The Island of Doctor Moreau is part science-fiction and part horror. However, it is much more than that. The novel also raises questions about the ethical limits of scientific experiments, playing God, and the distinction between humans and animals. Shipwreck survivor, Edward Prendick is rescued and dropped off at a remote Pacific Island, where a disgraced British biologist has fled to continue his experimental work on human-animal hybrids.
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It's all here: the story of how Robin lost his birthright as the King's Ranger at Locksley, his archery feats at Nottingham, the outlaws' war with the Sheriff, Robin's pursuit of Marian, and many tales of bravery, rescue, laughter and rivalry with Little John, Friar Tuck, Allan-a-Dale, Much the Miller, Will Scarlett, and all the others.Now you can have this incomparable story read to you, in a gripping full stereo audio book. The story is adapted from the Paul Creswick text. It is faithful to the entire original story.
Here are Dorothy Wall's classic tales of the cheeky, adventurous koala and his bush friends, brought to life in more than seven hours of enchanted storytelling! Ideal for any child aged 4 to 12.
The adventures of Ratty, Mole, Badger, and Toad of Toad Hall. The Wind in the Willows appeals to both children and adults, but for different reasons. Children love the zany Toad of Toad Hall and his frantic escapades. Adults appreciate the lyrical, superlatively wistful descriptions of the rustic English landscape.
"Wind in the Willows Still Hits a Home Run"
The man who aged backwards!
This story, a whimsical "fantasy" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, first published in 1921, became (in December 2008) a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. This audiobook is not associated with the Hollywood movie, however; it is entirely faithful to Fitzgerald's original short story.
Here are all 22 of Beatrix Potter's short stories and rhymes lovingly narrated with dozens of endearing and unique character voices, plus many hundreds of authentic sound effects and original theme music, making each story come alive for you and your child!
"The Beatrix Potter stories good, but ....Sha"
For more than a hundred years, science-fiction writers around the world have captured our imaginations with speculations about journeys into the past or future. Countless novels, short stories, movies, and TV shows have used or adapted the theme of time travel. However, all of them owe a debt to Herbert George Wells. This, his first major novel, published in 1895, was the origin of the very concept of time travel. It is considered by many to be one of the greatest science-fiction novels of all time.
A mysterious stranger arrives in a small Sussex village, covered up from head to toes with a coat, gloves, bandages, goggles and hat. The stranger demands to be left alone, spending most of his time in his room working with chemicals and laboratory apparatus. He quickly becomes the talk of the village as he unnerves the locals. Eventually, though, after a burglary (in which the thief was unseen) the stranger's secret comes out.
The lord of the Baskerville estate, Sir Charles Baskerville, has died of a heart attack, apparently terrified, while running away from something outside the family's ancestral home at Dartmoor. Now the young Henry Baskerville, who has returned from Canada to claim his inheritance, is being followed in London, and has received an anonymous warning to stay away from the moor....
The kraziest kollection of rhymes, tongue twisters and tairy fales ever collected on audio! You don't have to be krazy to listen to this recording, but it helps! This is a collection of nonsense rhymes, spoonerised fairy tales ("tairy fales") and tongue twisters.This audio book is ideal for children aged 5 to 12.
One of the best-loved children’s stories of all time, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz describes the adventures of young Dorothy, who is swept away from her Kansas farm in a cyclone, and lands in the strange country of Oz. This audiobook is ideal for young listeners (ages 5 to 12) to discover for themselves that a book can contain so much more adventure than a movie. Although the 1939 movie starring Judy Garland was immensely popular, it left out many parts of this story.
It was 1898 when Wells crafted his seminal tale of grotesque tentacled Martians and their terrifying tripod fighting machines commencing their invasion of Earth from a landing site in a sandpit at Horsell Common, southwest of London. It is a suspenseful, entirely believable account of how one man and his family react and survive amidst the initial incredulity, and then the awakening terror, panic, and despair, that overtakes millions of Londoners as the Martians slowly advance.
The story of Alice in Wonderland began when the Reverend Charles Dodgson and his friend Robinson Duckworth rowed in a boat up the River Thames with the three Liddell sisters: Lorina (aged 13), Alice (aged 10), and Edith (aged 8). To while away the time during the eight-kilometre journey, Dodgson told the girls a story that, not so coincidentally, featured a bored little girl named Alice who goes looking for an adventure.....
"An excellent read..I can see where Monty Python got there humor :-)"
A once-unique story that has spawned hundreds of imitations, it's characters' names have become part of the English language. This novel was a breakthrough in literature for its time, combining horror, science fiction, and psychology, in exploring the dual nature of its hero and anti-hero and by implication, the potential in all of us to experience both good and evil in our personalities.