarndyce provides the background to this novel which takes us into Dickens’ world of impoverished people on the street, lovers fallen on hard times and the grand riches of the upper classes. It is read movingly by Sean Barrett as the main narrator and Teresa Gallagher as the young Esther Summerson.

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Bleak House (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/bleak-house-unabridged/ Bleak House Classic Fiction unabridged Single 43112 978-962-634-431-6 978-962-954-487-4 Charles Dickens
Sean Barrett
Teresa Gallagher
28 1,031 35:15:31

A complex plot of love and inheritance is set against the English legal system of the mid-nineteenth century, with all its tortuous avenues and disguised resolutions. Here is the firm, Jarndyce & Jarndyce, the young orphan and ward of court Esther Summerson (who tells much of the story). As always, it is the skilled pen of Dickens himself that creates the momentum with his acute eye for both individual characters and their traits, and the backdrop of Victorian London.

£85.00 $152.98 £55.00 €63.00 $98.00
Bliss and Other Stories (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/bliss-and-other-stories-unabridged/ Bliss and Other Stories Classic Fiction unabridged Single 289612 978-962-634-896-3 978-962-954-767-7 Katherine Mansfield
Juliet Stevenson
2 38 02:34:38 Available

One of Katherine Mansfield’s finest short stories, Bliss, introduces us to Bertha, who experiences a sense of rapture as she reflects on her life. On her walk home one day, she is overwhelmed by a sense of bliss and contentment. However, her joy later turns to disappointment as she discovers her husband is having an affair with her new friend Pearl. Katherine Mansfield became well-known for her focus on psychological conflicts and complex characters; and Bliss displays these qualities brilliantly, exploring themes of marriage, adultery and duplicity. This set also contains five other short stories by Katherine Mansfield – Mr Reginald Peacock’s Day, Pictures, The Little Governess, Feuille D’Album, and A Dill Pickle.

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Blithe Spirit (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/blithe-spirit-unabridged/ Blithe Spirit Directed by Sheridan Morley Drama unabridged Single 226312 978-962-634-263-3 978-962-954-682-3 Noel Coward
Corin Redgrave
Kika Markham
Joanna Lumley
Thelma Ruby
2 32 02:10:54 Available

When novelist Charles Condomine invites a medium into his house in order to learn about the occult for his new book, the last thing he or his second wife dream is that the séance will bring back his first wife, Elvira, who wants Charles all to herself! Things are further complicated by the fact that only Charles can see her, which results in some hilarious exchanges and misunderstandings. Elvira’s plots to get him to ‘the other side’ do not go to plan however, and instead of Charles dying in her contrived ‘accident’ his new wife does! Many consider this to be one of Coward’s best and most unusual farces.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Nicolas Soames Sheridan Morley Mike Etherden
Body Snatcher and Other Stories, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/body-snatcher-and-other-stories-the-unabridged/ The Body Snatcher and Other Stories Classic Fiction unabridged Single 298212 978-962-634-982-3 978-962-954-880-3 Robert Louis Stevenson
Roy McMillan
2 36 02:26:42

A dark night, a graveyard and the suspicion of murder… The Body Snatcher is one of Robert Louis Stevenson’s most chilling tales. After many years, a chance encounter between two former medical students forces them to recall their sinister past and foul play that was better left buried. Perfect for long winter nights, these stories have been specially selected to create an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty. Read by Roy McMillan, with Naxos AudioBooks’s trademark of carefully chosen music.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Oct09
Boneland (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/boneland-unabridged/ Boneland Contemporary Fiction unabridged Single 0109 978-184-379-636-7 978-184-379-637-4 Alan Garner
Robert Powell
4 72 04:56:39

Boneland is Alan Garner’s continuation of the story thread which began in his first and enduringly popular fantasy children’s novel, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. The Weirdstone was published in 1960 (it has never been out of print since), and The Moon of Gomrath followed, in 1963. This took the story further with the same two children, Colin and Susan. But Boneland is particularly fascinating because it takes the story into adulthood, with Colin again the main proponent. Boneland is read by the experienced actor Robert Powell, at the request of Alan Garner himself. Powell notes that he has ‘known Alan for 40 years – we are old friends, and of course I knew Weirdstone of Brisingamen and The Moon of Gomrath. So I was delighted that after all these years, Alan wrote the sequel – and particularly delighted to be asked to record Boneland. I would have been upset if anyone else had been asked.’

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Sep12
Brahms, Johannes (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/brahms-johannes-unabridged/ Life & Works – Johannes Brahms Life & Works – Life and Works unabridged Single 558071 978-1-84379-057-0 978-184-379-374-8 Jeremy Siepmann
Jeremy Siepmann
Jasper Britton
Karen Archer
Ruth Sillers
Neville Jason
Nicholas Boulton
David Timson
4 139 04:59:31 136-page booklet

Brahms is one of the best loved yet most controversial of all the Romantics. Almost uniquely, his works have never suffered the slightest period of eclipse. Profoundly emotional yet governed by an iron discipline, the music, like the man, is a fascinating, entertaining, often deeply moving blend of opposites. He had a gift for friendship and a capacity for love far beyond the ordinary, yet no man could be ruder or more hurtful. Though humble, he was consumed by a sense of destiny, and his inner life, coloured by his adoration and fear of women, found expression in some of the greatest music ever written. Listening to this audio-biography is leaping inside the life and times of a great German Romantic, understanding the man who was haunted by the ghost of Beethoven for years and was forty-three before he wrote his first symphony. Accompanied by a richly detailed booklet, this 4-CD set is a sympathetic, absorbing account of a fascinating composer.

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Breath of French Air, A (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/breath-of-french-air-a-unabridged/ A Breath of French Air Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0247 978-1-78198-001-9 978-1-78198-002-6 H.E. Bates
Philip Franks
4 66 04:25:26 Available

In the second novel in the Pop Larkin series, the Larkin family descends upon Brittany in France. Like fish out of water, they find that things don’t quite turn out their way: the weather is less than ideal, the food is awful and the hotel is in a bad state of repair. But things slowly improve as Pop manages to sweet-talk Mlle Dupont, Angela Snow and her sister Iris, and Charley and Mariette celebrate their first wedding anniversary. A Breath of French Air is a delightful book full of nostalgia, fun and frivolity.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Mar16
Brief Lives (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/brief-lives-abridged/ Brief Lives Biographies abridged Single 237812 978-962-634-378-4 978-962-954-723-3 John Aubrey
Brian Cox
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William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh, Thomas Hobbes – three of the greatest Englishmen who ever lived. They, and many others, are here remembered by another great Englishman, John Aubrey, whose Brief Lives are some of the wittiest and most moving miniature portraits ever written. Aubrey – a scholar, antiquarian and close observer of both the foibles and the courage of his contemporaries – lived through the upheavals of the English Civil War in the seventeenth century. His little biographies are amusing, ribald, moving; a testament to the brevity of human existence and one of the most precious relics of a distant age.

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Brothers Karamazov, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/brothers-karamazov-the-abridged/ The Brothers Karamazov Classic Fiction abridged Single 830612 978-962-634-306-7 978-962-954-504-8 Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Tim Pigott-Smith
8 154 10:33:52

Dostoyevsky’s famous and well-regarded 1880 novel The Brothers Karamazov is a tale of bitter family rivalries. Three brothers live in a small, typical Russian town. Their father, a selfish, cunning, lascivious figure with little love for them, tries to maintain his control over them and anyone who comes within his orbit. The roots of dissent, unhappiness, hope, ambition and desire run deep in this community as everywhere, and Dostoyevsky brings them to the fore with an unexpected death. The atmospheric spell of this great work of Russian literature is maintained throughout by a masterly reading by Tim Pigott-Smith.

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Brothers Karamazov, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/brothers-karamazov-the-unabridged/ The Brothers Karamazov Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0113 978-184-379-682-4 978-184-379-683-1 Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Constantine Gregory
29 540 37:01:19

Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a titanic figure among the world’s great authors, and The Brothers Karamazov is often hailed as his finest novel. A masterpiece on many levels, it transcends the boundaries of a gripping murder mystery to become a moving account of the battle between love and hate, faith and despair, compassion and cruelty, good and evil.

£85.00 $152.98 £55.00 €63.00 $98.00 Jul13
Browning, Robert (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/browning-robert-selections/ The Great Poets – Robert Browning The Great Poets – Poetry selections Single 192212 978-962-634-922-9 978-962-954-823-0 Robert Browning
David Timson
Patience Tomlinson
1 19 01:16:20

Robert Browning’s popular poems The Pied Piper of Hamelin and How They Brought the Good News are often anthologised, but it is in his dramatic lyrics such as My Last Duchess and the chilling Porphyria’s Lover that his poetic genius shines. Browning, with his unusual use of language, can be a challenging poet, but one who is always rewarding. This selection shows the many imaginative facets of this often neglected Victorian poet.

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  • How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix
  • Life in a Love
  • A Light Woman
  • The Statue and the Bust
  • My Last Duchess
  • The Confessional
  • A Grammarian’s Funeral
  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin
  • ‘You should have heard the Hamelin people…’
  • The Lost Leader
  • Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister
  • The Laboratory
  • Porphyria’s Lover
  • Evelyn Hope
  • Home Thoughts from Abroad
  • Pippa’s Song
Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/buddha-s-noble-eightfold-path-the-unabridged/ The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path Religion unabridged Single 541612 978-962-634-416-3 978-962-954-747-9 Urgyen Sangharakshita
Kulananda
5 81 05:34:41

The Eightfold Path is the most widely known formulation of the Buddha’s teaching. It is ancient, reaching back to the Buddha’s very first discourse, and it is highly venerated as a unique treasury of wisdom and practical guidance. The teaching of The Eightfold Path challenges us to grasp the implications of that vision, and asks us to transform ourselves in its light. Like the teaching itself, this work covers every aspect of life.

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Bulldog Drummond (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/bulldog-drummond-unabridged/ Bulldog Drummond Classic Fiction unabridged Single 712912 978-962-634-129-2 978-962-954-933-6 Sapper
Roy McMillan
7 126 08:38:39 Deleted

Demobilised officer, finding peace incredibly tedious, would welcome diversion. Legitimate if possible; excitement essential. When Captain Hugh Drummond, DSO, MC placed that advertisement, he was looking for adventure. What he finds is an international plot headed by the greatest criminal mastermind in the world. For the sake of the beautiful Phyllis, he faces murderous schemers, acid baths and even wild animals in his attempts to save her father – and his own life. In this, his first appearance, Bulldog Drummond is charming, undaunted and endlessly resourceful: the template of the modern action hero.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Jan10
Burns, Robert (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/burns-robert-selections/ The Great Poets – Robert Burns The Great Poets – Poetry selections Single 196812 978-962-634-968-7 978-962-954-858-2 Robert Burns
Forbes Masson
1 19 01:18:29 Available

The 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns (1759–1796), one of the most popular of poets, is celebrated in 2009. A pioneer of the Romantic movement, works such as A Red, Red Rose, A Man’s a Man for a’ That and the ubiquitous Auld Lang Syne, have made him an international figure. Naxos AudioBooks’ popular Great Poets series marks the anniversary with a CD bringing together all the key works.

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A Man’s a Man for a’ That
A Red, Red Rose
A Winter Night
Address to a Haggis
Address to the Unco Guid
Ae Fond Kiss
Apology for Declining an Invitation to Dine
Auld Lang Syne
Bessy and her Spinnin’ Wheel
Epistle to a Young Friend
Holy Willie’s Prayer
I’ll Meet Thee on the Lea Rig
Man Was Made to Mourn
My Bonie Mary
My Love She’s but a Lassie Yet
On a Suicide
Robert Bruce’s March To Bannockburn
Such a Parcel of Rogues In A Nation
Tam O’Shanter – A Tale
The Banks o’ Doon
The Cotter’s Saturday Night
From The Jolly Beggars
To a Louse On seeing one on a lady’s bonnet, at church
To a Mouse On turning her up in her nest with the plough
To Mary in Heaven
Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/call-of-cthulhu-and-other-stories-the-unabridged/ The Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0014 978-184-379-425-7 978-184-379-426-4 H.P. Lovecraft
William Roberts
4 64 04:23:18

At the heart of these stories, as with all the best of Lovecraft’s work, is the belief that the Earth was once inhabited by powerful and evil gods, just waiting for the chance to recolonise their planet. Cthulhu is one such god, lurking deep beneath the sea until called into being by cult followers who – like all humans – know not what they do. It is because of these dark, mythic tales with their terrified awareness of the limits of Man’s knowledge, that H.P. Lovecraft is one of the most influential American writers.

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  • The Call of Cthulhu
  • The Hound
  • The Dunwich Horror
  • Dagon
Call of the Wild, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/call-of-the-wild-the-abridged/ The Call of the Wild Classic Fiction abridged Single 206412 978-962-634-064-6 978-962-954-550-5 Jack London
Garrick Hagon
2 38 02:37:44

Buck is living the good life in the soft South, when he is snatched and transported to the savagery of the Northland, where the Klondike gold rush has brought out rough basic instincts of survival in men – and dogs. He adjusts to the gruelling regime of a sled dog, which almost kills him, but he survives to find a new and fulfilling way of life. The Call of the Wild is not only a classic ‘ripping yarn’, but also an enduring masterpiece of the inescapable laws of nature.

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Call of the Wild, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/call-of-the-wild-the-unabridged/ The Call of the Wild Classic Fiction unabridged Single 392312 978-962-634-923-6 978-962-954-824-7 Jack London
William Roberts
3 54 03:40:35

Buck is living the good life in the soft South, when he is snatched and transported to the savagery of the Northland. There, the Klondike gold rush has brought out rough basic instincts of survival in men – and dogs. He adjusts to the gruelling regime of a sled dog, which almost kills him, but he survives to find a new and fulfilling way of life. The Call of the Wild is not only a classic tale, but also an enduring masterpiece of the inescapable laws of nature. Now in unabridged form in a new reading by William Roberts.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 Feb09
Candide, and Zadig (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/candide-and-zadig-unabridged/ Candide, and Zadig Classic Fiction unabridged Single 688112 978-962-634-881-9 978-962-954-782-0 Voltaire
Neville Jason
6 104 07:03:48

Voltaire’s razor-sharp satire on philosophical optimism Candide is coupled here with another of the author’s most celebrated works, Zadig. Both challenge the moral and philosophical orthodoxies of the day with humour and sly wit, whilst parodying the clichéd formulas of so many contemporary novels. Candide traces the fortunes of its titular character, a staunch optimist who eventually becomes disillusioned by a series of hardships and misfortunes. Zadig likewise follows its main character Zadig, a Babylonian philosopher, as he is subjected to the whims of Fate and the machinations of those around him.

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Candle in the Wind & The Book of Merlyn, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/candle-in-the-wind-and-the-book-of-merlyn-the-unabridged/ The Candle in the Wind & The Book of Merlyn Classic Fiction unabridged Single 988012 978-962-634-880-2 978-962-954-761-5 T.H. White
Neville Jason
9 150 10:16:56

One of the most inventive and charming retellings of the Arthurian legend, this is the final part of The Once and Future King. In these last two books, the ageing king faces the greatest challenge of his reign, when his own son threatens to overthrow him and destroy everything he has worked for. In The Book of Merlyn, Arthur’s tutor Merlyn reappears, and the ancient magician teaches him that, even in the face of apparent ruin, there is still hope.

£32.99 $59.98 £21.50 €24.00 $39.00
Canterbury Tales II, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/canterbury-tales-ii-the-unabridged/ The Canterbury Tales II Poetry unabridged Single 325612 978-962-634-256-5 978-962-954-647-2 Geoffrey Chaucer
Philip Madoc
Frances Jeater
John Rowe
Charlie Simpson
John Moffatt
3 51 03:30:12 Available

Four more delightful tales from one of the most entertaining storytellers of all time. Though writing in the thirteenth century, Chaucer’s wit and observation comes down undiminished through the ages, especially in this accessible modern verse translation. The stories vary considerably from the uproarious Wife of Bath’s Tale, promoting the power of women to the sober account of patient Griselda in the Clerk’s Tale.

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The Clerk’s Tale
The Wife of Bath’s Tale
The Nun’s Priest’s Tale
The Reeve’s Tale
Frank Ernest Hill John Tydeman Sarah Butcher
Canterbury Tales III, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/canterbury-tales-iii-the-unabridged/ The Canterbury Tales III The Summoner’s Tale | The Friar’s Tale | The Manciple’s Tale | The Physician’s Tale | The Seaman’s Tale | The Lawyer’s Tale | The Prioress’s Tale Poetry unabridged Single 330412 978-962-634-304-3 978-962-954-648-9 Geoffrey Chaucer
Tim Pigott-Smith
Timothy West
Michael Maloney
Philip Madoc
Stephen Tompkinson
Charles Kay
Rosalind Shanks
Sean Barrett
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Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, a collection of narratives written between 1387 and 1400, tells of a group of thirty people from all layers of society who pass the time along their pilgrimage to Canterbury by telling stories to one another, their interaction mediated (at times) by the affable host – Chaucer himself. Naxos AudioBooks’ third volume presents the tales of six people, here in an unabridged modern verse translation (by Frank Ernest Hill, (1935)). This is an ideal way to appreciate the genuinely funny and droll talent of England’s early master storyteller. Seven leading British actors bring the medieval world into the twenty-first century, and at least in terms of character, not much seems to have changed!

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The Summoner’s Tale
The Friar’s Tale
The Manciple’s Tale
The Doctor’s Tale
The Lawyer’s Tale
The Seaman’s Tale
The Prioress’s Tale
The Physician’s Tale
Frank Ernest Hill John Tydeman Sarah Butcher
Canterbury Tales, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/canterbury-tales-the-abridged/ The Canterbury Tales The Prologue | The Knight’s Tale | The Miller’s Tale | The Pardoner’s Tale | The Merchant’s Tale | The Franklin’s Tale Poetry abridged Single 304412 978-962-634-044-8 978-962-954-646-5 Geoffrey Chaucer
Philip Madoc
Edward de Souza
Anthony Donovan
Clive Merrison
Clive Swift
Anton Lesser
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Chaucer’s greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society, and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of The Knight’s Tale to the joyous bawdy of the Miller’s; all are told with a freshness and vigour in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear.

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The Prologue
The Knight’s Tale
The Miller’s Tale
The Pardoner’s Tale
The Merchant’s Tale
The Franklin’s Tale
Frank Ernest Hill Nicolas Soames Perry Keenlyside
Canterville Ghost, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/canterville-ghost-the-unabridged/ The Canterville Ghost Classic Fiction unabridged Single 197412 978-962-634-974-8 978-962-954-873-5 Oscar Wilde
Rupert Degas
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A terrifying ghost is haunting the ancient mansion of Canterville Chase, complete with creaking floorboards, clanking chains and gruesome disguises – but the new occupants seem strangely undisturbed by his presence. Deftly contrasting the conventional gothic ghost story with the pragmatism of the modern world, Wilde creates a gently comic fable of the conflict between old and new. Rupert Degas’s hilarious reading brings the absurdity and theatricality of the story to life.

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Captive – Part I, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/captive-part-i-the-abridged/ The Captive – Part I Modern Classics abridged Single 319012 978-962-634-190-2 978-962-954-609-0 Marcel Proust
Neville Jason
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Volume IX of the Naxos AudioBooks recording of Remembrance of Things Past. In The Captive, Part I, Marcel’s obsessive love for Albertine makes her virtually a captive in his Paris apartment.

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Captive – Part II, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/captive-part-ii-the-abridged/ The Captive – Part II Modern Classics abridged Single 320312 978-962-634-203-9 978-962-954-610-6 Marcel Proust
Neville Jason
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The fractured relationship between Albertine and Marcel continues, with Marcel’s fixations of his lover’s outside interests driving the affair to a bitter conclusion. Neville Jason’s outstanding abridgement and performance of this great classic draws near a conclusion with only two more volumes to go – The Fugitive and Time Regained. This is the tenth volume in this widely admired series.

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Captive, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/captive-the-unabridged/ The Captive Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0104 978-184-379-622-0 978-184-379-623-7 Marcel Proust
Neville Jason
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Remembrance of Things Past is one of the monuments of 20th-century literature. Neville Jason’s unabridged recording of the work runs to 150 hours. The Captive is the fifth of seven volumes. The Narrator’s obsessive love for Albertine makes her virtually a captive in his Paris apartment. He suspects she may be attracted to her own sex. Based on the translation by C. K. Scott Moncrieff.

£55.00 $98.98 £36.00 €40.50 $64.00 Sep12 C. K. Scott Moncrieff
Carmen (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/carmen-unabridged/ Opera Explained – Carmen Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558010 978-1-84379-036-5 978-184-379-307-6 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
1 31 01:05:54

Carmen is among the most popular operas for all the obvious reasons: great characters, a gripping story and fabulous music. But what sets it on a pinnacle is an amazing combination of three factors: a sizzling gipsy heroine (one of the most psychologically complex and compelling characters in all theatre), great atmosphere (Spain, hot sun, the bull-ring) and the prodigality of melodic invention – one great tune after another, at least a dozen of which are the staples of Madison Avenue and the animated cartoon. Like a surprising number of opera-house staples, Carmen was not a success at its first performance. In fact, it is likely that its failure contributed to the early death of the composer. But as Thomson Smillie shows in his accessible introduction, the emotionally driven nature of its heroine and her admirers, Don José and Escamillo, makes Carmen unforgettable. As always in the Opera Explained series, the music itself plays an integral role.

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Casebook of Sherlock Holmes – Volume I, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/casebook-of-sherlock-holmes-volume-i-the-unabridged/ The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes – Volume I The Problem of Thor Bridge, The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone, The Adventure of the Creeping Man, The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire, The Adventure of the Three Garridebs, The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier Classic Fiction unabridged Single 446512 978-962-634-465-1 978-962-954-512-3 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
David Timson
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These six cases are among the last undertaken by Sherlock Holmes before he retired to the Sussex downs. However, the problems facing the sleuth are as diverse and challenging as ever. With seeking the whereabouts of the stolen Mazarin Diamond, discovering the importance of being called Garrideb, encountering a mysterious murder on Thor Bridge, searching for eternal youth and the threat of a Vampire in Sussex, there is no sign of Holmes’s deductive powers slowing down. David Timson’s award-winning series is widely acknowledged to be among the very best interpretations of the master sleuth.

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  • The Problem of Thor Bridge
  • The Adventure of the Mazarine Stone
  • The Adventure of the Creeping Man
  • The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire
  • The Adventure of the Three Garridebs
  • The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier
Casebook of Sherlock Holmes – Volume II, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/casebook-of-sherlock-holmes-volume-ii-the-unabridged/ The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes – Volume II The Veiled Lodger | The Illustrious Client | The Three Gables | The Retired Colourman | The Lion’s Mane | Shoscombe Old Place, Plus: The Wonderful Toy – written by David Timson Classic Fiction unabridged Single 486212 978-962-634-862-8 978-962-954-513-0 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
David Timson
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In the last six stories written by Conan Doyle featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, the duo face some of their most challenging cases. In The Adventure of the Illustrious Client, Holmes puts his own life in danger as he tries to cut short a young girl’s infatuation with the notorious wife-murderer Baron Gruner. Why is Mrs. Maberley offered a handsome price for the Three Gables, provided she leaves at once and takes nothing with her? Even in his retirement, Holmes’s skills are called upon, as he follows a trail of death on the Sussex coast in The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane.

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  • The Veiled Lodger
  • The Illustrious Client
  • The Three Gables
  • The Retired Colourman
  • The Lion’s Mane
  • Shoscombe Old Place
  • The Wonderful Toy
Castle of Otranto, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/castle-of-otranto-the-abridged/ The Castle of Otranto Classic Fiction abridged Single 237912 978-962-634-379-1 978-962-954-579-6 Horace Walpole
Neville Jason
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The Castle of Otranto is regarded as the first Gothic novel. The son of Manfred, Prince of Otranto, is mysteriously killed on his wedding day by a huge helmet. The event leads to a fast-paced story of jealous passion, intrigue, murder and supernatural phenomena unfolding in an atmosphere of thunderclaps, moonlight, and dark castle walls – mirroring the inner turmoils of the characters themselves. Horace Walpole’s tale, an immediate success when it first appeared in 1764, is a classic of its genre.

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Castle of Otranto, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/castle-of-otranto-the-unabridged/ The Castle of Otranto Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0186 978-184-379-865-1 978-184-379-866-8 Horace Walpole
Neville Jason
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The Castle of Otranto is regarded as the first Gothic novel. The son of Manfred, Prince of Otranto, is mysteriously killed on his wedding day by a huge helmet. The event leads to a fast-paced story of jealous passion, intrigue, murder and supernatural phenomena unfolding in an atmosphere of thunderclaps, moonlight and dark castle walls – mirroring the inner turmoils of the characters themselves. Horace Walpole’s tale, an immediate success when it first appeared in 1764, is a classic of its genre.

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Castle, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/castle-the-unabridged/ The Castle Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0004 978-184-379-405-9 978-184-379-406-6 Franz Kafka
Allan Corduner
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A land-surveyor, known only as K., arrives at a small village permanently covered in snow and dominated by a castle to which access seems permanently denied. K.’s attempts to discover why he has been called constantly run up against the peasant villagers, who are in thrall to the absurd bureaucracy that keeps the castle shut, and the rigid hierarchy of power among the self-serving bureaucrats themselves. But in this strange wilderness, there is passion, tenderness and considerable humour. Darkly bizarre, this complex book was the last novel by one of the 20th century’s greatest and most influential writers.

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Cathedrals – In a Nutshell (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/cathedrals-in-a-nutshell-unabridged/ Cathedrals – In a Nutshell Non-fiction unabridged Single 138712 978-184-379-387-8 978-184-379-390-8 Jonathan Gregson
Roy McMillan
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For almost two millennia, cathedrals have been among the most imposing, astonishing and inspiring buildings in Europe. Regardless of faith, their scale and architectural daring has never ceased to spark wonder. This guide traces the development of the cathedral from its earliest beginnings as a Bishop’s house, through the Romanesque and Gothic periods and up to the most extravagant contemporary designs around the world. In doing so, it sheds light on social, religious and architectural history, as well as bringing the story of these extraordinary buildings to life.

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Cavalleria rusticana (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/cavalleria-rusticana-unabridged/ Opera Explained – Cavalleria rusticana Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558080 978-1-84379-084-6 978-184-379-320-5 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
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Cavalleria rusticana is the short opera that has all the elements of a grand opera compressed into a single highly dramatic time span. The story of love, lust, blood-feud and betrayal played out against the pageantry of the Easter celebrations in a Sicilian village delivers an emotional wallop because of the youthful vigour and musical wealth of its great score which includes the glorious Easter Hymn and the deeply moving Intermezzo. Mascagni was never to repeat his youthful success but this brief work is enough to ensure his immortality.

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Cellist of Sarajevo, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/cellist-of-sarajevo-the-unabridged/ The Cellist of Sarajevo Contemporary Fiction unabridged Single 633312 978-962-634-333-3 978-962-954-951-0 Steven Galloway
Gareth Armstrong
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Sarajevo, in the 1990s, is a hellish place. The ongoing war devours human life, tears families apart and transforms even banal routines, such as acquiring water, into life-threatening expeditions. Day after day, a cellist stations himself in the midst of the devastation, defying the ever-present snipers to play tributes to victims of a massacre. A true story of a cellist’s resistance helps to form this pivotal event in Steven Galloway’s extraordinary novel. Against this, the author touchingly describes three ordinary townspeople and their efforts to retain their humanity, sanity and autonomy as war takes hold of their lives. This bestselling novel is immediate, vivid and deeply affecting on audiobook, fully immersing the listener in the havoc of war.

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Charles Dickens: A Portrait in Letters (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/charles-dickens-a-portrait-in-letters-selections/ Charles Dickens: A Portrait in Letters Biographies selections Single 0116 978-184-379-688-6 978-184-379-689-3 Charles Dickens
Simon Callow
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Those who only know Charles Dickens from his novels will be fascinated to discover the private and personal Dickens in this selection of his letters. His sister-in-law Georgina Hogarth thought they expressed his individuality; his friend Forster thought them literature. They give us a portrait of a complex man with so many different facets to his personality, ranging from the serious, when discussing social issues, to the outrageously humorous when writing merely to entertain his many friends. 200 years after his birth he still enlightens and entertains us.

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Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/childe-harold-s-pilgrimage-unabridged/ Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage Poetry unabridged Single 0137 978-184-379-741-8 978-184-379-742-5 Lord Byron
Jamie Parker
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Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage is a fascinating portrait of 19th-century Europe, disillusioned and ravaged by the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. The protagonist, whose breathtaking journey echoes Byron’s own life story, plunges into the exciting unknown: the nature of humanity and the transformative effects of travel burst through the pages in four powerful cantos of Spenserian stanzas. Here is the poem that set Byron on his meteoric rise to fame in London society.

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Children of the New Forest, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/children-of-the-new-forest-the-abridged/ The Children of the New Forest Junior Classics abridged Single 388212 978-962-634-882-6 978-962-954-755-4 Frederick Marryat
Glen McCready
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The Children of the New Forest is Captain Marryat’s classic children’s adventure story. The four Beverley children find themselves orphaned when their father is killed by Cromwell’s army at the outset of the English Civil War. The book follows their experiences as they are forced to abandon their aristocratic title and go into hiding in the New Forest. Read superbly by Glen McCready, this new abridgement is aimed at 7–12 year olds.

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Children’s Favourites (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/children-s-favourites-selections/ Children’s Favourites Junior Classics selections Single 241312 978-962-634-413-2 978-962-954-444-7 2 32 02:15:51

An enchanting collection of favourite songs from the past. Included are I’m A Lonely Little Petunia, Sparky’s Music Mix-up, I know an old lady, Popo the Puppet, The Kings’s New Clothes, and many more, sung by such unique entertainers as Danny Kaye and Groucho Marx.

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Chilling Ghost Stories (compilation) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/chilling-ghost-stories-compilation/ Chilling Ghost Stories Classic Fiction compilation Single 291112 978-962-634-911-3 978-962-954-770-7 M.R. James
Edgar Allan Poe
Oscar Wilde
Ambrose Bierce
Charles Dickens
Anthony Donovan
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A chilling collection of ghost stories containing Rats by M. R. James, The Raven and Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe, The Birthday of the Infanta by Oscar Wilde, A Tough Tussle by Ambrose Bierce and The Signalman by Charles Dickens. In Rats, Mr Thompson comes to regret his decision to investigate a locked room in a country inn, and in The Signalman, the subject of the story is haunted by ghostly appearances that always precede tragic events.

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Chopin, Frédéric (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/chopin-frandeacutedandeacuteric-unabridged/ Life & Works – Frédéric Chopin Life & Works – Life and Works unabridged Single 558001 978-1-84379-092-1 978-184-379-368-7 Jeremy Siepmann
Jeremy Siepmann
Anton Lesser
Neville Jason
Elaine Claxton
Karen Archer
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Frédéric Chopin is the pianist-composer par excellence. Regarded as one of the most mesmerising performers of his day, he lives on in his music – his waltzes, mazurkas, études, preludes, nocturnes, three piano sonatas, two piano concertos and much more. Here, his life, from his birth in Poland, his famous affair with the French writer George Sand, to his death at the age of thirty-nine in Paris, is told with his music featuring prominently. We think of Chopin as a ‘frail, sheltered genius’ but this forthright portrait demonstrates he was far more boisterous than that. Cheerful as a youth, it was only later that the glare of publicity, the change from local to national celebrity, made Chopin guard his privacy more carefully. This is clearly presented in Jeremy Siepmann’s sympathetic account of the life of one of the key figures in Romantic music, and emphasised in the very personal portrayal by the English classical actor Anton Lesser. The accompanying booklet is packed with extra information about Chopin’s life and background.

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Christmas Carol, A (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/christmas-carol-a-unabridged/ A Christmas Carol Classic Fiction unabridged Single 332912 978-962-634-329-6 978-962-954-500-0 Charles Dickens
Anton Lesser
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A Christmas Carol is the best-known and best-loved of Dickens’ ‘Christmas Books’, and the story of the miser Scrooge’s redemption has become as much part of the Christmas tradition as plum pudding and carols themselves. Will Tiny Tim live to see another Christmas? Can Scrooge recover his humanity and learn to love the fellow men he seems to despise? Dickens will make you laugh and make you cry as you follow Scrooge’s supernatural adventures on Christmas Eve…

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Christmas Celebration, A (compilation) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/christmas-celebration-a-compilation/ A Christmas Celebration Classic Fiction unabridged Box Set 33012 978-962-634-330-2 N/A Anton Lesser
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Here is a perfect coupling for those Christmas evenings of Christmas journeys. The greatest Christmas story is Dickens’ A Christmas Carol which has never lost its charm as Scrooge learns compassion and love. The Christmas Collection is a varied, well chosen selection of words, stories, essays, poems and reflections made by writer Christina Hardyment.

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Christmas Collection, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/christmas-collection-the-unabridged/ The Christmas Collection Classic Fiction unabridged Single 214912 978-962-634-149-0 978-962-954-501-7 Christina Hardyment
Peter Jeffrey
John Moffatt
David Timson
Susan Engel
Simon Harris
Liza Ross
Benjamin Soames
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Christmas brings out the best and the worst in us, as can be seen in this evocative anthology. Among what Thomas Love Peacock calls the ‘many poetical charms in the heraldings of Christmas’ there are eulogies by saints and diatribes from curmudgeons. Here, Christmas is expounded by divines, sung by rustics, deplored by philosophers and made mystical in stories. This collection includes complete versions of old favourites and new discoveries: a sermon by Lancelot Andrewes, an account of Christmas under the Puritans, a first, poverty-stricken Christmas in turn-of-the-century New York and a Mummers’ play. Adding the final touch is the music: from traditional Christmas carols and Corelli to Benjamin Britten. On this recording, Christmas past brings alive Christmas present.

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Christmas Stories (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/christmas-stories-unabridged/ Christmas Stories Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0237 978-1-84379-984-9 978-1-84379-985-6 Charles Dickens
David Timson
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Charles Dickens was a major contributor to the Victorian romantic revival of Christmas traditions. With their heart, humour and good morals, Dickens’s Christmas stories have made the author’s name synonymous with the season. Here we present four charming novellas to complete his series that began with A Christmas Carol, with echoes of sleigh bells throughout.

£38.50 $67.98 £25.00 €28.50 $44.00 Nov16
  • The Chimes
  • The Cricket on the Hearth
  • The Battle of Life
  • The Haunted Man
Anthony Anderson Thomas Goose
Clare, John (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/clare-john-unabridged/ The Great Poets – John Clare The Great Poets – Poetry unabridged Single 0094 978-184-379-602-2 978-184-379-603-9 John Clare
David Shaw-Parker
1 15 01:01:12

John Clare was the forgotten Romantic poet, until the late twentieth century. Known by his contemporaries as the ‘Peasant Poet’ he recorded in his poems the natural landscape of rural England before the Industrial Revolution. His poems rival Wordsworth’s for their sensitivity to nature and pantheism: ‘I feel a beautiful providence ever about me,’ Clare wrote. But his life was a long struggle against poverty and mental collapse. Some of his finest poems were written in the local asylum.

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  • To John Clare
  • Morning
  • The Robin’s Nest
  • The Cuckoo
  • Summer
  • Insects
  • The Skylark
  • In Hilly-Wood
  • The Nightingale’s Nest
  • First Love
  • Song’s Eternity
  • Remembrances
  • Summer Evening
  • Badger
  • To a Fallen Elm
  • Love and Solitude
  • Autumn Birds
  • November
  • The Flood
  • Farewell
  • What Is Life?
  • I Am
  • Christmas
  • The Peasant Poet
Classic American Poetry (compilation) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/classic-american-poetry-compilation/ Classic American Poetry Poetry unabridged Single 219812 978-962-634-198-8 978-962-954-636-6 Emily Dickinson
Robert Frost
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Walt Whitman
Garrick Hagon
Liza Ross
William Hootkins
Kate Harper
James Goode
Alibe Parsons
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The United States themselves are, essentially, the greatest poem’ said Walt Whitman. Here are the much-loved examples of the free spirit of America in all its glory.

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Anne Bradstreet The Author to her Book
Edward Taylor Upon a Spider Catching a Fly
Anonymous Navajo Mountain Song
Philip Freneau The Indian Student
Philip Freneau The Wild Honeysuckle
Francis Scott Key The Star Spangled Banner
William Cullen Bryant The Prairies
Ralph Waldo Emerson The Snow-Storm
John Greenleaf Whittier Telling the Bees
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Song of Hiawatha from the Wooing: At the doorway of his wigwam
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow My Lost Youth
Edgar Allan Poe A Dream within a Dream
Edgar Allan Poe Annabel Lee
Edgar Allan Poe To Helen
Edgar Allan Poe The Raven
Oliver Wendell Holmes Old Ironsides
Jones Very The Indian’s Retort
Henry David Thoreau Sic Vita
Henry David Thoreau Pray to what earth does this sweet cold belong
Julia Ward Howe The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Herman Melville The Martyr
Walt Whitman Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
James Russell Lowell Science and Poetry
Anonymous Frankie and Johnny
Frederick Goddard Tuckerman An upper chamber in a darkened house
Emily Dickinson A narrow fellow in the grass
Emily Dickinson My life closed twice before its close
Emily Dickinson I taste a liquor never brewed
Emily Dickinson Because I could not stop for death
Emily Dickinson I like to see it lap the miles
Emily Dickinson The wind begun to rock the grass
Frances E W Harper Bury Me in a Free Land
Sydney Lanier The Stirrup-Cup
Emma Lazarus The New Colossus
Anonymous I sometimes think I’d rather crow
Stephen Crane A newspaper is a collection of half-injustices
Stephen Crane Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind
Paul Lawrence Dunbar Sympathy
Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt A Lesson in a Picture
Edward Arlington Robinson Miniver Cheevy
Robert Frost The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Robert Frost The Death of the Hired Man
Amy Lowell Meeting-House Hill
Carl Sandburg Chicago
Carl Sandburg They all Want to Play Hamlet
Vachel Lindsay The Flower-fed Buffaloes
Wallace Stevens The Emperor of Ice-Cream
Wallace Stevens Peter Quince at the Clavier
Elinor Wylie Wild Peaches
Elinor Wylie Pretty Words
Robinson Jeffers Hurt Hawks
Alan Seeger Rendezvous
Edna St Vincent Millay What my lips have kissed, and where, and why
Dorothy Parker De Profundis
Dorothy Parker Resumee
Dorothy Parker General Review of the Sex Situation
E E Cummings anyone lived in a pretty how town
E E Cummings somewhere I have never travelled, gladly beyond
Stephen Vincent Benet American Names
Langston Hughes Theme for English B
Langston Hughes Trumpet Player: 52nd Street
Ogden Nash You Bet Travel is Broadening
Howard Nemerov September, the First Day of School
Alice Walker How Poems Are Made/A Discredited View
Garrick Hagon and Nicolas Soames Beth Hammond Garrick Hagon
Classic American Short Stories (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/classic-american-short-stories-unabridged/ Classic American Short Stories An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge | The Veteran | The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County | The Last Leaf | After Twenty Years | While the Auto Waits | A Retrieved Reformation | Brown Wolf Classic Fiction unabridged Single 221212 978-962-634-212-1 978-962-954-473-7 O. Henry
Jack London
Ambrose Bierce
Mark Twain
Stephen Crane
William Roberts
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Five great American short story writers, dating from the turn of the nineteenth/twentieth centuries are represented here. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American. Bierce’s ‘An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge’ leaves echoes in the imagination; the stories by Crane and London recall the themes of the Civil War and the Klondike for which they are well known. Twain’s humour is to the fore in ‘The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County’ and O. Henry’s sharp observation makes his neat tales a joy to listen to. An attractive and accessible collection.

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  • An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
  • The Veteran
  • The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
  • Brown Wolf
  • After Twenty Years
  • A Retrieved Information
  • While the Auto Waits
  • The Last Leaf
  • Makes the Whole World Kin
Classic American Short Stories, More (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/classic-american-short-stories-more-unabridged/ More Classic American Short Stories A Horseman in the Sky | Regret | Eclipse | The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky | The Cop and the Anthem | The Princess and the Puma | The Whirligig of Life Classic Fiction unabridged Single 244112 978-962-634-441-5 978-962-954-474-4 Ambrose Bierce
Kate Chopin
James Fenimore Cooper
Stephen Crane
O. Henry
Garrick Hagon
Liza Ross
2 37 02:33:55

Here are seven stories from master American writers of the nineteenth century. They vary from sinister tales by Ambrose Bierce – why is that window boarded up? – and a reflective moment in the life of a woman without children, forced to look after children, to classic short stories by O. Henry and Stephen Crane. There is even an elegiac description of an eclipse by James Fenimore Cooper, author of The Last of the Mohicans. Read with sensitivity and skill by Garrick Hagon and Liza Ross.

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  • A Horseman in the Sky
  • Regret
  • Eclipse
  • The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky
  • The Cop and the Anthem
  • The Princess and the Puma
  • The Whirligig of Life
Classic Erotic Verse (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/classic-erotic-verse-selections/ Classic Erotic Verse Poetry selections Single 293812 978-962-634-938-0 978-962-954-831-5 Edward de Souza
Matthew Marsh
Stella Gonet
David Timson
Benjamin Soames
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A witty, bawdy, erotic but classic collection of poetry designed to celebrate the most sensual of human pleasures. Over the ages many poets have put pen to paper in celebration of that most raw and yet most beautiful of human instincts – erotic love. This anthology includes verse by Herrick, Marlowe, Jonson, Byron, Verlaine, Whitman, Yeats, Cummings and, from our own time, John Betjeman. All aspects of erotic love are to be found in these poems – from the bawdy to the sensuous and tender.

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Anonymous Green rushes with red shoots
Bhartrhari If the forest of her hair
Christopher Marlowe Either she was foul
Lord Byron Don Juan
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester Ancient person of my heart
John Keats The Eve of St Agnes (excerpt)
Anonymous She lay all naked
Liu Yung Before lowering the perfumed curtain
D H Lawrence New Year’s Eve
John Donne The Flea
Robert Herrick I abhor the slimie kisse
Richard Brinsley Sheridan The Geranium
Aphra Behn The Willing Mistress
Hafiz Ode 44
Sir Thomas Wyatt My lut awake
Sir Francis Kyanston On Cynthia’s Embrace
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester Naked she lay
Amaru When his mouth faced my mouth
Anonymous Madrigal
Robert Herrick The Vine
Thomas Nash The Choice of Valentines
Robert Graves Down, Wanton, Down
Anonymous The Four and Twentieth Day of May
Robert Herrick Upon the Nipple’s of Julia’s Breast
Vidyapati Style of the new moon
Thomas Randolph The Milkmaid’s Epithalamium
Aphra Behn To the Fair Clorinda
Vidyapati Twin Hills
Charles Baudelaire Imagine the magic
Hafiz Ode 173
Bhartrhari Three Poems
John Betjeman A Subaltan’s Love Son
John Donne To His Mistress Going to Bed
William Wordsworth The Glow Worm
E E Cummings May I feel said he
Robert Herrick A sweet disorder in the dress
William Cartwright Tell me no more
Liu Hsalo-Wei For my wife
Alfred Lord Tennyson Now sleeps the crimson petal
Thomas Carew On the Marriage of TK and CC
D H Lawrence Figs
Algernon Charles Swinburne In the Orchard
Robert Herrick To Julia’s Petticoat
Robert Browning Now
Walt Whitman From pent-up aching rivers
John Dryden The Posture
Alfred Lord Tennyson Mariana
Algenon Charles Swinburne Before Parting
Ts’ao Chih A beautiful woman
William Blake The Sick Rose
W B Yeats A Last Confession
Ben Jonson Doing, a filthy pleasure is
Sharon Olds The Connoisseuse of Slugs
Sir Thomas Wyatt They flee from me
John Betjeman Late-Flowering Lust
Anonymous Nizam
Walt Whitman A Glimpse
Paul Verlaine Thousands and Three
Walt Whitman The Beautiful Swimmer
Arthur Rimbaud My mouth is often joined against his mouth
Marie Madeleine Foiled Sleep
Christina Rossetti Laura and Lizzie Asleep
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Christabel and Geraldine
Emily Dickinson Wild Nights, Wild Nights
Pierre de Louys Penumbra from Chansons de Bilitis
Christopher Marlowe Hero and Leander
Sir Charles Sedley On the Happy Corydon and Phyllis
Francis Beaumont Salmacis and Hermaphroditus (excerpt)
W B Yeats Leda and the Swan
W B Yeats Leda and the Swan
Classic Fairy Stories (compilation) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/classic-fairy-stories-compilation/ Classic Fairy Stories Three Little Pigs | Dick Whittington | Beauty and the Beast | Goldilocks and the Three Bears | Puss in Boots | Jack and the Beanstalk | Ali Baba Junior Classics compilation Single 222212 978-962-634-222-0 978-962-954-441-6 Bernard Cribbins
2 38 02:36:51

A delightful collection of famous fairy stories. How does The Brave Little Tailor become a king? How can the defenceless little pig keep the hungry fox at bay? And what happens when Jack climbs his beanstalk and encounters a giant singing Fee Fi Fo Fum? These stories, and the more gentle tale of Beauty and the Beast,have enchanted generations of children, and retain their magic even in the computer age.

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  • The Brave Little Tailor
  • The History of Dick Whittingdon
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • The Princess on the Glass Hill
  • The Story of the Three Little Pigs
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Puss in Boots
Classic Ghost Stories (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/classic-ghost-stories-selections/ Classic Ghost Stories The Signal Man, Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come to You, My Lad, The Mezzotint, To Be Taken With a Grain of Salt, Rats Classic Fiction selections Single 245912 978-962-634-459-0 978-962-954-488-1 Charles Dickens
M.R. James
Stephen Critchlow
2 37 02:30:51 Available

These stories are designed to engender a chill in the listener which is not just due to the season. Stephen Critchlow, a characterful actor, is a collector of ghost stories and relishes putting across those slightly odd moments when things don’t just seem to follow the normal process. Charles Dickens was chilling enough in his novels – one only has to remember the entry of Magwitch in Great Expectations! – but as a writer set deeply in the Victorian era and unashamedly a lover of the melodramatic, it comes as no surprise that one of the greatest classics of the genre was The Signalman. As a medieval scholar of a later period (1862–1936) M. R. James had a very different temperament but produced a string of classic ghost stories, of which The Mezzotint is one of the best known.

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  • The Signal Man
  • Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come To You, My Lad
  • The Mezzotint
  • To Be Taken With A Grain Of Salt
  • Rats
Classic Poems for Boys (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/classic-poems-for-boys-unabridged/ Classic Poems for Boys Junior Classics unabridged Single 0102 978-184-379-618-3 978-184-379-619-0 Various
Benjamin Soames
Roy McMillan
Rachel Bavidge
Jasper Britton
Robert Glenister
Anton Lesser
Benjamin Zephaniah
1 16 01:05:08 Available

Classic Poems for Boys comprises a delightfully varied set of poems for 5-10-year olds. From rousing favourites like Felicia Dorothea Hemans’s Casabianca and John Keats’s A Song About Myself, to dreamy, thoughtful poems by Rudyard Kipling and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, this is a collection to be treasured.

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Felicia Dorothea Hemans Casabianca
Rudyard Kipling If
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Arrow and the Song
William Makepeace Thackeray At the Zoo
Hilaire Belloc The Vulture
Lewis Carroll The Walrus and the Carpenter
Lewis Carroll How Doth the Little Crocodile
Benjamin Zephaniah Talking Turkeys
G.K. Chesterton The Donkey
William Wordsworth The Village Blacksmith
Edward Lear There Was an Old Man with a Beard
Lewis Carroll You are Old Father William
Rudyard Kipling A Smuggler’s Song
William Blake The Tyger
Percy Bysshe Shelley Ozymandias
Lord Byron The Destruction of Sennacherib
Sir Walter Scott Lochinvar
Rudyard Kipling Gunga Din
Robert Browning The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Alfred Lord Tennyson The Charge of the Light Brigade
Rudyard Kipling The Ballad of East and West
W.S. Gilbert A Nightmare
John Keats A Song About Myself
Sarah Butcher
Classic Poems for Girls (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/classic-poems-for-girls-unabridged/ Classic Poems for Girls Junior Classics unabridged Single 0103 978-184-379-620-6 978-184-379-621-3 Various
Roy McMillan
Laura Paton
Anne-Marie Piazza
Benjamin Soames
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Classic Poems for Girls is a collection of over 25 funny, whimsical and moving poems for 5–10-year olds, designed to fuel the imagination. From the adventures of the Jumblies, who sail away in a sieve, to the sticky end of a girl named Matilda, to the courtship of a maiden who lived long ago in a kingdom by the sea, there’s a poem to suit any feeling or mood. Seasoned Naxos AudioBooks readers Roy McMillan, Laura Paton, Anne-Marie Piazza, and Benjamin Soames work their magic on the works of Edward Lear, Louisa May Alcott, Christina Rossetti and many more.

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Lewis Carroll The Lobster Quadrille
Lewis Carroll To the Looking-Glass World it was Alice that Said
Lewis Carroll How doth the Little Crocodile
Lewis Carroll The Owl and the Pussycat
Edward Lear The Nutcrackers and the Sugar Tongs
Edward Lear The Quangle Wangle’s Hat
Edward Lear The Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo
Edward Lear The Jumblies
Sarah Catherine Martin The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and her Dog
Hilaire Belloc Matilda
Anonymous A Guinea Pig Song
Anonymous Two Little Kittens
Laura Richards Eletelephony
Robert Louis Stevenson A Good Play
Louisa May Alcott The Rock and the Bubble
Robert Louis Stevenson Bed in Summer
Jane Taylor The Star
Thomas Hardy Weathers
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow There was a Little Girl
Mary Howitt The Spider and the Fly
Oliver Herford A Tragedy in Rhyme
Christina Rossetti A Rose has Thorns as well as Honey
Christina Rossetti A Birthday
Christina Rossetti Flint
William Wordsworth Daffodils
John Keats To Mrs Reynold’s Cat
John Keats Old Meg
Emily Dickinson A Light Exists in Spring
William Blake The Tyger
Edgar Allan Poe Annabel Lee
Christopher Marlowe The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
Alfred Lord Tennyson The Lady of Shalott
Robert Burns A Red Red Rose
Sarah Butcher
Classic Romance (compilation) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/classic-romance-compilation/ Classic Romance Great romantic moments from literature including Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Romeo and Juliet, Arou Classic Fiction unabridged Single 443012 978-962-634-430-9 978-962-954-475-1 Helen Davies
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This is a diverting delight, a window on romance in literature. There are high lovers and low lovers, tragic lovers, comic lovers, and lovers who shouldn’t be doing what they are doing at all and certainly not then and there. There is even Fanny Hill trying not to discover what physical love is about when set upon by an old roué who has paid for the privilege. Though of special interest for lovers and their special lover’s day of St Valentine, it is an amusing and sometimes surprising collection.

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Classic Women’s Short Stories (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/classic-women-s-short-stories-unabridged/ Classic Women's Short Stories The Garden Party | Daughters of the Late Colonel | Lilacs | Ma’ame Pelagie | A Mark on the Wall Classic Fiction unabridged Single 223812 978-962-634-238-1 978-962-954-476-8 Katherine Mansfield
Kate Chopin
Virginia Woolf
Carole Boyd
Liza Ross
Teresa Gallagher
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Five stories from influential women writers of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century. New Zealand-born Katherine Mansfield settled in England where she wrote a series of short stories that are widely recognised as among the finest of the twentieth century for their economy, clarity, sensitivity and effect. ‘The Garden Party’ is one of her most famous, while ‘Daughters of the Late Colonel’ shows a wonderful sense of wit. Kate Chopin, writing in the last years of the nineteenth century, broke new ground with her daring view of women as individuals with human needs. ‘Lilacs’ and ‘Ma’ame Pelagie’ are sympathetic portraits of women with differing dilemmas. Woolf’s ‘A Mark on the Wall’ shows, in short story form, the turmoil within the stillness which became such a mark of her later novels.

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  • The Garden Party
  • The Daughters of the Late Colonel
  • Lilacs
  • Ma’ame Pelagie
  • The Mark on the Wall
Clea (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/clea-abridged/ Clea Modern Classics abridged Single 306612 978-962-634-066-0 978-962-954-588-8 Lawrence Durrell
Nigel Anthony
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‘I knew that Clea would share everything with me, withholding nothing – not even the look of complicity which women reserve only for their mirrors.’ In Clea, the concluding part of The Alexandria Quartet, Darley returns to Alexandria now caught by war-fever. The conflagration has its effect on his circle – on Nessim and Justine, Balthazar and Clea, Mountolive and Pombal – a clarity of purpose emerges as the story moves towards its cadence.

