Padraic Colum reads a selection of poetry and prose by Mangan, Moore, Swift, Curran and MacManus.
A wonderful collection of poetry to inspire including Tennyson's "Ulysses", Kipling's "If" and Julia Ward Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Republic".
A quick audio guide to Norway - perfect for listening to while trip planning on en-route!
>Everyman is a late 15th-century English morality play. "Here begins a treatise [tale] of how the high Father of Heaven sends Death to summon every creature to come and give account of their lives in this world, told in the form of a morality play". Nothing is known of the author, but it is performed here by actor Burgess Meredith.
Siobhan McKenna reads The White Trout, The Soul Cages and Jamie Freel and The Young Lady.
"Good but a bit to authentic"
Three classic Ghost stories originally recorded for radio in the 1930s and performed by Inner Sanctum.
"Difficult to hear"
A quick audio guide to Amsterdam - perfect for listening to while trip planning on en-route!
GS Fraser, John Laurie and Frederick Worlock amongst others read a collection of Scotland's finest poetry featuring Robert Burns, William Dunbar, Mark Alexander and Hugh MacDiarmid.
"What were they thinking?"
A timeless collection of short stories by leading authors including Tolstoy, Fenimore Cooper, Mansfield and Dickens.
A quick audio guide to Paris - perfect for listening to while trip planning on en-route!
Academy Award winning actor Robert Donat reads a selection of his favourite poetry including Greater Love by Wilfred Owen, Ode To Melancholy by John Keats and On Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth.
Nelson Olmsted reads some of the finest short horror stories ever written.
An entertaining selection of short stories including tales by George Eliot, O'Henry, Saki and Charles Dickens.
Basil Rathbone and Jane Powell narrate the Brothers Grimm tale, with music from Humperdinck's opera performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan.
A delightful collection from around the British Isles including Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold, Leisure by W. H Davis and To Autumn by John Keats. Featuring classic recordings by Richard Burton, Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson.
A quick audio guide to London - perfect for listening to while trip planning on en-route!
"Brief City Guide"
The deepest currents of passion seldom break the surface of literature. Romantic classics abound; but however skilled a writer may be in verbalising an emotional experience, he cannot publicly evoke the heat of blood, the yearning of soul, bared in perfect intimacy between two beings.
One of the world's greatest authors here reads a selection of his favourite literature.
Based on a classic French horror story, The Thirsty Death was part of a radio series from the 1940s called Mystery House. The opening each week would immediately rivet your attention with the words, "This is Bela Lugosi, welcoming you to Mystery House." The Thirsty Death stars Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, Lureen Tuttle, and Ken Carpenter.
Title 12 from the series capturing the voices and sounds of the 20th century.