Winston Churchill is perhaps the most important political figure of the 20th century. His great oratory and leadership during the Second World War were only part of his huge breadth of experience and achievement. Studying his life is a fascinating way to imbibe the history of his era and gain insight into key events that have shaped our time.
"Superb - Review of Both Volume I & Volume II"
Volume One of Stalin begins and ends in January 1928 as Stalin boards a train bound for Siberia, about to embark upon the greatest gamble of his political life. He is now the ruler of the largest country in the world, but a poor and backward one, far behind the great capitalist countries in industrial and military power, encircled on all sides. In Siberia, Stalin conceives of the largest program of social reengineering ever attempted.
"Excellent Book But First Time Listener Beware"
The Holy Qur'an was revealed in Arabic over 1400 years ago for the whole of humanity to the last prophet in Islam, Muhammad (peace be upon him). Written down and recorded as it was revealed, The Holy Qur'an remains unchanged, even to this day. The Holy Qur'an is considered the greatest miracle given to the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
This is a Modern English reading of the interpretations and meanings of the Holy Qur'an, based on interpretations of the meaning by Dr Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali and Dr Muhammad Muhsin Khan.
This production in the English language is only an interpretation of the Arabic.
"Good but not acurate!"
I'm the selfish one. I suppose that's the nicest thing people say about me. I've heard the other things, too: "Paige Owens is a pretty girl with nothing else to offer. She's just a good time at a party. She's stupid, heartless, cold, and useless. All she cares about is getting a guy to look at her. Why would anyone want to be her friend?" Some of those things are true...They're all hurtful. None of it matters. I'm ready to make the hard choices. I'm ready to face the consequences. I'm ready to be the girl I was before, and I'm done being the one who lost her way. I'm ready to become the girl Houston Orr sees when he looks at me.
"Pure Perfection – Couldn't Stop Listening"
Hired killer Tanner escapes from a Mexican prison and goes in search of revenge against the man who was to be his latest target. Mobster Albert Rossetti thought he was safe after he framed Tanner for drug possession and had him locked away inside a Mexican prison - but Tanner broke out.
"Seriously entertaining series with a Stoic hero"
The show that grabs listeners by the waist, swirls them round in time to a Strauss waltz, and then trips over the banana skins of convention.
No American statesman has been as revered and as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Once hailed as "Super-K" - the "indispensable man" whose advice has been sought by every president from Kennedy to Obama - he has also been hounded by conspiracy theorists, scouring his every "telcon" for evidence of Machiavellian malfeasance. Yet as Niall Ferguson shows in this magisterial biography, the idea of Kissinger as the ruthless arch-realist is based on a profound misunderstanding.
"Paradigm Shift Alert!"
Another helping of inspired ad-libbery from the multi award-winning BBC Radio 4 series.
Written as Arthur Conan Doyle wrote of the Great Detective, the stories here are fair-play mysteries with no ghosts, goblins, aliens, or otherwise outrageous characters that cannot be explained with reason and deduction. Enjoy these tales collected in one volume for the first time as award-winning writer I.A. Watson regales you with the adventures of the greatest consulting detective of all time.
Described by Barry Took as "a kaleidoscope of funny voices, catch phrases, and innuendo, revolving at breakneck speed and with a complete disregard for logic", I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again pre-dated I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue. It showcased the comic talents of Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall, and Bill Oddie.
La Bible expose la révélation du mystère de Dieu et son projet de salut dans l'histoire humaine. Elle transcrit la progression de cette révélation à travers les grands événements, parmi lesquels nous pouvons citer la Création et le péché des origines, la chute de la tour de Babel, l'appel de Dieu adressé à Abraham, le don de la Loi à Moïse, l'entrée en Terre promise, la construction du Temple de Jérusalem, la déportation à Babylone et le retour de l'exil.
Merlyn Britannicus, leader of the Colony known as Camulod, is faced with the task of educating his younger charge, Arthur, future King of the Britons. Fearing for the life of his nephew when an assassination attempt goes awry, Merlyn takes Arthur and his boyhood companions Gwin Ghilleadh, and Bedwyr on a journey that will take then to the ruins of a long-abandoned Roman fort - far from Camulod and the only place where Merlyn feels they will be safe.
Back from the dead - and back on the case! Even being murdered doesn't keep a good detective down, and in the Unnatural Quarter - inhabited by ghosts, vampires, werewolves, mummies, and all sorts of creatures that go bump (or thud!) in the night - a zombie PI fits right in. Dan Chambeaux, aka "Shamble", solves a string of madcap cases with his ghost girlfriend Sheyenne, his Best Human Friend Officer Toby McGoohan, and his firebrand lawyer partner Robin Deyer.
"Undead Detective lifeless narration"
The show that holds a mirror up to nature and then proceeds to give it a rather embarrassing haircut.
Inspired nonsense and pointless revelry, it's time for another helping of the antidote to panel games, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. In this ninth collection, the gang returns for further moments of mayhem, puns, and one-liners; not forgetting a healthy dose of innuendo and double entendre.
Here's second volume of two specially compiled, extended-length shows from Jon Naismith's production archive, featuring out-takes, ad libs, and audience interaction from the Clue team.
A famous soccer player is found dead in the clubhouse. An unidentified stowaway is murdered aboard a US Navy warship while another man is found asphyxiated in an empty, locked room. These are several of the twisted puzzles challenging the Baker Street sleuth as he once again takes up the hunt on the fog-ridden streets of London, accompanied by his faithful ally, Dr. Watson.
"Terrific Classic Holmes Tales"
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. What 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' deductive powers slowing down.
"The True Sherlock"
The greatest seafaring adventurer of all time returns to the high seas: Sinbad, the sailor! Born of countless legends and myths, this fearless rogue sets sail across the seven seas aboard his ship, the Blue Nymph, accompanied by an international crew of colorful, larger-than-life characters. Chief among these are the irascible Omar, a veteran seamen and trusted first mate; the blond Viking giant, Ralf Gunarson; the sophisticated archer from Gaul, Henri Delacrois; and the mysterious, lovely, and deadly female samurai, Tishimi Osara.
"Took me back to my youth watching Harryhausen"
Three sensual stories by best-selling author Megan Hart. In "This is What I Want", Eve Grant is a lowly customer service drone by day but becomes Eris Apparent, sex goddess of the blogosphere, at night. And while Eve entertains unfulfilled fantasies about her sexy co-worker, Eris Apparent carries on a steamy cyberspace affair with the mysterious Tell_me.
"Watch paint dry - it's more entertaining"