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Clumsy Ghost and Other Spooky Tales, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/clumsy-ghost-and-other-spooky-tales-the-unabridged/ The Clumsy Ghost and Other Spooky Tales Junior Classics unabridged Single 0054 978-184-379-504-9 978-184-379-505-6 Alastair Jessiman
Anna Britten
David Blake
Roy McMillan
Edward Ferrie
Margaret Ferrie
David Angus
Sean Barrett
Harry Somerville
Anne-Marie Piazza
Roy McMillan
Thomas Eyre
2 37 02:32:06

In this entertaining anthology of seven new ghost stories, written especially for Naxos AudioBooks, we meet all kinds of phantoms in different situations: a kind-hearted but accident-prone spectre unwittingly upsetting a family home, as well as ghosts in ancient Egypt, on board a pirate ship, and in a Newcastle swimming pool. Engaging and slightly sinister, The Clumsy Ghost and Other Spooky Tales is a delightful shiver for all the family.

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  • The Clumsy Ghost by Alastair Jessiman, read by Sean Barrett
  • By the Hot Green Water by Anna Britten, read by Harry Somerville
  • Unable to Connect by David Blake, read by Anne-Marie Piazza
  • The Stillness written and read by Roy McMillan
  • The Piper Boy by Edward Ferrie, read by Thomas
  • The Weeping Tree by Margaret Ferrie, read by Anne-Marie Piazza
  • The Book of Imhotep by David Angus, read by Sean Barrett
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/coleridge-samuel-taylor-selections/ The Great Poets – Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Great Poets – Poetry selections Single 135212 978-184-379-352-6 978-962-954-959-6 Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Michael Sheen
John Moffatt
Sarah Woodward
Anton Lesser
David Timson
Benjamin Soames
1 19 01:19:28

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in collaboration with his friend William Wordsworth, revolutionised English poetry; in 1798 they produced their Lyrical Ballads, poems of imagination and reflection using ‘the language of men’. They pointed the way forward for a generation of Romantic poets. Coleridge’s addiction to opium affected his poetic output, and yet the handful of poems he did produce were innovative. These ranged from the quietly conversational to the wildly imagined, and include two of the greatest in English literature: Kubla Khan and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

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  • Kubla Khan
  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  • Love
  • Frost at Midnight
  • This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
  • Christabel
Communist Manifesto, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/communist-manifesto-the-unabridged/ The Communist Manifesto Non-fiction unabridged Single 0032 978-184-379-461-5 978-184-379-462-2 Karl Marx
Friedrich Engels
Charles Armstrong
Roy McMillan
2 28 01:53:40

Without question one of the most significant books in modern history, The Communist Manifesto is a brief, populist pamphlet that distils the core ideas of Communism into accessible prose. Published just months before violent uprisings threatened to destabilise much of the European establishment, it outlines a view of history as a constant battle between the classes that will inevitably result in revolution. An angry call for a stateless world where the workers are no longer exploited, its depiction of the remorseless nature of the remorseless nature of modern capitalism is as alarming and striking now as it was in 1848.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Feb11
Complete Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/complete-casebook-of-sherlock-holmes-the-unabridged/ The Complete Casebook of Sherlock Holmes Classic Fiction unabridged Box Set 888812 978-962-634-888-8 978-184-379-355-7 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
David Timson
8 146 09:59:08 Available

This is the final box-set in David Timson’s epic, widely acclaimed Sherlock Holmes cycle. The release brings together two previous volumes into one complete set, including such favourites as The Adventure of the Three Garridebs, The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire and The Adventure of the Illustrious Client.

£29.99 $54.98 £19.50 €22.00 $36.00 Dec09
Complete Sherlock Holmes, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/complete-sherlock-holmes-the-unabridged/ The Complete Sherlock Holmes Classic Fiction unabridged Box Set 97812 978-962-634-978-6 N/A Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
David Timson
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More than a century since his conception, Sherlock Holmes remains the epitome of the private detective. In this remarkable collection are all the 60 stories – 56 short stories and four longer novels – which relate the work and skill of the legendary Holmes. In a remarkable tour de force, David Timson reads them all: this is arguably one of the greatest voice achievements in recorded history. Each story is presented with classical music, making this special 60-CD set one of the most collectable audiobooks ever released. It also comes with a booklet containing comprehensive notes on the background and content of each story. And there is even a new Sherlock Holmes story, specially written by David Timson.

£180.00 $250.00 £117.00 €132.50 $163.00 Apr09
Composers’ Letters (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/composers-letters-selections/ Composers’ Letters Music selections Single 203012 978-184-379-573-5 978-184-379-573-5 Jan Fielden
Jeremy Nicholas
Daniel Philpott
Edward de Souza
Anton Lesser
Benjamin Soames
Hugo Godwin
2 36 02:28:07 Available

In Composers’ Letters, the voices of the great figures of classical music come alive through their correspondence. Set against the music we know and love, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner, Tchaikovsky and many more talk openly about their music, their hopes and fears, their love, their sadness and their struggles in realising their artistic hopes in a commercial world. Poignant, funny, revealing, informative and so often direct and honest, these letters offer a fascinating insight into the personalities that created our Western musical tradition.

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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/confessions-of-an-english-opium-eater-unabridged/ Confessions of an English Opium-Eater Non-fiction unabridged Single 0212 978-1-84379-917-7 978-1-84379-918-4 Thomas de Quincey
Gunnar Cauthery
3 54 03:41:25

Thomas De Quincey’s highly charged and hauntingly accurate account of laudanum addiction is considered the root of all drug novels. From Poe to Burroughs, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater influenced a variety of literary writers. After being prescribed the drug as pain relief for a chronic condition, De Quincey soon found himself compelled by the opium experience. His dreams are recounted here in every hallucinatory detail: threatening Roman armies, sunken cities, and German mountaintops… De Quincey’s vivid memories will evoke wonder and curiosity in the listener.

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Confucius – In a Nutshell (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/confucius-in-a-nutshell-unabridged/ Confucius – In a Nutshell Biographies unabridged Single 0019 978-184-379-435-6 978-184-379-436-3 Neil Wenborn
Nigel Carrington
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Confucius stands alone among the world’s great thinkers. Perhaps no other teacher has exerted so powerful a hold over so many people for so long. For two and a half millennia his sayings, preserved and developed by generations of his followers, have shaped the cultural and political life of the world’s most populous nation, and they continue to offer fresh insights for today’s globalised society. This audiobook sets Confucius’s life and teachings in the context of the long history of China, and examines the origins, meanings and influence of one of history’s most enduring philosophical traditions.

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Connecticut Yankee, A (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/connecticut-yankee-a-abridged/ A Connecticut Yankee Junior Classics abridged Single 221812 978-962-634-218-3 978-962-954-438-6 Mark Twain
Kenneth Jay
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The author of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer enjoys an unexpected fantasy as a nineteenth-century Yankee finds himself whisked back in time to an age of chivalry and knighthood – with some unusual consequences.

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Convenient Marriage, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/convenient-marriage-the-abridged/ The Convenient Marriage Classic Fiction abridged Single 0022 978-184-379-441-7 978-184-379-442-4 Georgette Heyer
Richard Armitage
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Horatia Winwood is the youngest and the least attractive of the three Winwood sisters. She also has a stammer. But when the enigmatic and eminently eligible Earl of Rule offers for her oldest sister’s hand – a match that makes financial and social sense, but would break her heart – it is Horatia who takes matters into her own impetuous hands. Can she save her family’s fortune? Or is she courting disaster? Witty, charming, elegant and always delightful, Georgette Heyer – the undisputed Queen of Regency Romance – brings the whole period to life with deft precision and glorious characters.

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Coral Island, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/coral-island-the-abridged/ The Coral Island Junior Classics abridged Single 394012 978-962-634-940-3 978-962-954-833-9 R.M. Ballantyne
Wayne Forester
3 54 03:43:03

An enduringly popular classic of children’s fiction, The Coral Island tells the story of three boys stranded on a seemingly idyllic desert island. Thoughtful Ralph, clever, brave Jack and mischievous Peterkin soon find, however, that their new home has more than a few surprises in store! Wayne Forester’s energetic reading brings this classic adventure vividly to life. The Coral Island inspired a whole genre of adventure literature, influencing Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.

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Corinthian, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/corinthian-the-unabridged/ The Corinthian Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0181 978-184-379-855-2 978-184-379-856-9 Georgette Heyer
Georgina Sutton
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The accomplished Corinthian Sir Richard Wyndham is wealthy, sophisticated, handsome and supremely bored. Tired of his aristocratic family constantly pressuring him to get married, he determines to run away after meeting the delightful, unconventional heroine Penelope Creed. Penelope, literally, falls into his life late one night as she hangs from the window of her aunt’s house − she too attempting to escape the pressures of forced marriage. The two allies become embroiled in a series of hilarious madcap adventures as they cross-dress, run into escaped criminals and save people from their own dramatics. Little do they predict their feelings for one another blossoming into romance.

£27.99 $47.98 £18.00 €20.50 $31.00 Sep14
Così fan tutte (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/cosi-fan-tutte-unabridged/ Opera Explained – Così fan tutte Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558069 978-1-84379-087-7 978-184-379-315-1 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
1 37 01:18:40

Così fan tutte contains some of Mozart’s most sublime music. On one level, the opera is purely a social anecdote about young people falling in and out of love; but Mozart was a supreme sensualist and a great humanist, and invested the tale with all his understanding of humanity and young love. In this title, David Timson refutes the charge that Mozart squandered his genius on a work full of trivial nonsense and proves this ‘miraculous yet problematic’ opera to be a great work of theatre. To listen to this thought-provoking examination of the characters and the music is both thoroughly enriching and great fun.

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Cossacks, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/cossacks-the-unabridged/ The Cossacks Classic Fiction unabridged Single 613112 978-962-634-131-5 978-962-954-935-0 Leo Tolstoy
Jonathan Oliver
6 103 07:02:58

Dissolute, disenchanted Dmitri Olénin decides to join the Army as a cadet and is despatched to the Caucasus. There, he is transformed by seeing how the indigenous people live in harmony with nature, how their lives have more meaning than those of the superficial social elite in Moscow, and he finds a new sense of self and purpose. But nothing is ever quite that simple. Love and loyalty are tested to the very limits in this semi-autobiographical novella, which is one of Tolstoy’s best-loved works.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Feb10 Aylmer and Louise Maude
Cotillion (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/cotillion-abridged/ Cotillion Classic Fiction abridged Single 489712 978-962-634-897-0 978-962-954-817-9 Georgette Heyer
Clare Wille
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Cotillion, one of the most popular historical novels by Regency romance expert Georgette Heyer, is presented in Naxos AudioBooks style, with classical music enhancing the production. Kitty Charing comes to London from the country to find a husband and secure her fortune. It is the first of two Heyer titles planned for 2009. Clare Wille was widely praised for her reading of Cranford.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Apr09
Council of Justice, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/council-of-justice-the-unabridged/ The Council of Justice Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0030 978-184-379-457-8 978-184-379-458-5 Edgar Wallace
Bill Homewood
4 76 05:16:26

The Four Just Men, in this second of Wallace’s ingenious series of thrillers, pit themselves against The Red Hundred, an organisation dedicated to international anarchy, led by the charismatic, mysterious and beautiful assassin, the Woman of Gratz. As always, the avengers’ methods are meticulously planned and ruthlessly executed.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Aug11
Count of Monte Cristo, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/count-of-monte-cristo-the-abridged/ The Count of Monte Cristo Classic Fiction abridged Single 203912 978-962-634-039-4 978-962-954-522-2 Alexandre Dumas
Bill Homewood
2 38 02:38:12

The Count of Monte Cristo is a tale of revenge and retribution. Edmond Dantès, a young, energetic sailor, is falsely accused of treason on his wedding day and incarcerated in the forbidding Château d’If. His escape and ultimate revenge on those who wronged him makes this one of the most thrilling stories in French literature, as compelling now as when it was first published in 1846.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00
Count of Monte Cristo, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/count-of-monte-cristo-the-unabridged/ The Count of Monte Cristo Classic Fiction unabridged Single 13412 978-962-634-134-6 978-962-954-938-1 Alexandre Dumas
Bill Homewood
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On the eve of his marriage to the beautiful Mercedes, having that very day been made Captain of his ship, the young sailor Edmond Dantès is arrested on a charge of treason, trumped up by jealous rivals. Incarcerated for many lonely years in the isolated and terrifying Chateau d’If near Marseille, he meticulously plans his brilliant escape and extraordinary revenge. Of all the ‘Masked Avengers’ and ‘Caped Crusaders’ in literature, the Count of Monte Cristo is at once the most daring and the most vulnerable. Alexandre Dumas (père), master storyteller, takes us on a journey of adventure, romance, intrigue, and, ultimately, redemption.

£120.00 $219.98 £78.00 €88.00 $143.00 Jul10
Cousin Kate (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/cousin-kate-unabridged/ Cousin Kate Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0182 978-184-379-857-6 978-184-379-858-3 Georgette Heyer
Jilly Bond
10 184 11:57:15

When young and beautiful governess Kate Malvern finds herself unemployed, she is taken in by Minerva Broome, the aunt she has never met, and whisked away to the majestic country home of Staplewood. However, things are not as they seem: strange things start to happen in the manor and Staplewood soon turns from an inviting stately house to a cold and gloomy mansion with a dreadful secret! One of Georgette Heyer’s later novels, Cousin Kate sees the author take a more experimental turn as she blends the Regency romance genre with the suspenseful style of Gothic horror.

£35.00 $62.98 £23.00 €26.00 $41.00 Oct14
Cousin Phillis (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/cousin-phillis-unabridged/ Cousin Phillis Classic Fiction unabridged Single 435412 978-184-379-354-0 978-962-954-961-9 Elizabeth Gaskell
Joe Marsh
3 58 03:57:22

Cousin Phillis – a miniature masterpiece – is set in the 1840s, when the coming of the railway was changing the face of England, and quiet rural communities, coming into contact with the outside world, were changed for ever. The story focuses on the effect these changes have on a naïve country girl, Phillis, as she encounters love, with all its pains and pleasures, for the first time.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 May10
Cranford (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/cranford-unabridged/ Cranford Classic Fiction unabridged Single 685012 978-962-634-850-5 978-962-954-532-1 Elizabeth Gaskell
Clare Wille
6 103 07:02:35

In the village of Cranford, decorum is maintained at all times. Despite their poverty, the ladies are never vulgar about money (or their lack of it), and always follow the rules of propriety. But this discretion and gentility does not keep away tragedy; and when the worst happens, the Amazons of Cranford show the true strength of their honest affections. A masterpiece of social comedy, Cranford is as moving as it is funny, and as sharp as it is tender.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00
Crime and Punishment (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/crime-and-punishment-abridged/ Crime and Punishment Classic Fiction abridged Single 300912 978-962-634-009-7 978-962-954-502-4 Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Michael Sheen
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A century after it first appeared, Crime and Punishment remains one of the most gripping psychological thrillers. A poverty-striken young man, seeing his family making sacrifices for him, is faced with an opportunity to solve his financial problems with one simple but horrifying act: the murder of a pawnbroker. She is, he feels, just a parasite on society. But does the end justify the means? Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov makes his decision and then has to live with it. Dostoyevsky, in masterly fashion, contrasts the comedy and tragedy of life in St Petersburg with the anguish and turmoil of Raskolnikov’s inner life.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00
Crime and Punishment (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/crime-and-punishment-unabridged/ Crime and Punishment Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0140 978-184-379-749-4 978-184-379-750-0 Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Constantine Gregory
17 338 22:02:41

A century after it first appeared, Crime and Punishment remains one of the most gripping psychological thrillers. A poverty-striken young man, seeing his family making sacrifices for him, is faced with an opportunity to solve his financial problems with one simple but horrifying act: the murder of a pawnbroker. She is, he feels, just a parasite on society. But does the end justify the means? Rodion Romanovitch Raskolnikov makes his decision and then has to live with it. Dostoyevsky, in masterly fashion, contrasts the comedy and tragedy of life in St Petersburg with the anguish and turmoil of Raskolnikov’s inner life.

£55.00 $98.98 £36.00 €40.50 $64.00 Sep13
Daniel Deronda (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/daniel-deronda-unabridged/ Daniel Deronda Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0160 978-1-84379-793-7 978-1-84379-794-4 George Eliot
Juliet Stevenson
28 543 36:06:33 Available

Following a chance meeting at a gambling hall in Europe, the separate lives of Daniel Deronda and Gwendolen Harleth are immediately intertwined. Daniel, an Englishman of uncertain parentage, becomes Gwendolen’s redeemer as she, trapped in a loveless marriage, finds herself drawn to his spiritual and altruistic nature. But Daniel’s path is set when he rescues a young Jewish woman from suicide… Daniel Deronda, George Eliot’s final novel, is a remarkable work, encompassing themes of religion, imperialism and gender within its broad scope.

£85.00 $152.98 £55.00 €63.00 $98.00 Oct15
Darling Buds of May, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/darling-buds-of-may-the-unabridged/ The Darling Buds of May Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0246 978-1-84379-998-6 978-1-84379-999-3 H.E. Bates
Philip Franks
4 65 04:21:42 Available

When Cedric Charlton, an unsuspecting tax inspector, arrives at the door of the Pop Larkin farm, he soon forgets the purpose of his visit: the fun-loving Ma and Pop Larkin distract him at every turn with strawberries, cream, alcohol, and their attractive young daughter, Mariette. Well known through the popular TV series starring David Jason and Catherine Zeta-Jones, The Darling Buds of May is the quintessential feel-good country romp. It will have you falling wholeheartedly in love with the Larkin family and their carefree ways of living. So grab a bowl of ice cream, pull out a deck chair, and share in the ‘perficktion’ of country life.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Jan16
Darwin – In a Nutshell (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/darwin-in-a-nutshell-unabridged/ Darwin – In a Nutshell Biographies unabridged Single 194412 978-962-634-944-1 978-962-954-836-0 Peter Whitfield
Peter Whitfield
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Naxos AudioBooks launches a new 1 CD introductory series In a Nutshell with Darwin, marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of the English naturalist. Peter Whitfield explains how Darwin came to his revolutionary views following his voyage on the Beagle – and his initial reluctance to publish his findings.

£8.99 $14.98 £6.00 €6.50 $10.00 Feb09
David Copperfield (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/david-copperfield-abridged/ David Copperfield Classic Fiction abridged Single 415112 978-962-634-151-3 978-962-954-489-8 Charles Dickens
Anton Lesser
4 77 05:16:32

This much-loved novel was, by Dickens’s own admission, his ‘favourite child’. It is easy to see why, with its colourful characters ranging from the repulsive Uriah Heep to the endlessly improvident Micawbers, and dominated throughout by the moving story of David’s search for a family and a home…

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David Copperfield (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/david-copperfield-unabridged/ David Copperfield Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0078 978-184-379-569-8 978-184-379-570-4 Charles Dickens
Nicholas Boulton
28 603 36:10:55

Recognised as one of the greatest works of English fiction, David Copperfield tells the story of a young man, from his painful childhood, through chance, tragedy and adventure, to self-knowledge and happiness. It includes some of Dickens’s most vividly memorable characters. The cruelly saturnine Mr Murdstone; the redoubtable Betsey Trotwood; the charismatic Steerforth; the ever-so-’umble Uriah Heep; the magnificently spendthrift Mr Wilkins Micawber; the spiteful Miss Dartle; the faithful Traddles; and scores more – all are part of a story that is by turns enchanting, enthralling, comic and moving.

£85.00 $152.98 £55.00 €63.00 $98.00 Feb12
De Profundis (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/de-profundis-unabridged/ De Profundis With an Introduction Written and Read by Merlin Holland Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0210 978-1-84379-913-9 978-1-84379-914-6 Oscar Wilde
Simon Russell Beale
5 75 04:54:56 Available

Written during his time in Reading Gaol, De Profundis is Oscar Wilde’s moving letter to Lord Alfred Douglas, whose relationship with Wilde led to the poet’s imprisonment. Here Wilde repudiates Lord Alfred and reflects on his ordeal, acknowledging how the depths of his sorrow have helped liberate him towards a fuller, freer wisdom. Brimming with beautiful passages, De Profundis is a profound and inspiring treatise on the meaning of suffering.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Oct15
Dead Souls (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/dead-souls-abridged/ Dead Souls Classic Fiction abridged Single 428412 978-962-634-284-8 978-962-954-534-5 Nicolai Gogol
Gordon Griffin
4 73 05:01:42

Gogol’s great Russian classic is the Pickwick Papers of Russian Literature. It takes a sharp but humorous look at life in all its strata, but especially the devious complexities in the country with its landowners and serfs. We are introduced to Chichikov, a businessman who, in order to trick the tax authorities, buys up dead ‘souls’ or serfs whose names still appear on the government census. Despite being a dealer in phantom crimes and paper ghosts, he is the most beguiling of Gogol’s characters. Gogol’s obsession with attempting to display ‘the untold riches of the Russian soul’ eventually led him to madness, religious mania and death. Dismissed by him as merely ‘a pale introduction to the great epic poem which is taking shape in my mind’, Dead Souls is the culmination of Gogol’s genius.

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Death of a Salesman (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/death-of-a-salesman-abridged/ Death of a Salesman Drama abridged Single 199712 978-962-634-997-7 978-962-954-893-3 Arthur Miller
Thomas Mitchell
Arthur Kennedy
Elia Kazan
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Arthur Miller’s most famous play, Death of a Salesman, has become a key text in Western literature. This unusually powerful recording, made for radio in 1953, was directed by Elia Kazan who premiered the play. It features Thomas Mitchell and Arthur Kennedy as father and son. Willy, a travelling salesman, based in New York, relentlessly chases material success. As the disappointing nature of his reality crowds in upon him, Willy and his family suffer the tragic cost of his delusions of greatness. A domestic tragedy, a cynical indictment of materialism and the American Dream, and a profoundly moving story of one man’s struggle to maintain his dignity in the face of continual adversity – Miller’s play is essential listening.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Dec09 Elia Kazan
Death of Ivan Ilyich, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/death-of-ivan-ilyich-the-unabridged/ The Death of Ivan Ilyich Classic Fiction unabridged Single 385112 978-962-634-851-2 978-962-954-570-3 Leo Tolstoy
Oliver Ford Davies
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Drawing on the experience of his own struggle to find enlightenment and a deeper spiritual understanding of life, Tolstoy in The Death of Ivan Ilyich takes us on the final journey towards death with Ivan Ilyich, who, falling victim to an incurable illness, ponders on his own life – its shallowness and lack of compassion, wondering what is the meaning of it all. At times sombre, at times satirical, Tolstoy’s novel raises questions about the way we live and how we should strive even at the end to seek final redemption. It is a powerful masterpiece of psychological exploration, and has influenced writers as diverse as Hemingway and Nabokov.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 Aylmer and Louise Maude
Decameron, Selections from The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/decameron-selections-from-the-abridged/ Selections from The Decameron Classic Fiction abridged Single 438012 978-962-634-380-7 978-962-954-461-4 Boccaccio
Stephen Thorne
Nickie Rainsford
Alison Pettitt
Teresa Gallagher
Polly Hayes
Siri O’Neal
Jonathan Keeble
Daniel Philpott
James Goode
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Here are sixteen tales from one of the great works of the Middle Ages. Ten young people have fled for a while the terrible effects of the Black Death in Florence and, in an idyllic setting, tell a series of brilliant stories, by turns humorous, bawdy, tragic and provocative. This celebration of physical and sexual vitality is Boccaccio’s answer to the sublime other-worldliness of Dante’s Divine Comedy

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Nicolas Soames Sarah Butcher Perry Keenlyside
Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire – Part 1, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/decline-and-fall-of-the-roman-empire-part-1-the-abridged/ The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire – Part 1 History abridged Single 607112 978-962-634-071-4 978-962-954-714-1 Edward Gibbon
Philip Madoc
Neville Jason
6 115 07:54:30

Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is one of the greatest texts in the English language. In magisterial prose, Gibbon charts the gradual collapse of the Roman rule from Augustus (23 B.C. – A.D. 14) to the first of the Barbarian kings, Odoacer (A.D. 476 – A.D. 490). It is a remarkable account, with the extravagant corruption and depravity of emperors such as Commodus, Caracalla and Elagabalus contrasted by the towering work of Constantine, Julian and other remarkable men. It remains the standard work of scholarship on the subject two hundred years after it was written; yet equally important, in its sheer accessibility, it is an unforgettable story.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00
Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire – Part 2, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/decline-and-fall-of-the-roman-empire-part-2-the-abridged/ The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire – Part 2 History abridged Single 612212 978-962-634-122-3 978-962-954-715-8 Edward Gibbon
Philip Madoc
Neville Jason
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Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire occupies an immortal place in the pantheon of historical masterpieces. This six-disc recording covers the final three volumes of Gibbon’s work, tracing ten centuries in the life of the eastern half of the empire, whose capital city was Constantinople. Among the many figures who stride across Gibbon’s stage here are the emperor Justinian I, a noble statesman and successful warrior, brought low by his lascivious wife, the former prostitute Theodora; the murdering Basil I, a peasant who nonetheless proved himself a worthy figure upon which to drape the purple; and the final emperor of all, Constantine XI, who died on the battlements of Constantinople in 1453, valiantly fighting a losing battle to prevent the Turks from gaining a city they had craved for centuries. It is still the work that sets the standard for all histories of the period.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume I, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/decline-and-fall-of-the-roman-empire-volume-i-the-unabridged/ The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume I History unabridged Single 0125 978-184-379-715-9 978-184-379-721-0 Edward Gibbon
David Timson
18 347 22:40:30 Available

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has always maintained its initial appeal to both the general public and scholars alike. Its sheer scale is daunting, encompassing over a millennium of history, covering not merely the Western Empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in AD 476, but also the Eastern Empire, which lasted for another thousand years until the Turks vanquished it in 1453. But Gibbon’s style, part historical fact and part literature, is enticing, and the sheer honesty of the man, who endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation, endears him to the reader. In this recording, David Timson incorporates the most salient of Gibbon’s footnotes. In Volume I (chapters IXV), Gibbon opens by setting the scene with the Empire as it stood in the time of Augustus (d. AD 14) before praising the time of the Antonines (AD 98–180). The death of Marcus Aurelius and the accession of Commodus and his successors ushers in turbulent and dangerous times which were only occasionally marked by a wise and temperate ruler. The volume ends in AD 324, with Constantine the Great becoming undisputed Roman emperor, uniting both the East and Western Empires.

£60.00 $107.98 £39.00 €44.00 $70.00 Jan14
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume II, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/decline-and-fall-of-the-roman-empire-volume-ii-the-unabridged/ The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume II History unabridged Single 0126 978-184-379-716-6 978-184-379-722-7 Edward Gibbon
David Timson
18 345 22:32:20

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has always maintained its initial appeal to both the general public and scholars alike. Its sheer scale is daunting, encompassing over a millennium of history, covering not merely the Western Empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in AD 476, but also the Eastern Empire, which lasted for another thousand years until the Turks vanquished it in 1453. But Gibbon’s style, part historical fact and part literature, is enticing, and the sheer honesty of the man, who endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation, endears him to the reader. In this recording, David Timson incorporates the most salient of Gibbon’s footnotes. In Volume II (Chapters XVI–XXVI), Gibbon continues his powerful history of the Empire, shining the spotlight on some of the best-known figures and their impact on the growing influence of Christianity, including Nero and, three centuries later, Constantine, whose establishment of Constantinople resulted in the division of the Empire into East and West. Gibbon also presents a sympathetic portrait of Julian, whose wisdom, courage and clarity bore the hallmarks of the great emperor that Rome needed.

£60.00 $107.98 £39.00 €44.00 $70.00 Mar14
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume III, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/decline-and-fall-of-the-roman-empire-volume-iii-the-unabridged/ The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume III History unabridged Single 0127 978-184-379-717-3 978-184-379-723-4 Edward Gibbon
David Timson
16 322 21:04:44

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has always maintained its initial appeal to both the general public and scholars alike. Its sheer scale is daunting, encompassing over a millennium of history, covering not merely the Western Empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in AD 476, but also the Eastern Empire, which lasted for another thousand years until the Turks vanquished it in 1453. But Gibbon’s style, part historical fact and part literature, is enticing, and the sheer honesty of the man, who endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation, endears him to the reader. In this recording, David Timson incorporates the most salient of Gibbon’s footnotes. In Volume III (chapters XXVII–XXXVI), Gibbon charts the fall of the Western Empire. Starting with the reign of Emperor Gratian (d. AD 383), his survey moves to political and religious issues in the East and West before covering the increasing military power of the Barbarians. Occasionally a great Roman general emerges to stem the tide, but internecine power struggles see the Western Empire weakened, until Gaul, Britain, Spain and other territories find themselves, as the 5th century advances, unable to rely on Rome for defence.

£55.00 $98.98 £36.00 €40.50 $64.00 May14
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume IV, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/decline-and-fall-of-the-roman-empire-volume-iv-the-unabridged/ The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume IV History unabridged Single 0128 978-184-379-718-0 978-184-379-724-1 Edward Gibbon
David Timson
19 374 24:49:00

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has always maintained its initial appeal to both the general public and scholars alike. Its sheer scale is daunting, encompassing over a millennium of history, covering not merely the Western Empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in AD 476, but also the Eastern Empire, which lasted for another thousand years until the Turks vanquished it in 1453. But Gibbon’s style, part historical fact and part literature, is enticing, and the sheer honesty of the man, who endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation, endears him to the reader. In this recording, David Timson incorporates the most salient of Gibbon’s footnotes. In Volume IV (Chapters XXXVII–XLVI), 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 moves to 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. Gibbon ends with the state of the Eastern Empire in the sixth century and its weaknesses after a long war.

£60.00 $107.98 £39.00 €44.00 $70.00 Jul14
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/decline-and-fall-of-the-roman-empire-volume-v-the-unabridged/ The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume V History unabridged Single 0129 978-184-379-719-7 978-184-379-725-8 Edward Gibbon
David Timson
21 379 27:21:12

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has always maintained its initial appeal to both the general public and scholars alike. Its sheer scale is daunting, encompassing over a millennium of history, covering not merely the Western Empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in AD 476, but also the Eastern Empire, which lasted for another thousand years until the Turks vanquished it in 1453. But Gibbon’s style, part historical fact and part literature, is enticing, and the sheer honesty of the man, who endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation, endears him to the reader. In this recording, David Timson incorporates the most salient of Gibbon’s footnotes. In Volume V (Chapters XLVII−LVI), Gibbon further explores the influence of Christianity on the fall of the Roman Empire. He looks at the growth of the worship of Christian images and the resulting persecution by Leo III, emperor of the East. The conflict is intensified as a split develops between the Eastern and Western churches, a weakness that encourages attacks from Lombardy. Gibbon then moves to the foundation of the Moslem religion and the attempts of the Arabs to besiege Constantinople.

£65.00 $115.98 £42.00 €48.00 $75.00 Sep14
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/decline-and-fall-of-the-roman-empire-volume-vi-the-unabridged/ The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI History unabridged Single 0130 978-184-379-720-3 978-184-379-726-5 Edward Gibbon
David Timson
22 435 28:29:00

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire has always maintained its initial appeal to both the general public and scholars alike. Its sheer scale is daunting, encompassing over a millennium of history, covering not merely the Western Empire from the days of the early emperors to its extinction in AD 476, but also the Eastern Empire, which lasted for another thousand years until the Turks vanquished it in 1453. But Gibbon’s style, part historical fact and part literature, is enticing, and the sheer honesty of the man, who endeavours to be scrupulously impartial in his presentation, endears him to the reader. In this recording, David Timson incorporates the most salient of Gibbon’s footnotes. In Volume VI (Chapters LVII−LXXI), Gibbon ends his masterful history by charting the rise of the Turkish nation and the birth of the Ottoman Empire, which becomes an unstoppable force as it eventually captures the remains of the Eastern Empire. Weakened under the continuing schism of the Greek and Latin Christians, the strategically important site of Constantinople becomes an easy target for Sultan Mohammed II − much to the consternation and apathy of the West.

£70.00 $128.98 £46.00 €51.55 $84.00 Oct14
Descartes – An Introduction (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/descartes-an-introduction-selections/ Descartes – An Introduction Philosophy selections Single 489812 978-962-634-898-7 978-962-954-818-6 Ross Burman
Jonathan Oliver
Roy McMillan
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René Descartes is one of the formative figures in Western philosophy, logic and mathematics. His famous statement: ‘I think, therefore I am’, has become perhaps the most famous phrase in all of philosophy. Descartes’s ground-breaking writings attempted to establish unshakeable foundations of knowledge, and set a trend for subsequent Western philosophy, which has endlessly critiqued and expanded upon his ideas.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Dec09
Diary of a Nobody, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/diary-of-a-nobody-the-unabridged/ The Diary of a Nobody Classic Fiction unabridged Single 440312 978-962-634-403-3 978-962-954-536-9 George and Weedon Grossmith
Martin Jarvis
4 71 04:52:35

This delightful Victorian comic diary is a classic of English Humour which has never been out of print since its first publication in 1892. City clerk Charles Pooter asks: ‘Why should I not publish my diary… because I do not happen to be a “somebody”?’ He proceeds to catalogue all the social clangers he makes unwittingly as he bumbles his way through life, yet a sympathy develops for Pooter in the face of it all. The Diary of a Nobody is an ideal text for the talents of Martin Jarvis.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00
Diary of Samuel Pepys, Selections from The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/diary-of-samuel-pepys-selections-from-the-abridged/ Selections from The Diary of Samuel Pepys History abridged Single 428812 978-962-634-288-6 978-962-954-731-8 Samuel Pepys
Michael Maloney
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys is perhaps the most well known collection of reminiscences. He maintained it, in secrecy, from 1660, the year of the Restoration, until 1669 when fear of blindness prevented his daily labours. Though it covers less than a decade, it offers a lively and detailed insight into a period and a personality – for he noted events in both public and private life. Famous passages include descriptions of The Plague and the Great Fire of London. In this presentation, key sections are set in historical context.

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Diary of Samuel Pepys, Volume I: 1660-1663, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/diary-of-samuel-pepys-volume-i-1660-1663-the-unabridged/ The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Volume I: 1660-1663 History unabridged Single 0174 978-184-379-839-2 978-184-379-840-8 Samuel Pepys
Leighton Pugh
David Timson
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys is one of the most entertaining documents in English history. Written between 1660 and 1669, as Pepys was establishing himself as a key administrator in the Navy Office, it is an intimate portrait of life in 17th-century England, covering his professional and personal activities, including, famously, his love of music, theatre, food, wine and his peccadilloes. This Naxos AudioBooks production is the world premiere recording of the diary in its entirety. It has been divided into three volumes. Volume I covers the opening years of the Restoration and introduces us to many of the key characters − family, government and royalty. Pepys was there when Charles II returned to England, and he lived through those opening years of the Stuart monarchy, with its revenge on the regicides. He also recorded the reopening of theatres, and how England relaxed from years of the Puritan way of life.

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Diary of Samuel Pepys, Volume II: 1664-1666, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/diary-of-samuel-pepys-volume-ii-1664-1666-the-unabridged/ The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Volume II: 1664-1666 History unabridged Single 0175 978-184-379-841-5 978-184-379-842-2 Samuel Pepys
Leighton Pugh
David Timson
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys is one of the most entertaining documents in English history. Written between 1660 and 1669, as Pepys was establishing himself as a key administrator in the Navy Office, it is an intimate portrait of life in 17th-century England, covering his professional and personal activities, including, famously, his love of music, theatre, food and wine, and his numerous peccadilloes. This Naxos AudioBooks production is the world-premiere recording of the diary in its entirety. It has been divided into three volumes. Volume II covers some of the most famous passages in the diary. Pepys was there, in London, during the terrible Plague of 1665. And he was there during the Great Fire of London the following year, playing an active role in the actual event and its aftermath.

£85.00 $152.98 £55.00 €63.00 $98.00 Mar15
Diary of Samuel Pepys, Volume III: 1667-1669, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/diary-of-samuel-pepys-volume-iii-1667-1669-the-unabridged/ The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Volume III: 1667-1669 History unabridged Single 0176 978-184-379-843-9 978-184-379-844-6 Samuel Pepys
Leighton Pugh
David Timson
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys is one of the most entertaining documents in English history. Written between 1660 and 1669, as Pepys was establishing himself as a key administrator in the Navy Office, it is an intimate portrait of life in 17th-century England, covering his professional and personal activities, including, famously, his love of music, theatre, food, wine and his peccadilloes. This Naxos AudioBooks production is the world-premiere recording of the diary in its entirety. It has been divided into three volumes. Volume III presents the last three years of Pepys’s diary. By now he is in his mid-thirties and confident in his ability to deal with differing political factions within the Navy Office. His affection for his wife Elizabeth grows ever stronger despite his wandering eyes, and he finds he is worth £6,000 and more – a considerable sum for the son of a tailor who started with nothing. He becomes increasingly concerned about his sight, and it is with some regret that he stops writing his diary at the end of May 1669.

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Dickinson, Emily (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/dickinson-emily-selections/ The Great Poets – Emily Dickinson The Great Poets – Poetry selections Single 0146 N/A 978184379765 4 Emily Dickinson
Teresa Gallagher
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Born in Massachusetts in 1830, Emily Dickinson composed over 1770 poems; but apart from her closest friends, no-one knew she was writing at all. Only after her death was her astonishing output discovered and published. A reclusive figure for much of her life, few could have imagined the range of her subjects, the intensity of her imagination or the powerful delicacy of her writing. Emily Dickinson is one of America’s greatest writers. This selection includes 147 of her best known poems, and is a perfect introduction to her unique voice.

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A drop fell on the apple tree
A narrow Fellow in the Grass
A poor torn heart, a tattered heart
A something in a summer’s day
A still – Volcano – Life –
A toad can die of light!
A wounded deer leaps highest
After great pain, a formal feeling comes –
All the letters I can write
Ample make this bed
As imperceptibly as Grief
Because I could not stop for Death
Come slowly, Eden!
Dear March, come in!
Death is a dialogue between
Drowning is not so pitiful
Eden is that old fashioned House
Fame is a fickle food
Forbidden fruit a flavor has
Glee! The great storm is over –
He ate and drank the precious words
He touched me, so I live to know
Heart not so heavy as mine
Heart! We will forget him!
Her final summer was it
Hope is the thing with feathers
How the old Mountains drip with Sunset
I asked no other thing
I can wade grief
I cannot live with you
I died for beauty, but was scarce
I dreaded that first Robin, so
I dwell in Possibility –
I envy seas whereon he rides
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
I gave myself to him
I had no cause to be awake
I had no time to hate, because
I have no life but this
I hide myself within my flower
I know some lonely houses off the road
I many times thought peace had come
I meant to have but modest needs
I never saw a moor
I should not dare to leave my friend
I stepped from plank to plank
I taste a liquor never brewed
I think the hemlock likes to stand
I took my power in my hand
If I can stop one heart from breaking
If recollecting were forgetting
I’ll tell you how the Sun rose
I’m Nobody! Who are you?
It might be easier
It tossed and tossed
It was not Death, for I stood up
It’s such a little thing to weep
Love is anterior to life
Mine by the right of the white election!
Much madness is divinest sense
My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun
Nature rarer uses yellow
Not with a Club, the Heart is broken
On this wondrous sea
One blessing had I, than the rest
One need not be a chamber – to be Haunted
Pain has an element of blank;
Safe in their Alabaster Chambers
Some keep the Sabbath going to church
Surgeons must be very careful
That after Horror – that ’twas us –
That I did always love
The brain within its groove
The Dying need but little, Dear
The grass so little has to do,
The grave my little cottage is
The leaves, like women, interchange
The one that could repeat the summer day
The rat is the concisest tenant.
The Soul has Bandaged moments
The soul should always stand ajar,
The waters chased him as he fled
The way I read a letter’s this:
The wind begun to rock the grass
There came a Wind like a Bugle –
There’s a certain slant of light,
There’s been a death in the opposite house
They might not need me – yet they might –
This is my letter to the world,
This World is not Conclusion.
’Tis little I could care for pearls
’Tis not that Dying hurts us so –
’Twas like a Maelstrom, with a notch,
Unable are the Loved to die
We never know we go, – when we are going
What inn is this
While I was fearing it, it came,
Will there really be a morning?
You left me, sweet, two legacies, –
Dickinson, Emily (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/dickinson-emily-selections-2/ The Great Poets – Emily Dickinson The Great Poets – Poetry selections Single 185612 978-962-634-856-7 978-962-954-655-7 Emily Dickinson
Teresa Gallagher
1 20 01:16:46

Born in Massachusetts in 1830, Emily Dickinson composed over 1770 poems; but apart from her closest friends, no-one knew she was writing at all. Only after her death was her astonishing output discovered and published. A reclusive figure for much of her life, few could have imagined the range of her subjects, the intensity of her imagination or the powerful delicacy of her writing. Emily Dickinson is one of America’s greatest writers. This selection includes 147 of her best known poems, and is a perfect introduction to her unique voice.

£8.99 $14.98 £6.00 €6.50 $10.00
A drop fell on the apple tree
A narrow Fellow in the Grass
A poor torn heart, a tattered heart
A something in a summer’s day
A still – Volcano – Life –
A toad can die of light!
A wounded deer leaps highest
After great pain, a formal feeling comes –
All the letters I can write
Ample make this bed
As imperceptibly as Grief
Because I could not stop for Death
Come slowly, Eden!
Dear March, come in!
Death is a dialogue between
Drowning is not so pitiful
Eden is that old fashioned House
Fame is a fickle food
Forbidden fruit a flavor has
Glee! The great storm is over –
He ate and drank the precious words
He touched me, so I live to know
Heart not so heavy as mine
Heart! We will forget him!
Her final summer was it
Hope is the thing with feathers
How the old Mountains drip with Sunset
I asked no other thing
I can wade grief
I cannot live with you
I died for beauty, but was scarce
I dreaded that first Robin, so
I dwell in Possibility –
I envy seas whereon he rides
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
I gave myself to him
I had no cause to be awake
I had no time to hate, because
I have no life but this
I hide myself within my flower
I know some lonely houses off the road
I many times thought peace had come
I meant to have but modest needs
I never saw a moor
I should not dare to leave my friend
I stepped from plank to plank
I taste a liquor never brewed
I think the hemlock likes to stand
I took my power in my hand
If I can stop one heart from breaking
If recollecting were forgetting
I’ll tell you how the Sun rose
I’m Nobody! Who are you?
It might be easier
It tossed and tossed
It was not Death, for I stood up
It’s such a little thing to weep
Love is anterior to life
Mine by the right of the white election!
Much madness is divinest sense
My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun
Nature rarer uses yellow
Not with a Club, the Heart is broken
On this wondrous sea
One blessing had I, than the rest
One need not be a chamber – to be Haunted
Pain has an element of blank;
Safe in their Alabaster Chambers
Some keep the Sabbath going to church
Surgeons must be very careful
That after Horror – that ’twas us –
That I did always love
The brain within its groove
The Dying need but little, Dear
The grass so little has to do,
The grave my little cottage is
The leaves, like women, interchange
The one that could repeat the summer day
The rat is the concisest tenant.
The Soul has Bandaged moments
The soul should always stand ajar,
The waters chased him as he fled
The way I read a letter’s this:
The wind begun to rock the grass
There came a Wind like a Bugle –
There’s a certain slant of light,
There’s been a death in the opposite house
They might not need me – yet they might –
This is my letter to the world,
This World is not Conclusion.
’Tis little I could care for pearls
’Tis not that Dying hurts us so –
’Twas like a Maelstrom, with a notch,
Unable are the Loved to die
We never know we go, – when we are going
What inn is this
While I was fearing it, it came,
Will there really be a morning?
You left me, sweet, two legacies, –
Die Fledermaus (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/die-fledermaus-unabridged/ Opera Explained – Die Fledermaus Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558070 978-1-84379-086-0 978-184-379-316-8 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
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Die Fledermaus is one of the few operatic works to which the phrase ‘never a dull moment’ can be truthfully applied. From the explosive opening of the famous overture – reminiscent of a volley of champagne corks – through the surging energy of the ‘Fledermaus Waltz’ and the many comic numbers, of which the accelerando trio is the finest, up to such huge concerted numbers as the ‘Duidu’ finale to Act II, this is an operetta which almost incarnates nostalgia. Thomson Smillie and David Timson infuse their exploration of Die Fledermaus with as much life as the operetta itself. The most rewarding and memorable extracts are included, and the whole piece is tantalisingly introduced – a trip to see it has to be the next step! Timson begins, “‘Nostalgia’, as the saying goes, ‘may not be what it used to be,’ but thank goodness we still have Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus!”

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Dinosaurs (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/dinosaurs-unabridged/ Dinosaurs Junior Classics unabridged Single 0151 978-184-379-775-3 978-184-379-776-0 Jen Green
Benjamin Soames
2 40 02:34:14

Journey back in time to the age of the dinosaurs, the biggest, scariest creatures the world has ever known. Which dinosaurs hunted in packs like wolves? What was the deadliest dinosaur of them all? Which were the very largest species? Not all dinosaurs were bloodthirsty meat-eaters, but all were armed and dangerous. You are advised to keep well clear as we tour the world of the dinosaurs, taking a detailed look at all the most amazing species.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Mar14
Discourse on the Origin and the Foundations of Inequality Among Men (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/discourse-on-the-origin-and-the-foundations-of-inequality-among-men-unabridged/ Discourse on the Origin and the Foundations of Inequality Among Men Philosophy unabridged Single 0205 978-184-379-904-7 978-184-379-905-4 Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Neville Jason
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Rousseau’s Discourse sets out to explore the origin of inequality among people, a journey that sees him trace the evolution of humans from the savage man to the foundations of civil society. With verve and passion, the philosopher argues that the birth of private property was the ‘beginning of evil’. Throughout the book we are led to consider the progress of language, reason, self-preservation, benevolence, pity and law – all through the lens of perhaps the most original thinker of the eighteenth century.

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Discover Music of the Baroque Era (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/discover-music-of-the-baroque-era-unabridged/ Discover Music of the Baroque Era Music unabridged Single 495912 978-962-634-959-5 978-962-954-850-6 Clive Unger-Hamilton
Sebastian Comberti
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Bach, Vivaldi and Handel are the three great composers of the Baroque era, though there are many other well-known figures, including Albinoni, Pachelbel and Scarlatti. This engaging introduction, interspersed liberally music, shows how the music of these composers graced the courts and churches of Europe from 1600-1750. It is a fascinating story.

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Discover Music of the Romantic Era (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/discover-music-of-the-romantic-era-unabridged/ Discover Music of the Romantic Era Music unabridged Single 495212 978-962-634-952-6 978-962-954-844-5 David McCleery
Jeremy Siepmann
4 143 05:08:01

Amid a background of wars and revolution, the 19th century produced many of the world’s best-loved composers including Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Tchaikovsky. Discover Music of the Romantic Era charts the course of music through these turbulent but exhilarating times with more than 20 music excerpts. Lighthearted but authoritative, it tells the fascinating, often scandalous life stories of the nineteenth century’s greatest composers and describes how they created musical history.

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Divine Comedy, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/divine-comedy-the-unabridged/ The Divine Comedy The Divine Comedy | The Inferno | Purgatory | Paradise | A Life of Dante Poetry unabridged Box set 31512 978-962-634-315-9 N/A Dante
Heathcote Williams
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Dante’s vision, The Divine Comedy, has profoundly affected every generation since it first appeared in the early fourteenth century. The box set contains the trilogy of The Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise, plus a biography of Dante – A Life of Dante – which puts the very personal nature of his poetry into perspective.

£45.50 $81.98 £29.00 €33.50 $53.00
Dog’s Heart, A (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/dog-s-heart-a-unabridged/ A Dog’s Heart Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0002 978-184-379-402-8 978-184-379-403-5 Mikhail Bulgakov
Roy McMillan
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When a respected surgeon decides to transplant human body parts into a stray dog, he creates a monster – drunken, profligate, aggressive and selfish. It seems the worst aspects of the donor have been transplanted as well. As his previously well-regulated home descends into riotous chaos, the doctor realises he will have to try to reverse the operation; but the dog isn’t so keen… Wild, uproarious and deliriously comic, Bulgakov’s short novel is at once a comment on the problems of 1920s Russia and a lasting satire on human nature.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 Nov10
Dombey and Son (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/dombey-and-son-abridged/ Dombey and Son Classic Fiction abridged Single 899012 978-962-634-990-8 978-962-954-888-9 Charles Dickens
David Timson
8 165 11:18:31

Dombey and Son is vintage Dickens and explores the classic themes of betrayal, cruelty and deceit. The novel follows the fortunes of Dombey, a businessman par excellence, who craves a son to inherit his enterprises. His family, and especially his daughter, the sweet and good-natured Florence, bear the brunt of his frustrations.

£29.99 $54.98 £19.50 €22.00 $36.00 Sep09
Dombey and Son (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/dombey-and-son-unabridged/ Dombey and Son Classic Fiction unabridged Single 98912 978-962-634-989-2 978-962-954-887-2 Charles Dickens
David Timson
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Dombey and Son is vintage Dickens and explores the classic themes of betrayal, cruelty and deceit. Dombey’s dysfunctional relationships are painted against a backdrop of social unrest in industrialised London, which is populated by a host of fascinating and memorable secondary characters. The complete and unabridged 1867 text is brought spectacularly to life by veteran reader David Timson.

£95.00 $133.98 £62.00 €70.00 $88.00 Oct09
Don Giovanni (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/don-giovanni-unabridged/ Opera Explained – Don Giovanni Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558115 978-1-84379-078-5 978-184-379-321-2 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
1 37 01:18:59

Don Giovanni has long been regarded as Mozart’s supreme theatrical achievement. The subject seems unpromising – the last day in the life of the notorious womaniser Don Juan – but the skill of the librettist allied to the genius of Mozart at the very peak of his powers has created a work which is not only highly entertaining but reflects an incredible understanding of the human condition.

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Don Juan (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/don-juan-unabridged/ Don Juan Poetry unabridged Single 0223 978-1-84379-942-9 978-1-84379-943-6 Lord Byron
Jonathan Keeble
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Lord Byron’s satirical take on the legend of Don Juan is a moving and witty poem that sees the young hero in a reversal of roles. Juan sheds his image as a womaniser and instead becomes the victim of circumstance as he is relentlessly pursued by every woman he meets. Comprising seventeen cantos of rhyming iambic pentameter, the poem is a crisp and accessible meditation on the madness of the world.

£42.00 $73.98 £27.00 €31.00 $48.00 May16
Don Quixote (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/don-quixote-abridged/ Don Quixote Classic Fiction abridged Single 302212 978-962-634-022-6 978-962-954-469-0 Miguel de Cervantes
Edward de Souza
3 48 03:17:24

The first European novel, and one of the greatest, is a marvellously comic study of delusion and its consequences: Don Quixote, the old gentleman of La Mancha, takes to the road in search of adventure and remains undaunted in the face of repeated disaster.

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Don Quixote (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/don-quixote-unabridged/ Don Quixote Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0006 978-184-379-409-7 978-184-379-410-3 Miguel de Cervantes
Roy McMillan
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An old man, enchanted by tales of knightly courage, puts on his rusty armour and sets out on a quest of his own. For him, the world is filled with giants, knights and a peerless mistress. Others, such as his earthy squire Sancho Panza, see windmills, sheep and vulgar serving girls. But such prosaic interpretations do not satisfy the greatest figure in Western literature: Don Quixote. Quixote’s story – moving, funny and thrilling – embodies the glory and absurdity, vanity and idealism, sorrow and delight of humanity. Cervantes created a hero for all time and for all mankind.

£85.00 $152.98 £55.00 €63.00 $98.00 Jun11
Dr Thorne (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/dr-thorne-unabridged/ Dr Thorne Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0158 978-184-379-789-0 978-184-379-790-6 Anthony Trollope
David Shaw-Parker
18 350 22:47:22

Dr Thorne, the third novel in Anthony Trollope’s Chronicles of Barsetshire, sees the author steer away from the church politics of the first two novels and move towards the scandals and prejudice of the upper tiers of Victorian era aristocracies. It tells the tale of Frank Gresham and Mary Thorne, a couple intent on marriage despite their conflicting social backgrounds. Frank is engaged in a fierce battle with his family as his mother vehemently opposes the marriage and pushes him to marry a wealthy heiress; however, Frank shuns her attempts as he is determined to accept Mary on her own terms. Trollope’s classic, trademark prose shines in Dr Thorne: always solicitous, gentle and kind to his readers, the author peppers his narrative with wonderfully witty observations that will leave you smiling.

