A selection of gentle lullabies and classic children's stories to listen to at bedtime.
Eight classic spine-tingling tales to thrill you by M. R. James. This was James' first collection of ghost stories which he intended to be read aloud in the tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales.
A collection of Katherine Mansfield's finest short stories including "Miss Brill", "The Garden Party", "The Singing Lesson", and "Bank Holiday". Listen to this enchanting collection and discover (or remind yourself) why Mansfield is widely regarded as one of the greatest short story writers of the last century.
Claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, this unabridged version of The Prince is read by Emma Topping. This classic of political writing is Machiavelli's most notorious work. A treatise on gaining and maintaining political power, this is the work that inspired the use of the term "Machiavellian".
Written around the 6th century BC by the sage Laozi and read by Emma Topping.
"A quirky but worthwhile version"
An entertaining selection of stories to get you in the mood, including “The Gift of the Magi” by O.Henry, “The Reluctant Dragon” by Kenneth Grahame, “A Kidnapped Santa Claus”by L. Frank Baum and “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.
Prepare to be spooked! Here are tales of vampires, werewolves, and things that go bump in the night!
"horrible book. very difficult to listen too."
M.R. James redefined the classic ghost stories and this collection of short stories of widely regarded as among the finest in English literature. Three stories from the collection are read here by Emma Topping including "Lost Hearts", "The Mezzotint" and "The Ash-Tree".
A collection of ten classic short stories including "Lost Hearts", "Miss Brill", "The Yellow Paint", "An Encounter", and "The Phantom Coach".
A collection of Christina Rossetti's finest poetry including Goblin Market.
In the realm of narrative literature, the appeal of the short story is that it provides nearly immediate satisfaction. Here is a collection of wonderful classic short stories by such great authors as Saki, G.K. Chesterton, Edgar Wallace and O. Henry.
A classic collection of short stories to thrill and delight. Watch out for the twist in the tale.
A sparkling collection of short stories by leading female authors including “Miss Brill” by Katharine Mansfield, “The Lifted Veil” by George Eliot and “A Venetian Night's Entertainment” by Edith Wharton.
Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and for his tales for children. This collection includes some of Kipling's most beloved short stories, including 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi', 'The Man Who Would Be King', and 'Georgie Porgie'.
This post-apocalyptic fiction novel takes place in 2072, sixty years after an uncontrollable epidemic, the Red Death, has depopulated the planet. James Howard Smith is one of the few survivors of the pre-plague era left alive in the San Francisco area, and as he realizes his time grows short, he tries to impart the value of knowledge and wisdom to his grandsons.
"1912, 2013 and 2073"
Classic spine-tingling tales to thrill you including Tobermory by Saki and The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.
A collection of some of the greatest short stories ever written, including works by Kate Chopin, Franz Kafka, Saki, and Katherine Mansfield. Includes: 'A Pair of Silk Stockings', 'A Hunger Artist', 'The Yellow Paint', 'The Model Millionaire', 'The Singing Lesson', 'The Ambitious Guest', 'Tobermory', 'Up in the Gallery', 'Wakefield', and 'The Quince Tree'.
"No Story Dividers?"
A wonderful collection of short stories selected for children including "Hansel and Gretel", "Treasure Island", "Sleeping Beauty", and "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi".
A wonderful selection of classic Christmas poetry from G. K. Chesterton, Henry Vaughan, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Burns, Lord Tennyson, and many more.
An wonderful collection of short stories for children.
"Needs prescreening for younger children"