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  • Wuthering Heights | Emily Bronte

    Wuthering Heights

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Emily Bronte
    • Narrated By Janet McTeer, David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When Mr. Earnshaw brings a black-haired foundling child into his home on the Yorkshire moors, he little imagines the dramatic events which will follow. The passionate relationship between Cathy Earnshaw and the foundling, Heathcliff, is a story of love, hate, pity, and retribution, the effects of which reverberate throughout the succeeding generations.

    Stephanie says: "Classic"
  • The Meaning of Night: A Confession | Michael Cox

    The Meaning of Night: A Confession

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Michael Cox
    • Narrated By David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    "After killing the red-haired man, I took myself off to Quinn's for an oyster supper." So begins the extraordinary story of Edward Glyver - booklover, scholar, and murderer. As a young boy, Glyver always believed he was destined for greatness, and a chance discovery convinces him that he was right. Greatness does await him, along with immense wealth and influence. Overwhelmed by his discovery, he will stop at nothing to win back a prize that he knows is rightfully his.

    Booksmith says: "Almost but not quite...."
  • The Floating Admiral | Agatha Christie,Simon Brett - preface,Dorothy L. Sayers - introduction,G. K. Chesterton - prologue

    The Floating Admiral

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie, Simon Brett - preface, Dorothy L. Sayers - introduction, and others
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    Inspector Rudge does not encounter many cases of murder in the sleepy seaside town of Whynmouth. But when an old sailor lands a rowing boat containing a fresh corpse with a stab wound to the chest, the Inspector's investigation immediately comes up against several obstacles. The vicar, whose boat the body was found in, is clearly withholding information, and the victim's niece has disappeared. There is clearly more to this case than meets the eye - even the identity of the victim is called into doubt.

  • Histories |  Herodotus

    Histories

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Herodotus
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    In this, the first prose history in European civilization, 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, and Salamis - but also penetrating human insight and a powerful sense of epic destiny at work.

    John says: "Very Entertaining"
  • A History of the World | Andrew Marr

    A History of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Andrew Marr
    • Narrated By Andrew Marr, David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    From the earliest civilizations to the 21st century: a global journey through human history, published alongside a landmark BBC One television series. Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey, Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean.

    Tad Davis says: "Excellent introduction"
  • Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery | Rupert Sheldrake

    Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Rupert Sheldrake
    • Narrated By Rupert Sheldrake, Jane Collingwood, David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, here shows the ways in which science is being constricted by assumptions that have, over the years, hardened into dogmas. Such dogmas are not only limiting, but dangerous for the future of humanity. According to these principles, all of reality is material or physical; the world is a machine, made up of inanimate matter; nature is purposeless; consciousness is nothing but the physical activity of the brain; free will is an illusion; and God exists only as an idea in human minds.

    Lander says: "Interesting, convincing, very dry."
  • Dombey and Son | Charles Dickens

    Dombey and Son

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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 industrialized London, which is populated by a host of fascinating and memorable secondary characters. The complete and unabridged novel is brought spectacularly to life by veteran reader David Timson.

    Dave says: "Utterly incredible!"
  • Our Mutual Friend | Charles Dickens

    Our Mutual Friend

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    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 58 characters are presented with remarkable clarity by David Timson.

    A. Millard says: "A Masterpiece"
  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume I | Edward Gibbon

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume I

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    Some 250 years after its first publication, Gibbon's Decline and Fall is still regarded as one of the greatest histories in Western literature. He reports on more than 1,000 years of an empire which extended from the most northern and western parts of Europe to deep into Asia and Africa and covers not only events but also the cultural and religious developments that effected change during that time.

    Allen L. Harris says: "DAVID TIMSON IS AMAZING!"
  • The Moonstone [Naxos AudioBooks Edition] | Wilkie Collins

    The Moonstone [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Ronald Pickup, Sean Barrett, David Timson, and others
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    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.

    Gary Kelly says: "Be persistent"
  • The Faerie Queene | Edmund Spenser

    The Faerie Queene

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Edmund Spenser
    • Narrated By David Timson
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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....

    John says: "A Fabulous Grab-Bag"
  • The Trial and the Death of Socrates |  Plato

    The Trial and the Death of Socrates

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Plato
    • Narrated By Bruce Alexander, Jamie Glover, David Timson
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    The Trial and the Death of Socrates remains a powerful document not least because it gives a first-hand account of the end of one of the greatest figures in history.

    In Apology, Socrates defends himself before the Athenian court against charges of corrupting youth. Phaedo is the account by a young man of the actual last words and moments of Socrates.

    Joanna says: "Outstanding Performance!"
  • The Pickwick Papers | Charles Dickens

    The Pickwick Papers

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    The Pickwick Papers, Dickens's first novel, is a delightful romp through the pre-Reform Bill England of 1827. Samuel Pickwick and the rest of the Pickwickians are some of the most memorable of all Dickens's creations, and it is a joy to hear of their adventures in search of "interesting scenes and characters", and the repeated efforts of the quick-witted Sam Weller to rescue them all from disaster.

    Darwin8u says: "Watch Dickens Emerge from a Literary Chrysalis"
  • The Innocence of Father Brown | G. K. Chesterton

    The Innocence of Father Brown

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Die Falknerin says: "Nostalgic, charming stories"
  • The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume I: 1660 - 1663 | Samuel Pepys

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume I: 1660 - 1663

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Samuel Pepys
    • Narrated By 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 naval 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.

    Barbara says: "Life in a Perilous Time"
  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI | Edward Gibbon

    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume VI

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Edward Gibbon
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    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.

    Doug D. Eigsti says: "Expand Your Vocabulary in Just 146 hours"
  • Puccini: La Bohème | Thomson Smillie

    Puccini: La Bohème

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr)
    • By Thomson Smillie
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    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. The result is an opera that readily appeals to our emotions and senses.

  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood | Charles Dickens

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    Left unfinished after Dickens died in 1870, The Mystery of Edwin Drood centers on Edwin Drood's uncle, John Jasper, and his love for Rosa Bud, Edwin's fiancee. Set in the dark, fictional cathedral city of Cloisterham, the novel is awash with guilt, disguise and mystery. It contains some fine writing, and just before his death, Dickens left an indication of where the plot was going, which is included.

    Jefferson says: "An Unfinished Potential Dark Classic"
  • The Five Orange Pips | Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Five Orange Pips

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    This is a story from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes II collection. 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 in this collection by this bloodhound of a genius.

  • The Scandal in Bohemia | Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Scandal in Bohemia

    • UNABRIDGED (57 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By David Timson
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    This is a story from the The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes II collection.

    magt says: "SHERLOCK IS LIKE THE MODERN DAY OLIVIA POPE"
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