£60.00 $107.98 £39.00 €44.00 $70.00 Aug14
Dracula (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/dracula-abridged/ Dracula Classic Fiction abridged Single 311512 978-962-634-115-5 978-962-954-565-9 Bram Stoker
Brian Cox
Heathcote Williams
Dermot Kerrigan
Siri O’Neal
Michael Gould
Polly Hayes
Daniel Philpott
Matthew Warburton
Elaine Claxton
Peter Yapp
Benjamin Soames
Anna Britten
Laura Paton
Neville Jason
3 57 03:56:40 Available

For a century Bram Stoker’s Dracula has reigned supreme as the undisputed masterpiece of horror writing. We have all grown up under the shadow of the elegant Count, at once an attractive, brutal and erotic creature of the night. In 1897 Bram Stoker wrote a story expressing the most persistent nightmare of the human condition. Take this opportunity to dream again…

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 Nicolas Soames Heather Godwin
Dracula (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/dracula-unabridged/ Dracula Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0190 978-184-379-873-6 978-184-379-874-3 Bram Stoker
David Horovitch
Jamie Parker
Joseph Kloska
Alison Pettitt
Clare Corbett
John Foley
David Thorpe
14 260 16:59:25 Available

For a century Bram Stoker’s Dracula has reigned supreme as the undisputed masterpiece of horror writing. We have all grown up beneath the shadow of the elegant Count, at once an attractive, brutal and erotic creature of the night. In 1897 Bram Stoker wrote a story expressing the most persistent nightmare of the human condition. Take this opportunity to dream again…

£50.00 $89.98 £33.00 €37.00 $58.50 Mar15
Dracula’s Guest and Other Stories (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/dracula-s-guest-and-other-stories-unabridged/ Dracula’s Guest and Other Stories Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0075 978-184-379-563-6 978-184-379-564-3 Bram Stoker
Rupert Degas
5 82 05:41:36

Best known for his masterpiece of horror, Dracula, Bram Stoker wrote a number of other novels and many short stories, all on supernatural themes or filled with a physical terror reminiscent of Poe. Dracula’s Guest was originally part of the great novel, but was excised and published separately. Some of these stories, such as The Squaw, The Judge’s House and The Burial of the Rats, rank very high among classic tales of the macabre. These stories deserve to be better known for the light they shed on the enigmatic author of one of the world’s supreme literary adventures into the realm of nightmare.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Oct12
Dragon Tales (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/dragon-tales-unabridged/ Dragon Tales Junior Classics unabridged Single 294912 978-962-634-949-6 978-962-954-841-4 Kenneth Grahame
Edith Nesbit
Bertie Carvel
Emma Gregory
2 33 02:17:07

Here is a collection of four delightful dragon stories by two master writers for children: The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame and The Island of the Nine Whirlpools, The Fiery Dragon and The Last Dragon by Edith Nesbit. Presented with lively music and even the occasional amusing sound effect.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Feb09
  • The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame
  • The Island of the Nine Whirlpools by Edith Nesbit
  • The Fiery Dragon by Edith Nesbit
  • The Last of the Dragons by Edith Nesbit
Dubliners (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/dubliners-unabridged/ Dubliners Modern Classics unabridged Box set 31312 978-962-634-313-5 978-962-954-594-9 James Joyce
Jim Norton
6 100 06:51:50

Dubliners is a collection of short stories about the lives of the people of Dublin around the turn of the century. Each story describes a small but significant moment of crisis or revelation in the life of a particular Dubliner, sympathetically but always with stark honesty. Many of the characters are desperate to escape the confines of their humdrum lives, though those that have the opportunity to do so seem unable to take it. These stories introduce us to the city, which fed Joyce’s entire creative output, and to many of the characters who made it such a well of literary inspiration. Rich in humour and musical allusion, they contain some of Joyce’s most powerful and moving prose.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00
Dubliners – Part I (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/dubliners-part-i-unabridged/ Dubliners – Part I Modern Classics unabridged Single 317312 978-962-634-173-5 978-962-954-592-5 James Joyce
Jim Norton
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This volume contains the first ten stories from Dubliners, read in their original, unabridged form by Jim Norton who has established a special reputation for his recordings of Joyce for Naxos Audiobooks. The ten stories are: The Sisters, An Encounter, Araby, Eveline, After the Race, Two Gallants, The Boarding House, A Little Cloud, Counterparts, and Clay.

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  • The Sisters
  • An Encounter
  • Araby
  • Eveline
  • After the Race
  • Two Gallants
  • The Boarding House
  • A Little Cloud
  • Counterparts
  • Clay
Dubliners – Part II (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/dubliners-part-ii-unabridged/ Dubliners – Part II Modern Classics unabridged Single 318312 978-962-634-183-4 978-962-954-593-2 James Joyce
Jim Norton
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This volume continues the masterly unabridged reading of the short stories. It contains the last six stories from the collection: Clay, A Painful Case, Ivy Day in the Committee Room, A Mother, Grace, and perhaps the most well-known of all the stories (and the longest), The Dead. Jim Norton has established a special reputation for his recordings of Joyce for Naxos AudioBooks.

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  • A Painful Case
  • Ivy Day in the Committee Room
  • A Mother
  • Grace
  • The Dead
Dvořák, Antonín (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/dvorak-antonin-unabridged/ Life & Works – Antonín Dvořák Life & Works – Life and Works unabridged Single 558101 978-1-84379-070-9 978-184-379-376-2 Jeremy Siepmann
Jeremy Siepmann
Sean Barrett
Jonathan Keeble
Garrick Hagon
Caroline Friend
Daniel Philpott
Michael Tudor Barnes
4 128 04:35:07 CD-ROM + 136-page booklet

One of the best loved composers of all time, Dvořák rose from rural origins to become not only a great but an influential composer. The first composer to put his native Bohemia on the musical map of the world, he was invited to do the same for America. One result was the famous ‘New World’ Symphony, which made him a household name across the globe. Writing music of irresistible colour, lilt and peasant vitality, he was also a melodist-in-a-million. This portrait-in-sound follows a lovable and in many ways a very simple man from haycart to imperial palace, from tragic loss to heart-warming joy, to pigeon-raising and world celebrity.

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Dylan Thomas (compilation) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/dylan-thomas-compilation/ The Essential Dylan Thomas Poems and stories The Essential Modern Classics compilation Single 434312 978-962-634-343-2 978-962-954-613-7 Dylan Thomas
Richard Burton
Philip Madoc
Richard Bebb
Jason Hughes
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This varied, well-chosen selection brings onto one CD set the best of Dylan Thomas. Here is the legendary recording of Under Milk Wood, with Richard Burton and Richard Bebb as narrators; but here also are two radio productions he wrote before that great classic, and though interesting in their own right, they show how Under Milk Wood grew gradually in his imagination. Thomas was a charismatic if idiosyncratic performer of his own poetry and stories and here is a representative selection. Performances of Dylan Thomas have since moved on and the greatness of the writer as a poet and storyteller are perhaps best heard in new recordings by actors of our own time. Here Bebb, Madoc, and Hughes share some of Thomas’s finest, most challenging and endearing works.

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  • Under Milk Wood
  • Return Journey To Swansea
  • Quite Early One Morning
  • Memories of Christmas
  • The Peaches
  • A Visit To Grandpa’s
  • The Followers
  • The Outing – A Story
Eagle of the Ninth, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/eagle-of-the-ninth-the-abridged/ The Eagle of the Ninth Junior Classics abridged Single 442312 978-962-634-423-1 978-962-954-431-7 Rosemary Sutcliff
Charlie Simpson
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Roman Britain: Marcus Flavius Aquila, a young centurion is forced into retirement after a wound in his first major engagement against a rebel British tribe. It allows him the freedom to embark upon a dangerous mission to find out what happened to the Ninth Legion which, years before, disappeared in the savage lands of the Picts. Will he find out what happened to the men, led by his father, who never returned? And will he recover the Eagle, the symbol of Roman dominance and power? This junior classic has never been out of print since it was first published over fifty years ago. It is now presented in a fresh abridgement read in exciting manner by Charlie Simpson.

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Edgar Allan Poe (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/edgar-allan-poe-selections/ The Essential Edgar Allan Poe With a biography by Roy McMillan The Essential Poetry selections Single 692112 978-962-634-921-2 978-962-954-773-8 Edgar Allan Poe
Kerry Shale
John Chancer
William Roberts
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Released to coincide with the two-hundredth anniversary of the author’s birth in January 1809, this selection of well-loved chilling tales from the master of the supernatural is a perfect Christmas gift. The short stories include The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Fall of the House of Usher. This release also features additional poetry by Poe and a new biography especially written for Naxos AudioBooks by Roy McMillan.

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Tamerlane
Dreams
Spirits of the Dead
A Dream
The Lake
The bowers whereat, in dreams I see
Fairy-Land
To Helen
Israfel
Lenore
Sonnet: To Zante
The Haunted Palace
Sonnet: Silence
The Conqueror Worm
Dream-Land
Eulalie
The Raven
(Not long ago, the writer of these lines …)
Ulalume: A Ballad
The Bells
A Dream Within a Dream
For Annie
To My Mother
Annabel Lee
Edwin Drood (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/edwin-drood-unabridged/ Edwin Drood Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0092 978-184-379-598-8 978-184-379-599-5 Charles Dickens
David Timson
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Through a mist of decay and opium, Dickens weaves a tale of murder and mystery in this, his last novel. Set in the fictional cathedral town of Cloisterham, John Jasper, the choir-master, takes an obsessive interest in his nephew Edwin Drood and his fiancée Rosa Bud. But when young Edwin disappears on Christmas Eve, has Jasper killed him? Alas, we’ll never know as Dickens died before completing the novel. It is an intriguing, enigmatic and also richly comic story, showing that Dickens was at the peak of his powers to the very end.

£32.99 $59.98 £21.50 €24.00 $39.00 May12
Elephant Vanishes, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/elephant-vanishes-the-unabridged/ The Elephant Vanishes The Wind Up Bird and Tuesday’s Women | The Second Bakery Attack | The Kangaroo Communiqué | On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning | Sleep | The Fall of the Roman Empire, the 1881 Indian Uprising, Hitler’s Invasion of Poland and The Realm of Raging Winds | Lederhosen | Barn Burning | The Little Green Monster | Family Affair | A Window | TV People | A Slow Boat to China | The Dancing Dwarf | The Last Lawn of the Afternoon | The Silence | The Elephant Vanishes Contemporary Fiction unabridged Single 840612 978-962-634-406-4 978-962-954-624-3 Haruki Murakami
Teresa Gallagher
John Chancer
Walter Lewis
Rupert Degas
Tim Flavin
Mark Heenehan
Jeff Peterson
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This title is no longer available to customers from the USA, Canada, Guam, Marshall Islands, Philippine Islands and American Samoa. Distribution rights for these countries have transferred to Random House. A collection of off-the-wall short stories by Japan’s leading contemporary novelist. An elephant vanishes; hunger drives a couple to rob McDonalds; an insomniac wife wakes in a different world. Murakami is a cult figure throughout the world with an increasing reputation.

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  • The Wind Up Bird and Tuesday’s Women
  • The Second Bakery Attack
  • The Kangaroo Communique
  • On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning
  • Sleep
  • The Fall of the Roman Empire, The 1881 Indian Uprising, Hitler’s Invasion of Poland and The Realm of Raging Winds
  • Lederhosen
  • Barn Buring
  • The Little Green Monster
  • Family Affair
  • A Window
  • TV People
  • A Slow Boat to China
  • The Dancing Dwarf
  • The Last Lawn of the Afternoon
  • The Silence
  • The Elephant Vanishes
Elidor (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/elidor-unabridged/ Elidor Junior Classics unabridged Single 396912 978-962-634-969-4 978-962-954-859-9 Alan Garner
Jonathan Keeble
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Part folklore, part adventure and part fantasy, Alan Garner’s Elidor is a modern children’s classic. When Roland opens a door in a derelict church, he unleashes the wonders of Elidor and the grave challenges that this troubled world presents. Drawing on Welsh, Irish and English mythology, the book chronicles the trials and hardships of a group of young teenagers as they attempt to fulfill a prophecy from another world, and fight a terrible evil.

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/elizabeth-barrett-browning-and-christina-rossetti-selections/ The Great Poets – Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti The Great Poets – Poetry selections Single 192012 978-962-634-920-5 978-962-954-822-3 Rachel Bavidge
Georgina Sutton
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861) and Christina Rossetti (1830–1894) were both regarded as the female poet laureates of their time, and between them their writings spanned almost the entire Victorian age, from the end of Romanticism to the beginnings of Modernism. This selection of their shorter works contains all the major themes that animated them – social justice, faith, love and mortality – and some of the best-loved poetry in English, including In The Deep Midwinter and How Do I Love Thee? These poems reflect the changing world in which they were composed, but they also reflect the complex passions of two extraordinary women.

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Insufficiency
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Adequacy
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Comfort
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Hiram Powers’s Greek Slave
Elizabeth Barrett Browning The Lady’s Yes
Elizabeth Barrett Browning The Sleep
Elizabeth Barrett Browning A Woman’s Shortcomings
Elizabeth Barrett Browning A Man’s Requirements
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Grief
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Bereavement
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Consolation
Elizabeth Barrett Browning The Cry of the Children
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnets from the Portuguese 1
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnets from the Portuguese 6
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnets from the Portuguese 7
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnets from the Portuguese 14
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnets from the Portuguese 22
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnets from the Portuguese 26
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnets from the Portuguese 28
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnets from the Portuguese 32
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnets from the Portuguese 38
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnets from the Portuguese 39
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnets from the Portuguese 42
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sonnets from the Portuguese 43
Christina Rossetti After Death
Christina Rossetti Song: When I am dead, my dearest
Christina Rossetti Sappho
Christina Rossetti Spring
Christina Rossetti Another Spring
Christina Rossetti A Birthday
Christina Rossetti Good Friday
Christina Rossetti The Heart Knoweth its own Bitterness
Christina Rossetti Mid-Winter
Christina Rossetti Amor Mundi
Christina Rossetti Remember
Christina Rossetti Silent Noon
Christina Rossetti Up-Hill
Christina Rossetti Song: Oh, roses for the flush of youth
Christina Rossetti Rest
Christina Rossetti The First Day
Christina Rossetti May
Christina Rossetti Maude Clare
Christina Rossetti The Thread of Life
Christina Rossetti Last Night
Christina Rossetti Soeur Louise de la Misericorde (1674)
Christina Rossetti There is a Budding Morrow in Midnight
Christina Rossetti Love came down at Christmas
Christina Rossetti Hope is Like a Harebell
Emma (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/emma-abridged/ Emma Classic Fiction abridged Single 309512 978-962-634-095-0 978-962-954-447-8 Jane Austen
Juliet Stevenson
3 55 03:45:45

Arrogant, self-willed and egotistical, Emma is Jane Austen’s most unusual heroine. Her interfering ways and inveterate matchmaking are at once shocking and comic. She is ‘handsome, clever and rich’ and has ‘a disposition to think too well of herself’. When she decides to introduce the humble Harriet Smith to the delights of genteel society and to find her a suitable husband, she precipitates herself and her immediate circle into a web of misunderstanding and intrigue, from which no-one emerges unchanged.

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Emma (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/emma-unabridged/ Emma Classic Fiction unabridged Single 39412 978-962-634-394-4 978-962-954-448-5 Jane Austen
Juliet Stevenson
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Arrogant, self-willed and egotistical, Emma is Jane Austen’s most unusual heroine. Her interfering ways and inveterate matchmaking are at once shocking and comic. She is ‘handsome, clever and rich’ and has ‘a disposition to think too well of herself’. When she decides to introduce the humble Harriet Smith to the delights of genteel society and to find her a suitable husband, she precipitates herself and her immediate circle into a web of misunderstanding and intrigue, from which no-one emerges unchanged. Juliet Stevenson, an incomparable reader, is for many the voice of Jane Austen

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Empty House and Other Stories, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/empty-house-and-other-stories-the-unabridged/ The Empty House and Other Stories Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0244 978-1-84379-994-8 978-1-84379-995-5 Algernon Blackwood
Hugh Ross
6 103 06:38:49 Available

An abandoned house whose horrific past is re-enacted for those who dare visit; a terrifying trip down the Danube river; a malevolent half-beast creature who abducts a member of a hunting party; and a tale of paranoia, mental deterioration and all-consuming feelings of doom: here are four feverish, spine-tingling tales that will chill the blood and make the flesh creep.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00 Jul16
  • The Empty House
  • The Willows
  • The Listener
  • The Wendigo
John Foley, Anthony Anderson Andrew Riches
Enchanted Castle, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/enchanted-castle-the-abridged/ The Enchanted Castle Junior Classics abridged Single 285812 978-962-634-858-1 978-962-954-420-1 Edith Nesbit
Joanna Page
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Three children – Jerry (bossy), Jimmy (hungry) and Kathleen (sensible) – find themselves standing in front of a bejewelled princess in the garden of an enchanted castle. It is the first day of their summer holidays. Is she really a princess? And if she isn’t, what about her ring which makes the wearer invisible? This ring, combined with the children’s appetite for exploring, sparks a tale full of vivid adventures and extraordinary characters. With ‘ugly-wugglies’ on the loose, statues alive in the moonlight and crimes needing to be solved, there is never a dull moment. Imagination is powerful; magic is possible.

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Essential Remembrance of Things Past, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/remembrance-of-things-past-abridged/ The Essential Remembrance of Things Past The Essential Modern Classics abridged Single 898812 978-962-634-988-5 978-962-954-886-5 Marcel Proust
Neville Jason
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Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past is one of the world’s most celebrated books. And yet many people are daunted by its formidable size: it is more than 3,000 pages long. In this audio version Proust’s masterpiece is presented in easily accessible form, the author’s major themes and unique style are retained, and the key scenes are linked by a specially written narration. The Essential Remembrance of Things Past is an ideal introduction to one of the landmarks of modern European literature.

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Evgenii Onegin (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/evgenii-onegin-unabridged/ Evgenii Onegin Poetry unabridged Single 0077 978-184-379-567-4 978-184-379-568-1 Alexander Pushkin
Neville Jason
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Evgenii Onegin is best known in the West through Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin. But the original narrative poem is one of the landmarks of Russian literature. In the poem, the eponymous hero repudiates love, only to later experience the pain of rejection himself. Pushkin’s unique style proves timeless in its exploration of love, life, passion, jealousy and the consequences of social convention. This is the first time the work has appeared on audiobook and is part of the Naxos AudioBooks intention to make the major European literary works available on audiobook.

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Exploits of Brigadier Gerard, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/exploits-of-brigadier-gerard-the-unabridged/ The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard Classic Fiction unabridged Single 738512 978-184-379-385-4 978-184-379-388-5 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Rupert Degas
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With a horse between his thighs and a weapon in his grip, the dashing Brigadier Etienne Gerard, Colonel of the Hussars of Conflans, gallops through the Napoleonic campaigns on secret missions for his beloved Emperor and his country. He encounters danger and hair-breadth escapes but never loses his bravado, his eye for a pretty girl, his boastfulness or his enormous vanity. Gerard is Conan Doyle’s most lovable character. At times hilarious, at times touching, these stories are amongst Conan Doyle’s most popular.

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Faerie Queene, Selections from The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/faerie-queene-selections-from-the-abridged/ Selections from The Faerie Queene Poetry abridged Single 337712 978-962-634-377-7 978-962-954-673-1 Edmund Spenser
John Moffatt
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This remarkable poem, dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I, was Spenser’s finest achievement: the first epic poem in modern English, The Faerie Queene combines dramatic narratives of chivalrous adventure with exquisite and picturesque episodes of pageantry. At the same time, Spenser is expounding a deeply-felt allegory of the eternal struggle between Truth and Error…

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Faerie Queene, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/faerie-queene-the-unabridged/ The Faerie Queene Poetry unabridged Single 0161 978-1-84379-795-1 978-1-84379-796-8 Edmund Spenser
David Timson
26 487 33:12:37 Available

This remarkable poem, dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I, was Spenser’s finest achievement. The first epic poem in modern English, The Faerie Queene combines dramatic narratives of chivalrous adventure with exquisite and picturesque episodes of pageantry. At the same time, Spenser is expounding a deeply felt allegory of the eternal struggle between Truth and Error…

£80.00 $142.98 £52.00 €61.00 $92.00 Nov15
Fall of the House of Usher and other tales of mystery and imagination, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/fall-of-the-house-of-usher-and-other-tales-of-mystery-and-imagination-the-unabridged/ The Fall of the House of Usher and other tales of mystery and imagination The Fall of the House of Usher | The Pit and the Pendulum | Ligeia | The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar | The Tell-Tale Heart | The Black Cat | The Masque of the Red Death | The Cask of Amontillado | The Premature Classic Fiction unabridged Single 428312 978-962-634-283-1 978-962-954-560-4 Edgar Allan Poe
William Roberts
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The horrors of the Spanish Inquisition, with its dungeon of death, and the overhanging gloom on the House of Usher demonstrate unforgettably the unique imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Unerringly, he touches upon some of our greatest nightmares – premature burial, ghostly transformation and words from beyond the grave. Written in the 1840s, they have retained their power to shock and frighten even now.

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  • The Pit and the Pendulum
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • The Masque of the Red Death
  • Ligeia
  • The Raven
  • The Cask of Amontillado
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • The Black Cat
  • The Premature Burial
  • The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar
Falstaff (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/falstaff-unabridged/ Opera Explained – Falstaff Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558158 978-1-84379-098-3 978-184-379-327-4 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
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Verdi’s Falstaff repays careful study with real pleasure. It is opera’s happiest irony that the great Italian master should cap a career – distinguished for its blood-and-thunder tragic masterpieces – with the greatest comic opera in the Italian repertory. The genius of Shakespeare is harnessed (in a miracle of compression) by master-librettist Boito to give the eighty-year-old Verdi a superb libretto, on which he lavished more wonderful tunes than most composers manage in a lifetime. Falstaff is the last great Italian comic opera and a worthy end to the tradition.

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Family Christmas, A (compilation) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/family-christmas-a-compilation/ A Family Christmas A Child’s Christmas in Wales | The Nutcracker | The Little Match Girl | The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle | ’Twas The Night Before Christmas | The Three Kings | King Frost | A Kidnapped Santa Claus | The Thieves Who Couldn’t Stop Sneezing | Talking Turkeys Junior Classics unabridged Single 247112 978-962-634-471-2 978-962-954-446-1 Philip Madoc
Jenny Agutter
Benjamin Zephaniah
John Chancer
Teresa Gallagher
David Timson
Benjamin Soames
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The tree, the fireside, the candles, the presents and the festive food may be the main features of the traditional Christmas, but so were the stories, the poems, and the traditional tales. Here, is a delightful confection of Christmas texts: the story of The Nutcracker told with Tchaikovsky’s immortal music, Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales, as well as nineteenth and twentieth century poems and the always affecting tale of The Little Match Girl. An enchanting collection for those family Christmas evenings.

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Famous Composers (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/famous-composers-unabridged/ Famous Composers Vivaldi | Bach | Mozart | Beethoven | Dvořák | Shostakovich Junior Classics unabridged Single 234712 978-962-634-347-0 978-962-954-405-8 Darren Henley
Aled Jones
2 33 02:16:21 CD-ROM

Following on the success of The Story of Classical Music, Darren Henley and Aled Jones combine forces again to tell, in more detail, the lives of six key composers Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvořák and Shostakovich. Their colourful lives and their love of music is told against the backdrop of some of their finest works – an ideal combination.

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  • Bach
  • Vivaldi
  • Mozart
  • Beethoven
  • Dvořák
  • Shostakovich
Famous Composers (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/famous-composers-unabridged-2/ Famous Composers Junior Classics unabridged Single 236812 978-962-634-368-5 978-962-954-974-9 Darren Henley
Marin Alsop
2 33 02:17:26 Available

Following on the success of The Story of Classical Music, Darren Henley and Marin Alsop combine forces again to tell, in more detail, the lives of six key composers Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvořák and Shostakovich. Their colourful lives and their love of music is told against the backdrop of some of their finest works – an ideal combination.

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Famous Heroes of the American West (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/famous-heroes-of-the-american-west-unabridged/ Famous Heroes of the American West Junior Classics unabridged Single 0067 978-184-379-546-9 978-184-379-547-6 William Roberts
Adam Sims
2 35 02:23:52

Famous Heroes of the American West is a lively account of the ‘Wild West’ and its renowned figures, narrated with vigour by Adam Sims. The lives of Davy Crockett, Christopher ‘Kit’ Carson, Calamity Jane and Sitting Bull, amongst others, are explored in detail. Their exploits, adventures and alliances make for fascinating listening.

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Famous People in History – Volume 1 (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/famous-people-in-history-volume-1-unabridged/ Famous People in History – Volume 1 Christopher Columbus | Elizabeth I William Shakespeare | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Lord Nelson | Charles Darwin | Florence Nightingale | Abraham Lincoln | Anne Frank Junior Classics unabridged Single 217212 978-962-634-172-8 978-962-954-426-3 Nicolas Soames
Trevor Nichols
Katinka Wolf
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Here are the stories of nine people whose energy, imagination, courage and determination changed the world. From Christopher Columbus, who set off into unknown seas in a small ship in the fifteenth century, to a young girl, Anne Frank, caught in the turmoil of the twentieth, who wrote a remarkable diary while in hiding in Amsterdam during the Second World War. Their personalities and their achievements make them heroes and heroines for our time also.

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  • Christopher Columbus
  • Elizabeth I
  • William Shakespeare
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Lord Nelson
  • Charles Darwin
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Anne Frank
Famous People in History – Volume 2 (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/famous-people-in-history-volume-2-unabridged/ Famous People in History – Volume 2 Alexander the Great | Joan of Arc | Leonardo da Vinci | Isaac Newton | George Washington | Ludwig van Beethoven | Louis Pasteur | Marie Curie | Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Junior Classics unabridged Single 219712 978-962-634-197-1 978-962-954-427-0 Nicolas Soames
Daniel Philpott
Laura Brattan
Garrick Hagon
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There is a need for accessible short biographies of key people for younger listeners. Following the success of Famous People, Volume I, Nicolas Soames presents another varied group of men and women who have changed the course of history. This is the second volume of popular histories of famous people.

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  • Alexander the Great
  • George Washington
  • Joan of Arc
  • Isaac Newton
  • Louis Pasteur
  • Marie Curie
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Fanny Hill (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/fanny-hill-abridged/ Fanny Hill Classic Fiction abridged Single 316012 978-962-634-160-5 978-962-954-477-5 John Cleland
Emma Fielding
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Fanny Hill, one of the most popular novels of the 18th century, traces the rise of its heroine from prostitution to middle-class respectability. Condemned in its own time on grounds of indecency, the book was the subject of several law suits until as recently as the 1960s. For today’s reader, the work holds as much fascination as when it was first published, not only as the foremost example of English erotic fiction, but as a literary classic in its own right.

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Far From the Madding Crowd (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/far-from-the-madding-crowd-abridged/ Young Adult Classics – Far From the Madding Crowd Young Adult Classics – Young Adult Classics abridged Single 397012 978-962-634-970-0 978-962-954-869-8 Thomas Hardy
Neville Jason
3 57 03:55:30 CD-ROM Available

Far from the Madding Crowd was Hardy’s fourth novel, gaining significant popularity and critical attention. It tells of Gabriel, an up-and-coming shepherd, who falls in love with a proud and vain young beauty Bathsheba, who refuses his offer of marriage as she values her independence too much. The novel can be described as an early piece of feminist literature and is regularly studied in schools. This is part of the ‘Young Adult Classics’ series launched by Naxos AudioBooks in 2009: each title contains a CD-ROM with extensive ‘teacher notes’ and the full text of the audiobook.

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Far From the Madding Crowd (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/far-from-the-madding-crowd-abridged-2/ Far From the Madding Crowd Classic Fiction abridged Single 313612 978-962-634-136-0 978-962-954-537-6 Thomas Hardy
Neville Jason
3 58 03:58:12 Available

In a remote corner of early Victorian England, where traditional practices remain untouched by time, Bathsheba Everdene stands out as a beacon of feminine independence and self-reliance. However, when confronted with three suitors, among them the dashing Sergeant Troy, she shows a reckless capriciousness which threatens the stability of the whole community. Published in 1874, and an immediate best-seller, Far From the Madding Crowd established Thomas Hardy as one of Britain’s foremost novelists.

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Far From the Madding Crowd (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/far-from-the-madding-crowd-unabridged/ Far From the Madding Crowd Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0154 978-184-379-845-3 978-184-379-846-0 Thomas Hardy
Jamie Parker
12 222 14:52:33 Available

In a remote corner of early Victorian England, where traditional practices remain untouched by time, Bathsheba Everdene stands out as a beacon of feminine independence and self-reliance. However, when confronted with three suitors, among them the dashing Sergeant Troy, she shows a reckless capriciousness which threatens the stability of the whole community. Published in 1874, and an immediate best-seller, Far From the Madding Crowd established Thomas Hardy as one of Britain’s foremost novelists.

£42.00 $73.98 £27.00 €31.00 $48.00 Jun14
Farewell the Trumpets (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/farewell-the-trumpets-abridged/ Farewell the Trumpets History abridged Single 0039 978-184-379-475-2 978-184-379-476-9 Jan Morris
Roy McMillan
6 105 07:30:49

The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s masterly telling of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. This final volume charts the decline and dissolution of what was once the largest empire the world had known. From the first signs of decay in the imperial ambition in the Boer Wars, through the global shifts in power evident in the two World Wars, it offers a perspective that is honest, evocative and occasionally elegiac.

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Farewell the Trumpets (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/farewell-the-trumpets-unabridged/ Farewell the Trumpets History unabridged Single 0038 978-184-379-473-8 978-184-379-474-5 Jan Morris
Roy McMillan
16 294 20:56:07

The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s masterly telling of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. This final volume charts the decline and dissolution of what was once the largest empire the world had known. From the first signs of decay in the imperial ambition in the Boer Wars, through the global shifts in power evident in the two World Wars, it offers a perspective that is honest, evocative and occasionally elegiac.

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Faro’s Daughter (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/faro-s-daughter-abridged/ Faro’s Daughter Classic Fiction abridged Single 0132 978-184-379-729-6 978-184-379-733-3 Georgette Heyer
Laura Paton
4 68 04:38:47

Fiery, strong-willed Deb Grantham, who presides over a gaming house with her aunt, is hardly the perfect wife for the young and naive Lord Mablethorpe. His lordship’s family are scandalised that he proposes to marry one of ‘faro’s daughters’, and his cousin – the proud, wealthy Max Ravenscar – decides to take the matter in hand. Ravenscar always gets his way, but as he and Miss Grantham lock horns, they become increasingly drawn to each other. Amidst all the misunderstandings and entanglements, has Ravenscar finally met his match?

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Faro’s Daughter (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/faro-s-daughter-unabridged/ Faro’s Daughter Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0184 978-184-379-861-3 978-184-379-862-0 Georgette Heyer
Laura Paton
7 134 08:46:14

Fiery, strong-willed Deb Grantham, who presides over a gaming house with her aunt, is hardly the perfect wife for the young and naive Lord Mablethorpe. His lordship’s family are scandalised that he proposes to marry one of ‘faro’s daughters’, and his cousin − the proud, wealthy Max Ravenscar − decides to take the matter in hand. Ravenscar always gets his way, but as he and Miss Grantham lock horns, they become increasingly drawn to each other. Amidst all the misunderstandings and entanglements, has Ravenscar finally met his match?

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Faust (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/faust-abridged/ Faust Drama abridged Single 0068 978-184-379-549-0 978-184-379-550-6 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Samuel West
Toby Jones
Anna Maxwell Martin
Stephen Critchlow
Derek Jacobi
Daniel Mair
4 114 03:59:13 Available

Faust is one of the pillars of Western literature. This classic drama presents the story of the scholar Faust, tempted into a contract with the Devil in return for a life of sensuality and power. Enjoyment rules until Faust’s emotions are stirred by a meeting with Gretchen, and the tragic outcome brings Part 1 to an end. Part 2, written much later in Goethe’s life, places his eponymous hero in a variety of unexpected circumstances, causing him to reflect on humanity and its attitudes to life and death.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Oct11 John R. Williams Nicolas Soames David Timson Norman Goodman
Favourite Essays: An Anthology (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/favourite-essays-an-anthology-selections/ Favourite Essays: An Anthology Non-fiction selections Single 493712 978-962-634-937-3 978-962-954-862-9 Michel de Montaigne
Jonathan Swift
Thomas Carlyle
Joseph Addison
Samuel Johnson
Neville Jason
4 72 04:55:35

Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative; the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity.

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Michel de Montaigne (1553–1592) – ‘Of Idleness’, ‘Of Slow Speech’ and ‘That We Should Not Judge of Our Happiness until After Our Death’
Francis Bacon (1561–1626) – ‘Of Truth’, ‘Of Riches’ and ‘Of Wisdom’
Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) – ‘A Modest Proposal’
Joseph Addison (1672–1719) – ‘The Tombs in Westminster Abbey’
Richard Steele (1672–1729) – ‘A Day in London’
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784) – ‘Solitude not eligible’ and ‘Good Humour’
Oliver Goldsmith (1730–1774) – ‘On National Prejudices’
David Hume (1711–1776) – ‘Of the Dignity or Meanness of Human Nature’
Charles Lamb (1775–1834) – ‘Dream Children – A Reverie’ and ‘Old China’
William Hazlitt (1778–1830) – ‘On Going a Journey’
Leigh Hunt (1784–1859) – ‘A ‘Now’’
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) – ‘On Life’
Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) – ‘Midas’
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863) – ‘Ogres’
Charles Dickens (1812–1870) – ‘The First of May’
John Ruskin (1819–1900) – ‘The Extension of the Railways in the Lake District’
G.K. Chesterton (1874–1936) – ‘On Lying in Bed’

Favourite Poems for Children (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/favourite-poems-for-children-selections/ Favourite Poems for Children Junior Classics selections Single 0013 978-184-379-423-3 978-184-379-424-0 Various
Anton Lesser
Roy McMillan
Rachel Bavidge
Katinka Wolf
Richard Wilson
David Timson
Anne Harvey
Simon Russell Beale
Timothy West
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Dance with a lobster, telephone an elephant or knock on a moonlit door – this collection includes magical, macabre, dramatic, funny, bizarre, absurd, delightful, moving and charming poems by Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, Kenneth Grahame and many others. Readers such as Anton Lesser, Simon Russell-Beale and Timothy West bring the lines beautifully to life and make this an ideal introduction to some of the best-loved children’s poetry.

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The Lobster Quadrille Lewis Carroll
The Walrus and the Carpenter Lewis Carroll
You Are Old, Father William Lewis Carroll
Humpty Dumpty’s Song Lewis Carroll
Jabberwocky Lewis Carroll
Little Trotty Wagtail John Clare
The Bogus-Boo James Reeves
A Tragedy in Rhyme Oliver Herford
A Guinea Pig Song Anonymous
The Jumblies Edward Lear
The Owl and the Pussycat Edward Lear
Duck’s Ditty Kenneth Grahame
There was an Old Man with a Beard Edward Lear
Old Meg John Keats
How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear Edward Lear
There was a naughty boy John Keats
At the Zoo William Makepeace Thackeray
Dahn the Plug’ole Anonymous
Henry King Hilaire Belloc
Matilda Hilaire Belloc
The King’s Breakfast A.A. Milne
There was a little girl Anonymous
The Snail William Cowper
Framed in a First-Storey Winder Anonymous
There was a man of double deed Anonymous
The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog Sarah Catherine Marine
Colonel Fazackerly Charles Causley
Topsy-Turvey World William Brighty Rands
The Listeners Walter de la Mare
The Tyger William Blake
The Ballad of Sir Patrick Spens Anonymous
Bed in Summer Robert Louis Stevenson
Time to Rise Robert Louis Stevenson
My Shadow Robert Louis Stevenson
Wagtail and Baby Thomas Hardy
Two Little Kittens Anonymous
If Rudyard Kipling
Eletelephony Laura Richards
The Pied Piper of Hamelin Robert Browning
Into the street the Piper stepped… Robert Browning
The mayor was dumb, and the council stood… Robert Browning
Fidelio (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/fidelio-unabridged/ Opera Explained – Fidelio Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558077 978-1-84379-085-3 978-184-379-317-5 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
1 37 01:19:33

Fidelio is a work like no other. Beethoven’s only opera is about the joy of married love – by a man who never knew that pleasure. It is about heroism by a man who was often mean and petty in his human relations; it is about freedom by a man who was a prisoner of his own deafness; and ultimately it is about joy by a man who experienced precious little of it. Maybe there is a divine logic to that: feelings the artist could not experience but could express find their noblest manifestation in music of overwhelming power and majesty. The most popular operas from the early 19th century are Italian – Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi. We know that Fidelio is important because it was Beethoven’s only opera, but it is not, on the face of it, as much fun as The Barber of Seville, or Don Pasquale. This is why Thomson Smillie’s introduction is so useful. He places the plot and the music against the background of Beethoven’s own turbulent life and suddenly we realise the importance and the uplifting nature of the themes he deals with – starting with fidelity, the name of the opera itself. This is a riveting preparation for seeing or hearing the whole opera.

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Final Count, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/final-count-the-unabridged/ The Final Count Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0086 978-184-379-585-8 978-184-379-586-5 Sapper
Roy McMillan
6 110 07:29:27

In The Final Count, the fourth in Sapper’s Bulldog Drummond series, Hugh Drummond returns after the climax of The Third Round saw him embroiled in an electrifying boat chase with his long-term enemy and master of disguise, Carl Peterson. Now, Drummond must attempt to prove the innocence of an inventor of chemical warfare whose weapon mysteriously goes missing. Drummond is utterly resolute: only one man can be capable of such a sinister plot.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00 Dec12
Finest Nonsense of Edward Lear, The (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/finest-nonsense-of-edward-lear-the-selections/ The Finest Nonsense of Edward Lear Junior Classics selections Single 0219 978-1-84379-965-8 978-1-84379-966-5 Edward Lear
Derek Jacobi
1 20 01:16:59 Available

Nearly 150 years since his poetry was first published, Lear’s nonsense rhymes are still popular today. In this lively and colourful audiobook recording, Derek Jacobi reads Lear’s most famous poems and most fantastic creations, including The Owl and the Pussy-Cat, The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly, The Jumblies, The Dong with the Luminous Nose and a collection of assorted limericks.

£8.99 $14.98 £6.00 €6.50 $10.00 Jan16
Finnegans Wake (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/finnegans-wake-abridged/ Finnegans Wake Modern Classics abridged Single 596012 978-962-634-960-1 978-962-954-851-3 James Joyce
Jim Norton
Marcella Riordan
4 76 05:09:56 full text

Finnegans Wake, the greatest avant-garde novel of all time, was first published seventy years ago – and people are still trying to work out what it is about. There is Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker – aka HCE (Here Comes Everyone) – and Anna Livia Plurabelle, but also Finnegan the hod carrier (or was he a giant?), whose wake is the subject of the book. This masterly reading of the abridged version, with copious notes aiding comprehension, is republished with a new cover.

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Five Children and It (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/five-children-and-it-abridged/ Five Children and It Junior Classics abridged Single 230512 978-962-634-305-0 978-962-954-417-1 Edith Nesbit
Anna Bentinck
2 38 02:34:21

Filled with wit and humour, Nesbit’s 1902 fantasy tells the adventure of five siblings sent to spend the summer with their uncle. One day, when the children wander from the strange house by the sea to play in old gravel pits, they uncover ‘It’ – a prehistoric Sand-fairy. Psammead (pronounced Sammyadd) was an odd-looking creature with eyes on long horns which, like those of a snail, moved in and out like telescopes; ears like that of a bat; its tubby body shaped like a spider’s, covered with thick soft fur; and at the base of its furry arms and legs were hands and feet resembling a monkey’s. The unusual Sand-fairy grants the children one wish a day, each lasting until sunset. Though wishes can come true, they are not always as pleasant as they might seem, which the children soon discover.

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Flanagan’s Run (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/flanagan-s-run-abridged/ Flanagan’s Run Contemporary Fiction abridged Single 436712 978-184-379-367-0 978-184-379-383-0 Tom McNab
Rupert Degas
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During the Depression the ebullient American entrepreneur Charles Flanagan assembles 2,000 runners from all corners of the earth, to run from Los Angeles to New York for prize-money of $150,000. Flanagan’s Trans-America runners face 3,000 miles, across the Mojave desert and the frozen Rockies, running a daily average of 50 miles for three months. The American sports establishment, however, is desperate to crush what it sees as a professional challenge to the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. Every day is therefore a struggle for survival, for Flanagan himself as well as the runners. Flanagan’s Run is an epic tale, and a testimony to the strength of the human spirit.

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Flanagan’s Run (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/flanagan-s-run-unabridged/ Flanagan’s Run Contemporary Fiction unabridged Single 36412 978-184-379-364-9 978-184-379-384-7 Tom McNab
Rupert Degas
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During the Depression the ebullient American entrepreneur Charles Flanagan assembles 2,000 runners from all corners of the earth, to run from Los Angeles to New York for prize-money of $150,000. Flanagan’s Trans-America runners face 3,000 miles, across the Mojave desert and the frozen Rockies, running a daily average of 50 miles for three months. The American sports establishment, however, is desperate to crush what it sees as a professional challenge to the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. Every day is therefore a struggle for survival, for Flanagan himself as well as the runners. Flanagan’s Run is an epic tale, and a testimony to the strength of the human spirit.

£35.00 $62.98 £23.00 €26.00 $41.00 Feb10
Flying Dutchman, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/flying-dutchman-the-unabridged/ Opera Explained – The Flying Dutchman Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558013 978-1-84379-076-1 978-184-379-310-6 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
1 32 01:07:13

The Flying Dutchman is the perfect opera with which to approach the operatic mountain that is Richard Wagner. It is short, has a great story (the legend of the Dutch captain doomed to sail forever unless redeemed through love), and the striking score has many pre-echoes of Wagner’s later great music dramas. It contains wonderful tunes in its arias, ensembles, and big choruses, and the orchestral writing – from the gale that blows out of the Overture to the final theme of ‘Redemption through Love’ – will… well… ‘blow you away’. These ‘wonderful tunes’ are enriched by a lively explanation of their context. From the opera’s dramatic opening, which reflects Wagner’s own nautical experiences as he fled from creditors and the law, we see how it contains many of the hall-marks, many of the foot-prints, of his later, greater works. And we find out why The Flying Dutchman was such a blazing triumph for this most controversial and Romantic of composers.

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Four Just Men, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/four-just-men-the-unabridged/ The Four Just Men Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0029 978-184-379-455-4 978-184-379-456-1 Edgar Wallace
Bill Homewood
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The mysterious Four Just Men are wealthy Europeans who move easily in high society but, capable of convincing disguise and brilliant acting, are as likely to be found on the street corners of London as at the dinner tables of Paris and Rome. They are the ultimate vigilantes. Their job is to exact justice where governments and police are hamstrung. They work outside the law – and set about their business with grim precision.

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Four Short Stories (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/four-short-stories-unabridged/ Four Short Stories The Horror of the Heights | The Terror of Blue John Gap | Lot No. 249 | The Sealed Room Classic Fiction unabridged Single 205012 978-962-634-050-9 978-962-954-952-7 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Carl Rigg
2 38 02:34:29

In these stories, Conan Doyle draws the listener in to experience drama, suspense and, ultimately, the shock of surprise. Here is a unique combination of a famous analytical intellect telling spine-tingling tales against a background of turn-of-the-century England. Nothing is quite as it seems. What is the secret of Lot No. 249? What lies in wait for an aviator in the stratosphere? And what lies inside The Sealed Room? The master story teller builds up layers of tension…

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  • The Horror of the Heights
  • The Terror of Blue John Gap
  • Lot No. 249
  • The Sealed Room
Framley Parsonage (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/framley-parsonage-unabridged/ Framley Parsonage Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0178 978-184-379-849-1 978-184-379-850-7 Anthony Trollope
David Shaw-Parker
17 243 21:04:10

In Framley Parsonage, the fourth novel of Trollope’s Chronicles of Barsetshire, the author leaves the confines of Barchester and looks to the countryside, where he relates the moral difficulties of Mark Robarts, the young clergyman who has recently been appointed Vicar of Framley Parsonage. Desperate to keep up with the local aristocracy, the country parson is persuaded to underwrite the debts of Sowerby, a well-respected peer. However, when the debts are called in, Robarts finds himself in a serious predicament. Written with acute insight, together with a great deal of warmth and humour towards his characters’ attendant charms and foibles, Framley Parsonage is sure to delight.

£55.00 $98.98 £36.00 €40.50 $64.00 Jan15
Francesco Petrarch (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/francesco-petrarch-selections/ The Great Poets – Francesco Petrarch The Great Poets – Poetry selections Single 135812 978-184-379-358-8 978-962-954-965-7 Francesco Petrarch
Anton Lesser
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This 14th-century Italian poet was a model for many who followed him. His passionate sonnets to Laura became the epitome for love poetry. Over some 40 years he wrote 366 sonnets to Laura, whom he probably never even spoke to, and they remain immediate and affecting even now. Called Rime Sparse (Scattered Rhymes), they influenced Chaucer and many others. This is an unusual addition to ‘The Great Poets’, but part of the intention of the series is to cover the major stepping stones of world poetry.

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  • The Dawn of Love
  • If this should not be love
  • The pangs of love
  • If Laura were to die
  • Alone, thought-sick, I pace
  • Blest be the day
  • Golden upon the wind
  • The poet turns from other works to write again of love
  • Tears turn to joy
  • He tries to escape, but passion pursues
  • He is like a moth entering a flame
  • Alas ! the seventeenth summer
  • The madness of desire
  • Laura confesses her sadness at their parting
  • I find no peace
  • In what bright realm
  • Love and I
  • It is the vigil
  • Through forests harsh
  • Trapped in the net of love
  • My vessel, cargoed with oblivion
  • The vision of the fawn – symbol of love liberated
  • Here stand we, Love
  • The soft wind (which is Laura’s name)
  • The quiet wind recalls love’s wound
  • From what source could Love
  • Memories of the birth of love
  • When in the sea sinks the sun’s golden light
  • No savage beast
  • Her brilliant eyes
  • If it be destined
  • Breeze that with laughter moving
  • The day I left her
  • Foreboding in the night
  • Hearing of Laura’s death
  • Remembering his last sight of Laura
  • Now that all hope is dead
  • Death pursues life
  • The soft winds of Vaucluse recall Laura
  • The last of my bright days
  • The apparition of Laura
  • Love guides him, but to no avail
  • Love calls, but you are gone
  • The impact of Laura’s death
  • Valley, familiar with my desperate song
  • The apotheosis of Laura
  • He anticipates reunion with Laura
  • She speaks to him from heaven
  • A vision of Laura in heaven
  • The spring returns
  • That nightingale who weeps so sweetly
  • O swifter than the fawn
  • The ardour and the odour and dark wonder
  • Not skies serene
  • Go, grief-bewildered rhymes
  • For our own sake I seemed so cruel
  • Death has put out the burning of the sun
  • Love kept me one and twenty years a slave
  • Sweet wandering bird
Joseph Auslander
Frankenstein (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/frankenstein-abridged/ Young Adult Classics – Frankenstein Young Adult Classics – Young Adult Classics abridged Single 296512 978-962-634-965-6 978-962-954-855-1 Mary Shelley
Daniel Philpott
Jonathan Oliver
Chris Larkin
2 38 02:37:48 CD-ROM Available

One of the greatest classic horror stories, Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel sees Dr Frankenstein manufacture life – The Monster – only to see it go beyond his control. The original novel is more sympathetic to the monster’s plight than is generally presented on film, making it an important book to be read. This abridged version with music is an ideal introduction to teenagers and forms part of the ‘Young Adult Classics’ series launched by Naxos AudioBooks in 2009: each title contains a CD-ROM with extensive ‘teacher notes’ and the full text of the audiobook.

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Frankenstein (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/frankenstein-abridged-2/ Frankenstein Classic Fiction abridged Single 200312 978-962-634-003-5 978-962-954-561-1 Mary Shelley
Daniel Philpott
Jonathan Oliver
Chris Larkin
2 38 02:37:48

The gothic tale of Frankenstein and his construction of a human being who runs amok has, with the help of numerous films, become one of the most vivid of horror stories. But Mary Shelley’s original novel, written in 1816, dealt more sympathetically with ‘the daemon’, showing how an initially beneficent creature is hammered into a daemon by the way he is treated. Her ideas, and her dramatic but poignant story, is brought to life in this sound dramatisation.

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Frankenstein (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/frankenstein-unabridged/ Frankenstein Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0026 978-184-379-449-3 978-184-379-450-9 Mary Shelley
Daniel Philpott
Roger May
Jonathan Oliver
7 133 09:08:00

Mary Shelley’s poignant exploration of the true depths of human ambition has had a profound effect on readers since its conception in 1816. When scientist Victor Frankenstein forms a creature from the body parts of corpses, thus shattering the perceived limits of scientific understanding, the consequences are devastating. As Frankenstein becomes disgusted with his experiment, he thwarts the creature’s desire for a companion, and what ensues is singularly chilling.

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Frankenstein, Dracula (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/frankenstein-dracula-abridged/ Frankenstein, Dracula Classic Fiction abridged Box set 24112 978-962-634-241-1 N/A Mary Shelley
Bram Stoker
Daniel Philpott
Jonathan Oliver
Chris Larkin
Brian Cox
Heathcote Williams
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The gothic tale of Frankenstein and his construction of a human being who runs amok has, with the help of numerous films, become one of the most vivid of horror stories. But Mary Shelley’s original novel, written in 1816, dealt more sympathetically with ‘the daemon’, showing how an initially beneficent creature is hammered into a daemon by the way he is treated. Her ideas, and her dramatic but poignant story, is brought to life in this sound dramatisation. For a century Bram Stoker’s Dracula has reigned supreme as the undisputed masterpiece of horror writing. We have all grown up under the shadow of the elegant Count, at once an attractive, brutal and erotic creature of the night.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00
French Revolution – In a Nutshell, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/french-revolution-in-a-nutshell-the-unabridged/ The French Revolution – In a Nutshell History unabridged Single 198612 978-962-634-986-1 978-962-954-884-1 Neil Wenborn
Roy McMillan
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The fifth in the new Naxos AudioBooks series ‘In a Nutshell’, The French Revolution is a short and accessible introduction to one of the most important periods in European history. It brings vividly to life the implacable Robespierre, the frightened Marie Antoinette and the iconic image of the guillotine. But it also demonstrates the key role the Revolution played in the development of European politics.

£8.99 $14.98 £6.00 €6.50 $10.00 Nov09
Freud (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/freud-abridged/ Very Short Introductions – Freud Very Short Introductions – Non-fiction abridged Single 329712 978-962-634-297-8 978-962-954-709-7 Anthony Storr
Neville Jason
3 57 03:55:47

Sigmund Freud revolutionised the way in which we think about ourselves. From its beginnings as a theory of neurosis, Freud developed psychoanalysis into a general psychology which became widely accepted as the predominant mode of discussing personality and interpersonal relationships, Anthony Storr goes one step further and investigates the status of Freud’s legacy today and the disputes that surround it. The first of several releases from Oxford University Press’s highly successful Very Short Introduction series. A popular and direct introduction.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00
From Shakespeare – with love (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/from-shakespeare-with-love-selections/ From Shakespeare – with love Shakespeare selections Single 195612 978-962-634-956-4 978-962-954-847-6 William Shakespeare
David Tennant
Juliet Stevenson
Anton Lesser
Stella Gonet
Bertie Carvel
Gunnar Cauthery
Alex Jennings
Jonathan Keeble
Roy McMillan
Tom Mison
Maxine Peake
Anne-Marie Piazza
Hugh Ross
Benjamin Soames
David Timson
Trevor White
1 18 01:15:28 Available

Shakespeare’s Sonnets, one of the most remarkable collections of poetry, was first published in 1609, 400 years ago, by Mr Thomas Thorpe. Naxos AudioBooks marks the occasion with a selection of 80 of the finest, read by leading actors. The selection includes famous ones such as ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day’ as well as lesser well-known sonnets though of equally fine stature.

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David Tennant reads sonnets 2, 7, 9, 11, 14, 17, 18, 154
Juliet Stevenson reads sonnets 71, 104, 116
Maxine Peake reads sonnets 90, 97, 99, 106, 140, 147, 148
Stella Gonet reads sonnets 30, 31, 40, 53, 61
Anton Lesser reads sonnets 63, 65, 73, 80, 83, 86
Tom Mison reads sonnets 133, 134, 136, 137, 141, 144, 149
David Timson reads sonnets 25, 29, 32, 49, 87, 89
Alex Jennings reads sonnets 41, 42
Hugh Ross reads sonnets 20, 21, 22, 37, 38
Trevor White reads sonnets 109, 120, 121, 138
Jonathan Keeble reads sonnets 127, 129
Bertie Carvel reads sonnets 6, 8, 10, 12
Anne-Marie Piazza reads sonnets 19, 23, 26, 27
Gunnar Cauthery reads sonnets 33, 35, 128, 130
Roy McMillan reads sonnets 91, 92, 93, 94
Benjamin Soames reads sonnets 50, 55, 57, 69

David Timson Malcolm Blackmoor
Fugitive, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/fugitive-the-abridged/ The Fugitive Modern Classics abridged Single 321112 978-962-634-211-4 978-962-954-611-3 Marcel Proust
Neville Jason
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Albertine has finally made her escape from Marcel’s Paris apartment, where his obsessive jealousy had turned her into a virtual prisoner. Not only is Marcel quite unprepared for the effect on him of her flight, but soon he is devastated by news of an even more irreversible loss. The penultimate volume of Remembrance of Things Past.

