An entertaining selection of short stories including tales by George Eliot, O'Henry, Saki and Charles Dickens.
A quick audio guide to Paris - perfect for listening to while trip planning on en-route!
Padraic Colum reads a selection of poetry and prose by Mangan, Moore, Swift, Curran and MacManus.
Claire Bloom reads one of the shorter books of the Old Testament. It's name comes from the heroine of this beautiful and compelling story.
A timeless collection of short stories by leading authors including Tolstoy, Fenimore Cooper, Mansfield and Dickens.
>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.
"Transcends individual religions."
Siobhan McKenna reads The White Trout, The Soul Cages and Jamie Freel and The Young Lady.
"Good but a bit to authentic"
A quick audio guide to Norway - 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?"
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!
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.
A quick audio guide to London - perfect for listening to while trip planning on en-route!
"Brief City Guide"
One of the world's greatest authors here reads a selection of his favourite literature.
A wonderful collection of poetry to inspire including Tennyson's "Ulysses", Kipling's "If" and Julia Ward Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Republic".
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.
Taken from The Old Testament, the story revolves around Judith, a daring and beautiful widow, who is upset with her Jewish countrymen for not trusting God to deliver them from their foreign conquerors. She goes with her loyal maid to the camp of the enemy general, Holofernes, to whom she slowly ingratiates herself, promising him information on the Israelites. Gaining his trust, she is allowed access to his tent one night as he lies in a drunken stupor.
"Audible wasted your time"
Nelson Olmsted reads some of the finest short horror stories ever written.
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.
The styles and rhythms of English can vary fully as much as in poetry. This wonderful collection of highlights from the greats of English literature aims to illustrate the ways in which each great writer has bent the language to his will. The recordings were made in the 1950s by members of the University of Cambridge and directed by George Rylands.