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  • My Family and Other Animals | Gerald Durrell

    My Family and Other Animals

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated By Nigel Davenport
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    This memoir is soaked in the sunshine of Corfu, where Gerald Durrell lived as a boy, surrounded by his eccentric family - as well as puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies.

    T.K. says: "A thoroughly delightful book!"
  • Birds, Beasts and Relatives | Gerald Durrell

    Birds, Beasts and Relatives

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Gerald Durrell
    • Narrated By Nigel Davenport
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    The Durrell family returns to the island of Corfu, continuing the story begun in My Family and Other Animals. Already an ardent naturalist at the age of 10, the young Gerald lives in an unconventional and disordered household with his mother, sister, and two brothers. Convivial and open, the family plays host to a constant stream of quirky guests. But for Gerald, the main attraction is the wildlife of Corfu.

    RedAunt says: "One of my favorites by Gerald Durrell"
  • Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales | Hans Christian Andersen

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming, Nigel Davenport, Andrew Sachs, and others
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    Download eight timeless audio tales from a magical storyteller. This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains eight of Hans Christian Andersen’s magnificent fairy tales. It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, The Emperor’s New Clothes, the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince.

    robin perkins says: "Thrilling"
  • Tales from Shakespeare: The Lambs' Tales | Charles Lamb,Mary Lamb,William Shakespeare

    Tales from Shakespeare: The Lambs' Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb, William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming, Nigel Davenport, Andrew Sachs, and others
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    A perfect introduction for all ages to the breadth and beauty of Shakespeare's work, Tales from Shakespearehas become a classic work in its own right. The tales bring vividly alive the power of Hamlet and Macbeth, the fun of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the drama of The Tempest. Blending detailed narrative with original dialogue and poetic language, they fully convey the wit, wisdom, and imagination of Shakespeare's magnificent plays.

    Heidi says: "My daughter's absolute favorite!"
  • No Comebacks | Frederick Forsyth

    No Comebacks

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated By Nigel Davenport
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    Deception, blackmail, murder, revenge - these are themes of stories that move from London to the coast of Spain, from Mauritius to Dublin. Whether his subject is assassination by stealth, gun-smuggling or the cruel confidence trick Forsyth is never less than compulsive.Here are eight stories with the Forsyth touch - a brilliant and original collection by an incomparable craftsman of suspense.

    David Share says: "No Comebacks By Frederick Forsyth"
  • The Poetry of England, Volume 1 | William Shakespeare,Christopher Marlowe,William Blake,William Wordsworth

    The Poetry of England, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 4 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, William Blake, and others
    • Narrated By Nigel Davenport, Nigel Planer, Jan Francis, and others
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    The English language has grown into the world’s pre-dominant spoken language, containing over one million words. Its sources are rich and diverse, having absorbed words from other cultures and times without hesitation. With such talents as Shakespeare, Keats, Shelley, Kipling, Blake, and many other classic poets using this most flexible language to render their thoughts and visions, it is no wonder that the beauty and reach of English entrances us.

    Charles says: "Excellent Anthology of British Poems"
  • The Poetry of England, Volume 2 | John Keats,Robert Browning,Thomas Hood,Rupert Brooke

    The Poetry of England, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By John Keats, Robert Browning, Thomas Hood, and others
    • Narrated By Nigel Davenport, Nigel Planer, Jan Francis, and others
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    English Poetry, Volume 2 – An Introduction. The English language has grown into the Worlds pre-dominant spoken language. It’s estimated there are over one million words with which to do this. Its sources are rich and diverse, absorbing from other cultures and times without hesitation.

  • Tom Jones | Henry Fielding

    Tom Jones

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Henry Fielding
    • Narrated By Nigel Davenport
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    Tom is thrown out of his foster father's house for "crimes" that he didn't commit, and proceeds to have numerous bawdy adventures and fights, eventually finding that only his true love can save him from a life that could possibly end at the gallows.

  • Tom Jones | Henry Fielding

    Tom Jones

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Henry Fielding
    • Narrated By Nigel Davenport
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    Tom Jones is widely regarded as one of the first and most influential English novels. It is certainly the funniest. Tom Jones, the hero of the book, is introduced to the reader as the ward of a liberal Somerset squire. Tom is a generous but slightly wild and feckless country boy with a weakness for young women. Misfortune, followed by many spirited adventures as he travels to London to seek his fortune, teach him a sort of wisdom to go with his essential good-heartedness.

  • The History of Tom Jones | Henry Fielding

    The History of Tom Jones

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Henry Fielding
    • Narrated By Nigel Davenport
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    This is considered one of the first and most influential of British novels. It follows the life and times of Tom Jones, who is discovered as an abandoned baby in the home of a prosperous widower. He lives with his ill-tempered unmarried sister, Bridget; they are later joined by the obnoxious Captain Blifil, who marries Bridget, and then by their son, Master Blifil. As childhood segues into adulthood, Tom's affections for a playmate, Sophia, mature, and she seems to reciprocate. But life is never simple.

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