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Fugitive, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/fugitive-the-unabridged/ The Fugitive Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0100 978-184-379-614-5 978-184-379-615-2 Marcel Proust
Neville Jason
11 390 13:22:07 Available

Remembrance of Things Past is one of the monuments of 20th-century literature. Neville Jason’s unabridged recording of the work runs to 150 hours. The Fugitive is the sixth of seven volumes. The Narrator’s obsessive feelings of possession for Albertine have forced her to flee. It comes as a terrible shock and is followed by further destabilising news about other friends. Based on the translation by C. K. Scott Moncrieff.

£38.50 $67.98 £25.00 €28.50 $44.00 Oct12 C. K. Scott Moncrieff
Further Adventures of Zorro, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/further-adventures-of-zorro-the-unabridged/ The Further Adventures of Zorro Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0253 978-1-78198-017-0 978-1-78198-018-7 Johnston McCulley
Bill Homewood
5 101 06:30:17 Available

The swashbuckling sequel to The Mark of Zorro (The Curse of Capistrano), The Further Adventures of Zorro sees the daring hero out for revenge once more. After Captain Ramon kidnaps the beautiful Lolita Pulido, Zorro takes to the seas and battles pirates in a bid to win her back. Swordfights, death traps and disastrously tight corners await him. But it is never much more than a challenge as the gallant caballero laughs in the face of danger – nothing can faze him. Villainous villains, heroic heroes and damsels in distress are all brought to life in full sonic splendour.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Sep16 Anthony Anderson Sarah Butcher
Gargantua and Pantagruel (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/gargantua-and-pantagruel-unabridged/ Gargantua and Pantagruel Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0256 978-1-78198-023-1 978-1-78198-024-8 François Rabelais
Bill Homewood
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‘Most noble and illustrious drinkers…’ Thus begins Gargantua and Pantagruel, a grotesque and carnivalesque collection of exuberant, fantastical stories that takes us from the ancient world through to the European Renaissance. At the heart of these tall tales are the giant Gargantua and his equally seismic son Pantagruel. Magical adventures, maniacal punning, slapstick humour, erudite allusions and just about any bodily function one can think of, here is quite possibly the zaniest, most risqué book ever written.

£90.00 $162.98 £59.00 €66.00 $106.00 Oct16 Thomas Urquhart and Peter Anthony Motteux Samuel Howard Andrew Riches
Gathering, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/gathering-the-unabridged/ The Gathering Contemporary Fiction unabridged Single 791712 978-962-634-917-5 978-962-954-621-2 Anne Enright
Fiona Shaw
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The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan gather in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother Liam. It wasn’t the drink that killed him – although that certainly helped – it was what happened to him as a boy in his grandmother’s house, in the winter of 1968. His sister Veronica was there then, as she is now: keeping the dead man company, just for another little while. The Gathering is a family epic, condensed and clarified through the remarkable lens of Anne Enright’s unblinking eye. It is also a sexual history: tracing the line of hurt and redemption through three generations – starting with the grandmother, Ada Merriman – showing how memories warp and family secrets fester. This is a novel about love and disappointment, about thwarted lust and limitless desire, and how our fate is written in the body, not in the stars.

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General Prologue & The Physician’s Tale, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/general-prologue-and-the-physician-s-tale-the-unabridged/ The General Prologue & The Physician’s Tale in Middle English and modern verse translations Poetry unabridged Single 240012 978-962-634-400-2 978-962-954-649-6 Geoffrey Chaucer
Richard Bebb
Philip Madoc
Stephen Tompkinson
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The Canterbury Tales are widely read and studied. The Middle English in which they were first written differs sufficiently from modern English, in vocabulary and usage, that most of us require a contemporary translation. On this recording the ‘General Prologue’ and ‘The Physician’s Tale’ are read in Middle English by Richard Bebb, under the direction of a leading Chaucerian scholar, Professor Derek Brewer. It is an authoritative performance that brilliantly evokes the fourteenth-century world, both for the general reader and the student alike. This is followed by a witty modern verse translation, and provides a fascinating contrast with the original.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Frank Ernest Hill
Germinal (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/germinal-unabridged/ Germinal Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0207 978-184-379-907-8 978-184-379-908-5 Émile Zola
Leighton Pugh
16 308 19:56:51 Available

Germinal is one of the most striking novels in the French tradition. Widely regarded as Zola’s masterpiece, the novel describes the working conditions of French coalminers in the 1860s in harsh and realistic terms – it is visceral, graphic and unrelenting. Its strong socialist principles and vivid accounts of the miners’ strikes meant that the novel became a key symbol in the workers’ fight against oppression, with chants of ‘Germinal! Germinal!’ resonating high above the author’s funeral.

£55.00 $98.98 £36.00 €40.50 $64.00 Jul15
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/ghost-stories-of-an-antiquary-unabridged/ Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0015 978-184-379-427-1 978-184-379-428-8 M.R. James
David Timson
Stephen Critchlow
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The powerful sense of evil – darkness, creepy hairy presences, cloaks, hoods, talons and tentacles – pervades these classic ghost stories by M.R. James. A Cambridge scholar himself, James explored what happens when academics dabble in things they don’t understand and unleash forces of which they know nothing. The titles in Ghost Stories of an Antiquary range from witchcraft to the occult, and tap into our primal fear of things that go bump in the night. They are recognised as the best of their genre.

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Gilbert and Sullivan (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/gilbert-and-sullivan-unabridged/ Opera Explained – Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558166 978-1-84379-035-8 978-184-379-328-1 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
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This audio-biography sets out to explain the timeless popularity of the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan: a colourful partnership of the most successful writers in the history of light music. It highlights Gilbert’s mastery of language – his wit, his turn of phrase, his brilliant lyrics (alternately very funny and deeply moving) – and the special melodic gift which enabled Arthur Sullivan to write music of such beauty and style. While each was a master of his craft, it was the combination that created magic sparks and guaranteed Gilbert and Sullivan a place in musical history.

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Glory of Ancient Greece, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/glory-of-ancient-greece-the-unabridged/ The Glory of Ancient Greece Junior Classics unabridged Single 0012 978-184-379-421-9 978-184-379-422-6 Hugh Griffith
Benjamin Soames
2 36 02:26:21

The glory of Ancient Greece is all around us, even in the 21st century, because Greece was the cradle of Western civilisation. We know about the gods and their characters – Zeus, Athene, Apollo, Ares, Aphrodite – and their heroes, both legendary (Heracles) and historical (Alexander the Great). Architecture, mathematics, politics, philosophy, observation of nature and the cosmos and much more emerged in Ancient Greece. Hugh Griffith’s entertaining but informative account of the people and the history places it all in perspective. An outstanding introduction for younger listeners.

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Go-Between, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/go-between-the-unabridged/ The Go-Between Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0257 978-1-78198-025-5 978-1-78198-026-2 L.P. Hartley
Sean Barrett
9 164 10:39:18 Available

‘The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.’ Haunting, moving, evocative, The Go-Between is L.P. Hartley’s heartbreaking novel about social constraints and childhood innocence. During the long hot summer of 1900, young Leo Colston is invited to stay for a month at a lordly, aristocratic manor in Norfolk. There he falls in love with his friend’s older sister, who commissions him to ferry secret messages to the local farmer, her lover. His naiveté sustains their affair, until ultimately leading to an event that will change their lives irrevocably.

£32.99 $59.98 £21.50 €24.00 $39.00 Oct16 John Foley RNIB Talking Book Studios
Golden Notebook, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/golden-notebook-the-unabridged/ The Golden Notebook Modern Classics unabridged Single 15812 978-962-634-158-2 978-962-954-940-4 Doris Lessing
Juliet Stevenson
21 403 29:45:10 Available

One of the most important books of the growing feminist movement of the 1950s, it was brought to a wider public by the Nobel Prize award to Doris Lessing in 2007. Authoress Anna Wulf attempts to overcome writer’s block by writing a comprehensive ‘golden notebook’ which draws together the preoccupations of her life, each of which is examined in a different notebook: sources of her creative inspiration in a black book, communism in a red book, the breakdown of her marriage in a yellow book, and day-to-day emotions and dreams in a blue book. Anna’s struggle to unify the various strands of her life – emotional, political and professional – amasses into a fascinating encyclopaedia of female experience in the ‘50s. In this authentic, taboo-breaking novel, Lessing brings the plight of women’s lives, from obscurity behind closed doors, into broad daylight. The Golden Notebook resonates with the concerns and experiences of a great many women and is a true modern classic, thoroughly deserving of its reputation as a feminist bible. A notoriously long and complex work, it is given a new life by this – its first unabridged recording.

£65.00 $115.98 £42.00 €48.00 $75.00 Jun10
Good Soldier Švejk, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/good-soldier-svejk-the-abridged/ The Good Soldier Švejk Classic Fiction abridged Single 691312 978-962-634-913-7 978-962-954-783-7 Jaroslav Hašek
David Horovitch
6 101 06:55:41

Jaroslav Hašek’s world-famous satirical farce The Good Soldier Švejk has been translated into over sixty languages, and is one of the best-known Czech works ever published. A soldier in the First World War who never actually sees any combat, Josef Švejk is The Good Soldier’s awkward protagonist – and none of the other characters can quite decide whether his bumbling efforts to get to the front are genuine or not. Often portrayed as one of the first anti-war novels, Hašek’s classic satire is a tour-de-force of modernist writing, influencing later writers such as Hemingway, Faulkner, and Joseph Heller.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Sir Cecil Parrott
Good Soldier, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/good-soldier-the-unabridged/ The Good Soldier Classic Fiction unabridged Single 713212 978-962-634-132-2 978-962-954-936-7 Ford Madox Ford
Kerry Shale
7 117 07:59:09

Two couples, two marriages; both seemingly perfect, both falling apart. Beneath the surface gentility of the American John Dowell with his wife Florence and the landed grace of Edward and Leonora lie fictions and deceit. There are secret desires, hidden power-games, suicides and madness. Everyone is hiding something; even the narrator can’t be trusted. Brilliantly inventive, tragic and ironic, The Good Soldier is one of the great novels of the twentieth century.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Feb10
Gormenghast (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/gormenghast-abridged/ Gormenghast Classic Fiction abridged Single 0062 978-184-379-538-4 978-184-379-539-1 Mervyn Peake
Rupert Degas
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Titus, Earl of Groan, is becoming aware of a world beyond the suffocating confines of Gormenghast, bound by centuries of tradition into a pattern of decaying rituals. He yearns for freedom. Meanwhile the amoral Steerpike continues to forge his way into a position of power, leaving death in his wake and nearly dying in the process. But his rise places him at odds with Titus himself; and only one will survive. This award-winning sequel displays all of Mervyn Peake’s imaginative brilliance in creating and sustaining the extraordinary world of Gormenghast.

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Gormenghast Trilogy, Titus Awakes, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/gormenghast-trilogy-titus-awakes-the-abridged/ The Gormenghast Trilogy, Titus Awakes Classic Fiction abridged Box set 0084 978-184-379-581-0 978-184-379-582-7 Mervyn Peake
Maeve Gilmore
Rupert Degas
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The Gormenghast trilogy was one of the most unusual cult cycles of the 20th century. In this surreal, darkly comic fantasy telling the story of Titus, 77th Earl of Groan, Mervyn Peake (1911–1968) created a vivid world with strong characters enveloped in intrigue and fearful intent. Here are the three novels completed by Peake, and a fourth, a completion of a fragment left at his early death in 1968. Titus Groan introduces the world of stifling ritual into which Titus is born, the cast of richly extraordinary family members and retainers, and Titus’s arch rival, Steerpike. In Gormenghast, as the young earl develops a yearning to escape, the battle for control of the kingdom reaches a murderous end. Titus Alone sees Titus adrift in a New World; but its smooth modernity conceals just as much evil as the gloom of his home. And the newly rediscovered Titus Awakes, completed by Peake’s widow Maeve Gilmore, brings a kind of homecoming to the man forever looking to escape from, and yet find, himself. Rupert Degas, an astonishingly versatile and compelling reader, reads all four books.

£50.00 $89.98 £33.00 €37.00 $58.50 Nov11
Grand Sophy, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/grand-sophy-the-abridged/ The Grand Sophy Classic Fiction abridged Single 0065 978-184-379-544-5 978-184-379-545-2 Georgette Heyer
Clare Wille
4 69 04:44:41

Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humourless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving. With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

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Grand Sophy, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/grand-sophy-the-unabridged/ The Grand Sophy Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0142 978-184-379-755-5 978-184-379-756-2 Georgette Heyer
Sarah Woodward
9 176 11:27:40

Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humourless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving. With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

£32.99 $59.98 £21.50 €24.00 $39.00 Oct13
Great Expectations (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/great-expectations-abridged/ Great Expectations Classic Fiction abridged Single 408212 978-962-634-082-0 978-962-954-490-4 Charles Dickens
Anton Lesser
4 76 05:14:27

In this, perhaps Dickens’ most profound and personal novel, we are invited to share in the sentimental education of Pip, the poor boy from the village forge who risks losing himself in snobbery and selfishness when he mysteriously inherits a fortune. The story moves from the bleak Kentish marshes of Pip’s childhood to a thrilling climax which mingles tragedy and triumph.

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Great Expectations (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/great-expectations-unabridged/ Great Expectations Classic Fiction unabridged Single 46212 978-962-634-462-0 978-962-954-491-1 Charles Dickens
Anton Lesser
15 279 19:09:19

Narrated in the first person, Great Expectations tells the story of Philip Pirrip (known as Pip) from his disadvantaged start as an orphan in the Kent marshes to the improvement in his position following an anonymous allowance. Pip moves to London where, only after many trials, does he learn humility and the value of loyalty. Key Dickens characters abound – the convict Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham and the pompous Pumblechook. Great Expectations was first published as a complete novel in October 1861 shortly after its serialisation in All The Year Round. Like David Copperfield, it drew on his early life, especially the trials of a boy who, about to enter his teen years, find himself challenged by tough life experiences. Among the many remarkable scenes is the famous meeting with Miss Havisham, surrounded by the mementos of her wedding day many years before. It remains one of Dickens’ most popular novels.

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Great Explorers of the World (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/great-explorers-of-the-world-unabridged/ Great Explorers of the World Marco Polo | Ibn Battuta | Vasco da Gama | Christopher Columbus | Ferdinand Magellan | Captain Cook | Lewis and Clark | Livingstone and Stanley | The Apollo Mission to the Moon Junior Classics unabridged Single 229112 978-962-634-291-6 978-962-954-375-4 David Angus
Kerry Shale
Sam Dastor
Trevor Nichols
Frances Jeater
2 38 02:35:37

Here are the stories of nine great adventures and the lives of the men who took part in them. They pushed back the frontiers of man’s knowledge of the world by their vision, courage and sheer doggedness. They were very different people – from bold adventurers facing the unknown with enjoyment to careful, more scientific individuals. Their journeys are placed within their historical context, but also contain the words of the men themselves. Written especially for Naxos Audiobooks.

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  • Marco Polo
  • Ibn Battuta
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Vasco da Gama
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Captain Cook
  • Lewis & Clark
  • Livingstone & Stanley
  • The Apollo Mission to the Moon
Great Gatsby, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/great-gatsby-the-unabridged/ The Great Gatsby Classic Fiction unabridged Single 436312 978-184-379-363-2 978-962-954-999-2 F. Scott Fitzgerald
William Hope
5 82 05:38:35

Elegant, enigmatic Jay Gatsby yearns for his old love, the beautiful Daisy. But she is married to the insensitive if hugely successful Tom Buchanan, who won’t let her go despite having a mistress himself. In their wealthy haven, these beguiling lives are brought together by the innocent and entranced narrator, Nick – until their decadent deceits spill into violence and tragedy. Part morality tale, part fairy tale, The Great Gatsby is the consummate novel of the Jazz Age. Its tenderness and poetry make it one of the great works of the 20th century.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Aug10
Great Ghost Stories (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/great-ghost-stories-unabridged/ Great Ghost Stories The Tell-Tale Heart, The Horla, Sredni Vashtar, The Mark of the Beast, Lost Hearts, The Furnished Room Classic Fiction unabridged Single 291212 978-962-634-912-0 978-962-954-775-2 Edgar Allan Poe
Guy de Maupassant
Saki
Rudyard Kipling
M.R. James
O. Henry
Dermot Kerrigan
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A spine-tingling collection of classic ghost stories – a perfect way to pass those long winter nights! This set contains The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, The Horla by Guy de Maupassant, Sredni Vashtar by Saki, The Mark of the Beast by Rudyard Kipling, Lost Hearts by M.R. James and The Furnished Room by O. Henry.

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Great Historical Shakespeare Recordings (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/great-historical-shakespeare-recordings-selections/ Great Historical Shakespeare Recordings Shakespeare selections Single 220012 978-962-634-200-8 978-962-954-696-0 William Shakespeare
Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Arthur Bourchier
Lewis Waller
Frank Benson
Johnston Forbes Robertson
Sir John Gielgud
Sybil Thorndike
Lewis Casson
John Barrymore
Laurence Olivier
Henry Irving
Edwin Booth
Ellen Terry
Noel Coward
Gertrude Lawrence
Fred Terry
Julia Neilson
Henry Ainley
Bransby Williams
Edith Evans
Charles Laughton
Laurel and Hardy
Sarah Bernhardt
Jean Mounet-Sully
Constant Coquelin
Feodor Chaliapin
Alexander Moissi
2 30 02:05:31 Available

Historical recordings of actors from the beginning of the recording era. CD 1: Historical Shakespeare performances by Ainley, John Barrymore, Bourchier, Casson, Forbes-Robertson, John Geilgud (1920s and 1940s). CD 2: A miscellany. Some startling historical performances in a wide range of works from Edith Evans, Charles Laughton, Noel Coward, Sarah Bernhardt, Fred Terry, Laurel and Hardy, Edwin Booth, Bransby Williams, Jean Cocteau, Feodor Chaliapin and others.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Nicolas Soames David Timson
Great Inventors and their Inventions (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/great-inventors-and-their-inventions-unabridged/ Great Inventors and their Inventions Archimedes | Gutenberg | Franklin | Nobel | Bell | Marconi | The Wright Brothers | Edison Junior Classics unabridged Single 241912 978-962-634-419-4 978-962-954-376-1 David Angus
Benjamin Soames
2 37 02:33:12 Available

Nine remarkable men produced inventions that changed the world. The printing press, the telephone, powered flight, recording and others have made the modern world what it is. But who were the men who had these ideas and made reality of them? As David Angus shows, they were very different – quiet, boisterous, confident, withdrawn – but all had a moment of vision allied to single-minded determination to battle through numerous prototypes and produced something that really worked. It is a fascinating account for younger listeners.

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  • Archimedes
  • Gutenberg
  • Franklin
  • Nobel
  • Bell
  • Marconi
  • The Wright Brothers
  • Edison
Great Men and Women in the History of Medicine (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/great-men-and-women-in-the-history-of-medicine-unabridged/ Great Men and Women in the History of Medicine Junior Classics unabridged Single 0117 978-184-379-690-9 978-184-379-691-6 David Angus
Benjamin Soames
2 41 02:38:09

Illness, disease and injury prompted the development of medicine from the earliest days of mankind: useful herbs, methods for treating wounds and even setting bones were passed down the generations by word of mouth. With the growth of civilization came more scientific methods, generally discovered by significant individuals. This informative and entertaining audiobook presents the major figures in the history of medicine, from Hippocrates in Ancient Greece to the Roman doctor Galen, the medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen and the Arabs Ibn Sina and Al-Razi. They are succeeded by Andreas Vesalius and his anatomical investigations during the Renaissance, and subsequently by William Harvey (the circulation of the blood), Edward Jenner (inoculation), before the discovery of penicillin and DNA. This is one of the most fascinating stories in human history and, as this audiobook shows, one of the most varied – and exciting!

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Great Narrative Poems of the Romantic Age (compilation) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/great-narrative-poems-of-the-romantic-age-compilation/ Great Narrative Poems of the Romantic Age Poetry compilation Single 209212 978-962-634-092-9 978-962-954-637-3 John Moffatt
Samuel West
Sarah Woodward
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Here are some of the finest narrative poems in the English language, dating from an age of rich inspiration: the nineteenth century. All tell powerful stories of human passion and endeavour, often reflected in vivid evocations of the medieval world. Includes ‘The Eve of St Agnes’ Le Morte d’Arthur and ‘Peter Grimes’

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John Keats The Eve of St Agnes
Alfred, Lord Tennyson Morte d’Arthur
William Wordsworth Michael
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Christabel
William Morris The Haystack in the Floods
George Crabbe Peter Grimes
Great Poets of the Romantic Age (compilation) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/great-poets-of-the-romantic-age-compilation/ Great Poets of the Romantic Age Poetry compilation Single 202112 978-962-634-021-9 978-962-954-638-0 Michael Sheen
2 38 02:38:11

The Tyger… I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud… Ode to the West Wind… The Rime of the Ancient Mariner… Ode to a Nightingale… We’ll go no more a-roving… The Peasant Poet ‘All good poetry,’ wrote Wordsworth, ‘is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings’ and this was to be one of the hallmarks of the Romantic poets. With a dynamic spirit, these great English poets made a conscious return to nostalgia and spiritual depth. Each chose a different path, but they are united in a love of moods, impressions, scenes, stories, sights and sounds. In this collection of more than forty poems are some of the finest and most memorable works in the English language.

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William Blake The Tyger
William Blake From Songs of Innocence:Introduction
William Blake From Songs of Innocence:The Lamb
William Blake From Songs of Experience:Introduction
William Blake From Songs of Experience:Earth’s Answer
William Blake The Sick Rose
William Blake Auguries of Innocence
William Blake Night
William Blake Love’s Secret
William Blake Jerusalem (From Milton)
William Wordsworth I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
William Wordsworth Ode (Intimations of Immortality)
William Wordsworth Expostulation and Reply
William Wordsworth The Tables Turned
William Wordsworth Tintern Abbey
William Wordsworth The World
William Wordsworth The Solitary Reaper
William Wordsworth The Rainbow
William Wordsworth Perfect Woman
William Wordsworth To My Sister
Percy Bysshe Shelley Ozymandias
Percy Bysshe Shelley Ode to the West Wind
Percy Bysshe Shelley To Jane: The Invitation
Percy Bysshe Shelley The Moon
Percy Bysshe Shelley To a Skylark
Percy Bysshe Shelley Sonnet
Percy Bysshe Shelley From Epipsychidion
John Keats To Autumn
John Keats Ode on a Grecian Urn
John Keats La Belle Dame Sans Merci
John Keats From Endymion
John Keats Ode on Melancholy
John Keats Fancy
John Keats Ode to a Nightingale
Lord Byron When We Two Parted
Lord Byron She Walks in Beauty
Lord Byron The Destruction of Sennacherib
Lord Byron One Struggle More, and I am Free
Lord Byron From Don Juan – Canto I
Lord Byron We’ll go no more a-roving
John Clare The Peasant Poet
John Clare I Am
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Kubla Khan
Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Great Poets: The War Poetry of Wilfred Owen, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/great-poets-the-war-poetry-of-wilfred-owen-the-unabridged/ The Great Poets: The War Poetry of Wilfred Owen Poetry unabridged Single 0150 978-184-379-773-9 978-184-379-774-6 Wilfred Owen
Anton Lesser
1 21 01:19:17

No poet is more closely identified with the First World War than Wilfred Owen. His striking body of work, grim to the point of brutality yet, at the same time, majestic and awe-inspiring, defines the war for us. It is in each of these famous poems that Owen reflects on the four terrible months that he lived through; he conveys the experience of war, the death, the destruction and the filth, through a unique poetic language and a bold artistic vision. This anthology collects 49 of Owen’s iconic poems and serves not only as a perfect introduction to his verse but also as a commemoration of the sacrifice that was made by an entire generation of young men.

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  • Preface
  • From My Diary, July 1914
  • 1914
  • The Send-off
  • The Letter
  • Arms and the Boy
  • Parable of the Old Men and the Young
  • Spring Offensive
  • The Chances
  • Futility
  • S. I. W. Self Inflicted Wound
  • Has Your Soul Sipped?
  • As Bronze May Be Much Beautified
  • It Was a Navy Boy
  • Inspection
  • Anthem for Doomed Youth
  • The Unreturning
  • Le Christianisme
  • Soldier’s Dream
  • At a Calvary Near the Ancre
  • Greater Love
  • The Last Laugh
  • Hospital Barge
  • Training
  • Schoolmistress
  • An Imperial Elegy
  • The Calls
  • On Seeing a Piece of Our Artillery Brought into Action
  • Exposure
  • Asleep
  • The Dead-Beat
  • Mental Cases
  • Conscious
  • The Show
  • Smile, Smile, Smile
  • Disabled
  • A Terre (Being the philosophy of many soldiers)
  • Beauty (Notes for an Unfinished poem)
  • Miners
  • Cramped in That Funnelled Hole
  • The Sentry
  • Dulce et Decorum est
  • Apologia pro Poemate Meo
  • Insensibility
  • The End
  • The Next War
  • Sonnet to My Friend – With an Identity Disc
  • Strange Meeting
  • On My Songs
Great Rulers of Ancient Rome (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/great-rulers-of-ancient-rome-unabridged/ Great Rulers of Ancient Rome Junior Classics unabridged Single 228712 978-962-634-287-9 978-962-954-949-7 Hugh Griffith
Benjamin Soames
2 36 02:27:35

The common view of the Romans is that they were only interested in watching gladiators hack one another to pieces, and in lying on couches while they stuffed large meals down their throats. But of course they were a busy and clever people, who built up a great empire to prove it, with fine cities and harbours, bath houses and roads, laws and good government. In this audiobook you can hear the stories of the great Roman emperors and the enduring legacy that they left for later generations.

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Great Scientists and their Discoveries (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/great-scientists-and-their-discoveries-unabridged/ Great Scientists and their Discoveries Junior Classics unabridged Single 244012 978-962-634-440-8 978-962-954-379-2 David Angus
Benjamin Soames
Clare Corbett
2 36 02:25:29

How did the great scientists make their remarkable discoveries? And what kind of men were they? This companion volume to Great Inventors and their Inventions introduces the work of ten men to younger readers, and range from the world of Ancient Greece to the twentieth century discovery of DNA. Among them are the crucial discovery that the earth goes around the sun (Galileo), the principle of gravity (Newton), the evolution of the species (Darwin) and the principle of inherited characteristics or genetics (Mendel).

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  • Galileo Galilei
  • Robert Boyle
  • Isaac Newton
  • Michael Faraday
  • Charles Darwin
  • Gregor Mendel
  • Albert Einstein
  • James Watson & Francis Crick
Great Speeches & Soliloquies of Shakespeare (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/great-speeches-and-soliloquies-of-shakespeare-selections/ Great Speeches & Soliloquies of Shakespeare Shakespeare selections Single 201512 978-962-634-015-8 978-962-954-697-7 William Shakespeare
Simon Russell Beale
Estelle Kohler
Clifford Rose
Sarah Woodward
Daniel Philpott
2 31 02:07:41 Available

To be or not to be… Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow… O for a Muse of Fire… The quality of mercy is not strained… This sceptred isle… Once more unto the breach dear friends… Many of Shakespeare’s greatest and best-loved speeches are brought together in this superb collection, performed by outstanding artists who bring to vivid life words which are an integral part of our language, our culture and our everyday lives.

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Great Speeches in History (compilation) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/great-speeches-in-history-compilation/ Great Speeches in History History compilation Single 208312 978-962-634-083-7 978-962-954-717-2 Norman Rodway
Samuel West
Elizabeth Bell
Peter Marinker
2 39 02:38:33

From Socrates to Charles I, Danton to Lincoln – here are some of history’s most significant figures with their most important speeches. Fighting for justice, for freedom of speech, and sometimes even for their own lives, these orators demonstrate the finest resources of language in the service of the most dramatic issues of their day.

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Greek Lives (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/greek-lives-abridged/ Greek Lives Lycurgus | Themistocles | Pericles | Alcibiades | Lysander | Alexander | Demosthenes | Pyrrhus Biographies abridged Single 628912 978-962-634-289-3 978-962-954-732-5 Plutarch
Nicholas Farrell
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Plutarch’s series of biographies was the first of its kind, as much ground breaking in conception as Herodotus was with his Histories. Plutarch looked at the great men of the Ancient World and told their stories, in many cases drawing on sources no longer available to us. They offer a unique insight into the characters as well as the achievements of men who influenced their age and the empires that their culture dominated. They are as accessible now as they were when they were first written. It is the companion volume to Roman Lives, also read with style by Nicholas Farrell on Naxos AudioBooks.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00
Grimms’ Fairy Tales (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/grimms-fairy-tales-selections/ Grimms’ Fairy Tales Including The Frog Prince | The Elves and the Shoemaker | Snow White | Hansel and Gretel | The Golden Goose | Tom Thumb | Rumplestiltskin | Little Red Riding Hood | Cinderella | The Little Tailor Junior Classics selections Single 200512 978-962-634-005-9 978-962-954-402-7 The Brothers Grimm
Laura Paton
2 34 02:20:12

Here are some of the most enchanting fairy stories of all time. The brothers Grimm conjure up a world of fantasy, hope and good fortune where the princess meets and marries the right prince (even if he was once a frog), and where the cruel witch, the arrogant wife and the greedy wolf get their come-uppance. It is a magical world which we must all inhabit at one time in our lives and which are as important in this computer age as ever before.

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  • The Frog Prince
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker
  • Snow White
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • The Golden Goose
  • Tom Thumb
  • Rumplestiltskin
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Cinderella
  • The Little Tailor
  • Bearskin
  • The Dancing Shoes
  • The Fisherman’s Wife
Grimms’ Fairy Tales – Volume 2 (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/grimms-fairy-tales-volume-2-selections/ Grimms’ Fairy Tales – Volume 2 Junior Classics selections Single 230312 978-962-634-303-6 978-962-954-403-4 The Brothers Grimm
Laura Paton
2 31 02:06:15

Jacob and Wilhelm’s first book of fairy tales, Children’s and Household Tales, published in 1812, included eighty-six folktales, and was an instant success. Shortly thereafter, the brothers incorporated seventy more stories in their next volume of Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Filled with fantasy, magic, and talking animals, these enchanting tales for children often teach a lesson about moral values, and right from wrong. Reader Laura Paton’s warmth and flair for characters, paired with bright and exciting classical music, results in a memorable production that younger listeners will enjoy again and again. Contains fourteen delightful tales.

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  • The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids
  • The Pack of Ragamuffins
  • Brother and Sister
  • The Three Spinners
  • The Three Snake-Leaves
  • The Boots of Buffalo-Leather
  • Old Rinkrank
  • The Grave Mound
  • The Drummer
  • The Master Thief
  • The Hare and the Hedgehog
  • The Little Folks’ Presents
  • Master Cobblersawl
  • The Three Sluggards
Guermantes Way Part 1, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/guermantes-way-part-1-the-abridged/ The Guermantes Way Part 1 Modern Classics abridged Single 311612 978-962-634-116-2 978-962-954-605-2 Marcel Proust
Neville Jason
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In The Guermantes Way, Part I, Marcel penetrates the inner sanctum of Paris high society and falls in love with the fascinating Duchesse de Guermantes. With his unmatched powers of observation Proust vividly describes the struggles for political, social and sexual supremacy played out beneath a veneer of elegant manners. This is the fifth part of Naxos AudioBooks’ recording of Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past.

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Guermantes Way Part 2, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/guermantes-way-part-2-the-abridged/ The Guermantes Way Part 2 Modern Classics abridged Single 314112 978-962-634-141-4 978-962-954-606-9 Marcel Proust
Neville Jason
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The Guermantes Way, Part II continues the story of Marcel’s entry into the highest circles of French aristocracy. Having renewed his acquaintance with the enchanting Albertine who now submits to his amorous advances, Marcel finds himself pursued by the predatory Baron de Charlus.

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Guermantes Way, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/guermantes-way-the-unabridged/ The Guermantes Way Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0098 978-184-379-610-7 978-184-379-611-4 Marcel Proust
Neville Jason
22 840 28:50:02 Available

Remembrance of Things Past is one of the monuments of 20th-century literature. Neville Jason’s unabridged recording of the work runs to 150 hours. The Guermantes Way is the third of seven volumes. The narrator penetrates the inner sanctum of Paris high society and falls in love with the fascinating Duchesse de Guermantes. Proust describes vividly the struggles for political, social and sexual supremacy played out beneath a veneer of elegant manners. He also finds himself pursued by the predatory Baron de Charlus. Based on the translation by C. K. Scott Moncrieff.

£70.00 $128.98 £46.00 €51.55 $84.00 Apr12 C. K. Scott Moncrieff
Guide to Wine, A (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/guide-to-wine-a-unabridged/ A Guide to Wine Non-fiction unabridged Single 429012 978-962-634-290-9 978-962-954-706-6 Julian Curry
Julian Curry
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An entertaining and informative introduction to wine Julian Curry, actor and wine buff, has devised this unique audiobook guide to wine which takes the listener to the heart of wine-making and wine drinking in a clear but light-hearted manner. However rich and complex the subject of wine may be, he insists it is also hugely rewarding and great fun… Curry’s informative and entertaining programme begins with a description of work in vineyard and cellar. It outlines the many choices faced by grape-grower and wine-maker, resulting in the variety of different styles of wine produced. It continues with wine’s journey from winery to gullet, with advice on cellaring, buying, serving, food-matching and tasting. It then moves on to thumbnail sketches of the grape varieties most commonly used, their natural habitats and related styles of wine. And it concludes with a lengthy section devoted to all of the major wine regions, in Old World and New. A Guide to Wine also includes a booklet with maps of the main wine regions, a brief guide to the main styles of wine and a useful basic wine vocabulary in half-a-dozen languages.

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Gulliver’s Travels (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/gulliver-s-travels-abridged/ Gulliver's Travels Classic Fiction abridged Single 307712 978-962-634-077-6 978-962-954-567-3 Jonathan Swift
Neville Jason
3 58 03:57:03

Gulliver’s Travels is renowned as a playful and comic children’s classic. The book itself, rather than the bowdlerized versions that have been derived from it, is a savage, rude and brilliant satire, timeless in its appeal and unerringly accurate. The images of Gulliver among the miniature Lilliputians and the giants of Brobdingnag, the crazy scientists, and the rational horses create a series of novel delights and challenging insights.

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Gulliver’s Travels (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/gulliver-s-travels-unabridged/ Gulliver’s Travels Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0011 978-184-379-419-6 978-184-379-420-2 Jonathan Swift
Jasper Britton
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Lemuel Gulliver, a slightly staid ship’s doctor, relates the tales of his astonishing travels. He encounters the tiny, warring Lilliputians; the giant, sceptical Brobdingnagians; the ludicrously intellectual Laputans; and the idealistic – if rather stolid – Houyhnhnms and their bestial servants, the Yahoos. An immediate best-seller when it was first published in 1726, Gulliver’s Travels has remained a favourite ever since. It was an attack on the politics and society of Swift’s day, but it is also a polemical, inventive, surreal, vitriolic and wonderfully imaginative masterpiece, whose powerful satire continues to strike home.

£32.99 $59.98 £21.50 €24.00 $39.00 Aug10
Gulliver’s Travels: Retold for younger listeners (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/gulliver-s-travels-retold-for-younger-listeners-abridged/ Gulliver’s Travels: Retold for younger listeners Junior Classics abridged Single 0073 978-184-379-559-9 978-184-379-560-5 Jonathan Swift
Roy McMillan
Benjamin Soames
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Lemuel Gulliver sets out on a series of travels, but each time he finds himself shipwrecked in new and unfamiliar lands. And how unfamiliar … In Lilliput, everyone is tiny, and it takes thousands of them to capture him; in Brodingnag, they’re huge and treat him as a sort of living toy; in Laputa, they live on a floating island inventing impossibly mad projects; and the Houyhnhnms are horses! But through all his adventures, Gulliver learns to see humans in a different way, too. One of the world’s great works of fiction, Gulliver’s Travels keeps all its humour and satire in this new retelling.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Sep12
Hamlet (Gielgud) (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/hamlet-gielgud-abridged/ Hamlet (Gielgud) Shakespeare abridged Single 341712 978-962-634-417-0 978-962-954-685-4 William Shakespeare
Sir John Gielgud
Marian Spencer
Celia Johnson
Andrew Cruickshank
3 88 03:26:09 CD-ROM Available

This outstanding historical recording made in 1941 for radio is widely regarded as one of the finest Hamlet performances ever, and one of John Gielgud’s greatest moments. Though he went on to record it for commercial release, nothing matched this recording in the BBC studios, made before the days of editing.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 John Richmond
Hamlet (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/hamlet-unabridged/ Hamlet Shakespeare unabridged Single 412412 978-962-634-124-7 978-962-954-686-1 William Shakespeare
Anton Lesser
Edward de Souza
Susan Engel
Emma Fielding
Peter Jeffrey
Sean Baker
Jamie Glover
Geoffrey Whitehead
Gavin Muir
Peter Yapp
Benjamin Soames
David Timson
Richard Pearce
Paul Panting
4 97 03:55:09 Available

Hamlet, which dates from 1600-1601, is the first in Shakespeare’s great series of four tragedies, the others being Othello (1603), King Lear (1605) and Macbeth (1606). In writing this extraordinary play Shakespeare effectively reinvented tragedy after an interval of roughly two thousand years – we have to go back to the Greek dramatists of fifth-century Athens to find anything of comparable depth and maturity.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Nicolas Soames Neville Jason
Happy Prince, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/happy-prince-the-abridged/ The Happy Prince and other stories Junior Classics abridged Single 213912 978-962-634-139-1 978-962-954-440-9 Oscar Wilde
Anton Lesser
2 37 02:31:47

Oscar Wilde’s fairy stories are among the greatest and most poignant classics for children and adults alike. Humour, pathos and delightful little characters abound in the stories of ‘The Happy Prince’ and the Swallow who agrees to keep him company despite approaching winter; ‘The Selfish Giant’, who doesn’t want children playing in his garden, and ‘The Remarkable Rocket’. In addition, there are those not so familiar – ‘The Star Child’, ‘The Young King’ and ‘The Devoted Friend’.

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  • The Happy Prince
  • The Remarkable Rocket
  • The Nightingale and the Rose
  • The Selfish Giant
  • The Young King
  • The Devoted Friend
  • The Star Child
Hard Times (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/hard-times-abridged/ Hard Times Classic Fiction abridged Single 311012 978-962-634-110-0 978-962-954-492-8 Charles Dickens
Anton Lesser
3 58 03:57:05

In this, Dickens’ most openly political novel, we discover the terrible human consequences of a ruthlessly materialistic philosophy in the lives of Thomas Gradgrind’s family, brought up to believe that only ‘Facts! Facts! Facts!’ have any meaning. Set in Coketown, a typical Lancashire milltown, the novel graphically exposes the truth about Victorian ‘progress’.

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Hard Times (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/hard-times-unabridged/ Hard Times Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0023 978-184-379-443-1 978-184-379-444-8 Charles Dickens
Anton Lesser
9 312 10:41:30

Hard Times is Dickens’s most political novel. Set in the industrial north of England, in Coketown, he examines the lives of working people, who are taught by the capitalists Gradgrind and Bounderby to think only of the facts of life and not to indulge in imagination. Gradgrind’s own children have been so educated and as a result are dysfunctional and disconnected from their feelings. Only the travelling circus company of Sleary seems to offer any hope of humanity in Coketown. Hard Times is a deeply moving story written in anger to strike a blow for the victims of the dehumanising processes of industry.

£32.99 $59.98 £21.50 €24.00 $39.00 Nov11
Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/hard-boiled-wonderland-and-the-end-of-the-world-unabridged/ Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Contemporary Fiction unabridged Single 33812 978-962-634-338-8 978-184-379-380-9 Haruki Murakami
Adam Sims
Ian Porter
11 204 14:01:16

Information is everything in Hard-boiled Wonderland. A specialist encrypter is attacked by thugs with orders from an unknown source, is chased by invisible predators, and dates an insatiably hungry librarian who never puts on weight. In the End of the World a new arrival is learning his role as dream-reader. But there is something eerily disquieting about the changeless nature of the town and its fable-like inhabitants. Told in alternate chapters, the two stories converge and combine to create a novel that is surreal, beautiful, thrilling and extraordinary.

£35.00 $62.98 £23.00 €26.00 $41.00 Apr10
Haydn, Joseph (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/haydn-joseph-unabridged/ Life & Works – Joseph Haydn Life & Works – Life and Works unabridged Single 558091 978-1-84379-069-3 978-184-379-375-5 Jeremy Siepmann
Jeremy Siepmann
David Timson
Nigel Anthony
Sam Dastor
Steve Hodson
Roger May
Frances Jeater
4 130 04:40:08 CD-ROM + 148-page booklet

No great composer’s story is more predominantly happy than Haydn’s, though even his has its share of clouds. A classic rags-to-riches tale, it sees him move from humble beginnings through decades as a liveried servant to his emergence as the most popular and successful composer of his time. One of the healthiest and least neurotic artists in musical history, he did more than any other single figure to pioneer the symphony, the piano sonata and the string quartet – and he was the first truly great practitioner of each. Brilliant, strikingly original and blessed not only with genius but an infectious sense of humour, he was also profound and modest, and his music, copiously illustrated here, has brought happiness and illumination to millions.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00
Haydn: His Life and Works, Joseph (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/haydn-his-life-and-works-joseph-unabridged/ Joseph Haydn: His Life and Works Biographies unabridged Single 495112 978-962-634-951-9 978-962-954-843-8 Jeremy Siepmann
Jeremy Siepmann
4 130 04:40:06

Symphonies, quartets, concertos and keyboard works poured from the pen of Joseph Haydn, making him one of the most important figures in classical music. Jeremy Siepmann tells the story of the man and his work in this lively autobiography, enhanced by numerous examples of the music itself, taken from the Naxos catalogue. There is no better programme with which to mark the 200th anniversary of the composer’s death.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Mar09
Heart of Darkness (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/heart-of-darkness-unabridged/ Heart of Darkness Classic Fiction unabridged Single 418412 978-962-634-184-1 978-962-954-941-1 Joseph Conrad
David Horovitch
4 68 04:38:46

“‘…he seemed to stare… with that wide and immense stare embracing, condemning, loathing all the universe. I seemed to hear the whispered cry, “The horror! The horror!”’” On a becalmed yawl in the Thames estuary, Marlow tells a tale of Africa. His job there is to find the enigmatic Kurtz, but his journey farther and farther upriver reveals the brutality of the white Imperialists who run the country. Established as one of the great English novels, and a story of mythic power, Heart of Darkness is rich in meaning – allusive, enthralling and haunting.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Mar10
Heaven’s Command (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/heaven-s-command-abridged/ Heaven’s Command History abridged Single 0035 978-184-379-467-7 978-184-379-468-4 Jan Morris
Roy McMillan
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The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s masterly telling of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. Heaven’s Command, the first volume, takes us from the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the Diamond Jubilee in 1897, moving effortlessly across the Empire, from the shores of England to Fiji, Zululand, the Canadian prairies and beyond. Truly gripping history.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00 Apr11
Heaven’s Command (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/heaven-s-command-unabridged/ Heaven’s Command History unabridged Single 0034 978-184-379-465-3 978-184-379-466-0 Jan Morris
Roy McMillan
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The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s masterly telling of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. Heaven’s Command, the first volume, takes us from the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the Diamond Jubilee in 1897, moving effortlessly across the Empire, from the shores of England to Fiji, Zululand, the Canadian prairies and beyond. Truly gripping history.

£55.00 $98.98 £36.00 €40.50 $64.00 Apr11
Hedda Gabler (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/hedda-gabler-unabridged/ Hedda Gabler Directed by John Tydeman Drama unabridged Single 226512 978-962-634-265-7 978-962-954-683-0 Henrik Ibsen
Juliet Stevenson
Michael Maloney
Philip Voss
Emma Fielding
Robert Glenister
Brenda Kaye
Melinda Walker
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Hedda Gabler, a deceased General’s daughter, marries dull George Tesman and foresees a life of middleclass tedium stretching ahead when they return from a honeymoon they could not afford to a house they cannot afford. Increasingly, she is drawn into the clutches of her admirer, Judge Brack, who seeks to establish a menage a trois. Then a former flame arrives in the brilliant but dissolute Eilert Lovborg to rival her husband for an academic post. After a drunken orgy, the manuscript of Lovborg’s treatise falls into her hands and she destroys it. Discovery traps her, her romantic ideas are shattered, and there seems only one way out of the net – the pistols of her father, the General.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Edmund Gosse and William Archer Nicolas Soames John Tydeman Mike Etherden
Heidi (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/heidi-abridged/ Heidi Junior Classics abridged Single 228512 978-962-634-285-5 978-962-954-428-7 Johanna Spyri
Teresa Gallagher
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The evergreen tale of the Swiss orphan girl Heidi has charmed and intrigued readers since its original publication in 1880. Heidi comes to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps where she befriends the animals and children – in particular the goatherd Peter. She is later taken away to the stern and confining home of the invalid Clara where she enriches the lives of those around her but longs to return home. After many adventures she returns to her grandfather’s cabin in her beloved Alps.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00
Henry V (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/henry-v-unabridged/ Henry V Directed by David Timson Shakespeare unabridged Single 320512 978-962-634-205-3 978-962-954-687-8 William Shakespeare
Samuel West
Timothy West
Cathy Sara
Hugh Dickson
Nigel Anthony
Stephen Thorne
Bernard Lloyd
Ian Masters
Auriol Smith
Roy Spencer
Roger May
Barrie Jaimeson
Jonathan Keeble
Nick Fletcher
David Timson
Peter Yapp
Dominic Kraemer
3 91 03:06:29 Available

This widely-studied play is one of the best sellers of the Shakespeare canon. This production is the seventh Shakespeare play in the series undertaken by Naxos AudioBooks in conjunction with Cambridge University Press.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 Nicolas Soames David Timson
Hiawatha (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/hiawatha-unabridged/ Hiawatha Poetry unabridged Single 334012 978-962-634-340-1 978-962-954-664-9 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
William Hootkins
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Longfellow’s great narrative poem has been unjustly neglected in recent years though it gives a sympathetic portrait especially of Hiawatha, reared by Nokomis, daughter of the Moon, and his bride Minehaha. It is famously underpinned by its hypnotic rhythm, which makes it ideal listening.

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Histories (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/histories-unabridged/ Histories History unabridged Single 0225 978-1-84379-948-1 978-1-84379-949-8 Herodotus
David Timson
22 422 27:28:42 Available

In this, the first prose history in European civilisation, Herodotus describes the growth of the Persian Empire with force, authority and style. Perhaps most famously, the book tells the heroic tale of the Greeks’ resistance to the vast invading force assembled by Xerxes, King of Persia. Here are not only the great battles – Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis – but also penetrating human insight and a powerful sense of destiny at work.

£70.00 $128.98 £46.00 €51.55 $84.00 Jul16 Anthony Anderson Nikki Ruck
History of Classical Music, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/history-of-classical-music-the-unabridged/ The History of Classical Music The Arts unabridged Single 414012 978-962-634-140-7 978-962-954-711-0 Richard Fawkes
Robert Powell
4 144 05:12:18

From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Polyphony, sonata form, serial music – many musical expressions are also explained – with the text illustrated by performances from some of the most highly praised recordings of recent years. From Gregorian chant to Stravinsky and Gorecki, 150 musical excerpts illustrate the narrative.

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History of Classical Music, The History of Opera, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/history-of-classical-music-the-history-of-opera-the-unabridged/ The History of Classical Music, The History of Opera The Arts unabridged Box set 25712 978-962-634-257-2 N/A Richard Fawkes
Robert Powell
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From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Polyphony, sonata form, serial music – many musical expressions are also explained – with the text illustrated by performances from some of the most highly praised recordings of recent years. Since its origins in the sixteenth century, opera has been an extravagant, costly affair, arousing great passions. It has also produced some of the most sublime works of art, from Monteverdi to Wagner. Richard Fawkes traces the history of opera up to the present day on the first three CDs, and devotes the fourth to the history of operetta.

£29.99 $54.98 £19.50 €22.00 $36.00
History of English Literature, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/history-of-english-literature-the-unabridged/ The History of English Literature The Arts unabridged Single 422112 978-962-634-221-3 978-962-954-719-6 Perry Keenlyside
Derek Jacobi
John Shrapnel
Jonathan Keeble
Teresa Gallagher
Anton Lesser
4 77 05:16:52 Available

Perry Keenlyside tells the remarkable story of the world’s richest literary resource. The story-telling, the poetry, the growth of the novel and the great histories and essays which have informed the language and the imagination wherever English is spoken. This is the fourth in the Naxos AudioBooks Histories series.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Nicolas Soames Sarah Butcher
History of English Poetry, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/history-of-english-poetry-the-unabridged/ The History of English Poetry The Arts unabridged Single 791512 978-962-634-915-1 978-962-954-819-3 Peter Whitfield
Derek Jacobi
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Great poetry can indeed outlast stone and the glory of princes, and the English poetic tradition is perhaps the richest in the world. This audiobook tells the story of that tradition through its towering figures – Spenser and Shakespeare, Milton and Dryden, Wordsworth and Tennyson, Whitman, Dickinson and Eliot – and through scores of other poets. Clear and accessible, blending criticism with imagination and illustrated with scores of quotations, this new history will delight all who care about the past and the future of English poetry.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Sep09

Foundations
Beowulf, Chaucer, John Skelton, Sir Thomas Sackville, Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

The Elizabethan Achievement
Sir Walter Ralegh, Sir Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, George Chapman, Arthur Golding, Richard Stanyhurst, Samuel Daniel, Michael Drayton, Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare

The 17th Century: From Donne to Milton
John Donne, Thomas Carew, Richard Lovelace, John Cleveland, Edmund Waller, Robert Herrick, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Thomas Traherne, Richard Crashaw, Andrew Marvell, John Milton and John Marston

The 18th Century: From Dryden to Blake
Samuel Butler, John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, James Thomson, Edward Young, Thomas Gray, Thomas Percy, James Macpherson, Samuel Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith, William Cowper, George Crabbe, Robert Burns and William Blake

The Romantic Poets
William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats and John Clare

The Poetry of the Victorian Age
Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Matthew Arnold, Edward Fitzgerald, George Meredith, Emily Brontë, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris, Christina Rossetti, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling and Oscar Wilde

American Poetry
Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, Philip Freneau, William Cullen Bryant, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, Sidney Lanier, Edward Arlington Robinson and Robert Frost

Modernism
William Butler Yeats, James Elroy Flecker, Edward Thomas, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Hilda Doolittle, Carl Sandburg, Edgar Lee Masters, Vachel Lindsay, Langston Hughes, e.e. cummings, Robinson Jeffers, William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, Hart Crane, Edna St Vincent Millay, Dylan Thomas, John Betjeman, Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Ginsberg and Robert Lowell

History of Opera, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/history-of-opera-the-unabridged/ The History of Opera The Arts unabridged Single 417612 978-962-634-176-6 978-962-954-712-7 Richard Fawkes
Robert Powell
4 147 05:17:53

Since its origins in the sixteenth century, opera has been an extravagant, costly affair, arousing great passions. It has also produced some of the most sublime works of art, from Monteverdi to Wagner. Following the widely acclaimed History of Classical Music, Richard Fawkes traces the history of opera up to the present day on the first three CDs, and devotes the fourth to the history of operetta. Featuring more than seventy-five musical examples.

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History of Science, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/history-of-science-the-unabridged/ The History of Science History unabridged Single 499312 978-962-634-993-9 978-962-954-970-1 Peter Whitfield
Peter Whitfield
4 75 05:08:29

This is the foundation of all: that we are not to imagine or suppose, but to discover what nature does, or may be made to do. Thus did Francis Bacon, early in the 17th century, outline the future of science and technology. This drive for knowledge and power has now given us a world dominated by science, and this audiobook tells the story of how we have arrived there. The achievements of the great scientific thinkers of the ages – Copernicus, Newton, Lavoisier, Darwin, Pasteur, Einstein, Freud, Hubble and many more – are explained and woven together into an exciting story of intellectual discovery, but a story in which a sense of the mystery of the universe is always present.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Apr10
History of the Conquest of Mexico (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/history-of-the-conquest-of-mexico-abridged/ History of the Conquest of Mexico History abridged Single 428212 978-962-634-282-4 978-962-954-994-7 W.H. Prescott
Kerry Shale
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In 1519, Hernando Cortés arrived in Mexico to investigate stories of a wealthy empire. What he encountered was beyond his wildest dreams – an advanced civilisation with complex artistic, political and religious systems (involving extensive human sacrifice) and replete with gold. This was the Aztec empire, headed by the aloof emperor, Montezuma. With just a handful of men, Cortés achieved the impossible, crushing the Aztecs and their allies, and effectively annexing the whole territory for Spain. One of the most extraordinary stories of conquest in mankind’s history, it is told here in the classic account by the American historian W. H. Prescott.

