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  • Great Rulers of Ancient Rome | Hugh Griffith

    Great Rulers of Ancient Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Hugh Griffith
    • Narrated By Benjamin Soames
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Emily says: "Child-friendly overview of the Roman emperors"
  • The Labours of Hercules | Edward Ferrie

    The Labours of Hercules

    • UNABRIDGED (39 mins)
    • By Edward Ferrie
    • Narrated By Benjamin Soames
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    This is a story from the Tales from the Greek Legends collection.

    Amazon Customer says: "The Labours of Hercules "
  • Gulliver's Travels: Retold for Younger Listeners | Jonathan Swift,Roy McMillan (adaptation)

    Gulliver's Travels: Retold for Younger Listeners

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jonathan Swift, Roy McMillan (adaptation)
    • Narrated By 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 Brobdingnag, 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.

  • Classic Poems for Boys | G.K. Chesterton,Edward Lear,William Blake,Robert Browning,Rudyard Kipling,Lewis Carroll

    Classic Poems for Boys

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 5 mins)
    • By G.K. Chesterton, Edward Lear, William Blake, and others
    • Narrated By Rachel Bavidge, Jasper Britton, Roy McMillan, and others
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    Classic Poems for Boys comprises a delightfully varied set of over 20 poems for 5- to 10-year olds. From rousing favorites like Felicia Dorothea Hemans’ "Casabianca" and John Keats’ "A Song About Myself", to dreamy, thoughtful poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Rudyard Kipling, this is a collection to be treasured.

    James Robb says: "Play this to your children at night to they sleep"
  • The Adventures of Theseus | Edward Ferrie

    The Adventures of Theseus

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By Edward Ferrie
    • Narrated By Benjamin Soames
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    This is a story from the Tales from the Greek Legends collection.

  • The Great Poets: Samuel Taylor Coleridge | Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    The Great Poets: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Narrated By Michael Sheen, John Moffatt, Sarah Woodward, and others
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    Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in collaboration with his friend, William Wordsworth, revolutionized English poetry. In 1798 they produced their Lyrical Ballads, poems of imagination and reflection using "the language of men" - pointing the way forward for a generation of Romantic poets.

    ESK says: "Another jewel of my poetry collection"
  • Tales from the Norse Legends | Edward Ferrie

    Tales from the Norse Legends

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Edward Ferrie
    • Narrated By Benjamin Soames
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The tales of the Norse gods, of the giants, demons, trolls and dwarves, still have the power to fascinate more than a thousand years after they were first told. Here are the stories of the one-eyed god Odin, Tyr the god of war, of the cunning Loki, of Thor the mighty thunder god and a host of others.

    Nicholas says: "Musical interludes make my ears bleed"
  • Lady Windermere's Fan | Oscar Wilde

    Lady Windermere's Fan

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 37 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Samuel West, Michael Sheen, Derek Waring, and others
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    Oscar Wilde's first play confronts the hypocrisy of public "morality" compared with genuine, private kindness. The reasons for its continued 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 audio production brings together a full cast worthy of Wilde's creative genius.

    Julian says: "Captivating Pleasure"
  • Orpheus and Eurydice | Edward Ferrie

    Orpheus and Eurydice

    • UNABRIDGED (33 mins)
    • By Edward Ferrie
    • Narrated By Benjamin Soames
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    This is a story from the More Tales from the Greek Legends collection.

    Jorge Velasco says: "love and tragic story"
  • 'Venus and Adonis' and 'The Rape of Lucrece' | William Shakespeare

    'Venus and Adonis' and 'The Rape of Lucrece'

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By David Burke, Eve Best, Clare Corbett, and others
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    These two great poems date from Shakespeare’s early years and are full of passion and invention. In Venus and Adonis, the goddess of love pleads with the beautiful boy to submit to her advances and become her love - but he only wants to hunt boar. In the more serious Rape of Lucrece, Shakespeare draws on the Roman tale of the Emperor Tarquin’s desire for Lucrece and its tragic consequencies. These poems give prominent parts to the two heroines, and Clare Corbett and Eve Best shine.

    Coach of Alva says: "Shakespeare and Two Fine Actresses"
  • Great Scientists and Their Discoveries | David Angus

    Great Scientists and Their Discoveries

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Angus
    • Narrated By Benjamin Soames, Clare Corbett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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. This is a fascinating account for younger listeners.

  • More Great Inventors and Their Inventions | David Angus

    More Great Inventors and Their Inventions

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By David Angus
    • Narrated By Benjamin Soames
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    One thing that hasn't changed much at all in the last 10,000 years is the human brain. The relentless curiosity of the human mind, combined with our ability to solve problems, has resulted in huge innovation and change. Here, then, are some of the most revolutionary ideas of the last 300 years.

  • Kings and Queens of England | Jen Green

    Kings and Queens of England

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jen Green
    • Narrated By Benjamin Soames
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

  • Great Men and Women in the History of Medicine | David Angus

    Great Men and Women in the History of Medicine

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By David Angus
    • Narrated By Benjamin Soames
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    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 and the medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen. It also explores the Arabs Ibn Sina and Al-Razi and the start of major anatomical investigations during the Renaissance by Andreas Vesalius.

    C. Parks, Los Angeles says: "Quick overview"
  • Great Inventors and Their Inventions | David Angus

    Great Inventors and Their Inventions

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By David Angus
    • Narrated By Benjamin Soames
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Nine remarkable men produced inventions that changed the world. The printing press, the telephone, powered flight, recording, and other innovations have made the modern world what it is. But who had these ideas and made realities of them? As David Angus explains, they were very different: quiet, boisterous, confident, or withdrawn. But all had a moment of vision that they combined with single-minded determination to battle through numerous obstacles and produce something that really worked.

    Patty says: "Inspiring!"
  • Echo and Narcissus | Edward Ferrie

    Echo and Narcissus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 mins)
    • By Edward Ferrie
    • Narrated By Benjamin Soames
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    This is a story from the More Tales from the Greek Legends collection.

  • Jason and the Argonauts | Edward Ferrie

    Jason and the Argonauts

    • UNABRIDGED (37 mins)
    • By Edward Ferrie
    • Narrated By Benjamin Soames
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    This is a story from the Tales from the Greek Legends collection.

  • More Great Scientists and Their Discoveries | David Angus

    More Great Scientists and Their Discoveries

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By David Angus
    • Narrated By Benjamin Soames
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    Following the success of the first Great Scientists title in the Junior Classics range, this collection features the lives of nine more remarkable scientists, with descriptions of their discoveries. From the astronomy of Copernicus and Halley to the natural science of Linnaeus and Humboldt, and from the discoveries of Pascal, Davy, Volta, and Babbage to the harnessing of atomic power by Julius Oppenheimer, it explores the contributions made by these great scientists, and their impact on our everyday lives.

  • Dinosaurs | Jen Green

    Dinosaurs

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jen Green
    • Narrated By Benjamin Soames
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    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.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great for Kids"
  • Tales from the Greek Legends | Edward Ferrie

    Tales from the Greek Legends

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Edward Ferrie
    • Narrated By Benjamin Soames
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The great myths of Ancient Greece have inspired mankind for centuries. Each of the heroes has to undergo trials of strength and courage to prove his valor against a host of monsters - the Minotaur, half man, half bull; Hydra, the many-headed serpent; Medusa the Gorgon. Meanwhile, the gods, lead by Zeus the Thunderer from his seat on Mount Olympus, watch, encourage, help - and sometimes hinder.

    reggie p says: "just what I wanted"
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