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History of The Musical, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/history-of-the-musical-the-unabridged/ The History of The Musical The Arts unabridged Single 422712 978-962-634-227-5 978-962-954-713-4 Richard Fawkes
Kim Criswell
4 144 05:13:18

A major production for Naxos AudioBooks and a unique Audiobook, this bold and entertaining undertaking traces the musical from its origins in classical music (Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera, Offenbach’s operettas and Gilbert and Sullivan) through to its flowering in America; Showboat, Anything Goes, High Society, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Oliver, Cabaret, A Little Night Music, The Rocky Horror Show, The Phantom of the Opera – the list is endless. So are the stars who made the musicals live the composers, Kern, Porter, Gershwin, Bernstein, Lloyd Webber; the famous partnerships such as Rogers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe; the performers Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Howard Keel, Julie Andrews… and the tempestuous creative background to the productions themselves. With over 120 musical examples illustrating this remarkable story, the history of the musical in all its glory comes alive. Features over 100 musical examples.

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History of the Olympics, A (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/history-of-the-olympics-a-unabridged/ A History of the Olympics Non-fiction unabridged Single 0066 978-184-379-492-9 978-184-379-493-6 John Goodbody
Barry Davies
6 98 06:41:11

This unique audiobook history of the Olympics, first issued in 2008, has been updated to include the Beijing Olympics and released to coincide with the London event. Written by the prize-winning sports journalist John Goodbody, and with a fascinating personal documentary featuring one of Britain’s leading Olympians, Sebastian Coe, who is now heading the 2012 Games, this is an ideal opener!

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00 Mar12
History of the Olympics, A (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/history-of-the-olympics-a-unabridged-2/ A History of the Olympics Non-fiction unabridged Single 487012 978-962-634-870-3 978-962-954-716-5 John Goodbody
Barry Davies
5 92 06:20:11

An unusual release on audiobook format! The 2008 Beijing Olympics take place in August. John Goodbody, for many years chief sports news writer for The Times, has covered every Olympics since 1964. In this entertaining and informative account, he tells the main stories of each of the modern Olympics. Here are some of the heroes and heroines who have made sporting history, as well as the main disasters and scandals that attend the world’s greatest sporting event.

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History of the Peloponnesian War, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/history-of-the-peloponnesian-war-the-abridged/ The History of the Peloponnesian War History abridged Single 0069 978-184-379-551-3 978-184-379-552-0 Thucydides
Neville Jason
6 104 07:15:56

Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian War is one of the most famous, influential, and moving works of genuine history in our traditions. His brilliant account of the civil war among the Greeks redefined how we should analyze the past, driving a permanent wedge between accounts based on myth and folk traditions and those based on empirical investigation and a rational enquiry into human motives. The work is also a profoundly tragic illumination, not merely of the self-destructive events of the civil war, but also of the future course of human history. This abridgement features Richard Crawley’s classic translation, which has been updated by Ian Johnston.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00 Aug12 Richard Crawley, Ian Johnston
History of the World Cup – 2010 Edition, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/history-of-the-world-cup-2010-edition-the-unabridged/ The History of the World Cup – 2010 Edition Non-fiction unabridged Single 493012 978-962-634-930-4 978-962-954-826-1 Brian Glanville
Bob Wilson
4 73 05:01:22

The World Cup is the largest sports event outside the summer Olympics: the progress of the 32 countries which qualify for the finals is watched by billions all over the globe. Since the very first World Cup in Uruguay in 1930, there have been 18 finals, held every four years (with a 12-year break over the World War II period). The World Cup in South Africa will be the 19th. Brian Glanville, the distinguished journalist and World Cup historian, has written a fascinating history of the event. Here are the men who played, the goals they scored, the triumphs, the failures, the shocks and the scandals. Here are the stories of heroes – Pele, Eusebio, Bobby Charlton, Franz Beckenbauer, Johann Cruyff, Diego Maradona and many more – as well as the villains, the managers, the referees and the football politicians. It is one of the greatest stories of world sport.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Apr10
History of the World Cup, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/history-of-the-world-cup-the-unabridged/ The History of the World Cup With the World Cup memories of Sir Bobby Charlton Non-fiction unabridged Single 440412 978-962-634-404-0 N/A Brian Glanville
Bob Wilson
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This lively history of the world’s greatest sporting event outside the Olympics is told by veteran football journalist and historian Brian Glanville, and read by the former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson. There is a full account of each of the Finals since the first event in 1922 – the goals, the controversies, the rivalries – with the national anthems of each host country setting the scene to the 2002 event in Japan and Korea.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00
History of the World in 10½ Chapters, A (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/history-of-the-world-in-10-1_2-chapters-a-unabridged/ A History of the World in 10½ Chapters Contemporary Fiction unabridged Single 45712 978-962-634-475-0 978-962-954-620-5 Julian Barnes
Alex Jennings
9 159 10:54:49

A History of the World in 10½ Chapters tells a series of apparently unconnected stories ranging from a woodworm’s-eye-view of the journey on Noah’s Ark to an astronaut’s quest for its final resting place. There is pastiche and learned disquisition; there is heart-stopping documentary and heart-lifting revelation. But these stories are not separate. They are all linked by a complex weave of inquiry into history itself, into love, myth and fabulation. It’s about everything that matters, told with brilliant imagination, intelligence and humour.

£32.99 $59.98 £21.50 €24.00 $39.00
History of Theatre, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/history-of-theatre-the-unabridged/ The History of Theatre The Arts unabridged Single 419912 978-962-634-199-5 978-962-954-721-9 David Timson
Derek Jacobi
Carole Boyd
John McAndrew
Teresa Gallagher
Caroline Faber
4 144 05:09:25 Available

This bold undertaking covers Western theatre from ancient Greece to the present day. It traces the development of dramatic art through the miracle plays, the great Shakespearean period, Molière and Racine in France, Goethe in Germany, through the nineteenth century and the main movements in the twentieth century. It is illustrated by numerous examples of differing styles, with some historical recordings as well and excerpts from nearly fifty plays – a fascinating journey. It is written by David Timson, the British actor and director who features extensively on Naxos AudioBooks in both roles.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Nicolas Soames Sarah Butcher and Simon Weir
History of Tom Jones, A Foundling, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/history-of-tom-jones-a-foundling-the-abridged/ The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling Classic Fiction abridged Single 633112 978-962-634-331-9 978-962-954-530-7 Henry Fielding
Maurice West
6 102 06:58:47

The ‘Voice of the Year’ competition introduced and sponsored by Naxos AudioBooks and The Times books pages, edited by Erica Wagner, took place in Spring 2004. Readers without any formal drama training or professional acting experience were invited to send in recordings of a short extract of either Dickens, Austen or from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and an own choice. The judging panel – Martin Jarvis, Juliet Stevenson, and Anton Lesser, with John Tydeman, David Timson, and Christina Hardyment (audiobook reviewer for The Times), under the chairmanship of Naxos AudioBooks’ managing director Nicolas Soames – chose the winner and finalists from nearly one thousand entries. First prize was to read a classic for Naxos AudioBooks. The winner was Maurice West, a fifty-five-year-old English teacher from Croydon. His chosen piece was from Tom Jones and he was invited to read an extended abridgement – 6-CD set – of the same novel. ‘We were very impressed by the natural storytelling talent shown by Mr West, with a strong narrative character, a sense of period style as well as a firm grasp of the many characters who appear,’ said Nicolas Soames. After graduating from Cambridge, Mr West applied to LAMDA on the main acting course and was accepted. Unfortunately, he didn’t have sufficient funds to take up the offer and had to confine his thespian interests to amateur dramatics. Now, later in life, he has a chance to open a new thread of activity. This 6 CD recording of Tom Jones is an important addition to the eighteenth-century audio library on Naxos AudioBooks.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00
History of Western Art, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/history-of-western-art-the-unabridged/ The History of Western Art History unabridged Single 0055 978-184-379-506-3 978-184-379-507-0 Peter Whitfield
Sebastian Comberti
4 76 05:14:18

What is art? Why do we value images of saints, kings, goddesses, battles, landscapes or cities from eras of history utterly remote from ourselves? This history of art shows how painters, sculptors and architects have expressed the belief systems of their age: religious, political and aesthetic. From the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece, to the revolutionary years of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the artist has acted as a mirror to the ideals and conflicts of the human mind. He has always started with reality, but has selected and reshaped that reality to create a parallel world; a world of the imagination.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Nov11
History of Western Philosophy, A (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/history-of-western-philosophy-a-unabridged/ A History of Western Philosophy Philosophy unabridged Single 0136 978-184-379-739-5 978-184-379-740-1 Bertrand Russell
Jonathan Keeble
29 585 38:05:11

Bertrand Russell’s A History of Western Philosophy serves as the perfect introduction to its subject. Charting philosophy’s course from the pre-Socratics up to the early twentieth century, Russell relates each philosopher and school to their respective historical and cultural contexts, providing erudite commentary throughout his invaluable survey. This engaging and comprehensive work has done much to educate and inform generations of general readers; it is written in accessible and elegantly crafted prose and allows for an easy grasp of complex ideas.

£85.00 $152.98 £55.00 €63.00 $98.00 Oct13
Holmes, Oliver Wendell (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/holmes-oliver-wendell-selections/ The Great Poets – Oliver Wendell Holmes The Great Poets – Poetry selections Single 195412 978-962-634-954-0 978-962-954-846-9 Oliver Wendell Holmes
Peter Marinker
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Though by profession a doctor (he coined the word anesthesia) Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) was one of the leading 19th century American poets and a member of the famous Saturday Club with Emerson, Longfellow and Lowell. 2009 is the 200th anniversary of his birth. Here are his major poems, including Old Ironsides and The Last Leaf in a rare audiobook collection read affectingly by Peter Marinker.

£8.99 $14.98 £6.00 €6.50 $10.00 Mar09
The Height of the Ridiculous
The Last Leaf
To an Insect
Old Ironsides
The September Gale
Daily Trials by a Sensitive Man
Lexington
The Star and the Water Lily
A Portrait
The Two Armies
The Wasp and the Hornet
To a Caged Lion
Our Yankee Girls
Departed Days
The Last Reader
God Save the Flag
The Only Daughter
The Parting Word
The Pilgrim’s Vision
The Steamboat
Ballad of the Oysterman
Song
Contentment
Bill and Joe
A Voice of the Loyal North
Reflections of a Proud Pedestrian
Sun and Shadow
The Chambered Nautilus
Our Indian Summer
The Crooked Footpath
The Opening of the Piano
The Two Streams
At My Fireside
Hopkins, Gerard Manley (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/hopkins-gerard-manley-selections/ The Great Poets – Gerard Manley Hopkins The Great Poets – Poetry selections Single 190012 978-962-634-900-7 978-962-954-763-9 Gerard Manley Hopkins
Jeremy Northam
1 15 01:02:01

A collection of the best-known poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889). One of the Victorian era’s greatest writers, Hopkins’ reputation has continued to grow since his death. Our Great Poets series, launched in 2007, has proven very popular, offering many of the best-loved poems by popular poets in an inexpensive 1 CD collection – and well read by leading actors. This anthology of works by one of poetry’s most daring innovators will undoubtedly become a best-seller. The collection includes The Windhover, The Caged Skylark, Carrion Comfort, Spring and Fall, and Inversnaid.

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Heaven-Haven A nun takes the veil
She schools the flighty pupils of her eyes
Myself Unholy
The Habit of Perfection
from The Wreck of the Deutschland
God’s Grandeur
The Starlight Night
As king fishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame
Spring
The Lantern Out of Doors
The Sea and the Skylark
The Windhover − To Christ Our Lord
Pied Beauty
Hurrahing in Harvest
The Caged Skylark
Binsey Poplars felled 1879
The Bugler’s First Communion
Morning, Midday and Evening Sacrifice
The Candle Indoors
Felix Randal
Spring and Fall: To a Young Child
Inversnaid
The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo
To what serves Mortal Beauty?
(Carrion Comfort)
No worst, there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief
I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day
Patience, hard thing! the hard thing but to pray
My own heart
To his Watch
from Caradoc’s soliloquy from St Winefred’s Well
Spelt from Sibyl’s leaves
Tom’s Garland
Harry Ploughman
That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the comfort of the Resurrection
Justus Quidem Tu Es, Domine (Thou art indeed just, Lord …)
The Shepherd’s Brow
To R.B.
Hound of the Baskervilles, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/hound-of-the-baskervilles-the-abridged/ Young Adult Classics – The Hound of the Baskervilles Young Adult Classics – Young Adult Classics abridged Single 394812 978-962-634-948-9 978-962-954-840-7 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
David Timson
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The ‘Young Adult Classics’ series continues with The Hound of the Baskervilles, the most popular Sherlock Holmes story. It is a chilling tale of a slavering dog on the moor that will excite listeners of any age. The popular classics, presented in an abridged form, are brilliantly brought to life by master Holmes reader David Timson and enhanced with atmospheric music. This is part of the ‘Young Adult Classics’ series launched by Naxos AudioBooks in 2009: each title contains a CD-ROM with extensive ‘teacher notes’ and the full text of the audiobook.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Feb09
Hound of the Baskervilles, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/hound-of-the-baskervilles-the-unabridged/ The Hound of the Baskervilles Classic Fiction unabridged Single 533412 978-962-634-334-0 978-962-954-514-7 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
David Timson
5 91 06:16:54

The award-winning Sherlock Holmes narrator David Timson leads us through Conan Doyle’s most famous tale. This extended story brings the archetypal detective to the moors with his friend and biographer Dr Watson to investigate the mystery of a beast terrorising the neighbourhood.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00
House of the Seven Gables, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/house-of-the-seven-gables-the-abridged/ The House of the Seven Gables Classic Fiction abridged Single 338112 978-962-634-381-4 978-962-954-540-6 Nathaniel Hawthorne
Peter Marinker
3 58 03:57:20

To inherit a great fortune. To inherit a great misfortune.’ These words, from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s notebook, neatly encapsulate the theme of The House of the Seven Gables – that of a family whose fortunes are poisoned by its past misdeeds. The sins of the Pyncheon father are visited upon his children over a period of several generations, until such time as one of his descendants unites with a member of the family he has wronged. Love conquers hate, and new blood washes away the original crime. This intriguing and insightful novel truly deserves its significant place in the canon of American literature.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00
House on the Strand, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/house-on-the-strand-the-abridged/ The House on the Strand Classic Fiction abridged Single 434112 978-962-634-341-8 978-962-954-525-3 Daphne du Maurier
Michael Maloney
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Dick Young stays in his friend Professor Magnus Lane’s house in Cornwall, on the understanding he will be a guinea-pig for a new drug that Magnus has developed. As a result of the experiment he is transported back to fourteenth-century Cornwall. With each ‘trip’ he becomes more and more involved with Medieval intrigue, adultery and murder. Is it merely hallucination; a subconscious escape from his own complicated life, or a real journey into the past? He becomes obsessed with the world he visits, and past and present eventually become inextricably and perilously mixed.

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Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/huckleberry-finn-tom-sawyer-abridged/ Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer Junior Classics abridged Box set 26212 978-962-634-262-6 N/A Mark Twain
Garrick Hagon
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Two of Twain’s great classics are combined here, adding to Naxos AudioBooks’ now well-established collection of box sets. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the story of a boy’s adventures growing up in a small town on the banks of the Mississippi river over a hundred years ago. The cheerful, adventurous hero plays truant to form a pirate band and, together with his best friend, Huckleberry Finn, finds fun, excitement, and buried treasure, along the shores of the great river. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, floating down the Mississippi on their raft, Huckleberry Finn and Jim, a runaway slave, find life filled with excitement and the spirit of adventure. Join Huck and Jim and their old friend Tom Sawyer as they come up against low-down thieves and murderers whilst being chased by Huck’s evil, drunken father who is after Huck’s treasure. It is a trip you that you’ll never tire of.

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Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/hunchback-of-notre-dame-the-abridged/ The Hunchback of Notre Dame Classic Fiction abridged Single 238212 978-962-634-382-1 978-962-954-543-7 Victor Hugo
Bill Homewood
2 38 02:37:32

In the grotesque bell-ringer Quasimodo, Victor Hugo created one of the most vivid characters in classic fiction. Quasimodo’s doomed love for the beautiful gypsy girl Esmerelda is an example of the traditional love theme of beauty and the beast. Yet, set against the massive background of Notre Dame de Paris and interwoven with the sacred and secular life of medieval France, it takes on a larger perspective. The characters come to life: the poet Gringoire, the tormented priest Claude Frollo, the upright, fun-loving captain Phoebus and above all Quasimodo and Esmerelda themselves. It is a tale peppered with humour but fuelled by the anguish which unfolds beneath the bells of the great cathedral of Paris.

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Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/hunchback-of-notre-dame-the-unabridged/ The Hunchback of Notre Dame Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0159 978-184-379-791-3 978-184-379-792-0 Victor Hugo
Bill Homewood
17 345 22:28:08

In the grotesque bell-ringer Quasimodo, Victor Hugo created one of the most vivid characters in classic fiction. Quasimodo’s doomed love for the beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda is an example of the traditional love theme of beauty and the beast. Yet, set against the massive background of Notre Dame de Paris and interwoven with the sacred and secular life of medieval France, it takes on a larger perspective. The characters come to life: the poet Gringoire, the tormented priest Claude Frollo, the fun-loving captain Phoebus and above all Quasimodo and Esmeralda themselves. It is a tale peppered with humour but fuelled by the anguish which unfolds beneath the bells of the great cathedral of Paris.

£55.00 $98.98 £36.00 €40.50 $64.00 Oct14
Idiot, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/idiot-the-abridged/ The Idiot Classic Fiction abridged Single 305912 978-962-634-059-2 978-962-954-503-1 Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Michael Sheen
3 58 03:58:09

Prince Lef Mikolayevitch Muishkin is one of the great characters in Russian literature. Is he a saint or just naïve, an idealist or, as many in General Yepanchin’s society feel, an ‘idiot’? Certainly, his return to St Petersburg after years in a Swiss clinic has a dramatic effect on the beautiful Aglaya, youngest of the Yepanchin daughters and on the charismatic but wilful Nastasio Phillipovna. As he paints a vivid picture of Russian society, Dostoyevsky shows how principles conflict with emotions – with tragic results.

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Il trovatore (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/il-trovatore-unabridged/ Opera Explained – Il trovatore Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558079 978-1-84379-082-2 978-184-379-319-9 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
1 37 01:19:18

Il trovatore has been ruthlessly parodied. It is a tale of murder and mayhem, burned babies, roasted hags, would-be nuns, strolling minstrels and bad baritones. And indeed the libretto does call for a willing suspension of disbelief. The reward is in the music, a score as prodigally melodic as only the mature Verdi could write: the ‘Anvil’ Chorus, the ‘Miserere’ scene, two great tenor arias, a beautiful baritone aria – a richness without embarrassment.

£5.99 $12.99 £4.00 €4.50 $7.80
Iliad, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/iliad-the-abridged/ The Iliad Translated by Ian Johnston Poetry abridged Single 445812 978-962-634-458-3 978-962-954-657-1 Homer
Anton Lesser
4 75 05:10:01

One the earliest and greatest epic poems of the Western world, The Iliad tells the story of fifty critical days towards the end of the Trojan war. Achilles has quarrelled with Agamemnon and sulks in his tent while Hector brings his Trojans to the brink of victory; but fate will have the last word. While the heroes fight before the walls of Troy the gods have also drawn up battle lines, and it is their disagreements as much as the heroes’ efforts which will decide the conflict. Despite the poem’s antiquity, the very real, human qualities of the protagonists and their dilemmas make The Iliad immediately accessible, especially in the hands of a master story-teller such as Anton Lesser. The Iliad was composed in the eighth century B. C. almost certainly as an oral composition incorporating a number of different stories from a rich poetic tradition of works now lost to us. The identity of Homer has been fiercely but inconclusively debated since ancient times. The Greeks believed he was a single person, and various cities competed for the honour of naming him a citizen. However, nothing reliable is known about him, although some traditions insist that he was blind. The poem was originally designed for recitation on important occasions by a professional bard, at least until the sixth century B. C. when, according to Greek traditions, the Athenian tyrant Peisistratus had the poem written down and codified in a form similar to the work we know today.

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Iliad, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/iliad-the-unabridged/ The Iliad Translated by Ian Johnston Poetry unabridged Single 42812 978-962-634-428-6 978-962-954-658-8 Homer
Anton Lesser
13 244 16:33:30

Perhaps the greatest poem of the Western world, The Iliad tells the story of fifty critical days towards the end of the Trojan war. Achilles has quarrelled with Agamemnon and sulks in his tent, while Hector brings his Trojans to the brink of victory; but fate will have the last word. Anton Lesser, one of Britain’s finest audiobook stars, brings this great classic to life in the new and imaginative translation by Ian Johnston.

£45.50 $81.98 £29.00 €33.50 $53.00 Ian Johnston
Importance of Being Earnest, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/importance-of-being-earnest-the-unabridged/ The Importance of Being Earnest Drama unabridged Single 234212 978-962-634-342-5 978-962-954-701-1 Oscar Wilde
Sir John Gielgud
Edith Evans
Ronald Ward
David Horne
Roger Delgado
John Turnbull
Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Angela Baddeley
Betty Hardy
2 26 01:49:55 Available

This is one of the great recordings of a great play. John Gielgud stars as Ernest and Edith Evans gives her indomitable performance as Lady Bracknell in this classic radio recording from 1951. Performance styles may have changed, but this is an unmatched production bearing all the hallmarks of outstanding audio drama featuring some of the finest actors of the twentieth century. Also included are two collections of poetry readings by John Gielgud and Edith Evans.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Dan King
In a Glass Darkly (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/in-a-glass-darkly-unabridged/ In a Glass Darkly Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0213 978-1-84379-919-1 978-1-84379-920-7 Sheridan Le Fanu
Jonathan Keeble
Daniel Philpott
Sean Barrett
David Horovitch
Nicholas Boulton
Alison Pettitt
10 188 12:16:20 Available

Demons, vengeful spirits, insanity, premature burials and lesbian vampires, In a Glass Darkly contains five diabolical tales of horror and mystery that will get the heart racing. Each story, including the famous Green Tea and Carmilla, is presented as a case from the posthumous papers of Dr Martin Hesselius, a metaphysical physician who has no doubt as to the existence of supernatural phenomena – unlike our anxious protagonists… These traditional, yet unfamiliar tales were revered upon release, with Bram Stoker writing his own vampire story some twenty years later, and Henry James once suggesting that this is ‘the ideal reading… for the hours after midnight’.

£35.00 $62.98 £23.00 €26.00 $41.00 Sep15
In the Ravine, and other short stories (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/in-the-ravine-and-other-short-stories-unabridged/ In the Ravine, and other short stories Oh! The Public | The Chorus Girl | The Trousseau | A Story Without A Title | Children | Misery | Fat and Thin | The Beggar | Hush! | The Orator | An Actor’s End | In the Ravine Classic Fiction unabridged Single 326112 978-962-634-261-9 978-962-954-470-6 Anton Chekhov
Kenneth Branagh
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Here are twelve short stories by Anton Chekhov, one of the finest masters of what is acknowledged to be a difficult genre. There is the richly comic Oh! The Public, about a hassled ticket inspector, a wry look at morals and manners in The Chorus Girl, and the melancholic tale of a cab driver in Misery. Perhaps the finest of all is the novella In The Ravine, a minutely observed look at life in a village through the eyes of one family. All the characters come to life with their foibles, their strengths and their hopes. Kenneth Branagh uses his natural talent for characterisation to bring this village to life.

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  • In the Ravine
  • Oh! The Public
  • The Chorus Girl
  • The Trousseau
  • A Story Without A Title
  • Children
  • Misery
  • Fat and Thin
  • The Beggar
  • Hush!
  • The Orator
  • An Actor’s End
Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/incredible-adventures-of-professor-branestawm-the-unabridged/ The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm Junior Classics unabridged Single 0061 978-184-379-525-4 978-184-379-526-1 Norman Hunter
Martin Jarvis
4 61 04:11:49

Eccentric, absent-minded inventor Professor Branestawm embarks on a series of adventures with his friend Colonel Dedshott. Various machines are invented: a time travel-machine, a device to capture and tie up burglars, and a spring-cleaning machine. Inevitably, something goes wrong and Professor Branestawm is again in a pickle, exasperating his housekeeper Mrs Flittersnoop and delighting us.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Jul11
Inferno, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/inferno-the-unabridged/ The Inferno A New translation by Benedict Flynn Poetry unabridged Single 431712 978-962-634-317-3 978-962-954-652-6 Dante
Heathcote Williams
4 61 04:10:30

‘Abandon all hope you who enter here’ (Lasciate ogne speranza voi ch’intrate) Dante’s Hell is one of the most remarkable visions in Western literature. An allegory for his and future ages, it is, at the same time, an account of terrifying realism. Passing under a lintel emblazoned with these frightening words, the poet is led down into the depths by Virgil and shown those doomed to suffer eternal torment for vices exhibited and sins committed on earth. Inferno is the first part of the long journey which continues through redemption to revelation – through Purgatory and Paradise – and, in this translation prepared especially for Audiobook, his images are as vivid as when the poem was first written in the early years of the fourteenth century.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Benedict Flynn
Innocence of Father Brown – Volume 1, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/innocence-of-father-brown-volume-1-the-unabridged/ The Innocence of Father Brown – Volume 1 Classic Fiction unabridged Single 496312 978-962-634-963-2 978-962-954-864-3 G.K. Chesterton
David Timson
4 67 04:38:28

Father Brown is an eccentric priest with his own particular ways of dealing with crime. David Timson, having completed the whole of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes canon – a remarkable achievement – turns his hand to the genial but certainly not innocent priest! This collection contains a group of stories from the Innocence of Father Brown, told unabridged.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Jun09
  • The Blue Cross
  • The Secret Garden
  • The Queer Feet
  • The Flying Stars
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Honour of Israel Gow
Innocence of Father Brown – Volume 2, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/innocence-of-father-brownandnbspandndash-volumeandnbsp2-the-unabridged/ The Innocence of Father Brown – Volume 2 Classic Fiction unabridged Single 497312 978-962-634-973-1 978-962-954-872-8 G.K. Chesterton
David Timson
4 67 04:35:00

Here are the six final stories from The Innocence of Father Brown relating the crime-solving adventures of a rather unconventional detective. Having accumulated wisdom and empathy from years of listening to the dark confessions of his parishioners, Father Brown is able to solve mysteries in a flash that confound all others. Here is an eccentric and loveable character that will appeal to fans of the legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. The stories are engagingly read by David Timson. The Wrong Shape, The Sins of Prince Saradine, The Hammer of God, The Eye of Apollo, The Sign of the Broken Sword and The Three Tools of Death.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Jun10
Instruments of the Orchestra, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/instruments-of-the-orchestra-the-unabridged/ The Instruments of the Orchestra Music unabridged Single 558040 978-184-379-042-6 978-184-379-736-4 Jeremy Siepmann
Jeremy Siepmann
7 195 08:01:52

Instruments of the orchestra, yes, but not just instruments in the orchestra. This is a set of portraits in depth, featuring individual instruments in many contexts (orchestral, chamber, folk, solo, operatic, cinematic, even jazz and avant-garde music) and in pieces from the Middle Ages to the present. Joining regular members are such exotic visitors as the eerie ondes martenot, the wind machine, banjos, bagpipes, coconuts, typewriters, six-shooters, taxi horns, and migrating swans − and the hundreds of examples range from illustrative snippets to entire movements. The first CD is devoted entirely to the violin, and the last to the greatest instrument at all, the orchestra itself.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00
Introducing Postmodernism (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/introducing-postmodernism-abridged/ Introducing Postmodernism Non-fiction abridged Single 236312 978-962-634-363-0 978-962-954-703-5 Richard Appignanesi
Chris Garratt
Richard Appignanesi
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Postmodernism seemed to promise an end to the grim Cold War era of nuclear confrontation and oppressive ideologies. The notoriously proclaimed ‘end of history’, the triumph of liberal democracy over Communist tyranny, proved to be an illusion, and we awoke in the anxious grip of globalization, unpredictable terrorism and unforeseen war. Has the twenty-first century resolved the question of postmodernism or are we more than ever ensnared in its perplexities? Recorded in association with Icon Books.

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Invisible Man, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/invisible-man-the-unabridged/ The Invisible Man Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0018 978-184-379-433-2 978-184-379-434-9 H.G. Wells
Daniel Philpott
4 77 05:16:19

For copyright reasons, this title is only available in the USA and Australia. A stranger arrives in a small English town, wreathed in a hat, coat, goggles and bandages. It’s not just his identity he’s hiding, though; he has discovered the secret of invisibility, and believes it will lead him to ultimate power. But he needs to be able to control the process, and when the terrified villagers refuse to help him, he decides on bloody revenge. An immediate success when it first appeared, H.G. Wells’s adventure is at once chilling and thrilling, and one of the undisputed classics of science fiction.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Sep10
Island Race, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/island-race-the-abridged/ The Island Race History abridged Single 304712 978-962-634-047-9 978-962-954-710-3 Sir Winston Churchill
Edward de Souza
Sir Edward Heath
3 57 03:54:42

Here is a history of Britain by one of its finest statesmen, a man who had himself crucially shaped events during perhaps the greatest crisis of modern times. Churchill’s resonant prose brings to vivid and compelling life the political, constitutional and military landmarks of our history his purpose, to show that a sense of how man may live decently and democratically grew from the heritage of these islands.

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Ivanhoe (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/ivanhoe-abridged/ Ivanhoe Classic Fiction abridged Single 289412 978-962-634-894-9 978-962-954-774-5 Sir Walter Scott
Jonathan Oliver
2 39 02:38:39

Written in 1819 but set in twelfth-century England, Ivanhoe is a tale of love struggling to survive against a violent backdrop of politics and war. Wilfred of Ivanhoe was thrown out of his father’s home when he fell in love with his father Cedric’s ward, Lady Rowena. Ivanhoe later returns from fighting in the Crusades and is wounded in a jousting tournament. A series of events follow, including the return of King Richard to England, resulting in Ivanhoe’s reconciliation with Cedric and his marriage to Rowena.

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Jacob’s Room (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/jacob-s-room-unabridged/ Jacob's Room Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0148 978-184-379-768-5 978-184-379-769-2 Virginia Woolf
Juliet Stevenson
6 106 06:51:50

Published in 1922, the same year as Ulysses and The Waste Land, Jacob’s Room is Virginia Woolf’s own modernist manifesto. Ostensibly a study of a young man’s life on the eve of the Great War, it is really a bomb thrown into the world of the conventional novel, as she attempts to capture the richness and randomness of life’s encounters. Jacob Flanders is a mere point of contact between a crowd of people, appearing and disappearing in a tableau in which all is flux, without certainty and without a controlling viewpoint. But it seems that the author could not maintain this rigorous impersonality, and the radical technique breaks down, so that we finally see Jacob as a person, just as his world is blown apart.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00 Feb14
Jane Austen Collection – Volume 1, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/jane-austen-collection-volume-1-the-abridged/ The Jane Austen Collection – Volume 1 Emma | Mansfield Park | Northanger Abbey | The Biography Classic Fiction abridged Box set 20212 978-962-634-202-2 N/A Jane Austen
Juliet Stevenson
Teresa Gallagher
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The award-winning series of Jane Austen novels on Naxos AudioBooks – in distinctive productions with music of the period – are now available repackaged with new covers and collected into two box sets. This is the first.

£35.00 $62.98 £23.00 €26.00 $41.00
Jane Austen Collection – Volume 2, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/jane-austen-collection-volume-2-the-abridged/ The Jane Austen Collection – Volume 2 Persuasion | Pride and Prejudice | Sense and Sensibility | Lady Susan Classic Fiction abridged Box set 23012 978-962-634-229-9 N/A Jane Austen
Juliet Stevenson
Jenny Agutter
Teresa Gallagher
Kim Hicks
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The award-winning series of Jane Austen novels on Naxos AudioBooks – in distinctive productions with music of the period – are now available in two box sets. This is the second.

£38.50 $67.98 £25.00 €28.50 $44.00
Jane Austen: A Biography (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/jane-austen-a-biography-unabridged/ Jane Austen: A Biography Biographies unabridged Single 220112 978-962-634-201-5 978-962-954-460-7 Elizabeth Jenkins
Teresa Gallagher
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This highly enjoyable account of the life of Jane Austen is regarded as the classic biography of one the greatest English novelists. It illustrates not only the character and opinions of an unusually perceptive and gifted woman, but also the social life amongst the county gentry of Georgian England. Outside her writing, Jane Austen’s main interest was her large and affectionate family and their circle of friends. This is the world she so brilliantly depicted in her novels, and Elizabeth Jenkins shows how often the settings and characters mirrored the writer’s own life in Hampshire.

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Jane Austen – The Complete Novels (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/jane-austen-the-complete-novels-unabridged/ Jane Austen – The Complete Novels Classic Fiction unabridged Box Set 27412 978-962-634-274-9 978-962-954-947-3 Jane Austen
Juliet Stevenson
Emilia Fox
Anna Bentinck
69 1215 83:17:55 Available Deleted

Naxos AudioBooks has long been dedicated to creating exemplary audiobook recordings of Jane Austen classics, employing the amazing vocal talents of Juliet Stevenson and Emilia Fox. Now, for the first time, the entire collection of these perennially popular novels is available as an audiobook box set – providing over 80 hours of compelling storytelling. This magnificent collection includes Austen’s six major novels and recordings of her unfinished novels – Sanditon and The Watsons. Jane Austen – The Complete Novels offers a supremely enjoyable experience of Austen’s novels and is an essential collector’s item.

£199.00 $250.00 £130.00 €146.50 $163.00 Oct09
Jane Eyre (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/jane-eyre-abridged/ Young Adult Classics – Jane Eyre Young Adult Classics – Young Adult Classics abridged Single 394712 978-962-634-947-2 978-962-954-839-1 Charlotte Brontë
Emma Fielding
3 57 03:55:03 CD-ROM Available

‘Young Adult Classics’ is a new series from Naxos AudioBooks which aims to bring key works of literature to a young audience in abridged form. Lively, accessible readings with music is the key. But also important are the extra bonus CD-ROM tracks including abridged and unabridged texts, and Top Teacher’s Notes by high profile English teacher and writer Francis Gilbert. Jane Eyre is the tale of a young governess who becomes entangled with the powerful Mr Rochester, finding mystery and uneasiness in his house. This is part of the ‘Young Adult Classics’ series launched by Naxos AudioBooks in 2009: each title contains a CD-ROM with extensive ‘teacher notes’ and the full text of the audiobook.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Feb09
Jane Eyre (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/jane-eyre-abridged-2/ Jane Eyre Classic Fiction abridged Single 308612 978-962-634-086-8 978-962-954-462-1 Charlotte Brontë
Emma Fielding
3 57 03:55:09

One of the greatest love stories ever written, Jane Eyre is the tale of a young woman entangled with the powerful Mr Rochester. What lurks in the attic at Thornfield, the ancestral home of the surly Mr Rochester? Will the governess Jane Eyre discover his secret – and having discovered it, live to regret that knowledge? Battling inside Jane are passion and prudence; she struggles to survive the turmoil they cause.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00
Jane Eyre (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/jane-eyre-unabridged/ Jane Eyre Classic Fiction unabridged Single 35712 978-962-634-357-9 978-962-954-463-8 Charlotte Brontë
Amanda Root
17 299 20:34:11

One of the greatest love stories ever written, Jane Eyre is the tale of a young woman entangled with the powerful Mr Rochester. What lurks in the attic at Thornfield, the ancestral home of the surly Mr Rochester? Will the governess Jane Eyre discover his secret – and having discovered it, live to regret that knowledge? Battling inside Jane are passion and prudence; she struggles to survive the turmoil they cause.

£55.00 $98.98 £36.00 €40.50 $64.00
John Donne (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/john-donne-selections/ The Great Poets – John Donne The Great Poets – Poetry selections Single 135712 978-184-379-357-1 978-962-954-964-0 John Donne
Geoffrey Whitehead
Will Keen
1 17 01:09:35

Sophisticated wit and intense emotion, religious fervour and erotic sensuality, delight in life’s pleasures and fascination with death, are all to be found in the paradoxical poetry of John Donne. One of the foremost metaphysical poets, Donne’s ingenious metaphors and inspired use of language has earned him affection and reverence in near equal measure to Shakespeare. This collection of his finest poetry showcases the diverse range of his work, and includes Death Be Not Proud, A Hymn to God the Father, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Go Catch a Falling Star, The Flea and To His Mistress Going to Bed.

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  • The Anniversary
  • A Valediction Forbidding Mourning
  • Holy Sonnet – Batter my heart, three person’d god
  • The Sun Rising
  • Elegy – On His Mistress
  • The Bait
  • Elegy – To His Mistress Going to Bed
  • Holy Sonnet – Death, be not proud
  • The Canonisation
  • The Computation
  • Song – Go and catch a falling star
  • Holy Sonnet – I am a little world made cunningly
  • The Triple Fool
  • The Indifferent
  • Witchcraft by a Picture
  • Negative Love
  • The Good Morrow
  • Love’s Infiniteness
  • Satire 3
  • Good Friday 1613, Riding Westward
  • The Flea
  • Funeral Elegy on Himself
  • Elegy – The Autumnal
  • Holy Sonnet – Oh, to vex me, contraries meet in one
  • The Dissolution
  • Love’s Alchemy
  • The Prohibition
  • Holy Sonnet – Thou has made me
  • A Nocturnal Upon St Lucy’s Day, being the shortest day
  • Love’s Diet
  • The Relic
  • The Ecstasy
  • A Hymn to God the Father
Joseph Andrews (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/joseph-andrews-unabridged/ Joseph Andrews Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0200 978-184-379-894-1 978-184-379-895-8 Henry Fielding
John Telfer
11 208 13:32:36

In one of the first novels in the English language, we follow the picaresque adventures of Joseph Andrews, a virtuous young man who is keen to maintain his innocence, despite being coerced into bed by nearly every woman he encounters. The episodic journey sees him head home to London with his tutor, Parson Adams, with the aim of finding his sweetheart, Fanny. Much mayhem ensues along the way as they become embroiled in a series of escapades and slapstick brawls. Fielding is an expert satirist and through the many twists and turns of narration, he combines high and low literature with high and low humour to create a witty novel that he aptly named a ‘comic epic poem in prose’.

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Jude the Obscure (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/jude-the-obscure-unabridged/ Jude the Obscure Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0112 978-184-379-678-7 978-184-379-679-4 Thomas Hardy
Neville Jason
14 255 17:24:37

Sexually innocent Jude Fawley is trapped into marriage by the seductive Arabella Donn, but their union is an unhappy one and Arabella leaves him. Jude’s welcome freedom allows him to pursue his obsession with his pretty cousin Sue Bridehead, a brilliant, charismatic freethinker who would be his ideal soul mate if not for her aversion to physical love. When Jude and Sue decide to lead their lives outside marriage they bring down on themselves all the force of a repressive society. This fearless and outspoken story caused a furore on its publication and was Hardy’s last novel.

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Julius Caesar (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/julius-caesar-unabridged/ Julius Caesar Directed by David Timson Shakespeare unabridged Single 0082 978-184-379-579-7 978-184-379-580-3 William Shakespeare
Sean Barrett
Andrew Buchan
Paul Rhys
Pip Carter
Oliver Le Sueur
Stephen Critchlow
Harry Somerville
Emily Raymond
Joannah Tincey
Roger May
David Antrobus
Charlie Morton
Roy McMillan
Joe Marsh
Adrian Grove
John Cummins
James Phelips
David Timson
2 33 02:16:33 Available

Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s most political play. He examines whether political assassination can ever be justified, and the effect of this act of violence on its perpetrators. The high ideals of Brutus are tested to the full by the consequences of Julius Caesar’s murder; as is the self-interest of Cassius, whilst in the chaos that ensues, the opportunism of Mark Antony and Octavius is served rather than the cause of freedom. A classic study of power, Shakespeare shows the devastating effect political decisions can have on personal lives.

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Jung (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/jung-abridged/ Very Short Introductions – Jung Very Short Introductions – Non-fiction abridged Single 329812 978-962-634-298-5 978-962-954-708-0 Anthony Stevens
Tim Pigott-Smith
3 57 03:52:59

Anthony Stevens argues that Jung’s visionary powers and profound spirituality have helped many to find an alternative set of values to the arid materialism prevailing in Western society. This concise introduction explains clearly the basic concepts of Jungian psychology; the collective unconscious, complex, archetype, shadow, persona, anima, animus and the individuation of the Self. Anthony Stevens examines Jung’s views on such disparate subjects as myth, religion, alchemy, ‘synchronicity’, and the psychology of gender differences. He devotes separate chapters to the stages of life, Jung’s theory of psychological types, the interpretation of dreams and the practice of Jungian analysis. Jung’s individual theories remain among the most fascinating of twentieth-century psychologists. This introduction will prove popular among a wide range of listeners – outside of the psychological fraternity.

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Jungle Books, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/jungle-books-the-abridged/ The Jungle Books Junior Classics abridged Single 303512 978-962-634-035-6 978-962-954-409-6 Rudyard Kipling
Madhav Sharma
3 55 03:46:04 Available

Kipling’s tales of Mowgli and his exciting life in the Indian jungle have been loved by children and adults alike ever since their publication in 1895. Mowgli the ‘man-cub’ must learn to fend for himself against terrible foes like Shere Khan the tiger, but he can always call upon his friends Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the Black Panther and Kaa the Rock Python from whom he learns the Law of the Jungle.

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Junior Homer, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/junior-homer-the-unabridged/ The Junior Homer Junior Classics unabridged Box set 23712 978-962-634-237-4 N/A Benedict Flynn
Benjamin Soames
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There was once a time, nearly four thousand years ago, when the tall towers of a city called Troy reached gleaming into the sky; when its proud king fought against an invading army in a desperate siege. The Tale of Troy was so important to the ancient Greeks that its author, Homer, became a kind of hero. The Adventures of Odysseus is the story of what happened after the Trojan War when Odysseus, the most cunning of all the Greek heroes, left Troy and made his way back to his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. It was first told by a poet named Homer nearly three thousand years ago. These exciting versions of the famous stories are retold especially for eight- to thirteen-year-olds.

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Jupiter’s Travels (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/jupiter-s-travels-unabridged/ Jupiter’s Travels Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0239 978-1-84379-990-0 978-1-84379-991-7 Ted Simon
Rupert Degas
14 259 16:51:56 Available

On 6 October 1973 Ted Simon knew there was no going back. He loaded up his 500cc Triumph Tiger in the pouring rain and said goodbye to London. Over four years he rode 64,000 miles round the world. Breakdowns, revolutions, war, a spell in prison, and a Californian commune were all part of his experience, which was coloured variously by utter despair and unimaginable joy. He was treated as a spy, a god, a welcome stranger and a curiosity. The extraordinary trip became a journey into his own soul, and for many others – including the bikers Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor – it is a pure inspiration. Rupert Degas, ‘the most versatile of narrators’ (The Times), captures all the thrills and spills of Simon’s experience and the timeless charm of his writing.

£50.00 $89.98 £33.00 €37.00 $58.50 Oct15
Just Men of Cordova, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/just-men-of-cordova-the-unabridged/ The Just Men of Cordova Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0060 978-184-379-523-0 978-184-379-524-7 Edgar Wallace
Bill Homewood
5 85 05:53:33

The Four Just Men, dedicated to ridding the world of unpunished criminals and profiteers, take their campaign into the treacherous, aristocratic world of gambling, horse-racing and high finance, where blackmail, poison and murder are commonplace. Working outside the law, the Four take it upon themselves to clean things up in their own way.

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Just So Stories (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/just-so-stories-unabridged/ Just So Stories Junior Classics unabridged Single 325012 978-962-634-250-3 978-962-954-408-9 Rudyard Kipling
Geoffrey Palmer
3 51 03:31:03

I am the cat who walks by himself and all places are alike to me’ Here are the delightful stories which Kipling first told his own children before setting them down on paper. How the Camel got his Hump, How the Leopard got his spots, How the Elephant got his Trunk, The Butterfly that Stamped, and many others. They remain popular, entertaining every generation, partly because of the story and partly because of the vivid way they are written. To hear them – unabridged as they are here – is to enjoy them in their original form.

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  • How the Whale got his Throat
  • How the Camel got his Hump
  • How the Rhinoceros got his Skin
  • How the Leopard got his Spots
  • The Elephant’s Child
  • The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo
  • The Beginning of the Armadillos
  • How the First Letter was Written
  • How the Alphabet was Made
  • The Crab that Played with the Sea
  • The Cat that Walked by Himself
  • The Butterfly that Stamped
Justine (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/justine-abridged/ Justine Modern Classics abridged Single 304012 978-962-634-040-0 978-962-954-585-7 Lawrence Durrell
Nigel Anthony
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Justine is the first volume in The Alexandria Quartet, four interlinked novels set in the sensuous, hot environment of Alexandria just before the Second World War. Within this polyglot setting of richly idiosyncratic characters is Justine, wild and intense, wife to the wealthy business man Nessim, a mari complaisant. Her emotional and sexual wildness fuels a highly-charged atmosphere which, caught famously by Durrell’s poetic language, made Justine (1957), and the three novels that complete the Quartet – Balthazar (1958), Mountolive (1958), and Clea (1960) both a critical and a popular success.

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Kafka on the Shore (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/kafka-on-the-shore-unabridged/ Kafka on the Shore Contemporary Fiction unabridged Single 40512 978-962-634-405-7 978-962-954-625-0 Haruki Murakami
Sean Barrett
Oliver Le Sueur
15 279 19:05:17

This title is no longer available to customers from the USA, Canada, Guam, Marshall Islands, Philippine Islands and American Samoa. Distribution rights for these countries have transferred to Random House. Kafka on the Shore is the latest novel by Japan’s leading literary novelist, who developed a world-wide cult reputation with Norwegian Wood. In Kafka on the Shore, Murakami continues with his remarkable combination of profound insight into humankind with a totally credible touch of the fantastical – a unique tour de force. The teenager Kafka Tamura goes on the run and holes up in a strange library in a small country town. Concurrently, Nakata, a finder of lost cats, goes on a puzzling odyssey across Japan. Only gradually do we find how these stories interweave.

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Kalevala, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/kalevala-the-unabridged/ The Kalevala Poetry unabridged Single 0124 978-184-379-714-2 978-184-379-713-5 Elias Lönnrot
Keith Bosley
12 195 13:23:04

The Kalevala provides a compelling insight into the myths and folklore of Finland. Compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the 19th century, this impressive volume follows a tradition of oral storytelling that goes back some 2000 years, and it is often compared to such epic poems as Homer’s Odyssey. However, the Kalevala has little in common with the culture of its Nordic neighbours: it is primarily poetic, it is mythical rather than historic, and its heroes solve their problems with magic more often than violence. This version uses the acclaimed translation by Keith Bosley, who is one of the acknowledged experts on the Kalevala. Highly popular and accessible, his is widely regarded to be the authoritative text.

£42.00 $73.98 £27.00 €31.00 $48.00 Feb13 Keith Bosley
Karma and Rebirth – In a Nutshell (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/karma-and-rebirth-in-a-nutshell-unabridged/ Karma and Rebirth – In a Nutshell Religion unabridged Single 194512 978-962-634-945-8 978-962-954-837-7 Jinananda
Jinananda
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Buddhist teacher and writer Jinananda considers the history, the tradition and the more contemporary view on Karma and Rebirth in this controversial and largely misunderstood topic.

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Keats, John (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/keats-john-selections/ The Great Poets – John Keats The Great Poets – Poetry selections Single 148912 978-962-634-489-7 978-962-954-661-8 John Keats
Samuel West
Michael Sheen
1 16 01:08:08

Naxos AudioBooks continues its new series of Great Poets – represented by a collection of their most popular poems on one CD – with John Keats. Although this man had a short life, he produced a series of outstanding poems – many of which appeared first in letters to his sister. He was largely unappreciated during his lifetime, and died in Rome at the age of 26. Most of his 150 poems were written in just nine extraordinary months in 1819. This selection contains some of his finest works, the principal Odes, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, Old Meg and Much Have I Travelled.

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Great spirits now on earth are sojourning;
Much have I travelled in the realms of gold
On the Sea
Wherein lies happiness? In that which becks
On Sitting Down to read King Lear once Again
Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art
Old Meg she was a Gipsy
Deep in the shady sadness of a vale
A casement high and triple-arch’d there was
Ode to a Nightingale
Ode on Melancholy
Why did I laugh tonight? No voice will tell
La Belle Dame Sans Merci
On a Grecian Urn
To Sleep
Ode To Psyche
A haunting music, sole perhaps and lone
To Autumn
This living hand, now warm and capable
When I have fears that I may cease to be
From Endymion
Fancy
There Was a Naughty Boy
The Eve of St Agnes
Kidnapped (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/kidnapped-abridged/ Kidnapped Junior Classics abridged Single 211712 978-962-634-117-9 978-962-954-429-4 Robert Louis Stevenson
John Sessions
2 39 02:38:27

When the naïve David Balfour sets out on his quest for a long-lost relative, a terrifying chain of events is set in motion. He is plunged into a world of infamy and violence from which there seems no escape, until, that is, he meets the enigmatic and valiant Highlander, Alan Breck.

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Kidnapped (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/kidnapped-unabridged/ Kidnapped Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0228 978-1-84379-957-3 978-1-84379-961-0 Robert Louis Stevenson
David Rintoul
7 120 07:45:44 Available

When the naïve David Balfour sets out on his quest for a long-lost relative, a terrifying chain of events is set in motion. He is plunged into a world of infamy and violence from which there seems no escape, until, that is, he meets the enigmatic and valiant Highlander, Alan Breck… Kidnapped is a captivating novel set around Scottish events of the 18th century, most notably the ‘Appin Murder’, the case of a highlander who was wrongly implicated in the shooting of a government official.

£27.99 $47.98 £18.00 €20.50 $31.00 Jun16
Kim (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/kim-abridged/ Kim Classic Fiction abridged Single 201812 978-962-634-018-9 978-962-954-547-5 Rudyard Kipling
Madhav Sharma
2 39 02:38:13

Set in the days of the British Raj, Kipling’s finest novel is the exciting and touching tale of an Irish orphan-boy who has lived free in the streets of Lahore before setting out, with a Tibetan Lama, on a double quest. This eventually leads to enrolment in the Indian Secret Service and a thrilling climax in the Himalayas.

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Kim (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/kim-unabridged/ Kim Classic Fiction unabridged Single 91612 978-962-634-916-8 978-962-954-821-6 Rudyard Kipling
Madhav Sharma
11 195 13:18:59

Set in the days of the British Raj, Kipling’s finest novel is the exciting and touching tale of an Irish orphan-boy who has lived free in the streets of Lahore before setting out, with a Tibetan Lama, on a spiritual quest. Kim later enrols in the Indian Service and simultaneously embarks on an espionage mission of supreme importance. A thrilling climax in the Himalayas occurs when the two quests become entangled. Kim’s search for identity is staged within one of the most magnificent and affectionate portrayals of Indian culture in literature.

£38.50 $67.98 £25.00 €28.50 $44.00 Dec09
King Arthur & The Knights of the Round Table (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/king-arthur-and-the-knights-of-the-round-table-unabridged/ King Arthur & The Knights of the Round Table Junior Classics unabridged Single 213812 978-962-634-138-4 978-962-954-398-3 Benedict Flynn
Sean Bean
2 36 02:28:35

These stories are about how, many years ago, Arthur the once and future King of England, set out to save his country from the troubles that plagued it, aided by the brave knights of his Round Table, and the most famous sword in the world, Excalibur; how Merlin the wizard fought against the wicked Morgana le Fay’s enchantments, and how Arthur loved and lost the beautiful Guinevere, his Queen.

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King Lear (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/king-lear-unabridged/ King Lear Shakespeare unabridged Single 324412 978-962-634-244-2 978-962-954-688-5 William Shakespeare
Paul Scofield
Alec McCowen
Kenneth Branagh
Harriet Walter
Sara Kestelman
Emilia Fox
Peter Blythe
Jack Klaff
Richard McCabe
Toby Stephens
David Burke
John McAndrew
Simon Treves
Matthew Morgan
Steve Hodson
3 88 03:06:03 Available

The tragedy of King Lear receives an outstanding performance in an all-star cast led by Britain’s senior classical actor, Paul Scofield. He is joined by Alec McCowen as Gloucester, Kenneth Branagh as The Fool, Harriet Walter as Gonerill, Sara Kestelman as Regan and Emilia Fox as Cordelia. This is the ninth recording of Shakespeare plays undertaken by Naxos AudioBooks in conjunction with Cambridge University Press, and is directed by John Tydeman. It was released to mark the eightieth birthday of Paul Scofield in January 2002.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 Nicolas Soames John Tydeman Mike Etherden
King Richard III (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/king-richard-iii-unabridged/ King Richard III Directed by David Timson Shakespeare unabridged Single 321712 978-962-634-217-6 978-962-954-689-2 William Shakespeare
Kenneth Branagh
Geraldine McEwan
Nicholas Farrell
Stella Gonet
Michael Maloney
John Shrapnel
Celia Imrie
John Woodvine
Bruce Alexander
Auriol Smith
Raphael Clarkson
Louise Alder
Dominic Kraemer
Jamie Glover
Stephen Thorne
Daniel Philpott
Jonathan Keeble
Peter Yapp
Barrie Jaimeson
Nick Fletcher
Neville Jason
David Timson
3 97 03:20:17 Available

Kenneth Branagh heads an outstanding cast in playing one of Shakespeare’s strongest characters. The eighth production in the widely admired series of Shakespeare plays presented by Naxos AudioBooks in association with Cambridge University Press.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 Nicolas Soames David Timson
King Solomon’s Mines (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/king-solomon-s-mines-abridged/ King Solomon's Mines Junior Classics abridged Single 335412 978-962-634-354-8 978-962-954-404-1 Sir Henry Rider Haggard
Bill Homewood
3 56 03:50:01

King Solomon’s Mines is set in nineteenth-century Africa. Allan Quartermain, hunter, is commissioned by the valiant Sir Henry Curtis and his jovial friend Captain Good to lead them to the fabled lost mines of King Solomon. In the company of these dauntless men we undertake the most exciting safari ever described. We hunt big game, we go to war with the terrifying King Twala of Kukuanaland and his diabolical henchwoman Gagaoola – and are amazed by the twist at the end.

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Kings and Queens of England (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/kings-and-queens-of-england-unabridged/ Kings and Queens of England Junior Classics unabridged Single 0111 978-184-379-653-4 978-184-379-654-1 Jen Green
Benjamin Soames
2 38 02:37:23

Which king liked to bathe while the band played Rule Britannia? Which queen was so fat she needed a hoist to get on the throne? Which prince shut his wife out of Westminster Abbey to prevent her from being crowned? Who was the blood-thirstiest monarch of them all? Kings and Queens of England is a no-holds-barred account of the British monarchy with the gossip and gore left in, and nothing left out! It leaves no stone unturned in its mission to portray kings and queens as they really were, warts and all.

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Kipling, Rudyard (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/kipling-rudyard-selections/ The Great Poets – Rudyard Kipling The Great Poets – Poetry selections Single 147412 978-962-634-474-3 978-962-954-663-2 Rudyard Kipling
Robert Glenister
Michael Maloney
Robert Hardy
1 18 01:12:28

This anthology contains many of Kipling’s most famous poems, If, Mandalay, Gunga Din. Though sometimes still regarded as a product of the colonial era, Kipling touches a very popular nerve in Britain’s literary tradition, and is regarded more generously now as a master of popular verse. It is often forgotten that he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1907.

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Gunga Din
The Virginity
The Ballad of East and West
Tommy
The Roman Centurion’s Song
Gentlemen Rankers
Boots
The Conundrum of the Workshops
Smuggler’s Song
Mandalay
The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The Betrothed
Fuzzy Wuzzy
The Return
The White Man’s Burden
Danny Deaver
The Female of the Species
The Thousandth Man
The Glory of the Garden
If
Recessional
L’Envoi
Epitaphs of War
Knyghte’s Tale, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/knyghte-s-tale-the-unabridged/ The Knyghte’s Tale Poetry unabridged Single 241512 978-962-634-415-6 978-962-954-650-2 Geoffrey Chaucer
Richard Bebb
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The Knight’s Tale of medieval wars and chivalry is the first tale told to the pilgrims as they set out to Canterbury. It concerns Theseus, returning from fighting at Thebes, two brother knights Palamon and Arcite, imprisoned but yearning for their loves. But the real hero of this recording is Richard Bebb who, with the help of Professor Derek Brewer, the leading expert on Chaucerian pronunciation, makes the original Middle English not only comprehensible to the modern ear, but exciting.

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Krapp’s Last Tape (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/krapp-s-last-tape-unabridged/ Krapp’s Last Tape Not I | That Time | A Piece of Monologue Drama unabridged Single 233212 978-962-634-332-6 978-962-954-680-9 Samuel Beckett
Jim Norton
Juliet Stevenson
John Moffatt
Peter Marinker
2 21 01:27:22 Available

Samuel Beckett, one of the great avant-garde Irish dramatists and writers of the second half of the twentieth century, was born on 13 April 1906. His centenary will be celebrated throughout 2006 with performances of his major plays, including Waiting for Godot. Here are the two most famous plays for solo voice. Krapp’s Last Tape finds an old man, with his tape recorder, musing over the past and future. Not I is a remarkable tour de force for a single actress, as a woman emits memories and fears. Also included are two other singular short dramas for single voice, That Time read by John Moffatt and A Piece of Monologue read by Peter Marinker. It follows the highly acclaimed recordings of Beckett’s Trilogy, Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable published by Naxos AudioBooks.

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  • Krapp’s Last Tape
  • Not I
  • That Time
  • A Piece of Monologue
Roger Marsh, Katie Mitchell, Nicolas Soames
Kreutzer Sonata, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/kreutzer-sonata-the-unabridged/ The Kreutzer Sonata Classic Fiction unabridged Single 335612 978-184-379-356-4 978-962-954-963-3 Leo Tolstoy
Jonathan Oliver
3 57 03:55:49

One of Tolstoy’s most important shorter works, The Kreutzer Sonata presents a problematic view of the relationship between the sexes and promotes abstinence as the solution. Pozdnyshev jealously observes the intimacy that emerges between his wife and a violin player. Haunted by ‘The Kreutzer Sonata’ over which they bonded; it plays round and round in Pozdnyshev’s head driving him to distraction and to an unquenchable rage. The Kreutzer Sonata is a psychologically fascinating novella, offering interesting insights into the power play between the sexes.

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La Bohème (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/la-boheme-unabridged/ Opera Explained – La Bohème Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558011 978-1-84379-037-2 978-184-379-308-3 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
1 28 01:00:08

La Bohème is one of the three operas – the others are Carmen and Aida – believed to be the most popular ever written. In the case of La Bohème the reason is that it virtually defines the term ‘romantic’. The poignant story of Mimì and Rodolfo is told in music of such tender beauty, allied, as always, to Puccini’s intuition of what works in the theatre, resulting in an opera that readily appeals to our emotions and senses. ‘Che gelida manina – Your tiny hand is frozen…’ The moment when Mimì and Rodolfo meet and first touch is one of the very great moments of opera – created by the master hand of Giacomo Puccini, who unerringly trod the fine line between romance and sentimentality. Thomson Smillie outlines the background to the opera, explaining how painstakingly the composer worked to achieve this effect. An absorbing introduction both for those approaching La Bohème for the first time and for those wanting to know a bit more than just the big arias.

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La sonnambula (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/la-sonnambula-unabridged/ Opera Explained – La sonnambula Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558175 978-1-84379-102-7 978-184-379-332-8 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
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La sonnambula was written by Bellini as a vehicle for two of the supreme singers of his age and accordingly is a fine example of the school we call bel canto, where beauty of voice and the virtuosity of the singers is integral to conveying the emotions in the soul of the composer. The fact that Bellini was one of the great melodists, writing long, beautiful vocal lines, that he was a master orchestrator and that he could write stirringly for the chorus all conspire to make La sonnambula an extremely enjoyable example of Italian opera in its prime.

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La Traviata (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/la-traviata-unabridged/ Opera Explained – La Traviata Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558050 978-1-84379-040-2 978-184-379-314-4 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
1 31 01:05:23

La Traviata owes its enduring popularity to a superb story of young love and fatal sacrifice, set to music by Italy’s master melodist at the peak of his powers. Interest and poignancy are added by the fact that this is a true story – the baritone ‘heavy’ is Alexander Dumas who wrote The Count of Monte Cristo. But it is the central figure, the heroine Violetta, the archetypal ‘whore with the heart of gold’ who dominates the piece. It is her opera and we love her for it. A superb ‘human interest’ story, a captivating cast of characters, and music which is both enchanting and insightful: just some of La Traviata’s ingredients explaining its enduring popularity. The characters are outlined with Smillie’s reliable blend of insight and originality: ‘Violetta, we must accept, is the proverbial Whore with the Heart of Gold, and this ravishing melody goes a long way towards melting the said heart.’ David Timson narrates throughout.

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Lady Audley’s Secret (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/lady-audleys-secret-unabridged/ Lady Audley’s Secret Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0230 978-1-84379-970-2 978-1-84379-971-9 Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Kim Hicks
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Lady Audley is universally adored: beautiful, kind and charming, she enamours all whom she meets. It is not until the strange disappearance of widower George Talboys that her behaviour takes an odd turn. George’s friend Robert Audley, Lady Audley’s nephew-in-law, is on the case; upper-class layabout-turned- detective, he is determined to get to the bottom of things. Mystery, mayhem, madness and despair: Lady Audley’s Secret, Braddon’s most successful work, is a gripping sensation novel.

£45.50 $81.98 £29.00 €33.50 $53.00 Jul16 Nikki Ruck, Genevieve Helsby Daniel Murguialday
Lady Chatterley’s Lover (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/lady-chatterley-s-lover-abridged/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover Classic Fiction abridged Single 0041 978-184-379-479-0 978-184-379-509-4 D.H. Lawrence
Maxine Peake
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Lady Chatterley’s husband returns from the War paralysed from the waist down. Frustrated by his attitudes as much as his disability, she begins a love-affair with the gamekeeper, Mellors. She realises that to be fully alive she must live the life of the body as well as the mind, but in doing so she angers the conventions of her day. Banned for over 30 years for the explicit nature of its language and descriptions of sex, Lady Chatterley’s Lover also exposes the dehumanisation of the mechanical age, and underlines the profound power of tenderness.

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Lady Chatterley’s Lover (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/lady-chatterley-s-lover-unabridged/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0027 978-184-379-451-6 978-184-379-452-3 D.H. Lawrence
Maxine Peake
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Lady Chatterley’s husband returns from the War paralysed from the waist down. Frustrated by his attitudes as much as his disability, she begins a love-affair with the gamekeeper, Mellors. She realises that to be fully alive she must live the life of the body as well as the mind, but in doing so she angers the conventions of her day. Banned for over 30 years for the explicit nature of its language and descriptions of sex, Lady Chatterley’s Lover also exposes the dehumanisation of the mechanical age, and underlines the profound power of tenderness.

£38.50 $67.98 £25.00 €28.50 $44.00 Mar11
Lady of the Camellias, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/lady-of-the-camellias-the-abridged/ The Lady of the Camellias Classic Fiction abridged Single 236912 978-962-634-369-2 978-962-954-523-9 Alexandre Dumas (fils)
Laura Paton
Daniel Philpott
Nigel Anthony
Heather Bell
Bill Homewood
Polly Hayes
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The tragic but doomed love of Marguerite and Armand, recounted so passionately in La Dame aux Camélias, became one of the great love stories from its first publication in 1848. The title role of the consumptive heroine and her ultimate sacrifice inspired actresses from Sarah Bernhardt to Greta Garbo – and Giuseppe Verdi to write La Traviata. In this sound dramatisation, the story of passion and conflict is as fresh and compelling as when it was first written.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Nicolas Soames Lesley Young
Lady Susan (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/lady-susan-unabridged/ Lady Susan Classic Fiction unabridged Single 222812 978-962-634-228-2 978-962-954-449-2 Jane Austen
Harriet Walter
Kim Hicks
Carole Boyd
Ruth Sillers
Jonathan Keeble
Nigel Anthony
Patience Tomlinson
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Lady Susan was the first of Jane Austen’s novels to be completed. An epistolary novel in eighteenth-century style, it tells the story of the recently widowed Lady Susan Vernon, intelligent but highly manipulative, who is intent on gaining financially secure relationships for both herself and her wayward but shy teenage daughter Frederica. Less known than Austen’s six great later novels, it demonstrates the wit and sharp observations of Jane Austen – and is shown at its best in audiobook form, with different actresses presenting real characters as they read their letters.

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Lady Windermere’s Fan (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/lady-windermere-s-fan-unabridged/ Lady Windermere's Fan Drama unabridged Single 211112 978-962-634-111-7 978-962-954-700-4 Oscar Wilde
Juliet Stevenson
Samuel West
Emma Fielding
Michael Sheen
Sarah Badel
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Oscar Wilde’s first play confronts the hypocrisy of public ‘morality’ compared with genuine, private kindness. When it opened in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan was an instant success and now, a century later, it continues to be revived frequently. The reasons for its popularity are not difficult to identify the play’s witty dialogue contains many of Wilde’s most quoted aphorisms, its stylish setting provides opportunities for elegant presentation, and its cast of memorable characters play out a story which is genuinely moving. This new audiobook production brings together a cast worthy of Wilde’s creative genius.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Nicolas Soames Neville Jason
Last Chronicle of Barset, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/last-chronicle-of-barset-the-unabridged/ The Last Chronicle of Barset Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0198 978-184-379-890-3 978-184-379-891-0 Anthony Trollope
David Shaw-Parker
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In The Last Chronicle of Barset, Trollope concludes his saga of ecclesiastical life. At the heart of the novel is the plight of Josiah Crawley, a proud, impoverished clergyman who faces difficult legal circumstances. Caught amidst poverty, Josiah appears to have stolen a cheque and is forced to stand trial – despite the fact that he cannot remember the cheque’s origins. To make matters worse, his daughter Grace desperately seeks the approval of Archdeacon Grantly, whose son she intends to marry. The Last Chronicle of Barset is a joyful end to Trollope’s series of Barsetshire novels. Here Trollope skilfully weaves together plot threads and characters from earlier novels in the series and provides a fond farewell tour of his cherished diocese.

£85.00 $152.98 £55.00 €63.00 $98.00 Mar15
Last of the Mohicans, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/last-of-the-mohicans-the-abridged/ The Last of the Mohicans Classic Fiction abridged Single 308712 978-962-634-087-5 978-962-954-482-9 James Fenimore Cooper
William Hope
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This famous novel deals with the early frontier period of American history and is set in 1757 during the Seven Years War between the French and the British. Hawkeye and his friends, Ghingachgook and Uncas, are the last remaining Mohican chieftains. When the evil Magua threatens the life of an innocent English woman, Hawkeye finds himself at the centre of a battle for honour and vengeance.

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Leopard, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/leopard-the-unabridged/ The Leopard Classic Fiction unabridged Single 799612 978-962-634-996-0 978-962-954-892-6 Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
David Horovitch
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Elegiac, bittersweet and profoundly moving, The Leopard chronicles the turbulent transformation of the Risorgimento, in the period of Italian Unification. The waning feudal authority of the elegant and stately Prince of Salina is pitted against the materialistic cunning of Don Calogero, in Tomasi’s magnificently descriptive memorial to a dying age. Tomasi’s award-winning, semi-autobiographical book became the best-selling novel in Italian history, and is now considered one of the greatest works of 20th-century fiction. It tells an age-old tale of the conflict between old and new, ancient and modern, reflecting bitterly on the inevitability and cruelty of change.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Nov09
Les Misérables (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/les-miserables-abridged/ Les Misérables Classic Fiction abridged Single 410512 978-962-634-105-6 978-962-954-542-0 Victor Hugo
Bill Homewood
4 74 05:05:25 Available

Les Misérables is set in Paris after the French Revolution. In the sewers and backstreets we encounter ‘the wolf-like tread of crime’, and assassination for a few sous is all in a day’s work. We weep with the unlucky and heart-broken Fantine, and we exult with the heroic revolutionaries of the barricades; but above all we thrill to the steadfast courage and nobility of soul of ex-convict Jean Valjean, always in danger from the relentless pursuit of the diabolical Inspector Javert.

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Les Misérables (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/les-miserables-unabridged/ Les Misérables Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0201 978-184-379-896-5 978-184-379-897-2 Victor Hugo
Bill Homewood
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Les Misérables is set in Paris after the French Revolution. In the sewers and backstreets we encounter ‘the wolf-like tread of crime’, and assassination for a few sous is all in a day’s work. We weep with the unlucky and heartbroken Fantine, and we exult with the heroic revolutionaries of the barricades; but above all we thrill to the steadfast courage and nobility of the soul of ex-convict Jean Valjean, always in danger from the relentless pursuit of the diabolical Inspector Javert.

£150.00 $250.00 £105.00 €92.00 $165.00 May15 Isabel F. Hapgood
Life & Work of Marcel Proust, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/life-and-work-of-marcel-proust-the-unabridged/ The Life & Work of Marcel Proust Biographies unabridged Single 325212 978-962-634-252-7 978-962-954-726-4 Neville Jason
Neville Jason
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Born in 1871, Marcel Proust was intent on becoming a writer from an early age. For much of his youth, Proust led the life of a man-about-town, frequenting fashionable Paris drawing rooms and literary salons, which would form the background of a number of his early stories and sketches. Remembrance of Things Past, the major French literary statement of the twentieth century, looks back at the old social order while noting the rise of a different way of life. It is extraordinary not only for its length, but for the remarkable observations of the aspirations, the foibles and the emotions of life. This new biography is written and read by Neville Jason who, through his recordings for Naxos AudioBooks, has become the voice of Proust for a generation.

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Life and Works of Beethoven, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/life-and-works-of-beethoven-the-unabridged/ The Life and Works of Beethoven Biographies unabridged Single 421512 978-962-634-215-2 978-962-954-734-9 Jeremy Siepmann
Jeremy Siepmann
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The first of a series of musical biographies, written and presented by broadcaster Jeremy Siepmann, with Bob Peck as Beethoven. In this set the life and music of the revolutionary composer/pianist is unveiled in considerable detail with many musical examples.

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Life and Works of Chopin, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/life-and-works-of-chopin-the-unabridged/ The Life and Works of Chopin Music unabridged Single 445612 978-962-634-456-9 978-962-954-954-1 Jeremy Siepmann
Jeremy Siepmann
4 145 04:57:28

Fryderyk Chopin is the pianist-composer par excellence. Regarded as one of the most mesmeric performers of his day, he lives on in his music – his waltzes, mazurkas, études, preludes, nocturnes, three piano sonatas, two piano concertos and much more. Here, his life, from his birth in Poland, his famous affair with the French writer George Sand, and his death at the age of 49 in Paris, is told with his music featuring prominently.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Feb10
Life and Works of Chopin, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/life-and-works-of-chopin-the-unabridged-2/ The Life and Works of Chopin Biographies unabridged Single 421912 978-962-634-219-0 978-962-954-735-6 Jeremy Siepmann
Jeremy Siepmann
Anton Lesser
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The second in our series of musical biographies, written and presented by broadcaster Jeremy Siepmann, with Anton Lesser as Chopin. In this set the life and music of the revolutionary composer/pianist is unveiled in considerable detail with many musical examples.

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Life and Works of Liszt, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/life-and-works-of-liszt-the-unabridged/ The Life and Works of Liszt Music unabridged Single 0056 978-184-379-508-7 978-184-379-369-4 Jeremy Siepmann
Jeremy Siepmann
Neville Jason
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The life of Franz Liszt was as daring and spectacular as his music. Famed throughout Europe as the greatest pianist of the nineteenth century, he was one of the most original and prophetic composers who ever lived. Beautiful in youth, glowering in age, his high-profile love affairs were the talk of the town wherever he went and his generosity to young musicians was legendary. In this account of his epic life, actors’ readings combine with plentiful musical excerpts to paint a living portrait of a highly complex man.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Mar11
Life of Dante, A (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/life-of-dante-a-unabridged/ A Life of Dante Biographies unabridged Single 122312 978-962-634-223-7 978-962-954-725-7 Benedict Flynn
John Shrapnel
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Dante’s vision The Divine Comedy has profoundly affected every generation since it first appeared in the early fourteenth century. Here is a brief account of his life, compiled from various sources (including his first biographer, Boccaccio) by Benedict Flynn, whose new translation of the Comedy on Naxos AudioBooks, read by Heathcote Williams, has been widely acclaimed. It sets the known facts of Dante’s life against the turmoil of the times, and puts the very personal nature of his poetry into perspective.

£8.99 $14.98 £6.00 €6.50 $10.00
Life of Johnson, A (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/life-of-johnson-a-abridged/ A Life of Johnson Biographies abridged Single 237012 978-962-634-370-8 978-962-954-724-0 James Boswell
Billy Hartman
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Boswell’s biography of his friend and hero Samuel Johnson is an acknowledged classic, full of humorous anecdote and rich characterisation. Johnson’s complex humanity (his depression, fear of death, intellectual brilliance and rough humour) is set within a vivid picture of eighteenth-century London, peopled by personalities of the time such as Sir Joshua Reynolds, John Wilkes, Oliver Goldsmith and David Garrick.

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Life of Mozart, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/life-of-mozart-the-unabridged/ The Life of Mozart Biographies unabridged Single 314412 978-962-634-144-5 978-962-954-728-8 Perry Keenlyside
Heathcote Williams
Paul Rhys
Edward de Souza
David Timson
Anna Patrick
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This is the poignant and compelling story of perhaps the most naturally gifted musical genius of all time. Copiously illustrated with examples of his music, it tells of Mozart’s extraordinary childhood travelling the courts of Europe, and of how, after a brief period of fame in Vienna, his fortunes declined until his early death and last resting-place in a pauper’s grave. More than 70 excerpts from the symphonies, operas, concertos and chamber music of Mozart.

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Life of Oscar Wilde, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/life-of-oscar-wilde-the-abridged/ The Life of Oscar Wilde Biographies abridged Single 306812 978-962-634-068-4 978-962-954-996-1 Hesketh Pearson
Simon Russell Beale
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The remarkable and tragic story of Oscar Wilde, legendary wit and conversationalist, author of perhaps the most perfect comedy in the English language, yet seemingly doomed by his own flawed temperament to suffer at the hands of a censorious and hypocritical society…

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Life of Shakespeare, A (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/life-of-shakespeare-a-abridged/ A Life of Shakespeare Biographies abridged Single 221612 978-962-634-216-9 978-962-954-995-4 Hesketh Pearson
Simon Russell Beale
David Timson
Caroline Faber
Daniel Philpott
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A popular biography which looks at the life of the playwright in part through the plays themselves. The intricacies of Elizabethan drama set the background for the tale of the greatest dramatist.

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Life & Works of W. B. Yeats, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/life-and-works-of-w-b-yeats-the-unabridged/ The Life & Works of W. B. Yeats Poetry unabridged Single 226412 978-962-634-264-0 978-962-954-679-3 W.B. Yeats
Jim Norton
Denys Hawthorne
Nicholas Boulton
Marcella Riordan
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The Life of William Butler Yeats is a remarkable one – poet, playwright, essayist, politician, occultist, astrologer, founder of a national theatre, voluminous correspondent, lover, husband and father. It was a life that extended to a packed, sometimes frantic seventy-three years and left us with what many consider to be one of the finest collections of poetry from one voice.

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from The Wanderings of Oisin
The Stolen Child
Down By The Salley Gardens
To The Rose Upon The Rood Of Time
The Lake Isle of Inisfree
The Pity of Love
The Sorrow of Love
When You Are Old
A Dream of Death
The Ballad Of Father Gilligan
The Fiddler of Dooney
The Host Of The Air
The Song Of Wandering Aengus
The Lover Mourns For The Loss Of Love
The Cap And Bells
The Secret Rose
He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven
Adam’s Curse
No Second Troy
To A Child Dancing In The Wind
The Cold Heaven
September 1913
The Fisherman
The Wild Swans At Coole
Broken Dreams
Easter 1916
The Rose Tree
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
Men Improve With The Years
Solomon to Sheba
To A Young Beauty
The Second Coming
A Prayer For My Daughter
Leda And The Swan
Among Schoolchildren
Sailing To Byzantium
The Tower
In Memory Of Eva Gore-Booth And Con Markiewicz
A Dialogue Of Self And Soul
For Anne Gregory
At Algeciraas – A Meditation Upon Death
The Choice
Mohini Chatterjee
Byzantium
Crazy Jane And Jack The Journeyman
Crazy Jane Talks With The Bishop
Crazy Jane On God
After Long Silence
Her Vision In The Wood
A Prayer For Old Age
Sweet Dancer
Roger Casement
Why Should Not Old Men Be Mad?
From Under Ben Bulbin
The Man And The Echo
The Circus Animals’ Desertion
Politics
Cuchulain Comforted
Liszt, Franz (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/liszt-franz-unabridged/ Life & Works – Franz Liszt Life & Works – Life and Works unabridged Single 558005 978-1-84379-090-7 978-184-379-369-4 Jeremy Siepmann
Jeremy Siepmann
Neville Jason
David Timson
Elaine Claxton
Laura Paton
Raphael Clarkson
2 72 02:35:51 160-page booklet

The life of Franz Liszt was as daring and spectacular as his music. Famed throughout Europe as the greatest pianist of the nineteenth century, he was one of the most original and prophetic composers who ever lived. Beautiful in youth, glowering in age, his high-profile love affairs were the talk of the town wherever he went and his generosity to young musicians was legendary. In this account of his epic life, actors’ readings combine with plentiful musical excerpts to paint a living portrait of a highly complex man. The greatest surprise in this audio-biography of Franz Liszt is that, despite his reputation as a lion of the keyboard and one of the hugely popular superstars of his era, he was, in fact, a steady personality. As Jeremy Siepmann shows, for all Liszt’s pyrotechnics on the keyboard, and itinerant life, he did not succumb uninhibitedly to the temptations of his environment. There existed a deeply reflective strain within him, which is why and how he eventually transformed his public persona from the fabulous virtuoso to Abbé Liszt – as can be experienced in the readings from his letters and memories by Neville Jason.

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Little Dorrit (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/little-dorrit-abridged/ Little Dorrit Classic Fiction abridged Single 889912 978-962-634-899-4 978-962-954-754-7 Charles Dickens
Anton Lesser
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In Little Dorrit, Charles Dickens created one of his most penetrating satires on the weaknesses of government in the Victorian era. He chose Marshalsea debtors’ prison as the setting, where his own father had been imprisoned. The story revolves around a complex mystery involving conspiracy, debt and a disputed will that results in unexpected consequences for the main characters.

£29.99 $54.98 £19.50 €22.00 $36.00
Little Dorrit (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/little-dorrit-unabridged/ Little Dorrit Classic Fiction unabridged Single 88912 978-962-634-889-5 978-962-954-765-3 Charles Dickens
Anton Lesser
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William Dorrit has been a resident of the Marshalsea debtors prison for so many years that he has gained the nickname ‘The Father of the Marshalsea’. However, his suffering is eased by his close bond with youngest daughter Amy, or ‘Little Dorrit’. The dashing Arthur Clennam, returning to London after many years in China, enters their lives and the Dorrits’ fortunes begin to rise and fall. A biting satirical work on the shortcomings of nineteenth-century government and society.

£85.00 $152.98 £55.00 €63.00 $98.00
Little Lord Fauntleroy (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/little-lord-fauntleroy-abridged/ Little Lord Fauntleroy Junior Classics abridged Single 246012 978-962-634-460-6 978-962-954-383-9 Frances Hodgson Burnett
Teresa Gallagher
2 33 02:16:39

Since its first publication in 1885, Little Lord Fauntleroy has become a favourite with children. The move from New York to his ancestral castle comes as a shock to both Cedric and his new-found relatives, and while he comes to terms with aristocratic ways, they become more aware of compassion and social justice. The text is read with elegance by Teresa Gallagher, a much-admired Naxos reader, whose own childhood was divided between the US and UK.

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Little Princess, A (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/little-princess-a-abridged/ A Little Princess Junior Classics abridged Single 225412 978-962-634-254-1 978-962-954-382-2 Frances Hodgson Burnett
Lucy Whybrow
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Sara Crewe is one of the most vivid figures in children’s fiction. Born in India and sent to school in England, she is, at first, treated like a princess by the teacher, Miss Minchin. But when it is evident that Sara is not the possessor of a princess’s fortune, she is despatched to live in the attic and become a servant. It is the remarkable way which Sara copes – imagining things are not as bad as they seem – which has made her a role model for many young girls, who also hope to experience her happy ending.

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Little Women (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/little-women-abridged/ Little Women Junior Classics abridged Single 319412 978-962-634-194-0 978-962-954-371-6 Louisa M. Alcott
Liza Ross
3 52 03:31:38

Little Women, closely based on Louisa M. Alcott’s own experience of family life, was first published in 1869 and has never lost its extraordinary power to move and delight: from the heartrending story of gentle Beth to the humorous adventures of tomboyish Jo, and Meg’s vain attempts to cut a fashionable figure in ‘society’.

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Lives of the Artists, Selections from The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/lives-of-the-artists-selections-from-the-abridged/ Selections from The Lives of the Artists Biographies abridged Single 691012 978-962-634-910-6 978-962-954-756-1 Giorgio Vasari
Neville Jason
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An Italian Mannerist architect and painter, Giorgio Vasari was acquainted with many of the most famous artists of his day. He is best-known today for his biographies of artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, and Giotto. This recording is read with clarity and authority by Neville Jason.

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Lives of the Twelve Caesars, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/lives-of-the-twelve-caesars-the-abridged/ The Lives of the Twelve Caesars Biographies abridged Single 633912 978-962-634-339-5 978-962-954-736-3 Suetonius
Derek Jacobi
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Suetonius wrote his Lives of the Twelve Caesars in the reign of Vespasian around A. D. 70. He chronicled the extraordinary careers of Julius, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Vespasian and Domitian and the rest in technicolour terms. They presented some high and low times at the heart of the Roman Empire. The accounts provide us with perspicacious insights into the men as much as their reigns – and it was from Suetonius that subsequent writers such as Robert Graves drew so much of their material.

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Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/lord-arthur-savile-s-crime-and-other-stories-unabridged/ Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories Classic Fiction unabridged Single 488312 978-962-634-883-3 978-962-954-860-5 Oscar Wilde
Rupert Degas
David Timson
Anthony Donovan
4 73 04:58:57

A palmist’s prediction leads to murder; an enigmatic woman’s lifestyle is a mystery to be solved; a ghost tries to frighten the new tenants of his home; a man has discovered the dedicatee of Shakespeare’s Sonnets; a millionaire wants to be painted as a pauper. Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories is a collection of fascinating short stories which are subversive as well as entertaining. Also included in this audiobook is The Birthday of the Infanta from A House of Pomegranates. An ugly dwarf loves a beautiful princess, but how will his feelings fare in a cruel society?

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Apr10
  • Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • The Portrait of Mr W.H.
  • The Model Millionaire
  • The Sphinx Without a Secret
  • The Birthday of the Infanta
Lord Jim (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/lord-jim-unabridged/ Lord Jim Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0195 978-184-379-884-2 978-184-379-885-9 Joseph Conrad
Ric Jerrom
12 239 15:34:48

Jim, the first mate aboard a small steamer named the Patna, travels from port to port in the Pacific Ocean. When the ship hits floating wreckage, Jim and the crew are forced to abandon it, leaving hundreds of ethnic travellers on board. However, Jim’s reprehensible actions are soon discovered by the court and he is compelled to face his guilt and redeem himself – a journey that leads him to a remote exotic location where he is revered as Lord Jim (‘Tuan Jim’). Through beautifully evocative descriptions and ponderous philosophical prose, Conrad delivers a powerful novel about one man’s struggle to reconcile who he would like to be with who he actually is.

£42.00 $73.98 £27.00 €31.00 $48.00 Apr15
Lorna Doone (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/lorna-doone-abridged/ Lorna Doone Classic Fiction abridged Single 636212 978-184-379-362-5 978-962-954-969-5 R.D. Blackmore
Jonathan Keeble
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The Doones are a clan of murdering thieves, and among their victims is John Ridd’s father. The strong, noble Ridd determines to avenge his father’s death; but his plans are complicated when he falls in love with one of the hated family – the beautiful Lorna. Lorna is promised against her will to another; and that other will not let her go lightly. Set amid the political turmoils of the late 17th century, Lorna Doone brings West Country history and legends alive with wonderfully imaginative fiction. Brimming with vivid descriptions and cliff-hanging action, it is a true classic of romantic adventure.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Nov10
Lorna Doone (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/lorna-doone-unabridged/ Lorna Doone Classic Fiction unabridged Single 36112b 978-184-379-361-8 978-962-954-968-8 R.D. Blackmore
Jonathan Keeble
20 378 25:52:55 Available

The Doones are a clan of murdering thieves, and among their victims is John Ridd’s father. The strong, noble Ridd determines to avenge his father’s death; but his plans are complicated when he falls in love with one of the hated family – the beautiful Lorna. Lorna is promised against her will to another; and that other will not let her go lightly. Set amid the political turmoils of the late 17th century, Lorna Doone brings West Country history and legends alive with wonderfully imaginative fiction. Brimming with vivid descriptions and cliff-hanging action, it is a true classic of romantic adventure.

£65.00 $115.98 £42.00 €48.00 $75.00 Nov10
Lost World, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/lost-world-the-abridged/ The Lost World Classic Fiction abridged Single 394112 978-962-634-941-0 978-962-954-834-6 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Glen McCready
3 58 03:57:31

The precursor of Jurassic Park. Somewhere in South America, there is a plateau; and roaming in its forests are dinosaurs. Only one man has ever been there, and his reports are so astonishing that no-one is prepared to believe him; except the extraordinary Professor Challenger. He decides to take a trip to prove beyond doubt that this lost world really exists. With the daredevil journalist Edward Malone, meticulous, sceptical Professor Summerlee and the professional adventurer Lord John Roxton, Challenger sets out on a mission as dangerous as it is thrilling. Inspiring endless imitations, The Lost World is Sir Arthur Conan Doylersquo;s classic adventure of discovery.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 Jan09
Lost World, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/lost-world-the-unabridged/ The Lost World Classic Fiction unabridged Single 785212 978-962-634-852-9 978-962-954-515-4 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Glen McCready
7 125 08:34:34

Somewhere in South America, there is a plateau; and roaming in its forests are dinosaurs… Only one man has ever been there, and his reports are so astonishing that no-one is prepared to believe him; except the extraordinary Professor Challenger. He decides to take a trip to prove beyond doubt that this lost world really exists. With the daredevil journalist Edward Malone, meticulous, sceptical Professor Summerlee and the professional adventurer Lord John Roxton, Challenger sets out on a mission as dangerous as it is thrilling. Inspiring endless imitations, The Lost World is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic adventure of discovery.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00
Lover’s Gift: From Her to Him, A (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/lover-s-gift-from-her-to-him-a-selections/ A Lover’s Gift: From Her to Him Poetry selections Single 138812 978-962-634-388-3 978-962-954-640-3 Laura Paton
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‘I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach’ The eloquence of lovers is celebrated in the rich and sensuous collection – the love of women for men. Heloïse, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Katherine Mansfield, George Sands and others express their very real passion intensely – as, in fiction, does Juliet for her Romeo, Jane Eyre for her Rochester and Catherine for her Heathcliffe. With the music of Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Elgar, and more, here is some of the most tender love prose and poetry in literature.

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning How Do I Love Thee
from ‘The Song of Solomon’
Christina Rossetti A Birthday
William Shakespeare from ‘Romeo and Juliet’
Marianna Alcoforado Letter from Marianna Alcoforado (1640−1723) to the Marquis of Chamilly and St. Leger
Mary Wollenstonecraft Letter from Mary Wollenstonecraft (1759−1797) to Gilbert Imlay
Anne Bradstreet To My Dear and Loving Husband
Kuan Tao-Sheng We Two
Julie-Jeanne-Eléonore de l’Espinasse Letter from Julie-Jeanne-Eléonore de l’Espinasse (1732−1776) to the Comte de Guibert
Katherine Mansfield from Psychology
Katherine Mansfield Letter from Katherine Mansfield to John Middleton Murray
Heloïse Letter from Heloïse (1101−1164) to Abelard
Emily Brontë from Wuthering Heights
Christina Rossetti Meeting
Jane Clairmont Letter from Jane Clairmont (1798−1879) to Lord Byron
Elizabeth Barrett Browning If Thou Must Love Me
Charlotte Brontë from Jane Eyre
George Sand Letter from George Sand to Pietro Pagello
Virginia Woolf from Night and Day
from Song of the Geishas
Stevie Smith Conviction IV
Clara Wieck Letter from Clara Wieck (1819−1896) to Robert Schumann
James Joyce from Molly Bloom’s concluding soliloquy − Ulysses
Lover’s Gift: From Him to Her, A (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/lover-s-gift-from-him-to-her-a-selections/ A Lover’s Gift: From Him to Her Poetry selections Single 138912 978-962-634-389-0 978-962-954-639-7 Michael Sheen
1 18 01:15:10

A collection of poetry and music expressing the romantic feelings of poets, writers and composers through the ages, including Shakespeare, Burns, Byron, Puccini, Grieg, Faure, and Elgar.

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William Shakespeare from Twelfth Night
William Shakespeare from Romeo and Juliet
William Shakespeare Sonnet
Christopher Marlowe The Face that Launched a Thousand Ships from Doctor Faustus
Christopher Marlowe The Passionate Shepherd to his Love
Robert Burns Red, Red Rose
Robert Burns The Rigs O’ Barley
Charles Dickens from David Copperfield
Jane Austen from Persuasion
Charlotte Brontë from Jane Eyre
Thomas Hardy from Far From the Madding Crowd
William Wordsworth Perfect Woman
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Love
William Butler Yeats He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
Alfred, Lord Tennyson Summer Night
Jean-Jacques Rousseau from Confessions
Napoleon Bonaparte Letter from Napoleon Bonaparte (1769−1821) to Josephine
Karl Marx Letters from Karl Marx (1818−1883) to his wife, Jenny
Shoshone Love Song My Heart’s Friend
Gustave Flauber Letter from Gustave Flaubert (1821−1880) to Louise Colet
D.H. Lawrence Fidelity
Rupert Brooke Letter from Rupert Brooke (1887−1915) to Katherine Cox
Lord George Gordon Byron She walks in beauty
Robert Graves As you are woman
L’elisir d’amore (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/l-elisir-d-amore-unabridged/ Opera Explained – L’elisir d’amore Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558120 978-1-84379-079-2 978-184-379-322-9 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
1 36 01:17:59

L’elisir d’amore, or The Elixir of Love, has remained popular for almost two centuries because of a touching tale and a galaxy of comic characters adapted from the traditional commedia dell’ arte. Above all Donizetti poured into the score all the warmth and tenderness of the Italian temperament. His melodic invention never ceases to charm whether in the jolly rustic choruses, the exhilarating ‘patter’ numbers, or the sweet sadness of the beautiful arias, of which ‘Una furtiva lagrima’, the great tenor showpiece, is the best known.

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Macbeth (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/macbeth-unabridged/ Macbeth Directed by Fiona Shaw Shakespeare unabridged Single 316212 978-962-634-162-9 978-962-954-690-8 William Shakespeare
Stephen Dillane
Fiona Shaw
Denys Hawthorne
Declan Conlan
Adam Kotz
Colin Tiernay
Nicholas Gecks
Bruce Alexander
Bill Paterson
Annette Badland
Joyce Henderson
Pauline Lynch
June Watson
John Rogan
Benjamin Soames
James Boxer
Stella Gonet
Stephanie Lane
David Timson
Jonathan Keeble
Peter Yapp
3 66 02:20:54 Available

Macbeth, Shakespeare’s last great tragedy, has remained one of the most popular plays since it’s first performance in 1606 – probably in front of King James. This exciting new audiobook production is directed with fresh imagination by Fiona Shaw who breaks the conventional strait jacket that has hampered the development of Shakespeare on audio. We are as much in the twenty-first century as in medieval Scotland – the tensions, the politics, the struggle for power and dark ambition is part of our lives… This is also reflected in the sound world, with modern machinery and tanks. Macbeth is part of Naxos AudioBooks’ exciting new series of complete dramatisations of the works of Shakespeare, in conjunction with Cambridge University Press. It uses the New Cambridge Shakespeare text, as used by the Royal Shakespeare Company and educational institutions across the world.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 Nicolas Soames Fiona Shaw
Madama Butterfly (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/madama-butterfly-unabridged/ Opera Explained – Madama Butterfly Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558049 978-1-84379-041-9 978-184-379-313-7 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
1 31 01:05:35

Madama Butterfly runs the gamut of operatic emotions. The title heroine has a fragility wonderfully expressed in her entry music, deep sexual instincts as shown in the love duet, and immense tragic stature in her last hours. The fate of Madama Butterfly – married to an American sailor and then abandoned – engages our emotions, as it obviously did Puccini’s to a degree equalled by few other opera heroines. The oriental setting and the exquisite orchestral and choral writings are treasured bonuses. This audiobook is the perfect introduction to Madama Butterfly. We learn about the background to Puccini’s ‘Japanese’ opera, the social themes of honour and loyalty it involves, and how it progressed from a surprisingly unsuccessful premiere to one of the central and best-loved works of the international operatic repertory. As the story unfolds, we get to know the melodies which make this such a moving and compelling opera.

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Madame Bovary (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/madame-bovary-abridged/ Madame Bovary Classic Fiction abridged Single 417812 978-962-634-178-0 978-962-954-531-4 Gustave Flaubert
Imogen Stubbs
4 68 04:39:08 Deleted

One of the great novels of nineteenth-century France, Flaubert draws a deeply-felt but sympathetic portrait of a woman who, having warned a country doctor and found herself unhappy with a rural, genteel existence, longs for love and excitement. Her aspirations and her desires lead her into a tragic spiral downwards.

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Madame Bovary (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/madame-bovary-unabridged/ Madame Bovary Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0177 978-184-379-847-7 978-184-379-848-4 Gustave Flaubert
Juliet Stevenson
11 218 14:14:48

In Madame Bovary, one of the great novels of nineteenth-century France, Flaubert draws a deeply felt and sympathetic portrait of a woman who, having married a country doctor and found herself unhappy with a rural, genteel existence, longs for love and excitement. However, her aspirations and her desires to escape only bring her further disappointment and eventually lead to unexpected, painful consequences. Flaubert’s critical portrait of bourgeois provincial life remains as powerful as ever.

£38.50 $67.98 £25.00 €28.50 $44.00 Apr14
Magic Flute, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/magic-flute-the-unabridged/ Opera Explained – The Magic Flute Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558012 978-1-84379-075-4 978-184-379-309-0 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
1 33 01:10:07

The Magic Flute almost defines a masterpiece, because it can be enjoyed on every level. It is a superb fairy story, complete with dragons, demons, a handsome prince, and a lovely maiden seriously in need of rescue; it is a political satire, social commentary, and psychological drama; it is full of tunes from the playful to the heart-stopping, jolly songs, and deeply spiritual outpourings. It is, in short, ‘Mozart’ – and there is no greater compliment than that. This disc gives us a wonderful insight into possibly the most remarkable work ever written for the stage. Beginning with an enticing overview of Mozart’s astonishing output, David Timson then takes us through The Magic Flute with infectious pleasure at every turn of genius. From the delightfully comic Papageno ‘rudely trying to sing with his mouth full of padlock’ to The Queen of the Night’s Vengeance aria, we enjoy the full spectrum of dramatic situations.

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Magus, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/magus-the-unabridged/ The Magus Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0108 978-184-379-633-6 978-184-379-634-3 John Fowles
Nicholas Boulton
21 386 26:26:05

Nicholas Urfe accepts a teaching post on a beautiful, remote Greek island, in order to escape an unsatisfactory love affair. He meets the enigmatic Maurice Conchis, who introduces him to the exquisitely lovely Lily, his ideal of the perfect woman. But is she flesh or fantasy? As the past bleeds into the present, he finds it increasingly difficult to distinguish reality from imagination. Under the spell of this magic isle and its presiding spirit, he struggles to understand the rules of the mysterious game into which he is drawn.

£65.00 $115.98 £42.00 €48.00 $75.00 Sep12
Malone Dies (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/malone-dies-unabridged/ Malone Dies Modern Classics unabridged Single 531912 978-962-634-319-7 978-962-954-583-3 Samuel Beckett
Sean Barrett
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This is the second in the famous trilogy of novels written by Samuel Beckett in the late 1940s. An old man is dying in a room. His bowl of soup comes, his pots are emptied. He waits to die. And while he waits, he constructs stories, mainly to pass the time. Saposcat, the Lambert family, Macmann and his nurse Moll. Other figures weave in and out of his vision and his imagination. This remarkable soliloquy, so intrinsically Beckettian, is as important as Waiting for Godot or Endgame, the famous plays that made his name. Sean Barrett gives a masterly performance.

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Maltese Falcon, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/maltese-falcon-the-unabridged/ The Maltese Falcon Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0042 978-184-379-480-6 978-184-379-481-3 Dashiell Hammett
Eric Meyers
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A beautiful woman asks private eye Sam Spade for his help. Spade doesn’t believe her story, and when his partner gets murdered it soon becomes clear that he’s right. As he digs deeper, he realises everyone is chasing the enigmatic falcon and is willing to kill for it. He also realises there is no-one he can trust – not the unctuous Fat Man, not the shrill Joel Cairo, not the suspicious police, and especially not the bewitching Brigid O’Shaughnessy. The Maltese Falcon – dry, uncluttered, witty and darkly unsentimental – is the finest book of its kind ever written.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00 Mar11
Man in the Iron Mask, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/man-in-the-iron-mask-the-unabridged/ The Man in the Iron Mask Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0188 978-184-379-869-9 978-184-379-870-5 Alexandre Dumas
Bill Homewood
16 237 20:46:13

The Man in the Iron Mask continues the adventures of the dauntless heroes of The Three Musketeers – Aramis, Athos, Porthos and d’Artagnan. In old age their swashbuckling ought to have been replaced by a more gentle way of life, but the veteran warriors find themselves at the centre of a plot in which both hearts and heads are broken, and the very throne of France is at stake.

£55.00 $98.98 £36.00 €40.50 $64.00 Dec14
Man in the Iron Mask, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/man-in-the-iron-mask-the-abridged/ The Man in the Iron Mask Classic Fiction abridged Single 206912 978-9-62634-069-1 978-1-84379-823-1 Alexandre Dumas
Bill Homewood
2 37 02:24:00 Deleted

The Man in the Iron Mask continues the adventures of the dauntless heroes of The Three Musketeers – Aramis, Athos, Porthos and d’Artagnan. In old age their swashbuckling ought to have been replaced by a more gentle way of life, but the veteran warriors find themselves at the centre of a plot in which both hearts and heads are broken, and the very throne of France is at stake.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Jan95 Nicolas Soames Simon Weir, The Classical Recording Company Bill Homewood
Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/man-who-would-be-king-and-other-stories-the-unabridged/ The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0209 978-184-379-911-5 978-184-379-912-2 Rudyard Kipling
Sean Barrett
8 149 09:35:43 Available

In a remote part of 19th-century Afghanistan, two British adventurers pursue their ambition to rule an empire. Using betrayal, threats and guns they win the respect of a primitive tribe and become worshipped as gods, until one day they draw blood and the game is up. The Man Who Would Be King is an action-packed tale about the pitfalls of colonialism and the temptations and evils of power. This volume also includes the stories The Phantom Rickshaw, The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes, The Mark of the Beast and many more.

£29.99 $54.98 £19.50 €22.00 $36.00 Aug15
  • The Man Who Would Be King
  • The Phantom Rickshaw
  • My Own True Ghost Story
  • The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes
  • The Mark of The Beast
  • Without Bene t of Clergy
  • The Sending of Dana Da
  • Wee Willie Winkie
  • On The City Wall
  • The Education of Otis Yeere
  • The Judgement of Dungara
  • Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
  • The Second Bag
  • The Third Bag
Mansfield Park (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/mansfield-park-abridged/ Mansfield Park Classic Fiction abridged Single 306712 978-962-634-067-7 978-962-954-450-8 Jane Austen
Juliet Stevenson
3 58 03:56:43

At the tender age of ten, Fanny Price is ‘adopted’ by her rich relations and is removed from the poverty of her home in Portsmouth to the opulence of Mansfield Park. The transplantation is not a happy one. Dependent, neglected and forgotten, Fanny struggles to come to terms with her new life until, tested almost to the limits of endurance, she assumes her rightful role.

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Mansfield Park (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/mansfield-park-unabridged/ Mansfield Park Classic Fiction unabridged Single 46712 978-962-634-467-5 978-962-954-451-5 Jane Austen
Juliet Stevenson
14 246 16:50:25

When timid, ten-year-old Fanny Price is plucked from her large, raucous and somewhat impoverished family in Portsmouth to live with wealthy relatives in Mansfield Park her life is changed for ever. Immediately forming a strong attraction for her cousin Edmund, she develops into a genteel and mature young woman, whose love for him remains undimmed despite the diversion brought into both their lives by the attractive but morally bankrupt Crawfords. With its suggestion of adultery, and written with all the wit and style of the mature Jane Austen, this is the work of a writer at the peak of her powers. It was published in 1814, and unlike its predecessors, Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility which were revisions of her juvenile writing, Mansfield Park was completely original. Like its heroine Fanny Price, who develops during the course of the story to reach maturity, Jane Austen’s third published novel was a much more mature work from a writer of increasing experience.

£50.00 $89.98 £33.00 €37.00 $58.50
Mark of Zorro, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/mark-of-zorro-the-unabridged/ The Mark of Zorro Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0252 978-1-78198-015-6 978-1-78198-016-3 Johnston McCulley
Bill Homewood
6 121 07:48:40 Available

The heroic and honourable Zorro, an ace with a whip and a demon with a sword, fights for the poor and oppressed – a far cry from the effete young aristocrat Don Diego, who spends his days reading poetry and dreaming of the beautiful Lolita Pulido. When Lolita’s family faces ruin and accusations of treason, Zorro must step in to save her family and her honour. But who is this masked caballero? With action aplenty, The Mark of Zorro (also known as The Curse of Capistrano) is an exciting tale of adventure and romance that has charmed generations of readers and filmgoers alike.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00 May16
Marriage of Figaro, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/marriage-of-figaro-the-unabridged/ Opera Explained – The Marriage of Figaro Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558078 978-1-84379-083-9 978-184-379-318-2 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
1 37 01:19:34

Many opera-lovers would name The Marriage of Figaro as their favourite opera. It appeals to the most intellectual listener, but also to music-lovers seeking great melodies and ensembles (while it remains accessible through its fascinating plot and memorable characters) and to those seeking only entertainment. One of three operas by Mozart to libretti by Lorenzo da Ponte it represents one of the pinnacles not just of operatic but of human achievement.

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Martin Chuzzlewit (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/martin-chuzzlewit-abridged/ Martin Chuzzlewit Classic Fiction abridged Single 809612 978-962-634-096-7 978-962-954-962-6 Charles Dickens
Sean Barrett
8 134 09:12:32

The Chuzzlewits are a family divided by money and selfishness; even young Martin, the eponymous hero, is arrogant and self-centred. He offends his grandfather by falling in love with the latter’s ward, Mary, and sets out to make his own fortune in life, travelling as far as America – which produces from Dickens a savage satire on a new world tainted with the vices of the old. Martin’s nature slowly changes through his bitter experience of life and his enduring love for Mary. Martin Chuzzlewit is one of Dickens’s most humorous and satirical novels, and it contains two great comic creations: the hypocrite Pecksniff and the drunken nurse Sarah Gamp.

£29.99 $54.98 £19.50 €22.00 $36.00 Apr10
Martin Chuzzlewit (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/martin-chuzzlewit-unabridged/ Martin Chuzzlewit Classic Fiction unabridged Single 98312 978-962-634-983-0 978-962-954-881-0 Charles Dickens
Sean Barrett
26 489 33:35:27 Available

The Chuzzlewits are a family divided by money and selfishness; even young Martin, the eponymous hero, is arrogant and self-centred. He offends his grandfather by falling in love with the latter’s ward, Mary, and sets out to make his own fortune in life, travelling as far as America – which produces from Dickens a savage satire on a new world tainted with the vices of the old. Martin’s nature slowly changes through his bitter experience of life and his enduring love for Mary. Martin Chuzzlewit is one of Dickens’s most humorous and satirical novels, and it contains two great comic creations: the hypocrite Pecksniff and the drunken nurse Sarah Gamp.

£80.00 $142.98 £52.00 €61.00 $92.00 Apr10
Marvelous Land of Oz, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/marvelous-land-of-oz-the-abridged/ The Marvelous Land of Oz Junior Classics abridged Single 295012 978-962-634-950-2 978-962-954-842-1 L. Frank Baum
Liza Ross
2 38 02:37:25 Deleted

Some people do not know that The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was actually the first of a 13-story series. The Marvelous Land of Oz, the second story, brings the Scarecrow and the Tin Man into new adventures in the Land of Oz. In this story, which is as equally entertaining as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the Tin Man and Scarecrow are persuaded to help out a young boy who finds himself in difficulty. There is also flying furniture among the oddities.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Feb09
Masefield, John (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/masefield-john-selections/ The Great Poets – John Masefield The Great Poets – Poetry selections Single 0135 978-184-379-737-1 978-184-379-738-8 John Masefield
Ronald Pickup
1 16 01:07:23

John Masefield (1878–1967) was one of the most prolific, popular and successful poets of the twentieth century. Masefield broke upon Edwardian literature with the startling work entitled The Everlasting Mercy, which described the spiritual enlightenment of a drunken poacher. Over the span of his lifetime, he was appointed Poet Laureate and amassed a large number of admirers, which included such high-profile names as John Betjeman, Robert Graves and W.B. Yeats. This collection contains thirty-six poems and spans Masefield’s entire career. There are early poems from Salt-Water Ballads (1902) and Ballads (1903), followed by extracts from the narrative poems The Everlasting Mercy, Dauber and Reynard the Fox. The selection also includes a number of sonnets including ‘On Growing Old’, as well as his poetry on the Romans, alongside a number of rarities.

£8.99 $14.98 £6.00 €6.50 $10.00 Jul13
  • A Consecration
  • Burial-Party
  • Mother Carey
  • Trade Winds
  • Sea-Fever
  • The West Wind
  • In Memory of A.P.R.
  • Cargoes
  • Captain Stratton’s Fancy
  • St. Mary’s Bells
  • Laugh and be Merry
  • Roadways
  • Twilight
  • The Centurions
  • The Word
  • Saul Kane’s Madness
  • All through the windless night Dauber, 1913
  • Sonnet II
  • Sonnet V
  • Sonnet VI
  • Sonnet VII
  • The Downland
  • The fox was strong Reynard the Fox, 1919
  • On Growing Old
  • The Rider at the Gate
  • The Meditation of Highworth Ridden
  • Any Dead to Any Living
  • Posted
  • Wood-Pigeons
  • Elephants in the tent
  • The Many and the Man
  • Red Cross
  • Crews Coming Down Gangways
  • A Cry to Music
  • Give Way
  • How Swift the Summer Goes 1:03 The Everlasting Mercy, 1911
Masqueraders, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/masqueraders-the-unabridged/ The Masqueraders Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0179 978-184-379-851-4 978-184-379-852-1 Georgette Heyer
Ruth Sillers
9 169 11:04:12

After participating in the Jacobite Rising of 1745, Robin and Prudence, brother and sister, become engaged in a swashbuckling, romantic adventure. Our hero and heroine must cross-dress and switch genders if they are to escape prosecution – a humorous move that allows Heyer to explore the manners and language affectations of the period as the two romp through the elite saloons and clubs of London. But what the two don’t foresee is that they might fall in love along the way: Prudence with the elegant and dashing Sir Anthony Fanshawe, and Robin with the charming Letitia Grayson. Can the two unmask themselves without losing their lives?

£32.99 $59.98 £21.50 €24.00 $39.00 Jul14
Master and Margarita, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/master-and-margarita-the-abridged/ The Master and Margarita Modern Classics abridged Single 693612 978-962-634-936-6 978-962-954-830-8 Mikhail Bulgakov
Julian Rhind-Tutt
6 123 08:22:22

The Master and Margarita is one of the most famous and best-selling Russian novels of the twentieth century, despite its surreal environment of talking cats, Satan and mysterious happenings. Naxos AudioBooks presents this careful abridgement of a new translation in an imaginative reading by the charismatic Julian Rhind-Tutt. With War and Peace and Crime and Punishment among the Naxos AudioBooks best-sellers, this too promises to be a front title.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 May09 Michael Karpelson
Master and Margarita, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/master-and-margarita-the-unabridged/ The Master and Margarita Modern Classics unabridged Single 93512 978-962-634-935-9 978-962-954-829-2 Mikhail Bulgakov
Julian Rhind-Tutt
13 246 16:53:20 Available

The Devil comes to Moscow; but he isn’t all bad. Pontius Pilate sentences a charismatic leader to his death, but yearns for redemption; and a writer tries to destroy his greatest tale, but discovers that manuscripts don’t burn. Multi-layered and entrancing, blending sharp satire with glorious fantasy, The Master and Margarita is ceaselessly inventive and profoundly moving. In its imaginative freedom and raising of eternal human concerns, it is one of the world’s great novels.

£45.50 $81.98 £29.00 €33.50 $53.00 Nov09 Michael Karpelson
Mayor of Casterbridge, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/mayor-of-casterbridge-the-unabridged/ The Mayor of Casterbridge Classic Fiction unabridged Single 36512 978-184-379-365-6 978-184-379-381-6 Thomas Hardy
Anton Lesser
10 181 12:20:41 Available

Michael Henchard, drunk at a country fair, sells his wife and baby daughter for five guineas. The following day, in despair and remorse, he forswears alcohol and sets out to redeem himself. In time, he becomes a respected merchant and eventually the mayor of the town. But Fate is not to be so easily appeased, and Henchard finds his past actions resonate through and destroy his plans for the future. One of the greatest novels in the English language, The Mayor of Casterbridge sees Thomas Hardy at his best, bringing landscape and richly imagined characters to life, and setting the hope of love against the forces of Providence.

£35.00 $62.98 £23.00 €26.00 $41.00 Aug10
McGonagall, William (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/mcgonagall-william-selections/ The Great Poets – The Great Poets – William McGonagall The Great Poets – Poetry selections Single 189312 978-962-634-893-2 978-962-954-815-5 William Topaz McGonagall
Gregor Fisher
1 14 00:58:05

The idiosyncratic Scottish poet William Topaz McGonagall has the unusual reputation as one of the worst poets in the English language with rhymes and rhythms that produce mirth rather than wonder. His masterpiece is The Tay Bridge Disaster. Scottish-born Gregor Fisher, who starred in Love Actually and other film and TV programmes, reads the key poems and passages from the autobiography – and gets deep into character!

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Tay Bridge Disaster
The Famous Tay Whale
The Burning of the People’s Variety Theatre, Aberdeen
An Escursion Steamer Sunk in the Tay
The Wreck of the Steamer London while on her way to Australia
Loch Ness
A Descriptive Poem on the Silvery Tay
The Battle of Tel-el-Kebir
A Tribute to Mr J Graham Henderson, The World’s Fair Judge
The City of Perth
The Royal Review: August 25 1881
An Ode to the Queen on Her Jubilee Year
Beecham’s Pills
The Faithfull Dog Fido
The Albion Battleship Calamity
From Reminiscences
From A Brief Autobiography
From A Brief Autobiography 2
From A Brief Autobiography 3
From The Autobiography of Sir William Topaz McGonagall

Meditations (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/meditations-unabridged/ Meditations Philosophy unabridged Single 436012 978-184-379-360-1 978-962-954-967-1 Marcus Aurelius
Duncan Steen
4 75 05:09:59 Available

One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121–180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions – a cornerstone of Western thought. Translation by George Long revised by Duncan Steen.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 May10 George Long, Duncan Steen
Meditation – The Buddhist Way (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/meditation-the-buddhist-way-unabridged/ Meditation – The Buddhist Way Religion unabridged Single 438612 978-184-379-386-1 978-184-379-389-2 Jinananda
Jinananda
4 46 03:48:58

Jinananda has been teaching Buddhist meditation for 20 years. On this recording, he introduces two traditional practices which help develop clarity, calmness and positivity, and reflects on the deeper significance of meditation – all with the greatest good humour and in his own unique style. Accessible and thought-provoking, this audiobook tells you how to get started with meditation and keep going through the ups and downs of everyday life. Realistic, witty and very inspiring. On the fourth CD, Jinananda leads you through two meditations, The Mindfulness of Breathing and The Development of Loving Kindness.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Jul10
Memoirs of My Life (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/memoirs-of-my-life-unabridged/ Edward Gibbon – Memoirs of My Life Biographies unabridged Single 0191 978-184-379-875-0 978-184-379-876-7 Edward Gibbon
David Timson
5 100 06:31:28 Available

Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) was an English historian and Member of Parliament known for his monumental series The Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire, which chronicled the dissipation of the Roman dynasties in a lofty, majestic style unique to its author. Memoirs of My Life, published posthumously in 1796, wholly unveils the character of the world’s greatest historian in full candour and openness. We follow him from birth, through to his education at Oxford, to his time in Switzerland where he met Voltaire and fell in love with a Swiss girl. We accompany him on his travels through France and Lausanne, leading on to his eventual arrival in Rome, where he conceived his epic Decline and Fall. Gibbon’s Memoirs is a portrait of a rich and productive life and offers a compelling insight into a towering figure; it is essential listening for anyone interested in great literature.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Dec14
Merchant of Venice, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/merchant-of-venice-the-unabridged/ The Merchant of Venice Shakespeare unabridged Single 288612 978-962-634-886-4 978-962-954-764-6 William Shakespeare
Antony Sher
Roger Allam
Emma Fielding
2 36 02:29:53 Available

Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, agrees to lend Antonio, a Venetian merchant, three thousand ducats so that his friend Bassanio can afford to court his love, Portia. However, Shylock has one condition: should the loan go unpaid, he will be entitled to a pound of Antonio’s own flesh. Meanwhile in Belmont, according to the terms of her father’s will, Portia’s many suitors must choose correctly from three caskets. Bassanio arrives at Portia’s estate and they declare their love for one another before he picks the correct casket. Antonio falls into bad fortune and finds he cannot repay Shylock: a dramatic trial ensues to decide his fate.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Nicolas Soames John Tydeman
Metamorphoses (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/metamorphoses-unabridged/ Metamorphoses Poetry unabridged Single 0107 978-184-379-631-2 978-184-379-632-9 Ovid
David Horovitch
14 256 17:32:07

The Metamorphoses, by Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BC–AD 17) has, over the centuries, been the most popular and influential work from our classical tradition. This extraordinary collection of some 250 Greek and Roman myths and folk tales has always been a popular favourite and has decisively shaped western art and literature from the moment it was completed in AD 8. The stories are particularly vivid when read by David Horovitch in this new lively verse translation by Ian Johnston.

£50.00 $89.98 £33.00 €37.00 $58.50 Jul12 Ian Johnston
Metamorphosis (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/metamorphosis-unabridged/ Metamorphosis Modern Classics unabridged Single 228612 978-962-634-286-2 978-962-954-598-7 Franz Kafka
Martin Jarvis
2 32 01:12:23

Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find he has been transformed into a gigantic insect. This extraordinary tale of imagination was written by Kafka against the backdrop of increasing turmoil in central Europe and remains not just an affecting tale but a disturbing allegory. It is read here, in a new translation, by master story teller Martin Jarvis.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Richard Stokes
Metaphysical Poets, The (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/metaphysical-poets-the-selections/ The Metaphysical Poets Poetry selections Single 0089 978-184-379-592-6 978-184-379-593-3 John Donne
George Herbert
Henry Vaughan
Richard Crashaw
Thomas Carew
Nicholas Boulton
Jonathan Keeble
Roy McMillan
Laura Paton
Geoffrey Whitehead
Will Keen
1 19 01:19:04

John Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Thomas Carew and Henry Vaughan: these were some of the 17th-century writers who devised a new form of poetry full of wit, intellect and grace, which we now call Metaphysical poetry. They wrote about their deepest religious feelings and their carnal pleasures in a way that was radically new and challenging to their readers. Their work was largely misunderstood or ignored for two centuries, until 20th-century critics rediscovered it, finding in it a deep originality and a willingness to experiment that made much conventional poetry look merely decorative. This collection provides the perfect introduction to this diverse group of fascinating poets.

£8.99 $14.98 £6.00 €6.50 $10.00 Aug12
  • The Anniversary by John Donne, read by Geoffrey Whitehead
  • The Good Morrow by John Donne, read by Geoffrey Whitehead
  • The Sun Rising by John Donne, read by Will Keen
  • The Canonisation by John Donne, read by Will Keen
  • A Valediction Forbidding Mourning by John Donne, read by Geoffrey Whitehead
  • A Nocturnal Upon St Lucy’s Day by John Donne, read by Geoffrey Whitehead
  • The Flea by John Donne, read by Will Keen
  • The Relic by John Donne, read by Will Keen
  • The Collar by George Herbert, read by Jonathan Keeble
  • Redemption by George Herbert, read by Jonathan Keeble
  • Love I by George Herbert, read by Jonathan Keeble
  • Love II by George Herbert, read by Jonathan Keeble
  • Love III by George Herbert, read by Jonathan Keeble
  • Jordan I by George Herbert, read by Jonathan Keeble
  • Jordan II by George Herbert, read by Jonathan Keeble
  • The Pearl by George Herbert, read by Jonathan Keeble
  • The Flower by George Herbert, read by Jonathan Keeble
  • To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell, read by Nicholas Boulton
  • The Coronet by Andrew Marvell, read by Nicholas Boulton
  • The Definition of Love by Andrew Marvell, read by Nicholas Boulton
  • The Garden by Andrew Marvell, read by Nicholas Boulton
  • On a Drop of Dew by Andrew Marvell, read by Nicholas Boulton
  • The Retreat by Henry Vaughan, read by Roy McMillan
  • The World by Henry Vaughan, read by Roy McMillan
  • They Are All Gone Into the World of Light by Henry Vaughan, read by Roy McMillan
  • To His (Supposed) Mistress by Richard Crashaw, read by Nicholas Boulton
  • To Our Lord, Upon the Water Made Wine by Richard Crashaw, read by Nicholas Boulton
  • Mediocrity in Love Rejected – by Thomas Carew, read by Nicholas Boulton
  • To a Lady That Desired I Would Love He by Thomas Carew, read by Nicholas Boulton
  • The Spring by Thomas Carew, read by Nicholas Boulton
  • Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury – To His Watch… by Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, read by Roy McMillan
  • Hoc Ego Versiculos by Francis Quarles, read by Jonathan Keeble
  • On Time by Francis Quarles, read by Jonathan Keeble
  • On the World by Francis Quarles, read by Jonathan Keeble
  • Against Love by Katherine Philips, read by Laura Paton
  • John Hall – On an Hourglass by John Hall, read by Nicholas Boulton
  • Thomas Traherne – Shadows in the Water by Thomas Traherne, read by Jonathan Keeble
  • To Lucasta, Going to the Wars by Richard Lovelace, read by Nicholas Boulton
  • The Scrutiny by Richard Lovelace, read by Nicholas Boulton
  • Aubade The Lark Now Leaves… by Sir William Davenant, read by Nicholas Boulton
  • Sir John Suckling – Of Thee, Kind Boy, I Ask No Red and White by Sir John Suckling, read by Nicholas Boulton
  • Out Upon It, I Have Lov’d by Sir John Suckling, read by Nicholas Boulton
  • Edmund Waller – Of the Last Verses in the Book by Edmund Waller (1606–1687), read by Jonathan Keeble
Middle Way, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/middle-way-the-unabridged/ The Middle Way Religion unabridged Single 314612 978-962-634-146-9 978-962-954-745-5 Jinananda
David Timson
Anton Lesser
Heathcote Williams
3 57 03:56:04

General interest in Buddhism has never been higher. The story and teachings of a man who lived 2,500 years ago have a special resonance for us today, perhaps because he taught a way of life that was not based on belief in a creator god but rather on personal experience. ‘Test my words for yourself,’ he said. But what lies behind those distinctive images of the Buddha, seated with unshakeable poise, with eyes half-closed and a slight smile? How did Buddhism develop, from the austere style which governed the life of the yellow-robed monks in ancient India to the more colourful, even magical expression of Tibet? And where does Zen fit in? In The Middle Way, Jinananda, a Western-born Buddhist, divides the subject into The Three Jewels – The Buddha (a life of the historical figure), The Dharma (an account of the fundamental teachings) and The Sangha (the disciples, both lay and monastic throughout the world). With extracts from some of main sutras, Jinananda explains the key concepts that lie behind a system of thought and behaviour which, like the universe itself, is continuously expanding.

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Middlemarch (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/middlemarch-abridged/ Middlemarch Classic Fiction abridged Single 619612 978-962-634-196-4 978-962-954-527-7 George Eliot
Carole Boyd
6 106 07:30:52

One of the great novels of nineteenth-century England, Middlemarch is concerned with the blighted marriage of a young idealistic woman, but also presents a vivid portrait of England during the 1830s.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00
Middlemarch (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/middlemarch-unabridged/ Middlemarch Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0021 978-184-379-439-4 978-184-379-440-0 George Eliot
Juliet Stevenson
28 521 35:40:18

Dorothea Brooke is an ardent idealist who represses her vivacity and intelligence for the cold, theological pedant Casaubon. One man understands her true nature: the artist Will Ladislaw. But how can love triumph against her sense of duty and Casaubon’s mean spirit? Meanwhile, in the little world of Middlemarch, the broader world is mirrored: the world of politics, social change, reforms; betrayal, greed, blackmail, ambition and disappointment. Dorothea Brooke is an outstanding heroine; Middlemarch is filled with characters that are vivid and true, comic and moving. It is one of the greatest novels in the English language.

£85.00 $152.98 £55.00 €63.00 $98.00 Feb11
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/midsummer-night-s-dream-a-unabridged/ A Midsummer Night's Dream Directed by Neville Jason Shakespeare unabridged Single 315012 978-962-634-150-6 978-962-954-691-5 William Shakespeare
Michael Maloney
Warren Mitchell
Sarah Woodward
Jack Ellis
Karen Archer
Benjamin Soames
Jamie Glover
Cathy Sara
Emily Raymond
Ian Hughes
John Moffatt
Peter Kenny
Don McCorkindale
David Timson
John Rye
Emma Lindars
Sophie Nakhimoff
Laura Sheldon
Dominic Kraemer
Daisy Donovan
3 66 02:19:21 Available

A Midsummer Night’s Dream must be one of the most enduringly popular of Shakespeare’s plays, and it is not difficult to see why: the work blends several kinds of comedy with a powerful atmosphere of magic and mystery and a satisfying set of contrasts – between city and country, reason and imagination, love and infatuation.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 Nicolas Soames Neville Jason Simon Weir
Mill on the Floss, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/mill-on-the-floss-the-abridged/ The Mill on the Floss Classic Fiction abridged Single 437112 978-962-634-371-5 978-962-954-528-4 George Eliot
Sara Kestelman
4 74 05:03:59

Maggie Tulliver has two lovers – Philip Wakem, son of her father’s enemy, and Stephen Guest, already promised to her cousin. But the love she wants most in the world is that of her brother Tom. Maggie’s struggle against her passionate and sensual nature leads her to a deeper understanding and to eventual tragedy.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00
Mill on the Floss, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/mill-on-the-floss-the-unabridged/ The Mill on the Floss Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0095 978-184-379-604-6 978-184-379-605-3 George Eliot
Laura Paton
16 302 20:38:08

Maggie Tulliver has two lovers: Philip Wakem, son of her father’s enemy, and Stephen Guest, already promised to her cousin. But the love she wants most in the world is that of her brother, Tom. Maggie’s struggle against her passionate and sensual nature leads her to a deeper understanding and to eventual tragedy.

£55.00 $98.98 £36.00 €40.50 $64.00 Oct12
Milton, John (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/milton-john-selections/ The Great Poets – John Milton The Great Poets – Poetry selections Single 185512 978-962-634-855-0 978-962-954-665-6 John Milton
Samantha Bond
Derek Jacobi
1 19 01:19:21

Milton stands alongside Shakespeare and the Bible in the power of his verse and its continuing impact. He is one of the great voices of English poetry. Born in 1608, he is best known for his epic Paradise Lost, but most of his writing life was spent composing shorter works. This collection brings together his brilliant early poems, including Il Penseroso, L’Allegro and Lycidas, as well as some of the finest and most touching works of his maturity, such as On His Blindness and Methought I saw my late espoused saint. This anthology will serve as an introduction, or as a reminder of the range and variety of John Milton’s great gifts.

£8.99 $14.98 £6.00 €6.50 $10.00
  • At a Vacation Exercise
  • L’Allegro
  • Il Penseroso
  • At a Solemn Musick
  • To Mr. H. Lawes, on his Aires
  • On Time
  • On Shakespear
  • On The Morning of Christ’s Nativity
  • The Hymn
  • Sonnet: To the Lord General Cromwell
  • On The Detraction Which Followed Upon My Writing Certain Treatises
  • Sonnet: On the late Massacre in Piedmont
  • Lycidas
  • Sonnet: On the Nightingale
  • Sonnet traditionally entitled On My Twenty-Third Birthday
  • Paradise Lost The Opening of Book I
  • Paradise Lost Book 1
  • Paradise Lost From the opening of Book II
  • From Book XII of Paradise Lost
  • Paradise Regained Book I
  • Sonnet: Upon a deceased wife
  • Sonnet: On His Blindness
  • Sonnet: To his friend Cyriack Skinner
  • From the play: Samson Agonistes
  • From Comus: A Masque
Milton, John (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/milton-john-selections-2/ The Essential John Milton The Essential Poetry selections Single 888512 978-962-634-885-7 978-962-954-757-8 John Milton
Anton Lesser
Samantha Bond
Derek Jacobi
8 142 09:45:55

This thoughtful collection of John Milton’s finest poetry marks the quatercentenary of the poet’s birth in 1608. It is read by several of Britain’s foremost classical actors, including Anton Lesser, Samantha Bond and Derek Jacobi. Milton’s uncompromising views set him firmly on the side of Cromwell, putting his life in danger when the Stuart monarchy was restored. But he is now remembered for Paradise Lost and a strong collection of other poetry which influenced successive generations. This collection offers an ideal overview, including selections from Paradise Lost and the complete Paradise Regained, excerpts from other major works, including Comus and Samson Agonistes, as well as sonnets and famous shorter poems such as On his blindness, plus a biography of Milton.

£29.99 $54.98 £19.50 €22.00 $36.00
  • Paradise Lost
  • Paradise Regained
  • At a Vacation Exercise
  • L’Allegro
  • Il Penseroso
  • At a Solemn Musick
  • To Mr. H. Lawes, on his Aires
  • On Time
  • On Shakespear
  • On The Morning of Christ’s Nativity
  • The Hymn
  • Sonnet: To the Lord General Cromwell
  • On The Detraction Which Followed Upon My Writing Certain Treatises
  • Sonnet: On the late Massacre in Piedmont
  • Lycidas
  • Sonnet: On the Nightingale
  • Sonnet traditionally entitled On My Twenty-Third Birthday
  • Paradise Lost The Opening of Book I
  • Paradise Lost Book 1
  • Paradise Lost From the opening of Book II
  • From Book XII of Paradise Lost
  • Paradise Regained Book 1
  • Sonnet: Upon a Deceased Wife
  • Sonnet: On His Blindness
  • Sonnet: To his friend Cyriack Skinner
  • From the play: Samson Agonistes
  • From Comus: A Masque
Moby Dick (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/moby-dick-abridged/ Moby Dick Classic Fiction abridged Single 402612 978-962-634-026-4 978-962-954-556-7 Herman Melville
Bill Bailey
4 69 04:43:39

The Nantucket whaling ship, the Pequod, spirals the globe in search of Moby Dick, the mythical white whale of the Southern Oceans. Driven on by the obsessive revenge of Captain Ahab, the crew and the outcast Ishmael find themselves caught up in a demonic pursuit which leads inexorably to an apocalyptic climax.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00
Moby Dick (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/moby-dick-unabridged/ Moby Dick Classic Fiction unabridged Single 35812 978-962-634-358-6 978-962-954-557-4 Herman Melville
William Hootkins
19 362 24:50:14

‘Call me Ishmael’ Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write ‘a mighty book about a mighty theme’ and so he did. It is a story of one man’s obsessive revenge-journey against the white whale, Moby-Dick, who injured him in an earlier meeting. Woven into the story of the last journey of the Pequod is a mesh of philosophy, rumination, religion, history and a mass of information about whaling through the ages. This epic story, here presented in unabridged form, receives an equally epic reading from the outstanding American actor William Hootkins.

£60.00 $107.98 £39.00 €44.00 $70.00
Moll Flanders (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/moll-flanders-abridged/ Moll Flanders Classic Fiction abridged Single 337212 978-962-634-372-2 978-962-954-485-0 Daniel Defoe
Heather Bell
3 53 03:36:06

‘The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, who was Born in Newgate, and during a Life of continue’d Variety for Three-score Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia at last grew Rich, liv’d Honest, and died a Penitent’

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00
Molloy (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/molloy-unabridged/ Molloy Modern Classics unabridged Single 729212 978-962-634-292-3 978-962-954-582-6 Samuel Beckett
Dermot Crowley
Sean Barrett
7 124 08:30:01

Molloy was written by Samuel Beckett initially in French, only later translating it into English. It was published shortly after World War II and marked a new, mature writing style which was to dominate the remainder of his working life. Molloy is divided into two sections. In the first section, Molloy goes in search of his mother. In the second, he is pursued by Moran, an agent. Within this simple outline, spoken in the first person, is a remarkable novel, raising questions of being and aloneness that marks so much of Beckett’s work, but richly comic as well. Beautifully written, it is one of the masterpieces of Irish literature. This is the world premiere recording. Written by a master dramatist, it is ideally suited to the audiobook medium.

£27.99 $47.98 £18.00 €20.50 $31.00 Samuel Beckett and Patrick Bowles
Molly Bloom’s Soliloquy (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/molly-bloom-s-soliloquy-unabridged/ Molly Bloom’s Soliloquy Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0105 978-184-379-624-4 978-184-379-625-1 James Joyce
Marcella Riordan
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Molly Bloom’s famous soliloquy from James Joyce’s Ulysses is a languorous internal monologue, in which the passionate wife of Leopold Bloom meditates on love and life. While Bloom sleeps beside her (head to toe), Molly recalls her many infidelities, including the energetic sexual encounter enjoyed that very afternoon. Though difficult to read straight from the page, Marcella Riordan’s beautiful reading of this passage brings out all the wit and passion of one of the finest passages of writing in modern literature.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 May12
Monkey (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/monkey-unabridged/ Monkey Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0216 978-1-84379-921-4 978-1-84379-922-1 Wu Ch’êng-ên
Kenneth Williams
11 138 13:39:36 Available

Considered one of China’s great classical novels, Wu Ch’êng-ên’s Journey to the West was translated by Arthur Waley in abridged form as Monkey in 1942 and has delighted English readers ever since. It is a riveting adventure story about a priest’s quest to obtain holy Buddhist scriptures for the Tang emperor. Joining him on this rollicking journey: Sandy, Pigsy and the mischievous Monkey King, Sun Wukong, whose flying cloud and magic cudgel are never far from his infamous deeds. Waley’s accessible rendition of Wu Ch’êng-ên’s novel has become a classic in its own right: Gods, demons and disobedient monkey spirits all come alive in this entertaining work.

£38.50 $67.98 £25.00 €28.50 $44.00 Nov15 Arthur Waley
Moon of Gomrath, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/moon-of-gomrath-the-unabridged/ The Moon of Gomrath Junior Classics unabridged Single 447012 978-962-634-470-5 978-962-954-399-0 Alan Garner
Philip Madoc
4 66 04:31:37

Alan Garner’s exciting and atmospheric tale of magic and evil which began with The Weirdstone of Brisingamen continues with The Moon of Gomrath. Colin and Susan are not safe from the evil Morrigan and once more find themselves back in Fundindelve with the wizard Cadellin.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00
Moonlit Road, The (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/moonlit-road-the-selections/ The Moonlit Road and other chilling stories Classic Fiction selections Single 249412 978-962-634-494-1 978-962-954-581-9 Jonathan Keeble
Clare Anderson
2 36 02:26:22

These five chilling nineteenth-century ghost stories from both sides of the Atlantic include some of the best in the genre. Bierce is well-known, but To Let by B. M. Croker and The Upper Berth provide moments to tingle the spine, as does An Account of Some Strange Disturbances by Le Fanu. This collection, which is further enhanced by suitably chilling music, was originally released under the title Classic Chilling Tales III.

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  • An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street
  • That Damned Thing
  • The Moonlit Road
  • The Upper Berth
  • To Let
Moonstone, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/moonstone-the-abridged/ The Moonstone Classic Fiction abridged Single 302712 978-962-634-027-1 978-962-954-478-2 Wilkie Collins
Clive Swift
Chris Larkin
Delia Paton
Bill Homewood
Neville Jason
3 57 03:56:00

When Rachel Verinder inherits the Moonstone, a huge and priceless diamond, her delight turns to dismay when the gem disappears. But this is no ordinary theft. Sergeant Cuff of Scotland Yard is called in and immediately suspects an intricate plot. However, not even his powers of detection can penetrate fully the mysteries surrounding the diamond. And as we listen to each character tell their version of the events, layer upon layer of drama and suspense builds to the final and astonishing dénoument of the first, and most magnificent English detective novel.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00
Moonstone, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/moonstone-the-unabridged/ The Moonstone Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0162 978-184-379-797-5 978-184-379-798-2 Wilkie Collins
Ronald Pickup
Joe Marsh
Fenella Woolgar
Sam Dale
Jonathan Oliver
Jamie Parker
Sean Barrett
David Timson
John Foley
17 344 22:28:11 Available

Upon inheriting the Moonstone, a huge and priceless diamond, Rachel Verinder’s delight turns to dismay when the gem suddenly disappears. But this is no ordinary theft. Sergeant Cuff of Scotland Yard is called in and immediately suspects an intricate plot. However, not even his powers of detection can penetrate fully the mysteries surrounding the diamond. And as we listen to each character’s version of the events, layer upon layer of drama and suspense build to the final and astonishing denouement of this magnificent, classic English detective novel.

£55.00 $98.98 £36.00 €40.50 $64.00 Jul14 John Foley and Nicolas Soames Sarah Butcher
More Famous Composers (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/more-famous-composers-unabridged/ More Famous Composers Handel | Haydn | Mendelssohn | Chopin | Rachmaninov | Williams Junior Classics unabridged Single 242212 978-962-634-422-4 978-962-954-406-5 Darren Henley
Marin Alsop
2 33 02:16:52

The first volume of Famous Composers written by Darren Henley and read by Marin Alsop, the American conductor, won a prestigious Audie in the US. Here, Henley and the Naxos AudioBooks team bring the combination of an entertaining but informative ‘life’ and numerous musical selections to a further set of six composers.

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  • Handel
  • Haydn
  • Mendelssohn
  • Chopin
  • Rachmaninov
  • John Williams
Morte d’Arthur, Le (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/morte-d-arthur-le-abridged/ Le Morte d’Arthur Classic Fiction abridged Single 300112 978-962-634-001-1 978-962-954-553-6 Sir Thomas Malory
Philip Madoc
3 58 03:57:55

The glorious but tragic story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is one of the great legends of Western civilisation. Storytellers and poets down the centuries have turned repeatedly to the universal themes of the Quest of the Holy Grail and the love between Sir Launcelot and Queen Guenever. Yet the first printed account, written by the fifteenth-century knight Sir Thomas Malory, remains unmatched. In words which speak directly to us today as they did to his own period, he brings to life a rich tale of heroism and ideals undermined by the poignance of human emotions.

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Moses (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/moses-unabridged/ Moses and other stories from the Old Testament Junior Classics unabridged Single 236412 978-962-634-364-7 978-962-954-377-8 David Angus
Aled Jones
2 32 02:12:50

Here are the main stories from The Old Testament: Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah’s Ark, Abraham and Isaac, Moses, The Ten Commandments, David and Goliath, Jonah and the Whale, Daniel and the Lion’s Den and more. In these days where religion plays a diminishing role, it is important that we know the stories of The Bible not least because they appear repeatedly in art, literature, drama, music and even in films and computer games! David Angus’s informal text especially written for this recording is brought to life by the friendly story-telling talents of Aled Jones.

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  • The Creation of the World
  • Adam and Eve
  • Cain and Abel
  • Noah’s Ark
  • Abraham
  • Joseph
  • Moses
  • Samson and Delilah
  • David and Goliath
  • Solomon
  • Daniel
  • Jonah and the Whale
Moses (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/moses-unabridged-2/ Moses and other stories from the Old Testament Junior Classics unabridged Single 236712 978-962-634-367-8 978-962-954-981-7 David Angus
Kerry Shale
2 35 02:24:33 Available

Here are the main stories from The Old Testament: Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah’s Ark, Abraham and Isaac, Moses, The Ten Commandments, David and Goliath, Jonah and the Whale, Daniel and the Lion’s Den and more. In these days where religion plays a diminishing role, it is important that we know the stories of The Bible not least because they appear repeatedly in art, literature, drama, music and even in films and computer games! David Angus’s informal text especially written for this recording is brought to life by the friendly story-telling talents of Kerry Shale.

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  • The Creation of the World
  • Adam and Eve
  • Cain and Abel
  • Noah’s Ark
  • Abraham
  • Joseph
  • Moses
  • Samson and Delilah
  • David and Goliath
  • Solomon
  • Daniel
  • Jonah and the Whale
Mountolive (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/mountolive-abridged/ Mountolive Modern Classics abridged Single 306112 978-962-634-061-5 978-962-954-587-1 Lawrence Durrell
Nigel Anthony
3 57 03:52:21 Deleted

‘With the open sesame of language ready to hand, he suddenly began to find himself really penetrating a foreign country’ In Mountolive the third volume in Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet, the events surrounding the interwoven community of Nessim, Justine, Narouz, Pursewarden and the other major characters are given a very different perspective. The intrigues and complex relationships are seen through the political prism of a world plunging towards war. David Mountolive, once emotionally involved with Nessim’s set, now returns to Egypt as the British ambassador…

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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/mozart-wolfgang-amadeus-unabridged/ Life & Works – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Life & Works – Life and Works unabridged Single 558061 978-1-84379-051-8 978-184-379-373-1 Jeremy Siepmann
Jeremy Siepmann
Nicholas Boulton
Edward de Souza
Teresa Gallagher
Elaine Claxton
Steve Hodson
Jacob Moriarty
4 136 04:52:47 128-page booklet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the most astonishing child prodigy in the history of music, is felt by many people to be the greatest composer who ever lived. Dominated and shaped by a highly intelligent but frustrated and ambitious father, his story sees the development of a unique genius, from precocious and often endearing childhood to liberated fulfilment, unexpected poverty, and a tragically early death. Generously illustrated by Mozart’s music, from his fifth to his final year, this portrait-in-sound reveals a fascinating yet elusive character, drawing richly on the words of the composer himself and those who knew him. This is the ideal way to understand more about Mozart the man, and his music. Throughout his life, he wrote numerous letters – to his father and his friends and pupils – and his musical colleagues wrote about him. On this entertaining recording, with parts read by various actors, Mozart himself comes to life – with his sublime music ever-present as his career unfolds.

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Mrs Dalloway (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/mrs-dalloway-unabridged/ Mrs Dalloway Classic Fiction unabridged Single 613312 978-962-634-133-9 978-962-954-937-4 Virginia Woolf
Juliet Stevenson
6 104 07:06:26

It is a June day in London in 1923, and the lovely Clarissa Dalloway is having a party. Whom will she see? Her friend Peter, back from India, who has never really stopped loving her? What about Sally, with whom Clarissa had her life’s happiest moment? Meanwhile, the shell-shocked Septimus Smith is struggling with his life on the same London day. Luminously beautiful, Mrs Dalloway uses the internal monologues of the characters to tell a story of inter-war England. With this, Virginia Woolf changed the novel forever.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Apr10
Murder in the Cathedral (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/murder-in-the-cathedral-unabridged/ Murder in the Cathedral Drama unabridged Single 198412 978-962-634-984-7 978-962-954-882-7 T.S. Eliot
Robert Donat
Alan Dobie
Wolfe Morris
Patrick Wymark
Bruce Sharman
2 26 01:44:47 Available

T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral is both a fascinating retelling of the twelfth-century assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket and a compelling call for resistance in the face of intimidation. Written against the backdrop of rising Fascism in twentieth-century Europe, Eliot’s classic verse play is as relevant now as it ever was. This re-release of the original 1953 recording stars Robert Donat whose commanding performance as the Archbishop, alongside a full cast, is widely celebrated.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Jul09 Robert Helpmann
Murders in the Rue Morgue, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/murders-in-the-rue-morgue-the-unabridged/ The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Murders in the Rue Morgue | The Mystery of Marie Rogêt | The Purloined Letter Classic Fiction unabridged Single 427612 978-962-634-276-3 978-962-954-559-8 Edgar Allan Poe
Kerry Shale
4 61 04:10:56 Deleted

Auguste Dupin, investigator extraordinaire, was the remarkable creation of Edgar Allan Poe. Written in the 1840s, Poe presented the acutely observant, shrewd but idiosyncratic character who, with his chronicler, provided the inspiration for the more famous Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. Here are the three Dupin stories together on one audiobook release.

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  • The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • The Mystery of the Marie Rogêt
  • The Purloined Letter
Music and Silence http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/music-and-silence-abridged/ Music & Silence Contemporary Fiction abridged Single 697512 978-962-634-975-5 978-962-954-874-2 Rose Tremain
Michael Praed
Clare Wille
Alison Dowling
6 115 07:54:36

The award-winning Music & Silence is one of Tremain’s most popular works. Set in the court of Christian IV of Denmark during the seventeenth century, it is a beautiful and enduring tale of love, intrigue and betrayal. Part history, part imagination, Music & Silence lyrically evokes the rich tapestry of court life. The obsessions and secret woes of a host of memorable characters are brilliantly realised by Tremain, who deftly weaves together the numerous sub-plots. We encounter a King, tormented by his quest for perfection; the raucous and spoilt Kirsten, raging against the constraints of her queenly situation; and the silently grieving Emilia.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Jul09
Mysteries of Udolpho, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/mysteries-of-udolpho-the-unabridged/ The The Mysteries of Udolpho Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0226 978-1-84379-936-8 978-1-84379-950-4 Ann Radcliffe
Karen Cass
24 451 30:17:19 Available

Wildly popular upon its release, The Mysteries of Udolpho is a Gothic novel of undeniable charm and power. The virtuous and loving Emily, the young protagonist,  finds herself in the care of her aunt following the death of her father. Her aunt promptly marries the villain Montoni, a cruel and calculating man whose scheming leads him to lock both women in the dark and winding castle of Udolpho. Will they survive to tell of its terrors?

£75.00 $137.98 £49.00 €55.00 $90.00 May16
Name of the Rose, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/name-of-the-rose-the-unabridged/ The Name of the Rose Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0145 978-184-379-762-3 978-184-379-763-0 Umberto Eco
Sean Barrett
16 324 21:05:08 Available

This hugely engaging story of murder, superstition, religious politics and drama in a medieval monastery was one of the most striking novels to appear in the 1980s. The Name of the Rose is a thrilling story enriched with period detail and laced with tongue-in-cheek allusions to fictional characters, the most striking of which is the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville, who displays many characteristics of Sherlock Holmes. Although he looks at the past through a postmodern lens, Eco catapults his readers into the dark medieval world as Brother William tries to discover why people are dying inexplicably and nastily in the monastery. There is something not altogether right within the library that is the pride of the establishment… The old man Adso, who was an impressionable novice at the time, tells the story.

£55.00 $98.98 £36.00 €40.50 $64.00 Sep13
Napoleon – In a Nutshell (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/napoleon-in-a-nutshell-unabridged/ Napoleon – In a Nutshell Biographies unabridged Single 0059 978-184-379-521-6 978-184-379-522-3 Neil Wenborn
Rupert Degas
1 19 01:19:34

Napoleon is one of the giants of modern history. From the last days of the French Revolution to the epochal battle of Waterloo he bestrode the political landscape of Europe like a colossus, and the age to which he gave his name remains one of the most tumultuous in the history of the continent. But who was Napoleon Bonaparte? And why does he still arouse such powerful passions? This audiobook traces the remarkable rise and fall of a man who, as military leader and lawgiver, left his mark on the lives of millions in France and beyond, and whose presence continues to be felt in Europe and the wider world to the present day.

£8.99 $14.98 £6.00 €6.50 $10.00 May11
Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/narrative-of-arthur-gordon-pym-the-unabridged/ The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym Classic Fiction unabridged Single 695312 978-184-379-879-8 978-184-379-880-4 Edgar Allan Poe
Adam Sims
6 108 07:21:48

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, Poe’s only full novel, is one of his most unusual works. A riveting story, in the first person, it tells of a disastrous sea voyage involving storms, mutiny, starvation, thirst and a mysterious conclusion. Jorge Luis Borges and Baudelaire were among those who rated it highly. The recording is timed to mark the 200th anniversary of Poe’s birth.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Mar09
Narrow Road to the Interior, Hōjōki (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/narrow-road-to-the-interior-hojoki-unabridged/ Narrow Road to the Interior, Hōjōki Poetry unabridged Single 287912 978-962-634-879-6 978-962-954-785-1 Matsuo Bashō
Kamo no Chōmei
Togo Igawa
Takashi Sudo
2 31 02:05:52 CD-ROM

Japanese poetry is well-known for its clarity and concision, and Narrow Road to the Interior and Hōjōki are two of the best-loved, and most intensely Japanese, works of their kind; famous for their beautiful, delicate verse and subtle insight into the human condition. It has been said of Narrow Road that ‘it was as if the very soul of Japan had itself written it’. It takes the form of a travel diary, and traces the poet’s journey from Edo (modern-day Tokyo) to the northern interior. Hōjōki, a much earlier work written by Chōmei, a Buddhist hermit, is essentially a meditation on the transience of the world. Read by the famous classical Japanese actor Togo Igawa, the full beauty of its ancient cadences and rhythms is drawn out. Also includes detailed notes on Narrow Road to the Interior, on CD-ROM.

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Never Cry Wolf (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/never-cry-wolf-unabridged/ Never Cry Wolf Non-fiction unabridged Single 439312 978-184-379-393-9 978-184-379-394-6 Farley Mowat
Adam Sims
4 71 04:51:46

More than half a century ago, the naturalist Farley Mowat accepted an assignment to investigate why wolves were killing Arctic caribou. Mowat’s account of the summer he lived in the frozen tundra alone – studying the wolf population and developing a deep affection for these wild creatures (who were no threat to caribou or man) – is today celebrated as a classic of nature writing, at once a tale of remarkable adventure and an indelible record of the myths and magic of wolves. Never Cry Wolf was made into a major motion picture by Walt Disney Productions.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Jul10
New Testament, The (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/new-testament-the-selections/ The New Testament Selections from The Bible (the Authorized Version) Religion selections Single 611312 978-962-634-113-1 978-962-954-750-9 The Very Revd Hugh Dickinson
Edward de Souza
Dermot Kerrigan
Heathcote Williams
6 160 07:39:13 Deleted

The New Testament tells the extraordinary and moving story of the life of Christ and the founding of his Church. This generous selection from the texts which lie at the root of two thousand years of European civilization ranges between the powerful sincerity of the Evangelists and the ecstatic vision of John’s New Jerusalem.

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New Treasure Seekers (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/new-treasure-seekers-abridged/ New Treasure Seekers Junior Classics abridged Single 399512 978-962-634-995-3 978-962-954-891-9 Edith Nesbit
Teresa Gallagher
3 52 03:31:08

This is the third in Edith Nesbit’s ever-popular ‘Treasure Seekers’ series, after The Treasure Seekers and The Wouldbegoods. This classic children’s tale brings back the much-loved characters of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel and H.O. Bastable as they stumble into yet more comic adventures. Teresa Gallagher read the previous two books in this highly praised series and returns to recount more japes in her colourful array of children’s voices.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 Oct09
Nicholas Nickleby (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/nicholas-nickleby-abridged/ Nicholas Nickleby Classic Fiction abridged Single 632612 978-962-634-326-5 978-962-954-493-5 Charles Dickens
Anton Lesser
6 112 07:40:21

One of Dickens’s earlier novels, dating from 1839, Nicholas Nickleby charts the fortunes of an honourable young man who has set out to make his way in the world. Dickens presents his remarkably vivid display of Victorian characters and the life they lead, from the generous to the fated to the crushed. Hope springs eternal, however, and righteous persistence brings rewards. Anton Lesser, the outstanding Dickens interpreter, brings all his narrative expression to bear on this exciting tale.

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Nicholas Nickleby (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/nicholas-nickleby-unabridged/ Nicholas Nickleby Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0074 978-184-379-561-2 978-184-379-562-9 Charles Dickens
David Horovitch
29 535 38:09:22

Left penniless at his father’s death, Nicholas Nickleby and his mother and sister turn to their wealthy uncle Ralph for support. But Ralph is a cruel usurer who despises Nicholas’s open-hearted character and despatches him to teach at Dotheboys Hall, run by the grotesque Wackford Squeers. Appalled, Nicholas rebels against the cruelty there and determines to take care of his family and his new friend, the helpless and abandoned Smike. Brimful of brilliant comedy, peopled by scores of memorable characters and touched by powerful satire against injustice, Nicholas Nickleby established Dickens as the finest novelist in English.

£85.00 $152.98 £55.00 €63.00 $98.00 Jan12
Night and Day (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/night-and-day-unabridged/ Night and Day Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0153 978-184-379-779-1 978-184-379-780-7 Virginia Woolf
Juliet Stevenson
15 291 18:58:46

Written before she began her experiments in the writing of fiction, Virginia Woolf’s second novel, Night and Day, is a story about a group of young people trying to discover what it means to fall in love. It asks all the big questions: What does it mean to fall in love? Does marriage grant happiness? What is happiness?

£50.00 $89.98 £33.00 €37.00 $58.50 Apr14
Nightmare Alley (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/nightmare-alley-unabridged/ Nightmare Alley Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0043 978-184-379-482-0 978-184-379-483-7 William Lindsay Gresham
Adam Sims
8 152 10:24:00 Deleted

Stanton Carlisle is smart, good-looking and ambitious. Among the outcasts, freaks and geeks of the Ten-in-One sideshow, he learns that the public is there to be gulled, and he learns how to do it. Amoral and brilliant, he aims for the brighter lights of vaudeville before a much bigger coup faking spiritualism for the rich. But his own dark fears haunt him, and he is not the only one taking advantage of terror and desire. Published in 1946, Nightmare Alley is a noir classic – at once a vivid insight into the sub-culture of the carny, and a bleak and gripping fable.

£29.99 $54.98 £19.50 €22.00 $36.00 Apr11
Normandy Stories (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/normandy-stories-selections/ Normandy Stories In The Country | Pierrot | A Normandy Joke | A Cock Crowed | Old Boniface’s Crime | The Confession | An Apparition | The Little Cask | The Castaway | Bombard | Master Belhomme’s Beast Classic Fiction selections Single 231112 978-962-634-311-1 978-962-954-554-3 Guy de Maupassant
Oliver Montgomery
2 39 02:38:29

Maupassant is hailed as one of the greatest masters of the short story. This collection focuses upon the land he knew and loved so well – Normandy. Its people and its countryside are portrayed here in vivid colour and with great warmth. Amusing, saucy, and sometimes even farcical they may be, but they are also capable of great pathos, often branching off to end tragically. It is this skilful and affecting blend of tragedy and comedy, of tears and laughter, which make Maupassant’s Normandy Stories the enduring favourites they are today.

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  • In The Country
  • Pierrot
  • A Normandy Joke
  • A Cock Crowed
  • Old Boniface’s Crime
  • The Confession
  • An Apparition
  • The Little Cask
  • The Castaway
  • Bombard
  • Master Belhomme’s Beast
North and South (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/north-and-south-abridged/ North and South Classic Fiction abridged Single 634912 978-962-634-349-4 978-962-954-953-4 Elizabeth Gaskell
Clare Wille
6 107 07:19:03

When Margaret Hale moves with her parents from the comfort of the south of England to the industrial north, she is at first repulsed by what she sees; and then when she discovers the conditions under which the workers are forced to live, she is outraged. But this throws her into direct conflict with the powerful young mill-owner, John Thornton. Using personal passions to explore deep social divisions, North and South is a great romance – and one of Elizabeth Gaskell’s finest works.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Feb10
North and South (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/north-and-south-unabridged/ North and South Classic Fiction unabridged Single 18512 978-962-634-185-8 978-962-954-942-8 Elizabeth Gaskell
Clare Wille
15 272 18:36:11 Available

When Margaret Hale moves with her father from the comfort of the south of England to the industrial north, she is at first repulsed by what she sees; and then when she discovers the conditions under which the workers are forced to live, she is outraged. But this throws her into direct conflict with the powerful young mill-owner, John Thornton. Using personal passions to explore deep social divisions, North and South is a great romance – and one of Elizabeth Gaskell’s finest works.

£50.00 $89.98 £33.00 €37.00 $58.50 Feb10
Northanger Abbey (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/northanger-abbey-abridged/ Northanger Abbey Classic Fiction abridged Single 207612 978-962-634-076-9 978-962-954-452-2 Jane Austen
Juliet Stevenson
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When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman’s daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of ‘Gothic novels’ by her new friend, Isabella, Catherine longs for mystery and romance. When she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family at Northanger Abbey, she expects mystery and intrigue at every turn. However, the truth turns out to be even stranger than fiction…

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00
Northanger Abbey (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/northanger-abbey-unabridged/ Northanger Abbey Classic Fiction unabridged Single 742712 978-962-634-427-9 978-962-954-453-9 Jane Austen
Juliet Stevenson
7 121 08:17:22

When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman’s daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of ‘Gothic novels’ by her new friend, Isabella, Catherine longs for mystery and romance. When she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family at Northanger Abbey, she expects mystery and intrigue at every turn. However, the truth turns out to be even stranger than fiction…

£27.99 $47.98 £18.00 €20.50 $31.00
Norwegian Wood (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/norwegian-wood-unabridged/ Norwegian Wood Contemporary Fiction unabridged Single 39312 978-962-634-393-7 978-962-954-626-7 Haruki Murakami
John Chancer
11 197 13:28:21

This title is no longer available to customers from the USA, Canada, Guam, Marshall Islands, Philippine Islands and American Samoa. Distribution rights for these countries have transferred to Random House. Like Proust’s ‘petite Madeleine’ Toru Watanabe’s memories of his student years, the girls, the tensions and the aspirations are jerked back into life by hearing the Beatles song ‘Norwegian Wood’ in an MOR version in an airplane. His first love, Naoko and a strange girl, Midori, intertwine in his life. Haruki Murakami is Japan’s leading contemporary novelist, a household figure in his own country and a cult figure in the Western world. Norwegian Wood has sold millions of copies in Japan and the rest of the world. This is the first of a series of Murakami novels Naxos AudioBooks will be recording over the next two years. Music – popular and classical – often plays a key role in Murakami novels and Naxos AudioBooks is the ideal label to produce these premiere recordings.

£38.50 $67.98 £25.00 €28.50 $44.00
Nostromo (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/nostromo-abridged/ Nostromo Classic Fiction abridged Single 687112 978-962-634-871-0 978-962-954-480-5 Joseph Conrad
Nigel Anthony
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Set in the fictional South American country of Costaguana, Nostromo explores the volatile politics and crippling greed surrounding the San Tomé silver mine. The story of power, love, revolutions, loyalty and reward is told with richly evocative description and brilliantly realised characters. But Nostromo is more than an adventure story; it is also a profoundly dark moral fable. Its language is as compellingly resonant as the sea itself; the characters absorbing and complex. It was Conrad’s masterwork, a forerunner of Modernism, and one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00
Nostromo (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/nostromo-unabridged/ Nostromo Classic Fiction unabridged Single 89012 978-962-634-890-1 978-962-954-771-4 Joseph Conrad
Nigel Anthony
15 266 18:09:47

Set in the fictional South American country of Costaguana, Nostromo explores the volatile politics and crippling greed surrounding the San Tomé silver mine. The story of power, love, revolutions, loyalty and reward is told with richly evocative description and brilliantly realised characters. But Nostromo is more than an adventure story; it is also a profoundly dark moral fable. Its language is as compellingly resonant as the sea itself; the characters absorbing and complex. It was Conrad’s masterwork, a forerunner of Modernism, and one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.

£50.00 $89.98 £33.00 €37.00 $58.50
Odyssey, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/odyssey-the-abridged/ The Odyssey Translated by Ian Johnston Poetry abridged Single 447312 978-962-634-473-6 978-962-954-659-5 Homer
Anton Lesser
4 69 04:36:44

The Trojan War is over and Odysseus, the cunning King of Ithaca, sets out for home, his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. It proves a long, ten-year journey, fraught with dangers, from Polyphemus, the one-eyed Cyclops, and the seductive Sirens, to the love of Calypso on her all-too-comfortable isle. When he arrives in Ithaca, he has to contend with a group of suitors who have been pressing his wife to forget about her husband, admit she is a widow, and marry one of them. Anton Lesser, one of Britain’s finest audiobook stars, brings this great classic to life in the new and imaginative translation by Ian Johnston.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Ian Johnson
Odyssey, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/odyssey-the-unabridged/ The Odyssey Translated by Ian Johnston Poetry unabridged Single 44512 978-962-634-445-3 978-962-954-660-1 Homer
Anton Lesser
10 187 12:46:07

The Trojan War is over and Odysseus, the cunning King of Ithaca, sets out for home, his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. It proves a long, 10-year journey, fraught with dangers, from Polyphemus, the one-eyed Cyclops, and the seductive Sirens, to the love of Calypso on her all-too-comfortable isle. When he arrives in Ithaca, he has to contend with a group of suitors who have been pressing his wife to forget about her husband, admit she is a widow, and marry one of them. Anton Lesser, one of Britain’s finest audiobook stars, brings this great classic to life in the new and imaginative translation by Ian Johnston.

£35.00 $62.98 £23.00 €26.00 $41.00 Ian Johnston
Oedipus (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/oedipus-unabridged/ Oedipus Drama unabridged Single 217712 978-962-634-177-3 978-962-954-699-1 Sophocles
Michael Sheen
Nichola McAuliffe
Edward de Souza
Adam Kotz
Neville Jason
Bruce Alexander
John Moffatt
Jonathan Keeble
Heathcote Williams
Laura Brattan
Karen Archer
2 25 01:42:19 Available

This new translation of the great classic of Ancient Greece starts a cycle of drama recordings by Naxos AudioBooks. The anguished tale of Oedipus, who having solved the riddle of the Sphinx and become King of Thebes, gradually realises the crimes he has, unwittingly, committed, remains a drama of unremitting power 2,500 years after it was written. With full drama values, Naxos AudioBooks the atmosphere of the Greek amphitheatre to the soundworld of CD, with the outstanding young actor Michael Sheen – recently seen as Henry V (RSC) and Amadeus (West End) and on film and TV.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Duncan Steen Nicolas Soames
Old Curiosity Shop, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/old-curiosity-shop-the-abridged/ The Old Curiosity Shop Classic Fiction abridged Single 689212 978-962-634-892-5 978-962-954-769-1 Charles Dickens
Anton Lesser
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The Old Curiosity Shop follows the story of Little Nell who lives with her grandfather in his magical shop of curiosities in London. Her grandfather’s attempts to secure an inheritance for Nell lead them into financial trouble with the evil dwarf Quilp. Nell manages to flee and lead her grandfather to safety, but with considerable cost to her health.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00
Old Curiosity Shop, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/old-curiosity-shop-the-unabridged/ The Old Curiosity Shop Classic Fiction unabridged Single 89512 978-962-634-895-6 978-962-954-816-2 Charles Dickens
Anton Lesser
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Death, innocence, sacrifice and corruption – The Old Curiosity Shop is vintage Dickens. Provoking an unprecedented outpouring of public grief when it was first published, it follows the story of Little Nell and her feckless grandfather. Forced to leave their magical shop of curiosities in London, they are pursued across the English countryside by the grotesquely evil dwarf Quilp. They escape – but at what cost? Part tragedy, part allegory, this is Dickens at his most intense; drawing on his own experiences, he weaves a story of extraordinary emotional power.

£60.00 $107.98 £39.00 €44.00 $70.00 Jan10
Old Testament, The (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/old-testament-the-selections/ The Old Testament Selections from The Bible (the Authorized Version) Religion selections Single 609112 978-962-634-091-2 978-962-954-749-3 Philip Madoc
Anton Lesser
Michael Sheen
Josette Simon
6 113 07:45:03

Here are the greatest and best-loved stories from the Old Testament of the Bible, stories which can be read as much for their human, literary and historical appeal as for their religious meaning. The selection ranges from childhood favourites like David and Goliath, to key moments in Jewish history such as the Exodus, and also includes some of the finest poetry in the Old Testament – the Song of Solomon, for example. Until the invention of the printing press and the coming of the Reformation, the Bible was effectively the preserve of the clergy. Now you can enjoy on CD some of the most important and compelling writings known to man.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00
Oliver Twist (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/oliver-twist-abridged/ Oliver Twist Classic Fiction abridged Single 425912 978-962-634-259-6 978-962-954-494-2 Charles Dickens
Anton Lesser
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The eighth novel in Naxos AudioBooks’ series of the great works of Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist is Dickens’ second novel. Coming shortly after The Pickwick Papers it is a thrilling study of childhood innocence thrust into the darkly comic world of Fagin, his apprentice the Artful Dodger and their gang of child thieves. Who will help the orphaned Oliver to escape from their clutches and discover his true history? The original story is even more powerful than the musical that popularised it. Anton Lesser reads with all his intensity and comic versatility.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00
Oliver Twist (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/oliver-twist-unabridged/ Oliver Twist Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0076 978-184-379-565-0 978-184-379-566-7 Charles Dickens
Jonathan Keeble
13 248 16:18:40

Oliver Twist is a poor orphan in a cruel society. Maltreated from birth, he escapes only to become an accidental member of a gang of pickpockets and robbers. Briefly rescued, he is then kidnapped as part of a plot to defraud him of his inheritance, and his prospects seem as bleak as his surroundings. But one member of the gang won’t let hope die – whatever the cost. Charles Dickens transformed this dark fable on the Poor Laws into one of the bestloved books in English, filling it with brilliant characters (Fagin, the Artful Dodger, Mr Bumble), scathing humour and an optimism that touches even its darkest moments.

£45.50 $81.98 £29.00 €33.50 $53.00 Mar12
Oliver Twist: Retold for Younger Listeners (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/oliver-twist-retold-for-younger-listeners-abridged/ Oliver Twist: Retold for Younger Listeners Junior Classics abridged Single 0087 978-184-379-587-2 978-184-379-588-9 Charles Dickens
Roy McMillan
Jonathan Keeble
2 35 02:22:50

Oliver Twist runs away from the brutality of the workhouse only to find himself taken in by a gang of thieves run by the devilish Fagin, his violent side-kick Bill Sikes and the irrepressible Artful Dodger. Rescued from London’s dingiest and darkest dens but then forced to help in a violent burglary, Oliver’s chances of survival are slim, and his chances of happiness almost nil. But one member of the gang risks everything to save him – and loses everything as a result. Roy McMillan combines an abridged version of Dickens’s novel with his own helpful explanations to retell the story for younger listeners.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Jan12
On the Genealogy of Morals (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/on-the-genealogy-of-morals-unabridged/ On the Genealogy of Morals Philosophy unabridged Single 0114 978-184-379-684-8 978-184-379-685-5 Friedrich Nietzsche
Duncan Steen
5 95 06:33:32

This is one of the most accessible of Nietzsche’s works. It was published in 1887, a year after Beyond Good and Evil, and he intended it to be a continuation of the investigation into the theme of morality. In the first work, Nietzsche attacked the notion of morality as nothing more than institutionalised weakness, and he criticised past philosophers for their unquestioning acceptance of moral precepts. In On the Genealogy of Morals, subtitled ‘A Polemic’, Nietzsche furthers his pursuit of a clarity that is less tainted by imposed prejudices. He looks at the way attitudes towards ‘morality’ evolved and the way congenital ideas of morality were heavily coloured by the Judaic and Christian traditions.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Jun13
On the Nature of Things (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/on-the-nature-of-things-unabridged/ On the Nature of Things Philosophy unabridged Single 0017 978-184-379-431-8 978-184-379-432-5 Lucretius
Hugh Ross
7 127 08:43:01

Lucretius was born in 99 BC, and On the Nature of Things is his only surviving work. His aim was to free the Roman world from its two great terrors – the gods and death. Lucretius argues that the gods are not actively involved in life, so need not be appeased; and that death is the end of everything human – body and soul – and therefore should not be feared. But On the Nature of Things is also a poem of striking imagery, intimate natural observation and touching pathos. It is one of the most influential writings in Western thought.

£27.99 $47.98 £18.00 €20.50 $31.00 Dec10
On the Origin of Species (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/on-the-origin-of-species-unabridged/ On the Origin of Species Non-Fiction unabridged Single 0229 978-1-84379-968-9 978-1-84379-969-6 Charles Darwin
Peter Wickham
17 309 21:02:08 Available

Perhaps the most influential science book ever written, On the Origin of Species has continued to fascinate readers for more than a century after its initial publication. Its controversial theory that populations evolve and adapt through a process known as natural selection led to heated scientific, philosophical and religious debate, revolutionising every discipline in its wake. With its clear, concise and surprisingly enjoyable prose, On the Origin of Species is both captivating and edifying.

£55.00 $98.98 £36.00 €40.50 $64.00 Jul16 Anthony Anderson Andrew Young
Once and Future King, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/once-and-future-king-the-unabridged/ The Once and Future King The Sword in the Stone, The Witch in the Wood, The Ill-Made Knight, The Candle in the Wind, and The Book of Merlyn Classic Fiction unabridged Box Set 90112 978-962-634-901-4 978-962-954-776-9 T.H. White
Neville Jason
29 341 33:03:38 Available

The complete box set of T.H. White’s magnificent retelling of the Arthurian legend. The novel is made up of five parts: The Sword in the Stone, The Witch in the Wood, The Ill-Made Knight, The Candle in the Wind, and The Book of Merlyn. Humane, warmly funny and deeply touching, White’s epic fantasy novel is a true classic.

£85.00 $152.98 £55.00 €63.00 $98.00
Orfeo (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/orfeo-unabridged/ Opera Explained – Orfeo Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558174 978-1-84379-101-0 978-185-379-331-1 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
1 36 01:16:55

Monteverdi’s Orfeo, first performed in 1607, generates a special excitement because it is the first unquestioned masterpiece of opera. Notable for its precise orchestration and powerful drama it was a groundbreaking work. It concerns the legend of Orpheus, the demi-god whose music had the power to conquer the forces of Hell and to bring his wife back, briefly, to life. The extracts used in this introduction are from Naxos’s full recording; it uses authentic period instruments, which serve to evoke the early Baroque period of the opera’s composition.

£5.99 $12.99 £4.00 €4.50 $7.80
Orfeo ed Euridice (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/orfeo-ed-euridice-unabridged/ Opera Explained – Orfeo ed Euridice Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558122 978-1-84379-081-5 978-184-379-324-3 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
1 31 01:06:17

Based on the simple yet deeply moving legendary tale of Orpheus, who loses his beloved wife to death but is able to restore her through the power of his music, Orfeo ed Euridice is among the earliest operas to hold a secure place in the repertory. Gluck lavishes a wealth of beautiful melody on this tale, whose appeal to composers is obvious; yet the abiding strength lies in the power and majesty of his inspiration, whether in the solos, the choruses, or the ballet music – which is surely the finest written for any opera.

£5.99 $12.99 £4.00 €4.50 $7.80
Orlando (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/orlando-abridged/ Orlando Modern Classics abridged Single 200412 978-962-634-004-2 978-962-954-616-8 Virginia Woolf
Laura Paton
2 36 02:29:04

Orlando is one of the most unforgettable creations of twentieth-century literature. He emerges as a young man at the court of Queen Elizabeth I and progresses, with breathtaking ease, through three centuries until, by now a woman, she arrives in the bustle and diversion of the 1920s. For Virginia Woolf, a leading figure of the Bloomsbury Group, Orlando was more than a fantastic flight of imagination. It was a roman à clef, a love letter for her lover, the charismatic, eccentric bisexual, Vita Sackville West. Orlando’s journey, from wondrous youth barbed by love, to fêted writer, settled in her femininity, is a wild and curiously relevant fable for our times.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00
Othello (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/othello-abridged/ Othello Directed by Michael Grandage Shakespeare abridged Single 392912 978-962-634-929-8 978-962-954-753-0 William Shakespeare
Ewan McGregor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Kelly Reilly
Edward Bennett
James Laurenson
Tom Hiddleston
Alastair Sims
David Mara
Michael Hadley
Michael Jenn
Michelle Fairley
Martina Laird
2 72 02:36:17 DVD Available

Shakespeare’s Othello is one of his finest and most famous tragedies. This highly acclaimed performance, which ran between November 2007 and February 2008 at the Donmar Warehouse in London, features Chiwetel Ejiofor as the Moor Othello, Ewan McGregor as the scheming Iago, and Kelly Reilly as the gentle Desdemona. This recording features music written specifically for the stage production which enjoyed huge success – each performance was a sell-out.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 Penny Leicester Michael Grandage
Othello (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/othello-unabridged/ Othello Directed by David Timson Shakespeare unabridged Single 320612 978-962-634-206-0 978-962-954-692-2 William Shakespeare
Hugh Quarshie
Anton Lesser
Emma Fielding
Patience Tomlinson
Roger May
Alison Pettitt
Roy Spencer
Peter Yapp
John McAndrew
Stephen Thorne
Jonathan Keeble
3 87 03:01:06 Available

This widely-studied play is one of the best sellers of the Shakespeare canon. This production is the sixth Shakespeare play in the series undertaken by Naxos AudioBooks in conjunction with Cambridge University Press.

£13.99 $22.98 £9.00 €10.50 $15.00 Nicolas Soames David Timson
Our Island Story (complete) (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/our-island-story-complete-unabridged/ Our Island Story (complete) Junior Classics unabridged Box set 91812 978-962-634-918-2 978-962-954-759-2 H.E. Marshall
Anna Bentinck
Daniel Philpott
13 224 21:04:59

H. E. Marshall’s classic children’s chronicle of Britain Our Island Story includes all the best-loved (and most infamous!) stories from history: King Alfred and the cakes; King John and the Magna Carta; Lord Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar; Queen Elizabeth and the Spanish Armada; and many others. This box set contains the complete and unabridged text, released previously in separate volumes. It is read with aplomb by Anna Bentinck and Daniel Philpott.

£45.50 $81.98 £29.00 €33.50 $53.00
Our Island Story – Volume 1 (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/our-island-story-volume-1-unabridged/ Our Island Story – Volume 1 The Romans to Richard the Lionheart Junior Classics unabridged Single 439512 978-962-634-395-1 978-962-954-411-9 H.E. Marshall
Anna Bentinck
Daniel Philpott
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Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall is an Edwardian history book for younger listeners (aged six–twelve) which tells the story of England, concluding with the reign of Queen Victoria. Antonia Fraser and many other current historians declare that it was this book that opened the delights of history for them. It fell from fashion in the 1960s, but its recent re-release in hardback has seen it become a publishing surprise in the UK, with sales of some 75,000 copies in a few months. Now, Naxos AudioBooks releases it unabridged in three volumes, divided into three clear periods of history. Though slightly edited to take account of historical changes and attitudes, it is presented unabridged.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00
Our Island Story – Volume 2 (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/our-island-story-volume-2-unabridged/ Our Island Story – Volume 2 The Magna Carta to Queen Elizabeth I Junior Classics unabridged Single 541012 978-962-634-410-1 978-962-954-412-6 H.E. Marshall
Anna Bentinck
Daniel Philpott
5 81 05:32:43

Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall is an Edwardian history book for younger listeners (aged six–twelve) which tells the story of England, concluding with the reign of Queen Victoria. Antonia Fraser and many other current historians declare that it was this book that opened the delights of history for them. It fell from fashion in the 1960s, but its recent re-release in hardback has seen it become a publishing surprise in the UK, with sales of some 75,000 copies in a few months. Now, Naxos AudioBooks releases it unabridged in three volumes, divided into three clear periods of history. Though slightly edited to take account of historical changes and attitudes, it is presented unabridged.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00
Our Island Story – Volume 3 (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/our-island-story-volume-3-unabridged/ Our Island Story – Volume 3 from James I and Guy Fawkes to Queen Victoria Junior Classics unabridged Single 441112 978-962-634-411-8 978-962-954-413-3 H.E. Marshall
Anna Bentinck
Daniel Philpott
4 69 04:42:23

Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall is an Edwardian history book for younger listeners (aged six–twelve) which tells the story of England, concluding with the reign of Queen Victoria. Antonia Fraser and many other current historians declare that it was this book that opened the delights of history for them. It fell from fashion in the 1960s, but its recent re-release in hardback has seen it become a publishing surprise in the UK, with sales of some 75,000 copies in a few months. Now, Naxos AudioBooks releases it unabridged in three volumes, divided into three clear periods of history. Though slightly edited to take account of historical changes and attitudes, it is presented unabridged.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00
Our Mutual Friend (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/our-mutual-friend-abridged/ Our Mutual Friend Classic Fiction abridged Single 985712 978-962-634-857-4 978-962-954-495-9 Charles Dickens
David Timson
9 173 11:51:28

Out of the dust-heaps and dirty streets of mid-Victorian London Dickens creates a classic murder-mystery tale. A dead man is fished out of the Thames by a scavenger and his daughter. Who is he, and how did he get there? His death affects members of all levels of a society permeated by greed. Dickens presents an array of characters both touching and humorous from Mr. Boffin, the ‘Golden’ Dustman, to Jenny Wren the lame doll’s dress-maker. It is a story enriched by disguise and intrigue, whilst the River Thames, symbolising both polluted and renewed life weaves through it all, in this, the last novel Dickens completed.

£32.99 $59.98 £21.50 €24.00 $39.00
Our Mutual Friend (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/our-mutual-friend-unabridged/ Our Mutual Friend Classic Fiction unabridged Single 44212 978-962-634-442-2 978-962-954-496-6 Charles Dickens
David Timson
28 1,065 36:33:57

A mysterious boatman on the Thames, a drowned heir, a dustman and his wife, and a host of other Dickens characters populate this novel of relationships between the classes, money, greed and love. The forty-eight characters are presented with remarkable clarity by David Timson in this unabridged recording of one of Dickens’ finest works.

£85.00 $152.98 £55.00 €63.00 $98.00
Owl Service, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/owl-service-the-unabridged/ The Owl Service Junior Classics unabridged Single 593112 978-962-634-931-1 978-962-954-784-4 Alan Garner
Wayne Forester
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After hearing scratches in the attic, Alison discovers a dinner service covered in an intriguing floral owl pattern, and a series of events are set in motion that will change her life forever. Alison, her step-brother Roger and Welsh boy Gwyn are forced into a cyclical replay of the tragic Welsh legend of Blodeuwedd, in which a woman is turned into an owl as a punishment for betraying her husband. The Owl Service is a fabulous, multi-layered book of mystery and suspense, but also a contemporary musing on love, class structure and power.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00
Pagliacci (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/pagliacci-unabridged/ Opera Explained – Pagliacci Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558143 978-1-84379-068-6 978-184-379-325-0 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
1 29 01:01:34

Pagliacci may be the most completely compelling short opera in the repertory and owes much of its impact to a brilliant story based, it is said, on true life and told through the device of a play-within-a-play. The action is set in Calabria in the deep south of Italy where the jealousies and illicit passions of a troupe of strolling actors precisely intersect with the play they are performing – to both touching and tragic effect. Leoncavallo was his own librettist, and his literary skills, allied to great melodic creativity, guarantee that in its two short acts Pagliacci – ‘Clowns’ – delivers an overwhelming emotional experience.

£5.99 $12.99 £4.00 €4.50 $7.80
Pair of Blue Eyes, A (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/pair-of-blue-eyes-a-unabridged/ A Pair of Blue Eyes Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0218 978-1-78198-027-9 978-1-78198-028-6 Thomas Hardy
Anna Bentinck
13 228 16:00:07 Available

Hardy’s third novel, A Pair of Blue Eyes, follows the story of Elfride Swancourt. The daughter of the Rector of Endelstow, a sparse sea-swept parish in Cornwall, Elfride is caught between two suitors of very different backgrounds: Stephen Smith, a young architect restoring the old parish church, and the respectable, older man of London society, Henry Knight. The blue-eyed and high-spirited protagonist must untangle the conflicting messages of her heart and her mind.

£45.50 $81.98 £29.00 €33.50 $53.00 Jan16
Pamela (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/pamela-unabridged/ Pamela Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0138 978-184-379-743-2 978-184-379-744-9 Samuel Richardson
Clare Corbett
Neville Jason
Tom Burke
David Shaw-Parker
Joe Marsh
Georgina Sutton
17 321 21:51:26 Available

Pamela, Samuel Richardson’s tale of a beautiful teenage servant-girl protecting her virtue from the amorous advances of her master, created a furore on its publication in 1740. The reading public was split into two factions: those who accepted the story as an encouragement to virtuous behaviour, and those who saw it as disguised pornography. Written in the form of a series of letters from Pamela to her parents, Pamela is a landmark in the development of the English novel.

£55.00 $98.98 £36.00 €40.50 $64.00 Aug13 Neville Jason Sarah Butcher
Paradise (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/paradise-unabridged/ Paradise A new translation by Benedict Flynn Poetry unabridged Single 431812 978-962-634-318-0 978-962-954-654-0 Dante
Heathcote Williams
4 65 04:26:45

I have been in the Heaven that takes up most of his light, and saw things there that those who descend from that height cannot speak of or forget…’ Led by his guide Beatrice, Dante leaves the Earth behind and soars through the heavenly spheres of Paradise. In this third and final part of The Divine Comedy, he encounters the just rulers and holy saints of the Church. The horrors of Inferno and the trials of Purgatory are left far behind. Ultimately, in Paradise, Dante is granted a vision of God’s Heavenly court – the angels, the Blessed Virgin and God Himself.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Benedict Flynn
Paradise Lost (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/paradise-lost-abridged/ Paradise Lost Poetry abridged Single 300212 978-962-634-002-8 978-962-954-666-3 John Milton
Anton Lesser
Laura Paton
Chris Larkin
3 57 03:55:45

‘Of Man’s First Disobedience, and the Fruit of the Forbidden Tree, whose mortal taste Brought Death into the World, and all our woe…’ Paradise Lost is the greatest epic poem in the English language. In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of Man’s creation, fall and redemption – to ‘justify the ways of God to men’. Milton produced characters which have become embedded in the consciousness of English literature – the frail, human pair, Adam and Eve; the terrible cohort of fallen angels; and Satan, tragic and heroic in his unremitting quest for revenge. The tale unfolds from the aftermath of the great battle between good and evil to the moving departure of Adam and Eve from Eden, with human and eternal anguish intertwined in magnificent resonance.

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Paradise Lost (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/paradise-lost-unabridged/ Paradise Lost Poetry unabridged Single 935012 978-962-634-350-0 978-962-954-667-0 John Milton
Anton Lesser
9 156 10:42:25 CD-ROM

‘Of Man’s First Disobedience, and the Fruit of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal taste Brought Death into the World, and all our woe.’ So begins the greatest epic poem in the English language. In words remarkable for their richness of rhythm and imagery, Milton tells the story of man’s creation, fall and redemption – ‘to justify the ways of God to men.’ Here, unabridged, and told with exceptional sensitivity and power by Anton Lesser, is the plight of Adam and Eve, the ambition and vengefulness of Satan and his cohorts.

£32.99 $59.98 £21.50 €24.00 $39.00
Paradise Regained (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/paradise-regained-unabridged/ Paradise Regained Poetry unabridged Single 239912 978-962-634-399-9 978-962-954-668-7 John Milton
Anton Lesser
2 33 02:16:09

In Paradise Regained, Satan again is on the prowl, having successfully tempted Adam and Eve and forced their departure from the Garden of Eden, here he sets out to tempt again – this time Jesus himself as he comes to the end of his forty days in the desert. The magisterial poetry of Milton enriches the encounter and, while not matching the greatness achieved in Paradise Lost, provides drama and depth.

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Pardoners Tale, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/pardoners-tale-the-unabridged/ The Pardoners Tale The Nonnes Preeste’s Tale | The Frankeleyns Tale, in Middle English Poetry unabridged Single 243912 978-962-634-439-2 978-962-954-651-9 Geoffrey Chaucer
Richard Bebb
2 39 02:38:52

These three tales from The Canterbury Tales are read in the original Middle English by Richard Bebb under the direction of Britain’s foremost Chaucer scholar, Derek Brewer. This was Bebb’s last recording – he died shortly after finishing it – but though ill at the time, his strong professional ethic ensured that it lacks none of the brightness and accuracy that he brought to his two other Chaucer recordings on Naxos AudioBooks: The General Prologue and The Knyghtes Tale.

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Pax Britannica (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/pax-britannica-abridged/ Pax Britannica History abridged Single 0037 978-184-379-471-4 978-184-379-472-1 Jan Morris
Roy McMillan
6 106 07:19:43

The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s masterly telling of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. Pax Britannica, the second volume, is a snapshot of the Empire at the Diamond Jubilee of 1897. It looks at what made up the Empire – from adventurers and politicians to communications and infrastructure, as well as anomalies and eccentricities. This humane overview also examines the muddle of jumbled ideologies behind it, and how they affected its 370 million people.

£24.99 $41.98 £16.00 €18.50 $28.00 Jul11
Pax Britannica (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/pax-britannica-unabridged/ Pax Britannica History unabridged Single 0036 978-184-379-469-1 978-184-379-470-7 Jan Morris
Roy McMillan
13 249 17:05:30

The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s masterly telling of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. Pax Britannica, the second volume, is a snapshot of the Empire at the Diamond Jubilee of 1897. It looks at what made up the Empire – from adventurers and politicians to communications and infrastructure, as well as anomalies and eccentricities. This humane overview also examines the muddle of jumbled ideologies behind it, and how they affected its 370 million people.

£45.50 $81.98 £29.00 €33.50 $53.00 Jul11
Pelléas et Mélisande (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/pelleas-et-melisande-unabridged/ Opera Explained – Pelléas et Mélisande Opera Explained – Music unabridged Single 558172 978-1-84379-099-0 978-184-379-329-8 Thomson Smillie
David Timson
1 37 01:18:53

Dating from the last decade of the nineteenth century, Pelléas et Mélisande points the way into the twentieth century. The score is hauntingly beautiful, but there is more to the work than shifting panels of elusive, impressionistic sound. Debussy retains the text of Maeterlinck’s play, and the linguistic subtleties of the French text are matched perfectly by the musical detail. Taking a little time to explore the romantic, elusive world of this opera is particularly rewarding.

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Perfumed Garden, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/perfumed-garden-the-unabridged/ The Perfumed Garden Non-fiction unabridged Single 0123 978-184-379-711-1 978-184-379-712-8 Sheikh Nefzaoui
Jonathan Keeble
5 192 06:34:43

The 15th-century Arabian text The Perfumed Garden stands with India’s The Karma Sutra as one of the greatest erotic texts in classic literature. It is primarily a manual for sexual activity of all kinds, dealing in some considerable detail with physical attributes, foreplay, coital positions and advice for how to achieve greater satisfaction for both partners, as well as sexual health. In addition, it contains some enlivening stories of sexual encounters and sexual needs fulfilled. Jonathan Keeble reads Richard Burton’s famous 1886 translation with aplomb.

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Jan13 Richard Burton
Periodic Table, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/periodic-table-the-unabridged/ The Periodic Table Modern Classics unabridged Single 0245 978-1-84379-996-2 978-1-84379-997-9 Primo Levi
Neville Jason
8 146 09:32:00 Available

The Periodic Table by Primo Levi is an impassioned response to the Holocaust: consisting of twenty-one short stories, each possessing the name of a chemical element, the collection tells of the author’s experiences as a Jewish-Italian chemist before, during and after Auschwitz in luminous, clear, and unfailingly beautiful prose. It has been named the best science book ever by the Royal Institution of Great Britain and is considered to be Levi’s crowning achievement.

£29.99 $54.98 £19.50 €22.00 $36.00 Feb16 Raymond Rosenthal
Persian War, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/persian-war-the-abridged/ The Persian War from The Histories History abridged Single 308412 978-962-634-084-4 978-962-954-718-9 Herodotus
Roy Marsden
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In this, the first prose history in European civilization, Herodotus tells the heroic tale of the Greeks’ resistance to the vast invading force assembled by Xerxes, King of Persia, as recently retold in the feature film 300. Here are not only the great battles – Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis – but also penetrating human insight and a powerful sense of epic destiny at work.

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Persuasion (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/persuasion-abridged/ Persuasion Classic Fiction abridged Single 310712 978-962-634-107-0 978-962-954-454-6 Jane Austen
Juliet Stevenson
3 56 03:51:39

Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first and only love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. When their paths finally cross again, Anne finds herself slighted and all traces of their former intimacy gone. As the pair continue to share the same social circle, dramatic events in Lyme Regis, and later in Bath, conspire to unravel the knots of deceit and misunderstanding in this beguiling and gently comic story of love and fidelity.

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Persuasion (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/persuasion-unabridged/ Persuasion Classic Fiction unabridged Single 743612 978-962-634-436-1 978-962-954-455-3 Jane Austen
Juliet Stevenson
7 128 08:43:37

Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first and only love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. When their paths finally cross again, Anne finds herself slighted and all traces of their former intimacy gone. As the pair continue to share the same social circle, dramatic events in Lyme Regis, and later in Bath, conspire to unravel the knots of deceit and misunderstanding in this beguiling and gently comic story of love and fidelity. Juliet Stevenson reads this unabridged recording with her customary clarity and particular understanding for the words and world of Jane Austen.

£27.99 $47.98 £18.00 €20.50 $31.00
Peter Pan (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/peter-pan-abridged/ Peter Pan Junior Classics abridged Single 210212 978-962-634-102-5 978-962-954-380-8 J.M. Barrie
Samuel West
2 37 02:30:36

‘I’m youth, I’m joy… I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.’ The story of the little boy who refused to grow up has captured the imagination of generations of children (and the adults they grew into) since its publication in 1904. Peter Pan flies in through the bedroom window one night and teaches Wendy, John and Michael to fly. He lures them away from their home and parents and takes them away to endless adventures in the magical Neverland, where they meet the wicked captain Hook and a host of other characters. Funny, charming, touching and incisively observant as to the ways of children and adults, Peter Pan is an unforgettable story.

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Phantom of the Opera, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/phantom-of-the-opera-the-abridged/ The Phantom of the Opera Classic Fiction abridged Single 237412 978-962-634-374-6 978-962-954-549-9 Gaston Leroux
Jeremy Nicholas
Peter Yapp
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This nineteenth-century French thriller tells of the mysterious Erik, grotesque and elusive ‘phantom’, who hides himself from the world in the labyrinthine bowels of the Paris Opera and entices with his angelic voice the beautiful opera singer Christine. Her abduction prompts a dramatic search not only for her, but also for the truth about her strange captor.

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Phoenix and the Carpet, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/phoenix-and-the-carpet-the-abridged/ The Phoenix and the Carpet Junior Classics abridged Single 232012 978-962-634-320-3 978-962-954-418-8 Edith Nesbit
Anna Bentinck
2 39 02:38:23

This sequel to Five Children and It sees the four children finding a carpet – and then being told by a phoenix that it is a magic carpet. It means a series of adventures. Anna Bentinck reads the tale with great charm. With delightful music of the period.

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Pickwick Papers, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/pickwick-papers-the-abridged/ The Pickwick Papers Classic Fiction abridged Single 416612 978-962-634-166-7 978-962-954-497-3 Charles Dickens
Anton Lesser
4 70 04:45:11

The Pickwick Papers was Dickens’s first novel, completed in 1837. From the start he established his eye for vivid characters – with the lovable London character of Sam Weller, the boistrous Mr Pickwick, and the rest of the colour crew. The adventures, including the cricket match in Dingley Dell, and the grim description of Fleet Prison, set the pattern for the most remarkable series of stories that epitomize England in the nineteenth century.

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Pickwick Papers, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/pickwick-papers-the-unabridged/ The Pickwick Papers Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0071 978-184-379-555-1 978-184-379-556-8 Charles Dickens
David Timson
25 462 32:13:15

In The Pickwick Papers, his first novel, Dickens displays the talents and skills that became his trademark; observational humour, pathos and social comment abound as we follow Mr Pickwick and Sam Weller, his sharp-tongued cockney servant, travelling around England with his friends in search of adventure and knowledge. Brilliantly comic scenes at the Eatanswill election, and the trial of Mrs Bardell vs Pickwick contrast with the horrors of the debtors prison. It was Thackeray who described the novel as ‘that great contemporary history’, and it presents a nostalgic view of England just before the coming of the railway.

£75.00 $137.98 £49.00 €55.00 $90.00 Apr12
Picture of Dorian Gray, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/picture-of-dorian-gray-the-abridged/ The Picture of Dorian Gray Classic Fiction abridged Single 307412 978-962-634-074-5 978-962-954-580-2 Oscar Wilde
Michael Sheen
3 48 03:18:22

The beautiful young Dorian Gray has his portrait painted by society artist Basil Hallward. Admired by all, the dazzling, wealthy, handsome young man has everything anyone could wish for – or so it appears. Oscar Wilde’s novel is a masterly study of moral corruption, a tour de force of suspense and surprise.

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Picture of Dorian Gray, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/picture-of-dorian-gray-the-unabridged/ The Picture of Dorian Gray Classic Fiction unabridged Single 799112 978-962-634-991-5 978-962-954-889-6 Oscar Wilde
Greg Wise
7 136 09:16:25

Oscar Wilde’s enduring masterpiece, this fable of innocence and corruption, purity and decay has become a true classic. The beautiful, narcissistic Dorian Gray, torn between the influence of cynical hedonist Lord Henry Wotton and tortured artist Basil Hallward, sells the beauty of his soul in exchange for external perfection. Ultimately, he cannot escape the disfigurement of sin. Wilde’s remarkable wit and memorable, epigrammatic lines dazzle in audiobook form!

£19.99 $34.98 £13.00 €14.50 $23.00 Sep09
Pied Piper, and other favourite poems, The (compilation) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/pied-piper-and-other-favourite-poems-the-compilation/ The Pied Piper, and other favourite poems Junior Classics compilation Single 204512 978-962-634-045-5 978-962-954-443-0 Anton Lesser
Anne Harvey
Katinka Wolf
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Here are sixty of the finest and most entertaining poems for younger listeners. There are nonsense poems (‘The Jumblies’) classic animal poems (‘The Snail’) stories of adventure (‘The Ballad of Sir Patrick Spens’) and Robert Browning’s classic tale of adults getting their come-uppance – The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Modern poetry also makes its contribution with wordplay (‘Zoe’s Ear-rings’) and images of nature (‘Weathers’). Though principally aimed at eight to thirteen-year-olds, this is a collection to delight listeners young and old alike.

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Pilgrim’s Progress, The (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/pilgrim-s-progress-the-abridged/ The Pilgrim's Progress Classic Fiction abridged Single 417112 978-962-634-171-1 978-962-954-467-6 John Bunyan
Edward de Souza
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This great religious allegory, dating from the late 1670s, is presented as a dream in which Christian undertakes a journey through the Slough of Despond to the Celestial City. In Part II, he is followed by his wife Christina and their children. This allegory of a man in search of truth has proved popular throughout the world since its first publication.

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Pilgrim’s Progress, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/pilgrim-s-progress-the-unabridged/ The Pilgrim's Progress Classic Fiction unabridged Single 0133 978-184-379-730-2 978-184-379-732-6 John Bunyan
David Shaw-Parker
10 177 12:03:53 Available

For three hundred years The Pilgrim’s Progress has remained perhaps the best loved and most read of devotional fictions. In plain yet powerful and moving language, Bunyan tells the story of Christian’s struggle to attain salvation and the Gates of Heaven. He must pass through the Slough of Despond, ward off the temptations of Vanity Fair and fight the monstrous Apollyon… In Part Two, his wife and children follow the same path, helped and protected by Great-Heart, until for them too ‘the trumpets sound on the other side’.

£35.00 $62.98 £23.00 €26.00 $41.00 Aug13
Pinocchio (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/pinocchio-abridged/ Pinocchio Junior Classics abridged Single 211912 978-962-634-119-3 978-962-954-389-1 Carlo Collodi
John Sessions
2 39 02:38:13

Pinocchio is a wooden puppet who comes to life and has the most astonishing adventures. A naughty, mischievous creature, he is full of good intentions but is greedy, and lets nothing stand in his way. His maker, poor Gepetto, loves him like a son, but Pinocchio just can’t stay out of trouble. Featuring music by Prokofiev, Saint-saëns, Britten.

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Pirates! (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/pirates-unabridged/ Pirates! Junior Classics unabridged Single 0044 978-184-379-484-4 978-184-379-485-1 Roy McMillan
Jasper Britton
2 38 02:38:15

Which pirate incubated chickens in camel-dung? What would Blackbeard do if you didn’t hand over your jewellery (it wasn’t nice)? Which pirate was called ‘The Exterminator’? Where’s the treasure buried? Why were two women dressed as men on the same pirate ship? Who made the Jolly Roger famous? And who was the greatest pirate ever? This 2-CD history answers all these questions and many more; it is the ideal introduction to the facts behind the great legends of piracy. Whatever you think you know about pirates, the truth is even more extraordinary!

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Jun11
Planets and The Solar System, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/planets-and-the-solar-system-the-unabridged/ The Planets and The Solar System Junior Classics unabridged Single 0156 978-184-379-785-2 978-184-379-786-9 Jen Green
Ruth Sillers
2 41 02:39:06

Living busily on Planet Earth, we rarely remember that we inhabit only a minuscule part of the universe. In The Planets and The Solar System, Jen Green paints the wider picture, and takes us on a journey across billions of kilometres in our galaxy, from our Sun to near and distant planets. Some, like Mercury, have a molten core surrounded with crust and spin quickly; Jupiter, on the other hand, is a big ball of gas. For 2,500 years, mathematicians and scientists, from Pythagoras to Hubble, have investigated our universe and found that the dimensions, the temperatures and the speeds (light years!) are unbelievably extreme. A fascinating introduction for younger listeners.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Jul14
Playboy of the Western World, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/playboy-of-the-western-world-the-unabridged/ The Playboy of the Western World Drama unabridged Single 287612 978-962-634-876-5 978-962-954-778-3 John Milllington Synge
Cyril Cusack
Siobhan McKenna
Thomas Studley
Seamus Kavanagh
John McDarby
Milo O’Shea
Maire Kean
Maureen Cusack
May Craig
Maureen Toal
Harry Brogan
Alex Dignam
2 20 01:27:39 Available

One of the best-known Irish playwrights, John Millington Synge premiered The Playboy of the Western World in 1907. It immediately provoked controversy, eventually resulting in the infamous ‘Playboy’ riots. It has been recorded and adapted many times, but this timeless recording stars the Irish actors who made it a classic, including Siobhan McKenna and Cyril Cusack.

£10.99 $17.98 £7.00 €8.00 $12.00 Nicolas Soames
Pleasures of the Garden, The (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/pleasures-of-the-garden-the-selections/ The Pleasures of the Garden Classic Fiction selections Single 435912 978-184-379-359-5 978-962-954-966-4 Christina Hardyment
Christina Hardyment
Anton Lesser
Frances Jeater
Sean Barrett
David Timson
Roy McMillan
Clare Wille
Kerry Shale
Geoffrey Whitehead
James Hutchinson
Will Keen
4 74 05:05:30 Available

Pleasures of the Garden begins in ancient China and ends on the Isle of Man; it admires both stately landscaped parks and a soap box full of red geraniums on a fire-escape. It shows that gardening is for everybody, whatever their resources. It features classic writers on gardens such as John Evelyn and Gertrude Jekyll, famous historical figures like Pliny, Francis Bacon and Thomas Jefferson, the novelists Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë and Robert Louis Stevenson, and the poets John Donne, John Clare, W.B. Yeats and Rudyard Kipling.

£16.99 $28.98 £11.00 €12.50 $19.00 Mar10 Nicolas Soames and Roy McMillan Sarah Butcher
Poems of the Orient (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/poems-of-the-orient-selections/ Poems of the Orient Poetry selections Single 215612 978-184-379-578-0 978-184-379-578-0 Khayyam
Jalaloddin Rumi
Sa’di
Hafiz
Tagore
David Timson
Madhav Sharma
Philip Madoc
Polly Hayes
Daniel Philpott
2 38 02:35:15 Available

The Rubá’iyát of Omar Khayyam, in the famous translation by Edward FitzGerald, remains one of the most popular poems. It expressed the fascination of Victorian England with the Orient. Here, it forms the main work in the first half, along with other shorter poems by other leading Persian and Indian figures, including Rumi, Sa’di and Rabindranath Tagore. The second half is devoted to works written by Western poets on the theme of the East with The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan, an excerpt from Thomas Moore’s Lalla Rookh – one of the best-sellers of the early nineteenth century.

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The Rubá’iyát of Omar Khayyam Verse I – Wake! For the Sun, who scatter’d into flight
The Rubá’iyát of Omar Khayyam Verse XII – A Book of Verses underneath the Bough
The Rubá’iyát of Omar Khayyam Verse XXV – Alike for those who for To-day prepare
The Rubá’iyát of Omar Khayyam Verse L – A Hair perhaps divides the False and True
The Rubá’iyát of Omar Khayyam Verse LXXV – I tell you this – When, started from the Goal
Ferdowsi (Abu-Ol-Quasem Mansu) The Vision
Ferdowsi (Abu-Ol-Quasem Mansu) Jamshid’s Love-making
Jalal ad-Din ar-Rumi Happy the moment
Jalal ad-Din ar-Rumi What is to be done, O Muslims
Jalal ad-Din ar-Rumi I died a mineral and became a plant
Sa’di – Musharrif Od-din Musligh Od-din I questioned once a ball of scented clay
Sa’di – Musharrif Od-din Musligh Od-din The Dervish cloak admits not to heaven
Sa’di – Musharrif Od-din Musligh Od-din Dear to me this lamentation
Hafiz – Mohammed Shams Od-din Hafiz Earthly and Heavenly Love
Jami – Mowlana Nur Od-din’ Abu Or-Rahman Ebn Ahmad The Women of Memphis
Baligh The Hammam Name
Faiz Ahmed Faiz Last night your faded memory filled my heart
Faiz Ahmed Faiz My fellow man, my friend†
Faiz Ahmed Faiz Love, do not ask
Mohammed Iqbal Solitude
Mohammed Iqbal Ghazal No 14 – Beyond the stars more worlds
Devendranath Sen, translated by Rabindranath Tagore My Offence
Rabindranath Tagore Geetanjali 83 – We agreed we will sail together
Rabindranath Tagore Prantik I – The messenger of death came silently
Lord Byron The Destruction of Sennacherib†
Lord Byron Hebrew Melodies: She walks in Beauty†
Thomas Moore The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan from Lalla Rookh
Thomas Moore But there was one among the chosen maids’
Thomas Moore And such was now young Zelica’
Thomas Moore Prepare they soul, young Azim!’
Thomas Moore The song is hush’d, the laughing nymphs are flown’
Thomas Moore Whose are the gilded tents that crowd the way’
Thomas Moore Again, as in Merou, he had her deck’d’
Thomas Moore But morn is up, and a fresh warfare stirs’
Edward Fitzgerald
Poetry for the Winter Season (compilation) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/poetry-for-the-winter-season-compilation/ Poetry for the Winter Season Poetry compilation Single 242612 978-962-634-426-2 978-962-954-641-0 Christina Hardyment
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In November 2005, hundreds of people submitted recordings of Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Roger McGough in an attempt to win a prize – participation in the recording of this new poetry collection by Christina Hardyment, historian and audiobook reviewer for The Times. The collection covers a wide range of classics by Shakespeare, Keats, Clare, Blake and others, as well as modern poems by Roger McGough among others. They are read mainly by the male and female first prize winners, but also by the runners-up. Poetry reading is alive and well in Britain!

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John Betjeman Winter At Home
James Hurdis from The Village Curate
Laurence Binyon The Burning Of The Leaves
W B Yeats The Smell of Chrysanthemums
W B Yeats The Wild Swans AT Coole
William Cowper from The Task:The Winter Evening
A E Houseman A Shropshire Lad
Thomas Hood No!
Shu Hui Hot Cake
John Clare Signs of Winter
John Clare November
Charlotte Brontë Winter Stories
Thomas Campion Now Winter Nights
Lu T’ung from The Eclipse Of The Moon
Anonymous The Ways Of Wood
Alfred, Lord Tennyson from The Window
W B Yeats When You Are Old
Edward Fitzgerald Old Song
Robert Louis Stevenson Armies In The Fire
Thomas Hardy Logs On The Hearth: A Memory Of A Sister
Robert Lousi Stevenson Picture Books In Winter
Anonymous from Songs For The Nursery
John Clare from January
Edward Thomas Snow
A A Milne King John’s Christmas
Roger McGough The Trouble With Snowmen
Robert Louis Stevenson Winter-Time
William Shakespeare Winter (from Love’s Labour’s Lost V,ii)
William Morris Inscription For An Old Bed
Thomas Hardy Snow In The Suburbs
Tu Mu Travelling In The Mountains
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Frost At Midnight
Robert Bridges London Snow
Thomas Nashe Winter, Plague And Pestilence
Ogden Nash Winter Complaint
Thomas Hardy The Farm Womans Winter
Thomas Hood from Epicurean Reminiscences Of A Sentimentalist
Emily Brontë Silent Is The House
Percy Bysshe Shelley The Cold Earth Slept Below
William Strode Chloris In The Snow
John Keats The Eve Of St Agnes
Alfred Domett A Glee For Winter
Christina Rossetti In The Bleak Midwinter
Eleanor Farjeon The Old Shepherds
Clement Moore The Night Before Christmas
Sir Walter Scott from Marmion
Benjamin Zephaniah Talking Turkeys
Anonymous The Twelve Days Of Christmas
E Nesbit New Year Snow
John Clare The Old Year
William Cowper To The Nightingale Which The Author Heard Sing On New Year’s Day
Edward Thomas The New Year
Robert Burns Auld Lang Syne
Oliver Herford I Heard A Bird Sing
Samuel Rogers An Epitaph On A Robin Redbreast
Anonymous The Lover In Winter Plaineth For The Spring
Charles Causley At Candlemas
Robert Herrick Ceremonies For Candlemas Eve
Thomas Hardy The Darkling Thrush
Roger McGough The Fight Of The Year
Poison Belt, The (unabridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/poison-belt-the-unabridged/ The Poison Belt Classic Fiction unabridged Single 393312 978-962-634-933-5 978-962-954-827-8 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The sequel to The Lost World, Arthur Conan Doyle’s Poison Belt reunites the ever-popular Professor Challenger, intrepid journalist Edward Malone, dashing Lord John Roxton and the querulous Professor Summerlee for yet another adventure. When a sinister poison envelops the earth, the entire human race teeters on the brink of destruction, forcing the comrades to implement a desperate plan for survival. A cryptic telegram, a mysterious airborne poison and an eerie journey around post-apocalyptic London, this is vintage Conan Doyle. Glen McCready’s exhilarating reading brings all the tension and excitement of this classic tale vividly to life.

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Pollyanna (abridged) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/pollyanna-abridged/ Pollyanna Junior Classics abridged Single 346912 978-962-634-469-9 978-962-954-424-9 Eleanor H. Porter
Laurel Lefkow
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When Pollyanna Whittier becomes orphaned, she goes to live with her rather strict Aunt Polly. And Aunt Polly is not at all prepared for Pollyanna! With her infectious energy and her determination to see the best in every situation, Pollyanna brings sunshine into the lives of everyone around her. But not everyone wants it – and she has a lot of work to do to persuade some of them that there is a good side to everything. But will being glad be enough for Pollyanna herself when she faces the biggest struggle of her life? This irrepressible book, first published in 1913, has entertained and absorbed each generation of girls since, and was the subject of a famous 1960 film with Hayley Mills in the title role. But it was also done as a silent film in 1920 starring Mary Pickford, and a TV film in 2003 – further evidence of its continuing popularity.

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Popular Poetry, Popular Verse – Volume I (selections) http://www.naxosaudiobooks.com/popular-poetry-popular-verse-volume-i-selections/ Popular Poetry, Popular Verse – Volume I Poetry selections Single 201612 978-962-634-016-5 978-184-379-629-9 William Shakespeare
John Milton
William Blake
William Wordsworth
Lord Byron
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Anton Lesser
Simon Russell Beale
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With more than 80 of the most popular and loved poems in the English language, this collection is one of the most comprehensive anthologies of its kind available. It covers a remarkable range, from the striking vision of Blake and Shelley and the insights of Keats to lighter but equally memorable verse by Tennyson, Kipling, G.K. Chesterton and Edward Lear.

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William Shakespeare Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day
William Shakespeare When in the chronicle of wasted time
William Shakespeare When in disgrace with Fortune and men’s eyes
Sir Walter Raleigh A Lover’s Complaint
Sir Walter Raleigh The author’s Epitaph, made by himself
John Donne Death be not proud
Andrew Marvell To his coy mistress
John Milton On his blindness
Robert Herrick To the Virgin
Robert Herrick Delight in Disorder
Richard Lovelace To Lucasta
Thomas Gray An elegy written in a Country Church-Yard
William Blake Tyger Tyger
William Blake London
Robert Burns My luv’s like a red red rose
William Wordsworth I wandered lonely as a cloud
William Wordsworth My heart leaps up when I behold
William Wordsworth I travelled among unknown men
William Wordsworth She dwelt among the untrodden ways
William Wordsworth A Slumber did my spirit seal
William Wordsworth The world is too much with us
Lord Byron She walks in beauty
Lord Byron So we’ll go no more a-roving
Percy Bysshe Shelley Ozymandias
John Keats Ode to a Nightingale
Walter Savage Landor Envoi
Robert Browning Home thoughs abroad
Robert Browning Meeting at Night
Robert Browning Parting at Morning
Elizabeth Barrett Browning How do I love thee
Lord Tennyson Ulysses
Lord Tennyson Now sleeps the crimson petal
Christina Rossetti When I am dead
Matthew Arnold Dover Beach
Gerard Manley Hopkins Pied Beauty
Thomas Hardy The Darkling Thrush
Rudyard Kipling Recessional
William Butler Yeats He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
William Butler Yeats When you are old and grey
Edward Thomas Adlestrop
A.E. Houseman From a Shropshire Lad
Rupert Brooke Soldier
Wilfred Owen Strange Meeting
Henry King The Pessimist
Ben Jonson Song To Celia
William Cowper Verses
Oliver Goldsmith When lovely woman stoops to folly
William Wordsworth Westminster Bridge
Sir Walter Scott Lochinvar
Thomas Campbell Ye mariners of England
Leigh Hunt Abou Ben Adhem
Leigh Hunt Jenny Kissed Me
Charles Wolfe The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna
John Keats There Was A Naughty Boy
Thomas Hood I remember I remember
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Wreck of the Hesperus
Alfred, Lord Tennyson The Charge of the Light Brigade
Alfred, Lord Tennyson The Lady of Shalott
Robert Browning Home thoughts, from the sea
Robert Browning Pippa Passes
William Johnson Cory Heraclitus
Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy Ode
Edward Lear Jumblies
Edward Lear The Owl and the Pussy Cat
Lewis Carroll Father William
Lewis Carroll The Walrus and the Carpenter
Lewis Carroll Jabberwocky
Henry Newbolt Vitae Lampada
Henry Newbolt Drake’s Drum
W.E. Henley Invictus
Ernest Dowson Non sum qualis
Ernest Dowson Vitae summa brevis
Laurence Binyon Invocation to youth
Thomas Hardy Wagtail and Baby
Rudyard Kipling If
Rudyard Kipling Mandalay
Rudyard Kipling The Female of the Species
G.K. Chesterton The Donkey
G.K. Chesterton The Rolling English Road
William H. Davies Leisure
William Butler Yeats Down by the salley gardens
W.S. Gilbert The Nightmare
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John Donne
Rupert Brooke
Alexander Pope
William Wordsworth
Lord Byron
Tony Britton
Jasper Britton
Emma Fielding
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Nearly 100 of the most popular and loved poems in the English language, this collection is one of the most comprehensive anthologies of its kind available. It covers a remarkable range, from the striking vision of Blake and Shelley and the insights of Keats to lighter but equally memorable verse by Tennyson, Donne and Edward Lear.

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Sir Thomas Wyatt They flee from me
Chidiock Tichborne Elegy before his execution
Sir Philip Sidney The bargain
Sir Philip Sidney He seeks inspiration
Michael Drayton Since there’s no help
William Shakespeare Remembrance of things past
William Shakespeare The marriage of true minds
William Shakespeare The expense of spirit
King James Bible from the Song of Solomon
John Donne The sun rising
John Donne The good morrow
John Donne A valediction: forbidding mourning
John Donne A hymn
George Herbert Prayer
George Herbert Virtue
Richard Lovelace To Althea, from prison
William Blake The sick rose
William Blake Eternity
Robert Burns A man’s a man for a’ that
William Wordsworth from Tintern Abbey
Lord Byron When we two parted
Percy Bysshe Shelley To a skylark
John Clare I am
John Clare First Love
John Keats Ode on a Grecian urn
John Keats La belle dame sans merci
John Keats To Autumn
Alfred, Lord Tennyson Blow, bugle, blow
Alfred, Lord Tennyson Break, break, break
Alfred, Lord Tennyson Crossing the bar
Emily Brontë Last lines
Christina Rossetti A birthday
Christina Rossetti Remember
Emily Dickinson Parting
Emily Dickinson A Narrow Fellow in the Grass
Thomas Hardy In time of ‘the breaking of nations’
Gerard Manley Hopkins The Windhover
Gerard Manley Hopkins No worst, there is none
A.E. Houseman Loveliest of trees
A.E. Houseman Epitaph on an army of mercenaries
W.B. Yeats An Irish airman forsees his death
W.B. Yeats The second coming
Edward Thomas Tears
Edward Thomas Lights out
T.E. Hulme Autumn
T.E. Hulme The Embankment
Wilfred Owen Greater love
D.H. Lawrence Piano
Christopher Marlowe The passionate shepherd to his love
Sir Walter Raleigh The Nymph’s reply to the shepherd
William Shakespeare Winter
Anon There is a lady sweet and kind
John Donne To his mistress going to bed
Robert Herrick Upon Julia’s clothes